5 best Netflix movies to watch (and 2 to skip) in September 2023

Love at First Sight. (L to R) Haley Lu Richardson as Hadley Sullivan and Ben Hardy as Oliver Jones in Love at First Sight. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
Love at First Sight. (L to R) Haley Lu Richardson as Hadley Sullivan and Ben Hardy as Oliver Jones in Love at First Sight. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

As summer winds down to its end after Labor Day and the fall season nears later on in September 2023, there are still lots of new Netflix movies to fill our watch lists.

In August, Netflix movies like You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, Heart of Stone, The Monkey King, Choose Love, and more heat up summer, priming the releases of upcoming titles like Love at First Sight, Spy Kids: Armageddon, and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.

If you’re hoping for a heart-warming romantic comedy, a family-friendly action-comedy, a documentary, or a short film from Wes Anderson, you’re in luck in September.

Best Netflix movies to watch September 2023

We’re sharing the best Netflix movies to watch in September 2023 as well as the ones you don’t have to rush on, beginning below with Love at First Sight.

Love at First Sight

Watch! The White Lotus season 2 star Haley Lu Richardson stars in the new romantic comedy Love at First Sight, based on the book The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. The film follows two singles who appear to fall in love on a flight from New York to London, but when they lose track of each other, they fear they won’t find each other again. Find out if they do when the movie premieres on Sept. 15.

Spy Kids: Armageddon

Watch! Are you ready for a new era of Spy Kids? The millennial classic movies are back with a reboot starring Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi. Spy Kids: Armageddon centers on a new generation of precocious children who help their spy parents save the world from an evil threat. Don’t miss the fall family hit-in-the-making when it arrives on Sept. 22.

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Spy Kids: Armageddon. (L-R) Gina Rodriguez as Nora Torrez, Everly Carganilla as Patty Torrez, Connor Esterson as Tony Torrez and Zachary Levi as Terrence Torrez in Spy Kids: Armageddon. Cr. Robert Rodriguez/Netflix ©2023 /

A Day and a Half

Skip! If you’re a fan of thrillers, you’ll surely be checking out the suspenseful Swedish film A Day and a Half, which follows a father taking his ex-wife and a police officer hostage for a road trip to reunite with his daughter. But if you have already had your fill of thrillers after this year’s high-profile action-packed releases, feel free to hang back on this one.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Watch! Wes Anderson brings his latest film to Netflix, and it’s going to be one of the month’s biggest new releases. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar comes from the Roald Dahl book of the same name, and at less than 40 minutes in length, it’s not a long watch at all. Anderson’s short film will surely be an awards season favorite when it drops on Sept. 27.

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Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (L-R) Dev Patel as Dr. Chatterjee, Sir Ben Kingsley as Imdad Khan and Richard Ayoade as Dr. Marshall in Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Cr. Netflix ©2023 /

El Conde

Watch! From director Pablo Larraín, El Conde might be one of the most interesting and intriguing new Netflix movies coming in September. The dark comedy-horror movie centers itself in Chile’s recent history, but flips the script right on its head. El Conde reimagines Augusto Pinochet as a vampire, and the plot spirals from there. See how the pieces fit together in this ambitious comedy-horror undertaking when it premieres on Sept. 15.

Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America

Skip! Netflix continues to keep its steady stream of documentaries and docuseries coming with the explosive new look into the Boy Scouts with Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America. If you have had your fill of documentaries right now, don’t feel bad leaving Scouts Honor for another time after its Sept. 6 launch.

Love is in the Air

Watch! September comes to a strong end with another lovable romantic comedy in Love is in the Air. Delta Goodrem stars in the movie as a seaplane pilot who starts to catch unexpected feelings for the man who’s responsible for posing a threat to her business. Enemies to lovers you say? Don’t miss the predictable but no doubt entertaining rom-com when it debuts on Netflix at the end of the month on Sept. 28.

What Netflix movies will you be watching and skipping in September?

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