New on Netflix UK in September 2017: the best movies and TV shows

Bojack and Narcos are back, Star Trek: Discovery begins, and Jerry Seinfeld's first stand-up special in nearly 20 years arrives - it's a big month for on demand telly

September Netflix

Netflix is building up to an incredibly strong finish to 2017. After a relatively quiet August, they’re kicking off the autumnal TV season with aplomb in September, with a couple of Original favourites making their return early in the month. Theres a new cartel in town for Narcos season 3, which drops on the first of the month, followed a week later by the fourth season of Bojack Horseman.

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UPDATE: Check out the best movies and TV series hitting Netflix in October


It’s also a big month for Original film – Angelina Jolie’s controversial First They Killed My Father arrives on the 15th – and comedy – Marc Maron and Jerry Seinfeld register their first Netflix-exclusive comedy specials.

All of this before the long-awaited new Star Trek series debuts on the 25th.

All in all, there’s a lot of TV to be seen to. Best clear your schedule.

Check out the full list of the best TV series and films arriving on Netflix in August below.


1 September

Narcos: season 3 the DEA turn their attention to Pablo Escobar’s successors, the Cali Cartel

Kill Bill volumes 1 & 2 Quentin Tarantino’s bloody, sword-fighting masterpiece starring Uma Thurman as vengeful protagonist The Bride

Little Evil Adam Scott fears his new step-son is the spawn of the devil

Resurface original doc following the ocean therapy treatment of a suicidal war vet

Gotham: season 3 Batman origin story following the rise of Commissioner Gordon

The Expendables 3 borderline absurdist explosion-fest packed with action stars old enough – and experienced enough – to know better

The Walk Joseph Gordon-Levitt tries on a French accent in this biopic about the lunatic that performed a high-wire walk between the Twin Towers in 1974


5 September

Marc Maron: Too Real sardonic podcaster airs his grievances with day-to-day life in front of a live audience


6 September

Call the Midwife: Series 5 BBC’s wildly popular period drama starring Miranda Hart


8 September

Bojack Horseman: season 4 Bojack has ditched LA, and Mr Peanutbutter is running for governor: this can’t end well

The Expanse: season 2 Holden and the crew of the Rocinante begin a hunt to eliminate the constantly evolving protomolecule

The Confession Tapes: season 1 a true crime documentary series which investigates cases where people convicted of murder claim their confessions were coerced, involuntary or false

Jawbone gritty British boxing drama from first-time director Johnny Harris

#RealityHigh it’s not the first, and it won’t be the last: a film aimed at teenagers with a hashtag in the title


10 September

The Bad Education Movie Jack Whitehall’s sitcom takes its gross-out humour to the silver screen, with mixed results


14 September

Bean: The Movie & Mr. Bean’s Holiday Rowan Atkinson gets into some hijinks


15 September

First They Killed My Father Angelina Jolie’s controversial portrayal of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia

Strong Island filmmaker Yance Ford documents the acquittal of his brother’s supposed murderer

Time: The Kalief Browder Story: season 1 documentary tracing the tragic case of Kalief Browder, a Bronx teenager who spent three years in prison despite never being convicted of a crome

American Vandal: season 1 true crime satire in which a young chap with a penchant for drawing phallic doodles is (wrongfully?) accused of vandalising his teachers’ cars

Foo Fighters: Back and Forth How one of today’s biggest rock bands came to be

Hotel Transylvania 2 children’s animation set in Dracula’s mansion


19 September

Jerry Before Seinfeld Jerry delves into his comedic past for his first stand-up special in nearly 20 years

21 September

The Good Place: seasons 1 & 2 Kristen Bell stars as a terrible person who ends up in heaven by mistake in this sitcom from Parks & Recreation creator Michael Shur. The entirety of season 1 drops on the 21st, while season 2 will air weekly from the same date, after broadcast in the US


22 September

Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father Jack Whitehall milks his father for all his comedic worth as the duo go on holiday together

The Bad Batch Iranian director Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to her incredible debut A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night – and it’s a cannibal love story set in a dystopian future

Fuller House: new episodes the relaunched 90s sitcom returns weekly from 22nd September

Spectre James Bond dives down the rabbit hole to uncover the truth behind a cryptic message


25 September

Star Trek: Discovery – season 1 new ship, new characters, new adventures. Jason Isaacs and Sonequa Martin are aboard the USS Discovery

Blue is the Warmest Colour Palme d’Or-winning coming-of-age story from French director Abdellatif Kechiche

Line of Duty: season 3 a police sergeant gets caught up in the activities of anti-corruption force AC-12


28 September

Designated Survivor: season 2 new episodes of Kiefer Sutherland’s action-packed presidential drama will drop weekly

Nymphomaniac volumes I & II Lars Von Trier dives into a young woman’s torrid sexual history


29 September

Our Souls at Night Robert Redford and Jane Fonda reunite for a twilight years romance

Gerald’s Game yet another Stephen King adaptation – this one sounds quite like that episode of Friends where Chandler’s lover leaves him handcuffed to his office cabinet… but less hilarious

Big Mouth: season 1 animated adventures about puberty from gross-out specialist Nick Kroll

Real Rob: season 2 Rob Schneider’s show is proof that not every half decent comedic actor deserves their own semi-autobiographical sitcom

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30 September

Snowden Oliver Stone’s takes on the whistleblower’s story