Netflix has been a saviour for many during lockdown, but the pandemic has meant a lot of the streaming service's most popular shows have been delayed – until now.


Yes, some of Netflix's biggest franchises are returning, though some of them for the last time, with both Lucifer and Money Heist premiering their final seasons.

However, long-awaited comedy drama Sex Education will also be making a triumphant return for what is not thought to be the final instalment, while there's also new blood in the form of Mike Flanagan's mysterious Midnight Mass.

On the film side, Oscar-winning World War One film 1917 will be making a dramatic debut on the service, while original offerings include Mellissa McCarthy comedy drama The Starling.

Read on for all our picks of Netflix’s September releases – and you can always catch up on the August releases too!

Wednesday 1st September

The Bang Bang Club (2010) Biopic on four combat photographers working in the townships of South Africa during the apartheid period

Battlefield Behemoths: a History of the Tank – the World Wars season 1 Military docuseries focusing on tank warfare

Brave Animated Series season 1 Animated superhero series

Cemetery Junction (2010) British comedy directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, following three working-class friends who must make life-changing decisions

Chicago Fire American drama focusing on the personal and professional lives of the Chicago Fire Department

Chicago Med This instalment into the sprawling Chicago franchise focuses on the employees of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center's emergency department

Clique seasons 1-2 BBC drama thriller series following a university student who gets drawn into an elite clique of alpha-girls

Exit Wounds (2001) 2001 action film starring Steven Seagal as a detective who discovers a drug trafficking racket run by corrupt cops

The Guns of Navarone (1961) War film following an Allied mission to destroy two enormous long-range field guns on an impregnable Nazi-held island

The Iron Giant (1999) Jennifer Aniston and Vin Diesel star in this classic animated movie about a young boy befriending a giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) John Cho and Kal Penn's comedy creations are mistaken for terrorists in this stoner film

How to Be a Cowboy season 1 Reality series following Dale Brisby's attempts to keep cowboy traditions alive through the use of social media

HQ Barbers season 1 Comedy series

Kid-E-Cats season 2 Pre-school animated series following three kittens

In Time (2011) – High-concept sci-fi set in a world where people stop ageing at 25, but you have to purchase time to live. Starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried

Kuroko’s Basketball season 3 Final season of the sports anime following the Teiko Middle School Basketball Team.

Lego Marvel Avengers: Climate Conundrum The Avengers battle extreme weather after AIM steal a weather machine in this comedic limited series

Mrs Wilson BBC historical drama starring Ruth Wilson as her own grandmother, a widow who uncovers her late husband's secret double life

Mrs Wilson

My Summer Prince (2016) A PR consultant is hired to work for a partying prince in this rom-com

Old School (2003) Vince Vaughn, Steve Carrell, Will Ferrell, and Luke Wilson attempt to relive their glory days in this comedy from The Hangover director Todd Phillips

Rush Hour (1998) Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are mismatched cops in this classic action comedy

Shameless (US) season 10 Season ten of the long-running US adaptation of the Channel 4 comedy starring William H Macy and Emmy Rossum

Shot Caller (2017) Game of Thrones’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as a family man transformed into a hardened prison gangster in this crime film

Something’s Gotta Give (2003) Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton star in this opposites-attract rom-com

S.W.A.T. season 3 The reboot of the 1970s procedural police drama continues

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror season 1 Netflix docuseries chronicling the events of the attacks, from Al Qaeda's roots in the 1980s to the later impact on world politics

Thursday 2nd September

Afterlife of the Party (2021) Netflix original starring Victoria Justice as a social butterfly who gets the chance to right her wrongs on Earth after dying

The Guardian (1990) Supernatural thriller

Here and There Filipino pandemic rom-com

Q-Force season 1 A team of LGBTQ superspies go on adventures in this adult animated comedy from Netflix

Friday 3rd September

A Closed Book (2009) Daryl Hannah headlines in this thriller as an assistant who plays sinister tricks on the blind man she is meant to be helping

Bundy and the Green River Killer (2019) Crime thriller about a police detective who consults Ted Bundy to help him catch The Green River Killer

Containment (2015) A horror with even more meaning when watched in 2021, Containment sees an apartment block go into lockdown due to an epidemic

Dive Club season 1 Australian teen drama following divers who unravel a mystery after one of their friends disappears

Money Heist season 5 – Part 1 It's the beginning of the end for Netflix's smash-hit Spanish series, as the first half of a two-part final season sees the military enter the Bank of Spain

Night Wolf (2010) Tom Felton and Gemma Atkinson star in this British werewolf horror

Pentagram (2019) Teens have to survive the night after getting trapped in a pentagram with a mysterious entity lurking outside in this British horror

The School of the Damned (2019) British horror-thriller about a teacher joining a school where the kids are unusually well behaved – because they have formed a hive mind...

Sharkdog season 1 Children's animated series about a boy whose four-legged friend happens to be half-shark half-dog

Soul Reaper (2019) An American's stag weekend in a remote British cabin takes a sinister turn in this horror

Worth (2021) Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan and Stanley Tucci star in this true story of a lawyer fighting to get justice for the victims of 9/11

Wrong Turn (2021) A reboot of the long-running horror series following friends hiking the Appalachian Trail who meet a mysterious community

Sunday 5th September

Malcolm X (1992) Influential biopic by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington of the black activist

Touch Your Heart season 1 Korean drama following the romance of a lawyer and a famous actress looking to make a comeback after a scandal

Monday 6th September

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space season 1 – episodes 1 & 2 The team behind the acclaimed The Last Dance cover the SpaceX manned flight in this docuseries

Shadow Parties (2021) Nollywood thriller about an explosive communal clash

Tayo the Little Bus season 4 Children's animated series about four playful anthropomorphic buses

Witch at Court season 1 Korean drama following a materialistic female prosecutor assigned to a special task force for sex crimes

Tuesday 7th September

Kid Cosmic season 2 A young boy's dreams of becoming a superhero become true in this children's animated series from the creator of The PowerPuff Girls

Octonauts: Above and Beyond season 1 Spin-off of the popular children's animated series about undersea explorers

On the Verge season 1 Julia Delpy directs and stars in this comedy-drama series about four women facing a midlife crisis while navigating love and work

Untold: Breaking Point (2021) The sports documentary continues with a look at tennis player Mardy Fish's withdrawal from the 2012 US Open and his subsequent anxiety diagnosis

Wednesday 8th September

Into the Night season 2 Belgian sci-fi series following the passengers on a hijacked plane as they try to outrun the sun, which has begun killing the ground population

JJ+E (2021) Swedish romance based on Mats Wahl's acclaimed novel Vinterviken, about two teens who live in the same city but are light years apart

Thursday 9th September

Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali (2021) Documentary exploring the bond between the two influential icons, from their chance meeting to a tragic fallout

The Women and the Murderer (2021) French serial killer documentary charting the capture of The Beast of Bastille by two hard-working women

Friday 10th September

1917 (2019) Stunning World War One film from Sam Mendes about two soldiers tasked with delivering a message, using long takes to present the illusion of one continuous shot

Bananas!* (2009) Documentary following lawyer Juan Dominguez, who represented twelve Nicaraguan banana workers against a company's alleged use of a banned pesticide known to cause sterility

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas (2017) Documentary investigating land grabbing in Ethiopia and the impact of this flood of foreign investment

Here Are the Young Men (2020) Irish drama starring Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole and Anya Taylor-Joy as teenagers leaving school with no prospects and heading for self-destruction

Kate (2021) Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as an assassin with 24 hours left to exact revenge on her enemies after being poisoned

Kiri season 1 Channel 4 crime drama starring Sarah Lancashire as a social worker thrust into the spotlight after a young girl goes missing

LA’s Finest season 2 The second and final season of the Bad Boys spin-off starring Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union.

Look Beyond Documentary following a one-eyed rugby player and his family.

Lucifer season 6 Final season of the fan-favourite fantasy, following Lucifer as he leaves Hell to open a nightclub in LA. Starring Tom Ellis

Maria and Her Shadow (2013) Boxing documentary following Maria Lindberg’s comeback after an accident in the ring

Metal Shop Masters season 1 Competition series pitting seven welders against each other for a $50,000 prize

Omo Ghetto: the Saga (2021) Nollywood action-comedy sequel following the misadventures of four gangster friends

Prey (2021) German thriller following five friends on a hiking trip who come under attack from a mysterious shooter

Sharks Documentary about the marine predators

Titipo Titipo season 2 Children’s animated series following a new train leaning how to transport passengers

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Belated sequel to the 2009 horror comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson

Saturday 11th September

Mad Dog season 1 Korean crime series following a former detective who starts investigating insurance fraud

Tuesday 14th September

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father season 5 Jack Whitehall has one last hilarious trip with his father Michael

Killing Dad (1989) Classic British comedy starring Richard E. Grant and Julie Walters.

The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals season 2 Three travellers visit more amazing holiday rentals around the world.

Wednesday 15th September

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space season 1 – episodes 3 & 4 Two more episodes of the docuseries following the first all-civilian orbital space mission.

Fall of the Krays (2016) Crime sequel depicting the downfall of the Kray twins

Nailed It! season 6 The light-hearted baking competition hosted by Nicole Byer returns

Man on Fire (2004)Action crime drama starring Denzel Washington as a former CIA operative entrusted with protecting an entrepreneur's daughter

Nightbooks (2021) Family fantasy based on the children's book of the same name by JA White, starring Krysten Ritter.

Rise of the Footsoldier 3: the Pat Tale Story (2017) Prequel to the gangster franchise depicting Pat Tate’s rise through Essex’s criminal underworld in the 1980s

Rise of the Krays (2015) Crime drama following the rise to power of the Kray brothers in the 1950s and 1960s

Robert the Bruce (2019) Historical war film following the outlaw and his fight to free Scotland in the 14th century

Robot Overlords (2014) Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson star in this dystopian sci-fi about invading alien robots

Schumacher (2021) Documentary film about seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher and his impressive career in the sport

Schumacher Netflix

Too Hot To Handle: Latino season 1 – episodes 1-3 International spin-off of the reality series following singletons from Spain and Latin America

Thursday 16th September

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe season 1 CG animated reboot based on the beloved 1980s franchise

My Heroes Were Cowboys (2021) Documentary following horse trainer Robin Wiltshire and his childhood love of Westerns that drew him to the profession

The Smart Money Woman season 1 Nollywood series based on the best-selling book of the same name

Friday 17th September

Black and Blue (2019) Naomie Harris stars as a rookie police officer who witnesses her colleagues commit a murder in this action thriller

Chicago Party Aunt season 1 Adult animated comedy series following a slacker social butterfly and her relationship with her nephew

The Father Who Moves Mountains (2021) Romanian thriller following a father who launches his own rescue team after his son goes missing in the mountains

The Feminine Genius Religious documentary exploring the role of women in Christianity

Gemini Man (2019) Will Smith fights his younger self in this action film

Justin Bieber: This Is My World (2011) A profile of the popstar featuring interviews, backstage footage and performances

Keeping Up with the Kardashians season 6 Iconic reality series following the personal lives of the Kardashian-Jenner clan

Sex Education season 3 The long-awaited third season of the comedy-drama following a teenage sex therapist

Sex Education season 3
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Solar System: the Secrets of the Universe (2014) Glenn McCready narrates this documentary looking at life on the ISS in the year 2050

Spandex Sapiens (2015) A transsexual wrestler challenges the conservative values of the owner of a wrestling company

Squid Game season 1 Korean sci-fi series following hundreds of cash-strapped contestants competing for $4omillion by playing children's games – with a twist

The Stronghold (2020) Gritty French crime drama following a police brigade in northern Marseille

Tayo and Little Wizards season 1 Children's spin-off series

Sunday 19th September

Papillon (2017) Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek star in this biopic about Henri Charriere, a French convict who plots his escape after being framed for murder

Monday 20th September

The Accident season 1 Sarah Lancashire stars in this Channel 4 series following a Welsh community fighting for justice after an explosion at a construction site

The Accident

The Farewell (2019) A24 comedy-drama following a Chinese-American family who schedule a wedding before their grandmother passes away. Starring Awkwafina

National Treasure season 1 Timely Channel 4 series starring Robbie Coltrane as a popular ageing comedian accused of rape

Tuesday 21st September

Love on the Spectrum season 2 The Australian reality show following young adults on the autism spectrum returns

Toot-Toot Cory Carson: Chrissy Takes The Wheel (2021) Special episode of the children's animated series

Wednesday 22nd September

Confessions of an Invisible Girl (2021) Brazillian rom-com following a socially awkward girl starting a new school.

Crime Stories: India Detectives season 1 Four major investigations are followed in this docuseries about the Bengaluru police.

Dear White People season 4 The fourth and final instalment of the comedy-drama, which will take the form of a '90s-inspired musical.

Dear White People
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Intrusion (2021) Home invasion thriller starring Frieda Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green.

Jaguar season 1 Spanish original series following a Holocaust survivor working with agents to hunt down Nazis in 1960s Spain

Monster Inside: the 24 Faces of Billy Milligan season 1 Crime docuseries about an accused serial rapist who claimed multiple personalities control his behaviour

Thursday 23rd September

A StoryBots Space Adventure (2021) Children's animated short about the Inspiration4 mission

Bangkok Breaking season 1 Crime thriller about a man who unravels a city-wide conspiracy after joining Bangkok's emergency rescue services.

Je Suis Karl (2021) A young woman is unknowingly lured into the terrorist group that bombed her family.

Friday 24th September

Blood & Water season 2 South African high-school drama following a teenager who suspects a fellow student is her sister, who was abducted at birth

Ganglands season 1 French thriller following two robbers who get caught up in a turf war between two drug dealers

Midnight Mass season 1 Small-town supernatural horror from Mike Flanagan, the creator of The Haunting of Bly Manor and Hill House

My Little Pony: a New Generation (2021) 3D animated feature film rebooting the long-running franchise, starring Vanessa Hudgens and James Marsden

The Starling (2021) Melissa McCarthy and Chris O'Dowd star in this comedy drama following a grieving woman rediscovering her passion for life while battling a Starling for her garden

Vendetta: Truth, Lies and the Mafia season 1 Docuseries looking at the Sicilian anti-mafia coalition, and two of its members who were then accused of crime themselves

Waiting for Barcelona (2018) A documentary looking at Europe's homeless population living in the shadow of one of the biggest tourist cities in the world.

Tuesday 28th September

Ada Twist, Scientist season 1 Children's animated series based on the award-winning children's books and produced the Obama's Higher Ground Productions, following a young scientist and her two friends

Wednesday 29th September

Sounds like Love (2021) Spanish rom-com based on the best-selling novel Songs and Memories, following a 30-year-old who vows to move forward with her career just as her ex-boyfriend reappears

Thursday 30th September

Love 101 season 2 Second instalment of the Turkish teen drama series, following a group of teenage outcasts helping their favourite teacher find love

Check out our lists of the best series on Netflix and the best movies on Netflix, or see what else is on with our TV Guide.


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