If you are a Netflix fan, check out the top 10 movies and shows coming this month.
1. Black Panther (available 9/4)
About time! One of the most popular and best movies of the year hits a streaming service for those who missed the chance to see Michael B. Jordan’s ripped abs on the big screen. Creed director Ryan Coogler’s take on superhero-dom is both pleasing and probing, while making space for Soundcloud jokes, rhino battles, and spicy takes on imperialism. The central ideological conflict between the new Wakandan king, T’Challa, (Chadwick Boseman) and the American revolutionary Killmonger (Jordan) has been seen before in the pages of history books and comics, but it’s never been given this type of unparalleled, eye-popping, brain-scrambling, heart-pounding blockbuster treatment, especially in the MCU.
2. American Vandal: Season 2 (available 9/14)
There’s a new mystery at a new high school for budding documentarians Peter and Sam to resolve: Who is making all these kids shit their pants??? Under the alias “The Turd Burglar,” someone has been contaminating the cafeteria food, and the team who solved the case of the dick drawer is getting to the bottom of it in the second season of this acclaimed true-crime spoof.
3. Norm Macdonald Has a Show (available 9/14)
Calling all Normies (which is not to be confused with normies, who probably don’t have this show on their radar)! Netflix, which has yet to find lasting success in the “late-night talk show-esque” category — especially recently, with the swift cancellation of The Joel McHale Show and The Break With Michelle Wolf — tries again, this time with former Saturday Night Live cast member Norm Macdonald, who is 1) SNL‘s best “Weekend Update” host ever (fight us in the comments!) and 2) the star of Dirty Work, a highly underrated dark comedy from 1998 that we are literally bringing up just to name-check it.
4. BoJack Horseman: Season 5 (available 9/14)
The most beloved wastoid horse star of the ’90s is trying to keep the momentum of his career’s second act alive with a lead role in a new detective show produced by Princess Carolyn. Can BoJack hold it together, or will his self-loathing take him down yet another existential spiral? Are Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane done for good? How many failed business ventures will Todd have this season? Regardless, bring back Hollyhock.
5. Hold the Dark (available 9/28)
In this eerie film, Jeffrey Wright plays a wolf researcher who is called to a tiny Alaskan village where children have been mysteriously taken by the creatures. As bizarre as that sounds, even more bizarre is the woman who bids him (Riley Keough). Her husband (Alexander Skarsgård) is away at war and she has some secrets of her own. Directed by Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier, this adaptation of a novel by William Giraldi is chilly, hyper violent, and strange.
6. Maniac (available 9/21)
Pharmaceutical trial gone haywire, a love story meditating on fate, a neon-tinged thriller into medical malpractice — Maniac has it all! With Emma Stone and Jonah Hill back together on screen as Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim, two participants enduring experimental drug testing under the supervision of James Mantleray, played by Justin Theroux in a very creepy wig. Strap in, because Maniac is sure to be a brain bender.
7. Quincy (available 9/21)
Remember that insane interview with Quincy Jones from earlier this year where he talked tons of shit about how everything sucks — from The Beatles to modern pop — casually opined on who killed JFK, and generally indulged in one of the most legendary celebrity conversations of all time? Now, the entertainment everyman will get his own documentary biopic directed by his very own famous daughter, Rashida Jones.
8. Chef’s Table: Volume 5 (available 9/28)
After visiting the pastry world in Volume 4, Chef’s Table is back for another fresh batch of episodes highlighting the journeys of four yet-to-be-named chefs. Expect more gorgeous food porn from David Gelb and crew.
In this Netflix original movie, titular loser Sierra Burgess (Shannon Purser, aka Barb from Stranger Things) enlists her high school’s most popular girl Veronica (Kristine Froseth) after semi-accidentally falling into catfishing the hot jock Jamey (Noah Centineo, aka Peter Kavinsky from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) who mixed up his phone numbers. Netflix’s latest rom-com looks creepy-sweet in the way only awkward high school tales can be. We expect justice for Barb!
10. Groundhog Day (available 9/1)
Try not to fall into a super-cynical slump while watching this Bill Murray comedy classic. Harold Ramis’ award-winning flick sends Murray’s weatherman to Punxsutawney, PA, where he reports on the town’s titular festivities, enters a time loop, straightens out his life priorities, and tries to court Andie MacDowell. It’s a hilarious ’90s gem that has Murray transitioning from his shit-disturber film phase to his more world-weary one (also: a blessing in the form of under-appreciated actor Stephen Tobolowsky).
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