All the movies and TV shows hitting Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in September 2020

A pair of laugh-out-loud TV shows highlight the new entertainment coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in September 2020.

Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis in a scene from "I'm Thinking of Ending Things." –Mary Cybulski/Netflix

With Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” marking the belated return of the summer blockbuster season, along with other new releases like “The New Mutants,” movie theaters are finally offering some competition to at-home streamers like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu during the coronavirus pandemic.

That said, many people are continuing to avoid movie theaters, and the streaming giants will make that easy to do with a number of new releases and old favorites coming this month.

Here’s the full list of new movies and TV shows arriving on the three platforms, as well as our must-watch picks from each.

Hulu

Movies

Top pick: “Babyteeth”

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Eliza Scanlen, who held her own in the deep ensemble cast of “Little Women,” plays an ill teenager who falls for a low-level drug dealer, much to her parents’ frustration. Anchored by strong performances and a refusal to play to audience expectation, “Babyteeth” took home several awards at the Venice Film Festival. It will be free to stream for Hulu subscribers starting Sept. 18. 

Sept. 1
“50 First Dates” (2004)
“Absolute Power” (1997)
“Aeon Flux” (2005)
“American Dragons” (1998)
“An American Haunting” (2006)
“Any Given Sunday” (1999)
“Anywhere but Here” (1999)
“Back to School” (1986)
“Bad Girls from Mars” (1991)
“The Bank Job” (2008)
“Because I Said So” (2007)
“The Birdcage” (1997)
“Broken Lizard’s Club Dread” (2004)
“Call Me” (1988)
“Carrington” (1995)
“The Cold Light Of Day” (2012)
“Cool Blue” (1990)
“Criminal Law” (1989)
“The Day the Earth Stood Still” (2008)
“De-Lovely” (2004)
“Demolition Man” (1993)
“Desperate Hours” (1990)
“Deuces Wild” (2002)
“Employee of the Month” (2006)
“The End of Violence” (1997)
“Evil Dead II” (1987)
“Extreme Justice” (1993)
“The Festival” (2019)
“Hanoi Hilton” (1987)
“Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” (2008)
“Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle” (2004)
“Hoosiers” (1986)
“The House on Carroll Street” (1988)
“I Feel Pretty” (2018)
“The Impossible” (2012)
“Invasion U.S.A.” (1985)
“Jessabelle” (2014)
“Julia” (1977)
“The Last Boy Scout” (1991)
“The Last House on the Left” (1972)
“The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane” (1976)
“Love Is All There Is” (1996)
“Mad Money” (2008)
“Man of La Mancha” (1972)
“The Mechanic” (1972)
“Mississippi Burning” (1988)
“Mr. North” (1988)
“Music Within” (2007)
“Not Another Teen Movie” (2001)
“Notorious” (2009)
“The Omen” (2006)
“Outbreak” (1995)
“Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” (1985)
“Pieces of April” (2003)
“Practical Magic” (1998)
“Rambo” (2008)
“Reasonable Doubt” (2014)
“Religulous” (2008)
“Slow Burn” (2007)
“Some Kind of Wonderful” (1987)
“Stargate” (1994)
“The Terminator” (1984)
“Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her” (2001)
“This World, Then the Fireworks” (1997)
“Top Gun” (1986)
“Trolls World Tour” (2020)
“Turkey Bowl” (2019)
“Twilight” (2008)
“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (2009)
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (2010)
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1″ (2011)
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2″ (2012)
“Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls” (2007)
“The Weight of Water” (2002)
“Wanted” (2008)
“The Woods” (2006)

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 Sept. 2
“Hell on the Border” (2019)

Sept. 3
“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” (2016)

Sept. 6
“Awoken” (2019)

Sept. 10
“Prisoners” (2013)

Sept. 17
“The Good Shepherd” (2006)

Sept. 18
“Babyteeth” (2019)
“The Fight” (2020)
“Gemini Man” (2019)
“StarDog and TurboCat” (2020)

 Sept. 20
“The Haunted” (2020)

Sept. 22
“The Addams Family” (2019)

Sept. 24
“Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans” (2019)

 Sept. 25
“Judy” (2019)

Sept. 29
“Inherit the Viper” (2020)
“Trauma Center” (2019)

TV Shows/Specials

Top TV pick: “PEN15”: Complete Season 2

Much like Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age film “Eighth Grade,” Hulu’s “PEN15” gives viewers a taste of what middle school was really like, pimples and all. Actresses Maya Erskine (“Wine Country”) and Scituate native Anna Konkle (“Rosewood”) play fictionalized versions of their 13-year-old selves in middle school in the early 2000s. Once you get through the instant laughs of watching two thirtysomething women play middle schoolers opposite the rest of the age-appropriate cast, you’ll be struck by how natural (and funny) their performances are — leaving you feeling genuine empathy when a cruel boy plays a trick on a fully grown woman, for example. Season two of the series, which is executive produced by Lonely Island trio Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, arrives on Sept. 18.

Sept. 1
“Jeopardy!”: Episode Refresh (ABC)
“Mike Tyson Mysteries”: Complete Season 4 (Adult Swim)

Sept. 7
“Madagascar: A Little Wild”: Complete Season 1A (Hulu Original)

Sept. 8
“American Ninja Warrior”: Season 12 Premiere (NBC)
“Brother vs. Brother”: Season 7 Premiere (HGTV)

Sept. 9
“Woke”: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)

Sept. 11
“My Hero Academia”: Episodes 64 – 76 (Funimation)

Sept. 16
“Archer”: Season 11 Premiere (FXX)

Sept. 18
“Pen15”: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)
“Sherman’s Showcase”: Black History Month Special (IFC)

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Sept. 21
“The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards”: Special (ABC)

Sept. 22
“Filthy Rich”: Series Premiere (FOX)

Sept. 23
“Cosmos: Possible Worlds”: Special (FOX)
“If Loving You Is Wrong”: Complete Season 5 (OWN)

Sept. 26
“The Wilderness of Error”: Series Premiere (FX)

Sept. 28
“Bless the Harts”: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)
“Bob’s Burgers”: Season 11 Premiere (FOX)
“Family Guy”: Season 19 Premiere (FOX)
“Fargo”: Season 4 Premiere (FX)
“The Simpsons”: Season 32 Premiere (FOX)

Netflix

Movies

Top pick: “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

As Christopher Nolan looks to draw viewers with his time-twisting “Tenet” this weekend, Netflix will debut a new movie from another creative known for his head-spinning works. Charlie Kaufman is best known for writing postmodern, meta films like “Being John Malkovich” (where people discover a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich), “Adaptation” (where Nicolas Cage plays both Kaufman and his fictional twin brother, Donald, as they try to adapt an article into a movie), and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (where an estranged couple uses a new technology to erase all memories they have of each other). His newest, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” is a genre film in which a woman (Jessie Buckley, “Judy”) who is considering breaking up with her boyfriend (Jesse Plemons, “Fargo”) as they go to visit his parents, played by Toni Collette (“Hereditary”) and David Thewlis (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”). What follows is a deeply morose consideration of the self-helped along with heavy doses of magical realism and time-hopping.

Sept. 1
“Adrift”
“Anaconda”
“Back to the Future”
“Back to the Future Part II”
“Back to the Future Part III”
“Barbershop”
“Barbie Princess Adventure”
“Children of the Sea”
“Coneheads”
“Glory”
“Grease”
“La Partita / The Match” — Netflix Film
“Magic Mike”
“The Muppets”
“Muppets Most Wanted”
“Not Another Teen Movie”
“Pineapple Express”
“Possession”
“The Producers” (2005)
“Puss in Boots”
”Red Dragon”
“Residue”
“Sex Drive”
“The Smurfs”
“Wildlife”
“Zathura”

Sept. 2
“Bad Boy Billionaires: India” — Netflix Documentary
“Chef’s Table: BBQ” — Netflix Documentary

Sept. 3
“Love, Guaranteed” — Netflix Film

Sept. 4
“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” — Netflix Film
“The Lost Okoroshi”

Sept. 7
“Midnight Special”
“My Octopus Teacher” — Netflix Documentary
“Record of Youth” — Netflix Original
“Waiting for Superman”

Sept. 9
“Corazón loco / So Much Love to Give” — Netflix Film
“La Línea: Shadow of Narco” — Netflix Documentary
“Mignonnes / Cuties” — Netflix Film
“The Social Dilemma” — Netflix Documentary

Sept. 10
“The Babysitter: Killer Queen” — Netflix Film

Sept. 11
“The Duchess” — Netflix Original
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“Pets United” — Netflix Family
“Se busca papá / Dad Wanted” — Netflix Film

Sept. 15
“Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice” — Netflix Documentary
“The Smurfs 2”

Sept. 16
“The Devil All The Time” — Netflix Film
“The Paramedic” — Netflix Film

Sept. 22
“Kiss the Ground”

Sept. 23
“Enola Holmes” — Netflix Film
“Waiting…”

Sept. 24
“Real Steel”

Sept. 25
“Nasty C”

Sept. 27
“Bad Teacher”

Sept. 29
“Welcome to Sudden Death”

Sept. 30
“American Murder: The Family Next Door” — Netflix Documentary

TV Shows/Specials

Top pick: “The Good Place”: Season 4

If you’ve been waiting to watch “The Good Place” until the whole series arrived on Netflix, your time is now. The NBC series, which concluded in January 2020 with its fourth season, stars Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”) as Eleanor, a comically flawed woman who mistakenly ends up in the “Good Place,” the show’s analogue for heaven. During season one, she bonds with other Good Place residents who don’t seem to quite fit in, including the cerebral, indecisive Chidi (William Jackson Harper, “Midsommar”), the fame-hound Tahani (Jameela Jamil, “How to Build A Girl”), and the Jacksonville dirtball Jason (Manny Jacinto, “The Good Doctor”) under the watchful eye of Good Place architect Michael (Ted Danson, “Cheers”). To keep things spoiler-free for those who haven’t watched the show at all, we’ll simply say that not everything in the Good Place is as it seems. But with Mike Schur (“Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) at the helm, the laughs are continuous.

Sept. 1
“Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices” — Netflix Family
“Borgen”: Season 1-3
“The Boss Baby: Get That Baby!” — Netflix Family
“Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions” — Netflix Comedy Special
“The Promised Neverland”: Season 1
“Sister, Sister”: Season 1-6

Sept. 2
“Bad Boy Billionaires: India” — Netflix Documentary
“Chef’s Table: BBQ” — Netflix Documentary

Sept. 3
“Afonso Padilha”: Alma de Pobre — Netflix Comedy Special
“Young Wallander” — Netflix Original

Sept. 4
“Away” — Netflix Original
”Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy”: Part 2 — Netflix Family

Sept. 7
“Record of Youth” — Netflix Original

Sept. 8
“Stateless”: Season 1
“What Is Love?”
“Yu-Gi-Oh!”: Season 1”

Sept. 9
“Get Organized with The Home Edit” — Netflix Original

Sept. 10
“The Gift”: Season 2 — Netflix Original
“Greenleaf”: Season 5
”The Idhun Chronicles” — Netflix Anime
“Julie and the Phantoms” — Netflix Family

Sept. 11
“The Duchess” — Netflix Original
“Family Business”: Season 2 — Netflix Original
“Girlfriends”: Seasons 1-8
“Pokémon Journeys: The Series”: Part 2 — Netflix Family

Sept. 15
“America’s Book of Secrets”: Season 2
“Ancient Aliens”: Season 3
“Cold Case Files Classic”: Season 1
“The Curse of Oak Island”: Season 4
“Izzy’s Koala World” — Netflix Family
“Michael McIntyre”: Showman — Netflix Comedy Special
“Pawn Stars”: Season 2
“The Rap Game”: Season 2
“Taco Chronicles”: Volume 2 — Netflix Original
“The Universe”: Season 2

Sept. 16
“Baby”: Season 3 — Netflix Original
“Challenger: The Final Flight” — Netflix Documentary
“Criminal: UK”: Season 2 — Netflix Original
“MeatEater”: Season 9 — Netflix Original
“Signs”: Season 2 — Netflix Original
“Sing On!” — Netflix Original

Sept. 17
“Dragon’s Dogma” — Netflix Anime
“The Last Word” — Netflix Original

Sept. 18
“American Barbecue Showdown” — Netflix Original
“Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous” — Netflix Family
“Ratched” — Netflix Original

Sept. 21
“A Love Song for Latasha” — Netflix Documentary

Sept. 22
“Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt”: Season 3 — Netflix Family
“Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father”: Season 4 — Netflix Original
“The Playbook” — Netflix Documentary
“Mighty Express” — Netflix Family

Sept. 24
“The Chef Show”: Season 2 — Netflix Documentary

Sept. 25
“A Perfect Crime” — Netflix Documentary
“Country-Ish” — Netflix Original
“The School Nurse Files” — Netflix Original
“Sneakerheads” — Netflix Original

Sept. 26
“The Good Place”: Season 4

Sept. 27
“Bad Teacher”
“Van Helsing”: Season 4

Sept. 28
“Whose Vote Counts, Explained” — Netflix Original

Sept. 29
“Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia” — Netflix Comedy Special
“Welcome to Sudden Death”

Sept. 30
“Wentworth”: Season 8

Amazon Prime

Movies

Top Pick: “Judy”

Renée Zellweger rightfully took home the 2019 Oscar for her take on Judy Garland in “Judy,” which follows the legendary actress at the tail-end of her career. Zellweger (“Bridget Jones’ Diary”) doesn’t shy away from the ugly truth of Garland’s final months, showing how the impulsive, needy, and unreliable screen star was left penniless and utterly broken by the Hollywood studio system that chewed her up and spit her out as a teenager. “Judy” dances onto both Amazon and Hulu on Sept. 25.

Sept. 1
“1/1″ (2018)
“1 Million Happy Nows” (2018)
“A Birder’s Guide To Everything” (2014)
“Abe & Phil’s Last Poker Game” (2018)
“Addicted To Fresno” (2015)
“Alex Cross” (2012)
“American Dragons” (1998)
“Bachelor Lions” (2020)
“The Bank Job” (2008)
“Barney Thomson” (2016)
“Beach Party” (1963)
“Bewitched” (2005)
“Big Time” (1988)
“The Billion Dollar Hobo” (1977)
“The Birdcage” (1997)
“Bitter Melon” (2018)
“Bully” (2019)
“C.O.G.” (2013)
“Carrington” (1995)
“Casino Royale” (2006)
“Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” (1977)
“Dark Matter” (2007)
“De-Lovely” (2004)
“Defense Of The Realm” (1986)
“Die, Monster, Die!” (1965)
“Don’t Talk To Irene” (2018)
“Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine” (1965)
“The Dunning Man” (2018)
“Eaten By Lions” (2020)
“Employee Of The Month” (2006)
“Enemy Within” (2019)
“Extreme Justice” (1993)
“Face 2 Face” (2017)
“The Festival” (2019)
“Gas-s-s-s” (1970)
“The Go-Getters” (2018)
“The Graduate” (1967)
“The Hanoi Hilton” (1987)
“The Haunted Palace” (1963)
“The House On Carroll Street” (1988)
“I’d Like To Be Alone Now” (2019)
“I’m Not Here” (2019)
“Kart Racer” (2003)
“To Keep The Light” (2018)
“Kramer Vs. Kramer” (1979)
“Lakeview Terrace” (2008)
“The Last House On The Left” (1972)
“Lord Love A Duck” (1966)
“Man Of La Mancha” (1972)
“The Mechanic” (1972)
“Microbe And Gasoline” (2016)
“Miss Nobody” (2010)
“Muscle Beach Party” (1964)
“Music Within” (2007)
“No Way To Live” (2017)
“Patriots Day” (2017)
“Rambo” (2008)
“The Ring Thing” (2018)
“Sex And The City: The Movie” (2008)
“Sex And The City 2″ (2010)
“Slash” (2007)
“Slow Burn” (2007)
“Snapshots” (2018)
“Sunlight Jr.” (2013)
“The Video Dead” (1986)
“The Visitors” (1972)
“The Weight Of Water” (2002)
“The White Bus” (1967)
“The Woods” (2006)
“The Yes Men” (2004)
“The Turkey Bowl” (2019)
“Twice-Told Tales” (1963)
“Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls” (2007)
“Warrior Road” (2017)
“Weather Girl” (2009)
“What Children Do” (2018)
“What If It Works?” (2018)
“Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?” (1972)
“Yongary: Monster From The Deep” (1967)
“Zoom” (2016)

Sept. 2
“Hell On The Border” (2019)

Sept. 4
“Dino Dana The Movie” — Amazon Original Movie (2020)
“Guest House” (2020)

Sept. 15
“Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!” (2020)

Sept. 16
“Blackbird” (2020)

Sept. 18
“All In: The Fight for Democracy” — Amazon Original Movie (2020)
“Antebellum” (2020)
“Gemini Man” (2019)
“Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs” (2019)

Sept. 22
“The Addams Family” (2019)

Sept. 25
“Judy” (2019)

Sept. 28
“Force of Nature” (2020)
“Inherit The Viper” (2020)

Sept. 29
“Trauma Center” (2019)

TV Series/Specials

Top pick: “The Boys”: Season 2

In a relatively light month for Amazon’s TV offerings, the standout for September is “The Boys,” Amazon’s inverted take on the superhero series. The Boys are a team of vigilantes led by Butcher (Karl Urban, “Star Trek”) who work together to combat super-powered individuals (The Supes) who have started to abuse their powers. Season 2 finds The Boys being hunted by The Supes with their fearless leader Butcher nowhere to be found.

Sept. 1
“The Blood Pact”: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
“The Bureau”: Season 1 (Sundance Now)
“A Chef’s Life”: Season 1 (PBS Living)
“Cedar Cove”: Season 1 (Hallmark Movies Now)
“The Celtic World”: Season 1 (The Great Courses)
“Codename: Kids Next Door”: Season 1 (Boomerang)
“The Crimson Field”: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
“George Gently”: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
“Hero Elementary”: Season 1 (PBS Kids)
“How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition”: Season 1 (The Great Courses)
“I’m Dying Up Here”: Season 1 (Showtime)
“The Jack Benny Show”: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)
“Keeping Faith”: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
“Last Hope with Troy Dunn”: Season 1 (UP Faith & Family)
“Nazi Mega Weapons”: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries)
“The Roy Rogers TV Show”: Season 1 (Best Westerns Ever)
“Stuck With You”: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)
“Texas Metal”: Season 1 (MotorTrend on Demand)
“Wrong Man”: Season 1 (STARZ)

Sept. 4
“The Boys” — Amazon Original Series: Season 2

Sept. 25
“Utopia” — Amazon Original Series: Season 1

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