This Friday begins September. School’s back in session and soon the leaves will start to change color and temperatures will begin to drop. It’ll soon be time to start pulling together soup recipes and gearing up for that orange gourd spice flavoring, packing away the summer clothes and freshening up the cozy hoodies. Maybe, at least for those living in idyllic lands. For the rest of us, it means nothing special or maybe the start of the homework induced crying rage fits (from the children as well as their parents). Why not take time over the weekend to snuggle up on the couch and at least pretend Fall is on its way with the new Netflix lineup?

While it feels like there’s not much coming this month, it’s all an illusion. Disney is still releasing fan favorites to Netflix, even with the looming prospect of a Disney-owned streaming service coming soon. This month will see the return of Hercules, Mulan, Pocahontas, and Beauty and the Beast – though there is speculation that the upcoming Beauty and the Beast will in fact be the live action version released earlier this year starring Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), and Luke Evans (Gaston). In addition to this, the cult classic Pulp Fiction will join the lineup alongside new seasons of fan favorites like BoJack Horseman, Narcos, Portlandia, Gotham, and Fuller House.

Before I straight up list the new arrivals, take a look below at some highlights and must-sees!

1. Dark Matter (Season 3)

Geek Girl Authority Netflix September 2017 Dark Matter Season 3

The most recent season of Dark Matter hits Netflix this month! It barely finished airing on Syfy last week and it’s already coming to the streaming service. The show follows a group of mercenaries that wake up one day with no memory of who they are or how they got aboard their ship; in the first season, they found themselves; in the second, they decided who they wanted to be; in this third…well, you will have to watch and see. There is internal betrayal, political ambitions, and some super-secretive spying happening. Who can you trust?

Dark Matter comes to Netflix on September 25.

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2. Jaws

Netflix September 2017 Jaws

Duuun-dun. Duuun-dun. Duuun-dun duuun-dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun… 

Don’t go in the water! Stay dry, instead, and watch the original water horror movie, Jaws! Or, better yet, marathon the whole series! Jaws, Jaws II, Jaws III, and Jaws: The Revenge all come to Netflix this month! Whether you will be seeing this summer classic for the first time or the fiftieth, it is safe to say: We’re gonna need a bigger bowl – that one little bag of popcorn won’t survive this movie marathon!

Jaws is arguably Steven Spielberg‘s first major breakout as a director and the film that brought John Williams‘ name to the top of the list for film scoring. The film follows a pretty determined killer shark and a small crew trying to hunt it down and kill it. This is THE original summer blockbuster and well worth at least one viewing while it lurks on Netflix.

Jaws comes to Netflix on September 01.

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3. Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light

This Japanese drama has sweet potential. Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light is based on a true story of how a father and son reconnected over a video game. At some level, this show has something many people can relate to: trying to find common ground with someone that was once a close friend. The show will feature in-game animation as well as the main live action family-centered story line.

Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light comes to Netflix on September 01.

From Netflix:
A father and son rekindle their bond through the online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV in this live-action series based on a true story.



4. The Magic School Bus Rides Again (Maybe)

Netflix Scholastic Magic School Bus

** DISCLAIMER: Various lists for September note this show as forthcoming this month. However, there is no corroborating proof from Netflix. **

If you were like me (and close to my age), you found yourself excited on those days that you walked into science class to see a projector or television on a cart. It was like a roulette wheel: what would be the video lesson? While everyone cheered over Bill Nye (and cried foul at some industrial style video), there were those random days that Ms. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus would appear and take the class on an epic journey. Thanks to a Netflix and Scholastic partnership, the long since teased reboot to The Magic School Bus is finally here! Join the original Ms. Frizzle’s sister (Kate McKinnon) as she leads her class on magical field trips of their own! If the wait for September 29 is too long, the full first series (all four seasons) are currently up for your viewing pleasure! Why not go on a little trip down memory lane in anticipation for the new school year?

The Magic School Bus Rides Again comes to Netflix on September 29.

From Netflix:
Ms. Frizzle’s sister — voiced by Kate McKinnon — takes her class on a slew of wild science adventures in this update of the beloved animated show. Starring: Kate McKinnon, Miles Koseleci-Vieira, Lynsey Pham

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Note: items listed with the Netflix icon (N-icon_32x32) are Netflix Originals.

Soon Available for Binging

Arriving September 1

  • Amores Perros
  • City of God
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Disney’s Hercules
  • Disney’s Mulan
  • N-icon_32x32 FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dad of Light: Season 1
  • Fracture
  • Gangs of New York
  • Gone Baby Gone
  • High Risk
  • Hoodwinked
  • Hotel for Dogs
  • Jaws
  • Jaws 2
  • Jaws 3
  • Jaws: The Revenge
  • N-icon_32x32 LEGO Elves: Secrets of Elvendale: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Little Evil
  • Maniac: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Narcos: Season 3 (TEASER)
  • Outside Man: Volume 2
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • N-icon_32x32 Resurface (TRAILER)
  • Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam
  • Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Atlanta
  • Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Dallas
  • Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Las Vegas
  • Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Orlando
  • Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach
  • She’s Gotta Have It
  • The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
  • The Last Shaman
  • The Lost Brother
  • The Rugrats Movie
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • West Coast Customs: Season 5
  • Who the F**K is that Guy

Arriving September 2

  • Vincent N Roxxy

Arriving September 4

  • Graduation

Arriving September 5

  • Carrie Pilby
  • Facing Darkness
  • Like Crazy
  • N-icon_32x32 Marc Maron: Too Real
  • Newsies: The Broadway Musical

Arriving September 6

  • A Good American
  • Hard Tide

Arriving September 7

  • The Blacklist: Season 4

Arriving September 8

  • N-icon_32x32 #realityhigh
  • Apaches: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 BoJack Horseman: Season 4 
  • N-icon_32x32 Fabrizio Copano: Solo Pienso En Mi 
  • Fire Chasers: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Greenhouse Academy: Season 1 
  • N-icon_32x32 Joaquín Reyes: Una y no más 
  • N-icon_32x32 Spirit: Riding Free: Season 2
  • N-icon_32x32 The Confession Tapes: Season 1 
  • The Walking Dead: Season 7

Arriving September 9

  • Portlandia: Season 7

Arriving September 11

  • The Forgotten

Arriving September 12

  • N-icon_32x32 Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster

Arriving September 13

  • Offspring: Season 7
  • Ghost of the Mountains

Arriving September 14

  • Disney’s Pocahontas

Arriving September 15

  • N-icon_32x32 American Vandal: Season 1 
  • N-icon_32x32 First They Killed My Father 
  • Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World
  • Larceny
  • N-icon_32x32 Project Mc²: Part 5
  • Rumble
  • N-icon_32x32 Strong Island 
  • N-icon_32x32 VeggieTales in the City: Season 2 

Arriving September 18

  • Call the Midwife: Series 6
  • The Journey Is the Destination

Arriving September 19

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
  • N-icon_32x32 Jerry Before Seinfeld
  • Love, Sweat and Tears

Arriving September 20

  • Carol

Arriving September 21

Arriving September 22

  • N-icon_32x32 Fuller House: New Episodes
  • N-icon_32x32 Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 1
  • The Samaritan

Arriving September 23

  • Alien Arrival

Arriving September 25

Arriving September 26

  • Bachelorette
  • Night School
  • Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
  • N-icon_32x32 Terrace House: Aloha State: Part 4

Arriving September 27

  • Absolutely Anything

Arriving September 29

  • N-icon_32x32 Big Mouth: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Club de Cuervos: Season 3
  • N-icon_32x32 Gerald’s Game
  • N-icon_32x32 Real Rob: Season 2
  • N-icon_32x32 Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Our Souls at Night
  • N-icon_32x32 The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 1

Arriving September 30

  • Murder Maps: Season 3


Last Chance Binging

Leaving August 30

  • The League: Seasons 1-7

Leaving August 31

  • Space Warriors

Leaving September 1

  • Better Off Ted: Season 2
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Frailty
  • Hope Floats
  • Jackass: The Movie
  • Julia
  • LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: King of Shadows
  • LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Way of the Ninja
  • RV
  • The Batman: Season 1 – 5
  • The Deep End: Season 1
  • The Omen
  • Wilfred : Season 1  – 2
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Tears of the Sun
  • Scream
  • A Nightmare on Elm Stree

Leaving September 3

  • Drumline: A New Beat

Leaving September 4

  • The A-List

Leaving September 5

  • Lilo & Stitch
  • The Emperor’s New Groove

Leaving September 9

  • Teen Beach 2

Leaving September 10

  • Army Wives: Season 1 – 7

Leaving September 11

  • Terra Nova: Season 1

Leaving September 15

  • Katt Williams: Kattpacalypse

Leaving September 16

  • Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie
  • One Day

Leaving September 19

  • Persons Unknown: Season 1

Leaving September 20

  • Bombay Velvet
  • Finding Fanny
  • Raising Hope: Season 1

Leaving September 22

  • Philomena

Leaving September 24

  • Déjà Vu

Leaving September 26

  • A Gifted Man: Season 1
  • Sons of Tucson: Season 1
  • CSI: Miami: Season 1 – 10

Leaving September 30

  • Last Man Standing: Season 1 – 5
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