Fall is a season of fresh starts as we say goodbye to summer and welcome the cooler temps ahead. One major perk of autumn—beyond pumpkin spice lattes—is that we tend to stay in more and can take advantage of all the Netflix new releases that will be coming our way. And trust us, they will be arriving: You can expect a whopping total of 30 Netflix original releases alone this September.
Let’s be honest, the streaming service’s execs are seriously onto us and our habits by now, and we’re okay with that. That’s why they’ve planned an impressive roster of throwback films, silver-screen favorites, and award winners you may not have gotten a chance to see yet. (When it comes to departures, catch up on CSI: Miami, Wilfred, and Batman before it’s too late). Because September is all about cozying up, we’ve rounded up eight of the best new arrivals for when you just want to Netflix and chill. It’s time to hit play.
The Dark Comedy
Even though this Netflix original series dropped mid-August, we’re still considering it a new release. It’s hard not to root for the charming Sam Gardner, a high schooler on the autism spectrum who decides he’s ready to start dating. When you add in a dose of some major family drama, this one becomes a must-see.
The Date-Night Pick
Out September 5, this tale of young love is the 2011 movie that made us take notice of actress Felicity Jones. You won’t be able to take your eyes off her character Anna’s relationship with Jacob—or not shed a few tears when they’re torn apart by visa difficulties (keep some tissues handy).
Chance are you’ve seen Bridesmaids, but Bachelorette is the wedding flick you’ve got to catch next (plus, Rebel Wilson has a much larger role in this one). As Wilson’s character’s friends (played by an all-star cast of Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan) reunite to celebrate her wedding, things get a little more than out of control. See it beginning September 26.
The Throwback Series
The first half of this Netflix original’s third season will premiere on the 30th anniversary of Full House on September 22 (aww). We’ve heard the whole season will revolve around our favorite grown-up ’90s characters hanging out in the sweet summertime. But seriously, the real question is: Will the Olsen twins finally make their débuts?
The Award Winner
This much talked-about 2016 movie tells the story of two women who fall in love in 1950s New York City (and the aftermath). With breathtaking performances by both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, this is one to add to your queue (it’s out September 20).
The Family Go-To
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Some of us may have already seen this one in the theater earlier this year, but it’s worth a rewatch. The classic Disney love story that releases on September 19 is appropriate for most ages, in case you want to cuddle up on the couch and have a movie night with the little ones.
The Human Rights Must-See
FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER
The Netflix new release premieres on September 15 and tells the true story of how activist Loung Ung, who grew up in Cambodia during the dangerous Khmer Rouge period. This film was produced by Angelina Jolie, who befriended Ung before adopting son Maddox from Cambodia in 2002.
The Documentary Series
THE CONFESSION TAPES
If you like cerebral television, then this original Netflix documentary series out September 8 is right up your alley. You’ll follow along to hear the stories of people who were convicted of murder who say, for one reason or another, that they didn’t do it.
Here’s what else is coming to Netflix soon.