Cover Here are the new Netflix shows and movies to watch in September 2021 (Art: Chesca Gamboa/Tatler Hong Kong)

We rounded up the best new shows and movies to watch on Netflix this September 2021

Happy September! We’re already halfway through the way and just four months away from 2022. Netflix is releasing a number of new shows this month alongside a few notable movies to put on your watchlist. For starters, those who haven't seen or want to rewatch Japanese animated hit, Your Name can finally do so.

Money Heist, Sex Education and Dear White People are all back for a new season while Midnight Mass, Breaking Bangkok and Squid Game are all-new series to tune in to. If you’re looking for a short watch, tune in to movies, Kate or Prey while Vendetta: Truth, Lies and The Mafia is an exciting documentary to keep an eye out for.

Curious to learn more about these titles? Read on our list to find out more. Check out our roundup for July and August in case you missed it.

1. Your Name

While not a new movie, this 2016 smash hit is coming to Netflix in September. Your Name follows the stories of two teenagers, each living very different lives—Mitsuha (Mone Kamishiraishi) lives in the rural town of Itomori in Japan. She's bored of the town and dreams of becoming a Tokyo boy in her next life.

Meanwhile, Taki (Ryunosuke Kamiki) lives in Tokyo and aspires to become an architect. The two teens soon share a magical connection, discovering that they are able to swap bodies. Living their lives through the other at certain points, the two decide to meet. But that’s when things become complicated.

Helmed by Makoto Shinkai, this Japanese animated movie was met with praise for its animation, music (composed by the Japanese band, Radwimps) and emotional connection between the two leads, leading to a Best Animation of the Year win at the 40th Japan Academy Prize. A live-action remake set in the US is currently in development.

Release: September 1

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2. Money Heist: Part 5

The end is coming. The first part of the final season of Spanish cult drama, Money Heist is out this September on Netflix. It will follow the gang, who has been in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours while the Professor is caught and at risk.

To make matters worse, the new adversary is coming: the army. The gang must once again band together to think of a way to escape and bring the Professor to safety.

Release: September 3

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3. Kate

This Netflix movie starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead is about a ruthless criminal, Kate (Winstead) who has less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her enemies after finding out that she’s poisoned. But he unexpectedly forms a bond with the daughter of one of her past victims.

Kate is described as the perfect specimen of a “finely tuned assassin” at the height of her game. The movie will showcase a burned assassin’s furious pursuit of one last self-appointed job, set in Tokyo.

Release: September 10

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4. Prey

An exciting watch this month is Prey where a hiking trip turns into a desperate bid for survival for five friends. At his bachelor weekend party, Roman (David Kross) and his brother, Albert (Hanno Koffler) along with their friends decided to go on a hiking trip into the wild. The group hear gunshots nearby, suspecting they’re from hunters.

But they soon find themselves running to survive when they’ve fallen pretty to a mysterious shooter.

Release: September 10

5. Squid Game

Part Battle Royale, part Alice in Borderland, Squid Game finds 456 desperate contestants competing against each other in a mysterious and deadly survival game involving multiple rounds of traditional Korean childhood games to win 45.6 billion won. But the consequence of losing and refusing to play is death.

The mysterious invitation to the deadly game was sent to people at risk and who are in dire need of money. The 456 participants are from all walks of life. Who will be the winner? But most importantly, what’s the purpose behind the game?

Release: September 17

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6. Sex Education Season 3

The students of Moordale Secondary are back. Otis (Asa Butterfield) is now more sexually active, Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and Adam (Connor Swindells) are an official couple while Jean has a baby on the way.

Meanwhile, the new headteacher, Hope (Jemina Kirke) wants to return Moordale to a pillar of excellence, Aimee (Aimee Lou Wood) discovers feminism, Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling) gets a crush and Otis’s lost voicemail still looms.

Join in another season filled with commitment animals, alien phenomena, vulva cupcakes and a lot more of Madam Groff.

Release: September 17

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7. Dear White People Volume 4

Returning for its final season, Dear White People sees its characters reunited amid a pandemic. Future Sam (Logan Browning) and Lionel (DeRon Horton) look back on their epic final year together at Winchester which plays out like a ’90s musical.

The fourth season is a can’t-miss, farewell experience that ends on a pitch-perfect promise: the only way to move forward is to throw it back.

Release: September 22

8. Bangkok Breaking

With the success of Girl From Nowhere, Netflix is offering a new Thai series, Bangkok Breaking which promises to uncover a dark conspiracy hidden behind the facade of charity in Thailand’s capital.

The six-episode series stars ‘Weir’ Sukollawat Kanaros as Wanchai, who goes to Bangkok to earn money for his family and ‘Aom’ Sushar Manaying as Kat, a fiery young reporter committed to being the voice for the people.

Release: September 23

9. Midnight Mass

From the creator of The Haunting of Hill House, this new series by Mike Flanagan tells the tale of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are further amplified by the return of a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford) and a charismatic priest, Father Paul (Hamish Linklater).

Father Paul’s arrival on the island coincides with unexplained and miraculous events, renewing a religious fervour among the community. But do the miracles come at a price?

Release: September 24

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10. Vendetta: Truth, Lies and The Mafia

If you’re looking for a new documentary to watch in September, be sure to check out Vendetta: Truth, Lies and The Mafia. The documentary series examines the true story behind two of Sicily’s “Anti-Mafia” crusaders, who both wound up on trial for major crimes themselves.

Release: September 24

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Here’s the full schedule of everything coming to Netflix in September 2021:

1 September:

Annabelle Comes Home

A devilish doll presides over a haunted house of horrors, awakening evil spirits in the home of two demonologists and terrorising their young daughter.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Shaun and the flock race to help an adorable alien find her way home after her ship crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm and sparks a UFO frenzy.

Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island

A new island emerges in the Pacific. Believing it holds vast treasures, Nobita sets sail with the gang, only to be ambushed by pirates along the way!

The Promised Neverland: Season 2

The world beyond Grace Field House proves dazzling but dangerous for the kids, who must navigate new enemies and alliances in their pursuit of freedom.

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror

This unflinching series documents the 9/11 terrorist attacks, from al-Qaida's roots in the 1980s to America’s forceful response, both at home and abroad.

Your Name

A bored girl in the countryside starts sporadically waking up in the body of a city boy who’s living the exciting life she’d always dreamed of.

3 September:

Money Heist Part 5: Volume 1

The gang has been in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours and the Professor is at risk. To make matters worse, a new adversary is coming: the army.


Half shark, half dog with a big heart and a belly full of fish sticks! Together, Sharkdog and his human pal Max can take on any silly or messy adventure.

6 September:

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space: Episode 1-2

A limited series on the first-ever all-civilian mission into space.

7 September:

Kid Cosmic: Season 2

Jo learns what it means to be a true leader as the Local Heroes embark on a space adventure to find the remaining Stones of Power and save the galaxy.

8 September:

Into the Night: Season 2

After finding refuge deep underground, the passengers contend with a flurry of new crises—and rising tensions with their military hosts.

The Circle: Season 3

A fresh crew of flirts, fibbers and honest allies join the Circle—and navigate new twists and turns—in hopes of winning this season’s cash prize.

9 September:

Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali

From a chance meeting to a tragic fallout, Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali’s extraordinary bond cracks under the weight of distrust and shifting ideals.

The Women and the Murderer

This documentary follows a police chief and a murder victim's mother in their unflagging efforts to find and prosecute a serial killer in 1990s Paris.

10 September:


Slipped a fatal poison on her final job, a ruthless assassin working in Tokyo has less than 24 hours to find out who ordered the hit and exact revenge.


A wilderness trip turns deadly when five bickering hikers are inexplicably pursued by an unseen—and unrelenting—hunter.

11 September:

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- the Movie: Mugen Train

With Kyojuro Rengoku, Tanjiro and the others board the Mugen Train to face a demon who traps his victims in dreams so sweet, they never want to wake up.

13 September:

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space: Episode 3-4

A limited series on the first-ever all-civilian mission into space.

15 September:


The life of Michael Schumacher, who rose to a Formula One icon thanks to a daring and defiant spirit, is explored in this insightful documentary.

Too Hot to Handle Latino: Episode 1-3

A group of singles from across Latin America are challenged to give up sex. But on this reality show, abstinence comes with a silver lining: US$100,000.

16 September:

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Mighty teen Adam and his heroic squad of misfits discover the legendary power of Grayskull—and their destiny to defend Eternia from sinister Skeletor.

17 September:

Ankahi Kahaniya

As big city life buzzes around them, lonely souls discover surprising sources of connection and companionship in three tales of love, loss and longing.

Lil’ Wild: Season 1

Join a lovable young crew of animal friends as they learn to grow up and get along on playful adventures around their lively zoo.

Sex Education: Season 3

Word of the “sex school” gets around as a new head teacher tries to control a rambunctious student body and Otis attempts to hide his secret hookup.

Squid Game

Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits—with deadly high stakes.

21 September:

Love on the Spectrum: Season 2

Finding love can be hard for anyone. For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating is even more complicated.

22 September:


After a deadly break-in at a couple’s new dream home, the traumatised wife searches for answers—and learns the real danger is just beginning.

Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan

In the late 1970s, an accused serial rapist claims multiple personalities control his behaviour, setting off a legal odyssey that captivates America.

Too Hot to Handle Latino: Episode 4-6

A group of singles from across Latin America are challenged to give up sex. But on this reality show, abstinence comes with a silver lining: US$100,000.

23 September:

Bangkok Breaking

Newly arrived in Bangkok, Wanchai joins the road rescue service and unravels a city-wide conspiracy with the help of a journalist.

24 September:

Blood & Water: Season 2

The Cape Town-set YA series returns with more twists and turns.

Jailbirds New Orleans

A look at life beyond the prison bars for a group of incarcerated women serving time in a New Orleans jail.

My Little Pony: A New Generation

Equestria’s divided. But a bright-eyed hero believes Earth Ponies, Pegasi and Unicorns should be pals—and, hoof to heart, she’s determined to prove it.

28 September:

Ada Twist, Scientist

Pint-sized scientist Ada Twist and her two best friends are asking big questions—and working together to discover the truth about everything!

29 September:

The Chestnut Man

A young woman is found brutally murdered in a Copenhagen playground. Above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts. Adapted from the acclaimed novel.

Too Hot to Handle Latino: Episode 7-8

A group of singles from across Latin America are challenged to give up sex. But on this reality show, abstinence comes with a silver lining: US$100,000.

30 September:

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space: Finale

A limited series on the first-ever all-civilian mission into space.

Love 101: Season 2

The Istanbul-set series about 1990s teens navigating awkwardness and heartbreak returns for a second season.

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