Can you smell the Pumpkin Spice people!? September is on the way along with Uggs, back-to-school commercials, and a slew of Netflix programming to binge for cuddling season. Netflix has been acquiring new talent at a high clip for their network films and originals, so let’s see what’s popping for September!


Movies Worth an Evening In

Nappily Ever After

NETFLIX FILMAvail. 9/21/18

Nappily Ever After

Violet has it all: the perfect job, the perfect relationship and the perfect hair. Until she doesn’t. What happens when being perfect isn’t enough?

Nappily Ever After is an adaptation of the best-selling book by Trisha Thomas. Sanaa Lathan is back doing what she does best: pulling at your heartstrings in the blackest and most meaningful way possible. Drawing from Thomas’ “Nappily” series, this one is bound to give Black women professionals a whole ‘nother reason to turn up in the workplace.

I’m hyped to see the impact this movie will have on the culture. Sanaa Lathan has had a career predicated on her ability to bring the authenticity of the Black experience to any role she plays. The trailer alone looks like Angela Bassett’s arc in Waiting To Exhale, but in an office setting. I’m hoping something gets set on fire during a PowerPoint presentation.


D.L. Hughley: Contrarian


Comedian D.L. Hughley riffs on politics, Black Panther, his upbringing, and more in a rapid-fire stand-up show at Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater.

D.L. Hughley is a comedic living legend. From Def Comedy Jam to The Kings of Comedy, Hughley has been on point from day one. Contrarian is his third Netflix special and the first since 45 took office. It’s. Going. Down. D.L. is about to go off on everything and when he’s on the mic it’s usually a masterclass in stand up. Like that moment he and Dave Chapelle shut down the Def Comedy reunion (see below). Yeah, this is high on my hype list.


Marvel Studios’ Black Panther

Avail. 9/4/18

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER
L to R: Ayo (Florence Kasumba) and Okoye (Danai Gurira)
Ph: Film Frame
©Marvel Studios 2018

Go grab your auntie or uncle who hasn’t been to the movies in ten years but swears they’re a comic nerd. They’re going to want to see the dopest Black action movie since Action Jackson and Blade 2. Real talk, Black Panther is the magnum opus of Pan-African media representation right now and it’s awesome to have the film available to the masses on Netflix. This is why Netflix was invented – to bring this high quality storytelling to you *Bane voice* to the people! For the network, it’s also the opening for the Danai Gurira double-whammy alongside Season 8 of The Walking Dead (also available in September)!


City of Joy

Avail. 9/7/18

A documentary on women who’ve been sexually brutalized in war-torn Congo begin to heal at a center that helps them regain a sense of self and empowerment. This investigates how these women together turn their pain into power.


New Facebook Watch Series: Taking Up Space

Avail. 9/23/18

This Netflix series examines the ways Black people create communities for ourselves as we dare to take up the space we deserve!


Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time

Avail. 9/25/18 

Just in time for family watching over the holidays, Her Majesty Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid, and the rest of the shiny cast bring the classic to your television screen.

Oprah Winfrey is Mrs. Which in Disney’s A WRINKLE IN TIME.


Hold the Dark

NETFLIX FILMAvail. 9/28/18


Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for wolves that took a local boy, a naturalist soon finds himself caught in a harrowing mystery.

What Else Is Coming in September

Available 9/1/18

  • 10,000 B.C.
  • Another Cinderella Story
  • Assassins
  • August Rush
  • Bruce Almighty
  • Delirium
  • Fair Game
  • Groundhog Day
  • King Kong
  • La Catedral del Mar — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Martian Child
  • Monkey Twins — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Mr. Sunshine — NETFLIX ORIGINAL (Streaming Every Saturday)
  • Nacho Libre
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Scarface
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Stephanie
  • Summer Catch
  • Sydney White
  • The Ant Bully
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Cider House Rules
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Keeping Hours
  • The River Wild
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  • Two Weeks Notice
  • Unforgiven

Available 9/2/18

  • Disney’s Lilo & Stitch
  • Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Maynard
  • Quantico: Season 3

Available 9/3/18

  • A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 9/4/18

  • Marvel Studios’ Black Panther

Available 9/5/18

  • Van Helsing: Season 2
  • Wentworth: Season 6

Available 9/6/18

  • Once Upon a Time: Season 7

Available 9/7/18

  • Atypical: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Cable Girls: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • City of Joy — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Click
  • First and Last — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Sierra Burgess Is A Loser — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Most Assassinated Woman in the World — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 9/10/18

  • Call the Midwife: Series 7

Available 9/11/18

  • Daniel Sloss: Live Shows — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Resistance Banker — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 9/12/18

  • Blacklist: Season 5

Available 9/14/18

  • American Vandal: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Boca Juniors Confidential — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • BoJack Horseman: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Car Masters: Rust to Riches — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Ingobernable: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Norm Macdonald has a Show — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Super Monsters Monster Party: Songs — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Dragon Prince — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Land of Steady Habits — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part A — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 9/15/18

  • Inside The Freemasons: Season 1

Available 9/16/18

  • Role Models
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Available 9/17/18

  • The Witch

Available 9/18/18

  • American Horror Story: Cult
  • D.L. Hughley: Contrarian — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 9/21/18

  • Battlefish — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Maniac: Limited Series — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Nappily Ever After — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 9/23/18

  • The Walking Dead: Season 8

Available 9/25/18

  • Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time
  • Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Available 9/26/18

  • Norsemen: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Hurricane Heist

Available 9/28/18

  • Chef’s Table: Volume 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • El Marginal: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Forest of Piano — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Hold the Dark — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Lessons From A School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Made in Mexico — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Reboot: The Guardian Code: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Skylanders Academy: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The 3rd Eye — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Two Catalonias — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 9/30/18

  • Big Miracle

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