Netflix is adding 45 new shows, movies, and specials as the calendar flips to September.
Some intriguing originals highlight this week, as Chef’s Table returns with a BBQ-themed season and Charlie Kaufman’s new movie I’m Thinking of Ending Things debuts.
We’re also getting a very good James Bond movie in Casino Royale and a less good James Bond movie in Quantum of Solace this week.
It’s been ages since I’ve watched anything new on Netflix, but that’s finally going to change this week when Charlie Kaufman’s latest mind-bending movie I’m Thinking of Ending Things starts streaming. This is his first live-action film since 2008’s Synecdoche, New York, and early reviews have been intriguing. We’re also getting a new series called Away about Hilary Swank in space, and more episodes of the beloved Chef’s Table.
Here is the complete list of the Netflix streaming arrivals and departures for the week of August 30th, 2020:
Monday, August 31st
Quantum of Solace
Tuesday, September 1st
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Barbie Princess Adventure
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices — NETFLIX FAMILY
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices is a live-action collection of twelve five minute episodes featuring prominent Black celebrities and artists reading children’s books from Black authors that highlight the Black experience. Hosted by Marley Dias (author and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign), the collection of books and conversations center around themes of identity, respect, justice, and action — providing families a toolset to start meaningful conversations with kids about difficult topics through short-form book-based content. Borgen: Season 1-3
The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! — NETFLIX FAMILY
In this interactive special, you’ll find your calling at Baby Corp by making choices and carrying out missions as part of a virtual aptitude test. Children of the Sea
Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Stand-up comedian, actor and “Last Comic Standing” winner Felipe Esparza digs deeper into his past in his first Netflix Original comedy specials, Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions and Felipe Esparza: Malas Decisiones. Filmed in Santa Ana, California as two separate performances – one in English and one in Spanish – the specials showcase Esparza’s edgy style of humor as the perfect vehicle to weave through difficult anecdotes of his childhood and mistakes in his adult life with ease. Glory
La Partita / The Match — NETFLIX FILM
A single football match played on a dirt pitch in suburban Rome centers this story of a poor community struggling with ethical and moral dilemmas. Magic Mike
Muppets Most Wanted
Not Another Teen Movie
The Producers (2005)
The Promised Neverland: Season 1
True: Friendship Day — NETFLIX FAMILY
When a giant Grippity-Grab snags Grizelda’s friendship bracelet and turns her into a mermaid, True heads under the sea with magic wishes to save the day. Puss in Boots
Sister, Sister: Season 1-6
Wednesday, September 2nd
Bad Boy Billionaires: India — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
This investigative docuseries explores the greed, fraud and corruption that built up — and ultimately brought down — India’s most infamous tycoons. Chef’s Table: BBQ — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
The critically-acclaimed and Emmy-nominated series returns for its latest iteration, delving into the smoky, juicy world of barbecue. Featured chefs and pitmasters include Tootsie Tomantez, an 85-year-old grandmother who still shovels the coals at her Texas restaurant; Lennox Hastie, a remarkable Australian chef who sources all of his ingredients from the Outback; Rodney Scott of South Carolina, who is known for his whole hog barbecue; and Rosalia Chay Chuc, a traditional Mayan chef who serves Cochinita Pibil out of her Mexico home. Freaks – You’re One of Us — NETFLIX FILM
A working mom discovers she has superhero powers, suppressed by years of medication, and joins forces with two others like her to better the world.
Thursday, September 3rd
Afonso Padilha: Alma de Pobre — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Brazilian comedian Afonso Padilha dives into his humble beginnings and digs out hilarious stories about his childhood in this very personal set. Love, Guaranteed — NETFLIX FILM
To save her small law firm, earnest lawyer Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook) takes a high-paying case from Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.), a charming new client who wants to sue a dating website that guarantees love. But as the case heats up, so do Susan and Nick’s feelings for each other. Young Wallander — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
An incendiary hate-crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.
Friday, September 4th
Away — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As she embarks on a treacherous mission to Mars commanding an international crew, Emma Green must leave her husband and teen daughter behind. I’m Thinking of Ending Things — NETFLIX FILM
Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm. The Lost Okoroshi
Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy: Part 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
The PALs return to the Palomino Bluffs Riding Academy, where a new term brings big mysteries, fresh friendships and a chance to save the school!
Monday, August 31st
Bad Boys II
Failure to Launch
Get Him to the Greek
He’s Just Not That Into You
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid Part II
The Karate Kid Part III
The Lake House
Life as We Know It
Observe and Report
Rugrats Go Wild
V for Vendetta
Thursday, September 4th
Friday, September 5th
Once Upon a Time: Seasons 1-7
We’ll be back next week with another roundup of all the new shows, movies, and specials arriving and departing from Netflix. In the meantime, check out everything coming and going on Netflix in September, as well as the calendar of release dates for all of Netflix’s original movies and shows.
Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.