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Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of Sept. 28, 2020

Brad Pitt as Achilles in "Troy."
Warner Brothers

Good news, Netflix lovers! A new month begins this week, and your fave streaming service is dropping a smorgasbord of new titles. It’s time to start planning that watch party!

From new documentaries to classic films, like Basic Instant and Cape Fear, here’s everything coming to Netflix this week:

  • September 28
    • Whose Vote Counts, Explained: This documentary explores voting, and the inequities in the U.S.
  • September 29
    • Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia: Comedian Michelle Buteau’s comedy special debuts.
    • Welcome to Sudden Death: A security guard attempts to rescue hostages from a basketball arena.
  • September 30
    • American Murder: The Family Next Door: This investigative documentary looks at the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her kids.
    • Wentworth: Season 8: The series about a women’s prison continues.

  • October 1
    • Good Morning, Verônica: Season 1: A cop sets out to find a dating-site predator and discovers a sinister couple instead.
    • Carmen Sandiego: Season 3: The animated version of the famous ’90s kids’ series continues.
    • Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood: An Oktoberfest competition between two family-owned breweries results in murder.
    • All Because of You: A hotel employee gets involved in a hostage situation while falling in love.
    • The Worst Witch: Season 4: This series follows a non-magical girl’s adventures at a witch academy.
    • A.M.I.: Articifical intelligence leads a girl on a murder spree.
    • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls: Jim Carrey’s zany pet detective returns in the sequel to the 1994 original.
    • Along Came a Spider: Morgan Freeman stars as James Patterson’s famous detective, Alex Cross
    • Bakugan: Armored Alliance: Season 2: Kids team up to protect an emerging species.
    • Basic Instinct: Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas star in this famous ’90s film.

  • October 1 (continued)
    • Black ’47: An Irish mercenary attempts to avenge his family.
    • Cape Fear: Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake of the ’60s film about a lawyer (Nick Nolte) protecting his family from a terrifying criminal (Robert De Niro).
    • Code Lyoko: Seasons 1-4: Students discover a parallel universe in this animated series.
    • The Dukes of Hazzard: Bo and Luke Duke get a second go in this early ’00s remake.
    • Employee of the Month: Two men compete for this title at a bulk discount store to impress a woman.
    • Enemy at the Gates: A Russian sharpshooter and a politico fall for the same woman during World War II.
    • Evil: Season 1: A Catholic priest, a skeptical psychologist, and a contractor team up to investigate unsolved cases, which may or may not be supernatural.

  • October 1  (continued)
    • Fargo: The film that inspired the hit series.
    • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate: A chef battles other chefs in this animated series.
    • Free State of Jones: Matthew McConaughey stars in this film about an anti-slavery uprising in Mississippi.
    • Ghost Rider: Nicholas Cage stars in this adaptation of the comic book series.
    • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past: Charles Dickens’ famous A Christmas Carol is told through a man and his exes.
    • Gran Torino: A man forms a bond with his neighbors in this Clint Eastwood film.
    • Her: A man falls for an operating system.
    • House of 1,000 Corpses: A couple stumble upon a murderous home in this horror film.
    • Human Nature: This documentary looks at the genetic modification of humans.
    • Hunt for the WilderpeopleTaika Waititi directs this film about a man and his son hunted in the wilderness.
    • I’m Leaving Now: A man returns to Mexico, only to find his family doesn’t want him there.

  • October 1
    • The Longest Yard: A football-player-turned-inmate organizes a team in this 1974 original.
    • The Parkers: A mother and daughter attend the same college in this series.
    • The Pirates! Band of Misfits: A pirate competes for Pirate of the Year in this swashbuckling animated film.
    • Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire: This documentary examines the life of the famous painter.
    • The Prince & Me: A woman accidentally falls for a prince while at college.
    • Poseidon: A remake of the classic film about a sinking ocean liner.
    • The Outpost: This film tells the story of the Battle of Kamdesh during the U.S.-Afghanistan War.
    • Stranger Than Fiction: Will Ferrell plays an IRS auditor who hears the voice of the author writing his story.
    • Superman Returns: Superman (Brandon Routh) returns to Earth after five years on Krypton and has to prove himself all over again.
    • Sword Art Online: Alicization: Players get stuck in a virtual reality game in this anime.

  • October 1
    • Troy: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, and Diane Kruger star in this film adaptation of The Iliad. 
    • The Unicorn: Season 1: This CBS comedy follows a man starting to date again after the death of his wife.
    • WarGames: A high school hacker might start a nuclear war.
    • We Have Always Lived in the Castle: The film adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s psychological thriller.
    • Yogi Bear: Hide your picnic baskets—Yogi’s here!
    • You Cannot Hide: Season 1: A nurse and her daughter move to Spain to escape her drug-trafficking husband.

  • October 2
    • A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween: An animated car must get his Halloween candy.
    • You’ve Got This: A man is handed a baby on the street and must take care of it in this comedy.
    • The Binding: A curse attempts to consume a woman’s daughter.
    • Dick Johnson Is Dead: This documentary follows a filmmaker and her father as they stage different deaths for him.
    • Emily in Paris: An American is hired at a marketing firm in Paris to offer a U.S. perspective.
    • Òlòtūré: A journalist goes undercover to expose human trafficking in this film.
    • Serious Men: A man lies about his social status, placing his son in danger.
    • Song Exploder: Singer/songwriters delve into the creative process in this documentary.
    • Vampires vs. the Bronx: A group of teenagers in the Bronx must protect it from vampires.
  • October 4
    • Colombiana: A woman becomes a killer to avenge her family.
    • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet: The famous broadcaster recaps his life and the way he’s seen nature evolve.
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