Showtime in September: What’s Arriving to Netflix This Month

Story by Sydney Fairman
Photo Courtesy of Netflix Official Website

You may dread that the summer lifestyle has officially come to a close, but a new season upon us means that you can look forward to a fresh batch of movies, TV shows and documentaries arriving to Netflix as well.

With so many new arrivals, it can be hard to keep track. We’ve compiled a list of five titles with genres ranging from documentaries to animation for your viewing pleasure.

Happy binge watching!

“Sample This”
Available September 15

This documentary follows how an obscure record by the Incredible Bongo Band laid a foundation for hip hop when a Jamaican American DJ, DJ Herc, sampled percussion breaks by extending them to play back to back.

Narrated by Gene Simmons from KISS, “Sample This” is a documentary that music fans of any genre can enjoy.

Available September 20

“Zootopia” is yet another achievement for the Disney franchise, offering both state-of-the-art animation and well-roundedness that proves even Disney has outdone themselves.

Through the comedic adventures of the characters, it provides a timeless message of acceptance that anyone from ages eight to 80 can enjoy.

“Audrie and Daisy”
Available September 23

On a more serious note, “Audrie and Daisy” covers three separate, yet eerily similar, cases of rape in the United States. Following their outcomes throughout time, social media, court proceedings and police investigations, the documentary premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival last January to critical acclaim.

While the film will likely leave audiences disgusted and demanding change, it’s a noteworthy documentary to add to your Netflix list.

“The Imitation Game”
Available September 28

Loosely based on the biography “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges, “The Imitation Game” follows Benedict Cumberbatch as the real-life British cryptanalyst Alan Turing who deciphered German intelligence codes for British forces during World War II.

The film was criticized for its inaccurate portrayal of historical events and Turing’s characterization, but it has also been hailed as both a critical and commercial success that anyone with a sense of adventure and love of adrenaline can enjoy.

“Amanda Knox”
Available September 30

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past decade, then you’re aware of the Amanda Knox case. The crime documentary, made by filmmakers Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn, are some of the first to get Knox, now 29-years-old, to speak on the 2007 murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. While studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, she and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were quickly arrested, convicted and thrown in prison for 4 years for a crime neither individuals committed.

It’s heart wrenching and heartwarming in the best way possible, the way any documentary should be.