New on Netflix: 5 Best Movies and Shows Added in September

… and when and why to watch them

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Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow star in “The Politician,” which debuts on September 27. / Netflix

Whenever you’re not firing up your grill during summer’s final days, fire up your Netflix account and devour these five Netflix films and TV series that we highly recommend. And check out our past additions of must-watch titles recently added to Netflix

1. ‘Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates’

Available: Starting September 20


⌚When to watch it: When you need inspiration from a tech visionary 


Why watch it: What is Bill Gates’s worst fear? “I don’t want my brain to stop working,” the 63-year-old Microsoft founder and philanthropist reveals in Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates. This three-part Netflix documentary explores the billionaire’s life and motivations, particularly in solving complex global issues for the greater good. 

2. ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’

Available: Starting September 20


⌚When to watch it: When you’re craving awkward celeb interviews


Why watch it: The success of Funny or Die talk show Between Two Ferns, hosted by dry humorist Zach Galifianakis, spawned this spin-off Netflix film of the same name. And the celebrity roster for it is stronger than ever: Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, Tiffany Haddish, Brie Larson, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm, David Letterman, Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott, John Cho, Chance the Rapper, Rashida Jones, Hailee Steinfeld, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and Tessa Thompson. Enough said.  

3. ‘The Politician’

Available: Starting September 27


⌚When to watch it: When you want to escape from real politics for a bit  


Why watch it: Ryan Murphy—the mastermind behind American Horror Story, Glee, Pose, Feud and Scream Queens—is now blessing us with a satirical comedy that explores the making of a politician. In The Politician, Tony Award winner Ben Platt plays Payton Hobart, whose life goal is to become the president of the United States, but first he has to finish high school and get into his desired Ivy League university. The Netflix series also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Dylan McDermott and Bette Midler.

4. ‘Hip-Hop Evolution’ Season 3

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Available: Starting September 6


⌚When to watch it: When you’re ready to brush up on music history


Why watch it: In the third season of Hip-Hop Evolution (watch the trailer here), host Shad interviews rappers, DJs and moguls about the genre’s thrilling history, obstacles and progress. The doc series details the commercialization of hip-hop and the impact of Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Lil Kim, Jay-Z, Eminem and other influential artists.  

5. ‘Explained’ Season 2

Available: Starting September 26


⌚When to watch it: When you’re confused by current events and trends

Why watch it: The inaugural season of Explained tackled esports, weed, cryptocurrency, gender pay gap, the water crisis and more. This second season will dissect the billionaire boom, athleisure wear and cults, among other thought-provoking subjects.

Other movies and shows added in September

August 2019 must-watch list

  1. Sticks & Stones 
  2. Hyperdrive 
  3. Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling 
  4. Otherhood 
  5. Sextuplets

July 2019 must-watch list

  1. The Red Sea Diving Resort
  2. Stranger Things, Season 3
  3. Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein
  4. Extreme Engagement
  5. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

June 2019 must-watch list

  1. Black Mirror, Season 5
  2. The Black Godfather
  3. Murder Mystery
  4. Beats
  5. The Chef Show

May 2019 must-watch list

April 2019 must-watch list

March 2019 must-watch list

February 2019 must-watch list

January 2019 must-watch list

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