Though Netflix was the first of its kind to offer movie streaming, it’s oft-been criticized for not having enough variety or not “having anything good” to offer. The shows it does have on display range from comedies and romance to drama and anime, but sometimes you just can’t find something that will fit the mood you’re in. With that in mind, here’s a look at the new content coming to the streaming service in September 2016.
Get your ominous theme song music ready; the horror classic is coming to Netflix, as Vulture.com notes. Jaws is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Benchley. Fun tidbit: When Benchley was trying to name the novel, his father suggested What’s That Noshin’ On My Laig? Needless to say, Jaws is easier to swallow (pun intended).
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Slate.com labels this one a “must-watch.” If you’re okay with a bit of blood and gore and have enough of an attention span for a 3-hour war epic, then feel free to dive right in (we can’t help feeling like Steven Spielberg wrote this list). The movie got rave reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and IMDB, and its fairly rare for all the critics to agree, so it may be worth a look.
The Amityville Horror (2005)
USA Today found that this creepy classic about a supposedly possessed man who murders his family is also coming to Netflix in September of 2016. It seems the company is gearing up for Halloween by sending chills down our spines with movies such as this and the addition of the supernatural thriller “Stranger Things.”
Watch ‘Em While You Can
As Vulture found, several movies (including The Color Purple and The Emperor’s New Groove) will also be shown the door and booted from Netflix come September. While those shows will be missed, Netflix isn’t the only streaming option; you can see Kuzco and his crazy pals for just $2.99 on YouTube or iTunes, and the same goes for Alice Walker’s classic tale of a woman surviving her abusive husband can be found on those networks as well. While you mourn those who are leaving us soon, check out…
Just when you thought this was going to be a list of depressing movies, Netflix throws a curve ball. According to the New York Times,Zootopia will be one of Netflix’s new additions for September 2016. This hit movie is basically Disney’s Madagascar, and tells the story of a fox and rabbit who must work together to solve a mystery in an animal city by the same name.
Netflix is also adding a Marvel series to its lineup, as DigitalTrends.com will tell you. The original Netflix series Luke Cage will focus on a superhero of the same name, who is better known as Power Man. Luke Cage will be the third Marvel series to air on Netflix after Daredevil and Jessica Jones. One more series, Iron Fist, is slated to come out in 2017 before all 4 heroes team up in the miniseries, the Defenders.
The popular drama Narcos will also make a return to Netflix on September 2nd. The series follows real-life Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his war with the DEA. Pedro Pascal, who played Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones, is back from the television dead as DEA Agent Javier Peña. It’s almost like Netflix stole the Red Viper from HBO…almost.
This popular spy thriller will be available on Netflix starting September 7th, as Decider found. The high-octane show tells the story of Raymond “Red” Reddington, a former FBI agent who helps the government take down mobsters, corrupt politicians, and other criminals on his list.
That’s A Wrap, Folks!
All in all, the new additions make Netflix more valuable than it may have been in the past. Netflix costs just $8/month for now, and has pretty much any genre show or movie you could ask for. Plus, Netflix’s subscription allows it to be free of commercials, something other platforms like Hulu and Amazon Instant Video lack at the moment. Let us know what you want to see Netflix add next in September and beyond in the comments below.