From deranged superheroes, pint-sized detectives and killer babysitters, this month’s streaming lineup has it all. As we inch toward the fall television season, streaming is here to fill the gap with a ton of new and inventive originals.
Arguably one of the biggest drops this month will be Season 2 of The Boys, the twisted and bloody drama on Amazon Prime. Season 1 turned the show into a critical and cult hit, and Year 2 is already scoring a ton of whale-crashing buzz. Disney+ is also trying out its new premium VOD options with the streaming debut of Mulan, which will be available on the service for an additional $29.99. Hulu also has a new original with the series Woke about an African-American cartoonist who starts communicating with inanimate objects after a life-changing turn of fate.
Netflix is bringing a whole lot of originals for the month, led by the bloody new sequel The Babysitter: Killer Queen, about a teenager trying to survive an attack from a freshly resurrected gang of killer teen cultists. The first film, also a Netflix original, was a ton of fun. The OG super-streamer is also debuting the new original series Away, starring Hilary Swank as an astronaut sent on a lengthy mission. The new original film Enola Holmes, starring Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill, also debuts this month. Animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is also out for some family-friendly dino adventures.
Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you’ll be bingeing this September.
Away (Netflix Original Series): A fresh, sci-fi Netflix original series aims to send Hilary Swank to space. The 10-episode first season looks to be equal parts space-y and family drama, as Swank’s astronaut leaves behind her family and teenage daughter when she takes off on a three-year mission.
The Babysitter: Killer Queen (Netflix Film): Need a bit of sexy, murderous intrigue to wrap up the summer? This should do the trick. The sequel to McG’s horror-comedy-thriller The Babysitter brings back some cast members like Judah Lewis, Robbie Amell and Bella Thorne, and tells a fresh story following the same boy who survived the first film’s wild horror ride. The first film was a horror-comedy throwback, and a ton of fun, so here’s hoping Part 2 keeps it rolling.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (Netflix Original Series): The Jurassic World franchise takes an animated turn, following some kids who are enjoying a summer camp at the park when all hell (umm, dinos?) break loose. It looks to ride that line of kid-friendly and still generally exciting, and could be a fun, family-friendly adventure.
Enola Holmes (Netflix Film): Originally eyed for a theatrical release, this one shifted to Netflix in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. The A-list mystery tale follows Stranger Things alum Millie Bobby Brown as the young sister of the legendary detective, as she takes on a case all her own. The supporting cast includes Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as Sherlock himself, but even with some stars around her, this is Enola’s story.
The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! — Netflix Family
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Muppets Most Wanted
Puss in Boots
Freaks: You’re One of Us (Netflix Film)
Away (Netflix Original Series)
The Lost Okoroshi
Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy: Part 2 — Netflix Original
StarBeam: Season 2 — Netflix Family
The Babysitter: Killer Queen (Netflix Film)
The Gift: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
The Idhun Chronicles — Netflix Anime
Julie and the Phantoms — Netflix Family
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Pets United — Netflix Family
Pokémon Journeys: The Series: Part 2 — Netflix Family
America’s Book of Secrets: Season 2
Ancient Aliens: Season 3
Izzy’s Koala World — Netflix Family
The Smurfs: Season 2
The Universe: Season 2
Challenger: The Final Flight — Netflix Documentary
The Devil All the Time — Netflix Film
Dragon’s Dogma — Netflix Anime
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous — Netflix Family
Ratched — Netflix Original
Enola Holmes (Netflix Film)
The Good Place: Season 4
Van Helsing: Season 4
Woke: Complete Season 1: A new high-concept series from Hulu starring Lamorne Morris isn’t exactly genre but it’s fairly genre adjacent. Keef stars as an African-American cartoonist on the verge of mainstream success, but his life changes and suddenly inanimate objects come to life and have him seeing the world in new ways. The visual style looks great, and it certainly looks to tackle relevant social issues in a fresh way.
The Twilight Saga: If you’ve been wanting to catch up on sparkly vampires and love stories, you’re in luck, because the whole Twilight saga is hitting Hulu this month. The series was a monster hit, and is admittedly an acquired taste, but if it’s your jam — rock on out.
Gemini Man: Will Smith stars in this rollicking sci-fi adventure about a man who faces off with a younger clone of himself. The effects work is excellent and wild, even if the story leaves a bit to be desired.
Mike Tyson Mysteries: Complete Season 4 (Adult Swim)
Aeon Flux (2005)
An American Haunting (2006)
Bad Girls from Mars (1991)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Demolition Man (1993)
Evil Dead II (1987)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Mechanic (1972)
The Omen (2006)
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Practical Magic (1998)
The Terminator (1984)
Trolls World Tour (2020)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)
The Woods (2006)
Madagascar: A Little Wild: Complete Season 1A (Hulu Original)
American Ninja Warrior: Season 12 Premiere (NBC)
Woke: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)
My Hero Academia: Episodes 64 – 76 (Funimation)
Archer: Season 11 Premiere (FXX)
Gemini Man (2019)
StarDog and TurboCat (2020)
The Haunted (2020)
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards: Special (ABC)
The Addams Family (2019)
Cosmos: Possible Worlds: Special (Fox)
Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans (2019)
Bob’s Burgers: Season 11 Premiere (Fox)
Family Guy: Season 19 Premiere (Fox)
The Simpsons: Season 32 Premiere (Fox)
The Boys Season 2: Arguably one of the biggest stories of the month, Amazon’s acclaimed, bloody, foul-mouthed and mind-blowing (and frying) superhero series is back for its second season. The show follows a rag-tag group of average guys out to stop the corrupt superheroes running roughshod over the world.
Utopia Season 1: This one is a bit twisty, but looks to be a good one. The show is a conspiracy thriller that follows a hardcore group of fans who realize the conspiracy from their favorite comic is actually true. From there, they kick off a wild adventure to save the world.
Casino Royale (2006)
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
The Haunted Palace (1963)
The Last House On The Left (1972)
The Video Dead (1986)
The Woods (2006)
Yongary: Monster From The Deep (1967)
Codename: Kids Next Door: Season 1 (Boomerang)
Hero Elementary: Season 1 (PBS Kids)
Dino Dana The Movie – Amazon Original Movie (2020)
The Boys Season 2 (Amazon Original Series)
Gemini Man (2019)
The Addams Family (2019)
Utopia Season 1 (Amazon Original Series)
Mulan: Disney’s latest live-action adaptation of a beloved animated adventure arrives not on the big screen but premium VOD. After punting the theatrical release a few times due to the pandemic, Disney finally made the decision shift the film to streaming. But instead of regular ol’ VOD, the movie will now debut for a $29.99 cost on Disney+, in addition to the service’s regular subscription fee.
The Wolverine: It’s often glossed over for the (admittedly better) Logan, but Hugh Jackman’s previous solo X-Men film is also a great story. It gets to the heart of the character, has some interesting world building in the Marvel universe, and features some absolutely wild samurai fighting action — and now it’s streaming on Disney+.
D2: The Mighty Ducks
D3: The Mighty Ducks
Trick or Treat
Earth to Ned
One Day At Disney – Episode 140
Muppets Now – Season Finale
Pixar In Real Life – Season Finale
Weird But True – Episode 304
One Day At Disney – Episode 141 – “Amanda Lauder: Chef Chocolatier”
Weird But True – Episode 305 – “Photography”
Ever After: A Cinderella Story
Kingdom of the Mummies (s1)
Marvel Super Hero Adventures (s4)
Once Upon a Time (S1-7)
One Day At Disney – Episode 142
Weird But True – Episode 306
Fancy Nancy: Fancy it Yourself (s2)
Muppet Babies (S2)
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom
One Day At Disney – Episode 143
Weird But True – Episode 307
Raised By Wolves: HBO’s newest sci-fi series looks to be very much in that Westworld-y vein, and even brings Ridley Scott along as a producer. The show is set in a future where androids have been tasked with raising human children on a mysterious new planet. It’s an ambitious concept and one HBO looks to be pulling off with its usual big-budget aplomb.
The Invisible Man: If you missed it on the big screen or VOD, the recent genre horror thriller is hitting streaming this month. The film stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman being terrorized by an invisible ex-lover. It’s haunting, terrifying and extremely good. Not surprisingly, Moss is also great in it.
Final Destination 5
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Lost in Space
See No Evil
Shrek Forever After
Snakes on a Plane
Son of the Mask
The Devil Inside
V for Vendetta
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
Doctor Who: Season 12
Miracle Workers: Season 1
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes: Seasons 1-3
Sealab 2021: Seasons 1-5
Squidbillies: Seasons 1-12
Young Sheldon: Seasons 1-3
Raised by Wolves: Season 1 Premiere
Spies in Disguise
Re:ZERO: Season 2
The Invisible Man
Color Out of Space: After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story; adapted and directed by Richard Stanely.
Spiral: Malik (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, American Horror Story), and Aaron (Ari Cohen, It: Chapter Two), a same-sex couple, move to a small town in search of a better environment for them and their 16-year-old daughter (Jennifer Laporte, Web of Dreams). But nothing is as it seems as something sinister lies behind the picturesque homes and welcoming faces of their new neighbors. With Ty Wood, Chandra West and Lochlyn Munroe. Written by Colin Minihan (writer of the Shudder Original Z and the upcoming new Urban Legend) and John Poliquin, directed by Kurtis David Harder (Summerland).
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Color Out of Space – A Shudder Exclusive
The Vampire Lovers
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau
Fade to Black
NOS4A2 (Season 2)
Door Into Darkness
Spiral – A Shudder Original
September 24 Verotika – A Shudder Exclusive
PEACOCK, APPLE TV+, AND QUIBI
Not much on the new genre front for these three this month, though they do all have plenty of sci-fi and fantasy hanging around their back catalogs if you missed anything on the first go ’round. Already-streaming highlights include Battlestar Galactica and Brave New World on Peacock; For All Mankind and Amazing Stories on Apple TV+; and Survive and Most Dangerous Game on Quibi.