Netflix UK September 2021: best new releases, TV series, movies and documentaries to watch

From Spanish cult hit Money Heist, to the latest season of Sex Education, here are out top picks on Netflix this month

Another month, means another batch of new releases on Netflix. September will see the return of some audience favourites, as well as some films lining up for award season.

From the hormone-filled teenagers of Sex Education, to a real-time behind the scenes look at NASA’s latest project, September has something for everyone.

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These are my top TV and film picks to watch this September on Netflix.

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September UK Netflix releases

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror - 1 September

According to Netflix: “This unflinching series documents the 9/11 terrorist attacks, from al-Qaida’s roots in the 1980s to America’s forceful response, both at home and abroad.”

Afterlife of the Party - 2 September

Those looking for a fun comedy film to watch this September, look no further than Afterlife of the Party. The movie follows a wild party goer called Cassie who dies in a freak accident, only to be presented with a chance to undo her wrongs to earn back her life.

Money Heist S5 - 3 September

After four action packed seasons, the Spanish cult hit is returning for the first half of its final season. Following a group of wannabe bank robbers, and their notorious Professor, Money Heist won over fans thanks to its smart dialogue and impeccable storyline.

Worth - 3 September

Released in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Worth is a political biopic following a lawyer’s battle to get justice for the victims of the terror attacks. Starring Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci, Keaton is tasked with allocating funds for those who lost someone during the attacks in 2001.

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space - 6 September

This new and ambitious series from Netflix aims to follow NASA’s Inspiration4 mission in near real time. Similar to F1’s Drive to Survive, the series will bring viewers a behind the scenes look at the crew members preparing to be the first all-civilian mission into orbit.

Lucifer S6 - 10 September

Another Netflix series will be wrapping up this month, only this time its the devil himself. Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis, will release its sixth and final season of the hellish dramady this month.

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father S5 - 14 September

The final season of Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father will premiere in September. Season five will see Jack and his stuffy father, Michael, take a trip around the UK, instead of the normal exotic locations.

Schumacher - 15 September

If you’re missing Drive to Survive as much as I am, you definitely won’t want to miss Schumacher. The new documentary will explore the life of seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, examining how he became the icon he is today.

Sex Education S3 - 17 September

Everyone’s favourite show about horny teenagers is returning for its third season. Audiences will notice there’s been a bit of time jump in season three, but the show still promises to deliver the same hormone-filled drama and comedy from the students at Mooredale.

Dear White People: Volume 4 - 22 September

Netflix’s smart and political comedy, Dear White People, returns for season four in September. Volume four looks to be like no other. According to to Netflix: “Reunited amid a pandemic, future Sam and Lionel look back on their epic final year together at Winchester — which plays out as a ‘90s musical.”