If your social calendar in September is looking about as interesting as a damp flannel, then Netflix is on hand to help you forget about how terrible your life is with some new additions to its roster.
It’s no secret that UK Netflix sucks way more than its American counterpart. Thankfully, it seems that the entertainment giant is aware of this, and is willing to throw us a bone with some decent movies and shows. Here’s a quick run-down of some of the things you can expect to be watching this month:
Monsters University (11 September)
Granted, it’s not a good as the original, but Monsters University still holds up pretty well. If you’ve ever wondered what happened before Mike and Sully became the top scaring team they were in Monsters Inc, then you better believe this movie has the answers. There are probably worse ways to spend a couple of hours.
Keith Richards: Under The Influence (18 September)
If you’ve ever stared longingly into the pinhole eyes of rock’s favourite peperami and wondered, ‘what the fuck happened to this guy’, then this documentary is for you. Chronicling the life and times of the best/worst guitarist in modern music, Keith Richards: Under The Influence is a pretty comprehensive look at the man himself.
In case you were wondering, drugs happened to him. Lots of drugs.
Toy Story 1 & 2 (11 & 18 September)
It’s hard to believe that these films have only just found their way to Netflix. As the ultimate childhood throwback movie, Toy Story and its sequels are a must watch. If you’re sat there telling yourself you hate Toy Story, you’re only lying to yourself and you will be shunned from society appropriately. You. Are. A. Toy.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (16 September)
Once you get past the fact that they’re not as good as Battle Royale, but much better than Battle Royale 2, The Hunger Games films are actually pretty damn good. Catching Fire is clearly better than Mockingjay Part 1, but it’s still enough to tide you over until Part 2 is released in November. Worth a watch if only to marvel at the late, great Philip Symour Hoffman.
Thor: The Dark World (24 September)
The first Thor movie was great, Thor: The Dark World… it’s still a kind of enjoyable movie if you don’t pay any attention to the plot. Tom Hiddleston turns in a top performance as Thor’s staff-grabbing evil brother Loki, and Chris Hemsworth hammers it up as the blondest Norse God this side of Asgard. If you’re waiting patiently for the next Marvel film, this is the one.
Check out the full list of movies heading to Netflix this month below:
The Reconstruction Of William Zero (film, 2014)
Banshee Chapter (film, 2013)
Dark Summer (film, 2015)
The One (film, 2001)
Badults (TV, season 1)
Still Game (TV, season 4 and 5)
1971 (documentary, 2014)
Capital C (documentary, 2014)
Aliens On The Moon: The Truth Exposed (documentary, 2014)
Living On One Dollar (documentary, 2013)
Bad Night (film, 2015)
Entertainment (film, 2014)
Nas: Time Is Illmatic (documentary, 2014)
I Dream of Wires (documentary, 2014)
Left Behind (film, 2014)
All Things to All Men (film, 2013)
Starry Eyes (film, 2014)
Monsters University (film, 2013)
Toy Story (film, 1995)
Still Life (film, 2013)
Promised Land (film, 2012)
The Wise Kids (film, 2011)
Only Fools and Horses (TV, seasons 1 and 2)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (film, 2014)
Swing Vote (film, 2008)
The Odessa File (film, 1974)
Return to Oz (film, 1985)
Toy Story 2 (film, 1999)
Keith Richards: Under The Influence (documentary, 2015)
R.I.P.D. (film, 2013)
From Beyond (film, 1986)
Night of the Comet (film, 1984)
Stargate: The Ark of Truth (film, 2008)
Stephen King’s Thinner (film, 1996)
The Kite Runner (film, 2007)
Thor: The Dark World (film, 2013)
Iris (documentary, 2015)
Planes (film, 2013)
Housebound (film, 2014)
Spring (film, 2014)