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What to watch on Netflix right now: Best movies and TV shows this month

by Randee Dawn /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Netflix has more great programming than anyone could possibly consume in their lifetime. So how do you know where to start? Here's TODAY's special list of recommendations for September that you won't want to miss — from modern classics to bouncy musicals and cult classics. So get ready to settle into your sofa, and chill inside while it's hot out!

All New

Danny (Finn Jones) and Colleen (Jessica Henwick) on "Iron Fist."
Get ready for fist-pumping action with the return of Danny (Finn Jones) and Colleen (Jessica Henwick) on "Iron Fist."Linda Kallerus/Netflix

"Marvel's Iron Fist"

Back for a second season, "Iron Fist" is one part of the vast Marvel universe and stars Danny Rand as Iron Fist, a martial arts expert who has one big superpower he can summon: the Iron Fist. (Sept. 7)

"Norm Macdonald Has a Show"

Admittedly, the title of the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member's new talk show sounds like they didn't put a lot of effort into it, but maybe that's because they were focusing so hard on an all-star first-season lineup of guests, including David Letterman, Jane Fonda, Chevy Chase and Michael Keaton. (Sept. 14)

Netflix's September lineup
Laugh it up with D.L. Hughley.NETFLIX

"D.L. Hughley: Contrarian"

Comedian, star of "The Hughleys" and former "Dancing with the Stars" participant D.L. Hughley's 11th stand-up comedy special was filmed in Philadelphia in May. (Sept. 18)

Netflix's September lineup
Emma Stone has a bad dream in "Maniac."NETFLIX

"Maniac"

Based on a Norwegian TV show, this dark comedy limited series stars Oscar winner Emma Stone and Jonah Hill as two participants in a pharmaceutical trial that tries to repair their minds. Needless to say, complications ensue. (Sept. 21 )

Also add to the queue: "Aytpical" (Sept. 7, season two); "City of Joy" (Sept. 7); "Sierra Burgess Is a Loser" (Sept. 7); "American Vandal" (Sept. 14, season two); "The Good Cop" (Sept. 21); "Nappily Ever After" (Sept. 21); "Quincy" (Sept. 21); "Hold the Dark" (Sept. 28).

Certified Classics

Netflix's September lineup
Chadwick Boseman roars as T'Challa in "Black Panther."NETFLIX

"Marvel Studios' Black Panther" (2017)

One of the biggest blockbusters of last year is about to land, so make sure you tune in for the angst, the battles and some serious warrior power. Wakanda forever! (Sept. 4)

Netflix's September lineup
You can "Call the Midwife" directly from your living room.NETFLIX

"Call the Midwife"

This charming, hard-hitting look at midwives in midcentury London is always good for a cry and a laugh, so get ready for a joyous delivery of season seven. (Sept. 7)

Netflix's September lineup
Run, don't walk, to check out "The Walking Dead."NETFLIX

"The Walking Dead"

Infuriating yet compulsively watchable, the humans vs. zombies vs. humans saga's eighth season is about to stagger onto the scene. (Aug. 28)

Also add to the queue: "Quantico" (Sept. 2, season three); "Disney's A Wrinkle In Time" (Sept. 25)

Going, Going ... Gone!

Netflix's September lineup
Jennifer Garner in "13 Going on 30."NETFLIX

"13 Going on 30" (2004) (Sept. 1); "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008) (Sept. 1); "Ghostbusters" (1983) (Sept. 1); "The Dark Knight" (2008) (Sept. 1); "The Descent" (2005) (Sept. 1); "The Imitation Game" (2014)(Sept. 28).

Don't be remote! Be sure to check back right here in October to see what Netflix has coming up next.

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