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As is the case every month, Netflix has yet again released countless movies and shows this month. The streaming service offers so many films and shows that it can be hard to choose which one to watch – decision fatigue, it turns out, is a real thing. Here are the five best Netflix September 2020 arrivals.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
I’m Thinking of Ending Things is an uncanny psychological thriller. A young woman (Jessie Buckley) takes a road trip with her new boyfriend Jake (Jesse Plemons) to his family farm despite her having second thoughts about their relationship. Trapped with Jake’s mother (Toni Collette) and father (David Thewlis) due to a snowstorm, the young woman begins to question the intentions of everyone around her and her reality.
This film explores themes of regret, the fragility of the human psyche, the influence of the media, and identity. Charlie Kaufman, who wrote Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, directed and wrote I’m Thinking of Ending Things, inspired by Iain Reid’s bestselling namesake novel.
For his feature debut, director Cho Il uses minimalist film techniques in #Alive, a quarantine horror story.
Joon-woo (Yoo Ah-in) is a video game streamer who lives with his family in Seoul, Korea. One day while his family is out, he turns on the television and sees breaking news that a mysterious, rapidly-spreading unknown disease is causing infected people to act strangely. The government has lost all control.
From his balcony, Joon-woo sees masses of people frantically running and several car accidents. While the outside world crumbles, he must survive while he is forced to stay alone at his apartment on lockdown with just a few resources.
The Lost Okoroshi
An absurdist Nigerian film directed by Abba Makama, The Lost Okoroshi is a shambolic satiric fantasy. A disillusioned security guard (Seun Ajayi) is haunted by dreams of an ancestral Okoroshi masquerade. He often contemplates leaving the country’s most populous city Lagos with his wife (Judith Audu) and getting a farm because he believes his ancestors lived a better life.
One morning, he wakes up and realizes he has transformed into a mute spirit, and now he has to figure out how to navigate his new life. This Nollywood film critiques life in modern Nigeria through an offbeat, surreal lens.
The story of Enola Holmes is set in England in the late 19th century on the brink of global change. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) discovers that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared. Her mother left behind several gifts but no clues as to where she’s gone or why.
Enola, a free-spirited girl, finds herself under the care of her brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin). Her brothers try to make her become a “proper” young lady. For this film, The director of Fleabag, Harry Bradbeer, has paired with Shameless‘s writer, Jack Throne, to create an adventure based on the young adult detective book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries.
Van Helsing: Season 4
Van Helsing’s fourth season will be available on Netflix later this month. The show centers on Vanessa Helsing (Kelly Overton), the daughter of famous vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, Dracula’s nemesis. After a cataclysmic event, Vanessa wakes up after five years in a coma to find out that vampires have achieved world domination. She also discovers she possesses unique power over vampires, making her humanity’s last hope to lead a resistance group of vampire hunters.
This show features a diverse cast of vampires and vampire hunters. In the fourth season, Vanessa, with her ancestor Lilly (Julie Lynn Mortensen), goes on a journey to utilize power and destroy the remaining vampire elders.
What Netflix arrivals are you most excited about this month? Sound off in the comments!