What to watch on Netflix: September

What: Milk

Why You Should Watch It: The true story of Harvey Milk and his struggle to become California’s first openly gay elected official, stars Sean Penn in the lead role and Josh Brolin as the man who assassinated him. Directed by Good Will Hunting’s Gus Van Sant it received a whopping eight Oscar nominations and two wins (for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay). The 2008 film was universally praised by critics and is definitely one for your must-watch list.
When It’s On Netflix: 01/09/14

What: Doctor Who – Season Seven

Why You Should Watch It: With the new season of Doctor Who underway at the moment, now is the perfect time to revisit the last season to include much-loved trio Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. Featuring amazing episodes such as Asylum Of The Daleks, which starred current companion Jenna Coleman for the first time, The Angels Take Manhattan – Amy and Rory’s final episode – and the season finale, The Name of the Doctor, which… well, enough said. Now all you need is the 50th anniversary episode and you’re in Doctor Who heaven.
When It Hits Netflix: 09/09/14

What: Skyfall

Why You Should Watch It: For James Bond’s 50th anniversary Sam Mendes and Eon Productions pulled out all the stops with Skyfall. It certainly paid off with the film becoming the seventh-highest grossing movie of all time and winning two BAFTAs, two Oscars and two Grammys. Not only is it an excellent action film and one of Bond’s best outings to date, but it also sees Judi Dench give her final performance as the uncompromising M.
When It Hits Netflix: 10/09/14

What: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Why You Should Watch It: The follow-up to the first highly successfully movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian trilogy, sees the return of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Achieving what most sequels fail to do, Catching Fire is bigger and better than the first and although it might not be a big award winner, it’s definitely worth putting on your must-watch list, especially with Mockingjay – Part 1 landing in cinemas this November.
When It Hits Netflix: 22/09/14

What: Frankenweenie

Why You Should Watch It: Tim Burton remade his short Frankenweenie into an animated feature film in 2012, which was Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated for Best Animated Feature. A parody of many different versions of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, it features the voices of Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Winona Ryder. While it isn’t Burton’s best film, Frankenweenie is still a great comedy and is enjoyed by fans and newbies alike.
When It Hits Netflix: 25/09/14

What: Pocahontas

Why You Should Watch It: This might seem like an odd choice but hear us out. Pocahontas is not only an excellent film if you’re looking to enjoy a classic Disney flashback, but it also won two Oscars and two Golden Globes for his incredible music. Plus, you can’t argue with a film whose cast includes Mel Gibson, Billy Connolly and Christian Bale.
When It Hits Netflix: 26/09/14

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Lauren O'Callaghan

Updated: Sep 16, 2014

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