Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week's highlights include the original sci-fi thriller The I-Land, new episodes of Terrace House, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and a stack of new documentaries.
Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of September 9 to September 15.
This week's most interesting Netflix Original is probably The I-Land; a science fiction thriller that looks to be a cross between Lost and the real-life "Fyre festival" debacle. Watch out for it on Thursday.
Fans of documentaries are very well catered for, with six new series dropping onto the service this week. Subjects include the notorious mafia informer Tommaso Buscetta, a scientific exploration of the human brain and er, Chelsea Handler.
There are some decent third-party movies coming too, including 2005's underrated adaptation of War Of The Worlds, T2: Trainspotting, the aforementioned Fantastic Beasts sequel and the Jim Carrey classic The Mask. Anime junkies should also check out Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato and Black Lagoon.
A leaked sales deck for 2017's disastrous Fyre Festival contains the pitch CEO Billy McFarland gave investors ahead of the failed event. The model-festooned sales deck contains misleading information about the festival and has been described as "beyond parody." Here are the slides.
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.
New Netflix TV Shows
Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 (10 September)
Six strangers share a fabulous house in Tokyo, looking for love while living under the same roof. With no script, what happens next is all up to them.
The I-Land (12 September)
Wiped clean of memories and thrown together, a group of strangers fight to survive harsh realities — and the island that traps them.
The Ranch: Part 7 (13 September)
While Colt tries to reconcile with Abby, Beau navigates the challenges of aging and Luke seeks his family's forgiveness.
Unbelievable (13 September)
Based on real events, a teen reports and eventually recants her reported rape, while two female detectives, states away, investigate evidence that could reveal the truth.
September's come around and along with the fresh spring weather, there's a new bundle of content to get through from Stan, Netflix and Foxtel. Strap in because we're about to give you a dump of September's streaming lineup and you're going to have to add scores more to your to-watch shame pile.
New Netflix Movies
Tall Girl (13 September)
Jodi (Ava Michelle) has always been the tallest girl in school — and she's always been uncomfortable with it. After slouching her way through life for 16 years and being made fun of by classmates, Jodi meets Stig (Luke Eisner), a seemingly perfect Swedish foreign exchange student who's even taller than she is.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (13 September)
The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Head Count (13 September)
A group of teenagers unknowingly summon a paranormal presence during their weekend trip to the Joshua Tree desert. This monster mimics their appearances to hide among them and seeks to separate them into groups of five to complete its deadly ritual.
T2: Trainspotting (14 September)
After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.
War of the Worlds (15 September)
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.
Trouble with the Curve (15 September) A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.
War Dogs (15 September) Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Storks (15 September)
Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.
The Tuxedo (15 September)
A hapless chauffeur must take a comatose Secret Agent's place using his special gadget-laden tuxedo.
The Mask (15 September)
Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Bill Burr: Paper Tiger (10 September)
Stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster, Bill Burr, delivers a scathing review on the state of the world in his new Netflix stand-up comedy special, Bill Burr: Paper Tiger. Filmed in front of a packed house at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, Burr dives into Michelle Obama’s book tour, the problem with male feminists, his hang-ups on taking a bath, and why his personality is affecting his marriage.
Our Godfather (10 September)
A feature-length documentary about Tommaso Buscetta, the first high-ranking Italian mafia boss ever to turn against Cosa Nostra. Buscetta helped convict more than 400 Mafiosi and became the Mob's most wanted man in the world.
Evelyn (10 September)
A man and his two siblings take an epic walk from Scotland to London to find peace and acceptance 12 years after their brother's death by suicide.
The Mind, Explained (12 September)
From dreaming to anxiety disorders, discover what's happening inside your brain with this illuminating documentary series.
Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea (13 September)
In this documentary, Chelsea Handler explores how white privilege impacts American culture — and the ways it’s benefited her own life and career.
The Chef Show: Volume 2 (13 September)
Cooking is a journey. And making a meal is about more than just food. It’s about appreciating friends, family and tradition. An opportunity to come together. To learn, to share and to celebrate different flavors, cultures and people.
Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison (15 September)
On the 50th Anniversary of Johnny Cash's famous prison concert, Los Tigres del Norte return to Folsom prison to tell stories through music.
Kids & Anime
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato (13 September)
Ikoma and the Iron Fortress take their fight to the battlegrounds of Unato, joining the alliance to reclaim the region from the kabane horde.
BLACK LAGOON: Seasons 1 & 2 (13 September)
A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.
The Last Kids on Earth (17 September)
When zombies and monsters invade his hometown, a scrappy boy teams up with his friends to survive the apocalypse. Based on the popular book series.
With an ever-increasing number of streaming services available in Australia, it's becoming harder (at least, more time-consuming) to figure out where a movie or television series is streaming from. Add to that, content is a revolving door with licences expiring and new ones beginning. Luckily for us, there's a site that tells you where to find your favourite new-release movie or show.