Essential viewing coming to Netflix this month

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From provocative arthouse cinema to good old-fashioned action, we’ve got you covered.

Autumn is on its way and the nights will soon be drawing in, so you might as well start working on your movie night list. Here are our top picks coming to Netflix this month.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
(September 1)

If you haven’t seen this film yet, what have you been doing with your life? Forget The Matrix or Lord of the Rings, this is Hugo Weaving’s definitive role; a drag queen travelling across the country in a bus to see his estranged son.

Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2
(September 1)

Uma Thurman dons an iconic yellow tracksuit and hunts down the squad of villains who wronged her in this epic martial arts revenge saga, directed by Quentin Tarantino with scenery-chewing appearances from Lucy Liu and Daryl Hannah.

Timeless, Season 1
(September 1)

If you missed this time travel caper when it premiered last year, now’s your chance to binge the whole thing. Abigail Spencer plays a history professor recruited into a secret mission to prevent a terrorist from altering the course of American history. An enjoyable romp which has a lot of fun with its costumes.

Spectre
(September 22)

They’re saying this latest 007 flick was Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond, so shake yourself up a martini and sit back for this action-packed, globetrotting adventure, co-starring Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Monica Bellucci and Christoph Waltz.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour
(September 25)

This dreamy, Palme d’Or-winning French coming of age drama follows schoolgirl Adèle, who experiences an awakening when she encounters a mysterious young woman with blue hair.

Star Trek: Discovery
(September 25)

It’s been over a decade since we’ve had a Star Trek series on our screens, and this new offering has us shook, with an excellent cast led by Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). New episodes will be available on Netflix the day after they air in the States. Beam us up immediately.

Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1 & 2
(September 28)

Lars Von Trier’s provocative art-house drama stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as Joe, who is rescued and taken in by a lonely bachelor. Over tea, she tells him her life story, which comprises a series of deeply explicit episodes… This is most definitely not one to watch on your commute.

Gerald’s Game
(September 29)

Based on one of Stephen King’s most unsettling novels (and that really is saying something), Gerald’s Game is a claustrophobic thriller which begins with a bedroom game going awry, leading to a woman named Jessie handcuffed to a bed in a remote log cabin, all alone. And there’s something lurking outside… Gerald’s Game has previously been called un-adaptable, due to the fact that it takes place in a single room, with a single character — but this Netflix original is directed by Mike Flanagan, who brought us the tense-as-hell thriller Hush.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again
September 29

The classic cartoon adventure series is back! And this time around, the driver of the bus (the sister of original much-loved character Ms. Frizzle) will be none other than Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon!