Netflix: The Best New TV Shows & Movies This Weekend (September 30)

This weekend, Netflix is adding a biographical drama movie, an animated TV special, and a modern version of a literary classic. While studios continue releasing in theaters the movies that had to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic now that cinemas all over the world are open and working again, streaming platforms continue to serve as a home to many of these, as some studios are still opting for releasing their movies directly on streaming, simultaneously in theaters and streaming, or shortening the window between both releases. Such is the case at Netflix, as the streaming giant keeps its doors open for those movies skipping theaters or releasing on streaming shortly after a theatrical release, and this weekend will welcome a movie that falls into the latter category.


Last weekend, Netflix welcomed the collection of animated shorts Minions & More 1 and 2, the Egyptian comedy Mom Is Pregnant, the documentary Facing Nolan, the drama movie Human Capital, and season 5 of Dynasty, along with the miniseries DAHMER - Monster: The Jeffrey Dhamer Story, the documentary The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist, the drama movie A Jazzman’s Blues, and the action thriller Lou. The last days of September will bring Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi movie Elysium, Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, the thriller Inheritance, and the documentary What We Leave Behind, while the first days of October will see the arrival of a bunch of licensed content, most notably the coming-of-age drama Call Me By Your Name, the rom-coms How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days and Runaway Bride, the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, the fantasy movie Labyrinth, both Sex and the City movies, and Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

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As for original content, Netflix subscribers will get to enjoy a movie about Marilyn Monroe’s life, an animated music TV special by Kid Cudi, and a Spanish movie based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Here are the best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix this weekend - September 30.


blonde marilyn monroe norma jeane

Blonde is a psychological biographical drama movie directed by Andrew Dominik and based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates. A fictionalized take on the life of Marilyn Monroe (Ana de Armas), Blonde takes a look at the troubled life of Monroe, from her volatile childhood as Norma Jean to her rise to stardom and her romantic entanglements, showing both sides of the legendary artist: her public persona and her private self. Also starring in Blonde are Bobby Cannavale as a version of Joe DiMaggio, Adrien Brody as a version of Arthur Miller, Xavier Samuel as Cass Chaplin, Julianne Nicholson as Norma Jean’s mother, and more.


Entergalactic Netflix Kid Cudi

Entergalactic is an adult animated music TV special created by Scott Mescudi a.k.a. Kid Cudi. It’s the story of Jabari (Mescudi), a streetwear-clad artist who moves into his dream apartment in the always chaotic New York City and meets his new neighbor, Meadow (Jessica Williams), a photographer. This encounter and the undeniable chemistry between them push Jabari to figure out if he can make space for love in his life. Also part of the voice cast of Entergalactic are Timothée Chalamet, Tyrone Griffin Jr., Vanessa Hudgens, Laura Harrier, Jaden Smith, and Macaulay Culkin.


Rainbow Netflix

Rainbow is a Spanish coming-of-age movie directed by Paco León and a loose adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It’s the story of Dora (Dora Postigo), a teenager with an extraordinary musical talent who leaves home alongside her dog Toto after a fight with her father. This takes her on a journey to Ciudad Capital, where she soon finds herself immersed in a world of wealth, music, and bizarre situations. Also starring in Rainbow are Carmen Maura, Luis Bermejo, Carmen Machi, and Ester Expósito.