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‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and More Coming to Netflix This September (Plus Indiewire’s Picks)

'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Lawrence of Arabia' and More Coming to Netflix This September (Plus Indiewire's Picks)

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September marks the official beginning of awards season, thanks to a handful of major festivals that will start bringing contenders to the forefront, and luckily Netflix is following suit with its own collection of past and contemporary masterpieces, including award-winners from Jason Reitman, Wes Anderson and Tim Burton. From perhaps the greatest war picture ever made to the latest of indie icon Hal Hartley, check out all of the new titles hitting Netflix next month below. 

Synopses partially provided by Netflix.

Available 9/1
“Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher” (2014)
“Blackbird” (2014)
“Capital C” (2014)
“Combustion” (2014)
“Divorce Crop” (2014)
“Giggle and Hoot’s Best Ever!” (2014)
“Hamlet” (1990)
“Hardball” (1991)
“Heather McDonald: I Don’t Mean to Brag” (2014)

Indiewire Pick: “Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version” (1962)

This Oscar-winning epic from David Lean tells the true story of T.E. Lawrence, who helped unite warring Arab tribes to strike back against the Turks in World War I. Peter O’ Toole, Omar Sharif and Alec Guinness star, but it’s really F.A. Young’s stunning cinematography that steals the show. Make sure to find the biggest television possible to screen this Hollywood classic.

“Masters of the Universe” (1987)
“Mississippi Damned” (2009)
“One Man From Tehran” (2013)
“Rambo: First Blood” (1982)
“Rambo: First Blood Part II” (1985)
“Rambo III: Ultimate Edition” (1988)
“Shake the Dust” (2004)
“Sleepy Hallow” (1999)*
“Such Good People” (2014)
“The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” (2005)
“The Monster Squad” (1987)

Indiewire Pick: “Up in the Air” (2009)

Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) racks up miles flying around the country firing employees on behalf of companies. But he faces losing the job he savors to recent college grad Natalie Keener (Anna Kendrick in her breakout role) and losing the ability to escape emotional ties to anything. Vera Farmiga also stars in this socially conscious drama from Jason Reitman. The movie earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

“Zathura” (2009)

Available 9/2
“Black or White” (2014)
“Miss Julie” (2014)

Available 9/3
“Drumline: A New Beat” (2014)

Available 9/4 
“Bad Night” (2015)

Available 9/8

Indiewire Pick: “6 Years” (2015) – Netflix Exclusive 

“A Teacher” director Hannah Fidell returns with this emotionally resonant story about a volatile young couple who have been together for six years but face an uncertain future as college and unexpected career opportunities approach. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the SXSW Film Festival this year and stars Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield. 

“Love At First Flight” (2014)

Available 9/9
“Teen Beach Movie 2” (2015)

Available 9/11
“About Elly” (2009)
“God Bless the Child” (2015)
“Madame Bovary” (2014)

Available 9/12
“It Happened Here” (2015)
“The Roughnecks” (2014)
“Why Did I Get Married?” (2007)

Available 9/13
“Pixies” (2014)

Available 9/15
“Closer to the Moon” (2015)
“Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” (2014) – Netflix Exclusive
“Rubble Kings” (2015)
“The Bank Job” (2008)
“The Road Within” (2015)

Available 9/16

Indiewire Pick: “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012) 

Wes Anderson’s quirky drama follows the frantic search that ensues in a small New England town when two 12-year-olds fall in love and run away together. As the townsfolk hunt for the vanished kids, a storm causes even more profound communal upheaval. Nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, the film features a standout ensemble cast that includes Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton.

“Reservation Road” (2007)

Available 9/18
“Keith Richards: Under the Influence” (2015)  – Netflix Original 

Available 9/22
“Philomena” (2013)
“SMOSH: The Movie” (2015)

Available 9/23
“The Loft” (2015)

Available 9/24

Indiewire Pick: “Iris” (2014)

At 93, fashion legend Iris Apfel is clearly still at the top of her game — supervising the dress selections for a tour, advising models and negotiating with buyers — in this affectionate documentary by Albert Maysles, himself an octogenarian.

Available 9/26
“The Canyons” (2013)

Available 9/29
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (2013)
“Monster High: Boo York” (2015)
“RL Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls” (2015)

Available 9/30
“Leafie: A Hen into the Wild” (2011)
“Midnight’s Children” (2012)

Indiewire Pick: “Ned Rifle” (2014)

Hal Hartley’s latest is the sequel to “Henry Fool” (1997) and “Fay Grim” (2006) and stars Aubrey Plaza, Liam Aiken and Parker Posey. Henry and Fay’s son Ned sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother’s life. But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome Susan, whose connection to Henry predates even his arrival in the lives of the Grim family.

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