5 Can’t-Miss Comedies Coming to Netflix In September
While Netflix has announced that more than 90 new titles will be coming to its streaming library in September, the comedy options are few and far between. (Another season of The Ranch?) But look closely and you'll find a few gems in the mix, from classic comedies to biting satires.
Check out five of the titles we're most excited to watch in September—most of them just in time for Labor Day weekend.
1. Stripes (1981)
In 1981, Bill Murray reunited with his Caddyshack director Harold Ramis to co-star in Stripes, which Ramis co-wrote and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) directed. Murray plays a cab driver who decides to join the Army, and hijinks ensue. The film also stars Sean Young, John Candy, P.J. Soles, Bill Paxton, Judge Reinhold, and John Larroquette, who was two and a half years away from starring in Night Court . (9/1)
2. American Psycho (2000)
It’s hard to believe that it's been almost 20 years since Christian Bale starred as homicidal Wall Street investment banker Patrick Bateman in Mary Harron's adaptation of Bret East Ellis's American Psycho. But today, the dark satire is more relevant than ever. "It’s been amazingly gratifying that slowly over these two decades people have come to appreciate it and are still talking about it," American Psycho co-writer Guinevere Turner said in a recent interview with The Ringer. "It feels like a new generation of people grew up and embraced it." (9/1)
3. Superbad (2007)
This 2007 comedy, co-written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, introduced Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, and McLovin’ (played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse) to the world, and has endured for more than a decade. Sure, the movie falls into the raunchy category, but it has moments of sweetness between friends Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera). Superbad became a template for other modern teen comedies like Blockers and 2019’s Booksmart, which stars Hill’s sister, Beanie Feldstein. (9/1)
4. Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
Over the years, Zach Galifianakis has interviewed big names like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, and Sean Penn on Between Two Ferns, his Speed Stick-sponsored Funny or Die "public access show." Each webisode runs less than 10 minutes, but now Galifianakis is expanding his shtick into a full-length film. The Movie follows Galifianakis on a road trip where he’ll interview “celebrities you’ve heard of.” Vulture reports that those celebrities include David Letterman and Will Ferrell. (9/20)
5. The Politician (2019)
The Politician is Ryan Murphy’s first show for Netflix, and it’s a doozy. The dark comedy stars Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a Tracy Flick-esque candidate running for student body president. Every season will focus on Hobart moving up the ranks in the hopes of one day becoming President of the United States. The show also stars Murphy’s frequent collaborators Jessica Lange (in a wacky role) and Gwyneth Paltrow (whose husband, Brad Falchuk, co-produces the series). It’s also worth noting that Murphy’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse hits Netflix on September 24, three days before The Politician. (9/27)