All the sci-fi TV and movies coming to streaming in September 2021

It’s an absolutely loaded month on streaming, with pretty much every service bringing a major genre project to kick off the fall season. Like, seriously, you’re gonna need to carve out time to watch them all.

Let’s start things off with the OG. Netflix has the sixth and final season of Lucifer, another new He-Man animated series, and the buzzy new Mike Flanagan horror series Midnight Mass. HBO Max has the dual streaming/theatrical release of the new James Wan horror film Malignant, plus the third season of the acclaimed DC Comics series Doom Patrol. Peacock has the Dan Brown-based drama The Lost Symbol, plus the launch of the new game show series Frogger.

Disney+ doesn’t have any massive new project this month but a few interesting ones with the anime series Star Wars Visions, plus new episodes will be rolling out for the animated MCU series What If…?. Hulu is dropping one of its most anticipated new shows with the long-awaited Y: The Last Man adaptation; and Apple TV+ has the series premiere of its sci-fi epic Foundation.

Believe it or not, all that was just the highlights. Check out the full rundown below and set your streaming agenda accordingly.



Malignant (Warner Bros. Film Premiere): James Wan makes his return to the horror genre and jumps back into the director’s chair for this mysterious new scare-fest. The film stars Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, and Michole Briana White. The studio has also kept mum on the premise. Here’s all WB has released in regards to a plot tease: Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

Doom Patrol: Max Original Season 3 Premiere: After a second season cut short due to the COVID pandemic, the weirdest (and arguably best) superhero series on TV is finally back with new episodes. Much like Titans, this also marks the first season to drop on HBO Max, following the shut down of the DC Universe streaming service. The show is funny, ambitious, heartfelt and brilliant. Definitely give it a look if you missed it the first go ‘round.

Superman & Lois: Season 1: This series has been a solid hit during its first season on The CW, but with “Superman” in the title, it stands to reason it might find even more fans on streaming. The show is basically the sweet spot where Friday Night Lights meets Man of Steel, which might sound weird — but it works. The show follows Clark and Lois as they raise their teenage sons in Smallville, all while (of course) keeping the world safe from alien threats.

September 1
Army of Darkness
The Cell 2
Dead Again
Epic Movie
Event Horizon
The Evil Dead
Evil Dead II
The Goonies
Green Lantern
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Impostor (Director’s Cut)
King Kong (Extended Version)
Lady in the Water
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Vanilla Sky

September 2
Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Wizard City (Max Original Special Premiere)

September 9
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mortal Kombat

September 10
Malignant (Warner Bros. Film Premiere)

September 11
Ben 10, Season 4C 
Walker: Season 1 

September 13
Care Bears: Unlock the Magic

September 17
Superman & Lois: Season 1

September 23
Doom Patrol: Max Original Season 3 Premiere

September 30
Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs, Max Original Series Premiere



Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol: Based on acclaimed author Dan Brown’s 2009 novel of the same name, this series stars Ashley Zukerman as a young Robert Landon, who is swept up in a new mystery filled with mind-bending puzzles, drama and plenty of twists. The series is one of the most buzzed about new Peacock projects on the slate.

Frogger: Looking for a new game show obsession while we wait for the return of Netflix’s Floor is Lava? This could do the trick. Putting a Wipeout-y spin on the classic video game, the show challenges contestants to make it through a Frogger-esque obstacle course loaded with wacky challenges.

La Brea: This new NBC sci-fi series will also be streaming on Peacock. The show follows the events around a mysterious sink hole that leads to a primeval world at its bottom. Think a modern day Terra Nova, except these explorers don’t seem all that prepared to be thrust into such a fantastic adventure.

Unearth the Mysteries of La Brea This Fall

September 1
An American Werewolf in London
Angels & Demons
Child’s Play (1988)
Conan the Barbarian
The Da Vinci Code
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Enemy of the State
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Kick-Ass 2
The Last Witch Hunter
The Legend of Zorro 
Let Me In 
The Mask Of Zorro
Phantasm 2
The World’s End

September 2
AP Bio (Season 4)
Trollstopia (Season 4)

September 7
American Ninja Warrior (Season 12)

September 9
American Ninja Warrior Junior (Season 3)

September 12

September 15
Men in Black
Men in Black II

September 16
Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol

September 23
Croods Family Tree

September 25
Despicable Me

September 29
La Brea

September 30
Curious George: Cape Ahoy



Midnight Mass (Season 1): From the producers of The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass introduces Crockett Island, an isolated island community that experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – following the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.

Lucifer (Season 6): The hit original series, which started life on Fox and spent the past few years on the streamer, is finally coming to an end. Loosely based on the comic of the same name, the series follows the Devil as he solves crimes and tries to manage all kinds of celestial chaos in the process.

Nightbooks: When Alex (Winslow Fegley), a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by an evil witch (Krysten Ritter) in her magical apartment, and must tell a scary story every night to stay alive, he teams up with another prisoner, Yasmin (Lidya Jewett), to find a way to escape.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Season 1): That Kevin Smith revival wasn’t the only new He-Man project hitting Netflix. If you’re looking for something a bit more kid-friendly with some sci-fi flair, this CGI semi-reboot of the old mythos looks to bring the franchise to life for a whole new generation of young fans.

September 1
Agatha Christie’s Crooked House
Barbie: Big City Big Dreams
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Brave Animated Series (Season 1)
Green Lantern
Level 16
Kid-E-Cats (Season 2)
Kuroko’s Basketball (Season 3)
Mystery Men

September 2
Afterlife of the Party
Q-Force (Season 1)

September 3
Dive Club (Season 1)
Sharkdog (Season 1)

September 6
Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space (Season 1 – Episodes 1 & 2)

September 7
Kid Cosmic (Season 2)
Octonauts: Above & Beyond (Season 1)

September 8
Into the Night (Season 2)
Show Dogs

September 10
Firedrake the Silver Dragon
Lucifer (Season 6)
Pokemon Master Journey: The Series (Part 1)

September 15

September 16
Birth of the Dragon
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Season 1)
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge

September 17
Squid Game (Season 1)

September 19
Dark Skies

September 23
A StoryBots Space Adventure

September 24
Midnight Mass (Season 1)
My Little Pony: A New Generation

September 28
Ada Twist, Scientist (Season 1)



Marvel’s What If…?: New Episodes: The latest MCU series continues this month, with new episodes rolling out weekly. The show has put an animated spin on the Marvel canon, telling alt-universe stories that explore how things in the MCU may have changed if heroes (and villains) made different choices along the way.

Star Wars: Visions: This is the magical sweet spot where anime fans get their Star Wars fix, as this new original series reminagines the galaxy far, far away with seven visionary Japanese anime studios taking a crack at Lucasfilm’s wider world.

September 1
Marvel Studios Legends: The Ten Rings
Monsters At Work: “It’s Laughter They’re After”
Marvel’s What If…?: Episode 4

September 3
Dark Phoenix

September 8
Marvel’s What If…?: Episode 5

September 10
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

September 15
Marvel’s What If…?: Episode 6

September 17
Disney Descendants: The Royal Wedding
Flooded Tombs Of The Nile
Nona (Short)

September 22
Marvel’s What If…?: Episode 7
Dog: Impossible (S2)
Spidey And His Amazing Friends (S1), 7 episodes
Star Wars: Visions (S1)
Star Wars: Visions (Filmmaker Focus)

September 24
Pixar: A Spark Story (Documentary premiere)

September 29
Marvel’s What If…?: Episode 8
Disney Junior Muppet Babies (S3), 8 episodes
Disney Junior Vampirina (S3)



Y: The Last Man: Three-Episode Series Premiere (FX on Hulu): Based on DC Comics’ acclaimed series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.

The Premise: Series Premiere (FX on Hulu): The Office alum B.J. Novak has kept the secrecy maxed out for his new anthology series, but best we can tell, it’s Black Mirror through the lens of… well… The Office, maybe? Regardless, this looks like one to keep an eye on.

September 1
Anaconda (1997)
At the Earth’s Core (1976)
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
El Dorado (1967)
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Free Willy (1993)
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
Free Willy: Escape From Pirate’s Cove (2010)
Friday the 13th – Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th – Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984)
Fright Night (1985)
Gattaca (1997)
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
I Spit On Your Grave (2010)
I Spit On Your Grave 2 (2013)
I Spit On Your Grave 3 (2015)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
The Omen (1976)
The Possession (2012)
Priest (2011)
The Ring (2002)
Road to Perdition (2002)
Shaun The Sheep Movie (2015)
Stephen King’s It (1990)
Sucker Punch (2011)
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005)
Volcano (1997)
The X-Files (1998)

September 2
Trolls: TrollsTopia: Complete Season 4 (Hulu Original)

September 3
What We Do in the Shadows: Season 3 Premiere (FX)

September 8 
Wu-Tang: An American Saga: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)

September 13 
Y: The Last Man: Three-Episode Series Premiere (FX on Hulu)

September 15 
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

September 16 
The Premise: Series Premiere (FX on Hulu)

September 24
An American Haunting (2006)

September 25
Gemini (2018)

September 27
Bob’s Burgers: Season 12 Premiere (FOX)
Family Guy: Season 20 Premiere (FOX)
The Simpsons: Season 33 Premiere (FOX)

September 28
La Brea: Series Premiere (NBC)


September 1
At the Earth’s Core
Exterminator 2
Friday the 13th – Part III
Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter
Fright Night
Jacob’s Ladder
Murder On The Orient Express (1974)
Shaun The Sheep Movie
The Omen
The Possession
Transporter 3
The Wedding Plan

September 8
Blue’s Clues (Seasons 5-6)
Blue’s Clues & You (Season 1)
SpongeBob SquarePants (Season 12)

September 22
The Adventures of Paddington (Season 1)

September 24
An American Haunting

September 29
Double Dare (2018) (Season 2)
Team Umizoomi (Seasons 3-4)


Apple TV doesn’t try to compete with quantity, just quality. The big new series this month is the sci-fi epic Foundation, based on Issac Asimov’s book series of the same name. It aims to tell a massive, thousand year saga, loaded with A-list stars like Lee Pace and Jared Harris. The series premieres on September 24.


September 1
Apollo 13 (1995)
Arachnophobia (1990)
Armageddon (1998)
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)
Daredevil (2003)
Daredevil (Director’s Cut) (2003)
I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Nacho Libre (2006)
Open Range (2003)
Planet Of The Apes (2001)
Predators (2010)
Stuart Little (1999)
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
The A-Team (2010)
The A-Team (Extended Cut) (2010)
The Descent (2006)
The Host (English Subtitled) (2006)
The Karate Kid (2010)
The Omen (2006)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Ancient Civilizations of North America: Season 1 (The Great Courses)
Creepshow: Season 1 (Shudder)
The Flintstones: Season 1 (Boomerang)

September 3
Cinderella – Amazon Original Movie (2021)

September 24
Goliath – Amazon Original Series: Season 4


September 1
Die Hard
Die Hard 2
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
Escape Plan
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Mystery Men
Need for Speed
Robin Hood
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1
The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2
Victor Frankenstein

September 25
Despicable Me 2