All the sci-fi TV and movies hitting Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in September

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Sep 1, 2017

A lot of the big new genre shows hit the Big Three streaming services in August, but binge watchers, rest easy: If you've finished streaming The Defenders and The Good Place on Netflix, as well as The Tick on Amazon Prime, there's more to watch in September.

Netflix is slim on genre originals, but we do have the latest seasons of The Walking Dead and Dark Matter, plus the launch of a Magic School Bus reboot. Amazon Prime is a bit on the thin side, though there are a few movies worth seeing. Hulu is also gearing up for the fall, so there are several great shows worth catching as they roll in.

Oh, and don't sleep on CBS All Access this month, either. The new player is looking to boldly go where no man has gone before for the first time in a decade or so.

Check out our full rundown of sci-fi and fantasy shows below, and let us know what you’ll be watching in September.

CBS All Access

Star Trek: Discovery (September 24): We don't typically include niche services like this one, but obviously this month calls for an exception. One of the biggest streaming debuts this month comes on CBS All Access, where the long-awaited Star Trek: Discovery will make its debut. It might be a tough sell to get folks to shell out for another streaming service, but here's hoping this one is worth the price of admission.



Little Evil (September 1): This original horror comedy flick stars Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly in a funny send-up of The Omen. Basically, Scott's character winds up the stepfather to the Antichrist. Uh-oh.

The Walking Dead Season 7 (September 8): Get caught up on all the undead action with the seventh season of The Walking Dead. It's one of the biggest seasons yet of one of the biggest shows on television.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (September 19): Disney has found huge success with its live-action adaptations of animated classics, and this classic tale of star-crossed lovers is one of the best. If you missed it on the big screen — or just want to give it another spin — it's well worth checking out.

Dark Matter Season 3 (September 25): SYFY’s cult hit is back for its third season as the gang of spacefaring thieves battle one of their own. It's spaceships, action, and a whole lot of fun.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 1 (September 26): Kate McKinnon voices the iconic Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's revival of the kid show classic. Here's hoping it's just as fun for a whole new generation of viewers.

Available September 1:

Deep Blue Sea

Disney's Hercules

Disney's Mulan



Jaws 2

Jaws 3

Jaws: The Revenge

LEGO Elves: Secrets of Elvendale: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Little Evil (Netflix Original Film)

Available September 8:

The Walking Dead: Season 7

Available September 19:

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Available September 21:

Gotham: Season 3

Available September 23:

Alien Arrival

Available September 25:

Dark Matter: Season 3

Available September 26:

Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game (Netflix Original Film)

The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Amazon Prime


Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009): This sci-fi-ish franchise went straight to DVD for a few sequels, and the third installment is basically a B-movie mess. But it’s a B-movie mess worth watching if you're into timey-wimey psychological thrillers.

Available September 1:

Blood Car (2007)

Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

Carrie (1976)

Pumpkinhead (2009)

The Hills Have Eyes 2 (1985)

The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

Available September 12:

The Ray Bradbury Theater, Season 6

ReGenesis, Seasons 2-4

Available September 15:

An American Werewolf In London (1981)

Endless Love (1981)



1984 (September 1): The sci-fi classic about a dystopia has rarely been more relevant. It feels like the perfect time to revisit it.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (September 2): This 2015 horror comedy flew a bit under the radar, but as we start the slow march toward Halloween, it's a zombie story well worth checking out for a good laugh.

The Good Place: Series Premiere (September 20): NBC’s fantasy-tinged sitcom became a sleeper hit last season, and as Season 2 prepares to drop this summer, go back and remember why everyone fell in love with this subversive comedy-drama in the first place.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 4 Premiere (September 21): The fourth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was one of the series' best, introducing the Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider as well as a Matrix-esque storyline that imagined how the world would look had Hydra won its coup.

Available September 1:

1984 (1985)

Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

From Dusk Till Dawn  (1996)

Futureworld (1976)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

The Messengers (2007)

Nightmare Man (2006)

The Others (2001)

Red Dawn (1984)

Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Available September 2:

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

Available September 3:

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)

Available September 15:

Blindspot: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)

Available September 20:

Gotham: Season 3 Premiere (FOX)

Lucifer: Season 2 Premiere(FOX)

The Good Place: Series Premiere (NBC)

Available September 21:

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 4 Premiere (ABC)

Scream Queens: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)

Available September 24:

The Exorcist: Series Premiere (FOX)

Available September 25:

Robot Chicken: Complete Season 8 (Adult Swim)

Available September 26:

The Last Man on Earth: Season 3 Premiere (FOX)

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