Theaters may be closed in many places because of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean fall 2020 can’t still be a great time for enjoying new releases.
In the upcoming months, streaming services and video-on-demand platforms will be debuting dozens of fresh titles for us to enjoy from the comfort of our homes. Of course, the Academy Award-winning folks over at Netflix are swinging big and leading many of the new films we’re looking forward to, with heavy hitters like Tom Holland, Millie Bobby Brown, Meryl Streep, and more.
To help you (and us) organize any upcoming fall binge plans, we’ve sorted through all of the 2020 movies Netflix is teasing as of early September and picked what we’re prioritizing first.
Listed in order of expected release, here are 10 Netflix movies to most look forward to in fall 2020.
The sexy, splattery, stupid world of The Babysitter will haunt our queues once again in September 2020. Not everyone loved the original’s flexible horror-comedy tone, but for those who did, the sequel’s trailer promises more of the same. Returning cast members Judah Lewis, Hana Mae Lee, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Emily Alyn Lind, and Andrew Bachelor are joined by Jenna Ortega for an even wilder exploration of teens inducted into a devil-worshipping blood cult.
How to watch: The Babysitter: Killer Queen begins streaming Sept. 10 on Netflix.
Based on the novel by Donald Ray Pollock, director Antonio Campos’ The Devil All The Time casts Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland opposite The Lighthouse star Robert Pattinson in “an explosive Midwestern Gothic tale spanning two decades.” Bill Skarsgård, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Sebastian Stan, Haley Bennett, Harry Melling, Eliza Scanlen, Pokey LaFarge, and Mia Wasikowska also star.
How to watch: The Devil All The Time begins streaming Sept. 16 on Netflix.
Millie Bobby Brown stars as Sherlock Holmes’ teenage sister in director Harry Bradbeer’s Enola Holmes. Based on the YA novels by Nancy Springer, this mystery follows Enola as she searches for her missing mother and outwits her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft, played by Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin. Also starring Adeel Akhtar, Fiona Shaw, Frances de la Tour, Louis Partridge, Burn Gorman, Susan Wokoma, and Helena Bonham Carter.
How to watch: Enola Holmes begins streaming Sept. 23 on Netflix.
Based on Mart Crowley’s revolutionary play of the same name, The Boys in the Band profiles a group of gay men at a birthday party in 1968 New York City. Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells star in a moving portrayal of the LGBTQ community, directed by Joe Montello and produced by Ryan Murphy, David Stone, Ned Martel, and Alexis Martin Woodall.
How to watch: The Boys in the Band begins streaming Sept. 30 on Netflix.
One of the titles we’re most excited about this fall, writer-director Radha Blank’s The Forty-Year-Old Version tells the semi-autobiographical story of a disheartened New York City playwright yearning to make her mark on the artistic world. To do that, she decides to reinvent herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime and undertake a journey of self-expression that’s high risk, high reward.
How to watch: The Forty-Year-Old Version begins streaming Oct. 9 on Netflix.
Writer-director Aaron Sorkin, known for movies like The Social Network and Moneyball, takes on the violent events of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in this retrospective look at the infamous arrests of Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, and three others (aka “the Chicago Seven”). Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Caroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, and more star.
How to watch: The Trial of the Chicago 7 begins streaming Oct. 16 on Netflix.
Directed by Ben Wheatley, this romantic thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name stars Lily James and Armie Hammer struggling to connect in the shadow of the husband’s first wife, now deceased. Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Ann Dowd, Ashleigh Reynolds, and Jeff Rawle also star.
How to watch: Rebecca begins streaming Oct. 21 on Netflix.
In this animated adventure directed by Glen Keane, a young girl passionate about science — and true love — builds a rocket ship to travel to space in search of a legendary “Moon Goddess.” The musical adventure features stunning animation, an adorable bunny, and voice acting performances from Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Sandra Oh, Robert G. Chiu, Margaret Cho, and Kimiko Glenn.
How to watch: Over the Moon is expected to begin streaming fall 2020 on Netflix.
In an Instagram post made at the end of August, director and executive producer Ryan Murphy teased his upcoming film adaptation of this popular Broadway musical for Netflix.
“Meet the icon-packed cast of Netflix’s The Prom,” Murphy caption an image showing cast members, including Meryl Streep, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Kerry Washington, Tracey Ullman, and more. “A group of true troopers who buckled up and finished shooting during COVID so we could give everybody an inspirational aspirational story we all need right now.”
Murphy finished the post saying, “Christmas is right around the corner…” We’re excited.
How to watch: The Prom is expected for the 2020 holiday season on Netflix.
Kurt Russell is due to make his second trip down the chimney as good ol’ Saint Nick sometime soon. Netflix representatives haven’t announced precisely when they’ll be kicking off the streaming service’s holiday season, but when that time comes, we can hopefully expect to once again fall in love with Russell’s Santa and Goldie Hawn’s Mrs. Claus.
How to watch: The Christmas Chronicles: Part 2 is expected for the 2020 holiday season on Netflix.
You don’t have to look forward to Charlie Kaufman’s adaptation of Iain Reid’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things, because, as of, Sept. 4, it’s already out! Starring Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis, this atmospheric work of horror has proven to be a vexing point of contention for critics sparking conversations about interpretations fans of the book have been having for years.
How to watch: I’m Thinking of Ending Things is now streaming on Netflix.