Best Movies & Shows to Watch on Netflix (24-25 September 2022)

Over the past week, autumn has officially begun, and the last weekend of September is now here. Schools are now running smoothly nationwide, making weekends even more important to sit back and relax while bingeing on Netflix. Thankfully, CBR is here to help viewers sort through the streaming service’s extensive library, especially what’s recently been added and what’s scheduled to be left out.

Here are CBR’s recommendations on what movies and television shows to watch on Netflix this weekend, from well-crafted video game adaptations to fan-favorite movies and series that will leave the digital platform at the end of September.

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Gotham Withdraws Its Final Patrol on Netflix

One of the bolder and sharper depictions of the Batman mythos is the fan-favorite Fox television series, Gotham. Following young Jim Gordon as he arrives in Gotham City to serve as a police detective, the show reveals the early days of the Dark Knight’s familiar foes. The five-season series will leave Netflix next week, making it the last chance to fully enjoy it on the platform.

Gordon’s arrival early in the series coincides with the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, two socialites whose deaths plunge Gotham into chaos. Subvert fan expectations, Gotham packs a lot of bloody twists and turns while showing off his vision of iconic comic book locations and communities. A rollercoaster ride through the scarier corners of the DC Universe, Gotham offers a uniquely thrilling experience of the world of the Caped Crusader.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Expands Game World

Despite the high profile video game Cyberpunk 2077 may not have the smoothest release of 2020, the neon-filled world of the game is explored in the Netflix original animated series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Set in the Night City, this sprawling metropolis is riddled with class wars, an extremely unequal distribution of wealth, and rampant crime on nearly every level. After experiencing personal tragedy, teenager David Martinez leaves school to become an edgerunner, a black market mercenary who confronts rival criminals and the law.

With beautifully rendered and lifelike animation styles and thrilling action set pieces, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners invites game fans and those who want to dive into Night City in a fresh way. Packed with an engaging character arc and a journey that stretches from the darkest corners to the neon sky of the Night City, Edgerunners may offer an immersive experience that Cyberpunk 2077 can’t give. Another excellent original animated series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners continues Netflix’s winning streak in adapting video games for television.

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The Crown Now Strikes a Different Chord

With the current state of affairs in the UK over the past few weeks, it’s safe to say that the Netflix original series Crown different hits now. Historical fiction provides an intimate look into Queen Elizabeth II’s family life during the 20th century. To see the life of the House of Windsor, the first four seasons Crown available to stream now on Netflix.

The series begins with Elizabeth’s 1947 marriage to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as Great Britain continues to recover from World War II. By Season 4, Elizabeth and Philip’s children had grown up and become prominent figures in British society, including Prince Charles’ wife, Lady Diana Spencer. When Crown Season 5 is not slated to premiere until this November, the show has a particular resonance in the wake of Elizabeth’s recent death and the widespread British backlash.

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Pokémon Reveal Arceus Chronicles

Pokémon is constantly releasing new episodes of its long-running anime series on Netflix for international distribution, and it continues with Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles. Originally airing in Japan last January, the four-episode miniseries continues Ash Ketchum’s story of becoming the best Pokémon Trainer. Serves as a cross-promotional tie with recent Nintendo Switch games Pokemon Legend: ArceusThe miniseries is set in the continuity of the main series as Ash explores the Sinnoh Region.

Summoned to Sinnoh by a message from the Arceus Pokémon Mythical, Ash is reunited with his old friend Brock. The group of friends and Pokémon Trainers discover the evil Team Galactic is still active, with a new plot that threatens the safety of the entire region. All four episodes Arceus Chronicle was released on Netflix last week, offering fans the chance to explore Sinnoh through Ash’s eyes.

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Seven Remains Fincher’s Terrible Works

One of the greatest auteur filmmakers in Hollywood today is David Fincher, whose work often leans on the harsher sides of the human condition. The film that helped catapult Fincher among Hollywood’s most prominent filmmakers was the 1995s Seven. The film stars Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt as two police detectives who track down a serial killer whose murder is influenced by the seven deadly sins of the Bible.

A spooky thriller that captivates and terrifies its audience, Seven still stand as some of Fincher’s finest works. With an all-star cast and haunting atmosphere, this film is a riveting look at the crimes that men commit, twisting morality into unspeakable acts of violence. The film will leave Netflix at the end of September, making it the last weekend to watch it on the streaming service.

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