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New to Netflix September 2019: The Best of Romance and Period Drama

Netflix (September 2019): This Month’s Romance and Period Drama Highlights.


photo collage including Agents of S.H.I.E.LD. (Fitz and Simmons), The Lake House, and The Return of the King; New to Netflix September 2019
New to Netflix in September 2019. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Photo: ABC), The Lake House (Photo: Warner Bros), The Return of the King (Photo: Miramax)

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 6)

If you’re a fan of Fitz and Simmons, you won’t want to miss their epic romance continue to play out in what turned out to be an entertaining and fun season 6.

Now, if you’ve never seen this superhero series before and are looking for light entertainment with great female characters and charming TV romances, this is an excellent choice to start binge-watching. The final season premieres next year.

My Sister’s Keeper (Bonus)

Okay, so this movie isn’t a romance or a period drama, but it’s a lovely female-driven film based on a popular book. If you’re looking for a girls’ night in, you might enjoy this heartfelt drama starring Cameron Diaz.

Rebel in the Rye

Nicholas Hoult stars in this romantic period drama about the famous author, J.D. Salinger (author of Catcher in the Rye).

The Lake House

Sigh…This romantic time-travel film stars Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves and is absolutely lovely. Plus, if you’re a Jane Austen fan, you’ll enjoy the numerous Persuasion references used throughout the movie.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers AND The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings trilogy of movies based on Tolkien’s wonderful fantasy novels are some of the best films ever made. These fantasy costume dramas have romance and Romanticism aplenty and shouldn’t be missed. They also can be watched time and time again. So, enjoy it!

The Saint

Val Kilmer is at his best in this fun romantic action-adventure full of suspense. He plays the lovable thief, Simon Templar, who falls in love with the scientist, Dr. Emma Russell (Elisabeth Shue). If you enjoy lovable bad boys, this is the movie for you.

September 4

The World We Make

While I haven’t seen this film yet, it tells the story of a young interracial couple facing racial bias in a small town. It could be interesting!

September 6

The Spy – Netflix Original

This 1960s spy mini-series is about Eli Cohen, an Israeli undercover spy in Syria.

September 10

Eat Pray Love

Julia Roberts stars in this romantic drama film about a woman going on a journey to find herself.

September 12

The I-Land – Netflix Original


While it’s unclear if there’s going to be any romance in this new series, it looks enough like a Lost/Hunger Games type of a TV show to give it a chance – romance or not. Kate Bosworth, Sibylla Dean, Natalie Martinez, Alex Pettyfer, Kyle Schmid, and more, star.

September 13

Tall Girl – Netflix Film

A new Netflix romantic teen drama about a sixteen-year-old girl stuck in a love triangle while also learning to love herself for who she is. It looks adorable and uplifting.

September 15

Steal a Pencil for Me

A fascinating and moving documentary about a love affair between two prisoners at various concentration camps during World War II. You won’t want to miss out on this incredible true story.

September 20

Criminal – Netflix Original (Bonus)

While not a period drama or romance, this new police drama stars David Tennant and Hayley Atwell – fan favorites.

Las del hockey (The Hockey Girls) – Netflix Original

A new Spanish TV show about a girls’ roller hockey team. Expect some romance in the series on top of girl power.

September 21

Sarah’s Key

Based on the popular novel, this drama takes place in the present-day and 1942, Paris. This heartbreaking story will stay with you long after the tragedy unfolds. Kristin Scott Thomas stars.

September 30

Gotham: Season 5

Watch the final season of this dark, superhero series about James Gordon and a young Bruce Wayne. Fans of TV romance will appreciate the many entertaining TV couples.

What are you looking forward to watching on Netflix in September 2019? Let me know in the comments!

(Featured image: Rebel in the Rye. Photo Credit – IFC Films)

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By on August 30th, 2019

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a writer and digital publisher full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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