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The Top 20 Best Romances New to Netflix September 2018

This upcoming month has so many great romances coming to Netflix, I could only narrow down to the 20 best choices! There are new Netflix original romantic comedies premiering in September (Sierra Burgess is a Loser, Nappily Ever After), the premieres of a few international shows, as well as some old favorites, and more!

So, let’s take a look at my romantic recommendations below for Netflix September 2018, each with the synopsis, rating, and Netflix release date. Titles are listed in alphabetical order.

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(NOTE: We aim to share less explicit content that has PG-13 “like” content and below minus a few exceptions for artistic merit and/or genre interest. If a program is Rated R or TV-M, we will leave a content note to let you know the reason for the rating.)

#1 A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities (Netflix Original)

 A Taipei doctor and a San Francisco engineer swap homes in a daring pact, embarking on journeys filled with trials, secrets and unexpected encounters.

Content Note: TV-MA (Content Unclear)

Available on Netflix: September 3

#2 A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time. Photo: Disney

 From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time. Based on the timeless classic and filled with spectacle, warmth and heart, this celebrated film follows an ordinary girl’s epic adventure and brave journey home, with the ultimate triumph of love.

Content Note: PG

Available on Netflix: September 25

#3 August Rush

August Rush; The Top 20 Best Romances New to Netflix September 2018
Photo: Warner Bros.

After cellist Lyla (Keri Russell) and guitarist Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) share an enchanted night together, circumstances rip them apart, and the child (Freddie Highmore) produced by the union is raised by an opportunistic stranger (Robin Williams) who nurtures the boy’s musical talent. Determined to find his parents, the boy — known as August Rush — relies on music to draw his mother and father to him. Terrence Howard co-stars.

Content Note: PG

Available on Netflix: September 1

#4 The Blacklist, Season 5

 With his criminal empire in ruins, Red enlists Liz in a plan to earn cash and deliver a new Blacklister to the Task Force.

Content Note: TV-14

Available on Netflix: September 12

#5 Black Panther

 After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T’Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and Black Panther — is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Content Note: PG-13

Available on Netflix: September 4

#6 The Breakfast Club

 In writer-director John Hughes’s seminal 1980s Brat Pack film, the athlete (Emilio Estevez), the brain (Anthony Michael Hall), the criminal (Judd Nelson), the princess (Molly Ringwald) and the basket case (Ally Sheedy) break through the social barriers of high school during Saturday detention. The disparate group clashes at first but begin to bond as they reveal their feelings and find a common enemy in their bully principal (Paul Gleason).

Content Note: Rated R for language and sexual innuendo.

Available on Netflix: September 1

#7 Cable Girls, Season 3

 In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they manage romance, friendship and the modern workplace.

Content Note: TV-M for sexuality.

Available on Netflix: September 7

#8 Call the Midwife, Series 7

Call the Midwife, series 7; The Top 20 Best Romances New to Netflix September 2018
Call the Midwife. Photo: BBC/PBS

 As the Big Freeze of 1963 continues, Nonnatus House welcomes their newest midwife, while contending with the effects of the weather.

Content Note: TV-14

Available on Netflix: September 10

#La Catedral del Mar

 In 14th-century Barcelona, a serf’s determined climb to wealth and freedom incurs the disdain of the noble class and the suspicion of the Inquisition.

Content Note: TV-M (Content Unclear)

Available on Netflix: September 1

#10 Groundhog Day

 Sent to cover the annual appearance of world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, a self-centered TV weatherman unleashes his bitterness — and soon realizes he’s doomed to repeat Groundhog Day until he learns that his actions can affect the outcome.

Content Note: PG

Available on Netflix: September 1


By on August 28th, 2018

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a blogger/writer 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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