The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming To Disney+ And Hulu In September

Disney+ is about to drop its most monumental release yet, with Niki Caro's live-action remake of Mulan, originally intended to hit theaters this March before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the world, set to premiere exclusively on the Disney streaming platform. But the release of a theatrical movie on Disney+ (for a premiere price of $29.99) is not the only thing worth highlighting in this month's selection of movies and TV shows coming to Disney+ and Hulu. From the rom-com classic Bend It Like Beckham to the sci-fi classic The Terminator, there's something to stream for everyone.

Get the full rundown of TV shows and movies coming to Disney+ and Hulu in September below.


This isn't necessarily the "best" since none of us have seen Mulan yet (apart from the handful who went to early screenings before the pandemic shut everything down), but it's a must-see. How often is it that you'll get to see an anticipated Disney blockbuster early from the comfort of your own home, without having to wait months before it hits digital? Director Niki Caro puts a new spin on the animated classic Mulan, blending elements of the ancient Chinese ballad to give us something more than a tired shot-for-shot live-action remake. Starring Liu Yifei, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, and Gong Li, Mulan follows Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, who masquerades as a man to serve in the Imperial Army in the place of her ailing father, and embarks on a journey to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. (Available on Disney+ starting September 4, for Premiere Access for $29.99)

Bend It Like Beckham

Gurinder Chadha's breezy romantic comedy, Bend It Like Beckham is a feel-good sports film meets culture-clash tale about Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra), a daughter of a strict Indian family who dreams of nothing more than playing in a professional soccer team. But when her skills are seen by semi-pro player Jules (Keira Knightley), Jess is convinced to join her team, which she is forced to hide from her family in a series of progressively elaborate excuses. The situation is made even more complicated when Jess begins to fall for her dreamy coach, Joe (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Bend It Like Beckham is an infinitely watchable rom-com that was a sleeper hit when it came out in 2002 and still feels as nimble as the footwork of its lead characters. (Available on Disney+ starting September 18)

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle

A stone cold comedy classic, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle launched the careers of John Cho and Kal Penn and gave us one of the funniest stoner road trip movies ever. The first installment of the Harold and Kumar franchise, White Castle is still the best, following two stoned bros with a case of late-night munchies, who become convinced that they need scrumptious sliders from the fast food joint White Castle, taking them on a late-night odyssey deep into New Jersey that hilariously goes off the rails. (Available on Hulu starting September 1)


Denis Villeneuve's first English-language feature film, Prisoners stars Hugh Jackman as a parent whose worse nightmare comes true: his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), arrests the driver (Paul Dano) of an old motorhome that had been parked on their street, but is forced to release his only suspect due to lack of evidence. What unfolds is a grueling revenge thriller that is as exhausting as it is riveting, and one of Denis Villeneuve's hardest, most punishing films. (Available on Hulu starting September 10)

The Terminator (1984)

That James Cameron, he sure knows how to direct a movie. A combination of a lean horror narrative and sci-fi spectacle, The Terminator is a classic for a reason, and stands up to the test of time even if its sequel — and the polarizing franchise it spawned — is more actively beloved and discussed. Linda Hamilton stars as an ordinary 1984 woman named Sarah Connor, who discovers that a cyborg assassin known as the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has been sent from the future to kill her and her unborn son, who is fated to lead the fight against the machines. Sent to protect her is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a future revolutionary whose mission is to stop the Terminator and save the fate of humanity. (Available on Hulu starting September 1)

TV Shows and Movies Coming to Disney+ in September

Available September 4

Ancient China from Above (s1)

D2: The Mighty Ducks

D3: The Mighty Ducks

Never Been Kissed

Strange Magic

Trick or Treat

The Wolverine


Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China's legendary warrior to life in Disney's "Mulan," in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation...and a proud father.

Earth to Ned

Series Premiere. Episodes 101-110 Available.

From the Jim Henson Company comes a late-night talk show hosted by alien commander Ned and his lieutenant Cornelius, who call off the invasion of Earth after they fall in love with human culture. Broadcasting from the bridge of their spaceship, hidden deep underground, Ned and Cornelius interview Earth's greatest resource, celebrities. With the help of the ship's artificial intelligence, BETI, and the destructive CLODs, Ned must keep his show a secret from his home planet or suffer the wrath of the Admiral of the Galactic Fleet.

One Day At Disney

Episode 140 – "Alice Taylor: Studiolab"

Alice Taylor experiments with new storytelling mediums through Disney's StudioLAB. From drones to augmented reality, Taylor uses innovation and emerging technologies to continue pushing the boundaries by which content can be created and shared with people around the world.

Muppets Now

Episode 106 – "Socialized"

Muppets Now social media intern, Robin The Frog, makes Scooter co-moderator of the social media accounts. Scooter attempts to carry out this week's upload amidst a flood of alerts, requests, and notifications. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker, receive legal lectures and accidental assistance from Muppet attorney, Joe The Legal Weasel. The Swedish Chef faces his competitor, Marina Michelson, to prove his family recipe makes the most magnificent meatball. Fozzie Bear talks shop with fellow comedian Seth Rogen, while babysitting some bad babies. Linda Cardellini and Taye Diggs indulge Miss Piggy more than usual for this installment of Lifestyle with Miss Piggy.

Pixar In Real Life

Episode 111 – "Coco: Abuelita Says No Music"

Abuelita shakes her chancla at the street performers in Washington Square Park and asks real New Yorkers to help her find her grandson. She eventually finds Miguel playing guitar, and he begs her to let him play just one song. The other street performers join in, creating a performance so delightful that even Abuelita can't help but clap along.

Weird But True

Episode 304 – "Germs"

Hosts Carly and Charlie are nominated for a Daytime Crafty Award! The awards ceremony is just around the corner, and Casey is helping them with their costumes...until she comes down with a cold! To avoid getting sick from the germs Casey is spreading throughout HQ, Carly and Charlie must understand all there is to know about germs. They head to Germfree Laboratories and Mushroom Mountain to examine good hygiene and health practices.

Available September 11

Christopher Robin

One Day At Disney

Episode 141 – "Amanda Lauder: Chef Chocolatier"

Fulfilling a childhood dream, Amanda Lauder is the Chef Chocolatier for The Ganachery at Disney Springs. For Amanda, it's a daily goal to create a delicious dessert that is both a tasty treat and a memorable experience for each guest. S'mores, ganache squares and chocolate lollipops are all on the menu as Amanda takes us into The Ganachery's bustling kitchen.

Weird But True

Episode 305 – "Photography"

This year Carly and Charlie's work is the main attraction at an art gala! This year's gala focuses on photography, but the duo is not as skilled in this artform. They head to Berkeley to learn from one of the best – National Geographic photographer Anand Varma! Their idea to combine paper art with photography makes their creation the hit of the show!

Available September 18

Bend it Like Beckham

Coop & Cami Ask the World (s2)

Europe from Above (s1)

Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Kingdom of the Mummies (s1)

Marvel Super Hero Adventures (s4)

Notre Dame: Race Against the Inferno

Once Upon a Time (s1-7)

Soy Luna (s2-3)

Violetta (s3)

Wicked Tuna (s9)


Original Series Premiere. Episodes 101-110 Available.

From Executive Producers LeBron James & Maverick Carter, Becoming chronicles the inspirational life stories of world-class entertainers, musicians and athletes. Each episode follows a different celebrity back to their hometown as they revisit memorable locations that were central to their upbringing. Family members, coaches, teachers, mentors, and close friends share significant, personal memories of the subjects before they hit it big. These rarely heard stories provide an intimate look into the central moments in each star's journey towards becoming who they are today.

One Day At Disney

Episode 142 – "Dr. Natalie Mylniczenko: Veterinarian"

Discover Walt Disney World Resort Veterinarian Dr. Natalie Mylniczenko's creative approach to animal care. From performing rhinoceros check-ups at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park to traveling abroad for environmental work with endangered gorillas, this animal lover is dedicated to ensuring the survival of our world's most vulnerable species.

Weird But True

Episode 306 – "Trains"

It's Crafty Camper Career Week, and Carly is so excited. All campers are paired with a professional in their respective field, and Carly's assignment is to shadow a train engineer. After her grandfather organizes a visit to Steamtown Pennsylvania, Carly becomes inspired to improve trains in the future.

Available September 25

Fancy Nancy: Fancy it Yourself (s2)

The Giant Robber Crab

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (s2)

Muppet Babies (s2)


Port Protection: Alaska (s3)

Sydney to the Max (s2)

Wild Central America (s1)

X-Ray Earth (s1)

Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom

Original Series Premiere

Disney+'s "Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom" produced by National Geographic and narrated by Disney fan-favorite Josh Gad ("Frozen," "Frozen II") gives viewers an all-encompassing backstage pass to explore the magic behind two of the world's most beloved animal experiences, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT. Viewers get unprecedented access to some of the most rare and beautiful creatures on the planet and meet the animal care experts who have formed remarkable bonds with the parks' 5,000 plus animals. Each of the eight episodes dives into the details within The Most Magical Place on Earth, unveiling the multifaceted aspects of animal care, operations and Imagineering. Celebrating the magnificent array of more than 300 species, "Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom" invites fans of Disney, nature and animals to hang out with all the parks' residents, including baby Grace, the newest member of the gorilla troop. Then, hop over to Harambe Wildlife Reserve to come face to knee with supermom Masai giraffe, Kenya and up close and personal with Gus the hippo. Viewers can travel to the savanna to witness Dakari, the alpha male African lion, lord over his land and meet Kinsey, the alpha lioness, who's the real ruler of the pride. The series incorporates cutting-edge technology, including custom-built GoPro housings, 18-foot cranes and underwater camera systems, to reveal the world-famous dedication, pioneering conservation and visionary genius that IS Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Secret Society of Second-Born Royals

"Secret Society of Second Born Royals" follows Sam, a teenage royal rebel second in line to the throne of the kingdom of Illyria. Just as Sam's disinterest in the royal way of life is at an all-time high, she discovers she has super-human abilities and is invited to join a secret society of similar extraordinary second-born royals charged with keeping the world safe. With guidance from their Secret Society instructor James, Sam and a new class of royal recruits must first learn to harness their new powers at a top-secret training camp before they can save the world.

One Day At Disney

Episode 143 – "Ashley Girdich: R&D Imagineer Manager"

Project manager Ashley Girdich oversees dynamic assignments for Walt Disney Imagineering's Research and Development group. From managing teams to keeping projects and plans on track, Ashley is constantly pushing boundaries to ensure the next generation of Imagineers continue to create industry-leading, interactive experiences for park guests.

Weird But True

Episode 307 – "Venomous Animals"

Super Staple strikes again! The local library's annual contest is here, and Charlie's ready to submit his latest comic book for review. Unfortunately, Charlie's comic book is never picked, so Carly and Charlie embark on a mission to find a new superhero and villain. But when they discover amazing things about venomous animals, Charlie and Carly must decide who the real hero is. They head to California Academy of Sciences to learn all about venomous species.

TV Shows and Movies Coming to Hulu in August

Available September 1

Mike Tyson Mysteries: Complete Season 4 (Adult Swim)

Jeopardy!: Episode Refresh (ABC)

50 First Dates (2004)

Absolute Power (1997)

Aeon Flux (2005)

American Dragons (1998)

An American Haunting (2006)

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Anywhere but Here (1999)

Back to School (1986)

Bad Girls from Mars (1991)

The Bank Job (2008)

Because I Said So (2007)

The Birdcage (1997)

Broken Lizard's Club Dread (2004)

Call Me (1988)

Carrington (1995)

The Cold Light Of Day (2012)

Cool Blue (1990)

Criminal Law (1989)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

De-Lovely (2004)

Demolition Man (1993)

Desperate Hours (1990)

Deuces Wild (2002)

Employee of the Month (2006)

The End of Violence (1997)

Evil Dead II (1987)

Extreme Justice (1993)

The Festival (2019)

Hanoi Hilton (1987)

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)

Hoosiers (1986)

The House on Carroll Street (1988)

I Feel Pretty (2018)

The Impossible (2012)

Invasion U.S.A. (1985)

Jessabelle (2014)

Julia (1977)

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

Love Is All There Is (1996)

Mad Money (2008)

Man of La Mancha (1972)

The Mechanic (1972)

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Mr. North (1988)

Music Within (2007)

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

Notorious (2009)

The Omen (2006)

Outbreak (1995)

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Pieces of April (2003)

Practical Magic (1998)

Rambo (2008)

Reasonable Doubt (2014)

Religulous (2008)

Slow Burn (2007)

Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

Stargate (1994)

The Terminator (1984)

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her (2001)

This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)

Top Gun (1986)

Trolls World Tour (2020)

Turkey Bowl (2019)

Twilight (2008)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

The Weight of Water (2002)

Wanted (2008)

The Woods (2006)

Available September 2

Hell on the Border (2019)

Available September 3

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

Available September 6

Awoken (2019)

Available September 7 

Madagascar: A Little Wild: Complete Season 1A (Hulu Original)

Available September 8 

American Ninja Warrior: Season 12 Premiere (NBC)

Brother vs. Brother: Season 7 Premiere (HGTV)

Available September 9 

Woke: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)

Available September 10 

Prisoners (2013)

Available September 11   

My Hero Academia: Episodes 64 – 76 (DUBBED) (Funimation)

Available September 16  

Archer: Season 11 Premiere (FXX)

Available September 17

The Good Shepherd (2006)

Available September 18

Pen15: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)

Sherman's Showcase: Black History Month Special (IFC)

Babyteeth (2019)

The Fight (2020)

Gemini Man (2019)

StarDog and TurboCat (2020)

Available September 20

The Haunted (2020)

Available September 21

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards: Special (ABC)

Available September 22

Filthy Rich: Series Premiere (Fox)

The Addams Family (2019)

Available September 23

Cosmos: Possible Worlds: Special (Fox)

If Loving You Is Wrong: Complete Season 5 (OWN)

Available September 24

Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans (2019)

Available September 25

Judy (2019)

Available September 26

The Wilderness of Error: Series Premiere (FX)

Available September 28

Bless the Harts: Season 2 Premiere (Fox)

Bob's Burgers: Season 11 Premiere (Fox)

Family Guy: Season 19 Premiere (Fox)

Fargo: Season 4 Premiere (FX)

The Simpsons: Season 32 Premiere (Fox)

Available September 29

Inherit the Viper (2020)

Trauma Center (2019)

Available September 30

Southbound (2015)