While it’s always bittersweet to see summer end, with Fall comes a new beginning. School routines are in full force, which means busier schedules. Fall routines and family movie nights are a fun way to kick up September.

As the cooler weather begins, weekend nights are the perfect times for family movie night. My kids love movie night – they look forward to popcorn, and snuggles with mom and dad on the couch. Get the kids even more excited by setting up a popcorn bar with yummy toppings, like chocolate , candy or pretzels.

What’s on Netflix? There’s a great new line-up of titles hitting the Netflix this month, perfect for those cozy family nights.

Meet the Robinsons

Boy genius Lewis gives up hope of retrieving his latest invention, which was stolen by Bowler Hat Guy, then a young time-traveler named Wilbur Robinson arrives on the scene to whisk Lewis away in his time machine. The boys spend a day in the future with Wilbur’s eccentric family and uncover an amazing secret at the same time.
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Shark Tale

Underachiever Oscar (Will Smith) is a pint-sized fish with grand aspirations. When mob-connected great white shark Frankie (Michael Imperioli) is accidentally killed, Oscar concocts a story with Frankie’s peace-loving brother Lenny (Jack Black) that it was he who murdered the shark. Suddenly hailed “Sharkslayer” by his aquatic brethren, Oscar has bigger fish to fry when Frankie’s father, mob boss Don Lino (Robert De Niro), dispatches his henchmen to track down his son’s killer.

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Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb

When the exhibits at New York’s Natural History Museum start behaving strangely, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) — now the director of nighttime operations — must find out the cause. He learns that the Tablet, which magically brings Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and the other exhibits to life at night, has started to decay. Larry, along with his son and museum friends, must travel to London’s British Museum to learn how to prevent the Tablet’s magic from disappearing.

Netflix September The Night at the Museum

The Princess and the Frog

Hardworking and ambitious, Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans. Her dream takes a slight detour when she meets Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos), who has been turned into an amphibian by evil Dr. Facilier. Mistaking her for a princess and hoping to break the spell, Naveen plants a kiss on poor Tiana — thereby turning her into a frog as well. The pair hop along on an adventure through the bayous to seek the help of a powerful voodoo priestess.

Netflix September The Princess and the Frog

Lilo & Stitch

A tale of a young girl’s close encounter with the galaxy’s most wanted extraterrestrial. Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly “dog,” whom she names Stitch. Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren’t in reality a genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Through her love, faith and unwavering belief in ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, Lilo helps unlock Stitch’s heart and gives him the ability to care for someone else.

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Freaky Friday

Single mother Tess Coleman (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her teenage daughter Anna (Lindsay Lohan) couldn’t be more different, and it is driving them both insane. After receiving cryptic fortunes at a Chinese restaurant, the two wake up the next day to discover that they have somehow switched bodies. Unable to switch back, they are forced to masquerade as one another until a solution can be found. In the process, they develop a new sense of respect and understanding for one another.

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Nanny McPhee Returns

Enigmatic Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives on the doorstep of a harried mother, Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to raise her kids and tend to the family farm while her husband is away at war. Isabel has her hands full with not only her own three, but also with her sister’s spoiled pair. With no time to lose, McPhee uses magic to instill in the children five important lessons.

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Which titles are you looking forward to watching on Netflix this month?


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. My kids always wanted to watch the Lilo and Stitch, they really loves it. This is a great routine with your family.

  2. Elizabeth O. Reply

    Cool, everything’s perfect for a night in with the family. I love the line-up for this month! It makes me feel nostalgic.

  3. I’m so hooked on Netflix! I can’t wait to watch the newest additions, especially Meet the Robinsons and Shark Tale!

  4. Catching up on Once Upon A Time, I now want to go watch Mulan and Mulan 2 on Netflix. Of course, now I have to add The Princess and the Frog to my list as well.

  5. You’ve got some great family friendly selections here. I like the Freaky Friday book and the movie!

  6. Yes, there will be tons of Netflix going on in this house for the fall. We will be catching up on all the favorites.

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