Personally, I think October is the best month of the year. It’s that cozy nexus of scary and sweet, apple picking and pumpkin spice and jack-o’-lanterns, sweater weather and scarecrows. It’s a month that’s got something in it for everyone. But even if you’re a goddamn monster that loaths October, you’d have to agree that it’s gonna be a great month on Netflix. I mean, normally I try to pick a few key highlights that excite me, but there’s TOO MUCH GOOD STUFF to talk about. So, uh, get ready to not sleep next month!
Before we dig into the Netflix Originals, I am obligated to point out that some pretty great movies are being added to the platform… like everyone’s favorite bit of angsty 90s teenage nostalgia, Empire Records! Great cast, great story, and obviously a bangin’ soundtrack. Also a few “classics” from the Keanu Reeves oeuvre (arguably the best and only worthwhile oeuvre, really): The Lake House, in which Keanu and Sandra Bullock flirt ACROSS TIME thanks to, like, a mail box, and The Devil’s Advocate, in which Keanu and Al Pacino flirt because Pacino is literally the Devil and Keanu is, well, Keanu.
Also, if you haven’t watched The Babadook, you’ve got until October 14th to catch up on it before it leaves Netflix. FAIR WARNING.
And as for the new Netflix Original #Content…
The Return of Marvel’s Very Own Devil: Daredevil Season 3 (10/19)
Hey, have you heard? Matt Murdock’s not dead! But uh… he doesn’t seem exactly well, either, really.
The One Starring Toni Collette: Wanderlust (10/19)
A new series about a bored married couple who decides to reinvigorate their sex life by… sleeping with other people. But it stars Toni Collette and really that’s all that matters.
The One With Basically ALL The Buzz: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (10/26)
What creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa did for Archie’s gang in Riverdale, he’s doing for the titular teenage half-witch here. Kiernan Shipka stars as Sabrina, and I’m starring as the person that’ll be watching this in a single sitting.
There’s Always Room For More Shirley Jackson In Your Life: The Haunting of Hill House (10/12)
Kristy already reviewed this one, and while her opinion has me extra excited, I’ll be honest — there was no question I’d be watching this one anyway. Not just because I love the source material, but because this is a re-teaming of Gerald’s Game director Mike Flanagan with star Carla Gugino.
The One With Jason Mantzoukas Playing A Raunchy Child: Big Mouth Season 2 (10/5)
Nick Kroll’s animated ode to awkward puberty boners is a deeply weird, shockingly funny little gem, with one of the best voice casts around. But did I mention the boners?
The Vampire Cartoon Based On That Video Game (That I Totally Love): Castlevania Season 2
Fewer boners than Big Mouth but it’s written by Warren Ellis, so anything is possible.
The New Weekly Show That Better Not Get F*cking Cancelled: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Streams every Sunday starting 10/28)
There’s no trailer yet, but Minhaj is someone who absolutely deserves a platform like this, and I have high hopes.
The One About Murder Or Whatever: Making A Murderer Part 2 (10/19)
Um… I think they’re still trying to figure out who did it, or something?
Robb Stark Lives!: Bodyguard (10/24)
Hannah has already given us the low down on this gripping BBC drama, starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes as veteran with PTSD and the politician who supported the very war he fought in. So get ready to scratch you British thriller itch!
The One Where Dan Stevens Faces Crazy Cult Leader Michael Sheen: Apostle (10/12)
Kristy says this movie finally made her forgive Dan Stevens for leaving Downton Abbey. In this he plays a man who gets mixed up in a weird cult while trying to track down his sister. But not like any weird cult. This is some murderous gonzo religious weirdness, with an extra side of gore because it’s coming from writer/director Gareth Evans (The Raid).
And here’s the complete list!
New On Netflix (Originals in Bold)
Gotham: Season 4
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny
Must Love Dogs
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship
New York Minute
Once Upon a Time in America
Pay It Forward
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Rumble in the Bronx
She’s Out of My League
The Dead Pool
The Devil’s Advocate
The Green Mile
The Lake House
The NeverEnding Story
V for Vendetta
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Joe Rogan: Strange Times— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Comedian Joe Rogan takes on sexual politics, American politics, pro wrestling and vegans in a new stand-up special shot in Boston.
MeatEater: Season 7— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Steven Rinella returns for more hunting and cooking expeditions in rugged locales with friends that include the likes of comedian Joe Rogan.
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Truth or Dare (2017)
Creeped Out— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This kids anthology series features spine-shivering tales of sinister neighbors, creepy ghouls, technology out of control and more.
The Haunting of Molly Hartley
Violet Evergarden: Special: Extra Episode
Big Mouth: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Carnal urges and teen angst abound as Nick, Andrew and friends pursue new crushes, tangle with the Shame Wizard and sample pot for the first time.
Dancing Queen— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Yes, he owns a successful dance studio. But Justin Johnson also slays onstage as drag superstar Alyssa Edwards. It’s a fierce, full and fabulous life.
Élite— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.
Empire Games— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Interviews with scholars and dramatic reenactments bring to life the origins and history-making achievements of the world’s greatest ancient empires.
Little Things: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
More fun ensues as Kavya and Dhruv’s relationship progresses amid conversations about their future and visits from family and friends.
Malevolent— NETFLIX FILM
A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real.
Private Life— NETFLIX FILM
A couple coping with infertility struggles to keep their marriage afloat as they navigate the world of assisted reproduction and adoption.
Super Monsters Save Halloween— NETFLIX FILM
It’s Halloween, and the Super Monsters are ready to celebrate — with candy, costumes and music to get you in the mood!
Super Monsters: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
With curious new student Spike in the mix, the Super Monsters use their powers to solve problems — and conquer their fears about growing up. (See trailer HERE)
The Rise of Phoenixes— NETFLIX ORIGINAL (Streaming Every Friday)
When a secret from the past rears its head, a respected court scholar must choose between avenging her family and staying true to the prince she loves.
YG Future Strategy Office— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
K-pop star Seungri, BIGBANG’s youngest member, tries to lead a team of bumbling staff at YG’s Future Strategy Office in this mockumentary sitcom.
Little Things: Season 1
Disney’s Sofia the First: Season 4
Mo Amer: The Vagabond— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Arab-American comedian Mo Amer brings his worldly experiences to his debut Netflix Original stand-up special, Mo Amer: The Vagabond. Filmed at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX, Amer enlightens audiences about the truths of his first hand experiences as a refugee. From the American immigration policy and touring internationally without a passport to the time he went viral for sitting next to Eric Trump on a flight, this is Amer like you have never seen before.
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 4— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As Noah juggles his love triangle with Mayu and Yui, Shohei plans to confess to Seina — but Terrace House’s repeat member might have other options.
22 July— NETFLIX FILM
After a pair of shocking attacks in Norway, survivors — and the country — rally for healing and justice. Based on true events.
Pacto de Sangue— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
An ambitious TV reporter uses risky and ethically questionable methods to report on gang wars and police corruption in the Amazon port of Belém, Brazil.
Salt Fat Acid Heat— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Chef and food writer Samin Nosrat brings her culinary manifesto of simple food rooted in tradition to the screen in a new cooking series.
Schitt’s Creek: Season 4
Apostle— NETFLIX FILM
In this thriller, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister, who was kidnapped by a murderous religious cult.
Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil— NETFLIX FILM
A solitary blacksmith is locked in a vicious rivalry with the devil until a little girl appears in their lives by chance.
Feminists: What Were They Thinking?— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Revisiting 1970s photos of women that captured a feminist awakening, this film explores those women’s lives and examines the continued need for change.
FightWorld— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Actor and martial artist Frank Grillo explores and experiences the diverse fighting techniques found in cultures around the world.
ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In 1976, reggae icon Bob Marley survived an assassination attempt as rival political groups battled in Jamaica. But who exactly was responsible?
Tarzan and Jane: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Tarzan and Jane embark on a heroic adventure in the Brazilian rainforest, rescuing animals from an evil scheme and uncovering an ancient secret.
The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
There’s a new threat to baby popularity: old people. But a revolutionary “stinkless” serum could give Baby Corp a competitive advantage.
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Wickedly talented baker and artist, Christine McConnell welcomes you into her terrifyingly delicious home to create delectable confections and hauntingly disturbing decor with the help of her colorful collection of creatures.
The Haunting of Hill House— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
The Kindergarten Teacher— NETFLIX FILM
A devoted teacher takes interest in a young student’s creative potential after hearing his poetry. But she soon crosses the line into obsession.
Octonauts: Season 4
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When a kingdom is taken over by tyrants, the deposed princess begins a quest to find a disbanded group of evil knights to help take back her realm.
Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ron “Tater Salad” White dishes out his signature brand of cynicism, riffing on sex, celebrity and the sinister habits of wild geese.
Accidentally in Love— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A popular singer decides to go back to school, becoming the center of attention there, and meets an ordinary female student with a dual personality.
Ask the Doctor— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
From exercise to infertility to sleep, a team of doctors share expert advice, bust medical myths and test the latest treatments.
Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.: Limited Series— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this comedy series, teenage Zed and his pals face one ridiculous, hilarious predicament after another in their last weekend before high school.
Derren Brown: Sacrifice— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Illusionist Derren Brown concocts a psychological experiment in which he tries to manipulate an ordinary person into taking a bullet for a stranger.
Distrito salvaje— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A former guerrilla soldier tries to reintegrate into Colombian society and finds himself taking part in an entirely new kind of war.
Gnome Alone— NETFLIX FILM
A high-schooler teams up with living garden gnomes to stop tiny creatures from another world who want to eat everything in sight.
Haunted— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
From the Executive Producers of The Purge franchise and Lore, Haunted gives a chilling glimpse into the first-person accounts from people who have witnessed horrifying, peculiar, extraordinary supernatural events and other unexplained phenomenons that continue to haunt them.
Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Shad Kabango traces the growth of hip-hop subcultures in New York, the South and Oakland, California, in the ’80s and ’90s.
Illang: The Wolf Brigade— NETFLIX FILM
In 2029, a special unit of the South Korean police called Illang battles a terrorist group threatening to undo years of efforts to unify the two Koreas.
Larva Island— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Stranded on a tropical island, two goofy larva buddies find slapstick fun in everything from discovering food to meeting new animal friends.
Making a Murderer: Part 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
With a national profile and new support after the release of “Making a Murderer,” Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey continue to fight for exoneration.
Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
With Wilson Fisk out of prison and back to corrupting Hell’s Kitchen, Matt Murdock must rise from the ashes.
The Night Comes For Us— NETFLIX FILM
After sparing a girl’s life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.
Wanderlust— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Wanderlust looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible - or even desirable. Toni Collette plays Joy Richards, a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark alive with her husband after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbours and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.
Robozuna— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A boy and his homemade robot attempt to free their oppressed nation from an evil empire and its robot centurions in this exciting animated series.
ADAM SANDLER 100% FRESH— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Adam Sandler takes his comical musical musings back out on the road, from comedy clubs to concert halls to one very unsuspecting subway station.
Bodyguard— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
After helping thwart a terrorist attack, a war veteran is assigned to protect a politician who was a major proponent of the conflict he fought in.
Great News: Season 2
Been So Long— NETFLIX FILM
A single mother in London’s Camden Town hears music when she meets a handsome stranger with a past. But she’s not sure she’s ready to open her heart.
Castlevania: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As Dracula and his legion of vampires prepare to rid the world of humanity’s stain, an unlikely trio of heroes dares to stand in their way.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Dovlatov— NETFLIX FILM
An intimate portrait that captures six days in the life of influential Russian dissident writer Sergei Dovlatov.
Jefe— NETFLIX FILM
The story of a boss that everyone hates: some kiss up to him; nobody tells him the truth. He’s the successful entrepreneur about to fall off the cliff.
Shirkers— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When she recovers stolen film of a movie she shot 25 years ago, novelist Sandi Tan revisits her time with the enigmatic man who swiped the footage.
Terrorism Close Calls— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Law enforcement officials look back on attempted terrorist attacks that were thwarted in the nick of time.
Girl from Nowhere— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A mysterious, clever girl named Nanno transfers to different schools, exposing the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty at every turn.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj— NETFLIX ORIGINAL (Streaming Every Sunday)
In this weekly show, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Illustrias Geocentric Theory— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Having finally reached the seventh floor, Hakuno clings to the hope that he can somehow fix this defective war. But time is running out.
The Degenerates— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A series of no-holds-barred comedy from the likes of rising comics like Big Jay Oakerson, Joey Diaz, Liza Treyger, Yamaneika Saunders, Christina P. and Brad Williams.
Goldie & Bear: Season 2
GUN CITY— NETFLIX FILM
Set in Barcelona in 1921, a double agent infiltrates the local mafia to find out who is selling weapons and explosives to anarchist groups.
Curse of Chucky
Eyes Wide Shut
Freaks and Geeks: Season 1
Full Metal Jacket
Let Me In
Life Is Beautiful
Menace II Society
The Adventures of Tintin
The Family Man
The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence
The Lost Boys
The Rugrats Movie
White Collar: Seasons 1-6
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
90210: Seasons 1-5
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Nut Job
About a Boy: Seasons 1-2
The Secret Life of Pets
Queen of Katwe
Southside with You
Bridget Jones’s Baby
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