New on Netflix: All the Movies and TV Coming in October

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New on Netflix: All the Movies and TV Coming in October

The spookiest month of the year is right around the corner, and while Netflix is adding very little by way of horror movies and television, the streamer’s incoming selection is still, as they themselves say, “terrifyingly good.” Let’s find out what’s going to be distracting us all from our social lives this Halloween season, shall we?

Netflix’s biggest addition of October is unquestionably the second installment of their hit supernatural adventure series Stranger Things, due out on Oct. 27. At the end of the show’s massively popular debut season, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) had disappeared into the Upside Down after vanquishing the Demogorgon, while young Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) had been returned safely to his family. Season two takes place one year later, per Netflix’s official synopsis: “It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.” We say bring it on. Other notable Netflix originals coming next month include season one of David Fincher’s Mindhunter and season four of Voltron: Legendary Defender, both of which start streaming on Oct. 13.

Where film is concerned, Netflix is adding a number of must-see titles, including Stanley Kubrick’s final film Eyes Wide Shut, Quentin Tarantino’s claustrophobic Western The Hateful Eight, Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling porn drama Boogie Nights, charming bromantic comedy I Love You, Man, Leo DiCaprio-led thriller Blood Diamond, underrated Will Ferrell farce Talladega Nights, Richard Linklater’s acclaimed Before Midnight, and the Chris Farley-starring comedy classic Tommy Boy. The streamer has also queued up a couple of intriguing original films, including Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and Frank Grillo vehicle (no pun intended) Wheelman, plus much-anticipated documentaries The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson on Oct. 6 and Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold on Oct. 27.

And lest we forget that “Netflix is a joke,” it bears noting that the streamer has a handful of new stand-up specials on the way, led by the always-excellent Patton Oswalt’s Annihilation on Oct. 17 and Judah Friedlander’s America Is The Greatest Country In The United States on Oct. 30. For stand-up fans interested in digging a little deeper, next month will also see new comedy specials from Rodney Carrington, Christina P and Alex Fernández.

All good things must come to an end, and in October, that includes the Netflix tenure of a number of outstanding movies and TV shows. In film, we’re losing the likes of Kubrick’s classic adaptation of The Shining (our number-one horror movie on Netflix, and a particularly egregious loss in October, of all months), David Lynch’s masterpiece Mulholland Drive, Best Picture-winning biopic Patton and James Cameron’s romantic epic Titanic. On the television side of things, on their way out are all seven seasons of 30 Rock, all five seasons of Louie and Friday Night Lights, seasons nine through fourteen of Family Guy, and seasons five through eleven of Bones. Ouch.

Check out Netflix’s October sizzle reel below, and find the full list of next month’s additions and subtractions beneath that.

Avail. 10/1/17
88 Minutes
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
Before Midnight
Blood Diamond
Boogie Nights
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Cleverman: Season 2
Death Sentence
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Eagle vs. Shark
Eyes Wide Shut
Generation Iron 2
Ghost Patrol
I Love You, Man
Ice Guardians
Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
Made of Honor
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Must Love Dogs
Never Let Me Go
No Reservations
PJ Masks: Season 1
Set Up
The Reaping
Tokyo Idols
Tommy Boy

Avail. 10/2/17
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Sleeping with Other People

Avail. 10/3/17
13 Demons
Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Cult of Chucky
The Survivalist

Avail. 10/4/17

Avail. 10/5/17
Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Schitt’s Creek: Season 3
The Fosters: Season 5

Avail. 10/6/17
Skylanders Academy: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Suburra: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Word Party: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 10/7/17
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Middle Man

Avail. 10/10/17
Christina P: Mother Inferior — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Skyjacker’s Tale

Avail. 10/11/17
Donnie Darko

Avail. 10/12/17

Avail. 10/13/17
El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Super Monsters: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 10/15/17
Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
LEGO: City: Season 1
She Makes Comics
West Coast Customs: Season 6

Avail. 10/17/17
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Slasher: Guilty Party — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 10/19/17
Wedding Unplanned

Avail. 10/20/17
Haters Back Off: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 10/23/17
Meet the Robinsons
While We’re Young

Avail. 10/24/17
Wanted: Season 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Wanted: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Mist: Season 1

Avail. 10/25/17
The Hateful Eight
The Final Master
La Querida del Centauro: Season 2

Avail. 10/26/17
Strange Weather

Avail. 10/27/17
Stranger Things 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 10/28/17
Pup Star: Better 2Gether

Avail. 10/30/17
Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Zumbo’s Just Desserts: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL


Leaving 10/1/17
30 Rock: Seasons 1 – 7
A Love in Times of Selfies
Across the Universe
Barton Fink
Big Daddy
Cradle 2 the Grave
Crafting a Nation
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Daddy’s Little Girls
Dark Was the Night
David Attenborough’s Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates: Season 1
Day of the Kamikaze
Death Beach
Dowry Law
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
Friday Night Lights: Seasons 1 – 5
Happy Feet
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Love Actually
Malcolm in the Middle: Seasons 1 – 7
Max Dugan Returns
Million Dollar Baby
Mortal Kombat
Mr. 3000
Mulholland Dr.
My Father the Hero
My Name Is Earl: Seasons 1 – 4
One Tree Hill: Seasons 1 – 9
Picture This
Prison Break: Seasons 1 – 4
The Bernie Mac Show: Seasons 1 – 5
The Shining
The Wonder Years: Seasons 1 – 6

Leaving 10/19/17
The Cleveland Show: Seasons 1 – 4

Leaving 10/21/17
Bones: Seasons 5 – 11

Leaving 10/27/17
Lie to Me: Seasons 2 – 3
Louie: Seasons 1 – 5
Hotel Transylvania 2

Leaving 10/29/17
Family Guy: Seasons 9 – 14