New Movies/ Shows To Stream On Netflix This October


October is the time for cozy nights, melancholy weather, and spooky halloween vibe. It’s also the season for scary movies and deeply moving films in preparation for awards season. Thanks to Netflix, finding a great, new flick to watch is easier than ever.

Netflix is home to some of the most critically acclaimed original films among any streaming service. There have been numerous Netflix originals nominated for Academy Awards like The Power of the Dog, The Irishman, and Don’t Look Up. 

The streaming service is also home to the less serious as well, with loads of light-hearted movies to binge-watch during the most anticipated time of the year.

In addition to the must-watch Netflix movies coming in October, handfuls of new series and new seasons are coming for our watch lists, no tricks, all treats. This year’s Netflix and Chills lineup shines with the new releases that everyone will be talking about.

This is why Netflix is the perfect choice for new releases, classics and creative originals on the horizon, and October is looking more promising than ever. Let us take a look at the most anticipated films and shows to steam on the platform next month.

  • The Curse Of Bridge Hollow 

Release Date:Oct.14

If you’re looking for an entertaining family Halloween movie, The Curse of Bridge Hollow will be the right one for you. Originally titled Boo!, the new Marlon Wayans movie will be released right ahead of the spookiest night of the year.

With Wayans as the central character, the movie will be a wholesome fun and hilarious adventure. Not only that, according to a well-known Entertainment news website, the innovative plot sounds like it may just become a new Halloween classic. 

The movie follows a man and his daughter who team up together to save their town after an ancient spirit causes Halloween decorations to come to life and cause a menace to the city.

  • Wendell & Wild

Release Date: Oct.21

For the first time since 2009, famed animation director, Henry Sellick, will make his comeback on Netflix with Wendell & Wild. Sellick is known for his masterful work on The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, and fans are in for a real treat with his newest journey into the dark side of life.

This stop motion picture will follow two demon brothers named Wendell and Wild, who procure the help of a 13-year-old girl to summon them to the Land of the Living. If the film’s teaser pictures are anything to die for, the movie will be lusciously animated and filled with vividly eccentric characters, perfectly in Sellick fashion.

  • The School Of Good And Evil

Release Date: Oct.19

Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron pair up in The School for Good and Evil, which is based on the novel of the same name by Soman Chainani. The fantasy adventure film follows a pair of best friends who end up on different sides of their new enchanted school, which teaches the balance between good and evil. Watch that balance get threatened only on Netflix on Oct. 19.

  • The Good Nurse

Release Date: Ot.26

Academy Award winners Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne star in the new Netflix flick titled The Good Nurse. Based on true events, Amy (Jessica Chastain) connects with fellow nurse Charlie (Eddie Redmayne), but she begins to suspect he may be responsible for a series of patient deaths. The Good Nurse premieres on Oct. 26, and you won’t want to miss the thrilling extravaganza.

  • Derry Girls

Release Date: Oct.7

Set in the 1990s, Derry Girls follows a group of teenagers at a Catholic high school in Northern Ireland. Be sure to catch up on the first two seasons before season 3 premieres on October 7.

  • Cabinet Of Curiosities

Release Date: Oct 25

At this point in the Peak Television era, there have been so many mediocre episodic and long anthology series that it’s unwise to get too excited over any new one, because more likely than not it will be very disappointing. That being said, most episodic anthologies aren’t gothic, practical effects-heavy horror chillers executive-produced by Best Picture winner Guillermo del Toro. 

They also don’t have horror heavy weights behind the camera like Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), and Panos Cosmatos (Mandy). Or have an episode that’s an adaptation of one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous stories, “Pickman’s Model,” starring Crispin Glover. This might be the exception to some of the cliche anthologies releasing nowadays..

  • From Scratch

Release Date: Oct.21

Based on Tembi Locke’s memoir From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home, Zoe Saldaña stars in Netflix’s original limited series From Scratch. In the eight-episode series, Amy (Salndaña) travels to Italy, falls for a chef, and faces the challenges of their whirlwind romance. The romance drama will have you swooning and crying when it premieres on Oct. 21.

  • Midnight Club

Release Date: Oct.7

At an asylum with a mysterious history, the eight members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell sinister stories – and to look for signs of the supernatural from the unknown. Based on the best-selling and beloved Christopher Pike books, the new horror series comes from Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures (The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass) and Leah Fong.

The movie stars Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Annarah Cymone, Chris Sumpter, Adia, Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, and Heather Langenkamp.

  • Luckiest Girl Alive

Release Date: Oct.7

Based on the novel of the same name by Jessica Knoll, Mila Kunis stars in Luckiest Girl Alive as Ani FaNelli. While she appears to have it all on the outside, Ani must battle the dark truths from her past when a crime documentary reopens those mysterious old past. The twisty new movie will be one of the month’s best when it premieres Oct. 7.