To say that October will be a big month for Netflix feels like an understatement. We are looking at more than 50 new Netflix Originals, 50 classic films, and a slew of new Korean TV programmes to satisfy fans of the genre. The selection is peppered with enough horrors and psychological thrillers to let even the biggest fans of the scary season prepare for the big day at the end of the month.
Highlights this month include El Camino, the Breaking Bad follow up movie focussing on Jesse Pinkman in the aftermath of the show, and The Laundromat, a comedy starring Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman based on the real-life exposure of serious insurance fraud. We are also getting season five of Peaky Blinder, new Paul Rudd comedy Living With Yourself, and Selena Gomez’s look at the lives of immigrants in Living Undocumented.
Living Undocumented – 2 October
This docuseries follows the lives of eight undocumented immigrant families as they try and build a new life for themselves in the United States. The show aims to put a human face of the current debate. Singer Selena Gomez and award-winning producer Eli Holzman are behind the project.
Ready to Mingle – 2 October
Cassandra Ciangherotti stars in this Mexican romantic comedy about a woman whose fiancé breaks up with them, and then joins a class for single women, teaching them how to meet and keep a man.
In the Tall Grass – 4 October
Start the scary season with this thriller starring Patrick Wilson. Based on the Stephen King novel, a group of people are drawn into a field of tall grass, only to discover that they are not alone.
Peaky Blinders (Season 5) – 4 October
Our favourite gang are back with a new season, starring the unforgettable Cillian Murphy, to what new depths of England’s underbelly will the show take us next.
Raising Dion (Season 1) – 4 October
A new type of superhero show, Alisha Wainwright stars as a young widowed mother trying to solve the mystery around her son’s emerging superpowers, while protecting him from the government. Developed by Michael B. Jordan.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – 11 October
For those of us still suffering from the end of Breaking Bad, Netflix has a treat for us! Aaron Paul returns as Jessy Pinkman, on a mission to outrun the problems of his past. The show promises the same intensity as the series, but to go much darker.
Fractured – 11 October
Sam Worthington stars in the psychological thriller about a man on the hunt for his young daughter who disappears from the ER. He becomes convinced that the hospital is trying to hide something from him, and tries to unravel the mystery from his own fractured memory.
The Laundromat – 18 October
Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman star in this new comedy based on a real life story about a widow seeking justice for her husband by investigating the insurance fraud scheme at the root of the problem.
Living with Yourself (Season 1) – 18 October
Paul Rudd stars in this new series about a man whose life has fallen apart who agrees to a procedure that will replace him with the best version of himself, but he can’t leave his old self behind, and they must find a way to share his life.
Carmen Sandiego (Season 2) – 1 October
Our favourite cartoon spy is back solving mysteries all around the world, back after her popular first season.
Nikki Glaser: Bangin’ – 1 October
In her first hour long stand up special for Netflix, Nikki Glaser contemplates what it really means to become an adult.
Rotten (Season 2) – 2 October
This second season of the docuseries continues to dive into the food supply system to expose exactly where it is our food comes from.
Seis Manos – 3 October
In this new anime series, an orphan is raised by a martial arts master in order to help him fight demonic powers, and the occasional drug cartel.
Big Mouth (Season 3) – 4 October
In this cartoon that is definitely not for kids, a group of teenagers friends continue to struggle with the singular horrors of puberty.
Creeped Out (Season 2) – 4 October
Just in time for Halloween, in this anthology series “The Curious”, a very creepy puppet, continues to share takes of monsters and magic for kids
Super Monsters (Season 3) – 4 October
Season three returns to follow a group of children monsters learning their place in the world.
Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween – 4 October
Our little monsters will also release another Halloween special this month to help kids prepare for the scary season.
Legend Quest: Masters of Myth (Season 1) – 5 October
In this Mexican cartoon, a group of young friends with supernatural powers hunt monsters and work to keep the world safe – Scooby Doo for a new generation.
Deon Cole: Cole Hearted – 8 October
Deon Cole shares his unique and irreverent view on the world as he takes advantage of the Netflix platform to talk religion and society.
The Spooky Takes of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween – 8 October
When the powers that be try and cancel Halloween, our young group of friends create their own, new, spooky holiday.
Rhythm + Flow – 9 October
Netflix’s own music competition show, Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. search for the next big rap talent.
The Forest of Love – 11 October
This unpredictable film focusses n a group of young people as they make a film about a con man and a grief-scarred young woman whose life he ruined, but will their work just make her grief worse?
Haunted (Season 2) – 11 October
Again, just in time for Halloween, we are back with season two of Haunted. People sit down and tell their real life stories of hauntings and encounters with the inexplicable.
Insatiable (Season 2) – 11 October
Following on from the success of their movie Dumpling, we are back with season two of Insatiable, about a young girl who loses weight and finds popularity, but becomes obsessed with getting revenge on her former bullies…. And beauty pageants…
Plan Coeur (Season 2) – 11 October
Season two of this French comedy is back. In season one our leading lady, unlucky in love, fell for the escort that her friends hired to help her move on. Will their love blossom?
The Awakenings of Motti Wolenbruch – 11 October
This Swiss movie revisits similar territory as a young Jewish man is pressured to marry an orthodox girl, but falls for someone else.
YooHoo to the Rescue (Season 2) – 11 October
The Korean kids favourite is back with an animal team that travels the world to help animals in need.
Banlieusards – 12 October
Focussing in on the lives of African immigrants in France, this French film follows three brothers, a gangster, a scholar and a teen, as they learn to survive on their own.
Ghosts of Sugar Land – 16 October
While this might sound like another Netflix kids show, this is in fact a dark and provocative biographical documentary about a group of Muslim American friends as they struggle with the knowledge that one of their friends has joined ISIS.
The Yard – 18 October
Following the popularity of such female prison shows as Orange is the New Black and Locked Up, this is a Turkish take on a story, as a young mother finds herself in the system.
Baby (Season 2) – 18 October
In the second season of the R rated Italian drama as our leading ladies try to create better lives for themselves by leaving their normal families and venturing into the Italian underworld.
Eli – 18 October
Another chilling horror release, Charlie Sotwell and Lili Taylor star as the parents of a young boy with a mysterious illness sent to an isolated clinic to undergo experimental therapy.
Interior Design Masters (Season 1) – 18 October
Knowing that we are all fans of a good home makeover show, Netflix films aspiring interior designers as they transform spaces as they compete for a major contract with a London hotel.
The House of Flowers (Season 2) – 18 October
Season two of the Mexican dramedy lands as our spurned wife and new lover continue to vie for power within their wealthy family.
MeatEaster (Season 8) – 18 October
Steven Rinella is back for yet one more season looking at how to hunt to live, and explore some of the most beautiful wildernesses in the world.
Mighty Little Bheem: Diwali – 18 October
Kids will enjoy this special of this show about a toddler super hero living in a small Indian village.
Seventeen – 18 October
In this Spanish drama a young man escapes from a juvenile facility in order to find his therapy dog, but he finds himself on a journey of forgiveness and reconsilliation.
Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales Collection 2 – 18 October
More episodes for kids about a spirited young girl and her relationship with a wild horse, Spirit.
Tell Me Who I Am – 18 October
A surprising documentary about a young man who has lost his memory, and relies on his twin brother to remind him of his past. But what secrets are being hidden?
Toon (Seasons 1 and 2) – 18 October
In this Dutch comedy a jingle writer finds sudden fame, and must find his way in the complicated world of show biz.
Unnatural Selection – 18 October
This docuseries addresses some of the most serious questions facing the scientific community at the moment, such as the ethics surrounding gene-editing and artificial intelligence.
Upstarts – 18 October
This Indian film looks at the unpredictable world of Start Up companies as three friends set out to change the world, and get rich!
Brotherhood – 25 October
This Brazilian drama focusses on a young female lawyer, who must first cope with her brother’s criminal past before moving forward. But his criminal activity is not just a thing of the past.
Greenhouse Academy (Season 3) – 25 October
We return to our elite boarding school for another season as they try and discover the secrets that their parents are hiding.
The Kominsky Method (Season 2) – 25 October
Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are back as a pair of best friends as they struggle to deal with getting older.
Rattlesnake – 25 October
In this Netflix original horror, when a stranger saves her daughter from certain death, she is then called upon to repay her debt.
A 3 Minute Hug – 28 October
Another programme throwing light on the immigration issue, this documentary follows families separated at the US border, and their bittersweet reunions.
Little Miss Sumo – 28 October
One 20-year-old daughter of a Sumo dynasty tries to find a place for herself in the sport traditional reserved for men.
Arsenio Hall: Smart and Classy – 29 October
New stand up from the always political incorrect comedian as he talks about getting older and the changing times.
Kengan Ashura: Part II – 31 October
Finally the second part of the anime release in which corporate disputes are solved through brutal gladiator bouts.
Nowhere Man – 31 October
In this Taiwanese prison drama, a man facing execution starts to experience different timelines, and has the opportunity to change his life.
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