The Must-Stream Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix In October

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What do you think of when you hear the word October? Pumpkins, candy, costumes, Halloween, and scary movies are all acceptable answers. Depending on where you live and your athletic leanings, October might also inspire memories of crisp autumn air, crunchy orange leaves, and high school football on Friday nights. Apparently, Netflix is choosing to not try to tap into these memories and symbols in their monthly content infusion. There doesn’t seem to a distinct Halloween theme to the movies and shows coming to Netflix in October. Nevertheless, this month’s arrivals promise hours of quality entertainment for those looking forward to welcoming the full force of fall in the comfort of their living room.

Here’s a few of our must-stream movies and shows coming to Netflix in September, and don’t forget to check out the complete list of new additions below!


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Dazed and Confused (October 1)

“Alright, alright, alright.” Dazed and Confused sparks up on Netflix in a thick cloud of sweet leaf smoke. Richard Linklater’s eminently quotable chronicle of the last day of school in a sleepy Texas town perfectly captures the anxiety and exhilaration of high school. Packed with a cast of colorful characters, the narrative flows like water through groups of incoming freshman and outgoing seniors, centered around a well-provisioned kegger in the woods. Decked out in bell bottoms and a plethora of other seventies iconography with a cracking classic rock soundtrack, Dazed and Confused is a delicious piece of cinema that transcends the common teen comedy. It is also notable for being the film debuts of Matthew McConaughey and Parker Posey, as well as early starring roles of Ben Affleck, Mila Jovovich, and Joey Lauren Adams.


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Patton (October 1)

General George S. Patton might not have been someone you’d want at your dinner party, but “Old Blood and Guts” was exactly the type of person you’d want leading troops into battle. Patton’s tremendous career and oversized personality are wonderfully dramatized in Franklin J. Schaffner’s 1970 biopic. Scripted by Francis Ford Coppola and starring George C. Scott in the starring role, Patton won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Screenplay, and Actor, and has been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. It is a classic epic the spans Patton’s career during the Second World War in both North Africa and Europe. The filmmaking and storytelling are excellent, yet it is Scott’s remarkable performance that earns the movie its sterling reputation. His portrayal captures both the bravado and vulnerability of Patton and is one of the most honest character examinations of a historical figure.


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Three Kings (October 1)

Three Kings is one of those films with elite talent, glowing reviews, and healthy box office receipts that somehow doesn’t seem to hold its place in the public consciousness. And it’s a shame because David O. Russell’s 1999 black comedy is a laugh-inducing, entertaining joy ride. George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Ice Cube star as three soldiers in Iraq during Desert Storm who conspire to steal gold that had been taken from Kuwait. Yet on their mission, they find local civilians who need their help. The film has equal measures of both humor and heart with each of the principals turning in excellent performances.


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Unforgiven (October 1)

Clint Eastwood deconstructs the Western in the Oscar-winning Unforgiven. Eastwood directs and stars as William Munny, a formerly infamous outlaw who reluctantly agrees to hunt down a group of violent cowboys who disfigured a woman in a brothel. Despite its traditional premise, Unforgiven is not your typical Western. Eastwood explores the moral emptiness of a life spent inflicting pain on others and his Munny is all too aware of his sins. In fact, the one stereotypical western cowboy, played by Richard Harris, is brutally beaten when he confronts the town sheriff (an excellent Gene Hackman). The are no guns at high noon here.


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13TH (October 7)

Ava DuVernay explores the concept of the American prison system as a form of modern day slavery in this upcoming documentary. The title refers to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude except as a punishment for crime. It is this crime loophole which the documentary explores, as the film’s contention is that the loophole has been, and continues to be, used as a way persecute African Americans. From the trailer (link to trailer), it looks like the film will be a stirring and enlightening look at the ethnically motivated abuses of the American legal and prison system.


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The Siege of Jadotville (October 7)

Jamie Dornan makes his second appearance on this month’s list with the war drama chronicling the Siege of Jadotville, where 150 Irish Army UN peacekeepers were besieged by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries. The film sheds some light on a largely unknown series of conflicts in the early 1960s known as the Congo Crisis and the trailer reminds one of Zulu. Dornan plays Commandant Pat Quinlan, the leader of the Irish forces working for the UN. There hasn’t been much press about the film but judging from the trailer Siege of Jadotville promises to be a stirring war film.


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Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe (October 28)

Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles are back boys and this time they’ve crossed the Atlantic and are introducing Europe the to the ways of the Park. Not much is known about Out of the Park: Europe, however, it will effectively be the eleventh season of eight episodes. Season ten was hilarious, with guest stars Tom Arnold, Doug Benson, and of course Snoop Dogg. So look for Trailer Park Boys to continue their greasy ways across the pond.


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The Fall: Season 3 (October 29)

The Fall is a gripping crime drama following a serial killer and the British detective assigned to bring him down in modern day Belfast. Gillian Anderson is imperious as DSI Stella Gibson, a hardened veteran of the force sent from London to hunt down the “Belfast Strangler”. Anderson is masterful in her portrayal of the multifaceted Gibson and the show incorporates her gender and sexuality into the narrative in a refreshing and intriguing manner. Jamie Dornan is perfectly disturbing as the “Belfast Strangler” Peter Paul Spector. His impassive disposition and the detached methodicalness that fuels heinous crimes will send chills down your spine. It will be interesting to see how the show handles this third season, as the second seemed to end with such finality.


October 1

A Cinderella Story (2004)

Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

Blue Streak (1999)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)

Fairy Tale: A True Story(1997)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

Ghost Town (2008)

Grizzly Man (2005)

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Millennium (1989)

Murder Maps: Season 2 (2015)

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree (2016)

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Oriented (2015)

Patton (1970)

Picture This! (2008)

Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)

The Queen of the Damned (2002)

Quiz Show (1994)

Robotech (1985)

RV (2006)

Saving Mr. Wu (2015)

Snake Eyes (1998)

Snow Day (2000)

Sphere (1998)

Three Kings (1999)

Titanic (1997)

Unforgiven (1992)

The Uninvited (2009)

Unsealed: Alien Files: Season 4

Without a Paddle (2004)

October 3

Dheepan (2015)

October 4

American Horror Story: Hotel Season 5

Chevalier (2015)

Dartmoor Killing (2015)

The Flash: Season 2

The Grinder: Season 1

October 5

Arrow: Season 4

October 6

iZombie: Season 2

October 7

13TH (2016 – Netflix Original)

Dinotrux: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

The Ranch: Season 1, Part 2 (Netflix Original)

Russell Peters: Almost Famous (Netflix Original)

The Siege of Jadotville (2016 – Netflix Original)

Supernatural: Season 11

October 8

The Originals: Season 3

Vampire Diaries: Season 7

October 10

Kuromukuro: Season 2 ­ (Netflix Original)

Love Between the Covers (2015)

October 12

Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016 – Netflix Original)

October 13

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1

Mascots (2016 – Netflix Original)

October 14

Haters Back Off!: Season 1 ­(Netflix Original)

Project MC2: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo­Qiang (2016 – Netflix Original)

October 15

Being George Clooney (2016)

Chapo: el escape del siglo (2016)

Glitch: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Season 1: Part 1

October 16

Dark Matter: Season 2

October 21

Black Mirror: Season 3, Part 1 (Netflix Original)

Containment: Season 1

Joe Rogan: Triggered (Netflix Original)

Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (Netflix Original)

The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

Word Party: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

October 24

Doctor Foster: Season 1

October 25

Big Eyes (2014)

October 26

Jesus Camp (2006)

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

October 28

7 años (2016 – Netflix Original)

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016 – Netflix Original)

Into the Inferno (2016 – Netflix Original)

Skylanders Academy: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe (Netflix Original)

October 29

The Fall: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

October 31

Chewing Gum: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

John Drain | Staff Writer
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