Now Streaming

New on Netflix in October

30 movies, TV shows, and originals streaming on Netflix this month.

by | October 1, 2018 | Comments

The weather is getting a little crisper — or, at least, it should be — and people everywhere are shopping for their Halloween costumes — or, at least, they should be — which means it’s October, the month when theatrical releases are kind of a crap shoot and TV studios are bombarding you with all of their “best” new ideas. If all of that is getting to be just a bit much for you, you can always check out these 30 titles that are new to Netflix in October:


Available 10/1

#1

Blazing Saddles (1974)
88%

#1
Adjusted Score: 95047%
Critics Consensus: Daring, provocative, and laugh-out-loud funny, Blazing Saddles is a gleefully vulgar spoof of Westerns that marks a high point in Mel Brooks' storied career.
Synopsis: A black railroad worker is appointed sheriff of a town marked for destruction by a scheming politician.... [More]
Directed By: Mel Brooks

#1

Mystic River (2003)
88%

#1
Adjusted Score: 93957%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by the exceptional acting of its strong cast, Mystic River is a somber drama that unfolds in layers and conveys the tragedy of its story with visceral power.
Synopsis: A detective (Kevin Bacon) investigates the brutal beating and murder of the daughter of a childhood friend (Sean Penn), then... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 90071%
Critics Consensus: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure brings Paul Reubens' famous character to the big screen intact, along with enough inspired silliness to dazzle children of all ages.
Synopsis: Childlike Pee-wee (Paul Reubens) loses his vintage bicycle and embarks on a cross-country adventure to get it back.... [More]
Directed By: Tim Burton

#1
Adjusted Score: 92007%
Critics Consensus: Sergio Leone's epic crime drama is visually stunning, stylistically bold, and emotionally haunting, and filled with great performances from the likes of Robert De Niro and James Woods.
Synopsis: Sergio Leone's portrait of the friendships, loyalties and betrayals among Jewish gangsters in the 1920s and '30s.... [More]
Directed By: Sergio Leone

#1

The Shining (1980)
84%

#1
Adjusted Score: 95391%
Critics Consensus: Though it deviates from Stephen King's novel, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is a chilling, often baroque journey into madness -- exemplified by an unforgettable turn from Jack Nicholson.
Synopsis: A writer (Jack Nicholson) goes mad while serving as caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and clairvoyant son (Danny Lloyd)... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick

Gotham: Season 4 (2017)
77%

#1
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though at times suffering from a narrative overload that undermines the drama, Gotham's fourth season ends strong, focusing on Bruce Wayne's transition into the beloved hero its audience awaits.

#1

Black Dynamite (2009)
83%

#1
Adjusted Score: 83617%
Critics Consensus: A loving and meticulous send-up of 1970s blaxsploitation movies, Black Dynamite is funny enough for the frat house and clever enough for film buffs.
Synopsis: After "The Man" kills his brother and poisons the neighborhood with tainted liquor, a kung fu fighter (Michael Jai White)... [More]
Directed By: Scott Sanders

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 83561%
Critics Consensus: A magical journey about the power of a young boy's imagination to save a dying fantasy land, The NeverEnding Story remains a much-loved kids adventure.
Synopsis: A New York schoolboy (Barret Oliver) escapes into a book about a boy warrior (Noah Hathaway) and an empress (Tami... [More]
Directed By: Wolfgang Petersen

#1

The Green Mile (1999)
78%

#1
Adjusted Score: 84710%
Critics Consensus: Though The Green Mile is long, critics say it's an absorbing, emotionally powerful experience.
Synopsis: In 1935 a head prison guard (Tom Hanks) realizes a man (Michael Clarke Duncan) on death row may be innocent... [More]
Directed By: Frank Darabont

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 83774%
Critics Consensus: An entertaining Jackie Chan stunt-fest in which the impressive action sequences overcome the low production value and by-the-numbers plot.
Synopsis: A Hong Kong policeman (Jackie Chan) in New York defends a woman shopkeeper (Anita Mui) against bikers who want protection... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Tong

#1

V for Vendetta (2006)
73%

#1
Adjusted Score: 83247%
Critics Consensus: Visually stunning and thought-provoking, V For Vendetta's political pronouncements may rile some, but its story and impressive set pieces will nevertheless entertain.
Synopsis: After world war leads to a fascist government, a vigilante known as V (Hugo Weaving) uses terrorist tactics to fight... [More]
Directed By: James McTeigue

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 65589%
Critics Consensus: Though it is ultimately somewhat undone by its own lofty ambitions, The Devil's Advocate is a mostly effective blend of supernatural thrills and character exploration.
Synopsis: After moving to New York, a lawyer (Keanu Reeves) and his wife (Charlize Theron) gradually learn his new employer's (Al... [More]
Directed By: Taylor Hackford

#1
Adjusted Score: 73601%
Critics Consensus: Zack and Miri Make a Porno is a modest success for Kevin Smith, due in large part to the charm of Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks.
Synopsis: Two lifelong friends (Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks) decide to make an adult film to solve their cash problems.... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Smith

#1

Sommersby (1993)
62%

#1
Adjusted Score: 62901%
Critics Consensus: Sommersby stumbles as a consistently compelling mystery, but typically solid work from Jodie Foster and Richard Gere fuels an engaging romance.
Synopsis: A farmer's wife (Jodie Foster) suspects the man (Richard Gere) in her bed, back from the Civil War, is not... [More]
Directed By: Jon Amiel

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 61309%
Critics Consensus: She's Out of My League has moments of humor and insight, but it's bogged down by excessive vulgarity and cartoonishness.
Synopsis: An airport security agent (Jay Baruchel) must figure out how to make the relationship work when a beautiful, successful woman... [More]
Directed By: Jim Field Smith

#1

The Dead Pool (1988)
55%

#1
Adjusted Score: 56254%
Critics Consensus: While it offers its fair share of violent thrills and tough wit, The Dead Pool ends the Dirty Harry series on an uninspired note.
Synopsis: San Francisco's "Dirty Harry" Callahan (Clint Eastwood) protects a newswoman (Patricia Clarkson) and others on a celebrity hit list.... [More]
Directed By: Buddy Van Horn

#1

Blade (1998)
56%

#1
Adjusted Score: 61754%
Critics Consensus: Though some may find the plot a bit lacking, Blade's action is fierce, plentiful, and appropriately stylish for a comic book adaptation.
Synopsis: A man (Wesley Snipes) with vampire blood and his mortal partner (Kris Kristofferson) hunt a rebel vampire (Stephen Dorff) and... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Norrington

#1
Adjusted Score: 55690%
Critics Consensus: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves brings a wonderfully villainous Alan Rickman to this oft-adapted tale, but he's robbed by big-budget bombast and a muddled screenplay.
Synopsis: The archer (Kevin Costner) and his Moorish sidekick (Morgan Freeman) join Sherwood Forest outlaws against the sheriff of Nottingham, who... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Reynolds

#1

Billy Madison (1995)
42%

#1
Adjusted Score: 44185%
Critics Consensus: Audiences who enjoy Adam Sandler's belligerent comic energy may find him in joyously obnoxious form as Billy Madison, but this thinly-plotted starring vehicle surrounds its star with an aggressively pedestrian movie.
Synopsis: An adult goof-off (Adam Sandler) goes back to elementary school in order to run his father's (Darren McGavin) company.... [More]
Directed By: Tamra Davis

#1

Anger Management (2003)
42%

#1
Adjusted Score: 48465%
Critics Consensus: Thought not without its funny moments, Anger Management is ultimately stale and disappointingly one-note, especially considering its capable cast.
Synopsis: A meek businessman (Adam Sandler) clashes with an aggressive therapist (Jack Nicholson) after being ordered to undergo 20 hours of... [More]
Directed By: Peter Segal


Available 10/5

Big Mouth: Season 2 (2018)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Poignantly repulsive, Big Mouth continues to confront the awkwardness of adolescence with foul-mouthed glee and an added layer of maturity.

#1

Malevolent (2018)
55%

#1
Adjusted Score: 33563%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A brother-sister team that fabricates paranormal encounters for cash gets more than it bargains for when it takes a job... [More]


Available 10/10

#1

22 July (2018)
81%

#1
Adjusted Score: 86289%
Critics Consensus: 22 July offers a hard-hitting close-up look at the aftereffects of terrorism, telling a story with a thriller's visceral impact and the lingering emotional resonance of a drama.
Synopsis: Norway's deadliest terrorist attack, in which a right-wing extremist murders 77 teens at a youth camp in 2011, is dramatized.... [More]
Directed By: Paul Greengrass

Available 10/12

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Haunting of Hill House is an effective ghost story whose steadily mounting anticipation is just as satisfying as its chilling payoff.

#1

Apostle (2018)
79%

#1
Adjusted Score: 81004%
Critics Consensus: Apostle resists easy scares in favor of a steady, slow-building descent into dread led by a commanding central performance from Dan Stevens.
Synopsis: A man travels to a remote island to search for his missing sister after she is kidnapped by a murderous... [More]
Directed By: Gareth Evans


Available 10/19

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Toni Collette creates comedy between the sheets in this unlikely sex-drama from acclaimed playwright Nick Payne for the BBC.
Starring:

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Man with No Fear returns to top form with a third season that begins tediously slow but gradually generates comic book thrills, immeasurably helped by the welcome return of Vincent D'Onofrio's menacing Kingpin.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Making a Murderer's return may not yield closure for this maddening saga of crime and punishment, but the series' exploration of the U.S. justice system remains riveting.
Starring:


Available 10/25

#1
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Great News avoids a sophomore slump thanks to its hilarious cast and the welcome onscreen addition of series creator Tina Fey.

Available 10/26

Castlevania: Season 2 (2018)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Castlevania sinks its fangs into vampiric lore during a devilishly fun second season that benefits from an expanded sense of scale and episode tally that allows the series to fully spread its leathery wings.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Bewitchingly beautiful and wickedly macabre, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina casts an intoxicating spell and provides a perfect showcase for Kiernan Shipka's magical talents.

Tag Cloud

Creative Arts Emmys series USA Network 2019 blockbusters indiana jones Starz television American Society of Cinematographers Podcast Epix know your critic foreign popular Columbia Pictures WarnerMedia Comics on TV Film Festival documentary Set visit Legendary Writers Guild of America adventure Best and Worst blockbuster Amazon Prime Video casting spain Christmas CBS All Access spy thriller 20th Century Fox 99% Avengers period drama james bond Reality Competition Star Trek Disney streaming service 72 Emmy Awards cops Summer hist cancelled television Quiz hispanic venice Countdown Mystery name the review Animation halloween Black History Month dark Apple debate green book miniseries Kids & Family all-time Crunchyroll Trivia marvel comics franchise crime drama action-comedy ESPN Emmys Election TV movies football Super Bowl Extras President Heroines Country children's TV ghosts science fiction laika social media Mary Poppins Returns Syfy NYCC rt archives lord of the rings biopic BBC One Black Mirror 24 frames FOX witnail Mary Tyler Moore History obituary TLC pirates of the caribbean Amazon hispanic heritage month docudrama A&E worst movies classics TV Land Broadway comic books APB Paramount comics TCA hollywood comic book movie San Diego Comic-Con Dark Horse Comics Nat Geo CNN Television Academy Captain marvel what to watch Thanksgiving Cannes archives SDCC Mary poppins Ghostbusters basketball festival cinemax spanish Comic-Con@Home 2021 Amazon Prime spinoff strong female leads Film olympics jamie lee curtis GoT OneApp canceled concert police drama south america true crime live action heist movie sitcom superman IFC Films cooking target crime thriller boxoffice Calendar screen actors guild OWN Esquire posters TruTV Paramount Plus TV Fantasy Showtime 007 Comedy Comic Book Shudder Horror kong HBO Go high school Sneak Peek reboot sag awards VH1 adaptation Grammys Disney Plus mission: impossible Binge Guide The CW Valentine's Day Character Guide finale japan legend toy story X-Men nature game show 71st Emmy Awards cancelled TV series The Witch diversity blaxploitation Elton John 2015 FX on Hulu The Arrangement A24 SundanceTV kaiju movie scary movies Musicals comiccon joker spider-man Opinion kids 2020 scene in color black theme song Crackle Rock Red Carpet japanese YouTube Red reviews Image Comics BET Awards a nightmare on elm street AMC Television Critics Association Fox Searchlight Pop Discovery Channel renewed TV shows travel christmas movies Endgame Hulu Marathons international Sundance LGBTQ Ovation YouTube Premium BBC America Anna Paquin superhero adenture zombie halloween tv political drama Emmy Nominations binge films National Geographic Netflix Pride Month LGBT teaser Logo New York Comic Con ID stoner The Academy 2021 The Walt Disney Company natural history Premiere Dates TV renewals king kong trailers universal monsters Acorn TV documentaries indie canceled TV shows BBC elevated horror The Walking Dead E! Pacific Islander Paramount Network women Holidays streaming movies dragons Western mutant remakes spanish language rotten movies we love 1990s Drama Pop TV dexter Pixar Sony Pictures Polls and Games supernatural nfl dogs medical drama telelvision TBS feel good ABC Signature breaking bad rt labs comic book movies Masterpiece Adult Swim Lucasfilm dc Superheroe Comedy Central festivals CW Seed Winners CMT Trailer cartoon Certified Fresh Rocky vampires Pet Sematary IFC sequels WGN Food Network 2017 fast and furious FXX Hallmark Christmas movies golden globes Funimation See It Skip It Universal RT History talk show zombies Stephen King wonder woman new star wars movies asian-american harry potter Marvel Studios Fall TV Rom-Com Lifetime Walt Disney Pictures critic resources anthology Teen Trophy Talk disaster Tarantino TV One aapi Song of Ice and Fire DirecTV Video Games Family french Superheroes godzilla 21st Century Fox cancelled TV shows stand-up comedy Spring TV 2018 BET monster movies Toys composers child's play PBS toronto Alien 4/20 The Purge sequel Music biography latino Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Photos emmy awards cats robots Martial Arts HBO animated Sundance Now Hallmark ITV crossover discovery Watching Series jurassic park ABC Family revenge Disney+ Disney Plus doctor who Warner Bros. Marvel Television werewolf YouTube Ellie Kemper Academy Awards Year in Review DGA TCA Winter 2020 First Reviews space dramedy unscripted technology tv talk cancelled PlayStation free movies Reality Cartoon Network docuseries sports TCA 2017 Britbox australia richard e. Grant Tumblr mcc Tokyo Olympics Hear Us Out marvel cinematic universe news singing competition comedies Lionsgate Wes Anderson boxing TNT versus Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt video award winner psychological thriller mockumentary Oscars Turner Classic Movies worst movies slashers book adaptation best crime Lifetime Christmas movies rotten rt labs critics edition E3 Awards Tour Infographic stop motion MSNBC Interview Holiday Bravo Spike satire GIFs video on demand prank First Look 45 NBC razzies war 2016 parents Nominations Baby Yoda new zealand directors justice league rom-coms serial killer screenings book SXSW nbcuniversal Nickelodeon ViacomCBS cars NBA Winter TV Women's History Month Brie Larson Star Wars Pirates TCM ratings anime HBO Max Vudu critics facebook politics Amazon Studios thriller Shondaland slasher CBS Biopics Tomatazos Mindy Kaling Disney Channel Disney transformers Cosplay romantic comedy DC Comics Netflix Christmas movies Musical Peacock fresh cults new york independent Freeform hidden camera criterion Apple TV Plus Mudbound MTV TIFF 93rd Oscars Travel Channel TCA Awards Spectrum Originals Action game of thrones king arthur Schedule Awards RT21 quibi Turner YA 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards GLAAD USA deadpool saw Apple TV+ batman aliens zero dark thirty young adult scorecard chucky BAFTA based on movie die hard Marvel Arrowverse 73rd Emmy Awards historical drama VOD PaleyFest streaming Chernobyl romance ABC gangster MCU FX suspense psycho twilight Sundance TV El Rey Rocketman Fox News DC Universe dceu Classic Film royal family Box Office comic golden globe awards Sci-Fi Exclusive Video Tubi DC streaming service VICE 90s italian