Netflix New Releases Coming in October 2016

The start of a new month also signifies the upcoming arrival of a whole new batch of titles to Netflix. The site is adding a slew of movies and TV shows in the coming weeks, including several new documentaries and new episodes of some the streamer’s original shows, like The Fall and The Ranch. Below, check out all of the new releases coming to Netflix instant streaming in October.


Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off | Paramount Pictures

A Cinderella Story, October 1: This teen rom-com stars Chad Michael Murray and Hilary Duff in this modern remake of Cinderella.

Barbershop 2: Back in Business, October 1: The sequel to 2000’s Barbershop showcases how gentrification impacts the livelihood of a long-standing South Chicago barbershop.

Blue Streak, October 1: The buddy cop comedy stars Martin Lawrence as a jewel thief who is paired with a rookie partner Luke Wilson, while posing as a police detective.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, October 1: Audrey Hepburn stars as Holly Golightly in this classic rom-com, based on Truman Capote’s novel.

Dazed and Confused, October 1: The coming-of-age comedy follows a group of rowdy teenagers celebrating their last day of high school in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, October 1: Kyla Pratt stars as a young woman who uses her ability to talk to animals to help the president.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, October 1: Matthew Broderick stars as a teenager who skips school for a day in this classic ’80s comedy.

Ghost Town, October 1: Comedian Ricky Gervais takes on his first feature film role as a dentist who can see and talk to ghosts.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, October 1: Kate Hudson stars as a writer who is assigned an article on “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”

Picture This, October 1: Ashley Tisdale stars as a grounded high school senior who has to outsmart her dad to go to a party.

RV, October 1: A road trip comedy film following the typical dysfunctional family, the Munros, as they rent an RV for a road trip to Colorado.

Snow Day, October 1: The comedy follows a group of students enjoy a snow day in upstate New York.

Three Kings, October 1: The satirical black comedy war film follows four soldiers who set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait.

Without a Paddle, October 1: Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, and Dax Shepard star as three childhood friends who go on a trip up a remote river to search for the loot of long-lost airplane hijacker D. B. Cooper.

Chevalier, October 4: The Greek comedy follows a group of men who compete in a series of bizarre games while sailing on a yacht in the Aegean Sea.

Kung Fu Panda 3, October 26: The animated sequel follows the panda, Po on his “legendary adventures of awesomeness.”


Big Eyes | The Weinstein Company

Big Eyes | The Weinstein Company

Gentleman’s Agreement, October 1: A 1947 drama about a journalist who pretends to be Jewish in order to pen an expose on antisemitism in NYC and Connecticut.

Millennium, October 1: A 1989 science fiction film, based on the 1977 short story “Air Raid” by John Varley.

Once Upon a Time in the West, October 1: A 1968 epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Henry Fonda.

Patton, October 1: Starring George C. Scott and Karl Malden, this epic biographical war film follows U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II.

Quiz Show, October 1: John Turturro, Rob Morrow, and Ralph Fiennes star int his film, based on Richard N. Goodwin’s memoir Remembering America: A Voice from the Sixties.

Saving Mr. Wu, October 1: A 2015 Chinese action crime thriller starring Andy Lau.

Snake Eyes, October 1: Nicolas Cage stars in this 1998 thriller as a detective who finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy.

Sphere, October 1: The 1998 sci-fi psychological thriller, starring Dustin Hoffman and Sharon Stone, centers on the discovery of a spaceship at the bottom of the ocean.

The Queen of the Damned, October 1: An adaptation of the third novel of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series.

Titanic, October 1: This epic romance disaster film provides a fictionalized account of the sinking of the Titanic.

Unforgiven, October 1: This Western film follows an aging outlaw and killer who takes on one more job years after he had turned to farming.

Dheepan, October 3: Three Tamil refugees flee the war zone of Sri Lanka and move to France with the hopes of getting a fresh start.

Dartmoor Killing, October 4: A female friendship is put to the test by a shocking past betrayal.

Chapo: El Escape Del Siglo, October 15: A film chronicling the breakout of drug lord, Joaquín”El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzmán from prison.

Big Eyes, October 25: A drama about the painter Margaret Keane and the phenomenal success she earned painting big-eyed waifs.


Oriented | Conch Studios netflix instant streaming

Oriented | Conch Studios

Grizzly Man, October 1: The 2008 documentary chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell.

Oriented, October 1: A documentary following the lives of three gay Palestinian best friends as they explore their sexual identities in Tel Aviv.

Love Between the Covers, October 10: A documentary film about the powerful community of women who read and write romance novels.

Being George Clooney, October 15: A documentary about audio dubbing Hollywood films for foreign markets featuring the international voices of George Clooney

Jesus Camp, October 26: A documentary film about a charismatic Christian summer camp, where children spend summers being taught that they have “prophetic gifts.”

TV shows

American Horror Story: Hotel | FX

American Horror Story: Hotel | FX

American Horror Story: Hotel Season 5, October 4: The fifth season of FX’s horror drama features Lady Gaga.

The Flash Season 2, October 4: The CW’s hit series starring Grant Gustin as the titular hero.

The Grinder Season 1, October 4: Rob Lowe and Fred Savage star as brothers in the one and only season of this Fox comedy.

Arrow Season 4, October 5: Stephen Amell reprises his role as Arrow in The CW’s DC Comic series.

iZombie Season 2, October 6: The CW zombie comedy, based on the DC Comics series of the same name, stars Rose McIver.

Supernatural Season 11, October 7: Season 11 of The CW’s long-running fantasy drama once again follows the Winchester brothers as they take on supernatural forces.

The Originals Season 3, October 8: The CW’s supernatural drama stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, and Leah Pipes.

Vampire Diaries Season 7, October 8: Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley return in The CW show’s penultimate season.

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow Season 1, October 13: Several of DC Comics biggest heroes team up to fight the biggest force yet in the freshman season of The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Dark Matter Season 2, October 16: Syfy’s sci-fi series, co-produced by Canada’s Space channel, is based on of the comic book of the same name.

Containment Season 1, October 21: This CW miniseries follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving a section of the city stuck under quarantine.

Doctor Foster Season 1, October 24: The five-part British drama follows Dr. Gemma Foster, who suspects her husband has been having an affair.

Netflix exclusives

The Fall | Netflix

The Fall | Netflix

The 13th, October 7: Ava DuVernay directs this documentary exploring the history of racial injustice in the U.S. and the mass criminalization of African Americans.

The Ranch Season 1, Part 2, October 7: Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson return as two brothers working on a ranch in the second half of this Netflix sitcom.

Russell Peters: Almost Famous, October 7: Watch the comedian’s stand-up routine, taking on everything from cultural quirks to furniture building, from the Toronto stop on his Almost Famous tour.

The Siege of Jadotville, October 7: The true story of the 1961 siege of a 150-member Irish U.N. battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops.

Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, October 12: A concert documentary following Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids during their final nights in Las Vegas on their 20/20 Experience Tour.

Mascots, October 13: This Netflix mockumentary, starring Christopher Guest, Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, and Fred Willard, follows as sports mascots compete for the World Mascot Association Championships’ Gold Fluffy Award.

Haters Back Off Season 1, October 14: An original Netflix comedy starring Colleen Ballinger, based on her character Miranda Sings.

Glitch Season 1, October 15: An Australian drama set in the fictional country town of Yoorana.

Black Mirror Season 3, Part 1, October 21: The third season of Netflix’s anthology series will feature Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, and Bryce Dallas Howard and will be divided into two batches of six episodes.

Joe Rogan: Triggered, October 21: Rogan’s latest comedic stand-up airs exclusively on Netflix.

Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories, October 21: Patrons of a mundane Japanese diner find simple yet profound connections with one another in this original Netflix series.

Skylanders Academy Season 1, October 28: An animated series based on Activision Blizzard’s toy and video game hybrids.

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, October 28: Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, and Lucy Boynton star in this thriller about a young nurse who takes care of an elderly author who lives in a haunted house.

Into the Inferno, October 28: Werner Herzog directs, writes, and appears in this documentary exploring active volcanoes around world.

The Fall Season 3, October 29: The last season of Netflix’s thriller show once again features Jamie Dornan as a serial killer and Gillian Anderson as the detective pursuing him.

Chewing Gum Season 1, October 31: The sitcom, which airs on E4 in the U.K., follows 24-year-old shop assistant Tracey Gordon, a restricted, religious virgin, who wants to break out of her rut, have sex, and explore the world.

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