For some, October is a welcome release from the long, hot days of summer and a welcome to autumn. But for every other normal person, it’s a time when days get significantly darker, and the coldness of winter seeps into the bones.
For the Netflix, autumn and winter are fruitful times. After all, the bitter cold and harsh rain will often force people inside, where they’re inevitably strapped to their sofas and glued to the TV.
October also sparks the arrival of Halloween content, lining both the walls of the supermarkets as well as the cells of Netflix’s algorithm, wherein the likes of Mike Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Jason Voorhees come out to flourish. Across Netflix, there are some incredible new releases to be streamed.
Compiling an extensive list of the best pieces of content coming to streaming in October, look at our list of the best new releases to stream next month below. Featuring explosive new dramas, hilarious new comedies and a good dumping of horror, there’s plenty to look forward to in October.
Best films to stream on Netflix in October:
Luckiest Girl Alive
Mike Barker’s new Netflix thriller Luckiest Girl Alive has been in production for a while now. It stars Mila Kunis as Ani, a 28-year-old who seems to have it all figured out until her world is turned upside down.
Based on Jessica Knoll’s bestselling book, the film will explore Ani’s traumatic past and ask larger questions about patriarchal oppression. The accounts in the film are semi-autobiographical as Knoll drew upon her own trauma.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow
Marketed as a family-friendly horror flick, The Curse of Bridge Hollow is a Halloween comedy which features Marlon Wayans as a father. After an ancient spirit decides to mess with his town, Wayans decides to take matters into his own hands with the help of his daughter.
Wayans has built a name for himself in the world of horror for his highly effective exaggerated comedic performances, which subvert the genre. That is why The Curse of Bridge Hollow is going to be a different kind of challenge for the veteran.
The School for Good and Evil
Much hyped by Netflix, The School for Good and Evil is hoping to be the next Harry Potter, particularly as the Fantastic Beasts series fails, telling the story of two giant schools facing each other in a fantastical setting, one meant for heroes and the other for villains. Helmed by the Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, the upcoming fantasy movie is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Soman Chainani and is being adapted by David Magee and Feig.
The new movie stars Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie and Laurence Fishburne are long anticipated by fans.
Wendell & Wild
Now and again, Netflix will come out with something remarkably original, and the new stop-motion horror comedy Wendell & Wild is one of those pieces of content. Directed by Henry Selick, the same mind behind Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, from a screenplay written by Selick and Jordan Peele, the film follows two scheming demon brothers who are forced to face their arch-nemesis.
Starring Keegan-Michael Key and Peele as the titular characters with Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett, James Hong, and Ving Rhames in supporting roles, the film looks totally unmissable.
The Good Nurse
The Netflix movie The Good Nurse is one of the most anticipated movies of Autumn 2022. The drama, starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain, was tipped for success at the Academy Awards. Telling the story of an infamous caregiver who is implicated in the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients, the film is helmed by the Mindhunter director Tobias Lindholm with a script by Krysty Wilson-Cairns of 1917 and Last Night in Soho fame.
Based on the book by Charles Graeber, the true crime story also features the likes of Noah Emmerich, Kim Dickens, Nnamdi Asomugha and Ajay Naidu.