We are spoilt for choice when it comes to streaming platforms these days.

And as the colder weather comes in the months ahead more of us will once again be spending more time in front of the TV.

Thanks to Disney+Netflix, Amazon Prime and Now TV, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to TV series and films to watch.

And even as lockdown restrictions ease, many of us love nothing more than sitting in front of the TV to binge watch our favourite shows.

Thankfully, Netflix has us covered. The streaming giant has released a whole host of new shows and movies for October, with more still to come throughout the month.

Here is the full list of new Netflix content in October including TV shows, Netflix originals, films and documentaries. 

(N* = Netflix Original)

Full list of new shows coming to Netflix in October

October 1

  • 27 Steps of May (2018) – Drama about a woman slowly rebuilds her life after a traumatic sexual experience.
  • Anatomy (2000) – Horror about a young medical student discovering a horrible secret.
  • A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad (Season 1) N – Spanish language docuseries.
  • Body of Lies (2008) – Ridley Scott thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.
  • Carlito’s Way (1993) – A former convict is released from prison and sets out to better himself. At least that was the plan. Stars Al Pacino.
  • Creeped Out (Season 2) – More episodes of the Black Mirror-esque kids series.
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004) – Zack Snyder’s big debut Hollywood movie where we follow a group of survivors taking refuge in a shopping mall during the zombie apocalypse.
  • Diana: The Musical (2021) N – A live taping of the broadway performance about Princess Diana.
  • Effie Gray (2014) – Biopic on the love triangle between John Ruskin, John Everett Millais, and Euphemia Gray. Starring Daktota Johnson.
  • Forever Rich (2021) N – New Dutch movie about a rapper who has his reputation damaged after a video of him goes viral.
  • Halloween (1978) – The first Halloween movie arriving on Netflix UK just in time for the month of horror.
  • Halloween II (1981) 
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
  • Heat (1995) – Al Pacino and Robert De Niro co-star in this crime thriller set in Los Angeles.
  • Inside Job (2010) – Documentary on the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Jumper (2008) – Hayden Christensen stars in this sci-fi thriller that sees people who can teleport vs an order that sees them as abominations.
  • Killer Women with Piers Morgan (Season 1) – Documentary series where everyone’s favorite (tongue firmly in cheek) Piers Morgan visits maximum security prisons to talk to female inmates.
  • Knight and Day (2010) – Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz team up for this action-comedy about a fugitive couple on the run.
  • Love & Other Drugs (2010) – Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this throwback rom-com about a medicine peddler who falls in love with someone suffering from Parkinson’s.
  • Love You To Death (2019) – Lifetime TV movie about a mother and daughters relationship turning fatal. Starring Marcia Gay Harden.
  • Maid (Limited Series) N – Comedy drama from Molly Smith Metzler based on the NY Times best seller.
  • Marley & Me (2008) – Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston will make you sob with this drama where a naughty dog arrives in the family.
  • Oats Studio (Volume 1) – A collection of short films from director Neill Blomkamp.
  • Paik’s Spirit (Season 1) N – Korean talk show.
  • Pavlova – A Woman for all Time (1983) – Film following the triumphs and missteps of one of ballet’s biggest stars.
  • Scaredy Cats (Season 1) N – A new kids series about various witches.
  • Seinfeld (Seasons 1-9) – The entire collection of the classic US sitcom headlined by Jerry Seinfeld.
  • Spider-man (2002) – Tobey Maguire’s first outing as the web-slinging Marvel hero.
  • Swallow (2021) N – Nollywood thriller.
  • The Crowned Clown (Season 1) – Korean historical drama series.
  • The Guilty (2021) N – Jake Gyllenhaal headlines this new thriller about a police call dispatcher who faces his toughest challenge in his career to date.
  • The Haunting (1999) – Horror starring Liam Neeson.
  • The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) – Horror about a family experiencing supernatural behaviour.
  • The Rite (2011) – Anthony Hopkins horror about a seminary student traveling to Italy to take an exorcism course.
  • Till Death (2021) – Megan Fox thriller making its SVOD debut on Netflix.

October 3

  • Scissor Seven (Season 3) N – Chinese anime series.
  • Simply Raymond Blanc (Season 1) – Food docuseries about a Michelin-starred chef sharing his secret recipes for the first time.

October 4

  • On My Block (Season 4) N – The final season of the main show of On My Block set two years after the events of season 3.

October 5

  • Adult Material (Limited Series) – Channel 4 limited series about a mum-of-three navigating the changing world of adult entertainment.
  • Bad Hair (2020) – Hulu Original horror movie about a young woman who gets a hair weave that seems to have a mind of its own.
  • Escape The Undertaker (Interactive Special) N – WWE interactive special based on the popular character.
  • Remember You (Season 1) – Thai mystery series.

October 6

  • Bad Sport (Volume 1) N – True crime and sports collide in this new docuseries.
  • Baking Impossible (Season 1 – First 6 Episodes) N – A new baking competition series where bakers and engineers team up to try and win $100k.
  • Love is Blind: Brazil (Season 1) N – A new international spin-off of the Netflix reality series.
  • The Five Juanas (Season 1) N – Mexican drama series about five women who share the same birthmark.
  • There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021) N – Horror thriller from director Patrick Brice about a school year being targeted by a masked assailant.

October 7

  • The Billion Dollar Code (Limited Series) N – German legal thriller miniseries.
  • The Ingenuity of the Househusband (Season 1) N – Companion short-form TV series to the anime listed below.
  • The Way of the Househusband (Part 2) N – Return of the Japanese anime with Tatsu’s adventures as a househusband continuing.

October 8

  • A Tale of Dark & Grimm (Season 1) N – Animated kids series based on the book series from Adam Gidwitz following Hansel and Gretel.
  • Angeliena (2021) – South African drama.
  • Family Business (Season 3) N – French comedy series wrapping up.
  • My Brother, My Sister (2021) N – Italian drama where a fathers will has forced siblings to connect.
  • Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle (2021) N – Animated movie set in the Pokemon universe coming exclusively to Netflix globally.
  • Pretty Smart (Season 1) N – New multi-cam sitcom set in Los Angeles about a girl who rooms into her sister and her three roommates.
  • The Lighthouse (2019) – A24’s superb thriller set on a remote lighthouse. Stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe.

October 9

  • Blue Period (Season 1 – New Episodes) N – Teen drama anime series about a high schooler who finds inspiration in art.
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) – A24 movie about a man watching his city actively changing around him.

October 10

  • Behind the Players – German documentary taking you behind the scenes of professional football through the eyes of an agent.
  • Lee & Cindy C. (2015) – Belgium musical comedy.
  • The Atom: A Love Affair (2019) – Vicki Lesley directed documentary that takes a look back at the love-hate relationship the west has had with nuclear power.
  • The Magic of the Diary of Anne Frank – Dutch documentary on the historical figure.

October 11

  • Little Things (Season 4) N – Indian romantic comedy returns for a fourth season.
  • Shazam! (2019) – DC movie led by Zachary Levi about a boy who is granted the power to become a super-powered adult.
  • The Baby-Sitters Club (Season 2) N – Netflix’s Tween dramedy is back for another season.
  • Bright: Samurai Soul (2021) N – New anime spin-off based on Netflix’s 2017 movie Bright.
  • Convergence: Courage in a Crisis (2021) N – Documentary directed by Orlando von Einsiedel.
  • Making Malinche: A Documentary by Nacho Cano (2021) N – Making-of documentary on the new musical.
  • The Movies That Made Us (Season 3) N – Behind the scenes look at your favorite movies including a selection of Halloween movies.

October 13

  • Fever Dream (2021) N – Arthouse horror mystery.
  • Violet Evergarden: The Movie (2020) – Anime feature-film set after the main series.

October 14

  • Another Life (Season 2) N – Katee Sackhoff returns in this space drama about an astronaut facing new dangers as the story continues.
  • One Night in Paris (2021) N – Stand-up special brings together the biggest French talents in the stand-up world.
  • Slashers (2001) – B-horror movie about six contestants enter a game show where the only goal is to survive.

October 15

  • Karma’s World (Season 1) N – New animated kids musical series from producer Ludacris.
  • Monk Comes Down the Mountain (2015) – Martial arts action movie directed by Kaige Chen.
  • My Name (Season 1) N – Korean thriller series.
  • Sharkdog’s Fintastic Halloween (2021) N – Halloween special for the kid’s animated show.
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007) – The final entry in the Raimi trilogy of Spider-Man movies.
  • The Forgotten Battle (2021) N – Dutch World War 2 movie about the Battle of the Scheldt.
  • The Four of Us (2021) N – German comedy about two couples having a four-week partner swap.
  • The Trip (2021) N – Norweigen action thriller about a couple heading to a cabin to reconnect but both plan to murder each other.
  • Unfaithful (2002) – Romance thriller starring Richard Gere.
  • You (Season 3) N – The third season of the Netflix adaptation where Joe is now a father.

October 20

  • Found (2021) N – Amanda Lipitz directed this documentary about three adopted teenage girls who discover they are blood-related cousins.
  • Night Teeth (2021) N – A college student moonlighting as a chauffeur picks up two mysterious women for a night of party-hopping across LA. But when he uncovers their bloodthirsty intentions — and their dangerous, shadowy underworld — he must fight to stay alive.

October 22

  • Inside Job (Season 1) N – New animated series from the creators of Gravity Falls.
  • Locke & Key (Season 2) N – The gang returns for more adventures and more keys in this adaptation of the Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez comic series.

October 28

  • Luis Miguel – The Series (Season 3) N – Third and final season of the biopic series.

October 29

  • Army of Thieves (2021) N – The prequel to Army of the Dead.
  • Colin in Black and White (Limited Series) N – Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix limited series looking at the career of the American Football player Colin Kaepernick.