39 Movies & TV Shows Coming To Netflix In October 2016 That Are Better Than Candy

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Trick-or-Treat? Just in time for Halloween, Netflix giving us nothing but treats. Thanks to the new television shows and movies coming to Netflix in October, you won't need to walk around your neighborhood in costume because everything from sweet romance to spooky scares will soon be at your disposal. Hell, with a Netflix queue full of heart-warming classics, suspenseful new dramas, and laugh-out-loud comedies, who's going to have time for trick-or-treating anyway? I mean, you might as well go to a party of one in your own home as a "Netflix watcher" this year. All that costume entails is your couch, an open Netflix account, and a bag of popcorn. The kids coming to the door will love it if you manage to throw their candy out the window from the comfort of your couch.

But, on a more serious note, there's just way too much old and new content to catch up on to waste any time going to Halloween parties. After a three and a half year wait, the U.K. thriller, Black Mirror, is finally continuing on the popular streaming service. And, as far as movies go, the independent film festival market is soon going to be at your disposal without you even needing to go to the movie theater.

So, go and grab your pumpkin-flavored beverage of choice. Fall is officially here, and there's no better way to spend your time inside than with these TV shows and movies you can add to your Netflix queue.

'Black Mirror' (Season 3, Part 1)

On October 21, creator Charlie Brooker is back with a third season of the mind-bending, technology-filled series. Each new episode will feature an entirely new cast of characters living in an entirely different kind of world. Viewers will get an eerie reflection of the world we live in today and the world that could be tomorrow.

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'Haters Back Off' (Season 1)

After a wildly successful YouTube career as the character Miranda Sings, Colleen Ballinger-Evans is headed to Netflix with her very own original show. On October 14, fans of the YouTube series can take a look into Miranda's life as she and the rest of her family journey toward claiming the fame in her future.

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'Mascots' (2016)

The Netflix original film, Mascots, is a brand-new comedy headed our way on October 13, featuring the comedy talents of Jane Lynch, Chris O'Dowd, Fred Willard, and more. Mascots follows the highly-competitive world of sports mascots — and that already sounds like enough to get me to tune in.

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'A Cinderella Story' (2004)

Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. Need I say more? This teen version of the classic tale is the love story of a generation, in which Sam (Duff) meets her online crush, Austin (Murray), for the first time at the high school dance. Check it out on October 1.

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'Breakfast At Tiffany's' (1961)

In this Audrey Hepburn classic, Holly Golightly (Hepburn) is living her best extravagant New York City life. But, when Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into her building, the mystery of who she is unfolds — and Holly is brought back down to her reality. You can catch this on October 1.

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'Dazed and Confused' (1993)

All right, all right, all right. High school in the '70s was very different than it is now. Or, at least, that's what we know of it from those who actually remember. This Richard Linklater film available starting October 1 shares all of the very dazed and confusing crazy of the last day of school.

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'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' (1986)

Already ready to take a day off on October 1? Now you can spend your lazy Netflix-filled day off with Ferris Bueller. This '80s classic follows the titular high school troublemaker (Matthew Broderick) as he skips out on school — and his day quickly becomes quite the adventure.

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'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days' (2003)

When Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) meets Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey), all she's trying to do is figure out how to lose him as the topic of her next article. But unbeknownst to her, Benjamin has bet on making her fall in love with him, which makes this love game turns out to be a lot messier than she originally planned. Get swept off your feet on October 1.

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'Picture This!' (2008)

When has being grounded ever stopped you? Post-High School Musical, Ashley Tisdale played Mandy Gilbert, another kind of high schooler, who was just as determined to win over her crush. Thanks to the world of flip camera phones, she can be anyone she wants to be, and you can get to know her on Netflix on October 1.

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'Snow Day' (2000)

The cold weather is on it's way. So prepare for your next snow day with the comedy classic, Snow Day, starting October 1. This group of kids won't let your snow day end.

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'Titanic' (1997)

Even if you've seen Titanic a million times, that doesn't stop the excitement of watching it on Netflix come October 1. Between the love story, the history, and the action, I honestly don't know how I'll have time to watch anything else on Netflix this October.

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'The Uninvited' (2009)

It's not October without a couple of scares. This 2009 horror film coming to us on October 1 tells the tale of a girl who returns home after her stint in a mental hospital. However, it's her life with her stepmother after the passing of her mother that brings horrors into the house.

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'Without A Paddle' (2004)

Camping with your friends is always fun. But, for these friends, going on a camping trip means going on a search for a bounty. As expected, that leads them to one crazy adventure that you can watch on October 1.

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'American Horror Story: Hotel' (Season 5)

Netflix is checking into Season 5 of American Horror Story by offering viewers a stay at one of the eeriest hotels around on October 4. If that's not enough to intrigue you, then perhaps the inclusion of Lady Gaga will make this trip worth the watch.

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'Dartmoor Killing' (2015)

Can you really trust your best friend? Susan and Becky thought they knew everything about each other, but, when the secrets they've been hiding from one another start to unfold, there's a lot more than their friendship on the line. You might not want to watch this thriller with your best friend on October 4.

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'Big Eyes' (2014)

If you're looking for a new Tim Burton film to watch this October, perhaps Big Eyes could be your unexpected choice when it comes to Netflix on October 25. Veering off from his usual fiction works, this film — starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz — tells the true story of an artist struggling to claim ownership of her artwork from her husband, who has been taking the credit.

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'I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House' (2016)

Following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, Netflix will screen the Ruth Wilson thriller, I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House on October 28. The film follows a nurse named Lily (Wilson) as she assists a elderly author in her home. However, there turns out to be more stories in the woman's haunted house than just the ones in the pages of her books...

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'Quiz Show' (1994)

Ever thought that game shows could be rigged? Well, in this Oscar-nominated film starring Ralph Fiennes and Rob Morrow, the mystery behind a popular television game unfolds when a winner falls under investigation. You can watch it on October 1.

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'RV' (2006)

Summer may be over, but it's never too late for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies. In this 2006 comedy — starring Robin Williams — the Munro family has no idea what they're in for when they decide to rent an RV for their family vacation. For the audience, it's a trip full of laughs and family fun that we can all take on October 1.

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'Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids' (2016)

On October 12, Netflix watchers will have the opportunity to travel back in time and experience Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience World Tour once again. This live taping of his final Las Vegas performance (filmed January 2, 2015) provides fans with his hit songs, his classic dance moves, and the 25 band members that make up the Tennessee Kids.

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'13TH' (2016)

In Ava DuVernay's new documentary, the award-winning filmmaker addresses the 13th Amendment and the ways in which it may or may not reflect in our legal system today. The documentary features interviews and archival footage from the criminal system, and you can check it out on October 7.


'Oriented' (2015)

Netflix has always been a platform for groundbreaking new content. Which is exactly why the 2015 documentary fits in perfectly among Netflix's list of new content for October. Oriented follows three gay Palestinian men dealing with the personal and larger realities of the Israel-Gaza conflict in 2014.


'Being George Clooney' (2016)

If you're looking for a documentary of a lighter fair, Being George Clooney might be just the film for you come October 15. While it's not a documentary about the actor himself, any George Clooney fan would enjoy this inside look at the men around the world who are responsible for dubbing the actor's voice. There's a whole world of George Clooneys that you didn't even know about.


'Three Kings' (1999)

If actually watching George Clooney is more your speed, then Netflix is also providing you with a George Clooney classic to add to your film queue on October 1: David O. Russell's 1999 action-comedy film, Three Kings. Starring the likes of Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, and Spike Jonze, Three Kings follows soldiers set to steal gold. Until, of course, nothing goes as planned.

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'Kung Fu Panda 3' (2016)

Family-friendly laughs are also readily available on Netflix come October 26 with the addition of Kung Fu Panda 3. Jack Black's Po fights off two new evils threatening his warrior title. If you just want to sit back and get in a few laughs, this might be the perfect family movie night choice.

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'Joe Rogan: Triggered' (2016)

Netflix is also bringing all-new stand-up comedy content on October 21 with comedian Joe Rogan. His latest comedy set will crack you up with his take on parenting and the many struggles of navigating the adult world.

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'Russell Peters: Almost Famous' (2016)

Actor and comedian Russell Peters is not afraid to make fun of himself either in his pre-recorded stand-up comedy set, Almost Famous, coming to Netflix on October 7. Therefore, creating some good laughs in spite of October's spooky spirit.

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'Snake Eyes' (1998)

There's no movie quite like a Nicolas Cage movie. Snake Eyes, a 1998 crime-thriller, follows detective Rick Santoro (Cage) as he takes on one of Atlantic City's biggest murder mysteries. You can see it on October 1.

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'Sphere' (1998)

Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe took over the theater, Samuel L. Jackson joined the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, and Queen Latifah in this 1998 drama. Mixing explorations in both space and the ocean, Sphere is unlike any of science fiction films we've been watching today, and you can catch it on October 1.

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'The Ranch' (Season 1 Part 2)

Following his stint on Two And A Half Men, Ashton Kutcher is back with Danny Masterson and Sam Elliot for more episodes of the Netflix original series, The Ranch. The comedy follows a pro-football player returning to his family's ranch, and, if you still need to catch-up before October 7, the first 10 episodes are already available for streaming.

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'Barbershop 2: Back In Business' (2004)

Sometimes all you want is to go back to the classics, which is exactly why Netflix is bringing comedy fans to the South Side of Chicago once again for the sequel of 2002's Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back In Business. Relive the early-'00s with the return of the whole barbershop crew on October 1.

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'Ghost Town' (2008)

Not all Halloween ghosts have to be scary. In fact, when Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) wakes up to find he can see ghosts, it turns out to be more of a nuisance than a scare. This 2008 comedy could be just what you need to lighten the spooky mood this October 1.

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'Blue Streak' (1999)

Martin Lawrence went undercover in this 1999 action-comedy about a convict out to reclaim the diamond he originally stole. In a hilarious turn of events, Miles Logan (Lawrence) proves that nothing can go smoothly for a smooth criminal.

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'Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief' (2008)

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. In this spin-off of the classic Eddie Murphy film, Dr. Dolittle, the doctor's daughter, Maya, shares his ability to talk to animals. But she faces her hardest task yet with an assignment from the White House.

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'Gentleman's Agreement' (1947)

This 1947 film speaks to its era as it follows Philip Schuyler Green (Gregory Peck) while he uncovers the harsh reality of anti-Semitism. As a reporter pretending to be Jewish, society around him unfolds in a way more unpleasant than he expected.

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'Millennium' (1989)

In this science fiction mystery, an investigation into the crash of an airliner leads to an entirely unexpected discovery: a gateway to the future. When Bill Smith (Kris Kristofferson) meets Louise Baltimore (Cheryl Ladd), everything humanity knows about today will be changed by the prospects of tomorrow.

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'Patton' (1970)

Franklin J. Schaffner's classic war film follows General George S. Patton Jr. (played by George C. Scott) as he heads to battle during World War II. It will leave audiences on the edge of their seats as they watch this historical turn of events.

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'Queen of the Damned' (2002)

Nothing screams Halloween more than vampires... and rock music. In this 2002 horror film, the queen of the vampires, Queen Akasha (played by Aaliyah), is awakened by rock music, unleashing yet another reign of vampires.

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'Unforgiven' (1992)

If you're thinking about being a cowboy for Halloween, nothing can prepare you better than a classic Clint Eastwood western. This 1992 film stars the actor as a retired gunslinger who proves that he's still got it. So, basically, just Eastwood being himself. Sorry Halloween; you'll just have to wait.

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