What's New on Netflix This October

by IMDb-Editors | created - 4 weeks ago | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

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1. A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad (2020)

209 min | Documentary, History

This documentary series plunges into the abyss of German sect, Colonia Dignidad. It shows the way of life of an isolated community that, far from the world, even influenced international politics.

Stars: Jonas Baeck, Edeltraud Bohnau, Wolfgang Kneese, Willi Malessa

Votes: 341

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

2. Diana (I) (2021)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

29 Metascore

The dazzling and devastating life of Princess Diana takes center stage in this original musical, filmed in advance of its official Broadway opening.

Director: Christopher Ashley | Stars: Jeanna de Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye

Votes: 678

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

3. Forever Rich (2021)

TV-MA | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Richie's watch is stolen in a violent robbery and humiliating images of the encounter go viral, the rapper has to fix his reputation to save his career.

Director: Shady El-Hamus | Stars: Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Hadewych Minis, Jonas Smulders, Matteo van der Grijn

Votes: 706

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

4. The Guilty (2021)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough, Peter Sarsgaard, Christina Vidal

Votes: 74,156

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

5. Maid (2021)

TV-MA | 545 min | Drama

After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses as she fights to provide for her child and build them a better future.

Stars: Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Rylea Nevaeh Whittet, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 30,967

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

6. Paik's Spirit (2021– )

Talk-Show

Drinks keep the conversation flowing as culinary star Paik Jong-won and celebrity guests talk life, food and booze over intoxicating meals.

Star: Paik Jong-won

Votes: 41

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

7. Scaredy Cats (2021– )

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Searching for answers about a beloved amulet, three friends shape-shift into cats and explore a wicked world of thrilling and not-so-chilling adventures.

Stars: Sophia Reid-Gantzert, Ava Augustin, Daphne Hoskins, April Telek

Votes: 230

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

8. The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light (2021)

79 min | Animation

Meliodas and his friends jump back into action when the new era of peace is threatened by a powerful magical alliance that could spell the end for all.

Director: Takayuki Hamana | Stars: Zach Aguilar, Sora Amamiya, Brian Timothy Anderson, Chris Cason

Votes: 485

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

9. Swallow (I) (2019)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.

Director: Carlo Mirabella-Davis | Stars: Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell, Denis O'Hare, Elizabeth Marvel

Votes: 20,073

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

10. A Knight's Tale (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

56 Metascore

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 179,179 | Gross: $56.57M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

11. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 82,199 | Gross: $23.81M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

12. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019–2021)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

An anthology series that follows different chapters of the Midnight Society, a group of teenagers who gather at midnight to tell scary stories, such as the Carnival of Doom and the Curse of the Shadows.

Stars: Bryce Gheisar, Malia Baker, Beatrice Kitsos, Parker Queenan

Votes: 1,948

Season 1 Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

13. As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 288,219 | Gross: $148.48M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

14. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

Votes: 133,551 | Gross: $52.10M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

15. B*A*P*S (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

Two tacky homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers; instead they scam a dying millionaire but eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Halle Berry, Natalie Desselle Reid, Martin Landau, Ian Richardson

Votes: 5,284 | Gross: $7.24M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

16. Bad Teacher (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch

Votes: 198,566 | Gross: $100.29M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

17. The Cave (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

30 Metascore

Blood-thirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.

Director: Bruce Hunt | Stars: Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut, Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian

Votes: 37,426 | Gross: $15.01M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

18. Desperado (1995)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

55 Metascore

Former musician and gunslinger El Mariachi arrives at a small Mexican border town after being away for a long time. His past quickly catches up with him and he soon gets entangled with the local drug kingpin Bucho and his gang.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin

Votes: 178,998 | Gross: $25.63M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

19. The Devil Inside (2012)

R | 83 min | Horror

18 Metascore

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Ionut Grama

Votes: 35,599 | Gross: $53.26M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

20. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

A parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance Boyz n the Hood (1991), South Central (1992), Menace II Society (1993), Higher Learning (1995) and Juice (1992).

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Tracey Cherelle Jones

Votes: 52,577 | Gross: $20.11M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

21. Double Team (1997)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

An international spy teams up with an arms dealer to escape from a penal colony and rescue his family from a terrorist.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, Paul Freeman

Votes: 33,258 | Gross: $11.44M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

22. The DUFF (2015)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

56 Metascore

A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF - Designated Ugly Fat Friend - by her prettier, more popular counterparts.

Director: Ari Sandel | Stars: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Allison Janney

Votes: 89,343 | Gross: $34.02M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

23. Endless Love (2014)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance

30 Metascore

The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood, Robert Patrick

Votes: 42,831 | Gross: $23.39M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

24. Eagle Eye (2008)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

43 Metascore

Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis

Votes: 182,476 | Gross: $101.11M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

25. Ghost (1990)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

52 Metascore

After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 206,691 | Gross: $217.63M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

26. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,406,121 | Gross: $187.71M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

27. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 124,651 | Gross: $118.87M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

28. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 136 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

Votes: 262,740 | Gross: $63.22M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

29. Fearless (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong, Yun Qu

Votes: 74,611 | Gross: $24.63M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

30. The Karate Kid (2010)

PG | 140 min | Action, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han

Votes: 171,792 | Gross: $176.59M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

31. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

43 Metascore

Adventurer Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box, before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Chris Barrie, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 135,246 | Gross: $65.66M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

32. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 1,087,484 | Gross: $19.50M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

33. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

73 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 90,677 | Gross: $48.17M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

34. Observe and Report (2009)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case.

Director: Jody Hill | Stars: Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Ray Liotta, Michael Peña

Votes: 62,234 | Gross: $23.99M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

35. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 157,883 | Gross: $56.36M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

36. Project X (2012)

R | 88 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.

Director: Nima Nourizadeh | Stars: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Dax Flame

Votes: 197,590 | Gross: $54.73M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

37. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

51 Metascore

When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater

Votes: 186,076 | Gross: $165.50M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

38. Rumor Has It... (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

Sarah Huttinger is a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" -- and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Costner

Votes: 56,474 | Gross: $43.00M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

39. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 274,524

Seasons 1-9 Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

40. Serendipity (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Bridget Moynahan

Votes: 108,297 | Gross: $50.29M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

41. Spy Kids (2001)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

Using high tech gadgets, two kids have to save their reactivated OSS top spy parents when they're taken by an evil, high tech enemy.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 113,056 | Gross: $112.72M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

42. Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 64,974 | Gross: $85.85M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

43. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker. It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Alexa PenaVega, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 57,858 | Gross: $111.76M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1

44. Step Brothers (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 279,689 | Gross: $100.47M

Available on Netflix on Oct. 1