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What’s New to Stream on Netflix for October 2019, and What’s Leaving

New Netflix originals from Stephen King, Steven Soderbergh, Sion Sono, and more!
By  · Published on October 3rd, 2019

Some people spend their days arguing over the merits of Netflix, but the rest of us are too busy enjoying new movies, engaging series, and fun specials. It’s just one more way to re-watch the movies we already love and find new ones to cherish, and this month sees some of both hitting the service.

The complete list of movies and shows hitting (and leaving) Netflix this month — October 2019 — is below, but first I’m going to highlight a few that stand apart from the bunch.

Red Dots

Netflix Pick of the Month

Zak Hilditch’s These Final Hours is one of 2013’s best films, and his Stephen King adaptation (1922, 2017) is a solidly atmospheric period thriller. His latest arrives as an Original Film for Netflix with a story about a mother forced into a dangerous test of her morals when the life of her own daughter becomes reliant on her killing a stranger. Rattlesnake sinks its fangs in starting October 25th, and I’m hoping it’s a tight, thrilling slice of tension and suspense.

A YA Post-Apocalypse


I moved to Glendale earlier this summer, and now Netflix is debuting a new post-apocalyptic series set in Glendale. Coincidence? Probably, but it’s enough to pique my interest. Daybreak rises on October 24th and promises an irreverently playful but still violently thrilling look at America’s youth when America is no more. It’s hard to tell by the pic above, but this could really be either real fun or real dumb.

Planning Ahead

Charlies Angels

Bad Boys for Life is due in theaters at the start of next year — I’m not kidding! — so you should probably start planning a rewatch of the first two films now. Thankfully, Netflix has your back and has added both Bad Boys (1995) and Bad Boys II (2003) to their service this month. The brand new Charlie’s Angels reboot arrives even sooner, so why not give both Charlie’s Angels (2000) and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) a spin? People seem to like both, but I’m betting Elizabeth Banks’ new incarnation starring Kristen Stewart is even better.

Big Netflix Originals!

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Stephen King’s latest resurgence continues with In the Tall Grass (arrives October 4th), an adaptation by Vincenzo Natali of the novella written by King and Joe Hill. It’s pretty okay! El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie roars onto Netflix on October 11th, and while people seem conspicuously quiet on this one I expect the return of Aaron Paul and creator Vince Gilligan should excite more than a few of you out there. October 11th also brings a new film from Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono with The Forest of Love. What’s it about? No clue, but you can bet it will feature some schoolgirls in distress. Fractured also lands on October 11th and is a new thriller from director Brad Anderson. I didn’t hear anything good about it at Fantastic Fest where it premiered, but I’m still looking forward to it. Steven Soderbergh’s latest, The Laundromat, opens its doors on October 18th, and while its fest appearance was met with mixed results it’s still a Soderbergh joint. And finally, Dolemite Is My Name opens its mouth on October 25th, and by all accounts this Eddie Murphy star vehicle is a fantastic and funny ride.

The Complete List

October 1st
93 days
Along Came a Spider
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
Bring It On, Ghost: Season 1
Charlie’s Angels
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Cheese in the Trap: Season 1
Chicago Typewriter: Season 1
Exit Wounds
Good Burger
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Honey 2
House of the Witch
Lagos Real Fake Life
Men in Black II
Moms at War
No Reservations
Ocean’s Thirteen
Ocean’s Twelve
One Direction: This Is Us
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Scream 2
Signal: Season 1
Sin City
Sinister Circle
Superman Returns
Surf’s Up
The Bucket List
The Flintstones
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
The Island
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Rugrats Movie
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Tomorrow with You: Season 1
Tunnel: Season 1
Unaccompanied Minors
Walking Out

October 2nd
Living Undocumented [Netflix Original]
Ready to Mingle [Netflix Film]
Rotten – Season 2 [Netflix Original]

October 3rd
Seis Manos [Netflix Anime]

October 4th
Big Mouth – Season 3 [Netflix Original]
Creeped Out – Season 2 [Netflix Family]
In the Tall Grass [Netflix Film]
Peaky Blinders – Season 5 [Netflix Original]
Raising Dion [Netflix Original]
Super Monsters – Season 3 [Netflix Family]
Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween [Netflix Family]

October 5th
Legend Quest: Masters of Myth [Netflix Family]

October 7th
Match! Tennis Juniors [Netflix Original]
The Water Diviner

October 8th
Deon Cole: Cole Hearted [Netflix Original]
The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-o-Ween [Netflix Family]

October 9th
Rhythm + Flow [Netflix Original]

October 10th
Schitt’s Creek – Season 5
Ultramarine Magmell [Netflix Anime]

October 11th
The Awakening of Motti Wolenbruch [Netflix Film]
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie [Netflix Film]
The Forest of Love [Netflix Film]
Fractured [Netflix Film]
Haunted – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
Insatiable – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
La influencia [Netflix Film]
Plan Coeur – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
YooHoo to the Rescue – Season 2 [Netflix Family]

October 12th
Banlieusards [Netflix Film]

October 15th
Dark Crimes

October 16th
Ghosts of Sugar Land [Netflix Original]
Sinister 2

October 17th
The Karate Kid
The Unlisted [Netflix Family]

October 18th
Baby – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
Eli [Netflix Film]
The House of Flowers – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
Interior Design Masters [Netflix Original]
The Laundromat [Netflix Film]
Living with Yourself [Netflix Original]
MeatEater – Season 8 [Netflix Original]
Mighty Little Bheem: Diwali [Netflix Family]
Seventeen [Netflix Film]
Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tails – Collection 2 [Netflix Family]
Tell Me Who I Am [Netflix Original]
Toon – Seasons 1 & 2 [Netflix Original]
Unnatural Selection [Netflix Original]
Upstarts [Netflix Film]
The Yard [Netflix Original]

October 19th
Men in Black

October 21st
Echo in the Canyon
Free Fire

October 22nd
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright [Netflix Original]

October 23rd
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner [Netflix Original]
Dancing with the Birds [Netflix Original]
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

October 24th
Daybreak [Netflix Original]
Revenge of Pontianak

October 25th
Brigada Costa del Sol [Netflix Original]
Brotherhood [Netflix Original]
Dolemite Is My Name [Netflix Film]
Greenhouse Academy – Season 3 [Netflix Family]
It Takes a Lunatic [Netflix Original]
The Kominsky Method – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
Monzon [Netflix Original]
Nailed It! France [Netflix Original]
Nailed It! Spain [Netflix Original]
Prank Encounters [Netflix Original]
Rattlesnake [Netflix Film]
A Tale of Love and Darkness

October 28th
A 3 Minute Hug [Netflix Original]
Little Miss Sumo [Netflix Original]
Shine on with Reese – Season 1

October 29th
Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy [Netflix Original]

October 30th
Flavorful Origins: Yunnan Cuisine [Netflix Original]

October 31st
Kengan Ashura – Part II [Netflix Anime]
Nowhere Man [Netflix Original]
Raging Bull

What’s Leaving?

Leaving 10/1
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
All the President’s Men
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Bring It On: In It to Win It
Cabaret (1972)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Empire Records
Forks Over Knives
Frances Ha
Free State of Jones
Get Carter
Impractical Jokers: Season 1
In Bruges
Julie & Julia
Lakeview Terrace
Midsomer Murders: Series 1-19
Pineapple Express
Quiz Show
She’s Out of My League
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Nightmare
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Leaving 10/5
Despicable Me 3

Leaving 10/7
David Blaine: What Is Magic?
Scream 4

Leaving 10/9
Little Witch Academia
Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade
Sword Art Online II – Season 1

Leaving 10/15
El Internado – Season 1-7

Leaving 10/20
Bridget Jones’s Baby

Leaving 10/25
The Carrie Diaries – Season 1-2

Leaving 10/29
The Fall: Series 1
The Imitation Game

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Rob Hunter has been writing for Film School Rejects since before you were born, which is weird seeing as he's so damn young. He's our Chief Film Critic and Associate Editor and lists 'Broadcast News' as his favorite film of all time. Feel free to say hi if you see him on Twitter @FakeRobHunter.