The Best Movies And TV Shows Coming To Netflix In October 2023

Spooky season is officially upon us! Unless you're one of those sickos who decorated your house for Halloween weeks ago and have been watching horror films all throughout September (hi, it's me, I'm "sickos"), you're only just now getting into the spooky spirit. October will have plenty to offer, so far as your need for creepy entertainment goes. However, lest we forget, the movie industry's annual awards season is also underway, which means many of the titles that made a splash on the festival circuit back in September will be making their way onto streaming in the coming weeks. At the same time, those that flamed out during their festival showings (like "Pain Hustlers") will get a second shot at success as they roll their way onto Netflix.

So, let's get to it! Here are our top picks for new Netflix releases arriving in October 2023, along with everything else that's on its way to the streamer.

Dune (2021)

Thankfully, the Writers Guild of America strike has finally concluded with a pretty damn fine deal for the writers. While negotiations to end the actors strike are reportedly next on the agenda, they sadly didn't come soon enough to stop "Dune: Part Two" being booted from its original November 2023 release date to early 2024. So, why not fill the interim by watching or revisiting the first half of Denis Villeneuve's epic film adaptation of Frank Herbert's landmark sci-fi saga? While the director's original "Dune" movie might be faithful to a fault in capturing the minutiae of its source material (at the expense of its spirit), it's also a triumph of world building that leaves you eager to see what comes next in the sequel. And if Greig Fraser's dazzling cinematography doesn't get you with its dark, rich desert shades and majestic landscape shots, then the eclectic sounds of Hans Zimmer's electrifying score should do the trick.

Lupin: Part 3

The "Gentleman Thief" is back at last! "Lupin: Part 1" was a surprise delight upon its premiere in January 2021, delivering a spry, witty, and ever so often downright sexy French-language caper series that also had more than a few things to say about classism and racism. "Part 2" barely lost a step, either, continuing the adventures of Assane Diop (Omar Sy) as the crafty, charming criminal and master of disguise finally took down his duplicitous nemesis: the corrupt business tycoon Hubert Pellegrini (Hervé Pierre). "Part 3" will pick up where we left things, with Assane on the run from the Parisian authorities and desperate to find a way for him to be with his wife and son once more. "But the ghosts of the past are never far away, and an unexpected return will turn his plans upside down," as the synopsis for "Part 3" warns us. And if you've yet to partake in the world of "Lupin," consider this your chance to finally do so.

Fair Play

Erotic thrillers have been relegated to the realm of direct-to-streaming releases of late, although you should know by now that a lack of a proper theatrical run doesn't mean a film isn't worth your time. Enter writer/director Chloe Domont's feature debut "Fair Play," a movie that /Film's Ben Pearson hailed as "electric and perversely thrilling" in his rave review following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. "Oppenheimer" scene-stealer Alden Ehrenreich and "Bridgerton" star Phoebe Dynevor anchor the film as a young couple who just can't keep their hands off each other, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous power play following "an unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund" (as the synopsis puts it). It's the sort of adult genre movie that Adrian Lyne used to specialize in, but also one that draws from Domont's real-life experiences, serving up some all-too-timely commentary on modern workplace dynamics and relationships.

The Fall of the House of Usher

"The Haunting of Hill House" and "Midnight Mass" creator Mike Flanagan tackling Edgar Allan Poe? The horror maestro's final Netflix series "The Fall of the House of Usher" (don't panic, he hasn't died, he's just scored a new deal with Amazon) was a must-watch from the get-go, even before it became clear this is his attempt to meld a "Succession"-style story inspired by the real-world opioid crisis and the works of the master of Gothic fiction. "House of User" centers on the Usher family, the heads of a powerful and very corrupt pharmaceutical company, whose members suddenly (and mysteriously) find themselves being picked off one by one. Lest horror lovers get too excited, though, they might want to temper their expectations. In his review for /Film, Chris Evangelista wrote that "House of Usher" offers "plenty of great grand guignol joys" but "can't compare with Flanagan's previous, better Netflix sagas."

It Follows

Few horror films from the last 10 years have left a footprint quite as large as "It Follows." David Robert Mitchell's thriller wrings a whole lot of tension and terror out of the simple visual of people walking menacingly toward the camera, and it's a trick that many other horror movies have since tried to emulate to varying degrees of success ("Smile" being one of the more effective). Meanwhile, Maika Monroe established herself as a modern Scream Queen with her performance in the film as Jaimie or "Jay," a young woman who is hunted by a relentless supernatural entity after a sexual encounter with its previous target. Admittedly, "It Follows" has a habit of playing fast and loose with the "rules" of how the entity works (something that Quentin Tarantino once criticized), but even that's not enough to really diminish Mitchell's haunting metaphor about the way our sexual coming-of-age makes us that much more aware that death will find us, sooner or later.

Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix in October 2023

Coming Soon


This documentary traces the meteoric rise of Australia's first drill rap stars, defiant in the face of police's efforts to stop them from performing.

Avail. 10/1/23

60 Days In: Season 4

A Beautiful Mind

American Beauty



Catch Me If You Can

Cinderella Man


Drake & Josh: Seasons 1-3

Dune (2021)


Forgetting Sarah Marshall


Hot Tub Time Machine

Kung Fu Panda

Love Actually

Margot at the Wedding

Miss Juneteenth

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible II

Mission: Impossible III

My Best Friend's Wedding

Role Models

Runaway Bride

Saving Private Ryan


Sex and the City 2

Sex and the City: The Movie

The Adventures of Tintin

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Firm

The House Bunny

The Little Rascals (1994)

War of the Worlds

Avail. 10/2/23

Strawberry Shortcake and the Beast of Berry Bog

Avail. 10/3/23

Beth Stelling: If You Didn't Want Me Then NETFLIX COMEDY

Comedian Beth Stelling is aging in dog years, camping with a fake husband and monitoring her dad's raccoon army in this slyly laid-back stand-up special.

Avail. 10/4/23


BECKHAM, a four-part documentary series, tells the inside story of a global football star and cultural icon. David Beckham is one of the most known names on the planet, yet few people know who he really is. From his humble working-class beginnings in east London, his drive and determination to win, and the battle to find balance between ambition, love and family, David's story is one of immense ups and downs. The series takes you on that rollercoaster and builds a surprising, personal and definitive story of one of the most recognisable and scrutinised athletes of all time.

In Beckham, Academy Award-winner Fisher Stevens ("Palmer," "And We Go Green," "The Cove") along with Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning producer John Battsek ("One Day in September," "Searching for Sugar Man," "Winter on Fire") are granted unprecedented access to David, his wife Victoria, his family, his friends and his team-mates. The result is an intimate portrait of a man as well as a chronicle of late-modern sports and celebrity culture.

Keys to the Heart (PH) NETFLIX FILM

Troubled and alone, a boxer moves in with his long-lost mother and autistic pianist brother — but must fit in with a family he hasn't known for years.


Fearless alpine climbers Ueli Steck and Dani Arnold enter into a death-defying rivalry to set speed records on the Swiss Alps' great north faces.

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber: Season 1

Avail. 10/5/23

Everything Now (UK) NETFLIX SERIES

After months in recovery for an eating disorder, 16-year-old Mia devises a bucket list of quintessential teen experiences to make up for lost time.


When a mole in an intelligence unit leads to the murder of an undercover spy, a hardened agent relentlessly pursues him to avenge the death.


As the media and police look to Claire and Raoul, an on-the-run Assane schemes to protect them from afar — but old foes are eager to thwart his plans.

Avail. 10/6/23

A Deadly Invitation (MX) NETFLIX FILM

A true crime enthusiast is ensnared in her high-society sister's murder. With a villa full of posh suspects, it's up to her to find the culprit.


Grieving the loss of a best friend she couldn't protect, an ex-bodyguard sets out to fulfill her dear friend's last wish: sweet, sweet revenge.


An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a couple's romance to the brink, threatening to unravel far more than their recent engagement.

Avail. 10/7/23

Strong Girl Nam-soon (KR) NETFLIX SERIES

Gifted with superhuman strength, a young woman returns to Korea to find her birth family — only to be entangled in a drug case that could test her power.

Avail. 10/9/23


Blippi's Big Dino Adventure

Stranded with my Mother-in-Law (BR) NETFLIX SERIES

To win a life-changing prize, couples embark on a journey to an earthly paradise and confront challenges ... with the assistance of their mothers-in-law.

Avail. 10/10/23


A new year of school is ahead, and the friends are now in a new 3D class. As feelings and relationships are tested, can they manage to stick together?

Last One Standing: Season 2 (JP) NETFLIX SERIES

Lights, camera, action! The hit comedy competition wrapped in a scripted drama returns. Who will survive to earn the title of Last One Standing?

Avail. 10/11/23

Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Juul was the fastest-growing company in history. Now, they're a cautionary tale. Based on the book Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul by TIME Health Correspondent Jamie Ducharme, and directed by R.J. Cutler ("Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry," "Belushi"), this four-part docuseries unpacks twenty years of Silicon Valley innovation, influence, and insanity to explain the spectacular flameout of the vaping device that almost changed everything.

It Follows

Once Upon a Star (TH) NETFLIX FILM

In 1970, a cinema projection troupe faces roadblocks as they journey across Thailand to entertain eager audiences by live-dubbing beloved films.

Pact of Silence (MX) NETFLIX SERIES

A big-time social media influencer plunges headfirst into the lives of four women fueled by a thirst for the truth about her birth — and revenge.

Avail. 10/12/23

Deliver Us from Evil

The Fall of the House of Usher NETFLIX SERIES

To secure their fortune — and future — two ruthless siblings build a family dynasty that begins to crumble when their heirs mysteriously die, one by one.


Four miserable members of a dysfunctional household have no idea that they've formed a happy family unit in an immersive VR game — with each other.

LEGO Ninjago: Dragons Rising: Season 1: Part 2 NETFLIX FAMILY

The key to stopping the MergeQuakes from reaching their tipping point lies in the Dragon Cores. Can the Ninja find all three before it's too late?

Avail. 10/13/23

The Conference (SE) NETFLIX FILM

A ragtag group of public sector employees battle not only their own discord but also a bloodthirsty killer during a seemingly innocuous retreat.


Four teenagers from a rural village in South–West Nigeria stumble upon a pouch of uncut diamonds — but before long, others come looking for the bounty.

Spy Kids

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Spy Kids 3: Game Over

Avail. 10/15/23


In this documentary, a girl displaced by the war in Ukraine heads to a summer camp in the Alps with her grandmother, testing the limits of her bravery.

Avail. 10/16/23

Oggy Oggy: Season 3 (FR) NETFLIX FAMILY

Kind and curious kitty Oggy Oggy wants to spread joy to all his friends and neighbors. But sometimes, he gets into playful mischief instead. Miaow!

Avail. 10/17/23


"The Devil on Trial" explores the first – and only – time "demonic possession" has officially been used as a defense in a U.S. murder trial. Including firsthand accounts of alleged devil possession and a shocking murder, this extraordinary story forces reflection on our fear of the unknown.

Heather McMahan: Son I Never Had NETFLIX COMEDY

​​A new stand-up comedy special from Heather McMahan.


On her 13th birthday, Carmie discovers that she's actually half human, half vampire — and that mythical powers make middle school way more complicated.

Silver Linings Playbook

Avail. 10/18/23


When a mysterious illness descends upon the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a desperate fight for survival collides with a race to find a cure.

Avail. 10/19/23

American Ninja Warrior Seasons 12-13

Bebefinn: Season 2


Four detectives. Four timelines. One victim. In order to save the future, they'll need to solve the murder that altered the course of history first.

Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix NETFLIX ANIME

Branded an enemy of the state, a cyborg supersoldier struggles to find a cause worth fighting for in a dystopian society where nothing is what it seems.


When Razan's British Pakistani fiance crashes her Saudi family's Eid celebrations, she attempts to convince them that he is a suitable match.


Following a dispute with his father, a young man falls prey to cryptocurrency's allure and an entrepreneur's audacious promises of financial freedom.

Ghost Hunters: Seasons 8-9


An aspiring reggaeton star and his best friends move to Miami on a mission, weathering roadblocks and reality checks together in their quest for success.

Avail. 10/20/23

Big Mouth: Season 7 NETFLIX SERIES

Season seven of Emmy Award winning "Big Mouth" follows the now teenage students of Bridgeton middle school as they make their way to high school. Change is the only constant as our characters are faced with a new school, new friends, new adversaries, and new Hormone Monsters. The penultimate season of "Big Mouth" premieres globally on October 20, 2023.


When tragedy befalls a reckless scientist in Ottoman-era Istanbul, his student uses untested methods to finish his work — with devastating consequences.

Disco Inferno NETFLIX FILM

A young couple conjures a dark presence that hungers for their unborn baby as they prepare to burn up the dance floor at LA's hottest disco.


A college student navigates life and school while dealing with a unique predicament — he's living with a beautiful former K-pop idol.

Elite: Season 7 (ES) NETFLIX SERIES

Omar is back. Iván has a broken heart. Isadora deals with her dangerous family. Is it possible for the students at Las Encinas to trust one another?


A yoga teacher's life flashes before her eyes during a deadly home invasion, sending her on a desperate race through her past to save the man she loves.

Kandasamys: The Baby (ZA) NETFLIX FILM

The in-laws head to Mauritius for the birth of their grandchild and stir up comic trouble in this fourth installment of the Kandasamy franchise.


Three best friends become fathers later in life and find themselves battling preschool principals, millennial CEOs and anything created after 1987.

Surviving Paradise (UK) NETFLIX SERIES

An addictive new reality competition series.

Vjeran Tomic: The Spider-Man of Paris (UK) NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

In his own words, the burglar behind the 2010 robbery of the Paris Museum of Modern Art tells how he pulled off the biggest art heist in French history.

Avail. 10/23/23

Princess Power: Season 2 NETFLIX FAMILY

When there's trouble in the Fruitdoms, these princess pals jump in to help each other — because sometimes problems are too big for just one princess!

Avail. 10/24/23

The Family Business: Seasons 1-4


Told from both sides of the law, this documentary from the makers of "Fear City" follows the FBI's battle to bring down mob infamous boss, John Gotti.


Pete Holmes: I Am Not For Everyone NETFLIX COMEDY

Comedian Pete Holmes delivers a feel-good stand-up set on his awkward post-prostate exam hug, a devilish Midwest meeting and his mom's voicemail glitches.

Avail. 10/25/23

Absolute Beginners (PL) NETFLIX SERIES

Two lifelong teenage friends enjoying summer at the beach meet a handsome, aspiring pro athlete who they try to cast in their sensual short film.

Burning Betrayal (BR) NETFLIX FILM

In this adaptation of Sue Hecker's novel, an accountant sees her fiance's betrayal as an opportunity for a sexual awakening, with dangerous consequences.


This is the story of life's epic battle to conquer and survive on planet Earth. Today there are 20 million species on our planet, yet what we see is just a snapshot in time — 99% of earth's inhabitants are lost to our deep past. The story of what happened to these dynasties — their rise and their fall – is truly remarkable. In partnership with Industrial Light & Magic, the series uses the latest technology and science to bring long extinct creatures back to life. Narrated by Morgan Freeman and from executive producer Steven Spielberg and the Emmy® Award winning team behind "Our Planet," this is the story of "Life on Our Planet."

The UnXplained with William Shatner: Season 3

Avail. 10/26/23


When the world's seven most advanced robots and their human allies are murdered one by one, inspector Gesicht soon discovers that he's also in danger.

Avail. 10/27/23

Pain Hustlers NETFLIX FILM

Liza Drake (Emily Blunt) is a blue-collar single mom who has just lost her job and is at the end of her rope. A chance meeting with pharmaceutical sales rep Pete Brenner (Chris Evans) puts her on an upwards trajectory economically but dubious path ethically as she becomes entangled in a dangerous racketeering scheme. Dealing with her increasingly unhinged boss (Andy Garcia), the worsening medical condition of her daughter (Chloe Coleman), and a growing awareness of the devastation the company is causing forces Liza to examine her choices. "Pain Hustlers" is a sharp and revealing look at what some people do out of desperation and others do out of greed. The film is directed by BAFTA award winner David Yates, produced by Lawrence Grey, and also starring Catherine O'Hara, Jay Duplass and Brian d'Arcy James.

Sister Death (ES) NETFLIX FILM

After a miraculous childhood, Narcisa becomes a novice and starts teaching girls in a former convent haunted by a disturbing presence.


An immature and aimless 27-year-old throws himself into an unknown world of sex, drugs and self-discovery after his closest companion's death.

Yellow Door: '90s Lo-fi Film Club (KR) NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

This intimate documentary explores a bygone era of cinematic passion and the emergence of young film enthusiasts in South Korea, including Bong Joon-ho.

Avail. 10/28/23


Fifteen years after being stranded on a remote island, an aspiring singer reenters society — stopping at nothing to pursue her dream of becoming a diva.

Avail. 10/29/23

Botched Season 1

Avail. 10/31/23

Ralph Barbosa: Cowabunga NETFLIX COMEDY

A new stand-up comedy special from Ralph Barbosa.