From Meryl Streep’s TIFF film The Laundromat to Eddie Murphy’s Dolemite is My Name, Netflix’s original slate of movies and series promises that there’s something for every kind of pop culture fan.
In Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat, when a widow (Meryl Streep) is denied compensation after losing her husband in a ferry accident, she decides to personally investigate the insurance companies that have dodged her claim. If it’s got Meryl, count us in!
Having a hard time living with yourself? Well, this Paul Rudd movie makes this phrase a literal phenomenon. Miles goes to a strip mall spa that promises to make him a better person. That doesn’t sound shady at all?! He wakes up to find out that he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. Now he has to deal with the consequences in Living with Yourself.
Oscar nominee and Golden Globe-winner Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s phenomenon. Dolemite is My Name (Oct. 25) is another film that screened at TIFF.
In The Kominsky Method, Oscar winners Michael Douglas (Sandy Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Norman Newlander) continue their journey as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles. In season two, Sandy meets and bonds with his daughter’s new boyfriend — who is close to Sandy’s age. Meanwhile, Norman reconnects with an old flame from his youth and after 50 years, they decide to rekindle their romance. Click here to watch our interview with Michael Douglas and Chuck Lorre.
In the heart-pounding, psychological horror film Rattlesnake, Katrina is a single mother whose daughter Clara gets bitten by a venomous rattlesnake. Desperate to save Clara’s life, Katrina accepts the help of a mysterious woman, but after she miraculously heals the girl, Katrina is asked to repay the good deed by killing a stranger in exchange for the life saved. Whoa!
From executive producer Selena Gomez, Living Undocumented follows eight undocumented immigrant families who volunteered to tell their stories at great personal risk, revealing the high cost many must pay to try and live the American Dream.
Girls Trip is a one comedy that will have you rolling on the ground. Note: not suitable to watch with the family. Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah play college friends who decide to have a reunion in New Orleans. They’re determined to have a good time in the Big Easy, going to dance clubs and living the wild life that they enjoyed in college. This one is pure #squadgoals.
For Thanksgiving, how about The Best Man Holiday? College friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, and they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.
Horror and Thriller
What’s October without a splash of horror films? The infamous Amityville house, where a mass murder was committed years ago, is back to haunt fans in Amityville: The Awakening.
In Contagion, people struggle to survive a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Halloween! ~Marriska Fernandes
Here’s everything coming to Netflix in October. Scroll below to see what’s leaving the streamer.
Carmen Sandiego: Season 2 – Netflix Family
Nikki Glaser: Bangin’ – Netflix Original
Agent: Season 1
Amityville: The Awakening
Find Yourself: Season 1
I Spit on Your Grave
I Spit on Your Grave 2
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
The Rolling Stones: Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America
The Swan Princess
Living Undocumented – Netflix Original
Ready to Mingle (Solteras) – Netflix Film
Rotten: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Batteries Not Included
The Best Man Holiday
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Fried Green Tomatoes
Kim’s Convenience: Season 3
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Seis Manos – Netflix Anime
Big Mouth: Season 3 – Netflix Original
El Dragón: Return of a Warrior – Netflix Original
In the Tall Grass – Netflix Film
Outlander: Season 4
Peaky Blinders: Season 5 – Netflix Original
Raising Dion – Netflix Original
Super Monsters: Season 3 – Netflix Family
Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween – Netflix Family
Despicable Me 3
Legend Quest: Masters of Myth – Netflix Family
Heartland: Season 12
Match! Tennis Juniors – Netflix Original
Deon Cole: Cole Hearted – Netflix Original
The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween – Netflix Family
Rhythm + Flow – Netflix Original
Schitt’s Creek: Season 5
Riverdale: Season 4 (weekly episodes)
Ultramarine Magmell – Netflix Anime
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – Netflix Television Event
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
The Awakenings of Motti Wolenbruch – Netflix Film
YooHoo to the Rescue: Season 2 – Netflix Film
Banlieusards – Netflix Film
Martin Matte: La Vie, La Mort…Eh La La..! – Netflix Original
Dennis the Menace
Ghosts of Sugar Land – Netflix Original
The Unlisted – Netflix Family
The Yard (Avlu) – Netflix Original
Baby: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Eli – Netflix Film
Interior Design Masters – Netflix Original
The House of Flowers: Season 2 – 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 Tales Collection 2 – Netflix Family
Suits: Season 8
Tell Me Who I Am – Netflix Original
Toon: Seasons 1-2 – Netflix Original
Unnatural Selection – Netflix Original
Upstarts – Netflix Film
Echo in the Canyon
Only the Brave
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright – Netflix Original
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – Netflix Original
Dancing with the Birds – Netflix Original
Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy
Daybreak – Netflix Original
Revenge of Pontianak
Brigada Costa del Sol – Netflix Original
Brotherhood – Netflix Original
Dolemite Is My Name – Netflix Film
Greenhouse Academy: Season 3 – Netflix Family
The Kominsky Method: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Nailed It! France (C’est du gâteau!) – Netflix Original
Nailed It! Spain (Niquelao!) – Netflix Original
Prank Encounters – Netflix Original
Rattlesnake – Netflix Film
It Takes a Lunatic – Netflix Original
Workin’ Moms: Season 3
A 3 Minute Hug – Netflix Original
Little Miss Sumo – Netflix Original
Roman Israel, Esq.
Shine On with Reese: Season 1
Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy – Netflix Original
Flavorful Origins: Yunnan Cuisine – Netflix Original
Creeped Out: Season 1
The Deep: Season 3
Kengan Ashura: Part ll – Netflix Anime
Nowhere Man – Netflix Original
Wentworth: Season 7
Midsomer Murders: Series 1-19
The Cabin in the Woods
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