The end of September means Fall is officially here and Spooky Season (aka: October) is sneaking up on us. It also means that Netflix will be rotating out their selections again. Lucky for you, we have all you need to know to get ready for the coming month!

But, first, a few highlights of what is coming this fall!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Netflix October 2017

If you’re a fan of the original 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, don’t discount this 2005 revamp starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! With Tim Burton‘s signature style, this film is vibrantly odd and makes a fun family movie night. The premise of the story aligns with the Gene Wilder version: children find golden tickets to win an opportunity to tour the Wonka factory with the reclusive Willy Wonka. Hijinks ensue as the children on the tour let their spoiled and disobedient attitudes take hold. (Did you know: this is based on a book by Ronald Dahl, the same guy who wrote the children book favorites Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and BFG.) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hits Netflix on October 1st.

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Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko Netflix October 2017

This one is most definitely not for the kids. Richard Kelly wrote and directed Donnie Darko, his first theatrical release. Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this dark scifi thriller as Donnie Darko, a troubled teen that survives a freak accident and then hallucinates Frank, a man in a bunny suit, that coaxes him to do things. The film is dark and violent in parts with a twist in the end that leaves you wondering what exactly just happened. For those that love a good mind mending thriller, grab a cup of hot chocolate and curl up on the couch with this October 11th release to Netflix!

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The new season of Voltron: Legendary Defenders drops on October 13! There will only be six episodes, building on the seven from Season 3, but this is done intentionally to provide a more steady supply of Voltron, not just a once a year drop. If you haven’t been watching from Season 1, all previous episodes remain on Netflix for you to binge and catch up. The classic 1984 series is also on Netflix, if you feel nostalgic for your childhood. 

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Stranger Things 2

Stranger Things 2 Netflix October 2017

The 1980’s style scifi show Stranger Things returns with Season 2 on October 27! This season will see 1980’s favorite Sean Astin (The Goonies, Lord of the Rings), new comer Sadie Sink (American Odyssey), and Paul Reiser (Aliens) joining returning cast Noah SchnappFinn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, and the amazing Millie Bobby Brown. The new season introduces an arcade, The Palace, and sees the people of the town of Hawkins, Indiana, recovering from the events of Season 1 while also possibly exploring the Upside Down again. The nine episodes of Season 2 are promised to be darker while also being just different enough to keep fans intrigued. Will you be watching?

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Note: items listed with the Netflix icon (N-icon_32x32) are Netflix Originals.

Soon Available for Binging

Arriving October 1

  • 88 Minutes
  • A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song 
  • Before Midnight
  • Blood Diamond
  • Boogie Nights
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cleverman: Season 2
  • Death Sentence
  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
  • Eagle vs. Shark
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Generation Iron 2
  • Ghost Patrol
  • I Love You, Man
  • Ice Guardians
  • Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
  • Made of Honor
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
  • Must Love Dogs
  • Never Let Me Go
  • No Reservations
  • Penelope
  • PJ Masks: Season 1
  • Set Up
  • The Reaping
  • Tokyo Idols
  • Tommy Boy
  • Vanished
  • Veronica

Arriving October 2

  • Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
  • Sleeping with Other People

Arriving October 3

  • 13 Demons
  • N-icon_32x32 Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth
  • Cult of Chucky
  • The Survivalist

Arriving October 4

  • Raw

Arriving October 5

  • N-icon_32x32 Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1
  • Schitt’s Creek: Season 3
  • The Fosters: Season 5

Arriving October 6

  • N-icon_32x32 ID-0: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Skylanders Academy: Season 2
  • N-icon_32x32 Suburra: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson 
  • N-icon_32x32 Word Party: Season 3

Arriving October 7

  • Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
  • Middle Man

Arriving October 10

  • N-icon_32x32 Christina P: Mother Inferior
  • The Skyjacker’s Tale

Arriving October 11

  • Donnie Darko

Arriving October 12

  • N-icon_32x32 Fe de etarras

Arriving October 13

  • N-icon_32x32 El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial
  • N-icon_32x32 Kingdom of Us
  • N-icon_32x32 Mindhunter: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Super Monsters: Season 1
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • N-icon_32x32 The Babysitter 
  • N-icon_32x32 The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  • N-icon_32x32 Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4

Arriving October 15

  • Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
  • LEGO: City: Season 1
  • Money
  • OtherLife
  • She Makes Comics
  • West Coast Customs: Season 6

Arriving October 17

  • N-icon_32x32 Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
  • N-icon_32x32 Slasher: Guilty Party

Arriving October 19

  • Wedding Unplanned

Arriving October 20

  • N-icon_32x32 1922
  • N-icon_32x32 Haters Back Off: Season 2
  • N-icon_32x32 One of Us
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • N-icon_32x32 The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story
  • N-icon_32x32 Wheelman

Arriving October 23

  • Meet the Robinsons
  • While We’re Young

Arriving October 24

  • N-icon_32x32 Wanted: Seasons 1 and 2
  • The Mist: Season 1

Arriving October 25

  • The Hateful Eight
  • The Final Master
  • La Querida del Centauro: Season 2

Arriving October 26

  • Strange Weather

Arriving October 27

  • N-icon_32x32 Stranger Things 2
  • N-icon_32x32 Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Arriving October 28

  • Pup Star: Better 2Gether

Arriving October 30

  • N-icon_32x32 Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States

Arriving October 31

  • N-icon_32x32 Zumbo’s Just Desserts: Season 1


Last Chance Binging

Leaving September 24

  • Déjà Vu

Leaving September 26

  • A Gifted Man: Season 1
  • Sons of Tucson: Season 1
  • CSI: Miami: Season 1 – 10

Leaving September 30

  • Last Man Standing: Season 1 – 5

Leaving October 1

  • 30 Rock: Seasons 1 – 7
  • A Love in Times of Selfies
  • Across the Universe
  • Barton Fink
  • Bella
  • Big Daddy
  • Carousel
  • Cradle 2 the Grave
  • Crafting a Nation
  • Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
  • Daddy’s Little Girls
  • Dark Was the Night
  • David Attenborough’s Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates: Season 1
  • Day of the Kamikaze Death Beach
  • Dowry Law
  • Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
  • Friday Night Lights: Seasons 1 – 5
  • Happy Feet
  • Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
  • Hellboy
  • Kagemusha
  • Laura
  • Love Actually
  • Malcolm in the Middle: Seasons 1 – 7
  • Max Dugan Returns
  • Millennium
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mr. 3000
  • Mulholland Dr.
  • My Father the Hero
  • My Name Is Earl: Seasons 1 – 4
  • One Tree Hill: Seasons 1 – 9
  • Patton
  • Picture This
  • Prison Break: Seasons 1 – 4
  • The Bernie Mac Show: Seasons 1 – 5
  • The Shining
  • The Wonder Years: Seasons 1 – 6
  • Titanic

Leaving October 19

  • The Cleveland Show: Seasons 1 – 4

Leaving October 21

  • Bones: Seasons 5 – 11

Leaving October 2

  • Lie to Me: Seasons 2 – 3
  • Louie: Seasons 1 – 5
  • Hotel Transylvania 2

Leaving October 29

  • Family Guy: Seasons 9 – 14
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