The 12 Best New Movies To Stream On Netflix This October

By Travis Bean, Contributor
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 06: Actor Charlie Hunnam attends the Triple Frontier (Triple Frontera) premiere at Callao Cinema on March 06, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/WireImage) WireImage

Of all the streaming platforms, Netflix is by far the most active. From week to week, month to month, the world’s most viral streaming service adds lots and lots of new movies to its digital library.

Which makes choosing a movie...well. Difficult.

Hopefully I can help. I scoured through every new movie hitting Netflix this month and picked out ten of my favorites. In this article, I’ll list them all out and include some trailers.

At the end of the article, you can find a full list of all the new movies available on Netflix this month.

A Knight’s Tale (2001)

Peasant-born William Thatcher begins a quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden (Shanynn Sossamon) and rock his medieval world. With the help of friends, he faces the ultimate test of medieval gallantry—tournament jousting—and tries to discover if he has the mettle to become a legend.

This movie is currently streaming on Netflix.

Leon the Professional (1994)

Mathilda is only 12 years old, but is already familiar with the dark side of life: her abusive father stores drugs for corrupt police officers, and her mother neglects her. Léon, who lives down the hall, tends to his houseplants and works as a hired hitman for mobster Tony. When her family is murdered by crooked DEA agent Stansfield, Mathilda joins forces with a reluctant Léon to learn his deadly trade and avenge her family's deaths.

This movie is currently streaming on Netflix.

Malcolm X (1992)

A tribute to Malcolm X, the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

This movie is currently streaming on Netflix.

Step Brothers (2008)

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback have one thing in common: they are both lazy, unemployed leeches who still live with their parents. When Brennan's mother and Dale's father marry and move in together, it turns the overgrown boys' world upside down. Their insane rivalry and narcissism pull the new family apart, forcing them to work together to reunite their parents.

This movie is currently streaming on Netflix.

The Holiday (2006)

Dumped and depressed, English rose Iris agrees to swap homes with similarly unlucky in love Californian Amanda for a much-needed break. Iris finds herself in a palatial Hollywood mansion while Amanda navigates the lanes of a picture-perfect English village. Soon enough, both lovelorn ladies bump into local lads perfect for a romantic pick-me-up.

This movie is currently streaming on Netflix.

Zodiac (2007)

In the late 1960s and 1970s, fear grips the city of San Francisco as a serial killer called Zodiac stalks its residents. Investigators and reporters become obsessed with learning the killer's identity and bringing him to justice. Meanwhile, Zodiac claims victim after victim and taunts the authorities with cryptic messages, cyphers and menacing phone calls.

This movie is currently streaming on Netflix.

Fever Dream (2021)

A young woman lies in pain while a boy questions her about what happened. Together they unravel a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, looming environmental and spiritual catastrophes, and the ties that bind a parent to a child.

Available on Netflix starting Oct. 13.

Victoria & Abdul (2017)

A cheerfully naive clerk from India visits England to bestow a gift on Queen Victoria, then strikes up an unlikely friendship with the lonely monarch.

Available on Netflix starting Oct. 16.

Night Teeth (2021)

A college student moonlighting as a chauffeur picks up two mysterious women for a night of party-hopping across LA. However, when he uncovers their bloodthirsty intentions and their dangerous, shadowy underworld, he must fight to stay alive.

Available on Netflix starting Oct. 20.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

After the murder of his father, young Arthur's power-hungry uncle Vortigern seizes control of the crown. Robbed of his birthright, he grows up the hard way in the back alleys of the city, not knowing who he truly is. When fate leads him to pull the Excalibur sword from stone, Arthur embraces his true destiny to become a legendary fighter and leader.

Available on Netflix starting Oct. 25.

Hypnotic (2021)

Feeling stuck both personally and professionally, Jenn turns to a mysterious hypnotherapist for help, only to find herself caught in a deadly mind game.

Available on Netflix starting Oct. 27.

Army of Thieves (2021)

In this prequel to Army of the Dead, a mysterious woman recruits bank teller Dieter to assist in a heist of impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.

Available on Netflix starting Oct. 29.

Every new movie on Netflix in October

October 1

  • A Knight’s Tale
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • As Good as It Gets
  • A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad
  • Awakenings
  • B.A.P.S.
  • Bad Teacher
  • Desperado
  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
  • Double Team
  • Eagle Eye
  • Endless Love
  • Forever Rich
  • Ghost
  • Gladiator
  • Hairspray (2007)
  • Jet Li’s Fearless
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Malcolm X
  • Observe and Report
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  • Project X
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  • Rumor Has It…
  • Serendipity
  • Spy Kids
  • Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
  • Spy Kids 3: Game Over
  • Step Brothers
  • Swallow
  • The Cave
  • The Devil Inside
  • The DUFF
  • The Guilty
  • The Holiday
  • The Karate Kid (2010)
  • The Ugly Truth
  • Till Death
  • Titanic
  • Tommy Boy
  • Unthinkable
  • Waterworld
  • Zodiac

October 3

  • Upcoming Summer
  • RBG

October 5

  • Escape The Undertaker

October 6

  • Bad Sport
  • There’s Someone Inside Your House

October 8

  • Grudge / Kin
  • ​​LOL Surprise: The Movie
  • My Brother, My Sister
  • Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

October 9

  • Insidious: Chapter 2

October 11

  • Going in Style

October 12

  • Bright: Samurai Soul
  • Convergence: Courage in a Crisis 
  • Making Malinche: A Documentary by Nacho Cano
  • Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It
  • Smart People

October 13

  • Fever Dream / Distancia de Rescate
  • Operation Hyacinth
  • Violet Evergarden: The Movie

October 14

  • One Night in Paris

October 15

  • Sharkdog’s Fintastic Halloween
  • The Forgotten Battle
  • The Four of Us
  • The Trip

October 16

  • ​​Victoria & Abdul

October 19

  • In for a Murder / W jak morderstwo

October 20

  • Found
  • Night Teeth
  • Stuck Together

October 21

  • Flip a Coin: ONE OK ROCK Documentary

October 22

  • Little Big Mouth
  • Roaring Twenties

October 24

  • We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

October 25

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

October 27

  • Begin Again
  • Hypnotic
  • Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight Part 2

October 28

  • The Motive

October 29

  • Army of Thieves
  • Dear Mother
  • Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go


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