What's Coming to Netflix and Hulu This October?

'Tis the season to curl up the couch with popcorn and pumpkin-spiced everything

click to enlarge Meryl Streep in "The Laundromat" - Claudette Barius // Netflix
Claudette Barius // Netflix
Meryl Streep in "The Laundromat"

It's officially cuffing season, people. That time of year where the leaves get crispier, the air (hopefully) gets chillier, spooks abound and, well, everyone curls up on their couch and seemingly gets into relationships. Cuffed or not (though, you should definitely cuff your jeans for maximum coolness this Autumn season), October is an optimal time to shovel popcorn in your face, pumpkin spice latte in hand (or the OG fall drink, apple cider) and watch an umpteen amount of TV/movies. We won't judge you. Promise. In fact, we've compiled a handy little list of everything coming to Netflix and Hulu this October. Stream away, my friends. But first, a few highlights: 

Netflix — Men in Black AND Men in Black II will hit the streaming platform this month. I mean, when's not a good time to watch Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and a pug named Frank take on alien lifeforms? If you're a Will Smith superfan, Bad Boyz, Bad Boyz II and The Pursuit of Happyness are also arriving. 

Netflix is releasing 67 original movies and TV shows this month. Of those is Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat, starring Meryl Streep as a widow who gets conned out of her insurance money. As she investigates, she's led to two lawyers played by Antonio Banderas and Gary Oldman. Streep alone is enough reason to give it a chance, imho. There's also Dolemite is My Name, the story of comedian Rudy Ray Moore. Starring Eddie Murphy, the film has already generated buzz, currently sitting at 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. AV Club wrote that "Like Rudy Ray Moore himself, Dolemite Is My Name is sometimes brash, always good-natured, proudly imperfect, and endlessly entertaining." For spooks, there's Scream 2; Netflix is also rolling out their own original horror flick Fractured and the second season of Haunted

Hulu — If you need relief from the hellscape that is our current politics, Alexander Payne’s 1999 satire Election might serve you well (or seem all too familiar). High-schooler Tracy Flick, played with bite by Reese Witherspoon, runs for school president. But government teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) feels that she'll be a bad influence on the student body and convinces another student, Jim, to run against her. Hijinks ensue. Continuing on the cool teen girl trend is 2001's Ghost World, starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson as two high-schoolers nearing graduation and mired in existential questions about the world around them. But when one of them becomes interested in an older man (Steve Buscemi) their friendship takes a turn.

Scary entertainment includes Hellraiser, SawCloverfield and season two of Stephen-King-themed series Castle Rock. If you're in the mood for some laughably bad content, Vampire in Brooklyn and Dracula 2000 are also at-the-ready. 

What's coming to Netflix?

October 1st

  • Carmen Sandiego: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
  • Nikki Glaser: Bangin' (Netflix Original)
  • 93 days
  • A.M.I.
  • Along Came a Spider
  • Bad Boys
  • Bad Boys II
  • Blow
  • Bring It On, Ghost: Season 1
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
  • Cheese in the Trap: Season 1
  • Chicago Typewriter: Season 1
  • Crash
  • 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
  • Payday
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
  • Scream 2
  • Senna
  • Signal: Season 1
  • Sin City
  • Sinister Circle
  • Supergirl
  • 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
  • Trainspotting
  • Troy
  • Tunnel: Season 1
  • Unaccompanied Minors
  • Walking Out

October 2nd

  • Living Undocumented (Netflix Original)
  • Ready to Mingle / Solteras (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 Tales of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween (Netflix Family)

October 9th

  • After
  • Rhythm + Flow (Netflix Original)

October 10th

  • Schitt's Creek: Season 5
  • Ultramarine Magmell (Netflix Anime)

October 11th

  • 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 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

  • 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)
  • Tell Me Who I Am (Netflix Original)
  • Toon: Season 1-2 (Netflix Original)
  • Unnatural Selection (Netflix Original)
  • Upstarts (Netflix Film)

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: The Ip Man Legacy

October 24th

  • Daybreak (Netflix Original)
  • Revenge of Pontianak

October 25th

  • A Tale of Love and Darkness
  • Assimilate
  • 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)
  • Monzon (Netflix Original)
  • Nailed It! France (Netflix Original)
  • Nailed It! Spain (Netflix Original)
  • Prank Encounters (Netflix Original)
  • Rattlesnake (Netflix Film)
  • It Takes a Lunatic (Netflix Original)

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 coming to Hulu? 

October 1

  • 60 Days In: Complete Season 5 (A&E)
  • A Fairly Odd Summer
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Alien Encounters: Seasons 2-3
  • American Beauty
  • American Pickers: Season 19
  • An American Haunting
  • Basketball Wives LA: Seasons 1-5
  • Be Cool
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Big Time Movie
  • Biography: The Trump Dynasty: Season 1
  • Blade
  • Blade 2
  • Blade: Trinity
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Blurt
  • Born This Way, Seasons 3 and 4
  • Boyz N' The Hood
  • Brooklyn's Finest
  • Cadillac Man
  • Children of the Snow: Season 1
  • Cloverfield
  • Constantine
  • Crash
  • Days of Thunder
  • Dead Heat
  • Detroit: Comeback City: Season 1
  • Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Season 26
  • Eagle Vs. Shark
  • Election
  • Event Horizon
  • Face/Off
  • Fixer Upper: Behind the Design: Season 1
  • Fled
  • Forces of Nature
  • Get Shorty
  • Ghost World
  • Guy's Grocery Games: Season 11
  • Halloween Baking Championship: Season 1-3
  • Halloween Wars: Season 4-7
  • Halloween Wars, Special
  • Hellraiser
  • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
  • Hellraiser IV: Bloodline
  • Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie
  • High Noon
  • Hoosiers
  • House Hunters: Season 10-111
  • I Am Frankie: Season 1-2
  • I Spit on Your Grave
  • I Spit on Your Grave 2
  • I Spit on Your Grave 3
  • Impostor
  • Into the Blue (2005)
  • Kalifornia
  • Kids Halloween Baking Championship
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Complete Season 3 (A&E)
  • Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
  • Little Black Book
  • Love Crimes
  • Major League II
  • Many Shades of Jane: Complete Season 1 (A&E)
  • Miami Group Murder
  • Mountain Men: Complete Seasons 3&4 (History Channel)
  • Mousehunt
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Murder in the Heartland: Season 1
  • My 600-lb Life: Season 7
  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
  • Never Back Down
  • No Way Out
  • North Dallas Forty
  • One Direction: This Is Us
  • OutDaughtered: Season 4
  • Paradise Run: Seasons 1-2
  • Paranormal Lockdown UK: Season 1
  • Patriot Games
  • Permanent Midnight
  • Pieces of April
  • Platoon
  • Play it Again, Sam
  • Project Nim
  • Property Virgins: Season 16-17
  • Rain Man
  • Rent
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Sailor Moon: Season 4
  • Saw
  • Saw 2
  • Saw 6
  • School Ties
  • Set Up
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • Sneakerheadz
  • Split Decisions
  • Stargate
  • Storage Wars: Season 12
  • Surf's Up
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • The Accused
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • The Conspirator
  • The Dead Files: Season 7-8
  • The Dude Perfect Show: Season 1-2
  • The Hills: Season 1-6
  • The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta: Season 1
  • The Haunting
  • The Haunting in Connecticut
  • The Hunted
  • The Killer Next Door
  • The Naked Gun 2 1/2 : The Smell of Fear
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • The Orphanage
  • The Peacemaker
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
  • The Rap Game: Season 5
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • The Wrestler (2008)
  • Total Recall
  • Trading Mom
  • True Colors
  • True Grit
  • UFO Conspiracies: Season 1
  • Up in the Air
  • Vampire in Brooklyn
  • Varsity Blues
  • Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000
  • What Lies Beneath
  • Winter's Bone
  • Witness

October 2

  • Amazing Grace

October 3

  • Almost Family, Series premiere

October 4

  • Into The Dark: Uncanny Annie (Hulu Original)
  • Light as a Feather, Season 2, Part 2 (Hulu Original)
  • Pegasus: Pony with a Broken Wing
  • Saints & Sinners, Season 4
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Season 11
  • October 5
  • Drunk History: Season 6B
  • October 7
  • Kids Say the Darndest Things
  • Missing Link
  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Season 9
  • October 9
  • Megan Leavey
  • October 11
  • The Bravest Knight: Season 1B (Hulu Original)
  • Little Monsters
  • Trespassers
  • October 13
  • The Last Face
  • October 14
  • Letterkenny: Season 7 (Hulu Original) 
  • Little Woods
  • October 17
  • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
  • October 18
  • Looking For Alaska: Season 1 (Hulu Original) 
  • Wounds
  • October 20
  • Catfish: The TV Show: Season 7D
  • The Ladybug
  • October 21
  • Fairy Tail: Season 9C
  • October 22
  • Benjamin
  • October 23
  • Castle Rock: Season 2  (Hulu Original) 
  • October 25
  • Zomboat!
  • October 26
  • Killing Zoe

With the HBO premium add-on:

October 5

  • Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh
  • October 20
  • Axios: Season 2
  • October 21
  • Catherine the Great
  • October 27
  • Mrs. Fletcher
  • Silicon Valley: Season 6 
  • October 5
  • Cold Pursuit
  • October 12
  • Happy Death Day 2 U
  • October 19
  • Glass
  • Greta
  • October 20
  • Watchmen

With the STARZ premium add-on:

October 1

  • Amistad
  • Balls of Fury
  • Billy Madison
  • Casper
  • Casper and Wendy's Ghostly Adventure
  • Casper, A Spirited Beginning
  • Casper's Scare School
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Hours
  • I Spy
  • Miami Vice
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
  • Mystic Pizza
  • Quigley Down Under
  • Robots
  • Stigmata
  • The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • The Apostle
  • The Best Man
  • The Skeleton Key
  • William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

October 5

  • The Professor and the Madman

October 11

  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Field of Dreams
  • Hart's War
  • Ice Age The Meltdown
  • Psycho
  • Rear Window
  • The Birds
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Vertigo

October 16

  • Baby Mama
  • Duplicity
  • Green Zone
  • The Wolfman

October 18

  • Courageous
  • Kindergarten Cop
  • Step Up 3
  • The Untouchables

October 20

  • Leavenworth

October 21

  • The River and the Wall

October 23

  • McFarland, USA

October 31

  • Barbershop
  • Barbershop 2: Back in Business

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Mackenzie Manley

Mackenzie Manley is a freelance journalist based in Greater Cincinnati. She currently works as Campbell County Public Library’s public relations coordinator, which means most of her days are spent thinking about books and community (and making silly social media posts). She’s written a bit of everything, including...
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