The best movies coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon, and Hulu in October.

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in October

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in October

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Sept. 30 2016 10:00 AM

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in October

Dazed and Confused, Titanic, Grizzly Man, and Once Upon a Time in the West are just a few of the great movies coming to Netflix in October.
This is a great month for new movies on Neflix: Dazed and Confused, Titanic, Grizzly Man, Once Upon a Time in the West, and more.

Criterion Collection, Paramount, Lions Gate, and Warner Home Video

Every month, tons of new movies and TV shows become available to stream for free for subscribers to Netflix Instant, Hulu, HBO NOW, and Amazon Prime. With so many different streaming services, it can be hard to keep track of them all—especially if you belong to more than one service. Below, we present to you the ultimate streaming guide. We’ll let you decide which service has the best new titles. (All titles arrive Oct. 1 unless otherwise specified.)

Netflix

Unforgiven.
Unforgiven.

Warner Bros.

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Must Watch

Dazed and Confused (1993)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Grizzly Man (2005)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Three Kings
(1999)
Titanic
(1997)
Unforgiven (1992)

Good Watch

Big Eyes (2014) (Oct. 25)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Gentleman's Agreement
(1947)
Ghost Town (2008)
Jesus Camp (2006) (Oct. 26)
Oriented (2015)
Patton (1970)
Saving Mr. Wu (2015)
Quiz Show (1994)
Dheepan (2015) (Oct. 3)

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Family Watch

Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) (Oct. 26)
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)

Binge Watch

American Horror Story: Hotel (Oct. 4)

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If You’re Bored

A Cinderella Story (2004)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business
(2004)
Blue Streak
(1999)
Fairy Tale: A True Story
(1997)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(2003)
Millennium
(1989)
Murder Maps: Season 2
(2015)
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree (2016)
Picture This!
(2008)
The Queen of the Damned
(2002)
Robotech
(1985)
RV
(2006)
Snake Eyes
(1998)
Snow Day
(2000)
Sphere
(1998)
The Uninvited
(2009)
Unsealed: Alien Files
Season 4
Without a Paddle (2004)
Chevalier (2015) (Oct. 4)
Dartmoor Killing
(2015) (Oct. 4)
The Flash:
Season 2 (Oct. 4)
The Grinder:
Season 1 (Oct. 4)
Arrow: Season 4 (Oct. 5)
iZombie: Season 2 (Oct. 6)
Dinotrux: Season 3 ­
(Oct. 7)
Supernatural: Season 11
(Oct. 7)
The Originals: Season 3 (Oct. 8)
Vampire Diaries: Season 7
(Oct. 8)
Love Between the Covers
(2015) (Oct. 10)
Being George Clooney (2016) (Oct. 15)
Chapo: el escape del siglo
(2016) (Oct. 15)
Glitch: Season 1 ­
(Oct. 15)
Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Season 1: Part 1
(Oct. 15)
Dark Matter: Season 2 (Oct. 16)
Containment: Season 1­
(Oct. 21)
Doctor Foster: Season 1 (Oct. 24)
7 años (2016) (Oct. 28)
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
(2016) ­ (Oct. 28)
Skylanders Academy: Season 1 ­
(Oct. 28)
Chewing Gum: Season 1 (Oct. 31)

New Original Programming and Exclusive Premieres

The 13th (2016) ­(Oct. 7)
The Ranch: Season 1 Part 2
(Oct. 7)
Into the Inferno (2016) ­ (Oct. 28)
Russell Peters: Almost Famous ­
(Oct. 7)
The Siege of Jadotville
(2016) ­(Oct. 7)
Kuromukuro: Season 2 ­ (Oct. 10)
Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016) (Oct. 12)
Mascots (2016) (Oct. 13)
Haters Back Off!: Season 1 ­(Oct. 14)
Project MC2: Season 3 ­ ­(Oct. 14)
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo­Qiang (2016) ­ ­(Oct. 14)
Black Mirror: Season 3 (Part 1) ­(Oct. 21)
Joe Rogan: Triggered ­ ­(Oct. 21)
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories ­ ­
(Oct. 21)
The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 3 ­­
(Oct. 21)
Word Party: Season 2 ­(Oct. 21)
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe (Oct. 28)
The Fall: Season 3 (Oct. 29)

HBO

Deadpool
Deadpool.

Photo by Joe Lederer © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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Must Watch

Repo Man (1984)

Good Watch

28 Days Later (2002)
Cast Away (2000)
Deadpool (2016)
Drumline (2002)
Eastern Promises (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Poltergeist (1982)

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Family Watch

A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995)

Nostalgia Watch

Cocktail (1988)
The Wedding Singer (1998)

Brangelina Watch

By the Sea (2015) (Oct. 13)

Three Seashell Watch

Demolition Man (1993)

If You’re Bored

An American Haunting (2005)
Balls of Fury (2007)
Bride Wars (2009)
The Cowboy Way (1994)
Cop Car (2015)
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Joy (2015) (Oct. 15)
John Carpenter’s Ghost of Mars (2001)
The Kingdom (2007)
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Ride Along 2 (2016) (Oct. 8)
Mr. Right (2015) (Oct. 18)
Gods of Egypt (2016) (Oct. 22)
Poltergeist (2015) (Oct. 29)

New Original Programming

Westworld Series Premiere (Oct. 2)
Class Divide (Oct. 3)
Divorce Series Premiere (Oct. 9)
Insecure Series Premiere (Oct. 9)
VICE News Tonight (Oct. 10)
Tracey Ullman’s Show Series Premiere (Oct. 28)
Sesame Street—Halloween Episode (Oct. 29)

“Estrenos en Español”

Living Legend (2015)
Por amor en el caserio (AKA For Love in El Caserio)
(2014)
Embarazados (AKA We are Pregnant)
(2016)
Magnifica ’70 Season 2 Premiere (Oct. 17)

Amazon

Before Sunset.
Before Sunset.

Warner Bros.

Must Watch

Before Sunrise (1995)
Before Sunset (2004)
Chinatown (1974)
The Host (2006)
Married to the Mob (1988)

Good Watch

Alice (1990)
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)
A Shot in the Dark
(1964)
Bachelorette
(2012)
Bananas (1971)
Blue Steel
(1989)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
The Dark Horse (2014) (Oct. 10)
Down Terrace (2009)
The Devil’s Advocate
(1997)
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
I Saw the Devil
(2010)
Let the Right One In
(2008)
Last Night (1999)
The Last Waltz
(1978)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon 2
(1989)
Louder Than Bombs (2015) (Oct. 17)
Love and Death (1975)
Misery (1990)
Monsters (2010)
North Dallas Forty (1979)
The Pink Panther (1964)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Revenge of The Pink Panther
(1978)
Pride and Prejudice
(2005)
Roger Dodger
(2002)
Secretary (2002)
Shine a Light
(2008) (Oct. 23)
Slap Shot
(1977)
Spectre
(2015) (Oct. 21)
Timecrimes (2007)
Training Day (2001)
Trollhunter (2010)
Tucker & Dale vs Evil
(2010)
The Warriors
(1979)
The Witches
(1990)

Binge Watch

American Horror Story: Hotel (Oct. 4)

Nostalgia Watch

Island in the Sky (1953)
Final Destination
(2000)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Lethal Weapon 4
(1998)
Curse of The Pink Panther (1983)
Son of The Pink Panther
(1993)
Trail of The Pink Panther
(1982)

Oh My Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

Troll 2 (1991)

If You’re Bored

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Quigley Down Under
(1990)
Deep Impact
(1998)
The Gift
(2000)
Dreamcatcher
(2003)
Mutant Chronicles (2008)
Congo
(1995)
Stigmata
(1999)
Splinter
(2008)
Lost and Delirious
(2001)
Stage Beauty
(2004)
Stuart Saves His Family
(1995)
Peter and the Wolf
(1995)
Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers
(1988)
V/H/S
(2012)
The Dogs of War
(1980)
True Colors
(1991)
Class
(1983)
Troll
(1986)
Nick of Time (1995)
The Stone Age
(1989)
Cool It
(2010)
Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie (2011)
National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2: College
(2006)
SFW
(1995)
A Feast at Midnight
(1997)
Malibu Beach
(1978)
The Blood Oranges
(1997)
I Am David
(2004)
National Lampoon Presents Cattle Call
(2008)
Spanish Judges
(2001)
Joyride
(1997)
Throw Momma from the Train
(1987)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex
(1972)
Zombie Nation
(2006)
Candyman 3: Day of the Dead
(1999)
Redacted
(2007)
Malibu High
(1979)
The Patriot
(1986)
Mission Park
(2013)
Dead Men Can’t Dance
(1997)
Stonewall
(2015) (Oct. 3)
LEGO Jurassic World (2015) (Oct. 4)
Complete Unknown (2016) (Oct. 27)

Amazon Original Series

Goliath: Season 1 (Oct. 14)
Good Girls Revolt: Season 1 (Oct. 28)

Hulu

John Huston and Jack Nicholson in Chinatown.
John Huston and Jack Nicholson in Chinatown.

Paramount

Must Watch

Carrie (1976)
Chinatown (1974)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Married to the Mob (1988)

Good Watch

A Brilliant Young Mind (2014) (Oct. 25)
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy
(1982)
A Shot in the Dark
(1964)
Air Force One (1997)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Blue Steel (1989)
Bowling For Columbine (2002)
City of Gold (2016) (Oct. 7)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex
(1972)
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
The Gambler (1974)
How to Survive a Plague
(2012)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
Kill List (2011)
Last Night (1999)
The Last Waltz
(1978)
Love and Death (1975)
Midnight in Paris
(2011)
North Dallas Forty (1979)
The Pink Panther
(1964)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Platoon (1986)
Pontypool (2008)
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Roger Dodger (2002)
Room 237 (2012)
Secretary (2002)
Snatch (2000)
Spectre (2015) (Oct. 21)
Swingers (1996)
The US vs. John Lennon (2006)
Thirteen Days (2000)
Under the Gun
(2016) (Oct. 27)
Venus in Fur
(2014) (Oct. 14)
The Warriors (1979)

Binge Watch

Please Like Me: Season 3 (Oct. 11)
Adventure Time: Season 7 (Oct. 19)
American Horror Story: Hotel
(Oct. 4)

Oh my goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

Troll 2 (1991)

If You’re Bored

Alice (1990)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
And God Created Woman (1988)
Bananas (1971)
The Blood Oranges (1997)
Bolero (1984)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
Candyman 3: Day of the Dead (1999)
Class (1983)
Congo (1995)
Cool It (2010)
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Dead Men Can’t Dance (1997)
Deep Impact (1998)
Diminished Capacity (2009)
The Dogs of War (1981)
A Feast at Midnight (1997)
The Gift (2000)
The Godson
(1998)
Hide (2011)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)
I Am David (2004)
Island in the Sky (1953)
Joyride (1997)
Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit (2011)
Little Ninjas (1990)
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Malibu Beach (1978)
Malibu High (1979)
Mammoth (2009)
Mission Park (2013)
Murder of Crows (1999)
National Lampoon Presents Cattle Call (2008)
National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie (2011)
National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2: College (2006)
Nick of Time (1995)
Nukie (1988)
The Patriot (1986)
The Pink Panther (2006)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Poltergeist III (1988)
Psychic (1992)
Quigley Down Under (1990)
S.W.A.T. (2003)
SFW (1995)
Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers (1988)
Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Smallville Seasons 1-10 (WB)
The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
Spanish Judges (2001)
Stage Beauty (2004)
Stand Off (AKA Prairie Fire) (1998)
Stigmata (1999)
The Stoned Age (1994)
Stranger in the House (1997)
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Troll (1986)
True Colors (1991)
Under Fire (1983)
Whore 2 (1994)
Zombie Nation (2006)
Stonewall (2015) (Oct. 3)
Knife Fight (2013) (Oct. 11)
Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (2007) (Oct. 12)
Witching & Bitching (2014) (Oct. 14)
Varsity Blues (1999) (Oct. 15)
How to Build a Better Boy (2014) (Oct. 18)
The Suite Life (2011) (Oct. 18)
Twitches, Too (2007) (Oct. 18)
T’was the Night (2001) (Oct. 18)
Halloween High (2004) (Oct. 18)
Return to Halloweentown (2006) (Oct. 18)
The Librarians: Season 2 (Oct. 20)

TV Premieres

Saturday Night Live Season 42 (Oct. 2)
America’s Funniest Home Videos Season 27 (Oct. 3)
Conviction (Oct. 4)
Timeless (Oct. 4)
Velvet (Oct. 5)
Clash of the Corps (Oct. 6)
Uproarious (Oct. 8)
American Housewife (Oct. 12)
Chicago Fire Season 5 (Oct. 12)
Fresh Off the Boat Season 3 (Oct. 12)
The Middle Season 8 (Oct. 12)
The Real O’Neals Season 2 (Oct. 12)
Safari Brother (Oct. 15)
StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Oct. 19)
Years of Living Dangerously (Oct. 19)

Original Programming

The Mindy Project Season 5 Premiere (Oct. 4)
Chance Series Premiere (Oct. 19)

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