What to Watch on Netflix This October

Including Julia Stiles living your royal fantasy ...

What to Watch on Netflix in October
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This year has been filled with enough terror to last a lifetime, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t still celebrate the spooky season this Halloween.

Throughout the month of October, Netflix welcomes a number of Halloween-themed titles to its catalog, including a second volume of Unsolved Mysteries, arriving on Oct. 19, and Rebecca, a film starring Armie Hammer and Lily James that tells the thrilling tale of a wealthy estate with scary secrets and a ghostly former lover.

For those that need a serious break from the continued thrills and chills, the final season of Schitts Creek, the Emmy-award winning sitcom, premieres on Oct. 7. Social Distance, an eight-episode series focused on finding human connection, which stars Danielle Brooks of Orange is the New Black and Oscar Nunez of The Office, arrives on Oct. 15. Other must-watch October titles include the Oct. 9 premiere of Deaf U, a series centered on the stories of a community of deaf students attending college together, and BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky, a documentary about the rise of K-Pop girl group BLACKPINK.

Perhaps the scariest part of October is the departure of Parks and Recreation. Every season of the popular NBC sitcom will be removed from the streaming service at the start of the month. Other must-watch titles departing at the end of the month include Magic Mike and Sleepless in Seattle.

Below, check out the complete list of Netflix arrivals and departures for October 2020.

The Prince & Me

October 1

It’s a classic tale of girl-meets-boy, and boy is secretly a member of a royal family, in this 2004 romantic comedy featuring Julia Stiles and Luke Mably. Paige (Stiles), a determined student focused on a career in medicine, finds herself falling for Eddie (Mably), a seemingly ordinary member of the student body. However, when Paige discovers Eddie’s major secret — he’s heir to a throne — the two have to decide whether their love can work out.

Emily in Paris

October 2

What to Watch on Netflix in October

Lily Collins stars in this Netflix original series that chronicles the adventure of a Midwesterner's move to Paris for a dream job. There’s absolutely nothing that could go wrong when Emily Cooper (Collins) moves her entire life across the globe for a marketing gig. Created by Darren Star, who was also responsible for Sex and the City, the show follows Emily’s attempts at making it work, falling in love, and finding her place.


October 28

What to Watch on Netflix in October

‘Tis the season to begin your holiday watching. Emma Roberts stars in the Netflix rom-com that has two perpetually single people teaming up to act as one another’s plus ones during a season of family get-togethers and non-stop, "Are you seeing anyone" questions. Naturally, what starts out as a simple, friendly arrangement becomes something more.

Everything Coming to Netflix in October 2020

October 1


Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Along Came a Spider

Bakugan: Armored Alliance: Season 2

Basic Instinct

Black '47

Bom Dia, Verônica / Good Morning, Verônica

Cape Fear

Carmen Sandiego: Season 3

Code Lyoko: Seasons 1-4

The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

Employee of the Month

Enemy at the Gates

Evil: Season 1

Familiar Wife: Season 1


Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate

Free State of Jones

Ghost Rider

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Gran Torino


House of 1,000 Corpses

Human Nature

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

I'm Leaving Now

The Longest Yard (1974)

Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood

The Parkers: Seasons 1-5

Pasal Kau / All Because of You

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire

The Prince & Me

Poseidon (2006)

The Outpost

Stranger than Fiction

Superman Returns

Sword Art Online: Alicization


The Unicorn: Season 1


We Have Always Lived in the Castle

The Worst Witch: Season 4

Yogi Bear

You Cannot Hide: Season 1

October 2

A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween

Ahí te encargo / You’ve Got This

The Binding

Dick Johnson Is Dead

Emily in Paris


Serious Men

Song Exploder

Vampires vs. the Bronx

October 4


David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

October 6

Dolly Parton: Here I Am

Saturday Church

StarBeam: Halloween Hero

Walk Away from Love

October 7

Hubie Halloween

Schitt's Creek: Season 6

To the Lake

October 9

Deaf U

Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 2: Rio

The Forty-Year-Old Version

Ginny Weds Sunny

The Haunting of Bly Manor

Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters

October 12

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Season 3

October 13

The Cabin with Bert Kreischer

Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef

October 14

Alice Junior

BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky


October 15

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

Batman: The Killing Joke

Half & Half: Seasons 1-4

Love Like the Falling Rain

One on One: Seasons 1-5

Power Rangers Beast Morphers: Season 2, Part 1

Rooting for Roona

Social Distance

October 16

Alguien tiene que morir / Someone Has to Die

Dream Home Makeover

Grand Army

In a Valley of Violence

La Révolution

The Last Kids on Earth: Book 3

The Trial of the Chicago 7


October 18


October 19

Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2

October 20


The Magic School Bus Rides Again The Frizz Connection

October 21

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 3


October 22

Bending the Arc


The Hummingbird Project

Yes, God, Yes

October 23



Over the Moon


The Queen's Gambit

October 27

Blood of Zeus

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 4

Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine

Vilas: Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada / Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score

October 28


Metallica Through The Never

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight

Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb

October 30


The Day of the Lord

His House

Somebody Feed Phil: Season 4

Suburra: Season 3

October 31

The 12th Man

Everything Leaving Netflix in October 2020

September 29

Parks & Recreation Season 1 - 7

October 1


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Sleeping with Other People

October 2

Cult of Chucky

Truth or Dare

October 6

The Water Diviner

October 7

The Last Airbender

October 17

The Green Hornet

October 19

Paper Year

October 22

While We're Young

October 26

Battle: Los Angeles

October 30


October 31

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective


Charlotte's Web

Clash of the Titans

District 9

The Firm

Fun with Dick & Jane

The Girl with All the Gifts


Highway to Heaven: Seasons 1-5

The Interview

Just Friends

Magic Mike

Nacho Libre

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

The NeverEnding Story

The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter

Nights in Rodanthe

The Patriot

Set Up

The Silence of the Lambs

Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepy Hollow


The Taking of Pelham 123

The Ugly TruthUnderworld

Underworld: Evolution

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