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The best part of October arguably happens at the end of the month, when children run around neighborhoods asking for candy and adults dart from party to party on Halloween, but this month it's also a busy time for Netflix releases.

The streaming service will debut the first seasons of a few highly buzzed about CW series, including The Flash, iZombie and Jane the Virgin. While the first two will only be available for U.S. based subscribers, Netflix recently bought the global rights to Jane the Virgin (which stars Golden Globe winning actress Gina Rodriguez), meaning anyone can watch the show from anywhere around the world.

Returning CW favorites like Arrow, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and the latter’s spinoff, The Originals will also all have new seasons sporadically released for fans to binge.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper October without the release of another American Horror Story anthology chapter. Those looking to binge the fourth season of the show, Freak Show, before the new season, Hotel, premieres on FX Oct. 7, will be able to do so.

On the film side, Cary Fukunaga (True Detective season one) will finally release his highly anticipated drama Beasts of No Nation on October 16th. The film stars Idris Elba and follows a child soldier during the height of a civil war in an unnamed African country. This is one of Netflix’s first forays into developing mainstream original movies for the service, but for those individuals scrapping by in pop culture conversations without a Netflix subscription, the movie will also be released simultaneously in select theatres around the country.

Netflix users will notice a heavy Beasts of No Nation marketing presence on the site leading up to the film’s release, and although it’s the film they’ll be pushing the most as they try to garner an audience for it, there are definitely other movies that should not fly under the radar.

Fans of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins will finally be able to stream the movie. A title this big, however, probably won’t stick around for too long. Make sure to find some time to squeeze a movie night in as this one will most likely be gone before the end of the year.

On top of the feature films that will be available to watch, there are a couple of documentaries that are well worth spending a few hours with.

Evgeny Afineevsky’s Netflix-backed doc Winter on Fire captures the political and civil turmoil in the Ukraine during their war with Russia, while James Keach’s stunning portrayal of an iconic country legend can be seen in Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.

There are dozens of other options —ranging from Academy Award winning films like Million Dollar Baby to Sundance indie darlings like Cobie Smulders Results— to browse through, too.

Here are all the release dates for every show, movie, documentary, and standup special coming to Netflix this month, according to What's On Netflix:

October 1

  • A Christmas Carol (1938)
  • About Alex (2014)
  • Alexander: Theatrical Cut (2004)
  • American Pie (1999)
  • Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Collection (Season 1)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Boogie Nights (1997)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • Dark Was the Night (2014)
  • Design on a Dime Collection (Season 1)
  • El Tiempo Entre Costuras (2013)
  • Extreme Homes Collection (Season 1)
  • Fixer Upper (Season 1)
  • Genevieve’s Renovation (Season 1)
  • Glass Chin (2014)
  • House Hunters Renovation Collection (Season 1)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • Million Dollar Rooms Collection (Season 1)
  • Monkey Thieves (Season 1 to 3)
  • On the Town (1949)
  • Pal Joey (1957)
  • Pepe (196)
  • Pressure (2015)
  • Property Virgins Collections (Season 1)
  • Reasonable Doubt (2014)
  • Richard Pryor : Icon (2014)
  • Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneer of Television Special (2014)
  • Some Came Running (1958)
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  • The Devil at 4 o’clock (1961)
  • The Great Food Truck Race Collection (Season 1)
  • The Navy Seals: Their Untold Story (2014)
  • The Nightmare (2015)
  • Throwdown with Bobby Flay Collection (Season 1)
  • Uncle Grandpa (Season 1)
  • Vanilla Ice Project (Seasons 1 to 4)
  • Wakfu (Season 1)
  • White Rabbit (2013)
  • Wild Horse (2015)
  • Worst Cooks in America Collection (Season 1)

October 2

  • Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy (2015)
  • La Leyenda de la Nahuala (2007)
  • Reign (Season 2)
  • The Vampire Diaries (Season 6)

October 3

  • Alpha and Omega 5 : Family Vacation (2015)

October 5

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show (Season 4)
  • iZombie (Season 1)
  • Last Man Standing (Season 4)
  • The Flash (Season 1)
  • The Originals (Season 2)
  • Tremors 5: Bloodline (2015)

October 7

  • Arrow (Season 3)
  • Flor Salvaje (Season 1)
  • Legends (Season 1)
  • Supernatural (Season 10)

October 8

  • American Heist (2014)
  • Strangerland (2015)

October 9

  • Mighty Med (Season 2)
  • The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show (Season 1)
  • Winter on Fire (2015)

October 10

  • Lalaloopsy: Band Together (2015)

October 11

  • Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me (2014)
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Season 3)

October 12

  • Jane the Virgin (Season 1)

October 14

  • Lazarus (2015)

October 16

  • All Hail King Julien (Season 2)
  • Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers (2015)
  • Beasts of No Nation (2015)
  • Circle (2015)
  • Some Assembly Required (Season 2)
  • The Principal (Season 1)

October 18

  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

October 20

  • Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (2014)
  • Marvel Avengers Assemble (Season 2)

October 22

  • Results (2015)

October 23

  • Hemlock Grove (Season 3)

October 24

  • Jack Strong (2014)

October 25

  • Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (2015)

October 27

  • August: Osage County (2013)
  • Manson Family Vacation (2015)

October 28

  • Chasing Life (Season 2)
  • The Gunman (2015)

October 29

  • Return to Sender (2015)

October 30

  • Popples (Season 1)

Unfortunately, to make room for all the shows and movies making their way to the service, some have to say goodbye. Here are all the titles leaving Netflix this month:

October 1:

  • 29 Palms (2003)
  • 3 Seconds Before Explosion (1967)
  • 4.3.2.1 (2010)
  • A Green Journey (1990)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • A Place of One's Own (1945)
  • Act of Vengeance (1974)
  • Agora (2009)
  • Alakazam the Great (1960)
  • Alpha and Omega (2010)
  • America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014)
  • American Masters: Billie Jean King (2013)
  • American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
  • Analyze That (2002)
  • Analyze This (1999)
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
  • Angela's Ashes (1999)
  • Annie Hall (1977)
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)
  • Autumn in New York (2000)
  • Axed (2012)
  • Baby's Day Out (1994)
  • Bandits (2001)
  • Barefoot (2014)
  • Barnyard (2006)
  • Bebe's Kids (1992)
  • Bella (2006)
  • Belly (1998)
  • Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981)
  • Beyond Borders (2003)
  • Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)
  • Big Rig (2007)
  • Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Collection
  • Black Rock (2012)
  • Blood Surf (2000)
  • Blood Ties (2013)
  • Bloodsport 4 (1999)
  • Boccaccio '70 (1962)
  • Bound (1996)
  • Boys Klub (2001)
  • Buying & Selling (Season 1-2)
  • Caprica (2009)
  • Caprica (Season 1)
  • Carrie (2013)
  • Cat Run (2011)
  • Caterpillar (2010)
  • Cesar Chavez (2014)
  • Charlie Bartlett (2007)
  • Charlie Bartlett (2007)
  • Clockstoppers (2002)
  • Clockstoppers (2002)
  • Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (1983)
  • Cold Mountain (2003)
  • Columbus Circle (2011)
  • Cool World (1992)
  • Crimes of the Century (2013)
  • Cujo (1983)
  • Danny (1977)
  • Days of Heaven (1978)
  • Dead Man Walking (1995)
  • Dean Teaster's Ghost Town (2007)
  • Death Wish (1974)
  • Death Wish 2 (1982)
  • Defiance (2008)
  • Dennis Miller: America 180 (2014)
  • Destination Truth (Season 1)
  • Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
  • Disturbing Behavior (1998)
  • DNA (1997)
  • Domestic Disturbance (2001)
  • Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998)
  • Down Three Dark Streets (1954)
  • Down to Earth (2001)
  • Dracula 3000 (2004)
  • Drop Zone (1994)
  • Dumplings (2004)
  • Dwight Howard: In the Moment (2014)
  • Eco Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson (2011)
  • Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2006)
  • Edge of Madness (2002)
  • Ella Enchanted (2004)
  • Emperor (2012)
  • Encore (1951)
  • English Without Tears (1944)
  • Enter the Ninja (1981)
  • Escape Clause (1996)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
  • Eve's Bayou (1997)
  • Evidence of Blood (1998)
  • Evil Remains (2004)
  • Faust (1926)
  • Fierce People (2005)
  • Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (2013)
  • First a Girl (1935)
  • Five Steps to Danger (1957)
  • Flea Market Flip (2013)
  • Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football (2014)
  • Frankenstein (2004)
  • Frankie & Alice (2010)
  • Frogs (1972)
  • Frozen Ground (2013)
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
  • Gang Tapes (2001)
  • Gargoyle (2004)
  • Germ Z (2013)
  • Ghost Cat (2003)
  • Ghost Watcher 2 (2005)
  • Gimme Shelter (2014)
  • Girl Most Likely (2012)
  • Gloria (2012)
  • Go West (1925)
  • God's Not Dead (2014)
  • Gog (1954)
  • Going Overboard (1989)
  • Gor (1987)
  • Grace Unplugged (2013)
  • Grad Night (2006)
  • Grayeagle (1977)
  • Grim (1995)
  • Gun Fever (1958)
  • Gun Street (1961)
  • Hawaii Five-O (1968) (Season 11-12)
  • Hercules vs. Moloch (1963)
  • Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998)
  • Holmes Inspection Collection (2011)
  • Home Run (2013)
  • Homeless (1989)
  • Homo Sapiens 1900 (2000)
  • Hotel Impossible (Seasons 1-2)
  • Hours (2013)
  • Hugo (2011)
  • I, Frankenstein (2014)
  • In a World... (2013)
  • In Secret (2013)
  • Interview with the Vampire (1994)
  • Intimate Enemies (2007)
  • Invasion (2005)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • Irreversible (2002)
  • J.D.'s Revenge (1976)
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa: Unrated Version (2013)
  • Jacked Up (2000)
  • Jacob (2011)
  • Jake Blauvelt: Naturally (2013)
  • Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny (2014)
  • Jim Breuer: And Laughter for All (2013)
  • Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012)
  • Jim Norton: American Degenerate (2013)
  • Joe (2013)
  • Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)
  • Joyride (1977)
  • Joyride (1996)
  • Ju-On 2 (2003)
  • Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never: Director's Fan Cut (2011)
  • Justine (1977)
  • Kadosh (1999)
  • Kangaroo Jack (2003)
  • Ken Burns: The Address (2014)
  • Kicking and Screaming (1995)
  • Kill Me Later (2001)
  • Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966)
  • Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)
  • Kit Carson (1940)
  • Korczak (1990)
  • Korkoro (2009)
  • Kung-fu Gold (1975)
  • L!fe Happens (2011)
  • L'Auberge Espagnole (2002)
  • Labor Day (2013)
  • Leprechaun (1993)
  • Leprechaun 2 (1994)
  • Leprechaun 3 (1995)
  • Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997)
  • Leprechaun 5: In the Hood (2000)
  • Leprechaun 6: Back 2 tha Hood (2003)
  • Lewis Black: Old Yeller: Live at the Borgata (2013)
  • Like It Is (1998)
  • Lipstick & Dynamite (2004)
  • Loco Love (2003)
  • Lost Battalion (1962)
  • Love It or List It Collection (2013)
  • Married People, Single Sex 2 (1995)
  • Maverick (1994)
  • Message from Space (1978)
  • Mommie Dearest (1981)
  • Moto 5 (2013)
  • Mr. Deeds (2002)
  • Mutantes: Punk Porn Feminism (2009)
  • My Gun Is Quick (1957)
  • My Joy (2010)
  • Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943)
  • Nana (1982)
  • Nantucket Film Festival's 2nd Comedy Roundtable (2013)
  • Nature: Ireland's Wild River (2014)
  • Nature: Ireland's Wild River (2014)
  • Nature: Leave It to Beavers (2014)
  • Nature: Leave It to Beavers (2014)
  • Nature: Love in the Animal Kingdom (2013)
  • Nature: Love in the Animal Kingdom (2013)
  • Nature: My Bionic Pet (2014)
  • Nature: Parrot Confidential (2013)
  • Nature: Parrot Confidential (2013)
  • Nature: Saving Otter 501 (2013)
  • Nature: Saving Otter 501 (2013)
  • Nature: Snow Monkeys (2014)
  • Nature: Snow Monkeys (2014)
  • Nature: Touching the Wild: Living with the Mule Deer of Deadman Gulch (2014)
  • Nebraska (2013)
  • Night Tide (1961)
  • Nomads (1986)
  • NotBad (2013)
  • Of Human Bondage (1934)
  • Off Limits Collection (2011)
  • Off Limits Collection (Series 1-2)
  • One Down, Two to Go (1976)
  • One Man's Justice (1995)
  • One Nation Under God (1993)
  • Operation Enduring Freedom (2002)
  • Orloff and the Invisible Man (1970)
  • Out Late (2008)
  • Out on Parole (2004)
  • Outlaw's Son (1957)
  • Overkill (1987)
  • P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour (2013)
  • Pain & Gain (2013)
  • Paranoid (2000)
  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
  • Passion of Anna (1969)
  • Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time (2014)
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
  • Peeples (2013)
  • Perlasca (2002)
  • Permissive (1972)
  • Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)
  • Plankton Invasion (2012)
  • Postmortem (1998)
  • Prison Girls (1972)
  • Proteus (1995)
  • Proud (2004)
  • Quartet (1948)
  • Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)
  • Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops (2006)
  • Rapture-Palooza (2013)
  • Raw Deal (1948)
  • Rehab Addict Collection (2010)
  • Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
  • Renoir (2012)
  • Repentance (2013)
  • Restaurant: Impossible: Collection
  • Ripe (1997)
  • Ripper: Letter from Hell (2001)
  • Rob Roy (1995)
  • RoboCop (2014)
  • Rodentz (2001)
  • Romeo + Juliet (1996)
  • Romeo + Juliet (1996)
  • Russell Brand: Messiah Complex (2013)
  • Saturday Night Live: The 2010s (Season 37)
  • Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
  • Serial Killing 101 (2004)
  • Seven Chances (1925)
  • Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  • Sid the Science Kid (2008)
  • Sid the Science Kid (Season 1)
  • Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy (2010)
  • Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
  • Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
  • Stealing Candy (2004)
  • Still Mine (2012)
  • Suicide Kings (1997)
  • Sunflower (1970)
  • Sunrise/Sunset (2008)
  • The Adventures of Galgameth (1996)
  • The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
  • The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)
  • The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • The Bloody Judge (1970)
  • The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)
  • The Dead Files (Seasons 1-2)
  • The Devil's Rejects (2005)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • The Eye 2 (2004)
  • The Fast and the Furious (1955)
  • The French Connection II (1975)
  • The Hills Have Eyes 2 (1984)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  • The Hunt for Red October (1990)
  • The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall (2013)
  • The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
  • The Job (2001)
  • The Last Leprechaun (1998)
  • The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III (1994)
  • The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)
  • The Nun (2005)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
  • The Pioneer Woman Collection: Collection One
  • The Producers (1968)
  • The Quiet Ones (2014)
  • The Sacrifice (1986)
  • The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2011)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  • This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  • Torremolinos 73 (2003)
  • Town That Dreaded Sundown, The (2014) (2014)
  • Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (2001)
  • TWA: Flight 800 (2013)
  • Twilight (2008)
  • Twins (1988)
  • Two in the Wave (2010)
  • Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club (2014)
  • UFO (1956)
  • Unforgettable (1996)
  • Windtalkers (2002)
  • Winnebago Man (2009)
  • With One Voice (2009)
  • World War Z: Unrated Version (2013)
  • Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
  • You Got Served (2004)
  • You're Next (2011)
  • Zeta One (1969)
October 4

  • Wolverine and the X-Men (Season One)

October 9

  • Crank (2006)

October 15

  • Good Luck Chuck (2007)

October 16

  • Brüno (2009)
  • Chico & Rita (2010)

October 20

  • Freelancers (2012)

October 22

  • Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

October 25

  • Nanny 911: Season One

October 27

  • Alexandria (2010)

October 29

  • America's Sweethearts (2001)

October 30

  • Life in Our Universe (Season 1)

October 31

  • Braxton Family Values: Season Three