Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm steadily serving you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your binging habits, the streaming service’s firehose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse.
That’s why we break down each month’s additions (plus the roster from two months prior, and what’s about to bounce from the platform, just so you don’t miss a thing) with a spotlight on what to keep on your radar. Netflix’s own “new releases” category is an info dump. Consider us a picture-in-picture talking head, screaming recommendations at the screen.
Available Oct. 1
Gotham: Season 4
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny
Must Love Dogs
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship
New York Minute
Once Upon a Time in America
Pay It Forward
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Rumble in the Bronx
She’s Out of My League
The Dead Pool
The Devil’s Advocate
The Green Mile
The Lake House
The NeverEnding Story
The beloved 1980s children’s fantasy film is the first adaptation of the novel of the same name. It’s fun and fantastical, but also contains one of the saddest scenes in children’s movie history: the death of hero Atreyu’s beloved horse Artax. Rewatch it over and over and feel the pain.
V for Vendetta
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Available Oct. 2
Joe Rogan: Strange Times (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Comedian Joe Rogan takes on sexual politics, American politics, pro wrestling and vegans in a new stand-up special shot in Boston.
MeatEater: Season 7 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Steven Rinella returns for more hunting and cooking expeditions in rugged locales with friends that include the likes of comedian Joe Rogan.
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Available Oct. 3
Truth or Dare (2017)
Available Oct. 4
Creeped Out (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: This kids’ anthology series features spine-shivering tales of sinister neighbors, creepy ghouls, technology out of control and more.
The Haunting of Molly Hartley
Violet Evergarden: Special: Extra Episode
Available Oct. 5
Big Mouth: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Carnal urges and teen angst abound as Nick, Andrew and friends pursue new crushes, tangle with the Shame Wizard and sample pot for the first time.
Dancing Queen (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Yes, he owns a successful dance studio. But Justin Johnson also slays onstage as drag superstar Alyssa Edwards. It’s a fierce, full and fabulous life.
Élite (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.
Empire Games (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Interviews with scholars and dramatic reenactments bring to life the origins and history-making achievements of the world’s greatest ancient empires.
Little Things: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: More fun ensues as Kavya and Dhruv’s relationship progresses amid conversations about their future and visits from family and friends.
Malevolent (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real.
Private Life (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A couple coping with infertility struggles to keep their marriage afloat as they navigate the world of assisted reproduction and adoption.
Super Monsters Save Halloween (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: It’s Halloween, and the Super Monsters are ready to celebrate -- with candy, costumes and music to get you in the mood!
Super Monsters: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: With curious new student Spike in the mix, the Super Monsters use their powers to solve problems — and conquer their fears about growing up.
The Rise of Phoenixes (Netflix Original: streaming every Friday)
From Netflix: When a secret from the past rears its head, a respected court scholar must choose between avenging her family and staying true to the prince she loves.
YG Future Strategy Office (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: K-pop star Seungri, BIGBANG’s youngest member, tries to lead a team of bumbling staff at YG’s Future Strategy Office in this mockumentary sitcom.
Available Oct. 6
Little Things: Season 1
Available Oct. 8
Disney’s Sofia the First: Season 4
Mo Amer: The Vagabond (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Arab-American comedian Mo Amer brings his worldly experiences to his debut Netflix Original stand-up special, Mo Amer: The Vagabond. Filmed at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX, Amer enlightens audiences about the truths of his first hand experiences as a refugee. From the American immigration policy and touring internationally without a passport to the time he went viral for sitting next to Eric Trump on a flight, this is Amer like you have never seen before.
Available Oct. 9
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 4 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: As Noah juggles his love triangle with Mayu and Yui, Shohei plans to confess to Seina — but Terrace House’s repeat member might have other options.
Available Oct. 10
22 July (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After a pair of shocking attacks in Norway, survivors — and the country — rally for healing and justice. Based on true events.
Pacto de Sangue (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: An ambitious TV reporter uses risky and ethically questionable methods to report on gang wars and police corruption in the Amazon port of Belém, Brazil.
Available Oct. 11
Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Chef and food writer Samin Nosrat brings her culinary manifesto of simple food rooted in tradition to the screen in a new cooking series.
Schitt’s Creek: Season 4
Available Oct. 12
Apostle (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: In this thriller, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister, who was kidnapped by a murderous religious cult.
Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A solitary blacksmith is locked in a vicious rivalry with the devil until a little girl appears in their lives by chance.
Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Revisiting 1970s photos of women that captured a feminist awakening, this film explores those women’s lives and examines the continued need for change.
FightWorld (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Actor and martial artist Frank Grillo explores and experiences the diverse fighting techniques found in cultures around the world.
ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In 1976, reggae icon Bob Marley survived an assassination attempt as rival political groups battled in Jamaica. But who exactly was responsible?
Tarzan and Jane: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Tarzan and Jane embark on a heroic adventure in the Brazilian rainforest, rescuing animals from an evil scheme and uncovering an ancient secret.
The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: There’s a new threat to baby popularity: old people. But a revolutionary “stinkless” serum could give Baby Corp a competitive advantage.
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Wickedly talented baker and artist, Christine McConnell welcomes you into her terrifyingly delicious home to create delectable confections and hauntingly disturbing decor with the help of her colorful collection of creatures.
The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix Original)
Iconic horror director Mike Flanagan takes on Shirley Jackson in this series adaptation. The trailer alone is straight-up chilling, with the ever popular “let’s play a slowed-down creepy version of a song” in the background thing going on — in this case, “Our House” by Crosby Stills, Nash & Young.
The Kindergarten Teacher (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A devoted teacher takes interest in a young student’s creative potential after hearing his poetry. But she soon crosses the line into obsession.
Available Oct. 15
Octonauts: Season 4
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: When a kingdom is taken over by tyrants, the deposed princess begins a quest to find a disbanded group of evil knights to help take back her realm.
Available Oct. 16
Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Ron “Tater Salad” White dishes out his signature brand of cynicism, riffing on sex, celebrity and the sinister habits of wild geese.
Available Oct. 19
Accidentally in Love (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A popular singer decides to go back to school, becoming the center of attention there, and meets an ordinary female student with a dual personality.
Ask the Doctor (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: From exercise to infertility to sleep, a team of doctors share expert advice, bust medical myths and test the latest treatments.
Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.: Limited Series (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In this comedy series, teenage Zed and his pals face one ridiculous, hilarious predicament after another in their last weekend before high school.
Derren Brown: Sacrifice (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Illusionist Derren Brown concocts a psychological experiment in which he tries to manipulate an ordinary person into taking a bullet for a stranger.
Distrito salvaje (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A former guerrilla soldier tries to reintegrate into Colombian society and finds himself taking part in an entirely new kind of war.
Gnome Alone (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A high-schooler teams up with living garden gnomes to stop tiny creatures from another world who want to eat everything in sight.
Haunted (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: From the Executive Producers of The Purge franchise and Lore, Haunted gives a chilling glimpse into the first-person accounts from people who have witnessed horrifying, peculiar, extraordinary supernatural events and other unexplained phenomenons that continue to haunt them.
Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Shad Kabango traces the growth of hip-hop subcultures in New York, the South and Oakland, California, in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Illang: The Wolf Brigade (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: In 2029, a special unit of the South Korean police called Illang battles a terrorist group threatening to undo years of efforts to unify the two Koreas.
Larva Island (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Stranded on a tropical island, two goofy larva buddies find slapstick fun in everything from discovering food to meeting new animal friends.
Making a Murderer: Part 2 (Netflix Original)
The critically-acclaimed documentary series gets a follow-up, with filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demo returning the Midwest to explore the post-conviction process after Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey’s murder trial.
Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: With Wilson Fisk out of prison and back to corrupting Hell’s Kitchen, Matt Murdock must rise from the ashes.
The Night Comes For Us (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After sparing a girl’s life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.
Wanderlust (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Wanderlust looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible – or even desirable. Toni Collette plays Joy Richards, a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark alive with her husband after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbors and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.
Available Oct. 21
Robozuna (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A boy and his homemade robot attempt to free their oppressed nation from an evil empire and its robot centurions in this exciting animated series.
Available Oct. 23
ADAM SANDLER 100% FRESH (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Adam Sandler takes his comical musical musings back out on the road, from comedy clubs to concert halls to one very unsuspecting subway station.
Available Oct. 24
Bodyguard (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: After helping thwart a terrorist attack, a war veteran is assigned to protect a politician who was a major proponent of the conflict he fought in.
Available Oct. 25
Great News: Season 2
Available Oct. 26
Been So Long (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A single mother in London’s Camden Town hears music when she meets a handsome stranger with a past. But she’s not sure she’s ready to open her heart.
Castlevania: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: As Dracula and his legion of vampires prepare to rid the world of humanity’s stain, an unlikely trio of heroes dares to stand in their way.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix Original)
Sabrina the Teenage Witch gets a darker take with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, based on the Archie Horror comic of the same name. Starring Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina and Doctor Who’s Michelle Gomez as Madame Satan, this macabre version of Sabrina comes just in time for a Halloween binge-watch.
Dovlatov (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: An intimate portrait that captures six days in the life of influential Russian dissident writer Sergei Dovlatov.
Jefe (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: The story of a boss that everyone hates: some kiss up to him; nobody tells him the truth. He’s the successful entrepreneur about to fall off the cliff.
Shirkers (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: When she recovers stolen film of a movie she shot 25 years ago, novelist Sandi Tan revisits her time with the enigmatic man who swiped the footage.
Terrorism Close Calls (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Law enforcement officials look back on attempted terrorist attacks that were thwarted in the nick of time.
Available Oct. 27
Girl from Nowhere (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A mysterious, clever girl named Nanno transfers to different schools, exposing the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty at every turn.
Available Oct. 28
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix Original: streaming every Sunday)
From Netflix: In this weekly show, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.
Available Oct. 30
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Illustrias Geocentric Theory (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Having finally reached the seventh floor, Hakuno clings to the hope that he can somehow fix this defective war. But time is running out.
The Degenerates (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A series of no-holds-barred comedy from the likes of rising comics like Big Jay Oakerson, Joey Diaz, Liza Treyger, Yamaneika Saunders, Christina P. and Brad Williams.
Available Oct. 31
Goldie & Bear: Season 2
GUN CITY (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Set in Barcelona in 1921, a double agent infiltrates the local mafia to find out who is selling weapons and explosives to anarchist groups.