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Here's Our Top Recommendations on the Netflix October 2020 Lineup


While October might be known for Halloween, Netflix has got you covered from end to end. It has spooktacular thrills to fright but also a lot more to offer those who want a tamer October experience. Here's our top recommendations on their October 2020 lineup: 


YOUR TOP PICKS THIS MONTH 

 

Emily in Paris (series) 

Emily, an ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris. Her new life is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles work, friendships, and romance.

  • Launch Date: October 2

 

The Haunting of Bly Manor (series)

From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy comes THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, the next highly anticipated chapter of The Haunting anthology series, set in 1980s England. After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller). But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.

  • Launch Date: October 9


BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (Documentary) 

Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story — and detail the hard-fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.     

  • Launch Date: October 14

 

Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2 (series)

"In six new episodes, Unsolved Mysteries profiles more unexplained disappearances, tragic events, and bizarre occurrences.  Perhaps one viewer holds the key to solving these cases. Detectives, journalists, and family members offer intriguing theories in this gripping series, from the creators of the original docuseries, Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, and 21 Laps Entertainment, the producers of Stranger Things."  

  • Launch Date: October 19

  

Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story

Nimfa, the pretty pussy cat, sells perfume at a department store. Her boyfriend, Roger, the macho askal, is a janitor. Nimfa meets Inigo, the bourgeoisie business dog, and their chemistry ignites. Will Nimfa and Roger’s love for DVDs and cheap beef noodles keep them together or will Inigo’s high society charms tear them apart?   

  • Launch Date: October 29


FRESH FILMS 


Hubie Halloween

Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbor have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them. Hubie Halloween is a hilarious family film about an unlikely hero with an all-star cast including Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Noah Schnapp, Steve Buscemi and Maya Rudolph, produced by Happy Madison.    

  • Launch Date: October 7


Crazy Rich Asians

When she joins her boyfriend on a trip to his native Singapore, Rachel Chu discovers his family's luxurious wealth and faces his disapproving mother.

  • Launch Date: October 15


The Trial of the Chicago 7

What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest—including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale—were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.  

  • Launch Date: October 16


Rebecca 

After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley’s sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas). 

  • Launch Date: October 21


Over the Moon

In this animated musical, a girl builds a rocket ship and blasts off, hoping to meet a mythical moon goddess. Legendary animator Glen Keane directs.   

  • Launch Date: October 23


Holidate

Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year. With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they make the perfect team. However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love.   

  • Launch Date: October 28 

 

 NETFLIX ORIGINALS SERIES 

 

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (series)

Lovely pianist Gurara hits rock bottom when she meets the rough and mysterious Fritta Sunwoojun. Can Fritta bring Gurara back to life?

  • Launch Date: October 7

 

Private Lives (series) 

In a world where data is no longer private, con artists uncover a sinister surveillance scheme headed by the government and a greedy corporation.  

  • Launch Date: October 7  

 

Social Distance (series) 

Shot in isolation, this tragicomic anthology series features both dark and funny takes on how people strive to stay connected while staying apart.     

  • Launch Date: October 15

 

Star Trek: Discovery: Season 3 (series)

This season truly takes the Discovery crew where no one has gone before: 930 years into the future. And the Federation has undergone a few changes.   

  • Launch Date: October 16 

 

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (series)

Sara Howard calls on her friends Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and journalist John Moore for assistance when she’s hired to find the Spanish ambassador’s kidnapped baby, leading to the discovery of a disturbing series of murders.  

  • Launch Date: October 22

 

The Queen’s Gambit (series)

"Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, a young Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy)  discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess. The series is directed and written by two-time Academy Award nominee Scott Frank and executive produced by Frank, William Horberg and Allan Scott, who also co-created the series. THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Moses Ingram, Harry Melling and Bill Camp."  

  • Launch Date: October 23


A Suitable Boy (series)

Modernity confronts tradition in post-Partition India as a young student resists an arranged marriage and a politician’s son has a transgressive affair.  

  • Launch Date: Coming Soon


Start-Up (series) 

Young entrepreneurs aspiring to launch virtual dreams into reality compete for success and love in the cutthroat world of Korea's high-tech industry. 

  • Launch Date: Coming Soon

 

SPOOKTACULAR THRILLS

 

Vampires vs. the Bronx (film) 

A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from a band of vampires.  

  • Launch Date: October 2

 

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting (film)

When high school freshman Kelly Ferguson (Tamara Smart) reluctantly agrees to babysit Jacob Zellman (Ian Ho) on Halloween, the last thing she expects is to be recruited into an international secret society of babysitters who protect kids with special powers from monsters. In order to keep Jacob safe from harm, Kelly teams with no-nonsense chapter Vice President Liz Lerue (Oona Laurence), tech genius Berna Vincent (Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson), creature expert Cassie Zhen (Lynn Masako Cheng) and potions master Curtis Critter (Ty Consiglio) to defeat a Boogeyman known as "The Grand Guignol" (Tom Felton), a glamorous witch named "Peggy Drood" (Indya Moore) and their legion of mysterious monsters. Based on the first installment of Joe Ballarini's popular scary book series of the same name, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting is directed by Rachel Talalay, produced by Ivan Reitman and Amie Karp, with Naia Cucukov, Tom Pollock, and Ilona Herzberg executive producing. Alessio Scalzotto, Tamsen McDonough, Ashton Arbab, Crystal Balint, and Ricky He also co-star in this action-packed adventure about working together to overcome your fears. 

  • Launch Date: October 15

 

His House (film)

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.

  • Launch Date: October 30

 

AWESOME ANIME 

 

Barangay 143 

When tragedy and the search for his real father bring him to Manila, a basketball star finds a home on an unlikely team of misfits in search of glory.

  • Launch Date: October 1 

 

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest: Season 1 

Even after entering a fantasy world, Hajime remains weak. But when all hope is lost, he begins his journey to become the strongest of them all.

  • Launch Date: October 23

 

Blood of Zeus 

A commoner living in ancient Greece, Heron discovers his true heritage as a son of Zeus, and his purpose: To save the world from a demonic army. 

  • Launch Date: October 27 

 

DRAMA-RAMA 


Familiar Wife

After receiving a bizarre chance to go back in time, a man wakes up to find that his whole life — including the person he married — is different.

  • Launch Date: October 1

 

When My Love Blooms

A man and woman who were in love in their 20s meet again in their 40s, and find that they've both become different people during their years apart. 

  • Launch Date: October 15

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