Coming and Going on Netflix in October 2017

Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp in the second of Netflix's Stranger Things

Stranger Things, the buzz show of 2016, returns for a second season just in time for Halloween. It’s arguably the most anticipated program arriving on Netflix in October, which also sees the debut of Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) direct from the film festival circuit, the original crime drama Mindhunter from producer and director David Fincher, and the acclaimed Australian crime series Wanted.

Other Netflix originals include the thriller 1922, based on a story by Stephen King, and horror film Babysitter, documentary Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, the TV drama Bonus Family from Sweden and Suburra from Italy, and stand-up comedy specials from Patton Oswalt and Judah Friedlander,

Films arriving for October include Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, the cult movie Donnie Darko, Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, The Final Master from China, and comedies I Love You, Man and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Streaming TV includes the Stephen King adaptation The Mist from Spike, Slenderman: Season 2 from Sundance, and the horror series Slasher from Chiller.

Among the programs leaving Netflix in October are Hollywood classics Carousel and Laura, Oscar-winners Million Dollar Baby and Patton, David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., Akira Kurosawa’s Kagemusha, and more Fox and FX TV programs, including 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Malcolm in the Middle, The Cleveland Show, My Name is Earl, Louis, Prison Break, and seven seasons of Family Guy.

Here’s the list of what’s arriving on Netflix in October, and what’s leaving.

October 1
88 Minutes
Before Midnight
Blood Diamond
Boogie Nights
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
Cleverman: Season 2
Death Sentence
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Eagle vs. Shark
Eyes Wide Shut
Generation Iron 2
Ghost Patrol
I Love You, Man
Ice Guardians
Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
Made of Honor
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Must Love Dogs
Never Let Me Go
No Reservations
PJ Masks: Season 1
Set Up
The Reaping
Tokyo Idols
Tommy Boy

October 2
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Sleeping with Other People

October 3
13 Demons
Rodney Carrington: Here Comes the Truth (Netflix Original)
Cult of Chucky
The Survivalist

October 4

October 5
Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Schitt’s Creek: Season 3
The Fosters: Season 5

October 6
ID-0: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Skylanders Academy: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Suburra: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix Original)
Word Party: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

October 7
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Middle Man

October 10
Christina P: Mother Inferior (Netflix Original)
The Skyjacker’s Tale

October 11
Donnie Darko

October 12
Fe de etarras (Netflix Original Film)

October 13
El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial (Netflix Original)
Kingdom of Us (Netflix Original)
MINDHUNTER: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Super Monsters: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Babysitter (Netflix Original Film)
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Netflix Original Film)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4 (Netflix Original)

October 15
Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
LEGO: City: Season 1
She Makes Comics
West Coast Customs: Season 6

October 17
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (Netflix Original)
Slasher: Guilty Party (Netflix Original)

October 19
Wedding Unplanned

October 20
1922 (Netflix Original Film)
Haters Back Off: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
One of Us (Netflix Original)
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story (Netflix Original)
Wheelman (Netflix Original Film)

October 23
Meet the Robinsons
While We’re Young

October 24
Wanted: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Wanted: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
The Mist: Season 1

October 25
The Hateful Eight
The Final Master
La Querida del Centauro: Season 2

October 26
Strange Weather

October 27
Stranger Things 2 (Netflix Original)
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Netflix Original)

October 28
Pup Star: Better 2Gether

October 30
Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States (Netflix Original)

October 31
Zumbo’s Just Desserts: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Here’s what’s leaving Netflix in October

October 1
30 Rock: Seasons 1 – 7
A Love in Times of Selfies
Across the Universe
Barton Fink
Big Daddy
Cradle 2 the Grave
Crafting a Nation
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Daddy’s Little Girls
Dark Was the Night
David Attenborough’s Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates: Season 1
Day of the Kamikaze
Death Beach
Dowry Law
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
Friday Night Lights: Seasons 1 – 5
Happy Feet
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Love Actually
Malcolm in the Middle: Seasons 1 – 7
Max Dugan Returns
Million Dollar Baby
Mortal Kombat
Mr. 3000
Mulholland Dr.
My Father the Hero
My Name Is Earl: Seasons 1 – 4
One Tree Hill: Seasons 1 – 9
Picture This
Prison Break: Seasons 1 – 4
The Bernie Mac Show: Seasons 1 – 5
The Shining
The Wonder Years: Seasons 1 – 6

October 19
The Cleveland Show: Seasons 1 – 4

October 21
Bones: Seasons 5 – 11

October 27
Lie to Me: Seasons 2 – 3
Louie: Seasons 1 – 5
Hotel Transylvania 2

October 29
Family Guy: Seasons 9 – 14

Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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