Coming and Going on Netflix in October 2016

Sarah Baker and Zach Woods in 'Mascots,' directed by Christopher Guest

October brings the superheroes and the supernatural to Netflix. The Flash: Season 2 and Arrow: Season 3, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 make Netflix the home of both the Marvel and the DC small screen universes, while American Horror Story: Hotel, Supernatural: Season 11, The Vampire Diaries: Season 7, The Originals: Season 3, and iZombie: Season 2 bring the scary monsters and dark magic just in time for the shadows of fall and the chills of Halloween.

New movies include Tim Burton’s Big Eyes with Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, the animated kid-friendly adventure Kung Fu Panda 3, the crime thriller Saving Mr. Wu from Hong Kong, and the Oscar winners Unforgiven and Titanic.

And of course there are the Netflix originals: the Christopher Guest mockumentary Mascots, the documentaries 13th by Ava Duverny and Into the Inferno by Werner Herzog, and the concert film Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids from director by Jonathan Demme all debut directly on Netflix.

The third season of the dark British science fiction series Black Mirror arrives as the show’s first season as a Netflix original. It debuts on October along with the Netflix original shows Haters Back Off! and Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories, the American debuts of the Australian crime series Glitch and the British family drama Chewing Gum, and the third season of the British crime thriller The Fall. New kid shows include the animated Skylanders Academy and new seasons of Project Mc2, Dinotrux, and The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show.

Among the programs leaving Netflix in October include The Interview with James Franco and Seth Rogen, all three Back to the Future movies, the animated movie Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and the TV shows Heroes and Psych.

Here’s the list of what’s arriving on Netflix this month, and what’s leaving.

October 1
A Cinderella Story (2004)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Blue Streak (1999)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)
Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
Ghost Town (2008)
Grizzly Man (2005)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Millennium (1989)
Murder Maps: Season 2 (2015)
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree (2016)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Oriented (2015)
Patton (1970)
Picture This! (2008)
Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)
The Queen of the Damned (2002)
Quiz Show (1994)
Robotech (1985)
RV (2006)
Saving Mr. Wu (2015)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Snow Day (2000)
Sphere (1998)
Three Kings (1999)
Titanic (1997)
Unforgiven (1992)
The Uninvited (2009)
Unsealed: Alien Files: Season 4
Without a Paddle (2004)

October 3
Dheepan (2015)

October 4
American Horror Story: Hotel (Season 5)
Chevalier (2015)
Dartmoor Killing (2015)
The Flash: Season 2
The Grinder: Season 1

October 5
Arrow: Season 4

October 6
iZombie: Season 2

October 7
13TH (2016) (Netflix Original)
Dinotrux: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
The Ranch: Season 1 Part 2 (Netflix Original)
Russell Peters: Almost Famous (Netflix Original)
The Siege of Jadotville (2016) (Netflix Original)
Supernatural: Season 11

October 8
The Originals: Season 3
Vampire Diaries: Season 7

October 10
Kuromukuro: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Love Between the Covers (2015)

October 12
Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016) (Netflix Original)

October  13
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1
Mascots (2016) (Netflix Original)

October 14
Haters Back Off!: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Project MC2: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo­Qiang (2016) (Netflix Original)

October 15
Being George Clooney (2016)
Chapo: el escape del siglo (2016)
Glitch: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Season 1: Part 1

October 16
Dark Matter: Season 2

October 21
Black Mirror: Season 3 (Part 1) (Netflix Original)
Containment: Season 1
Joe Rogan: Triggered (Netflix Original)
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (Netflix Original)
The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Word Party: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

October 24
Doctor Foster: Season 1

October 25
Big Eyes (2014)

October 26
Jesus Camp (2006)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

October 28
7 años (2016) (Netflix Original)
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) (Netflix Original)
Into the Inferno (2016) (Netflix Original)
Skylanders Academy: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe (Netflix Original)

October  29
The Fall: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

October 31
Chewing Gum: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Leaving Netflix in October

October 1
10.0 Earthquake (2014)
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Congo (1995)
Deep Impact (1998)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
The Exorcist (1973)
Heroes: Season 1­4
Honey (2003)
Honey 2 (2011)
Insomnia (2002)
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
My Girl (1991)
Nick of Time (1995)
The Phantom (1996)
Psych: Seasons 1­8
The Running Man (1987)
Saturday Night Live: The 2010s: Season 38
Timeline (2003)
Uncommon Valor (1983)
The Warriors (1979)

October 2
The Big Green (1995)

October 15
Ivan the Incredible (2013)

October 16
Devil (2010)
Estranged (2015)

October 20
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble: Season 2

October 21
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

October 24
Redemption (2013)

October 25
The Interview (2014)

October 27
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

October 31
The Truman Show (1998)

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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