October is fast approaching, which means a list of fresh titles will soon be available to stream on Netflix.
Along with exclusive content like Chelsea Handler’s comedy special for the network, “Uganda Be Kidding Me,” and the Human Rights Watch documentary, “E-Team,” a list of familiar favorites has also been announced. Highlights include Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” the “Hunger Games” sequel, “Catching Fire,” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”
Here’s the complete list of films that will be made available for streaming on Netflix in October (synopses courtesy of Netflix):
Available October 1
Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson
Shane is a skilled gunfighter with a mysterious past. After attempting to settle down in an isolated valley in Wyoming, a conflict with a rancher forces him to act.
Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Charlton Heston
Kurt Russell plays successful lawman Wyatt Earp who moves to Tuscon, Arizona to retire. It isn’t long before his plans for a peaceful life are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was once notorious for taking care of.
“Gilmore Girls” (2000)
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy
As announced earlier this month, all seven seasons of the beloved mother-daughter dramady will soon be made available on Netflix for you to binge to your heart’s content.
“My Father the Hero” (1994)
Gerard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl, Dalton James, Laren Hutton, Ann Hearn
In the English language remake of the 1991 French film, a teenaged Katherine Heigl vacations to the Bahamas with her divorced father. Desperate to impress a local boy, she convinces him that her and her father are lovers.
“Domestic Disturbance” (2001)
John Travolta, James Lashly, Rebecca Tilney, Debra Mooney, Vince Vaughn, Teri Polo, Matt O’Leary, Steve Buscemi
In this high-tension crime thriller, a divorced father learns that his son’s new stepfather isn’t what he appears to be.
“Romeo + Juliet” (1996)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Pete Postlewaite, Paul Rudd
Baz Luhrmann’s high-energy, modern interpretation of “Romeo & Juliet” still retains the original dialogue of the Shakespeare classic.
“Sleepless in Seattle” (1993)
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson, Victor Garber.
In Nora Ephron’s classic romantic comedy, Tom Hanks plays a Chicago architect who’s grieving the loss of his wife. After moving to Seattle to start anew, his son calls in to a radio show in hopes of connecting him with a new partner.
“The Wedding Planner” (2001)
Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaghey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers, Judy Greer
An ambitious and hardworking wedding planner has her perfect life turned upside down when she falls for the groom in the biggest wedding of her career.
“Galaxy Quest” (1999)
Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell
The washed-up cast of a classic sci-fi program are put to the test when an alien race mistakes their show for the real thing.
“Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” (2001)
Debi Derryberry, Mark DeCarlo, Megan Cavanagh, Carolyn Lawrence, Jeffery Garcia, Rob Paulsen
In this animated adventure, an 8-year-old boy genius must team up with his friends to save the day after the adults of the world are abducted by aliens.
Fred Doederlin, Paul Hampton, Lynn Lowry, Barbara Steele
If there’s been a lack of Canadian science fiction body horror in your Halloween movie marathons, then “Shivers” is the film for you. It follows Dr. Emil Hobbes, a demented doctor who implants a parasite that’s part aphrodisiac and venereal disease into his teenaged mistress. It spreads quickly and a community physician must attempt to stop the infestation before it overwhelms the population of Montreal.
“The Phantom of the Opera” (1989)
Robert Englund, Jill Schloelen, Alex Hyde-White, Bill Nighy, Stephanie Lawrence
Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street) plays the Phantom in the dark remake of this classic story.
“Rescue Dawn” (2006)
Zach Grenier, Marshall Bell, Christian Bale, Toby Huss, Pat Healy
Werner Herzog’s war drama follows a US fighter pilot’s battle to survive after being shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War.
“Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” (2003)
Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bernie Ma, Crispin Glover
In this sequel, the gang returns to investigate a series of murders following the theft of a witness protection profile database.
Available October 2
Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday, Zoe Belkin
In the remake of the classic 1975 horror film, Chloe Grace Moretz plays the title character who uses her telekinetic powers to enact revenge on her cruel classmates.
“Vampire Diaries: Season 5” (2013)
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Candice Accola
This horror drama series follows the lives of two vampire brothers and the teenage girl who’s caught between them.
Available October 7
“The Originals: Season 1” (2013)
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis
A “Vampire Diaries” spin-off that follows the original vampire family after they settle in New Orleans.
“Supernational: Season 9” (2013)
A fantasy/horror series that centers on two brothers as they fight the supernatural beings that roam the earth.
“In a World…” (2013)
Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Alexandra Holden, Eva Longoria
Lake Bell plays a lazy voice coach who enters the movie trailer voice-over field in competition with her arrogant father.
Available October 8
“Arrow: Season 2” (2013)
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne
A hooded vigilante uses a bow and arrow to hunt down the men and women who have corrupted his city.
Available October 10
“Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me” (2014)
Comedian Chelsea Handler’s Netflix-exclusive stand-up special.
Available October 14
“Witching and Bitchin” (2013)
Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepon Nieto, Carolina Bang
In this campy horror film a coven of witches capture a gang of jewelry thieves on the run.
Available October 16
“Cowgirls n’Angels” (2012)
Bailee Madison, Dusta Kimzey, Richard Levi, Drew Waters, Frankie Faison, James Cromwell
Ida is a rebellious young girl who dreams of one day finding her rodeo riding father. During her search, she connects with a team of young female rodeo riders and discovers her talent for the sport.
Available October 18
“Liberal Arts” (2012)
Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, Elizabeth Olsen
When an alum returns to his alma mater for a professor’s retirement party, he forms a strong connection with a college student he crosses path with.
Available October 21
“Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn” (2014)
“Daily Show” comedian Wyatt Cenac’s Netflix-exclusive stand-up special.
Available October 22
This Netflix exclusive documentary follows the E-Team, a group of intelligent individuals sent by Human Rights Watch to document war crimes and unveil them to the rest of the world.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013)
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hensworth, Josh Hutcherson, Jack Quaid, Woody Harrelson
Katniss Everdeen returns to lead the rebellion against the Capitol in the second installment of the Hunger Games series.
Available October 25
“Django Unchained” (2012)
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
In Quentin Tarantino’s oscar-winning Western, a freed slave teams up with a German bounty hunter to rescue his wife from a ruthless plantation owner.
“Sons of Anarchy: Season 6” (2013)
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan
The FX drama follows a man in his early thirties as he struggles to balance his life as a father and a member of a motorcycle club.