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Movies New to Netflix in October: ‘The Shining,’ Two ‘Monty Python’ Features, a Pair of Unnerving Originals, and More

Heeeeeeereee's... a bunch of exciting movie options from the streaming giant, from classic chillers to terrifying new originals, all in time for Halloween.

"The Shining"

“The Shining”

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Just in time for the Halloween movie-going season, Netflix is bringing out the big (read: classic, beloved, essential) guns, offering up Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” as one of its marquee titles new to the service next month. Consider it a peace offering of sorts, as the rest of the month isn’t exactly bursting with other horror picks, beyond Mickey Liddell’s “The Haunting of Molly Hartley,” Jeff Wadlow’s “Truth or Dare,” and the decidedly creepy Dirty Harry feature “The Dead Pool.”

Want something lighter? There are a number of comedies arriving on Netflix in October, including “Billy Madison,” “Blazing Saddles,” plus a pair of Monty Python features — “The Meaning of Life” and “Life of Brian,” which will arrive together on October 2. The streaming giant is also offering up some modern rom-coms to take the edge off a month of thrills and chills, including “Must Love Dogs,” “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” “The Lake House,” and “She’s Out of My League.”

On the Netflix Originals front, there’s plenty of variety, including Tamara Jenkins’ Sundance selection “Private Life,” Sara Colangelo’s Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring “The Kindergarten Teacher,” Paul Greengrass’ awards contender “22 July,” and Gareth Evans’ bloody “Apostle.”

Check out all the films coming to Netflix this October below.

October 1

Angel Eyes
Anger Management
Billy Madison
Black Dynamite
Blade II
Blazing Saddles
Empire Records
Must Love Dogs
Mystic River
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 Shining
V for Vendetta
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

“Blazing Saddles”

October 2

Monty Python: The Meaning of Life
Monty Python’s Life of Brian

October 3

Truth or Dare (2017)

October 4

The Haunting of Molly Hartley

October 5

Malevolent— NETFLIX FILM
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
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
It’s Halloween, and the Super Monsters are ready to celebrate — with candy, costumes and music to get you in the mood!

October 10

After a pair of shocking attacks in Norway, survivors — and the country — rally for healing and justice. Based on true events.

October 12

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
A solitary blacksmith is locked in a vicious rivalry with the devil until a little girl appears in their lives by chance.

The Kindergarten Teacher— NETFLIX FILM
A devoted teacher takes interest in a young student’s creative potential after hearing his poetry. But she soon crosses the line into obsession.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Parker Sevak appear in <i>The Kindergarten Teacher</i> by Sara Colangelo, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.  All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or 'Courtesy of Sundance Institute.' Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited.

“The Kindergarten Teacher”


October 19

Illang: The Wolf Brigade— NETFLIX FILM
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.

The Night Comes For Us— NETFLIX FILM
After sparing a girl’s life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.

October 26

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.

An intimate portrait that captures six days in the life of influential Russian dissident writer Sergei Dovlatov.

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.

October 31

Set in Barcelona in 1921, a double agent infiltrates the local mafia to find out who is selling weapons and explosives to anarchist groups.

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