What’s Coming And Going From US Netflix In October 2019

What’s Coming And Going From US Netflix In October 2019
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Welcome to October on Netflix, featuring a lot of splashy originals with massive stars that some executive somewhere is gnashing their teeth to powder over, hoping against hope their multimillion-dollar, big-name gambles will become hits.

Note: This list refers to the US version of Netflix. It has a different library to Australia which changes from month to month. This information is only relevant to readers who access US Netflix using a VPN. Our roundup of new Netflix Australia content will be coming soon.

Netflix Originals

The big debut of the month—if not the year, or your lifetime—is Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat (10/18), which stars Meryl Streep as a widow investigating insurance fraud who gets tangled up in the Panama Papers scandal. Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas play the lawyers whose firm was at the centre of the mess. Ah, the “laundromat” refers to money laundering! That sounds more exciting than these three hot shots meeting cute at the fluff ‘n’ fold.

Everything else is obviously far less fun, but among the other arrivals on the N.O. gravy train are: the Michael B. Jordan superhero series Raising Jordan (10/4); Rhythm + Flow, a hip-hop American Idol-ish series judged by Cardi B, T.I, and Chance the Rapper (10/9); “existential comedy” Living With Yourself starring Paul Rudd (10/18); and Dolemite Is My Name, starring Eddie Murphy as comedy and rap pioneer Rudy Ray Moore, aka 1970s Blaxploitation phenom Dolemite.

ImageMichael B. Jordan in ‘Raising Dion’ (Screenshot: Netflix)

Plus, get ready for new seasons of Big Mouth, Peaky Blinders, Haunted, Insatiable, Greenhouse Academy and The Kominsky Method (already?). David Chang has a new series, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, that sounds a little like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee meets Parts Unknown, sort of “Celebrities in Cities Getting Meals”, and Gaten Matarazzo, known for Stranger Things and equally beloved FiOS ads,  for some reason hosts a “terrifying and hilarious prank show,” which is described by Netflix as “fear meets funny” and good for him, he won’t be cute forever, let us never speak of this show again I already hate it.


The lesser-loved installments of big franchises are coming in strong, including Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Men in Black II. Scream 2, Superman Returns, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen

In the department of “classive faves that roll in and out of Netflix’s lineup like a pleasant mist,” we’ve got Trainspotting, The Karate Kid, Cabaret and Raging Bull.

Image‘Rhythm + Flow’ searches for the next hip-hop star. (Screenshot: Netflix)


We’ve got comedy specials from Jenny Slate and Arsenio Hall, Nikki Glaser.

Ciao, bellas!

Leaving this month: All the President’s Men, Cloverfield, Deliverance, Empire Records, Platoon, Gremlins, Hoosiers, Quiz Show, The Imitation Game and Pineapple Express.

Arriving in October

Here’s the full list of new shows, movies, and comedy specials. Links go to trailers and watch pages for Netflix originals.

October 1

  • Carmen Sandiego: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY

  • Nikki Glaser: Bangin’ — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • 93 days

  • A.M.I.

  • Along Came a Spider

  • Bad Boys

  • Bad Boys II

  • Blow

  • Bring It On, Ghost: Season 1

  • Charlie’s Angels

  • Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

  • Cheese in the Trap: Season 1

  • Chicago Typewriter: Season 1

  • Crash

  • Exit Wounds

  • Good Burger

  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

  • Honey 2

  • House of the Witch

  • Lagos Real Fake Life

  • Men in Black II

  • Mums at War

  • No Reservations

  • Ocean’s Thirteen

  • Ocean’s Twelve

  • One Direction: This Is Us

  • Payday

  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

  • Scream 2

  • Senna

  • Signal: Season 1

  • Sin City

  • Sinister Circle

  • Supergirl

  • Superman Returns

  • Surf’s Up

  • The Bucket List

  • The Flintstones

  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

  • The Island

  • The Pursuit of Happyness

  • The Rugrats Movie

  • The Time Traveller’s Wife

  • Tomorrow with You: Season 1

  • Trainspotting

  • Troy

  • Tunnel: Season 1

  • Unaccompanied Minors

  • Walking Out

October 2

October 3

October 4

October 5

October 7

October 8

October 9

October 10

  • Schitt’s Creek: Season 5

  • Ultramarine Magmell — NETFLIX ANIME

October 11

October 12

October 15

  • Dark Crimes

October 16

October 17

  • The Karate Kid


October 18

October 19

  • Men in Black

October 21

  • Echo in the Canyon

  • Free Fire

October 22

October 23

October 24

October 25

October 28

October 29

  • Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

October 30

October 31

Last Call

Leaving October 1

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

  • All the President’s Men

  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

  • Bring It On: In It to Win It

  • Cabaret (1972)

  • Casper

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

  • Cloverfield

  • Deliverance

  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

  • Empire Records

  • Evolution

  • Forks Over Knives

  • Frances Ha

  • Free State of Jones

  • Get Carter

  • Gremlins

  • Hoosiers

  • Impractical Jokers: Season 1

  • In Bruges

  • Julie & Julia

  • Lakeview Terrace

  • Midsomer Murders: Series 1-19

  • Obsessed

  • Pineapple Express

  • Platoon

  • Quiz Show

  • She’s Out of My League

  • The Dukes of Hazzard

  • The Nightmare

  • The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

  • The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2

  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Leaving October 5

  • Despicable Me 3

Leaving October 7

  • David Blaine: What Is Magic?

  • Scream 4

Leaving October 9

  • Little Witch Academia

  • Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade

  • Sword Art Online II: Season 1

  • Leaving 10/15/19

  • El Internado: Season 1-7

Leaving October 20

  • Bridget Jones’s Baby

Leaving October 25

  • The Carrie Diaries: Season 1-2

  • Leaving October 29

  • The Fall: Series 1

  • The Imitation Game

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