After a relatively quiet few weeks, Netflix Australia is bringing out the big guns tonight, with a stack of new and returning Netflix Originals arriving on the service. It's also adding a bumper-crop of new third-party movies to its library. Here's the full list!
This weekend's biggest highlight is probably El Camino; a new chapter in the Breaking Bad saga from the critically acclaimed series' original creator.
Fans of zany teen drama Riverdale can kick off their Friday nights with the debut of Season 4. There's also a new series of the docudrama Haunted to check out - it features real people recounting their experiences with the supernatural, interspersed with Conjuring-esque reenactments.
But the title we're most keen for this weekend is the high-concept thriller Fractured - it's about a man (played by Australia's Sam Worthington) trying to track down his family who mysteriously disappear from a hospital emergency room. Fans of extreme cinema may also want to check out The Forest of Love; it's been described as "a gore-drenched S&M exploitation epic". Yikes.
From TV drama to documentaries, original films to stand-up comedy, Australia's streaming services are getting new content added all the time. Read on to see all the content that will be added to Stan, Netflix, Foxtel and Amazon Prim Video's libraries in October, 2019.
As mentioned above, there are also plenty of licensed movies coming to the service tonight. Our personal recommendations are Sicario, The Purge, Elizabeth and Jaws.
The so-bad-it's-good Jaws: The Revenge is also worth a watch. (Fun fact: The film's star Michael Caine has reportedly banned the media from bringing up this movie during interviews. It's not hard to see why.)
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.
New Netflix TV Shows
Riverdale: Season 4 (streaming now)
Dark teen series Riverdale returns for its fourth season, now with its teenagers getting ready for senior year.
Insatiable: Season 2 (11/10/2019)
Amidst more pageant competitions, Patty and Bob each grapple with their own guilt and personal issues as the victims keep piling up around them.
Plan Coeur: Season 2 (11/10/2019)
Four months after bidding farewell to her BFFs, Elsa stages her return to Paris. But guilty secrets take a toll on her love life and her friendships.
Haunted: Season 2 (11/10/2019)
In an all-new season of true-life terror, real people recount unsettling run-ins with demons, ghosts and more, as told via dramatic re-enactments. e."]
New Netflix Movies
Fugitive Jesse Pinkman attempts to outrun his past. Written and directed by "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan.
Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse (11/10/2019)
Pressured to marry a nice Orthodox Jewish woman, Motti is thrown for a loop when he falls for classmate Laura, who his mother will never approve of.
La influencia (11/10/2019)
Back in her childhood home to care for her comatose mother, Alicia is forced to face a past she thought she'd buried and a body that refuses to die.
After his wife and injured daughter disappear from an ER, a man conducts a panicked search and becomes convinced the hospital is hiding something.
The Forest of Love (11/10/2019)
Auteur Sion Sono helms the fictionalized retelling of how one charismatic leader led his followers down a bizarre, gruesome, deadly and depraved path.
Noumouké, 15, must decide which of his brothers' footsteps he'll follow: law student Soulaymaan or mobster Demba. Directed by Kery James and Leïla Sy. Licenced:
Inside Man (11/10/2019)
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.
Back to the Future Part III (11/10/2019)
Learning about the death of Doc Brown in 1885, Marty travels back in time to save him. But when the fuel tank on the time machine is punctured, the two must figure out a way to escape the Old West before Emmet is murdered.
Billy Elliot (11/10/2019)
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (11/10/2019)
Lina Cruz is a tough, sharp-witted Latina cheerleader from East L.A. who transfers to a posh, West Los Angeles high school after her widowed mother remarries a wealthy man.
The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Mercury Rising (11/10/2019)
Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.
In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
The Purge (11/10/2019)
A wealthy family are held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal.
Brewster's Millions (11/10/2019)
A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.
Sophie's Choice (11/10/2019)
Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust.
The Tale of Despereaux (11/10/2019)
An unusually brave mouse helps to restore happiness to a forlorn kingdom after making friends with a gentleman rat.
Jaws: The Revenge (11/10/2019)
Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.
A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (12/10/2019)
When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World.
Kath & Kimderella (13/10/2019)
Fountain Lakes' foxy ladies who turn more than just heads when they go on an overseas trip and end up being the centre of their very own fairytale.
An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
Kids & Anime
The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween (streaming now)
When Halloween is declared illegal, best friends Harold and George search for a clever way to fight back against the outrageous new law.
YooHoo to the Rescue: Season 2 (11/10/2019)
In a series of magical missions, quick-witted YooHoo and his can-do crew travel the globe to help animals in need.
With an ever-increasing number of streaming services available in Australia, it's becoming harder (at least, more time-consuming) to figure out where a movie or television series is streaming from. Add to that, content is a revolving door with licences expiring and new ones beginning. Luckily for us, there's a site that tells you where to find your favourite new-release movie or show.