New on Netflix October 2021: Every movie and TV show arriving this month
Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm serving you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your viewing habits, the streaming service’s fire hose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse.
All three Spy Kids movies will hit the platform, along with some spooky Netflix originals, like There’s Someone in Your House, Escape from the Undertaker, and the third season of You. If that’s too scary for you, Titanic and Ghost also come to the streaming service, as well as animated comedy Inside Job and the second season of the … peculiar dating show Sexy Beasts.
Available in October
A World Without (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Three spirited teenage girls join a self-improvement program that forces them into heartbreaking choices.
An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: A surreal and comic series based on the best-selling novel by Silvia Zucca.
Call My Agent: Bollywood (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: From pulling off casting coups to calming celebrity egos, the drama never stops for four Mumbai talent agents hustling to save their sinking company.
Encounters: Season 1
House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Suicide, murder… or something else? This docuseries examines chilling truths and theories around the deaths of 11 members of a Delhi family.
Inspector Koo (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: A new series mixing crime, comedy and drama.
The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: In the early 2000s, Yoo Young-chul hammered his victims to death and cast fear across Seoul. This docuseries recounts the hunt for a prolific killer.
Available Oct. 1
A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: A colony of German Christians with a charismatic and manipulative leader establishes itself in Chile and becomes instrumental to the dictatorship.
Diana: The Musical (Netflix Special)
From Netflix: The dazzling and devastating life of Princess Diana takes center stage in this original musical, filmed in advance of its official Broadway opening.
Forever Rich (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A rising rap superstar spirals out when a humiliating video goes viral and pushes him into a battle for redemption — over the course of one long night.
The Guilty (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: 911 operator Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) works relentlessly to save a caller in grave danger—but soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out. Directed by Antoine Fuqua.
MAID (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Inspired by the New York Times best-selling memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, MAID follows the story of Alex, a single mother who turns to housecleaning to — barely — make ends meet as she escapes an abusive relationship and overcomes homelessness to create a better life for her daughter, Maddy. Seen through the emotional yet humorous lens of a desperate but determined woman, this series is a raw and inspiring exploration of a mother’s resilience.
Paik’s Spirit (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Drinks keep the conversation flowing as culinary star Paik Jong-won and celebrity guests talk life, food and booze over intoxicating meals.
Scaredy Cats (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: On Willa Ward’s twelfth birthday, she inherits a beautiful charm necklace that belonged to her mother, who was a witch. She soon learns 2 bad witches, Wilma and Wanda are after her locket so they can have ultimate power, and she alongside her best friends Scout and Lily turn into cats to escape. They must learn to use the necklace and her witch powers to defeat the bad witches and save their town.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: Meliodas and his friends jump back into action when the new era of peace is threatened by a powerful magical alliance that could spell the end for all.
Swallow (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Waylaid by life’s pressures in 1980s Lagos, Nigeria, Tolani becomes involved in drug smuggling with her streetwise friend and must face the fallout.
A Knight’s Tale
An Inconvenient Truth
Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Season 1
As Good as It Gets
The Devil Inside
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Jet Li’s Fearless
The Karate Kid (2010)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Léon: The Professional
Observe and Report
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Rumor Has It…
Seinfeld: Seasons 1-9
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids 3: Game Over
The Ugly Truth
Available Oct. 3
Scissor Seven: Season 3 (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: After his departure from Chicken Island, Seven makes a few detours before winding up in Xuanwu, where there’s a steep price on his head.
Upcoming Summer (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When a white lie leads to unexpected results, Chen Chen and Zheng Yuxing forge a deep friendship and must face the harsh realities of growing up.
Available Oct. 4
On My Block: Season 4 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Two years after going their separate ways, Ruby, Jamal, Monse and Cesar face new threats and must decide if their friendship is truly ride or die.
Available Oct. 5
Escape The Undertaker (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: In this interactive film featuring WWE Superstars, The Undertaker has set a trap for the decorated tag team The New Day at his mansion. What they don’t know: The Undertaker’s mansion is an extreme Haunted House, packed to the brim with supernatural challenges. It’s up to viewers to decide the fate of these three poor souls trying to survive the wrath of The Undertaker.
Available Oct. 6
Bad Sport (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Bad Sport looks at six unbelievable stories at the intersection of sports and crime, as told by the athletes, coaches and law enforcement officials at the center of the controversies. Episodes include the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic figure skating scandal; superstar Indycar driver Randy Lanier’s marijuana-smuggling operation; the Arizona State University basketball point-shaving scheme; the horse hitman at the center of an insurance fraud ring; Calciopoli, the biggest match-fixing scandal in Italian football history; and South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje’s tragic fall from grace.
Baking Impossible (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Baking Impossible is a new competition series that pairs the most creative and innovative bakers with the best and brightest engineers to make creations that are beyond our wildest imaginations – the kicker is, it’s their first time working together! Every episode, teams of Bakineers (1 baker + 1 engineer) will compete in designing and baking creations that are required to not only taste delicious, but also survive intense engineering stress tests. Imagine an edible boat that floats, edible mini golf courses or an edible skyscraper that must withstand a simulated quake.
The Blacklist: Season 8
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
The Five Juanas (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Five women with the same birthmark set out to unravel the truth about their pasts and discover a tragic web of lies spun by a powerful politician.
Love Is Blind: Brazil (Netflix Series) (new episodes weekly)
From Netflix: The dating experiment comes to Brazil as local singles look for true love and get engaged, all without meeting the other person face to face.
There’s Someone Inside Your House (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Makani Young has moved from Hawaii to quiet, small-town Nebraska to live with her grandmother and finish high school, but as the countdown to graduation begins, her classmates are stalked by a killer intent on exposing their darkest secrets to the entire town, terrorizing victims while wearing a life-like mask of their own face. With a mysterious past of her own, Makani and her friends must discover the killer’s identity before they become victims themselves. THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE is based on Stephanie Perkins’ New York Times best-selling novel of the same name and written for the screen by Henry Gayden (Shazam!), directed by Patrick Brice (Creep) and produced by James Wan’s Atomic Monster (The Conjuring) and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps (Stranger Things).
Available Oct. 7
The Billion Dollar Code (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: In 1990s Berlin, an artist and a hacker invented a new way to see the world. Years later, they reunite to sue Google for patent infringement on it.
Sexy Beasts: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: It’s back — and beastier than ever. Follow six new singles as they strip away superficiality for a string of cheeky and charming costumed speed dates.
The Way of the Househusband: Season 1 Part 2 (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: After disappearing from the underworld, the legendary yakuza Tatsu, “the Immortal Dragon,” resurfaces — as a fiercely devoted stay-at-home husband.
Available Oct. 8
A Tale Dark & Grimm (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Based on the best-selling book series by Adam Gidwitz, the animated series follows Hansel and Gretel as they run away from home to find better parents…or at least ones who won’t chop off their heads! As Hansel and Gretel leave their own story and venture through other classic Grimm fairy tales, unexpected narrators’ guide us through their encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons and even the devil himself. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome.
Family Business: Season 3 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix:Whisked off to a remote monastery, the Hazans contend with volatile captors, a mind-bending new product line and a doozy of a family secret.
Grudge / Kin (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Ahead of a promotion, a police chief becomes embroiled in a fatal incident and uncovers a grudge-fueled plot that threatens his associates.
LOL Surprise: The Movie
My Brother, My Sister (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When their father’s will forces them to live together, siblings Nik and Tesla — and Tesla’s kids — try to overcome their differences to become a family.
Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Koko grows up in the jungle with a solitary Zarude. When he meets Ash and Pikachu, he discovers the human world — and a plot threatening his home!
Pretty Smart (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Book-smart Chelsea discovers she has a lot to learn about happiness when she’s forced to move in with her bubbly sister and three roommates.
Available Oct. 9
Blue Period (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: Bored with life, popular high schooler Yatora Yaguchi jumps into the beautiful yet unrelenting world of art after finding inspiration in a painting.
Insidious: Chapter 2
Available Oct. 11
The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Based on the best-selling book series by Ann M. Martin, The Baby-Sitters Club is a contemporary dramedy that follows the friendship and adventures of seven friends as they start their own babysitting business in Stoneybrook, Connecticut. As demand for their club continues to grow, founders Kristy Thomas, Mary-Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer have now welcomed Mallory Pike and Jessi Ramsey to their ranks. With the new school year comes booming business, new relationships, personal journeys, and important lessons, but through it all the club is there for each other every step of the way.
Going in Style
The King’s Affection (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: When the crown prince is killed, his twin sister assumes the throne while trying to keep her identity and affection for her first love a royal secret.
Shameless (U.S.): Season 11
Available Oct. 12
Bright: Samurai Soul (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: In the early years of Japan’s Meiji Restoration, a human ronin must unite with an orc assassin to save an elf orphan from their common adversary.
Convergence: Courage in a Crisis (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: While COVID-19 exacerbates vulnerabilities across the world, unsung heroes in all levels of society help the tide turn toward a brighter future.
Making Malinche: A Documentary by Nacho Cano (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Join the creative process behind Nacho Cano’s new musical based on the love story of Malinche and Hernán Cortés and the merging of their two worlds.
Mighty Express: Season 5 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: The Mighty Express trains team up on the tracks to deliver a huge rubber ducky, a giant robot and tons of pizza on exciting mega missions!
The Movies That Made Us: Season 3 (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Chills, thrills and behind-the-scenes brawls: Insiders reveal the stories behind more of your favorite megahits in this funny, eye-opening docuseries.
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It
Available Oct. 13
Fever Dream / Distancia de Rescate (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A young woman lies dying far from home. A boy sits beside her. She is not his mother. He is not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, an invisible threat, and the power and desperation of family. Based on the internationally critically acclaimed novel by Samanta Schweblin.
Hiacynt (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Poland, 1985: Not satisfied with the result of a murder investigation, a young officer in communist Warsaw sets out on his own to discover the truth.
Love Is Blind: Brazil (Netflix Series)
Reflection of You (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: A thriving painter’s enviable life begins to fray at the edges when a bright young woman she once befriended resurfaces as a shell of her former self.
Violet Evergarden the Movie
Available Oct. 14
Another Life: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: The stakes couldn’t get higher as Niko and her crew witness the annihilation of a planet. How do you negotiate with aliens capable of such brutality?
In the Dark: Season 3
One Night in Paris (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Mixing sketches with rapid-fire sets, this special brings together top comedians from France’s stand-up scene as they explore life during the pandemic.
Available Oct. 15
CoComelon: Season 4
The Forgotten Battle (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: During WWII’s crucial Battle of the Scheldt, the lives of a glider pilot, a Nazi soldier and a reluctant Resistance recruit tragically intersect.
The Four of Us (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After their partner swap experiment takes a turn, four friends arrive at a remote beach hut to face the fallout and purge themselves of deeper truths.
Karma’s World (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Lyrically gifted middle schooler Karma juggles rap dreams and rhyme schemes while using her talent, ambition and heart to solve any problem.
Little Things: Season 4 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: From cohabitation to living long-distance, Kavya and Dhruv have weathered it all. But will their six years of history ensure a future together?
My Name (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Following her father’s murder, a revenge-driven woman puts her trust in a powerful crime boss — and enters the police force under his direction.
Power Rangers Dino Fury: Season 1
Sharkdog’s Fintastic Halloween (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: The Sharkpack gets ready for Halloween with the spooky legend of the “Fearsome Fog” — and Sharkdog must save trick-or-treating from a slimy sea monster!
The Trip (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Eager to end their marriage by murdering each other, a husband and wife head to a remote cabin — but soon find themselves facing an even bigger threat.
You: Season 3 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: In Season 3, Joe and Love, now married and raising their baby, have moved to the balmy Northern California enclave of Madre Linda, where they’re surrounded by privileged tech entrepreneurs, judgmental mommy bloggers and Insta-famous biohackers. Joe is committed to his new role as a husband and dad, but fears Love’s lethal impulsiveness. And then there’s his heart. Could the woman he’s been searching for all this time live right next door? Breaking out of a cage in a basement is one thing. But the prison of a picture-perfect marriage to a woman who’s wise to your tricks? Well, that’ll prove a much more complicated escape.
Available Oct. 16
Misfit: The Series (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: The Misfits are in for a wild year as they prepare a school musical. But when the strict new headmaster bans the show, it’s up to Julia to save the day.
Victoria & Abdul
Available Oct. 19
In for a Murder / W jak morderstwo (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A stay-at-home mom and avid reader of crime stories discovers the deepest secrets of a small town’s residents while investigating a woman’s murder.
Available Oct. 20
Found (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: After DNA tests reveal them to be cousins, three girls adopted by different American families travel to China in hopes of meeting their birth parents.
Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 3 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Gabby, Pandy and their crew of kitty friends are back with even more special deliveries, surprising journeys and make-at-home lessons, too!
Love Is Blind: Brazil (Netflix Series)(new episodes weekly)
Night Teeth (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A college student moonlighting as a chauffeur picks up two mysterious women for a night of party-hopping across LA. But when he uncovers their bloodthirsty intentions — and their dangerous, shadowy underworld — he must fight to stay alive.
Stuck Together (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When Paris goes into lockdown during the pandemic, the quirky residents of an apartment building must adjust to a new life — and one another.
Available Oct. 21
Flip a Coin -ONE OK ROCK Documentary (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Unable to tour in 2020, the members of ONE OK ROCK work for months to put on an online concert that matches the energy of their in-person shows.
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 6 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Beach days, bedtime stories and fun with best friends! Cory Carson’s always on the go for more laughter and heartwarming lessons in Bumperton Hills!
Insiders (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: An innovative new reality show.
Komi Can’t Communicate (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: At a high school full of unique characters, Tadano helps his shy and unsociable classmate Komi reach her goal of making friends with 100 people.
Life’s a Glitch with Julien Bam (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Famous influencer Julien Bam and his sidekick Joon Kim scramble to return to life as they know it after accidentally traveling to a parallel dimension.
Sex, Love & goop (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Courageous couples journey toward more pleasurable sex and deeper intimacy with help from Gwyneth Paltrow and a team of experts in this reality series.
Available Oct. 22
Adventure Beast (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Wildlife expert Bradley Trevor Greive travels the globe, getting into zany misadventures while imparting weird, wonderful, totally true nature factoids.
Dynasty: Season 4
Inside Job (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: For employees of the Deep State, conspiracies aren’t just theories — they’re fact. And keeping them a secret is a full-time job.
Little Big Mouth (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A 9-year-old boy living with his single mom and granddad has his life upended when a rock guitarist enters their world.
Locke & Key: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), Locke & Key is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family. Locke and Key on Netflix is the television adaptation of the best-selling comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez for IDW Entertainment and returns this October for Season 2.
Maya and the Three (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: A Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess embarks on a quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from the vengeful gods of the underworld.
More than Blue: The Series (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: A romantic series based on the hit 2018 Taiwanese film.
Roaring Twenties (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Roaring Twenties is the coming-of-age story of eight twenty-somethings who set out to find success in life and love in Austin, Texas while learning to navigate the ‘new normal’ of 2020’s America. Living together and leaning on each other, they experience the highs and lows that come with being an adult. After all, your twenties are a crazy, weird, and special time in your life, and you only get to live them once.
Available Oct. 24
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
Available Oct. 25
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Available Oct. 26
Roswell, New Mexico: Season 3
Sex: Unzipped (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Saweetie and a cast of sex positive puppets teach you the A-B-Cs of S-E-X in Netflix’s funniest, filthiest, and furriest new comedy special, Sex: Unzipped.
Talking heads include: Dominique Jackson, Ian Karmel, Joel Kim Booster, Katherine Ryan, London Hughes, Mae Martin, Michelle Buteau, Nikki Glaser, Romesh Ranganathan, Sam Jay, Trixie Mattel.
Sex Experts include: Alexander Cheves, Emily Morse, Oloni, Stella Anna Sonnenbaum, and special guest Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
Available Oct. 27
Hypnotic (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A young woman seeking self-improvement enlists the help of a renowned hypnotist, but after a handful of intense sessions, soon discovers unexpected and deadly consequences.
Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight Part 2 (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Nobody Sleeps In The Woods 2 is a continuation of the first Polish slasher film, based on a screenplay by Mirella Zaradkiewicz and Bartosz M. Kowalski, who also directed the film. The main character of the film is Adaś, a young, lonely, unhappy policeman from a small village in Podlasie. Ignored by his colleagues and beautiful and extremely confident Wanessa, the shy boy is looking for his place in the world. In the sequel, we will also learn more about the fate of Zosia, who will show a completely new and surprising face. The film is a perverse, ironic, grotesque and bloody story about looking for love and discovering one’s own self in a world that divides us more than it unites us. It’s a slasher that will turn genre rules upside down this time.
Sintonia: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Months later, Rita, Nando and Doni remain close. But as the trio embraces new paths, can they continue to thrive while staying true to their roots?
Wentworth: Season 8
Available Oct. 28
Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 3 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: While overcoming personal struggles, Luis Miguel contemplates sharing his life story. In the 90s, he strikes up a relationship with Mariah Carey.
The Motive (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Decades after a 14-year-old boy brutally killed his family in Jerusalem in 1986, this documentary revisits the horrifying crime.
Available Oct. 29
Army of Thieves (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: In this prequel to “Army of the Dead,” a mysterious woman recruits bank teller Dieter to assist in a heist of impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.
Colin in Black & White (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: This drama series from Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay explores Kaepernick’s high school years and the experiences that led him to become an activist.
Dear Mother (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When Jean-Louis’ heart stops beating, he must confront his Oedipal issues — and ask his mother a delicate question — or he’ll be dead in three days.
Mythomaniac: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: As the truth about Lorenzo slowly comes to light, Elvira tries to reconcile with her family, who find escape and comfort in new tribes and romances.
Roaring Twenties (Netflix Documentary) (new episodes)
From Netflix: In this coming-of-age reality series set in Austin, Texas, 20-somethings navigate love and friendship and start a new adventure: life.
Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go
The Time It Takes (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Lina moves house, looks for a new job and tries new things… in an attempt to forget her first love. Starring Nadia de Santiago and Álvaro Cervantes.