New on Netflix: October 2019

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It’s officially the month of spookiness, and Netflix delivers on the Halloween content this October. It’s not all pumpkins and cobwebs though, there’s loads of other original documentaries, series, kids shows and more.


Netflix Originals

1 October 2019

Nikki Glaser: Bangin’ – Netflix Original Comedy Special

Following her popular set on Season 1 of Netflix’s The Standups, Nikki Glaser is back with her first hour long Netflix original comedy special, Bangin’. Launching globally on October 1, Nikki keeps the audience at the edge of their seat as she delves into taboo topics like sex and… sex. The gloves are off as she pushes back at the unreal sexual expectations women face with her hilarious, no-holds-barred style.

Carmen Sandiego: Season 2 – Netflix Original Kids And Family

The stakes are higher than ever for Carmen, Ivy and Zack as V.I.L.E. unleashes a host of dastardly new villains while A.C.M.E. closes in.


2 October 2019

Ready to Mingle (Solteras) – Netflix Original Film

After the man she thought she’d marry breaks up with her, Ana joins a class for single women who are in search of a husband.

Living Undocumented – Netflix Original Documentary 

From executive producer Selena Gomez, LIVING UNDOCUMENTED follows eight undocumented American families who volunteered to tell their stories at great personal risk, asking the fundamental question of who gets to be an American.  


3 October 2019

Seis Manos – Netflix Original Anime

Set in Mexico in the 1970’s era, Seis Manos centers on three orphaned martial arts warriors who join forces with a DEA agent and a Mexican Federal to battle for justice after their beloved mentor is murdered on the streets of their tiny border town.


4 October 2019

El Dragón: Return of a Warrior  – Netflix Original Series

To replace his grandfather as head of a cartel, a Tokyo financier returns to his home country of Mexico, where he must battle two rivals for control.

Big Mouth: Season 3  – Netflix Original Series

Big Mouth is a 10-episode, half-hour edgy adult animated comedy from real-life best friends Nick Kroll (Kroll Show, The League) and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy) about the glorious nightmare that is teenaged puberty.

Comedian John Mulaney (John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Saturday Night Live) lends his voice to the character of Andrew, while Kroll (who serves as co-creator, executive producer) voices many including best friend Nick. Maya Rudolph (Maya & Marty, Bridesmaids), Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Lady Dynamite), Jordan Peele (Keanu, Key and Peele), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Documentary Now!), Jenny Slate (Girls, Lady Dynamite) and Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer) are among those who lend their voice to the series.

Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg and screenwriter-directors Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett are all creators and executive producers on the series. Big Mouth is a Netflix production.

Raising Dion  – Netflix Original Series

Raising Dion follows the story of a woman named Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), who raises her son Dion (newcomer Ja’Siah Young) after the death of her husband, Mark (Michael B. Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat (Jason Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.

In the Tall Grass – Netflix Original Film

After hearing a young boy’s cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out…and that something evil lurks within.  

Rotten: Season 2 – Netflix Original Documentary 

Explore the secrets behind sugar and chocolate, the true cost of avocados and bottled water, and the changing world of wine and marijuana edibles.

Creeped Out: Season 2  – Netflix Original Kids And Family

Creepy apps, wishes gone wrong and portals to another dimension: Brace yourself for 10 new spine-tingling tales.

Super Monsters: Season 3 – Netflix Original Kids And Family

The fun-loving Super Monsters learn new lessons — and make new friends — while exploring the world around them in Pitchfork Pines.

Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween  – Netflix Original Kids And Family

The Super Monsters share their Halloween traditions with Vida, then get invited to a Día de los Muertos party in the Howlers’ backyard.


5 October 2019

Legend Quest: Masters of Myth – Netflix Original Kids And Family

When mythical creatures come to life, it’s up to Leo, Teodora, Don Andrés and Alebrije — super-secret monster hunters — to save the day.


7 October 2019

Match! Tennis Juniors  – Netflix Original Series

A tennis prodigy battles the odds to excel on the court while balancing schoolwork and inspiring fellow players on his team.


8 October 2019

Deon Cole: Cole Hearted – Netflix Original Comedy Special

Embracing his belief that comedy is the last raw form of expression, Deon Cole explains the right time to thank Jesus and the worst time to say “welp.”

The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween – Netflix Original Kids And Family

When Halloween is declared illegal, best friends Harold and George search for a clever way to fight back against the outrageous new law.


9 October 2019

Rhythm + Flow – Netflix Original Series

Judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. search for the next breakout hip-hop star in this music competition series. Starting October 9, new episodes of Rhythm + Flow will roll out each Wednesday, with different phases of the competition featured across 10 episodes. 


10 October 2019

Ultramarine Magmell  – Netflix Original Anime

Decades after the sudden birth of a new continent, a young rescuer-for-hire provides aid to adventurers exploring this dangerous, uncharted world.


11 October 2019

Haunted: Season 2  – Netflix Original Series

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.

Plan Coeur: Season 2  – Netflix Original Series

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.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie  – Netflix Original Series

Written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, the Netflix Television Event EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE follows fugitive Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) as he runs from his captors, the law and his past. 

Fractured – Netflix Original Film

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 – Netflix Original Film

Auteur Sion Sono helms the fictionalized retelling of how one charismatic leader led his followers down a bizarre, gruesome, deadly and depraved path.

Insatiable: Season 2 – Coming Soon

Amidst more pageant competitions, Patty and Bob each grapple with their own guilt and personal issues as the victims keep piling up around them.


12 October 2019

Banlieusards – Netflix Original Film

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.


14 October 2019

Martin Matte: La Vie, La Mort…Eh La La..!  – Netflix Original Comedy Special

Quebecois comedy star Martin Matte serves up embarrassing personal stories, a solution for social media trolls and more in this mischievous special.


16 October 2019

Park Na-rae: Glamour Warning  – Netflix Original Comedy Special

Korea’s beloved comedian and favorite big sister figure talks sex, relationships and celebrity life. And she’s sassier and dirtier than ever before.

Ghosts of Sugar Land – Netflix Original Documentary 

A group of suburban Muslim friends trace the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is suspected of joining ISIS


17 October 2019

THE UNLISTED – Netflix Original Kids And Family

Identical twin brothers Dru and Kal uncover a secret government plot to control and track Australia’s students.


18 October 2019

Toon: Seasons 1-2  – Netflix Original Series

Reclusive, socially awkward jingle composer Toon must navigate the nightmarish world of show biz after a viral video skyrockets him to fame.

MeatEater: Season 8   – Netflix Original Series

Steve’s journeys in search of such delicious game meat as venison and mutton take him as far afield as Mexico and Alaska.

Avlu  – Netflix Original Series

After a fateful domestic clash, a devoted mother finds herself in prison and fighting to survive in hopes of reuniting with her daughter.

Baby: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series

Chiara and Ludovica find their lives spinning out of control as they navigate relationships, high school dramas and new corners of Rome’s underworld.

The Laundromat – Netflix Original Film

When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world’s wealthiest citizens amass even larger fortunes. The charming — and very well-dressed — founding partners Jürgen Mossack (Academy Award winner Gary Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Golden Globe nominee Antonio Banderas) are experts in the seductive ways shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich and powerful prosper. They are about to show us that Ellen’s predicament only hints at the tax evasion, bribery and other illicit absurdities that the super wealthy indulge in to support the world’s corrupt financial system.

Zipping through a kaleidoscope of comic detours in China, Mexico, Africa (via Los Angeles) and the Caribbean en route to 2016’s Panama Papers publication — where journalists revealed the secret, leaked documents of Mossack Fonseca’s high-profile patrons — THE LAUNDROMAT is directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Magic Mike, High Flying Bird) with a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns (The Informant!, The Report), adapted from “Secrecy World” by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein. The film is produced by Lawrence Grey, Gregory Jacobs, Michael Sugar and Burns with a cast that includes Jeffrey Wright, Melissa Rauch, Jeff Michalski, Jane Morris, Robert Patrick, David Schwimmer, Cristela Alonzo, Larry Clarke, Will Forte, Chris Parnell, Nonso Anozie, Larry Wilmore, Jessica Allain, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rosalind Chao, Kunjue Li, Ming Lo, with James Cromwell and Sharon Stone.

La casa de las flores: Season 2  – Netflix Original Series

The de la Mora family grieves a loss while trying to recover sold businesses, plotting revenge and entangling themselves in romantic disasters.

Living with Yourself  – Netflix Original Series

LIVING WITH YOURSELF is an existential comedy about a man (Paul Rudd) struggling in life who undergoes a new treatment to become a better person, only to find that he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself.  

Eli – Netflix Original Film

ELI is the story of a young boy plagued with an unknown, debilitating illness that requires him to live completely sealed off from the outside world. After exhausting every option, his parents put their trust – and his life – in the hands of a doctor whose experimental, cutting edge treatments may hold Eli’s last hope. As Eli undergoes the tremendously intense process that could potentially cure him, he begins to be haunted by experiences that make him question who he can trust.

Seventeen – Netflix Original Film

To find his therapy dog, a 17-year-old escapes from juvie and embarks on a journey of reconnection with his brother and grandmother through Cantabria.

Upstarts – Netflix Original Film

Upstarts, is a bromance about three college graduates from small-town India, captivated by the startup mania sweeping the country. As they enter the rollercoaster startup ecosystem of big dreams, big money and bigger sharks, they are faced with a big choice – their dreams, or their friendship. Directed by Udai Singh Pawar, Upstarts is produced by Raja Menon, Janani Ravichandran and Jawahar Sharma of Bandra West Productions. This film is supported by real-life heroes from the startup world in Bengaluru.

Tell Me Who I Am – Netflix Original Documentary 

After losing his memory at age 18, Alex Lewis relies on his twin brother Marcus to teach him who he is. But the idyllic childhood Alex paints is hiding a traumatic family secret that the twins must finally face together decades later.  

Unnatural Selection – Netflix Original Documentary 

Pioneers in gene-editing techniques and artificial intelligence confront ethical and technological challenges unlike any humanity has faced before.


22 October 2019

Jenny Slate: Stage Fright – Netflix Original Comedy Special

Comedian and actress Jenny Slate’s first Netflix original comedy special Stage Fright gives the audience an inside look at the comedian’s world. Interspersed within her hilarious stand-up set, Jenny shares personal clips of her childhood and interviews with her family in an intimate look at her life. Launching globally on October 22, Jenny overcomes her stage fright while telling stories about her visit to a midnight Catholic Mass and the ghosts that haunted her childhood home.


23 October 2019

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – Netflix Original Documentary 

Each episode of Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will feature David Chang accompanied by a different celebrity guest exploring a single city, its culture and its cuisine. As the pair travels through each city, they will also uncover new and surprising things about themselves.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is produced by Tremolo Productions in association with Majordomo Media. Morgan Neville, Dara Horenblas, David Chang, Christopher Chen, Caryn Capotsto, and Blake Davis serve as Executive Producers.

Dancing with the Birds – Netflix Original Documentary 

Some of the world’s most majestic birds display delightfully captivating mating rituals, from flashy dancing to flaunting their colorful feathers.


24 October 2019

Daybreak – Netflix Original Series

Navigating a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies and Mad Max-style gangs, a teenage outcast searches for his lost love in this humorous drama series.

Grego Rossello: Disculpe las molestias  – Netflix Original Comedy Special

A stand-up special from Argentinian comedian Grego Rossello.


25 October 2019

Brotherhood – Netflix Original Series

An honest lawyer (Naruna Costa) reaches a moral crossroads after learning her brother (Seu Jorge) is the leader of a rising criminal faction in Brazil.

Nailed It! France (C’est du gâteau!)  – Netflix Original Series

“Nailed it!” hits France with a splat as home bakers talented in catastrophe compete to make almost-edible wonders. French pastry may never be the same.

Nailed It! Spain (Niquelao!)  – Netflix Original Series

“Nailed It!” cruises to Spain, where novices try to avoid a fiasco while baking stunners. La Terremoto de Alcorcón hosts alongside chef Christian Escribá.

Prank Encounters  – Netflix Original Series

Monstrous frights meet funny reveals as real people land in their own horror movie. Gaten Matarazzo (“Stranger Things”) hosts the hidden-camera show.

Brigada Costa del Sol   – Netflix Original Series

This series explores the history of drug traffic in Spain and focuses on the first law enforcement organization created to fight it in the mid 1970s.

The Kominsky Method: Season 2  – Netflix Original Series

The sun isn’t setting yet on aging actor slash acting coach, Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander in the award-winning Netflix comedy series The Kominsky Method. Academy Award® Winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) continue their journey as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that, above all else, values youth. This season, Sandy meets and bonds with his daughter’s new boyfriend (guest star Paul Reiser) who is uncomfortably close to Sandy’s age. Meanwhile, Norman reconnects with an old flame from his youth (guest star Jane Seymour) and after fifty years, they decide to start again. Nancy Travis and Sarah Baker co-star.

Both comedic and emotional, The Kominsky Method is a half-hour single camera comedy created by 8-time Emmy Award Nominee Chuck Lorre. Lorre, Al Higgins and Michael Douglas executive produce the series which is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. The second season consists of eight episodes.

Dolemite Is My Name – Netflix Original Film

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon. 

Rattlesnake – Netflix Original Film

When a single mother accepts the help of a mysterious woman after her daughter is bitten by a rattlesnake, she finds herself making an unthinkable deal with the devil to repay the stranger.  

It Takes a Lunatic – Netflix Original Documentary 

An intimate portrait of Wynn Handman, a teacher who impacted generations of actors and directors — including  Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Connie Britton, John Leguizamo, Aasif Mandvi, Alec Baldwin, Burt Reynolds, Joanne Woodward and many more. 

Greenhouse Academy: Season 3 – Netflix Original Kids And Family

The teen drama set in an elite boarding school in Southern California returns for Season 3, with the two rival student houses joining forces to uncover an evil plot.


28 October 2019

A 3 Minute Hug – Netflix Original Documentary 

This documentary captures the joy and heartbreak of families separated by the U.S.-Mexico border sharing a short but bittersweet reunion in 2018.

Little Miss Sumo – Netflix Original Documentary 

Banned from competing professionally, sumo wrestling champion Hiyori confronts obstacles inside and outside the ring in an attempt to change the rules of Japan’s national sport — and fight gender inequality.


29 October 2019

Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy – Netflix Original Comedy Special

Actor, talk show host, producer, and comedy legend Arsenio Hall makes his Netflix comedy special debut with Smart & Classy. Over the course of his illustrious career entertaining audiences around the world, Arsenio reflects on stand-up in today’s political climate, Coming to America, winning “Celebrity Apprentice,” his favorite drug, and more! Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy launches globally on Netflix on October 29, 2019.


30 October 2019

Flavorful Origins: Yunnan Cuisine  – Netflix Original Series

Explore the diverse flavors of China’s Yunnan province and get to know the cooks and ingredients that shape its rich culinary tradition.

Pose: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series

Season 2 of the drama that explores New York City’s ball culture in the 1980s, with its downtown social and literary scene and the rise of the yuppie milieu.


31 October 2019

Nowhere Man – Netflix Original Series

Two nefarious schemes taking place 10 years apart entangle a dauntless triad member who must break out of prison to rescue a loved one.

Kengan Ashura: Part ii – Netflix Original Anime

The Annihilation Tournament rages on: corporate leaders jockey for the Kengan chairmanship while their gladiators beat each other bloody in the ring.


Coming Soon:

My Next Guest with David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan – Coming Soon

The late-night king interviews the king of Bollywood, celebrated Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan.

Wounds – Coming Soon

When a New Orleans bartender picks up a cell phone dropped in a brawl, he begins to receive ominous messages — and finds his sanity slowly unraveling.


Licenced Titles:

Baby Driver  10/4/2019

The Walking Dead: Season 9  10/9/2019

Silver Linings Playbook  10/16/2019

The Originals: Season 5  10/21/2019

Spider-Man  10/1/2019

The Bounty Hunter  10/1/2019

Beetlejuice  10/1/2019

The Bodyguard  10/1/2019

New York Minute  10/1/2019

Up North  10/31/2019

The Bling Lagosians  10/31/2019

Last Updated: October 1, 2019

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