October 2020 is jam-packed with exciting new treats for Netflix subscibers, from the Hollywood breakout phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians, to Pinoy-led animated films like Hayop Ka! and Over the Moon, to a slew of fresh K-dramas. But that's not all the streaming service has to offer. Ahead, check out more TV shows and movies coming to Netflix next month.
Hubie Halloween (October 7)
A hilarious family comedy perfect for this upcoming spooky month, Hubie Halloween centers on Hubie Dubois, a resident of Salem town who thanklessly spends the annual holiday making sure everything goes smoothly for the entire neighborhood. But when this year’s festivities open to some of the townspeople mysteriously disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to save the day when everyone else refuses to bat an eye.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Kenan Thompson
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (October 14)
Join global K-pop girl group Blackpink as they take fans on a journey that documents their record-breaking rise to success.
The Trial of Chicago 7 (October 16)
This legal drama is based on the true to life events that transpired in the United States back in 1969. Netflix's official syopsis reads "What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history. "
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen
Rebecca (October 21)
The film starts with a whirlwind romance between a young woman and a handsome widower named Maxim de Winter. Swept up in their passion, the pair hastily decide to get married as the new Mrs. de Winter moves into her husband’s imposing family estate dubbed the Manderley. Unaware of the mansion's myterious workings, she finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim's deceased wife Rebecca, whose legacy is kept alive by the estate's devious housekeeper Mrs. Danvers.
Starring: Lily James, Armie Hammer
Holidate (October 28)
Sloane and Jackson are lonely singles who’ve grown to despise the holidays. Everything changes one particularly bad Christmas when the two meet and agree to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year, with the promise never to fall in love with the other.
Starring: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey
Emily in Paris (October 2)
Emily, a twenty-something girl from the Midwest, turns her life around when she unexpectedly lands her dream job for a marketing firm in Paris. She faces her new present in the City of Love head on as she learns to juggle through work, friendship, and a blossoming romance.
Starring: Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo
The Haunting of Bly Manor (October 9)
Set in 1980s England, after an au pair’s tragic death, a young American nanny takes residence in the Bly Manor to take care of their orphaned children. But unfortunately for her, as she’ll soon discover, the eerie and gothic house hides centuries of dark secrets lurking at every corner just waiting to be unearthed.
Starring: Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, T’Nia Miller
Start-Up (Coming Soon)
At the forefront of Start-Up is Seo Dal-mi, an energetic and versatile go-getter who dreams of becoming Korea’s own Steve Jobs. She eventually crosses paths with "math genius" Nam Do-san, a tech entrepreneur with a failing company who she mistakenly remembers to be her first love. Despite the clear misunderstanding, Do-san takes this opportunity to work his way up the business ladder and, subsequently, into Dal-mi’s heart.
Starring: Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk
Social Distance (October 15)
Presenting their own take on the new normal, Netflix’s tragicomic anthology series features both dark and funny accounts on how people strive to stay connected while staying apart.
The Queen’s Gambit (October 23)
Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, The Queen’s Gambit is a coming-of-age drama that follows the young and orphaned Beth Harmon. Though considered an outcast, she unexpectedly discovers her astonishing talent for chess and sets out to become an impressively skilled and glamorous player determined to conquer the male-dominated field.
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Moses Ingram, Bill Camp, Thomas Brodie-Sangster