New On Netflix This October 2020
October marks the beginning of Halloween Season. So it only makes sense that Netflix is rolling out a whole host of brand new movies and shows. They are so great it’ll make you scream (in a good way, of course). You can count on Netflix to lead the way with incredible and innovative new content like Netflix Original movies. For example, The Forty-Year-Old Version and The Trial of the Chicago 7, in addition to Netflix Original series Grand Army and The Queen’s Gambit, and so much more.
If you’re trying to filter through all your options and decide what to watch on Netflix this month, you can also check out many other scary good fantastic brand new Netflix Originals that’ll really get you in the mood for virtual Trick-or-Treating. Movies like Vampires vs. The Bronx and Hubie Halloween, and shows The Haunting of Bly Manor and To The Lake. October’s new releases are sure to become some of the most popular movies and shows on Netflix. So, make sure to watch them before they’re gone.
Best New Shows on Netflix — October 2020:
From old classics to brand new films having their premieres. Netflix is full of top-notch movies, documentaries, and comedy specials this October. But there were two that in particular stuck out above the rest. Here are the best new shows on Netflix this month.
Grand Army (October 16) *Netflix Original
This drama series follows five students at Grand Army High School in Brooklyn. Get to know Joey Del Marco (Odessa A’zion.) A junior from Stuyvesant Town, Dominique “Dom” Pierre (Odley Jean), a junior from East New York, Jayson Jackson (Maliq Johnson), a sophomore from Spanish Harlem, Leila Kwan Zimmer (Amalia Yoo), a freshman from the Upper West Side, and Siddhartha Pakam (Amir Bageria), a senior from Jackson Heights. Follow their journeys as they struggle with sexual, racial and economic politics and fight to succeed and become somebody. Watch Grand Army on Netflix this month as soon as it drops.
The Queen’s Gambit (October 23) *Netflix Original
Based on the 1983 Walter Tevis novel of the same name, The Queen’s Gambit. Set during the Cold War era. It follows orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy.) As she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world. This highly-anticipated new drama series will also feature Bill Camp, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Marielle Hiller, Harry Melling, and Rebecca Root. Make sure you do yourselves a favor and check(mate) out this brand new Netflix Original show in October!
Best New Movies on Netflix — October 2020:
This October, the movies on Netflix are more exciting than ever before, but two of those titles stand out above the rest. Here are some of the best new movies that Netflix is bringing your way this month.
The Forty-Year-Old Version (October 9) *Netflix Film
Radha (Radha Blank) is a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, who is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. Reinventing herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime, she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater. This is all in a bid to find her true voice. Starring as well as written, produced, and directed by Blank, this incredible comedy-drama is already garnering praise and accolades. For instance, the U.S. Dramatic Competition Directing Award for Blank in her directing debut at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. This hilarious and captivating movie is a must-watch for this month. So make sure you check it as soon as it drops.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (October 16) *Netflix Film
Based on the story of the Chicago Seven, a group of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy in 1969 and 1970. Inciting to riot with other charges related to anti-Vietnam War and countercultural protests that took place in Chicago, Illinois. This was on the occasion of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. With an all-star cast that includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne, and so many more. This brand new Aaron Sorkin-directed legal drama is sure to be an instant and gripping hit. One you’ll want to watch again and again this month.