It’s a new month! And you know what that means: it’s time to browse another series of some of the best movies in Netflix’s huge catalog – from classics to new offerings – to find out what you’re watching this month in October.
These are all for the month of October 2021, and note that all of these movies are already on Netflix, unless they are rated with an arrival date.
Also, be sure to check out our other listings to see other recommendations we have for shows and movies to watch and some video games to play:
Let’s go :
A booming pop artist explodes when a humiliating video goes viral and pushes him into a battle for redemption – over a long night. (Netflix)
Former Vice President Al Gore leads a passionate campaign for the environment in this Oscar-winning documentary. (Netflix)
The structured world of a cranky author with OCD falls apart when he is drawn into the life of his injured neighbor and a stressed out single mom (Netflix).
When a breakup foils her plans to marry the wealthy, a self-centered teacher pursues a new man with a plan that leads to unexpected lessons (Netflix).
After the assassination of an investment banker, his mind lingers on earth and enlists the help of a psychic to warn the woman he loves that she is in danger (Netflix).
Attracted to the throne after the Emperor’s death, a Roman general finds himself doomed to die by the late sovereign’s power-hungry son (Netflix).
After landing a spot in a popular dance performance, a brave and talented teenager rallies against racial segregation and sizeism in 1960s Baltimore (Netflix).
Aspiring to become the champion of Tianjin, martial artist Huo Yuanjia suffers a tragic loss that leads him on a journey of redemption and honor (Netflix).
Spike Lee’s epic drama covers the extraordinary life of activist Malcolm X, whose relentless advocacy for black liberation has made him a humanitarian icon (Netflix).
In 1969, a doctor tested an experimental drug on a man in an unconscious state – who woke up after 30 and had to face adult life (Netflix).
Distressed police detective demoted to 911 operator scrambles to save a distressed caller amid a harrowing day of disclosure – and math (Netflix).
To avenge the death of his girlfriend, a mysterious guitarist tracks down the evil drug lord responsible and forces him to face music (Netflix).
An FBI agent makes it his mission to put cunning con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. behind bars. But Frank doesn’t just escape capture, he reveled in the pursuit (Netflix).
Brennan and Dale may be grown men, but that doesn’t stop a childish sibling rivalry from erupting after Brennan’s mother married Dale’s father (Netflix).
Distraught by her engagement to a cruel millionaire, a young woman falls in love with a struggling artist as they cross the Atlantic (Netflix).
When an auto parts mogul unexpectedly dies, his underachieving son hits the road with a devious accountant to save the family business (Netflix).
A political cartoonist, a criminal reporter and two cops investigate San Francisco’s infamous Zodiac Killer in this true story-based thriller (Netflix).
After faking an illness so as not to go to school, popular teenager Ferris Bueller has a fun day in Chicago with his girlfriend and his stuck best friend (Netflix).
When the dazzling LA sorority girl Elle Woods gets dumped by her posh boyfriend, she decides to win him back by following him to Harvard Law School (Netflix).
A troubled thief who extracts secrets from people’s dreams takes on one final job: leading a dangerous mission to implant an idea into a target’s subconscious (Netflix).
Rent-a-cop Ronnie is tasked with keeping the peace in the mall, but when a flasher hits, Ronnie begins to compete with a real cop (Netflix).
Makani and his friends from Osborne High School attempt to identify and stop a masked killer who targets students and exposes their biggest secrets (Netflix).
When their father’s will compels them to live together, siblings Nik and Tesla – and Tesla’s children – attempt to overcome their differences to become a family (Neflix).
A young driver takes two mysterious women for a night of celebration. But when his passengers reveal their true nature, he must fight to stay alive (Netflix).
Years after they hit it off in a chance encounter, two strangers who are cold-eyed in their current romances have decided to reunite (Netflix).
Stuck in a vicious cycle of dead-end relationships with two-tiered men, Los Angeles resident Amanda and Londoner Iris decide to swap their homes (Netflix).
As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from the premiere of his film, latent tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic calculation (Netflix).
Tensions and temperatures soared in a Chicago music studio in 1927 when spirited and fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joined her band for a recording session (Netflix).
What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious leads in history (Netflix).
Four African-American veterans return to Vietnam decades after the war to find the remains of their squad leader and a buried stash of gold. By Spike Lee (Netflix).
With debts piling up and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York jeweler risks everything in the hopes of staying afloat and alive (Netflix).
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach directs this incisive and compassionate look at a marriage that falls apart and a family that stays together (Netflix).
When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier (Netflix).
Comedy clan Monty Python spits King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they set off in search of the Holy Grail (Netflix).
Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron delivers a vivid and moving portrait of the journey of a domestic worker amid domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico (Netflix).