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The Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream on Netflix Before They Expire in October

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Every month, Netflix adds dozens of new titles to its growing collection of streaming movies and TV series. At the same time, it rotates out some of its older titles. Below, we’ve chosen the best movies and TV shows to watch before they’re removed from Netflix Instant in October. (All titles expire Oct. 1 except where otherwise noted.)

Must Watch
Boogie Nights
Eyes Wide Shut
Full Metal Jacket

Good Watch
Cinderella Man
Inside Man
Menace II Society
Sin City
The Clan
Trading Places
Kubo and the Two Strings
(Oct. 8)
Big Eyes (Oct. 25)
Queen of Katwe (Oct. 25)
Southside with You (Oct. 26)
Bridget Jones’s Baby (Oct. 28)

Binge Watch
Freaks and Geeks: Season 1
White Collar: Seasons 1-6

Spooky Watch
Curse of Chucky
Let Me In
Red Dragon
Scream 2
The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence
The Lost Boys
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
(Oct. 2)
The Babadook (Oct. 14)
Donnie Darko (Oct. 17)
V/H/S/2 (Oct. 24)

Nostalgia Watch
Life Is Beautiful
90210: Seasons 1-5
(Oct. 8)

Family Watch
The Adventures of Tintin
The Rugrats Movie
(Oct. 6)
The Nut Job (Oct. 13)
The Secret Life of Pets (Oct. 22)

If You’re Bored
Akira (2016)
Bad Boys
Guess Who
The Family Man
Leap Year (Oct. 10)
About a Boy: Seasons 1-2 (Oct. 14)