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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in October

Stills from RBG, Pushing Daisies, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Blade II.
RBG, Pushing Daisies, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Blade II. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Magnolia Pictures, ABC, © Disney Enterprises, and New Line Cinema.

Every month, tons of new movies and TV shows become available to stream for free for subscribers to Netflix Instant, HBO Now, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. With so many different streaming services, it can be hard to keep track of them all—especially if you belong to more than one. Below, we present to you the ultimate streaming guide. We’ll let you decide which service has the best new titles. (All titles arrive Oct. 1 unless otherwise specified.)


Michael Jai White, wearing a 70s-style mustache, afro, and suit, holds a gun and is flanked by two women holding onto his legs.
Black Dynamite. Apparition Destination Films

Must Watch
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
The Shining

Good Watch
Black Dynamite
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Mystic River
Once Upon a Time in America
Rumble in the Bronx
V for Vendetta
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Binge Watch
Great News Season 2 (Oct. 26)

Halloween Watch
The Devil’s Advocate
The Haunting of Molly Hartley (Oct. 4)

Nostalgia Watch
Blade II
Blazing Saddles
Empire Records
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
The Dead Pool
The Never Ending Story

Family Watch
Disney’s Sofia the First Season 4
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
Goldie & Bear Season 2 (Oct. 31)

Binge Watch
Gotham Season 4

If You’re Bored
Angel Eyes
Anger Management
Billy Madison
Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny
Must Love Dogs
New York Minute
Pay It Forward
She’s Out of My League
The Lake House
Truth or Dare (2017) (Oct. 3)
Violet Evergarden: Special: Extra Episode (Oct. 4)
Little Things Season 1 (Oct. 6)
Octonauts Season 4 (Oct. 15)

Netflix Programming
Joe Rogan: Strange Times
MeatEater Season 7
Creeped Out (Oct. 4)
Big Mouth Season 2 (Oct. 5)
Dancing Queen (Oct. 5)
Élite (Oct. 5)
Empire Games (Oct. 5)
Little Things Season 2 (Oct. 5)
Malevolent (Oct. 5)
Private Life (Oct. 5)
Super Monsters Save Halloween (Oct. 5)
Super Monsters Season 2 (Oct. 5)
The Rise of the Phoenixes (Oct. 5)
YG Future Strategy Office (Oct. 5)
Mo Amer: The Vagabond (Oct. 8)
Terrace House: Opening New Doors Part 4 (Oct. 9)
22 July (Oct. 10)
Pacto de Sangue (Oct. 10)
Salt Fat Acid Heat (Oct. 11)
Apostle (Oct. 12)
Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (Oct. 12)
Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (Oct. 12)
FightWorld (Oct. 12)
ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff (Oct. 12)
Tarzan and Jane Season 2 (Oct. 12)
The Boss Baby: Back in Business Season 2 (Oct. 12)
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Oct. 12)
The Haunting of the Hill House (Oct. 12)
The Kindergarten Teacher (Oct. 12)
Accidentally in Love (Oct. 16)
Ask the Doctor (Oct. 16)
Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever. Limited Series (Oct. 16)
Derren Brown: Sacrifice (Oct. 16)
Distrito salvaje (Oct. 16)
Gnome Alone (Oct. 16)
Haunted (Oct. 16)
Hip-Hop Evolution Season 2 (Oct. 16)
Illang: The Wolf Brigade  (Oct. 16)
Larva Island (Oct. 16)
Making a Murderer Part 2 (Oct. 16)
Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 (Oct. 16)
The Night Comes For Us (Oct. 16)
Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up (Oct. 16)
Wanderlust (Oct. 16)
Robozuna (Oct. 21)
Adam Sandler 100% Fresh (Oct. 23)
Bodyguard (Oct. 24)
Been So Long (Oct. 26)
Castlevania Season 2 (Oct. 26)
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Oct. 26)
Dovlatov (Oct. 26)
Jefe (Oct. 26)
Shirkers (Oct. 26)        
Terrorism Close Calls (Oct. 26)
Girl From Nowhere (Oct. 27)
Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj (Oct. 28)
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Illustrias Geocentric Theory (Oct. 30)
The Degenerates (Oct. 30)
Gun City (Oct. 31)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments (Oct. 15)


Meryl Streep sits at a table, an open binder in front of her.
The Post. 20th Century Fox

Must Watch
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Post (Oct. 27)

Good Watch
Dances With Wolves (Extended Version)
Early Man
Inherent Vice
The Cooler
The Lost Boys
A Perfect Getaway
Starter for 10
The Thin Red Line
Game Night (Oct. 6)
Halloween Watch
Fifty Shades Darker
House of 100 Corpses
The Descent (Extended Version)
The Descent: Part 2
The Devil’s Rejects (Director’s Cut)
The Midnight Meat Train (Unrated Version)

Special Set of Skills Watch
Taken (Unrated Version)

If You’re Bored
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Oct. 13)
Analyze That
The Guru
House of D
The Human Stain
Man on Fire
Public Enemies
Romeo Must Die
The Singing Detective (2003)
Taking Woodstock
Underworld (Unrated Version)

HBO Original Programming
HBO First Look: First Man
Queen of the World
Student Athlete (Oct. 2)
Entre Nos: A Stand-Up Comedy Special (Oct. 5)
Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (Oct. 6)
RX Early Detection: A Cancer Journey With Sandra Lee (Oct. 8)
Pod Save America (Oct. 12)
The Sentence (Oct. 15)
HBO First Look: Hunter Killer (Oct. 16)
My Dinner with Hervé (Oct. 20)
Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram (Oct. 22)
HBO First Look: Bohemian Rhapsody (Oct. 25)
Gente De Zona: En Letra De Otro (Oct. 26)

Season Premieres
Camping series premiere (Oct.14)
Magnifica ’70 Season 2 premiere (Oct. 14)

Season Finales
Animals Season 3 finale (Oct. 5)
Ballers Season 4 finale (Oct. 7)

El Abogada (AKA The Lawyer)
La Gran Promesa (AKA The Big Promise) (Oct. 12)
Las Giretas de Jara (AKA Dark Buildings) (Oct. 19)

Amazon Prime

Rami Malek stands in front of a room full of computers.
Mr. Robot Season 3. USA Network.

Must Watch
Carrie (1976)
Mulholland Drive
Raging Bull

Good Watch
A Prayer Before Dawn (Oct. 6)
Bitter Moon
Blue Steel
Full Metal Jacket
Gods and Monsters
Let Me In
Pieces of April
The General (1998)
The Illusionist
The Long Riders
Trees Lounge (1996)
Never Goin’ Back (Oct. 2)
Monster’s Ball (Oct. 11)

Verhoeven Watch
Starship Troopers (1997)

Binge Watch
Pushing Daisies Seasons 1-2
Ravenswood Season 1
Trust Season 1
Mr. Robot Season 3 (Oct. 11)

Halloween Watch
[REC] 4: Apocalypse
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
Child’s Play (1988)
Curse of Chucky
Deadly Blessing
Jeepers Creepers 2
Poltergeist lll
Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Satan’s Little Helper
Texas Chainsaw Massacre II
The Amityville Horror (2005)
The Fog (2005)
The Number 23
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
The Raven (1963)
The Skeleton Key
The Strangers
The Uninvited (2009)
Zombies of Mass Destruction
Night of the Living Deb (Oct. 6)
Strangers: Prey at Night (Oct. 11)
Devil (Oct. 16)
Donnie Darko (Oct. 17)
Slice (Oct. 18)

Nostalgia Watch
Growing Pains Seasons 1-7
Legend (1985)
Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy
Robocop 2
Robocop 3

Family Watch
Adventure Scouts
The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won’t You Be Our Neighbor? (Oct. 17)

If You’re Bored
Happily Never After Season 1
Scorned: Love Kills Season 1
V. Seasons 1-2
America: Imagine the World Without Her
An Affirmative Act
An American Werewolf in Paris
An Eye for an Eye (1966)
Assassins’ Code (1998)
Bulletproof Monk
Call Me
Cold Deck
Comic Book Villains
Dark Blue
Death Wish 2
Deceptions (1985)
Destination Wedding
Dirty Work (Bad City) (2005)        
Extreme Justice              
Flatliners (1990)
Foreign Fields (2000)
Frank and Jesse  
Frankie & Johnny (1991)
Funny Money
Game Changers
Get Smart
Good Enough
Happy Event
Hot Tub Time Machine
In Her Defense
Intimate Affairs
Jigsaw Man
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended
Joe the King
Kettle of Fish
Kicking and Screaming
La Mission
Marine Life
Meeting Spencer
Men Without Jobs (Planet Brooklyn)
More Than a Game
No Vacancy (2004)
Once Bitten           
Orange County
Rap Sheet: Hip Hop and the Cops
Reasonable Doubt
Resurrecting the Champ             
Sample People
Second to Die
September Morning
Silver Hawk
Six Weeks
Something to Cheer About
Spin (2003)
Split Image (1982)
Stage Beauty
Stand Up Guys
Strange Bedfellows (2004)
Sugar Mountain
The Arrival (1996)
The Breakup Artist (2003)
The Cell              
The Eyes of Laura Mars
The Guilty (1999)
The Peacemaker (1997)
The Perfect You (Crazy Little Thing)
The President’s Mistress
The Presidio
The Second Arrival
The Serpent’s Kiss
The Way of the Gun
Threshold (1981)
Tim Tebow: On a Mission
Wild Bill (1995)
Winter Break (2002)
Winter Passing
Barbelle Season 1 (Oct. 2)
Mighty Good: The Beatles (Oct. 2)
The Yellow Birds (Oct. 13)
Bleeding Steel (Oct. 14)
Manieggs: Revenge of the Hard Egg (Oct. 16)
Black Water (Oct. 20)
Daddy’s Home 2 (Oct. 25)
Bad Samaritan (Oct. 26)
Westwood (Oct. 31)

Amazon Original Programming
Extrano Enemigo Season 1 (Oct. 2)
The Man in the High Castle Season 3 (Oct. 5)
The Romanoffs Season 1 (Oct. 12)
Lore Season 2 (Oct. 19)
Tumble Leaf Halloween Special (Oct. 19)
You Were Never Really Here (Oct. 26)


Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina lie down with their eyes closed.
Frida. Lionsgate Films

Must Watch
Election (1999)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Raging Bull (1980)

Good Watch
American Psycho (2000)
Cinderella Man (2005)
Dheepan (2016) (Oct. 3)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
Frida (2002)
The Glass Shield (1994)
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Insomnia (2002)
More than a Game (2009)
Music and Lyrics (2007)
Pieces of April (2003)
Platoon (1986)
Rust and Bone (2012)
The Armstrong Lie (2013)
Trees Lounge (1996)
RBG (2018) (Oct. 3)
The Gospel According to Andre (2018) (Oct. 4)
Results (2015) (Oct. 22)

Halloween Watch
Charlotte (2017)
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
Death Wish 2 (1982)
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Evangeline (2015)
Once Bitten (1985)
Rec (2009)
Rec 2 (2010)
Rec 3 (2012)
Rec 4 (2015)
Scary Movie (2000)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (1986)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blair Witch Project: Book of Shadows (2000)
The Curse of Oak Island Season 5
The Others (2001)
Zombies of Mass Destruction (2010)
The Nightmare before Christmas (1993) (Oct. 2)

Nostalgia Watch
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
Robocop (1987)
Robocop 2 (1990)
Robocop 3 (1993)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)

Family Watch
Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009)
Daddy Day Care (2003)
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Prancer (1989)
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Season 1 (Oct. 4)
Miles from Tomorrowland Season 3 (Oct. 10)

If You’re Bored
60 Days In Season 4
America’s Book of Secrets Seasons 1-2
American Pickers Season 18
Anaconda (1997)
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Ancient Aliens Season 4
The Arrival (1996)
Beacon Point (2017)
Bees Make Honey (2017)
Bitter Moon (1992)
Blue Steel (1989)
Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Call Me (1988)
Capture (2017)
Closer (2004)
Cocaine Godmother (2017)
Comic Book Villains (2002)
Dark Blue (2003)
Escaping Polygamy Season 3
Extreme Justice (1993)
Eye for an Eye (1966)
Flyboys (2006)
Frank and Jesse (1994)
Frank & Johnny (1991)
Gordy (1995)
Heist (2015)
Hoarders Season 9
The House of Spirits (1993)
Hunting Hitler Season 3
Intervention Season 20
Jayne Mansfield’s Car (2012)
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended (2012)
Joe the King (1999)
Kingpin Season 1
Little Women: Atlanta Season 4
Little Women: LA Season 6
Nightwatch Season 3
No Vacancy (1998)
Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)
Storage Wars Season 11
Undercover High Season 1 Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Six Weeks (1982)
Split Image (1982)
Stage Beauty (2004)
Stand Up Guys (2012)
The Long Riders (1980)
The Music Never Stopped (2011)
The Night We Never Met (1993)
The Peacemaker (1997)
The Presidio (1988)
The Prophecy (1995)
The Second Arrival (1998)
The Simone Biles Story (2018)
The Son of No One (2011)
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Wes Craven Presents: They (2002)
Wild Bill (1995)
Ma Ma (2015) (Oct. 3)
The Eye (2007) (Oct. 3)
The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 (Oct. 4)
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 (Oct. 5)
Dot. Season 2A (Oct. 6)
Lowlife (2018) (Oct. 6)
Pyewacket (2018) (Oct. 6)
What We Become (2016) (Oct. 10)
The Quest of Alaine Ducasse (2017) (Oct. 11)
Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Season 1 (Oct. 14)
The Miracle Season (2018) (Oct. 14)
Birthday Girl (2018) (Oct. 15)
Next Stop Wonderland (1998) (Oct. 15)
Darling in the Franxx Season 1 (Oct. 19)
Overlord Season 2 (Oct. 24)
Daddy’s Home 2 (2017) (Oct. 25)
Tadpole (2000) (Oct. 26)
Racer and the Jailbird (2018) (Oct. 29)

Not Even if You’re Bored
American Psycho 2: All American Girl (2002)
Married at First Sight Season 5
How to Get Girls (2017)

Season Premieres
Bob’s Burgers Season 9 premiere
Family Guy Season 16 premiere
The Simpsons Season 30 premiere
Will and Grace Season 10 premiere (Oct. 5)
Station 19 Season 2 premiere (Oct. 5)
Superstore Season 4 premiere (Oct. 5)
Child Support Season 2 premiere (Oct. 6)
Fresh Off The Boat Season 5 premiere (Oct. 6)
Speechless Season 3 premiere (Oct. 6)
Shark Tank Season 10 premiere (Oct. 8)
Blindspot Season 4 premiere (Oct. 13)
The Alec Baldwin Show series premiere (Oct. 15)
Splitting Up Together Season 2 premiere (Oct. 17)
The Conners series premiere (Oct. 17)
The Kids are Alright series premiere (Oct. 17)
The Rookie series premiere (Oct. 17)
Midnight, Texas Season 2 premiere (Oct. 27)

Telemundo Watch
El Clon Season 1
La Diosa Coronada Season 1 (Oct. 5)
Alguien Te Mira Season 1 (Oct. 8)
El Fantasma de Elena Season 1 (Oct. 16)

Hulu Original Programming
Into the Dark: THE BODY series premiere (Oct. 5)
Light As a Feather Season 1 premiere (Oct. 12)

Correction, Oct. 8, 2018: This post originally misstated that 69 additional titles would be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in October. Those titles are not available and have been removed.