Finally, Stranger Things returns, and just in time for Halloween. The highly anticipated second season of Netflix’s spooky, nostalgia-filled smash hit premieres Oct. 27.

Other notable October additions to the streaming service include David Fincher’s new crime drama series Mindhunter, and movies such as Donnie Darko, Boogie Nights, The Hateful Eight, Miss Congeniality, Talladega Nights, Tommy Boy, and I Love, You Man.

And if you need to get your Halloween season fix before Stranger Things, you can watch Cult of Chucky —  the seventh installment of the Child’s Play franchise — beginning Oct. 3.

Unfortunately, we’re losing some very popular television shows in October, including all seasons of 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, The Wonder YearsMalcolm in the Middle, Louie, My Name is Earl, One Tree Hill, and The Bernie Mac Show. Several seasons of Family Guy and The Cleveland Show also exit Netflix in the second half of the month.

Here’s a full look at what’s coming to Netflix in October. (I’ve put some notable titles in bold to try to help you out, but keep in mind there may be some selections you find more important than I do):

October 1
88 Minutes
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
Before Midnight
Blood Diamond
Boogie Nights
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Cleverman: Season 2
Death Sentence
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Eagle vs. Shark
Eyes Wide Shut
Generation Iron 2
Ghost Patrol
I Love You, Man
Ice Guardians
Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
Made of Honor
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Must Love Dogs
Never Let Me Go
No Reservations
PJ Masks: Season 1
Set Up
The Reaping
Tokyo Idols
Tommy Boy

October 2
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Sleeping with Other People

October 3
13 Demons
Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth (Netflix Original)
Cult of Chucky

I remember renting Bride of Chucky at Blockbuster in the late 90s, and that was a very poor use of money. At least Cult of Chucky is free with a Netflix subscription!

October 4

October 5
Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Schitt’s Creek: Season 3
The Fosters: Season 5

October 6
ID-0: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Skylanders Academy: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Suburra: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix Original)

Word Party: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

October 7
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Middle Man

October 10
Christina P: Mother Inferior (Netflix Original)
The Skyjacker’s Tale

October 11
Donnie Darko

October 12
Fe de etarras (Netflix Original)

October 13
El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial (Netflix Original)
Kingdom of Us (Netflix Original)

MINDHUNTER: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Mindhunter looks like it has the potential to be the next great Netflix series, and the trailer gives out some True Detective-esque vibes.

Super Monsters: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Babysitter (Netflix Original)
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)  (Netflix Original)

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4 (Netflix Original)

October 15
Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
LEGO: City: Season 1
She Makes Comics
West Coast Customs: Season 6

October 17
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (Netflix Original)
Slasher: Guilty Party (Netflix Original)

October 19
Wedding Unplanned

October 20
1922 (Netflix Original)
Haters Back Off: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
One of Us (Netflix Original)
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story (Netflix Original)
Wheelman (Netflix Original Film)

October 23
Meet the Robinsons
While We’re Young

October 24
Wanted: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Wanted: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
The Mist: Season 1

October 25
The Hateful Eight
The Final Master
La Querida del Centauro: Season 2

October 26
Strange Weather

October 27
Stranger Things 2 (Netflix Original)

The Comeback’s David Rogers took an in-depth look at the Stranger Things Season 2 trailer, which features Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, and the producers say that was a “pain in the ass” to make happen.

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Netflix Original)

October 28
Pup Star: Better 2Gether

October 30
Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States (Netflix Original)

October 31
Zumbo’s Just Desserts: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Retribution: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

And here’s a look at what’s leaving Netflix in October…

October 1
30 Rock: Seasons 1 – 7
A Love in Times of Selfies
Across the Universe
Barton Fink
Big Daddy
Cradle 2 the Grave
Crafting a Nation
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Daddy’s Little Girls
Dark Was the Night
David Attenborough’s Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates: Season 1
Day of the Kamikaze
Death Beach
Dowry Law
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
Friday Night Lights: Seasons 1 – 5
Happy Feet
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Love Actually
Malcolm in the Middle: Seasons 1 – 7
Max Dugan Returns
Million Dollar Baby
Mortal Kombat
Mr. 3000
Mulholland Dr.
My Father the Hero
My Name Is Earl: Seasons 1 – 4
One Tree Hill: Seasons 1 – 9
Picture This
Prison Break: Seasons 1 – 4
The Bernie Mac Show: Seasons 1 – 5
The Shining
The Wonder Years: Seasons 1 – 6

October 19
The Cleveland Show: Seasons 1 – 4

October 21
Bones: Seasons 5 – 11

October 27
Lie to Me: Seasons 2 – 3
Louie: Seasons 1 – 5
Hotel Transylvania 2

October 29
Family Guy: Seasons 9 – 14

About Matt Clapp

Matt is an editor at The Comeback. He attended Colorado State University, wishes he was Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris, and idolizes Larry David. And loves pizza and dogs because obviously.

He can be followed on Twitter at @Matt2Clapp (also @TheBlogfines for Cubs/MLB tweets and @DaBearNecess for Bears/NFL tweets), and can be reached by email at

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