The summer heat is quickly approaching South Africa and as our temperatures soar, we try to keep ourselves cool indoors – maybe nestle up to some Netflix and enjoy the latest offerings on the subscription service. For October 2023, Netflix is bringing more heat with an impressive lineup of new movies and TV shows. Here’s what you can expect on the streaming service this October.
The biggest takeaways from October will undoubtedly be the anticipated seventh season of Rick and Morty, which features new voices of the main characters replacing co-creator Justin Roiland. Additionally, the hit comedy movie Mean Girls will also be arriving on the service alongside the fifth season of The Good Doctor, season 6 of Outlander and much more. Let’s take a look.
Netflix October 2023 – What to Expect?
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- Blessers – 1/10/2023: A loving father tries to change his daughter’s lavish ways, but he learns a lesson of his own when she finds a new method to maintain her lifestyle.
- The Good Doctor: Season 5 – 11/10/2023: Shaun and Lea plan for their future together, while the surgical team fields challenging new cases and adjusts to a big change at St. Bonaventure.
- Mean Girls – 1/10/2023: After being home-schooled abroad, new student Cady gets a crash course in high school life when a popular clique of girls invites her to sit with them.
- Outlander: Season 6 – 5/10/2023: Claire and Jamie fight to protect the ones they love as mysterious newcomers and rising political tensions disrupt life at Fraser’s Ridge.
- Rick and Morty: Season 7 – 16/10/2023: Rick and Morty are back and sounding more like themselves than ever! It’s Season 7, and the possibilities are endless: what’s up with Jerry? EVIL Summer?! And will they ever go back to high school?! Maybe not! But let’s find out! There’s probably less piss than last season. Rick and Morty, 100 years! or at least until season 10!
Below is a list of Netflix titles coming to the service this October.
3 October 2023
Beth Stelling: If You Didn’t Want Me Then – Netflix Comedy Special
Comedian Beth Stelling is aging in dog years, camping with a fake husband and monitoring her dad’s raccoon army in this slyly laid-back stand-up special.
4 October 2023
Keys to the Heart – Netflix Film
Troubled and alone, a boxer moves in with his long-lost mother and autistic pianist brother — but must fit in with a family he hasn’t known for years.
Beckham – Netflix Documentary
BECKHAM, a four-part documentary series, tells the inside story of a global football star and cultural icon. David Beckham is one of the most known names on the planet, yet few people know who he really is. From his humble working-class beginnings in east London, his drive and determination to win, and the battle to find balance between ambition, love and family, David’s story is one of immense ups and downs. The series takes you on that rollercoaster and builds a surprising, personal and definitive story of one of the most recognisable and scrutinised athletes of all time.
In Beckham, Academy Award-winner Fisher Stevens (Palmer, And We Go Green, The Cove) along with Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning producer John Battsek (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man, Winter on Fire) are granted unprecedented access to David, his wife Victoria, his family, his friends and his team-mates. The result is an intimate portrait of a man as well as a chronicle of late-modern sports and celebrity culture.
Race to the Summit – Netflix Documentary
Fearless alpine climbers Ueli Steck and Dani Arnold enter into a death-defying rivalry to set speed records on the Swiss Alps’ great north faces.
5 October 2023
Everything Now – Netflix Series
After months in recovery for an eating disorder, 16-year-old Mia devises a bucket list of quintessential teen experiences to make up for lost time.
Lupin: Part 3 – Netflix Series
As the media and police look to Claire and Raoul, an on-the-run Assane schemes to protect them from afar — but old foes are eager to thwart his plans.
Khufiya – Netflix Film
When a mole in an intelligence unit leads to the murder of an undercover spy, a hardened agent relentlessly pursues him to avenge the death.
6 October 2023
A Deadly Invitation – Netflix Film
A true crime enthusiast is ensnared in her high-society sister’s murder. With a villa full of posh suspects, it’s up to her to find the culprit.
Ballerina – Netflix Film
Grieving the loss of a best friend she couldn’t protect, an ex-bodyguard sets out to fulfill her dear friend’s last wish: sweet, sweet revenge.
Fair Play – Netflix Film
An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a couple’s romance to the brink, threatening to unravel far more than their recent engagement.
7 October 2023
Strong Girl Nam-soon – Netflix Series
Gifted with superhuman strength, a young woman returns to Korea to find her birth family — only to be entangled in a drug case that could test her power.
9 October 2023
Stranded with my Mother-in-Law – Netflix Series
To win a life-changing prize, couples embark on a journey to an earthly paradise and confront challenges… with the assistance of their mothers-in-law.
10 October 2023
DI4RIES: Season 2 Part 1 – Netflix Series
A new year of school is ahead, and the friends are now in a new 3D class. As feelings and relationships are tested, can they manage to stick together?
Last One Standing: Season 2 – Netflix Series
Lights, camera, action! The hit comedy competition wrapped in a scripted drama returns. Who will survive to earn the title of Last One Standing?
11 October 2023
Pact of Silence – Netflix Series
A big-time social media influencer plunges headfirst into the lives of four women fueled by a thirst for the truth about her birth — and revenge.
Once Upon a Star – Netflix Film
In 1970, a cinema projection troupe faces roadblocks as they journey across Thailand to entertain eager audiences by live-dubbing beloved films.
Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul – Netflix Documentary
Juul was the fastest-growing company in history. Now, they’re a cautionary tale. Based on the book Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul by TIME Health Correspondent Jamie Ducharme, and directed by R.J. Cutler (Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry; Belushi), this four-part docuseries unpacks twenty years of Silicon Valley innovation, influence, and insanity to explain the spectacular flameout of the vaping device that almost changed everything.
12 October 2023
The Fall of the House of Usher – Netflix Series
To secure their fortune — and future — two ruthless siblings build a family dynasty that begins to crumble when their heirs mysteriously die, one by one.
GOOD NIGHT WORLD – Netflix Series
Four miserable members of a dysfunctional household have no idea that they’ve formed a happy family unit in an immersive VR game — with each other.
13 October 2023
Ijogbon – Netflix Film
Four teenagers from a rural village in South–West Nigeria stumble upon a pouch of uncut diamonds — but before long, others come looking for the bounty.
The Conference – Netflix Film
A ragtag group of public sector employees battle not only their own discord but also a bloodthirsty killer during a seemingly innocuous retreat.
15 October 2023
Camp Courage – Netflix Documentary
In this documentary, a girl displaced by the war in Ukraine heads to a summer camp in the Alps with her grandmother, testing the limits of her bravery.
16 October 2023
Oggy Oggy: Season 3 – Netflix Kids and Family Series
Kind and curious kitty Oggy Oggy wants to spread joy to all his friends and neighbors. But sometimes, he gets into playful mischief instead. Miaow!
17 October 2023
I Woke Up A Vampire – Netflix Series
On her 13th birthday, Carmie discovers that she’s actually half human, half vampire — and that mythical powers make middle school way more complicated.
Heather McMahan: Son I Never Had – Netflix Comedy Special
A new stand-up comedy special from Heather McMahan.
The Devil on Trial – Netflix Documentary
A boy possessed by the devil. Exorcisms. Murder. And the first – and only – time “demonic possession” has been used as a plea in a US murder trial.
18 October 2023
Kaala Paani – Netflix Series
When a mysterious illness descends upon the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a desperate fight for survival collides with a race to find a cure.
19 October 2023
Bodies – Netflix Series
Four detectives. Four timelines. One victim. In order to save the future, they’ll need to solve the murder that altered the course of history first.
Crashing Eid – Netflix Series
When Razan’s British Pakistani fiance crashes her Saudi family’s Eid celebrations, she attempts to convince them that he is a suitable match.
Neon – Netflix Series
An aspiring reggaeton star and his best friends move to Miami on a mission, weathering roadblocks and reality checks together in their quest for success.
Crypto Boy – Netflix Film
Following a dispute with his father, a young man falls prey to cryptocurrency’s allure and an entrepreneur’s audacious promises of financial freedom.
20 October 2023
Big Mouth: Season 7 – Netflix Series
Season seven of Emmy Award winning Big Mouth follows the now teenage students of Bridgeton middle school as they make their way to high school. Change is the only constant as our characters are faced with a new school, new friends, new adversaries, and new Hormone Monsters. The penultimate season of Big Mouth premieres globally on October 20, 2023.
Creature – Netflix Series
When tragedy befalls a reckless scientist in Ottoman-era Istanbul, his student uses untested methods to finish his work — with devastating consequences.
Doona! – Netflix Series
A college student navigates life and school while dealing with a unique predicament — he’s living with a beautiful former K-pop idol.
Elite: Season 7 – Netflix Series
Omar is back. Iván has a broken heart. Isadora deals with her dangerous family. Is it possible for the students at Las Encinas to trust one another?
Surviving Paradise – Netflix Series
An addictive new reality competition series.
Disco Inferno – Netflix Film
A young couple conjures a dark presence that hungers for their unborn baby as they prepare to burn up the dance floor at LA’s hottest disco.
Flashback – Netflix Film
A yoga teacher’s life flashes before her eyes during a deadly home invasion, sending her on a desperate race through her past to save the man she loves.
Kandasamys: The Baby – Netflix Film
The in-laws head to Mauritius for the birth of their grandchild and stir up comic trouble in this fourth installment of the Kandasamy franchise.
Old Dads – Netflix Film
Three middle-aged dads realize just how out of step they are in a world of millennial CEOs and powerful preschool principals in this comedy directed and co-written by Bill Burr, who stars with Bobby Cannavale and Bokeem Woodbine.
Vjeran Tomic: The Spider-Man of Paris – Netflix Documentary
In his own words, the burglar behind the 2010 robbery of the Paris Museum of Modern Art tells how he pulled off the biggest art heist in French history.
23 October 2023
Princess Power: Season 2 – Netflix Kids and Family Series
When there’s trouble in the Fruitdoms, these princess pals jump in to help each other — because sometimes problems are too big for just one princess!
24 October 2023
Pete Holmes: I Am Not for Everyone – Netflix Comedy Special
Comedian Pete Holmes delivers a feel-good stand-up set on his awkward post-prostate exam hug, a devilish Midwest meeting and his mom’s voicemail glitches.
Get Gotti – Netflix Documentary
Told from both sides of the law, this documentary from the makers of “Fear City” follows the FBI’s battle to bring down mob infamous boss, John Gotti.
25 October 2023
Absolute Beginners – Netflix Series
Two lifelong teenage friends enjoying summer at the beach meet a handsome, aspiring pro athlete who they try to cast in their sensual short film.
Burning Betrayal – Netflix Film
In this adaptation of Sue Hecker’s novel, an accountant sees her fiance’s betrayal as an opportunity for a sexual awakening, with dangerous consequences.
Life on Our Planet – Netflix Documentary
This is the story of life’s epic battle to conquer and survive on planet Earth. Today there are 20 million species on our planet, yet what we see is just a snapshot in time — 99% of earth’s inhabitants are lost to our deep past. The story of what happened to these dynasties — their rise and their fall – is truly remarkable. In partnership with Industrial Light & Magic, the series uses the latest technology and science to bring long-extinct creatures back to life. Narrated by Morgan Freeman and from executive producer Steven Spielberg and the Emmy® Award winning team behind Our Planet, this is the story of Life on Our Planet.
26 October 2023
PLUTO – Netflix Series
When the world’s seven most advanced robots and their human allies are murdered one by one, inspector Gesicht soon discovers that he’s also in danger.
27 October 2023
Tore – Netflix Series
An immature and aimless 27-year-old throws himself into an unknown world of sex, drugs and self-discovery after his closest companion’s death.
Pain Hustlers – Netflix Film
An exciting new career in pharmaceutical sales could cure all her family’s money troubles. But will buying into the American dream cost her everything? Emily Blunt and Chris Evans star.
Sister Death – Netflix Film
After a miraculous childhood, Narcisa becomes a novice and starts teaching girls in a former convent haunted by a disturbing presence.
Yellow Door: ’90s Lo-fi Film Club – Netflix Documentary
This intimate documentary explores a bygone era of cinematic passion and the emergence of young film enthusiasts in South Korea, including Bong Joon-ho.
28 October 2023
Castaway Diva – Netflix Series
Fifteen years after being stranded on a remote island, an aspiring singer reenters society — stopping at nothing to pursue her dream of becoming a diva.
31 October 2023
Ralph Barbosa: Cowabunga – Netflix Comedy Special
A new stand-up comedy special from Ralph Barbosa.
ONEFOUR: Against All Odds – Netflix Documentary
This documentary traces the meteoric rise of Australia’s first drill rap stars, defiant in the face of police’s efforts to stop them from performing.