Movies/TV Shows Coming To Netflix In October
15 Of 15 Movies We Left Out
- OCTOBER 1ST:
Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder
Based on the Depression-era comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America's favorite urchin (Aileen Quinn) as she captures Daddy Warbucks' (Albert Finney) heart with her unquenchable optimism. In the meantime, Annie must try to dodge the treacherous head of the orphanage (Carol Burnett). Directed by John Huston, Annie features the hit song "Tomorrow."
Annie: A Royal Adventure (1995)
Ashley Johnson, Joan Collins, George Hearn, Ian McDiarmid, Emily Ann Lloyd, Camilla Belle
Annie, the charming orphan with a head full of red curls, and her beloved dog, Sandy, join her darling Daddy Warbucks for a trip to England to meet the queen. But will a little girl used to a hard-knock life make a good impression on royalty?
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark, Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge, Noelle Parker, Billie Bird
When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new St. Nick, A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a skeptical kids-show host to take over the post of Father Christmas
Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles, Warren J. Kemmerling, Janet Brandt
A federal agent whose daughter died of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He organizes a task force of mercenaries to travel to France in order to kill the nine leaders of a Marseilles drug syndicate.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff, George Coe, JoBeth Williams Ted (Dustin Hoffman) is a career-driven yuppie -- until he finds out his dissatisfied wife (Meryl Streep) is leaving him and their 6-year-old son. But just as Ted begins to love being a full-time parent, his wife reappears to reclaim the boy. Poignant and beautifully acted, this cinematic tearjerker swept the 1979 Academy Awards, winning Oscars for Hoffman and Streep in addition to Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay honors.
My Father the Hero (1994)
Gérard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl, Dalton James, Lauren Hutton, Faith Prince, Stephen Tobolowsky When Frenchman Andre (Gérard Depardieu) takes his 14-year-old daughter Nicole (Katherine Heigl) on a Caribbean vacation, she develops a crush on hunky Ben (Dalton James). To impress Ben, Nicole pretends Andre is her lover -- which has the rest of the resort crowd loathing his cradle-snatching ways. But when the police threaten to arrest Andre for consorting with a minor, Nicole must tell all and risk alienating Ben.
Paths of Glory (1957)
Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Wayne Morris, George Macready, Ralph Meeker, Richard Anderson
Col. Dax leads a weary regiment of French army soldiers during World War I. When French generals order the regiment to carry out what amounts to a suicide mission against German fire, some of the men refuse and are tried on charges of cowardice.
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack, Eddie Izzard
A wicked movie about the making of the 1922 silent-film classic Nosferatu, Shadow of the Vampire features Willem Dafoe's Oscar-nominated performance. Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) yearns to create the most terrifying vampire tale imaginable. Unknown actor Max Schreck (Dafoe), cast as the vampire Count Orlock, makes an impressive debut as filming begins, even as he hides an unearthly secret.
Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon de Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan Amid stunning vistas, this Oscar-winning Western from director George Stevens follows a reformed gunslinger whose determination to avoid a fight is tested when greedy cattle barons threaten the community of homesteaders he's joined.
Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele, Ronald Mlodzik Director David Cronenberg's film debut revels in his pet theme: deep-rooted fears of our bodies and sexuality. A scientist's neighbors fall to primal urges after he unleashes a sexually transmitted parasite that destroys inhibitions in its host body. This terrifying thriller tests nerves with its bloodthirsty, wormlike parasites -- in one gruesome and memorable sequence, they attack a woman in a bathtub.
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Bill Nighy, Alex Hyde-White, Stephanie Lawrence, Terence Harvey An emotionally and physically scarred man known as the Phantom -- once an enormously talented composer -- haunts a contemporary opera house in search of a maiden he can groom to be a diva.
Three Fugitives (1989)
Nick Nolte, Martin Short, Sarah Rowland Doroff, James Earl Jones, Alan Ruck, Kenneth McMillan
Fresh out of prison, former stickup man Daniel Lucas (Nick Nolte) finds himself taken hostage at a bank by would-be robber Ned Perry (Martin Short), and the cops -- aware of Lucas's history -- naturally assume the two are a team. Before you can say "getaway," Lucas and Perry are on the run with Perry's 6-year-old daughter (Sarah Rowland Doroff) along for the ride in director Francis Veber's fast-paced remake of his French crime caper.
- OCTOBER 4TH:
The Boxcar Children (2013)
Jadon Sand, JK Simmons, Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, Martin Sheen, Zachary Gordon
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which, they furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with their grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret.
- OCTOBER 8TH:
Jay Mohr: Funny For a Girl
Jay Mohr's newest one hour special, and the first in over 7 years, is a hilarious set of stories of the challenges of raising two kids, keeping his family on the right path, along with his legendary impressions (Christopher Walken, Norm MacDonald, Adam Sandler and a host of others) and riotous real life Hollywood stories. As Jay says, "the stories are all true" and they're all funny too.
- OCTOBER 11TH:
Lennie James, Grant Bowler, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alfred Molina, Josh Henderson, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Freya Tingley
Bishop is a small-town sheriff, making an honest living, with no memory of his criminal past. But when his old crew rolls into town looking for their loot, the perfect getaway threatens to turn into a nightmare of greed, revenge, and retribution.
Witching & Bitching (2013)
Javier Botet, Mario Casas, Santiago Segura, Hugo Silva, Carolina Bang, Carmen Maura
In this heist film turned horror fest, director Álex de la Iglesia's love of mayhem is on full display as a gang of gold thieves lands in a coven of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual -- and in need of a sacrifice.
Aidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling, Barry Keoghan, Nika McGuigan, Chris McHallem, Brian Gleeson Ex-professor Dermot and his girlfriend, Abbey, are forced to reevaluate their feelings about family when she becomes pregnant. Facing an uncertain future, Abbey revisits her roots in Canada, while Dermot forges a tentative bond with a local boy.
Tim Minchin And The Heritage Orchestra Live (2011)
Flanked by a full orchestra, Tim Minchin takes the Royal Albert Hall by storm with a wonderfully witty evening of satirical musical comedy.
Cowgirls n'Angels (2012)
Bailee Madison, James Cromwell, Jackson Rathbone, Alicia Witt, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Frankie Faison Feisty youngster Ida longs for adventure and hopes to find her father, a rodeo performer. When she seeks refuge with a troupe of female trick riders and their ornery leader, an ex-rodeo star, she finds a new family and an all-encompassing passion.
Liberal Arts (2012)
Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, Elizabeth Reaser, Zac Efron
A speaking engagement brings 35-year-old Jesse back to his college alma mater, where he's blindsided by nostalgia and a plucky sophomore named Zibby. Newly single and unfulfilled by his job, Jesse finds Zibby pulling him out of his disillusionment.
Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn
In his second full length special WyattCenac discusses his thoughts on everything from adults giving each other hickeys to the vast changes in Brooklyn.
This arresting documentary profiles four human rights investigators who've dedicated themselves to combating criminal abuses around the globe. The team's challenges include the atrocities committed by oppressive regimes in Syria and Libya.
Bound by Flesh (2012)
Lea Thompson, Nancy Allen, Timothy Stack, Blake Boyd
Perhaps the most famous conjoined twins of all time, the Hiltons became a vaudeville sensation before falling on hard times and dying in poverty. This absorbing documentary follows their unique life, which was fraught with exploitation and hardship.