What’s Coming and Going on Netflix this October

As another month arrives, another set of Netflix shows and movies either enter or leave the stream.

Netflix continues the tradition of the amount of things dropping or leaving as a clean slate of days and weeks that will be on the popular service site. Ever since its inception, Netflix has always had a way to get people to tune in to whatever presentation they are interested in at any time of day or night. Here is what is coming and going for the new month.

Starting off the month, we have a pair of shows and movies dropping in or leaving the place. Among those joining are 2005’s reimagined “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” starring Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore, the 1997 movie “Boogie Nights,” fantasy flick “Penelope” and “Miss Congeniality” featuring Sandra Bullock. The first season of “Mindhunters” is also becoming available very shortly.

Sadly, shows like “Friday Night Lights,” “30 Rock,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “One Tree Hill,” the family comedy hit “The Wonder Years” and “My Name is Earl” starring Jason Lee have left the service on the 1st. The recent seasons of Family Guy are also leaving on the 29th. Stephen King’s horror classic “The Shining” is also taking off during this month.

As the month progresses, more will either enter or leave the streaming service for people to enjoy including “The Meyerowitz Stories” coming out on October 13. The new special “Rodney Carrington: Here Comes the Truth” will be available as well. The 2001 cult classic “Donnie Darko” is coming out on the 11th. The fan favorite “Talladega Nights” starring Will Ferrell is making its return to the small screen on the 13th while “Meet the Robinsons” will drop on the 23rd for a more family-friendly feel.

Lastly, when Halloween approaches, the much-anticipated second season of “Stranger Things” finally premieres on the 27th to start the next chapter of the Upside Down. On the same day, “Hotel Transylvania 2” is making its final hilarious spook before leaving.

College students everywhere can enjoy what is on the site for the month until it’s time for November to kick in for a festive new slate of shows, movies and documentaries to hit the spotlight when Halloween comes to an end.


Story by
Dan Lauper