6 Can't-Miss Titles Hitting Netflix in October

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Exhausted the current selection of Netflix's catalog? The service is constantly adding new and original programming to keep you entertained. Check out what’s fresh this October.

1. BLACK MIRROR (2016)


The consequences of relying heavily on technology is the central theme to this British-born anthology series, and it’s probably best you don’t know any more than that. After two seasons and a holiday special, creator Charlie Brooker is producing eight original installments for Netflix, including one curiously set in the not-very-digital '80s. (10/21)

2. PATTON (1970)

The decorated World War II military commander was the subject of this decorated biopic, which won seven Academy Awards and earned some of the best notices of star George C. Scott’s career. Despite the accolades, Scott disliked the idea of acting being a competition and refused to accept his Oscar, becoming the first performer ever to do so. When he won during the 1971 telecast, he was asleep at home. (10/1)

3. QUIZ SHOW (1994)

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Robert Redford’s fact-based drama tells the story of famous—and then infamous—quiz show contestants Charles Van Doren and Herbert Stempel, two warring personalities who were instructed how to answer questions in order to bolster ratings for the game show Twenty-One. Turns out the 1950s predicted reality television with precision. (10/1)

4. GRIZZLY MAN (2005)


Werner Hertzog’s haunting documentary retraces the steps of Timothy Treadwell, an animal conservationist and free spirit who paid a steep price for his unshakeable trust in the grizzly bears he studied. (10/1)

5. THE 13TH (2016)


Ava DuVernay (Selma) directs this Netflix original documentary about the plight of prison inmates in our country and how race can influence incarceration policies. The title refers to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery except in the case of punishment for a crime. (10/7)

6. MASCOTS (2016)


Christopher Guest (Best in Show, This is Spinal Tap) directs another improv-heavy ensemble mockumentary, this time about the challenges faced by sports mascots competing for a prestigious annual award. This being a Guest movie, people will embarrass themselves. In dog costumes. (10/13)