Top 10 upcoming Netflix movies in October 2022

October will see a spate of new films added to Netflix as the year-end barrage of new titles begins in anticipation of the holidays.

Netflix will see a variety of films arriving on its platform in the fall month of October ranging from thrilling dramas to wonderful fantasies to side-splitting comedies. Here is a list of the top 10 upcoming Netflix movies in October 2022:

1. Mr Harrigan’s Phone

Cast: Jaeden Martell, Donald Sutherland, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Joe Tippett, Cyrus Arnold 

Craig (Martell) develops a friendship with his elderly neighbour, Mr Harrigan (Sutherland) and even gifts him a brand new phone so that they can keep in touch regularly.

However, when Craig gets calls and messages from Mr Harrigan’s phone even after his death, strange and terrifying things take place that force Craig to dig into what kind of person Mr Harrigan was.

Release date: 5 October

2. Doll House

Cast: Baron Geisler, Ricardo Cepeda, Mary Joy Apostol, Katreena Beron

Doll House is a Filipino drama about a musician and former drug addict (Geisler) who takes on the job of caring for a young girl, who is the daughter he abandoned many years ago.

He helps her with her dream of becoming a singer while simultaneously trying to clean up his own life before anyone finds out who he really is.

Release date: 7 October

3. The Redeem Team

Cast: Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Mike Krzyzewski, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant (Archival footage)

This documentary film focuses on the US men’s Olympic basketball team as they aimed to overcome their past failures and travel the path to redemption and an eventual gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

There are testimonies from all the players and an in-depth look at the psychology of the team going into the tournament and how they weren’t considered great team players even though each of them was well established in the NBA.

Release date: 7 October

4. Luckiest Girl Alive

Cast: Mila Kunis, Finn Wittrock, Scoot McNairy, Jennifer Beals, Connie Britton 

Ani (Kunis) is a workaholic editor in New York who appears to have the perfect life with her brilliant career and an upcoming marriage to a wealthy young man.

Things begin to unravel when a documentary filmmaker approaches Ani about a traumatic event from her past which dredges up all these memories that she had buried deep inside of her and turn her into someone unrecognisable.

Release date: 7 October

5. The Curse of Bridge Hollow

Cast: Priah Ferguson, Marlon Wayans, Kelly Rowland, Rob Riggle, Lauren Lapkus

Sydney (Ferguson) is uprooted from her normal life when her parents move to Bridge Hollow but when she unleashes an ancient spirit on Halloween that brings all the decorations back to life, things get a lot more interesting for her.

Halloween shenanigans ensue as Sydney and her family fight back against the dangerous decorations along with the rest of the town to make sure that the curse doesn’t remain.

Release date: 14 December

6. The School for Good and Evil

Cast: Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh

Sophie (Caruso) and Agatha (Wylie) are pulled from the outside world to be part of an enchanted school that teaches the legendary heroes and villains of all fairytales. The school exists to maintain the balance between good and evil.

However, when that balance is threatened with Sophie and Agatha caught right in the middle of it, their friendship is put to the test as they try to overcome their difficulties and set things right.

Release date: 19 October

7. The Stranger

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Steve Mouzakis, Jada Alberts, Brendan Cooney

Based on true events, The Stranger revolves around the friendship between Henry Teague (Harris) and Mark (Edgerton) that forms along the course of a long journey.

In truth, Teague is a suspect in one of the biggest unsolved missing persons cases in Australia’s history while Mark is the undercover officer right on Teague’s tail.

Release date: 19 October

8. 20th Century Girl

Cast: Kim Yoo-jung, Byeon Woo-seok, Park Jung-woo, Roh Yoon-seo

Na Bo-ra (Yoo-jung) is a 17-year-old who begins documenting everything she can find out about her school’s most popular boy, Baek Hyun-jin (Jung-woo), at the behest of her best friend, Yeon-du (Woo-seok), who is headed to the US for heart surgery.

What starts as a harmless exercise soon turns more complicated as Bo-ra finds her own feelings being drawn into the situation.

Release date: 21 October

9. The Good Nurse

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Nnamdi Asomugha, Noah Emmerich, Kim Dickens

Amy (Chastain) is an overworked nurse and a single parent of two girls. When Charlie (Redmayne) joins as a nurse, her workload is reduced and Amy feels relaxed for the first time in forever.

Things take a turn for the worse, however, when patients begin mysteriously dying and the authorities warn Amy that Charlie might be secretly killing these patients and ask her to put herself and her family in danger to catch him.

Release date: 26 October

10. Wendell & Wild

Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett, James Hong, Sam Zelaya

Wendell (Key) & Wild (Peele) are two demon brothers who wish to find a way to the land of the living while avoiding the wrath of their arch-nemesis, Sister Helly (Bassett).

To do this, they try to manipulate teenager Kat Elliot (Ross) so that she and her brother Raul (Zelaya) can help them achieve their goal.

Release date: 28 October


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