The best new Netflix UK series, films, and documentaries to binge in October 2021, courtesy of Secret Birmingham.
Lockdown might be over, but with the weather cooling down as we’ve entered autumn, there’s still much temptation to remain in the warm embrace of Netflix. Come join us! Plenty of blockbuster films, hot new series, and thought-provoking documentaries are also being unleashed this month, so here’s the best of what to watch on Netflix UK in October 2021, as well as some winners from September. Plus, a tantalising glimpse at what lies in store during the last months of 2021! (Don’t forget, you can watch Netflix with pals using this nifty Internet extension.)
New to Netflix UK in October 2021:
Parts of the Halloween Franchise from 1978-1989 (October 1)
Just in time for Halloween, Netflix is dropping the original 1978 film, plus Halloween II, III, 4, and 5. Sounds like it’s time for a spooky Michael Myers movie marathon!
The Guilty (October 1)
The Guilty chronicles the events of a morning in a 911 dispatch call center, where Jake Gyllenhaal attempts to save a caller in grave danger.
Seinfeld, Seasons 1-9 (October 1)
All nine seasons of this iconic US sitcom are coming to Netflix UK, providing the perfect content for a long binge weekend.
Till Death (October 1)
In this new horror flick, Megan Fox plays a woman who is left handcuffed to her dead husband as part of a sick revenge plot.
Baking Impossible (October 6)
Fans of baking shows will love the arrival of this new competition series where top-tier bakers and engineers team up to create the most elaborate designs for a chance to win $100,000.
Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle (October 8)
This animated movie will delight Pokémon fans and awake nostalgia, as Ash and Pikachu encounter the Mythical Pokémon Zarude.
Another Life, Season 2 (October 14)
This sci-fi space drama follows the landing of a massive alien artifact on Earth, prompting an interstellar mission to track down its source and make first contact.
You, Season 3 (October 15)
Joe Goldberg is back for yet another season of this psychological thriller, as Love is pregnant with his child and the couple moves into a new suburban home.
Locke & Key, Season 2 (October 22)
Locke & Key follows three siblings who move into their ancestral home following the murder of their father, only to find the house has magical keys that unlock powers and secrets.
Army of Thieves (October 29)
The Army of the Dead prequel tells the story of a mysterious woman who recruits bank teller Dieter to help her crew crack three safes across Europe.
The best of the rest – coming to Netflix UK in October 2021
Lots and lots to enjoy this month! On October 1 alone, Netflix adds the limited series Maid, the 1999 Austin Powers movie, the broadway show Diana: The Musical, the absolute classic Fight Club (shhh!), Killer Women with Piers Morgan Season 1, the heartbreakingly beautiful Marley & Me movie, several Spider Man movies, The Green Mile, Shutter Island, Love & Other Drugs, Knight and Day, and many more titles.
Also arriving in October are food docuseries Simply Raymond Blanc (3rd), the last season of On My Block (4th), limited series Adult Material (5th), Love is Blind: Brazil (6th), Pretty Smart (8th), The Magic of the Diary of Anne Frank (10th), The Baby-Sitters Club Season 2 (11th), The Movies That Made Us Season 3 (12th), Little Things Season 4 (15th), Last Christmas featuring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding (16th), In for a Murder (19th), Night Teeth (20th), and last but not least, Gwyneth Paltrow’s new reality show, Sex, Love & goop (21st).
Now streaming – new to Netflix UK in September 2021:
They’re already here, so check ’em out!
Sex Education, Season 3
This cult favourite show is back with new episodes, and in this season, word of the “sex school” gets out as a new head teacher tries to control the student body and Otis attempts to hide his secret hookup.
Money Heist, Season 5, Part 1
In Part 5 of this suspense-packed show, the gang has been in the Bank of Spain for more than 100 hours, the Professor is at risk, and the army is coming.
Squid Game, Season 1
This South Korean hit show follows a large group of cash-strapped contestants who compete in deadly “children’s games” for a prize.
Lucifer, Season 6
The sixth and final season of Lucifer wraps up the story of Lucifer, his friends, and family as he scores a promotion, Chloe prepares to give up detective work, and Amenadiel joins the LAPD.
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father, Season 5
Jack and Michael Whitehall hit the road together for one last adventure, this time roaming some of the UK’s most scenic sites.
The best of the rest for September 2021
Another September highlight was the UK release of both Chicago Med & Chicago Fire, with multiple seasons of the US show available to binge. Other titles worth checking out are Season 10 of Shameless, Seasons 1 and 2 of the BBC drama Clique, a load of new documentaries, the Academy Award-winning movie 1917, Zombieland: Double Tap, Season 2 of The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals, Nailed It! Season 6, the fantasy-novel-turned-movie Nightbooks, Love on the Spectrum Season 2, Blood & Water Season 2, the limited series Midnight Mass, Melissa McCarthy’s The Starling, and many more.
Coming to Netflix UK later in 2021
Impatient, are we? Fear not, for we’re a forward-thinking bunch too. We’ve sifted through the rumours, hearsay, and snippets of information to take a look forward to Netflix arrivals rumoured to drop later this year. During Netflix’s global fan event in September, it was announced that the highly-anticipated fourth season of Stranger Things (check out a tantalising teaser trailer here), sadly won’t be streaming until 2022. However, some other popular titles have been confirmed to return in late 2021: The Crown Season 5 airs in November, and Tiger King Season 5 hits our screen on November 17. The second part of Money Heist‘s final season hits Netflix in December, as does Emily in Paris Season 2 (December 22).
For the rest of 2021, Netflix has also promised to launch a new original film every week, so there are plenty of riches coming our way. Among the long list of arrivals are some suspenseful Halloween movies like There’s Someone Inside Your House, the Western flick featuring Idris Elba titled The Harder They Fall, the political satire/disaster film Don’t Look Up with Leonardo Di Caprio and Jennifer Lawrence, action comedy thriller Red Notice with Gal Gadot, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Ryan Reynolds, and musical adaptation tick tick…BOOM with plenty of input from Lin-Manuel Miranda. You can also look forward to some Netflix Originals sequels, including The Princess Switch 3. What a Christmas present that’ll be!