The Dark Knight Rises, Attack on Titan, The Last Kingdom, and More on Netflix in October

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The Dark Knight Rises, Attack on Titan, The Last Kingdom, and More on Netflix in October
Highlights
  • Pawn Sacrifice is a drama based on chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer
  • Desierto is a horror film about immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border
  • The Last Kingdom is based on Bernard Cornwall's Saxon Stories book series

On Netflix, September saw a fresh season of BoJack Horseman, one of the most thoughtful comedies these days, and the return of Star Trek to the small screen more than a decade after the last series in the franchise went off the air. Alongside that, Rick and Morty's third season continues as well, and some great films and TV shows.

There are fewer big names coming in October, but you'll find plenty to like with some classic comedies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and fun superhero shows like Season 5 of Arrow coming to Netflix. There's also a documentary about singer Chris Brown, called Welcome to my Life, a behind the scenes look at his life and concerts, in which he also talks about his 2009 assault on his then-girlfriend Rihanna. There's also It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond, a documentary about the making of the Beatles' revolutionary album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band. Unfortunately, the documentary filmmakers did not get the rights to the Beatles' songs, and the absence of original music is something most reviews criticised.

Season 14 of Dragon's Den, the UK-based reality show based on Japan's Money Tigers, is also arriving on Netflix this October. You might be more familiar with the US version of the show, Shark Tank - season 7 and 8 of which are also available on Netflix right now. Netflix also gets Punch Drunk Love, the highest rated Adam Sandler movie on Rotten Tomatoes right now. The film is topped by Top Five, where he plays himself, so that doesn't really count, and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which releases next month, so we're marking the top spot for Punch Drunk Love. Given Netflix's penchant for putting up terrible Adam Sandler movies - including paying for one, the Ridiculous 6, which incidentally has a 0 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

That's just a small sampling of everything that's coming to Netflix in October. Before getting into the full list, here are our top five picks of shows and movies that are coming to Netflix India in October.

Pawn Sacrifice/ October 1
This 2014 film starring Tobey Maguire, Peter Sarsgaard, and Liev Schreiber is a true story about the American grandmaster Bobby Fischer. The events of the movie take place during the height of the Cold War, and Fischer finds himself pitted against Russian chess masters as a pawn between the two superpowers.

The film was praised by critics, particularly for Tobey Maguire's performance as Fischer. The film is a great look at genius and madness, while also giving you an insight into the world of chess.

Attack on Titan: Part 1/ October 1
Attack on Titan: Part 1 is a Japanese animated film based on the manga of the same name. The film was split into two parts, and Part 1 introduced us to the Titans, a giant race that appeared and destroyed most of humanity.

People had to build giant walls, and peace returned for 100 years, but the film sees a Titan attack that breaches the wall, and a rampage against humanity follows. The one and a half hour movie is brutal but original, and will keep you engaged through the whole way.

Desierto/ October 1
This Mexican-French thriller starring Gael Garcia Bernal (Motorcycle Diaries, Mozart in the Jungle) and directed by Jonas Cuaron (who co-wrote Gravity) has won prizes at film festivals, and follows a group of illegal immigrants trying to cross the Mexico-US border.

When the truck carrying them breaks down in the middle of nowhere, the migrants try and make the journey on foot - but they end up being hunted by a rifle toting vigilante who kills off the group one by one. Structured like a horror film, Desierto is thought provoking, but ultimately let down by being predictable.

Train to Busan/ October 1
In the last couple of years, we've seen a few amazing Korean movies set on trains. In 2013, there was Snowpiercer, an amazing action movie about a train that constantly circles the globe with the remnants of humanity on board, and a class struggle that takes place on board.

Last year, we got Train to Busan, which is easily one of the most exciting zombie films we've seen. Our protagonist is taking his daughter on a train journey, to see her mother who lives in Busan - and along the way to the station there are signs that something is wrong. By the time they reach, a panic is building, and a woman gets onto the train with a bite on her leg. You can tell where this is going - a full out zombie attack follows, and the rest of the movie is a mix of action and horror that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Last Kingdom/ October 22
A BBC series based on the Saxon Stories series by the Sharpe's books writer Bernard Cornwell, The Last Kingdom is a semi-historical adventure that's set during the ninth-century, in England. The country is a group of small kingdoms, that's facing invasion from the Danes. It follows Uthred - a young boy from Northumbria, whose father is killed by the Danes, and he ends up falling in with them.

The Danes quickly capture the kingdoms of Mercia, and East Anglia, and then prepare to attack Wessex, the "last kingdom" of the English. At this point, Uthred switches sides, and serves the king of Wessex - Alfred, who is known today as Alfred the Great.

Those are the five picks we're most excited about but here's a full list of everything Netflix has announced for October:

October 1
Richard Hammond's Crash Course: Series 1
Loktak Lairembee
Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
What She Put on the Table: Season 1
Havenhurst
Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Season 2
Louis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Stars
Pawn Sacrifice
Black Hawk Down
Max Steel
Exposed
Freejack
The President's Barber
Criminal
Ninja
Kite
The King and I
Friend Request
The Lion Woman
Hands of Stone
Wrong Side Raju
London Has Fallen
The Dark Knight Rises
Ratchet and Clank
Howl
Hell or High Water
Men on a Mission: Series 1
Grand Piano
crazy che
Skin Deep
Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear
Beastly
I'm in Love with a Church Girl
Redeemer
I'll Be There
Dark Tide
Louis Theroux: LA Stories - Among the Sex Offenders
Blood Money
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
Filly Brown
Stonehearst Asylum
Louis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion
Ghost Patrol
The Animal
Automata
Franca: Chaos and Creation
Crash
Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season 1
Cell Phone
Major League II
Richard Hammond's Crash Course: Series 2
The Dead Lands
Generation Iron 2
Pattaya
Ice Guardians
Louis Theroux: America's Most Dangerous Pets
The Whole Nine Yards
How to Steal a Dog
Attack on Titan: Part 1
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Joint Security Area
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Shinjuku Incident
Hostage 26 Years
Mega Snake
Mechanic: Resurrection
The Host
Tokyo Idols
Desierto
Resurrecting the Champ
Fire with Fire
The Railway Man
Train to Busan
Forever the Moment
Treasures Decoded: Series 1
OFFICE
The New Guy
Cart
Equestria Girls: Tales of Canterlot High: Season 1
Generation Um...
16 Blocks
Monster Hunt
The Good Shepherd
The Dark Knight
City by the Sea
Nature's Great Events (2009): Series 1

October 2

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

October 3

Security
Chesapeake Shores: Season 2

October 5

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper And Beyond
Bonus Family: Season 1

October 6
ID-0: Season 1
The Man Who Would Be Polka King
Arrow: Season 5
Word Party: Season 3
Kibaoh Klashers: Season 2
The Polka King

October 7
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life

October 10

Sticky Notes
6 Days
Chesapeake Shores: Season 2
Kids in Love

October 11

Punch-Drunk Love

October 12

Dynasty: Season 1
Barakah Meets Barakah
Bomb Scared

October 13

El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial
Super Monsters: Season 1
Dragons' Den: Season 14
The Babysitter

October 15

Money
What's Your Number?
Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
West Coast Customs: Season 6
Slasher: Guilty Party

October 19

Amnesia

October 20

Wheelman
1922

October 22
The Last Kingdom: Season 1
Black Mass

October 24

Wanted: Season 1
Wanted: Season 2

October 26

Strange Weather

October 27

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

October 29

The Equalizer
Think Like a Man Too

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