September 29, 2016
Best Movies Coming To Netflix October 2016 And The Best Halloween Movies On The Streaming Site

In October 2016, some of the best movies are coming to Netflix, and many of them are perfect for Halloween. As usual, there are some titles that most people would have to get paid to watch, like A Cinderella Story, so this list concentrates on only the best movies coming to Netflix in October 2016. Whether you are in the mood to laugh out loud, become engrossed in a good drama or have a good scare, Netflix has a movie for you.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Just like this film, Audrey Hepburn is absolutely timeless. The final scene is almost guaranteed to not leave a dry eye in the house. Audrey graces Netflix with her presence on October 1.

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Dazed and Confused

Alright, alright, alright; Dazed and Confused arrives on the first of October. This classic comedy scored 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and the site provides an insightful synopsis for one of the best movies on Netflix.

"Like George Lucas' American Graffiti, Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950's, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and Frampton Comes Alive."
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Skipping school never looked so complicated, yet so cool. Netflix audiences can hear the roll call of, "Bueller? Bueller…" on October 1.

Ghost Town

Greg Kinnear and Ricky Gervais star in this hilarious fantasy-comedy. This is for those that want a ghost story, but don't want to be scared witless. IMDB sets the premise for one of the funniest movies on Netflix for Halloween.

"Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen."
Ricky Gervais sees dead people on the first of October.


In the mood for a three-hour World War II drama? Then this epic tale starring George C. Scott is for you. Made in 1970, Patton is considered one of the best war movies of all-time, and it comes to Netflix on October 1.

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The Queen of the Damned

The late Aaliyah never looked so good than when playing the queen of the vampires. Unfortunately, Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash shortly before the film was released. Though most critics panned this tale, fans of horror and of the pop icon loved it. The Queen of the Damned is one of the best movies for Halloween, and it arrives on Netflix on October 1.

Quiz Show

Starring John Turturro, Quiz Show is the incredible, true story about the crooked 1958 game show, Twenty One. The trivia begins on the first of October.


In the same vein as This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, and Best in Show comes Mascots. Christopher Guest returns to film for the first time in over a decade with his latest mockumentary. Rotten Tomatoes describes what looks to be one of the funniest original movies on Netflix, and it arrives October 13.

"Starring many of his [Guest] regular troupe of actors, this latest film takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy."
Big Eyes

Directed by Tim Burton and starring Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes tells the story of the notorious artist, Walter Keane. History would later reveal that his famed paintings were actually created by his wife, Margaret. Big Eyes is one of the best biopics coming to Netflix on October 25.

Best Movies on Netflix for Halloween

In addition to the few movies listed above, there are several other selections currently available on Netflix that are perfect for Halloween. Not all of the horror titles currently available will be around for Halloween, but all of the movies listed below are playing on Netflix through October.

Sleepy Hollow

This is one of the best movies if you want a good horror tale, but don't want to be kept up all night after you watch it. Starring Christopher Walken and Johnny Depp, this Tim Burton film brings The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to life.

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The Houses October Built

From the producer of Insidious and The Devil Inside comes The Houses October Built. Found-footage horror movies are often generic, but this title offers some originality.


Nothing says Halloween like monster movies, and this is a Clive Barker written and directed cult classic in that genre.

John Dies at the End

Don Coscarelli (Phantasm) wrote and directed this movie starring Paul Giamatti and Rob Mayes. This is one of the more unique movies on Netflix, and it is filled with plenty of suspense, monsters, and action.


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