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A look at every movie coming to theaters, streaming and more in October

A look at every movie coming to theaters, streaming and more in October

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Kristen Stewart will attend the premiere of her new movie 'Spencer', which is already getting awards chatter.

Here's a look at all the films coming out in the spookiest month of the year — plus a few for November.

Oct. 1

The Addams Family 2”: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Snoop Dogg and Chloe Grace Moretz reprise their voice roles in this sequel to the 2019 animated comedy based on the ghoulish characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams. Also on PVOD. United Artists Releasing

Adventures of a Mathematician”: Historical drama about a 30-year-old Polish Jew who escapes from Europe to the U.S. in the 1930s and later works on a mysterious project in Los Alamos, N.M. Directed by Thor Klein. Also on digital, VOD. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Bingo Hell”: Horror drama directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero. Streaming only. Blumhouse Television/Amazon Studios

Black as Night”: Vampire thriller directed by Maritte Lee Go. Streaming only. Blumhouse Television/Amazon Studios

Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters”: Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis and others recall the making of the hit 1984 comedy in this documentary. Also on digital. Screen Media

Coming Home in the Dark”: Thriller from New Zealand with Daniel Gillies. Also in virtual cinemas and on digital, VOD. Dark Sky Films

Convergence”: Documentary follows six community activists from around the world in the aftermath of the pandemic. Also streaming, Oct. 12. Netflix

Diana: The Musical”: Live recording of the Broadway musical about the life of the onetime Princess of Wales. Written by Joe DiPietro. Directed by Christopher Ashley. Streaming only. Netflix

Falling for Figaro”: Comedy about a young Scottish woman chasing her dream of opera stardom. With Danielle Macdonald and Joanna Lumley. Directed by Ben Lewin. Also on digital, VOD. IFC Films

Hester Street”: 4K restoration of Joan Micklin Silver’s 1975 drama about a Jewish immigrant family in early 20th century New York City. With Carol Kane, Steven Keats, Doris Roberts. Cohen Media Group

The Jesus Music”: Documentary about contemporary Christian pop. With Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Kirk Franklin. Lionsgate

The Many Saints of Newark”: Michael Gandolfini, son of the late “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini, plays a younger version of the New Jersey mob boss his father made famous in this prequel to David Chase’s acclaimed HBO drama. Directed by Alan Taylor. Also on HBO Max. Warner Bros.

Mayday”: Action-fantasy with Grace Van Patten, Mia Goth. Also on VOD. Magnolia Pictures

Old Henry”: Western thriller with Tim Blake Nelson, Trace Adkins and Stephen Dorff. Shout! Studios

Runt”: The late Cameron Boyce gives his final performance in this drama about a bullied teen. With Jason Patric. Also on VOD, Oct. 19. 1091 Pictures

Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam”: Documentary profiles the German-Turkish lawyer, feminist, imam and human rights activist. Juno Films

Stop and Go”: Pandemic-themed road-trip comedy. Also on VOD. Decal

Titane”: French-language horror drama for which director Julia Ducournau received the Palme d’Or at Cannes in July. Neon

The Village Detective: A Song Cycle”: Bill Morrison (“Dawson City: Frozen Time”) explores Soviet-era filmmaking in his latest documentary. Also in virtual cinemas. Kino Lorber

Witch Hunt”: Supernatural thriller directed by Elle Callahan. Also on digital, VOD. Momentum Pictures

Oct. 5

Because of Charley”: Family drama with John Amos. VOD only. Freestyle Digital Media

Pharma Bro”: Documentary about controversial pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli. Digital, VOD only. 1091 Pictures

Oct. 6

There’s Someone Inside Your House”: Thriller about high schoolers menaced by a masked killer. Streaming only. Netflix

Oct. 8

Arrebato”: 4K restoration of Spanish filmmaker Ivan Zulueta‘s hallucinatory 1980 horror fable about a director and a heroin addict. Altered Innocence

Ascension”: Documentary examines the growing class divide in China. MTV Documentary Films

Detention”: Horror drama set in 1960s Taiwan and based on a video game. Also in virtual cinemas. Dekanalog

Golden Voices”: Israeli comedy directed by Evgeny Ruman. Music Box Films

Lamb”: Noomi Rapace stars in this dark folk tale set in Iceland, about a couple raising a sheep as if it were their child. Directed by Valdimar Johannsson. Winner of the Prize for Originality at Cannes 2021. A24

Madres”: Supernatural thriller set in a migrant community in 1970s California. Streaming only. Blumhouse Television/Amazon Studios

The Manor”: Supernatural thriller set in a nursing home. Streaming only. Blumhouse Television/Amazon Studios

Mass”: Drama about two families torn apart by a tragedy. With Reed Birney, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton. Bleecker Street

No Time to Die”: James Bond comes out of retirement for one last mission. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. United Artists Releasing


“No Time to Die”

South of Heaven”: Jason Sudeikis and Evangeline Lilly star in this crime drama about a recent parolee whose childhood sweetheart is dying of cancer. Also on digital, VOD. RLJE Films

Survive the Game”: Crime thriller with Bruce Willis. Also on VOD. Lionsgate

Oct. 12

The Cleaner”: Crime drama with King Orba, Shelley Long, Eden Brolin, Shiloh Fernandez, Luke Wilson and Lynda Carter. Digital, VOD only. 1091 Pictures

Hall”: Horror tale directed by Francesco Giannini. Digital, VOD only. 1091 Pictures

The Invisible Mother”: Horror film directed by Jacob Gillman, Matthew Diebler. VOD only. Freestyle Digital Media

Oct. 13

Fever Dream (Distancia de Rescate)”: Spanish-language terror tale directed by Claudia Llosa. Also streaming. Netflix

Found”: Documentary about three teen girls, adopted separately from China, who discover via 23andMe that they are related. Also streaming, Oct. 20. Netflix

Oct. 14

Crutch”: Documentary profiles disabled performance artist Bill Shannon. Streaming only. Discovery+

Oct. 15

Bergman Island”: Married filmmakers seek inspiration by visiting the place where legendary director Ingmar Bergman lived and worked. Also on VOD, Oct. 22. IFC Films

Halloween Kills”: A woman looks into a room through a glass door in the movie “Halloween Kills.”

Hard Luck Love Song”: Romantic drama starring Michael Dorman, Sophia Bush, Dermot Mulroney and Eric Roberts. Roadside Attractions

Introducing Selma Blair”: Documentary directed by Rachel Fleit chronicling the actor’s journey with multiple sclerosis. Also streaming Oct. 21 on Discovery+. Strand Releasing

The Last Duel”: Matt Damon and Adam Driver play, respectively, a knight and his squire who resort to trial by combat to settle a deeply personal dispute in director Ridley Scott’s historical drama set in medieval France. Based on Eric Jager‘s book. With Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer. Written by Affleck, Matt Damon and Nicole Holofcener. 20th Century Studios

Needle in a Timestack”: Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom and Freida Pinto star in this fantastical romantic fable directed by Oscar winner John Ridley. Also on digital, VOD, Oct. 19. Lionsgate


“Needle in a Timestack”

Only the Animals”: French drama about a missing woman, directed by Dominik Moll. Cohen Media Group

Son of Monarchs”: Drama about a Mexican biologist in New York City who returns to his hometown after a personal loss. Directed by Alexis Gambis. Also streaming on HBO Max. WarnerMedia OneFifty

The Velvet Underground”: Filmmaker Todd Haynes directs this documentary about the influential 1960s rock band. Also streaming on Apple TV+. Apple Original Films

Venom: Let There Be Carnage”: Tom Hardy reprises his role as a reporter who shares his body with a bloodthirsty alien creature in this sci-fi/action sequel. With Woody Harrelson and Michele Williams. Directed by Andy Serkis. Columbia Pictures

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy”: Romantic drama from Japanese auteur Ryusuke Hamaguchi. Also in virtual cinemas. Film Movement

Oct. 19

Christmas on the Carousel”: Romantic drama directed by and starring Erik Bloomquist. 1091 Pictures

Coppelia”: Animated adaptation of the classic ballet featuring Michaela DePrince, Daniel Camargo. Digital. Shout! Studios

Knocking”: Indie psychological horror with Cecilia Milocco. Also on digital, VOD. Yellow Veil Pictures

Last Man Down”: Nordic thriller directed by Fansu Njie. Digital, VOD only. Saban Films

Mothers of the Revolution”: Documentary about female activists pro ’90s. Digital only. Universal Pictures Content Group

A Nomad River”: Hybrid documentary-drama explores environmental issues in India. VOD only. Freestyle Digital Media

Oct. 20

Night Teeth”: L.A.-set horror thriller. With Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry, Raúl Castillo, Alfie Allen. Directed by Adam Randall. Streaming only. Netflix

Oct. 22

Broadcast Signal Intrusion”: Thriller set in the ’90s. With Harry Shum Jr. Also in virtual cinemas and on digital, VOD. Dark Sky Films



Dune”: Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac and Zendaya lead an all-star cast in director Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation of the acclaimed Frank Herbert science fiction novel about rival families engaged in an intergalactic feud over control of a precious natural resource. Also on HBO Max. Warner Bros.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”: Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the troubled English painter in this bio-drama. With Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough and Toby Jones. Directed by Will Sharpe. Also streaming, Nov. 5. Amazon Studios

The French Dispatch”: Wes Anderson directs this star-studded collection of tales about journalists working for an American newspaper’s foreign bureau in France. With Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Jeffrey Wright, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Liev Schreiber, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman and Anjelica Huston. Searchlight Pictures


“The French Dispatch”

The Harder They Fall”: A Black outlaw seeks revenge for his parents’ murder in this western. With Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, Regina King and Idris Elba. Directed by Jeymes Samuel. Also streaming, Nov. 3. Netflix

Jackass Forever”: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, et al., are back with more moronic stunts in this new franchise entry. Paramount Pictures

Luzzu”: Desperate times drive a struggling fisherman in Malta to desperate measures in this crime drama. Written and directed by Alex Camilleri. Also in virtual cinemas. Kino Lorber

Ron’s Gone Wrong”: Animated comedy about a boy and his digital device. With the voices of Zach Galifianakis and Olivia Colman. 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation

Warning”: Apocalyptic thriller with Thomas Jane, Rupert Everett. Also on digital, VOD. Lionsgate

Oct. 27

Hypnotic”: Thriller with Kate Siegel, Jason O’Mara, Dule Hill. Streaming only. Netflix

Passing”: Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga star in this drama about two Black friends in 1920s Harlem, one of whom has been passing as white. Written and directed by Rebecca Hall. Also streaming, Nov. 11. Netflix

Oct. 29

Antlers”: An ancient evil haunts a remote Oregon town in this horror tale. With Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons. Directed by Scott Cooper. Searchlight Pictures

Army of Thieves”: Prequel to Zack Snyder’s 2021 horror movie/heist flick “Army of the Dead.” Directed by Matthias Schweighofer. Streaming only. Netflix

Last Night in Soho”: An aspiring fashion designer is transported back in time and into the body of a singer in 1960s London in this mystery thriller directed by Edgar Wright. Focus Features

Minyan”: LGBTQ drama set in 1980s Brighton Beach. Strand Releasing

Roh”: Folk horror from Indonesia directed by Emir Ezwan. Also in virtual cinemas and on digital, VOD. Film Movement

Snakehead”: Drama about human smuggling. With Shuya Chang and Sung Kang. Also on digital, VOD. Samuel Goldwyn Films/Roadside Attractions

The Spine of the Night”: Dark and violent animated fantasy epic with the voices of Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt and Richard E. Grant. Also on digital, VOD. RLJE Films

13 Minutes”: Tornado thriller with Trace Adkins, Thora Birch, Peter Facinelli, Anne Heche, Amy Smart, Paz Vega. Also on VOD. Quiver Distribution

October TBA

Becoming Cousteau”: Legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau is profiled in this documentary directed by Liz Garbus. National Geographic Documentary Films/Picturehouse

The Rescue”: Documentary about the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in 2018. National Geographic Documentary Films/Greenwich Entertainment

Nov. 2

Curtis”: Drama about a former basketball star struggling with mental illness. Digital, VOD only. 1091 Pictures

Electric Jesus”: Comedy about a Christian heavy metal band. Digital, VOD only. 1091 Pictures

Night at the Eagle Inn”: Horror directed by Erik Bloomquist. 1091 Pictures

Nov. 3

A Cop Movie”: Documentary about two sisters in Mexico who join the police force. Streaming only. Netflix

Nov. 5

The Beta Test”: Hollywood-set thriller directed by and starring Jim Cummings, PJ McCabe. Also on digital, VOD. IFC Films



Eternals”: Immortal beings try to protect humanity from a grave threat in this star-studded superhero drama set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Chloe Zhao. Marvel Studios

Finch”: Tom Hanks plays an ailing inventor who builds himself a robot companion in this post-apocalyptic sci-fi fable. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik. Streaming only on Apple TV+. Apple Original Films

Julia”: Culinary legend Julia Child is profiled in this documentary from the makers of “RBG.” Sony Pictures Classics

Love Hard”: Romantic comedy with Nina Dobrev, Harry Shum Jr. and Jimmy O. Yang. Directed by Hernán Jiménez. Streaming only. Netflix

One Shot”: Action thriller with Scott Adkins, Ryan Phillippe, Ashley Greene Khoury. Also on VOD. Screen Media

Speer Goes to Hollywood”: Documentary about Nazi architect Albert Speer’s efforts to turn his memoir into a major motion picture in the 1970s. Realworks Ltd.

Spencer”: Kristen Stewart portrays Princess Diana in this bio-drama. Directed by Pablo Larraín. Neon



Fall TBA

The First Wave”: Documentary directed by Matthew Heineman follows frontline healthcare workers in New York City during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. National Geographic Documentary Films/Neon

The Souvenir: Part 2”: Honor Swinton Byrne returns in writer-director Joanna Hogg’s sequel to her semiautobiographical 2019 romantic drama about an aspiring filmmaker. With Tilda Swinton. A24

Note: All release dates are theatrical, except where noted, and subject to change.



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