New to Netflix this month

Category: Staying social

The nights are drawing in, there are curfews to adhere to and, quite frankly, there’s not much appealing about being outdoors right now. So why not snuggle on the sofa for a Netflix binge-fest?

It’s October, so, of course Netflix has rolled out some Halloween classics, including family friendly The Addams Family. To mark Black History Month, there’s critically acclaimed Selma as well as Generation Revolution.

Plus, as it’s October, it’s obviously time to start breaking into the Christmas films (is it really? No, but some people can’t get enough of the festive season), so why not give Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch a go?

What’s new this month?

American Gangster (2007) – Biographical drama based on the drug lord Frank Lucas, and the NYPD cop who took him down.

Apollo 13 (1995) – Historical drama based on NASA’s failed attempt to land on the Moon for the third time.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) – British rom-com sequel starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) – Romantic comedy starring Kristen Bell and Jason Segel.

His House (2020) – Horror/thriller centred around a refugee couple who’ve escaped from war-torn South Sudan, only to find themselves struggling to adapt to their new life in a small English town.

Kick-Ass 2 (2013) – Crime-fighting comedy sequel starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë

 Grace Moretz.

Notting Hill (1999) – Romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant (him, again!) and Julia Roberts.

Selma (2014) – Powerful historical drama chronicling the campaign of Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for black civil rights by marching peacefully from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Rebecca (2020) – Chilling romantic drama starring Lily James and Armie Hammer.

Unsolved Mysteries (Volume 2) – Documentary series chronicling some of the weirdest and most controversial unsolved crimes and paranormal events.

The Da Vinci Code (2006) – Ron Howards’ mystery thriller starring Tom Hanks.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018) – Illumination Studios brings this modern-day animated update to the classic Dr. Seuss book.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020) – Nature documentary from national treasure David Attenborough, as he discusses the history of life on earth, and the impact humanity has had on the world.

The Addams Family (1991) – 90s classic based on the beloved 60s comedy series. A spook for all the family.

Generation Revolution (2016) – Documentary on black activists changing the social landscape in London.

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