35 best new Netflix movies and shows to watch in October 2020

EMILY IN PARIS (L to R) LILY COLLINS as EMILY in episode 103 of EMILY IN PARIS. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
EMILY IN PARIS (L to R) LILY COLLINS as EMILY in episode 103 of EMILY IN PARIS. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020 /
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11. Dick Johnson Is Dead

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Kirsten Johnson

Starring: Kirsten Johnson, Richard “Dick” Johnson

Release Date: Friday, Oct. 2

From director Kirsten Johnson, the Netflix original documentary film Dick Johnson Is Dead centers on Johnson’s father Dick, who suffers from dementia. In order to grapple with her father’s impending death with humor and celebration, the father-daughter duo stage his death in a variety of ways. The film premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, won the Special Jury Award for Innovation in Non-Fiction Storytelling and holds a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. Don’t miss the bizarre documentary when it makes its Netflix premiere on Oct. 2.

10. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Rachel Talalay

Starring: Tom Felton, Indya Moore, Tamara Smart, Oona Laurence, Momona Tamada, Cameron Bancroft

Release Date: Thursday, Oct. 15

Thankfully, Netflix has come into October more than prepared to offer us a bit of holiday-friendly content for Halloween. From movies to shows, there’s more than enough entertainment to take us out of reality for a few hours. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting will certainly to the trick and give us some treats. Based on the book trilogy by Joe Ballarini, the film follows babysitter Kelly Ferguson (Tamara Smart) as she searches for the child she cares for that has been taken by the Boogeyman.

Along her journey to track down the missing kid, Kelly learns of a secret society as well as a host of monsters she’s forced to battle. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting comes from director Rachel Talalay, who has also directed multiple episodes of such hit television series as The Flash, Riverdale, Doctor Who and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Take some notes on monster hunting when A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting debuts on Oct. 15.