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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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 03: Actor Emma Roberts speaks onstage at the ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ panel during the FX Network portion of the Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) /

9. Holidate

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: John Whitesell

Starring: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Jane Manley, Jessica Capshaw, Andrew Bachelor, Frances Fisher, Manish Dayal, Kristin Chenoweth, Alex Moffat, Cynthy Wu, Mikaela Hoover, Billy Slaughter

Release Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28

If you’re not quite the Halloween type and aren’t into packing October full of horror movies, Netflix has something for you this month, too. Kicking off the holiday season-centric of original films a little early, Emma Roberts stars in Holidate, a romantic comedy perfect to add a dash of holiday spirit into the year. Sloane (Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) aren’t fans of the holidays (any and every holiday on the calendar), but after meeting on a mutually bad Christmas, the jaded pair vow to be each other’s “holidate” to survive all occasions they’re forced to endure.

Of course, while leaning on each other throughout the year to make it through certain holidays, they discover their shared dislike for spirited celebrations just might lead to love. Holidate comes from producer McG and director John Whitesell, who also directed such movies as Big Mommas House 2, Malibu’s Most Wanted, Deck the Halls and Thunderstruck. It sounds like the best bet to bridge the gap between Halloween and Christmas. Hopefully, there are more holiday rom-coms coming after Holidate makes its big premiere at the end of October.