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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THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (L-R) YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II as BOBBY SEALE, BEN SHENKMAN as LEONARD WEINGLASS, MARK RYLANCE as WILLIAM KUNTSLER, EDDIE REDMAYNE as TOM HAYDEN, ALEX SHARP as RENNIE DAVIS. NICO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX © 2020. /

3. The Trial of the Chicago 7

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Aaron Sorkin

Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Daniel Flaherty, John Carroll Lynch, Noah Robbins, Alex Sharp, Kelvin Harrison Jr., William Hurt, Rory Cochrane, J. C. MacKenzie, Ben Shenkman, Max Adler, Caitlin Fitzgerald, John Doman

Release Date: Friday, Oct. 16

Based on the true events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention, The Trial of the Chicago 7 tells the story of the Chicago Seven, who were a group of anti-Vietnam War protestors. Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen), Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong), Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne), Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and others find themselves charged with conspiracy to incite riots and other crimes related to counterculture protests at the Democratic National Convention during one of the most notorious trials in history.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 comes from writer and director Aaron Sorkin, who also worked on such films and shows as A Few Good Men, The West Wing, Charlie Wilson’s War, The Social Network, Moneyball, The Newsroom and Molly’s Game. The film was originally intended for a theatrical release in September (which it still managed to pull off in a limited run), but Netflix acquired the distribution rights due to the pandemic. Currently, the film holds a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with all signs pointing to it being one of the best of the year. Don’t miss out when The Trial of the Chicago 7 premieres on Oct. 16.