Netflix adds 47 new movies and shows today: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and more

Netflix adding 47 new movies and shows today

October is here! Spooky time! But besides witches, goblins, and ghosts coming out to play, it also means a ton of new movies and shows are being added to Netflix today. While not all of the stuff coming out is new to everyone, you might find something you missed when it first premiered or something that you love and want to watch again.

Whether you’re looking for a few Oscar-winning movies, a couple of rom-coms to binge-watch, some network shows you might have missed when they first aired, or a Netflix Original show or two for your kids to watch, Netflix has something for everyone today.

If you’re looking to watch a few Oscar-winning movies to check out while you’re working from home or to eat your bowl of candy to since trick-or-treaters may or may not be coming to your door this year, Netflix has you covered. Both Fargo and Her are coming to the streaming service today. So whether you’re in the mood for a crime drama or a unique take on a romance, there is an award-worthy film waiting for you.

Basic Instinct is also on Netflix today which was nominated for 2 Oscars but didn’t end up winning.

More in the mood for a few rom-coms to lighten your mood? Employee of the Month, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and The Prince and Me are all coming to Netflix today. So whether you’re looking to see Matthew McConaughey be haunted by his past girlfriends, see Julia Stiles fall in love with a dude who turns out to be a prince, or see Jessica Simpson fall for a dude competing to be the employee of the month to win her affections, there is something for everyone.

Or maybe there was a network show that you really wanted to watch but you missed it when it originally aired? There are a couple of series coming to Netflix today. Season 1 of Evil and season 1 of The Unicorn, both CBS shows, are hitting Netflix. The Unicorn is about a widowed father raising two daughters and trying to get back on the dating scene and Evil follows a psychologist, a priest-in-training, and a contractor as they try to make sense of supernatural and paranormal occurrences.

Netflix is also adding all five season of The Parkers as part of their Black Classics collection. The show first aired in 1999 and starred Mo’Nique, Countess Vaughn, Dorien Wilson, Jenna von Oy, Yvette Wilson, and Ken Lawson. The series focuses on a mother and daughter who both decide to go to Santa Monica College. Nikki, Kim’s mom, decided to go back to school and graduated high school with her daughter, but now they’ve both picked the same college.

Perhaps you’re looking for something for your kids to watch when they aren’t doing their virtual homework assignments? If so, season 3 of Carmen Sandiego and season 4 of The Worst Witch are both coming to Netflix today. This new season of Carmen Sandiego shows her and her team stopping thieves (as usual) and trying to find out who her mother is.

Take a look at the trailer for season 3 of Carmen Sandiego here:

The Worst Witch series is based on the book series of the same name and this season starts with Mildred trying to figure out how to turn back a spell that completely changes how she looks.

If your kids are more into movies, the 2012 film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, starring the voices of Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, and Imelda Staunton, is hitting Netflix today. It follows a pirate who is trying to outdo his rival for the pirate of the year award.

New Netflix movies and shows: October 1

44 Cats: Season 2
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
All Because of You
Along Came a Spider
An Ordinary Man 
Bakugan: Battle Planet: Season 2
Basic Instinct
Black ’47
Cape Fear
Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire
Carmen Sandiego: Season 3
Code Lyoko: Seasons 1-4
Employee of the Month
Enemy at the Gates
Evil: Season 1
Familiar Wife: Season 1
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate
Free State of Jones
Ghost Rider 
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 
Gran Torino
Good Morning Verônica / Bom Dia, Verônica: Season 1
House of 1,000 Corpses
Human Nature
Hunt for Wilderpeople
I’m Leaving Now / Ya Me Voy
Secreto bien guardado: Season 1
Stranger Than Fiction
Superman Returns
Sword Art Online: Season 3
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Longest Yard
The Outpost
The Parkers: Seasons 1-5
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
The Prince and Me
The Unicorn: Season 1
The Worst Witch: Season 4
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Yogi Bear
You Cannot Hide / No te puedes esconder: Season 1

What will you be watching on Netflix today? Let us know in the comments below!

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