New On Netflix: October 2019
A list of all the new programs coming to Netflix Philippines this October
Get ready for some Netflix and chills with the streaming platform’s October lineup, featuring a number of programs perfect for Halloween.
Following her popular set on Season 1 of Netflix's The Standups, Nikki Glaser is back with her first hour-long Netflix original comedy special, where she keeps the audience at the edge of their seat as she delves into taboo topics like sex and… sex. The gloves are off as she pushes back at the unreal sexual expectations women face with her hilarious, no-holds-barred style.
From executive producer Selena Gomez, this documentary depicts the struggles many must endure in their quest to pursue the American dream, following eight undocumented American families who volunteered to tell their stories at great personal risk, asking the fundamental question of who gets to be an American. Ranging from harrowing to hopeful, their journeys illuminate and humanize the complex US immigration system.
When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found. Based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill.
After the death of her husband, Mark (Michael B. Jordan), the normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified for Nicole (Alisha Wainwright) when her son Dion starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat (Jason Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
In Season 3, the show continues exploring human sexuality and everything around it, tackling issues such as cell phone addiction, female anger, the vast spectrum of sexuality, Adderall abuse, dick pics, toxic masculinity, and of course “how to have an orgasm.” Thandie Newton and Ali Wong join the cast, Queer Eye’s Fab Five guest star, and the season culminates with a superhero showdown that brings long, simmering tensions to a head and tests even the strongest friendships.
Traveling deep into the heart of the food supply chain to reveal unsavory truths and expose hidden forces that shape what we eat, new topics include avocados, wine, bottled water, sugar, chocolate and edibles.
Doubling down on his unrestrained and engaging set from the Netflix stand-up comedy series, The Standups, Deon Cole (black•ish) beta tests bottomless jokes about offering mints to strangers, dining while black, post-sex salutations and the preservation of comedy as the last raw form of expression in his first Netflix comedy special.
Judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. search for the next breakout hip-hop star from Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago in this music competition series. New episodes will roll out each Wednesday, with different phases of the competition featured across 10 episodes.
Written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, the Netflix Television Event reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity; now, he must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.
Amidst more pageant competitions, Patty (Debby Ryan) and Bob each grapple with their own guilt and personal issues as the victims keep piling up around them. Our very own pageant queen Gloria Diaz guest stars!
Driving home after a tense holiday weekend with his in-laws, Ray Monroe (Sam Worthington), a well-meaning but overwhelmed family man, pulls into a rest area with his wife Joanne (Lily Rabe) and daughter Peri (Lucy Capri). The trip takes a turn for the worse when Peri is hurt in an accident and the family rushes to a nearby emergency room run by a staff with dubious intentions. After being sent away for further testing, Peri and Joanne vanish and all records of their visit disappear. Ray’s concern turns into a desperate race to find his family and discover the truth of what happened to them.
Jo Murata, a merciless man who uses his charisma to manipulate the people around him, meets Shin and a group of aspiring filmmakers who decide Murata and his turbulent relationship with Mitsuko would be the perfect subject for their film. As the group grows closer during filming, lies become indistinguishable from the truth and the limits of humanity are tested resulting in acts as shocking as they are gruesome.
When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world’s wealthiest citizens amass even larger fortunes. The charming—and very well-dressed—founding partners Jürgen Mossack (Gary Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Antonio Banderas) are experts in the seductive ways shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich and powerful prosper. They are about to show us that Ellen’s predicament only hints at the tax evasion, bribery, and other illicit absurdities that the super wealthy indulge in to support the world’s corrupt financial system.
After exhausting every option for their son Eli, a young boy plagued with an unknown, debilitating illness that requires him to live completely sealed off from the outside world, his parents put their trust—and his life—in the hands of a doctor whose experimental, cutting edge treatments may hold Eli’s last hope. As Eli undergoes the tremendously intense process that could potentially cure him, he begins to be haunted by experiences that make him question who he can trust.
The Netflix original series is an inventive existential comedy that asks: do we really want to be better? Miles (Paul Rudd) is a man struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. As he deals with the unintended consequences of his actions, Miles finds he must fight for his wife Kate (Aisling Bea), his career, and his very identity.
When 18-year-old Alex Lewis wakes up from a coma after surviving a motorcycle accident, the world is not one he remembers. He has forgotten everything: his home, his parents, and even his own name. The only thing he does know is that the person sitting next to him is his identical twin brother, Marcus. Alex relies on Marcus to to give him his memory back; to tell him who he is. But the idyllic childhood Marcus paints for his twin conceals a dark family secret. Now, after decades of hiding the painful realities of their past, Alex and Marcus go on a journey together to face the truth and finally discover who Alex really is.
The de la Mora family grieves a loss while trying to recover sold businesses, plotting revenge and entangling themselves in romantic disasters.
Interspersed within her hilarious stand-up set, comedian and actress Jenny Slate shares personal clips of her childhood and interviews with her family in an intimate look at her life, as she overcomes her stage fright while telling stories about her visit to a midnight Catholic Mass and the ghosts that haunted her childhood home in her first Netflix comedy special.
Each episode will feature Momofuku founder David Chang accompanied by a different celebrity guest exploring a single city, its culture and its cuisine. As the pair travels through each city, they will also uncover new and surprising things about themselves.
In a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies and Mad Max-style gangs, a teenage outcast searches for his lost love in this humorous, part samurai saga, part endearing coming-of-age story, and part Battle Royale, genre-bending series that follows an eclectic group of survivors trying to navigate the strange, treacherous, post-nuclear blast city of Glendale, California.
Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, who became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
Set in the mid-90s, this film follows the story of Cristina, an honest and dedicated lawyer, who discovers that her estranged brother has been in prison and is a leader of a rising criminal faction. Coerced by the police, she is forced to become an informant and work against her brother whom she always idolized; but as she infiltrates the Brotherhood, she begins to question what’s right and what’s just.
Katrina is a single mother driving cross country to start a new life with her young daughter Clara when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. As Katrina changes the tire, Clara wanders off the desert road and is bitten by a venomous rattlesnake. Desperate to save her daughter’s life, Katrina accepts the help of a mysterious woman, but after she miraculously heals Clara, Katrina is asked to repay the good deed by killing a stranger in exchange for the life saved. Without time to lose, she must wrestle with the morality of who deserves to live and who should die, before her daughter’s life is once again put in peril at sundown.
Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) and Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin) continue their journey as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that, above all else, values youth. This season, Sandy meets and bonds with his daughter’s new boyfriend (guest star Paul Reiser) who is uncomfortably close to Sandy’s age, while Norman reconnects with an old flame from his youth (guest star Jane Seymour) and after 50 years, they decide to start again.
Over the course of his illustrious career entertaining audiences around the world, actor, talk show host, producer, and comedy legend Arsenio Hall reflects on stand-up in today’s political climate, Coming to America, winning Celebrity Apprentice, his favorite drug, and more in his first Netflix comedy special
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