The Best TV Shows and Movies to Stream in October 2023

The Best TV Shows

Spooktober never looked better

From thrilling documentaries to enigmatic dramas, there’s tons of good entertainment to devour this month. Expect to see some of the most anticipated TV show and movie releases on the roster; Loki, Beckham and more. 

Scroll below to see all the TV shows and movies to stream on Netflix, Prime Videos and Disney+ Hotstar this Spooktober.

All the TV shows and movies to stream this month:

Beckham

The handsome tattooed football player and cultural icon just landed himself a new four-part documentary telling all tales about his life past, present and future. From archival footage, never-before-seen clips and exclusive interviews, this documentary is a treat for all the football fans out there. 

Release Date: 4 October

Loki

The most anticipated TV show of the year is finally here! Loki will be back for its second season this month, and we’re bursting with joy. In this series, Loki, the God of Mischief, steps out of his brother’s shadow to embark on an adventure that takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame.

Release Date: 6 October

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Totally Killer

Looking for a comedy thriller? Then, look no further. Totally Killer follows the tales of the infamous “Sweet Sixteen Killer” who returns 35 years after his first murder spree to claim another victim. Full of determination, 17-year-old Jamie accidentally travels back in time to 1987, hoping to stop the killer before he can start.

Release Date: 6 October

Fairplay

In need of a little drama in your life? Then, it’s time to add Fairplay to your watchlist this month. This erotic thriller sees a young couple’s relationship pushed to the brink of chaos when an unexpected promotion arises at a cutthroat hedge fund company. 

Release Date: 6 October

The Fall of the House of Usher

Kickstart your Spooktober with a bang by watching this new horror series based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. From the creators of The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, this wicked retelling follows ruthless siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher who have built Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into a successful company. However, past secrets unexpectedly come to light when their heirs start dying. 

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Release Date: 12 October

Lessons in Chemistry

Based on the book of the same title, Lessons in Chemistry is set in the 1950s detailing chemist Elizabeth Zott’s life as she transforms herself from being a scientist to a TV star for a cooking show. She sets herself out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives way more than recipes. Funny, witty and fun, this is a must-watch.

Release Date: 13 October

The Devil On Trial

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Made for true crime fanatics, The Devil On Trial is a new upcoming dark documentary that investigates the possession of a young boy and the brutal murder that followed it. Featuring reenactments and home videos, this should be on your Spooktober list. 

Release Date: 17 October

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Elite

Everyone’s favourite series is back for another season! Focusing on Omar, this new season follows him as he lives a new life at his university that’s far away from Las Encinas while coping with guilt and death. The series will be seen tackling mental health issues and how people dismiss it out of fear and ignorance. 

Release Date: 20 October

Pain Hustlers

If you’re a big fan of Emily Blunt and Chris Evans, then this is the perfect film to watch this month. In this crime drama, Liza dreams of a better life for herself and her daughter, so she gets a job at a bankrupt pharmaceutical company. Unfortunately, she unknowingly ends up in the middle of a criminal conspiracy. 

Release Date: 27 October

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.