What to Watch in October for Kids and Adults - Baby Chick

What to Watch in October for Kids and Adults

EntertainmentUpdated September 29, 2023


Now that we are well into the fall season, there are many new things to watch. This October, a plethora of brand-new new movies and series are coming to your favorite streaming platforms and nearby movie screens. Whether you are looking for content for kids or something to watch as a family or on your own, we have you covered.

Everything is categorized based on where it is being released and the date. That way, you can mark it in your calendar if it is something you have been waiting for. On the other hand, if you are itching for something new, then you are in luck!

What to Watch for Kids

Here are all the new October releases that are kid- and family-friendly. There isn’t as much as usual, but there are some great titles to look out for.

What to Watch in the Theater

Max & Me: October 12, 2023

Max & Me
Via Dos Corazones Films

A new animated film about a grumpy old man who tells a teenager the story of a Polish priest in a Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.

Taylor Swift, The Eras Tour: October 13, 2023

Taylor Swift, The Eras Tour
Via AMC Theatres

This concert experience is perfect for all Taylor Swift fans who cannot make it to a live show so they can still see her top-notch performances.

What to Watch on Streaming

Here are new family-friendly movies and shows being released on various streaming platforms for October.

What to Watch on Netflix

LEGO Ninjago Dragons Rising, Season 1, Part 2: October 12, 2023

LEGO Ninjago Dragons Rising, Season 1
Via The LEGO Group

This is the continuation of the first season of this children’s series, which includes brand-new episodes.

What to Watch on Disney Plus

Mickey and Friends Trick or Treats: October 2, 2023

Mickey and Friends Trick or Treats
Via Disney

A brand-new Halloween special about Mickey Mouse and his friends who go trick-or-treating and discover a spooky mansion where a witch lives.

Haunted Mansion: October 4, 2023

Haunted Mansion (2023)
Via Walt Disney Pictures/Rideback/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The remake of the family film is making its streaming debut this October.

Goosebumps, Episodes 1-5: October 13, 2023

Goosebumps (2023)
Via Disney

This is a new Goosebumps series exclusive to Disney Plus and based on the beloved novels by R.L. Stein.

LEGO Marvel Avengers: Code Red: October 27, 2023

LEGO Marvel Avengers: Code Red
Via The LEGO Group / Disney

The premiere of this long-awaited special features many of your favorite Marvel superheroes.

What to Watch for Adults

Whether you like to sit on the couch with a warm blanket or get out of the house, there are plenty of things to watch. There is a healthy variety of genres to fit anyone’s taste in movies and TV.

What to Watch in the Theater

Foe: October 6, 2023

Foe (2023)
Via Amazon Studios

Based on the novel of the same name written by Iain Reid, this psychological thriller follows a couple’s lives turned upside down when a stranger shows up at their door.

The Exorcist: Believer: October 6, 2023

The Exorcist: Believer
Via Universal Pictures

When a man’s daughter and her friend show signs of possession by something evil, he turns to the only person who ever witnessed it before — the mother of Regan MacNeil from the original film.

Divinity: October 13, 2023

Divinity (2023)
Via Eddie Alcazar

Two brothers abduct a mogul searching for immortality and create a serum called “divinity.”

Killers of the Flower Moon: October 20, 2023

Killers of the Flower Moon
Via Paramount Pictures and Apple Original Films

Coming to select theaters for a limited time is a Western crime drama about the Oklahoma murders of the Osage Native American tribe in the 1920s.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: October 27, 2023

Five Nights at Freddy's (2023)
Via Universal Pictures

Based on the video game series, this supernatural film follows a security guard who works at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria.

What to Watch on Streaming

Here are some new and old favorite shows to binge-watch this month.

What to Watch on Netflix

The Fall of the House of Usher: October 12, 2023

The Fall of the House of Usher
Via Netflix

This horror mini-series is a modern take on the short story of the same name written by Edgar Allen Poe.

Fair Play: October 13, 2023

Fair Play (2023)
Via Netflix

After a couple becomes engaged, a new promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund strains their relationship.

The Devil on Trial: October 17, 2023

The Devil on Trial
Via IMDb / Netflix

A docuseries based on the true story that inspired “The Conjuring” horror film series.

Pain Hustlers: October 27, 2023

Pain Hustlers (2023)
Via Brian Douglas / Netflix

This American crime drama finds a jobless woman who takes a position at a failing pharmaceutical startup and becomes involved in dangerous schemes.

What to Watch on Hulu

FX’s American Horror Stories, Season 3: October 26, 2023

FX's American Horror Stories, Season 3
Via FX / Hulu

The third season of the spinoff of the popular series “American Horror Story” premieres this October.

Shoresy, Season 2: October 27, 2023

Via Lindsay Sarazin / Hulu

The newest season of this Canadian comedy series is coming to Hulu.

What to Watch on Amazon Prime

Totally Killer: October 6, 2023

Totally Killer (2023)
Via Prime Video / Amazon Studios

A serial killer returns 35 years later to claim a new victim, and a 17-year-old accidentally finds herself back in 1987 to stop the previous killings from happening.

Upload, Season 3: October 20, 2023

Upload, Season 3
Via IMDb / Prime Video

The third season of the popular Prime series returns in October.

What to Watch on Apple TV+

Lessons in Chemistry: October 13, 2023

Lessons in Chemistry (2023)
Via Apple TV+

When a young woman in the 1950s who aspires to be a scientist finds herself fired from her lab, she goes on to host a TV cooking show where she teaches homemakers more than recipes.

The Pigeon Tunnel: October 20, 2023

The Pigeon Tunnel (2023)
Via Apple TV+

This new feature documentary tells of the life and career of former spy David Cornwell.

What to Watch on Disney Plus

Marvel’s Loki Season 2: October 5, 2023

Marvel's Loki Season 2
Via Disney Platform Distribution / Marvel Studios

This popular series’s highly anticipated second season sees Loki return to get into new mischief and adventures.

What to Watch on Paramount+

Frasier: October 12, 2023

Frasier (2023)
Via IMDb / CBS Studios Inc.

This is a brand-new reboot of the popular TV series of the same name that premiered in the 1990s with some of the original cast returning.

What to Watch on Peacock

Five Nights at Freddy’s: October 27, 2023

Five Nights at Freddy's (2023)
Via Universal Pictures

Not only is the film adaptation of the viral video game releasing in theaters, but it will also simultaneously release on Peacock for premium users.

We hope this list inspires you to try something new or reminds you of an old favorite that is returning with new episodes. Many of the series available premieres all their episodes at once, or they release weekly. If anything sounds like you would love it, you should find out before the release date for binge-watching purposes. Happy October!

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