Netflix Original Movies to Watch Out for This October 2020

  • Rebecca
  • Over the Moon
  • A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

New Netflix original movies are scheduled to grace October 2020 to entertain and excite subscribers at the comfort of their homes. Netflix will release a number of movies, in different genres as an addition to its growing number of originally produced movies. Netflix launched its very first original series back in 2013, The House of Cards. Although that series was not entirely a massive success, it served as Netflix's stepping stone in the film production industry.

Netflix experienced a fair share of success and failures in the movie production industry. Since its first attempt to create original Netflix shows and movies, several Netflix original movies made it big and surpassed a lot of expectations. Among the top grossing Netflix original movies still available in the streaming service include Triple Frontier, The Irishman, Murder Mystery, and 6 Underground released in 2019, and The Platform, Old Guard, The Wrong Missy, and Spencer Confidential in 2020. The highest grossing Netflix original movie so far is Extraction, released in 2020 earning 99 million.  It took the top spot from Bird Box, released in 2018 that earned a total of 89 million.

Netflix original movies still have a lot to offer as 2020 enters its final quarter. Here are some of the top movies to look forward to from the production outfit this October.

Rebecca

Enjoy a mix of mystery and romance as you take a glimpse on the life of Rebecca, a ghost, or maybe a memory that continues to live in his home, long after her death. The British romantic thriller film was adapted from the novel Rebecca, a 1938 Gothic novel by Dae Daphne du Maurier. The story is about a young woman who married a wealthy widower, only to horrifically discover that Rebecca, the deceased wife of her husband, still haunts within the estate.

Netflix produced the movie together with Working Title Films and Big Talk Productions. The movie stars Lily James as Mrs de Winter, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes and Sam Riley. The 2-hour movie is directed by Ben Wheatley and is scheduled to premiere this coming October 21, 2020.

Hubie Halloween

An Adam Sandler starrer, Hubie Halloween is an entertaining comedy horror film to be released on Netflix this coming October 7, 2020. The film directed by Steven Brill is co-produced and co-written by its lead actor Adam Sandler. The movie revolves around Hubie Dubois, the town's eccentric volunteer that finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation as he tries to protect the neighbourhood from the pranks of Halloween. This good-natured fellow, together with a few interesting characters in Salem, Massachusetts embarks in an adventure around the town looking for a real murderer. 

Veteran comedy actor Adam Sandler was involved in the production and screenplay of the movie. It will feature other budding Hollywood actors and actresses including Noah Schnapp, Paris Berelc, Bradley Steven Perry and Kelli Berglund. After Hubie Halloween, Adam Sandler is scheduled to do more movies for Netflix this coming January 2021.

Over the Moon

A musical adventure perfect for the kids and the young at heart, Over the Moon is an animated film inspired by Chinese mythology. The animated musical will revolve around a young girl who builds a rocket ship and successfully blasts off to the moon to meet a mythical moon goddess. The movie is considered to be one of the most anticipated files of the family, with families from around the world looking forward to its release. 

The family-themed move will feature catchy original songs and is directed by legendary animated film director Glen Keane. Keane is the master animator behind the animated films Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and several other Walt Disney Classics. Over the Moon is set to debut via the streaming service on October 23.

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting is coming to your homes via the streaming service Netflix this coming October 15. The kid-friendly movie is based on Joe Ballarini's book series. Starring Indya Moore, Ian Ho, Oona Laurence and Tom Felton, the movie will revolve around a high-schooler who gets entangled into a society of babysitters that are called to protect humanity from the things that go bump in the night. The movie is a perfect pre-Halloween treat, but is friendly enough to be enjoyed by even the younger kids.

The movie is directed by Rachel Talalay and also stars Momona Tamada, Cameron Bancroft, Tamara Smart, Crystal Balint and Ian Ho.

Holidate

Netflix's original movies debut Christmas-themed movie for this year features Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey in the movie Holidate. The romantic comedy written by Tiffany Paulsen focuses on the lives of Sloane and Jackson, two single adults that hate the holiday.  Their singlehood is about to reach an end as their meddling families embark in an effort to bombard them with clingy, awkward dates during different occasions. When Sloane and Jackson finally meet, they promise to be each other's plus one for every holiday celebration that they will need to endure over the year. Watch them cringe away from the fuzz of the holidays as they slowly begin to fall for each other in the film.

The movie is directed by John Whitesell starring Emma Robers as Sloane and Luke Bracey as Jackson. Other casts include Jake Manley, from another Netflix original television series, The Order, Jessica Capshaw, Andrew Bachelor, Frances Fisher, Alex Moffat and Kristin Chenoweth.

Celebrate the holidays early and crawl together with the rest of the family on your favorite sofa as you bond and enjoy these movies over the weekend this coming October. Other interesting Netflix original movies slated to be released this October 2020 include The Trial of Chicago 7, The Binding, The Forty-Year-Old Version and Cadaver.