Ah, it’s finally here – October, arguably the best month. Or at least it is most adorable Month. Fresh, cool air creeps in slowly. Halloween decorations line shelves and shop windows wherever you turn. And snuggling up on the couch with your kids for some leisurely binge-watching with the family just feels right most days. Catch all the new children’s movies and shows on Netflix coming in October.
And it’s not just new shows for preschoolers or animated films for middle schoolers – there’s something for all ages this month. From foodie fun like a Halloween season of Made! to educational cartoons like spirit ranger and scary family movies like The Curse of Bridge Holloweveryone in your house will feel like they have something new to add to their queue.
Here are some of our favorites releasing this month, followed by more family and kids titles coming to Netflix in October.
The Highlight Reel: Most Anticipated October Picks
Made! season 7 – 5th October
If your family enjoys watching Made Together you will love this Halloween season even more! Season 7 promises “spooky surprises” from some of your favorite Netflix shows, including Umbrella Academy, Cobra Kaiand The Witcher. We’re not sure which is more amazing: the prospect of spooky desserts or hostess Nicole Byer’s wild costumes.
Crackhead, Season 1 – October 7th
James is a bubble-shaped boy who tends to rant dramatically about all his everyday annoyances – and it ends up being funny and somehow endearing. Along with his two equally odd BFFS, Max the talking crocodile, and a girl named Echo who claims to be from the future, James ends up in all sorts of “weird” adventures.
spirit ranger, Season 1 – October 10th
Looking for something beautiful, educational and fun? Inspired by stories passed down by Native American tribes, this series explores the beauty of nature and indigenous culture through friends Kodi, Summer and Eddy Skycedar, and the Chumash/Cowlitz siblings. Known as “Spirit Rangers,” they help protect the lands, spirits, and creatures of the national park they call home.
the crazy boy season 1 – 12 Oct
Netflix’s first Brazilian animated series, The crazy boy is based on the classic children’s book of the same name by the Brazilian author Ziraldo. It follows the crazy machinations of 10-year-old Maluquinho (aka Nutty) and his friends and how they transform the world around them through their imaginations.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow — October 14
If it has Marlon Wayans, you know it’s going to be fun! A great watch for tween and teenage families, this light-hearted film sees Wayans as a father who teams up with his teenage daughter to save their town from an old, mischievous ghost.
Waffles + Mochis Restaurant – 17 Oct
Listen, I won’t lie – we’re not afraid of it. waffles + mochi Season 1 couldn’t have been cuter if she tried. Not to mention education! It had travel, food from different cultures… what more could you ask for? Well, how about if Waffles and Mochi got their own restaurant? Michelle Obama is back, plus a host of world famous chefs and celebs from around the world.
The School of Good and Evil — 19 Oct
Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves in quite the riddle when they end up in an enchanted school where young heroes and villains are trained to keep the balance of good and evil in the universe. The problem? In the end, they are played off against each other. It doesn’t hurt that this modern day fairytale stars the likes of Rachel Bloom, Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett (voice), Kerry Washington, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh and more.
Oni: The Tale of the Thunder Gods – October 21
The setting: a world full of whimsical Japanese mythological gods and monsters. Our hero: Onari, the free-spirited daughter of such a creature. The Problem: While Onari is determined to follow in the giant footsteps of those who came before her, she has yet to gain her powers. This colorful film is her journey to find out who she really is and if she has what it takes to protect her people.
Barbie: Epic Road Trip — 25 Oct
Calling all Barbie fans! This isn’t just any Barbie movie – it’s Barbie’s first interactive special for Netflix. As Barbie, Barbie, Skipper and Ken take the cross-country journey of a lifetime, fans can help find their way. With more than 100 choices and 500 possible story combinations, it literally puts you in the driver’s seat.
Daniel enchanted – 27 Oct
Imagine a modern New York City, if you will, where magic is real—it’s just hidden from view. Enter Daniel Spellbound, a teenager who makes a living tracking down hard-to-find magical objects. But the real adventure begins when Daniel attracts the attention of some shady characters and has to find a way to save the magical world.
Wendel & Wild – 28 Oct
Do you have a tween or teen obsessed with coral? This is bound to be her favorite new release of the month – it’s Henry Selick’s first feature film since the 2009 cult classic, and it’s adapted from a screenplay by Selick and Jordan Peele. In the stop-motion horror comedy, two scheming demon brothers named Wendell (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (voiced by Peele) enlist a tough teenager named Kat Elliot (voiced by Lyric Ross) to summon them to the land of the living. And as you can imagine, things aren’t exactly going to plan.
More children and family films coming to Netflix in October
- again 17 (2009) – October 1st
- Charlotte’s Web (2006) – October 1st
- city dwellers (1991) – October 1st
- labyrinth (1986) – October 1st
- Scooby Doo (2002) – October 1st
- Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) – October 1st
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) – October 1st
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Mystery of Ooze (1991) – October 1st
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) – October 1st
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (2014) – October 1st
- The Midnight Club (2022) – October 7th
- Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) – October 27
More kids and family shows/specials new to Netflix in October
- Barbie: It takes two Part 2 – October 1st
- fries and potatoSeason 4 – October 3rd
- LEGO NinjagoSeason 4 – October 10th
- Easy Bake Battle – 12 Oct
- Dead end: Paranormal ParkSeason 2 – October 13
- Blippi’s Spooky Spell Halloween – 15th October