Why October's The Month You're Going To Live For Netflix
Can you believe it’s almost October? It seems like 2014 has flown by, and before you know it Halloween will have come and gone and we’ll be experiencing full-frontal Christmas. But let’s slow down for a second, and really relish what October is going to bring us: new additions to Netflix! Starting October 1st, a slew of new female-driven movies and TV shows will drop onto the site, so pencil some binge-watching into your schedule.
Gilmore Girls, October 1st
No introduction needed for Gilmore Girls. Serious question, is it appropriate to take a week off of work and binge all seven seasons before returning to the real world? Asking for a friend.
Sleepless in Seattle, October 1st
One of the quintessential Nora Ephron movies, staring Meg Ryan at the height of her America’s Sweetheart days. If you need any more reason to watch this late ’80s movie, remember that The Mindy Project paid homage to it during last year’s season finale, when Danny had to meet Mindy atop the Empire State Building.
The Wedding Planner, October 1st
This move is 13 years old. It was released in 2001. But it’s still one of those films that as soon as you catch it on TV, you have to watch the whole thing. Now’s your chance to cozy up on the couch and watch it on your own time. Jennifer Lopez is a really charming female romantic lead, which makes me kind of wish she joins another rom-com. Plus, Matthew McConaughey’s really in right now, alright?
Carrie, October 2nd
This version of Carrie is the 2013 remake, but it’s just as terrifyingly good. It also boasts a pretty strong female line-up, including the young, fierce Chloë Grace Moretz, the ever impeccable Julianne Moore, and everyone’s favorite best friend, Judy Greer.
Romeo + Juliet, October 1st
Romeo + Juliet is the movie that launched a thousand crushes on Leonardo DiCaprio, but it also put Claire Danes back on the map following the end of My So Called Life. Sure, it’s got a terribly tragic ending, but it showed us the incredible range of Danes, something we now see in Homeland every week. Even at 17, we could recognize she was quite a force.
In A World. . ., October 7th
Lake Bell wrote, directed and stars in In A World. . . The story follows her character, Carol, who works as a voice coach but dreams of being a voiceover star. She’s determined to break the trend of having males read the narration over trailers. I won’t spoil the ending, but you should definitely check out this delightful film.
Annie, October 1st
The little orphan is finally arriving to Netflix, and she comes with a sequel, A Royal Adventure, too. I won’t hold it against you if you decide to only watch the original. Annie’s such a classic character for the ages, because at some point or another, everyone has always spread their arms wide knowing the sun will come out tomorrow.
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, October 1st
Though it might not be as good as the first one (confession, I love the first Charlie’s Angels), it’s still a good movie to pop on for a lazy Saturday afternoon. What more could you want from a movie, anyway? It’s got Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore taking names and kicking butt. Plus, Demi Moore plays the bad guy! I honestly wouldn’t mind an updated remake of these movies. More strong female action movies like this, please.
Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me, October 10th
She might have left her gig at E!, but Chelsea is only at the beginning of her new beautiful friendship with Netflix. Her latest stand up special, Uganda Be Kidding Me, will include all the reasons we already know and love her. It’ll also only get us more excited for her Netflix talk show, which will start in 2015.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, October 22nd
Our fearless heroine
Jennifer Lawrence Katniss Everdeen does it again with the second installment for The Hunger Games quadrilogy. Just when she thinks it’s safe for a quiet life in District 12, she gets thrust back into the arena again. We all know she’s smart and strong enough to come out on top, but it’s still a nail-biting experience each time.
Hart of Dixie, season 3, October 7th
Are you a big fan of Rachel Bilson? Do you enjoy Rachel Bilson in adorable country settings, surrounded by attractive gentlemen? Then I suggest you take some time (or a few days) and watch all of Hart of Dixie. The first two seasons are already on Netflix, and now with the addition of the third, you’ll be set for season four when it returns to TV—and you, too, will know the struggle of Dr. Zoe Hart and her on again-off-again love with the bad boy with a good heart, Wade.