Top 17 things coming soon to Netflix UK in October 2014
Staff Reporter | On 01, Oct 2014Reading time: 5 mins
Every month we bring you the most comprehensive list of titles coming soon to Netflix UK.
Summer’s officially gone and autumn here, bringing with it dark evenings, cold nights and a ridiculous amount of TV. For those not interested in Arrow or The Walking Dead, though, Netflix UK has its own share of TV goodness in store – and a bunch of movies to boot.
What’s coming out on Netflix this month? Here are the top 17 things coming soon on Netflix UK in October 2014:
(Note: Release dates are subject to change, with titles often released on Netflix UK up to 24 hours early.)
Doctor Who Season 7 – Wednesday 1st October
For those who miss bow ties and fezes, you can now travel back in time to Matt Smith’s days in the big blue police box with Season 7 of Doctor Who – including the two anniversary specials The Name of the Doctor and The Day of the Doctor. Grab your fish fingers and custard and enjoy.
Boys N the Hood
The critically acclaimed story of three friends growing up in a South Central Los Angeles neighborhood, and street life where friendship, pain, danger and love combine to form reality. “The Hood” is a place where drive-by shootings and unemployment are rampant, but also shows some harmony for three young men. A must see.
Made in Chelsea Season 7 – Wednesday 1st October
Fans can now catch up with their favourite upper-crust twenty-somethings who live in some of London’s most exclusive neighborhoods. This season kicks off with the gang buzzing with news of Jamie’s infidelity just a week after he publicly displayed his affection for Lucy. Totes scandalous.
Fresh Meat Season 3 – Wednesday 1st October
Netflix continues to beef up its selection of Channel 4 titles with the third season of Fresh Meat. The comedy-drama from the creators of Peep Show about the hilarious, and often painful, truths of being a student sees Howard and JP kick off their second year by trying to coax some female freshers to join their dry-slope skiing society.
Homeland Season 3 – Saturday 4th October
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis return for a third installment of the often bonkers/always brilliant CIA series. With Brody and Carrie still attempting to thwart a terrorist attack in the aftermath of bombing, who is to blame and who can be trusted? And, more importantly, who can rival Clare Danes’ ability to pull incredibly cry faces?
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid – Sunday 5th October
This Disney sequel does exactly what it says on the tin, with Rick Moranis returning as the bad-luck boffin with his own shrinking/growing ray in the garage. (HT to The Independent for this one.)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – Friday 10th October
The third outing for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean is a big improvement on the second – although that may not be saying much. Gore Verbinski dials up the surreal humour in a madcap epic finale for Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow and co.
Bambi – Friday 10th October
What needs to be said about Disney’s 1942 classic? Three words: bring a tissue.
Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me – Friday 10th October
Chelsea Handler’s first exclusive stand-up comedy special for Netflix. Here’s a trailer:
The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Saturday 11th October
Aardman Animations’ swashbuckling adventure is a typically silly affair with slapstick jokes, witty wordplay and Hugh Grant as the bumbling Pirate Captain, who can’t plunder booty to save his beard, but does really, really like ham.
Narco Cultura – Wednesday 15th October
Narco Cultura takes viewers behind the scenes of ‘narcocorridos’, the most explosive and violent music subculture in America. These bloodthirsty and explicit odes to the exploits of narco traffickers and drug lords of Mexico openly glorify violence, narcotics and money.
Fight Church – Wednesday 15th October
Fresh from its UK premiere at Raindance, this documentary about Christian pastors who are also MMA fighters is a strange-but-true story that manages to be funny, violent and intriguing.
Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn – Tuesday 21st October
Another stand-up special makes its premiere on Netflix UK. Wyatt Cenac’s show is called Brooklyn in part because it was recorded in Brooklyn at Union Hall, a mainstay of the New York comedy scene for the last decade, but also largely due to the fact that he doesn’t enjoy thinking up titles for things.
Hercules – Friday 24th October
Disney’s 1997 animated musical fantasy sees Hercules, the son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera, stripped of his immortality as an infant – and follows his struggle to become a true hero to reclaim it.
E-Team – Friday 24th October
A group of fiercely intelligent individuals named the Emergencies Team (or E-Team) are hired to record war crimes committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators such as Syria and Libya.
Brave – Sunday 26th October
Pixar’s Scotland-set animation looks like a sweeping epic – it tells the story of Merida, a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor – but turns out to be a surprisingly intimate tale of a daughter and her mother. It’s all the better for it.
American Horror Story S3 – Tuesday 28th October
Exploring humankind’s unsettling capacity for evil, this darkly twisted drama plays upon the power of supernatural fears and everyday horrors. Season 3 follows the events of a coven of Salem descendants who reside within a boarding school in Louisiana, starring Emmy award winners Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange.
For a full list of what’s coming out this month, see our UK VOD release date guide.