The best new film and TV shows in October 2023

The best new film and TV shows in October 2023



Grab the popcorn and get ready to be spooked, here are the new releases across cinemas and streaming this month. 

Get ready for some spine-tingling entertainment because FACT's serving up an incredible lineup of the hottest new film and TV shows. We’re talking about the content that will keep you glued to your screens, so grab your blankies for some spooky thrills.

Saw X: 5 October

For the 10th instalment of the Saw franchise, follow John as he heads to Mexico in search of a cancer cure. But the whole thing turns out to be a wild scam. Get ready for suspense, drama, lessons in resilience and those terrible traps, as John fights not just for his health, but for justice too.

Thank You for Coming: 5 October

Follow Kanika Kapoor, a smart and successful Delhi food blogger, who's on a lifelong quest for the perfect love match. In this modern comedy that'll have you in stitches, Kanika challenges stereotypes. Offering a fresh take on love and relationships, this Bollywood film was even selected for the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.

Sukkar: 12 October

This musical will tug at your heartstrings. It sees kids literally drop from the sky into Rateeba's orphanage and face a tough life without education. But Sukkar and her friends hold onto dreams of a brighter future when they see other children going to school. In a quest to save a mistreated child from a life of captivity, Sukkar is a rollercoaster of emotions you won't want to miss.

Killers of the Flower Moon: 19 October

Transport yourself to the 20th century, where the Osage Nation's oil riches made them overnight millionaires. But this newfound wealth lured in cunning outsiders who exploited, cheated, and even resorted to murder to get their hands on Osage money. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Jesse Plemons, under the direction of Martin Scorsese, this film promises a gripping journey into a dark chapter of history.

Dear David: 19 October

This eerie flick follows comic artist Adam as he takes on Internet trolls and, in return, gets a chilling dose of sleep paralysis, and soon, things take a seriously sinister turn. As he tweets about his encounters with the malevolent spirit of a dead child named David, the line between online and reality blurs. This movie will keep you guessing what's really haunting him — but don’t watch it alone.

Trolls 3: Band Together: 26 October

Poppy and Branch are officially a couple and their love story takes centre stage in this musical extravaganza. But wait, Branch has a secret past as part of the boyband sensation, BroZone, with his four brothers. When one of them, Floyd, gets kidnapped by the villainous pop stars Velvet and Veneer, it's up to Poppy and Branch to rescue him and reunite the long-lost brothers.

Series & Streaming
Beckham - 4 October

Get ready to dive deep into the fascinating world of David Beckham in this four-part docu-series on Netflix. It peels back the layers to reveal the real David Beckham. From his humble beginnings to his relentless pursuit of success, it's a rollercoaster ride through the ups and downs of his life. It promises to be a captivating journey into the life of a true cultural icon. 

Lupin: 5 October

Get ready for some intense twists in this season of Netflix’s Lupin as Assane's now in hiding, far from his family. But the guilt and suffering they endure drive him back to Paris with a wild proposal: escape France and start fresh elsewhere. However, in the world of heists and secrets, the past is always lurking around the corner, and an unexpected return is about to throw his plans into disarray.

Loki: 6 October

For the second season of this Marvel masterpiece, mischievous Loki is back in action, teaming up with Mobius, Hunter B-15, and the TVA, to dive headfirst into the chaotic multiverse. They have to track down Sylvie, Ravonna Renslayer, and Miss Minutes in this instalment. With mind-bending time-travel twists and Marvel's signature intrigue, this series on Disney+ promises to keep us all on the edge of our seats.

The Fall of the House of Usher: 12 October

Netflix brings Edgar Allan Poe's timeless gothic masterpiece to life in a chilling adaptation that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats. Set in a secluded, decaying mansion in the heart of the eerie Usher family estate, the series from Mike Flanagan delves deep into the psychological horror that plagues the Usher siblings, Roderick and Madeline. As the once-proud house crumbles, so does the sanity of its inhabitants. The cast includes Mary McDonnell, Willa Fitzgerald, Carl Lumbly and Mark Hamill.

Elite: 20 October

In the seventh season of Netflix’s Elite, Omar’s moved on to university life, trying to put Las Encinas and its traumatic past behind him. But the guilt and pain over Samuel's death are like a shadow he can't escape. So, he dives into therapy and takes on an internship back at the school where it all went down, facing his demons head-on.

Zainab Johnson: Hijabs Off: 24 October

Get ready for some hilarious and thought-provoking laughs with Zainab Johnson as she makes her debut Amazon Original comedy special, Zainab Johnson: Hijabs Off. She brings the house down with her sharp wit and relatable stories, as she fearlessly dives into her identity as a Black female Muslim, sharing her experiences growing up with 12 siblings in the heart of Harlem.