We have entered the spooky movie season and I couldn’t be more excited. Below, I share a quick list featuring six October movies to watch and three to skip, because, if we’re being honest, they’re not always worth it.
There are hundreds of movies released every month, whether that is in theaters or on a massive amount of streaming platforms. It’s impossible to keep up with content, so we try to narrow down the list of the good stuff that you should watch and the stuff that you can skip over until maybe you have the time to watch it.
New October movies to watch
Tár – In Theaters Oct. 7
Some have already crowned Cate Blanchett our Academy Award Winner for Best Actress for her performance in Tár. I, for one, am extremely excited to put my eyes on this film because I am a HUGE fan of Blanchett. Blanchett plays Lydia Tár, one of the greatest composers/conductors to ever live.
Rosaline – On Hulu Oct. 14
Rosaline is a comedic retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. I had known very little about this film until I saw the trailer and I got super hyped because it looked like a blast. The movie has Kaitlyn Dever and Isabela Merced, the latter who surprised me when she played in the Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which was really good. This looks like it’s going to be an easy and fun watch.
Ticket to Paradise – In Theaters Oct. 21
Julia Roberts + George Clooney = Ricky is a very happy moviegoer. I am SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS MOVIE.
Raymond and Ray – On Apple TV+ Oct. 21
The story of two half-brothers who reunite at their father’s funeral. Apple TV+ can do no wrong in my eyes and they are the most consistent streaming platform around. So when they have something new dropping, I am all in, especially when you have Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor playing brothers.
Black Adam – In Theaters Oct. 21
There are two reasons I want to see Black Adam. First, I am tired of seeing the trailer whenever I go to the movies. Second, I am actually excited to see what The Rock has in store for us with the film. We all know he has hyped it up bigger than anything else he has ever done because it is a passion project and passion projects can lead to great films.
All Quiet on the Western Front – Netflix Oct. 28
I’ve heard nothing but great things about this film since its debut at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival. The movie is about a 17-year-old kid who is excited to join the Western Front in World War I until that excitement realizes the reality of war. The movie is directed by Edward Berger and stars Daniel Bruhl.
September movies to skip
Hellraisers – On Hulu Oct. 7
I didn’t even know this was coming out until someone posted about it on Twitter. I don’t care for Pinhead, never have, never will. There are too many other things coming out that I got my eye on this month.
Halloween Ends – In Theaters 10/14
I remember seeing Halloween Kills and was like, this wasn’t terrible, but every day that passed, I was like, this was one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. I’ve rewatched it twice and am still befuddled about how bad the sequel was to the original. I don’t care what happens to Michael Myers. Burn the franchise to the ground.
The Cruse of Bridge Hollow – On Netflix 10/14
Oh, look, another Marlon Wayans movie coming out that looks terrible. I am sorry, but his movies and this movie don’t look good, ever. I may just rewatch Hocus Pocus 2 over and over again to keep me in the Halloween Spirit.
From our list of October movies to watch, which are you the most excited to see? Did we miss any?