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New Releases On Netflix Streaming In October 2014

Updated on October 5, 2014
Amy Hargreaves stars in Blue Ruin
Amy Hargreaves stars in Blue Ruin
5 stars for Netflix Streaming

Netlfix streaming is the fastest growing entertainment medium in the market right now.

Along with thousands of movies and shows they also produce some of the best dramas, comedies and documentaries available.

Netflix adds and removes material from it's massive streaming library each month. This article will update weekly with the newest release information as it becomes known. Netflix releases new material each tuesday.

Netflix Hack Day

Netflix is constantly trying to improve it's product. This can be seen in action at their annual Hack Day competition where some of Silicon's Valley's top programmers try to improve on the Netlix experience.

One example is Netlix Mini which plays in a small window on the corner of your computer screen for multi-tasking. Watch Orange is the new black while typing your research paper!

Also submitted was the Circle of Life queue page. Pick a title, such as Lost and it will suggest similar titles the viewer will likely also enjoy such as the Avengers.

Suspect Zero
The Firm
The Talent Given Us
Star Trek V
Across the Universe
Adam's Family Values
Aeon Flux
Alien VS Ninja
An Affair to Remember
An Inconvenient Truth
Angela's Ashes
Are We Done Yet?
Baby's Day Out
Beavis and Butthead: Do America
Bebe's Kids
Becoming Jane
Best Laid Plans
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
Black Sheep
Black Snake Moan
Bless the Child
Blue Car
Body Count
Brian's Song
Bridget Jone's Diary
Buffalo Soldiers
Can't Hardly Wait
Cool World
Corky Ramano
Coyote Ugly
Dear Frankie
A Midsummer Nights Sex Comedy
Kramer Versus Kramer
Nick of Time
Romeo and Juliet (1996 version)
Searching For Bobby Fischer
Sleepless in Seattle
Team America: World Police
The Gambler

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is an excellent new addition to the Netflix streaming library in October.

Peaky Blinders take place in 1920s England after the end of the first World War. The Peaky Blinders are a gang whose name derives from their use of razors sewn into their caps which they use to blind and otherwise injure their enemies.

Think of Peaky Blinders as a cross between the Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire. Peaky Blinders is 6 episodes of compelling story telling that will keep you riveted from beginning to end.

Marco Polo

Marco Polo as Netflix original series will be coming to Netflix December 12th.

There are high hopes for the series produced by the Weinstein Company, who produced such hit films as, The Road and Inglorious Bastards.

Marco Polo will showcase a world replete with greed, betrayal and sexual intrigue.

Marco Polo will be Netflix's first attempt at producing a historical drama, up till now they have focused on more contemporary shows such as House of Cards.

Netflix picked up Marco Polo after Starz passed on it. Whether Marco Polo will be a hit remains to be seen but the level of talent involved thus far is promising.

The shows includes producers and directors that have been involved with Game of Thrones and True Blood.

Look for Marco Polo to be another solid addition to an already award winning line up of Netflix produced shows.

Don't Miss: Horses of Gods

Horses of Gods is about two brothers growing up in a brutally harsh slum in Morocco. There they are ensnared in a web of poverty, injustice and violence spawned by fundamentalist Islam.

If you ever wondered where suicide bombers come from this is it. The dire existence of these Moroccan poor creates the perfect incubator to produce a hopeless and naïve suicide bomber.

Horses of Gods received a perfect 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Steven Holden of the New York Times states Horses of Gods is "A compelling contemplation of the roots of Islamic terrorism in poverty and hopelessness".

Horses of the Gods is available on Netflix streaming.


Netflix is the only platform where you can watch the award winning show, Sherlock, starring Bennedict Cumberbatch without having to purchase each individual episode.

Sherlock has been recently picked up for a fourth season to be aired on BBC in 2016

The Unbelievers

The Unbelievers is a documentary which follows Richard Dawkins on a tour around the globe preaching his ideas on Atheism.

The arguments he makes, whether you agree with them or not, are though provoking. For instance, he argues if God created the universe then what was God doing before he created the universe?

Dawkins further argues that organized religion is in it's death throes as it can not withstand the reason and logic that has come from Science. Science is now able to answer the questions that religion previously tried but failed to answer.

The overall premise of Dawkins is that we should focus on Life before Death instead of fixating on the religious notion of Life after Death.

The Unbelievers is available on Netflix streaming in October.

Happy Valley

The newest Netflix produced show doesn't get the hype of their headliners, Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, but the BBC produced cop drama may be the best.

Happy Valley is anything but Happy as it follows the bleak day to day of a beat cop in a small town in England. Her daughter recently committed suicide leaving her to care for a rambunctious grandchild.

The grandson is the result of her daughter's rape, so even though she knows part of her daughter made the child, she also has to live with the fact that he is also the prodigy of the rapist.

Things get really interesting when said rapist is released from prison and returns home to Happy Valley.

Like other British shows, Sherlock, Derek and Luther, Happy Valley has top notch acting and well drawn out characters.

If you have yet to binge watch a show on Netflix, Happy Valley may well indeed convert you. The six suspenseful episodes will make you want to move from one to the next without interruption.

Happy Valley is available to stream on Netflix.

The 100, Season One: Available 10/22/14

All Is Lost

All is Lost was nominated for several Academy Awards.

The film stars Robert Redford, stranded at sea in his sailboat and his efforts to survive the elements, starvation, dehydration and hopelessness.

One film critic states of All is Lost, "Superb, a brilliantly conceived, first-person masterpiece, totally immersive and compelling from first frame to last. It's easily one of the best survival films ever made, even with Gravity dominating everybody's praise".

All is Lost is available on Netflix streaming

Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin may be one of the best films of 2014. The film received a 96% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Blue Ruin is a revenge film that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

The film tells the tale of Dwight, a vagabond who becomes unhinged when a felon that murdered his parents is released from prison and moves back to his hometown.

Blue Ruin is at times violent, suspenseful and even humorous. Some of the bantering dialogue is reminiscent of the film, Pulp Fiction.

Blue Ruin is a must see and is available on Netflix streaming.

In A World

Think back to the last movie trailer you have seen in the theater, the ones you remember from being a kid. Who doesn't remember the one that start with the dramatic...In a World....far a different time.

These trailers have been dominated by a couple of guys with deep, dramatic voice. In a World tells the humorous tale of a young women trying to break into this male dominated industry.

The scene where Lake Bell impersonates a young woman asking her in a mousy voice where a Jamba Juice is worth watching the movies for.

In a World will be available on Netflix Streaming 10/6/14.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Available 10/22/14

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Netflix Originals

Some of the best shows are now being produced by Netflix. Although none won, Netflix produced shows received 33 nominations for an Emmy.

Netflix produced House of Cards and Orange is the New Black rival anything that is being made by the premium cable companies such as HBO and Showtime.

Netflix set out to match and surpass HBO and seem to be closing the gap.

Along with House of Cards, Orange is the New Black they also produce Derek, Hemlock Grove, Lilllyhammer and the recent addition Happy Valley.

Netflix has several other shows in the works including the much hyped and anticipated, The Flash.

Netflix has also started focusing on documentaries such as Mitt and also animated series, such as Knights of Sedonia and Bojack Horseman.

Searching For Bobby Fischer

Searching for Bobby Fischer stars Ben Kingsley as the chess coach of a young prodigy.

Kingsley's character tries to mold the innocent young chess genius into the cutthroat mold that defined the chess master Bobby Fischer.

Searching for Bobby Fischer received a perfect score of 100 on the review site, Rotten Tomatoes with all 34 critics that reviewed the film giving it a positive score.

Django Unchained: Available 10/25/14

Amazon Prime

Watch one of the most buzzed about shows Transparent for free on Amazon Prime by signing up for a free 30 day trial.

In Transparent an LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

The show stars Jeffrey Tambor of Arrested Development fame. Tambor plays the Patriarch of an eccentric and entitled group of grown children who must now deal with their Father's revelation.

Critics and viewers alike have given Transparent positive reviews. You can binge watch the entire first season this month on Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime is also an excellent companion to having a Netflix subscription. Amazon Prime has thousands of shows and movies not always available on Netflix and they also have started producing their own content, such an alpha House starring John Goodman. The best part of having Amazon Prime is it entitles you to free shipping from Amazon, for many this will more than pay for the yearly subscription.

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