New Movies on Netflix Instant | October 2012

Noteworthy Movies: October 1st - 31st

October on Netflix Instant is proving to be a good month to catch up on what you may have missed this year.

Among the possible watches, Mel Gibson's Straight-to-VOD-DVD-Blu-Ray-Hyphen-Dash-Whatever Get to the Gringo hits the servers. It's worth the watch, honestly. Also, Machine Gun Preacher, which received extremely love-it-or-hate-it reviews is available. Act of Valor also hits Netflix. As well, a very unknown, yet decent flick, Equilibrium, starring Christian Bale, is worth checking out too.

Want even more?  Make sure to check out our Best of Netflix Instant list, with links to the best in action, comedy, and even recommendations on what to watch each weekend.  It's pretty groovy stuff.

You're up to date with Netflix Instant. Make sure to stay up with New Releases on RedBox in October, and New on DVD/Blu-ray in October too.

Sweet Streams

Note:  Release dates are subject to change.


New This October on Netflix Instant Watch


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Get the Gringo

Available on: October 1st, 2012

Mel Gibson stars as a man who ends up in a notorious Mexican prison after his attempt to get away with a million-dollar stash ends in his arrest. With no friends among his fellow inmates, the American has to rely on help from a young Mexican boy.

Starring: Mel Gibson

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Machine Gun Preacher

Available on:  October 1st, 2012

Gerard Butler stars in this true-life story of Sam Childers, a drug dealer who turns his life around to become a spiritual warrior. His mission? Rescuing child soldiers in the Sudan from lives ruined by their forced participation in bloody conflict.

Starring: Gerard Butler

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My Fellow Americans

Available on: October 1st, 2012

Jack Lemmon and James Garner star as ex-presidents and former political foes who unite in the face of adversity. They're forced to overcome their partisan bickering when the current president (Dan Aykroyd) tries to frame and kill them to conceal his crimes. To clear their names, they go on a different type of whistle-stop tour, taking it on the lam among the "common people."

Starring: James Garner, Jack Lemon


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Available on:  October 1st, 2012

Actor Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut with this modern update of Shakespeare's tale about the arrogant general who is banished by the republic he has protected at all costs, provoking him to ally with former foes and wreck a bloody revenge.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler

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Available on: October 1st, 2012

From director Morgan Spurlock and producers Will Arnett and Jason Bateman comes a raucous but thoughtful documentary examining what defines masculinity in our modern culture of male grooming products, suave celebrities and avant-garde facial hair.

Starring: Morgan Spurlock


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Act of Valor

Available on:  October 4th, 2012

An expert marksman is coaxed out of seclusion by colleagues who need his help in preventing a plot to kill the president. But he realizes he's been set up when he's framed for the assassination attempt. Can he bring the real culprits to justice?


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A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

Available on: October 1st, 2012

Eric and his thirtysomething friends spend their summer weekends carousing at his family's house in the Hamptons. When Eric learns that his dad plans to sell the place, he proposes a party to end all parties: an orgy!

Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb


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Available on:  October 1st, 2012

A wizard who's been transformed into a troll attacks the residents of an apartment building, seeking a ring that will make him human again. Young resident Harry teams up with a witch who lives in the building to stop the wizard's destruction.


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Available on: October 1st, 2012

In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with an emotion-suppressing drug, and "sense offenses" are punishable by death. When an enforcer skips a dose of the medication, it stirs in him a desire to revolt.

Starring:  Christian Bale


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Bringing Out the Dead

Available on:  October 1st, 2012

An ambulance driver on the verge of a nervous breakdown stumbles through three sleepless nights on the job accompanied by a callous crew and finds humanity in an unlikely friendship with a heart-attack victim's ex-junkie daughter.

Starring: Nicolas Cage

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9 1/2 Weeks

Available on: October 1st, 2012

In director Adrian Lyne's erotic drama, art gallery worker Elizabeth (Kim Basinger) and commodities broker John (Mickey Rourke) become involved in a steamy relationship based on sex and fantasy -- and must eventually face consequences as the reality of their affair takes hold. This thoughtful examination of obsession and passion is notable for its titillating mix of the erotic and the everyday that raised many eyebrows upon the film's release.

Starring:  Bob Marley, Rita Marley


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Forever Young

Available on:  October 1st, 2012

In 1939, the love of Daniel's (Mel Gibson) life, Helen (Isabel Glasser), falls comatose after an accident. Grief-stricken, he agrees to be frozen alive in scientist Harry's (George Wendt) cryogenics experiment in the hopes that when he's thawed, Helen will be recovered. Some 50 years later, two kids revive Daniel, leaving him to cope with society's developments -- and having to find Harry and Helen. Jamie Lee Curtis co-stars.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis

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Natural Born Killers: Director's Cut

Available on: October 1st, 2012

Director Oliver Stone's stark satire of media and murder still generates controversy. Mickey and Mallory Knox (Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis, respectively) hit the road on an interstate killing spree that triggers a manhunt and garners amazing ratings for a tabloid TV star (Robert Downey Jr.). Shocking, bloody and relentlessly violent, Stone's visually frenetic film makes a chilling statement about the American cultural landscape.

Starring:  Woody Harrelson