our selection of films and series to watch in October 2021

A horror series, a unique perspective on the French Revolution, a classic by Christopher Nolan … This is what Netflix subscribers will be able to enjoy in October.

Le Prestige – October 1

Is there really a need to present The Prestige, a film by British-American director Christopher Nolan? Bringing together Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie, The Prestige is a very beautiful tribute to the world of magic in addition to being a convoluted story (in the ameliorative sense of the term) of which the director of Inception has the secret . Nolan’s work, whose title refers to the last stage of a magic trick, stages the rivalry between two magicians in Victorian England. A rivalry that will push them to always push the limits of their towers, until the tragedy.

The Haunting of Bly Manor – October 6

If it shares part of the cast and title of The Haunting of Hill House, this new horror series is indeed an original story. Inspired by an English fantasy short story, the plot will follow a housekeeper who cares for orphans in a remote mansion in Britain. According to its trailer, The Haunting of Bly Manor should respect the classic codes of horror and keep us going throughout its nine episodes.

Social Distance – October 15

As usual, Netflix did not drag and already offers a production during the period of confinement that has known almost the entire globe. The format is original, since we will only be able to see the characters through their webcams and other smartphones, technologies that have greatly helped families, friends, or colleagues to keep in touch during confinement. It is the creator of the prison series “Orange is the New Black”, Jenji Kohan, who is behind this series of eight episodes which will each be devoted to different characters.

The Revolution – October 16

New original creation made in France from Netflix, Revolution is certainly based on the eponymous period, fundamental in the history of France, but is not really a historical series strictly speaking. The production, which will have in particular in the cast Amir El Kacem in the title role (Hippocrate), Laurent Lucas (Vernon Subutex) or Dimitri Storoge (Validé), is in reality an uchrony in which a virus makes sick the French aristocracy and pushes her to attack the people. The strangeness of the synopsis may repel some, but we remain curious to discover this rather singular vision of the French Revolution.

Chicago Seven – October 16

Cut out for the cinema, The Chicago Seven will finally have its place on Netflix. Directed by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Newsroom, The Big Game), this politico-judicial thriller looks back at the trial of protest organizers in Chicago in 1968, in the middle of the Democratic National Convention. With its luxury cast (Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II …) and its very political subject, The Chicago Seven could enter the Oscar race, like Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, film which could very well have been released to the cinema.

We also recommend …

  • Star Trek Discovery Season 3 (October 16)
  • Conor McGregor: Notorious (October 6)
  • Les Dents de la Mer (October 23)
  • Bronx (October 30)

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