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Here's what to watch on Netflix while you're ignoring the doorbell this Halloween

Getting up and down every five minutes to trick or treaters? No thanks.

1. The Land Before Time

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If you’re really not a fan of Halloween and repeatedly getting up and down to answer the door to kids, then you can just pretend it’s a regular Wednesday night next week. Pull the curtains, grab a duvet, turn the TV up so that you can’t hear the fireworks or the doorbell and relax with this lovely children’s classic. The scariest thing you will experience this Halloween is the realisation that this film is now 30 years old. 

2. Twilight, movies 1-5


Regardless of how much you made fun of the Twilight series a decade ago, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself far too invested in the Edward v Jacob situation if you watch the films now. The supernatural theme also makes it a vaguely Halloween-y film, too. 

3. Maniac 

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There was plenty of hype around Jonah Hill and Emma Stone’s new Netflix series and tbh, it’s deserved. It’s even better than it looks in the trailer. 

4. Sixteen Candles 


If you’ve never seen Sixteen Candles and have been meaning to get around to it for a while, it’s on Netflix now, so you’ve got the perfect excuse. 

5. Miss Representation 


This documentary looks at the ways in which the mainstream media’s disparaging portrayals of women contribute to the under-representation of females in positions of leadership.

6. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 

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Out on the 26th of October, the Netflix reboot of Sabrina comes just in time for a Halloween binge. In theory, nobody wants a reboot of Sabrina, but this iteration is highly anticipated. Based on the Archie comic, it follows Sabrina who must choose between the witch world and the human world of her friends as her sixteenth birthday draws near. 

7. Dancing Queen 

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RuPaul’s Drag Race darling Alyssa Edwards returns with a new series that is essentially Drag Race meets Dance Moms. 

8. Life As We Know It


Fancy a cheesy romantic comedy? Netflix have added Life As We Know It starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel to their collection. The pair of them go on an awful blind date and vow to never see each other again, but as always, fate has other plans for them. 

9. Elite 

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This new Netflix Original Series recounts the tragedy that occurs when three working class kids enroll in Spain’s most exclusive private school. Unsurprisingly, it’s in Spanish, but like all Netflix Originals, it looks very well made.

10. The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell 


If you’re a fan of Great British Bake Off and you feel like getting into the Halloween spirit, Christine McConnell’s new show follows the baker as she uses “her unique skill to create hauntingly disturbing confectionery”. 

11. Apostle

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This eerie thriller follows a man who travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister, who was kidnapped by a murderous religious cult. Plenty of gore and violence in this one. 

12. The Haunting of Hill House 


If you missed our run down from last week, The Haunting of Hill House is preeeetty creepy. You can read all about it here.

13. Private Life 

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A couple with infertility struggle to keep their marriage afloat as they navigate the world of assisted reproduction and adoption. 

14. Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

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This documentary takes a look at the last 40 years of feminist history in America. 

15. Derren Brown: Sacrifice 


If you enjoyed Derren Brown’s previous Netflix specials (including The Push – where he convinced people to murder strangers), you might like Sacrifice, Derren Brown’s latest project where he does exactly the opposite. In Sacrifice, Derren Brown tries to see if he can convince people to take a bullet for a stranger. 

16. Thelma & Louise 

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Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis head out on a short fishing trip in this classic 1991 drama, but their trip escalates after one of the women shoots and kills a man who attempted to rape her at a bar. The pair of them decide to flee to Mexico, and it doesn’t take long for law enforcement to catch up with them. 

17. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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The 2011 Cold War espionage film set in the 1970s, as a the head of MI6 dispatches an agent to meet with a Hungarian general who knows the identity of a Soviety spy in the organisation’s ranks. The mission doesn’t go to plan, and the Hungarian general dies before he can reveal his intel. A veteran agent is later called from retirement to find the mole and stop the flow of British secrets to Russia.

18. ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff? 

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Netflix’s Original Documentary Series, ReMastered, investigates high-profile events affecting some of the world’s most legendary names in music. In Who Shot the Sheriff, the series examine the assassination attempt made on Bob Marley in 1976 during the tumultuous political climate in Jamaica. 

19. Somewhere Between


In this Netflix limited series, a local news producer attempts to take her own life after a serial killer murders her daughter. After attempting to drown herself, she wakes up 8 days in the past and has a fresh opportunity to save her daughter and apprehend the man responsible for the child’s death.

20. Erased 

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If you want to mix things up, this animated series on Netflix tells the story of a man who is able to go back in time in order to prevent minor crises. Usually, without warning, he is launched five or ten minutes backwards in time, but after he ends up in hospital the man wakes up to find that he is a child and he has been sent 18 years back in time to help prevent the murder of one of his schoolmates. 

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