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New Netflix Instant Movies — October 2013

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Fall is in full-swing, and what better way to escape the blustery days outside than by enjoying a good movie on Netflix Instant in the great indoors? This month brings a few modern classics and big names to your favorite streaming service. Read on for our breakdown of the best new titles hitting Netflix Instant this October.

October 1

‘American Gigolo’ (1980) — Starring Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, and Hector Elizondo. A successful male escort begins a serious relationship with a politician’s wife.

‘As Good as it Gets’ (1997) — Starring Jack Nicholson, Greg Kinnear, and Helen Hunt. A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.

‘Beyond Borders’ (2003) — Starring Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen, and Linus Roache. A woman embarks on a journey of self-discovery involving danger and heartbreak.

‘Body of Evidence’ (1993) — Starring Madonna, Willem Dafoe, and Joe Mantegna. A woman is accused of killing a man to inherit his millions by having sex with him.

‘Burke and Hare’ (2010) — Starring Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, and Isla Fischer. A black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.

‘The Central Park Five’ (2012) – A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ (2002) — Starring Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, and Julia Roberts. An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

‘Congo’ (1995) — Starring Laura Linney, Tim Curry, and Dylan Walsh. When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.

‘Dark Blue’ (2003) — Starring Kurt Russell, Scott Speedman, and Brendan Gleeson. A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

‘Disturbing Behavior’ (1998) — Starring Katie Holmes, James Marsden, and Nick Stahl. The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town’s method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

‘Dressed to Kill’ (1980) — Starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, and Nancy Allen. A mysterious, tall blonde woman, wearing dark sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist’s patients, and now she goes after the high-priced call girl who witnessed the murder.

‘Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn’ (1987) — Starring Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, and Dan Hicks. The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

‘Fargo’ (1996) — Starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, and Steve Buscemi. Jerry Lundegaard’s inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen’s bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

‘Forrest Gump’ (1994) — Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise. Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

‘Ghostbusters’ (1984) — Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis. Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

‘Grease’ (1978) — Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

‘The Great Train Robbery’ (1978) — Starring Donald Sutherland, Sean Connery, and Lesley-Anne Down. In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

‘The Italian Job’ (2003) — Starring Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, and Charlize Theron. After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

‘King of New York’ (1990) — Starring Christopher Walken, David Caruso, and Laurence Fishburne. A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York’s poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.

‘The Last Days of Disco’ (1998) — Starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, and Chris Eigeman. Story of two female Manhattan book editors fresh out of college, both finding love and themselves while frequenting the local disco.

‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ (1998) — Starring Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, and Nick Moran. A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.

‘Mansfield Park’ (1999) — Starring Frances O’Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, and Alessandro Nivola. A poor young woman goes to live with her wealthy relatives. As she comes of age, she must reconcile her ideals with the possibility of romance.

‘Pumpkinhead’ (1988) — Starring Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, and Kimberly Ross. A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

‘Resident Evil’ (2002) — Starring Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.

‘Return to Me’ (2000) — Starring David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, and Carroll O’Connor. A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife’s heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart.

‘Road House’ (1989) — Starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, and Sam Elliott. A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

‘Troll’ (1986) — Starring Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty, and Shelley Hack. A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will return him to his human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.

‘Troll 2′ (1986) — Starring Michael Stephenson, George Hardy, and Margo Prey. A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.

‘Tsotsi’ (2005) — Starring Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, and Israel Makoe. Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.

October 2

‘Escape from Planet Earth’ (2013) — Starring Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jessica Alba. Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

October 4

‘Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie’ (2012) – Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr.

‘Arthur Newman’ (2012) — Starring Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, and Anne Heche. A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.

‘The Big Green’ (1995) — Starring Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d’Abo, and Jay O. Sanders. An underdog soccer team finds self-esteem and friendship in this Disney comedy.

October 5

‘Assault on Wall Street’ (2013) — Starring Dominic Purcell, Edward Furlong, and John Heard. Jim is an average New Yorker living a peaceful life with a well paying job and a loving family. Suddenly, everything changes when the economy crashes causing Jim to lose everything. Filled with anger and rage, Jim snaps and goes to extreme lengths to seek revenge for the life taken from him.

‘Crazy Kind of Love’ (2012) — Starring Virginia Madsen, Sam Trammell, and Zach Gilford. A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.

October 6

‘Salinger’ (2013) – An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’

October 9

‘Movie 43′ (2013) – Starring Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, and Liev Schreiber. A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

October 12

‘The Hot Flashes’ (2013) — Starring Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, and Virginia Madsen. An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant high school girls’ state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention.

‘Paranormal Activity 4′ (2012) — Starring Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, and Stephen Dunham. It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

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