Top Filmmakers Who Started Late in Life

Top Filmmakers Who Started Late in Life

Do you dream of becoming a filmmaker but fear that Hollywood is exclusively a young person’s world? If so, that’s a hesitancy you should immediately throw away. It’s never too late to pursue your dreams, especially if you want to make films. The filmmaking industry hosts countless examples of mature filmmakers.

Some directors, actors, and cinematographers enter the industry far later than their counterparts. Yet they’ve managed to find massive success. If you want to learn more about famous filmmakers that started later in life, you’re in the right place. Hopefully, their stories will inspire you to pick up a camera and start filming. Keep reading to discover the top filmmakers who began late in life.

Gus Van Sant

A pioneering director of arthouse cinema, Gus Van Sant rose to international fame with Good Will Hunting. His true breakout film was My Own Private Idaho in 1992. So, what’s the catch? He was already over 40 by the time his film came out.

He also directed classics such as Milk and Elephant. He’s living proof that it’s never too late to find success in the film industry.

Ridley Scott

The chances are high that you’re well-acquainted with the films Gladiator and Alien. They’re two of the most recognizable movies in Hollywood history. Ridley Scott often makes lists of the greatest directors of all time. On top of his status as an award-winning filmmaker, he was also a “late bloomer.” Scott didn’t release a feature film until he was 40.

Manoel de Oliveira

While Oliveira started making films at age 19, he didn’t find success until he turned 73, earning him a rightful place among the top filmmakers who started late in life. His age didn’t stop him from going on to enjoy a lucrative film career after his first success, either. He would win numerous awards from prestigious film festivals.

While his career started at 73, Oliveira would go on to enjoy 33 more years of moviemaking. He continued making movies until he turned 106 years old.

That’s our list of late bloomer filmmakers to inspire you never to give up on your career goals. If you have passion in your heart for cinema, then it’s never too late to find success. Simply set yourself up with the filmmaking gear you need, develop connections, and start exploring the visual medium of film!

10 Gift Ideas For The WatchMojo Fan in Your Life

For this list, we’ll be looking at treasures, toys and trinkets that are begging your inner nerd to indulge in. We can hear it calling to you right now, enticing you like the One Ring to Smeagol, the Infinity Stones to The Collector or part of a Galaxy Map to Kylo Ren… These gift ideas are all top-rated on Amazon, the cream of the crop. 

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UNO Rick and Morty 

It’s never been established where exactly Rick Sanchez hails from, but given his surname, it seems reasonable to assume there’s an espanol element there. Which is why it’s somewhat fitting that the card game UNO, Spanish for “one” would tie-in to the franchise. OK, that was a tenuous link and “uno” is also Italian. But playing this game with your family will turn each and every one of you into an angry facsimile of Morty Smith’s Grandfather! The game has a full five star average out of over 1400 reviews, so clearly there’s much fun to be had. Just, play nice!

Deadpool Mug

You’re probably wondering why the red(ish) cup? Well, it’s NOT so bad guys can’t see us bleed. It’s to keep our coffee hot on cool winter mornings; or our drinks cold on summer days. And for that, you don’t get much better than the ol’ fashioned stainless steel tumbler cup. That is, of course, unless you have one that is endorsed by everyone’s favorite Merc with the mouth, Deadpool. Breaking the fourth wall in comics, movies and now drink receptacles, this Wade Wilson’s mug-adorning mug comes in a variety of sizes and types, with reviewers giving top marks.

Thor Stormbreaker Axe 

When you think of Thor, it’s hard to imagine him without his trusty hammer Mjolinir. Whilst it is not the source of his power, it is his trademark weapon that only the worthiest can lift. So it was a shock to see his sister Hela shatter it to smithereens in “Thor: Ragnarok”. Luckily, it wasn’t long until Thor got a new toy. With a blade made by Dwarves and the handle formed by Groot, Stormbreaker made an impressive debut in the fields of Wakanda, before withstanding the power of all five infinity stones AND separating Thanos’ head from his shoulders. We’re not saying this replica can do the same things, but it still looks as cool. 

SpongeBob SquarePants Deck 

Created in 2016, the “What Do You Meme” series follows in the spirit of other card games that buck traditional play-styles in favour of creativity and humor. It’s a game that’s intended for mature audiences, so it might seem odd that they partnered up with Nickelodeon for a SpongeBob themed deck. But it also kind of makes sense, since so many of us grew up with SpongeBob and are now old enough to enjoy “edgier” games. The SpongeBob deck is an addition to the core game that makes for a fun nostalgia trip. With an average score of 4.5 stars, after over three and a half thousand reviews, it’s a game that’s apparently won over many a fan!

“My Hero Academia” Gift Sets 

If you aren’t yet familiar with “My Hero Academia” then don’t worry, because we’re pretty sure you soon will be. It’s a relatively recent addition to the Japanese anime and manga world, debuting in the mid 2010s, but gaining instant acclaim. Set in a world where superpowers, known as “Quirks”, are common, the story follows a boy born without powers, who nonetheless aspires to become a superhero. While you can’t purchase a Quirk for yourself or a loved one, there are some pretty sweet gift sets that give plenty of bang for your buck. From useful face masks, to fun keychains, these gift sets have it all, wrapped up in a very tidy and reusable bag.

Top 100 Anime Scratch Off Poster

Another entry devoted to the otaku fanbase, the Top 100 Scratch-Off posters have expanded to include “100 anime”. The premise is very simple (and addictive), you simply scratch off a panel to reveal a picture or writing underneath. Dedicated anime fans are likely to recognise all one hundred panels, but there may still be a few surprises in store for the more casual viewer. As a result, this poster will point you in the direction of some hidden gems and stories you may never have considered watching before you scratched off the panel that covered it.

Marvel Iron Man Throw Blanket with Sleeves

Tony Stark’s suits are designed more for function than form, so we’re not sure how comfortable they actually feel on the inside. Wouldn’t it get a bit brisk flying so high in the sky? Ah who are we kidding, he probably installed heating and AC in there like it was nothing. Well, either way, if you want to wear Stark’s duds while also feeling comfortable and warm, check out The Northwest Company’s Iron Man throw blanket. They’re certainly lighter than the Stark tech, but just as vibrant in colours. The best part? They have sleeves, so you can be comfortable, but also ready for anything!

Minecraft Potion Bottle Light 

Even after all of these years, “Minecraft” remains hugely popular, with a passionate and dedicated fanbase. There’s a reason it’s the best-selling game of all time! It holds that title in part thanks to the fact that it appeals to all ages, young and old – and it’s not uncommon for generations to bond over the franchise. With that in mind, this bottle light makes a good gift for kids who want a handy nightlight. But it’s also a cool ornament to have on a desk for late nights at the office. 

Lightsaber

We all have memories of grabbing a stick or broom handle and pretending to be a Jedi Knight facing off against a Dark Lord of the Sith. Heck, for some of us, those memories are from last week. Back when the first Star Wars toys came out, lightsaber replicas were fragile and didn’t really capture the magic. But these days, you can get one that does it all. These sabers light up in whatever colour you want, meaning you can choose red if you’re feeling villainous, blue if you’re heroic, or purple if you’re Samuel L. Jackson. Plus, it makes the “vooom” sounds–though if you want to keep doing that yourself then we won’t tell anyone.

Replica Infinity Gauntlet

You’ve got to hand it to Tony Stark; his choice of wearable tech fits like a glove. While Thanos wore it well, something about Iron Man’s hot rod red version just clicks with us. Hasbro’s replica Power Gauntlet looks great, with a faithful design and intricate details. On top of that, it also has sound effects from “Endgame”, and the Infinity Stones light up! If you ever want to take it off, which we guess you will have to at times, it can be posed into a fist for display. Just make sure you’re ready for the consequences before you snap your fingers. 

Top 10 Gift Ideas for the MsMojo Fan In Your Life

For this list, we’ll be looking at products we’ve found that would make excellent gifts for the person in your life who needs some more Mojo in their life! 

Keep in mind, purchasing through our links, may earn WatchMojo and affiliate commission. Your support is appreciated!

“Modern Family” Jay Funko Pop!

 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Funko Pop figures have been all the rage recently. And unless that rock has no access to cable or internet, you’ll also be aware that Modern Family is one of TV’s most popular and funny sitcoms. Although every character in the show is full of hilarious quotes and crazy antics, we just can’t get enough of Jay Pritchett. He can come off as uptight and serious, but he’ll also do anything for his family. This cute and cool vinyl figure is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the series, and as an added bonus, he’s even holding his four-legged best friend Stella. 

“Frozen” Throw Set

If watching Frozen for the fifth time has you feeling a bit cold, this wonderful item will warm you right up. Frozen has been one of Disney’s most successful movie franchises, with both the original film and its sequel, Frozen 2, earning spots on the list of the highest grossing movies of all time. This great gift comes with a cool throw patterned with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf, as well as your very own plush Olaf doll to boot! Just be careful about putting the throw around Olaf. He might melt!

“Despicable Me” Shot Glass

Despicable Me has the honor of not only being a great movie for kids, but also a thoroughly entertaining movie for adults as well! After all, how can you not love those adorable and quirky little minions? As such, this gift idea is clearly for those of you who are of legal drinking age! The shot glass set comes with four glasses, each complete with a mugshot of a different minion showing off their unique personalities. With a perfect five star rating on Amazon, these officially licensed mini glasses are ideal for the person in your life who needs to sit back and relax with a nice drink after their attempts of world domination!

Monopoly: Pixar Edition 

Monopoly has stood the test of time by becoming one of the most fun, and sometimes infuriating, board games that has ever existed. But if you’re tired of your friends hoarding Boardwalk, switch it up with this Pixar-themed version of the game! It includes movie locations from The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, and more! When it comes to tokens, you can play as the iconic Pixar lamp or the house from Up – among others – as you race to buy properties such as Andy’s Room, Nemo’s Anemone, or Coco’s Marigold Bridge. Be careful, though, as jail is still a thing. 

“Schitt’s Creek” Wooden Utensils 

This wooden utensil set is the Schitt’s…. Creek. This five piece themed cookware set is decorated with iconic quotes and faces from the hugely popular show. Make your soup with a spoon from Rose Apothecary or use a forked spoon with iconic quotes from David Rose such as, “You get murdered first.” With a four and half star rating on Amazon, the novelty kit makes the perfect housewarming gift for the person in your life who’s finally getting into cooking, or just love’s Schitt’s Creek. Just please remember to fold in the cheese. 

“The Big Bang Theory”: The Party Game

It’s unlikely that someone hasn’t seen an episode of the hit series The Big Bang Theory, but even if you haven’t, this party game is still equally fun. Filled with pop culture references, the point of the game is to match up your card with the best category. But the option to “Bazinga”, which is based on Sheldon Cooper’s catchphrase, adds another layer of complexity by changing the categories. The game is so accessible that you don’t even need to be a fan of the show to play. But, if you know someone who is a fan, you can’t go wrong with this choice!

“The Big Bang Theory” Sheldon Funko Pop!

Okay, we’re back not only with those lovable Funko Pops, but also with The Big Bang Theory for this entry! First of all, who doesn’t love Funko Pop! figures? And while all of the Big Bang Theory characters are great, Sheldon Cooper is arguably the most iconic. He was so well-loved by fans that he got his own spin-off show, “Young Sheldon.” This Sheldon figure is made even better by the fact that he’s holding his hands in the “Lizard” poisons “Spock” position, which is from the sitcom’s popular “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock” game. The perfect gift to anyone who loves Funko Pop! Figures and/or the Big Bang Theory, this figure is a must-have for your collection. 

Disney 101+ Characters Coloring Book

If there is a brand that every kid knows, it’s Disney. However, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the many benefits, such as reduced stress and anxiety, that have been said to come from coloring. Featuring over 101 characters from many different Disney productions, this coloring book is a superb way to kill time or relax while giving life to your favorite iconic characters. Specially designed to not bleed color through the pages, this coloring book will provide hours and hours worth of joy to any Disney fan in your life. 

Mickey Mouse Deluxe Backpack

 Whether you’re going back to school or just want a cool backpack to carry around your laptop or other belongings in, you can’t go wrong with this stylish bag. Featuring Mickey, Donald, Pluto, and Goofy – who never go out of style – this fresh backpack is terrific for all ages. The art style is a callback to the classic Mickey Mouse character designs and is sure to instill nostalgia. Expertly crafted and durable enough to last awhile, it’s also got a perfect Amazon five star rating, meaning that anyone who gets this as a gift will likely love it. 

Disney Princess Fashion Doll Castle

What kid doesn’t want to live in a Disney castle? This 32 inch dollhouse features sixteen accessories and six pieces of furniture, allowing for a wide range of customization. Actually inspired by the Disney Princess scene from Ralph Breaks the Internet, this castle allows the gift-receiver to fill it with any Disney princess dolls they have (or may ask you to purchase!) to build their ideal castle. Disney is very popular on MsMojo, so you can rest assured that this would be a fitting gift for any MsMojo and/or Disney fan, in general!

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The Four Types of Camera Shots Every Filmmaker Should Know

The Four Types of Camera Shots Every Filmmaker Should Know

Filmmaking is a gratifying and rewarding investment of your time and effort. But it can be challenging to know where to start. Let us help you out with this introduction to the four types of camera shots every filmmaker should know. 

Angle Shots

Angle shots are some of the most crucial in filmmaking. The angles you use in each image dramatically affect the tone, mood, and overall look of each scene. For instance, the off-center tilt of the Dutch angle provides viewers with a disorienting and jarring feel that’s great for thriller and horror movies. So, it’s wise to get acquainted with the wide variety of these shots and how they can help you achieve the tone and aesthetic you’re seeking for each of your projects.

Framing Shots

Framing shots are another one of the four types of shots every filmmaker should know. Framing shots are also there to add a more life-like dimension to a scene, but they do so by using certain aspects of a scene to create a more intimate setting. There are two basic types of framing shots every filmmaker should get familiar with.

  • Dirty Frame – There is something between the camera and your subject (like a giant line of trees in front of a displeased T-rex).
  • Clean Frame – There is nothing in between your camera and the focus of your shot (the shot is clean, clear, and uninterrupted).

Of course, once you start to explore these shots, you’ll find that there are numerous framing techniques you can use, such as over-the-shoulder or single and two-shots. That said, it’s always best to start with the basics first.

Shot Size

When you set off to film anything, the shot size is one of the first and most crucial things you need to consider. The size of your shot will act as a foundation for how you’ll address the other aspects of your camera work, so it’s crucial to understand your options.

For instance, maybe you’re looking to bring your subject into full focus. However, you don’t want them to fill the screen entirely. In this case, you’d like to use a wide shot, as it will focus on your subject while also giving the viewer a pretty extensive look at the rest of your scene. So, be sure to always explore what you hope to achieve with each scene and what shot size will best accommodate your goals.

Movement Shots

There should be a variety of movement shots in every filmmaker’s wheelhouse because the movement of a scene affects the pace and flow of the film and drastically impacts the tone and tension of the scene. For instance, if your sensibilities lie with disorienting thrillers or suspense, learning how the famous dolly shot works can help you to achieve the tension you’re seeking. Just the same, if you’re looking to make a “one-shot” film, you’ll want to have an extensive understanding of tracking shots, which continuously follow the subject of a shot.

So, the best thing to do is grab your camera, explore the basics, and expand on your craft as you go. We certainly hope you’ll use this intro to camera shots when you’re ready to start shooting!

3 Tips To Help You Nail Your Next Short Film Project

3 Tips To Help You Nail Your Next Short Film Project

Hollywood observers have surely noticed that the film industry has simultaneously become bigger and smaller than ever. It’s bigger in the sense that year after year, we seem to see new releases shatter box-office records with ease. At the same time, it’s smaller insofar as it feels as if the only movies that come out anymore are the franchise favorites that shatter records. Gone are the small and middle-budget pictures; it’s go big or go home.

The big studios’ concentration on tentpole features may be a downer for movie lovers, but leaving so much bandwidth open has unintentionally kicked off a renaissance for aspiring, independent, and alternative filmmakers—which can include you. But before you tackle a full-length feature, start small with a short story put to film. Here are three tips to help you nail your next short film project so that in the long shadow of comic book movies, your own film can bloom.

1. Emphasize the Fundamentals of Storytelling

To begin, let’s look at the written word—the foundation of cinematic storytelling. Short stories can be more challenging than novels for some authors because the form requires them to develop and resolve a conflict in a compressed timespan. Nonetheless, all the elements of storytelling, from plot to conflict to theme, occur in a short story. The same must be true for your film. Experimental forms may deviate from the established rules of storytelling, but remember that you can’t break the rules until you learn them—consider that the works of Jackson Pollock hang in art museums but a third-grader’s splatter paintings don’t.

2. Special Effects Shouldn’t Be Too Special Yet

Just as you should start off sticking to the fundamentals of a story, you should do the same with visual effects. Before you begin to dream up eye-popping visuals, make sure that you have a skilled and well-appointed cinematographer on the crew. If this is a fellow film-loving friend, make sure they have the right tools and skills for the job, from lenses and lights to a keen eye. Aspiring to do too much too soon but ultimately falling short will do more harm than good in a visual medium such as film. Instead, show restraint and master the hallmarks of good composition.

3. You Can’t Call Every Shot

Sitting in a director’s chair for the first time can be a magical feeling—especially if you spring for one with your name on it. Our advice: don’t. In fact, our most important tip for making your own short film for the first time is not to take a dictatorial approach to filmmaking. While you are the final authority on set as the director, it’s important to take a collaborative approach to as many respects of the filmmaking process as you can. Have good relationships with your cinematographer, your cast, and the rest of your crew in order to keep everyone feeling involved in a positive process. With this in mind, you should have a finished product that everyone can be proud of.

How To Make a Good Quality Low-Budget Film

How To Make a Good Quality Low-Budget Film

If your dreams of becoming a famous Hollywood filmmaker are slipping away as fast as the money in your bank account, reimagine your passion. Many documentaries and art films use low-budget equipment, scarce crews, and limited casts. Work your way to the top by figuring out how to make a good quality low-budget film.

Fix Your Script

When you make a film, you’ll create a script. Ensure the script you use—or write—is realistic for a low-budget movie. Choose a script with simple elements, like a low-key location you won’t have to pay to use, and which won’t require any CG. You should be able to film your movie without the need for much editing, and the fewer cast and crew members required means the fewer people you’ll need to pay.

Find a Cast

While some actors will work for low-budget films, you’re better off finding actors just starting their careers. Search on social media, Craigslist, and other job sites. Post a listing for your project and take your time screening for the right people.

Pro Tip: Have your actors use their own clothes for the wardrobe to help you save money. They can also bring their own items from home for various props.

Hire a Crew

If you’re lucky enough to have friends and family who will help you make your film, you might get away with paying them less money or nothing at all. Otherwise, you must pay people to help you film your movie. Offer perks like food to your crew, especially when things get tough.

Budget for Your Camera Equipment

Consider the camera equipment you already have and whether you can use it to make your movie. If needed, you can film on your smartphone. Some filmmakers rent camera equipment, though making a purchase may be a better decision if you plan to continue making films. Depending on the type of film you make, you may prefer to use a cinema lens, but it will eat into your budget. Many people film documentaries on photo lenses. It’s important to understand the difference between cine vs photo lenses and which is better for your project.

Edit Your Film

You will save the most money when making your film if you edit the footage yourself. If you aren’t confident in your ability, find someone to help you. You want to get the job done quickly and correctly to avoid a long and costly process. A good film editor will not only cut the film, but also fix the color contrast. At this stage, you can also add the music or score and any other audio.

Even if your budget is only $5,000, you can produce a fabulous movie with all the elements of a full-length film. You don’t have to be an expert or film school graduate to know how to make a good quality low-budget film. With the right equipment and a solid cast and crew, your movie can stand out among the best.

Top Reasons to Have a Home Theater

Top Reasons to Have a Home Theater

In the days of COVID-19, it has never been a better time to make your dream of having a home theater a reality. If you didn’t think about having a home theater until now, you’re welcome, but if you’re looking for the top reasons to have a home theater, we’ve got you covered. Read our guide below to learn more.

You have full control over everything

Believe it or not, a lot of movie theaters have outdated technology. A home theater gives you the power to install state of the art technology that provides better audio and visual quality. We know the saying, “if it’s too loud, you’re too old,” but have you ever been to a movie theater where the sound was way too loud? It completely ruins the movie! The best way to fix it is to install a home theater, of course. This allows you to control the volume and the remote so you can finally pause for bathroom breaks.

Snacks and drinks are better and way cheaper

The movie theater popcorn alone costs an arm and a leg, and while it’s really good, is it really worth it? A home theater allows you to make your own homemade snacks that are probably tastier, healthier, and cheaper. Movie theater drinks are also very expensive. Whether you want an adult beverage, a soda, or even a water, you won’t break the bank on refreshments in your own home theater.

You’ll always have the best seat

While a lot of movie theaters have designated seating nowadays, not every theater got the memo. Everyone has their own idea of what the best seat in the house is, and you’ll get it every time with your own theater. Install some awesome reclining seats, along with other essential home theater items, and you’ll be on your way to the best theater experience ever.

Whether you admit it or not, everyone has thought about installing a home theater in their house at one point or another. While there are tons of reasons to have a theater in your house, we wanted to give you just a few of the top reasons to have a home theater. Besides, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic—now is the time to set up that theater you’ve always dreamt of.

You Don’t Want to Miss What’s Coming to Netflix in October 2019

It’s Spooky Streaming Season

October is always a month to look forward to, between fall, pumpkin flavor mania, crunchy leaves, sweater weather, spooky season and of course, NEW NETFLIX TITLES! This month, Netflix is welcoming back favorites like Peaky Blinders, Big Mouth and Schitt’s Creek, with all new seasons, alongside the October 11th event that everyone (who watches Breaking Bad) has been anticipating: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie! The list of incoming titles is enough to hold you over until Halloween, so check it out!

October 1st

  • Carmen Sandiego: Season 2 (Netflix Family Series)
  • Nikki Glaser: Bangin’ (Netflix Original Series)
  • 93 days
  • A.M.I.
  • Along Came a Spider
  • Bad Boys
  • Bad Boys II
  • Blow
  • Bring It On, Ghost: Season 1
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
  • Cheese in the Trap: Season 1
  • Chicago Typewriter: Season 1
  • Crash
  • Exit Wounds
  • Good Burger
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Honey 2
  • House of the Witch
  • Lagos Real Fake Life
  • Men in Black II
  • Moms at War
  • No Reservations
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • One Direction: This Is Us
  • Payday
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
  • Scream 2
  • Senna
  • Signal: Season 1
  • Sin City
  • Sinister Circle
  • Supergirl
  • Superman Returns
  • Surf’s Up
  • The Bucket List
  • The Flintstones
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
  • The Island
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • The Rugrats Movie
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Tomorrow with You: Season 1
  • Trainspotting
  • Troy
  • Tunnel: Season 1
  • Unaccompanied Minors
  • Walking Out

October 2nd

  • Ready to Mingle / Solteras (Netflix Film)
  • Rotten: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Living Undocumented (Netflix Original Series)

October 3rd

  • Seis Manos (Netflix Anime)

October 4th

  • Creeped Out: Season 2 (Netflix Family Series)
  • Big Mouth: Season 3 (Netflix Original Series)
  • In the Tall Grass (Netflix Film)
  • Peaky Blinders: Season 5 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Raising Dion (Netflix Original Series)
  • Super Monsters: Season 3 (Netflix Family Series)
  • Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween (Netflix Family Film)

October 5th

  • Legend Quest: Masters of Myth (Netflix Family Series)

October 7th

  • The Water Diviner
  • Match! Tennis Juniors (Netflix Original Series)

October 8th

  • The Spooky Tales of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween (Netflix Family Film)
  • Deon Cole: Cole Hearted (Netflix Comedy Special)

October 9th

  • After
  • Rhythm + Flow (Netflix Original Reality Series)

October 10th

  • Schitt’s Creek: Season 5
  • Ultramarine Magmell (Netflix Anime)

October 11th

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix Film Event)
  • The Forest of Love (Netflix Film)
  • Fractured (Netflix Film)
  • Haunted: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Insatiable: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • La Influencia (Netflix Film)
  • Plan Coeur: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • The Awakenings of Motti Wolenbruch (Netflix Film)
  • YooHoo to the Rescue: Season 2 (Netflix Family Series)

October 12th

  • Banlieusards (Netflix Film)

October 15th

  • Dark Crimes

October 16th

  • Ghosts of Sugar Land (Netflix Original Series)
  • Sinister 2

October 17th

  • The Karate Kid
  • The Unlisted (Netflix Original Series)

October 18th

  • The Yard / Avlu (Netflix Original Series)
  • Baby: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Eli (Netflix Film)
  • Interior Design Masters (Netflix Original Reality Series)
  • The House of Flowers: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • The Laundromat (Netflix Film)
  • Living with  Yourself (Netflix Original Series)
  • MeatEater: Season 8 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Mighty Little Bheem: Diwali (Netflix Family)
  • Seventeen (Netflix Film)
  • Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales Collection 2 (Netflix Family Series)
  • Tell Me Who I Am (Netflix Original Series)
  • Toon: Season 1-2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Unnatural Selection (Netflix Original Series)
  • Upstarts (Netflix Film)

October 19th

  • Men in Black

October 21st

  • Echo in the Canyon
  • Free Fire

October 22nd

  • Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (Netflix Original Comedy Special)

October 23rd

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Netflix Original Reality Show)
  • Dancing with the Birds (Netflix Original Documentary)
  • Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy

October 24th

  • Daybreak (Netflix Original Series)
  • Revenge of Pontianak

October 25th

  • A Tale of Love and Darkness
  • Assimilate
  • Brigada Costa del Sol (Netflix Original Series)
  • Brotherhood (Netflix Original Series)
  • Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix Film)
  • Greenhouse Academy: Season 3 (Netflix Family Series)
  • The Kominsky Method: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Monzon (Netflix Original Series)
  • Nailed It! France (Netflix Original Series)
  • Nailed It! Spain (Netflix Original Series)
  • Prank Encounters (Netflix Original Reality Series)
  • Rattlesnake (Netflix Film)
  • It Takes a Lunatic (Netflix Original Documentary)

October 28th

  • A 3 Minute Hug (Netflix Original Documentary)
  • Little Miss Sumo (Netflix Original Documentary)
  • Shine On with Reese: Season 1

October 29th

  • Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy (Netflix Original Comedy Special)

October 30th

  • Flavorful Origins: Yunnan Cuisine (Netflix Original)

October 31st

  • Kengan Ashura: Part II (Netflix Anime)
  • Nowhere Man (Netflix Original Series)
  • Raging Bull

October TBD

  • My Next Guest with David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan

To find out if your favorite show or movie will be leaving Netflix this month, make sure to check out our list below of the Top 10 Releases Coming to and Leaving Netflix in October!

Joaquin Phoenix Makes his Final Debut in the Last Trailer for “Joker”

Looks like IT is not the only terrifying clown who gets his own film this Fall. 

The new trailer for the Warner Bros movie Joker has just been released! Oscar winning actor Joaquin Phoenix plays the role of the ionic villain, known as Arthur Fleck; a struggling comedian in Gotham City who takes care of his sick mother.

After being labelled a failed stand-up comedian and after so many personal letdowns, he breaks down and becomes the notorious cartoon villain we are all familiar with today.

As the trailer comes to a close, Arthur Fleck asks to be introduced as the Joker, and nothing else.

Watch The Joker’s origin story in theatres October 4th!

The Biggest Film & TV Trailers Dropped This Week!

Looking for a list of your next must-see movies and TV series? We’ve got you covered below, with the four biggest trailers to drop this week! We’re talking Netflix originals like “The Irishman” and “Mindhunter” Season 2 , as well as returning BBC favorite “Peaky Blinders” Season 5 and a new black and white psychological horror film “The Lighthouse”, starring none other than our new Batman, Robert Pattinson. Let’s get into these fresh and exciting trailers!

The Irishman (Netflix Original Film)

Take an action packed look at the evolution of the mafia over decades! This week, Netflix released an official teaser for its upcoming mob epic The Irishman, starring Academy Award winner Robert De Niro as mob hitman and World War II vet Frank Sheeran, alongside Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. The movie’s style is in line with classics like Goodfellas and Casino in many ways, through Martin Scorsese’s direction and promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats (or couch in this case because…Netflix)! 

Peaky Blinders, Season 5

Okay everyone can breathe now because the first full trailer for the fifth season of Peaky Blinders has finally been released. This British crime drama landed on Netflix with a large bang (we’re talking guns , explosions, even a man on a crucifix..) and fans have been anticipating the fifth season ever since. Who will survive season five? Follow Tommy and the rest of the gang as they exploit the streets of Birmingham once more.

Mindhunter, Season 2 (Netflix Series)

Who’s ready for Season 2 of Netflix’ critically acclaimed murder mystery? The American crime thriller series “Mindhunter” is back with a new trailer. This month, learn how to get inside villains’ minds to solve crime mysteries. Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents expand on criminal science: follow their story as they dive into the psychology of murder. 

The Lighthouse

To finish the list off, we are wrapping it up with a terrifying tale of two lighthouse keepers working on a New England island in the 1890s. The highly-anticipated Robert Eggers-directed psychological horror trailer features black and white footage of William Dafoe and Robert Pattinson battling solitude and insanity…oh and an octopus. Things take a turn when a woman sinks to the bottom of the ocean, but all questions will be answered when this drama is released this October. If you’re still skeptical about Pattinson’s ability to take on the role of Batman, perhaps this film will change your mind.