October Netflix releases to entertain during fall break

Fall break – a time to separate from the hustle and bustle of classes, sip some tea and relax over some good ol’ Netflix one-on-one time. Luckily, the streaming platform has a solid schedule for its October releases, set to entertain during the slowest days of next week.

Selma director Ava DuVernay teamed up with Netflix for an original documentary called 13th, named after the 13th amendment that banned slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States. Taking a comprehensive and in-depth look at the amendment’s ties to the country’s massive prison state, 13th arrives on Netflix Oct. 7.

Grab a tissue box, set aside at least four hours (45 minutes for bathroom and snack breaks) and call your best friend – because Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s Titanic is hitting Netflix Oct. 1. Afterwards, lighten the mood with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or A Cinderella Story – the latter of which features the superstar from our childhood Hilary Duff – both also available as of Oct. 1.

Marvel returned to Netflix on Sept. 30 with Luke Cage, 13 episodes of superhero gold that literally broke the platform this past weekend. Also in the TV show realm, Netflix added the fifth season of American Horror Story on Oct. 4 and is adding the eleventh season of Supernatural on Oct. 7 and the seventh season of Vampire Diaries on Oct. 8.

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