Max New Releases: The Best Shows & Movies to Watch in October

From 'Doom Patrol' to 'The Gilded Age'

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We always keep an eye out for the latest Netflix lineup, and, of course, everything coming to Prime Video. But now, we’re happy to report that Max (formerly HBO Max) is offering a sneak peek at its new releases.

Max has offered a glimpse of the exciting titles that will be added to its database in October 2023. There are multiple classic titles, like An Officer and a Gentleman, Beetlejuice, Final Destination, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th, Scream and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. There’s also a slew of Max debuts, like Doom Patrol season four and The Gilded Age season two.

Keep reading for our top picks from Max’s new releases, followed by a complete list of TV shows and movies that are coming to the streaming service beginning October 1.

1. The Ringleader: The Case of the Bling Ring

  • Release date: October 1

In 2008 and 2009, a group of friends became infamously known as the “Bling Ring” after breaking into several celebrity homes and stealing their belongings. The upcoming documentary features the first-ever interview with the mastermind behind the robberies, Rachel Lee.

2. Doom Patrol

  • Release date: October 12

Doom Patrol is returning for its fourth—and final—season. This time, the superheroes team up to take down Immortus once and for all.

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3. AKA Mr. Chow

  • Release date: October 22

If you’ve ever wondered how Mr. Chow became, well, Mr. Chow, then you need to tune in to this all-new documentary. It highlights his upbringing, his talents and his restaurateur empire.

4. The Gilded Age

  • Release date: October 29

The series takes place in 1882 and follows a young woman who relocates to New York City after the death of her father. Season two further explores Marian’s journey to fit into society while secretly teaching at an all-girls school.

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Max New Releases: October 2023

October 1
3 Godfathers
A Night at the Roxbury
All About the Benjamins
Angels in the Outfield
An Officer and a Gentleman
Be Cool
Bee Season
Blade Runner 2049
Celeste and Jesse Forever
Cesar Chavez
Charlie Wilson's War
Control Room
Critters 3
Daphne & Velma
Dark Shadows
Dracula A.D. 1972
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Evil Lives Here: The Killer Speaks
—Season 1
Father Figures
Final Destination
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
Final Destination 5
FLCL: Shoegaze
—Season 5
Freddy vs. Jason
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
French Connection II
Friday the 13th
Furious 7
Get Shorty
Gloria Bell
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Horror of Dracula
House of Sand and Fog
If Beale Street Could Talk
In the Heart of the Sea
In the Kitchen with Abner and Amanda
—Season 2
Ismael's Ghosts
Jack Osbourne's Night of Terror
—Season 1
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Just Wright
Kate & Leopold
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Looney Tunes: Back In Action
Love Jones
Meet Dave
Meg 2: The Trench
Men at Work
Out of the Past
Paper Towns
Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary II
Pootie Tang
Ranch to Table
—Season 4
Rock of Ages
Roger & Me
Running Scared
Scream 2
Scream 3
Small Soldiers
Son of the Mask
Soylent Green
Species II
Species III
Stephen King's Cat's Eye
Teen Spirit
Teen Titans Go!: Welcome to Halloween
—Season 8
The Adventures of Pinocchio
The Amazing Panda Adventure
The Answer Man
The Apparition
The Asphalt Jungle
The Benchwarmers
The Curse of Frankenstein
The Final Destination
The Five Heartbeats
The French Connection
The Golden Child
The Grey
The Haunting
The House
The Last Stand
The Legend of Bagger Vance
The Letter
The Lost Boys
The Mod Squad
The Mummy
The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter
The Phantom of The Opera
The Pyramid
The Ringleader: The Case of the Bling Ring
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
The Weekend
The Whole Ten Yards
Tom and Jerry: The Movie
Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale
Tom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers
Trick 'r Treat
Valerie's Home Cooking
—Season 14
Warm Bodies
What's Up, Doc?
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
—Season 10
Whose Streets?
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

October 3
Hostage 911—Season 1

October 4
Bering Sea Gold—Season 11B
Ghost Adventures: Devil Island
Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America
—Season 2

October 5
BattleBots—Season 7B
Oscar's Handmade Halloween (Max Original)
Our Flag Means Death—Season 2 (Max Original)

October 6
90 Day Fiancé Pillow Talk: Before The 90 Days—Season 6
Bugs Bunny Builders: Hard Hat Time: Haunted Garage
Deane’s Dynasty
(Max Original)
HGTV Urban Oasis Special

October 7
Jessica's Big Little World—Season 1
Makeover by Monday—Season 2
Ready to Love—Season 3C

October 8
90 Day Fiancé—Season 10
Last Stop Larrimah
Teen Titans Go!: Haunted Tank
—Season 8

October 9
The Matthew Shepard Story: An American Hate Crime

October 10
No Accident
Street Outlaws vs. The World

October 11
Ghost Adventures
—Season 20C

October 12
Doom Patrol—Season 4 (Max Original)
Frankelda's Book of Spooks (Max Original)

October 14
Symon's Dinners Cooking Out—Season 5

October 15
Naked and Afraid—Season 9C

October 16
Wardens of the North

October 18
Good Bone—Season 8

October 19
Candy Cruz (Max Original)
Peter & the Wolf (Max Original)
Teenage Kiss: The Future Is Dead (Max Original)

October 20
Beach Cottage Chronicles—Season 3
Cabin Chronicles: Renovation
First Time Fixer
—Season 5

October 22
AKA Mr. Chow

October 23
30 Coins—Season 2
Justice League: Warworld

October 24
Restoration Road With Clint Harp—Season 4
Silent House
Supermarket Stakeout
—Season 5

October 25
Bargain Mansions—Season 5
Strange Evidence—Season 7
The Murder Tapes—Season 6A

October 26
The Haunted Museum—Season 2

October 27
A Time to Kill—Season 4A
Diary of an Old Home—Season 3
Adult Swim Smalls—Season 5

October 28
Mecha Builders

October 29
The Gilded Age—Season 2

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