Chilly fall weather brings new Netflix additions


Titular character Ferris Bueller, far right, is joined by his girlfriend Sloane, center, and his friend Cameron, far left, on a crazy adventure through the city of Chicago.

Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

Obviously, watching Netflix is everybody’s favorite way to spend free time.  Whether you’re relaxing after a long week of school, or watching horror movies with a group of friends, Netflix is always there with thousands of options at your disposal.

However, there is always room for more.  October has arrived, and with it has come new Netflix Additions!  Now, there are even more of your favorite TV shows and movies to choose from.

One of the most popular additions of the month is Titanic, which was made available Oct. 1.   This film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, is a classic choice if one is in the mood for a romance film.

Titanic tells the tale of a man and a woman, separated by social classes, who meet and fall in love aboard the Titanic.  With its timeless love story and tragic ending, this movie is ideal for people of all ages.

Another favorite new addition is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  This iconic ‘80s movie is a lighthearted comedy, and it is perfect to watch while hanging out with friends or watching with family.  The movie stars Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller, the school troublemaker who brings along his friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) and his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) to his ditch-day.

From baseball games to art museums to parades, the trio makes their way around the city of Chicago, leaving behind a crazy principal, who is skeptical of Ferris’ constant absences.  The feel-good nature of this movie, available Oct. 1 on Netflix, makes it a safe pick for any movie night.

Ferris Bueller is not the only feel-good teen movie added to Netflix. Some other teen classics being added to Netflix include Dazed and Confused, a Richard Linklater film focused on the adventures of high school students on the last day of school in 1976, and the Back to the Future trilogy.

Another notable addition is A Cinderella Story, a popular film among young girls, especially ones having grown up in the early 2000sAlthough it did not perform well with critics, the film was a success in regard to commercial entertainment, and it stands out as a favorite to many people.  Released to Netflix viewers Oct. 1, the romantic comedy was instantly well-received.

The film stars Hilary Duff as Sam Montgomery and Chad Michael Murray as Austin Ames.  It depicts lovers who meet at a school dance, previously having been pen-pals, and fall in love.  However, they live in two completely separate worlds, which keeps them from each other.  The film essentially reflects the classic story of Cinderella, with a modern and relatable twist.

As far as TV shows range, one of the standouts is American Horror Story: Hotel, which was added to the library on Oct. 4.  The season aired on television from October 2015 to January 2016, and AHS fans are psyched to finally have the fifth season in their Netflix queues.

The show focuses on a hotel in Los Angeles and a homicide detective who is drawn to it.  This season, many claim, is darker than those in the past, and it has many bizarre themes.  The show thrives on teen viewership, and this season especially attracts its previous viewers of other seasons.  This season consists of many recurring characters, such as actors Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Denis O’Hare.

In addition to all of these exciting titles, Netflix is also adding even more original content, including a new, Netflix-produced season of the sci-fi series Black Mirror, a British anthology series focusing on the dark side of our obsession with technology. Furthermore, Netflix introduced many more new movies, television shows, and exclusive content.

No matter how many titles Netflix has to offer, more selections are always welcome.  October 2016 has brought with it many TV shows and movies that will undoubtedly be favorites among viewers.  How can Netflix possibly top this for next month?