Best Movies & TV Series in October 2023: An Electrifying Entertainment Playlist to Anticipate!

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By: Iffah Salleh
October 15, 2023

Welcome, everyone, to the return of an electrifying cinematic journey! This month is nothing short of spectacular, with a lineup so thrilling that picking the top 10 is akin to selecting the best moments from an action-packed blockbuster. October brings a cinematic fusion, from adrenaline-pumping action films to the eagerly awaited ‘Loki 2’ series, a sequel that has fans on the edge of their seats. Dive into the excitement and discover the must-watch movies and TV series of October 2023!

Best Movies & TV Series in October  2023

1. Scent of Time

Dive headfirst into the enigmatic world of ancient China with “Scent of Time,” an HBO Asia Original series that sparks the imagination. Join Hua Qian, a sharp-witted young woman, in her pursuit to captivate the heart of Zhong Yelan, the heir to a Chinese incense empire. As intricate plots unfold, the boundaries between ally and adversary blur, revealing a captivating web of deceit. This dramatic saga, featuring an outstanding cast including Zhou Ye and Peng Chuyue, is something that you should not miss!

Stream it on HBO Go from October 13, 2023.

2. Five Nights At Freddy’s 

Prepare for the chilling film rendition of the horror game “Five Nights at Freddy’s.” Crafted by Blumhouse, it shadows Mike, a troubled young man hired as a night security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. As he explores the eerie secrets of the deserted restaurant, he confronts supernatural forces, entering a realm of unspeakable nightmares.

Experience the thrills in theatres from October 27, 2023.

3. Killers of The Flower Moon

Witness the epic western crime saga, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” set at the turn of the 20th century. Based on a true story, the film explores the Osage Nation’s wealth from oil and the dark forces that sought to exploit it. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone.

Catch this Martin Scorsese-directed masterpiece that hits theatres on October 20, 2023.

4. The Devil’s Plan

Dive headlong into the realm of intellect and cunning with “The Devil’s Plan,” a high-octane South Korean reality game show now dominating Netflix. Witness twelve celebrities engaging in a battle of wits, leveraging in-game currency to outmanoeuver opponents. The inaugural season kicked off the mind games on September 26, 2023.

Stream it on Netflix now.

5. Reptile

“Reptile” snakes its way into the realm of American crime thrillers on Netflix. Under the direction of Grant Singer, this gripping tale follows a detective navigating a labyrinth of deception surrounding a brutal murder in Scarborough, Maine. As illusions crumble, the detective confronts the unexpected in a case where reality is elusive.

Stream it on Netflix now.

6. The Exorcist: Believer

Brace yourself for a supernatural rollercoaster with “The Exorcist: Believer,” the sixth gripping instalment in The Exorcist franchise. Directed by David Gordon Green, this American horror film is a sequel to the iconic 1973 original. Join the photographer’s harrowing confrontation with evil, now unfolding on cinema screens.

Now showing in cinemas.

7. Sparkling Watermelon

“Sparkling Watermelon” sparks with nostalgia as it unfolds the uplifting saga of a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult) boy with a musical flair, transporting us back to 1995. Join him in forming the band Watermelon Sugar, a conduit for heartfelt communication through music. 

Let the melodic journey unfold on Viu and Viki.

8. The Fall of the House of Usher

Submerge yourself in the haunting atmosphere of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic fiction with “The Fall of the House of Usher.” This short story, available on Netflix, delves into themes of madness, family, isolation, and metaphysical identities in a mesmerising tale that transcends time.

Stream it on Netflix now.

9. Strong Girl Nam-Soon

Embark on an exhilarating ride with Strong Girl Nam-soon in this South Korean television series, now captivating audiences on Netflix. Starring Lee Yoo-mi, the series, a spin-off of “Strong Girl Bong-soon,” unveils Nam-soon’s quest to find her parents, entwined with a drug case investigated by the tenacious Detective Gang Hee-sik.

Stream it on Netflix now.

10. Loki Season 2

The second season of Loki, adapted from Marvel Comics and orbiting around the iconic character Loki, our enigmatic protagonist joins forces with the charismatic Mobius M. Mobius, the formidable Hunter B-15, and a league of Time Variance Authority (TVA) agents. Their mission? To boldly navigate the multiverse and track down the elusive Sylvie, the enigmatic Ravonna Renslayer, and the mysterious Miss Minutes. Buckle up for a multidimensional quest that defies the boundaries of time and space!

Stream it on Disney Hotstar now.

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