With the weather getting colder and full-blown autumn just around the corner, you may as well settle in with some hot apple cider and make the most of the $7.99 you shell out every month to watch unlimited movies and TV. We've picked out the best new releases on Netflix Instant for the month of October. Just click on any link to watch instantly. You're welcome.

Check back every week for more new Netflix Instant movies for October 2012.


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In ‘Paranormal Activity 3,’ residents of a haunted house in San Diego try to capture video evidence of their predicament and become victims in their own horror film.

'The Artist,' a romantic-comedy in the style of a black-and-white silent film, cleaned up at the 2012 Academy Awards, winning seven awards including Best Picture, Actor, and Original Screenplay.

Julie Roberts hams it up as the evil queen in the 2012 Snow White adaptation 'Mirror, Mirror.'

In ‘Freelancers,’ 50 Cent plays a young man who joins the police force after his cop father is slain and then learns disturbing news about his dad’s death. Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker co-star.

Clive Owens stars in the horror film ‘Intruders.’ It comes from director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, the man behind ‘28 Weeks Later.’

Kiefer Sutherland is back on TV with 'Touch.' The entire first season of the supernatural thriller, which co-stars Danny Glover, is now available on Netflix.


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Documentary filmmaker Luc Jacquet takes a breathtaking look at the lives of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica in the Oscar-winning film ‘March of Penguins.’

The critically acclaimed drama ‘Hotel Rwanda’ stars Don Cheadle as a man who tries to save the lives of more than a thousand during the Rwandan genocide by granting them shelter in his massive hotel.

Sacha Baron Cohen is as raunchy as ever as a flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter in  ‘Bruno.’

The steampunk western ’Wild, Wild West’ stars Will Smith and Kevin Kline as Civil War-era government agents tracking down an evil Confederate scientist.

Mulholland Drive’ is full of the quirky surrealism one has come to expect from director David Lynch. The 2001 neo-noir thriller stars Naomi Watts and Justin Theroux from long before he got engaged to Jennifer Aniston.

In 1995, the late Apple founder Steve Jobs did an wide-ranging television interview that was believed to be lost. Well, it’s been found, and now it’s the basis for the feature-length documentary ‘Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview.'


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Active duty Navy SEALs star in 'Act of Valor.’ The covert-action thriller is based on actual events from the SEALs’ service.

A mysterious man (Mel Gibson) with a huge stash of money finds himself in a notorious Mexican prison in ‘Get the Gringo.’

Dustin Hoffman snagged an Oscar for his portrayal of autistic savant Raymond Babbitt in ‘Rain Man,’ which also won Best Picture in 1989. Tom Cruise is the slick-talking car-salesman younger brother.

William Shatner is Captain Kirk and Leonard Nimoy plays Spock in the sci-fi classic ’Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.’

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are a pair of uniquely idiotic buddies in the Farrelly brothers classic ‘Dumb and Dumber Unrated.’

The dark, dystopian thriller ‘Equilibrium‘ stars Christian Bale and Emily Watson as residents of a futuristic regime in which emotions are suppressed with drugs and "sense offenses" are punishable by death.

New netflix instant movies for october 2 - 8, 2012

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Based on the book Suzanne Collins, ‘The Hunger Games’ tells the story of a dystopian future in which teenagers fight to death in televised contests. Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss.

American Reunion’ is the latest installment in the raunchy but sweet ‘American Pie’ franchise.

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis are proton pack wielding parapsychologists in the comedy classic ‘Ghostbusters,’ which you've been wanting to watch on Netflix for basically forever. Here it finally is!

In ‘The Sitter,’ suspended college student (Jonah Hill) agrees to babysit his mom’s neighbor's children, but has no idea what adventures the kids have in store for him.

Two black FBI agents pose as white party girls in the Wayans Brothers' notorious 2003 comedy ‘White Chicks.’

Ralph Fiennes stars and makes his directorial debut in ‘Coriolanus,’ which is a modern update on Shakespeare’s play about an arrogant general. Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave and Jessica Chastain co-star.