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10 Movies You Must See in October

10 Movies You Must See in October
Our pick of the new movies coming to UK/ROI screens in October.

October is dominated by the latest epic true crime thriller from Martin Scorsese but also offers a hilarious true life tech drama, a host of spooky season chillers and more.

Here are the 10 UK/ROI new releases we're most excited for:


Blackberry (Oct 6th, cinemas)
Before androids and iPhones we had the Blackberry. Directed  by Matt Johnson (The Dirties; Operation Avalanche), Blackberry tells the story of the men responsible for the rise and fall of the device. The hilarious drama features a knockout performance by Glenn Howerton.

Lies We Tell

Lies We Tell (Oct 13th, cinemas)
Directed by Lisa Mulcahy, Lies We Tell is a period thriller starring Agnes O'Casey as a young heiress who finds herself manipulated and gaslit by her uncle (David Wilmot) when she inherits her family's mansion. Expect lots of candlelit intrigue.

Night of the Hunted

Night of the Hunted (Oct 20th, Shudder)
With French filmmaker Franck Khalfoun (Maniac; P2) at the helm, Night of the Hunted harks back to the New French Extremity thrillers of the noughties. Camille Rowe plays a young woman who stops at a remote gas station only to find herself the target of a mysterious sniper.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon (Oct 20th, cinemas)
Martin Scorsese's long-awaited Killers of the Flower Moon is adapted from author David Grann's true crime book 'Killers of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders & The Birth of The FBI'. In 1920s Oklahama, members of the native Osage Nation were murdered in the aftermath of oil being discovered on their land, which made them some of the wealthiest people in America. The film focusses on the investigation instigated by a young J. Edgar Hoover and the romance between an Osage woman (Lily Gladstone) and a white man (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Our River... Our Sky

Our River... Our Sky (Oct 20th, cinemas)
Director Maysoon Pachachi's film takes us back to 2006 and follows several residents of Baghdad over the course of a week that will culminate with the execution of Saddam Hussein. The various characters all contend with life in a changing Iraq, and whether it's a country they should remain in.


Foe (Oct 20th, cinemas)
Directed by Garth Davis (Lion; Mary Magdalene), Foe is based on the book of the same name by Iain Reid, who co-wrote the script with Davis. The film stars Irish duo Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal as a young couple whose life is thrown into turmoil when a stranger (Aaron Pierre) arrives at their secluded farmhouse.

It Lives Inside

It Lives Inside (Oct 20th, cinemas)
Directed by Bishal Dutta and inspired by an Indian legend related by the filmmaker's grandfather, It Lives Inside stars Megan Suri as an Indian-American teenager desperate to fit in and rejecting her family's culture in the process. When a demon takes hold of her old friend, she's forced to embrace her heritage in order to conquer evil.

When Evil Lurks

When Evil Lurks (Oct 27th, Shudder)
Written and directed by Demian Rugna (Terrified), When Evil Lurks stars Ezequiel Rodríguez and Demián Salomón as two brothers who take the law into their hands when a demonic possession at a nearby farm destroys their livestock. By ignoring the proper protocols of exorcism they unleash a plague of possessions across their rural community.

Typist Artist Pirate King

Typist Artist Pirate King (Oct 27th, cinemas)
Written and directed by Carol Morley (The Falling; Out of Blue), Typist Artist Pirate King stars Monica Dolan as Audrey Amiss, an artist who spent much of her life in psychiatric institutions and whose talents only began to be recognised following her death in 2013. The film also stars Kelly MacDonald as the nurse who agrees to take her on a road trip.

Cat Person

Cat Person (Oct 27th, cinemas)
Back in 2017 a short story titled 'Cat Person' by Kristen Roupenian was published in The New Yorker and caused something of an online sensation. Now it has been adapted for the screen by director Susanna Fogel. The film stars Emilia Jones as Margot, a young woman who begins flirting online with an older man, Robert (Nicholas Braun). But when Margot meets Robert in person he fails to live up to her expectations.