5 movies and series not to be missed in streaming in October

Every month, the Geeko editorial team selects for you the movies and series not to be missed on the main streaming platforms. Go back to the 5 essentials of October.

All quiet on the western front (Netflix)

War film “made in Germany”, All Quiet on the Western Front is an adaptation of the book by Erich Maria Remarque. Published in 1929, the novel had already been adapted several times for the big screen. To write it, the author drew inspiration from his own experience on the battlefield. The film follows a small group of young recruits who join the Western Front during the First World War. If they throw themselves into war with motivation, they very quickly find themselves confronted with the horrors of everyday life.

Why are we looking at it?

War has never been so dirty and hateful as in this powerful adaptation of the work of Erich Maria Remarque. Confronted with the horrors of war every day, young recruits fight for their survival in the mud, under bullets. Traumatizing, the film has the merit of presenting the war from another point of view. Long and very uncomfortable to watch, All Quiet on the Western Front cultivates a duty of memory as it paints a vitriolic portrait of a conflict that remains unknown. A visceral experience that immerses you on the front line, in the heart of the trenches.

The luckiest girl in the world (Netflix)

Also on Netflix we can mention the excellent Luckyest Girl Alive, a drama that traces the traumatic journey of Ani Fanelli, the survivor of a murder and rape in the United States, who is trying to rebuild her life years later. Ani has chosen to maintain her image of hers and to marry Luke, a powerful businessman who supports her in her career choices. One day, she is contacted by a director who is shooting a documentary about the tragedy that occurred at Brentley High School.

Why are we looking at it?

Mila Kunis shines brightly in this drama that touches on several sensitive topics. If carrying guns is one of the strong themes of the film, Ani is most strongly affected by the rape she suffered. “Luckyest Girl Alive” paints a vitriolic portrait of Ani’s loved ones, hated by their lack of compassion for the young girl, which alters their reputation. Fierce, Kunis confronts her demons tooth and nail and undoubtedly delivers her performance of her career.

The Peripheral Season 1 (Video Prime)

New series from the creators of “Westworld”, The Peripheral is the new series of events of Prime Video. The series follows the adventures of Flynne Fisher, a young American who tries to support her sick mother by carrying out missions in virtual worlds. She one day she receives a mysterious package. This contains a device that promises an “unmatched” experience. She then she takes control of the “peripheral” for the first time …

Why are we looking at it?

Based on the William Gibson novel, this new science fiction series is an explosive cocktail of action, immersing us in an off-the-beaten-track science fiction universe. If we blame it for a storyline that tends to go everywhere, it’s hard not to be seduced by its young cast, beefy action sequences, and mysterious universe. The Peripheral is clearly not the series that will get you on the curtain. On the other hand, here is a very nice entertainment for science fiction lovers, which fills the void left by Black Mirror.

Devil’s Hour Season 1 (Prime Video)

A radical change of tone with The Devil’s Hour, a new drama series airing on Prime Video, which marks the spirits with its very mysterious synopsis. The story centers on Lucy, a young woman who wakes up at 3:33 am every night. Periodically, Lucy runs into her young son, Isaac, who roams the silent house. While researching the Internet, Lucy discovers that 3:33 is “devil’s hour”. She tells a psychologist about her about her discovery of her, who helps her solve Isaac’s problems …

Why are we looking at it?

Practically unnoticed, this miniseries is nevertheless a small nugget that shines for the excellence of its script and the richness of its staging. However, it will be necessary to hold on during the first five episodes, before the final in apotheosis. Why not, Devil’s Hour is not a very mainstream series. The plot develops gradually over the course of the episodes, the producers have chosen to take all their time to tell us this macabre drama. With its 3-star cast, its tidy set design and its restless atmosphere, Devil’s Hour is one of the great surprises of this end of the year.

The Season 1 playlist (Netflix)

The Playlist is a new six-part miniseries from Netflix that tracks the formidable rise of the Spotify music streaming platform from its early days to its international launch. The story is told here from the point of view of six very different characters, from the founder of the service to his lawyer, passing through one of its developers.

Why are we looking at it?

If you’ve always dreamed of going behind the scenes of app development, The Playlist will reveal how Spotify has become Europe’s most popular startup. Born from the ashes of The Pirate Bay, Spotify is the vision of a man who wants to reinvent the music business model. The miniseries developed by Netflix has the merit of presenting the story from multiple angles, revealing the stakes of each of the parties. And it is undoubtedly compelling entertainment, brilliantly lifting the veil behind the scenes. If you loved Alt & Catch Fire, you will surely fall in love with The Playlist.

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