5 movies and series that you should not miss broadcasting in October

Every month, Geeko’s editorial team selects for you the must-see movies and series on major streaming platforms. Let’s go back to the 5 main terms of October.

All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix)

The war film “Made in Germany” is an adaptation of the book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. The novel, published in 1929, has already been adapted to the big screen several times. To write this, the author was inspired by his own experience on the battlefield. The film tells the story of a small group of young men who join the Western Front during the First World War. If they throw themselves into war with motivation, they soon encounter the horrors of everyday life.

Why are we watching this?

War has never looked so dirty and hateful as in this powerful adaptation by Erich Maria Remarque. Faced with the horrors of war every day, young soldiers struggle to survive in the mud and under bullets. The film, which is traumatic, has the merit of presenting the war from another point of view. Long and disturbing to watch, All Quiet on the Western Front cultivates memory as it paints a vitriolic portrait of a conflict that remains largely unknown. A visceral experience that immerses you on the front lines, in the heart of the trenches.

Luckiest Girl Alive (Netflix)

We can also mention the excellent drama “The Luckiest Girl Alive” on Netflix, which depicts the traumatic journey of Ani Fanelli, a survivor of murder and rape in the United States, who tries to rebuild her life years later. Ani chose to maintain her image and marry Luke, a powerful businessman who supported her in her career choices. One day, she is contacted by a director who is making a documentary about the tragedy at Brentley High School.

Why are we watching this?

Mila Kunis shines brightly in this drama that touches on several sensitive subjects. If gun-toting is one of the film’s strong themes, Ani is more affected by the rape she’s a victim of. “The Luckiest Girl Alive” paints a portrait of Annie’s loved ones, hating the young girl with a lack of compassion, which changes their reputation. A fierce Kunis confronts her demons tooth and nail and delivers the performance of her career without question.

Periphery Season 1 (Main Video)

The new series from the creators of Westworld, The Peripheral is a new event series from Prime Video. The series follows the adventures of Flynne Fisher, a young American who tries to support her sick mother by completing missions in virtual worlds. One day he receives a mysterious package. It includes a device that promises an “unparalleled” experience. Then he takes control of the “peripheral” for the first time…

Why are we watching this?

Based on the novel by William Gibson, this new sci-fi series is an explosive cocktail of action that immerses us in a deviant SF universe. If we blame it on a plot that tends to go all over the place, it’s hard not to be seduced by its young cast, muscular action sequences and mysterious universe. Peripheral is not a series that will make you go up to the curtain. On the other hand, here’s some great fun for sci-fi fans that fills the void left by Black Mirror.

Devil’s Hour Season 1 (Main Video)

A radical change of tone with The Devil’s Hour, a new drama series on Prime Video that celebrates ghosts with a very mysterious synopsis. The story follows Lucy, a young woman who wakes up every night at 3:33 AM. From time to time, Lucy runs into her younger son, Isaac, who wanders the silent house. While researching on the Internet, Lucy discovers that 3:33 a.m. is the “devil’s hour.” He talks about his discovery to a psychologist who helps Isaac solve his problems…

Why are we watching this?

Practically overlooked, this mini-series is a small nugget that shines with the excellence of its script and the richness of the scene setting. However, in apotheosis it is necessary to stop at the first five episodes before the finale. Because no, Devil’s Hour isn’t that much of a mainstream series. The plot develops gradually over the episodes, the producers decided to spend all their time telling us about this terrible drama. With its 3-star cast, neat structure and uneasy atmosphere, “Devil’s Hour” is one of the wonderful surprises of this end of the year.

The Playlist Season 1 (Netflix)

The Playlist is a new six-part miniseries from Netflix that charts the massive rise of music streaming platform Spotify from its early days to its international expansion. The story is told here from the point of view of six very different characters, from the service’s founder to its lawyer, who passes by one of the service’s creators.

Why are we watching this?

If you’ve always wanted to go behind the scenes of app development, Playlist will reveal how Spotify became Europe’s most popular startup. Born from the ashes of Pirate Bay, Spotify is the vision of a man who wanted to reinvent the music business model. The miniseries produced by Netflix has the merit of presenting the story from several angles while revealing the stakes of each of the parties. And it’s certainly fascinating entertainment that brilliantly lifts the veil behind the scenes. If you love Alt & Catch Fire, you’ll definitely fall for The Playlist.

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