October Movie Preview: Must-See Films

From Jamie Foxx to Leslie Odom Jr., it's binge-watch season!

As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, it's definitely movie-watching time. From the mesmerizing performances of Jamie Foxx to the incredible talents of Leslie Odom Jr., this October promises to be a binge-watch season like no other. 

Whether you're in the mood for spine-tingling thrills, heartwarming dramas or biopics, we've got you covered. Grab your popcorn and settle into your comfiest spot...October is here, and the silver screen is calling! Let's dive into the must-see movies of the month!

  • "The Burial"

    In  theaters Oct. 6 and streaming on Prime Video Oct. 13, "The Burial" is inspired by the true events of funeral home owner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Tommy Lee) and attorney Willie E. Gary's (Jamie Foxx) attempts to save O'Keefe's family business. 

  • "The Exorcist: Believer"

    The original "Exorcist" terrified moviegoers 50 years ago this year. On Oct. 6, another installment of the franchise hits theaters. Starring Tony winner and Oscar nominee Leslie Odom, Jr., the new installment is sure to terrify. 

  • “First Lady of BMF: The Tonesa Welch Story”

    Vivica A. Fox‘s directorial debut, this biopic is inspired by the true story of Tonesa Welch (Michelle Mitchenor), a woman in 1980s Detroit who built a drug empire. The movies drops Oct. 5 on BET+ and stars Tobias Truvillion, Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore, Kellie Williams, Leon, Tristin Fazekas, Faith Malonte and Daphnique Springs. The film is written by Gabrielle Collins and produced by MegaMind Media. Tressa Smallwood and Greg Mathis are executive producers.

  • “Wake”

    Premiering Oct. 12 on BET+, “Wake” follows an MIT physics professor with narcolepsy who leaves a protective video environment of a home believing the love of her life is in danger from her new neighbor. The cast includes Shoniqua Shandai, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Parker McKenna Posey and DeRay Davis. Erik White directs and executive producers include Tracey Edmonds for Edmonds Entertainment and Chuck & Bree West for Octet Productions.

  • "Ìjọ̀gbọ̀n"

    There's never a bad time for Nigerian cinema! In Ìjọ̀gbọ̀n, which hits Netflix Oct. 13, four teens from a rural village in Nigeria stumble upon a pouch of uncut diamonds. However, the aren't the only ones looking for the jewels...  

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