Amazon Prime Streaming Guide: Best Movies and TV Shows

Amazon comes on strong with its original show lineup this month, including the star-studded Matthew Weiner (Mad Men) anthology The Romanoffs, historical horror anthology Lore, a new season of The Man in the High Castle and Spanish-language political drama Extrano Enemigo. Movies include the recent comedy Never Goin' Back and the dark Joaquin Phoenix drama You Were Never Here.

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Here's a preview of what's coming next month on Amazon.

TV Shows

Pushing Daisies, Seasons 1-2 (Oct. 1)

Spaced, Season 1 (Oct. 1)

The Thick of It, Seasons 1-4 (Oct. 1)

Trust, Season 1 (Oct. 1)

Extrano Enemigo, Season 1 (Oct. 2)

The Man in the High Castle, Season 3 (Oct. 5)

Mr. Robot, Season 3 (Oct. 11)

The Romanoffs, Season 1 (Oct. 12)

Lore, Season 2 (Oct. 19)


Full Metal Jacket, 1987 (Oct. 1)

Gods and Monsters, 1998 (Oct. 1)

The Illusionist, 2006 (Oct. 1)

Raging Bull, 1980 (Oct. 1)

Never Goin’ Back, 2018 (Oct. 2)

Donnie Darko, 2001 (Oct. 17)

You Were Never Really Here, 2017 (Oct. 26)

Also streaming: Hulu | Netflix | Online Originals

Come back at the start of October for more details about our picks. In the meantime, enjoy our September selections.

TV Shows

Westside, Seasons 1-3 (Sept. 1)

This New Zealand dramedy tells the story of an out-of-control suburban crime family in the 1980s.

Pete the Cat, Season 1 (Sept. 7)

Based on author James Dean's children's books, this Amazon animated series stars a school-age cat discovering his way in the world. Real-life couple and parents Diana Krall and Elvis Costello voice Pete's parents and provide the music.

Six Dreams, Season 1 (Sept. 7)

The latest in Amazon's behind-the-sports shows, this series goes inside Spain's La Liga soccer league, told through the stories of six people from different teams: three players, one coach, one sports director and a club president.

Forever, Season 1 (Sept. 14)

Credit: Colleen Hayes/Amazon StudiosCredit: Colleen Hayes/Amazon StudiosSNL alumni Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen reunite in this Amazon comedy about a couple whose idyllic romance and married life soon turn into existential monotony. They embark on a ski trip to shake things up, and wind up quite shaken, indeed.

King Lear, Season 1 (Sept. 28)

Suppose the modern United Kingdom still had a king — one who decided to un-unite it. That's the setup for this modern retelling of Shakespeare starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Emily Watson, Jim Broadbent and a warehouse full of other popular British actors.


Blow Out, 1981 (Sept. 1)

In an homage to Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up, Brian DePalma's 1981 film recounts the accidental capture of a murder — not on film, but on audio tape. John Travolta plays the audio tech out to expose the cover-up and prevent another murder.

Chinatown, 1974 (Sept. 1)

Credit: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis/GettyCredit: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis/GettyThis film noir revival stars Jack Nicholson as private eye J.J. Gittes, hired in the 1930s by mysterious LA heiress Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway). The investigation takes him deeper and deeper into a city underground and Mulwray's dark family past.

Roger Dodger, 2002 (Sept. 1)

Awkward teenage virgin Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) enlists his lady-killer uncle Roger (Campbell Scott) to show him how to woo the women.

The Score, 2001 (Sept. 1)

Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Angela Bassett star in this slick caper movie built on the time-honored theme of an aging thief trying to complete that one last heist.

Sleepless in Seattle, 1993 (Sept. 1)

Inspired by the movie An Affair to Remember, Nora Ephron's rom-com stars Tom Hanks as a recent widower in Seattle whose story, shared on a call-in radio show, inspires a Baltimore reporter (Meg Ryan) to hatch a plan to meet him.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape, 1993 (Sept. 1)

Johnny Depp plays a young man who dreams of escaping his dead-end Midwestern life, caring for his morbidly obese mother and developmentally disabled brother (in a stunning performance by Leonardo DiCaprio).

Stronger, 2017 (Sept. 8)

This is the true story of Jeff Bauman (played by Jake Gyllenhaal), who lost both legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, where he was cheering on his ex-girlfriend (played by Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany). Have the tissues ready for this retelling of how they both got through the aftermath.

On Chesil Beach, 2018 (Sept. 15)

Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) plays a young woman whose serious hang-ups with intimacy threaten to derail what should be an idyllic romance in the 1960s U.K.

This Is Home: A Refugee Story, 2018 (Sept. 20)

Filmmaker Alexandra Shiva follows four Syrian refugee families through their efforts to establish new lives in Baltimore. They have to learn the language, decode the culture and find jobs in eight months — during the transition from the Obama to Trump presidencies.

What Else to Stream

Keep making the most of your Amazon Prime membership by using it to the fullest. When you're done with all these shows, check out our list of the best shows to watch on Netflix.

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