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October is big for Amazon Prime subscribers and the streaming platform’s original content. Prestige series The Romanoffs, from Mad Men‘s Matt Weiner, makes landfall with its star-studded cast. Spooky anthology Lore returns for Halloween. The Man In the High Castle returns for season 3. The Joaquin Phoenix-starring You Were Never Really Here comes home to stream.

Check out the full listings below.

New on Amazon Prime: Editor’s picks

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Based on the 1967 novel by Joan Lindsay, cinephiles will likely be familiar with Picnic at Hanging Rock from Peter Weir’s 1975 adaptation of the same name. Both versions focus on the disappearance of a group of students and a governess from an Australian girls school called Appleyard College during a picnic on Valentine’s Day, 1900. Where the miniseries and the film diverge is in how they chronicle the aftermath of these events. While the film resolves little of the mystery, choosing to focus more on the effects the women’s disappearance has on the school and its denizens, the miniseries expands the story to include more from Lindsay’s novel, providing additional backstory and answering some of the questions the movie ignores. —Chris Osterndorf

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Lady Bird

Lady Bird made me reconsider Dave Matthews Band. In Greta Gerwig’s debut feature, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a bull-headed high school senior, listens to the 1996 single “Crash Into Me” with her best friend after they get their hearts broken. I wasn’t expecting the scene to hit so hard—the song has been used in movies to schmaltzy effect, and DMB rendered a punchline—but it was the first of several times my eyes involuntarily welled up.  —Audra Schroeder

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The Remix

Singing competitions are a dime a dozen and a staple of reality television. Amazon’s The Remix takes a familiar format and adds a simple wrinkle: 10 duos will create remixes of popular Bollywood songs and judges whittle the groups down until a winner is crowned. The show features some of India’s most popular singers and DJs, and the result is a high energy and highly entertaining show. —Eddie Strait

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New movies on Amazon Prime in October 2018

Oct. 1

88 (2015)
[REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014)
5up 2down (Getting High) (2006)
A Boy Called Hate (1995)
Adventure Scouts (2008)
Almost Mercy (2015)
America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014)
American Meltdown (2004)
Among Thieves (2009)
An Affirmative Act (2010)
An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
An Eye for an Eye (1966)
Appetite (1998)
Assassins’ Code (2011)
Bad Karma (2002)
Being Canadian (2015)
Beta Test (2016)
Betrayal (Lady Jayne: Killer) (2003)
Bitter Moon (1992)
Blue Ridge Fall (End of Innocence) (1999)
Blue Steel (1989)
Boricua (2004)
Break A Leg (2005)
Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Call Me (1988)
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Caroline? (1989)
Carrie (1976)
Casting Couch (2013)
Child’s Play (1988)
Cold Deck (2015)
Comic Book Villains (2002)
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Ct (1989)
Counter Measures (1998)
Creator (1985)
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Dark Blue (2003)
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Deadly Closure (Armed and Deadly) (2010)
Death Wish 2 (1982)
Deceptions (1985)
Destination Wedding (2018)
Diabolique (1996)
Dirty Work (Bad City) (2005)
Driving Force (1988)
Duress (2009)
Election (1999)
Extreme Justice (1993)
Flatliners (1990)
Flyboys (2006)
Foreign Fields (2000)
Frank and Jesse (1994)
Frankie & Johnny (1991)
Frauds (1993)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Funny Money (2006)
Game Changers (2017)
Get Smart (2008)
Go Against the Flow (2016)
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Gone Dark (2003)
Good Enough (2017)
Handsome Harry (2009)
Happy Event (2011)
Henry’s Crime (2010)
Homage (1995)
Honeymoon (1997)
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
I am Dina (2003)
Il Sogno Nel Casello (2005)
Imagine a School….Summerhill (2008)
Imagine I’m Beautiful (2014)
In Her Defense (1998)
Intimate Affairs (2001)
It Ain’t Pretty (2017)
Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)
Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
Jigsaw Man (1983)
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended (2012)
Joe the King (1999)
Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Kalamity (2010)
Kalle and the Angels (1994)
Kettle of Fish (2006)
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
La Mission (2009)
Leading Man (1996)
Leave Me Behind (2008)
Legend (1985)
Let Me In (2010)
Life of Significant Soil (2017)
Love & Rage (2000)
Marine Life (2001)
Meeting Spencer (2010)
Men Without Jobs (Planet Brooklyn) (2004)
More Than a Game (2008)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
My Name is Water (2017)
Nightbreed (1990)
No Vacancy (2004)
Nora (2000)
Once Bitten (1985)
Once Upon A Scoundrel (1974)
Orange County (2002)
Oxenfree (2017)
Pieces of April (2003)
Poltergeist lll (1988)
Ponchao (2013)
Prancer (1989)
Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy (1993)
Psychoanalysis (2015)
Raging Bull (1980)
Rap Sheet: Hip Hop and the Cops (2006)
Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Recipe for Love (A Mi Me Gusta) (2008)
Regresa (2009)
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Road from Erebus (2000)
Robocop (1987)
Robocop 2 (1990)
Robocop 3 (1992)
Sample People (2000)
Satan’s Little Helper (2004)
Saving Banksy (2017)
Second to Die (2001)
September Morning (2017)
Sexting (2011)
Silver Hawk (2004)
Six Weeks (1982)
Something to Cheer About (2002)
Somewhere Slow (2013)
Spin (2003)
Split Image (1982)
Stage Beauty (2004)
Stand Up Guys (2012)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Strange Bedfellows (2004)
Sugar Mountain (2016)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (1986)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
The Arrival (1996)
The Black Knight Returns (2008)
The Breakup Artist (2003)
The Cell (2000)
The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
The Face of an Angel (2015)
The Fog (2005)
The General (1998)
The Guilty (1999)
The Hard Ride (2011)
The Hustle (2008)
The Illusionist (2006)
The Long Riders (1980)
The Myth of the Male Orgasm (1994)
The Number 23 (2007)
The Peacemaker (1997)
The Perfect You (Crazy Little Thing) (2002)
The President’s Mistress (1978)
The Presidio (1988)
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
The Raven (1963)
The Rescue of Jessica McClure (1989)
The Second Arrival (1998)
The Secret Life of Archie’s Wife (Runaway Heart) (1990)
The Serpent’s Kiss (1997)
The Skeleton Key (2005)
The Strangers (2008)
The Uninvited (2009)
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Threshold (1981)
Throttle (2005)
Tim Tebow: On a Mission (2012)
Train Driver’s Diary (2015)
Trees Lounge (1996)
Wild Bill (1995)
Winter Break (2002)
Winter Passing (2005)
Year of the Gun (1991)
Zombies of Mass Destruction (2010)

Oct. 2

Mighty Good: The Beatles (1977)
Never Goin’ Back (2018)

Oct. 6

A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)
Night of the Living Deb (2016)

Oct. 11

Monster’s Ball (2001)
Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

Oct. 13

The Yellow Birds (2017)

Oct. 14

Bleeding Steel (2017)

Oct. 16

Devil (2010)
Manieggs: Revenge of the Hard Egg (2014)

Oct. 17

Donnie Darko (2001)
The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won’t You Be Our Neighbor? (2012)

Oct. 18

Slice (2018)

Oct.  20

Black Water (2018)

Oct.  25

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

Oct. 26

Bad Samaritan (2018)
*You Were Never Really Here (Prime Original movie) (2017)

New TV shows on Amazon Prime in October 2018

Oct. 1

Growing Pains, Seasons 1-7
Happily Never After, Season 1
Paradox, Season 1
Pushing Daisies, Seasons 1-2
Ravenswood, Season 1
Scorned: Love Kills, Season 1
Silent Witness, Seasons 1-21
Spaced, Seasons 1-2
The Thick of It, Seasons 1-4
Trust, Season 1
V., Seasons 1-2

Oct. 2

*Extrano Enemigo (Prime Original series), Season 1
Barbelle, Season 1

Birth Stories, Season 1

Oct. 5

*The Man in the High Castle (Prime Original series), Season 3

Oct. 11

Mr. Robot, Season 3

Oct. 12

The Romanoffs (Prime Original series), Season 1

Oct. 19

*Lore (Prime Original series), Season 2
*Tumble Leaf Halloween Special (Prime Original series), Special

New movies on Amazon Prime in September 2018

Sept. 1

1492: Conquest of Paradise
A Field in England
A Good Woman
A Love Song for Bobby Long
A Murder of Crows
A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures
A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape from Paradise
All You Can Eat Buddha
Big Top Pee-wee
Blow Out
Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police
Cool It
Double Impact
Dressed to Kill
Fall Time
Fighting Temptations
Ghostbusters II
Going Overboard
Hard Rain
Harry and Paul’s History of the 2s
Harry Price: Ghost Hunter
Hotel for Dogs
House of D
Hustle & Flow
Jerry Maguire
Kill Me Again
Lea to the Rescue
Miami Vice
Over the Top
Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Primal Fear
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings
Resurrecting the Champ
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Roger Dodger
Rustlers’ Rhapsody
Senorita Justice
Sleepless in Seattle
Small Town Saturday Night
Smokey and the Bandit
Stealth Fighter
The Amityville Horror
The Dark Half
The Eagle
The Great Outdoors
The Longest Yard
The Man Who Lost His Head
The Perfect Weapon
The Score
There Will Be Blood
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

Sept. 2

Future World

Sept. 4

Strangers Prey at Night

Sept. 6


Sept. 7

Cesar Chavez

Sept. 8

From Paris with Love

Sept. 12

Grace Unplugged

Sept. 14

High Fantasy

Sept. 15

On Chesil Beach

Sept. 16

Baby Mama
I Am Wrath
The Good Shepherd

Sept. 20

This is Home: A Refugee Story

Sept. 21

My Little Pony

Sept. 22

For Colored Girls
Hot Summer Night

Sept. 27

Escape Plane 2

Sept. 28

Plonger (Diving)

Sept. 29


New TV shows on Amazon Prime in September 2018

Sept. 1

The Blue Rose
The Broker’s Man
The Field of Blood
The Kevin Bishop Show
London Irish
The Palace
Rocket’s Island
Sam’s Game
Texas Rising
The Triangle
Wild at Heart

Sept. 7

Pete the Cat (Prime Original series)
Six Dreams (Prime Original series)
Wishenpoof (Prime Original series)

Sept. 14

Forever (Prime Original series)

Sept. TBD

King Lear (Prime Original series)

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This article is frequently updated for relevance.

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the Upstream editor, and his work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.