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What’s new on Amazon Prime Video: Best new movies, shows, and originals for October 2020

Here's the best of what's new on Amazon Prime Video this month.

Oct 14, 2020, 12:16 pm*


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Best new originals on Amazon Prime Video: October 2020


This documentary earned rave reviews at film festival screenings this year, following the daily life of Sibil Fox Richardson, an author, mother, and prison abolition activist. Her husband is currently serving a 60-year sentence in Louisiana for armed robbery, and the film explores the realities of America’s criminal justice system, described as a gripping and sensitive film that will change people’s minds about the prison-industrial complex.

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Blumhouse, the studio behind horror movies like Get Out and The Purge, is releasing four new original horror movies on Amazon this month. The first two are The Lie, about a couple who cover up a murder committed by their teenage daughter, and Black Box, about a man who loses his memory in a car accident.

They’re both out on Oct. 6, while the second two will be released on Oct. 13: Evil Eye, a romantic horror story featuring an ominous new boyfriend, and Nocturne, about a shy music student who finds a mysterious notebook belonging to a dead classmate.

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Best new movies on Amazon Prime Video: October 2020

A Knight’s Tale

Starring Heath Ledger and Paul Bettany, this delightful 2001 historical movie combines elements of romantic comedy and sports dramas, featuring a brilliant ensemble cast. It’s a rags-to-riches medieval fairytale about a young man who forges documents to compete in jousting competitions as a knight, helped by a ragtag team of allies.

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The Departed

This 2006 crime thriller is among Martin Scorsese’s best, adapted from the Hong Kong movie Infernal Affairs. Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon star as a young Irish mobster and an up-and-coming police officer, each of whom acts as a mole for the other’s organization. The mob and the Boston police department become embroiled in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, with each mole attempting to uncover the other’s identity.

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Best new shows on Amazon Prime Video: October 2020

Mr Robot (season 4)

The final season of hacker drama Mr Robot is finally here, starring Oscar-winner Rami Malek. Boasting an impressive 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, season 4 offered a worthy end to the show.


October 2020 new Amazon Prime Video Originals

Available October 2

  • Bug Diaries Halloween Special
  • Savage X Fenty Show. Vol. 2

Available October 6

  • The Lie
  • Black Box

Available October 9

  • Chasing the Crown: Dreamers to Streamers 

Available October 13

  • Nocturne
  • Evil Eye

Available October 16

  • Time
  • What the Constitution Means to Me

Available October 23

  • Mirzapur 

Available October 30

  • Truth Seekers
  • The Challenge: ETA


October 2020 new Amazon Prime Video movies

Available October 1

  • 30 Days Of Night (2007)
  • A Knight’s Tale (2001)
  • Battlefield Earth (2000)
  • Blood Ties (2014)
  • Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
  • Eight Millimeter (1999)
  • Funny Girl (1968)
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999)
  • Guess Who (2005)
  • Joe (2014)
  • John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)
  • Killers (2010)
  • Kindred Spirits (2020)
  • La Sucursal (2019)
  • Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
  • Mud (2013)
  • National Security (2003)
  • Next Level (2019)
  • Noose For A Gunman (1960)
  • Nurse (2014)
  • Quantum Of Solace (2008)
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • Señorita Justice (2004)
  • Southside With You (2016)
  • Spaceballs (1987)
  • Species (1995)
  • Thanks For Sharing (2013)
  • The Big Hit (1998)
  • The Da Vinci Code (2006)
  • The Departed (2006)
  • The Gambler Wore A Gun (1961)
  • The Grudge 3 (2009)
  • The Mask Of Zorro (1998)
  • The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
  • The Pianist (2003)
  • The Wedding Planner (2001)
  • Triumph Of The Spirit (1989)

Available October 6

  • The Transporter: Refueled

Available October 8

  • Archive (2020)

Available October 9

  • Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Available October 11

  • Jack and Jill

Available October 14

  • A Most Beautiful Thing (2020)

 Available October 15

  • Halal Love Story (2020)
  • Playing With Fire (2019)

Available October 21

  • Cyrano, My Love (2019)

Available October 26

  • What To Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)

Available October 27

  • Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Available October 29

  • Soorarai Pottru (2020)

Available October 31

  • I’ll See You In My Dreams (2015)


October 2020 new Amazon Prime Video shows

Available October 1

  • Get Shorty: Seasons 1-3

Available October 6

  • Mr Robot: Season 4

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*First Published: Oct 1, 2020, 7:30 am