The best new additions to Amazon Prime in September
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It’s fair to say Amazon Prime aren’t pulling any punches in the race for streaming superiority

There are a host of great films and TV shows coming to Amazon Prime UK in September, so we’ve picked out some of the highlights – from existential sci-fi to intense investigative thrillers.

You can scroll down to the bottom of the article for the full list too.

Westworld

Westworld

Here’s your chance to relive the cult classic that inspired HBO’s new TV version.

Michael Crichton’s 1973 thriller takes in a hi-tech amusement park where paying guests rub shoulders with cyborg saloon workers and gunslingers.

When two adventure-seeking patrons decide to spend some time in Westworld however, the programming goes wild, with perilous results.

When can I watch it? September 8

Room

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Brie Larson won an Oscar for her heartbreaking performance in one of 2015’s most widely acclaimed movies.

It tells the story of Joy (Larson) and her son Jack (Jacob Tremblay), who are held captive in a single room for seven years, with Joy yearning eternally for the freedom of the outside world, and Jack struggling to comprehend it.

The two leads deliver us an emotional rollercoaster of a drama, packed with poignant moments and the occasional spike of joy.

When can I watch it? September 9

Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights

One of Paul Thomas Anderson’s defining masterpieces, Mark Wahlberg plays an eager and aspiring pornography actor in 70s California, swept up into the highs and lows of the chaotic scene.

The film covers some serious topics, including excessive drug use and the dangers surrounding a career in the adult film industry, but is nevertheless a vibrant account of interesting characters trying to make their way in the world, and a parable about self-reflection.

When can I watch it? September 22

Transparent: Season 3

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Jeffrey Tambor takes the lead in Transparent, now on its third season and proving to be a highlight of the modern TV calendar.

Maura Pfefferman’s struggles to be accepted as a women late in her life aren’t over, and Jill Soloway’s tender story promises to provide the same delicate blend of wry comedy and relatable drama as ever.

When can I watch it? September 23

Spotlight

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Spotlight beat out some pretty hefty competition to claim 2016’s Oscar for Best Picture, but it’s easy to see why.

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams star as members of the Boston Globe’s team of investigative journalists, who worked tirelessly to expose the widespread but ignored abuse of children at the hands of Catholic priests in their city. And beyond.

An eye-opening drama that’s fascinating and harrowing in equal measure, it lets the facts do the talking and avoids unnecessary grandstanding – instead showing how fearless fact-finding against a previously untouchable institution shed light on a ghastly, powerful conspiracy.

When can I watch it? September 30

Everything else coming to Amazon Prime UK in September:

  • Rakuen – Season 1 (September 1)
  • Manhattan – Season 2 (September 1)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (September 1)
  • Fallen (September 1)
  • Gods and Generals (September 1)
  • North Country (September 1)
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (September 1)
  • Superman – Unbound (September 1)
  • The Bachelor (September 1)
  • The Good German (September 1)
  • Big Miracle (September 4)
  • Christmas with the Coopers (September 4)
  • Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (September 4)
  • Around the Bend (September 8)
  • Father’s Day (September 8)
  • The Trouble With Girls (September 8)
  • Blood Diamond (September 9)
  • April and the Extraordinary World (September 9)
  • Mon Roi (September 9)
  • The Nut Job (September 13)
  • Safe House (September 14)
  • Above the Law (September 15)
  • Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever (September 15)
  • Heart Condition (September 15)
  • The Reaping (September 15)
  • TMNT (September 15)
  • World According to Garp (September 15)
  • Wyatt Earp (September 15)
  • Chronic (September 19)
  • The Corruptor (September 22)
  • Meeting Venus (September 22)
  • Payback (September 22)
  • The Secret Garden (September 22)
  • Speedway (September 22)
  • Rattle the Cage (September 23)
  • Conspiracy Theory (September 25)
  • Cradle 2 the Grave (September 29)
  • Hearts in Atlantis (September 29)
  • Julius Caesar (September 29)
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (September 29)
  • Mortal Kombat (September 29)
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones (September 30)
  • The Hexecutioners (September 30)
  • Orphan (September 30)

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