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What’s New to Stream on Amazon Prime for September 2018

By  · Published on September 2nd, 2018

Amazon Prime is the only streaming service with a cost that also gets you free shipping, and that my friends is a deal. They’ve in the Original programming game, but their biggest offering remains the ton of films available to watch anytime for Prime members.

The complete list of titles hitting Amazon Prime this month — September 2018 — is below, but first I’m going to shower some affection and point some eyeballs towards a few specific titles.

Amazon Prime Pick of the Month

2008’s The Strangers is a creepy as hell horror thriller about a home invasion that ends horribly for everyone but the invaders. The sequel lacks the scares, and its first half features some pretty dumb character beats, but as The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) heads into its third act it does so with style, thrills, and some surprising story turns. Add in a killer soundtrack and some eye-catching visuals, and you have an atypically fun slasher flick. It slices its way onto Prime on 9/4.

70s Burt Reynolds

Smokey And The Bandit

The 1970s saw Burt Reynolds rise to international stardom — he was the top box-office draw for five years straight — and two of his more entertaining films from the decade are new to Prime this month. The Longest Yard (1974) got a remake in 2005, but Robert Aldrich’s original is a fun and satisfying flick as rowdy underdogs take on their oppressors. Smokey and the Bandit (1977) was Reynolds’ biggest hit as a leading man, and it remains a casual blast of “good ol’ boy” humor, stunts, and the adorable Sally Field. Both films show a strong anti-authoritarian streak paired with big laughs, and if you haven’t seen them yet now’s your chance.

New New New

Hot Summer Nights

Like most streaming services Prime is heavy on the catalog titles, but new films find a home here too. Future World (2018) arrives first on 9/2, but you’ll wish it hadn’t — hoo boy is this James Franco joint garbage. Beirut (2018) hits on 9/4 and is a solid political thriller from Brad Anderson starring Jon Hamm. The always fantastic Saoirse Ronan headlines the sweetly serious period piece On Chesil Beach (2018) starting 9/15. Hopeful “it-boy” Timothée Chalamet stars in Hot Summer Nights (2018) opposite the under-appreciated Maika Monroe on 9/22. Finally, Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) sees Sylvester Stallone once again tossed into an escape-proof prison, and you can see if he escapes anyway starting 9/27.

The Complete List

September 1
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
All You Can Eat Buddha (2017)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Asylum: Season 1
Bandits (2001)
Beowulf (2007)
Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)
Blow Out (1981)
The Blue Rose: Season 1
Bolero (1984)
The Broker’s Man: Seasons 1-2
Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police (2012)
Chinatown (1974)
Cool It (2010)
The Dark Half (1993)
Double Impact (1991)
DragonHeart (1996)
Dressed To Kill (1980)
The Eagle (2011)
Fall Time (1993)
A Field in England (2013)
The Field Of Blood: Seasons 1-2
Fighting Temptations (2003)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Going Overboard (1989)
Golden: Season 1
A Good Woman (2006)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Gutland (2017)
Hard Rain (1998)
Harry and Paul’s History of the 2s (2014)
Harry Price: Ghost Hunter (2015)
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
House of D (2004)
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Ingenious (2009)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Joyride (1997)
The Kevin Bishop Show: Season 2
Kill Me Again (1989)
Lea to the Rescue (2016)
London Irish: Season 1
The Longest Yard (1974)
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Luk’Luk’I (2017)
The Man Who Lost His Head (2007)
Miami Vice (2006)
A Murder of Crows (1999)
Over The Top (1987)
The Palace: Season 1
Parents: Season 1
Paycheck (2003)
The Perfect Weapon (1991)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Prancer (1989)
Primal Fear (1996)
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994)
Resurrecting The Champ (2007)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Rocket’s Island: Seasons 1-3
Roger Dodger (2002)
Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)
Sam’s Game: Season 1
The Score (2001)
Senorita Justice (2004)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Stealth Fighter (1999)
Texas Rising: Season 1
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Tonightly (2008)
The Triangle: Season 1
Trust: Season 1
A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures (2010)
A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape from Paradise (2012)
Westside: Seasons 1-3
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Wild at Heart: Seasons 1-8

September 2
Future World (2018)

September 4
Beirut (2018)
Crescent (2017)
The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

September 6
Pistorius (2018)

September 7
Cesar Chavez (2014)
Pete The Cat: Season 1a (Prime Original series)
Six Dreams: Season 1 (Prime Original series)
Wishenpoof: Season 2b (Prime Original series)

September 8
From Paris With Love (2009)
Stronger (2017)

September 12
Grace Unplugged (2014)

September 14
Forever: Season 1 (Prime Original series)
High Fantasy (2017)

September 15
On Chesil Beach (2018)

September 16
Baby Mama (2008)
The Good Shepherd (2006)
I Am Wrath (2016)

September 20
Jugnu (1973)
This Is Home: A Refugee Story (2018)

September 21
My Little Pony (2017)

September 22
For Colored Girls (2010)
Hot Summer Nights (2018)

September 27
Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)

September 28
Hannah (2017)
King Lear (Prime Original Series)
Plonger (Diving) (2017)
Suburbicon (2017)

September 29
Jigsaw (2017)

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