What’s New on Amazon: September 2016


At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Video add new movies and TV shows to their libraries. Some of these may also have previously been on Amazon, only to have been removed and then added back. For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on Amazon and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.

Arrested development: Young Adult (2011)

Charlize Theron plays a writer who’s not quite as successful as she wants to be and who returns to her hometown to “save” her ex-boyfriend (Patrick Wilson) in Jason Reitman’s dark comedy, which was written by Diablo Cody. As a popular girl who never grew out of the framework of high school, Theron turns in a performance that crosses the line from unlikeable into being deeply, humanly — and for lack of a better word — effed up. This isn’t a standard redemption tale, and no one learns much of anything, which makes it a lot like life. Available September 1.

Famous fiascos: Heaven’s Gate (1980)

Years after its release, Michael Cimino’s famously expensive Western flop has become the subject of some critical reevaluation, even as the film itself brought down United Artists studio. Whether or not you enjoy the film depends on your tastes for the self-consciously epic, and your willingness to sit through nearly four hours’ worth of people wandering around in dust. Available September 1.

Four-eyed, but cannot see: One Mississippi (Season 1)

Tig Notaro’s semiautobiographical comedy dives into her experience returning from California to the South, dealing with the death of her mother, and recovering from a double mastectomy while coping with an intestinal disease. Despite, or because of, the circumstances, the series has its share of well-observed comedy, often delivered with confidence by Notaro herself, who colors the material with wry and melancholy wisdom. Available September 9.

Good-bye, "moppa": Transparent (Season 3)

The Pfeffermans remain as moving and infuriating as ever in the latest season of Transparent, which arrives a few months earlier than usual. The series will dive deeper into Maura’s past this season. Also, if you were worried about losing Jill Soloway repertory player Kathryn Hahn, fear not: Rabbi Raquel is still very much in the picture. Available September 23.

Woody Allen does TV: Crisis in Six Scenes (Season 1)

Woody Allen, whose presence comes with all sorts of baggage about sexual-abuse allegations that may preclude your interest in any of his projects, takes on television with the help of Miley Cyrus, Elaine May, John Magaro, and Rachel Brosnahan, and a series that tracks the upheaval of the 1960s. Allen himself wrote and directed every episode, which, from the looks of the trailer, appear to be exclusively about barber shops. Available September 30. 

The Stinky & Dirty Show (Season 1)(September 2)
Doctor Who (Season 9)(September 5)
Braindead (Season 1)(September 9)
One Mississippi (Season 1)(September 9)
Schitt’s Creek (Season 2)(September 16)
Fleabag (Season 1)(September 16)
Creative Galaxy (Season 2)(September 16)
American Gothic (Season 1)(September 18)
Transparent (Season 3)(September 23)
Crisis in Six Scenes (Season 1)(September 30) 


Available September 1
1984 (1984)
2001 Maniacs (2005)
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Autopsy (2008)
Borderland (2007)
Breakheart Pass (1975)
The Broken (2008)
Bronson (2008)
Buried (2010)
Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)
Caddyshack (1980)
Crazy Eights (2006)
Dark Ride (2006) 
The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007)
The Devil Inside (2012)
Dying Breed (2008)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Fido (2006)
Food, Inc. (2008)
Four Feathers (2002)
From Within (2008)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Fun Size (2012)
Futureworld (1976)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Hair (1979)
Heaven’s Gate (1980)
Imagine That (2009)
Interview with a Vampire (1994)
Jeff Who Lives at Home (2011)
Lake Dead (2007)
Man on Wire (2008)
The Mechanic (2011)
Mr. Majesty (1974)
Mulberry Street (2006)
Nightmare Man (2006)
Offspring (2009)
Out of Time (2003)
Pusher I (1996)
Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands (2004)
Pusher III: I’m the Angel of Death (2005)
Reincarnation (2005)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Saved! (2004)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
The Secret of N.I.M.H. (1982)
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
The Thaw (2009)
Theater of Blood (1973)
To the Wonder (2012) 
Unearthed (2007)
United States of Leland (2003)
Wiener-Dog (2016)
Young Adult (2011)

Available later in September
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)(September 2)
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)(September 3)
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (2006)(September 9)
Knock Knock (2015)(September 10)
Bigger, Stronger, Faster (2008)(September 12)
Cocaine Cowboys (2006)(September 12)
Drillbit Taylor (2008)(September 12)
Black Death (2010)(September 15)
Ghosthunters on Icy Trails (2015)(September 15)
Stop-Loss (2008)(September 16)
Captive (2015)(September 17)
The Witch (2015)(September 17)
Freakonomics (2010)(September 19) 
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)(September 19)
Ondine (2009)(September 19)
Shadow Dancer (2012)(September 19)
Serena (2016)(September 20)
Sicario (2015)(September 23)
Heist (2015)(September 24)
180 South (2010)(September 26)
Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (2011)(September 26)
District 13 — Ultimatum (2009)(September 26)
District B13 (2004)(September 26)
No Place on Earth (2012)(September 27)
Francofonia (2016)(September 28)  

Available for Purchase

You’re the Worst (Season 3)(September 1)*
Fangbone (Season 1)(September 2)*
The New Adventures of Nanoboy (Season 1)(September 5)
Being Poirot (Season 1)(September 5)
Foyle’s War Revisited (Season 1)(September 5)
Mary + Jane (Season 1)(September 6)*
Atlanta (Season 1)(September 7)*
Little Weddings
(Season 1)(September 8)*
Better Things (Season 1)(September 9)*
Animal ER (Season 1)(September 11)*
Suspects (Season 1-2)(September 12)
Black Ink Crew Chicago (Season 2)(September 13)*
Legends of Chamberlain Heights (Season 1)(September 15)
South Park (Season 20)(September 16)
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Season 3)(September 20)
Kevin Can Wait (Season 1)(September 20)
The Last Man on Earth (Season 3)(September 21)*
New Girl
(Season 6)(September 21)*
Scream Queens (Season 2)(September 21)*
Empire (Season 3)(September 22)*
The Goldbergs (Season 4)(September 22)*
Hell’s Kitchen (Season 16)(September 23)*
Rosewood (Season 2)(September 23)*
The Blacklist (Season 4)(September 23)*
Notorious (Season 1)(September 23)*
The Exorcist (Season 1)(September 24)*
Dr. Ken (Season 2)(September 24)*
Bobs Burgers (Season 7)(September 26)*
Family Guy (Season 15)(September 26)*
The Simpsons (Season 28)(September 26)*
Son of Zorn (Season 1)(September 26)*
The Disappearance (Season 1)(September 26)
Drunk History (Season 4)(September 28)*
Blindspot (Season 2)(September 16)*
American Horror Story (Season 5)(Season 15)*
Big Bang Theory (Season 10)(Season 20)*
MARVEL’s Agent of Shield (Season 5)(Season 21)*
How to Get Away with Murder (Season 3)(Season 23)*

*Episodes available the day after they premiere on TV.

Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)(September 2)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)(September 2)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (2016)(September 6)
Tale of Tales (2016)(September 6)
The Dead Room (2015)(September 6)
The Ones Below (2015)(September 6)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)(September 6)
Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge: The Complete Story (2015)(September 6)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)(September 9)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)(September 13)
The Last King (2016)(September 20)
Life, Animated (2016)(September 20)

For more details on the best film and television available online, consult Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub.