It’s spooky season! While you might want to head out to the local farm for apple cider, haunted corn mazes, and other appropriately fall things, the major streamers are all still vying for your attention. Netflix releases a new original movie every week, HBO Max has Warner Bros.’ 2021 slate hitting the platform, and that’s all just scratching the surface. There are a ton of originals, classics, and indie hits from all genres hitting the major streaming platforms all October long. So, to keep you up to speed, we’re compiling the best new (and old) movies added to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO so you always have something new to watch.

We also have guides to the best movies on Netflix, the best movies on Hulu, the best movies on Amazon Prime Video, and the best movies on HBO.


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The Guilty (2021)

Jake Gyllenhaal stands in this Antoine Fuqua thriller that takes place over a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Gyllenhaal plays Joe Baylor, a call operator who gets one of the most difficult calls of his life. As he attempts to save the caller, he soon realizes there’s a game afoot and he’s at the center of it.

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Zodiac (2007)

The Zodiac killer captivated San Francisco in the late 1960s and 1970s with fear completely gripping the city. Investigators and reporters alike have become obsessed with discovering the killer’s identity and bringing him to justice. Zodiac himself simply continues to kill and taunt the authorities with cryptic messages, ciphers, and phone calls. This star-studded thriller is filled with real-life twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Britney vs. Spears (2021)

Britney Spears has been in the news a lot over the past year but not for what she’s known for. Instead, she’s become the face of a controversial legal arrangement known as a conservatorship. After her well-publicized bout with trauma and mental illness, Spears was placed under an extremely restrictive conservatorship, managed primarily by her father, which governed where she could go, who she could see, and what she could do with her money, music, and talent. For the past 13 years, she’s lived under these nebulous, dubious restrictions. In this documentary, you’ll go behind the scenes as Britney fights to regain her autonomy.

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Worth (2021)

Netflix is back to hunting Oscars with Worth, starring Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci. In the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. government embarked on a little-publicized pursuit to answer a morbid question: How much is a life worth? To do so, Congress appointed attorney and mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Keaton) to head up the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Assigned with allocating financial resources to the victims and families of victims of the attacks, Feinberg faces the impossible task of trying to give these families some solace. But when he meets a community organizer whose wife died in the attacks, Feinberg’s cynicism about the whole process begins to wane as he becomes more personally embroiled in a process in which he’s required to remain objective.

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Jaws (1975)

The classic creature horror film is now on Netflix. What better way to bridge summer and fall than with a movie about a man-eating shark that terrorizes New England’s summer tourism industry? Police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the Amity Island beaches after a woman is killed by a shark. Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), however, will hear nothing of it. There’s too much tourist money on the line. So, instead, Brody enlists the help of ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) to head out into the ocean to kill the giant monster.

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Rushmore (1998)

One of Wes Anderson’s best, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray are electric as multigenerational competitors for the affection of a young woman’s love in this silly, provocative comedy. Miss Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams) is the new face at a prestigious prep school, quickly attracting the attention of ambitious teenager Max (Schwartzman). But when Max asks his schoolmate’s father (Bill Murray) for love advice, he unwittingly steers the man directly into Miss Cross’s arms. Suddenly, the two men are in a full-on war for her attention.

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Snatch (2000)

Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn are a match made in heaven in this high-paced, bonkers crime romp about the British underground. Turkish (Jason Statham) is an illegal boxing promoter who convinces gangster Brick Top (Alan Ford) to offer bets on Mickey (Brad Pitt), an Irish bare-knuckle boxer who has agreed to take a fall. But Mickey doesn’t take the fall, costing Brick Top a whole lot of money. Meanwhile, Frankie Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) has come to London to sell a stolen diamond, only to find himself placing a bet with Brick Top’s bookies as multiple criminals come to steal the diamond from him. Sound crazy? It is.

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The Untouchables (1987)

Brian de Palma’s classic Chicago crime epic earned four Oscars for good reason. Starring Robert De Niro as legendary bootlegger Al Capone, The Untouchables follows Capone’s iron rule over Chicago despite the stalwart efforts of Prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) to bring him to justice. Unable to trust Chicago’s police force, Ness recruits an elite group of lawmen who can’t be bought or intimidated, renewing his determination to bring Capone down.

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Goldfinger (1964)

Goldfinger headlines a host of classic Bond films to hit Hulu this month. One of, if not the greatest Bond film ever, Goldfinger introduces Bond to one of the most notorious villains in cinema and forces him to put his wits and his Walther PPK to the test to keep Goldfinger from raiding Fort Knox and obliterating the world economy.

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Gemini (2017)

When a terrible crime rocks Hollywood, the relationship between starlet Jill LeBeau (Lola Kirke) and her assistant Heather (Zoë Kravitz) is put to the test. The tenacious assistant is determined to unravel the mystery behind the crime, slowly finding herself closer to the center of it, forcing her to re-evaluate her understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

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Prometheus (2012)

The quasi-prequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien isn’t in the same league as the original, but it is an entertaining, thought-provoking sci-fi thriller with some genuine shock-worthy moments. Two brilliant young scientists lead an expedition to the darkest parts of the universe to unravel a clue to humankind’s origins on Earth. Shaw (Noomi Rapace) hopes to find some verification of her religious beliefs, while Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) hopes to debunk spirituality in the name of science. Unfortunately, neither can grasp what kind of terrors await them.

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Wes Anderson is well-known for his kitschy, cutesy style, but his films are fully in the mainstream now. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is one of the few that may still qualify as “cult” status considering critics hated it, while audiences loved it. Bill Murray (of course) stars as renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou, a man who has sworn vengeance against the rare shark who ate one of his crew members. Back out on the ocean, Zissou is joined by a man who believes Zissou is his father (Owen Wilson) and a journalist pregnant with a married man’s child (Cate Blanchett). As they travel the sea hunting for vindication, they oddly continue to run into figures from Zissou’s past.

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Fight Club (1999)

“There’s only one rule in Fight Club: You don’t talk about Fight Club.” Brad Pitt and Edward Norton deliver iconic performances in David Fincher’s adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s seminal novel. Equipped with one of cinema’s most classic twists, this tale about a nobody whose rage bubbles up into a movement against capitalism and corporate culture is always good for a re-watch.

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Atonement (2007)

Based on Ian McEwan’s book of the same name, this English romance follows lovers Cecilia (Keira Knightley) and Robbie (James McAvoy) as they’re torn apart by a lie told by Cecilia’s jealous younger sister (Saorise Ronan). The vicious lie takes hold for years, forcing all three to deal with the consequences that put Robbie in jail. World War II, however, brings hope for the young lovers despite sowing destruction all around them.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021)

Amazon is on an original musical kick, following up Annette with a film adaptation of the British stage hit Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Inspired by the documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, the story follows Jamie New (Max Harwood), a Sheffield teenager who dreams of a life on stage. But what his friends don’t know is that he wants to be on the drag stage. While his best friend, loving mother, and a local drag legend mentor him toward his debut, Jamie faces an unsupportive father, a doubtful counselor, and the ire of meathead classmates. It’s a colorful, exuberant debut for Harwood as much as it is for Jamie.

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The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

A prequel to the seminal HBO series The Sopranos, The Many Saints of Newark follows young Anthony Soprano (played by the late James Gandolfini’s son, Michael Gandolfini) as he grows up in one of Newark’s most tumultuous eras. Rival gangsters are challenging the all-powerful DiMeo crime family in a city increasingly torn apart along racial lines. Anthony idolizes his uncle, Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola), who is caught up in the changing times and desperately attempts to manage his personal and professional responsibilities. Dickie’s influence soon leads young Anthony onto the path of becoming the all-powerful, legendary mob boss known as Tony Soprano.

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Emma. (2020)

Thought you didn’t need another Jane Austen adaptation? Well, you haven’t seen 2020’s Emma. The brilliant Anya Taylor-Joy is the latest to play the gorgeous, ingenious aristocrat Emma Woodhouse, and she may just be the best. As Emma navigates her way through romance, the misguided matches, romantic mistakes, and challenges of growing up are dealt with — almost always — with sophistication and grace.

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Kill Bill (2003)

Quentin Tarantino’s mini-saga about a woman left for dead at the altar by her jealous ex-lover is beautifully gory and a ton of fun. The Bride (Uma Thurman) was once an assassin, and four years after the attempt on her life, she wakes from a coma in a vindictive rage. Vowing to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life, she builds a hit list and sets out for blood. Volumes 1 and 2 are available on HBO Max.

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Promising Young Woman (2020)

A film about getting vengeance on a society that doesn’t believe women and actively works to suppress sexual assault allegations to protect young men, Promising Young Woman is funny, provocative, and deeply heartbreaking. Cassie (Carey Mulligan) is, well, a promising young woman, who hasn’t quite lived up to her potential. That’s because she’s never gotten over the tragic sexual assault of her best friend years before, and lives a secret double life at night, luring in abusers and exposing them for who they really are. But when an unexpected encounter gives Cassie some hope at reconciliation, she has to wage a war with both society and herself.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967)

Some may say The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the quintessential Clint Eastwood movie, and they’d probably be right. This classic Western takes place in the Southwest during the Civil War as a mysterious loner called Joe (Eastwood) and a Mexican outlaw (Eli Wallach) form a delicate partnership. Joe turns in the outlaw to collect the reward money, then comes to the rescue right before the man is hanged.

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