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Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime this October (and what to watch before it's gone)

Bye bye, Big Lebowski

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With streaming video services jockeying for position and exclusive rights, the monthly churn can become a little overwhelming as titles disappear from one service only to appear on another. We’re here to help, with a list of new items coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime in October. Given that it’s Halloween season, there are a few scary movies you can keep an eye out for (particularly The Nightmare, the latest from Room 237 director Rodney Ascher). Television fans will also be able to catch up on the latest seasons of The Flash, Arrow, and American Horror Story — just in time for the debut of Lady Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel. And if you're into time travel, there's even more exciting news: Amazon Prime is getting the Back to the Future trilogy for a one-month run.

Of course, additions are nothing without some departures to get worked up about, and this month there are plenty to choose from. Annie Hall, The Exorcist, and The Big Lebowski are all disappearing from Netflix in October, as is Pee-wee's Big Adventure. That last one is headed straight to Amazon, which will serve as the movie's exclusive streaming home, even though Netflix is releasing the Pee-wee sequel next year. Awkward.

Coming to Netflix

October 1st

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Wild Horses
  • On the Town
  • Some Came Running
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • Curse of Chucky
  • The Nightmare
  • Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics, collection 1
  • Throwdown with Bobby Flay, collection 1
  • Worst Cooks in America, collection 1
  • Extreme Homes, collection 1
  • Fixer Upper, season 1
  • House Hunters Renovation, collection 1
  • Million Dollar Rooms, collection 1
  • Property Virgins, collection 1
  • The Vanilla Ice Project, seasons 1-4
  • Monkey Thieves, seasons 1-3
  • Uncle Grandpa, season 1
  • Last Man Standing, season 4

October 2nd

  • Reign, season 2
  • The Vampire Diaries, season 6
  • Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy

October 6th

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • iZombie, season 1
  • The Flash, season 1
  • The Originals, season 2

October 7th-12th

  • Arrow, season 3
  • Supernatural, season 10
  • Strangerland
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
  • The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show, season 1
  • Mighty Med
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates, season 3
  • Jane the Virgin, season 1

October 14th-20th

  • The Lazarus Effect
  • Beasts of No Nation
  • Circle
  • Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers
  • All Hail King Julien, season 2
  • Some Assembly Required, season 2
  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
  • Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, season 2
  • Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered

October 23rd-30th

  • Hemlock Grove, season 3
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Film Collection
  • Manson Family Vacation
  • August: Osage County
  • The Gunman
  • Popples, season 1

Leaving Netflix

October 1st

  • Analyze This
  • Annie Hall
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
  • William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Exorcist
  • The Hunt For Red October
  • The Producers
  • Twilight

October 15th-16th

  • Sesame Street Classics
  • Brüno

Coming to Amazon Prime Video

October 1st

  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future II
  • Back to the Future III
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Other Son
  • Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
  • Someone Like You
  • John Carpenter’s Vampires
  • Max Dugan Returns
  • Nell
  • The Impostors (1998)
  • The Fly (1958)
  • Light It Up
  • March of the Penguins
  • The Secret Garden (1993)
  • Astro Boy

October 7th-14th

  • Alpha Omega 2
  • Alpha Omega 3
  • Bark Ranger

October 23rd-30th

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
  • While We’re Young
  • Tom at the Farm
  • Danny Collins

Update, 12:09PM: Added new announcement about the Back to the Future trilogy.

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