Best Amazon Prime TV series and movies to watch during your free trial

Today is Amazon Prime Day, where the online giant slashes the prices of more than 1million products.

In order to get access to the shopping bonanza, you need to be an Amazon Prime member.

But the retail giant offers a free 30-day trial, which means many will have joined just to gain access to the discounts.

There are many benefits to being Amazon Prime members, such as unlimited free delivery.

But another perk is the access to Amazon Prime Video.

With an ever-expanding catalogue of movies and TV shows, the streaming service offers a range of recent releases and older favourites.

So why not make the most of your free trial, and watch some of the best movies and series the streaming service has to offer?

Here are the best TV shows and movies on Amazon Prime for October 2020.

Best Amazon Prime films October 2020

Elizabeth is Missing (2019)

Elizabeth is Missing is a BBC One TV film based on the bestselling book of the same name.

It stars Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson as Maud, a grandmother with dementia whose friend Elizabeth has gone missing.

But Maud doesn’t remember where she’s gone.

Chemical Hearts (2020)

Chemical Hearts is a film based on the novel Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland.

A hopeless romantic schoolboy, played by Austin Abrams, is intrigued by his new classmate, played by Lili Reinhart.

It’s a romantic drama which offers a touching insight into first love and love lost.

Queen & Slim (2019)

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Queen & Slim is a suspenseful drama echoing a lot of the problems happening with racial divides across the world.

Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith's characters are on a first date when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation.

When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer’s gun and shoots him in self-defence.

Room For Rent (2019)

Perfect for the Halloween season, Room For Rent is a mystery-horror film about a seemingly innocent widow.

She rents out a room in her house and becomes dangerously obsessed with one of her guest.

Midsommar (2019)

Speaking of creepy films, this modern horror film from last year follows a young couple who are rebuilding their relationship after a family tragedy.

Together with friends they journey to a remote village in Sweden to a retreat in hope of a refreshing experience.

Their trip takes a strange turn when they are forced to take part in strange cult rituals.

Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

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The infamous sinister doll returns in Annabelle Comes Home.

Being locked away behind sacred glass won’t keep her away.

Judy and her babysitter are left alone in the house after her parents, the Warrens, leave to investigate a case.

An unexpected guest sets Annabelle free – unleashing demonic activity in the house.

Animals (2019)

Ali Shawkat and Holliday Grainger star in a comedy-drama about two women who find themselves at a crossroads.

The film offers a funny, insightful look at the complexities of friendship.

Best Amazon Prime TV Shows October 2020

Utopia

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Utopia is a conspiracy theory thriller which follows a group of young adults who meed online.

They get hold of a cult underground graphic novel and uncover a huge conspiracy.

The Boys

Season two of The Boys has finally arrived on Amazon Prime.

The Boys is set in a world where a sinister corporation owns a team of superheroes, who are terrible people with contempt for those who they claim to protect.

Stargirl

Stargirl is the latest TV series from the DC Universe, which tells the origin story of a fan-favourite character.

Courtney Whitmore is a high school student and accomplished gymnast, who soon discovers a magical staff with powers.

HANNA

If you enjoyed Joe Wright’s action triller from 2011, you’ll enjoy the TV show which expands on the teen’s backstory.

It also explains why the CIA’s Marissa Wiegler has an obsession with capturing her.

Marvelous Mrs Maisel

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The Marvellous Mrs Maisel is a feel-good show to watch if you need a good laugh.

It follows 1950s housewife “Midge” Maisel, who has decided she wants to become a standup comedian.

A Very English Scandal

Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw star in this dramatisation of 1970s British politics.

It’s based on John Preston’s 2016 book of the same name.

Homecoming

Julia Roberts stars as Heidi Bergman, a social worker at Homecoming Transport Support Center, in this psychological thriller.

It’s high on tension and paranoia, as it reveals what the facility’s true purpose is.

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