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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and Stan in Australia in October


‘The Godfather Trilogy’
Starts streaming: October 9

The first two “Godfather” movies are among the greatest achievements of American cinema, with director Francis Ford Coppola adding a sense of grandeur and social commentary to novelist Mario Puzo’s pulpy, decades-spanning organized crime potboiler. The third film is something of a letdown; but regardless, this story of the powerful, corrupt Corleone family is absorbing and rich, with a lot to say about how criminal enterprises can become social institutions. The trilogy also features a remarkable cast, including Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall and Robert De Niro.

‘Looking for Alaska’ Season 1
Starts streaming: October 19

Like a lot of young writers, John Green turned to his own life when penning his first novel, the acclaimed 2005 high school saga “Looking for Alaska,” about a bookish teen who finds a sympathetic clique of misfits at a boarding school. After multiple attempts to adapt Green’s story into a movie, the “Gossip Girl” and “The O.C.” writer/producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz have made it into an eight-part mini-series, with the accomplished young actor Charlie Plummer as the introverted hero and Kristine Froseth as the title character Alaska Young.

Also arriving: “The Amazing World of Gumball” Seasons 2-6 (Oct. 1.), “Rango” (Oct. 1), “Anchorman” (Oct. 4), “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (Oct. 4), “Old School” (Oct. 4), “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” Season 1 (Oct. 4), “The Hurt Locker” (Oct. 5), “All American” (Oct. 8), “The Flash” Season 5 (Oct. 10), “Team America: World Police” (Oct. 15), “The Master” (Oct. 16), “Doctor Who” Season 11 (Oct. 18), “Clear and Present Danger” (Oct. 24), “The Hunt for Red October” (Oct. 24), “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (Oct. 24), “Patriot Games” (Oct. 24), “The Sum of All Fears” (Oct. 24), “Dreamgirls” (Oct. 26), “Hairspray” (Oct. 26), “The School of Rock” (Oct. 29), “Snakes on a Plane” (Oct. 30).


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