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Amazon Prime Video Top 10 Shows and Movies: New Releases and Most Popular Today, October 27

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Liam NeesonBlacklight

Liam Neeson, Blacklight

Here’s a formula for success on Prime Video: Take a story about a man who used to be in the military and throw a conspiracy at him, force him to shoot his way out of trouble, and make his end goal to rescue some sort of family member. And the grand finishing touch, the cherry on top, the dusting of gold flakes that turns this slop job from straight-to-VOD to streaming legend: make that man Liam Neeson. Neeson’s new-ish film Blacklight has climbed all the way to No. 3 on Amazon’s most popular movies and shows on Prime Video, despite me not even know this movie existed two days ago. But wait, there’s more. Neeson’s Blacklight, Memory, The Commuter, The Marksman, Under Suspicionand Honest Thief are all on Prime Video, and he is holding a gun in the cover art of four of them. (I’m sure he’s packing under his coat in the other two.) Give it up for the later-in-life action star and make it a Neeson weekend.

The most popular new movies and shows on Prime Video are below, but we’ll also chime in on whether or not they’re worth watching. Just because something is popular, that doesn’t mean it’s good, right? And to help you plan what you’ll watch next, we’ve added the new shows and movies coming to Prime Video, too.

New Releases on Prime Video:

  • Blacklight (2022) – Liam Neeson is at it again, this time as a fixer for the FBI caught in a conspiracy. (Oct. 24)

Coming soon to Prime Video:

  • The Devil’s Hour (2022) – Creepy thriller series starring Peter Capaldi and Jessica Raine as a woman who has visions of murders. (Oct. 29)
  • Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) – Film follow-up to the popular ITV and PBS period drama. (Oct. 29)
  • Run Sweetheart Run (2022) – Feminine defiance meets toxic masculinity in this horror film about a woman trying to escape an unstoppable assailant. (Oct. 29)

Amazon Prime Video Top 10 Shows and Movies: October 26

Top 10 TV shows and movies on Amazon Prime Video

Chloë Grace Moretz, The Peripheral

Chloe Grace Moretz, The Peripheral

Sophie Mutevelian, Prime Video

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

For fans of: Elves, orcs, dwarves, hobbits, etc.
Is it good?: It lives up to the high expectations placed on it [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

2. The Peripheral

For fans of: VR, Westworldcomplex sci-fi
Is it good?: The sci-fi series is good for hardcore fans of the genre’s literary roots [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

3. Blacklight

For fans of: Liam Neeson shooting dudes, badass grandpas
Is it good?: Nope!
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

4. Reacher

For fans of: Huge dudes kicking butt and doing detective work
Is it good?: Amazon’s hit action show is great and will be around for a long time [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

5. The Terminal List

For fans of: Chris Pratt, military thrillers, tough guys
Is it good?: It’s a solid shoot ’em up adaptation of Jack Carr’s book [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

More on Amazon:

Alexander Skarsgard, The Northman

Alexander Skarsgard, The Northman

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6. The Northman

For fans of: Blood, dismemberment, pillaging
Is it good?: This tale of Viking revenge is so good
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

7. The Boys

For fans of: Superheroes, superjerks, superviolence
Is it good?: It’s one of TV’s best, and certainly the best satirical superhero series
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

8. Outer Range

For fans of: big holes, Yellowstonesci-fi twists
Is it good?: This is a genre-bending trip that will surprise you in good ways
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 9

9. The Wheel of Time

For fans of: The Lord of the Rings
Is it good?: It’s another deep fantasy universe, but not quite on the scale of The Rings of Power [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 8

10. Four More Shots Please!

For fans of: Sex and the City if the city was Mumbai
Is it good?: Diminishing returns on this three-season Indian gal-pal dramady
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 10

Based on Amazon Prime Video’s Top 10 Movies and TV Shows list for Thursday, Oct. 27