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New To Streaming in October 2016 – For Fans of Old-Fashioned Romance, Period Dramas & More

midnight in paris; streaming in october 2016
Midnight in Paris. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

October 2016 is upon us and with that new Movies and TV Shows to watch on our favorite streaming sites. If you’re new to this monthly feature on The Silver Petticoat Review, a quick rundown: At the beginning of each month we put up a researched list of what’s new to streaming from various popular (and lesser-known) sites including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Acorn TV, Dramafever, Viki, and more. This monthly list is especially useful for fans of period dramas, classics, romance, genre, and other less explicit content with good storytelling.

RELATED | What’s Coming To Streaming in September 2016

More specifically, the list has a focus on these specific genres:

  1. Period Dramas
  2. Classics
  3. Genre (IE: supernatural, fantasy, fairy tales, dystopian, etc.)
  4. Romance (usually of the old-fashioned variety)
  5. Romantic Comedy
  6. Mystery (Historical, Cozy)
  7. Suspense/Thriller
  8. Documentaries (more people & story driven than propaganda films)
  9. Intelligent Drama & Comedy
  10. International (British, Australian, K-Drama, etc.)
  11. Female-Driven
  12. Family Friendly
  13. And everything else we feel might be of relevant interest!

You can see a full list of what we cover in our ABOUT. Within the above categories expect to find an aspect of old-fashioned romance and/or old-fashioned storytelling.

We try to include content that is not explicit or overly gratuitous. Per our site’s focus, the list is mostly focused on PG-13 like content or below minus a few exceptions (usually for artistic reasons or genre interest). Also, we have not seen everything we include, so if something more explicit sneaks past us, we apologize in advance! If we are unsure of the content, or if it’s Rated R or TV-MA, you will see a note next to the title.

I have linked almost every title, so you can learn more about the Film or TV Show to see if it is something of interest to you.

Enjoy! Let us know if there are other streaming sites you are interested in us covering!

NOTE: The list should not be seen as recommendations! We cannot vouch for the quality of these Films & TV Shows.

New To Streaming in October 2016

Coming to Acorn TV (British and Australian Movies & TV)

Casanova. Photo: BBC
October 3
  • Casanova (TV-MA; Period Drama stars David Tennant)
October 31

Coming to Amazon Prime Video

14 Memorable Proposals Period Drama
Photo: Focus Features
October 1

A Feast At Midnight

A Shot in the Dark

Alice (1990)

Before Sunrise (Rated R – mild)

Before Sunset  (Rated R – mild)

Chinatown (Rated R – mild)

Deep Impact

I Am David

Island in the Sky

Love And Death

Peter And The Wolf

Pride And Prejudice (2005)

Quigley Down Under

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The Last Waltz

The Pink Panther (1963)

The Witches

Throw Momma From The Train

October 21


October 28

Good Girls Revolt (TV-MA; Content Unclear)

New & Coming Soon to DramaFever

1% of something
Photo: Dramafever
October 4
October 5

Coming to Hulu (Showtime add-ons noted)

Chloe and Clark from Smallville. Photo: WB/CW
October 1
October 4
  • Conviction, series premiere (ABC)
  • The Mindy Project, season 5 premiere (Hulu original)
  • Timeless, series premiere (NBC)
October 5
  • Velvet, series premiere (Univision)
October 7
October 8
October 12
October 18
October 19
  • Chance, series premiere (Hulu original; Content Unclear)
October 20
October 21
October 23
October 25

Coming to Netflix

Photo: Paramount Pictures
Photo: Paramount Pictures
October 1st
October 4th
October 5th
October 6th
October 7th
October 8th
October 13th
October 16th
October 21st
October 25th
October 28th

New to Pixl TV (Includes clean content focused on romantic comedies, love stories, and dramas.)

Late Bloomer
Late Bloomer. Photo: Pixl TV

New & Coming Soon to VIKI 

Shopping King Louie
Shopping King Louie. Photo: MBC
Recently Added
Coming Soon

Other Streaming Sites to Check Out

  • Head on over to see what’s new on FEELN. Everything on Feeln is PG-13 and below OR edited for TV. So, all R-Rated movies are edited. Expect to find period dramas, Hallmark films, romantic comedies, character-driven dramas, and more.
  • Also, check out what’s new at Warner Archive. This new streaming site is for classic film fans!

What streaming sites do you use? What are you excited to watch this month? Let us know in the comments!

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By on September 30th, 2016

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a blogger/writer full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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