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The nights are drawing in, so what better time to fire up Amazon Prime Instant Video and binge on the latest series and films? As you can see, there's plenty to choose from.

'The Man in the High Castle'

The pilot and episode two are available now, but agonisingly you'll have to wait until November 20th to stream the rest.

Set in an alternative history in which the Allied powers lost World War II and the US is divided between the Nazis and Japan, a girl stumbles across a film that seems to show another version of events in which the Nazis were defeated.

When her sister is murdered due to being closely link to the film, the girl sets out to find the man behind it and other films like it, the mysterious Man in the High Castle.

Into the Badlands

The eponymous post-apocalyptic badlands are ruled with an iron fist by barons who control all the resources, and it's up to two warriors searching for enlightenment to fight their way through as many martial arts battles as possible.

No wonder AMC's series is described as "genre-bending". Episodes are available one a week from the 17th.

Midnight in Paris

Whimsical fare from Woody Allen, and a welcome return from his recent stabs at the thriller genre.

While holidaying in Paris with his fiancee's family, Owen Wilson find himself mysteriously transported back to the 1920s every night at midnight, where he rubs shoulders with literary greats F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. It's as fluffy as a marshmallow, but the period is lovingly recreated.

3A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Another genre-bender, this is the first Iranian vampire western. Writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour has pulled off a dazzling debut, with influences including Sergio Leone and David Lynch.

While it was shot in the US, it takes place in an eery place somewhere in the last century, with a notable lack of authority figures letting the body count mount. Unlike anything you've ever seen before. 

While We're Young

Noah Baumback ('The Squid and the Whale') returns with a comedy about ageing and youth. This film sees fortysomethings addicted to the toys of the age – Netflix, Google, Twitter – while twentysomethings binge on old media like books, vinyl and VHS.

The comedy comes from the clash of the generations, when middle-aged couple Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts meet a couple much younger than them (think 'Bad Neighbours' with a brain).

That and the fact that Ben Stiller's filmmaker character can't finish anything.

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