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‘The Wheel Of Time’ Makes Strong Debut As Amazon Prime Video Doubles Down On Genre With ‘Mass Effect’ Adaptation & Prepares To Usher In ‘LOTR’

EXCLUSIVE:AmazonPrime Video’s series adaptation of Robert Jordan’s best-selling The Wheel Of Time fantasy novels has come out of the gate strong.

“We can firmly say that Wheel of Time was the most watched series premiere of the year and one of the Top 5 series launches of all time for Prime Video,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke told Deadline about the debut, acknowledging that the company — like most streamers  — “try to figure out how transparent we are going to be in the future” with ratings.

Prime Video is among the SVOD platforms that do not disclose viewership data but Salke revealed that “there were tens and tens of millions of streams” for The Wheel Of Time in the first three days of its release, with the US, India, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany as the top countries.

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In an encouraging sign for The Wheel Of Time‘s longevity, the series’ first three episode made available at launch also logged some of the highest completion rates on the service ever, Salke added. Additionally, according to third party TV-I, The Wheel of Time was the #1 series on social across all releases last weekend and is the biggest Amazon Original series on social this year.

With its solid Nov. 19 debut, The Wheel of Time, starring Rosamund Pike, is living up to its strong pre-launch tracking. Parrot Analytics earlier this month released data showing The Wheel Of Time outpacing other recent new fantasy series, including Netflix’s hit The Witcher, in global pre-release demand, projecting that The Wheel of Time could have Prime Video’s biggest opening since the Season 2 premieres of The Boys in October 2020 and Indian original Mirzapur in November 2020. (Both The Wheel of Time and The Boys come from Sony Pictures Television, which co-produces them with Amazon Studios.)

Salke would not disclose further viewership information about The Wheel Of Time premiere but said that “it’s definitely trending to exceed our expectations which were high.”

Between Emmy-nominated comic book adaptation The Boys’ critical and commercial success, The Wheel Of Time‘s promising debut and the anticipated launch of The Lord of Rings, genre has emerged as a key programming area for the streamer and a continuing development focus.

One of the company’s newest hopefuls in the arena is Mass Effect. Amazon Studios is nearing a deal to develop a series based on the best-selling sci-fi video game franchise from Electronic Arts.

“You will see us continuing to invest in fantasy genre of all kinds, we have a genre-focused team on the ground in Studios who work tirelessly with our creative partners on those slates, and you can look forward to more,” Salke said.

The Wheel Of Time‘s successful launch, for which Salke also gave credit to Amazon Studios’ marketing and publicity teams, comes after a challenging year for Prime Video — and for virtually any linear and streaming networks whose content pipelines were affected by the coronavirus pandemic. With production on many of its series delayed, including Emmy-winning comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon relied on movie acquisitions to keep circulation on the service and used the opportunity to cultivate new audiences with a mix of original series and movies.

“As we looked at the challenges that Covid presented with our slate, it was really important that we were creating big cultural moments globally around content,” Salke said. “We went out at the end of 2020 with Borat, and through 2021 increasing that momentum with our slate of originals. I’m so happy that we could get a slate of material underway with Coming to America, Without Remorse, Sylvie’s Love, One Night In Miami, Them: Covenant and Underground Railroad which we were able to schedule strategically within Covid to drive a new audience to Prime Video. We made significant improvements in making Black customers all over the world feel like Prime Video was a home for them which we are exceptionally proud of.”

While movies like these as well as The Tomorrow War and Cinderella “kept our customers very much engaged on the service,” “I think we’ve all been looking forward to Wheel Of Time being the next big tentpole that we could get up on the service while we are still in this pandemic,” Salke said. “It is a bit of the door opening to the robust content slate that was delayed for so many different reasons all coming together in 2022 and 23.”

That includes the sprawling TheLord of the Rings, slated to premiere on Sept. 2, 2022. Amazon recently announced that production on Season 2 of the J.R.R. Tolkien series adaptation will be moving to the UK from New Zealand where Season 1 was filmed.

Salke had no updates on locations and production start date for Season 2 but said this about LOTR:

“All systems are go on that show, it looks absolutely incredible and we can’t wait to launch it to the world. We know our global audience is hungry for elevated fantasy and shows based on beloved IP; we see that with Wheel of Time, and Lord of the Rings will be the centerpiece of our year.”

A lot has been written about comments attributed to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in fall 2017 about a Prime Video programming shift to big, tentpole series and find the new Game Of Thrones. It resulted in a slew of high-profile genre projects being put in development by the streamer around that time, including The Lord Of the Rings, The Boys and The Wheel of Time.

Salke remembered meeting with The Wheel Of Time creator Rafe Judkins and the Sony TV executives after she joined Amazon Studios in early 2018.

“It was so amazing to hear Rafe’s personal connection to it,” Salke recalled. “His mother, during a coming-of-age, challenging time for him, bonded with him over this book. It was this really important piece of storytelling that really informed him and his relationships with his family in a lot of ways. Clearly I knew – which we always look for — how passionate was he about this material, how well did he know it, and how much affection and love did he have for it. We greenlit [the series] off that meeting, and I wasn’t worried about it; I felt we were in really great hands with him on this beloved, huge property.”

While Salke acknowledges that, “as always with a beloved IP, you could get some criticism about not staying exactly true to people’s vision of what the series should look like as it comes to life, we are in touch with the core fans of the novels and we know the majority of them are really excited and happy,” she said.

The Wheel of Time was renewed for a second season in May, months ahead of its series premiere. Production on Season 2 began in Prague, Czech Republic in July, and the series is about halfway through principal photography on the new season.

“You should expect more of the high quality addictive storytelling that stays true to the original IP but also brings new original ideas and storylines,” Salke said about Season 2.

It is too early to discuss a potential early Season 3 renewal but it is a real possibility.

“Let’s get a little time under our feet but I have a good feeling the show will go on for years and years,” Salke said.

Based on Jordan’s novels, The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Judkins. Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of iwot productions, Mike Weber and Ted Field of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Pike serves as producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers. The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures TV.

Created by Casey Hudson, Drew Karpyshyn and Preston Watamaniuk, Mass Effect is a sci-fi action video game franchise developed by BioWare and Electronic Arts. The series launched in 2007 with the first Mass Effect game, which follows Systems Alliance Navy vet Commander Shepard who must fight against an ancient machine race that looks to invade the Milky Way. The franchise also includes the second and third installments of the Mass Effect trilogy and various spin-offs including mobile games and Mass Effect: Andromeda.

(Alexandra del Rosario contributed to this report.)

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The Best Movies on Amazon Prime to Stream Right Now

Watching a flick at home may seem a bit boring these days—it's all we've been doing during the pandemic, after all—but the best movies on Amazon Prime may change your mind. 

Amazon Prime movies are quality. Some of the titles are even in theaters (when theaters are open). But you don't have to spend $16 to enjoy them: You can watch at zero additional cost with your Prime subscription and use that extra money for, say, snacks. Sounds like a solid plan to us.

So why not give Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ a break for tonight and try Amazon Prime's movies instead? Stars like Mindy Kaling, Olivia Wilde, and Adam Driver are waiting for you to press play. Are you a comedy fan? Prime has you covered. Need a good cry? Yep, that’s here. Looking for something based on a true story? That’s available too. If you still need convincing, then check out the best movies on Amazon Prime, below, and see what's at your fingertips. 

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7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max and more this weekend

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Here’s what’s new on Netflix and other streamers this weekend

We’re just over a week away from Black Friday 2021, which means the TechRadar site is awash with deals on all the latest and greatest hardware – but those worried we’d be distracted from this week’s new streaming arrivals need not fear. 

In fact, this weekend marks the most impressive weekend of new movies and TV shows we’ve seen for some time. As well as highly-anticipated series like Amazon’s The Wheel of Time and Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop, we’re being treated to a slew of film awards hopefuls, too, including Lin Manuel-Miranda’s tick, tick...BOOM! and the Will Smith-starring King Richard.

Below, we’ve rounded up the seven biggest arrivals coming to the likes of Netflix, Prime Video and HBO Max over the next few days.  

The Wheel of Time (Prime Video) 

Amazon’s big-budget fantasy show, The Wheel of Time, has finally arrived on Prime Video. An adaptation of Robert Jordan’s best-selling novel series, it follows powerful sorceress Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) on her quest to find the Dragon Reborn, a powerful warrior prophesied to either save mankind, or destroy it.

Game of Thrones comparisons have been rife ahead of its release, but this show is much more about high fantasy than George R. R. Martin’s series – think magic, witches and wizards in place of silver-tongued charlatans and incestuous siblings.

To get a better idea of what to expect, we sat down with The Wheel of Time’s cast and showrunner, Rafe Judkins, to discuss the pressures of bringing Jordan’s sweeping fantasy epic to life.

Episodes 1-3 are now available to stream on Prime Video

Cowboy Bebop (Netflix) 

Three-and-a-half years after it was first announced, the live-action adaptation of beloved anime series Cowboy Bebop has arrived on Netflix.

The original Cowboy Bebop was a Japanese-produced, jazz-inspired anime series from the 1990s which followed a band of intergalactic bounty hunters through the solar system, and this remake looks to breathe new life into its winning blend of science fiction and noir tropes.

John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda and Alex Hassell all star in this 10-episode debut season, with original composer Yoko Kanno returning to helm its famously jazzy soundtrack.

Now available to stream on Netflix

King Richard (HBO Max) 

An early Oscars contender, HBO’s King Richard follows the tireless journey of Richard Williams (Will Smith), an undeterred father committed to taking his gifted daughters, Venus and Serena, to the top of the tennis game.

Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal, Tony Goldwyn and Dylan McDermott star alongside Smith in this one, which has been produced by the Williams sisters themselves – so expect an authentic portrait of passion and sacrifice. 

King Richard is available to stream on HBO Max in the US as part of Warner Bros’ ongoing day-and-date release schedule, but UK audiences will have to catch this one in theaters.

Now available to stream on HBO Max in the US

Tiger King 2 (Netflix) 

No, we didn’t ask for it. No, reviews haven’t been kind. But Netflix couldn’t resist the urge to cash in on the massive pandemic popularity of its wild docuseries, Tiger King. 

This time around, with Joe Exotic behind bars and Carole Baskin closing in on ownership of his disreputable zoo, audiences are supposedly exposed to even more unbelievable revelations surrounding the lives of America’s most notorious big cat owners.

Despite Baskin’s refusal to take part in Tiger King 2, though, she’s more the focus than Exotic himself – so expect to hear more (or less?) about the mysterious disappearance of her husband, Don Lewis.

Now available to stream on Netflix

tick, tick...BOOM! (Netflix) 

In Lin-Manuel Miranda’s feature directorial debut, promising young theater composer Jonathan Larson (Andrew Garfield) navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City on the cusp of his 30th birthday.

Incidentally, tick, tick...BOOM! is actually based on the semi-autobiographical musical of the same name by Larson himself, whom Garfield plays in this one, so fans of the playwright (and musicals in general) should find lots to love here.

We reckon, like King Richard, it’ll be the subject of awards noise over the next few months, too, so tick, tick...BOOM! is definitely worth a watch for those who like to stay on top of the Oscars rumor mill. 

Now available to stream on Netflix

The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max) 

HBO Max's latest comedy series, The Sex Lives of College Girls, centers on four randomly assigned roommates (Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott) of varying backgrounds as they begin their first year at a fictitious New England university. 

Created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, this one looks to bear more than a few similarities to the former’s Netflix show, Never Have I Ever, and though early reviews have been mixed, we’d say it’s a safe bet for fans of Kaling’s trademark humor.

Episodes will arrive in batches of two or three each Thursday, with the first two available now. And yes, in case you were wondering, Pauline Chalamet is the sister of Timothée.

Now available to stream on HBO Max in the US

Jagged (HBO Max) 

The first of HBO’s five new Music Box documentaries (further entries will arrive every Thursday), Jagged traces the early career and troubled personal life of Canadian singer Alanis Morissette.

Interestingly, despite appearing in the film through an in-depth interview, Morissette has since come out publicly against the depiction of events in Jagged which, in our opinion, makes it an all-the-more intriguing watch.

The New York Times described this one as “thrilling”, which is rare praise for a seemingly run-of-the-mill music doc.

Now available to stream on HBO Max in the US

Axel is a London-based Staff Writer at TechRadar, reporting on everything from the latest Tesla models to newest movies as part of the site's daily news output. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and a degree in English Literature means he can occasionally be spotted slipping Hemingway quotes into stories about electric sports cars.

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Best movies on Amazon Prime Video to watch now

The streaming space is more competitive than ever before, but Amazon Prime Video is carving out a niche among film fans with a sturdy library of exclusive titles.

Recently, we’ve seen Arthurian drama The Green Knight and uplifting musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie land on the service, with more exciting titles to come towards the end of the year.

If you’re looking to get into the festive spirit, Christmas classics Love, Actually and The Holiday are available to stream now, as well as Mila Kunis/Kathryn Hahn comedy A Bad Moms Christmas.

Every single film on the list below has been hand picked by RadioTimes.com‘s team of film experts, so you will know exactly which movies you should dive into when you next open Amazon Prime Video.

You can also tweet us @RadioTimes if you want to recommend your own favourite for the list.

Our Amazon Prime Video pages (including best Amazon shows) will be updated regularly, so keep this page bookmarked as we’ll have fresh recommendations you absolutely don’t want to miss.

For those wanting something a bit different, we’ve also created shortlists of the best Netflix movies and the best Netflix series, as well as your guide to Disney+.

Last updated 11th November 2021

The Green Knight

A24

Dev Patel leads the cast of this acclaimed indie film, which is based on a 14th century poem about Sir Gawain, nephew of the legendary King Arthur. While steeped in folklore, viewers should be warned that this isn’t an action flick in the vein of Guy Ritchie’s Legend of the Sword, but rather a more slow-paced and thoughtful drama which occasionally veers into completely surreal territory.

When the monstrous Green Knight appears before Arthur’s court one day with an intriguing challenge. He offers any knight the chance to strike him with his axe, but only on the condition that he may return their blow one year later. Gawain jumps at an opportunity to prove himself, chopping off the mysterious creature’s head, but not anticipating that it would survive the attack and go laughing into the night. The following year, he goes on a journey to find the Green Knight and settle their debt.

The Green Knight comes courtesy of director David Lowery, whose measured approach to the source material creates some truly atmospheric scenes, while the addition of Daniel Hart’s haunting score often drives the tension to new heights. Patel gives an excellent performance in the lead role, portraying an unlikely hero who is flawed yet utterly compelling, with memorable supporting roles going to Barry Keoghan (Eternals), Joel Edgerton (The Underground Railroad), and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider). – David Craig

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Amazon

Amazon Prime Video bagged the exclusive rights to this film adaptation of the popular stage musical of the same name, which follows a 16-year-old boy who overcomes his bullies at school by forging a new identity as a drag queen. With the performative art being more popular than ever right now thanks to the likes of RuPaul, this is a story that’s sure to resonate with many viewers – and remarkably, it’s based on true events (see BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16).

This incarnation features a different cast to the stage production, with newcomer Max Harwood taking the highly sought after title role and earning critical acclaim for his performance. The supporting cast includes familiar faces Sarah Lancashire, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar and Richard E Grant, while West End star Layton Williams and the real Jamie himself pop up in cameo appearances (so keep your eyes peeled).

Some critics took issue with the film’s somewhat sugar-coated plot, as there’s little in the way of tension over whether Jamie will achieve his dreams. However, for many viewers, I suspect that level of unbridled positivity and celebration is exactly what they’re looking for. Indeed, if it’s feel-good viewing your after, Jamie’s uplifting story should have no trouble putting a smile on your face. – David Craig

Palm Springs

Hulu

Remarkable romcoms have become a rare commodity in the streaming era, with few modern movies managing to stand out in the endless sea of generic, paint-by-numbers “chick-flicks” regularly churned out by the countless platforms we subscribe to. Thankfully, Palm Springs – the sci-fi romcom starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti – swooped in last year to save the day, giving the genre a much-needed shot of adrenaline.

Best described as Groundhog Day meets Four Weddings and a Funeral, Palm Springs follows Sarah (Milioti), an apathetic maid-of-honour just trying to get through her sister’s California wedding when she finds herself trapped in a time loop with charming, care-free wedding guest Nyles (Samberg) and the pair are forced to relive the same day over-and-over again.

A fast-paced, hugely funny and refreshing take on the time loop concept, Palm Springs features stunning performances from Milioti and Samberg, an outstanding supporting cast made up of J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes and Peter Gallagher, and surprisingly twists that will have you returning for multiple viewings. – Lauren Morris

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Sound of Metal

Riz Ahmed spent eight months of his life preparing for the lead role in this film, learning to play the drums and communicate in sign language. And it shows. Ahmed plays a punk metal drummer, Ruben living the dream – he’s out on the road with his girlfriend, Lou (Olivia Cooke) playing gigs and feeding off the adrenaline. They have music and each other, nothing else is required.

But he’s catapulted into a nightmare when he wakes up and discovers his hearing is rapidly declining as a result of a ruptured ear drum. Concerned the crisis will throw him back into his old patterns of drug abuse, Lou sends him to a deaf-friendly commune, where he must learn to accept his new life. The question is, can he ever lean into his new existence, or will he always pine for the way things were?

This unusually spiritual, soul-searching film was 13 years in the making, earned six Oscar nominations and was clearly a labour of love for everyone involved. If the test of a good movie is whether you’re still thinking about it a week later, The Sound of Metal passes with flying colours. And the central performance by Ahmed is just spell-binding. – Emma Bullimore

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The Mauritanian

Amazon Prime Video

It may have been a year without big blockbuster screenings and red carpet premieres, but that hasn’t stopped Golden Globe-winning films, like Kevin Macdonald’s The Mauritanian, from reaching would-be cinema-goers at home. Based on the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this legal drama stars The Serpent’s Tahar Rahim as Slahi, a Mauritanian engineer who was detained without charge or trial by the US government at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years, during which time he was subjected to horrific torture techniques.

Featuring a heart-breaking and captivating performance from Rahim, The Mauritanian follows Slahi as he’s finally helped by pro-bono lawyers Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) who fight for years to get him the trial he deserves whilst dealing with redacted government documents, uncooperative officials and a passionate military prosecutor played by Benedict Cumberbatch. An enlightening watch, The Mauritanian tells Slahi’s remarkable and tragic story, shining a light on the cruelty of the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” after 9/11 with a terrific turn from the award-winning Foster. – Lauren Morris

Watch The Mauritanian on Amazon Prime Video.

Parasite

Curzon

The first non-English language film to win Best Picture at the Oscars, South Korean black comedy Parasite re-wrote the record books when it was released in 2019. But beyond the awards glory (the movie ended up winning four Academy Awards, two BAFTAs and a Golden Globe), this is just a thoroughly entertaining watch. You’ll quickly settle into the subtitles as you learn about a struggling family of four – two parents and two twenty-something children – living in cramped conditions in the city.

One by one, they hustle their way into well-paid jobs with the unsuspecting Parks family, pretending to be qualified as an English tutor, an art therapist, a chauffeur and a housekeeper. It’s all harmless enough to start with, and they settle into their new way of life, pulling the wool over their employers’ eyes. But the caper soon turns into a dark, unsettling tale, as unexpected twists force the masquerading family to take drastic action – your heart will be in your mouth before the final credits roll. – Emma Bullimore

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I Care a Lot

Amazon

If you enjoyed Rosamund Pike’s blood-curdling turn in Gone Girl, you’ll love her performance in this fast-paced thriller, which earned the British actress a Golden Globe earlier this year. Pike plays ruthless Marla Grayson, a woman appointed by the courts to act as the legal guardian of elderly people who need assistance to take care of themselves. The problem is, the people she chooses are absolutely fine – the only thing they have to be scared of is Grayson, who steals their money, puts them in a home and exploits them for her own purposes. But one day she picks the wrong elderly woman.

Her son is a gangster (played by Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage) and he’ll do whatever it takes to make sure his mum is OK. Cue a cat and mouse game, where both players will stop at nothing to get what they want. Impossible to predict and dealing with unsettling subject matter, I Care A Lot is a film that will get your heart pumping and keep you guessing until the very end. Refreshingly original and brought to life by brilliant performances, it’s real gem that you should add to your ‘to watch’ list immediately. – Emma Bullimore

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Us

SEAC

Jordan Peele had already announced himself as a vital new directorial voice with his sublime debut Get Out, and he delivered another brilliant slice of social satire inflected horror with this hugely entertaining 2019 film.The film centres on a family who, while trying to enjoy a relaxing holiday, are suddenly faced with a terrifying and unusual threat: a gang of red jumpsuit wearing, scissor wielding doppelgangers who seem intent on murdering them at any cost. It soon transpires that they are not alone – everyone in the nearby vicinity is being similarly haunted by these figures, who announce themselves as The Tethered.

In the ensuing drama, there are some brilliant action sequences, perfect needle drops and some moments of wonderfully dark humour, not to mention a few twists and turns along the way. The performances are great all around, but it’s Lupita Nyong’o who steals the show with a breathtaking dual role – how she wasn’t at least Oscar nominated for this we’ll never know. – Patrick Cremona

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Suicide Squad

SEAC

It may not have the highest reviews, but there’s something ultimately very fun and weirdly charming about David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. A group of criminal misfits are tasked with saving the world following the death of Superman. If they succeed, their prison sentences will be shortened, but if not, they will die. Their mission is to defeat Enchantress (played by Cara Delevingne), but it won’t be easy, as she’s a powerful witch with powers beyond belief. Culturally, Suicide Squad proved to be enormous as it introduced us to Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn whose beloved character launched a thousand Halloween costumes.

The film might not have the strongest plot and some criticism was levelled at the bafflingly short amount of time Jared Leto’s much-hyped Joker appeared in the film, but the cast are electric and the soundtrack is certainly very catchy. It is also the first film in the DCEU to ever win an Academy Award (Best Makeup and Hairstyling). Plus, it’s worth catching up on Suicide Squad before watching the beloved Harley spin-off Birds of Prey and upcoming sequel The Suicide Squad, due later this year. – Helen Daly

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Molly’s Game

Based on an incredible true story, Molly’s Game is a 2017 film that sees Jessica Chastain in the role of Los Angeles poker queen Molly Bloom. A former skier who becomes the leader of a regular high-rolling poker game, Molly is an engaging and charismatic character who comes up against the dark underbelly of Hollywood. One of the most memorable characters is Michael Cera’s Player X, a badly behaved composite character that is based on several real-life movie stars who played in Molly’s game. Idris Elba, Kevin Costner and Chris O’Dowd also appear, making this a highly star-studded affair.

With a typically tight script from Aaron Sorkin (who also makes his directorial debut behind the camera), Molly’s Game is a film that ticks along at pace and packs in a lot of tension. As well as offering a unique perspective on the lives of mega-star millionaires, Molly’s Game also veers into crime drama territory as the FBI become increasingly interested in Molly. Chastain earned a Golden Globe for her performance in the title role, which mixes charisma and chaos wonderfully well. Sorkin’s script was also much-touted on the awards circuit, picking up nominations at the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs. – Rob Leane

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The Notebook

Arguably one of the most romantic love stories of all time, The Notebook is a film everyone truly must see. Based on a novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams play lovers Noah and Allie who are simply meant to be together, but the course of true love never did run smoothly. Although at the time of release the film garnered mixed reviews, The Notebook has gone on to achieve cult status, propelling Gosling and McAdams into the stars we know today.

The lead actors really do make the film. At times the story does hit highs and lows, but McAdams and Gosling always carry the script with delicacy. The ending will no doubt break your heart, making the whole film worth sticking with – just make sure you’re loaded up with tissues because we guarantee you’ll need them. – Helen Daly

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Joker

Warner Bros.

If you thought that Zack Snyder’s Justice League was dark, wait until you get a load of Joker. The film that won Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar in 2020 and received 11 other nominations from the Academy, Joker is pretty much as well-respected as a comic-book movie can get. Heavily inspired by Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy, Joker puts a serious spin on DC Comics’ Clown Prince of Crime, imagining Batman’s nemesis as a down-and-out comedian with mental health struggles who is trapped in an uncaring society.

Although it stands up remarkably well as a serious film in its own right, Joker is also an interesting proposition for superhero-loving moviegoers. With a young Bruce Wayne, his doom parents and Alfred the butler all making appearances, it almost feels like the prelude to a Batman film we’ll never get to see. Robert DeNiro, Zazie Beetz and Marc Maron round out the cast, with director Todd Phillips working from a screenplay by Scott Silver to deliver a comic-book movie like no other. And to be honest, we may never see its like again. It’s well worth checking out this film, if you haven’t already, just to see an altogether different take on the DC universe. – Rob Leane

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Kong: Skull Island

SEAC

Of all the instalments in Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse franchise, this is by far the most fun – an Apocalypse Now inspired adventure with a brilliant Vietnam War soundtrack and some wildly entertaining death scenes.

At the centre of the plot is Samuel L. Jackson as Packard, a US Army colonel just about to leave Vietnam, who is encouraged to go on one final mission: a top secret journey to the mysterious island which houses the famed giant primate. Naturally the local creatures aren’t the most welcoming to Packard and his crew, and they face a tough time before they even find Kong himself – resulting in an enjoyable thrilling, if not exactly envelope pushing, experience for viewers.

The film’s best moments come after the introduction of John C. Reilly as a seemingly crazed army veteran who has come to love Kong and his life on the island – lending the film a little more heart than your average monster flick. – Patrick Cremona

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Godzilla vs Kong

SEAC

After three earlier films in Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse franchise, two of cinema’s most iconic characters finally went up against each other in epic blockbuster, Godzilla vs Kong, released earlier in 2021, a film which very much lives up to its name.

The two titans share the screen with a range of human characters – played by some big names including Alexander Skarsgaard, Rebecca Hall and Millie Bobby Brown – but despite a number of storylines involving that star-studded cast, it’s ultimately the battle between the pair of gargantuan creatures that is easily the main event.

Even the most diehard Godzilla fan would be prepared to admit that the film is flawed, with some two-dimensional characters and questionable pacing, and yet it’s hard not to admire the spectacle on some level, as you’re sucked into the well-choreographed fights in all their bombastic glory. – Patrick Cremona

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Back to the Future

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Join Marty and Doc on the adventure of a lifetime in Back to the Future on Amazon Prime. The Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale film brings time travel slap-bang into the 80s and is the epitome of that era. Teenager Marty (played by the charismatic Michael J. Fox) is too cool for school and plans to be a musician until his scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) shows him a whole new world, made possible by his trusted time-travelling DeLorean.

There truly isn’t a more charming movie to cheer you up on a dreary weekend. Marty and Doc are (quite literally) electric together and the humour is sweet. You’ll be singing Huey Lewis and the News tunes all day while dreaming of one day owning your own DeLorean. There’s a reason it’s a classic – it’s simply never aged. Yes it’s set in the 80s, but Back to the Future could be released today and it would still be as loved and would more importantly still be considered one of the greatest films ever made. – Helen Daly

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The Truman Show

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Comedy superstar Jim Carrey proved himself as a gifted dramatic actor with this prophetic offering, which first hit cinemas in 1998, in which he stars as Truman Burbank – a man blissfully unaware his entire life is a fabrication created for a television show watched by the world. When strange things start happening in his quaint neighbourhood, it sparks a thirst for adventure that could be the key to shattering the illusion in which he has been trapped.

While The Truman Show certainly has some funny moments, particularly shared between Carrey and his cold on-screen wife played by Ozark’s Laura Linney, it’s the emotional moments that will likely stick with you longer. Truman becomes an increasingly tragic figure as his life starts to unravel and by the end of the film, you’ll be on the edge of your seat hoping he can free himself once and for all.

Raking in more than $250 million at the global box office, The Truman Show was a mammoth success and went on to score major nominations at the Academy Awards and the BAFTAs. The film was a favourite at the Golden Globes, where both Carrey and co-star Ed Harris won trophies for their performance, while the film also snagged the prize for Best Original Score with its atmospheric soundtrack. – David Craig Watch The Truman Show on Amazon Prime Video

Mean Girls

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A film that has generated no shortage of hilarious GIFs and quotes, Mean Girls is an all-time classic of the teen comedy genre. Written by American comedy star Tina Fey (30 Rock), it introduces us to Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan), a teenage girl experiencing high school for the first time after a childhood spent being tutored at home.

She quickly discovers a brutal hierarchy dominated by a group called The Plastics, led by the meanest girl of them all: Regina George (Rachel McAdams). An initial attempt to infiltrate and destroy these titans goes awry when Cady finds herself adopting their two-faced tactics as her popularity soars. In the process, she risks losing the people who truly cared about her.

The entire cast are at the top of their game with strong breakout performances from Lohan, McAdams, Lizzy Caplan and Academy Award nominee Amanda Seyfried. Meanwhile, Fey’s script is nothing short of hilarious, occasionally veering into the surrealism that was such a big part of 30 Rock. She returned to pen a stage musical based on the film, which went on to earn 12 nominations at 2018’s Tony Awards. – David Craig Watch Mean Girls on Amazon Prime Video

Raya and the Last Dragon

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The latest animation from Disney, Raya and the Last Dragon takes inspiration from the various countries and cultures of Southeast Asia, including Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Based in the fantasy world of Kumandra, it tells the tale of a young girl, the titular Raya, who is tasked with finding the kingdom’s last surviving dragon in a bid to stave off the sinister Druun – monsters who have returned to wreak havoc after an absence of 500 years.

When she finds the dragon, though, she is surprised to learn that rather than being the brave and fearless warrior she imagined, she is actually the wacky younger sister of the more heroic dragons of legend. What follows is an excellent adventure with all manner of entertaining side characters, voiced by an all star cast that includes Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Sandra Oh, Benedict Wong and Gemma Chan.

It’s worth watching for the beautiful animation alone, and the frequent action sequences are some of the best you’ll find in an animated movie, having been brought to life with the help of a number of martial arts experts. – Patrick Cremona

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Birds of Prey

With Margot Robbie’s charmingly unhinged performance as Harley Quinn being one of the only positives to come out of 2016’s Suicide Squad, it came as no surprise when Warner Bros gave the murderous Fleabag of DC superheroes her own film with Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

Set four years after Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress was defeated, the Cathy Yan-directed blockbuster follows Harley Quinn as she processes her break-up from the unseen Joker and without his protection, finds herself in the crosshairs of sadistic Gotham mobster Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor).

After teaming up with alcoholic detective Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), super-powered vigilante Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), orphaned assassin The Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and pick-pocketing child Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco), Harley Quinn fights back against the criminals she’s made enemies of and learns to put her trust in other people.

Featuring a stellar cast, high-stakes chases, huge explosions and captivating fight sequences, Birds of Prey is everything you want from a superhero film and more, with writer Christina Hodson putting a fun, tongue-in-cheek spin on the genre that perfectly epitomises the unpredictable antihero that is Harley Quinn. – Lauren Morris

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The Gentlemen

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Superstar director Guy Ritchie went back to his roots for this gangster flick, which serves as a spiritual successor to the likes of Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The story revolves around Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), a drug lord looking to get out of the business while keeping his opulent lifestyle intact.

That will be no easy task with enemies lurking around every corner, from rival gangs to sleazy private detectives, all looking to carve up a slice of Mickey’s empire for themselves. While the stakes are high throughout, the film sustains a relatively light tone overall with a witty and chaotic script featuring an abundance of larger-than-life characters.

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The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard in Annette. Photo: Amazon Studios

This post is updated twice a month to reflect the latest movies to leave and enter Amazon Prime. *New additions are indicated by an asterisk.

You really should be using your Amazon Prime subscription for more than just shipping discounts and Whole Foods sales. The people at Amazon have amassed a truly impressive library of films that can be accessed with your Prime account, and in many ways, it’s equal to and arguably even superior to Netflix’s library. But how do you know where to begin? As we have done with Netflix, allow us to present a regularly-updated guide to 100 movies to watch on Amazon Prime. A collection of classics, blockbusters, and under-the-radar flicks, you really should watch all 100. Get back to us after you do.

One of the best performances of Kirk Douglas’s career came in a 1951 noir that has earned its reputation as a classic in the six decades since its release. The amazing Billy Wilder broke through with his direction of this story of a disgraced reporter who will do whatever it takes to get his job back. A lot of movies are credited with being ahead of their time, but Ace in the Hole one undeniably was.

Tom Harper directed this film that just landed in theaters at the end of 2019 and was quickly shuffled off to Amazon. It’s a shame because this is a film that deserved more attention. It’s got cross-demographic appeal for kids and adults in its story of the first people to really break through the clouds in a hot air balloon. The Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones reunite and deliver in a well-made action film that uses a lot more practical effects and stunts than most modern flicks like this and the result is some tension for anyone with even a moderate fear of heights.

There aren’t enough undeniable classics on Amazon, so you should take the chance to watch the few that there are, even if just to fill in your personal viewing history with some movies made before 1980. Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn are simply perfect together in this adventure rom-com that should be listed in any film dictionary next to the words star chemistry. Trivia: This is the only movie Bogart won an Oscar for.

Michael Mann directed this 2001 biopic of one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, Muhammad Ali. Will Smith does possibly the best film work of his career as the legendary boxer, civil rights icon, and all-around role model, and Mann approaches the life of Ali with his own unique craftsmanship. This appears to be the original theatrical edition and not one of the alternate versions later released, FYI.

Movies changed forever with the 1979 release of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror classic. Sigourney Weaver leads the crew of the Nostromo, answering a distress call in the far of reaches of space that puts them in contact with the ultimate killing machine. Not only did Alien launch a franchise, it created a template for horror set in outer space, rewriting the rulebook in a way that’s still incredibly powerful over four decades later.

Pedro Almodovar’s breakthrough was this 1999 comedy-drama starring Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, and a young Penelope Cruz. The winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, it announced Almodovar as a major auteur. It also won 6 Goya Awards, the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars. It’s a sharp, witty personal film that displays Almodovar’s incredible skill.

Cameron Crowe’s 2000 masterpiece about a young man (Patrick Fugit) who ends up on tour with a rock band known as Stillwater. With incredible supporting performances from Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, AlmostFamous is one of the richest and most timeless films of its era, a rare movie that gets better every time you see it.

Incredibly controversial when it was released, Alan Parker’s 1987 thriller has aged very well thanks in large part to great performances from Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro. Rourke plays Harry Angel, a private investigator who is hired to solve a disappearance that leads him to New Orleans at the behest of a devilish man named Louis Cypher (Get it!?!?). Explicitly sexual and violent, it’s the kind of movie for adults that truly doesn’t get made anymore.

Leos Carax’s first film in years drops on Amazon Prime only a couple weeks after its theatrical premiere, and only about a month after it wowed audiences at Cannes. Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in the ambitious musical (with original songs by Sparks) about a couple who have a magical child named Annette. That only captures a fraction of what this incredibly unique film is about — you have to see it to believe it. (Premieres on Amazon Prime on 8/20.)

Jia Zhangke is one of the world’s best filmmakers. If you can track down copies of the Chinese director’s Still Life, A Touch of Sin, and Mountains May Depart, you really should do so. Until then, check out his latest work, an epic gangster flick with a mesmerizing performance from Jia’s wife, Zhao Tao. Like a lot of great crime movies, it becomes a commentary on the state of the country in which it’s set as much as anything else.

Joe Wright adapted the masterful novel of the same name by Ian McEwan in a way that’s lyrical and devastating. James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, and Vanessa Redgrave star in this story that unfolds across generations in a manner that is both poetic and deeply human. It’s one of the best films of the ‘00s, an Oscar nominee for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

It’s not common for a breakthrough comedy to be so acclaimed and popular that it actually becomes an Oscar nominee for Best Screenplay, but The Big Sick is not a typical comedy (and Holly Hunter was robbed of a nomination too, by the way). Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon loosely adapt their story, with Nanjiani starring alongside Zoe Kazan. It’s really as crowdpleasing as comedies get. You kind of have to be an asshole not to like it.

In 1986, Oliver Stone tackled what it was like to be in country in his personal Platoon, and only three years later he followed up with a story about what it was like to come home from Vietnam in the story of Ron Kovacs. Tom Cruise does arguably the best work of his career in this powerful deconstruction of patriotism and examination of the human cost of war. It’s even better than you remember.

Before The Matrix, the Wachowskis made waves with their 1995 debut, a noir thriller that turned gender roles on their head by making both leads femme fatales. Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon are the fantastic leads, but it’s the Wachowskis’ clever script that really elevates the genre exercise.

One of the best films of James L. Brooks’s career is this 1987 romantic dramedy that was so acclaimed that it was nominated for Best Picture and included a couple years ago in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Holly Hunter, William Hurt, and Albert Brooks are fantastic in this smart movie about the people who bring viewers the news. Some of it is a little dated now, but the acting and writing will always be brilliant.

Lee Chang-dong’s 2018 Cannes darling is one of the best Korean films of the last decade. Based loosely on a short story by Haruki Murakami, it stars Yoo Ah-in as an aimless young man who reunites with an old childhood friend, played by Jeon Jong-seo. When she brings home a mysterious young man named Ben (a transcendent Steven Yeun), things get weird.

Paul Newman and Robert Redford redefined cool in this 1969 Western, playing the title characters in an instant classic. Based loosely on a true story, this is the tale of two outlaws on the run after committing a string of train robberies. They flee to Bolivia to try and escape the U.S. law, but it tracks them down. Newman and Redford’s star power is simply blinding.

The legendary Mike Nichols directed this incredibly successful 1971 comedy/drama that shook the cinematic world at a time when American cinema was only just starting to explore adult themes like the ones here. Art Garfunkel and Jack Nicholson star as college roommates who work their way through relationships and into middle-age. They’re matched by great turns from Candice Bergen and Ann-Margret.

As No Time to Die has finally been released after multiple delays, Amazon Prime is here to satisfy your 007 needs with the first outing for Daniel Craig as the most famous movie spy of all time. This is easily one of the best Bond movies, a flick that redefined the character with more intense stakes and realistic action sequences. It’s a legitimately great movie, not just for what it did for its genre and the future of its legendary super spy.

Tom Hanks gives one of the best performances of his career in the 2000 survival drama from Robert Zemeckis. America’s dad plays a FedEx worker who’s stranded on a deserted island in the middle of the South Pacific. His only friend is a ball that he names Wilson, our hero just tries to survive long enough to be rescued.

One of Steven Spielberg’s most underrated films stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale, a legendary con man who became a millionaire through his crimes, and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent trying to track him. Charming and delightful, thanks to a great script by Jeff Nathanson, Catch Me If You Can is a movie that’s easy to watch again and again.

This wonderful 1963 film is part romantic comedy and part Hitchockian mystery, courtesy of master director Stanley Donen and the blinding charisma of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. A lot of movies try to be a little bit of everything but few in history have blended genres as diverse as screwball comedy and suspense thriller as seamlessly as this clever classic, which also has great supporting turns from Walter Matthau and James Coburn.

Stephen King has arguably never been more popular than in the era of blockbuster adaptations It, Doctor Sleep, and the Pet Sematary remake, but this is nothing new. Hollywood has been adapting the work of the master of horror for decades. Take, for example, this 1984 adaptation of a short story that King wrote over four decades ago. It may not be a great movie, but it’s becoming a cultural touchstone — every time there’s a creepy kid in a flick, audiences think of the little monsters that give this movie its name.

Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet directed a stunning follow-up to their breakthrough with Delicatessen, delivering an even better film (and then would go on to follow this one up with Amelie). The City of Lost Children is an impossible movie to describe in a capsule, a crazy vision of a fantasy world that’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Beautiful and unforgettable.

One of the last films of Mike Nichols’s stunning career was his adaptation of the 1997 Patrick Marber play, starring a killer quartet in the lead roles Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen lead the searing drama about failing relationships, and two of them (Portman and Owen) landed Oscar nominations for their work.

One of the cool things about Amazon’s increased theatrical output is that they’re putting their films on Amazon Prime very quickly after playing at the multiplex or arthouse. Take this 2018 Oscar nominee from Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida), a Polish drama about star-crossed lovers over decades after the end of World War II. It’s a luscious, emotional drama that demands your attention and rewards it.

Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of John le Carre’s novel won Rachel Weisz an Oscar as an activist murdered in Northern Kenya. Ralph Fiennes plays her husband, a man who learns more about his wife after her death than he did while she was alive and gets to the bottom of a deep political conspiracy.

It’s hard to believe there was a time when a historical drama like Dances With Wolves could be such a phenomenon, but it shows you how much our times have changed in the three decades since its release. This movie made over $400 million worldwide(!) on its way to seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director. Known more now as the movie that stole deserving Oscars from GoodFellas, Dances is a better movie than its reputation.

David Cronenberg delivered one of his best films in 1988’s Dead Ringers, a twisted thriller starring Jeremy Irons as twin gynecologists who share flings with their clients without them knowing. Creepy and masterful, the movie contains arguably Irons’ best performance.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet directed this pitch-black comedy with his partner Marc Caro way back in 1991, before he would make a bigger splash with Amelie. In an apartment building in France in the future, food is hard to come by, leading to the butcher on the first floor going to cannibalistic extremes to feed his tenants. Visually striking in a way that instantly announced Jeunet & Caro as artists that needed to be watched, it’s a tasty treat.

One of the best noirs ever made is just sitting there on Amazon Prime waiting for you to discover it. Based on the 1939 novel of the same name, Detour stars Tom Neal and Ann Savage and it just oozes style in the way it uses the classic genre structure of a man who keeps digging himself into a deeper and deeper hole. Considered a lesser B-movie for years, it has only recently been reappraised as a noir classic.

Over 30 years after its release, Spike Lee’s 1989 masterpiece feels as urgent and current as the day it was released. After the social uprising in 2020, many people seemed to revisit this classic, and discovered it’s lost none of its power. In fact, every viewing of Do the Right Thing feels fresh and new again. It’s one of the best films ever made.

Lulu Wang wrote and directed this beautiful award-winner “based on a true lie.” Awkwafina won a Golden Globe for the role of a New York woman who is forced to go along with her family when they decide not to tell her beloved Nai Nai that she has cancer. It’s a nuanced, tender piece of filmmaking that really announces Wang as a major new talent, and a film that will be passed down from generation to generation for years to come.

David Fincher’s adaptation of the book by Chuck Palahniuk has been so dissected and memed that it’s hard to take it seriously in 2021, but it’s worth the effort, especially given how much what it has to say about toxic masculinity remains so relevant. It’s also just a stunning technical exercise with Fincher playing with his visual style in ways he doesn’t really do anymore.

Bruce Lee really landed on the international map with two Hong Kong films directed by Lo Wei, 1971’s The Big Boss and then this film the next year, a movie about a student who seeks to avenge the murder of his master. After some disappointment in the Hollywood system, Lee went back to Hong Kong and redefined martial arts cinema forever. This is an essential piece of work in the genre.

The late Bill Paxton directed and co-stars in an stunning psychological thriller that didn’t get a lot of attention in 2001 but has developed a following over the years. Matthew McConaughey stars as a young man who tells the FBI that his brother is the man behind a string of serial killings, inspired by their upbringing at the hands of a man (Paxton) who told them he had been visited by God and told to destroy demons in human form on Earth.

Look at me. Barry Sonnenfeld directed one of the best adaptations of an Elmore Leonard novel in the history of the great author and anchored it with one of John Travolta’s best performances. Everyone remembers the comeback with Pulp Fiction, but this one really allows Travolta’s incredible ‘90s charisma to shine. It’s a perfectly calibrated comedy with phenomenal performances all around, including Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, and Gene Hackman too.

Sebastián Lelio co-writes and directs this adaptation of his own 2013 film Gloria that’s essentially the same film beat for beat with one major difference: Julianne Moore. The Oscar-winning legend plays the title role, a divorced woman with two adult children. There’s no high concept or strange hook here — just a beautiful character study with one of the best performances of 2019.

Few films have impacted the culture as much as Mike Nichols’s 1967 dramedy based on the Charles Webb novel of the same name. It really was one of the first films in a wave of artistic expression that would make the late ‘60s and ‘70s the richest time in American film history. Dustin Hoffman stars as a recent college graduate looking for direction in his life in this sharp, clever comedy that spoke to an entire generation of young people looking for how to change the world.

The stage musical may be a little thin but it’s the cast that makes Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1955 Oscar nominee into such a timeless charmer. Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando were at the peak of their charm when they stepped into these roles. Sure, Brando’s singing is a little dodgy, but who cares? And Jean Simmons and Vivian Blaine are pretty fantastic too.

None of the streaming services have a truly deep selection of international cinema but Amazon Prime is better than most. Take for example Park Chan-wook’s masterful period drama about betrayal, sex, and more betrayal. It’s one of the most technically gorgeous films you could possibly watch tonight. Make sure the kids are in bed first though.

Long before Paul Thomas Anderson was a legendary writer-director came this excellent 1996 drama-noir also known as Sydney. Philip Baker Hall plays a gambler who meets a young man played John C. Reilly and takes him under his wing. A few years later, they meet a woman named Clementine, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, and, well, things get complicated. PTA’s craftsmanship was top-notch right from the very beginning.

Christian Slater kinda does a Jack Nicholson impression and Winona Ryder is at the peak of her ’80s emo charm in this clever satire of high-school life. Ryder plays the high-school outcast and Slater plays the guy who teaches her that revenge is a dish best served with an attitude.

There was a time in the ‘80s and ‘90s when playwright David Mamet moonlighted as a remarkable screenwriter, a period that really culminated in this 2001 action film from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and director. His highest-grossing film, Heist stars Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay, and Sam Rockwell in another one of those labyrinthine narratives about complicated men destroying each other’s lives.

When people think of the most influential Hollywood comedies of all time, this 1940 Howard Hawks hit often makes the list. Watch it to see why. You’ll witness Cary Grant at his most charismatic as Walter Burns, an editor who is watching his best reporter and ex-wife walk out the door. He suggests they cover one last story, and Hollywood magic ensues. American movies don’t get much more classic than this.

Shia LaBeouf wrote and co-stars in a film that’s deeply autobiographical regarding his abusive father and the troubles the actor went through in his younger years. A screenplay that he started writing in rehab is one of the most daring in a long time, purely confessional and moving in ways that dramas are rarely allowed to be. Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges co-star, and both do excellent work.

One of the best things about Bong Joon-ho winning multiple Oscar for his brilliant Parasite is the exposure likely led more people to his other works, including the wonderful monster movie The Host. In fact, this story of a creature in the Han River also stars the leading man from Parasite, the great Song Kang-ho. It’s a gorgeous piece of work that really put Bong on the map worldwide.

Director Thomas Vinterberg and star Mads Mikkelsen earned raves and an Academy Award for their collaboration on 2020’s Another Round, but it wasn’t the first time they worked together (and arguably wasn’t even the best). Check out their 2012 drama, now on Amazon Prime, about a man who becomes the target of a witch hunt after being falsely accused of sexually abusing a child.

The brilliant Julia Hart co-wrote and directed this very different thriller, a crime movie told only from the POV of one character, the wife of a criminal. Rachel Brosnahan of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel gives her best film performance to date as Jean, a woman who is forced to go on the run with her young child after her criminal husband goes missing. It’s a finely calibrated piece of work that reshapes an overdone genre in a way that makes it feel fresh again.

Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War earned him raves, but his previous drama is arguably even stronger, and it too is now on Amazon Prime. Set in Poland in 1962, this mesmerizing film tells the story of a young woman on the verge of taking her vows to become a nun. Before she can do that, she wans to fill in some holes in her personal history, including exactly what happened when she was orphaned during World War II.

Nicholas Ray gave Humphrey Bogart one of the richest roles in his career in this 1950 noir based on the Dorothy B. Hughes novel of the same name. When it was released, this story of a screenwriter suspected of murder didn’t connect the same way that Bogart generally did at the time, but history has been very kind to it, and it’s now widely considered one of the best film noirs of all time.

There’s a reason that this story of pod people has been remade pretty much for every generation. It taps into something timeless about the fear of distrusting our fellow man (and seems pretty ready for a 2020 update). The ‘70s version by Philip Kaufman is arguably the best, anchored by one of Donald Sutherland’s best performances and that creepy sense that the sense of community fostered by the late ‘60s was being dismantled from within.

Frank Capra’s classic often gets a ton of replay around the holidays, but it’s the kind of heartwarmer that works all year long. This is no mere Christmas movie but a story about the impact that one man can have on an entire community. It really defined the on-screen persona of Jimmy Stewart and has become a beloved film around the world, even in warm weather.

Cary Fukunaga gets a lot of attention for True Detective and No Time to Die, but don’t forget to check out his work on this 2011 adaptation of the famous novel of the same name by Charlotte Bronte too. Fukunaga delivers in the romantic longing department, directing Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender to two of the best performances of their careers.

It’s hard to overstate what a juggernaut the Ju-On franchise has become over the last two decades. There are over a dozen films in this franchise and three American versions, including one earlier this year. There’s also a Netflix prequel series (that’s pretty good!). But this is still the tentpole of them all, the 2002 flick that really defined the style of these vicious ghost movies. It still works as well today as when it came out.

Pretty much every Robert Altman film on streaming is going to make a list like this one, especially his truly underrated 1996 crime flick set in the jazz scene of Kansas City in the 1930s. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, and Steve Buscemi star in a film that opens with a kidnapping in 1934 when Leigh’s husband is held prisoner by a notorious gangster. It’s talky in that Altman way and never boring.

Orson Welles may get more attention for unqualified masterpieces like Citizen Kane, but this has always been a fan favorite for people who love him, a stunning example of his incredible visual sense. This is a gorgeous noir starring Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake that was only modestly received in 1947 but has been recognized as a masterpiece over the decades since it was released.

Amazon Prime has arguably the best mix of legitimate classics and recent hits like this 2019 Sundance darling from director Joe Talbot. It’s the story of a young man who hopes to reclaim his childhood home in a now-overpriced section of San Francisco. Lyrical and poignant, it also features a stunning supporting performance from Jonathan Majors, who is about to blow up in HBO’s Lovecraft Country.

Artists Daniel Day-Lewis and Michael Mann merged their talents for their 1992 action epic adaptation of the classic James Fenimore Cooper novel. It ended up one of the most popular films in either of their careers, a highbrow action movie with great set pieces and wonderful supporting turns from Madeleine Stowe and Wes Studi.

Everything comes full circle in Life Itself as Steve James tells the life story of Roger Ebert in a way that only he could. Ebert helped bring James’ Hoop Dreams to the world with his praise for it and so it makes perfect sense that James would now tell his story, one that is even more poignant since his passing.

Do you think the people at Amazon have a sense of humor? Or is just a coincidence that they dropped a film about two people going crazy in a confined space together during the pandemic? Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are fearless in Robert Eggers’ black-and-white nightmare about two people who learn that nothing is scarier than being trapped with someone unbearable.

The brilliant Paul Schrader directed Willem Dafoe to one of his best performances in an underrated 1992 neo-noir. The Oscar nominee plays a drug dealer in the middle of a mid-life crisis, co-starring with Susan Sarandon and Dana Delany. Largely ignored when it was released, Light Sleeper that has gained a critical following over the last three decades as Schrader and Dafoe continue to artistically excel.

Steven Soderbergh directs a searing performance by Terence Stamp in this 1999 thriller about a Brit who comes to California trying to find his missing daughter, and those who may be responsible for hurting her. Soderbergh rarely missteps and this is one of his most underrated films, a perfectly paced angry shout of a movie that matches its captivating leading man.

Oscar winner Jodie Foster made her directorial debut with this 1991 drama with a script by the great Scott Frank (Out of Sight). It stars Adam Hann-Byrd as a seven-year-old child prodigy and Foster herself as her mother. How we deal with gifted children is a complex subject, and Foster handles it with nuance and empathy.

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ Sundance comedy is one of the most notable breakthroughs in the history of the Park City event. It went all the way from its premiere in Utah to a multiple Oscar nominee and brought in over $100 million along the way. People were drawn to a story that encourages them to just be who they want to be, along with an incredibly likable supporting cast that includes Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, and Alan Arkin, who won the Oscar.

James Gray may be the most underrated American filmmaker, what with The Immigrant, Two Lovers, and this period piece about obsession starring Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson. This is not your typical explorer movie as Gray seeks to present something more challenging about why men seek the unexplored and commit themselves long past the point of sanity to seemingly impossible tasks.

One of the best films of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology, this piece is set in 1980s West London at a killer house party. Micheal Ward and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn star as two lovers who meet at the party in this gloriously joyful ode to youth and passion. A lot of Small Axe is really intense stuff, but this one will make you smile.

Casey Affleck won an Oscar for his heartbreaking performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s drama about a broken man finally put back together when he’s forced to take care of his nephew. Lonergan’s film is an unforgettable character study, full of complex emotions and beats. And it has two scenes that are almost guaranteed to make you cry.

Over four decades after the wildly influential original film, Jonathan Demme returned to the Richard Condon 1959 novel and delivered a movie that was widely underrated. Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Jon Voight, and Liev Schreiber star in the 2004 story of a sleeper agent, a film that played a lot differently in a scary post-9/11 world.

Letitia Wright (Black Panther) stars in one of the best films in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology, a collection of works about life in West London in the ‘70s and ‘80s. This one is the true story of the Mangrove Nine, a group of people arrested after a protest march ended in violence in August 1970. It was one of the first major cases about systemic racism in the country.

Amazon’s horror selection is a little lacking if you don’t have the Shudder add-on, but they do have exclusive streaming rights to Ari Aster and A24’s excellent Midsommar, the story of a vacation gone horribly awry. Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor play a couple who go to Sweden for a festival. A comedy of cultures gives way to something much darker when the true purpose of the festival is revealed in a series of final scenes that you’ll never forget.

All you need is love in Baz Luhrmann’s addictive and delightful jukebox musical, which turns twenty this year. It’s the story of Christian (Ewan McGregor), a young poet/writer who falls in love with a mesmerizing cabaret dancer played by Nicole Kidman. Using beloved pop music, Luhrmann crafts an unapologetically romantic piece, a delight for the senses that also touches the heart.

Amazon Prime doesn’t have the Kenneth Branagh remake that impressed audiences in 2017, choosing instead to stock the 1974 thriller directed by the legendary Sidney Lumet. Like the Branagh, this Agatha Christie adaptation contained a powerhouse cast of stars of its day that includes Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, and many more. It’s just a great mystery, well-told.

No one makes movies quite like Nicolas Winding Refn. The director of Drive delivered one of his most unforgettable flicks in this horror film about the fashion industry, featuring a fearless performance by Elle Fanning. And Keanu Reeves is in it too!

Sidney Lumet is one of the top American filmmakers in history, starting his career with 12 Angry Men and moving through modern classics like Dog Day Afternoon, The Verdict, and Prince of the City. This 1996 crime drama is one of his most underrated, starring Andy Garcia as a New York District Attorney who is trying to confront corruption in the NYPD.

Regina King really can do everything. The Oscar and Emmy winner directs this adaptation of the 2013 play about four legendary Black icons coming to a hotel room in Miami in 1964. Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) knew a lot about fame and expectation in 1964, and King’s acclaimed film about them is smart, funny, and moving.

Alan J. Pakula directed this incredible thriller from 1974 that examines the power structures that rule the world in a way that feels oddly timely a half-century later. Warren Beatty does some of the best work of his career as a journalist who discovers a powerful organization known as the Parallax Corporation, who not only pull the strings but organize political assassinations. It’s a piece of work that’s still riveting today.

From the brilliant writer and director John Sayles, 1992’s Passion Fish is a drama about a soap opera star (Mary McDonnell) who has been paralyzed after being hit by a cab. She returns to her family home, where she crosses paths with a nurse (Alfre Woodard) who refuses to give up on her. It’s moving in a way that feels genuine, never manipulative.

Most people have seen Alfred Hitchcock’s voyeurism masterpiece about Mr. Norman Bates, but there’s a film from that era about a similar kind of madman that’s nearly as good. Directed by Michael Powell, 1960’s Peeping Tom is about a photographer who has a habit of shooting the people he’s killing, recording their final moments. So controversial at the time that it derailed Powell’s notable career, it’s a landmark piece of art that was a generation ahead of its time.

Amazon Prime added dozens of acknowledged classics in July 2020 and this is one of the standouts, George Stevens’s adaptation of the Theodore Dreiser novel An American Tragedy. It’s a great example of a masterful filmmaker catching stars at just the right time in their careers. Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Shelley Winters are phenomenal in a film that won six Oscars, including Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Oliver Stone’s deeply personal and powerful film about the Vietnam War remains his best work, winning the filmmaker an Oscar for Best Director and nabbed Best Picture too. It stars Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, and Willem Dafoe in a story that cast a light on morality in wartime in a way that hadn’t really been seen before. It’s still incredibly moving stuff, and it always will be.

Rob Reiner directed this adaptation of William Goldman’s 1973 novel and made movie history. It’s the story of Westley (Cary Elwes), a farmhand who will do whatever it takes to reunite with the love of his life, Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright). To say that people love this ‘80s romantic fantasy comedy would be a massive understatement. It’s one of the most beloved films of its generation. And it’s waiting for you to revisit it on Amazon Prime.

Long before they won Oscars, Joel and Ethan Coen made one of the best comedies of the ‘80s about a babynapping. Of course, this Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter vehicle is about way more than the stealing of one of the Arizona children. It’s about redemption, maturity, partnership, and, of course, the advice to not put a panty on your head. It’s also somehow even funnier now than it was when it was released.

Late in his career, Akira Kurosawa delivered one of his most epic films in this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, blending that story with legends and history of Japan. The most expensive Japanese film ever made at the time, this 1985 war epic was a worldwide hit, bringing new viewers into the career of one of the best filmmakers of all time.

One of the best films of 2019 is right there on Amazon for you to watch. Picked up at Sundance for a small fortune, Amazon quietly released it in major cities, but have done little to promote this sturdy, smart thriller about the torture report that revealed the extent our government went to cover up its behavior after 9/11. Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Tim Blake Nelson, Jon Hamm, Corey Stoll, and many more star in a film reminiscent in tone and accomplishment to Spotlight.

One of the best movies of the 2010s has returned to Amazon Prime after a brief hiatus. With a razor-sharp screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and some of the best direction of David Fincher’s career, The Social Network resonates even more now in the era of constant internet than it did a decade ago.

Meryl Streep won her second Oscar for this heartbreaking adaptation of the William Styron novel. Everyone remembers the unforgettable scene to which the title of this film refers, but there’s more to this movie than just that impossible decision. It’s as much about the impact of war and trauma as it is the events themselves, and Streep’s landmark work is ably supported by Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol.

Darius Marder co-wrote and directed this phenomenal character study about a heavy metal drummer (Riz Ahmed) who loses his hearing. Dealing with the loss of one of his senses takes him to a community of deaf people, where he learns how to communicate and finds himself again. Touching and brilliantly directed, it also features one of the best performances of 2020 from Ahmed (and one that nearly matches him from Paul Raci).

Actor/Director Sarah Polley discovered that she was the product of an extramarital affair by her mother and turned that revelation into one of the decade’s best documentaries. Far more than just a biopic about a fascinating family, Polley turns her story into a discussion about why we tell stories and make movies in the first place.

Noah Baumbach’s personal 2005 drama dissects the impact of divorce on an average family and offers the suggestion that the flaws of parents will only be amplified in their children. Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, and Jesse Eisenberg all give excellent performances in a film that feels both specifically revealing and universal in its themes.

This might be the best concert movie ever made. Jonathan Demme doesn’t just film a Talking Heads performance, he makes a film that truly conveys how special they were as musicians and onstage. Opening up more with each song, this film becomes a joyous expression of creativity.

Billy Wilder’s 1950 dissection of Hollywood excess has become so iconic that most people probably feel like they’ve seen it even if they never actually have. William Holden plays the doomed Joe Gillis, but the film belongs to Gloria Swanson, who turned the faded star of Norma Desmond into an instant classic.

Documentarian Garrett Bradley followed the story of Sibil Fox Richardson for years as the woman sought to get her husband Rob released from prison, where he was serving a six-decade sentence for bank robbery. Bradley’s approach is both deeply empathetic and visually striking — the film unfolds in gorgeous black and white. You won’t soon forget one of the best documentaries of 2020.

A legitimate phenomenon that has grossed almost $100 million worldwide, this 2016 South Korean movie is one of the best zombie flicks of its era. It’s simple – zombies on a train – but that’s one of the reasons it works so well. It has a propulsive, non-stop energy and it feels like its legacy is just getting started.

The wonderful Steve Buscemi wrote, directed, and starred in this 1996 drama about a cast of characters at an average watering hole. Hanging out at the titular bar, Buscemi’s gift with character and nuance shows through in every scene, and reportedly influenced David Chase’s The Sopranos and Buscemi’s eventual directing of that show and later supporting role.

A sharp spoof of Hollywood blockbusters, Ben Stiller’s hit comedy has become divisive over the years in terms of how comedy has changed since its release. Yes, some of it hits differently now, but there’s no denying the fearless performances that carry it, including Stiller, Jack Black, and, most of all, Robert Downey Jr., doing anything to get the laugh.

Peter Weir directed Jim Carrey to one of the strongest performances of his career in this 1998 dramedy that now seems far ahead of its time in the way it foretold people living lives online. Carrey plays Truman Burbank, a man who has grown up on a TV show but has no idea that his entire life has been watched by millions. Ed Harris and Laura Linney are also just phenomenal in this modern classic.

One of the best small-movie success stories of the last few years, this gem premiered at Slamdance, Sundance’s little cousin up the mountain in Park City, in 2019. After a small drive-in run, it’s already on Prime, where you can appreciate this lo-fi take on aliens in the heartland of America. Smart, funny, and daring, this is one of the best movies of 2020.

When Robert Zemeckis directed a live-action/animated noir in which cartoons and people lived and worked alongside each other, no one expected it to be one of the best movies of the late ‘80s. The movie is just perfect: funny, smart, thrilling, and inventive in ways that not a lot of blockbusters were in this era. The technology would need an upgrade, but the same basic film could be released today and be a hit all over again. You can’t say that about many 30-year-old films.

Joaquin Phoenix stars in Lynne Ramsay’s technically masterful deconstruction of the life of a hitman. Ramsay’s amazing skill with editing and sound design is balanced by Phoenix’s instinctual, almost primal performance. When he’s asked to save the daughter of a prominent politician from sex trafficking, his life comes apart. Well, what little life he had left. This is riveting filmmaking and Phoenix’s work is one of the best performances of 2018.

Gene Wilder stars as a descendant of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein in Mel Brooks’s classic parody of Universal monster movies. Young Frankenstein was an international smash hit, landing an Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay.

David Fincher’s masterpiece is more about the impact of crime than crime itself. The fact that he made a sprawling epic about an unsolved murder is daring enough, but what’s most remarkable is how much this movie becomes less and less about figuring out the identity of the Zodiac Killer and more about the impact of obsession. It’s one of the best films of the ‘00s.

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What's New on Amazon Prime Video in December 2021

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Much as how The Wheel of Time was the result of Jeff Bezos really, really wanting Amazon Prime Video to have its own Game of Thrones, December’s original film offering Being the Ricardos (Dec. 21) seems the answer to his request that an Amazon-produced film bring home a Best Actress Oscar.

This quasi-biopic about the marriage between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez as it intersected with their rise to media mogul as the stars of I Love Lucy certainly seems poised to take home all the awards: Its writer/director is Aaron Sorkin (a four-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter), who earned six Oscar nods last year for his Netflix film The Trial of the Chicago 7; it’s about Hollywood (Hollywood’s favorite subject); it’s a period piece (classy!); and it has a cast filled with beautiful, Oscar-winning people, including Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman as the title couple.

Now, I know what you are thinking: Nicole Kidman looks and sounds nothing like Lucy. (You are only thinking this because you are old, probably; has anyone under 40 ever actually watched I Love Lucy? It’s not like TV exists anymore.) But that hasn’t stopped many an actress (or actor) for taking home an award in the past—see, recently: Zellweger, Renee as Garland, Judy—so I still think she’s got a shot.

Amazon is also premiering a slew of original TV series content this month, including the sixth and final season of The Expanse (Dec. 10), based on the 10-book novel series by James S.A. Corey. For years my fellow geeks have been telling me this is one of the best sci-fi series ever, so I should probably watch it, huh? (Despite having read five of the books, I stalled out midway through the first season.)

Harlem (Dec. 3) is a new comedy about a group of young, Black singles in NYC that seems to be rushing in to fill the void soon to be left by HBO’s Insecure; the show is from Tracy Oliver, the writer of Girls Trip, and the trailer looks pretty promising:

And if all those Hallmark holiday movies put you in the mood for more love stories, Amazon Prime Video will soon premiere With Love (Dec. 17), a new “rom-com series” from Gloria Calderón Kellett (Netflix’s One Day at a Time).

And speaking of holiday movies, I can’t track down any specific details about Christmas Is Cancelled (Dec. 17), but I really hope it’s a parody about the non-existent “War on Christmas,” and it stars James Woods, only he doesn’t know the movie is a joke. Probably not though. (Maybe Christmas said something racist on Twitter?)

Coming to Amazon Prime Video in December 2021

Arriving Dec. 1

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
  • Alex Cross (2013)
  • All Is Lost (2013)
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat (2003)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • End Of Days (1999)
  • Guess Who (2005)
  • Halloween II (1981)
  • Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)
  • Jennifer’s Body (2009)
  • Little Women (1994)
  • Mistletoe Mixup (2021)
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)
  • Pineapple Express (2008)
  • Pineapple Express (Unrated) (2008)
  • Ronin (1998)
  • Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
  • Soul Surfer (2011)
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)
  • The Hunt For Red October (1990)
  • The Proposal (2009)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)
  • The Thin Red Line (1998)
  • The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • The Waterboy (1998)
  • Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (2008)
  • Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)
  • What’s Love Got To Do With It (1993)
  • White As Snow (2021)
  • Sanford: Seasons 1-2
  • Sanford And Son: Seasons 1-6
  • The Jeffersons: Seasons 1-11

Arriving Dec. 3

  • Joe Bell (2020)
  • We Are X (2016)
  • Harlem, Season 1 – Amazon Original Series

Arriving Dec. 8

  • FC Bayern: Behind the Legend, Season 1 – Amazon Original Series

Arriving Dec. 9

  • The Ferragnez —Amazon Original Series: Season 1

Arriving Dec. 10

  • Encounter —Amazon Original Movie (2021)
  • LOL: Last One Laughing Mexico, Season 3 — Amazon Original Series
  • The Expanse, Season 6 — Amazon Original Series

Arriving Dec. 12

Arriving Dec. 16

  • Theory Of Everything (2014)

Arriving Dec. 17

  • Boxing Day (2021)
  • Christmas Is Cancelled (2021)
  • With Love — Amazon Original Series: Season 1

Arriving Dec. 19

Arriving Dec. 20

  • Who You Think I Am (2021)

Arriving Dec. 21

  • Being The Ricardos — Amazon Original Movie (2021)

Arriving Dec. 23

  • Yearly Departed – Amazon Original Special (2021)

Arriving Dec. 31

  • Lady Of The Manor (2021)
  • Time Is Up (2021)

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‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ and Other New Movies on Amazon Prime

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Streaming has become more popular than ever, and while COVID restrictions have kept moviegoers mostly out of theaters for the last year, Amazon Prime makes watching new movies from home easy. The platform offers “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “Cry Macho,” “Candyman,” and other movies recently in theaters.

If you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, sign up today and enjoy a free 30-day trial (the membership costs $12.99 a month after the first month). Amazon Prime members get instant access to free two-day shipping, discounted pricing, free two-hour grocery deliveries, millions of ad-free songs, thousands of books and magazines, Prime Gaming, and the Prime Video library. You also have the option of joining Prime Video by itself for $8.99 a month after a monthlong free trial. Below, find a list of in-theater releases that are available for rent. For additional films to add to your watchlist, check out Criterion Collection movies that you can pre-order right now.

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

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“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

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The story of televangelist, author, and singer Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain) and her husband Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield) unfolds in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” The film explores Bakker’s rise to larger-than-life religious celebrity known for her signature faux eyelashes, and the financial struggles, schemes, and scandals that threatened to topple the couple’s empire.

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“Cry Macho”

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“Cry Macho”

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In “Cry Macho,” Clint Eastwood portrays a washed-up rodeo star hired to bring his boss’ son back home from Mexico. The film was simultaneously released in theaters on HBO Max in September but it only remained on the streaming platform for 31 days. Amazon Prime gives you the option to rent “Cry Macho” for $19.99 (you’ll have 30 days to watch and 48 hours to finish once you start), or purchase a digital Ultra-HD version of the film for $24.99.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy in Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta.

“Candyman”

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A sequel to the 1992 film of the same name, Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” picks up 27 years after the original. The plot centers on an artist (Yahya Abdul Mateen II) who becomes obsessed with the urban legend and unwittingly unleashes a wave of violence. Teyonah Parris, Vanessa E. Williams, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and Kyle Kaminsky also star in the supernatural slasher film. DaCosta, who made her feature film debut with “Candyman,” also co-wrote the movie alongside Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld.

"The Green Knight"

“The Green Knight”

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Dev Patel stars as Gawain, King Arthur’s headstrong nephew, in this fantasy adventure film written and directed by David Lowery. Adapted from the Arthurian legend, the film’s plot finds Gawain setting off on an epic quest that will test his inner courage as he sets out to confront the Green Knight. Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, and Ralph Ineson are included in the cast.

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in "Respect"

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in “Respect”

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Jennifer Hudson takes on the role of the Queen of Soul in “Respect.” The film begins in 1952 with Aretha Franklin as a kid singing in her father’s choir in Detroit and follows her journey to international stardom. Franklin herself handpicked Hudson for this role prior to her death in 2018.

"Don't Breathe 2"

“Don’t Breathe 2”

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Picking up where its predecessor left off, “Don’t Breathe 2” follows Norman “The Blind Man” Nordstrom while living a life of seclusion with only a young girl who serves as a family member until she’s kidnapped. This forces Nordstrom to tap deeper into his dark ways to get her back.

Tenoch Huerta as Juan in The Forever Purge, directed by Everardo Valerio Gout.

Tenoch Huerta in “The Forever Purge”

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The government has implemented a purge system created as a way to cleanse the country of crime by reserving all misconduct for a 12-hour period once a year, where all lawlessness (no matter how brutal) is completely legal. In “The Forever Purge,” the annual event has ended but a group of troublemakers decide that it should go on forever. Two Texas families must now come together to survive and flee the country when Mexico opens its borders for six hours to help Americans. “The Forever Purge” stars Ana de la Reguera, Joshua Lucas, Levin Rambin, Tenoch Herrera, and William Patton.

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5 good movies on Amazon Prime for Thanksgiving weekend

Amazon Prime has many new and old favorites to enjoy this holiday season. Many people in the U.S. will enjoy an extra-long weekend this week to celebrate Thanksgiving. We overeat, spend time with family and watch a lot of movies on Amazon, Netflix, and more.

Amazon has a multitude of movies at your fingertips in almost any genre. November introduced many new titles to add to your viewing pleasure. Check out Dead Poets Society, Gnomeo & Juliet, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Vanity Fair, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and so many more. New Amazon Originals in November include The Electrical Life of Louis Wain and Mayor Pete. 

Below are some great movies on Amazon Prime Video to enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend.

5 best movies on Amazon Prime for Thanksgiving

We Bought a Zoo

The 2011 family comedy-drama, We Bought a Zoo got its source material from the memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee. The film was written and directed by Cameron Crown.

The story follows Mee and his family as they purchase a run-down zoo and proceed to reopen it to the public. Matt Damon plays widowed father Benjamin Mee, who decides he needs a fresh start after the death of his wife. As he starts to look for a new home for this family, he finds the perfect home, but there is a catch. If he wants the house, he must also purchase the zoo on the property, which has been closed for years.

The film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, Elle Fanning, Colin Ford, John Michael Higgins, and Angus Macfadyen.

This is an excellent film for the whole family.

Wanderlust

The comedy film Wanderlust was directed by David Wain, written by Wain and Ken Marino, and produced by Judd Apatow and Paul Rudd. Marino and Rudd also star in the film, and Wain makes a cameo appearance.

A married couple George (Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) Gergenblatt, have recently purchased a micro-loft in New York. George is expecting a promotion, and Linda is on the verge of selling her documentary to HBO. When George’s company unexpectedly goes and under, and Linda’s deal with HBO falls through, they are forced to move to Atlanta, where George’s horrible brother has offered him a job.

On the drive to Atlanta, they come across  Elysium, a counterculture community. They wonder if this community is the answer to all their problems. At Elysium, money, jobs, and clothing are optional but could a move like this just cause more problems?

The Cutting Edge (leaving Nov. 30)

Watch this one soon because The Cutting Edge will be leaving Amazon Prime on Nov. 30. This film is a sports romantic comedy about a spoiled figure skater who is paired with a sidelined hockey player to tackle figure skating at the Olympics.

D.B Sweeney plays Doug Dorsey, an Olympic hockey player who receives a head injury forcing him to retire from the game. Moira Kelly plays Kate Moseley, a figure skater who has made a name for herself in the skating world as being spoiled and demanding. Because of her reputation, her coach cannot find a partner until he meets Dorsey, who is willing to take another shot at the Olympics as a figure skater.

Wimbledon

The romantic comedy Wimbledon was originally released in 2004 that was met with mostly positive reviews. It is a fun movie where good things actually happen to the characters in the film.

Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) is a British professional tennis player who earns a wildcard spot at Wimbledon. He meets American tennis player Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), an up-and-coming female tennis player. They fall in love, and this gives Peter new hope, which improves his game. Lizzie is burdened by her overbearing coach and father, which is starting to take a toll on her game.

It is a great movie that gives you warm fuzzies.

Jingle All the Way

Jingle All the Way is a family comedy that pits two well-meaning fathers against each other who both have the goal of acquiring the must-have gift of the season, Turbo-Man, for their sons.

Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a workaholic, and Myron Larabee (Sinbad), a postal worker, only want the best for the children. But, like many parents, they put their holiday shopping off for too long, and the gift their sons want is sold out everywhere.

The film follows the father’s on their frantic search on Christmas Eve as they fight their way around town searching for the gift.

What are you watching this Thanksgiving? Any movies on Amazon jump out for you? Let us know in the comments below.

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The Best Movies on Amazon Prime to Stream Right Now

Watching a flick at home may seem a bit boring these days—it's all we've been doing during the pandemic, after all—but the best movies on Amazon Prime may change your mind. 

Amazon Prime movies are quality. Some of the titles are even in theaters (when theaters are open). But you don't have to spend $16 to enjoy them: You can watch at zero additional cost with your Prime subscription and use that extra money for, say, snacks. Sounds like a solid plan to us.

So why not give Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ a break for tonight and try Amazon Prime's movies instead? Stars like Mindy Kaling, Olivia Wilde, and Adam Driver are waiting for you to press play. Are you a comedy fan? Prime has you covered. Need a good cry? Yep, that’s here. Looking for something based on a true story? That’s available too. If you still need convincing, then check out the best movies on Amazon Prime, below, and see what's at your fingertips. 

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20 Christmas Movies On Amazon Prime You Can Watch With The Whole Family

Christmas is coming and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a cheery film centered around the magic of Christmas. Whether your family prefers holiday classics like Scrooge and It’s a Wonderful Life or an action-packed hilarious comedy like Jingle All The Way, there’s something for everyone in Amazon Prime’s list of Christmas movies.

Families staying home for the holidays and looking to add a few new films to their lists of must-watch Christmas movies might consider Jim Henson’s The Christmas Toy or Babes in Toyland, which stars a young Keanu Reeves alongside an even younger Drew Barrymore. Or if you’re just looking to keep the kids occupied while you wrap a few presents in the next room, consider An All Dogs Christmas Carol, which uses the characters from All Dogs Go To Heaven to retell Charles Dickens’ famous holiday novella. Younger children may also enjoy the animated Amazon Originals The Snowy Day and If You Give A Mouse A Christmas Cookie. Both films are based on beloved picture books, making them a great way to encourage reading in children.

With so many movies to choose from, even the most bah humbug person in your family is sure to find something they like. Check out these 20 Christmas movies available to stream now on Amazon Prime:

1

An All Dogs Christmas Carol

An All Dogs Christmas Carol is essentially an animated musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday novella A Christmas Carol. But instead of a miserly Scrooge, we have greedy Carface, a villainous American Pit Bull Terrier Bulldog mix. When Itchy and Charlie Barkin team up with Sasha la Fleur to raise money for an injured puppy named Timmy, Carface steals the funds they’ve raised. Can Charlie and Itchy find a way to scare "the Dickens" out of Carface and convince him to ​return the money for Timmy before Christmas is completely ruined? An All Dogs Christmas Carol is rated G, meaning it is appropriate for viewers of all ages.

Watch An All Dogs Christmas Carol, rated G.

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Jingle All The Way

If you’ve ever found yourself madly searching store after store for that one specific toy your child has sworn is the only thing they want for the holidays, then you’ll likely relate to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s troubles in Jingle All the Way. For parents, the film can be an all too relatable look into the stress of holiday shopping. It stars Schwarzenegger as Howard Langston, a workaholic dad who’s promised to get his son Jamie the hottest toy of the season — Turbo-Man. Of course, Howard has put off his shopping until the last possible moment, meaning Turbo-Man is practically sold out.

Watch Jingle All the Way,rated PG.

3

Babes in Toyland

A young Drew Barrymore stars alongside Keanu Reeves in the 1986 Christmas musical Babes in Toyland. Barrymore plays Lisa Piper, an 11-year-old who has grown up too quickly following the passing of her father and now claims she has no time for toys or other childish games of pretend. One Christmas Eve, a blizzard transports Lisa to Toyland. There she meets Mary Contrary, a young woman who has been betrothed to old Barnaby Barnacle despite being in love with Jack Nimble. When Lisa learns Barnaby is planning a wicked take over of Toyland, she stops Mary’s wedding and the two seek out the Toymaster for help in saving Toyland. Babes in Toyland has been rated G, making it perfect for the whole family.

Watch Babes in Toyland,rated G.

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Scrooge (In Color)

Ebenezer Scrooge, one of Charles Dickens’ best-known characters, is the focus of this 1935 holiday film, which has been converted into color for a richer viewing experience. In Scrooge, a curmudgeonly and miserly old businessman takes out his disdain for the Christmas holiday on his poor employee Bob Cratchit. One Christmas Eve, however, Scrooge is visited by four spirits who all show him visions he’d normally never have the chance to see. But can what they show him change Scrooge’s miserly attitude before he ends up alone and forgotten? Amazon recommends this version of Scrooge for children ages 7 and up.

Watch Scrooge,rated PG.

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Jim Henson’s The Christmas Toy

Produced by The Jim Henson Company, The Christmas Toy features many of Jim Henson’s Muppets. Although originally made for TV in 1986, the film still functions as a delightful holiday movie. It takes place in a child’s playroom on Christmas Eve when Rugby the Tiger remembers how he was the favorite toy last Christmas. Eager to be loved again rather than replaced by a new toy, Rugby leaves the playroom in hopes of wrapping himself in a box under the Christmas Tree. But while toys can play when no children are around, they must be careful that no one catches them “out of position.” If Rugby’s owner Jamie unwraps his toy tiger on Christmas morning, he’ll know the toys can move on their own and Rugby will be frozen forever for having broken the toy’s number one rule. Can the other toys work together to rescue Rugby before it’s too late? This film is rated appropriate for all ages.

Watch The Christmas Toy,rated G.

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The Snowy Day

Based on the 1962 children’s picture book of the same name, The Snowy Day is an Amazon Original that centers around what happens when a young boy named Peter explores his neighborhood after the first snowfall of the year. Dressed in his bright red snowsuit, Peter makes tracks through the snow before stumbling on some older children having a snowball fight. When Peter is told he’s too young to participate in a snowball fight this fierce, he opts to make a snowman and snow angels. While not quite as long as a traditional movie — The Snowy Day is just 38 minutes long — this animated short brings a beloved holiday book to life for young children.

Watch The Snowy Day,rated for all audiences.

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If You Give A Mouse A Christmas Cookie

Based on a popular children’s book series from Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, Amazon’s If You Give A Mouse A Christmas Cookie infuses a bit of holiday cheer into this well-loved timeless classic series. The short holiday film — If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie is just 43 minutes long — follows Mouse and his human friend Oliver as the two prepare for Christmas. Unfortunately, impatient Mouse tends to get distracted from tasks, leading him and his friends into trouble. Can Mouse learn the value of paying attention and thinking things through in order to earn his friends’ forgiveness? Common Sense Media recommends this holiday short for children ages 4 and up.

Watch If You Give A Mouse A Christmas Cookie,rated for all audiences.

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It’s a Wonderful Life

Celebrate the season with a beloved holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. Released in 1947, the film centers around George Bailey, a man struggling to overcome the many problems in his life on Christmas. As George contemplates ending it all, angels in heaven discuss George’s life before dispatching a guardian angel. In a twist of fate, George ends up rescuing his guardian angel, who then shows him what his family and town would have looked like had he not been a part of things. You’ll find both a black-and-white version and a color version of It’s a Wonderful Life available to stream on Amazon Prime. While the film deals with some mature topics — namely suicide ideation — Common Sense Media has recommended It’s a Wonderful Life for children ages 9 and up.

Watch It’s a Wonderful Life,rated PG13.

9

Christmas with the Andersons

Michael and Caroline Anderson are known for going all out at Christmas time. Aside from spoiling their 10-year-old twins with an endless mountain of gifts, the couple is well-known for throwing the biggest, brightest, and best holiday party in the neighborhood. But when Michael loses his job and Caroline’s business starts struggling to turn a profit, both Christmas and their annual party seem at risk of being canceled. In Christmas with the Andersons, the couple is visited by Aunt Katie, who helps them and their 10-year-old twins realize that Christmas is about more than the gifts they receive or the parties they host.

Watch Christmas with the Andersons,which has not been rated.

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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas

Based on Dr. Seuss’ popular The Cat in the Hat children’s picture book series, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas sees Cat reunited with Nick and Sally for a holiday adventure. Join the trio as they journey around the world in a quest to help a lost reindeer find his way back home to Freezeyourknees, Snowland, before Christmas. Common Sense Media has recommended The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas for children age 3 and up. Fans of the film may also enjoy The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas picture book, which can be purchased for less than $10 from Amazon.

Watch The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas,rated G.

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12 Dogs of Christmas

Imagine a world without dogs. That’s what life is like in Doverville, a town where the mayor and his evil dog-catcher of a brother have moved to ban dogs. In 12 Dogs of Christmas, 12-year-old Emma is sent to live with her aunt in Doverville during the Great Depression. Outraged by the insane law, Emma teams up with the owner of a nearby dog sanctuary to not only have the law overturned but to also teach the people of Doverville about the true meaning of Christmas. Common Sense Media recommends 12 Dogs of Christmas for children ages 7 and up.

Watch 12 Dogs of Christmas,rated G.

12

The Yummy Gummy Search For Santa

The Yummy Gummy Search For Santa is a computer-animated holiday film featuring Gummibar, a popular multilingual YouTube character. In the film, Gummibar and his friends Cat, Bat, and Chameleon learn from Santa’s Elves that Santa Claus has gone missing. When Gummibar and his friends travel to the North Pole to uncover the mystery behind Santa’s disappearance they quickly find themselves on a mission to rescue Santa Claus from an alien kidnapper. But can the gang recover Santa and save Christmas before it’s too late? Common Sense Media recommendsThe Yummy Gummy Search For Santa for children ages 5 and up.

Watch The Yummy Gummy Search For Santa,which has not been rated.

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Christmas Angel

For many, the holidays can be a difficult time to find yourself alone. For Ashley, that feeling of loneliness is made worse by the fact that she’s currently unemployment. Feeling desperate, Ashley accepts a job offer extended by her reclusive neighbor Nick. But before Ashley can fully commit to being Nick’s personal assistant, she must agree to one condition: She can never reveal that he is a secret Santa dedicated to helping people in need. Things seem to be going great until a handsome — and nosey — reporter starts snooping around with the intention of unraveling Nick’s secret. According to Amazon, Christmas Angel has been rated appropriate for children age 7 and up.

Watch Christmas Angel,which has not been rated.

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A Very Corgi Christmas

All Lauren, a single working mom, wants for Christmas is a little bit of time over the holidays to work on a project that could nab her a serious promotion at work. Unfortunately, Lauren’s plans to sneak in a little work while spending Christmas with her son fall to pieces when she meets Ben, a single dad intent on spreading the Christmas spirit. When Ben decides a Corgi puppy would be the perfect gift for his daughter, he enlists Lauren with helping him keep the gift a secret. As Lauren attempts to keep up with the playful Corgi pup, she learns the importance of family and spending time with those you love, especially during the holidays.

Watch A Very Corgi Christmas,which has been approved for all ages.

15

A Christmas Tree Miracle

The George family thought they had it all. But one holiday season the family is given a shocking wake-up call when dad David loses his job. Because the Georges had been living beyond their means, taking lavish trips and over-extending their budget, creditors show up to take possession of their house. Downtrodden and depressed, the family is reminded of the true meaning of Christmas when they are taken in by a local tree farmer, who reminds them that miracles can happen if you only believe. Although not rated, A Christmas Tree Miracle is described by Amazon as “a warm-hearted holiday tale for the whole family,” making it the perfect film for a Christmas movie night.

Watch A Christmas Tree Miracle,rated TG-G.

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Franklin’s Magic Christmas

Based on characters from Brenda Clark and Paulette Bourgeois’ popular children’s book series Franklin (which also inspired Kaboom! Entertainment’s animated television series of the same name), Franklin’s Magic Christmas finds Franklin the Turtle struggling to get along with his younger sister Harriet once holiday season. The film opens as Franklin and his family are preparing to leave home to spend Christmas on his grandparents’ farm. When Harriet hits Franklin with a snowball, he snaps at her. Later, he accuses her having hidden his favorite stuffed animal in the snow as a sort of prank. Can Franklin get over his annoyance with his sister or will his mood dampen the family’s celebrations? The Franklin series is recommended by Common Sense Media for children ages 3 and up.

Watch Franklin’s Magic Christmas, rated TG-G.

17

The Dog Who Saved Christmas

Mario Lopez voices Zeus, a Labrador Retriever who was once a police dog in The Dog Who Saved Christmas. Unfortunately, Zeus is turned over to the pound when he loses his bark during an important investigation. It’s there that Zeus is adopted by George Bannister just in time for Christmas. When George and his family head off to grandma’s for Christmas Eve, Zeus finds himself face to face with two burglars intent on robbing the home. Can this retired police dog foil these criminals’ plan or will he prove to be outmatched? The Dog Who Saved Christmas is recommended by Common Sense Media for children ages 6 and up.

Watch The Dog Who Saved Christmas, rated PG.

18

A Country Christmas

What would the Christmas holiday be without Santa Claus? In A Country Christmas, an aggrieved politician successfully campaigns to ban the belief in Santa. But without children to believe in him, Santa Claus finds his magical powers slowly disappearing, putting Christmas at risk. Without his powers, Santa becomes trapped in a barn that belongs to two children and their parents. When the children discover Santa is magicless, they set out to help him recover his powers by bolstering others’ belief in Santa. Common Sense Media has recommended A Country Christmas be limited to an audience of 6 years old and older.

Watch A Country Christmas, rated PG.

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Christmas Classics: Jingle Bells

The voice talents of Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander, Don Knotts of The Andy Griffith Show, and Shelley Long of Cheers come together in the animated children’s holiday classic Jingle Bells. The film centers around a loving family that lives on a small farm and worries about having enough money to buy each other gifts for Christmas. A joyful elf narrates the story of how the family comes to learn that the best Christmas gifts aren’t the ones found in a store, but the ones that come from the giver’s heart. Christmas Classics: Jingle Bells is a fun film for all ages.

Watch Christmas Classics: Jingle Bells, rated G.

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10 Hours For Christmas

10 Hours for Christmas, or 10 Horas Para O Natal, is a Spanish-language holiday film that can be watched in either Spanish, English, or Portuguese on Amazon. It centers around Julia, Miguel, and Bia, three children struggling to enjoy the holidays after their parents have divorced. When an unexpected issue at work forces their mother to leave them unattended, the children decide to surprise their parents with Christmas dinner in hopes the holiday meal might bring them back together. But can the kids figure out how to throw the best Christmas their family has ever seen or will the night end in chaos? The film is recommended by Amazon for children 7 and up.

Watch 10 Hours for Christmas, which has not been rated.

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‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ and Other New Movies on Amazon Prime

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Streaming has become more popular than ever, and while COVID restrictions have kept moviegoers mostly out of theaters for the last year, Amazon Prime makes watching new movies from home easy. The platform offers “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “Cry Macho,” “Candyman,” and other movies recently in theaters.

If you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, sign up today and enjoy a free 30-day trial (the membership costs $12.99 a month after the first month). Amazon Prime members get instant access to free two-day shipping, discounted pricing, free two-hour grocery deliveries, millions of ad-free songs, thousands of books and magazines, Prime Gaming, and the Prime Video library. You also have the option of joining Prime Video by itself for $8.99 a month after a monthlong free trial. Below, find a list of in-theater releases that are available for rent. For additional films to add to your watchlist, check out Criterion Collection movies that you can pre-order right now.

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

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“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

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The story of televangelist, author, and singer Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain) and her husband Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield) unfolds in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” The film explores Bakker’s rise to larger-than-life religious celebrity known for her signature faux eyelashes, and the financial struggles, schemes, and scandals that threatened to topple the couple’s empire.

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“Cry Macho”

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“Cry Macho”

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In “Cry Macho,” Clint Eastwood portrays a washed-up rodeo star hired to bring his boss’ son back home from Mexico. The film was simultaneously released in theaters on HBO Max in September but it only remained on the streaming platform for 31 days. Amazon Prime gives you the option to rent “Cry Macho” for $19.99 (you’ll have 30 days to watch and 48 hours to finish once you start), or purchase a digital Ultra-HD version of the film for $24.99.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy in Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta.

“Candyman”

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“Candyman”

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A sequel to the 1992 film of the same name, Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” picks up 27 years after the original. The plot centers on an artist (Yahya Abdul Mateen II) who becomes obsessed with the urban legend and unwittingly unleashes a wave of violence. Teyonah Parris, Vanessa E. Williams, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and Kyle Kaminsky also star in the supernatural slasher film. DaCosta, who made her feature film debut with “Candyman,” also co-wrote the movie alongside Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld.

"The Green Knight"

“The Green Knight”

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“The Green Knight”

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Dev Patel stars as Gawain, King Arthur’s headstrong nephew, in this fantasy adventure film written and directed by David Lowery. Adapted from the Arthurian legend, the film’s plot finds Gawain setting off on an epic quest that will test his inner courage as he sets out to confront the Green Knight. Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, and Ralph Ineson are included in the cast.

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in "Respect"

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in “Respect”

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“Respect”

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Jennifer Hudson takes on the role of the Queen of Soul in “Respect.” The film begins in 1952 with Aretha Franklin as a kid singing in her father’s choir in Detroit and follows her journey to international stardom. Franklin herself handpicked Hudson for this role prior to her death in 2018.

"Don't Breathe 2"

“Don’t Breathe 2”

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“Don’t Breathe 2”

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Picking up where its predecessor left off, “Don’t Breathe 2” follows Norman “The Blind Man” Nordstrom while living a life of seclusion with only a young girl who serves as a family member until she’s kidnapped. This forces Nordstrom to tap deeper into his dark ways to get her back.

Tenoch Huerta as Juan in The Forever Purge, directed by Everardo Valerio Gout.

Tenoch Huerta in “The Forever Purge”

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“The Forever Purge”

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The government has implemented a purge system created as a way to cleanse the country of crime by reserving all misconduct for a 12-hour period once a year, where all lawlessness (no matter how brutal) is completely legal. In “The Forever Purge,” the annual event has ended but a group of troublemakers decide that it should go on forever. Two Texas families must now come together to survive and flee the country when Mexico opens its borders for six hours to help Americans. “The Forever Purge” stars Ana de la Reguera, Joshua Lucas, Levin Rambin, Tenoch Herrera, and William Patton.

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‘The Wheel Of Time’ Makes Strong Debut As Amazon Prime Video Doubles Down On Genre With ‘Mass Effect’ Adaptation & Prepares To Usher In ‘LOTR’

EXCLUSIVE:AmazonPrime Video’s series adaptation of Robert Jordan’s best-selling The Wheel Of Time fantasy novels has come out of the gate strong.

“We can firmly say that Wheel of Time was the most watched series premiere of the year and one of the Top 5 series launches of all time for Prime Video,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke told Deadline about the debut, acknowledging that the company — like most streamers  — “try to figure out how transparent we are going to be in the future” with ratings.

Prime Video is among the SVOD platforms that do not disclose viewership data but Salke revealed that “there were tens and tens of millions of streams” for The Wheel Of Time in the first three days of its release, with the US, India, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany as the top countries.

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In an encouraging sign for The Wheel Of Time‘s longevity, the series’ first three episode made available at launch also logged some of the highest completion rates on the service ever, Salke added. Additionally, according to third party TV-I, The Wheel of Time was the #1 series on social across all releases last weekend and is the biggest Amazon Original series on social this year.

With its solid Nov. 19 debut, The Wheel of Time, starring Rosamund Pike, is living up to its strong pre-launch tracking. Parrot Analytics earlier this month released data showing The Wheel Of Time outpacing other recent new fantasy series, including Netflix’s hit The Witcher, in global pre-release demand, projecting that The Wheel of Time could have Prime Video’s biggest opening since the Season 2 premieres of The Boys in October 2020 and Indian original Mirzapur in November 2020. (Both The Wheel of Time and The Boys come from Sony Pictures Television, which co-produces them with Amazon Studios.)

Salke would not disclose further viewership information about The Wheel Of Time premiere but said that “it’s definitely trending to exceed our expectations which were high.”

Between Emmy-nominated comic book adaptation The Boys’ critical and commercial success, The Wheel Of Time‘s promising debut and the anticipated launch of The Lord of Rings, genre has emerged as a key programming area for the streamer and a continuing development focus.

One of the company’s newest hopefuls in the arena is Mass Effect. Amazon Studios is nearing a deal to develop a series based on the best-selling sci-fi video game franchise from Electronic Arts.

“You will see us continuing to invest in fantasy genre of all kinds, we have a genre-focused team on the ground in Studios who work tirelessly with our creative partners on those slates, and you can look forward to more,” Salke said.

The Wheel Of Time‘s successful launch, for which Salke also gave credit to Amazon Studios’ marketing and publicity teams, comes after a challenging year for Prime Video — and for virtually any linear and streaming networks whose content pipelines were affected by the coronavirus pandemic. With production on many of its series delayed, including Emmy-winning comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon relied on movie acquisitions to keep circulation on the service and used the opportunity to cultivate new audiences with a mix of original series and movies.

“As we looked at the challenges that Covid presented with our slate, it was really important that we were creating big cultural moments globally around content,” Salke said. “We went out at the end of 2020 with Borat, and through 2021 increasing that momentum with our slate of originals. I’m so happy that we could get a slate of material underway with Coming to America, Without Remorse, Sylvie’s Love, One Night In Miami, Them: Covenant and Underground Railroad which we were able to schedule strategically within Covid to drive a new audience to Prime Video. We made significant improvements in making Black customers all over the world feel like Prime Video was a home for them which we are exceptionally proud of.”

While movies like these as well as The Tomorrow War and Cinderella “kept our customers very much engaged on the service,” “I think we’ve all been looking forward to Wheel Of Time being the next big tentpole that we could get up on the service while we are still in this pandemic,” Salke said. “It is a bit of the door opening to the robust content slate that was delayed for so many different reasons all coming together in 2022 and 23.”

That includes the sprawling TheLord of the Rings, slated to premiere on Sept. 2, 2022. Amazon recently announced that production on Season 2 of the J.R.R. Tolkien series adaptation will be moving to the UK from New Zealand where Season 1 was filmed.

Salke had no updates on locations and production start date for Season 2 but said this about LOTR:

“All systems are go on that show, it looks absolutely incredible and we can’t wait to launch it to the world. We know our global audience is hungry for elevated fantasy and shows based on beloved IP; we see that with Wheel of Time, and Lord of the Rings will be the centerpiece of our year.”

A lot has been written about comments attributed to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in fall 2017 about a Prime Video programming shift to big, tentpole series and find the new Game Of Thrones. It resulted in a slew of high-profile genre projects being put in development by the streamer around that time, including The Lord Of the Rings, The Boys and The Wheel of Time.

Salke remembered meeting with The Wheel Of Time creator Rafe Judkins and the Sony TV executives after she joined Amazon Studios in early 2018.

“It was so amazing to hear Rafe’s personal connection to it,” Salke recalled. “His mother, during a coming-of-age, challenging time for him, bonded with him over this book. It was this really important piece of storytelling that really informed him and his relationships with his family in a lot of ways. Clearly I knew – which we always look for — how passionate was he about this material, how well did he know it, and how much affection and love did he have for it. We greenlit [the series] off that meeting, and I wasn’t worried about it; I felt we were in really great hands with him on this beloved, huge property.”

While Salke acknowledges that, “as always with a beloved IP, you could get some criticism about not staying exactly true to people’s vision of what the series should look like as it comes to life, we are in touch with the core fans of the novels and we know the majority of them are really excited and happy,” she said.

The Wheel of Time was renewed for a second season in May, months ahead of its series premiere. Production on Season 2 began in Prague, Czech Republic in July, and the series is about halfway through principal photography on the new season.

“You should expect more of the high quality addictive storytelling that stays true to the original IP but also brings new original ideas and storylines,” Salke said about Season 2.

It is too early to discuss a potential early Season 3 renewal but it is a real possibility.

“Let’s get a little time under our feet but I have a good feeling the show will go on for years and years,” Salke said.

Based on Jordan’s novels, The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Judkins. Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of iwot productions, Mike Weber and Ted Field of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Pike serves as producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers. The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures TV.

Created by Casey Hudson, Drew Karpyshyn and Preston Watamaniuk, Mass Effect is a sci-fi action video game franchise developed by BioWare and Electronic Arts. The series launched in 2007 with the first Mass Effect game, which follows Systems Alliance Navy vet Commander Shepard who must fight against an ancient machine race that looks to invade the Milky Way. The franchise also includes the second and third installments of the Mass Effect trilogy and various spin-offs including mobile games and Mass Effect: Andromeda.

(Alexandra del Rosario contributed to this report.)

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‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ and Other New Movies on Amazon Prime

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Streaming has become more popular than ever, and while COVID restrictions have kept moviegoers mostly out of theaters for the last year, Amazon Prime makes watching new movies from home easy. The platform offers “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “Cry Macho,” “Candyman,” and other movies recently in theaters.

If you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, sign up today and enjoy a free 30-day trial (the membership costs $12.99 a month after the first month). Amazon Prime members get instant access to free two-day shipping, discounted pricing, free two-hour grocery deliveries, millions of ad-free songs, thousands of books and magazines, Prime Gaming, and the Prime Video library. You also have the option of joining Prime Video by itself for $8.99 a month after a monthlong free trial. Below, find a list of in-theater releases that are available for rent. For additional films to add to your watchlist, check out Criterion Collection movies that you can pre-order right now.

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Searchlight Pictures

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Buy:$14.99/rentBuy it

The story of televangelist, author, and singer Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain) and her husband Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield) unfolds in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” The film explores Bakker’s rise to larger-than-life religious celebrity known for her signature faux eyelashes, and the financial struggles, schemes, and scandals that threatened to topple the couple’s empire.

CRY MACHO, from left: Clint Eastwood, Eduardo Minett, 2021. ph: Claire Folger /© Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection

“Cry Macho”

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“Cry Macho”

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In “Cry Macho,” Clint Eastwood portrays a washed-up rodeo star hired to bring his boss’ son back home from Mexico. The film was simultaneously released in theaters on HBO Max in September but it only remained on the streaming platform for 31 days. Amazon Prime gives you the option to rent “Cry Macho” for $19.99 (you’ll have 30 days to watch and 48 hours to finish once you start), or purchase a digital Ultra-HD version of the film for $24.99.

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“Candyman”

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A sequel to the 1992 film of the same name, Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” picks up 27 years after the original. The plot centers on an artist (Yahya Abdul Mateen II) who becomes obsessed with the urban legend and unwittingly unleashes a wave of violence. Teyonah Parris, Vanessa E. Williams, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, teller jobs in banks near me Kyle Kaminsky also star in the supernatural slasher film. DaCosta, who made her feature film debut with “Candyman,” also co-wrote the movie alongside Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld.

"The Green Knight"

“The Green Knight”

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“The Green Knight”

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Dev Patel stars as Gawain, King Arthur’s headstrong nephew, in this fantasy adventure film written and directed by David Lowery. Adapted from the Arthurian legend, the film’s plot finds Gawain setting off on an epic quest that will test his inner courage as he sets out to confront the Green Knight. Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, and Ralph Ineson are included in the cast.

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in "Respect"

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in “Respect”

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“Respect”

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Jennifer Hudson takes on the role of the Queen of Soul in “Respect.” The film begins in 1952 with Aretha Franklin as a kid singing in her father’s choir in Detroit and follows her journey to international stardom. Franklin herself handpicked Hudson for this role prior to her death in 2018.

"Don't Breathe 2"

“Don’t Breathe 2”

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“Don’t Breathe 2”

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Picking up where its predecessor left off, “Don’t Breathe 2” follows Norman “The Blind Man” Nordstrom while living a life of seclusion with only a young girl who serves as a family member until she’s kidnapped. This forces Nordstrom to tap deeper into his dark ways to get her back.

Tenoch Huerta as Juan in The Forever Purge, directed by Everardo Valerio Gout.

Tenoch Huerta in “The Forever Purge”

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“The Forever Purge”

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The government has implemented a purge system created as a way to cleanse the country of crime by reserving all misconduct for a 12-hour period once a year, where all lawlessness (no matter how brutal) is completely legal. In “The Forever Purge,” the annual event has ended but a group of troublemakers decide that it should go on forever. Two Texas families must now come together to survive and flee the country when Mexico opens its borders for six hours to help Americans. “The Forever Purge” stars Ana de la Reguera, Joshua Lucas, Levin Rambin, Tenoch Herrera, and William Patton.

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Everything Coming to Amazon Prime in December 2021

The Amazon Prime Video streaming library is expanding! After the streamer filled its content catalog in November with titles including Season 3 of Hanna and the debut of The Wheel of Time, based on the sprawling Robert Jordan fantasy series, it is treating subscribers to even more new additions in December 2021. The Prime Video content will also include new content coming to IMDb TV, which is available for free with no Prime membership needed.

Among the titles subscribers can expect to see is the highly anticipated biographical drama Being The Ricardos. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, the drama centers on the relationship between I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The Prime Video library will also be seeing the addition of original titles like With Love, the romantic comedy series written and created by Gloria Calderón Kellett, the sixth and final season of The Expanse, and the Riz Amed and Octavia Spencer-starring sci-fi thriller Encounter. Over on IMDb TV, viewers will be able to press play on everything from Alex Rider Season 2 to the Sarah Hyland-hosted series Play-Doh Squished, and even a new season of UNINTERRUPTED's Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers.

Amazon's streaming content is available as a bonus to an Amazon Prime subscription, which also includes free two-day shipping and same-day delivery in some area codes. You can sign up for a subscription by clicking here. Subscribers also get access to Prime Music and Prime Reading. Amazon Prime costs $119 for an annual subscription or $12.99 monthly. You can also get just Prime Video for $8.99 a month. Scroll on for a look at what's coming to Prime Video, as well as IMDb TV, in December.

Dec. 1 - Movies

Prime Video Movies
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Alex Cross (2013)
All Is Lost (2013)
Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat (2003)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
End Of Days (1999)
Guess Who (2005)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)
Jennifer's Body (2009)
Little Women (1994)
Mistletoe Mixup (2021)
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Pineapple Express (2008)
Pineapple Express (Unrated) (2008)
Ronin (1998)
Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
Soul Surfer (2011)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)
The Hunt For Red October (1990)
The Proposal (2009)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
The Waterboy (1998)
Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys (2008)
Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)
What's Love Got To Do With It (1993)
White As Snow (2021)

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Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom (2017)
Alpha & Omega: The Big Fureeze (2016)
American Assassin (2017)
Annie (2014)
Beowulf (2007)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Chef (2014)
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Ender's Game (2013)
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Funny People (2009)
Galaxy Quest first niagara bank guilford ct Tucker Must Die (2006)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Letters to Juliet (2010)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Marmaduke (2010)
Masterminds (2016)
Maverick (1994)
Megamind (2010)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Nacho Libre (2006)
Norm of the North (2015)
Norm of the North: Family Vacation (2020)
Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom (2018)
Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure (2019)
Our Family Wedding (2010)
Phat Girlz (2006)
RED 2 (2013)
Santa Who? (2000)
Selma (2014)
Seraphim Falls (2006)
Taken (2008)
That's My Boy (2012)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
The Jackal (1997)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
The Last Song (2010)
The Prestige (2006)
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
The Vow (2012)
Walking with Dinosaurs (2013)
What Happens in Vegas (2008)

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Dec. 1 - Series

Prime Video Series
A Discovery of Witches: Season 1 (AMC+)
A House Divided: Season 1 (ALLBLK)
Believe (2016) (UP Faith & Family)
Bonanza: Season 1 (Best Westerns Ever)
Brad Meltzer's Decoded: Season 1 (HISTORY Vault)
Christmas Everlasting (2020) (Hallmark Movies Now)
Hallmark Drama's Christmas Cookie Matchup: Season 1 (Hallmark Movies Now)
Hostages: Season 1 (Topic)
My Crazy Ex: Season 1 (A&E Crime Central)
Roadkill: Season 1 (MotorTrend)
Sanford: Seasons 1-2
Sanford And Son: Seasons 1-6
Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas (2014) (Hallmark Movies Now)
The Gulf: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
The Jeffersons: Seasons 1-11
The Perfect Wedding Match (2021) (UP Faith & Family)
The Tom & Jerry Show: Season 1 (Boomerang)
When Calls the Heart: Home for Christmas: Season 7 (Hallmark Movies Now)

IMDb TV Series
Bewitched S3
Silent Witness S1-21

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Dec. 3

Prime Video Movies
Joe Bell (2020)
We Are X (2016)

Prime Video Series
Harlem - Amazon Original Series: Season 1

IMDb TV Series
Alex Rider - IMDb TV Original: Season 2

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Dec. 5 - Dec. 8

Dec. 5
IMDb TV Movies
A Lot Like Christmas (2021)

Dec. 8
Prime Video Series
FC Bayern – Behind the Legend – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

IMDb TV Movies
Triple 9 (2016)

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Dec. 9
Prime Video Geld overmaken naar creditcard ics Ferragnez – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

Dec. 10
Prime Video Movies
Encounter - Amazon Original Movie (2021)

IMDb TV Movies
Child's Play (2019)

Prime Video Series
LOL: Last One Laughing Mexico - Amazon Original Series: Season 3
The Expanse – Amazon Original Series: Season 6

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Play-Doh Squished – IMDb TV Original: Holiday-themed Special

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Dec. 12
Prime Video Movies
A Christmas Star (2021)

Dec. 16
Prime Video Movies
Boxing Day (2021)
Christmas Is Cancelled (2021)

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With Love - Amazon Original Series: Season 1

Dec. 17
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UNINTERRUPTED's Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers – IMDb TV Original: Season 2

Dec. 18
IMDb TV Movies
When Hope Calls Christmas (2021)

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Dec. 19
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Joy for Christmas (2021)

Dec. 20
Prime Video Movies
Who You Think I Am (2021)

Dec. 21
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Being The Ricardos – Amazon Original Movie (2021)

Dec. 23
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Yearly Departed – Amazon Original Special (2021)

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Prime Video Movies
Lady Of The Manor (2021)
Time Is Up (2021)

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Escape Plan (2013)

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The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard in amazon prime movies. Photo: Amazon Studios

This post is updated twice a month to reflect the latest movies to leave and enter Amazon Prime. *New additions are indicated by an asterisk.

You really should be using your Amazon Prime subscription for more than just shipping discounts and Whole Foods sales. The people at Amazon have amassed a truly impressive library of films that can be accessed with your Prime account, and in many ways, it’s equal to and arguably even superior to Netflix’s library. But how do you know where to begin? As we have done with Netflix, allow us to present a regularly-updated guide to 100 movies to watch on Amazon Prime. A collection of classics, blockbusters, and under-the-radar flicks, you really should watch all 100. Get back to us after you do.

One of the best performances of Kirk Douglas’s career came in a 1951 noir that has earned its reputation as a classic in the six decades since its release. The amazing Billy Wilder broke through with his direction of this story of a disgraced reporter who will do whatever it takes to get his job back. A lot of movies are credited with being ahead of their time, but Ace in the Hole one undeniably was.

Tom Harper directed this film that just landed in theaters at the end of 2019 and was quickly shuffled off to Amazon. It’s a shame because this is a film that deserved more attention. It’s got cross-demographic appeal for kids and adults in its story of the first people to really break through the clouds in a hot air balloon. The Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones reunite and deliver in a well-made action film that uses a lot more practical effects and stunts than most modern flicks like this and the result is some tension for anyone with even a moderate fear of heights.

There aren’t enough undeniable classics on Amazon, so you should take the chance to watch the few that there are, even if just to fill in your personal viewing history with some movies made before 1980. Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn are simply perfect together in this adventure rom-com that should be listed in any film dictionary next to the words star chemistry. Trivia: This is the only movie Bogart won an Oscar for.

Michael Mann directed this 2001 biopic of one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, Muhammad Ali. Will Smith does possibly the best film work of his career as the legendary boxer, civil rights icon, and all-around role model, and Mann approaches the life of Ali with his own unique craftsmanship. This appears to be the original theatrical edition and not one of the alternate versions later released, FYI.

Movies changed forever with the 1979 release of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror classic. Sigourney Weaver leads the crew of the Nostromo, answering a distress call in the far of reaches of space that puts them in contact with the ultimate killing machine. Not only did Alien launch a franchise, it created a template for horror set in outer space, rewriting the rulebook in a way that’s still incredibly powerful over four decades later.

Pedro Almodovar’s breakthrough was this 1999 comedy-drama starring Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, and a young Penelope Cruz. The winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Amazon prime movies Film, it announced Almodovar as a major auteur. It also won 6 Goya Awards, the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars. It’s a sharp, witty personal amazon prime movies that displays Almodovar’s incredible skill.

Cameron Crowe’s 2000 masterpiece about a young man (Patrick Fugit) who ends up on tour with a rock band known as Stillwater. With incredible supporting performances from Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, AlmostFamous is one of the richest and most timeless films of its era, a rare movie that gets better every time you see it.

Incredibly controversial when it was released, Alan Parker’s 1987 thriller has aged very well thanks in large part to great performances from Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro. Rourke plays Harry Angel, a private investigator who is hired to solve a disappearance that leads him to New Orleans at the behest of a devilish man named Louis Cypher (Get it!?!?). Explicitly sexual and violent, it’s the kind of movie for adults that truly doesn’t get made anymore.

Leos Carax’s first film in years drops on Amazon Prime only a couple weeks after its theatrical premiere, and only about a month after it wowed audiences at Cannes. Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in the ambitious musical (with original songs by Sparks) about a couple who have a magical child named Annette. That only captures a fraction of what this incredibly unique film is about — you have to see it to believe it. (Premieres on Amazon Prime on 8/20.)

Jia Zhangke is one of the world’s best filmmakers. If you can track down copies of the Chinese director’s Still Life, A Touch of Sin, and Mountains May Depart, you really should do so. Until then, check out his latest work, an epic gangster flick with a mesmerizing performance from Jia’s wife, Zhao Tao. Like a lot of great crime movies, amazon prime movies becomes a commentary on the state of the country in which it’s set as much as anything else.

Joe Wright adapted the masterful novel of the same name by Ian McEwan in a way that’s lyrical and devastating. James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, and Vanessa Redgrave star in this story that unfolds across generations in a manner that is both poetic and deeply human. It’s one of the best films of the ‘00s, an Oscar nominee for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

It’s not common for a paul f tompkins cake boss comedy to be so acclaimed and popular that it actually becomes an Oscar nominee for Best Screenplay, but The Big Sick is not a typical comedy (and Holly Hunter was robbed of a nomination too, by the way). Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon loosely adapt their story, with Nanjiani starring alongside Zoe Kazan. It’s really as crowdpleasing as comedies get. You kind of have to be an asshole not to like it.

In 1986, Oliver Stone tackled what it was like to be in country in his personal Platoon, and only three years later he followed up with a story about what it was like to come home from Vietnam in the story of Ron Kovacs. Tom Cruise does arguably the best work of his career in this powerful deconstruction of patriotism and examination of the amazon prime movies cost of war. It’s even better than you remember.

Before The Matrix, the Wachowskis made waves with their 1995 debut, a noir thriller that turned gender roles on their head by making both leads femme fatales. Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon are the fantastic leads, but it’s the Wachowskis’ clever script that really elevates the genre exercise.

One of the best films of James L. Brooks’s career is this 1987 romantic dramedy that was so acclaimed that it was nominated for Best Picture and included a couple years ago in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Holly Hunter, William Hurt, and Albert Brooks are fantastic in this smart movie about the people who bring viewers the news. Some of it is a little dated amazon prime movies, but the acting and writing will always be brilliant.

Lee Chang-dong’s 2018 Cannes darling is one of the best Korean films of the last decade. Based loosely on a short story by Haruki Murakami, it stars Yoo Ah-in as an aimless young man who reunites with an old childhood friend, played by Jeon Jong-seo. When she brings home a mysterious young man named Ben (a transcendent Steven Yeun), things get weird.

Paul Newman and Robert Redford redefined cool in this 1969 Western, playing the title characters in an instant classic. Based loosely on a true story, this is the tale of two outlaws on the run after committing a string of train robberies. They flee to Bolivia to try and escape the U.S. law, but it tracks them down. Newman and Redford’s star power is simply blinding.

The legendary Mike Nichols directed this incredibly successful 1971 comedy/drama that shook the cinematic world at a time when American cinema was only just starting to explore adult themes like the ones here. Art Garfunkel and Jack Nicholson star as college roommates who work their way through relationships and into middle-age. They’re matched by great turns from Candice Bergen and Ann-Margret.

As No Time to Die has finally been released after multiple delays, Amazon Prime is here to satisfy your 007 needs with the first outing for Daniel Craig as the most famous movie spy of all time. This is easily one of the best Bond movies, a flick that redefined the character with more intense stakes and realistic action sequences. It’s a legitimately great movie, not just for what it did for its genre and the future of its legendary super spy.

Tom Hanks gives one of the best performances of his career in the 2000 survival drama from Robert Zemeckis. America’s dad plays a FedEx worker who’s stranded on a deserted island in the middle of the South Pacific. His only friend is a ball that he names Wilson, our hero just tries to survive long enough to be rescued.

One of Steven Spielberg’s most underrated films stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale, a legendary con man who became a millionaire through his crimes, and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent trying to track him. Charming and delightful, thanks to a great script by Jeff Nathanson, Catch Me If You Can is a movie that’s easy to watch again and again.

This wonderful 1963 film is part romantic comedy and part Hitchockian mystery, courtesy of master director Stanley Donen and the blinding charisma of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. A lot of movies try to be a little bit of everything but few in history have blended genres as diverse as screwball comedy and suspense thriller as seamlessly as this clever classic, which also has great supporting turns from Walter Matthau and James Coburn.

Stephen King has arguably never been more popular than in the era of blockbuster adaptations It, Doctor Sleep, and the Pet Sematary remake, but this is nothing new. Hollywood has been adapting the work of the master of horror for decades. Take, for example, this 1984 adaptation of a short story that King wrote over four decades ago. It may not be a great movie, but it’s becoming a cultural touchstone — every time there’s a creepy kid in a flick, audiences think of the little monsters that give this movie its name.

Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet directed a stunning follow-up to their breakthrough with Delicatessen, delivering an even better film (and then would go on to follow this one up with Amelie). The City of Lost Children is an impossible movie to describe in a capsule, a crazy vision of a fantasy world that’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Beautiful and unforgettable.

One of the last films of Mike Nichols’s stunning career was his adaptation of the 1997 Patrick Marber play, starring a killer quartet in the lead roles Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen lead the searing drama about failing relationships, and two of them (Portman and Owen) landed Oscar nominations for their work.

One of the cool things about Amazon’s increased theatrical output is that they’re putting their films on Amazon Prime very quickly after playing at the multiplex or arthouse. Take this 2018 Oscar nominee from Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida), a Polish drama about star-crossed lovers over decades after the end of World War II. It’s a luscious, emotional drama that demands your attention and rewards it.

Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of John le Carre’s novel won Rachel Weisz an Oscar as an activist murdered in Northern Kenya. Ralph Fiennes plays her husband, a man who learns more about his wife after her death than he did while she was alive and gets to the bottom of a deep political conspiracy.

It’s hard to believe there was a time when a historical drama like Dances With Wolves could be such a phenomenon, but it shows you how much our times have changed in the three decades since its release. This movie made over $400 million worldwide(!) on its way to seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director. Known more now as the movie that stole deserving Oscars from GoodFellas, Dances is a better movie than its reputation.

David Cronenberg delivered one of his best films in 1988’s Dead Ringers, a twisted thriller starring Jeremy Irons as twin gynecologists who share flings with their clients without them knowing. Creepy and masterful, the movie contains arguably Irons’ best performance.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet directed this pitch-black comedy with his partner Marc Caro way back in 1991, before he would make a bigger splash with Amelie. In an apartment building in France in the future, food is hard to come by, leading to the butcher on the first floor going to cannibalistic extremes to feed his tenants. Visually striking in a way that instantly announced Jeunet & Caro as artists that needed to be watched, it’s a tasty treat.

One of the best noirs ever made is just sitting there on Amazon Prime waiting for you to discover it. Based on the 1939 novel of the same name, Detour stars Tom Neal and Ann Savage and it just oozes style in the way it uses the classic genre structure of a man who keeps digging himself into a deeper and deeper hole. Considered a lesser B-movie for years, it has only recently been reappraised as a noir classic.

Over 30 years after its release, Spike Lee’s 1989 masterpiece feels as urgent and current as the day it was released. After the social uprising in 2020, many people seemed to revisit this classic, and discovered it’s lost none of its power. In fact, every viewing of Do the Right Thing feels fresh and new again. It’s one of the best films ever made.

Lulu Wang wrote and directed this beautiful award-winner “based on a true lie.” Awkwafina won a Golden Globe for the role of a New York woman who is forced to go along with her family when they decide not to tell her beloved Nai Nai that she has cancer. It’s a nuanced, tender piece of filmmaking that really announces Wang as a major new talent, and a film that will be passed down from generation to generation for years to come.

David Fincher’s adaptation of the book by Chuck Palahniuk has been so dissected and memed that it’s hard to take it seriously in 2021, but it’s worth the effort, especially given how much what it has to say about toxic masculinity remains so relevant. It’s also just a stunning technical exercise with Fincher playing with his visual style in ways he doesn’t really do anymore.

Bruce Lee really landed on the international map with two Hong Kong films directed by Lo Wei, 1971’s The Big Boss and then this film the next year, a movie about a student who seeks to avenge the murder of his master. After some disappointment in the Hollywood system, Lee went back to Hong Kong and redefined martial arts cinema forever. This is an essential piece of work in the genre.

The late Bill Paxton directed and co-stars in an stunning psychological thriller that didn’t get a lot of attention in 2001 but has developed a following over the years. Matthew McConaughey stars as a young man who tells the FBI that his brother is the man behind a string of serial killings, inspired by their upbringing at the hands of a man (Paxton) who told them he had been visited by God and told to destroy demons in human form on Earth.

Look at me. Barry Sonnenfeld directed one of the best adaptations of an Elmore Leonard novel in the history of the great author and anchored it with one of John Travolta’s best performances. Everyone remembers the comeback with Pulp Fiction, but this one really allows Travolta’s incredible ‘90s charisma to shine. It’s a perfectly calibrated comedy with phenomenal performances all around, including Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, and Gene Hackman too.

Sebastián Lelio co-writes and directs this adaptation of his own 2013 film Gloria that’s essentially the same film beat for beat with one major difference: Julianne Moore. The Oscar-winning legend plays the title role, a divorced woman with two adult children. There’s no high concept or strange hook here — just a beautiful character study with one of the best performances of 2019.

Few films have impacted the culture as much as Mike Nichols’s 1967 dramedy based on the Charles Webb novel of the same name. It really was one of the first films in a wave of artistic expression that would make the late ‘60s and ‘70s the richest time in American film history. Dustin Hoffman stars as a recent college graduate looking for direction in his life in this sharp, clever comedy that spoke to an entire generation of young people looking for how to change the world.

The stage musical may be a little thin but it’s the cast that makes Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1955 Oscar nominee into such a timeless charmer. Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando were at the peak of their charm when they stepped into these roles. Sure, Brando’s singing is a little dodgy, but who cares? And Jean Simmons and Vivian Blaine are pretty fantastic too.

None of the streaming services have a truly deep selection of international cinema but Amazon Prime is better than most. Take for example Park Chan-wook’s masterful period drama about betrayal, sex, and more betrayal. It’s one of the most technically gorgeous films you could possibly watch tonight. Make sure the kids are msu mankato calendar 2017 bed first though.

Long before Paul Thomas Anderson was a legendary writer-director came this excellent 1996 drama-noir also known as Sydney. Philip Baker Hall plays a gambler who meets a young man played John C. Reilly and takes him under his wing. A few years later, they meet a woman named Clementine, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, and, well, things get complicated. PTA’s craftsmanship was top-notch right from the very beginning.

Christian Slater kinda does a Jack Nicholson impression and Winona Ryder is at the peak of her ’80s emo charm in this clever satire of high-school life. Ryder plays the high-school outcast and Slater plays the guy who teaches her that revenge is a dish best served with an attitude.

There was a time in the ‘80s and ‘90s when playwright David Mamet moonlighted as a remarkable screenwriter, a period that really culminated in this 2001 action film from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and director. His highest-grossing film, Heist stars Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay, and Sam Rockwell in another one of those labyrinthine narratives about complicated men destroying each other’s lives.

When people think of the most influential Hollywood comedies of all time, this 1940 Howard Hawks hit often makes the list. Watch it to see why. You’ll witness Cary Grant at his most charismatic as Walter Burns, an editor who is watching his best reporter and ex-wife walk out the door. He suggests they cover one last story, and Hollywood magic ensues. American movies don’t get much more classic than this.

Shia LaBeouf wrote and co-stars in a film that’s deeply autobiographical regarding his abusive father and the troubles the actor went through in his younger years. A screenplay that he started writing in rehab is one of the most daring in a long time, purely confessional and moving in ways that dramas are rarely allowed to be. Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges co-star, and both do excellent work.

One of the best things about Bong Joon-ho winning multiple Oscar for his brilliant Parasite is the exposure likely led more people to his other works, including the wonderful monster movie The Host. In fact, this story of a creature in the Han River also stars the leading man from Parasite, the great Song Kang-ho. It’s a gorgeous piece of work that really put Bong on the map worldwide.

Director Thomas Vinterberg and star Mads Mikkelsen earned raves and an Academy Award for their collaboration on 2020’s Another Round, but it wasn’t the first time they worked together (and arguably wasn’t even the best). Check out their 2012 drama, now on Amazon Prime, about a man who becomes the target of a witch hunt after being falsely accused of sexually abusing a child.

The brilliant Julia Hart co-wrote and directed this very different thriller, a crime movie told only from the POV of one character, the wife of a criminal. Rachel Brosnahan of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel gives her best film performance to date as Jean, a woman who is forced to go on the run with her young child after her criminal husband goes missing. It’s a finely calibrated piece of work that reshapes an overdone genre in a way that makes it feel fresh again.

Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War earned him raves, but his previous drama is arguably even stronger, and it too is now on Amazon Prime. Set in Poland in 1962, this mesmerizing film tells the story of a young woman on the verge of taking her what is human capital management hcm to become a nun. Before she can do that, she wans to fill in some holes in her personal history, including exactly what happened when she was orphaned during World War II.

Nicholas Ray gave Humphrey Bogart one of the richest roles in his career in this 1950 noir based on the Dorothy B. Hughes novel of the same name. When it was released, this story www first national com a screenwriter suspected of murder didn’t connect the same way that Bogart generally did at the time, but history has been very kind to it, and it’s now widely considered one of the best film noirs of all time.

There’s a reason that this story of pod people has been remade pretty much for every generation. It taps into something timeless about the fear of distrusting our fellow man (and seems pretty ready for a 2020 update). The ‘70s version by Philip Kaufman is arguably the best, anchored by one of Donald Sutherland’s best performances and that creepy sense that the sense of community fostered by the late ‘60s was being dismantled from within.

Frank Capra’s classic often gets a ton of replay around the holidays, but it’s the kind of heartwarmer that works all year long. This is no mere Christmas movie but a story about the impact that one man can have on an entire community. It really defined the on-screen persona of Jimmy Stewart and has become a beloved film around the world, even in warm weather.

Cary Fukunaga gets a lot of attention for True Detective and No Time to Die, but don’t forget to check out his work on this 2011 adaptation of the famous novel of the same name by Charlotte Bronte too. Fukunaga delivers in the romantic longing department, directing Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender to two of the best performances of their careers.

It’s hard to overstate what a juggernaut the Ju-On franchise has become over the last two decades. There are over a dozen films in this franchise and three American versions, including one earlier this year. There’s also a Netflix prequel series (that’s pretty good!). But this is still the tentpole of them all, the 2002 flick that really defined the style of these vicious ghost movies. It still works as well today as when it came out.

Pretty much every Robert Altman film on streaming is going to make a list like this one, especially his truly underrated 1996 crime flick set in the jazz scene of Kansas City in the 1930s. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, and Steve Buscemi star in a film that opens with a kidnapping in 1934 when Leigh’s husband is held prisoner by a notorious gangster. It’s talky in that Altman way and never boring.

Orson Welles may get more attention for unqualified masterpieces like Citizen Kane, but this has always been a fan favorite for people who love him, a stunning example of his incredible visual sense. This is a gorgeous noir starring Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake that was only modestly received in 1947 but has been recognized as a masterpiece over the decades since it was released.

Amazon Prime has arguably the best mix of legitimate classics and recent hits like this 2019 Sundance darling from director Joe Talbot. It’s the story of a young man who hopes to reclaim his childhood home in a now-overpriced section of San Francisco. Lyrical and poignant, it also features a stunning supporting performance from Jonathan Majors, who is about to blow up in HBO’s Lovecraft Country.

Artists Daniel Day-Lewis and Michael Mann merged their talents for their 1992 action epic adaptation of the classic James Fenimore Cooper novel. It ended up one of the most popular films in either of their careers, a highbrow action movie with great set pieces and wonderful supporting turns from Madeleine Stowe and Wes Studi.

Everything comes full circle in Life Itself as Steve James tells the life story of Roger Ebert in a way that only he could. Ebert helped bring James’ Hoop Dreams to the world with his praise for it and so it makes perfect sense that James would now tell his story, one that is even more poignant since his passing.

Do you think the people at Amazon have a sense of humor? Or is just a coincidence that they dropped a film about two people going crazy in a confined space together during the pandemic? Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are fearless in Robert Eggers’ black-and-white nightmare about two people who learn that nothing is scarier than being trapped with someone unbearable.

The brilliant Paul Schrader directed Willem Dafoe to one of his best performances in an underrated 1992 neo-noir. The Oscar nominee plays a drug dealer in the middle of a mid-life amazon prime movies, co-starring with Susan Sarandon and Dana Delany. Largely ignored when it was released, Light Sleeper that has gained a critical following over the last three decades as Schrader and Dafoe continue to artistically excel.

Steven Soderbergh directs a searing performance by Terence Stamp in this 1999 thriller about a Brit who comes to California trying to find his missing daughter, and those who may be responsible for hurting her. Soderbergh rarely missteps and this is one of his most underrated films, a perfectly paced angry shout of a movie that matches its captivating leading man.

Oscar winner Jodie Foster made her directorial debut with this 1991 drama with a script by the great Scott Frank (Out of Sight). It stars Adam Hann-Byrd as a seven-year-old child prodigy and Foster herself as her mother. How we deal with gifted children is a complex subject, and Foster handles it with nuance and empathy.

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ Sundance comedy is one of the most notable breakthroughs in the history of the Park City event. It went all the way from its premiere in Utah to a multiple Oscar nominee and brought in over $100 million along the way. People were drawn to a story that encourages them to just be who they want to be, along with an incredibly likable supporting cast that includes Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, and Alan Arkin, who won the Oscar.

James Gray may be the most underrated American filmmaker, what with The Immigrant, Two Lovers, and this period piece about obsession starring Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson. This is not your typical explorer movie as Gray seeks to present something more challenging about why men seek the unexplored and commit themselves long past the point of sanity to seemingly impossible tasks.

One of the best films of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology, this piece is set in 1980s West London at a killer house party. Micheal Ward and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn star as two lovers who meet at the party in this gloriously joyful ode to youth and passion. A lot of Small Axe is really intense stuff, but this one will make you smile.

Casey Affleck won an Oscar for his heartbreaking performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s drama about a broken man finally put back together when he’s forced to take care of his nephew. Lonergan’s film is an unforgettable character study, full of complex emotions and beats. And it has two scenes that are almost guaranteed to make you cry.

Over four decades after the wildly influential original film, Jonathan Demme returned to the Richard Condon 1959 novel and delivered a movie that was widely underrated. Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Jon Voight, and Liev Schreiber star in the 2004 story of a sleeper agent, a film that played a lot differently in a scary post-9/11 world.

Letitia Wright (Black Panther) stars in one of the best films in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology, a collection of works about life in West London in the ‘70s and ‘80s. This one is the true story of the Mangrove Nine, a group of people arrested after a protest march ended in violence in August 1970. It was one of the first major cases about systemic racism in the country.

Amazon’s horror selection is a little lacking if you don’t have the Shudder add-on, but they do have exclusive streaming rights to Ari Aster and A24’s excellent Midsommar, the story of a vacation gone horribly awry. Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor play a couple who go to Sweden for a festival. A comedy of cultures gives way to something much darker when the true purpose of the festival is revealed in a series of final scenes that you’ll never forget.

All you need is love in Baz Luhrmann’s addictive and delightful jukebox musical, which turns twenty this year. It’s the story of Christian (Ewan McGregor), a young poet/writer who falls in love with a mesmerizing cabaret dancer played by Nicole Kidman. Using beloved pop music, Luhrmann crafts an unapologetically romantic piece, a delight for the senses that also touches the heart.

Amazon Prime doesn’t have the Kenneth Branagh remake that impressed audiences in 2017, choosing instead to stock the 1974 thriller directed by the legendary Sidney Lumet. Like the Branagh, this Agatha Christie adaptation contained a powerhouse cast of stars of its day that includes Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, and many more. It’s just a great mystery, well-told.

No one makes movies quite like Nicolas Winding Refn. The director of Drive delivered one of his most unforgettable flicks in this horror film about the fashion industry, featuring a fearless performance by Elle Fanning. And Keanu Reeves is f 22 thrust it too!

Sidney Lumet is one of the top American filmmakers in history, starting his career with 12 Angry Men and moving through modern classics like Dog Day Afternoon, The Verdict, and Prince of the City. This 1996 crime drama is one of his most underrated, starring Andy Garcia as a New York District Attorney who is trying to confront corruption in the NYPD.

Regina King really can do everything. The Oscar and Emmy winner directs this adaptation of the 2013 play about four legendary Black icons coming to a hotel room in Miami in 1964. Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) knew a lot about fame and expectation in 1964, and King’s acclaimed film about them is smart, funny, and moving.

Alan J. Pakula directed this incredible thriller from 1974 that examines the power structures that rule the world in a way that feels oddly timely a half-century later. Warren Beatty does some of the best work of his career as a journalist who discovers a powerful organization known as the Parallax Corporation, who not only pull the strings but organize political assassinations. It’s a piece of work that’s still riveting today.

From the brilliant writer and director John Sayles, 1992’s Passion Fish is a drama about a soap opera star (Mary McDonnell) who has been paralyzed after being hit by a cab. She returns to her family home, where she crosses paths with a nurse (Alfre Woodard) who refuses to give up on her. It’s moving in a way that feels genuine, never manipulative.

Most people have seen Alfred Hitchcock’s voyeurism masterpiece about Mr. Norman Bates, but there’s a film from that era about a similar kind of madman that’s nearly as good. Directed by Michael Powell, 1960’s Peeping Tom is about a photographer who has a habit of shooting the people he’s killing, recording their final moments. So controversial at the time that it derailed Powell’s notable career, it’s a landmark piece of art that was a generation ahead of its time.

Amazon Prime added dozens of acknowledged classics in July 2020 and this is one of the standouts, George Stevens’s adaptation of the Theodore Dreiser novel An American Tragedy. It’s a great example of a masterful filmmaker catching stars at just the right time in their careers. Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Shelley Winters are phenomenal in a film that won six Oscars, including Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Oliver Stone’s deeply personal and powerful film about the Vietnam War remains his best work, winning the filmmaker an Oscar for Best Director and nabbed Best Picture too. It stars Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, and Willem Dafoe in a story that cast a light on morality in wartime in a way that hadn’t really been seen before. It’s still incredibly moving stuff, and it always will be.

Rob Reiner directed this adaptation of William Goldman’s 1973 novel and made movie history. It’s the story of Westley (Cary Elwes), a farmhand who will do whatever it takes to reunite with the love of his life, Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright). To say that people love this ‘80s romantic fantasy comedy would be a massive understatement. It’s one of the most beloved films of its generation. And it’s waiting for you to revisit it on Amazon Amazon prime movies before they won Oscars, Joel and Ethan Coen made one of the best comedies of the ‘80s about a babynapping. Of course, this Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter vehicle is about way more than the stealing of one of the Arizona children. It’s about redemption, maturity, partnership, and, of course, the advice to not put a panty on your head. It’s also somehow even funnier now than it was when it was released.

Late in his career, Akira Kurosawa delivered one of his most epic films in this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, blending that story with legends and history of Japan. The most expensive Japanese film ever made at the time, this 1985 war epic was a worldwide hit, bringing new viewers into the career of one of the best filmmakers of all time.

One of the best films of 2019 is right there on Amazon for you to watch. Picked up at Sundance for a small fortune, Amazon quietly released it in major cities, but have done little to promote this sturdy, smart thriller about the torture report that revealed the extent our government went to cover up its behavior after 9/11. Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Tim Blake Nelson, Jon Hamm, Corey Stoll, and many more star in a film reminiscent in tone and accomplishment to Spotlight.

One of the best movies of the 2010s has returned to Amazon Prime after a brief hiatus. With a razor-sharp screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and some of the best direction of David Fincher’s career, The Social Network resonates even more now in the era of constant internet than it did a decade ago.

Meryl Streep won her second Oscar for this heartbreaking adaptation of the William Styron novel. Everyone remembers the unforgettable scene to which the title of this film refers, but there’s more to this movie than just that impossible decision. It’s as much about the impact of war and trauma as it is the events themselves, and Streep’s landmark work is ably supported by Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol.

Darius Marder co-wrote and directed this phenomenal character study about a heavy metal drummer (Riz Ahmed) who loses his hearing. Dealing with the loss of one of his senses takes him to a community of deaf people, where he learns how to communicate and finds himself again. Touching and brilliantly directed, it also features one of the best performances of 2020 from Ahmed (and one that nearly matches him from Paul Raci).

Actor/Director Sarah Polley discovered that she was the product of an extramarital affair by her mother and turned that revelation into one of the decade’s best documentaries. Far more than just a biopic about a fascinating family, Polley turns her story into a discussion about why we tell stories and make movies in the first place.

Noah Baumbach’s personal 2005 drama dissects the impact of divorce on an average family and offers the suggestion that the flaws of parents will only be amplified in their children. Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, and Jesse Eisenberg all give excellent performances in a film that feels both specifically revealing and universal in its themes.

This might be the best concert movie ever made. Jonathan Demme doesn’t just film a Talking Heads performance, he makes a film that truly conveys how special they were as musicians and onstage. Opening up more with each song, this film becomes a joyous expression of creativity.

Billy Wilder’s 1950 dissection of Hollywood excess has become so iconic that most people probably feel like they’ve seen it even if they never actually have. William Holden plays the doomed Joe Gillis, but the film belongs to Gloria Swanson, who turned the faded star of Norma Desmond into an instant classic.

Documentarian Garrett Bradley followed the story of Sibil Fox Richardson for years as the woman sought to get her husband Rob released from prison, where he was serving a six-decade sentence for bank robbery. Bradley’s approach is both deeply empathetic and visually striking — the film unfolds in amazon prime movies black and white. You won’t soon forget one of the best documentaries of 2020.

A legitimate phenomenon that has grossed almost $100 million worldwide, this 2016 South Korean movie is one of the best zombie flicks of its era. It’s simple – zombies on a train – but that’s one of the reasons it works so well. It has a propulsive, non-stop energy and it feels like its legacy is just getting started.

The wonderful Steve Buscemi wrote, directed, and starred in this 1996 drama about a cast of characters at an average watering hole. Hanging out at the titular bar, Buscemi’s gift with character and nuance shows through in every scene, and reportedly influenced David Chase’s The Sopranos and Buscemi’s eventual directing of that show and later supporting role.

A sharp spoof of Hollywood blockbusters, Ben Stiller’s hit comedy has become divisive over the years in terms of how comedy has changed since its release. Yes, some of it hits differently now, but there’s no denying the fearless performances that carry it, including Stiller, Jack Black, and, most of all, Robert Downey Jr., doing anything to get the laugh.

Peter Weir directed Jim Carrey to one of the strongest performances of his career in this 1998 dramedy that now seems far ahead of its time in the way it foretold people living lives online. Carrey plays Truman Burbank, a man who has grown up on a TV show but has no idea that his entire life has been watched by millions. Ed Harris and Laura Linney are also just phenomenal in this modern classic.

One of the best small-movie success stories of the last few years, this gem premiered at Slamdance, Sundance’s little cousin up the mountain in Park City, in 2019. After a small drive-in run, it’s already on Prime, where you can appreciate this lo-fi take on aliens in the heartland of America. Smart, funny, and daring, this is one of the best movies of 2020.

When Robert Zemeckis directed a live-action/animated noir in which cartoons and people lived and worked alongside each other, no one expected it to be one of the best movies of the late ‘80s. The movie is just perfect: funny, smart, thrilling, and inventive in ways that not a lot of blockbusters were in this era. The technology would need an upgrade, but the same basic film could be released today and be a hit all over again. You can’t say that about many 30-year-old films.

Joaquin Phoenix stars in Lynne Ramsay’s technically masterful deconstruction of the life of a hitman. Ramsay’s amazing skill with editing and sound design is balanced by Phoenix’s instinctual, almost primal performance. When he’s asked to save the daughter of a prominent politician from sex trafficking, his life comes apart. Well, what little life he had left. This is riveting filmmaking and Phoenix’s work is one of the best performances of 2018.

Gene Wilder stars as a descendant of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein in Mel Brooks’s classic parody of Universal monster movies. Young Frankenstein was an international smash hit, landing an Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay.

David Fincher’s masterpiece is more about the impact of crime than crime itself. The fact that he made a sprawling epic about an unsolved murder is daring enough, but what’s most remarkable is how much this movie becomes less and less about figuring out the identity of the Zodiac Killer and more about the impact of obsession. It’s one of the best films of the ‘00s.

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7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max and more this weekend

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Here’s what’s new on Netflix and other streamers this weekend

We’re just over a week away from Black Friday 2021, which means the TechRadar site is awash with deals on all the latest and greatest hardware – but those worried we’d be distracted from this week’s new streaming arrivals need not fear. 

In fact, this weekend marks the most impressive weekend of new movies and TV shows we’ve seen for some time. As well as highly-anticipated series like Amazon’s The Wheel of Time and Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop, we’re being treated to a slew of film awards hopefuls, too, including Lin Manuel-Miranda’s tick, tick.BOOM! and the Will Smith-starring King Richard.

Below, we’ve rounded up the seven biggest arrivals coming to the likes of Netflix, Prime Video and HBO Max over the next few days.  

The Wheel of Time (Prime Video) 

Amazon’s big-budget fantasy show, The Wheel of Time, has finally arrived on Prime Video. An adaptation of Robert Jordan’s best-selling novel series, it follows powerful sorceress Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) on her quest to find the Dragon Reborn, a powerful warrior prophesied to either save mankind, or destroy it.

Game of Thrones comparisons have been rife ahead of its release, but this show is much more about high fantasy than George R. R. Martin’s series – think magic, witches and wizards in place of silver-tongued charlatans and incestuous siblings.

To get a better idea of what to expect, we sat down with The Wheel of Time’s cast and showrunner, Rafe Judkins, to discuss the pressures of bringing Jordan’s sweeping fantasy epic to life.

Episodes 1-3 are now available to stream on Prime Video

Cowboy Bebop (Netflix) 

Three-and-a-half years after it was first announced, the live-action adaptation of beloved anime series Cowboy Bebop has arrived on Netflix.

The original Cowboy Bebop was a Japanese-produced, jazz-inspired anime series from the 1990s which followed a band of intergalactic bounty hunters through the solar system, and this remake looks to breathe new life into its winning blend of science fiction and noir tropes.

John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda and Alex Hassell all star in this 10-episode debut season, with original composer Yoko Kanno returning to helm its famously jazzy soundtrack.

Now available to stream on Netflix

King Richard (HBO Max) 

An early Oscars contender, HBO’s King Richard follows the tireless journey of Richard Williams (Will Smith), an undeterred father committed to taking his gifted daughters, Venus and Serena, to the top of the tennis game.

Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal, Tony Goldwyn and Dylan McDermott star alongside Smith in this one, which has been produced by the Williams sisters themselves – so expect an authentic portrait of passion and sacrifice. 

King Richard is available to stream on HBO Max in the US as part of Warner Bros’ ongoing day-and-date release schedule, but UK audiences will have to catch this one in theaters.

Now available to stream on HBO Max in the US

Tiger King 2 (Netflix) 

No, we didn’t ask for it. No, reviews haven’t been kind. But Netflix couldn’t resist the urge to cash in on the massive pandemic popularity of its wild docuseries, Tiger King. 

This time around, with Joe Exotic behind bars and Carole Baskin closing in on ownership of his disreputable zoo, audiences are supposedly exposed to even more unbelievable revelations surrounding the lives of America’s most notorious big cat owners.

Despite Baskin’s refusal to take part in Tiger King 2, though, she’s more the focus than Exotic himself – so expect to hear more (or less?) about the mysterious disappearance of her husband, Don Lewis.

Now available to stream on Netflix

tick, tick.BOOM! (Netflix) 

In Lin-Manuel Miranda’s feature directorial debut, promising young theater composer Jonathan Larson (Andrew Garfield) navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City on the cusp of his 30th birthday.

Incidentally, homes for sale by owner jackson tn, tick.BOOM! is actually based on the semi-autobiographical musical of the same name by Larson himself, whom Garfield plays in this one, so fans of the playwright (and musicals in general) should find lots to love here.

We reckon, like King Richard, it’ll be the subject of awards noise over the next few months, too, so tick, tick.BOOM! is definitely worth a watch for those who like to stay on top of the Oscars rumor mill. 

Now available to stream on Netflix

The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max) 

HBO Max's latest comedy series, The Sex Lives of College Girls, centers on four randomly assigned roommates (Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott) of varying backgrounds as they begin their first year at a fictitious New England university. 

Created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, this one looks to bear more than a few similarities to the former’s Netflix show, Miss peregrines home for peculiar children tamil dubbed movie Have I Ever, and though early reviews have been mixed, we’d say it’s a safe bet for fans of Kaling’s trademark humor.

Episodes will arrive in batches of two or three each Thursday, with the first two available now. And yes, in case you were wondering, Pauline Chalamet is the sister of Timothée.

Now available to stream on HBO Max in the US

Jagged (HBO Max) 

The first of HBO’s five new Music Box documentaries (further entries will arrive every Thursday), Jagged traces the early career and troubled personal life of Canadian singer Alanis Morissette.

Interestingly, despite appearing in the film through an in-depth interview, Morissette has since come out publicly against the depiction of events in Jagged which, in our opinion, makes it an all-the-more intriguing watch.

The New York Times described this one as “thrilling”, which is rare praise for a seemingly run-of-the-mill music doc.

Now available to stream on HBO Max in the US

Axel is a London-based Staff Writer at TechRadar, reporting on everything from the latest Tesla models to newest movies as part of the site's daily news output. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and a degree in English Literature means he can occasionally be spotted slipping Hemingway quotes into stories about electric sports cars.

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The Best Movies on Amazon Prime to Stream Right Now

Watching a flick at home may seem a bit boring these days—it's all we've been doing during the pandemic, after all—but the best movies on Amazon Prime may change your mind. 

Amazon Prime movies are quality. Some of the titles are even in theaters (when theaters are open). But you don't have to spend $16 to enjoy them: You can watch at zero additional cost with your Prime subscription and use that extra money for, say, snacks. Sounds like a solid plan to us.

So why not give Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ a break for tonight and try Amazon Prime's movies instead? Stars like Mindy Kaling, Olivia Wilde, and Adam Driver are waiting for you to press play. Are you a comedy fan? Prime has you covered. Need a good cry? Yep, that’s here. Looking for something based on a true story? That’s available too. If you still need convincing, then check out the best movies on Amazon Prime, below, and see what's at your fingertips. 

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