Amazon Prime Video has just added 14 big movies to its library
A great mix of thrillers, comedies, romance and action.
On top of adding one of the best new HBO comedy shows in years, Amazon Prime Video has also expanded its library with a group of big movies this week.
Eminem basically plays himself in this very decent biopic of his early career as a rap battler, with a struggling girlfriend (Brittany Murphy) and troubled mother (Kim Basinger).
ALL THE OLD KNIVES
This 2022 movie premiered on the streaming service, with Chris Pine, Thandiwe Newton, Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce starring in a romantic spy thriller full of Hitchcockian double-crosses.
The sequel to the hit comedy sees Ice Cube taking on a rival barbershop owner in his neighbourhood. 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, it's watchable but not memorable.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
A classic teen movie, with a group of very different teenagers all forced together in one prolonged detention session, and learning they have more in common than they realised.
Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese team up for this psychological thriller about a freshly released convict who begins stalking and tormenting this defence lawyer (Nick Nolte) and his family.
CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
A true-life comedy drama about a congressman (Tom Hanks) and a Washington socialite (Julia Roberts) who begin to support the Afghan troops against an invading Russian army. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Emily Blunt also star.
"Just stay out of my way or you’ll pay. Listen to what I say."
"Hey, why don’t I just go and eat some hay? I can lay by the bay. Make things out of clay. I just may. What’d ya say?"
Spike Lee's great bank robbery movie has a detective (Denzel Washington) and a master thief (Clive Owen) trying to outwit each other. Fantastic twist ending, too.
Amanda Seyfried is about to get married, and she isn't sure which of her mum's (Meryl Streep) great loves - Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Colin Firth - is her father, so she secretly invites them all to the ceremony. Plus the whole soundtrack is ABBA, which is good.
When his wife suddenly passes away, a lonely father (Colin Firth) seeks out a nanny to help with his seven children. In comes Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson), who is basically Mary Poppins with bad teeth and a sarcastic sense of humour.
Arguably the best live-action adaptation of the classic fairytale, with Jason Isaacs having a great time as Captain Hook, but it was still a massive box office flop at the time.
The better-than-you-remember sequel sees RoboCop taking on a new cyborg cop that actually has the brain of a psychotic criminal, which leaves all of Detroit in absolute chaos.
Hugh Jackman teamed up with the director of The Mummy for this huge budgeted retelling of the classic hero, taking on vampires and werewolves and more iconic monsters. Except it wasn't a good movie. Silly, fun, but not good.
ZERO DARK THIRTY
An analyst (Jessica Chastain) leads a group of CIA operatives over the course of a decade to track down Osama Bin Laden. A very, very good movie.