Amazon Prime Video has quietly added 20 big releases to its library
Some brand new arrivals and some certified classics.
Another week, another very impressive collection of new arrivals on Prime Video's streaming library.
Well, we say new, but most of these are old (and one or two in particular are VERY old), but they're all pretty big releases, nearly all of them are very entertaining, and some of them are absolute 100% stone-cold classics.
So now you just need to decide which one you want to watch first...
Ridley Scott directs Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem in this crime-thriller from the author of No Country For Old Men. It should have been MUCH better than this...
Incredibly popular rom-com-dram about a very popular New York bar run by a group of table-dancing women. Despite being both a box office hit and a cult classic, it has inexplicably yet to get a sequel or a remake.
DEAD POET'S SOCIETY
Years before he eventually won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams landed a Best Actor nomination for his powerful turn as a poetry-loving teacher in this tear-jerking drama.
Denzel Washington headlines this sci-fi action movie, trying to catch a terrorist before he strikes again, by using a device that can look backwards in time. It doesn't make much sense, but the explosions and stuff are good.
ENEMY OF THE STATE
When he becomes the target of the government conspiracy, Will Smith's nice-guy lawyer goes on the run while trying to prove his innocence. A paranoia-filled (in a fun way) tech thriller with a great supporting turn by Gene Hackman.
Basically, this is Saw, except set in an escape room. A decent enough scary movie, but much like an actual escape room, there are ZERO reasons to return to it once you've finished it.
John Travolta and Nic Cage swap faces, pretend to be each other, and attempt to out-act each other in this OTT action movie. An absolute classic of the genre.
Jodie Foster falls asleep on a 747, but wakes up to find her young daughter is missing. Worse still, there is no proof the girl was ever on the plane. Is she losing her mind? Or is there a conspiracy afoot? (Spoilers: it is the second one.)
Michael Keaton stars in the based-on-a-true-story drama about Ray Croc, the man who used sometimes questionable methods to create the McDonalds fast-food franchise.
THE FULL MONTY
Five unemployed guys in England decide to set up an all-male strippers troupe in an attempt to raise some money. One of those movies that people only seem to remember the ending of...
GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM
The movie that essentially put Robin Williams on Hollywood's map. Nearly 25 years later, his energy still absolutely pops off the screen.
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Wes Anderson's biggest box office hit is fronted by Ralph Fiennes as the hotel concierge who goes on the run when he is implicated in the death of one of the hotel's richest guests.
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
The rom-com with the biggest box office of all time, with the $5 million budget returning $369 million back in 2002, a record it still holds on to to this day.
Brie Larson won Best Actress for her role in this powerful drama (technically an Irish movie, thanks to Irish director, writer and producers), as a woman who escapes from captivity with her young son after being held in an enclosed space for seven years.
SOME LIKE IT HOT
Billy Wilder's iconic comedy sees Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon disguise themselves as females and join an all-female band after they both witnessed a mob hit, only for things to get complicated when feelings arise for one of the other band members, played by Marilyn Monroe.
THE TENDER BAR
A brand new movie, directed by George Clooney and staring Ben Affleck as the owner of a dingy bar in Long Island, and the uncle to Tye Sheridan, a young man looking for a solid father figure in his life.
THELMA & LOUISE
Another Ridley Scott movie (albeit a much better one), Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon are two BFFs forced to go on a cross-country run-from-the-law after they murder a drunken attacker.
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Gary Oldman headlines this all-star espionage thriller - Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, John, Ciaran Hinds, Kathy Burke and Toby Jones also feature - which is an absolute masterclass in slow-burning tension.
Bryan Cranston gets to show off his impressive acting chops in this movie which is almost entirely a one-man-show about a lawyer who decides to completely disassociate himself from his every day life.
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
One of the most-loved rom-coms of all time has best friends Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal realising that they might be a perfect romantic match for each other.