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Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« on: September 04, 2021, 11:19:02 PM »
Got a free year's subscription to Amazon Prime and I´m not finding it that easy to find decent movies.

I´ve watched some good stuff in there but I've run into a few clangers too.

Any recommendations? thanks.



Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2021, 11:07:16 AM »
There's some good stuff hidden. Algorithms totally fail to show it. Scrolling through the crap I see some I'd recommend, in various genres (although quite
 a lot of horror and horror-adjacent):

* Fellini's 8 1/2 - classic indulgent Italian nonsense
* Assault on Precinct 13 - classic John Carpenter action
* Tangerine - low budget slice of life drama about trans women in LA
* Scanners - and a bunch of other David Cronenberg
* Anna and the Apocalypse - Scottish zombie comedy
* Saint Maud - recent sinister careworker drama
* Shazam! - silly superhero fun
* Suspiria - notably Dario Argento's original but also the overlong remake
* Primer - absurdly complex low-budget sci-fi
* Upstream Colour - even weirder than Primer; less popular but I thought it was amazing
* Crank 2 - dumb but amazing Jason Statham action
* My Big Fat Greek Wedding - always a few big romcoms
* Re-animator - classic horror comedy
* Ghost World
* Amelie
* Parasite
* Battle of Algiers
* Colour out of Space
* Snowpiercer
* Sicario
* Escape Plan
* Strictly Ballroom
* We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Extremely unrelatedly, just noticed they have terrible far-right melodrama Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 on there! (And possibly more?)

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Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2021, 11:27:35 AM »

Atlas Shrugged makes a fun weekend with some of the Left Behind films.

Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2021, 11:30:19 AM »
There's some good stuff hidden. Algorithms totally fail to show it. Scrolling through the crap I see some I'd recommend, in various genres (although quite
 a lot of horror and horror-adjacent):

* Fellini's 8 1/2 - classic indulgent Italian nonsense
* Assault on Precinct 13 - classic John Carpenter action
* Tangerine - low budget slice of life drama about trans women in LA
* Scanners - and a bunch of other David Cronenberg
* Anna and the Apocalypse - Scottish zombie comedy
* Saint Maud - recent sinister careworker drama
* Shazam! - silly superhero fun
* Suspiria - notably Dario Argento's original but also the overlong remake
* Primer - absurdly complex low-budget sci-fi
* Upstream Colour - even weirder than Primer; less popular but I thought it was amazing
* Crank 2 - dumb but amazing Jason Statham action
* My Big Fat Greek Wedding - always a few big romcoms
* Re-animator - classic horror comedy
* Ghost World
* Amelie
* Parasite
* Battle of Algiers
* Colour out of Space
* Snowpiercer
* Sicario
* Escape Plan
* Strictly Ballroom
* We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Extremely unrelatedly, just noticed they have terrible far-right melodrama Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 on there! (And possibly more?)

That's a great list, I've got a month free at the moment so shall definitely check some of those out. And I'd echo the recommendations for Anna And The Apocalypse, Crank 2, Amelie, Tangerine and Re-Animator, all of which are movies I love a lot.

Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2021, 12:21:47 PM »
Random list of watches in the past year or so that were okay:

The Beyond (Fulci horror with gates of hell opening in a New Orleans Hotel)
Watch Out We're Mad (Terrence Hill / Bud Spencer daft comedy)
Interstate 60 (Odd, underrated comedy set along a non-existent highway)
Lucky Grandma (Grandma from NY Chinatown gets lucky at casino but...)
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (Time loop drama but still finds a few new angles)
The Vast of Night (Alien encounter thriller set in 50s small town)
Dating Amber (Fun Irish coming-out story set in the 90s)
Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton playing a curmudgeon at the end of his life)
The Bank Job (One of the better Brit gangster films, by Clement / La Frenais)
Telstar (The Joe Meek story, though shows its theatre origins)
Amazing Grace (Aretha Franklin gospel album recording)
Mary and Max (Nice animation about a lonely girl and her odd penpal)

Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2021, 12:24:57 PM »
There's loads of decent stuff on Prime if your prepared to sift through the crud.

* Mystery Men
* Splinter
* The Dead Zone
* The Beyond
* After Midnight
* The Changeling
* Spring
* Animal Factory
* Affliction
* Dark Blue
* Pusher

Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2021, 12:42:21 PM »
Palm Springs is a really good comedy from a year or so ago with Andy Samberg
I Care a Lot is a good dark comedy with Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage

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Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2021, 10:05:39 PM »
Thanks for these, yes this was the kind of thing I was looking for.

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Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2021, 10:11:31 PM »
Flight of the Navigator

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Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2021, 09:47:12 PM »
Wake In Fright's on there. I did a whole thread about it.

Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2021, 10:25:04 PM »
'Class of 1984' escalates to hysterical levels of violence and grime in a pitch perfect denouement. Extra points for chubby M.J Fox getting chibbed in a canteen.

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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2021, 11:29:01 PM »
Parasite

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Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2021, 11:57:34 PM »
Thanks for the tips, I don't have Amazon Prime but a helpful pirate sorted me out with these for a start

Tangerine
Palm Springs
I Care a Lot

If anyone hasn't seen Parasite they really should.

Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2021, 10:44:49 AM »
Amazon have launched the ad-supported IMdB TV in the UK which has some reasonable films and TV shows. This is the channel version or there's also an app you can install.

Re: Recommended movies on Amazon Prime
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2021, 12:02:19 PM »
Amazon have launched the ad-supported IMdB TV in the UK which has some reasonable films and TV shows. This is the channel version or there's also an app you can install.

Cheers for this - Babylon 5 free at last!

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