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20 Of The Best Films On Amazon Prime Ireland Right Now

20 Of The Best Films On Amazon Prime Ireland Right Now

In the depths of Amazon Prime's vaults are plenty of films worth your time. We've picked out 20 of the best films on Amazon Prime Ireland which are available to stream at the moment. They range in genre from crime thrillers to science fiction to comedy.

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The best films on Amazon Prime Video right now 

Fight Club

Year: 1999

Cast: Ed Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter

Plot: Discontented with his capitalistic lifestyle, a depressed man meets soap salesman and forms an underground fight club. The project becomes something much more.

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Rating: 8.8 (IMDB)

Heat

Year: 1995

Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

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Plot: A brilliant LA cop follows the trail from a deadly armed robbery and becomes fixated on a deadly but equally brilliant master thief and his crew who are taking Los Angeles to the cleaners.

Rating: 8.2 (IMDB)

JFK

Year: 1991

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Cast: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek

Plot: A New Orleans district atorney discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Rating: 8.0 (IMDB)

Brooklyn

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Year: 2015

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters.

Plot: Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Rating: 7.5 (IMDB)

LA Confidential

Year: 1997

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Cast: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce.

Plot: As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Rating: 8.2(IMDB)

Natural Born Killers

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Year: 1994

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore.

Plot: Two victims of traumatised childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Rating: 7.3 (IMDB)

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Once Upon A Time In America

Year: 1994

Cast: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern.

Plot: A former prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over 30 years later. He must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Rating: 8.4 (IMDB)

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This Boy's Life

Year: 1993

Cast: Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Barkin

Plot: The story about the relationship between a rebellious 50s teenager and his abusive father, based on the memoirs of writer and literature professor Tobias Wolff.

Rating: 7.3 (IMDB)

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Empire Records

Year: 1995

Cast: Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger, Robin Tunney, Anthony LaPaglia, Debi Mazar, Maxwell Caulfield

Plot: The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.

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Rating: 6.7 (IMDB)

Green Book

Year: 2018

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

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Plot: When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on 'The Green Book' to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans.

Rating: 8.2 (IMDB)

The General

Year: 1998

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Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Angeline Ball, Jon Voight.

Plot: The story of Martin Cahill, one of Ireland's most infamous and violent criminals.

Rating: 7.3 (IMDB)

The Founder

Year: 2016

Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch

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Plot: The story of Ray Kroc, the charismatic, ruthlessly ambitious entrepreneur who turned the McDonald brothers' roadside burger restaurant into a multi-billion dollar fast-food empire.

Rating: 7.2 (IMDB)

Vice

Year: 2018

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Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell

Plot: The story of Dick Cheney, the most powerful vice-president in US history, and how his policies changed the world as we know it.

Rating: 7.2 (IMDB)

Monster

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Year: 2003

Cast: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern

Plot: The true story of Aileen Wuornos (Theron), a woman with a tortured past who turns to prostitution for money, and who eventually turned her anger into a motive for murder, becoming one of America's most infamous serial killers.

Rating: 7.3 (IMDB)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Year: 1993

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Cast: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis

Plot: A young man in a mid-western town struggles to care for his mentally-disabled younger brother and morbidly obese mother while attempting to pursue his own happiness.

Rating: 7.8 (IMDB)

Margin Call

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Year: 2012

Cast: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey

Plot: The key players at an investment bank become entangled during 24 hours in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

Rating: 7.1 (IMDB)

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Manchester By The Sea

Year: 2016

Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

Plot: After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by- the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year- old. Bonded by the man who held their family

Rating: 7.8 (IMDB)

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Lucky Number Slevin

Year: 2006

Cast: Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Michael Rubenfeld.

Plot: Slevin suffers a case of mistaken identity and is put in the middle of a war between the city's biggest criminal bosses.

Rating: 7.7 (IMDB)

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The King Of Comedy

Year: 1982

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott.

Plot: De Niro plays Rupert Pupkin, a deranged comedian who will go to any length to gain the spotlight.

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Rating: 7.8 (IMDB)

Knives Out

Year: 2019

Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis.

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Plot: The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there's one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure -- everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth.

Rating: 7.9 (IMDB)

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