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22 Of The Best Films On Amazon Prime Ireland Right Now

22 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 22 of them which are available to stream at the moment.

They range in genre from crime thrillers to science fiction to comedy.

The best films on Amazon Prime Video right now - April 2020

Fight Club

Year: 1999

Cast: Ed Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter

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

Rating: 8.8 (IMDB)

Heat

Year: 1995

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

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

Rating: 8.2 (IMDB)

JFK
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Year: 1991

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)

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Zodiac

Year: 2007

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chloë Sevigny, Anthony Edwards.

Plot: In the late 1960s and 1970s, fear grips the city of San Francisco as a serial killer called Zodiac stalks its residents. Investigators (Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) and reporter (Downey Jr.) and cartoonist (Gyllenhaal) become obsessed with learning the killer's identity and bringing him to justice.

Rating: 7.7 (IMDB)

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LA Confidential

Year: 1997

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)

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Natural Born Killers

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.

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Rating: 7.3 (IMDB)

Once Upon A Time In America

Year: 1994

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

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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)

This Boy's Life

Year: 1993

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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)

Pushing Tin
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Year: 1999

Cast: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie.

Plot: Nick Falzone (Cusack) is the busiest and best air traffic controller on Long Island. That is until Russell Bell (Thornton) comes to town.

Rating: 6.0 (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.

Rating: 6.7 (IMDB)

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Green Book

Year: 2018

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Plot: When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley (Ali), 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)

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The General

Year: 1998

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.

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Rating: 7.3 (IMDB)

Snowpiercer

Year: 2013

Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton

Plot: Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the films focuses on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.

Rating: 7.1 (IMDB)

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The Founder

Year: 2016

Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch

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

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Rating: 7.2 (IMDB)

Vice

Year: 2018

Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell

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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

Year: 2003

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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

Cast: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis

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

Rating: 7.8 (IMDB)

Margin Call

Year: 2011

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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)

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
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Year: 2008

Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

Plot: The life story of Benjamin Button (Pitt), a man who ages in reverse.

Rating: 7.8 (IMDB)

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Manchester By The Sea

Year: 2016

Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

Plot: An uncle (Affleck) is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

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 (Hartnett) suffers a case of mistaken identity and is put in the middle of a war between a 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.

Rating: 7.8 (IMDB)

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