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Some Brilliant Movies Were Added To Amazon Prime In The Last Few Days

Some Brilliant Movies Were Added To Amazon Prime In The Last Few Days

Netflix have added some cracking movies to their catalogue over the past week or so, but that isn't the only option. There's also some brilliant new movies on Amaz0n Prime.

The streaming site have also steadily been adding some quality films to their service over the past number of months, and here's their best offerings from the past few days.

New Movies on Amazon Prime

Lucky

Year: 2017

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Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston

Plot: A 90-year-old atheist has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive enlightenment.

Rating: 97% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Groundhog Day

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Year: 1993

Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

Plot: Phil, a self-centred weatherman, goes to the town of Punxsutawney for an assignment. He is later shocked when he wakes up the next morning and realises that he is reliving the same day over and over.

Rating: 96% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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The Patriot

Year: 2000

Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson

Plot: After getting married, a ferocious veteran, Benjamin, forsakes his violent past. After his wife dies, he single-handedly raises his seven children but joins the nation's war after his son is killed.

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Rating: 61% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Erin Brockovich

Year: 2000

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Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin

Plot: Erin, a single mother, becomes a legal assistant and comes across a case against Pacific Gas and Electric. When she discovers that the company is poisoning a city's water supply, she seeks justice.

Rating: 84% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Risky Business

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Year: 1983

Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano

Plot: An upper-class suburban teenager turns his family home into a brothel while his unwitting parents are on holiday.

Rating: 82% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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A Million Ways To Die In The West

Year: 2014

Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson

Plot: A mysterious new woman in town, Anna, grabs the attention of a rather lonely Albert. Albert must put his courage to the test against her notorious gunslinger husband in order to be with her.

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Rating: 33% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Free Willy

Year: 1993

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Cast: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen

Plot: A street kid, Jesse, becomes friends with Willy, a killer whale, and goes to great lengths to free it from the exploitative owners who want to kill the animal.

Rating: 58% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The Gift

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Year: 2015

Cast: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton

Plot: A married couple, Simon and Robyn, run into Gordo, an old acquaintance. Things take a turn when Gordo begins to drop in unannounced at their house and inundates them with mysterious gifts.

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Your Highness

Year: 2011

Cast: Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, James Franco

Plot: Prince Fabious tackles a series of challenges as he sets out to rescue his kidnapped fiancee with the help of his good-for-nothing younger brother, Thadeous.

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Rating: 27% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Waiting

Year: 2005

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Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, John Francis Daley

Plot: A group of young workers at Shenanigan's, a fast-food outlet, discover unique and unconventional ways to get rid of their boredom.

Rating: 30% (Rotten Tomatoes)

21 & Over

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Year: 2013

Cast: Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Jonathan Keltz

Plot: The night before a crucial medical school interview, Jeff and his friends head out for drinks to celebrate his 21st birthday. But, the night turns into one filled with overindulgence and debauchery.

Rating: 26% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Olympus Has Fallen

Year: 2013

Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman

Plot: When the President is kidnapped, a former secret service agent must use his expertise to rescue him as well as the other hostages.

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Rating: 49% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The Pursuit of Happyness

Year: 2006

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Cast: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

Plot: Chris Gardner takes up an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm after he loses his life's earnings selling a product he invested in. His wife leaves him and he is left with the custody of his son.

Rating: 67% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Star Trek

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Year: 2009

Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg

Plot: James Kirk, a brash young man, and Spock, an alien with human and Vulcan blood, join the crew of the USS Enterprise to combat Nero, a member of the Romulan race who wants to destroy multiple planets.

Rating: 94% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Year: 2015

Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander

Plot: Napoleon Solo, a CIA agent, and Illya Kuryakin, a KGB operative, must set aside their differences and work together to thwart the plans of a criminal organization that wants to use nuclear weapons.

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Rating: 67% (Rotten Tomatoes)

An Inconvenient Truth

Year: 2006

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Cast: Al Gore

Plot: Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The Truman Show

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Year: 1998

Cast: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Plot: An insurance salesman is oblivious of the fact that his entire life is a TV show and his family members are mere actors. As he starts noticing things and uncovers the truth, he decides to escape.

Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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The Hunger Games Series

Year: 2012-2015

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Plot: Katniss volunteers to replace her sister in a tournament that ends only when one participant remains. Pitted against contestants who have trained for this all their life, she has little to rely on.

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Rating: 84%, 90%, 69%, 70% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The Silence of the Lambs

Year: 1991

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Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney

Plot: Clarice Starling, an FBI agent, seeks help from Hannibal Lecter, a psychopathic serial killer and former psychiatrist, in order to apprehend another serial killer who has been claiming female victims.

Rating: 96% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Hot Fuzz

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Year: 2007

Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman

Plot: Police officer Nicholas Angel is known to be the best across London. His seniors, who are jealous of his achievements, transfer him to a remote village where he encounters various challenges.

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Shaun of the Dead

Year: 2004

Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield

Plot: Shaun is a salesman whose life has no direction. However, his uneventful life takes a sudden turn when he has to singlehandedly deal with an entire community of zombies.

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Rating: 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)

War Dogs

Year: 2016

Cast: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz

Plot: Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Rating: 61% (Rotten Tomatoes)

SEE ALSO: A Load Of New Films Have Just Dropped On Netflix

Gary Connaughton

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