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Some Cracking Movies Have Been Added To Amazon Prime This Week

Some Cracking Movies Have Been Added To Amazon Prime This Week

While the lockdown restrictions are slowly being eased, there's still not a whole lot to do to fill our evenings. That means one thing: movies, movies, and more movies.

We've already told you about some of the best movies available on Netflix right now, with Amazon Prime also adding some cracking films over the past week or so.

Here's some of the best of them.

You can get 30 days of Amazon Prime absolutely free right here.

New Movies On Amazon Prime

A Serious Man

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Year: 2009

Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick

Plot: Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern professor, is frustrated with the abrupt events agitating his life. Perplexed and eager to decode the cause of these incidents, will he be able to succeed?

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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The Prestige

Year: 2006

Cast: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson

Plot: Two friends and fellow magicians become bitter enemies after a sudden tragedy. As they devote themselves to this rivalry, they make sacrifices that bring them fame but with terrible consequences.

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Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Antz

Year: 1998

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Cast: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman

Plot: Z, an ant, feels irrelevant in his anthill. Soon, he meets Bala who also feels the same when it comes to her social skills. Unaware that destiny has some huge plans for both of them, they meet again.

Rating: 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Year: 2005

Cast: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly

Plot: Charlie, a young boy from an impoverished family, and four other kids win a tour of an amazing chocolate factory run by an imaginative chocolatier, Willy Wonka, and his staff of Oompa-Loompas.

Rating: 83% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Dating Amber

Year: 2020

Cast: Fionn O'Shea, Lola Petticrew, Sharon Horgan

Plot: Two school friends decide to start a pretend straight relationship in an effort to fit in.

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Rating: 7/10 (IMDB)

The Informant

Year: 2009

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Cast: Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt

Plot: Mark Whitacre, an executive in Archer Daniels Midland, becomes the whistle-blower by exposing the illegal tactics of the company. He goes through a series of problems, including a bipolar disorder.

Rating: 79% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The Oath

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Year: 2016

Cast: Baltasar Kormákur, Hera Hilmar, Gísli Örn Garðarsson

Plot:A troubled father, working as a doctor, decides to go to extreme measures for saving his daughter from a devastating influence of her boyfriend, a drug dealer.

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Gods and Monsters

Year: 1998

Cast: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave

Plot: The last days of Frankenstein (1931) Director James Whale are explored.

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Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The Shining

Year: 1980

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Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Plot: Jack and his family move into an isolated hotel with a violent past. Living in isolation, Jack begins to lose his sanity, which affects his family members.

Rating: 85% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Dallas Buyers Club

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Year: 2013

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto

Plot: Ron, a rodeo cowboy diagnosed with AIDS, discovers a banned drug that can help patients survive longer. To get around the system, he forms a club to smuggle the medicine to those in need.

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Revolutionary Road

Year: 2008

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald

Plot: Frank and April are an ideal couple who live with their two children in the suburbs of Connecticut. However, when they start facing issues in their marriage, April decides to move to Paris.

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Rating: 67% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Trumbo

Year: 2015

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Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren

Plot: Top screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is blacklisted from Hollywood after being accused of using his scripts as a Communist propaganda.

Rating: 74% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Our Kind of Traitor

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Year: 2016

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Radivoje Bukvic, Stellan Skarsgård

Plot: Perry and his wife go on a holiday to save their marriage and come across Dima, a man who is involved with the mafia. They soon find themselves caught in the middle of a crisis.

Rating: 73% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Demolition Man

Year: 1993

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock

Plot: Phoenix, a convicted killer, has been frozen since 1996. When he is revived for parole several years later in a crime-free society, he goes on an unstoppable killing spree.

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Rating: 60% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Truth

Year: 2015

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Cast: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid

Plot: Controversy surrounds CBS anchor Dan Rather and "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes after the network broadcasts a report about President George W. Bush and his military service.

Rating: 63% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Sherlock Holmes

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Year: 2009

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Plot: Detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr Watson, send Blackwood, a serial killer, to the gallows. However, they are shocked to learn that he is back from the dead and must pursue him again.

Rating: 69% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Year: 2011

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris

Plot: Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of murders that lead him to Professor Moriarty. However, he, along with his associate, Dr Watson, must do everything to thwart the professor's evil plans.

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Rating: 60% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Expendables Trilogy

Year: 2010, 2012, 2014

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Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Plot: A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

 

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Year: 2013

Cast: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Plot: After failing in a mission, a DEA agent decides to go to a small town with his nine-year-old daughter to live a peaceful life. However, things don't go as planned when he encounters a meth drug lord.

Rating: 43% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Don't forget, you can get 30 days of Amazon Prime absolutely free right here.

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