Here are our recommendations to watch on Amazon Prime Video this weekend, including a pair of classic movies that are streaming for the first time anywhere.
The weekend is here and if you’re not heading out to the movie theater to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we have some recommendations for you to watch on Amazon Prime Video. If you’re a Prime member these recommendations will be free for you to watch. This weekend’s suggested watches include a pair of all-time great movies that are streaming anywhere for the first time. Additionally, there are two recent TV releases that make for a great binge-watching experience. Lastly, we have the movie that helped launch Jennifer Lawrence to superstardom.
Amazon Video Weekend Watchlist
The Wizard of Oz
For the first time, the classic movie is streaming. You won’t find The Wizard of Oz on Netflix or Hulu and the only way to watch it is on Amazon Prime Video. Added to the streaming inventory on May 1, this weekend is a great time to take a stroll down the Yellow Brick Road and relive the all-time great movie.
Gone with the Wind
Just like The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind was added on May 1 and Amazon Prime Video is the only place to stream this legendary movie. You can’t call yourself a film buff if you haven’t seen this four-hour movie from 1939. The movie stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara and their romance set in Atlanta during the Civil War.
Before she was playing Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games or Mystique in the latest wave of X-Men films, Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for playing Ree in the 2010 movie Winter’s Bone. The movie was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture and John Hawkes received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Lawrence plays a 17-year-old in the rural Ozark mountains who is trying to track down her father. He’s a drug dealer who has disappeared but uncovers some clues about his whereabouts that could threaten to break up her family.
For the second week in a row, Catastrophe is on our list of recommendations. If you didn’t get the message last week, you need to watch the best comedy on Amazon Video. The series stars Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan who also created and write the show. It’s tremendous in every imaginable way. The season finale also had a touching tribute to Carrie Fisher who plays Rob’s mom on the series. Each season has six episodes so it makes for a quick and fun binge-watch. Just watch it!
Before the season 2 premiere on May 30, you can watch the first season of Animal Kingdom on Amazon Video. Recently released in the last week, Animal Kingdom is about 17-year-old J, played by Finn Cole, who moves in with his extended family in Southern California after the death of his mother due to a heroin overdose. Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Daniella Alonso, Molly Gordon, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson and Jake Weary also star in the series.
If these recommendations aren’t to your liking, we recommend checking out our best of lists to see the best movies and TV shows streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.