From spooky new shows to classic heartwarming comedies, there’s plenty to choose from on Amazon Prime Video. He’s our top picks for the week.
With a couple of notable pop culture anniversaries on the horizon, there are plenty of options to choose from on Amazon Prime Video on this first official week of August! Plus, the start of a new month means Amazon is adding new content to their catalog.
Here’s a reminder about their latest Original series, The Boys. If you haven’t gotten the chance to check out this black comedy superhero show starring Karl Urban, I recommend you make that your binge of choice from Aug. 5-9. It’d be the perfect show to watch after a long day of work.
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However, if you’re done with The Boys, we have a couple of other options for you to check out if you need something to fill up your evenings this week!
Julie & Julia (2009)
- Directed by: Nora Ephron
- Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, and Linda Emond
The 10th anniversary of Julie & Julia is coming up on Aug. 7 so relive the magic of this excellent movie starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep on Prime Video!
The story follows Adams’ character Julie Powell as she embarks on a mission to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Childs’ recipe book. The movie is based on two books, Child’s autobiography, and Powell’s memoir. Watch the trailer for the film.
Watch if you liked: The Devil Wears Prada, Florence Foster Jenkins, Sunshine Cleaning, The Hundred-Foot Journey, or American Hustle
All I See Is You (2016)
- Directed by: Marc Foster
- Starring: Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Ahna O’Reilly, Yvonne Strahovski, Wes Chatham, and Danny Huston
- Available on Aug. 7
This thriller stars Blake Lively as Grace, a woman who was blinded during a tragic accident. She and her husband live in Bangkok and for the most part, they’re happy. But then Grace gets a cutting-edge new surgery that restores her vision in one eye and she begins to realize the man she’s been living with all this time may be doing her more harm than good.
Watch if you liked: Wicker Park, Dancer in the Dark, Proof, Serenity, or Match Point
Divorce (Series Finale)
- Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins, and Charlie Kilgore
- Available with HBO through Prime Video Channels
The series finale of Divorce airs this Monday night on HBO. If you’ve been keeping up with the Sarah Jessica Parker-starring comedy-drama then be prepared to see goodbye to the short-lived series. The Season 3 finale will be the show’s last.
However, if you’ve never seen Divorce before, now is as good a time as any to watch it. You can view all three seasons with your HBO channel add-on. The series is about exactly what it sounds like, a divorce. But it’s harder to make a clean break from someone you’ve loved for so long than you might think.
Watch if you liked: Splitting Up Together, Casual, The Affair, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, or Transparent
NOS4A2 (Series Premiere)
- Starring: Ashleigh Cummings, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jahkara J. Smith, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Virginia Kull, and Zachary Quinto
- Available on August 8th with your Shudder add-on through Prime Video Channels
The official Shudder premiere of NOS4A2 airs on Aug. 8. If you didn’t get the chance to watch the first season while it aired on AMC, now’s your chance to check it out. The premiere will be available to stream on Thursday with new episodes continuing to be added every week.
NOS4A2 is based on Joe Hill’s book of the same name. it takes a different approach to the concept of vampires and immortality. Quinto plays the sinister serial killer, Charlie Manx. He meets a worthy adversary in a surprising opponent, Vic McQueen, a girl with the ability to find lost things. The series has already been renewed for a second season.
Watch if you liked: Castle Rock, The Strain, Preacher, Swamp Thing, or The Exorcist
- Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
- Starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, and Abigail Breslin
- Available with HBO through Prime Video Channels
Did you know that Aug. 6 is the 20-year anniversary of acclaimed M. Night Shyamalan movie, The Sixth Sense? Unfortunately, the film isn’t available on Prime Video right now, although you can rent or buy it on Amazon Video if you’re interested.
But you can watch one of Shyamalan’s other iconic movies, Signs, with your HBO add-on. This science-fiction film follows a farmer named Graham Hess who has entire world view shifted after he discovers a strange message in his crops.
Watch if you liked: The Village, The Happening, The Visit, Split, or Unbreakable
Are you planning to check out any of these movies or series this week? Are there any other films or television shows you hope to come to Prime soon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!