5 good movies on Amazon to get over Hump Day: July 7, 2021


Happy Hump day! It’s the first Wednesday in July, and summer is finally in full swing. Now you just need movies on Amazon to get over the hump.

Amazon Prime has released a great list of new items for July.  Movies released for July include Big Fish, Crimson Tide, Not Another Teen Movie, Romana and Beezus, and The Last King of Scotland. 

Be sure to check out all the newly available movies and shows this month as well as all of the Amazon Originals available to stream.

5 good movies on Amazon for July 7, 2021

The Tomorrow War

The Tomorrow War was viewed by 2.41 million households over the four-day July 4th weekend. This film received mixed reviews from critics, but viewers seemed to enjoy it.

The film stars Chris Pratt, who plays Dan Forester, a Green Beret turned biology teacher, who was recently turned down for his dream job at a research center. Dan and many others are drafted to become soldiers in a war with alien invaders called Whitespikes. The film is a military science fiction film that takes a group of soldiers and civilians into the future to fight an army of aliens.

The film also stars Yvonne Strahovski, J. K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, Jasmine Mathews, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Keith Powers and is directed by Chris McKay.

This is a must-see film if you like action, time travel, and aliens.

Surf’s Up 

The animated mockumentary Surf’s Up has been praised for its animation and humor. This is one the whole family will enjoy.

A teen penguin, Cody, longs to be a surfer, so he leaves his home in Antarctica to head off to the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. He believes he will be admired and gain the respect he longs for if he can do well at the surf off. When he encounters a washed-up surfer, he learns about the things in life that are really important.

With the voice talents of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, James Woods, and Diedrich Bader, you can’t go wrong with this one of the movies on Amazon this Hump Day.

Riding in Cars with Boys

Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) was the last film directed by Penny Marshall. The film is based on an autobiography by Beverly Donofrio, where she chronicles her story of being a teen mom who overcame difficult events of her life and went on to get her master’s degree.

Drew Barrymore plays Bev Donofrio, a young girl who longs to be a writer but an unexpected pregnancy at 15 puts that dream on hold. Her best friend Fay (Brittany Murphy) also finds out she is pregnant, and the girls marry their babies’ fathers. The story is set from 1961, when Bev is 11, until 1985.

Film critic Roger Ebert summed up the film with this comment, “A film like this is refreshing and startling in the way it cuts loose from formula and shows us confused lives we recognize ” Many people can see themselves in this film and the true look at how you let events in your life affect you.

Also starring Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia, Lorraine Bracco, James Woods, Rosie Perez, Desmond Harrington, Sara Gilbert and Peter Facinelli. Zahn has been praised for his role in this film and the major changes his character, Ray, experiences.

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist 

The romantic comedy Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a wild ride of a film. The story takes place over the course of one night while a group of teens look for the secret gig of their favorite band and search for a drunk friend who comes up missing. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

Nick (Michael Cera) and Norah (Kat Dennings) meet when she asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend for five minutes. That leads to a night of hilarity and unexpected turns as Nick, Norah and their friends search for their favorite band, Where’s Fluffy? all over the city. Norah’s best friend Caroline (Ari Graynor) wanders off on her own while being very drunk, requiring the group to also search for her.

The film also stars Alexis Dziena, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron, Jonathan B. Wright, and Jay Baruchel. There are great cameos by the authors, Cohn and Levithan, Seth Myers, Andy Samberg, Eddie Kaye Thomas, John Cho, Kevin Corrigan, and singer Devendra Banhart, whose song “Lover” is featured in the film.

Some critics have stated this film is boring, while others have praised the chemistry between Cera and Dennings, which makes this a sweet love story. The soundtrack has been highly praised as well. I think it is a hilarious film with a great cast and story that keep you interested in finding out how this night will end.

Honest Thief

The film Honest Thief is a great action thriller film that once again finds Liam Neeson with a particular set of skills.

Neeson plays former US Marine Tom Dolan, who was known as the “In-and-Out-Bandit” for his ability to steal large sums of money for the thrill of it. When he meets Annie (Kate Walsh), he changes his ways. When he tries to turn himself in to rid himself of his criminal past, two FBI agents double-cross him, steal his money and murder a fellow agent. This causes events to spiral, putting Annie and Tom in serious danger.

The film also stars Anthony Ramos, Jeffrey Donavan, Robert Patrick, and Jai Courtney. Critics have stated that the film’s story isn’t necessarily unique, but Neeson doesn’t phone in his role, making for a great film full of action.

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Have a great hump day, and be sure to watch one or more of the awesome selections of movies on Amazon Prime to keep you going until the weekend.

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