5 good movies on Amazon to get over Hump Day: July 28, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 18: Kate Beckinsale attends the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards at Hollywood Palladium on January 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 18: Kate Beckinsale attends the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards at Hollywood Palladium on January 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) /

Happy hump day all! Hopefully, your week has been great, and you can enjoy the final week of July with some great entertainment through movies on Amazon Prime. 

It is a quiet week on Amazon as far as new releases, but many great choices are still available. It can sometimes be overwhelming to find a great movie on the streamer. We have a list of 50 Best movies on Amazon to help narrow down your search.

Below we will look at 5 great movies to get you over the midweek slump.

5 must-watch movies on Amazon for July 28, 2021


This new release film from Amazon is a high-energy action flick that is a must for action movie fans. Jolt follows Lindy (Kate Beckinsale), who is afflicted with an intermittent explosive disorder that causes her to break out in extreme episodes of anger and violence.

As a child, she was institutionalized and then eventually entered the military. The idea was to get her condition under control, but as they trained her in combat skills, making her a walking weapon, they could never get her rage under control.

Stanley Tucci plays Lindy’s therapist Dr. Ivan Munchin, who created a way to control her rage. As with most action films, there is a bad guy, a supposed good guy, a bad group of people who want to hurt the main character, etc. This film has all that and more, including a great dark comedic element.

The film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Jai Courtney, Laverne Cox, David Bradley, Ori Pfeffer and Susan Sarandon.

If you dig a good action film, be sure to check this one out.

Our Friend

The film Our Friend stars  Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson, and Casey Affleck. It is a film adapted from the true story based upon an award-winning Esquire article by Matthew Teague, which Brad Ingelsby adapted. This one of the movies on Amazon for Hump Day is directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, a BAFTA nominee for Best Documentary for Blackfish.

Nicole (Johnson) and Matthew Teague (Affleck) are given the grave news that Nicole has cancer and is only given 6 months to live. Their friend Dane (Segel) puts his life on hold and moves in with the family to help during the most difficult time of their lives. This gesture of true friendship has a greater impact than anyone could have imagined.

Also starring Jake Owen, Gwendoline Christie, Cherry Jones, Denée Benton, Isabella Rice, Violet McGraw, Marielle Scott, Ahna O’Reilly, Azita Ghanizada and Sampley Barinaga.

Critics have given this film positive reviews, especially for the chemistry between the three main actors. This story is heartwarming and heartbreaking and most definitely worth the watch.

The Lost City of Z

Films adapted from books is a popular trend that seems to be ever-growing. The Lost City of Z is another one in that category. Based on the same-titled book by David Grann, and is an account of an explorer’s real-life events in search of an ancient lost city in the Amazon.

Charlie Hunnam portrays explorer Percy Fawcett, a British officer who feels the need to do something extraordinary to restore his family’s good name. He embarks on a journey to survey land in Brazil. He is joined by Corporal Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson) and an Amazonian scout Tadjui (Pedro Coello). Initially, he pushes aside the story as a local legend but then discovers that there may be some truth to this tale.

Hunnam and Pattinson are joined by Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen, Ian McDiarmid
and Franco Nero

The film follows Fawcett on his journey and all the ups and downs in the life of an explorer in the early 1900s. Critics have given mixed reviews but most lean towards favorable, sighting the cinematic beauty and Hunnan’s believable portrayal of Fawcett as positives in the film.


This hilarious film looks at a group of high school friends who are avid fans of the Star Wars franchise. Fanboys follow the group in their quest to make one of their member’s final days of his life spectacular.

The setting is 1998; this is before Star Wars has released Episode I: The Phantom Menace. A group of high school friends reunites at a Halloween Party, and although many of them haven’t advanced past high school maturity, they all discover they still have a great love for the Star Wars franchise. When one of their friends is given four months to live with the Phantom Menace released six months away, they decide to infiltrate Skywalker Ranch and steal a copy of the film’s rough cut.

Starring Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington as Eric Bottler, Chris Marquette, Kristen Bell, David Denman, Christopher McDonald, Billy Dee Williams, Danny Trejo, Ethan Suplee, Seth Rogen, and Isaac Kappy. There are also many Star Wars-related cameos by  Carrie Fisher, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Jaime King, Danny McBride, Ray Park, Craig Robinson, Joe Lo Truglio, Lou Taylor Pucci, Will Forte, and William Shatner.

This film is a silly road trip film with lots of great humor and Star Wars references. For a great escape from reality, this is a great one to unwind to.

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris is a romantic fantasy film that follows a man vacationing in Paris as he is swept away to the 1920s and becomes dissatisfied with his life in 2010.

Gil (Owen Wilson) is a screenwriter vacationing in Paris with his fiance Inez (Rachel McAdams) when they tag along on her father’s business trip to the city. Gil finds Paris to be the most beautiful city and thinks they should consider moving there. During his walks alone in Paris at midnight, Gil is transported to 1920s Paris and experiences the city in an era full of great writers, musicians and artists. These visits to the past force Gil to reevaluate his life and face some hard truths.

This Woody Allen film consists of an all-star cast that includes Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen and Tom Hiddleston.

This is Allen’s 41st film and received critical acclaim for being sentimental and charming. Some critics have even said this film is some of Allen’s best work and called it one of the best romantic comedies.

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Which movies on Amazon are you watching to get through Hump Day? Let us know in the comments below.

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