5 good movies on Amazon for Hump Day: August 25, 2021

Knives Out -- Courtesy of Lionsgate
Knives Out -- Courtesy of Lionsgate /

Here we are, the last Hump Day of August. Summer is winding down, and Amazon has a great new list of arrivals coming in September. Now you need movies on Amazon to watch to get through Hump Day.

The pandemic has given us many slow months of new releases across all streamers, but Amazon will have many new titles for September, with six of them being Amazon originals.

Other new movies that have recently been released that are worth checking out include Val, Annette, Jolt and Shershaah.

Need help finding something to watch tonight? We’ve got you covered.

5 must-watch movies on Amazon for August 25, 2021

Knives Out

The film Knives Out revived the interest in the traditional whodunit films. With the dizzying turn of events and the wealthy dysfunctional family, what’s not to like?

The family of a wealthy patriarch gathered at the family home to celebrate his 85th birthday. When he is found dead, everyone is a suspect. Enter in Private Detective Benoit Blanc, who is anonymously paid to investigate. Many of the deceased relationships with his family members were strained, and the film follows the investigation to the very end, where you will never guess who the murder is.

The cast includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer and a voice cameo by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

The film received critical acclaim and has been nominated for many awards. Netflix has paid a record $450 million for two sequels; the first, Knives Out 2, started filming in June 2021.

The Dressmaker

The Australian film, The Dressmaker, is a revenge comedy film from 2015 based on a same-named novel by Rosalie Ham. The film stars Kate Winslet, who received critical acclaim for her performance.

Winslet plays Tilly, a couturier trained dressmaker who had returned to her hometown as a schoolgirl was sent away when she was blamed for the death of a schoolmate. She remembers nothing of the death, but when she discovers the truth, she wants nothing more than to get revenge on those who wronged her.

Despite mixed critical reviews, the film received many nominations at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.

Rambo: Last Blood

If you are a fan of the Rambo franchise, you will LOVE this film. It is everything a film starring John Rambo should be. This is the fifth installment and Sylvester Stallone was 73 when he filmed this movie.

Rambo lives at his father’s horse ranch in Bowie, Arizona, with his old friend and her granddaughter. The granddaughter locates her biological father in Mexico. She is advised not to travel to Mexico, and she does anyway, requiring Rambo to retrieve her. The film is full of blood and violence, as you would expect. It was a surprisingly good movie, exactly what you would expect.

Many of the critical reviews sighted the very things that made Rambo a household name as negatives in this film. But, fans of John Rambo loved the film and were happy to see Stallone as Rambo once again.

Girl Just Want to Have Fun

In 1985 the film Girls Just Want to Have Fun was exactly that. A film about two girls who want to try out to be a dancer on Dance TV.  The girls meet at a Catholic girl’s school and become fast friends due to the common love of the Dance TV program.

The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery, Morgan Woodward, Jonathan Silverman, Helen Hunt, Gina Gershon, Hank Azaria, Cyndi Lauper, Robert Downey Jr. and a 12 yr old Shannen Doherty.

It is a fun ’80s film, with rebellious teens trying to pull on over on their parents, a snobby rich girl who thinks she can run everyone’s lives, boys trying to pick up cute girls, and all those amazing ’80s fashions.

With a 90-minute run time, it is a quick fun look back at an amazing era.

The Ring

It’s never too early to start your horror binge-watching for the Halloween season. The Ring is a supernatural horror film remake of Hideo Nakata’s Japanese horror film Ring. This film opened the door to other Asian horror remakes like The Grudge, Dark Water, and The Eye, none of which were as popular as The Ring and its two sequels, The Ring Two and Rings. 

The Ring is available to stream on Amazon Prime. This story is the one where if you watch a specific videotape, you will die seven days later. When one girl dies, her aunt investigates and discovers that many of her niece’s friends died the same night and all viewed the same tape. She watches the tape filled with gruesome images, and when the tape stops, she receives a phone call, and the voice whispers, “seven days.”

This film stars Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Jane Alexander, Brian Cox, and Daveigh Chase.

It is a horror-thriller that you need to watch if you haven’t and is always worth a rewatch.

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