5 good movies on Amazon for Hump Day: September 8, 2021

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things -- Courtesy of Amazon Studios
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things -- Courtesy of Amazon Studios /

Some weeks the midweek slump hits harder than others. You would think being a short week due to the Labor Day holiday wouldn’t be as bad, but for some, it is. Amazon is here for you with some great entertainment choices to see you through to the weekend.

September has an extensive list of new content coming to Amazon. Throughout the month, there will be 77 new titles for your viewing enjoyment.

Be sure to check out some great movies like Apollo 13, Daddy Day Care, Do the Right Thing, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and its two sequels, Sleepless in Seattle, and many more.

5 must-watch movies on Amazon for September 8, 2021

Manchester by the Sea

The drama Manchester by the Sea stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, and Lucas Hedges and was directed by Kenneth Lonergan.

Lee Chandler’s (Affleck) older brother dies and makes him the sole guardian of his teenaged son. This requires Lee to move back to his hometown of Manchester by the Sea. His family has lived there for generations, and he will be forced to deal with his past that separated him from his wife.

The film received critical acclaim and was counted among the best films of 2016. Rolling Stone called it the must-see film of 2016.

Two Night Stand

The romantic comedy Two Night Stand is a comical look at an intended one-night stand forced into a two-night stand.

The film stars Analeigh Tipton (credited) as Megan, a single unemployed girl having a rough night. Her roommates want her to move out, she runs into her ex-finance, and can’t get into the club because she forgot her ID.

She decides to hook up with Alec (Miles Teller), whom she met via a dating site for a one-night stand. Things don’t go as planned, and she and Alec end up spending more time together than she originally intended.

Also starring Jessica Szohr, Leven Rambin and Scott Mescudi. It is an adorable romantic comedy, and the main characters have great chemistry.

30 Minutes or Less

30 Minutes or Less is brought to you by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer. So, that tells you what you are getting into from the start. This action comedy film is clever and underrated and worth a watch if you enjoy a great comedy.

Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is your average, local stoner, pizza delivery guy living his best ordinary life. As he makes one of his pizza deliveries, he is abducted by Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson) who have a master plan to kidnap someone, strap a bomb to them and force them to rob a bank. What could go wrong? Nick enlists the help of his estranged friend Chet (Aziz Ansari).

It is a comedic action movie, and if you are familiar with the cast, you already know what to expect. Check out the trailer below.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 

This is a classic. The 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a science fiction horror adapted from Jack Finney’s novel The Body Snatchers. 

In the fictional town of Santa Mira, California, alien plant spores have fallen from space. These pods eventually grow large enough to produce an identical replacement of a human being, devoid of human emotion. This film is where the term ‘pod people’ originated. The film follows Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) as he uncovers the invasion and tries to stop it.

This film is a classic that has stood the test of time and is known as one of the best sci-fi horror films.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things 

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things was released in February 2021 on Amazon Prime Video and is a tale of two teens stuck in a time loop and must repeat the same day over.

This film is set in a quaint small town where Mark (Kyle Allen) relives the same 24 hours each day. He has grown custom to this life until one day something unexpected happens. He meets a girl Margaret (Kathryn Newton), who interrupts his day, and they discover they are both trapped in the time loop.

Although the film isn’t entirely unique, it is charming, and the leads have great chemistry making for a fun watch.

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