5 good movies on Amazon for Hump Day: Date Night and more

NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Actors Tina Fey and Steve Carell attend the premiere of "Date Night" at Ziegfeld Theatre on April 6, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Actors Tina Fey and Steve Carell attend the premiere of "Date Night" at Ziegfeld Theatre on April 6, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) /

It’s Wednesday and time to kick the mid-week slump in the rear. Hump day is that time of the week when we need to get up over the hump and sail into the weekend. What better way to achieve this than watching some great Hump Day movies on Amazon Prime?

There have been many new releases on Amazon this month, and we have the list here for you.   

Some great horror releases for your Halloween viewing include Welcome to Blumhouse films, Bingo Hello, Black as Night, Madres, and The Manor.  The new series I Know What You Did Last Summer was recently released as well.

Now, let’s take a look at some great movies to get you through your Hump Day.

5 good Hump Day movies on Amazon for October 20, 2021

Date Night

The romantic comedy Date Night is directed by Shawn Levy and written by Josh Klausner. The film has an outstanding cast that consists of  Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Taraji P. Henson, Mark Ruffalo, Kristen Wiig, Common, Gal Gadot, James Franco, and Mark Wahlberg.

A married couple Phil and Claire Foster (Carell and Fey), live in New Jersey with their two children. Their lives have become dull and mundane. When they learn their friends are getting a divorce to have some excitement in their lives, the Fosters realize they need to spice things up. Little did they know they would be getting more than they bargained for.

Date Night is a hilarious look at marriage and how life can become routine.

Bride Wars

The romantic comedy Bride Wars was released in 2009 and starred Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Kristen Johnston, Bryan Greenberg, and Candice Bergen.

Two childhood friends Emma and Liv (Hathaway and Hudson, respectively), after attending their first wedding at the Plaza Hotel when they were children, the girls started planning their own. Twenty years later, they are both engaged, and a clerical error schedules their weddings on the same day. This mixup leads to many misunderstandings that eventually cause an all-out war between the long-time friends.

This movie shows how the stress of wedding planning can drive people to do things they would never normally do. The two friends try to sabotage each other’s plans, resulting in a hilarious look at wedding planning.

Critics were harsh regarding this film, but I am not sure they understood this is a comedic look at wedding planning and highly exaggerated teaming of two bridezillas.


The horror thriller Retreat is a single location film that turns from thriller to horror is the directorial debut for Carl Tibbets. It has to be one of the Hump Day movies this week.

Martin Kennedy (Cillian Murphy) and his wife Kate (Thandiwe Newton) escape to the small remote location of Blackholme island, off the coast of Scotland. This is a location they frequently escape to for some R&R.  Kate and Martin have come into some marriage troubles and feel some time away is what they need to rekindle their relationship.

A stranger washes up on shore brings news of an outbreak called Argromoto Flu that is overtaking the world. Things start to happen that make the couple think he might not be telling the whole truth.

Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn is a movie based on a short story by Stephen King. This movie would fuel people’s irrational fear of cornfields for years to come. Filming took place mainly in Iowa, fitting as Iowa is known for its cornfields, and this movie spawned a franchise of films and has earned a cult following.

Set in Gatlin, Nebraska, a fictional town surrounded by cornfields in the 1980s that, besides the church, has been neglected. After the crops fail one year, the children are indoctrinated into a cult by a 12-year-old zealot named Isaac. The cult is based around the deity known as “He Who Walks Behind the Rows.”

It is a fantastically creepy film, what you could expect from Stephen King source material, and is classic supernatural horror.  Rolling Stone ranked the film at #7 in their “Top 30 Stephen King Movies” list, calling it “a lean, brutally tense slasher film.”

A Little Bit Zombie

This zombie comedy movie, A Little Bit Zombie, has been praised for its lighthearted nature.

A mild-mannered HR manager, Steve, is bit by a mosquito that transforms him into a zombie. He must resist the desire to consume brains to keep his high-maintenance fiance happy, or he will be on the receiving end of her wrath. Her only thoughts are of the upcoming wedding, and she has no regard for Steve and his current issue of being undead.

Steve tries to keep it together while being pursued by a zombie hunter obsessed with killing the undead.

It is a very light, hilarious zombie movie perfect for the Halloween season.

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Which Hump Day movies are you watching this week? Let us know in the comments below.

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