It is the first weekend of April, and Prime Video has a great list of new releases. We are here to give you some fantastic recommendations for Amazon movies to keep you entertained during your downtime.
This month’s Prime Video will see several great additions, new and old. One highly anticipated Amazon original movie this month is All the Old Knives starring Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton.
If you are looking for some Amazon Original shows to watch, check out our handy list here. But what about Amazon movies?
5 best Amazon movies for the weekend
Let’s check out some great movies from the ’90s that have just been released on Prime Video this month.
Con Air (1997)
The action thriller Con Air has an amazing cast that consists of Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney, Mykelti Williamson, Rachel Ticotin, Dave Chappelle, and Danny Trejo.
Cameron Poe (Cage), an honorably discharged Army Ranger, accidentally kills a man who attempted to assault his pregnant wife. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and on the day he was paroled, he was put on a flight taken over by the other passengers who were being taken to a supermax prison, as they are the worst of the worst criminals. He does what he can to ensure he doesn’t get caught up in their scheme and get home to his wife and daughter.
It is an action-packed film that is wildly entertaining.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Sixth Sense, the supernatural psychological thriller, is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment.
Willis plays Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist who lives in Philadelphia. Months after being attacked by a former patient Vincent Grey (Donnie Wahlberg), he begins seeing a new patient, Cole Sear (Osment), who reminds him of Grey. Feeling that he had failed Grey, Crowe tries to make amends by focusing on Sear while reconciling with his wife Anna (Olivia Williams). As he continues his work with Sear, they pair make unexplainable discoveries.
The sci-fi disaster film Armageddon was the highest-grossing film of 1998. It was directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and a theme song by Aerosmith; how could it go wrong?
NASA scientists discover there are only 18 days remaining until an earth-destroying asteroid hits the planet. NASA devises a plan to send a team to the asteroid to drill a hole into it and plant and detonate a nuclear bomb. They need a top-notch drilling team to do this. They end up with a top-notch team with many bad habits, men not quite up to NASA’s standards.
It is an outstanding movie that turns ordinary men into heroes.
Fargo is a black comedy crime film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen that has become a cult classic. The film premiered at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, where Joe Coen won the Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director Award).
The reality-based film follows a pregnant Minnesota police chief as she is investigating roadside murders. A car salesman, who finds himself deep in debt, hires two thugs to stage his wife’s kidnapping so he can collect ransom money from his wealthy father-in-law. When the thugs shoot a state trooper, the plan goes south, causing even more problems.
The film stars Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell and Peter Stormare.
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Donald Petrie’s directorial debut, Mystic Pizza, is set in the town of Mystic, Connecticut, and follows a group of young girls and the growing pains experienced on the verge of adulthood.
The film stars Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, and Lili Taylor as Kat and Daisy Araújo, and Jojo Barbosa, respectively, three Portuguese-American teenage girls who waitress at the local pizzeria, Mystic Pizza. The three girls are all at different stages of adulthood and must maneuver through the obstacles to achieve their hopes and dreams.
It is a fun romantic comedy.
Which Amazon movies are you watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.