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Amazon Prime Film/TV Series Recommendations



  • Registered Users Posts: 30,883 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    It isn't great...and extremely poor versus the channel 4 version

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,047 ✭✭✭✭Tauriel

    Watched The Misfits last night starring Pierce Brosnan. A fairly terrible film, was bitterly disappointed as I do love a good heist movie.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,221 ✭✭✭Jump_In_Jack

    Watched “All the Old Knives” last night, lost patience with it half way through, jumped it on to the last 10 minutes and seemingly missed nothing. Good premise but just didn’t see any chemistry between Thandiwe and Chris, I’d recommend it to someone more patient than me, just felt it dragged a bit after the first 50 and plot was going nowhere fast.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭flasher0030

    I watched that film couple of nights ago. I thought it was excellent. Had everything I wanted. Bit of a thriller, bit of mystery. And not knowing where it was going until the end. I’ve seen Chris Pine in couple of movies recently - the finest hours, the contractor, he’ll or high water. He’s a much better actor than I had ever thought. I had put him down as one of those leading man lady charmers. But I was wrong.

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,444 ✭✭✭✭~Rebel~

    Yeah, quite liked All the Old Knives too... nothing groundbreaking, but it's pretty well put together with very little resources. All built on a few conversations across a couple of different settings - I can always appreciate a story that can sustain itself through pretty much dialogue alone.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,240 ✭✭✭✭Ash.J.Williams

    i needed a new chromcast and splashed out on the dear one "google Tv" and it has utterly transformed my Prime viewing, it just seems to bring the better movies out onto the main screen, i can never find anything on the prime app itself worth watching,

  • Registered Users Posts: 582 ✭✭✭Lefty2Guns

    Anybody have any success in finding Dr. No in the Bond section. Was hoping to start watching them from the beginning and its the first film but had no joy actually finding it.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,798 Mod ✭✭✭✭TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    I saw something earlier mentioning that Dr. No was getting a cinema re-release sometime around now. I wonder if that's why it's not up?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,297 ✭✭✭Porthallian

    Watched King of New York (1990) with Christopher Walken and young Laurence Fishburne and Wesley Snipes. Fantastic movie, seems to be a classic that I had never really heard of before. Definitely recommend it.

    Still struggling with the Prime interface. Can't really find many decent crime TV series to binge.

  • If you can find Les Bureau de Legendes and its still there that is the best thing on Prime. Incredibly captivating series about the French intelligence agency.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 980 ✭✭✭Decoda

    Can anyone locate the 007 fillm Skyfall on their Prime? The Prime search engine is just a mess.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,325 ✭✭✭cuttingtimber22

    I don’t think they have it. Certainly did not come up when I searched.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup

    what's the big deal about the Bond movies??😶 i mean haven't they be shown to death on terrestrial telly

  • Registered Users Posts: 593 ✭✭✭mjsc1970

  • Registered Users Posts: 593 ✭✭✭mjsc1970

    Anyone any idea why S5 Vikings is now unavailable, while S1-4 are there ok?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭Wrongway1985

    Commonly asked, some shows have duplicate blocks for whatever reason that won't list a particular season so just search for item instead and you should get what your after.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,998 ✭✭✭✭Kolido

    Use an app like justwatch to find movies on streaming services, it's much easier. Just search for the movie and click the link, it will open the movie in the streaming app for you if you have it installed on that same device.

    Prime has so many great movies if you can find them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭Wrongway1985

    Selection of new titles/re-adds in the last week or so

    The 40 Year Old Virgin

    A Million Ways to Die in the West (MacFarlane/Neeson/Theron)


    Asterix and Cleopatra (Original Title: Astérix et Cléopâtre)

    Barbershop: The Next Cut

    The Borrowers


    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Don't Breathe


    Gone (Seyfried)

    Green Street Hooligans

    The Incredible Hulk (Norton)

    In the Blink of an Eye

    Knocked Up

    Liar Liar

    The Little Rascals

    Lone Survivor


    Oblivion (Cruise/M(o).Freeman)


    The Secret Life of Pets 

    Smokin' Aces

    Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021)


    Snow White and the Huntsman

    Spring Breakers

    The Theory of Everything

    The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (Original Title: Les 12 travaux d'Astérix)

    Unfaithful (Gere/D.Lane)



    Mi Selección Colombia (2022) - My National Team of Colombia, Sports doc series

    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    The Age of Adaline - 30/4

    About A Boy - 1/5

    Definitely, Maybe - 2/5

    Knowing - 4/5

    Doctor Sleep (Theatrical & Director's Cut) - 6/5

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭Wrongway1985

    Selection of new titles/re-adds in the last week or so

    Above the Shadows (2019)


    American Gangster

    The Angry Birds Movie

    Candyman (2021)

    The Danish Girl

    District 9

    Evolution (Duchovny/J.Moore)

    Get Him to the Greek

    The Hateful Eight


    King Kong (Watts/Brody)

    O Brother, Where Art Thou? 

    Pineapple Express

    Role Models (S.W.Scott/Rudd/E.Banks)

    Scenes of a Sexual Nature

    Shakespeare in Love

    Small Soldiers


    Straight Outta Compton

    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    The Ugly Truth

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    White Boy Rick

    Wild Child

    What We Do in the Shadows

    Ten Percent (Season 1)(Amazon Original)(2022)

    Undone (Season 2)(Amazon Original)(2022)

    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    The Good Liar - 14/5

  • Registered Users Posts: 927 ✭✭✭Caquas

    I really enjoyed the 4k UHD version of The Big Lebowski.

    An all time favourite really looking it’s best.

    “The Dude Abides.”

    And now I’ve figured out the kidnap plot.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭Wrongway1985

    Selection of new titles/re-adds in the last week or so

    Along Came Polly


    The Big Sick (Amazon Original)

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    Bridget Jones's Baby

    Café Society (Amazon Original)

    The Contractor (Pine/B.Foster/G.Jacobs)(Amazon Original)(2022)

    Death Race (Statham)

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Friends with Benefits

    Furious 7 (1-6 already on the platform)

    Gimme Danger - Story of The Stooges (2016)

    Green Zone (Damon)

    Human Traffic

    Johnny English

    Johnny English Reborn

    Kindergarten Cop

    Last Flag Flying (Carell/Cranston/Fishburne)(Amazon Original)

    Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Original)

    The Salesman (Amazon Original)

    Rammstein: In Amerika - Live from Madison Square Garden

    Rammstein: Paris

    R.I.P.D. (Reynolds/Bridges)

    Secret in Their Eyes 

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    State Like Sleep (2019)

    Thirteen (E.R.Wood/H.Hunter)


    Weiner-Dog (Amazon Original)

    Alpha House (Season 1-2)(Amazon Original)

    Betas (Amazon Original)

    Bosch: Legacy (Season 1)(Amazon Original)(2022)

    Good Girls Revolt (Amazon Original)

    Mad Dogs (Amazon Original)

    The New Yorker Presents (Amazon Original)

    One Mississippi (Season 1-2) (Amazon Original)

    Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (Amazon Original)

    The Wilds (Season 2)(Amazon Original)(2022)

    Just a note - there is a lot of Amazon Originals there none of them new unless stated 2022, they seem to have been made by Amazon studios but only temporarily released in this region or not at all. Have never seen The Big Sick heard that's decent so will have a look at that, is Good Girls Revolt worth a look? know it was cancelled after the sole season but had potential and was compared to a slight step down from Mad Men (which is a high bar imo tbf)

    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    The Croods - 17/5

    The Devil Wears Prada - 18/5

    Dodgeball - 18/5

    A Good Year - 19/5

    Get Smart - 21/5

    The Other Woman - 22/5

    Road to Peridition - 22/5

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,300 ✭✭✭S.M.B.

    I remember being pretty adamant that there was no real need for a second season of Undone but turns out I was very very wrong. The second season managed to elevate the show to sit alongside my all time favourites and now I'm already anticipating a third season (which I really hope we do get as it's yet to be officially renewed).

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭Wrongway1985

    Selection of new titles/re-adds in the last week or so

    (500) Days of Summer

    10 Things I Hate About You

    27 Dresses

    An American Affair 

    Air Force One

    A Bear Named Winnie

    The Bright Side (2021)


    City of Life and Death (Original title: Nanjing! Nanjing!)

    Closed Circuit


    John Tucker Must Die

    The Lorax



    Pitch Perfect

    Pitch Perfect 2

    Respect (J.Hudson/Whitaker/M.J.Blige)(2021)

    Ride Along

    Ride Along 2

    Sea Fever (2020)

    Senna - Sports, documentary

    Sense and Sensibility

    Thousand Pieces of Gold

    We Summon the Darkness (2020)

    Why Stop Now?

    The Kids in the Hall (Amazon Original)(2022) - Revival of age old sketch show

    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 22/5

    Walk the Line - 25/5

    The Watch - 26/5

    The Way, Way Back - 26/5

    South Park (Season 1-23) - 31/5

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,300 ✭✭✭S.M.B.

    Took a while for it to find its feet but Hacks has definitely grown on me. I can clearly see why it was so highly regarded. The second season is starting on Prime on Friday too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,924 ✭✭✭garra

    I'm not a big fan of most US based comedy/drama shows, the cutesy smart assed humour is toe curling puerile bo!!ox in general. Hacks shows how to entertain with real characters and not an ounce of schmaltzy twee drivel in sight. Excellent dialogue, depth of character, unhinged relationships and odd plot twists makes it a refreshing antidote to everything else from the US for me. 4 episodes at a time flys by like a feed of Guinness on a Friday night.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,563 ✭✭✭✭peteeeed

  • Registered Users Posts: 582 ✭✭✭Lefty2Guns

    The Expanse - Have watched the First Season. Is this worth keeping at it. First Season wasn't too bad and kept me interested enough.

    Just looking for feedback from others who have watched the reast of the 5 Seasons.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 32,336 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    Yes, keep going. Season 1 is generally regarded as the "worst" season, and the quality is an upward curve from here.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,444 ✭✭✭✭~Rebel~

    If you like sci-fi, i'd definitely say yes! I was the same with season one, I watched the first few episodes, then left it for a couple of years, but once I went back I tore through the rest and really enjoyed.