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Amazon Prime Film/TV Series Recommendations



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 25,655 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp

    It plays itself as an action movie primarily, only that its set pieces are framed against the time loop concept. The comedy is more "douchebag" oriented than HDD. Have you seen Happy Death Day 2? That was a great sequel that leaned more into the comedy and emotional catharthis than repeating the same schtick again.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,001 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    Yeah, I liked both HDD, but they were very different in tone. Apparently they're doing a 3rd one and I'm very excited about that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,866 ✭✭✭ Wrongway1985

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

    American Hustle

    A Quiet Life (Original Title: Una vita tranquilla)


    The Boy Who Killed My Parents (2021)

    The Campaign (Ferrell/Sudeikis/Galifianakis)

    The Cooler (W.H.Macy/A.Baldwin/M.Bello)

    Gangster Squad

    The Girl Who Killed Her Parents (2021)

    The Goldfinch (Elsgort/Kidman)(2019)

    Hall Pass

    Here After (2020)

    The Infiltrator

    The Italian Job (M.Wahlberg/Theron/E.Norton)

    Joker (J.Phoenix/De Niro/B.Camp)(2019)

    Justin Bieber: Our World (Amazon Original)(2021)

    Leave of Absence

    Legends Of The Fall (B.Pitt/Hopkins/A.Quinn)

    Level Sixteen

    Madres (Amazon Original)(2021)

    The Manor (Amazon Original)(2021)

    Mercy Black (2019)



    The Ratings Game (DeVito)

    Santa's Slay 

    Sister Act

    Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit


    Under The Greenwood Tree (K.Hawes)

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)

    Year One

    Justified (Season 1-6)

    Fear the Walking Dead (Season 6)

    Pan y Circo (Season 2)(Amazon Original)

    Private Practice (Season 1-6)

    The Walking Dead: World Beyond (Season 2)(Opening episode, Episodes weekly until conclusion)

    Unforgettable (Season 1-3)

    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    The Matrix - 14/10

    The Matrix: Reloaded - 14/10

    Amelie - 19/10

    Cold Pursuit - 21/10

    Bobs Burgers (Season 1-10) - 15/10

    Futurama (Season 1-10) - 17/10

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 1-7) - 18/10

    Modern Family (Season 1-8) - 19/10

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 25,655 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp

    Oh shoot. We had been working through Bob's Burgers slowly; we're only at season 6. Bugger.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,001 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,712 ✭✭✭ Pen Rua

    Shock and Awe (2017) was up the other night. It stars James Marsden & Woody Harrelson, and tells the story of two journalists who published stories doubting WMD in Iraq.


    There are so many better pre-, during and post- 9/11 movies than this.

    Some of the scenes are sloppy. In one, we come in to two characters sitting across from each other at an office desk. There's a couple of beats as the camera moves and then the characters talk. The conversation is filled with frustration, so I'm thinking: if he's furious why didn't he come into the room yelling? Instead, he sat down said hello and then launched into it. :/

    The film relies too heavily on real news clips. Peppering them in now and then is fine, but their over utilisation was lazy.

    One thing that bugged me was their use of sources. They speak to various people (military, diplomat etc...) and things like "Military source" or "State department official" flash up. From my Leaving Cert English all I can remember is: show, don't tell. It feels like that #1 rule was forgotten about.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,866 ✭✭✭ Wrongway1985

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

    A Texas Funeral

    Behind the Red Door

    Bloodline (2019)

    Break a Leg

    Central Intelligence

    Conversations with Other Women

    Country Strong

    Crimson Peak (Chastain/Hiddleston)

    The Family Tree

    Flocking (Original Title: Flocken)

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    It: Chapter Two

    Lost Kiddy Found 

    Miss Meadows (K.Holmes)

    Murder by Numbers (Bullock/Gosling)


    You've Got Mail

    G.E.O. Más allá del límite (Spain’s Elite Police: Beyond limits)(Amazon Original)(Season 1)(2021)

    I Know What You Did Last Summer (Season 1)(Amazon Original)(2021)(4 episodes,weekly until conclusion)

    Pan y Circo (Season 2)(2021)

    Sanctuary (Season 1-2,4)

    Unforgettable (Season 4)

    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    Constantine - 22/10

    Terminator Genisys - 29/10

    Bones (Season 1-12) - 23/10

    Desperate Housewives (Season 1-7) - 24/10

  • Registered Users Posts: 418 ✭✭ _dof_

    Dark Waters expires tomorrow. Movie with Mark Ruffalo similar story to Erin Brockovich.

    Where do you find out the ones which are expiring? I just happened to find this one.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,001 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

  • Registered Users Posts: 43,723 ✭✭✭✭ Mr.Nice Guy

    I watched The Manor. It's only about an hour and a half long. Barbara Hershey is the lead and does a good job. It was engaging to me up until the final 20 minutes or so where I thought it got very silly. Reminded me of an episode of Goosebumps by the end.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,866 ✭✭✭ Wrongway1985

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

    After We Fell (Amazon Exclusive)(2021)

    Almost Mercy

    Ammonite (Winslet/S.Ronan)(Amazon Exclusive)(2020)


    Cast a Dark Shadow

    Chameleon (2019)

    Crossed Over

    Delta Fever


    Footprints (Original Title: Le orme)

    Friend (Original Title: 친구)

    The General (B.Keaton)

    I See You (2019)

    The Island


    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 

    The Last Time I Saw Paris (E.Taylor)

    Martin Luther

    The Pajama Game (D.Day)

    Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    Red Riding Hood

    Red Soil (Original Title: Rouge)(2021)

    Rumor Has It... 

    Satanic Panic

    This Is Where I Leave You

    Too Late for Tears

    The Unforgiven (Lancaster/Hepburn)

    Welcome to the Rileys

    Cowboy Bebop 

    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    Evolution - 1/11

    Twilight (all films) - 1/11

    The Lucky Ones - 2/11

    The King's Speech - 3/11

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,866 ✭✭✭ Wrongway1985

    Dark Waters was very good alright.

    You can see whats leaving in next 30 days here or reach it simply by typing "leaving amazon prime uk" into google search. Yes use the uk site there is not very much deviation between the two (only titles included in sub do be listed) and if the title is on there it you can predict it will soon be getting a notice but these don't be issued til 14 days are left you'll only know the exact date title is leaving then on the website or app.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,768 ✭✭✭ Sugarlumps

    Panic is rather good. Decent cast which rarely ever happens.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,677 ✭✭✭ El Rifle

    The new Maradona Drama is excellent, each episode better then the last

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,169 ✭✭✭ Man Vs ManUre

    Snowpiercer is there, the movie it’s excellent. Have not seen the tv show but heard it’s not so good. The Hateful 8 also excellent.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,536 ✭✭✭ youcancallmeal

    I enjoyed both the movie and tv show, both very different stories but with the same backdrop. The tv shows 3rd season is coming soon too so they must be doing something right

  • Registered Users Posts: 43,723 ✭✭✭✭ Mr.Nice Guy

    I find Key and Peele funny, so pleased to see that added.

    I noticed The Demented stars Bret 'The Hitman' Hart, but the trailer for it looks so bad that I don't think I can check it out.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 25,655 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp

    Season 1 is fine, season 2 takes a significant uptick in quality though, such that it went from background noise to a show I genuinely looked forward to.

    Stylistically, it doesn't hold a candle to the movies eccentricity and macabre tone. Sometimes the show leans that way but rarely commits to the same extent. The film's the better beast but the show ain't half bad.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,892 ✭✭✭ artvanderlay

    Probably been mentioned already but Blade Runner 2049 is an incredible sci-fi movie and it seems to be permanently on Amazon Prime. I've watched it a few times now, mostly just to look at the gorgeous visuals and to remind me that there are still great cinematic films still being made.

    Amazon Prime in general has a great selection of movies, much better than other streaming services. Plus I think I pay around £4 a month for it and that includes my free prime delivery service. Incredible value.

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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,001 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    I think it's a commonly held misconception that Prime has nothing worth watching. Their user interface is awful and even when you know something is on there it can be hard to find it through the search function. That's why threads like this, or the filter by service function on Letterboxd, are so useful.

    Oh, and on the subject of Blade Runner 2049, do you need to have seen the first one to watch the second one?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,662 ✭✭✭ Irish Aris

    Totally agree with this. I joined 4 months ago and was really impressed with how big the catalogue is. A big plus for me is that there are lots of old films, something that Netflix doesn't cover. As you say Elmo, finding things is tricky, thus I'm using a website called WatchNow, they are good for new additions, though I am not sure they have a section on what's expiring.

    I've been considering Disney+, but between Prime, Netflix and Mubi I have plenty to watch!! So many films (and TV series), so little time!!!🙃

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,001 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    I find having too many subscriptions at once just makes it even harder to decide what to watch. I keep Netflix, get Prime through Eir for free, and then tend to just do a month with Disney or Apple every now and then depending on when new series of TV shows air. I'm guessing a lot of people do this and that's why releases have pivoted back to weekly episodes on those services.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭ flasher0030

    Signed up to Amazon prime about 4 months ago. Hate. Cannot find anything on it. When I do a search for something, seems like its available, then sends me around the houses when trying to get to see that movie. Eventually I just give up and revert back to one of the other available options like Netflix. I definately need to cancel these subs. Signed up to Netflix, Amazon and Nowtv. Waste of money on my behalf in this day and age where most moves are free to stream anyway.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,001 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    What do you mean by sending you round the houses?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,892 ✭✭✭ artvanderlay

    No, you don't need to have seen the first one. I tried watching that a few times and gave up on it so didn't know much going into the sequel.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,892 ✭✭✭ artvanderlay

    I hate Netflix. It reminds me of Xtravision: all the new releases but an awful lot of shite too. Amazon Prime has hidden gems like the old video stores.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,113 ✭✭✭ S.M.B.

    I only spotted yesterday that Blade Runner 2049 is currently listed under "Only for a limited time on Prime" so it may be leaving soon. In saying that it's left and come back again in the past.

    I also only recently noticed that Manchester by the Sea is no longer available. I thought this was forever going to be available given it's initial release but I was obviously wrong. I was waiting to be in the right mood to watch it but clearly hadn't felt up for it over the years since it came out.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,001 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    Was Manchester By The Sea made by Amazon or did they just buy distribution rights? It's still on Prime in the US so maybe the international rights are different?

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 26,725 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate

    There’s been a few weird rights lapses with Amazon recently. Honey Boy was marketed as an Amazon Original and now has shown up on Netflix.