Let’s face it, Netflix gets all the love when it comes to the fame of streaming movies and tv shows. Hulu would be great, but with their subscription service that still includes ads (wtf?!) Amazon has their own great streaming service that rivals the selection that Netflix offers.
Here are eight movies on Amazon that are certainly worth watching.
A small town is besieged by some furry and not-so-cute little creatures after a young man ignores the warnings of a wise elder regarding their care and feeding.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
From the best-selling series of books comes an extraordinary fantasy adventure. From the moment the Grace family moves into a secluded old house peculiar things start to happen. Unable to explain the accidents and strange disappearances, the Grace children start to investigate and find the unbelievable truth of the Spiderwick Estate and the amazing creatures that inhabit it.
Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test–charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated–and more deceptive–than the two men could have imagined.
Two Irish brothers accidentally killed mafia thugs. They turned themselves in and were released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and started knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he was to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing.
Lester’s wife hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the axe. …look closer as Lester decides to make a few changes in his life; the freer he gets, the happier he gets. But Lester is about to learn that the ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price.
Indiana Jones Series
When it comes to Indiana Jones, one simply cannot watch just one of them!
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark:
Accompanied by his feisty, independent ex-flame Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), the two-fisted archaeologist embarks on a thrilling quest to locate the mystical Ark of the Covenant. Indy must discover the Ark before the Nazis do, and he has to survive poison, traps, snakes and treachery to do so.
Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom:
After barely escaping a raging Shanghai nightclub brawl, Indy crash-lands into the wilds of India where he uncovers a sinister scheme that has enslaved a remote village’s children in a fortress-like mine. Indy must save the children and avoid becoming a slave himself to the evil Thuggee cult.
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade:
The Nazis are on the trail of the Holy Grail, and have kidnapped Indy’s father. Follow Indy as he inches through the rat-filled catacombs of Venice, battles Nazi flying aces in a thrilling biplane dogfight, and braves the thunderous firepower of an unstoppable tank. And behold the Holy Grail’s power to give and take life, as Indy and his father race against time.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull:
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas bring you the greatest adventurer of all time in “a nonstop thrill ride” that’s packed with “sensational, awe-inspiring spectacles”. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull finds Indy trying to outrace a brilliant and beautiful agent for the mystical, all-powerful Crystal Skull of Akator.
Gangs Of New York
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, and Daniel Day- Lewis star in this tale of vengeance and survival! As waves of immigrants swell the population of New York, corruption thrives in lower Manhattan’s Five Points section. Young Irish immigrant Amsterdam returns seeking revenge against the rival gang leader who killed his father. But Amsterdam’s personal vendetta becomes part of the gang warfare.
American History X
Academy Award-nominee Edward Norton delivers a searing performance as aformer neo-Nazi skinhead who now struggles to prevent his youngerbrother from following in his footsteps.