As summer slowly begins to draw to a close, the grey clouds are appearing more often, the rain is raining more steadily, and a whole heap of gems are preparing to depart Amazon Prime Video UK around the start of September.
This is your last chance to stream the following on Amazon Prime Video:
The Informant! – 23rd August
Matt Damon is hilarious is Steven Soderbergh’s strange-but-true thriller about espionage in the US corn industry.
A Streetcar Named Desire – 23rd August
If you’ve only seen The Simpsons’ musical version, don’t miss the chance to catch Elia Kazan’s swelteringly good take on Tennessee Williams’ intense play.
Infamous – 23rd August
Hot on the heels of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Capote came the overlooked biopic of the In Cold Blood author, featuring a lead turn from none other than Toby Jones.
Mystic River – 23rd August
Clint Eastwood directs this fantastic drama, which reunites three old men whose lives were overshadows by a childhood tragedy. Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon star.
The Dark Knight Rises – 29th August
Christopher Nolan’s third Batman flick not be as strong as the previous two but from Anne Hathaway’s slinky cat burglar to Tom Hardy’s physically intimidating Bane, it’s an epic conclusion to the trilogy.
Contact – 30th August
Jodie Foster stars in Robert Zemeckis’ underrated sci-fi, based on Carl Sagan’s novel of the same name, about a doctor who, after years of searching, finds radio proof of alien life.
Parks and Recreation – 31st August
Everyone’s favourite over-enthusiastic local official, Leslie Knope, smiles her way through bureaucracy in NBC’s delightful sitcom. Also, Chris Pratt. (Don’t panic: This is very likely to be renewed and remain on Amazon Prime Video.)
Amelie – 31st August
When impish Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she’s inspired to return the items to their original owner. This is the one French film that everyone’s seen, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth seeing a second time.
Dallas Buyers Club – 2nd September
Matthew McConaughey puts in an Oscar-winning performance in this moving true tale of one man’s fight against AIDs – and the pharmaceutical industry’s lack of treatment for it. Jared Leto impresses even more as his friend, Rayon.
Bullitt – 6th September
From Steve McQueen to that car chase, this is a stone cold classic.
Behind the Candelabra – 7th September
Michael Douglas shines in this laugh-out-loud but warm comedy about Liberace, with Matt Damon equally impressive as young assistant, Scott Thorson. With cinematography and direction by Steven Soderbergh, music by the late Marvin Hamlisch and small roles for Dan Aykroyd and Debbie Reynolds, Behind the Candelabra premiered on HBO – but it is very much an A-List movie. Rob Lowe as a plastic surgeon, meanwhile, waltzes away with the whole show.
Contagion – 14th September
Steven Soberbergh’s film about a plague spreading across the planet is not only scarily believable but grippingly tense, with a cast of dead A-Listers walking, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Matt Damon and Jude Law. Another reminder of why Soderbergh will be missed from the big screen.
A Clockwork Orange – 14th September
Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece remains as shocking and stylish today as it was 40 odd years ago.
The Fugitive – 14th September
Back before action movies were complex and full of high concepts, Andrew Davis’ 90s action thriller stripped down its plot to a simple, timeless premise: an innocent man accused of murdering his wife goes on the run while trying to track down the real, one-armed killer. Harrison Ford has rarely been more charismatic.
Other titles leaving Amazon Prime Video UK in August / September 2017:
Nights in Rodanthe
Grumpy Old Men
The Devil’s Advocate
Empire of the Sun
The Astronaut Farmer
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
Against the Sun
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
The Hot Flashes
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Don Juan de Marco