It takes a lot to make anyone stay indoors on a hot summer’s day, but how about the last chance to catch a Hitchcock classic? Or a shrinking window through which to admire a Kubrick masterpiece? How about the impending departure of two modern gems featuring superb female lead performances?
From Jackie and 20th Century Women to Full Metal Jacket and North by Northwest, this month is your last chance to stream the following on Amazon Prime Video UK:
North by Northwest – 23rd June
Cary Grant takes on Hitchcock’s classic innocent-man-on-the-run role in this iconic thriller about an ad exec who’s pursued by a ruthless spy after being mistaken for a government agent.
Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – 23rd June
Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman singing? Put aside any misgivings you may have: Stephen Sondheim and Tim Burton prove to be dream partners in this take on his gory musical, which waltzes wildly between laughs and shocks.
Full Metal Jacket – 23rd June
After a seven-year hiatus from the screen, Stanley Kubrick return to make this blistering Vietnam war film, which charts the psychological fallout of a harrowing bootcamp preparing US soldiers for combat.
The Exorcist – 27th June
Quite rightly regarded as one of the scariest films ever made.
Jackie – 29th June
Natalie Portman is on award-worthy form in this deliciously unconventional biopic of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who fights through grief and trauma following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s legacy.
20th Century Women – 29th June
Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig are superb in drama about Dorothea Fields, a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour – to help with his upbringing.
A Streetcar Named Desire – 29th June
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.
Moonrise Kingdom – 29th June
Wes Anderson brings a dose of sincere heart to this eccentric coming-of-age film, which manages to be hilariously daft, gorgeously colourful, endearingly melancholic and generally all-round awwww.
Captain Fantastic – 30th June
This whimsical indie drama. featuring an Oscar-nominated performance by Viggo Mortensen, is more nuanced than its Little Miss Sunshine stylings might suggest.
Marvel’s Agent Carter: Season 1 and 2 – 2nd July
Catch up with one of Marvel’s best small-screen outings with this Captain American spin-off that sees Hayley Atwell reprise her role as Peggy Carter.
Looney Tunes – Back in Action
The Lake House
Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues
The Philadelphia Story
The Towering Inferno
Fathers & Daughters
I Love You, Man
Legend of the Guardians – The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Fireman Sam: The Great Fire of Pontypandy
Fireman Sam: Heroes of the Storm
The Secret Garden
Lethal Weapon 2
Enter the Dragon
Lethal Weapon 3
Snow White and the Huntsman
Crocodile Dundee II
Our Queen – Her Life in Pictures
The Life of Duchess Catherine
Police Academy 2 – Their First Assignment
The Five-Year Engagement
A Fantastic Fear Of Everything
Love of Shajingcun
Chaplin Of The Mountains
Man At War
Halting Hades: The Moral Imperative