Autumn is upon us, but those increasingly dark nights spell an extra opportunity to catch up with some modern classics before they depart from Amazon Prim Video.
From Keanu Reeves and Tom Cruise action thrills to Channing Tatum comedy and a stop-motion masterpiece, this is your last chance to stream the following:
John Wick: Chapter 2 – 27th September
Keanu Reeves makes a blistering return as everyone’s favourite hitman, who is dragged back into the shadows by a blood oath to an Italian crime lord (Riccardo Scamarcio). Naturally, things don’t go according to plan…
Youth – 28th September
Michael Caine delivers an excellent performance in Paulo Sorrentino’s drama about an ageing conductor. It might not be timeless, but it’s pretty profound – and when it’s not profound, it’s certainly pretty.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – 28th September
Brad Bird’s live-action cartoon makes for a thrilling spy sequel.
22 Jump Street – 29th September
It’s not often that a sequel is funnier than the first film. 22 Jump Street manages it, as Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum return as incompetent cop buddies Schmidt and Jenko. Effectively rehashing the first film – while joking about doing so – the result is an smartly layered piece of post-modern stupidity that packs a dangerously high laugh-to-minute ratio.
Godzilla – 29th September
Gareth Edwards’ modern update of the classic Japanese monster retains the awe of the original.
Rocky – 29th September
Rambo may be serving up dubious sequels, but don’t miss your chance to go back to the start of the superior Stallone franchise, before the first six movies depart Amazon Prime Video.
My Life As a Courgette – 29th September
This delicately heartwarming study of loss, family and friendship is a tiny stop-motion masterpiece.
Fury – 6th October
Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf star in David Ayer’s war movie, which puts you head-first into the claustrophobic environment of a tank – a confined space that forces men to bond, as they all undergo the same adrenaline-fuelled urge to survive.
Other titles leaving Amazon Prime in September / October 2019:
Chorabali: The Game of Hunting
Rocket Singh: Salesman onf the Year
If I Stay
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Luv Ka the End
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Bachna Ae Haseeno
Mujhse Dosti Karoge
Neal ‘N’ Nikki
Ta Ra Rum Pum
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Dil Bole Hadippa
Transformers: Dark of the Moon