What’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in April 2021?
James R | On 28, Mar 2021
Amazon Prime Video is getting seriously into the awards season spirit this April, with the long-awaited UK premiere of Palm Springs, nominated for 2 Golden Globes. It’s joined by BAFTA contender The Mauritanian, Oscar heavyweight Sound of Metal, plus BAFTA nominee The Dissident. There’s also room in the month for the latest documentary from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman and Glasgow Film Festival favourite Steelers, not to mention the exclusive debut of Without Remorse, the Tom Clancy blockbuster starring Michael B Jordan.
There’s no slacking on the TV side either, with the premiere of Them, a horror series reminiscent of Get Out, and Leonardo, starring Aidan Turner as Leonardo da Vinci.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in April 2021:
The Mauritanian – 1st April
Captured by the US Government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley). Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far reaching conspiracy. Based on Mohamedou’s New York Times best-selling memoir, this is the explosive true story of a fight for survival against all odds.
The Dissident – 1st April
The new documentary from the helmer of the Oscar-winning Icarus examines the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The investigation plays out at the highest levels of power as it exposes the deceit behind Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul. Offering a wealth of never-before-seen footage and unprecedented access to those closest to the story The Dissident is a story of money, tyranny and technology.
The Boy from Medellín – 1st April
From the Oscar-nominated director Matthew Heineman, this documentary gives us a close-up look at influential reggaeton star J Balvin, as he prepares for a sold-out concert in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia.
Dunkirk – 1st April
Christopher Nolan’s impeccably composed war film turns gung-ho conflict into survival horror, as British troops on the beach of Dunkirk struggle to stay alive long enough for an unprecedented rescue operation to get them home. Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh star alongside in a harrowing piece of cinema that still booms with dread, even on the small screen.
Them – 9th April
From breakout creator Little Marvin and executive producer Lena Waithe, Them explores terror in America. The 1950s set first season centres on a Black family who moves from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighbourhood during the period known as The Great Migration. The family’s idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next-door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.
We Children from Bahnhof Zoo – 9th April
A provocative coming-of-age drama, which follows the story of six teenagers, all searching for their place in the world. Christiane, Stella, Babsi, Axel, Michi and Benno find each other in the intoxicating clubs and underground parties of a timeless Berlin. They are strong, courageous and living wildly in this ‘paradise’ – one that initially appears to be a riot of colour, friendship and excitement. While their lives and relationships expand and unravel, their individual traumas drag them into a tailspin that some of them will never escape.
Palm Springs – 9th April
The romantic comedy, starring Andy Samberg alongside Cristin Milioti, follows carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant maid of honour Sarah (Cristin Milioti) who have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding. Things soon get complicated when the pair find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other. Another Amazon Studios acquisition, this will be released in the UK early 2021.
ATP Monte-Carlo Masters – 11th to 18th April
While the WTA and ATP Miami Open runs until 4th April, tennis fans do’t have to wait long for the next tournament to begin.
Sound of Metal – 12th April
Riz Ahmed stars in this film about a punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) who begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew. Using innovative sound design techniques, director Darius Marder takes audiences inside Ruben’s experience to vividly recreate his journey into a rarely examined world.
Flashforward: Season 1 – 12th April
After the entire world’s population blacks out for approximately 2 minutes, an elite FBI task force is formed to investigate what caused the global blackout.
Leonardo – 16th April
Aidan Turner stars in this new drama exploring the secrets and drama behind the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, his life, his work and his personal struggles – all set against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy. Co-starring Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor, Bates Motel) as Stefano Giraldi, young investigator of the Podestà in charge of solving the mystery at the centre of the story, and James D’Arcy (Homeland, Broadchurch) as Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan.
Steelers – 16th April
From the Glasgow Film Festival, this documentary about the world’s first gay rugby team is a beautifully uplifting watch.
Chick Fight – 23rd April
When Anna joins an all-female, underground fight club to turn her mess of a life around, she soon discovers she’s much more personally connected to the history of the club than she ever could have imagined. Malin Akerman and Bella Thorne star in this action comedy.
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse – 30th April
Tom Clancy’s John Clark getting the feature film treatment in this thriller an elite Navy SEAL John Clark who uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife. Michael B Jorrdan stars as John, who joins forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell).
Love Fraud: Season 1 – 30th April
This four-part docu-series follows the search for one man, Richard Scott Smith, who over the past 20 years used the internet and his dubious charms to prey upon unsuspecting women in search of love — conning them out of their money and dignity. Ewing and Grady capture the story as it unravels in real time as his victims band together to seek sweet revenge by turning to a bounty hunter when they feel the justice system has failed them.
Other titles coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in April 2021:
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Invincible: Season 1, Episode 4
How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days
Invincible: Season 1, Episode 5
The Other Boleyn Girl
Invincible: Season 1, Episode 6
Invincible: Season 1, Episode 7
Invincible: Season 1, Episode 8 (Finale)