What’s leaving Amazon Prime Video UK in August / September 2020?
Staff Reporter | On 29, Aug 2020
With people working from home during the coronavirus outbreak or gradually finding the way to return to life outdoors, Amazon Prime Video’s sizeable library of movies and TV shows is a useful resource for keeping entertained in doors. But before you start bingeing through the line-up, don’t miss out on catching up with some modern gems before their rights expire.
This is your last chance to stream the following with Amazon Prime UK:
Filmed in Supermarionation – 30th August
This documentary about Gerry Anderson and the team who found success through puppet-based action, such as Thunderbirds, is fascinating, insightful, affection and definitive.
Columbus – 30th August
John Cho is exceptional in Kogonada’s 2017 debut about architecture, family and cultural identity.
Heartbeats – 30th August
Xavier Dolan’s sophomore effort from 2010 follows best friends Francis and Marie. One day, the gorgeous Nicolas walks into a Montreal coffee shop and the two friends, instantly and equally infatuated, compete for his indeterminate affections. The conflict climaxes when the trio visit the vacation home of Nicolas’ mother.
A Dangerous Method – 30th August
Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen are fantastic in David Cronenberg’s drama about Jung, Freud and a woman caught between the two intellects.
What We Did on Our Holiday – 31st August
Rosamund Pike and David Tennant are on charming form in this underrated, Outnumbered-esque comedy about a troubled couple, who try to put on a happy face while visiting family in the Scottish Highlands – but their three children innocently reveal all of their biggest secrets.
The Gift – 31st August
Joel Edgerton’s psychological thriller, starring Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall, is a gripping and endlessly surprising gem.
Ally McBeal – 1st September
Calista Flockhart is iconic in David E. Kelley’s definitive legal drama.
No Country for Old Men – 1st September
Brooding, unforgiving and full of portent, No Country for Old Men is a tense noir Western that grips throughout.
Smallville – 4th September
This landmark young adult series takes us back to the early days of Superman and Clark Kent.
Watchmen (2009) – 4th September
Zack Snyder’s striking and ambitious adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel is an underrated semi-success.
The Informant! – 4th September
Matt Damon is hilarious is Steven Soderbergh’s strange-but-true thriller about espionage in the US corn industry.
Shutter Island – 4th September
Martin Scorsese’s entertaining B-movie is so steeped in gothic horror cliches it almost steps right off the cliff.
The Prestige – 6th September
Christopher Nolan’s magical drama boasts a twisting plot, stunning effects and, more importantly, cracking performances from an ensemble that includes Michael Caine, Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall and the late David Bowie. Read our full review
The OC – 17th September
Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher. If these names are ringing bells, you’re likely a fan of Josh Schwartz’s seminal noughties teen drama, The OC, which introduces us to the affluent world of Newport Beach, where the masterfully-eyebrowed Sandy Cohen (a lawyer) takes in hot-headed Ryan from the streets to live with the geeky Seth Cohen.
Blade Runner 2049 – 17th September
Denis Villeneuve’s remarkable sci-fi sequel is a profound evolution of the timeless original.
Begin Again – 18th September
Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo are on charming form in this musical comedy from Once director John Carney.
A Winter’s Tale – 18th September
Colin Farrell stars in this barmy fantasy about a thief raised by a demon (Russell Crowe), who falls in love with an heiress (Jessica Brown Findlay) and finds himself having to fight for his life against Lucifer, who is played by Will Smith. We’ll pause for a minute to let that sentence sink in. A joyous contender for the best worst film of recent years.
Life (2017) – 18th September
Grim and gripping, this lean, mean sci-fi horror brings new terror to old tricks.
The Divergent Series – 19th September
Fans of the young adult franchise will need to get their binge on if they want to catch all three entries in this dystopian trilogy.
Other titles leaving Amazon Prime in August / September 2020:
The Houses of Halloween
Gente de Bien
Stiff Upper Lips
Employee Of The Month
The Lost Patrol
No Man’s Land
The Railway Man
An American Haunting (2006)
Deliver Us (Liberami)
2 Days in New York
Out in the Dark (2013)
Anchor & Hope
Nick Kyrgios Profile
Rafael Nadal Profile
Fabio Fognini Profile
Taylor Fritz Profile
Dominic Thiem Profile
Arnold Palmer: The Scoring Zone
Laver up Chicago Takeover
Roger and Rafa – Back Together
The Dresden Files: Season 1
The Lost Room: Season 1
In My Mind
Across the Great Divide
The Arrival (1996)
Get a Job
A Trip to the Moon
United We Fall
The Quiet Ones
Girl Most Likely
The Midnight Meat Train
Meet the Parents – Little Fockers
The Dictator (2012)
One Tree Hill
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Catch The Wind
The Golden Compass
2 Broke Girls: Season 1 to 4
South Park – Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Chuck: Season 1 to 5
Rush Hour 3
Blind Fury (1989)
My Life in Ruins
The Divergent Series: Divergent
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Etheria: Season 1
A Trip to the Moon
Ben Collins: Stunt Driver
The Expendables 3