What’s leaving Amazon Prime Video UK in July / August 2020?
James R | On 21, Jul 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:
Slumdog Millionaire – 22nd July
Powered by Dev Patel’s winning performance, Danny Boyle’s feel-good fable is a vivid, energetic ride.
Contagion – 23rd July
Steven Soderbergh’s film about a plague spreading across the planet is not only scarily believable but grippingly tense.
Zodiac – 23rd July
David Fincher’s slow-burn thriller about the infamous serial killer and the hunt to work out his identity is a painstakingly constructed masterpiece fuelled by superb performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo, mystery, fear and obsession.
Cloud Atlas – 24th July
Adapted from the best-selling novel by David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas is an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future. As one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
The Fugitive – 25th July
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.
The Falling – 25th July
This funny, shocking paranormal coming-of-age musical is entrancing cinema.
Inception – 26th July
Christopher Nolan’s intelligent, absurd blockbuster is a heist that works on every level.
Pride – 27th July
This sincere tale of acceptance, support and celebration is an irresistible, feel-good gem.
Chicken Run – 29th July
Aardman’s animated take on The Great Escape is full of the stop-motion studio’s trademark wit and humour, as a bird leads the flight to freedom from the tyranny of Tweedy’s farm.
Anti Matter – 30th July
This ambitious micro-budget sci-fi will blow your mind.
Futurama – No longer being removed
Matt Groening’s follow-up to The Simpsons, which follows the Planet Express delivery team in the year 3000, is an adventurous, amusing, imaginative treat.
Firefly – 31st July
DescriptionSet 500 years in the future after a universal civil war, the crew of a small transport spaceship takes any job so long as it puts food on the table.
The Hateful Eight – 5th August
A Christmas film from the director of Pulp Fiction? An anti-western? A contemporary slice of social commentary? Gripping, surprising and superbly executed, The Hateful Eight is a return to form for Tarantino in all the ways that you least expect.
127 Hours – 10th August
Short, sharp and superbly acted, 127 Hours is an incredible story of survival.
The Conjuring – 16th August
Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star in James Wan’s slow-burn, old-school chiller.
True Grit – 17th August
The Coen brothers’ remake of the John Wayne classic is a mature, gripping and superbly performed modern Western.
Don Jon – 17th August
New Jersey bartender Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) knows what’s important: his friends, his family, his car, his church, his sexual conquests – and porn. In fact, Jon is a porn addict and has never had a genuine relationship with a woman. However, when he meets Barbara (Scarlett Johansson), he realises his life has to change.
A Most Violent Year – 24th August
Oscar Isaac stars in this period drama about a fuel businessmen, who is trying to fight the corruption of 1980s New York, which threatens to undermine both his marriage and his business empire.
Other titles leaving Amazon Prime in July / August 2020:
Wrath of the Titans
The Love Punch
Miss You Already
Clash of the Titans (2010)
The World Is Yours
Friday Night Lights
Sex and the City 2
Bill Hicks: Revelations
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
The Nut Job
Echoes of War
Trailer Park of Terror
Black Ops: Rise of the Predator
The Last Airbender
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Last Man Standing
I Am Divine
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
The Guilt Trip
The Running Man
This Is 40
Help! I’m a Fish
Elvis & Anabelle
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Interview with the Vampire
Bill Hicks: One Night Stand
Paint Your Wagon
TURN: Washington’s Spies
We’re the Millers
The Gallows Act II
Body of Lies
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The Last Ship: Season 5
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Henry V (1989)
Stir of Echoes
Anger Management (TV)