What’s leaving Amazon Prime Video UK in March / April 2020?
James R | On 21, Mar 2020
With a growing number of people self-isolating or working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon Prime Video’s sizeable library of movies and TV shows is a useful resource for keeping entertained. 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:
The Lives of Others – 22nd March
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck lived up to the awesomeness of his name with his 2006 debut, a slow-paced drama about Stasi agent Wiesler spying on a disillusioned playwright in East Berlin. As he gets more and more involved in his subject, we become absorbed in a gripping, quietly stunning character study that feels like a companion to The Conversation.
Paterson – 24th March
Adam Driver is fantastic in Jim Jarmusch’s charming drama about Paterson, a bus driver who lives in Paterson.
Prisoners – 26th March
Denis Villeneuve’s drama is a gripping look at what lengths parents will go to find their missing children.
Cube – 29th March
A group of strangers wake up to find themselves in a cube-shaped room that is booby-trapped with nasty puzzles. They escape, only to find another cube next to it. And another. And another. Splice director Vincenzo Natali’s sci-fi horror is a wonderfully trashy B-movie with enough blood to match its bonkers premise.
Nightcrawler – 30th March
Jake Gyllenhaal is superb in this gripping drama about a bottom-feeding photographer who prowls the streets at night, listening police radios for crimes he can film and sell to news stations.
The Holiday – 31st March
Iris is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda realises the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6,000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Come for the cast that includes Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jude Law. Stay for the pretty interior decor.
Shaun the Sheep: Season 1 to 5 – 31st March
Aardman’s loveable animated sheep is as charming as ever in his own small screen adventures.
The Hunger Games – 31st March
With its political themes and stunning world-building, this thrilling young adult dystopian thriller is worth watching for more than just Jennifer Lawrence’s lead performance as Katniss Everdeen, a participant in a Battle Royale-like contest who becomes a resistance leader.
Blade 2 – 31st March
Guillermo del Toro takes the helm in this underrated horror / superhero sequel, as Wesley Snipes’ Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.
The Town – 31st March
Accomplished and riveting, Ben Affleck’s crime drama isn’t as hot as Heat, but it’s a scorcher.
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride – 31st March
The director mixes his Gothic sensibility with stunning stop-motion to spooky effect in this darkly comic tale of a man who finds himself accidentally betrothed to a dead woman.
Les Miserables (2013) – 31st March
Do you hear the people sing? You soon will do after Tom Hooper’s fabulously heart-breaking adaptation of the stage musical. The decision to record the cast singing live on set made headlines when the movie was first released – and you’ll understand why when you hear Anne Hathaway’s understated I Dreamed A Dream. Once you’ve stopped crying, that is.
About Time – 2nd April
About Time. About Time is an honest, thoughtful and accomplished work that deserves to be given a shot, even if you don’t like Love Actually.
Locke – 6th April
Tom Hardy plays Ivan Locke, a construction worker who drives to London to be with the woman about to have his baby. The problem? She’s not his wife. And he’s meant to be preparing for the largest ever non-military deposit of concrete in Europe. Steven “Peaky Blinders” Knight’s low-key film is a tense, moving and surprisingly existential drama that tackles everything from identity and family to, erm, concrete, without leaving the passenger seat of a car.
Nerve – 6th April
Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star in this techno-tale with a thrilling, beating pulse.
Filth – 6th April
James McAvoy is outrageously good in this dark cop comedy that leaves you laughing and hiding your face in equal measure.
The Path – 12th April
Hulu’s original drama about a mysterious US cult called Meyerism is a fascinating deep dive into religion, politics, power and trust, with career-best performances from Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy.
Magic Mike – 13th April
Steven Soderbergh’s movie is a heartfelt character study of men who happen to be strippers. Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey showing off their moves is a bonus. A very shiny, steamy bonus.
A Royal Night Out – 13th April
VE Day. 1945. As peace extends across Europe, the two young princesses – Elizabeth and Margaret – are allowed out of the palace to join in the celebrations.
Brooklyn – 13th April
Saoirse Ronan stars as Eilis, a young Irish immigrant who moves to New York in the 1950s, where she falls into a romance with strapping local Italian boy Anthony Fiorello (Emory Cohen). Soon, though, she finds herself pining for her home country – and another male suitor (Jim Farrell – Domhnall Gleeson) who proves just as charismatic. John Cowley’s Oscar-nominated drama is “gloriously old-fashioned tale of identity, belonging and starting over”.
Fire at Sea – 14th April
A daring and virtuosic exploration of a modern humanitarian crisis.
Chef – 20th April
Sincerity, affection and sandwiches. Jon Favreau’s comedy-drama about a cook frustrated with the artistic restrictions of his success, who takes to the road in a truck of his own, independent design has everything you need for a hearty cinematic meal – just don’t watch it when you’re hungry.
Other titles leaving Amazon Prime in March / April 2020:
The Devil’s Tomb
Vic the Viking
New Year’s Eve (2011)
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Out of the Furnace
Happily N’Ever After
Thick as Thieves
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
The Final Cut
A Case of You
What We Did on Our Holiday
Little White Lies
Good Night, and Good Luck
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Dinner for Schmucks
Dinner for Schmucks
Dinner for Schmucks
London Has Fallen