Amazon UK do more than drop your parcels off at your door – they also have a film and music service incorporated into their paid-for delivery service (Prime Video & Prime Music).
For £7.99 a month you’ll not only get their delivery service but also access to their vast library of films and TV shows. – currently, Prime Video is offering a 30-day free trial here.
Here are our top 5 film picks as of April 2020.
1. The Aeronauts
After doing a very limited cinema run, Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders, Wild Rose), brings his high-flying film exclusively to Prime Video. Starring hot young British stars Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne & Himesh Patel – a fanciful ‘true story’ of a scientist’s determination to prove to his peers that the weather can be predicted by using a hot air balloon to test his theory out. Not for anyone who suffers from vertigo!
2. Wild Rose
Tom Harper makes it back into our list with a heart-warming and uplifting tale of Glasweigan ex-con Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl)), whose passion for her dreams of being a country music star are brought crashing back down to earth when she realises life isn’t that simple. Can Rose-Lynn look after her children and keep the dream of going to Nashville alive? The original songs by real-life country stars will keep your toes tapping as you follow Rose-Lynn’s funny & touching journey.
Another musical, but don’t let that put you off this organic love story of an Irish busker who happens upon a young Eastern European musician and… the rest writes itself – or does it?
The music in the film won an Oscar and deservedly so, as John Carney’s films are renown for their captivating soundtracks. The two leads would then go on to make a film about their troubled real-life experiences in the heart-breaking The Swell Season.
4. The Hunt For The Wilderpeople
If you’ve ever been a Girl Guide or Scout, then this film will cheer your up no end. A comedy from New Zealand director Taika Waititi, Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) is a curmudgeonly bush-man who reluctantly adopts a troubled young man. Will he be able to keep the teen out of trouble and teach him the way of the wild? A rip-roaring adventure, chock-full of weird humour and you’re guaranteed to leave this film with a giant smile on your face.
5. Blinded By The Light
A film which proved popular for Moviola audiences last season. Blinded By The Light by British director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) sees the true story of Javed, who dreams of writing for a living, experience teenage life in 1980’s Luton. One day a friend lends him a Bruce Springsteen cassette and his life is transformed. Notable for the inclusion of Michael Fish’s 1987 ‘there’s no hurricane coming’ moment. Based on the book Greetings From Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor.