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All the latest new shows and movies coming to Amazon Prime Video UK

All that’s new and notable on Amazon’s streaming service, updated for July 2022

An Amazon Prime membership’s benefits go way beyond giving you super-speedy deliveries for free – there’s also the fantastic Prime Video streaming service included, offering up loads of movies and TV shows for instant viewing.

Like Netflix, Amazon is constantly adding fresh eyeball fodder to its streaming library, so much so that it can be difficult to keep up with all the new stuff. So, as we do with Netflix each month, we’ve decided to dedicate a regularly-updated article to what’s new – as long as we deem it worth watching, of course.

Looking for the latest thing to stream? Read on, and allow us to guide you through all the best recent additions.

And why not check all these out with a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime Video here.

Note: the newest stuff is at the top of the list, with material getting progressively older as you scroll down.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Based on three novels from Patrick O’Brian’s cherished Aubrey-Maturin series, Peter Weir’s ripping Napoleonic Wars epic is one of the most historically accurate depictions of early 19th century naval life (and death) ever put on the silver screen. You can smell the sea salt, boiled cabbage, unwashed bodies and gunpowder as the crew of the HMS Surprise, led by Captain “Lucky” Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe), pursue a French privateer across the South Atlantic and Pacific.

From tense evasive manoeuvres to boozy ship’s dinners to battles filled with smoke, flame and splintered wood, this movie’s authenticity and attention to detail shines through – and most of it achieved without CGI chicanery, too. It’s a crying shame no more Aubrey-Maturin movies followed – with 21 books in O’Brian’s entire series, there’s plenty of source material to work from.

Watch Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World on Prime Video

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

If you’re compiling a list of the top ten most iconic horror movies of all time, Tobe Hooper’s lo-fi shocker is going to be on there. After an introductory voice-over warns us of the atrocities to come, Hooper rachets up the tension as a group of road-tripping teenagers gets side-tracked on a rural Texas highway. To reveal more would risk ruining the delightful surprises to come, but it’s probably not spoiling anything to say that, yes, some unconventional use of a chainsaw does take place. Great stuff.

Watch The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Prime Video

The Terminal List (S1)

Chris Pratt as a Navy SEAL team leader? Who narrowly survives an ambush that might have been a setup? And now needs to protect the ones he loves from dark forces? Hm. This eight-part Amazon original series (directed by Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua) blends psychological thriller with action thriller as Pratt’s stony-faced operator tries to find the truth behind the massacre of his unit. Is he losing his mind? Paranoid? One thing’s for sure: a lot of bullets are going to be fired before he (and we) get the answers.

Watch The Terminal List on Prime Video

In the Loop

Before he was the twelfth Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi was best-known for playing fantastically foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker (a character inspired by New Labour’s Alastair Campbell). In this feature film – spun off from the BBC series The Thick of It – Tucker is part of a delegation sent to Washington to deal with rising tensions in the Middle East.

Writer Armando Iannucci’s take on the build-up to the Iraq War is at once farcical and bleak, as backstabbing politicos massage the evidence to create a case for intervention while scrambling to exclude each other from committees and action groups. Capaldi’s baroque cursing is the undoubted highlight, with the late James Gandolfini’s turn as an army general  a close second.

Watch In the Loop on Prime Video

Reservoir Dogs

Released an astonishing 30 years ago, Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut has what would come to be seen as his trademark fingerprints all over it: think graphic violence, copious cussing, pop culture-peppered dialogue, a non-linear timeline and an achingly cool soundtrack. Nowadays these are the things we expect – nay, demand – from QT and his legions of imitators, but back in the early 90s this low-budget debut felt raw, vital and incredibly new.

After a jewellery store heist goes awry, the surviving theives reconvene in a warehouse to lay low and find out what went wrong. Was it mere bad luck or is had a mole tipped off the cops? Twisting, turning and carried along with great performances from Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi and an unforgettably scary Michael Madsen, Reservoir Dogs may not be Tarantino’s best, but it’s a belter all the same.

Watch Reservoir Dogs on Prime Video

Venom

Tom Hardy stars as shapeshifting, alien symbiote-infested antihero Brock in this Sony-produced Marvel movie, which exists in a separate “cinematic universe” to Disney’s shiny Avengers series. That gives the movie some leeway to be a tad darker and grittier than Marvel fans might be used to – somewhat refreshingly so, we reckon.

Don’t go into it expecting a classic or anything, but Hardy’s game performance and the creepiness of the extraterrestrial entity make for an enjoyably offbeat superhero romp.

Watch Venom on Prime Video

Wind River

On a remote Wyoming Indian reservation, a young Native American woman’s body is found in the snow – and whoever is responsible looks unlikely to be found, let alone brought to justice. Enter lone, out-of-her-depth FBI agent Elizabeth Olsen, who ropes in local tracker Jeremy Renner to bring the mystery to a shocking conclusion.

Despite the two A-list leads, Wind River flew somewhat under the radar upon its release – unfairly, we say: its fast-paced script (from Sicario and Hell or High Water writer Taylor Sheridan, who also directs) and well-drawn characters make it a must-watch for fans of gripping, thoughtful drama.

Watch Wind River on Prime Video

House of Gucci

An all-star line-up including Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Irons makes Ridley Scott’s stylish tale of greed, family, intrigue and murder feel as sumptuous and ostentatious as the legendary fashion house’s clothes. Adam Driver and Lady Gaga lead the cast as Maurizio Gucci and his ambitious wife Patrizia Reggiani, who in spite of her humble roots is determined to remake the brand in her own image; if blood has to be spilled to make that happen, so be it.

Watch House of Gucci on Prime Video

Candyman (2021)

Serving both as sequel to and reboot for the 1990s cult classic of the same name, Nia DaCosta’s horror film (co-written by Jordan Peele) once again explores the urban legend of a ghostly hook-wielding killer, summoned by speaking his name five times while looking into a mirror: Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman…

While it functions quite well as a straight-up scary movie, DaCosta and Peele make few attempts to hide the fact that they’re using Candyman as a vehicle to make Important Points About Society. Horror films have done this forever, of course – and Peele’s own Get Out is a masterpiece of this – but cloaking the satirical barb a little more opaquely may have made this film a more enjoyable watch.

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The Lost Boys

A true classic, this tale of teenage vampires and the teenagers hunting them (while trying to avoid becoming their next snack) is beloved by an entire generation – and even today it’s easy to see why. Packed with screen icons of its era (Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, both Corey Feldman and Corey Haim!) and an aesthetic that screams of its time and place (California in the 1980s), it’s also an involving and well-paced story about the struggles of moving to a new place and starting a new life – all the more challenging when that place is plagued by a spate of mysterious murders and disappearances. A great teen horror flick that has rarely been on UK streaming services – so drink deep of its campy delights while you can.

Watch The Lost Boys on Prime Video

Children of Men

When it was first released back in 2006, Children of Men’s near-future British setting seemed like a particularly pessimistic take on the direction in which humanity was heading. A decade and a bit later, post-Brexit, COVID-19, war in Europe et al, it seems eerily prescient in its deft presentation of a green and pleasant land turned grey and grim, robbed of hope by multiple crises: climate change; a vast influx of refugees fleeing wars and failed foreign states; nuclear attacks; terrorism; and, worst of all, a lack of children.

The human race has become totally infertile, you see, with the last baby being born 18 years before the events of the film. But Children of Men does more than just build a depressingly plausible dystopia – it weaves together a thrilling noirish plot, featuring some of the best one-shot takes in modern cinema.

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Face/Off

John Woo’s iconic action-thriller stars two of the most flamboyant scenery chewers in Hollywood and asks the question: what if we made each of them act as if he was the other? The result is some hilariously OTT late-90s mayhem, peppered with Woo’s signatures: dual-wielding guns, slo-mo birds and absolute bullet-ridden mayhem.

Nicolas Cage and John Travolta are about as far from subtle as it’s possible to be, but the premise – a tortured, noble FBI agent must surgically trade faces with an unhinged terrorist to find a bomb poised to devastate Los Angeles – calls for precisely these levels of excess. Fantastic stuff.

Watch Face/Off on Prime Video

The Kids in the Hall (2022, S1)

The cult Canadian sketch show returns after almost 30 years, courtesy of Amazon’s millions. While we suspect this eight-episode collection won’t win over a legion of new fans, it’s surprisingly enjoyable given the huge amount of time since Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson last appeared together on our screens. You might forgive the Kids if they’d just rehashed a gaggle of old favourites for Gen X nostalgia-heads (and we do see some familiar characters), but there’s plenty of brand-new material here too.

Watch The Kids in the Hall on Prime Video

Bosch: Legacy (S1)

Following seven excellent seasons on Prime Video, Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch is moving to its free, ad-supported sister service Amazon Freevee for this spin-off show.

Having left the LAPD, Bosch is now working as a P.I. for his former adversary, defence lawyer Honey Chandler – but he still finds himself butting up against the same sort of corruption and greed as in his cop days. Meanwhile, Bosch’s young daughter Maddie has made the opposite move, going from intern at Chandler’s office to trainee beat cop.

Bosch: Legacy may be a spin-off, but it feels more like a seamless continuation of the original show – and that’s definitely a good thing.

Watch Bosch: Legacy on Amazon Freevee

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man takes a break from the behemoth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and finds a brand new direction in this wildly inventive animated movie, which uses the multiverse theory (essentially, that there are an infinite number of parallel dimensions co-existing on top of each other) to take the web-slinger we all know and love in all sorts of weird and wonderful directions.

To reveal too much would tarnish the joy of watching this alternate universe Spidey – Brooklyn schoolboy Miles Morales – undergo his own origin story, which brilliantly parallels the one we’ve already seen in so many other movies, comics and games. The fact that it’s all brought to life in an amazing (no pun intended) animation style is simply the icing on a tasty cinematic cake.

Watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Prime Video

Outer Range (S1)

Prime Video’s latest original series is a genre-bending drama about a gruff Montana rancher (Josh Brolin) who discovers something truly mysterious on his land. Does this reality-defying entity have a link to the sudden disappearance of his daughter-in-law, can it help him save the failing ranch from slow financial ruin – and just who is the strangely confident, seemingly all-knowing young woman who’s camping out on the range?

Watch Outer Range on Prime Video

No Time to Die

Amazon has pulled off something of a coup by adding not only this but every single James Bond movie to Prime Video; it’s the first time all the 007 films have been streaming on a single platform.

Anyway, for most viewers No Time to Die will be the most exciting of the bunch owing to its relative newness. Daniel Craig’s final turn as the spy, this is a technically slick, visually stunning and consistently entertaining end to his tenure on Her Majesty’s secret service, and a decent end to the loose story arc that started with Casino Royale.

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All the Old Knives

A very different type of spy movie to the one above, All the Old Knives is a talky thriller about sad, middle-aged C.I.A. operatives raking over the ashes of the past. In light of new evidence that there was an enemy mole inside his cell at the time, Chris Pine’s agent is sent to investigate the events surrounding a disastrous airplane hijacking from 12 years hence – and that means reconnecting with ex-lover Thandiwe Newton, who seems highly likely to be the traitor. There might not be a great deal of action here, but there’s a real hint of John Le Carré in the twists, turns and unglamorous portrayal of the amoral spy game.

Watch All the Old Knives on Prime Video

Cape Fear

Martin Scorsese channels Hitchcock in his stylish 1991 psychological thriller, a remake of a 1962 Gregory Peck/Robert Mitchum movie. Peck and Mitchum find supporting roles here too, with their original parts – a defence lawyer and the ex-con he failed to defend properly, now released and seeking revenge – played by Nick Nolte and Robert De Niro respectively. While this won’t go down as one of De Niro’s best performances, he’s still watchable as the unhinged, heavily tattooed and philosophy-spouting Max Cady, sadistically stalking his victim’s family in the name of justice.

Watch Cape Fear on Prime Video

The Big Lebowski

Louche, laidback and outwardly lightweight, Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1998 follow-up to the multiple award-winning thriller Fargo rewards the astute viewer. It’s packed to the gills with call-backs, references to classic movies and other clever touches to pick up on.

It’s also an absolute riot, as Jeff Bridges’ middle-aged hippy The Dude sets out to right a wrong (in a case of mistaken identity, two hoodlums broke into his apartment and “soiled” his beloved rug) and ends up sucked into a kidnapping case involving a German electropop group, ruthless pornographers, a paraplegic philanthropist, a laconic teenage car thief, the police chief of Malibu, a (possibly hallucinatory) cowboy… and bowling.

With an outstanding script and supporting cast including Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Goodman, The Big Lebowski is a rare cinematic gift: one that keeps on giving with each subsequent viewing.

Watch The Big Lebowski on Prime Video

In Bruges

Everyone wants to be in the picturesque, quaint Belgian city of Bruges at Christmas time. Everyone except Irish hitman Ray (Colin Farrell), who promptly deems it a “sh*thole” on arrival.

There’s little evidence of the festive spirit elsewhere either, as Ray and fellow killer-for-hire Ken (played wonderfully by Brendan Gleeson) blunder their way through the darker recesses of the Venice of the North. There’s plenty of merry in Martin McDonagh’s film though, even if the comedy often comes from the blackest of sources.

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Killing Them Softly

Despite starring Brad Pitt and a host of wonderful character actors (Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Scoot McNairy and the late James Gandolfini) Andrew Dominik’s crime drama ended up flying under the radar upon its release in 2012. Perhaps it was its slow, meandering scenes of dialogue that people didn’t take to? Or its parade of wholly unlikeable characters, without a single decent soul among them? Or perhaps its strong thematic suggestion that, whatever the optimism and hope in the wake of Barack Obama being elected president, modern America is just too sick and greedy to be saved? Viewed in 2022, the film’s pessimism seems entirely justified, and we strongly advise viewers turned off a decade ago give it another shot.

Watch Killing Them Softly on Prime Video

Jaws

The film that warned an entire generation of teenagers off skinny dipping, Jaws remains one of the most iconic, most influential and best-loved summer blockbusters of all time. The premise is simplicity itself: a New Jersey seaside resort is being terrorised by a killer shark, and the local police chief decides to hunt it down. But it’s Jaws’ script, direction and iconic John Williams score that make it so effective. Steven Spielberg cranks up the tension through expert use of perspective and sound, keeping the viewer constantly on edge, but he isn’t afraid to break up the tension with lighter moments.

More than four decades on, it’s still a must watch – but do yourself a favour and swim well clear of the dodgy sequels.

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Drive

Everybody’s favourite part-time cereal refuser and full-time dreamboat Ryan Gosling dons a snazzy jacket to play an unnamed getaway driver of very few words. When his neighbour’s husband returns from prison with a hefty debt to the local mob, the Driver offers to help out in a robbery that’ll pay it off. But you’ll never guess what: it doesn’t quite go as planned.

Drive is director Nicolas Winding Refn’s best film by far, even if it’s still very much a case of style over substance. Still, when that style is as sharp as this, with its pulsing soundtrack; moody, noirish feel; and heart-thumping driving sequences, we’re not complaining. Certainly not to the Driver’s face. Have you seen what he does with a hammer and nail?

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Reacher (S1)

Jack Reacher is described as a 6’5” man mountain in Lee Child’s bestselling series of novels – so when the movie adaptations cast wee Tom Cruise as the former military policeman, eyebrows went skyward. Prime Video’s new series puts the far taller, far beefier Alan Ritchson in Reacher’s boots, and while he might lack Cruise’s Hollywood pizazz, he’s a much better fit for the character.

This Reacher (even his own mother simply calls him “Reacher”) is built like a brick outhouse and only marginally more talkative, but blessed with a keen intelligence, a heart of gold and the ability to absolutely annihilate any lowlife who steps to him. When he arrives in a small Georgia town and finds himself immediately arrested for murder, his wits, wiles and muscles are all called into action.

Watch Reacher on Prime Video

William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet

Baz Luhrmann takes on the Bard with this gloriously over-the-top adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless and tragic love story. Relocating Verona from Italy to 1990s California, it transforms the Montagues and Capulets into Hawaiian shirt-wearing, gold-plated gun-wielding street gangs and casts bright young things Leonardo DiCaprio (in prime floppy haired Leo mode) and Claire Danes as the star-cross’d lovers – but crucially keeps the original play’s words reasonably intact. Luhrmann’s style may be bright and brash, but he always allows Shakespeare’s intent to shine through. Timeless!

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There’s Something About Mary

Responsible for the likes of Kingpin and Dumb & Dumber, The Farrelly brothers basically invented the gross-out comedy, and There’s Something About Mary showcases them at their best: sure, it features that famous scene in which a, er… “bodily secretion” is mistaken for and used as hair gel, but there’s also a lot of heart and soul in this supercharged rom-com.

Ben Stiller plays Ted, whose crush on Mary (Cameron Diaz) has lasted for 13 years, ever since a gruesome zip accident banjaxed their prom night date. When he gets a second chance at romance, he realises that he isn’t the only one seeking Mary’s affections; a veritable army of suitors is lined up against him, including the sleazy private eye (an excellent Matt Dillon) who he hired to track Mary down.

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The Rock

The words “directed by Michael Bay” may be a signifier for bombastic cinematic mediocrity in the 21st century, but the man had his moments back in the 1990s, and for our money The Rock is Bay’s Citizen Kane – if one could say such a thing about a movie in which Nicolas Cage despatches a foe by forcing a globule of nerve gas down his gullet.

When disgruntled army general Ed Harris leads a terrorist attack on Alcatraz, pointing rockets armed with lethal V.X. gas at San Francisco, the U.S. government decides to send in a SEAL team – with Cage’s jittery poison expert and Sean Connery’s testy British agent (the only man to successfully escape from the island in its days as a prison) tagging along as advisors. When the SEALs are wiped out, it falls to our odd couple to thwart the terrorist plot and save the day.

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The Tender Bar

George Clooney directs this warm and somewhat meandering adaptation of J.R. Moehringer’s memoir, which takes in his childhood and adolescence while growing up on Long Island, New York in the 1970s and 80s. J.R.’s father, a semi-famous radio DJ, has never been around, and in his absence he bonds with his garrulous, literature-loving uncle (Ben Affleck) and the colourful patrons at a neighbour bar.

Affleck gives one of his most likeable performances in ages here, but despite its good-natured sentimentality the film itself never feels half as interesting or insightful as it thinks it is; there’s not much here that you haven’t seen in other nostalgic coming-of-age tales.

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The Expanse (S6)

The final run of the epic, sprawling and occasionally extremely violent sci-fi series runs to only six episodes and feels decidedly tighter in scope than previous seasons. We get the impression that Amazon may have baulked at the financial outlay required to give The Expanse the grandiose ending fans might have expected, but hey: it’s probably going to be much better than Game of Thrones’ “throw more money at everything and forget about the plot” approach.

From the four episodes we’ve seen so far, at least, things are still enjoyably dark and morally grey, with the occasional thrilling space dogfight thrown in for good measure. It’ll be a shame to say goodbye to the crew of the Rocinante, but it’s been a wild ride.

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RoboCop (1987)

Forget the totally unnecessary 2014 reboot – if it’s a RoboCop you’re going to watch, it should to be the Paul Verhoeven-directed original, which is a true modern classic and one of the best sci-fi action-thrillers of the 1980s (a decade that wasn’t short of them).

On one level, RoboCop is an ultra-violent futuristic thriller about a cybernetic policeman battling to take down a ruthless criminal gang. But, in true Verhoeven style, it’s also a deft satire on the corporatisation and militarisation of law enforcement – a theme which is probably more relevant today than it was back in 1987. OTT in the best possible way.

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Fargo (1996)

Not to be confused with the spin-off anthology TV series (which is great, but not this great), this multiple Oscar-winning crime thriller stars Frances McDormand as the heavily pregnant police chief of a small Minnesota town where nothing much happens – until it does. When a kidnap plot goes horrifically awry and bodies start turning up in the yawning Midwestern snowscape (beautifully filmed by cinematographer Roger Deakins), McDormand’s no-nonsense approach to law enforcement is put to the test.

Fargo isn’t your typical film noir. The Coens (who grew up in Minnesota) wring something uniquely comic out of each and every one of their characters, from William H. Macy’s wretched car salesman to Peter Stormare’s laconic thug for hire. Their keenly observed portrayal of “Minnesota nice” (an almost passive-aggressive form of politeness) is especially funny, even more so when it’s playing out against the film’s grim backdrop of violence, betrayal and moral rot.

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Wrath of Man

Guy Ritchie reunites with Jason Statham for the first time since Revolver for this tense and surprisingly un-Ritchie revenge thriller – it’s not quite as jaunty, banter-filled and frenetic as Ritchie’s usual fare and reminded us a little of the slower-moving but explosively violent films of S. Craig Zahler.

Statham plays a tightly wound tough guy of few words (quelle surprise!) who seems out of place at his new job: an armoured truck driver. Turns out he’s essentially working undercover, hunting for some very bad men who did him a great wrong, and he won’t rest his trigger finger or punching knuckles until he finds them and exacts bloody vengeance. Lovely stuff.

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Blade Runner 2049

The sequel to Ridley Scott’s iconic cyberpunk thriller was a long time coming (30 years in fact), but most will find it worth the wait: Blade Runner 2049 counts among the most visually striking movies ever made, with Roger Deakins’ masterful cinematography bringing director Denis Villeneuve’s nightmarish vision of the future to life. As a whole, the film isn’t quite as noteworthy as its visuals.

At almost three hours it’s too ponderous for its own good, despite retaining the original Blade Runner‘s spirit through a mixture of thrilling action sequences, philosophical pondering and memorable characters – including a few familiar faces. Overall it works, just about, being held together by a competent detective yarn in which Ryan Gosling’s new-gen replicant seeks answers to a deadly riddle.

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Straight Outta Compton

Dr. Dre has become a household name (as much for his billion-dollar headphones as his music, perhaps) but back in the 1980s he was just another struggling DJ in South Central Los Angeles – until he linked up with Ice Cube, Eazy-E, MC Ren and Yella to form NWA, who quickly became one of the US’s best-loved – and most-hated – musical acts.

Inventing gangsta rap and making white America extremely uncomfortable, NWA and its rise is documented in this wildly entertaining biopic which has just re-dropped onto Netflix. While it may gloss over or skirt around some of the more distasteful occurrences in the group’s history, it’s a quick and engrossing primer on one of the most important acts in hip-hop history.

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The Voyeurs

Is it possible to make a decent erotic thriller in the post-Me Too era? Judging by this new Amazon original movie, the answer is “maybe, but not like this”. An attractive young couple move into a loft apartment in downtown Montreal, quickly becoming obsessed by the goings-on in the swanky pad across the street, where an even more attractive young couple are up to all sorts – much of it involving no clothes.

If you’re thinking The Voyeurs is inspired by the likes of Rear Window or Sliver, you’d be right – but despite far more nudity and twists than either of those, it doesn’t really go anywhere truly shocking or exciting. But when the final reveal makes you burst out laughing rather than recoil in shock, can we really say it’s a terrible film? There’s a fair bit of entertainment to be had, even if the thrills aren’t quite there.

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Kevin Can F*** Himself (S1)

This comedy-drama cleverly deconstructs the classic multi-camera sitcoms of the 1990s and 2000s by focussing on the downtrodden wife of the show’s schlubby, chauvinistic star by abruptly switching visual and writing styles. Basically, imagine if Leah Rimini in King of Queens was fully aware of how selfish and annoying Kevin James is, and how directionless her life was – and decided to do something drastic about it. Like murder…

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Nine Perfect Strangers (S1)

The minds behind two recent Nicole Kidman-fronted suspense thrillers – Big Little Lies and The Undoing – have reunited. The result? A suspense thriller starring Nicole Kidman – albeit one that’s a little more in the slightly satirical vein of Big Little Lies than a straight-up whodunnit like The Undoing.

In Nine Perfect Strangers (based on the novel by Liane Moriarty) Kidman plays a mysterious, thickly accented life coach. She invites nine stressed-out city dwellers (played by a host of stars including Melissa McCarthy and Luke Evans) to her luxury retreat with a promise to heal them in both body and mind. But there’s much more on the menu than some plant-based meals and a spot of reiki – this guru’s techniques are a little more unconventional. And a lot more dangerous.

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Sicario

Working both as a compelling crime thriller and a brutal examination of the United States’ War on Drugs and its latent effects on the cartel-run Mexican border cities, Sicario isn’t one for the faint-hearted or weak of stomach. Taut and tense, the plot works chiefly due to Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro, who sell their somewhat implausible characters through sheer force of performance.

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Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels

Guy Ritchie’s low budget debut launched the acting careers of Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones, as well as establishing the director’s penchant for snappy dialogue, clever editing tricks and semi-comedic cockney crime capers. Viewed over 20 years on, its story of East End wide boys feels a touch hackneyed (no pun intended), the acting at times a tad wooden – but there’s an upstart energy here that hints at the success Ritchie was to soon after enjoy with his far superior follow-up Snatch.

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