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10 Great Movies To Watch Before They Disappear From Amazon Prime At The End Of August
Travis Bean, Contributor
Many movies come and go from our favorite streaming services each month—but no more movies come and go than from Amazon Prime AMZN +1.2%. Consistently each month, Amazon Prime says goodbye to more films than any other streaming platform.
And this month is no different. Dozens upon dozens of movies will exit Amazon Prime come September 1.
Which means you still have time to check out some great movies before they’re gone. In this article, I culled together ten great ones you can check out before August closes out.
Pineapple Express (2008)
One of the best movies to come from Seth Rogen & Co. during their heyday was Pineapple Express. It’s a movie that’s both completely-over-the-top and grounded in its humor, to the point where it won’t turn too many people off with its raunchy sense of humor.
Pineapple Express follows two stoners who accidentally witness a murder. After that, they’re on the run from a dangerous drug lord. Recommended For You
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Mystic Pizza (1988)
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Mystic Pizza’s female-led cast was one for the ages. Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish and Lili Taylor all knock it out of the park in this refreshing take on the romantic comedy formula.
Mystic Pizza centers on the three women played by those actresses in their first summer after graduating high school.
A Murder of Crows (1999)
This wild film starring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Oscar nominee Tom Berenger is an underrated thriller from the ‘90s.
A Murder of Crows follows disgraced lawyer Lawson Russell (played by Gooding Jr.), who publishes another man’s manuscript under his own name after he dies. After the book tops the bestseller list, Lawson is then suspected of murder.
Pieces of April (2003)
This classic ensemble comedy stars Katie Holmes as the rebellious April Burns, who invites her quirky family over for Thanksgiving after learning her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer.
Pieces of April also stars Patricia Clarkson, Oliver Platt, Derek Luke and Alison Pill.
Before Taiki Waititi won an Oscar for writing Jojo Rabbit, he made his first big splash in the film industry with the 2010 comedy/drama Boy.
Boy stars Waititi himself, as he plays the father of a young boy from New Zealand. The boy is disappointed his father is a far cry from the heroic adventurer he’s imagined the man to be.
Excision made a big impression on critics back in 2012, but the horror movie never gained the traction it deserved to become more widely popular.
Excision centers on an outcast teenager who practices surgical skills and has weird (and increasingly violent) psychosexual fantasies.
Oh man! One of my favorite films. Nobody made martial arts movies like Jean-Claude Van Damme did in the late ‘80s and throughout the ‘90s—and Bloodsport could very well be his best film.
Bloodsport follows U.S. soldier Frank Dux (played by Van Damme) who enters a secret underground fighting tournament.
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Joan Crawford was an American film and television star who lit up the big screen with classic films like Mildred Pierce, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and The Women—and Mommie Dearest tells part of her life story.
In Mommie Dearest, Crawford’s lift story gets an amazing treatment from Faye Dunaway. This biopic details her dark, unflattering past with her family.
Big Fish (2003)
Back when I first started getting into movies, Big Fish was a huge deal for me. From the visually inventive mind of Tim Burton comes this dramatic film that’s full of fantastical turns and eye-popping colors.
Big Fish follows a man named William (played by Billy Crudup) who tries to understand his father’s (played by Albert Finney) confusing life story, which is seemingly full of exaggerations and lies.
The Intern (2000)
The Intern will be my “out there” pick for this list. This relatively unknown movie didn’t score greatly with critics, but I personally find it to be a charming satire full of great surprises.
The Intern follows an overworked, unpaid intern (played by Dominique Swain) who goes from the mailroom to the boardroom while she searches for a spy within her company.