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6 Movies You Didn’t Know You Should Be Watching on Prime Video

Prime Video has something for everyone so it shouldn’t be surprising that these recommendations span across multiple genres, themes and moods. We’ve got something for the indie lover, music fanatic, foreign film connoisseur and stand-up junky. Enjoy.

The Kings of Summer

Coming-of-age, Indie film fantasticalness, that’s what The Kings of Summer is. What happens when three teenagers have had it with how their lives are going and head out to live off the land? Well, you’ll just need to find out. The young talent in this movie is fantastic with an off-the-wall standout performance from Moises Arias. The scene of him dancing is worth the price of admission. Oh yeah and the supporting cast features the always amazing Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Alison Brie.

Only God Forgives

Gosling! We thought that might be enough. Only God Forgives was Nicolas Winding Refn’s follow up to the critically lauded Drive and we don’t care that it didn’t get the same kind of critical response. It’s damn good and violent and cool and beautiful to look at, no not just Gosling, stop it. Watch it and make the call yourself.

Slow West

Michael Fassbender, need we say more. Sometimes all you need is one of the best actors in the world as a reason to watch. Slow West may indeed be slow for some but it’s a different take on the classic western that follows a young man on a quest to reunite with the girl he thinks is his true love. 

The Skeleton Twins

The brilliant Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig show a different side of their talent as estranged twins who are both clearly screwed up, each in their own way. Don’t get us wrong, it’s still hilarious but it will also force a tear or two. And it has one of the greatest lip syncs ever put on film.

Louis C.K.: Oh My God

OK, maybe not a ‘movie’ but you should still watch it. Every Louis C.K. stand-up special is great so we aren’t picking favorites but the funniest man on the planet works some of his best material in Louis C.K.: Oh My God. You probably want to send the kids out of the room, or not, we won’t tell you how to parent. Louis might.

Night Watch (NOCHNOI DOZOR)

Yes, that’s right we are recommending a Russian language thriller, fantasy, horror movie about the battle between light and dark, because it’s awesome. So don’t be so closed minded and say snarky things like ‘I don’t like to read my movies’ because if you really feel that way you’re probably not seeing most of the best movies being made every year. OK, off the soapbox. Watch this visually rich film and then watch its sequel Day Watch, no not Bay Watch, wise guy.

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