Amazon Prime: 5 September Movie Additions to Stream Right Now
Amazon Prime is adding a ton of new movies to its streaming service this month. There is a great range from dramas and comedies to thrillers and horrors. No matter what kind of mood you happen to be in, there is definitely a great flick for you to sit down and enjoy. Here are five of the best additions that you should stream right now.
‘21 Grams’ (2003)
In this psychological drama, three people’s lives become interwoven after a tragic car accident. The film uses nonlinear storytelling, showing each character’s past, present, and future. Starring in the movie is Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, and Benicio del Toro. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu received praise from critics for his ability to tell a haunting tale in such an uncommon way.
Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic discusses the wide-ranging impacts of the illegal drug trade. This tense crime drama shows the perspectives of users, enforcers, politicians, and traffickers. The film is an adaptation of a 1989 British television special.
Critic Phillip French wrote for the Guardian that “The movie keeps you thinking while you watch, and leaves you pondering the issues it raises long after you’ve left the cinema.”
‘The Social Network’ (2010)
When The Social Network was released in 2010, it was chosen as one of the year’s best films. The biographical drama discusses the story of Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook. It follows him from college and the social media site’s initial creation through the personal and legal issues his success brought him.
Jesse Eisenberg stars in the film alongside Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield. The film won three Academy Awards. These include awards for best film editing and best adapted screenplay.
‘The Descent (2005)
This horror film comes just in time to get you in the Halloween spirit. The plot follows six women who become trapped inside a cave system. As they try and make their escape, mysterious humanoid creatures begin to terrorize them. The Descent was written and directed by Neil Marshall of Hellboy fame.
“Marshall masterfully creates a claustrophobic and paranoid atmosphere where things go bump in the dark, and even your best friend can turn on you,” wrote critic Jim Vejvoda for IGN. “The protagonists may have to master their fears in order to survive, but audiences will shiver from some of the frights that the filmmakers have conjured.”
‘Open Range’ (2003)
Kevin Costner directed, produced, and starred in this western that takes place in 1882 Montana. The film’s story is about an open-range cattleman. He was once in a special squad during the Civil War and came to regret his actions. While driving his herd, he gets into serious trouble and must be saved by his crew.
“An authentic old-fashioned epic likely to generate rooting interest from moviegoing traditionalists, this sprawler pokes along more than a Western ever should — even one that’s basically reflective and character-driven,” wrote critic Mike Clark for USA Today.