With such a wealth of new movies to rent on Amazon Prime, it can be hard to keep track of and parse new movies as they are added to the platform. Here we cover the 10 new movies landing on Amazon Prime in August 2020. You can also read our list of the best overall films available on Amazon Prime right now. All movies will be available as of June 1st unless otherwise noted. Now let’s take a look at what’s new on Amazon Prime Video.
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10. Big Time (1988)
Big Time is an obscure little film that finally finds a home on Amazon Prime this month. Until now, the film had been a rarity, difficult to track down in decent quality. Big Time is a Tom Waits film, performance hybrid. It is a unique experience that is a true must-see for fans of the legendary artist.
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9. The Mechanic (1972)
If you saw the 2011 film The Mechanic starring Jason Statham, you may not have been aware that it was a remake of this 1972 film starring Charles Bronson. Neither version of The Mechanic is incredible, but the original certainly comes out in a more favorable light. It’s a simple, entaining action film. Fans of Bronson’s Death Wish series, which began just two years later, will likely find a lot to enjoy in The Mechanic.
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6. Rambo (2008)
The somewhat confusingly titled Rambo (it’s actually the fourth film in the series) stands at the top of pile as far as this series is concerned. After the initial First Blood, Rambo is pretty safe to place in the number two spot. The story is simple, but the film really excels when it comes to the action. Rambo is an extremely violent, surprisingly gory action film that at times almost feels like a horror film with how bloody it is.
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5. The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left is an important film in the history of horror cinema in more ways than one. It can be extremely rough around the edges at times and there are some tonal imbalances due to out of place comedy, but the grungy visual aesthetic, brazen approach to violence, and antagonistic performances remain compelling to this day. Most importantly, The Last House on the Left was the filmmaking debut of Wes Craven, one of the masters of horror.
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4. Casino Royale (2006)
Casino Royale was just the right breath of fresh air that the James Bond franchise needed after Pierce Brosnan’s underwhelming final film as the iconic character. Martin Campbell returned to the series to usher in a new Bond with Daniel Craig and with a new, grittier style, similar to how he first introduced audiences to Pierce Brosnan 11 years earlier with GoldenEye.
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind is one of the most iconic sci-fi films of all time. From master filmmaker Steven Spielberg, this sci-fi classic served as his followup after exploding to mainstream success and universal acclaim with the release of Jaws in 1975.
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1. The Graduate (1967)
The Graduate is one of the most iconic films of not just the 60s but of all time. It’s a true American classic with a timeless story. The film tackles the subjects of youth, purpose, love, and more, all in clever and often subversive ways. The Graduate is chock full of iconic moments and visuals: the wedding objection, the wetsuit in the pool, the final image on the bus, but none more iconic than our protagonist framed by Mrs. Robinson’s leg in the foreground accompanied by that unforgettable line.
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Those were 10 of the best new movies on Amazon Prime. For a rundown of all the best films currently available on Prime video right now, be sure to give this next article a read. It is updated each month with fresh picks.