The best of Amazon Prime this April
'The Mauritanian' | April 1
Directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the best-selling memoir 'Guantánamo Diary' by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, 'The Mauritanian' is the inspiring true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defence attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) who battle the U.S. Government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn.
'Them' | April 9
The new terror anthology series comes from breakout creator Little Marvin. The ten-episode Amazon Original is a limited anthology series that explores terror in America. The 1950s set first season centers on a Black family who moves from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood during the period known as The Great Migration. The family’s idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next-door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them. Read our review here.
'Palm Springs' | April 9
What's not to love about this? It's 'Palm Springs' is much more than a 'Groundhog Day' knock-off. Starring Andy Samberg and Christin Milioti as two people stuck in a time loop at a wedding, it brings so much charm and hilarious moments to the table. A must-watch if you've got an Amazon Prime account. Read our joyous review here.
'We Children From Bahnhof Zoo' | April 9
The series tells the story of Christiane F. and her clique from the infamous Bahnhof Zoo in a modern re-interpretation of the international best-seller. 'We Children from Bahnhof Zoo' follows the story of six teens who fight relentlessly for their dream of happiness and freedom, leaving behind their parents, teachers and anyone else who doesn’t understand them.
'Sound of Metal' | April 12
Amazon Original and Academy Award nominated film, 'Sound of Metal', follows the story of metal drummer Reuben, who begins to lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life are over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help him adapt to his new life. After being welcomed and accepted just as he is, Reuben must choose between his new normal and the life he once knew.
'Leonardo' season one | April 16
Starring Aidan Turner ('Poldark'), in this eight-part series, viewers will learn how Leonardo grew into an unparalleled genius whose work overturned the established order. His restless curiosity flitted between arts, science and technology, driven by a profound quest for knowledge and determined to unfold the mysteries of the world around him. The series attempts to unlock the enigma of this extraordinary man, through an untold story of mystery and passion.
'Steelers' | April 16
'Steelers', a new documentary that follows the world’s first gay and inclusive rugby club, is an emotional and heart-warming story, following the players and coach of the Kings Cross Steelers as they overcome personal struggles and compete against 60 other gay clubs in the Bingham Cup in Amsterdam – the World Cup of gay rugby.
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse | April 30
When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret op, Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins at all costs. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly’s mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war.
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'Coming 2 America' | March 5
The long-awaited sequel to the iconic comedy will see Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began. Original cast favourites from 'Coming to America' return including King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Queen Lisa (Shari Headley), Cleo McDowell (John Amos), Maurice (Louie Anderson) and the motley barbershop crew.
'Invincible' season one | March 26
From 'The Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman, and based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, 'Invincible' is an adult animated superhero show that revolves around seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
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Starring Salma Hayek and Owen Wilson, 'Bliss' is a mind-bending love story that follows recently divorced Greg (Wilson) who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel (Hayek), a woman who lives on the streets and is convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is not real. She believes they are living in an ugly, harsh world simulation inside of the beautiful, peaceful "real" world of bliss. Doubtful at first, Greg eventually discovers there may be some truth to Isabel’s wild conspiracy theory.
In the action-packed disaster-thriller 'Greenland', a family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet race to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being levelled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them.
Fans of 'Black Mirror' might like to tune into 'Soulmates', which is a six-part futuristic anthology series examining the nature of romantic love. Set fifteen years into the future, science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that tells you who your soulmate is. Each of the six episodes will feature a different cast and explore an entirely new story around discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships.
'The Family Man' season two
With a multi-layered narrative, the sequel of the action spy thriller marks the return of India’s favourite Family Man, Srikant Tiwari. This time Srikant, while struggling to balance his personal and professional life, will be pitted against a new nemesis, Raji. Full of twists and turns, the upcoming season will see Srikant embarking on a new mission as 'This Time, No One is Safe'.
'A Map of Tiny Perfect Things'
Based on the short story by Lev Grossman, the film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, who is contentedly living the same day in an endless loop. His world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret, who is also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how – and whether – to escape their never-ending day.
'I Care A Lot'
Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business partner and lover Fran (Eiza González) use with brutal efficiency. Following its critically-acclaimed debut at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival, the highly anticipated dark comic thriller also stars Peter Dinklage and Dianne Wiest.
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'Vikings' season six
The final ten episodes of the hit series 'Vikings' have premiered first on Prime Video in Ireland since December 30, 2020. All of the episodes of the dramatic finale are available to watch now.
'American Gods' season three
Based on Gaiman's international bestseller of the same name comes the third entry in the supernatural series. The book and this Amazon adaptation tells the story of ex-con Shadow (played by Ricky Whittle, 'Hollyoaks'), who ends up running away from Earth's most powerful, and manipulative, beings. In season three, Shadow attempts to live a normal life - but with Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) around, we know that's not about to happen.
'One Night In Miami'
Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King (she from 'Watchmen' and 'If Beale Street Could Talk' fame), comes a fictional account inspired by four historic figures. On one incredible night in 1964, when underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavyweight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay memorialised the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge).
'Star Trek: Lower Decks'
Developed by Emmy Award-winner Mike McMahan ('Rick and Morty', 'Solar Opposites'), 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies. Voice actors include Jack Quaid and Tawny Newsome.
The debut thriller from director-turned-actor Dave Franco sees two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Jeremy Allen White, and Sheila Vand star in this unnerving and sophisticated movie.
'The Great Escapists'
Pitting two men shipwrecked men on a desert island against each-other, 'The Great Escapists' is the story of Richard Hammond ('The Grand Tour') and Tory Belleci ('Mythbusters'). How will these two pop-science minds survive, with nothing but their smarts and their scrap shipwreck for survival? Can they invent themselves off the island? Or will they be castaway forever? This is the engineering challenge of their lives, will they succeed and become 'The Great Escapists'.