You Should Watch These 5 Movies Before They Leave Prime in October 2023
Be sure to check out these movies before they all disappear!
It's a common and standard practice for streaming services to refresh their library by removing some full-length movies and adding others. Prime Video, Amazon's on-demand streaming and rental platform, is no exception, always ready to delight its subscribers with new releases as well as cinema classics.
Unfortunately, this system of updating the library often leads to disappointment: by the time we decide to watch a movie, it is no longer available on the service. To avoid unnecessary regrets, we recommend you check out these five great movies before they leave Prime this month.
5. Nine Queens (2000)
In a poll organized by the magazines La Vida Útil, Taipei, and La Tierra Quema, this film was chosen as one of the ten greatest films in the history of Argentine cinema. It's no surprise, as it is an incredibly thrilling and cleverly written heist thriller about two crooks who attempt to sell a counterfeit prestigious stamp to a wealthy foreign collector. However, the fake gets stolen, and the pair must find the real one.
4. Belle Époque (1992)
This cult Spanish comedy-drama, set in the tumultuous yet inspiring and free-spirited times of the transition to the Second Spanish Republic in 1931, tells the story of a Republican-leaning deserter who flees to a peaceful village. There, he is taken in by a man with four daughters (one of them played by Penélope Cruz), whom the protagonist immediately falls in love with, intending to marry one of them.
3. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
This movie by Guillermo del Toro also takes place in Spain in the 1930s but during the Civil War. It follows a child brought to an orphanage run by Republican loyalists. However, the boy begins to see another child who died in the orphanage, which results in the unraveling of some creepy secrets. The movie is incredibly poignant, chilling, and politically charged.
2. The Good Witch (2008)
Hallmark's The Good Witch gave birth to an entire franchise thanks to Catherine Bell's compelling performance and charm. The original full-length movie, still available on Prime, follows a witch who arrives in the town of Middleton and begins using her powers for good.
1. Monster's Ball (2002)
Even after 21 years, it remains the only movie a black actress won the Academy Award for. Starring Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton, Heath Ledger, and Peter Boyle, Monster's Ball follows a racist correctional officer who falls in love with a black woman whose husband he caused to be executed.