Best movies and TV on Amazon Prime Video

In this week's selection of films and shows on Amazon Prime, follow a group of U.S. Marines from their struggles in basic training through their harrowing experiences in Vietnam. A police officer is turned into a cybernetic crime fighter by a shady mega-corp after he his fatally wounded in the line of duty. Finally, a pie maker who can raise people from the dead resurrects a childhood crush, beginning an unconventional romance in which the pair, and their private investigator friend, go around solving unusual murders.

Full Metal Jacket

This Stanley Kubrick war film follows a group of American Marines as they train for the Vietnam War, as well as their actual experiences in the war as the discipline of the training ground gives way to the chaos of an intense and intractable armed conflict.


Set in a dystopian Detroit in the not-to-distant future, Robocop tells the story of cop, killed in the line of duty, who is transformed into a cyborg police officer who takes down criminals with brutal efficiency while trying to recover his humanity.

Pushing Daisies Season 1-2

The facts are these: Ned, a pie maker, can raise people from the dead with a touch, but with another touch, he can send them back to their eternal slumber. Working alongside private investigator Emerson Cod, Ned uses his ability to help solve murders by speaking to the victims. When an old childhood crush becomes one of those victims, Ned brings her back to life, only to find that he can't bring himself to touch her again, bringing her onto the team and setting off an off-kilter romance.

Looking ahead

Upcoming additions to Amazon's Prime Video lineup begin with the third season of The Man in the High Castle, in which the Nazis draw up plans for multidimensional domination as tensions rise with the Japanese Empire and Juliana gathers people to resist both of them. In A Prayer Before Dawn, an English boxer experiences horrifying violence while imprisoned in Thailand while battling his own issues with addiction. Finally, in Night of the Living Deb, after hooking up with a handsome stranger, socially awkward Deb finds herself shunted out the door only to land smack-dab in the middle of a zombie apocalypse that she must work to survive until help arrives.

The Man in the High Castle - Season 3

Tensions rise between the Greater Nazi Reich and the Japanese Empire as the Nazis work in secret to complete a project that could give them control over multiple realities. Juliana, discovering the full extent of the Nazi plan, works to convince others in joining her to stop it, and maybe turn their own reality around. Arrives October 5.

A Prayer Before Dawn

This film is based on the true story of Billy Moore, an English boxer who was sent to prison in Thailand for the possession of stolen goods and a firearm. Incarcerated in an unfamiliar country, Billy deals with the horrifying violence he finds in the prison, as well as his own issues with additiction. Arrives October 6.

Night of the Living Deb

After a girls night out, Deb finds herself waking up in a stranger's apartment, only to be kicked out the door. But when she realizes that she's in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, the socially awkward Deb heads back for the more conventional Ryan, and the two team up to survive the outbreak until help arrives. Arrives October 6.

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