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Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis comes to Amazon Prime in August, as does their 2007 Best Picture winner No Country for Old Men.

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Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis comes to Amazon Prime in August, as does their 2007 Best Picture winner No Country for Old Men.



The bad news this month for Amazon Prime subscribers is there's not much in the way of television shows or Amazon originals, most notably two seasons of House of Lies representing the former and Elvis & Nixon representing the latter. But the good news is that there's several noteworthy additions to their movie collection, including two Coen Brothers films, The Matrix and its sequels, Palme D'Or winner The Piano and more. For a full list, read below:

Aug. 1
A Clockwork Orange
Coffee and Cigarettes
The Eclipse
The Foot Fist Way
A Good Woman
How She Move

Inside Llewyn Davis 
One of Joel and Ethan Coen's most recent films, Inside Llewyn Davis also stands as one of their best. In his greatest performance yet, Oscar Isaac plays the titular character, a '60s New York folk singer loosely based on Dave Van Rook as he navigates obstacles including an angry former flame who may be pregnant (Carey Mulligan), a strange companion on a road trip (John Goodman) and a missing cat.
Joe the King
Marathon Man

The Matrix
Though Lana and Lily Wachowski's subsequent films have proved more divisive (Cloud Atlas, Speed Racer, this movie's very sequels), the original 1999 Matrix remains universally well-liked, and for good reason. The film about a man who learns he's been living in a virtual reality known as The Matrix is an intoxicating blend of "what is reality?" musing, anime influences and bullet-spewing action scenes.
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Maxed Out 
The Others

The Piano
Jane Campion's 1993 film about a mute woman in New Zealand who loses her piano and tries to reclaim it was the first and only Palme D'Or winner by a woman director, and one of just four female Best Director Oscar nominees. Campion did pick up Best Original Screenplay for the film, and it also resulted in Oscars for star Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin, one of the youngest winners ever.
Six Shooter
Species III
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3
Wicker Park
You've Got Mail

Aug. 8
Odd Squad Movie 
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior 
The World’s Fastest Indian 

Aug. 10
American Ultra 
Shaun the Sheep

Aug. 11
Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert 
No Country for Old Men 

The Coen brothers' 2007 Cormac McCarthy adaptation gave them their first Best Picture win, which is a little unusual considering how unremittingly bleak it is. Following Llewyn Moss (Josh Brolin) as he unwisely steals $2 million in a suitcase and is pursued by killer Anton Chigurgh (Javier Bardem), No Country for Old Men followed their worst film in The Ladykillers with one of their best — perhaps their very best.
Aug. 12
Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation 
Very Good Girls 

Aug. 15
A Royal Affair 
Aug. 20
Strange Wilderness
Aug. 22
The Hunter 

Aug. 23
House of Lies (Season 4 and 5)
Aug. 24
Blue Ruin 
Aug. 25
Elvis & Nixon
Aug. 26
The Kicks
Aug. 29
13 Assassins
Japanese director Takashi Miike's filmography is insanely extensive, insanely violent and often quite just insane, but this 2011 remake may be his most accessible movie to date. The story centers around a pack of slightly more than seven samurai who are hired to vanquish a deranged lord, culminating in a glorious action climax that takes up around a third of the entire film.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:59pm]


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