The 7 best new movies on Amazon Prime Video in April 2022

Looking for something new to watch on Amazon Prime Video? You have come to the right place. While it can be difficult to find exactly which movies available on Prime Video you haven’t seen before, we’ve put together a list of some new titles added in April worth checking out below, from from a variety of genres that include classic films, acerbic comedies and Oscar-nominated sci-fi.

Check out our list of the best new movies on Amazon Prime Video in April 2022 below.

District 9

Tri Star Pictures

If you’re in the mood for sci-fi, “District 9,” nominated for Best Picture in 2009, offers something unique and provocative. Director Neill Blomkamp’s film is set years after an alien spacecraft landed over South Africa, taking more than a million malnourished aliens with it. The aliens now live in a fenced-off Earth camp known as District 9, and the story follows a man named Wickus (played by Sharlto Copley) who helps direct the relocation of the aliens to a new camp outside of Earth. city, captured documentary- style. As the story unfolds, an allegory of prejudice unfolds in surprising ways while delivering some truly amazing visual effects that bring the aliens to life.

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United Artists

Want to watch a classic? Go for 1980s “Raging Bull.” Director Martin Scorsese’s boxing drama is a tough but rewarding watch, as it follows the life of Jake LaMotta through his various boxing matches and family troubles. LaMotta was known for his outbursts of rage, and Robert De Niro brings the character to life in breathtaking fashion. It’s one of the best performances ever in cinema, and it’s no wonder De Niro won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance.

O brother, where are you?

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This one tickles the funny bone and is a treat for movie buffs. The Coen brothers are known for their wry humor and their 2000 comedy “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” combines this hilarious sensibility with a Grammy-winning soundtrack for hugely entertaining results. Loosely based on Homer’s “The Odyssey”, the film is set in rural Mississippi in 1937 and follows three fugitives played by George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson as they cross the southern United States in a epic journey. The soundtrack won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and Roger Deakins’ cinematography pioneered a process called “bleach bypass” that results in a unique, washed-out aesthetic. .

Young Frankenstein

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If you love comedy and classic movies, you can’t go wrong with “Young Frankenstein.” This 1974 comedy is a love letter to classic monster movies, as filmmaker Mel Brooks transcends parody to create a hilarious ode that works surprisingly well as a unique spin on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Gene Wilder is brilliant as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, a descendant of the infamous mad scientist who is lured to his family’s estate in Transylvania where he ends up following in his grandfather’s footsteps. This comedy is packed with iconic moments and features the breakthrough work of Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr.

The sixth sense

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Here’s your horror pick for the month. Even beyond the twist that no one saw coming in 1999, “The Sixth Sense” remains one of M. Night Shyamalan’s best films. Haley Joel Osment plays a young boy who can see and talk to ghosts. He begins a relationship with a child psychologist, played by Bruce Willis, who is sent to help him deal with his supposed abilities. Part horror movie, part ghost story, part family drama, “The Sixth Sense” is a humdinger of a film that has firmly established Shyamalan as a filmmaker to watch.

Fargo

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Pictures of Gramercy

One of the best films ever made, “Fargo” holds up extremely well. The 1996 Oscar-winning actor is written and directed by the Coen brothers and stars Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant Minnesota police chief who investigates a dead body that threatens to unravel a conspiracy and kidnapping. Support turns from William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare are all-time, and Carter Burwell’s scoring is one of the best ever.

Castaway

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Tom Hanks in “Cast Away”

This 2000 survival drama is best known for Tom Hanks talking to his “Wilson” volleyball player, but “Cast Away” comes across as a pretty amazing movie and showcase for one of the best actors alive. Hanks stars as a FedEx convenience store who is stranded on an island after a plane crash, and the story follows his struggles to adapt, survive, and find a way off the island. The production was unique in that filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (who also directed gems like ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’) split the production in two – they shot the first half of the film with Hanks at a chubby weight, then took a year off for Hanks to lose a substantial amount of weight to reflect a time jump in the film. The result is one of the best survival movies ever made.

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