The best movies leaving Amazon Prime Video at the end of April

Are you content with your Amazon Prime membership? Sure, it’s great to get everything you order in a relatively quick manner, but it’s far from the most compelling reason to be a subscriber. The best reason to sign up for Amazon Prime is the amazing library of programming available at a moment’s notice. When it comes to films, Amazon Prime Video has an impressive lineup of flicks from many different studios, including its own original films. Yet at the end of the month, that lineup is going to get a lot thinner. To help you get the most out of your Prime subscription, we’ve put together this list of the best movies you can watch on Amazon before April comes to a close.

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Bull Durham

Bull Durham (1988)

Early in his career, Kevin Costner sure seemed to love baseball movies. And Bull Durham is one of the all-time great baseball flicks. Costner plays Lawrence “Crash” Davis, a perennial minor league baseball player who has been sent to the Durham Bulls to mentor Ebby Calvin “Nuke” Laloosh (Tim Robbins). Nuke has a world of potential, and it’s Crash’s job to get him ready for the major leagues. Susan Sarandon’s Annie Savoy gets in the middle of their contentious relationship when she courts both men. In the end, only one of these players will get the opportunity of a lifetime.

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson, Robert Wuhl
Director: Ron Shelton
Rating:

Runtime: 
108 minutes

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Coming To America

Coming to America (1988)

It’s somewhat ironic that Coming to America is about to leave Amazon Prime shortly after the sequel, Coming 2 America, debuted as an Amazon original. In the first movie, Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the prince of Zamunda. When Akeem’s father, King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), pressures him to marry, he takes off to America with his best friend, Semmi (Arsenio Hall). To find a bride who will love him for himself, Akeem goes undercover as an exchange student. Soon after, he catches the eye of Lisa McDowell (Shari Headley). But winning her heart won’t be easy.

Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair
Director: John Landis
Rating:
R
Runtime:
117 minutes

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Dances With Wolves

Dances with Wolves (1990)

It must be Kevin Costner month at Amazon Prime, Dances with Wolves was Costner’s directorial debut, and it was a runaway success at the Oscars and the box office. Costner plays Lt. John J. Dunbar, a Civil War soldier who earns the right to choose his own posting. During his solitary assignment, John meets and slowly befriends a Lakota tribe led by Chief Ten Bears (Floyd Red Crow Westerman). John also becomes close with Stands with a Fist (Mary McDonnell), an adopted daughter of the tribe. John’s affinity with a wolf called Two Socks earns him the tribal name Dances with Wolves. Yet when the army discovers John’s new loyalties, he is branded a traitor and a deserter.

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd Red Crow Westerman
Director: Kevin Costner
Rating:
PG-13
Runtime:
181 minutes

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Enemy At the Gates

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

It’s unusual for a World War II movie to focus on the fight between the Russians and the Germans. But Enemy at the Gates is loosely based on a story that may or may not be true about Vasily Zaitsev (Jude Law), a celebrated sniper and hero of the Battle of Stalingrad. Vasily’s newfound fame attracts the attention of Major Erwin König (Ed Harris), a German sniper whose skills may eclipse Vasily’s abilities. Subsequently, a tense battle of wits determines which of the two snipers will emerge victorious.

Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Ed Harris
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Rating:
R
Runtime:
128 minutes

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In the Line of Fire

In the Line of Fire (1993)

In the Line of Fire features Clint Eastwood as Frank Horrigan, a Secret Service agent who is far past his prime. Decades ago, Frank failed to protect President Kennedy from an assassin’s bullet. In the present day, a would-be assassin calling himself Booth (John Malkovich) contacts Frank and mockingly tells him about his plans to murder the current president. Frank subsequently gets himself reassigned to a presidential detail, alongside Lilly Raines (Rene Russo). Frank may have lost a few steps, but he’s not about to lose another president. Even if it kills him.

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Stars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Rating:
R
Runtime:
128 minutes

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Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge! (2002)

“Getcha getcha ya ya here!” Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! may be set in Paris at the turn of the 20th century, but it uses modern songs to tell its musical story about the doomed love between Christian (Ewan McGregor) and Satine (Nicole Kidman). The lovebirds are almost immediately attracted to each other, but their relationship is actively thwarted by the Duke of Monroth (Richard Roxburgh), the patron of Moulin Rouge. Regardless, Christian and Satine’s love can not be denied, which forces the Duke to escalate his efforts to claim Satine as his own.

Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Rating:
PG-13
Runtime:
128 minutes

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Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Once Upon a Time in the West isn’t just a terrific spaghetti western, it’s also one of the best westerns ever made. Director Sergio Leone brilliantly cast Henry Fonda against type as Frank, an outlaw gunslinger who is very convincing as a bad guy. After Frank massacres the new family of Jill McBain (Claudia Cardinale), he attempts to force her to sell her interest in the land intended for a new railroad station. Unfortunately for Frank, a bandit, Manuel “Cheyenne” Gutiérrez (Jason Robards), and an enigmatic stranger, Harmonica (Charles Bronson), stand in his way. Harmonica’s grudge against Frank is very personal, but the older man can’t quite place where he knows him from…

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, Gabriele Ferzetti
Director: Sergio Leone
Rating:
PG-13
Runtime:
166 minutes

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The Prestige

The Prestige (2006)

Following his breakout success with Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan delivered a thrilling adaptation of The Prestige with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale in the leading roles. In the late 19th century, magicians Robert “The Great Danton” Angier (Jackman) and Alfred “The Professor” Borden (Bale) develop a deadly rivalry after a tragic event. Both Robert and Alfred are driven to extremes to outdo each other. Even murder isn’t out of the question in this war. Additionally, David Bowie appears as Nikola Tesla, a real-life scientist who may have created some magic of his own…

Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, David Bowie, Piper Perabo
Director: Christopher Nolan
Rating:
PG-13
Runtime:
130 minutes

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We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers (2002)

We Were Soldiers offers three distinct perspectives on the Vietnam War. In the field of battle, Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore (Mel Gibson) leads an army battalion. However, Hal and his troops are largely unprepared for the extent that the North Vietnamese army will go to hurt and kill his men. On the home front, Hal’s wife, Julia Moore (Madeleine Stowe), takes it upon herself to lead and emotionally support her fellow army wives. And on the opposite side, viewers come to understand NVA Lieutenant Colonel Nguyễn Hữu An (Đơn Dương), as well as some of the events that shaped his military perspective. But there are no true victories to be found in this war, and the human cost is extremely high.

Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Keri Russell
Director: Randall Wallace
Rating:
R
Runtime:
138 minutes

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