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3 underrated Amazon Prime Video movies you should watch this weekend (June 14-16)

Fighting With My Family
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Navigating the new releases coming to streaming services alongside the archival titles the streamers have had for years can be an overwhelming challenge. Prime Video, for example, has plenty of great movies that are often buried on the service unless the algorithm by some miracle decides that they might be right for you.

The best thing to do is probably to avoid the algorithm altogether. Instead, we’ve pulled together three underrated movies available on the streaming service that you should check out this weekend. You may not have heard of any of these movies, but trust us, you won’t regret checking them out.

You Were Never Really Here (2018)

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Joaquin Phoenix earned plenty of praise for his performance in Joker, but he may have delivered the best performance of his career one year prior in You Were Never Really Here. The film follows Phoenix’s brutal, anonymous enforcer as he is tasked with saving a young girl and uncovers a dark ring of abuse that he will do anything to stop.

While this may sound like a slightly darker John WickYou Were Never Really Here is much sadder than that. It’s a violent movie where the violence never feels exciting or titillating, and a movie that’s ultimately about how hard it can be to live with the darkness of the world around us.

You can watch You Were Never Really Here on Prime Video.

Fighting With My Family (2019)

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If you’re looking for some lighter fare, Fighting With My Family is a pretty excellent sports comedy. Starring Dune: Part Two actress Florence Pugh when she was still a star on the rise, the film casts her as a young wrestler who has aspirations to join the WWE.

The film is inspired by a true story, and it is mostly focused on the way this young wrestler’s family both supports her and gets in her way as she gets closer and closer to achieving her dream. Pugh is unsurprisingly great in the central role, but she’s matched by an excellent supporting cast that includes Nick Frost, Stephen Merchant, Jack Lowden, and Vince Vaughn.

You can watch Fighting With My Family on Prime Video.

The Swimmer (1968)

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Burt Lancaster was one of the great movie stars of the 1960s and ’70s, and The Swimmer is one of his strangest and most compelling movies. It follows a successful ad man who is visiting friends in the suburbs when he notices that every house seems to have a swimming pool.

Instead of just getting a cab, he decides to swim each of the pools on the 8-mile journey back to his home, and various incidents ensue from there. The Swimmer is slightly strange and existentialist, but it’s also a smart movie about materialism and the way that everything in America has been warped by the desire to have more.

You can watch The Swimmer on Prime Video.

Joe Allen
Joe Allen is a freelance writer based in upstate New York focused on movies and TV.
3 underrated Netflix movies you should watch this weekend (July 12-14)
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If you go to the movie theaters this weekend, you'll either be scared out of your wits or swept off your feet by a retro love story. The horror film Longlegs starring Nicolas Cage and the 1960s-set rom-com Fly Me to the Moon starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum are the primary new releases, with the hit animated films Despicable Me 4 and Inside Out 2 also still going  strong.

If none of those movies appeal to you, have no fear. If you have Netflix, and we're pretty sure you do, you have thousands of options to choose from each month. But with so many options comes a dilemma: Which movies are worth your time? The following three movies are guaranteed to engage both your mind and your spirit, and may just leave you a different person than the one you were before the weekend even started.
Freud's Last Session (2023)

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3 Hulu movies you need to stream this weekend (July 12-14)
Nat Wolff and Lucy Hale in Which Brings Me to You.

The weekend is here, and Hulu is ready to entertain you. All you have to do is make the time to watch, either at home or on the go. While there are bigger hits in theater for the summer, there's a whole world of choices at your fingertips through your Hulu subscription.

Two of this week's selections for the three Hulu movies that you need to stream this weekend have an international flavor. The third movie is a charming rom-com that slipped under the radar at the beginning of 2024, but is waiting to be rediscovered.
Which Brings Me to You (2024)

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3 great free movies you should stream this weekend (July 12-14)
A man fights another man in Gladiator.

This upcoming weekend marks the arrival of two movies that are complete opposites. Fly Me to the Moon is a rom-com starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, revolving around the 1960s Space Race. Longlegs, the other noteworthy release, has no romance whatsoever. It does feature Nicolas Cage as a terrifying serial killer who worships the devil. 

It's always good to have choices when picking a movie. While you must go to the theater to watch Fly Me to the Moon and Longlegs, you can watch thousands of movies at home by signing up for a FAST service — free ad-supported television. Three movies to stream this weekend include a groundbreaking sci-fi blockbuster, an excellent action thriller, and an Oscar-winning historical epic.
Jurassic Park (1993)

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