Movies are always being removed from Prime Video, but new movies are also being added all the time. Still, it’s the worst feeling when you find a great movie you’ve been wanting to watch, and then when you finally have time to queue it up, it’s gone from the streaming service.
Before that happens again, check out these five movies leaving Prime Video in October that you need to see. There are some foreign language films starring top directors like Guillermo del Toro and famous actors like Penelope Cruz. Another is the first (and only) film to earn a black woman an Academy Award for Best Actress, while the other is a Hallmark TV movie that was so popular it spawned six follow-ups and a TV show.
The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
If you appreciate the work of director Guillermo del Toro, you’ll want to see this Gothic horror film before it’s gone. This Spanish-language film is set in Spain in 1939 during the Spanish Civil War. An orphan named Carlos (Fernando Tilway) is taken in by two Republican loyalists who run the orphanage. But when Carlos starts seeing visions of another child, he starts wondering what happened to this boy.
The short film was produced independently and was positively received by critics, who called it not only a compelling ghost story but also an “intelligent political allegory”. devil’s spine is another passion project from del Toro, a talented director who has never shied away from exploring different avenues, from fairy tales to horror stories.
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The Good Witch (2008)
This TV movie originally aired on the Hallmark Channel, and was so popular that it spawned six follow-up movies as well as a TV series. good witch, Cassandra “Cassie” Nightingale (Catherine Bell) lives in a small town, living in a building that is said to be haunted by one of her ancestors. Initially the townspeople resent her, especially when they begin to suspect Cassie of being a witch. But she seems to want to help people while using her alleged powers for good, which becomes too tempting for some people to resist.
Cassie becomes the neighbor everyone goes to when they need to solve an issue. But not everyone is happy with his presence. if you love good witchAlso see the TV series, which sees Bale reprising his role as the lead character.
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Monster’s Ball (2002)
Most famous as Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Mos Def, Peter Boyle and the late Heath Ledger ( dark KnightThe drama starred the Joker), which earned Berry her first and so far only Best Actress Academy Award for a black woman. In the story monster’s Ball Berry’s character Leticia is seen becoming romantically involved with a corrections officer named Hank (Thornton), who does not realize that she is the widow of a criminal he helped execute.
At the time, both Berry and Thornton were rightly praised for their intense performances and chemistry. monster’s Ball Touching on themes of morality, racial tension, violence, heartbreak and loss, it takes you on an emotional roller coaster the whole way through.
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Nine Queens (2000)
Argentine heist in film nine queens, two con artists Marcus (Ricardo Darin) and Juan (Gaston Pauls) decide to unite to sell counterfeit stamps to a wealthy foreign collector who wants to find the rarest of them. The sheet of rare stamps is called the Nine Queens. But there is nothing authentic about the set that Marcus and Juan have purchased for sale. Still, they think they can convince this collector that it is genuine.
However, when the fake stamps are stolen and thrown away, the pair try their best to obtain the genuine stamps. But the men and many of their companions clearly have their own plans. After all, they are con artists. The crime caper move is fun and has a nice, comedic aspect as well as a twist.
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Belle Époque (1992)
Set in the countryside during the transition to the Second Spanish Republic in 1931, belle epoque is a comedy-drama about a man named Fernando (George Snaiz) who runs away from his job. She finally finds refuge with an old man named Manolo (Fernando Fernán-Gomez) who takes her in. When Manolo’s four daughters arrive, Fernando is unable to resist the temptation and sleeps with all of them, believing that he will marry one of them.
However, Fernando discovers that each of the four women, one of whom is played by Penelope Cruz, has her own issues. This ranges from someone who is mourning the death of her husband to another woman who is gay and will only sleep with him if he dresses as a woman. However, they are all stunning and sensual in their own unique ways, so maybe it’s all worth it if Fernando can decide who to choose as his wife. belle epoque It became the highest-grossing Spanish film of all time at the time of its release, and remains so 30 years later.
Stream belle epoque On Prime Video.