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8 Trending Movies On Amazon Prime Video That You Should Know Of

With so many movies being released on streaming services, it can be difficult to know which one is worth your time. You don’t have to worry about it, as we are listing some of the most trending movies on Amazon Prime Video this month.

Samaritan (2022)

Sylvester Stallone stars as an ex-superhero who is believed to be dead. Teen Sam (Javon Walton) suspects him to be the superpowered vigilante and tries to make him come out of hiding while other evil forces hunt him. Although the movie has been criticised for its lacklustre and unoriginal plot, “Samaritan” is still a fun movie that provides ample violent action sequences. The movie is held up by Sylvester Stallone’s charismatic performance and impressive cinematography by director Julius Avery.

Drishyam 2 (2022)

This Bollywood remake of the Malayalam movie of the same name manages to capture the magic of the original film, while at the same time not being a carbon copy. The movie follows the Salgaonkars seven years after the incident in the first film when a surprise turn of events makes the police reopen the then-closed investigation. Ajay Devgn shines here with his stoic portrayal of Vijay Salgaonkar, as well as other notable performances by Shriya Saran, Tabu, and Akshaye Khanna, among others.

Without Remorse (2021)

Michael B. Jordan stars as an elite Navy Seal on a path of vengeance to find his wife’s murderer, only to learn about a sinister plot that threatens to drown the world in war. Michael B. Jordan proves his acting skills and his willingness to get physical as he shines in action scenes as well as dramatic ones. The movie, however, opened to mixed reactions from both the critics and the audiences. “Without Remorse” is being criticised for its mediocre, done-before plot and an array of poorly written characters. The movie is held together mostly by Michael B. Jordan’s intense charisma and a couple of impressive action sequences.

KSI: In Real Life (2023)

“KSI: In Real Life” is a documentary about the rapper, boxer, and Youtube sensation popularly known as KSI (Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji). Directed by the renowned documentarian Wesley Pollitt, the film allows the viewers inside access to the life of the popular YouTuber. The movie talks about his personal life and his struggles with loneliness. “KSI: In Real Life” seems to be a hit with the fans of KSI and promises a great time for casual viewers too.

About Fate (2022)

“About Fate” is a romantic comedy starring Emma Roberts (Margot) and Thomas Mann (Griffin) and is about two people who believe in love but don’t seem to have luck finding any until fate brings them together. Directed by Russian director Marius Vaysberg, “About Fate” is bogged down by an uninspiring plot and a mediocre direction but is saved by brilliant chemistry between the leads and a sprinkle of good humour from time to time.

The Tomorrow War (2021)

When a group of time travellers arrives from the future to deliver the message that humankind is losing a war against an alien species, Dan Forester (Chris Pratt), a war veteran, among others, has to travel to the future in order to save mankind. Directed by Chris McKay, previously known for “The Lego Batman Movie (2017),” “The Tomorrow War” is a fun action flick, even though it isn’t completely original. Chris Pratt carries the movie with a good performance here, and the action is pretty impressive too. The movie also features some good performances from J.K. Simmons and Yvonne Strahovski, among others. In the end, “The Tomorrow War” falls short of being a great movie due to its unoriginal and nonsensical plot and CGI-heavy action sequences, but it is still a fun, mindless watch if you are willing to look past its flaws.

The Equalizer (2014)

Denzel Washington stars as Robert McCall, who is living a quiet life after leaving his violent past behind but is called to action when he sees Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz) under the control of violent gangsters. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, previously known for “Training Day (2001),” the movie follows a by-the-numbers plot, but the predictability of the plot is balanced by an impeccable and gritty performance by the legendary Denzel Washington and some exceptional action sequences. The movie is also notable for its setting, i.e., the 80s, and a bunch of cheesy yet entertaining one-liners from the man Denzel himself. 

Devotion (2022)

“Devotion” follows the true story of Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors), the first black aviator in the history of the USA, his endearing friendship with fellow pilot Tom Hudner (Glen Powell), and their heroic role in the Korean War, which made them some of the most celebrated wingmen in US history. “Devotion” is directed by J.D. Dillard, who is previously known for “Sweetheart (2019)” and “Sleight of Hand” (2016). The movie features brilliant aerial combat sequences and a charismatic performance by both Tom Hudner and especially Jonathan Majors, who lifts the film with his charming and emotional performance. “Devotion” is a poignant and heartwarming tale that touches on the subject matter of racism in the mid-20th century US Army and a hearty portrayal of a great war hero while also being an action blockbuster with amazing visuals.

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