7 best new movies on Amazon Prime Video in February 2022
If you recently found yourself burning through the first season of Amazon Prime’s solid new series To reach and are now looking for something to fill the void before the next season of the show, then you have come to the right place. With each new month comes a whole slew of movies new to the platform that are worth watching during the downtime you now have. Covering a wide variety of genres and styles, there’s something for everyone. Here are the seven best new movies on Amazon Prime Video in February 2022.
Borat Next Movie
Director: jason woliner
Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman, Lee Kern
To throw: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Pence
When there was a discussion about another Borat film being made, no one thought it would be good. Not only Borat: next movie Prove we’re all wrong, he saw Sacha Baron Cohen at his most daring in a new adventure where he had to deliver his daughter to an American leader for the benefit of Kazakhstan. Paired with said girl, played by an outstanding newcomer Maria Bakalova which steals every scene it gets, it was a ridiculous comedy that pushed its own limits to an absolute breaking point. If you missed this one when it first came out, there’s no better time than the present.
Director: John McTiernan
Writers: Roderick Thorp, Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza
To throw: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald Vel Johnson
No matter how long he’s been and where his career has gone since, Bruce Willis in die hard will always hold a sweet place in my heart. It remains an enjoyable experience no matter how many times you come back to watch. Jumping into the role of John McClane in his first screen appearance, Willis gave an engaged and charismatic performance that also packed plenty of action. Add an outstanding villain performance at the end Alan Rickman and you have an all-time action classic.
I want you to come back
Director: Jason Orly
Writers: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger
To throw: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood, Gina Rodriguez, Manny Jacinto
As an admirer of the director Jason Orlythe previous movie The great adolescence, this follow-up was at the top of my list to see what it does next. The most recent film you will find in our selections, I want you to come back is much lighter than that earlier film, though there’s still a lot to enjoy about the romantic comedy. Among them, the main performances of charlie day and Jenny Slate who carry the whole movie like two friends hatching a plan to help each other out with their respective partners. It’s their chemistry that’s key to making sure it all comes together, and while this film doesn’t make any particularly bold decisions, any time the two are on screen, you’re drawn in.
Little Miss Sun
Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Writer: Michael Arndt
To throw: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin
A film that proves that a good ensemble cast can make a good story an even better one, Little Miss Sun remains one of the best indie comedies you’ll see due to the devotion it shows to each of its characters. When a family must take a road trip to California so their daughter can enter the Little Miss Sunshine pageant, hilarity and heartache ensue at every stop. There’s darkness to the comedy, though it’s all perfectly blended to create a lovely cocktail that gets you there in one piece, even if the characters don’t.
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner
To throw: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Kurtwood Smith, Ronny Cox
A sci-fi masterpiece from one of the best in the business, Paul Verhoevenfrom 1987 RoboCop lasted for a reason. It has a big, brash action while delving into the nature of how corporate corruption can consume all of our lives. When Pierre Weller‘s Murphy is terminally ill, it seems his life and career are over. However, he is brought back to life as a cyborg now haunted by memories of his past. What follows is Verhoeven at his most unbridled as he pulls no punches in his dystopian vision of a troubled Detroit. Don’t let the piss-poor reboot attempt scare you off, the original will still be a great movie to come back to.
Director: Martin Campbell
Writer: Richard Wenk
To throw: Maggie Q, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson
Alright, this might be the craziest choice on this list. Not only is The protected underrated in terms of action, but it’s also a movie that’s not afraid to have fun and let loose at every turn. It features a never better Maggie Q as a Moody assassin who must avenge the loss of her closest friend and finds herself wrapped up in much more than she could have expected. Facing her is a delicious Michael Keaton which makes a formidable adversary. It’s a movie that has several scenes where the characters talk to each other on the phone before revealing that they can see the person they’re calling right now and it’s hilarious to see it done so many times. The final climax is the icing on the cake as it all makes for a glorious run from start to finish.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Director: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan
To throw: John C. Reilly, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows, Jenna Fischer, Raymond J. Barry
Prepare for the snark to begin when you watch this one as we come to the underrated Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. A film that plays with the tropes of musical biopics, it was widely misunderstood upon release. Now he’s gotten the appreciation he deserves for the way he plays with the genre and puts on great performances in the process. The king among them is John C. Reilly as titular Dewey Cox himself who absolutely crushes him hitting all the right notes at every opportunity he gets. It’s a must-have for anyone who’s ever had to sit through the same biopic multiple times and is looking for something to blow it all up.
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