New Amazon Prime Instant Video Releases: April 2016
If you’re paying for Amazon Prime, you should be taking advantage of all the great new titles added to the Instant Video library each month. April brings new seasons of Veep and the critically-acclaimed British series Catastrophe, along with plenty of movies to stream from new favorites to old classics like Batman and Gremlins. Read on for our guide to the new releases hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video in April.
Amistad: Starring Matthew McConaughey, Djimon Hounsou and Anthony Hopkins. About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.
Bananas: Starring Woody Allen, Louise Lasser and Carlos Montalban. When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Batman (1989): Starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger. The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Crimes And Misdemeanors: Starring Martin Landau, Woody Allen and Bill Bernstein. An ophthalmologist’s mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Cube: Starring Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint and David Hewlett. Seven complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless Kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.
Cube 2: Hypercube: Starring Kari Matchett, Geraint Wyn Davies and Grace Lynn Kung. Eight strangers awaken with no memory and find themselves in a puzzling cube shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.
Cube Zero: Starring Zachary Bennett, Stephanie Moore and Martin Roach. A young man whose job is to watch over the Cube endeavours to rescue an innocent woman trapped in one of its rooms.
Death Wish: Starring Charles Bronson, Hope Lange and Vincent Gardenia. A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.
Dennis The Menace: Starring Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble and Joan Plowright. When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who’s arrived in town.
Deuces Wild: Starring Stephen Dorff, Brad Renfro and Fairuza Balk. Bobby (one of the Deuces gang) and the sister of a rival gang member fall in love.
Dr. T. And The Women: Starring Richard Gere, Helen Hunt and Farrah Fawcett. A successful gynecologist finds his life upended by the women closest to him.
Dream Lover: Starring James Spader, Madchen Amick and Fredric Lehne. A successful businessman tries to uncover what is wrong with his wife.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Mia Sara. A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.
Gang Related: Starring James Belushi, Tupac Shakur and Lela Rochon. A pair of corrupt cops try to frame a homeless man for murder.
Gremlins: Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates and Dick Miller. A boy inadvertently breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Into The Blue: Starring Paul Walker, Jessica Alba and Scott Caan. A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.
Lars And The Real Girl: Starring Ryan Gosling, Paul Schneider and Emily Mortimer. A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.
Liberty Stands Still: Starring Tanya Allen, Hart Bochner and Fulvio Cecere. The wife of a gun manufacturer is held hostage by a man seeking revenge for the death of his daughter in a high school shooting incident.
Maximum Overdrive: Starring Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle and Laura Harrington. A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.
Men In Black II: Starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Rip Torn. Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory.
Music From Another Room: Starring Jude Law, Jennifer Tilly and Gretchen Mol. A man returns to his hometown to pursue the woman he believes he was destined to marry.
Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear: Starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley and George Kennedy. Lieutenant Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend’s new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.
Nurse: Starring Paz de la Huerta, Katrina Bowden and Judd Nelson. By day, Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, but by night, she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are.
Payback: Starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry and Maria Bello. Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.
The Peacemaker: Starring George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Marcel Iures. A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they’re used by terrorists.
Pootie Tang: Starring Chris Rock, J.B. Smoove and Jennifer Coolidge. Traces the life of a fictional super star who battles corporate America.
Pumpkin: Starring Christina Ricci, Hank Harris and Brenda Blethyn. A sorority girl is drawn to a disabled man.
Pumpkinhead: Starring Lance Henriksen, Jeff East and John D’Aquino. A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
Rare Birds: Starring William Hurt, Andy Jones and Molly Parker. A down-and-out restaurateur and his neighbor hatch a plan to lure luminaries to their small Newfoundland town.
Rescue Dawn: Starring Christian Bale, Steve Zahn and Jeremy Davies. A U.S. fighter pilot’s epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Risky Business: Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay and Joe Pantoliano. A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.
Ronin: Starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno and Natascha McElhone. A freelancing former U.S. intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.
Santee: Starring Glenn Ford, Michael Burns and Dana Wynter. A bounty hunter takes in the son of a man he killed.
Skipped Parts: Starring Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mischa Barton. An ungrounded young mother and her thoughtful teenage son are banished to a remote provincial town by a domineering father.
Step Into Liquid: Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.
Swimming With Sharks: Starring Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley and Michelle Forbes. A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.
Teen Wolf Too: Starring Jason Bateman, Kim Darby and John Astin. Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf.
The Arrival: Starring Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse and Richard Schiff. Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.
The Big Lebowski: Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi. “The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
The Dead Zone: Starring Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams and Tom Skerritt. A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability.
The Devil’s Advocate: Starring Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron. An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.
The Holiday: Starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jude Law. Two women troubled with guy problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.
You’ve Got Mail: Starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and Greg Kinnear. Two business rivals hate each other at the office but fall in love over the internet.
The Transporter Refueled: Starring Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol and Ray Stevenson. In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.
Nasty Baby: Starring Sebastian Silva, Tunde Adebimpe and Kristen Wiig. A close-knit trio navigates the idea of creating life, while at the same time being confronted with a brutal scenario that causes them to take a life.
Catastrophe Season 2: Starring Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan and Mark Bonnar. American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London.
Maggie: Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson. A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.
Sliding Doors: Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah and John Lynch. A London woman’s love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.
Mad Max: Starring Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel and Hugh Keays-Byrne. In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Thunderbirds Are Go! Season 1: Starring Rasmus Hardiker, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Kayvan Novak. In the future, the Tracy family run a private mechanized emergency response service.
The Whistleblower: Starring Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Redgrave. A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal.
Home Fires Season 1: Starring Clare Calbraith, Brian Fletcher and Samantha Bond. A drama following a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community during World War II.
The Widower Season 1: Starring Kate Fleetwood, Federay Holmes and James Laurenson. A three-part drama based on the crimes of convicted murderer Malcolm Webster.
Tangerines: Starring Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nuganen and Giorgi Nakashidze. War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Veep Season 2: Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Anna Chlumsky and Tony Hale. Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.
Pawn Sacrifice: Starring Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard. Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.
The Great Fire Season 1: Starring Polly Dartford, Andrew Buchan and Trixiebell Harrowell. An insight into what happened on the night of September 2, 1666, the Great fire of London.
Ides Of March: Starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Philip Seymour Hoffman. An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.