Coming to Amazon Prime in April 2016

Jeff Bridges is the Dude in 'The Big Lebowski' from the Coen Bros.

Amazon has announced what’s coming to Amazon Prime Video in April for Prime members to stream as part of their subscription. Highlights this month include the chess-as-war drama Pawn Sacrifice with Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky, the George Clooney-directed election drama Ides of March (2011), the animated British series Thunderbirds are GO!: Season 1, a revival of the cult kids show of the sixties, and the second season of the Amazon original series Catastrophe. Also new: the action series reboot The Transporter Refueled (2015), the cult comedies The Big Lebowski (1998) from the Coen Bros. and Pootie Tang (2001) from Louis CK, Steven Spielberg’s Amistad (1997), and the British TV dramas The Widower (2013), The Great Fire (2014), and Home Fires: Season 1.

Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

April 1
Amistad (1997)
The Arrival (1996)
Batman (1989)
The Big Lebowski
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Cube 1997
Cube 2: Hypercube
Cube Zero
Death Wish
The Dead Zone
Dennis the Menace
Deuces Wild
The Devil’s Advocate
Dr. T. and the Women
Dream Lover
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Gang Related
The Holiday (2006)
Into the Blue
Lars and the Real Girl
Liberty Stands Still
Maximum Overdrive
Men in Black II (2002)
Music from Another Room
Naked Gun 2 & 1/2: The Smell of Fear
Nurse (2013)
Payback (1999)
The Peacemaker (1997)
Pootie Tang
Rare Birds
Rescue Dawn
Risky Business
Simon Says (2006)
Skipped Parts
Step into Liquid
Swimming with Sharks
Teen Wolf Too
You’ve Got Mail

April 6
The Transporter Refueled (2015)

April 7
Nasty Baby

April 8
Catastrophe: Season 2 (Amazon original)

April 9
Sliding Doors

April 12
Mad Max (1979)

April 15
Thunderbirds are GO!: Season 1 (Amazon exclusive)
The Whistleblower (2010)

April 18
Home Fires: Season 1
The Widower (2013)

April 19

April 21
Veep: Season 2

April 22
Pawn Sacrifice (2015)

April 25
Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson

April 27
The Great Fire (2014)

April 30
Ides of March (2011)

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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'Thunderbirds are GO!' is the CGI reboot of the classic Supermarionation adventure series.
Photo credit: ITV Studios
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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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