Coming to Amazon Prime in April 2017

Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf in "American Honey," directed by Andrea Arnold

The ten-part series American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, a mix of documentary and dramatic recreation (with Matt Whelan as the young Hugh Hefner), profiles the man, the brand, and the lifestyle he advocated through his magazine and his clubs, and Titus Welliver is back as LAPD Detective Harry Bosch in Bosch: Season 3, based on the novels of Michael Connelly.

They headline the slate of original shows for Amazon Prime subscribers for April. Also new are British/American culture clash comedy Catastrophe: Season 3 and the animated adventure series Thunderbirds Are Go! Season 3.

New movies coming to Amazon Prime include the comedy Hello, My Name Is Doris with Sally Field, acclaimed indie road movie American Honey, retro gothic horror / romance The Love Witch, edgy Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom, and sexy South Korean con-artist thriller The Handmaiden.

Other new films arriving on the first of April include the Oscar-winning There Will Be Blood with Daniel Day Lewis, high school comedy-meets-political satire Election, fairy tale comedy Ella Enchanted with Anne Hathaway, Saturday Night Fever with John Travolta, Chaplin with Robert Downey Jr., and the original Robocop.

Here’s the calendar (brief as it is) of announced titles coming to Amazon Prime in March.

April 1
Almost Famous (2000)
Chaplin (1992)
Days Of Thunder (1991)
Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)
Election (1999)
Ella Enchanted (2004)
Kiss The Girls (1997)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Robocop (1987)
Robocop 2 (1990)
Saturday Night Fever (1979)
Searching For Bobby Fischer (1993)
Sliver (1993)
The Ghost And The Darkness (1996)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Tommy Boy (1995)
What If (2013)

April 2
Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)

April 4
The Last Exorcism (2010)
Precious Cargo (2016)
Tumble Leaf (Amazon Original)

April 7
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (Amazon Original)

April 8
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

April 9
In a World… (2013)
The Perfect Match (2016)

April 13
The Handmaiden (2016)

April 14
The Love Witch (2016)
Fortitude: Season 2

April 21
American Pastoral (2016)
Bosch: Season 3 (Amazon Original)
Thirteen (2003)
Thunderbirds Are Go! Season 3 (Amazon Original)

April 27
American Honey (2016)

April 28
Catastrophe: Season 3 (Amazon Original)

April 30
Animal Kingdom (2010)

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.

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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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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