Coming to Amazon Prime in April 2018

Willem Dafoe and Brooklyn Prince in the film by Sean Baker

The Florida Project, one of the best reviewed films of 2017, earned an Academy Award nomination for Willem Dafoe and dozens of awards from critics groups but wasn’t seen a lot of filmgoers. Amazon hopes to remedy that when they bring the film to Prime Video in April.

Also arriving in April are The Killing of a Sacred Deer with Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, mystery The Vanishing of Sidney Hall with Michelle Monaghan and Elle Fanning, and Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself with Taraji P/ Henson, and a selection of documentary including Aida’s Secrets about a family secret that reaches back to the Holocaust, Project Nim about a chimp raised like a human in a social experiment, and music doc Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

The fourth season of the Bosch, based on the novels by Michael Connelly, continues one of Amazon’s most popular original series, and Amazon launches a new animated series for kids: Little Big Awesome. Other shows arriving in April: Vikings: Season 5, mystery The Missing: Season 2 and BBC fantasy Merlin: Seasons 1-5 from UK, and rural cop drama Red Rock: Season 3 from Ireland.

Older films rotating through the library include Sam Raimi’s A Simple Plan
with Bill Pullman and Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy with Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis, Marathon Man with Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier, Oscar winners Philadelphia with Tom Hanks and Mystic River with Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy, and the original Carrie with Sissy Spacek.

Here’s the calendar of announced titles coming to Amazon Prime in April.

April 1
30 Beats
52 Pick-Up
Basic Instinct
The Big Wedding
Brooklyn’s Finest
Carrie (1976)
The Conspirator
Danny Roane: First Time Director
The Departure
Desperately Seeking Susan
The Dogs Of War
Drugstore Cowboy
Escape from New York
Eye for an Eye
The Foot Fist Way
For a Few Dollars More
Fred 3: Camp Fred
Fred: Night of the Living Fred
Fred: The Movie
Friday the 13th
Funny About Love
Hellbenders 3D
Hitler’s Bodyguard: Season One
Ice Mother
Internal Affairs
The Karate Kid
The King Of Comedy
Life Stinks
Man in the Moon
Marathon Man
The Marc Pease Experience
Married To The Mob
Merlin: Seasons 1-5
Miami Blues
My Art
Mystery Team
Mystic River
Paranormal Activity
The Phantom
Project Nim
Quigley Down Under
The Rage: Carrie 2
Red State
The Replacements
Shanghai Surprise
She’s Having A Baby
A Simple Plan
Small Soldiers
Snake Eyes
Stand Up Guys
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Steel Magnolias
Storage Wars Northern Treasures: Season One
A Suitable Girl
Texas Chainsaw Massacre II
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Thirst Street
Throw Momma From the Train
Trading Mom
Up In Smoke
Uptown Girls
Wayne’s World 2
The Winning Season
World’s Craziest Foods: Season One

April 2
The Missing: Season Two

April 5
The Killing of a Sacred Deer

April 6
The Florida Project

April 10

April 12
I Can Do Bad All by Myself

April 13
Bosch: Season 4

April 15

April 18
Aida’s Secrets

April 23
Red Rock: Season Three

April 24
Vikings: Season Five

April 25
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

April 27
All Or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys: Season Three
Little Big Awesome: Season 1A

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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