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Amazon Prime isn’t just about getting free shipping. The service also has a streaming option that delivers a host of movies and TV shows, both classics like Robert Redford’s Downhill Racer and originals like the new Christoph Waltz-led series The Consultant. Here’s a roundup of some of the highlights of what’s coming to Prime this month — mark your watch list calendars now!
Coming Feb. 1
Almost Famous (2000)
“I am a golden god!” Even after two decades, Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical account of his teenage years as a Rolling Stone journalist embedded on tour with a rock band remains an almost perfect film — capturing the innocence of youth as well as the disillusionment that comes with experience.
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Children of Heaven (1997)
Young Ali’s Tehran family is behind in the rent and grocery bills when he accidentally loses his younger sister’s beloved pink shoes. So the siblings hatch a plan to share his sneakers — and then he aims to redeem himself at a footrace where the third prize includes a new pair of shoes. Majid Majidi’s Oscar-nominated film will tug at your heartstrings.
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Denzel Washington plays Easy Rawlins, a down-on-his-luck WWII veteran in 1948 Los Angeles who’s hired to find a missing woman — and then becomes the chief suspect when the woman’s best friend is murdered. While Washington is solid in Carl Franklin’s film, based on Walter Mosley’s novel, Don Cheadle steals nearly every scene as Easy’s trigger-happy sidekick, Mouse.
Downhill Racer (1969)
Roger Ebert called this movie starring Robert Redford as a cocky, single-minded American skier hell-bent on Olympic gold “the best movie ever made about sports — without really being about sports at all.”