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The best new stuff on Amazon Prime Video this week

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The best new stuff on Amazon Prime Video this week
By Ellie Walker-Arnott
Tuesday 1 March 2016 at 11:13AM

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Here’s our pick of the best new TV and film on Amazon Prime right now, from Oscar-winning film Dallas Buyers Club to gory drama Vikings and classic Disney animation The Aristocats

Dallas Buyers Club
This was the movie that bagged Matthew McConaughey an Academy Award. He plays rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof who was diagnosed with AIDs in the mid 1980s when treatments were under-researched and the disease was highly stigmatised. Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner also star.

Available 2nd March


Hap and Leonard

Hap and Leonard is based on the books of novelist Joe R. Lansdale and starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams, Christina Hendricks and Bill Sage. The US drama follows Hap Collins, is a white working class labourer, and Leanard, a gay black Vietnam vet. Two very different men, who always wind up in a lot of trouble.

Available from 4th March

The Color Purple
Alice Walker’s award-winning novel is transformed for the big screen by Steven Spielberg. The 1985 flick, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey, was nominated for 11 Academy Awards. The movie follows the life of an African American woman named Celie Harris (Golberg).

Available 3rd March

Hocus Pocus
Amok, amok, amok! Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy star in this creepy classic as a trio of 17th century witches, who are accidentally resurrected by a cynical teenager, his younger sister and his girlfriend in Salem, Massachusetts.

Available from 4th March

Miss Congeniality
Sandra Bullock stars as Gracie Hart, a FBI agent who is forced to go undercover at the 75th annual Miss United States beauty pageant when the bureau learns of a bomb threat. Features possibly the greatest makeover montage in cinematic history.

Available from 3rd March

Vikings
Ragnar Lothbrok is back for more pillaging, plundering and power struggles. Series four, which lands on Amazon Prime on 19th February, picks up a couple of years after the bloody Paris battle, which saw Rollo betray his Norse heritage. New episodes will drop on the service each week.

New episodes of Vikings are available every Friday

Enchanted
Fairytale animation meets the streets of New York City in this 2007 movie. Amy Adams is fairytale princess Giselle who accidentally finds herself alone in the Big Apple, until divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) comes to her aid… Susan Sarandon, James Marsden and Idina Menzel also star.

Enchanted is available from 26th February

The Aristocats
Before the internet was teaming with famous cats, there were The Aristocats. Duchess and her kittens are set to inherit their owner’s fortune, until they are kidnapped and abandoned in the countryside. All hope is lost until they meet Thomas O’Malley (Phil Harris), an alley cat willing to help them return to their home in Paris.

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