Whatever Dad’s taste in movies, he’s sure to find something he likes at a great price in Amazon’s Instant Video Father’s Day Sale. Here are just a few examples (descriptions from IMDB, prices shown are for SD versions):
The Longest Day (G, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $7.99 to own)
Tells the story of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in WWII. There are dozens of characters, some seen only briefly, who together weave the story of five separate invasion points that made up the operation. - Written by John Vogel
Cast includes John Wayne, Richard Burton, Eddie Albert, Red Buttons, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda.
Beverly Hills Cop (R, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $5.99 to own)
Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hills police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood’s partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel.
Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny’s help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny’s boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland’s bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won’t kill any more people. - Written by Todd Baldridge
Dumb & Dumber (PG-13, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $6.99 to own)
Lloyd and Harry are two lovable and friendly, but very stupid friends, who struggle with every aspect of life. Working as a limo driver, Lloyd drops off the beautiful Mary at the airport and instantly falls in love with her.
Watching Mary through a window, Lloyd witnesses her leave her case behind. Grabbing her case, Lloyd is too late, but soon thinks of the next best thing. Dragging Harry with him, Lloyd heads off to Aspen to deliver the case to her personally. However, Mary isn’t the only person after the case, as a pair of criminals are after the same case. - Written by FilmFanUk
The year is 1936. A professor who studies archeology named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles in South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap doing so, miraculously, he escapes.
Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Renee Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it. - Written by John Wiggins
Alien (R, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $7.99 to own)
When commercial towing vehicle Nostromo, heading back to Earth, intercepts an SoS signal from a nearby planet, the crew are under obligation to investigate. After a bad landing on the planet, some crew members leave the ship to explore the area.
At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship’s computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a call for help.
When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew do not realize the danger they are in. - Written by Graeme Roy
District 9 (R, 4/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $6.99 to own)
In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed “The Prawns,” appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded.
The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge.
In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new ‘Prawn’ friends. - Written by Kenneth Chisholm