Amazon’s put some must-have movies, classics that belong in any film fan’s digital library, on sale in the Instant Video Store at prices that are hard to believe. These deals aren’t part of any official sale, so be sure to grab the ones you want quick, before prices go back up. Descriptions below are from IMDB.
The Sixth Sense (PG-13, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $4.99 to own in SD / $14.99 in HD)
Malcom Crowe is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient.
After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient.
This boy “sees dead people”. Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy (Cole) much to the dismay of his wife.
Cole’s mom is at her wit’s end with what to do about her son’s increasing problems. Crowe is the boy’s only hope. – Written by Jeff Mellinger
Excalibur (R, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $4.99 to own in SD / $6.99 in HD)
The myth of King Arthur brought once again to the screen.
Uthur Pendragon is given the mystical sword Excalibur by the wizard Merlin. At his death Uthur buries the sword into a stone, and the next man that can pull it out will be King of England.
Years later Arthur, Uthur’s bastard son draws Excalibur and becomes king. Guided by Merlin, Arthur marries Guenivere and gathers the Knights of the Round Table.
Arthur’s evil half-sister Morgana sires a son with him, who may prove his downfall. – Written by Greg Bole
The Right Stuff (R, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $5.99 to own in SD / $6.99 in HD)
Tom Wolfe’s book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality.
It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it.
Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once. – Written by John Vogel
Saving Private Ryan (R, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $5.99 to own in SD / $9.99 in HD)
After the invasion of fortress Europe on June 6th 1944, Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) leads his squad from the 2nd Ranger Battalion of the 29th Infantry Division, on a mission to find and bring home Private James Francis Ryan after the death of his brothers.
The mission takes them through Nazi occupied territory to establish contact with Ryan’s unit an element of the 101st Airborne Division.
This exciting war thriller brings the reality of history’s bloodiest war into the homes of ordinary people, but also brings into light the reality of broken and lost families in a time of total and encompassing war. – Written by Pvt. Maher, HHC 29th Aviation Brigade, 29th Infantry Division, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
Malcolm X (R, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $5.99 to own in SD / $12.99 in HD)
Biographical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader.
Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad.
He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim and changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz.
He is assassinated on February 21, 1965 and dies a Muslim martyr. – Written by Anonymous
Dirty Harry (R, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $5.99 to own in SD / $7.99 in HD)
In the year 1971, San Francisco faces the terror of a maniac known as Scorpio- who snipes at innocent victims and demands ransom through notes left at the scene of the crime.
Inspector Harry Callahan (known as Dirty Harry by his peers through his reputation handling of homicidal cases) is assigned to the case along with his newest partner Inspector Chico Gonzalez to track down Scorpio and stop him.
Using humiliation and cat and mouse type of games against Callahan, Scorpio is put to the test with the cop with a dirty attitude. – Written by commanderblue
Ben Hur (unrated, 5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $5.99 to own in SD / $7.99 in HD)
Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century.
Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them.
During the welcome parade a roof tile falls down from Judah’s house and injures the governor. Although Messala knows they are not guilty, he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge. – Written by Matthias Scheler
Papillon (PG, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $3.99 to rent in HD, $4.99 to own in SD / $6.99 in HD)
Henri “Papillon” Charierre is sentenced to life in prison and transported to the penal in French Guyana. Aboard ship on the voyage over, he meets Louis Dega, a forger.
They form a bond that will last them a great many years. The conditions at the penal colony are horrific and Papillon desperately wants to escape.
His first attempt ends quickly in failure and as a result he spends 2 years in solitary confinement. His next attempt is somewhat more successful and he actually spends a idyllic time with a tribe of Central America Indians.
Once caught however, he does 5 years in solitary confinement. Once released, he decides to make one final attempt at freedom. – Written by garykmcd
Bullitt (unrated, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $4.99 to own in SD / $6.99 in HD)
Lt. Frank Bullitt is selected by Walter Chalmers, a politician with ambition, to guard a Mafia informant.
Bullitt’s friend and underling is shot and the witness is left at death’s door by two hit men who seemed to know exactly where the the witness was hiding.
Bullitt begins a search for both the killer and the leak, but he must keep the witness alive long enough to make sure the killers return.
Chalmers has no interest in the injured policeman or the killers, only in the hearings that will catapult him into the public eye and wants to shut down Bullitt’s investigation. – Written by John Vogel
Oceans 11 (PG-13, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $5.99 to own in SD / $8.99 in HD)
Danny Ocean wants to score the biggest heist in history.
He combines an eleven member team, including Frank Catton, Rusty Ryan and Linus Caldwell.
Their target? The Bellagio, the Mirage and the MGM Grand.
All casinos owned by Terry Benedict. It’s not going to be easy, as they plan to get in secretly and out with $150 million. – Written by Film_Fan