Prime Video: Best New Shows & Movies This Week (March 21)


This week Amazon’s Prime Video is dropping a historical psychological drama, a sports documentary, and a new reality show starring Lizzo, as well as continuing with their weekly episode releases of new TV shows. The last two years have been a strange time for streaming services that have found themselves able to provide enrichment to people spending more time at home, but also with the opportunity to release large blockbuster movies directly on their platforms. While recently more and more big studio movies are seeing a return to large theatrical releases, some are still playing it safe and releasing directly to streaming where their viewers can see brand new content from the safety of their own homes. Most recently, this was true for Pixar’s big hit Turning Red, which abandoned its theatrical release to release directly on Disney+. This move to streaming is a benefit for audiences who prefer streaming services to freshly crowded movie theaters as platforms Amazon’s Prime Video have plenty of fresh content to enjoy.

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Last week, Amazon released the move Master, which saw critical acclaim at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and pairs horror with social analysis as three women work to secure their positions at the historically white Ancaster College in New England. Prime Video also dropped the erotic thriller Deep Water starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas in an adaptation to the 1957 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith.

The different streaming services have different approaches to their releases. While many use a weekly model that sees all of their new releases drop on a specific day of the week, Amazon’s Prime Video releases content on a monthly schedule. This releases schedule means that Prime Video’s new content drops on different days throughout the week and month, with some weighting towards the first day of the month, especially for Amazon’s bulking up of Prime Video’s older back-catalog releases. Prime Video’s new content falls into three categories: movies and TV shows that are releasing on Amazon Prime Video before anywhere else (often Amazon Originals), movies that have seen a theatrical release, or TV shows that have broadcast elsewhere and are now coming to streaming for the first time, or, at times, older content that is making its debut as part of Amazon’s expansive Prime Video back catalog. Here are the best new movies and TV shows coming to Amazon Prime Video during the week of March 31.

Spencer – March 25

Amazon will release Spencer on Prime Video on March 25. A work of historical and psychological fiction, Spencer is based on the life of Princess Diana. Spencer tells the story of her existential crisis surrounding Christmas day with the royal family in 1991 as she struggles with the pressures of expectation and being stuck in a marriage with Prince Charles, who is having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles. Spencer originally saw a theatrical release in September 2021 and is now coming to streaming for the first time. Spencer was critically well-received and landed on multiple top-ten movie lists for 2021. Kristen Stewart’s performance in the title role was the focus of much credit and earned her a nomination for Best Actress with the Academy Awards, as well as both Spencer and Kristen Steward winning many other awards.

Arsène Wenger: Invincible – March 25

Arsène Wenger, currently FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development, made a name for himself as the manager for the Arsenal football team from 1996 through 2018, becoming the longest-serving manager that Arsenal had ever had. Arsène Wenger: Invincible releases on Prime Video on March 25 and tells Wenger’s story through the lens of his leadership of Arsenal during their 2003-2004 season. This season in Arsenal’s history is known as their “invincible” season and represents the only time that a football team has competed throughout the entirety of the Premier League without a single loss. Arsène Wenger: Invincible explores Wenger’s success using previously unseen archive footage and was shot on location through England, France, and in Arsène’s hometown of Duttlenheim.

Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls – March 25

On March 25, Amazon will add the full first season of the Amazon Original reality TV series Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Girls. The 8-episode season sees musical superstar Lizzo searching for backup dancers for her upcoming world tour. Competing in challenges, the contestants must prove their skills while Lizzo seeks to find supporting artists who look like her, offering new diversity and representation to a field that has been preoccupied with certain body types for a long time. Amazon’s Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls promises to combine the traditional trappings of drama and reality competitions with Lizzo’s bold personality.

Amazon’s Weekly TV Show Releases On Prime Video

Star Trek: Picard: Prime Video is releasing a new episode of Star Trek: Picard season 2 every Friday, arriving on Prime Video withing 24 hours of its primary broadcast release. After successfully working with the Borg Queen in Star Trek: Picard season 2, episode 3, “Assimilation,” the team must struggle to find “The Watcher” in the strange world of Los Angeles in 2024 to be able to find out how to restore their original timeline. The long-awaited Star Trek: Picard season 2 has brought back fan favorites including Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan, John De Lancie as Q. After Star Trek: Picard season 1 said farewell to Data, Brent Spiner is set to return in season 2 as a strange new character.

This Is Us: This week, Amazon will release another episode of This Is Us season 6, the show’s final season. This Is Us has continued to focus on the Pearson family in its storyline that is told throughout a selection of different time periods and adds a keen element of mystery to the show. Amazon Prime Video’s release of This Is Us’ this week comes on the heels of last week’s This Is Us season 6, episode 8, which saw Kevin Pearson struggling to prove himself as a father as he takes time away with the twins. This Is Us’ ensemble cast is headed up by Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley.

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