Recent titles like Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home and Warner Bros.’s The Batman were quick to arrive on OTT in the US after its theatrical window but not in India. But that looks to change with Amazon Prime’s newly introduced model, Rental store. The streaming service brings an exciting roster of titles released this year along with 2021 blockbusters like The Matrix Resurrections and more. So here’s a list of OTT titles movieholics can stream in India from the comfort of their home.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Sony’s multiverse flick from Jon Watts featuring Avengers: Endgame star Tom Holland and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness actor Benedict Cumberbatch explore the consequences of the unmasking of Spidey’s true identity as Peter Parker and taking the help of the Masters of the Mystic Arts to fix his problems only to be faced with a dangerous repercussion. Rent price: ₹99.
Matt Reeves‘ neo-noir take of the Dark Knight, starring Robert Pattinson in the titular role. The film centers over Batman’s year two of his crime-fighting days and is forced to confront Riddler, a serial killer taking out Gotham’s elite. The movie also stars Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Penguin, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone. Rent price: ₹499.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Yet another film from Sony’s Spider-Man universe and a sequel to 2018’s Venom. Directed by Andy Serkis, Venom: Let There Be Carnage stars Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock/Venom and centers on his encounter against serial killer Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady whose taken over by Carnage. Rent price: ₹49.
Peter Rabbit 2
The follow-up to Will Gluck’s 2018’s Peter Rabbit, Rose Byrne voicing as Bea and Domhnall Gleeson as Thomas Mcgregor. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway shows Peter venturing out of the garden, away from his family to a world where his mischief is praised. Rent price: ₹99
Don’t Breathe 2
Continuing the story of Stephen Lang’s The Blind Man from 2016’s Don’t Breathe – the visually impaired veteran is on an anti-heroic journey to rescue his foster daughter, Phoenix after she’s abducted. Rent price: ₹99
The Matrix Resurrections
The Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss starring fourth installment from director Lana Wachowski was one of the 2021 titles that many Cinephiles in India missed out on due to pandemic concerns. Rent price: ₹149 (Update: it’s available for free under the traditional subscription).
Featuring over a new generation of Ghostbusters starring Finn Wolfhard as Trevor, and Mckenna Grace as Phoebe, Jason Reitman’s sequel is a love letter to Ivan Reitman’s original Ghostbusters. The movie addresses the connection left behind by the first Ghostbusters and their legacy taken over by their grandchildren. Rent price: ₹99.
Taking place after 25 years of the Woodsboro murders, 2021’s Scream is a soft reboot that revisits the slasher-horror genre with a new murderer taking on Ghostface. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the film saw the return of the original trio namely Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott, Courteney Cox’s Gale Weathers, and David Arquette’s Dewey Riley. Rent price: ₹99
Imagine an apocalyptic scenario like The Day After Tomorrow only this time, caused by planetary devastation. Director Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall is yet another sci-fi disaster genre entertainer featuring Aquaman star Patrick Wilson, Halle Berry, John Bradley and more. Rent price: ₹99
A feel-good family-friendly movie directed by The Erwin Brothers starring Shazam! actor Zachary Levi. American Underdog is based on the true story of the two times NFL MVP and Hall of fame quarterback Kurt Warner. Rent price: ₹99
A South-Korean horror flick from director Oh-Seung Kwon, Midnight explores the story of a deaf woman’s struggle to save her life and her mother from a serial killer. Starring Wi Ha- Joon, Park Hoon and Ki-Joo Jin. Rent price: ₹69.
Other than the ‘New release movies’ category, the store catalog on Prime Video offers a wide array of titles from all genre, from Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Rs.119) to classics like Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead. But that list breakdown is for another time. What do you think of Prime’s rent model? Let us know in the comments below.
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