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While streaming services are incredibly convenient ways to watch movies, actually finding something that you want to watch there can be difficult much of the time. However, a new deal looks to add a bunch of movies on Amazon you might actually care about. The online giant has struck a new deal with Warner Bros. that will bring a string of quality movies exclusively to Amazon Prime throughout the rest of the year.
While there have been a number of solid WB movies available on Amazon Prime already, including Ocean's Eleven, Good Night and Good Luck, and The American President, today it was announced that Amazon and WB have entered into a deal that will make 33 additional titles available over the next several months. Here are the first batch of announced movies:
Any Given Sunday
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
The Devil's Advocate
Full Metal Jacket
Interview With the Vampire
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 4
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3
You've Got Mail
Some of the movies that have been added will include the Matrix trilogy, as well as all four Lethal Weapon movies. This could be a bit of bad news for movie fans that only have Netflix. According to Variety, the deal for these new films is exclusive, which likely means that any of the films which are currently available on Netflix, including the only recently added Lethal Weapon series, could be disappearing fairly soon.
A number of recent reports have shown what frequent Netflix viewers had likely already realized, the amount of content offered on the site has shrunk over recent months. The number of movies leaving the service each month has been greater than those being added for quite some time. As such, services like Amazon clearly see this as an opportunity to pick up market share by providing more content that viewers want to watch. Amazon Prime already has more movies on its service than Netflix does, though, for both options, many of the choices are films you've likely never heard of.
Whatever your genre preference, the movies being added to Amazon Prime have you covered. It includes Caddyshack, as well as Final Destination. While they may not all be films you want to watch, they are movies you've heard of, which is something.
While Netflix has been relying on it's quality original content to carry it through in recent months, it's not taking the movie issue lying down. They already have a deal in place that will bring a number of Disney theatrical releases to the service later this year. In addition, recent additions to the service have included major Oscar nominees Spotlight and The Big Short.
Does this new Warner Bros. deal make Amazon Prime a better option than Netflix? Which service do you use more often?