The Prime Sublime

The Prime Sublime is a weekly column dedicated to the underseen and underloved films buried beneath page after page of far more popular fare on Amazon’s Prime Video collection. We’re not just cherry-picking obscure titles, though, as these are movies that we find beautiful in their own, often unique ways. You might even say we think they’re sublime…

“Sublime /səˈblīm/: of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe”

Explore the archives for The Prime Sublime below

Burt Lancaster in Scorpio

‘Scorpio’ Brings Death, Double-Crosses, and a Bad-Ass Burt Lancaster


Fans of spy thrillers, rogue assassins, and a tough as nails Burt Lancaster should seek this one out immediately.

Statue of Liberty stunt in Remo Williams

Bond Fans Should Seek Out ‘Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins’


The ‘Destroyer’ adaptation was made to cash in on the popularity of 007, but it offers more martial arts and weirdness.

Ingrid Bolso Berdal in Escape

‘Escape’ Offers Just That With Action, Beauty, and Brevity


Looking for a thrilling tale of adventure and survival set in 14th century Norway and directed by a man named Roar? You’re looking for ‘Escape.’


Larry Cohen’s ‘Bone’ Remains a Biting and Daring Social Satire


The world wasn’t ready for the charged-up black comedy in 1972, but the film’s power is everlasting.

Bugsy Malone

Alan Parker’s ‘Bugsy Malone’ Remains an Endearingly Odd Gem


The director’s debut feature is a playful, kid-centric gangster musical called ‘Bugsy Malone.’


Christopher Walken Is an Action Hero in ‘McBain’


This might not be the actor’s most well-known outing as a Vietnam veteran, but it’s easily the most entertaining.

Plot Of Fear

‘Plot of Fear’ Draws a Giallo Outside Genre Lines


You expect to find murder and sex in a 1970s Italian giallo, but what to make of Tom Skerritt and the animated porn?

Lord Of Tears

‘Lord of Tears’ Is the Best Scottish Horror Movie You Haven’t Seen


Lawrie Brewster and Sarah Daly’s debut under the Hex Studios umbrella is a feather in the cap for independent horror cinema.

Body Count 1986

Red Herrings and Redder Blood Abound in the 1986 Slasher ‘Body Count’


A slasher as American as Italian pie.