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

Charles Bronson in Mr Majestyk

A Melon Farmer Delivers Justice in the Under-Appreciated ‘Mr. Majestyk’


Charles Bronson picks melons and kicks ass in his other movie from 1974.

Burt Lancaster in Castle Keep

‘Castle Keep’ Sees the Real and Surreal Collide During Wartime


The great Sydney Pollack directs the great Burt Lancaster in an underseen but, well, great film.

Bruce Campbell and Deborah Foreman in Sundown

‘Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat’ Has Bloody Fun in the Sun


Bruce Campbell, Deborah Foreman, and more in a vampire western… what’s not to love?

The sisters in The Name Of The Game Is Kill

Jack Lord Has a Devil of a Time in ‘The Name of the Game Is Kill’


Jack Lord finds a mystery he can’t solve in sixty minutes.


‘War’ Brings Awe to Your Action-Loving Heart


Say hello to a gift for every goddamn one of your senses.

Virginia Gardner in Starfish

‘Starfish’ Finds a Sad Beauty At the End Of the World


Sometimes even the best effort isn’t enough, but the effort is no less important.

The car in Black Moon Rising

‘Black Moon Rising’ is an Action Movie That Doesn’t Trust the Government


John Carpenter, Tommy Lee Jones, and a wickedly high-tech car come together for an anti-capitalist adventure.

Kevin Durand in Dark Was The Night

‘Dark Was the Night’ is a Nifty Little Creature Feature


Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas versus a monster in the woods? Sure, why not.

Alec Baldwin in Miami Blues

‘Miami Blues’ Brings Sunshine and Humor to the Life of Crime


Alec Baldwin leads this Charles Willeford adaptation, and it’s one of the most entertaining performances of his career.