5 of the best original movies and shows available on Amazon Prime

As the holidays get closer and the shopping frenzy continues, take time out to relax with these Amazon Prime series and films available to stream now.

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Amazon is more than buying books, gifts and items for the home. Their streaming platform offers high-quality film content [VIDEO] and binge-worthy series on a regular basis. Some of their original films hit the cinemas, while others have had Oscar nominations and series have been Emmy-nominated

The following is a list of Amazon Original movies to stream [VIDEO]this weekend. There's a hit man who starts doing good, but things go bad, a romance Film based on a true story, a drunk who ends up in a wheelchair after his friend dozed off at the wheel, a funny series featuring Julia Roberts and an Emmy-award-winning series based in New York in 1958.

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‘You Were Never Really Here’ (2017)

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as a troubled hitman who has a dark past. To make up for his past, the former FBI agent and military man now rescues victims of sex trafficking. A senator recruits him to save his daughter from a high-end brothel, but things go wrong.

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'The Big Sick' (2017)

The Big Sick is a romantic comedy based on a true story about a courtship between Kumail Nanjiani, a Pakistan-born comedian and Emily Gordon, a grad student, who fall in love despite their different cultures. Emily then contracts a mysterious ailment and falls into a coma. Kumail is then forced to face her parents and his true feelings.

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'Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot' (2018)

On the last day, John Callahan is able to walk; he wakes up with no hangover because he was still drunk from the night before. After leaving a wild party, his friend falls asleep at the wheel, and John wakes up in a wheelchair. He then plans on getting sober and attends 12-step meetings, where he falls in love with a therapist he had met in the hospital.

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'Homecoming' with Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts plays the role of a former caseworker, Heidi, who is forced to remember her past experiences while working at the mysterious Homecoming Transitional Support Centre. While Roberts has been appearing more on the big screen recently, this series brings her back to the smaller screen.

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'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 2

This binge-worthy, Emmy-award-winning series features Midge Maisel, living in New York in 1958. She’s living the high life when things take a surprise turn, and she has to decide what is best for her. The trailer is for the newly offered season two, but you can also stream the first season on Amazon.

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