Amazon announced today that the company has more than 100,000 movies and TV shows available for instant streaming. This is significant, because it makes Amazon a more direct competitor with Netflix — since they now offer more titles to stream. In light of Amazon’s growth, we’ve put together a list of 5 movies based on books from Amazon’s Top 100 Rated Movies that are available through the company’s streaming service.
1. The Maltese Falcon: Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor star in this John Huston adaptation of the Dashiell Hammett novel by the same name. Here is more about the film: “Cinematic masterpiece stars screen-legend Humphrey Bogart as private detective Sam Spade, a no-nonsense loner whose partner is killed while pursuing a case.”
2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: “Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor and Burl Ives make this adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s story about a plantation owner succumbing to cancer one of the most acclaimed movies in history.”
3. Papillon: Based on the memoir of convicted felon and fugitive Henri Charrière, who escaped from Devil’s Island, this film stars Steve Mcqueen and Dustin Hoffman.
4. Romeo and Juliet: This Franco Zeffirelli adaptation of the classic Shakespeare tragedy stars Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting
5. All about Eve: Based on the short story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, this film Joseph L. Mankiewicz film stars Bette Davis and Anne Baxter in a tale about the lengths people will go to for fame.