If you have Amazon Prime, then you have access to a wealth of Best movies on Amazon Prime at no extra charge.
But searching the catalogue can be a slog. Whether you need a comedy, thriller, or an award-winning drama, our faves are from the current Prime library.
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The Big Sick One of the best movies on amazon prime
The real-life relationship between KumailNanjiani and Emily Gordon is the basis for The Big Sick, a charming romantic comedy. It’s an honest, hilarious reminder that our differences are the best things about us. It’s an Amazon original movie and one of the of 2017’s best films.
Hereditary is atmospheric as hell, features outstanding acting, and is full of terrifying imagery. The film centres on a family dealing with the loss of their grandmother and disturbing visions of more tragedy.
Hereditary is the kind of horror movie that sticks with you long after you’re done watching it.
Eighth Grade (2018)
Watching Eighth Grade is almost guaranteed to trigger traumatic middle school flashbacks, which is a testament to the film’s authenticity. Critics heaped praise on writer-director BoBurnham for capturing the mindset of a 13-year-old girl, and rightfully so. But the key to the movie’s success recognizes that awkwardness does not end when you move on to high school or get older.
Lady Bird (2017)
Greta Gerwig wrote and directed Lady Bird, a coming-of-age story set in the early 2000s Sacramento. The film nails the period details and universal truths about growing up that everyone can relate to.
The Machinist (2004)
The Machinist is where Christian Bale began his shape-shifting method actor run. He famously dropped to 120 pounds with a diet of water, an apple, and a cup of coffee per day to play an insomniac machinist.
After an accident on the job, he goes on a quest for answers, and the story only gets more weird, paranoid, and tense.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis plays like one of the title character’s songs: haunting, sorrowful, and ultimately wonderful. Oscar Isaac gives a lived-in performance that rings so true you’ll be disappointed that he doesn’t have a blues side project going. The movie takes place over one week, withLlewyn playing his songs and trying to grab his big break—if he could get out of his way long enough to let it happen. If you skipped this classic in 2013, it’ time to rectify that.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Manchester by the Sea is a tough watch, as it revolves around a handyman dealing with his brother’s death, and taking in his nephew a dark time. Despite the gloomy setting and gloomier subject matter, Manchester has a wicked funny bone and deserves all of its many awards and nominations.
First Reformed (2017)
In First Reformed, Ethan Hawke plays a minister whose humanity is put to the test by what he perceives to be growing indifference to global warming. His despair, issues from his past, and deteriorating health lead him down a dark and potentially dangerous path. First Reformed is an intense film, but also a deeply rewarding one.
High Life (2018)
In High Life, Robert Pattinson plays a criminal serving a death sentence on a spaceship heading toward a black hole. But he isn’t alone. He has his daughter to care for, which immediately raises the stakes. High LifeLife goes to some bothersome and fascinating places that will baffle and delight you in equal measure.
Last Flag Flying (2017)
Last Flag Flying opens with Vietnam vet Larry(played by Steve Carell) tracking down his wartime friend Sal (played by Bryan Cranston), to help him transport his son, who was killed in Iraq. They pick up a fellow vet (played by Laurence Fishburne), where this road trip film starts to dig into the patriotism and darkness of a post-9/11 world.
Mission Impossible (2018)
The Mission Impossible films continue to get better, and Fallout is the best entry yet. Ethan Hunt and his team search for stolen plutonium and face a new villain played by Henry Cavill. Killer stunts, amazing action sequences, and a plot that never stops twisting will keep you glued.
The Handmaiden (2018)
If you haven’t seen it yet, stop everything you’re doing and spend the next two-and-a-half hours with The Handmaiden. The movie is packed with twists and role-reversals. It is so much fun that mentioning any story specifics would be unfair Park Chan-wook is one of the world’s most entertaining directors, and The Handmaiden is arguably one of his best.
The Apartment (1960)
The holidays aren’t always the most wonderful time of the year — a central theme in Billy Wilder’s 1960 film. The loneliness and hopefulness of that time make The Apartment one of the best New York City Christmas films. Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine are charming in this Mad Men-era rom-com about the corporate ladder slog and finding love.
A Quiet Place (2018)
A Quiet Place is one of the scariest films of 2018. In post-apocalyptic America, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt play the parents of a young family, hiding from deadly aliens who attack based on sound. Despite a surprisingly idyllic existence in the countryside, they must live in complete silence, communicating only in sign language. This is a great idea for a horror movie, but the execution is what elevates it. The film is warm, thoughtful, and visually beautiful, while also a muscle-clenching watch.
What If (2013)
What If is a low-key anti-rom-com starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan as the central duo? They’re happy being friends but have too much chemistry to stay that way forever. The hijinks of this adorable pair will win over any rom-com fan.
Bernie weaves the story of a Texas murder that mixes real interviews with scripted mysteries. Jack Black’s vocal and physical affectations walk the line of caricature, but he never crosses it. This is Black’s best acting work to date. Shirley Maclaine is also stellar in this dark comedy about a relationship gone wrong.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Stranger Than Fiction capitalizes on everything will Ferrell does well. He plays an IRS auditor who starts hearing his LifeLife being narrated by a famous author. Things only get weirder from there, but the movie never loses sight of its characters. You’ll also be treated to stellar performances from Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, and Emma Thompson.
Annihilation explores Area X, a quarantined and besieged by mysterious environmental changes. Natalie Portman plays a biologist and former soldier who is grieving the loss of her husband, who was previously sent on a secret mission into Area X and feared dead. But he suddenly returns home—altered. The revelation sparks a mission into the unknown that will haunt you long after it’s over.
Young Adult (2011)
In Young Adult, Charlize Theron plays an author named Mavis, who returns home after a divorce and sets out to win back her married ex. Mavis is a tough, compelling character; and Theron gives one of her best performances. Movies about characters struggling to grow up have become a cliché, but Young Adult is sharp enough to offer an insightful and genuinely funny story.
Those are just some of our picks for the best movies on Amazon Prime,