50 Best Movies to Watch On Prime Video

Many times we face some minor problems that always arise when it comes to watching movies on Amazon Prime Video or be it any streaming service. The main issue is making a decision like what to watch is just too difficult with the wide collection of movies to choose from.

There are thousands of great movies. Looking at these movies on Amazon Prime Video and trying to decide which one that you want to watch can certainly be a very difficult task for anybody.

We can try our best to help you make the correct decision about what you can watch by giving you a list of movies that are currently streaming. These movies are streaming for totally free on Amazon with a Prime membership.

List of Best Movies to Watch On Prime Video:

1. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

Facing displacement from the home his grandfather built as a result of gentrification in his San Francisco neighborhood, Jimmie and his best friend, Mort, set out on a mission to reclaim the house before it is changed. Their struggle tests their friendship and forces them to question where they belong.

2. Fighting With My Family (2019)

It is a comedy movie which is also based on the true story of WWE wrestler Paige. Fighting with my Family movie shows the story of a real-life wrestling family. It is written and directed by Stephen Merchant. This film stars Florence Pugh and also a strong cast that includes Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, and some others. In the movie, Pugh and her brother (Jack Lowden) try out for the WWE and, when only one of them makes it through, Pugh is forced to face the world of professional wrestling all alone.

3. The Report (2019)

It is a thriller that is related to politics, car chases, and assassination attempts for the unexpected tension of trawling through documents, The Report shows senate staffer Daniel Jones (Adam Driver), who is chosen by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to investigate the whole destruction of CIA interrogation recordings in around 2005. For many years, Jones and his team pored over millions of pages of documents slathered in redactions, all while dodging the efforts of government officials to squash their effort. The Report is a tense thriller.

4. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

A classic Christmas movie with an iconic James Stewart performance, It’s a Wonderful Life follows George Bailey (Stewart), who is a banker in the town of Bedford Falls and who is preparing to throw himself off a bridge anytime soon. All of a sudden, an angel named Clarence (Henry Travers) appears there to save George, and then he takes him on a journey through the most happy and important moments in George’s life, which shows him all the good things he did for other people.

5. Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Directed by Kenneth Lonergan, is set in the town of Manchester, it is a town Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) would never want to return to. Chandler works as a janitor in Quincy, staying away from any connections to his past. Tragedy brings him home; his brother, Joe (Kyle Chandler), dies all of a sudden, also leaving behind a teenage son, Patrick (Lucas Hedges) asks Lee to look after him.

6. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Inside Llewyn Davis shows Davis as he tries to get his music career on track after his musical partner’s suicide. His finances are also not quite good, and also his former lover, Jean (Carey Mulligan), is pregnant with a child that is likely his, wants nothing to do with him.

7. The Handmaiden (2016)

Made by Korean director Park Chan-wook who is also an award-winning director of Oldboy. The Handmaiden movie is an intense film which is set in the early 1900s during the Japanese occupation of Korea. The film shows two women, one is a young Japanese lady on a secluded estate, and the other is a Korean woman who is hired as her new handmaiden. Little does the former know that the latter is conspiring with a con man to defraud the woman out of her inheritance

8. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Joaquin Phoenix stars as a traumatized veteran who harnesses his trauma into hunting down girls who are missing for a living. But, as his nightmares begin to overtake him and he continues to get in over his head, he begins to uncover a conspiracy that threatens to either destroy or save him, depending on the road he takes.

9. Gloria (2013)

Gloria shows the story of a 58-year-old woman who wants nothing in the world other than to feel young again. Her journey to find happiness is pockmarked by some random men until finally she meets and falls head over heels for Rodolfo. Gloria soon finds the willpower to accept her actual age and grow into a woman.

10. Hereditary (2018)

After the death of her mother, Annie Graham (Toni Collette) struggles to maintain her feelings while maintaining some semblance of order in her household. After another tragedy hits her family, however, Annie is totally broken and she can barely keep herself together, and her condition becomes even worse as strange occurrences affect her and her family.

11. Midsommar (2019)

It is known as an operatic breakup movie which is directed by Ari Aster. Midsommar proves to be exactly like what it is known for. But, in a more suspenseful way. It shows an American couple with serious relationship problems who travel with friends to a midsummer festival. It gets significantly more disturbing and unsettling.

12. Logan Lucky (2017)

After losing his only job, construction worker Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) is trying very hard to reverse his fortune, and he knows exactly the way to do it. After having worked on the Charlotte Motor Speedway, he knows all about the pneumatic tube system that shifts money under the track. Soon, Jimmy hires his one-armed brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and his sister Mellie (Riley Keough), and also a safe-cracker Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) for a heist. But, a change in the construction schedule forced them to leave early, on the day of the Coca Cola race.

13. Cold War (2018)

Cold War shows the life of Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and Zula (Joanna Kulig), who is a music director and singer respectively, they meet and fall in love in Poland after the end of World War II. Soon, the two drift across borders, in and out of each other’s lives. Cold War is a beautiful film to watch.

14. The Big Sick (2017)

The movie begins with Kumail who is struggling to build a stand-up comedy career while mining his Pakistani background for the material. After he meets a girl named Emily (Zoe Kazan), it soon turns into a one-night-stand, and later on into a relationship, the two start to run into some troubles. Kumail’s parents want him to settle down with a Pakistani girl which leads the couple to break up. Soon, an infection leaves Emily in a coma. While Kumail visits Emily in the hospital, he meets her parents, learning more about them and Emily.

15. Rango (2011)

It’s a Wild West concept, with a lot of comedic lines. Depp’s Rango finds himself in the town of Dirt and plays the role of sheriff in the search for the town’s missing water. It is directed by Gore Verbinski.

16. The Invisible War (2012)

It is about the incidence of violent sexual assault within the U.S. military. The Invisible War shows the interviews with veterans of different branches of the United States Armed Forces, who recall the events surrounding the sexual assaults. Their stories express the lack of justice and the absence of care for the survivors. The survivors call for a change in the way the military handles sexual assault and its survivors.

17. The Lighthouse (2019)

The Lighthouse is directed by Robert Eggers, it is the most unusual movie of 2019. This movie shows The Lighthouse which takes place in the around 19th century. Alone and stranded on the island, Winslow and Wake fight each other and the onset of insanity. Pattinson and Dafoe’s performances are amazing.

18. The Farewell (2019)

Awkwafina plays the role of Billi Wang, who is a writer and who soon learns that her grandmother, Nai Nai (Zhao Shu-zhen), is about to die very soon from terminal lung cancer in China. To make things even worse, Billi’s parents, Haiyan Wang (Tzi Ma) and Lu Jian (Diana Lin), as well as the rest of the family, prevents Billi from informing Nai Nai that she has only a very few days to live. Because of that, the promise that was given by his family weighs heavily on Billi, but her connection with her beloved grandmother is so beautiful and touching.

19. The African Queen (1951)

One of the best parts of Amazon Prime is that it allows its users of all ages to watch films that came out decades before they were even born. The African Queen is such a movie by director John Huston. The story shows life in World War I, as a missionary named Rose Sayer (Hepburn) and captain of a riverboat, Charlie Allnut (Bogart). The movie African Queen takes Charlie and Rose into a lot of dangers.

20. Knives Out (2019)

This movie is about a famous crime novelist whose unexpected death one night after a family gathering makes the cops suspect everyone . Daniel Craig plays the role of detective Benoit Blanc, who helps investigate the death and leaves you guessing who will be the culprit of the crime.

21. The Vast of Night (2020)

This sci-fi thriller shows a young switchboard operator and also a radio DJ who discovers a mysterious audio frequency that has set off a series of discoveries which has led them deep into the unknown.

22. Rocketman (2019)

Rocketman casts Taron Egerton as the performer and shows John’s evolution from a small-town man to an international superstar. The film also features Jamie Bell as John’s lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin.

23. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Drew Goddard’s The Cabin the Woods movie has a very unique story which shows a group of teenagers who are tormented by sinister forces while staying in a remote cabin in an entirely new direction. Goddard and co-writer Joss Whedon toyed with and twisted the conventions of the genre in ways that no one saw coming, and the end result was a film that’s as funny as it is terrifying, and there are many hidden things that demand multiple viewings. If you haven’t seen The Cabin in the Woods movie yet, then it is for your best that you know as little as possible about this film. But, if you have already seen it, then there is a good chance you will end up watching it over and over again.

24. Fast Color (2019)

Shows three generations of women with some powerful abilities come together in this sci-fi thriller that exposes racism and generational divides against the backdrop of a horror story about a woman who is pursued by sinister forces due to some power.

25. Boondock Saints (2000)

Here it shows two brothers from Boston find themselves on a big mission to take down the Russian mob in this action film that became a big hit in the home entertainment world despite a series of issues. Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus play the MacManus brothers, whose luck actually turns them into local heroes in the area and puts them on a collision path with an eccentric FBI agent played by Willem Dafoe.

26. Murderball (2005)

Shows the players in a quad rugby league. The film follows many teams who attempt to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, while showing the players’ lives, what has brought them to the sport, and what this sport means to them.

27. The Avengers (2012)

In around 2012, Marvel Studios brought together all the stars of multiple solo superhero films for a massive team-up which is known as the Avengers. The Avengers was a game-changer for the entire superhero genre and it is definitely loved by all the viewers.

28. Honey Boy (2019)

Shows the life of child actor Otis Lort as he rises through young success to self-destructive Hollywood star soon after struggling. His abusive and alcoholic father proves to be next to impossible as their dangerous relationship crumbles across the course of a decade.

29. Mission: Impossible — Fallout (2018)

The film starts with secret agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), who is on the road of the Impossible Missions Force, trying to secure some stolen plutonium cores. When the mission goes wrong, the cores end up falling into the hands of a terrorist group. Fallout is top most action movie.

30. High Life (2019)

High Life is an erotic sci-fi horror film. Juliette Binoche plays the role of Dr. Dibs, who is an overseer of a space mission that is sending criminals to try to extract energy from a black hole. Along the way, Dr. Dibs also performs sexual experiments on the criminals which leads to their deaths. Later on, murderer Monte (Robert Pattinson) is left all alone with his daughter and he is trying to survive as they are on the verge of death.

31. Eighth Grade (2018)

Eighth Grade movie centers around a 13-year-old Kayla as she makes her way through the last week of her middle school days. Eighth Grade is a movie about middle school that shows real middle schoolers, which makes it even more funny and more interesting to watch.

32. The Lost City of Z (2016)

Based on the 2009 book with the same name, The Lost City of Z shows the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who enters the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century. He unexpectedly discovers evidence of a previously unknown civilization that once existed in the region during his travel. He soon returns to the jungle and is quite determined to prove his point and discover the Lost City of Z.

33. Stop Making Sense (1984)

In around 1984, director Jonathan Demme grouped up with the band called Talking Heads for Stop Making Sense, which is known as one of the most amazing concert films of all-time. Demme easily filmed the movie over four live performances at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles and Talking Heads helped put on the show of their lives.

34. How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

Not every animated film is an instant classic, but How To Train Your Dragon lives up to your type and is also beyond your expectations. It is based on a book which is with the same name. How To Train Your Dragon shows the life of a young Viking boy named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel). He realizes that dragons can actually be partners to humans instead of their deadly enemies.

By a process of experimentation, and several leaps of trust, Hiccup trains, and bonds with a small black dragon named Toothless, which ultimately changes his world forever. The stunning animation still takes our collective breath away a decade after this film came out. It spawned a franchise, but this is still the best movie in the trilogy.

35. Blow the Man Down (2020)

Blow the Man Down is a dark comedy movie that arrived on Amazon Prime. Morgan Saylor and Sophie Lowe are shown as sisters Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly. When Mary Beth kills a man who was trying to harm her, Priscilla believes that blood is thicker than water and she then helps her sister cover up the evidence that is left out. But, for the Connolly sisters, secrets are hard to maintain in a small town, they don’t know who they can trust.

36. First Reformed (2017)

Ethan Hawke plays the role of Ernst Toller, who is a pastor and who isn’t just suffering from just one crisis of faith. He is actually suffering from all of them. When a pregnant woman named Mary Mensana (Amanda Seyfried) begs him to counsel her husband, Michael (Philip Ettinger), the pastor soon finds himself coming around  and accepting Michael’s view of the world.

37. Paterson (2016)

Adam Driver stars as Paterson, a man who works as a bus driver. But in reality, Paterson is a poet who still hasn’t learned to fully accept that aspect of himself. The entire movie shows over the course of a week, and here in this movie we can see the daily routine of Paterson along with his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani). Soon enough, the pattern breaks and misfortune hits his life.

38. Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale, assigned to find out a target during a high-stakes tournament at the Casino Royale. Bond forms a physical and emotional connection with Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), who is his partner for the case. Vesper is that girl who Bond really loved.

39. The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator is clearly the origin story of Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor. Before Sarah became an iconic female action hero, she was known as a directionless young woman who was working as a waitress. Human resistance soldier Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) has been sent back in time to help and safeguard Sarah from the T-800 Model Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. As per Kyle, Sarah is destined to give birth to John Conner, the man who is going to lead humanity to victory in the future. And the T-800 wants to kill Sarah. In the end, it all comes down to one woman and the machine.

40. Clue (1985)

A good deal of the credit belongs to the fantastic cast which includes Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Brennan, Madeline Kahn, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren. On a stormy night, Mr. Brody has assembled a group of strangers to his mansion as he has the intention of blackmailing them. But when the bodies start to line up, he is sure that there is a killer among them.

41. Crawl (2019)

In this movie Crawl, a Category 5 hurricane pits a young woman named Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) against those dangerous gators as the waters rise in her family home. Fortunately, Haley’s a strong swimmer, and she’s out to save her dad, Dave (Barry Pepper). But this time, the gators have the upper hand, and they’re blocking all of the exits from the house. Crawl shows a considerable amount of tension with close calls for Haley, Dave, and even Haley’s dog, Sugar. But the Keller family has more to worry about than just the gators or the storm. Crawl literally depicts the fight of their lives, and it creates an exhilarating horror experience as well.

42. Creed II (2018)

Creed II is the sequel to the first Creed which also serves as a direct sequel to Rocky IV. It was a huge success by giving Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) and Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) strong stories and a lot of complicated emotions to work through. Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) again enters their lives which challenges Creed to fight his son, Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu).

There is a mixture of emotional and physical fallout that separates Creed and Rocky before bringing them back together yet again. So, Creed II did an amazing job of making the formula work yet again.

43. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

This movie is directed by Steven Spielberg. Close Encounters of the Third Kind shows the story of a blue-collar worker who stays in Indiana, whose life is changed after a very strange encounter with an unidentified flying object.

The film reunites Spielberg with the actor of Jaws – Richard Dreyfuss, who plays the role of Roy Neary, the man whose encounter gets him in an obsession with UFOs that literally affects his relationship with anyone around him.

The director -Spielberg was nominated for Best Director. It has even won for its cinematography and sound editing as well.

44. Chi-Raq (2015)

This film is about a group of women who decide to withhold sex from their lovers/partners until they agree to curb the gang violence which is happening in their Chicago neighborhood.

45. Inception (2010)

This is a sci-fi thriller that is written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It casts Leonardo DiCaprio as a high-tech thief who has the ability to steal information from the subconscious minds of his targets. When he is hired for a different kind of job which is to inject a thought into someone’s mind instead of stealing from it, it raises the stakes, and then it leads him in an even more dangerous mission.

46. One Child Nation (2019)

One Child Nation is a Prize-winning documentary. It explores a policy many people might have heard of but few outside China have ever really understood it. Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang bith Chinese born filmmakers go back to 1980 policy which did not allow families to have more than one child and even fined them if they did and it also shows the consequences it had on the families.

47. Troop Zero (2019)

This Amazon Original shows the life of a bright girl (McKenna Grace) in around 1977 rural Georgia who dreams of life in space. Lucy Alibar is the co-writer and the directors are Bert & Bertie. When Grace finally gets a chance to live her dream after a national competition, she hires a ragtag troupe of Birdie Scouts who can help her get there.

48. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Director Raoul Peck created I Am Not Your Negro, which is basically a documentary that examines Baldwin’s views and how they go with not only to the tumult but to modern America too. I Am Not Your Negro leaves its viewers with the impression that Baldwin’s work has never been finished, and also never been more important.

49. Train to Busan (2016)

Who hasn’t heard of this movie? This South Korean horror film shows a group of passengers who have boarded a high-speed train from Seoul to Busan as the outbreak of a deadly virus begins turning people into flesh-hungry creatures like zombies and those who are on the train must find a way to survive.

This is like the best zombie films ever made. It is directed by Yeon Sang-ho. It mainly focuses on a small group of people aboard the train as they are forced to keep their differences away in order to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and alive.

The movie broke so many box-office records both in South Korea and internationally as well and it also spawned a 2020 sequel.

50. Late Night (2019)

This movie is written by Mindy Kaling. He also co-starred in this movie which is actually about a popular late-night TV host whose latest hire to the show’s writing team kicks off a chain of unusual things that has some effects on her career. Emma Thompson was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for such an amazing performance. While Kaling plays the Indian-American woman who’s forced to navigate the male world of late-night comedy.

Conclusion:

These are the list of 50 best movies we have listed above that you can watch on Prime Video. You don’t need to go and search everywhere what movies you should be watching as these are some amazing movies. Hope you enjoy it.

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