It’s hard to know what to watch on Amazon Prime. But we’ve got you covered! We’ve combed through the catalog of titles available with a Prime subscription and identified some of our top picks. Here are some of the best movies on Amazon Prime right now.
Now, if you’re looking for a specific genre, take a look at our guides for the Best Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now, Best Horror Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now, and Best Action Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now. And if you’re looking for something else from other streaming services, in particular, check out our guides for The Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix Right Now and The Best Comedy Movies On Netflix Right Now.
If you haven’t signed up for an account yet, now is a great time to do so–Amazon is currently offering a free 30-day trial to new subscribers who have not yet tried out their service before (“have not,” as in: “Didn’t sign up back in the 90s when they were just selling books.”). Then again, this list will still be here after your 30-days are up. And hey: there’s always next month’s list! Imagine how many people will be jealous when they see all of these great movies!
1. American Honey
American Honey, directed by Andrea Arnold, is a 2016 drama film starring Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, and Arielle Holmes. The story follows a teenage girl who joins a traveling magazine sales crew and gets caught up in a whirlwind romance with its leader.
The film was shot on location in the Midwest of the United States and portrays the culture of nomadic traveling sales crews who hawk cheap magazines to gas stations by day and party all night on their vans.
2. The Big Sick
“The Big Sick” is a romantic comedy that tells the story of Kumail Nanjiani (playing himself) and his wife Emily V. Gordon (Zoe Kazan). It’s based on their real-life relationship, which ended after Emily was diagnosed with a mysterious illness that forced her to recover in a hospital for several months.
This is not a movie for people who like sad stories about death and dying—it has its moments, but at its heart, it’s funny and heartwarming. It also features some great performances from people you may not have heard of before: Holly Hunter plays Kumail’s mother, Ray Romano plays his father, and Anupam Kher plays a doctor who gives advice to both Kumail and Emily as they navigate their new relationship together.
It’s an important movie because it shows us how one man can be affected by someone else’s illness—and what we can learn from this experience when faced with similar situations ourselves. Watch it if you want something lighthearted but still meaningful!
3. The Book of Henry
The Book of Henry is a 2017 American drama film directed by Colin Trevorrow. The film stars Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, Maddie Ziegler, and Dean Norris.
The movie begins with Henry Carpenter (Jaeden Lieberher), an 11-year-old genius who lives with his single mother Susan (Naomi Watts) in their small town in Maine. Henry’s father died in a car accident when he was young, but his spirit lives on as a voice inside Henry’s head that gives him advice on how to help people in trouble.
When the new neighbor across the street Charles Manning (Lee Pace) moves into town with his wife Jennifer (Sarah Silverman) and their two children Peter (Jacob Tremblay) and Anna Marie “Ann” Manning (Maddie Ziegler), Jennifer immediately becomes friends with Susan and begins getting involved with their daily lives—especially those of Peter who has cerebral palsy and needs constant support from his family members whenever he goes out in public places like school or church services at church on Sundays mornings every week since he can’t walk around freely without falling down due to lack of muscle control over many parts of his body because he suffers from this condition called CP which affects different parts differently depending on where they are located inside one’s nervous system which controls all bodily functions including walking/running etcetera whether voluntary or involuntary acts such as blinking eyes automatically controlled by muscles attached directly under them when needed most during times when someone might get tired if left unattended for too long without any rest period given between sessions like heavy lifting objects off shelves onto table tops first before trying again another time later down.
4. The Boy and the Beast
The Boy and the Beast is a Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Mamoru Hosoda. It is the first film in Hosoda’s “The Boy and the Beast” film series. The film was produced by Studio Chizu and premiered on July 11, 2015, at the Extramuros theater in Madrid to accompany its theatrical release in Japan. The story follows a young orphan boy named Kyūta who ends up living with an old beast master named Kumatetsu. As they form a bond over time, they enlist themselves in fighting against other beasts who threaten peace under their world’s new government system based on the class system.
5. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, and Zhang Ziyi
It’s fair to say that Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is not just one of the best Amazon Prime movies out there; it’s also one of the best martial arts flicks ever made. The film follows Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat), an expert swordsman who makes his living by stealing ancient artifacts from imperial tombs. While rummaging through one such tomb, he comes across a beautiful sword guarded by two enormous stone statues — until they come alive and start fighting each other! Li Mu Bai runs away with both relics in his possession: The Green Destiny Sword and Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh). He promises to help her find the legendary Jade Fox so that she can take revenge on all those who wronged her when she was younger. Along their journey, they encounter several obstacles along with another treasure hunter named Jen Yu (Zhang Ziyi), who wants nothing more than to be reunited with her love interest Lo Huan Qin (Donnie Yen). As it turns out though… there may have been more going on here than meets the eye…
6. Click (2006)
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, David Hasselhoff
Directed by Frank Coraci
Released in 2006, Click is a comedy about a man who finds the remote control to pause time and use it for his own purposes. When he accidentally damages the remote and can no longer stop time, he has to find another way to use his powers of persuasion and quick thinking in order to win back his ex-wife. This movie has been rated PG-13 with a runtime of 104 minutes.
7. Manchester by the Sea
Manchester by the Sea is a 2016 American drama film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. The film stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler. Set in Massachusetts after the suicide of Lee Chandler’s (Affleck) brother Joe, it tells the story of how Lee becomes guardian to his teenage nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges).
For those who haven’t seen Manchester by the Sea yet, this might be a good time to watch it. It’s one of Amazon Prime movies that received high praise from critics and audiences alike! This movie’s Rotten Tomatoes score is at 93%, which means people liked it more than 7 out of 10 times! It also got an IMDb rating of 8.0 out of 10 – which means that despite having mixed reviews from critics they still gave it an average rating higher than most other movies on IMDb!
8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a romantic comedy, science fiction, and drama film. It was directed by Michel Gondry and stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. This movie is a great choice for anyone who likes to watch movies with their significant other. The story follows Joel Barish (Carrey) as he meets Clementine Kruczynski (Winslet) at a party. The two start dating soon after they meet each other but then things take an interesting turn when Joel finds out that Clementine has decided to have her memories of him erased because she thinks that their relationship did not work out so well. He decides to do the same thing but soon realizes that it may not be such a good idea after all!
Emma is a good movie to watch with your family. It’s a classic that has stood the test of time and can be enjoyed by all ages. Emma is also a great choice for watching with friends, or even on your own if you need something to keep you company on a rainy day. In fact, this movie is so good that it’s hard for me to imagine anyone wouldn’t enjoy it!
10. Small Axe: Alex Wheatle
Small Axe is a book that tells the story of one man’s struggle against racism in London, England. Alex Wheatle’s writing style is very different from other books I have read. The author uses a lot of repetition and imagery when describing certain events. He also uses a lot of metaphors to describe things or people in the book.
The main themes are about identity, belonging, self-worth, and doing something for yourself instead of relying on others for help or support at all times (although it does teach us not everyone will help you if they see you struggling). I really liked how this author made me think about what it means to be British today especially if you aren’t from here originally like me; he also made me think about how important education is as well so schools should always teach children these lessons so they’ll know how important they are too! It’s definitely worth reading even though there were some parts I didn’t understand because they were too detailed but overall it wasn’t bad at all!
11. You Were Never Really Here
If you’re looking for an intense thriller, You Were Never Really Here starring Joaquin Phoenix is the movie for you. Directed by Lynne Ramsay, this movie follows a war veteran who becomes a hired gun. It’s rated R and runs 2 hours and 3 minutes long. It’s based on the novel by Jonathan Ames. You may also want to check out the other movies starring Joaquin Phoenix listed below!
12. Endless Poetry (2016)
Endless Poetry (2016)
A Chilean-Spanish drama film directed by Pablo Larraín is based on the poetry of Pablo Neruda. The film stars Gael García Bernal as the poet and follows his journey from childhood to adulthood.
13. Free State of Jones (2016)
Free State of Jones is a 2016 American historical war drama film directed by Gary Ross and written by Ross, Pamela Gray, and James Schamus. The film stars Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight, a farmer who led an uprising in rural Mississippi during the Civil War. The cast includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell, and others.
Free State of Jones tells the story of Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a Southern farmer who revolts against the Confederacy with other farmers in Jones Country during the Civil War.
The movie is based on historical events; however, it takes liberties with some facts in order to make its narrative more compelling. It received positive reviews from critics, who praised its acting performances as well as its cinematography.
14. Gifted (2017)
Gifted is a movie with a good story and great acting. It’s about a young boy with special abilities who lives with his grandmother and runs into problems at school when he refuses to conform to the status quo. The film is also about his struggles with his mother, teachers, classmates, and father—and how they all come together in the end. You’ll love watching this one!
15. Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters is a 1984 comedy film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, and Rick Moranis.
The film centers on a group of parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. The Ghostbusters get into all kinds of trouble with their clients’ property as well as their own lives! This film has become one of the most popular comedies ever made today!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this list and found something that suits your taste, whether you are looking to watch a film with your family or if you want to enjoy a quiet night.