When the scheme Amazon Prime has launched the aim was to provide free shipping to its loyal customers. As the company started to grow and accumulated a lot of loyal customers by providing excellent service, it started to add one good feature after the other like the new inclusion of Amazon PrimePantry, Amazon Prime Video, same-day delivery. As the market for web series is increasing day by day among the public, whoever is subscribed to Amazon Prime has all these great movies, TV shows and web series at their fingertips.
The best feature is that you can now watch all your favorite shows and movies on your smartphones, tablets or laptop. In order to give loyal customers and subscribers a good time for their money, we have created this list to help them watch all the best movies on Amazon Prime in our opinion.
Movies on Amazon Prime: Must Watch
So sit back and relax on your favorite place and enjoy some awesome movies from our given list. All these movies are not ranked and are selected on the viewers’ choice and liking.
1. A Ghost Story (2017)
This is a movie by David Lowery which is a very simple but yet very touching story which is based on the passage of time and death. The movie starts with the tragic accident of C (Casey Affleck), who is shown to die in a car accident, but his spirit continues to roam about, covered by a hospital sheet and he stays that way for the rest of the movie.
C then comes back to the house in which he and M (Rooney Mara) used to live together. He finds her crying and emotionally broken but she moves on as time passes by. He just keeps on watching everything thing change around him his house and also the world that also changes completely. This movie has a light plot with evenly synchronized dialogues, with lowery’s direction and imagination in the shots and amazing scenes to portray the emotions. It is one of the best movies to watch on Amazon Prime and the entire viewer’s feedback also makes it a movie worth watching.
2. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
This particular movie is directed by Kenneth Lonergan, which takes place in titular town which is in Manchester, and town in which the main character Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) would not like to visit any time soon. Chandler was living in Quincy working as a janitor after cutting all his ties from his past life. Due to the sudden death of his brother, Joe (Kyle Chandler), who left behind a son, Patrick (Lucas Hedges), and also a will which requests Lee to take care of his son.
Manchester by the Sea is a very heart touching drama, which portrays that how tragedy can wear out any human being’s soul, and whether there is any chance of coming back from all this to lead a normal life happily. Even though the story sounds to be very sad and gloomy, the entire movie is not filled with suffering and sorrow. It has a lot of warmth and clever use of humor in the script. The movie captures all the complexity of human life in today’s world.
3. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).
Inside Llewyn Davis shows the audience the story of Davis as he tries to get his singing career back on track after the death of his partner which was a suicide.
The problem of money is only the beginning of the many problems in his life, his ex-lover, Jean (Carey Mulligan), is pregnant which is likely to be his, but she wants to cut off all ties with him. Davis has never-ending personal problems and the harsh conditions of New York do not help him either. This movie may revolve around tragedy but is filled with humor, even if it is dark. The other characters are as joyful as much as he is rude, especially Jean’s new love and boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
4. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017).
By the name of the movie, you may think of it as a normal action movie with a lot of fight scenes. However, this movie builds up all the suspense and drama it can before the actual main part of the movie is shown, which happens very slowly all long the movie as the main character is tumbling down into greater troubles. The main character Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn), is fired from his job and also finds out that his wife Lauren (Jennifer Carpenter), has been cheating him.
After knowing all these incidents that happened behind his back he broke his wife’s car with his own hands, but later also tried to fix his marriage. In order to pay bills, he starts to commit crimes and slowly it lands him in the dark and unforgiving conditions. Bradley is an interesting character, and the film takes a lot of turns and has a lot of twist because of his peculiar mid-set, and the movie also has some engaging fight scenes for the action lovers.
5. A Quiet Place (2018)
This enticing movie is directed, written, and played by the same person Mr. John Krasinski. This movie shows us the struggles of a family trying its best to survive on the planet after alien invasion happens which was done by monsters that have hypersensitive hearing and have terminated almost all of humanity. They try to live their life in a normal way always avoiding the fact that bloodthirsty aliens who can hear the slightest of movements are ready for the kill, the captivating thrill, and tension that this movie bring cannot be described in words. The wife of Krasinksi is played by Emily Brunt, who was praised by everyone for her magnificent performance in the movie. This movie is a must-watch for any movie lover and people who like a little thrill and excitement in their movies.
6. Mid90s (2018)
This movie is directed by Jonah Hill which brings back the memories of all the kids from the 90s. The movie is based on a 13-year-old teenager, who is known as Stevie, and he goes to spend his summer in L.A. always in turmoil between his lives at home and adjusting in between his few friends throws him into all sorts of situations which allows him to test his own limits.
This movie shows the audience the skating culture, which was very famous at that time in L.A. This movie is not only about all the fun and parties a teen has but all show the transaction from being a boy to being a man. The movies are a must-watch for all the different types of movie lovers because they can at least relate to one of the scenes in the movie that they have faced in real life.
7. Lady Bird (2017)
Ronan plays the role of “Lady Bird”, a youthful woman studying in a catholic school who desperately wants a change in her life and to enjoy all the different and fun things that New York has in store. On the contrary, Ronan’s mother is a very overprotective and overbearing lady, plus the family is also short on financial funds and social reputation which is always the reason for quarrels between the mother and daughter.
Some of the harsh and reality of the world and life, in general, are also shown, but watching Ronan throughout the movie and how she controls her teenage desires and her first love, all these things will get you in a nostalgic mood. This is one of the best movies on Amazon Prime and is very captivating. The story and the scenes, the direction everything is kept simple and on point. So if you want to remember your teenage once again make sure to watch it on Amazon Prime.
8. The Imitation Game (2014)
This is a historical drama film directed by Morten Tyldum. It is loosely based on the book ‘Alan Turing: The Enigma’ by Andrew Hodges, a biography of Alan Turing, the father of computer science. It is a fast-paced yet devastatingly tragic story of the first computer programmer neglected, secluded and punished for being who he is. If you are a ‘Sherlock’ fan, then you are in for a surprise. Re-live the excitement of watching Benedict Cumberbatch’s acting skill at its peak.
Moreover, this film is a mixture of various genres such as an atypical biopic, a tense World War II thriller, a subtle romance, and a tragedy. This will be a fine option if you want something to inspire you to strive hard to achieve greatness. This brilliant, perfect in every way film will undoubtedly leave you struggling with mixed incomprehensible emotions. Most importantly it will make you realize that love comes in all colors.
9. Arrival (2016)
This thought-provoking film terrifies you, points to the extreme importance of language over action and blows your mind in the final twist, which I do not want to spoil. This thematically ambitious film is relatable to almost everybody because we’ve all experienced our own share of that chilling fear, which arises when we become powerless to communicate when confronting the unknown.
10. Searching (2018)
This film, which was honored in 2018 Sundance Film Festival, is a new generation social media thriller. If tells the story of a father trying hard to find his 16-year-old daughter who was missing. Not knowing what to do he hacks into his daughter’s social media websites, hoping to find some information that might help him track his daughter’s whereabouts. It is a unique film that communicates with the audience mainly through social media pages that flash on the computer screen and smartphones.
Moreover, it is the first mainstream American film to cast an Asian-American actor in the lead role. John Cho does gives a brilliantly realistic performance that reflects the actions and mindset of a father who is searching for his missing daughter. The film talks to each and every one of its audience personally. Because it warns about the irreparable amount of influence technology has inflicted on us. It makes us realize that we are not just using technology, but we are trapped in it.
11. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
It is a colorful coming-of-age film that is unique and offbeat in its own way. The story might seem a bit weirdly disturbing, but it captures the adventurous temperament silently hidden inside adolescents. The film follows the story of two 12-year-olds who run away together because they fell in love through letters.
It has that surrealistic aura, which exclusively belongs to director Wes Anderson. The film as a whole feels like a montage of individual events, where every character is in their own world, living by their own rules. The two protagonists of the film are strikingly brilliant. This is, by far, the best ever performance by child actors.
The film is sure to evoke the nostalgia of that daring spirit we all possessed while we were in our adolescence. It takes the audience back to a time in our lives, where we all believed that the whole world belongs to us.
12. Whiplash (2014)
An Oscar-winning indie film by director Damien Chazzelle. This fast-paced film follows the relationship between an ambitious and talented jazz drumming student and his villainously abusive instructor. Top to bottom the film is a breath-holding adrenalin rush. The brilliance of the film lies in how the director has taken a mundane subject like the relationship between teacher and student and molded it into an edge-of-the-seat thriller.
It is a non-stop emotional roller coaster ride with impeccable performances by the lead actors. One can watch the film just to get the excitement that we are living in the era, which produced the best ever villain in cinematic history. The film revolves around two main questions – how far we can push ourselves beyond our abilities in order to achieve greatness? Or how far we can push someone else beyond their abilities, to lead them to success? Watch the film to decode its title.
13. The Florida Project (2017)
This film, directed by Sean Baker, falls under the category of a slice of life genre. It is the story of an eccentric and imaginative 6-year-old friend and her two equally naïve and imaginative friends, who dwell into their own adventurous world when their parents were struggling with the harsh realities of life and poverty. Brilliance of The Florida Project lies in its attention to detail. Like Whiplash, The Florida Project has taken a usual subject of a baby girl and struggling single mother.
But rises above perfection due to its honesty in the execution of such a subject. Instead of trying to make universal statements, the film tries to be relatable to its audience even in its minor parts. It portrays the convergence of imagination and struggle in the backdrop of a budget motel nearby Walt Disney World. Therefore it will be an understatement if one calls The Florida Project a great film. It’s more than that, it’s a great experience.
14. Stoker (2013)
This film is a British Psychological thriller by the acclaimed South Korean filmmaker, who gave the unforgettable film Oldboy, director Park Chan-wook. Stoker is Chan-wook’s debut film in English language. The sophisticated and chilling Stoker starts at the end and takes the audience on a shocking journey that revolves around an 18-year-old girl named India Stoker, her stylish yet naïve mother and her mysterious uncle.
This is one such ‘Hitchcockian’ thriller that keeps you glued to the screen from beginning to end, builds up the tension, presents you with hints all over, but still manages to hold the secret to shock you in the end. Even with such disturbing aspects such as charming psychopaths, back to back murders, extreme violence, and darkest characterization, this film somehow mysteriously manages to keep a breathtaking style and beauty.
With handsome and talented lead actors such as Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, and Matthew Goode, this is a film that should not be missed at any cost. It is a definite treat for both eyes as well as the brain.
15. Coco (2017)
Coco is an interesting tale of a cheerful and ambitious young boy who wants to be a musician. No, that is not the interesting part. The interesting part is that one day, all of a sudden he finds himself trapped in a weird and creepy land of the dead and talking to skeletons. If this doesn’t tickle the curiosity of a person, then I don’t what does. This is a genius film from a genius filmmaker Lee Unkrich.
It is loosely based on Mexican folklore, therefore one can expect all that is connected to native Mexican culture in this film, colorful traditional designs, catchy music, complex plot, social satire and a handful of decent comedies. From the director of Toy Story 3, this film is sure to give the audience the magical feel that exclusively belongs to animated films. This film sure is a classic Pixar that shouldn’t be missed.
16. Midnight in Paris (2011)
Imagine yourself transported back in time to a period, which you think is the golden era and you get a chance to meet all your idol celebrities of that era, in person. Well, that is the whole plot of Midnight in Paris. It is a fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It revolves around the hero, an aspiring writer, who is transported to 1920s Paris at every midnight and there he meets all his literary idols such as Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.
He actually meets more famous people, I don’t want to spoil it. But once you enter into this film, it takes you on back to back surprises that will make you yearn for such an opportunity. This Oscar-winning film is an ideal treat for everyone who believes that golden era exists in the immediate past and present is mind-numbingly dull, which is kind of is.
17. Prisoners (2013)
Another gem of a film from the director Denis Villeneuve who gave us ‘Arrival’. This is a thriller film that revolves around a father who goes to far-fetched ends to resolve the mystery of the abduction of his 6-year-old daughter and the suspect who was recently released by the police.
This is a complex film that explores various dimensions of human emotions. It questions everything – ethics, morality, justice – everything.
But what makes this film more complex and disturbing is that it questions humanity itself. It is a masterful suspense thriller that is brilliantly acted out by Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhall. This thematically complex film presents us with a devastating story, which makes us wonder how far a desperate father can go for the cause of his family and for justice.
18. Interstellar (2014)
Another film that portrays the struggles a father and his love for his children, especially his daughter. But unlike prisoners, this one is a futuristic science-fiction adventure film, from the hands of one of the cinematic geniuses, director Christopher Nolan. The film is set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, which is slowly growing uninhabitable, in which people are forced to do farming despite their talent and ambitions in other fields such as science.
It follows the story of a former NASA pilot cooper, with his newly formed team, boards on a journey into space to find an alternative inhabitable planet. This is one of the theoretically close to the accurate sci-fi film that is ever made. The scientific circle has confirmed that everything that is been discussed in this film is proven to be possible in reality.
Words like stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, etc. can never equalize the breathtaking visuals in this film. Apart from science and rationality, this film makes one realize the power of ambition, determination, trust, and most importantly the power of love.
19. The Danish Girl (2015).
This is a romantic drama film that is loosely based on the biographical novel ‘The Danish Girl’ by David Ebershoff, directed by the Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper. The film follows the lives of two Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili Elbe was the first one in the world to undergo sex reassignment surgery. The film heart-touchingly explores the struggles of trans-genders and the magic of love that has the capacity to cure everything.
It is poignant and thought-provoking. Apart from its unique theme and brilliant production, this film is a sure watch for another reason – actor Eddy Redmayne who has achieved the greatest levels of acting in his portrayal of Lili Elbe. He won a well-deserved Oscar for the film for his ability to completely capture the complexity of such a character.
20. Chef (2014).
If you feel that all movies discussed in this film are too complex and serious, then chef is here for you. It is a heartfelt comedy-drama film directed and acted by John Favreau. The film revolves around the story of a famous chef who was recently fired from his job because he got two back to back negative reviews from an acclaimed food critic. On a subplot, it revolves around his relationship with his son and his ex-wife, who is in good terms by the way.
It also falls in the genre of a road movie as the large portion of the film is about the chef re-living his passion for cooking through a food truck, with help of his best friend and his son. This film, which will surely leave a hearty smile on your face, in the end, is perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons. With an extraordinarily upbeat soundtrack, this will be a film you will never regret watching. If you are a marvel geek, be ready for a surprise reunion of the cast of Iron man franchise. One piece of advice before you go for this film – Never watch it hungry.
21. Blue Jay (2016)
A romantic drama film directed by Alex Lehman. This is one such film which makes you lose yourself inside it. This film revolves around two high school lovers meeting accidentally after several years and discuss their lives. Even though this subject has been handled several times before in films, no other film has managed to evoke the feeling of nostalgia, without even slightly being artificial or overdramatic as this one does. The brilliance of the film lies in its strikingly realistic portrayal of nostalgia. Watch this film for its black and white palette, which perfectly syncs with the serenity and highly personal tone of this film.
22. Zootopia (2016)
This is one of the most engaging fast-paced animated films ever made. It is a comedy – adventure set in the imaginary metropolis of Zootopia, which is inhabited by humanoid animals. It follows the story of two cops trying to uncover the mystery behind the missing of 14 predators. Even though an animated film intended for children, it is a mixture of various genres such as, comedy, adventure, action, whodunit, buddy film, etc.,
which can be enjoyed by the audience of all age groups alike. Even though on a surface level it might seem like a classic animated flick with animals behaving like humans, it is much more than that. Blockbuster’s success of the film justified by its daringly modern spin on classic fable styled animated films. A sure watch for any animated movie fan and anybody who wishes to experience a strikingly funny wholesome entertainment film.
23. Gone Girl (2014)
The film takes a more serious turn when he suspected by the police due to all the clues telling them that he murdered his wife. The film is very subtle yet powerful in dealing with the themes of love, marriage, and law. This movie is a complete treat for any of the suspense thriller fans, with its back to back plot twists. But one thing to keep in mind about choosing this film is the timing. Remember this is definitely not suited for first dates.
24. Brooklyn (2015)
Brooklyn is a one of kind historical drama film that does more than simply narrate or reflect a historical period. This period drama directed by John Crowly. It is set in 1951 Brooklyn. The film narrates the story of an Irish woman Ellis Lacey, wonderfully played by Saoirse Ronan, who married a man in Brooklyn. The film’s main focus is Ellis’s emotional turmoil in being forced to choose between her home in Ireland and her new life in Brooklyn.
The film reflects an era that was more innocent than now, an era in which feminism and female independence did not have the same meaning and status as it has now. Watch this film to get the experience of a female lead immigrant drama, which is a rarity among this genre. But for an immigrant drama, this film is very much romantic and elegant.
25. Boyhood (2014)
Ever heard of a film, whose production story is as interesting and awe-inspiring as the plot of the film itself. Well, that is Boyhood. This epic coming of age film is first and foremost the result of years of hard work, patience, and determination. Richard Linklater, the director of this film, took twelve years to finish the film.
It depicts the childhood and adolescence of a boy Mason Evan Jr. It portrays a series of anecdotes that happen in the life of a boy who is growing up. That is the simplest way to summarize this film – it is a film about growing up. The mind-blowing fact about this movie is that director Linklater was very particular about shooting the ‘growing up’ of the same boy for this film.
So waited one year each for 12 whole years just to take the necessary shots of the child who was playing the lead role. Watch this film to honor the brilliance and hard work of a committed filmmaker and his effort to capture what it means to be growing up. No matter what once you finish the film, it will surely make you wonder about the idea of ‘time’ in our lives.
26. A Star is born (2018)
It is the remake of a 1937 film of the same name with a modern flavor. It is a musical romantic drama film that follows the story of a heavy drinking acclaimed musician Jack who falls in love with a struggling young musician Ally. It is a poignant yet inspiring love story that takes us through deep emotional roller coaster ride.
Sweet at times, fun at times, devastatingly tragic at times, this film is a wholesome package for anybody who wishes to watch a film that satisfies you completely. It will make you feel for the characters who are equally flawed in their own ways yet stays true to their innermost feelings for each other. An honest remake that does justice to the original and a very relatable story that is equally bittersweet.
27. It (2017)
An unusual supernatural horror film that is loosely based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. It narrates the story of seven children terrorized by a paranormal creature. Each one of them is forced to face their worst fears and nightmares. It is also regarded as a survival thriller. The film revolves around themes such as mortality, loss of innocence and coming of age.
The film also incorporates classic Stephen king horror elements such as scary clowns and groovy music. It is a standard product for any horror film lover. It is sure to shake you to the core. Turn off the lights, get into the blanket and enjoy the nightmare in Amazon Prime.
28. Wild (2014)
A biographical adventure film that will the best option for anyone who is suffering from a lack of motivation or feels that life has become purposeless. It follows the story of a recently divorced young woman named Cheryl Strayed, who decides to find a new meaning for her by hiking. She goes on a 1100 miles solo trip along the Pacific Coasts. The film is about overcoming grief and struggles, not giving up to despair and re-inventing oneself.
If you ever feel hopeless in life, turn on this film right away and you will be good to go. And a bonus for 90s rom-com fans, re-live the excitement of your favorite star Reese Witherspoon giving a stunning comeback, but in a new and mature way though.
29. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
This is a gem of a movie by a debutant director Dan Trachtenberg. This film is a balanced combination of various genres such as science fiction, psychological thriller, horror, survival thriller, etc. It follows the story of Michelle, a young woman who is faced with an accident. When she wakes up after a long time she finds herself in a bunker with a stranger named Howard, who informs her that she is safe with him and the outside world no longer suitable for living. A shocked and terrified Michelle then decides to escape. It is a continuously gripping suspense thriller and an edge of the seat adventure, which is sure to disturb and shock its audience. Prefer it for friends night time.
30. Love, Simon (2018)
Whoever claimed that the high school teen rom-com genre is dead was seriously disturbed when Love Simon hit the screen in 2018. It is not just special because it re-initiated a forgotten genre, but also because it is the first-ever mainstream romantic comedy film to address the issues of LGBTQ in its central plot. It follows the story of Simon Spier, a high school student, who keeps his identity of being gay to himself not sure when and how to disclose it.
He falls in love with another anonymous gay student, who mails him in a pseudonym ‘Blue’. Everything goes sweet and cute till a notorious boy finds out Simon’s long-held secret and blackmails him with it. Watch it for the perfect blend of talented actors, heartfelt romance, decent comedy, and a happy ending. Yeah, and of course the fabulous soundtrack.
All the movies that have been mentioned on the above list are one of the best movies that you can find and watch on Amazon Prime. Each of the movies is of different kinds and tastes and will help you have a great time while watching it alone or with your friends or family. All the movies mentioned are listed in no particular order and all the movies are brilliant.
Every movie has its own original story and the direction and actors have played such vital roles to make this movie a must-watch movie can only be known to the audience after they watch it till the end. All these movies are available to the subscribers and loyal customers of Amazon Prime on their device and each movie is available in HD quality and some of the movies also have multiple languages for the betterment of the customers.