Are you planning to stay home tonight and watch one of Amazon Prime Video’s top movies?
You’re not the only one who feels this way. While once known solely for its vast textbook library and charming website, Netflix’s greatest competitor has grown, now offering an arguably wider variety of films to stream. The main question is: which of the classics should you choose? Or should you take a chance and try something new? Perhaps it’s wise to play it safe and go for a tried-and-true classic.
You’ve arrived at the correct place for whatever you’re looking for this evening. This list covers everything: new, old, and everything in between. Horror, science fiction, comedy, drama, and action are all represented, ensuring that whatever your streaming preferences are, you’ll find something to satisfy them. Plus, because this fantastic collection of Amazon Prime’s finest movies is updated weekly, you won’t have to worry about it running out. So sit back, scroll down, and see what happens. Perhaps you’ll fall in love with a timeless classic.
- One Night in Miami
Kemp Powers’ play-turned-film, based on the Peter Morgan school of speculative bio-fiction, imagines what happened the night activist Malcolm X (played by Kingsley Ben-Adir), singer Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), and NFL star Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) met in a hotel room with Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) to celebrate the latter’s becoming the world heavyweight boxing champion. It’s a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime gathering of Black legends, but Powers and filmmaker Regina King aren’t willing to simply revel in their reflected glory. Instead, they pit them against each other, with Malcolm’s demand that they use their popularity for the greater benefit of their race serving as the touchstone for passionate, provocative, and occasionally heated debate.
The ensuing power struggles demand our complete attention, as well as a willingness to accept that the action will rarely leave Malcolm’s little motel room.
- Sylvie’s Love
“Life is too short to waste time on things you don’t truly love,” Nnamdi Asomugha’s saxophonist tells Tessa Thompson’s want to be TV producer in Eugene Ashe’s second film, which is essentially a love letter to classic Hollywood romances. Despite the uninspiring title, this isn’t a waste of time — the two stars have fascinating chemistry that transcends the plot’s sometimes clumsy execution, and Declan Quinn’s gorgeous photography and a pitch-perfect soundtrack establish an alluring spell. If you give in to its gentle charms, it can just sweep you off your feet.
You’d think that any discussion of a new drama about Nazis attempting to construct a fourth Reich in modern-day America would avoid using the word “timely.” We are, nonetheless, where we are.
Hunters (Amazon Prime) is one of those timely, all-too-resonant shows. It was inspired by real-life Nazi hunters of the mid-20th century and Operation Paperclip, the US government’s covert recruitment of around 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians – including many former Nazis – to give the US an edge over the Soviets in the cold war. It was created by newcomer David Weil and executive produced by comedy and horror specialist Jordan Peele.
- Borat Subsequent Movie film
“Nice!” exclaims This one might not be for you if you didn’t say it in the voice of Kazakhstan’s most famous news reporter Borat. Sacha Baron Coan reprises his role as Borat to sow even more mayhem in America. This time, he’s accompanied by his daughter, Maria Bakalova, who, to be honest, steals the show. The guts these two performers must have to do some of the things they do…
Borat begins the film by attempting to make peace with America by presenting Vice President Mike Pence with a monkey named Jimmy, Kazakhstan’s head of culture. Borat improvises by offering his daughter to Pense after the monkey is eaten en route. Yes, it only gets worse from there — so much worse.
- Without Remorse
Without Remorse, a new spin-off of the Jack Ryan film franchise features Michael B. Jordan in full-action hero mode. He plays John Kelly, a Navy SEAL who sets out to avenge his pregnant wife’s murder only to unearth an international conspiracy and find himself caught between personal honor and country duty. Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell, and Guy Pearce are among the film’s strong supporting cast, and it was distributed exclusively on Amazon Prime.
- The Big Sick
Kumail Nanjiani, of Silicon Valley, wrote and stars in this comedy based on his own marriage. Kumail, a stand-up comedian, falls for an American student during one of his gigs, exposing the difficulties of cross-cultural romance. Not exactly the life his Muslim parents had in mind for him, but that’s the least of his worries; Emily falls into a coma shortly after they start dating, leaving Kumail to deal with her parents.
The Big Sick, billed as a typical romantic comedy, has a lot more heart and edge than the posters and teasers suggest. The real grit comes from the connection between Kumail Nanjiani and Holly Hunter, as well as Ray Romano, who plays Emily’s dad. The Big Sick is one of the best movies on Amazon Prime Video because it is realistic and shows that there is still a lot of innovation remaining in the genre.
Although “Lore” is a popular podcast, its television version does little to promote the new medium. Yes, the six-part series employs every trick in the TV book to make these factual debunkings of urban legends aesthetically appealing: There are some eerie animated moments, some interesting historical footage, and a few live-action pieces with well-known character actors.
Despite this, the finest parts of the first three episodes are Aaron Mahnke’s forthright narration and gag-inducing sound effects, both of which originate from the series’ beginnings — and more successful form, being audio storytelling.
Weekend movie marathons, or week days binges- entertainment sector is our sure shot way of seeking some calm in the chaos of our daily lives. Enjoy these stress busters and let us know what you feel about these in the comment section!