Looking for your next movie night selection on Amazon Prime? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the best movies currently available on Amazon Prime, spanning various genres to cater to every movie lover’s taste.
Whether you’re in the mood for thrilling action, heartwarming dramas, mind-bending mysteries, or side-splitting comedies, our curated selection has got you covered.
So grab your popcorn, settle into your favorite spot on the couch, and get ready for some cinematic entertainment right at your fingertips.
A Thousand and One
In ‘New York’s Unbroken Bonds,’ directed by A.V. Rockwell, Teyana Taylor stars as a single mother who kidnaps her son from foster care in 1990s and 2000s New York City, forging an unbreakable bond amidst constant change. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and is a powerful exploration of love, sacrifice, and resilience in independent cinema.
“The Burial” is an American legal drama directed by Maggie Betts, featuring Jamie Foxx as lawyer Willie E. Gary and Tommy Lee Jones as Jeremiah Joseph O’Keefe. Based on a true story, it explores their lawsuit against the Loewen funeral company. Tensions rise and alliances shift in this courtroom drama, with Jurnee Smollett, Mamoudou Athie, and Bill Camp adding depth to the ensemble.
Anatomy of a Fall
“Anatomy of a Fall” (French: “Anatomie d’une chute”) is a gripping French courtroom drama thriller directed by Justine Triet. Sandra Hüller stars as a writer fighting to prove her innocence in her husband’s mysterious death. The film made waves at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, winning the prestigious Palme d’Or and the Palm Dog Award. It was a hit in France, selling over one million admissions and receiving critical acclaim.
Rohan at the Louvre
In “Rohan Kishibe: The Enigma of the Dark Painting,” directed by Kazutaka Watanabe and written by Hirohiko Araki and Yasuko Kobayashi, Rohan Kishibe recalls a haunting story about a mysteriously dark painting created with an impossible paint. To uncover its secrets, Rohan and his determined editor journey to the Louvre Museum in France, where they are drawn into a suspenseful web of crime, drama, and mystery, making for a captivating and enigmatic cinematic experience.
In Wes Anderson’s star-studded cinematic masterpiece, a fictional American desert town in 1955 becomes the captivating backdrop for an unforgettable tale. Featuring an ensemble cast including Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, and a host of other brilliant talents, the film transports us into a whimsical world where the carefully planned itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention is hilariously and poignantly disrupted by extraordinary world-changing events. Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey filled with quirky characters, stunning visuals, and Wes Anderson’s signature charm in this cinematic gem that defies expectations.
“Dream Scenario” is a surreal comedy fantasy film directed by Kristoffer Borgli. It follows a biology professor, played by Nicolas Cage, who inexplicably appears in people’s dreams, sparking bizarre and humorous events. The film offers a unique exploration of fame, desire, and identity. Nicolas Cage received a Golden Globe nomination for his role.
An American Christmas comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne, starring Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Dominic Sessa. Set in 1970, it follows a grumpy history teacher who chaperones students with no Christmas plans. The film premiered at the 50th Telluride Film Festival and received positive reviews, grossing $19 million. It earned Golden Globe nominations.
Brittany Runs a Marathon
“Brittany Runs a Marathon” is a heartfelt comedy-drama that follows Brittany Forgler’s inspiring journey from an unhealthy lifestyle to training for the New York City Marathon. Jillian Bell’s exceptional performance brings authenticity to the character as she faces physical and emotional challenges while finding friendship and self-discovery along the way.
Judy Blume Forever
“Davina Pardo & Leah Wolchok’s documentary, “Judy Blume Forever,” offers a nostalgic journey for longtime fans of Judy Blume’s iconic books, evoking cherished childhood memories. Simultaneously, it serves as a charming introduction to the author’s life and literary inspirations for those who may not have had the chance to explore her work. With warmth and a sense of welcome, the film pays tribute to Blume, much like the author does at her bookstore in Key West.
Mr. Dress-Up: The Magic of Make Believe
“Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe” is a heartwarming Canadian documentary directed by Robert McCallum. It celebrates the life and legacy of Ernie Coombs, the beloved creator and star of Canada’s iconic “Mr. Dressup” TV series. The film premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People’s Choice Award for Documentaries. It’s a touching tribute to Coombs’ profound impact on Canadian culture and entertainment.
Silver Dollar Road
“Silver Dollar Road” is a poignant American documentary directed and co-produced by Raoul Peck, inspired by the ProPublica article “Kicked Off The Land” by Lizzie Presser. This compelling film delves into the Reels family’s multi-generational ownership of a cherished waterfront property in North Carolina, tracing their heartbreaking battle against relentless harassment by land developers. Executive producer Viola Davis lends her support to this powerful narrative. Premiering at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival and released by Amazon MGM Studios, it shines a spotlight on the struggles of the Reels family as they fight to protect their cherished land.
“Padre Pio” is a biographical film directed by Abel Ferrara, starring Shia LaBeouf as the eponymous Italian priest who received the stigmata and later became a saint. Set in 1920, the film explores Padre Pio’s encounters with Satan, his empathy for the suffering poor, and his transformative experience as he receives the stigmata, disrupting the influence of evil forces in San Giovanni Rotondo. The movie premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
A Million Miles Away
“A Million Miles Away,” the film recounting José Hernández’s remarkable journey from a migrant worker to a NASA astronaut, has become the top-streamed movie on Amazon Prime. Starring Michael Peña as Hernández, the film highlights his determination to reach the stars despite his humble beginnings in California’s fields. In 2009, Hernández made history as part of the first shuttle mission with two Latino astronauts. His story has resonated with audiences, earning praise since its September 15 release, showcasing the inspiring journey of a migrant worker turned astronaut.
Merry Little Batman
“Merry Little Batman” is an animated superhero film directed by Mike Roth, and written by Morgan Evans and Jase Ricci, from a story by Evans and Roth, based on DC Comics featuring the characters Batman and his son Damian Wayne. The film stars the voices of Yonas Kibreab, Luke Wilson, James Cromwell, and David Hornsby. In the film, Damian must foil the Joker’s plot to ruin Christmas in Gotham City while his father is away on a mission.
Shin Masked Rider
“Shin Kamen Rider” is a Japanese superhero film directed by Hideaki Anno, celebrating Kamen Rider’s 50th anniversary. It follows a man and his female ally battling an illegal organization responsible for turning him into a mutant cyborg.
The film premiered in Japan and was well-received. Takeshi Hongo, the protagonist, transforms into “Kamen Rider” to combat evil.
“Air” is a captivating biographical sports drama that delves into the creation of the iconic Air Jordan sneaker line, featuring a remarkable cast including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Viola Davis. Directed by Ben Affleck, the film brings to life the negotiations between a Nike employee and rookie basketball sensation Michael Jordan, offering a unique glimpse into the world of sports and business. With positive reviews from critics, it’s a must-watch for both sneakerheads and sports enthusiasts alike.
A whimsical fantasy comedy directed by the talented Greta Gerwig. Join Margot Robbie as she brings the iconic Barbie to life, with Ryan Gosling as her Ken. This live-action adaptation follows the pair on a zany journey of self-discovery during a wild existential crisis. With a stellar supporting cast and plenty of laughs, “Barbie” became a box office sensation, smashing records and earning heaps of award nominations. Get ready to dive into the fun and fabulous world of Barbie like never before!
“Saltburn” is a 2023 psychological drama film directed by Emerald Fennell, set in early 2000s England. The story revolves around Oliver Quick, an Oxford University student who becomes obsessed with wealthy classmate Felix Catton. Invited to spend the summer at Felix’s eccentric family estate, Oliver’s fixation spirals into disturbing territory. The film delves into themes of obsession and privilege, delivering a thought-provoking and intense narrative. With a talented cast, including Barry Keoghan and Rosamund Pike, “Saltburn” offers a chilling exploration of human psychology and social dynamics.
“Gran Turismo” takes you on a high-speed journey from video game screens to real-life racetracks. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, this sports drama tells the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a Gran Turismo player turned professional racer. Archie Madekwe stars as Mardenborough, joined by a talented cast. Experience the thrill of the race in this film that blends gaming and reality.
“Priscilla” brings the tumultuous love story of Priscilla Presley (played by Cailee Spaeny) and Elvis Presley (Jacob Elordi) to life. Directed by Sofia Coppola, this biographical drama follows the young Priscilla’s introduction to the rock ‘n’ roll legend while he was stationed in Germany during his military service. Their love takes them to Graceland, but fame, distance, and Elvis’s personal struggles strain their relationship. Watch as Priscilla navigates the complexities of being Elvis’s partner, leading to a heartbreaking decision.
Bank of Dave
“Bank of Dave” brings the true story of Dave Fishwick to the screen, portrayed by Joel Fry. Watch as this working-class hero endeavors to create a community bank in Burnley, challenging London’s financial elite. With a stellar cast including Phoebe Dynevor and Hugh Bonneville, this biographical comedy-drama is a must-see.
Sound of Freedom
“Sound of Freedom” is an American crime thriller film directed by Alejandro Monteverde, starring Jim Caviezel as Tim Ballard, a former U.S. government agent. The movie revolves around Ballard’s mission to rescue children from sex traffickers in Colombia through Operation Underground Railroad. The film was a sleeper hit, grossing $250 million against a $14.5 million budget. Critics had mixed reviews, but audiences responded positively to this powerful and important story.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
A thrilling prequel adventure to the dystopian world of Panem. Director Francis Lawrence brings the story to life with an impressive cast led by Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, and Peter Dinklage. Explore the origins of Coriolanus Snow and his fateful connection with Lucy Gray Baird in this action-packed addition to The Hunger Games saga. With a world premiere in Berlin and a global release, it’s a must-see for fans of the series.
“The Engineer” is a 2023 American action film directed by Danny A. Abeckaser and starring Emile Hirsch. The movie revolves around the largest manhunt in Israel’s history, focusing on the search for Yahya Ayyash, a mastermind bombmaker who led a group of suicide operatives in Israel during the 1990s.
Apolitical drama directed by Scott Z. Burns that follows Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones and the Senate Intelligence Committee as they investigate the CIA’s use of torture post-9/11, specifically the destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes in 2005. The film delves into the political intrigue surrounding the investigation and the challenges faced by Jones and his small team. It sheds light on the controversial issue of enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) and their approval by the U.S. government.
“The Creator” is an American sci-fi action film directed by Gareth Edwards, starring John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, and Allison Janney. Set in 2070, it follows an ex-special forces agent on a mission to hunt down the enigmatic “Creator” and their powerful weapon, ending a war against artificial intelligence. The film received positive reviews and earned Saturn Award nominations.
Killers of the Flower Moon
“Killers of the Flower Moon” is an epic Western crime drama film directed and produced by Martin Scorsese. The story, based on a non-fiction book, is set in 1920s Oklahoma and revolves around a series of murders of Osage tribal members after oil was discovered on their land. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone, with an ensemble cast. Despite production delays due to the pandemic, the movie premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival and was theatrically released in 2023. It has garnered critical acclaim for its direction, screenplay, performances, and production values.
Guy Ritchie’s “The Covenant” is an action drama directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dar Salim. The film follows U.S. Army Green Beret Master Sergeant John Kinley and his Afghan interpreter Ahmed as they combat the Taliban in Afghanistan.
“Oppenheimer” is a biographical thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist behind the atomic bomb. The movie explores Oppenheimer’s career, leadership of the Manhattan Project, and his downfall during a 1954 security hearing. Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, and Robert Downey Jr. join the cast. The film’s blend of historical drama and suspenseful storytelling has earned critical acclaim and commercial success, making it a standout in cinema.