If you prefer using Amazon Prime movies over Netflix, then you’re going to want to know what the best movies are, right?!
Well, to keep things simple, we’ve put together a list of the 25 best Amazon Prime movies right now…
So, have a scroll through the list, pick one that takes your fancy and enjoy one of the best movies on Amazon Prime!
The 25 Best Amazon Prime Movies
These are the 25 best Amazon Prime movies to watch in 2021:
25. The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
Kicking off our list of the best Amazon Prime movies is The Strangers: Prey at Night.
It’s a 2018 American slasher film that was directed by Johannes Roberts and stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman.
The film was written by Brian Bertino and Ben Ketai and is the sequel to the 2008 film, The Strangers.
It grossed $32.1 million worldwide after its release in the United States on March 9, 2018, and received mixed reviews overall.
It currently holds an approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 39% from 113 reviews, with an average rating of 4.89/10.
24. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Next on the list is Brawl in Cell Black 99, which is a 2017 American prison thriller film, directed by S. Craig Zahler.
Brawl in Cell Block 99 stars Vince Vaughn, Jenifer Carpenter, Don Johnson, Udo Kier, Marc Blucas and Tom Guiry.
The film is about a former boxer, turned car mechanic, that falls on hard times and feels like he has no better option than to work as a drug courier.
Needless to say, this gets him into trouble with the law and he ends up in prison. Once inside, he finds himself being forced into violence with no clear way out.
The film was released on October 6, 2017, and it received mixed reviews from film critics.
It currently has a 91% approval rating from 86 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
23. High Life (2018)
“High life” is an erotic science fiction horror movie written and directed by Claire Dennis.
The cast includes Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, and it follows a gang of criminals that are sent on a mission to a black hole, whilst participating in scientific experiments.
The film made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2018.
Based on 207 reviews, Rotten Tomatoes has given High Life a current approval rating of 83%.
22. The Florida Project (2017)
Next up, is The Florida Project, which is a 2017 American drama movie directed by Sean Baker and written by Baker and Chris Bergoch.
The films cast includes William Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera and Caleb Landry Jones.
The Florida Project is about a single mother and her six-year-old daughter who are trying to keep their heads above water and stay off the streets of Kissimmee, Florida.
The film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was praised by critics for its acting and direction.
The National Board of Review and the American Film Institute chose the film as one of the top ten films of 2017.
It has a current approval rating of 86% based on 263 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
21. The Handmaiden (2016)
Coming in at number twenty-one on our list of the best movies on Amazon Prime is The Handmaiden.
It’s a 2016 South Korean psychological thriller directed by Park Chan-Wook and inspired by the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.
The cast includes Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-Ri, Ha Jung-Woo and Cho Jin-Woong.
The film is about a Japanese conman that employees the help of an orphaned pickpocket to help him seduce a Japanese woman out of her inheritance.
The Handmaiden was released in South Korea on the 1st June, 2016, and has since gone on to gross over $37 million worldwide.
20. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
The twentieth movie on our list is We Need to Talk About Kevin.
A psychological thriller directed by Lynne Ramsay, the film is an adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel of the same name.
The film is about a young boy called Kevin who turns out to be more than his parents bargained for, due to the horrific acts that he’s committed.
It premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and overall, received positive reviews from critics and audiences.
We Need to Talk About Kevin currently holds an approval rating of 76% on Rotten Tomatoes.
19. Suspiria (2018)
Suspiria is a supernatural horror film released in 2018 and directed by Luca Guadagnino.
The film was inspired by the 1977 Italian film of the same name and stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Angela Winkler, Ingrid Caven and many more.
It premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2018, and has grossed $7.6 million to date.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 66% based on 312 reviews.
18. Under The Silver Lake (2019)
Under the Silver Lake is an American neo-noir black comedy conspiracy thriller film that was written, produced and directed by David Robert Mitchell.
The film follows a young man that finds out his neighbour has gone missing and decides to investigate things further. Whilst piecing it together, he stumbles on a conspiracy that more dangerous than he could imagine.
The film premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2018, and received positive reviews overall.
It currently holds a 58% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 146 reviews.
17. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Coming in at number seventeen on our list of the best movies on Amazon Prime is Rosemary’s Baby.
Released in 1968, Rosemary’s Baby is an American Psychological horror film with bits of supernatural horror, that was written and directed by Roman Polanski.
The film is based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast and includes Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Angelia Dorian, Clay Tanner and Charles Grodin.
Rosemary’s Baby was nominated for numerous awards, winning several, and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as it was deemed culturally, historically and aesthetically significant.
16. Serenity (2019)
Serenity is a 2019 American fantasy mystery thriller film which was written, produced and directed by Steven Knight.
The cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou and Jeremy Strong.
The film is about a fishing boat captain that’s contacted by his ex-wife as she wants him to kill her abusive new husband.
It was released in the United States on January 25th 2019, by Aviron Pictures, and has grossed $14.4 million worldwide.
15. Late Night (2019)
Late Night is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Nisha Ganatra.
Late Night is about a late-night talk show host that hires her first female writer to help her; however, this decision brings unexpected consequences in the form of hilarious punchlines, comedy and humour.
It stars Emma Thompson, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott and Amy Ryan.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019, and received positive reviews from critics.
Late Night grossed $19.9 million worldwide and has a current approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 79% from 270 reviews.
14. Wonder (2018)
If comedy-dramas are your thing then Wonder might be for you.
Directed by Steven Chbosky and written by Jack Thorne, Steven Conrad and Chbosky, Wonder was based on the 2012 novel of the same name.
It stars Julie Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Izabela Vidovic, Mandy Patinkin and Daveed Digs.
Wonder is about a boy that’s born with Treacher Collins Syndrome; who tries to fit in with his fifth-grade classmates, and ends up becoming more than your average school fifth grader.
The film grossed around $305 million worldwide and received positive praise from critics and audiences around the world.
13. You Were Never Really Here (2017)
The thirteenth best Amazon Prime Movie is an American Physiological action thriller called, “You Were Never Really Here”.
It follows a character called “Joe”, a traumatized mercenary, who’s been hired by a politician to find and rescue his kidnapped daughter at whatever cost, and destroy whoever was involved.
The film was written and directed by Lynne Ramsey and was based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Jonathan Ames.
The cast includes Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman and Judith Roberts.
It grossed over $7.4 million and has a current approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 89% based on 266 reviews.
12. True Grit (2010)
True Grit is an American Revisionist Western movie, released in 2010, written, produced and edited by the Coen Brothers. Stephen Spielberg also executively produced the film.
It’s about a young girl that hires a lawman to track down and capture her father’s murderer. Along the way, each character “grit” is tested in individual ways.
True Grit was nominated for ten Academy Awards and has a current approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 96%.
11. Fast Color (2018)
Next on the list is Fast Color, which is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Julia Hart.
The film is based on a screenplay by Hart and Jordan Horowitz and follows a young woman that’s on the run from the law as they want to study her supernatural powers.
It stars, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Denham & David Strathairn.
Fast Color premiered at South by Southwest in March 2018 and has been given an overall approval rating of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 82 reviews.
10. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
Coming in at number ten on our list of the best Amazon Prime movies is Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
Written, co-produced and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film is the sixth instalment in the Mission: Impossible film series and was initially announced November 2015.
The film grossed over $791 million worldwide, against a production budget of $178 million, and holds a frim 97% approval rating based on 415 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
9. The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
The Talented Mr Ripley is an American psychological thriller movie released in 1999.
It was written and directed by Anthony Minghella and has been adapted from the 1995 novel of the same name by Patrica Highsmith.
The film stars Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Phillip Seymor Hoffman.
It tells the story of a young underachieving man, that’s sent to Italy to pick up a millionaire and his girlfriend.
However, things soon change for the worse, when his duty fails and the young man takes extreme measures.
The film received positive reviews overall and has a current approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 83% based on 132 reviews.
8. Almost Famous (2000)
Almost Famous is an American comedy-drama released in 2000.
It follows a teenage journalist in the early 1970s that’s writing for Rolling Stone Magazine and his continuous effort to get his first cover story published, whilst touring with the fictitious rock band, Stillwater.
The film was written and directed by Cameron Crowe and stars Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson and Patrick Fugit.
It was nominated for several Academy Awards, winning “Best Original Screenplay.”
So far, Almost Famous has grossed $47.1 million worldwide and has a current Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 89% based on 166 reviews.
7. Midsommar (2019)
Midsommar is a 2019 folk horror movie that follows a group of friends who travel to Sweden to attend a music festival, but quickly find themselves becoming the victims of a pagan cult.
The film was written and directed by Ari Aster and stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren and Will Poulter.
It received positive reviews from critics, with praise going to Aster’s direction and Pugh’s performance, and has now grossed over $41 million at the box office.
Midsommar has a current rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 83% based on 364 reviews.
6. The Report (2019)
Written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, The Report follows the Senate Intelligence Committee as they try and undercover how the CIA tortured people after the September 11 attacks.
It stars Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Corey Stoll, Maura Tierney and Jon Hamm.
The Report premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was available to stream on Amazon Prime on November 29, 2019.
As it stands, The Report has an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 202 reviews.
5. A Quiet Place (2018)
The fifth best Amazon Prime movie is “A Quiet Place”.
It’s an American science fiction horror film directed by John Krasinski and stars Emily Blunt, Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe.
The film follows a family that’s trying to survive in a new world that’s inhabited by blind creatures with an extreme sense of hearing.
A Quiet Place premiered at South By Southwest on March 2018 and was released to the public of the United States in April 2018.
It was hugely successful and gained a lot of praise from critics for its acting, sound design, atmosphere and direction.
The film grossed over $340 million worldwide and has a current approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 95% based on 364 reviews.
4. Nightcrawler (2014)
Next on the list is the 2014 neo-noir thriller film, Nightcrawler.
The film was written and directed by Dan Gilroy and stars Jake Gyllenhall, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Bill Paxton.
It follows Lous Bloom (Jake Gyllenhall) as he combes the streets of Los Angeles at night looking to capture the latest violent events on film to sell to local television news stations.
Night premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and grossed $50.3 million worldwide.
To date, it has a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 247 reviews.
3. The Souvenir (2019)
Coming in at number three on our list of the best Amazon Prime movies is The Souvenir.
The film was written and directed by Joanna Hogg and stars Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke and Tilda Swinton.
It’s a semi-fictional version of what happened to Hogg at film school and her increasingly destructive relationship with an older man that encourages her ambition.
The Souvenir premiered at the 2019 Sundance film festival and has a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 157 reviews.
2. The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator is a classic American science fiction film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and directed by James Cameron.
The film is about a cyborg that’s sent back from the future to kill Sarah Connor before her son can lead the resistance against the machines in a post-apocalyptic future.
The Terminator was wildly successful and opened the door to a franchise of several sequels, video games, a television series, comic books and novels.
After topping the US box office for two weeks, and grossing over $78 million worldwide; The Terminator was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry. As it was deemed culturally, historically and aesthetically significant.
Rotten Tomatoes reports an approval rating of 100% based on 67 reviews.
1. The Last Black Man In San Francisco (2019)
The best Amazon prime movie right now is “The Last Black Man In San Francisco.”
It’s a 2019 American Drama film, directed and produced by Joe Talbot, that tells the story of an African-American man who tries to reclaim his childhood home, however, following gentrification, the Victorian house is now worth $4 million!
The film stars Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Rob Morgan, Mike Epps and Finn Wittrock.
‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’ made its debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where it won an award for “Best directing.”
It holds a current approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 93% based on 186 reviews and has grossed over $4.3 million worldwide to date.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the 25 best movies on Amazon Prime!
There’s quite a lot of movies to choose from, so take your time when scrolling through. However, to get you started, a couple of our favourites are number 5, 9 and 13!
Here’s a quick recap of the 25 best Amazon Prime movies to watch in 2020:
- The Last Black Man In San Francisco (2019)
- The Terminator (1984)
- The Souvenir (2019)
- Nightcrawler (2014)
- A Quiet Place (2018)
- The Report (2019)
- Midsommar (2019)
- Almost Famous (2000)
- The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
- Fast Color (2018)
- True Grit (2010)
- You Were Never Really Here (2017)
- Wonder (2018)
- Late Night (2019)
- Serenity (2109)
- Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
- Under The Silver Lake (2019)
- Suspiria (2018)
- We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
- The Handmaiden (2016)
- The Florida Project (2017)
- High Life (2018)
- Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
- The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)