Amazon Prime has a large selection of movies to choose from, including many B-movies and old classics . The platform offers a variety of genres, including Westerns, Classic Hollywood films, A24 films, and Takashi Miike films . Some of the best movies available on Amazon Prime include The Florida Project, Ladybird, Fight Club, The Prestige, Interstellar, Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse, Dark Knight, Forrest Gump, and The Godfather trilogy .
Amazon Prime has a good selection of horror movies, but the user interface can make it difficult to find them . Shudder is recommended as a better option for browsing horror movies . Some recommended horror movies on Amazon Prime include Super Dark Times, The Love Witch, You're Next, Hush, Hansel and Gretel, and The Blackcoats Daughter .
The Dollars trilogy is available on Prime and is considered essential for Western fans . Lost City of Z is a historical drama produced by Amazon Studios and is highly recommended . The Prestige is considered by some to be Christopher Nolan's best film . Serenity is mentioned as a movie that some people enjoyed but wouldn't necessarily recommend or watch again, while others consider it one of the worst movies of the decade .
Not all movies on Amazon Prime are free to watch, and some users assumed that newer movies are only available for purchase . It's important to check the availability and cost of a movie before watching it on Amazon Prime. Additionally, browsing related movies or checking out actors/directors' other movies can be a helpful way to find good movies on Amazon Prime .
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The real strength of Prime is it's deluge of schlocky B flicks. It's a veritable cornucopia of weird genre movies. Leviathan, Samurai Cop, The Fanatic, Turbo Kid, Deep Star Six, Psycho Cop, The Phantom, The Gate II, Transylvania 6-5000, Robowar, Nemesis, Buckaroo Banzai, CHUD, Silent Night Deadly Night II, The Stuff, Waxwork, Terror Train.. I mean, I could be here all day.
Out of all of my streaming services, I really do enjoy Prime the most. I like the crazy amount of movies to choose from like you stated. And I think it's worth it to rent a movie I really can't find elsewhere without leaving the house.
They also have a lot of old movies, too. I wish Netflix had a better selection of Classic Hollywood films :/
Prime also has the Dollars trilogy, which I plan on binge watching at some point since they're essential, legendary Westerns
Most people won't watch old movies. Hulu also let Criterion go.
Yeah, at this point Netflix is actively working towards only having their own catalogue so expect even less access to Hollywood classics as time marches on.
Yep, this. Been watching a ton of 80s horror because of Prime
They seem to get preference by A24, too, and they also have tons of Takashi Miike films
Serenity? SERENITY? That was one of the worst movies of the decade.
Serenity was an absolute trainwreck and it became one of my favorite movies of last year. I mean god damn was it filled with terrible ideas that just did not come together at all and I couldn't help but be entertained from start to finish.
There were soooo many really great, well made movies last year and your favorite was Serenity?!
Expected to see Manchester by the Sea on here somewhere. Seems like a pretty glaring omission.
But I found a few here to add to my watch list so, cool!
Even amazon knows Manchester by the sea is terrible
Definitely one of those movies I loved but probably wouldn't recommend it or watch it again. I started telling one of my buddies about it but then realized he has three kids and I was like but you probably wouldn't like it.
I recently got a subscription for Amazon Prime and have been using it every night to watch a movie on. I was wondering which ones are the best on there as of September 2019. Thanks!
The Prestige, Interstellar, Spider-man: Into the spider-verse, Dark Knight, Forrest Gump, The Godfather trilogy
These aren’t free with amazon prime, right?
Didn't realize the prestige was on amazon. Gonna have to rewatch that soon.
I see you're a man of culture as well! I'm a huge fan of Nolan's work, The Prestige is his best film imo. such an underrated film
Lost City of Z. One of the best movie-going experiences I had in a while. Perfect antidote to a crowded field of comic book & action movies. Came to mind because Amazon produced it. But it got a full theatrical release; it was strange seeing “Amazon Studios” all big on a movie theater screen but they delivered!
It’s a historical drama about a British explorer leading some doomed trips to find a fabled lost city in the Amazon (no relation). Great performances, equal parts fun and funny & heavy and sad. Tom Holland’s in it. Rob Pattinson shocked me with a great performance. The guy who plays Palpatine has a good little role too. And the lead actor is fucking fantastic. His name escapes me.
“Silence” is another home run, directed by Martin Scorcese. Another Amazon production. It’s very fucked up but definitely one of Scorsese’s best. It’s about some Christian priests hiding out with Catholic Japanese citizens in a vehemently anti-Christian 1800s Japan. You either convert to Buddhism or die if you don’t. It’s very sad but equally beautiful and introspective, and you’ll definitely walk away thinking about it for a looong time. That one’s got Liam Nissan, Andrew Garfield & Adam Driver (Kylo Ren).
I can’t recommend both of these movies enough. If you had to start with one I’d say go with Scorsese’s “Silence”. It’s definitely heavier but you won’t regret seeing it.
Seconding this! I've been slowly chipping away at amazon's a24 selection, just watched The Florida Project (one of the best slice of life films I've ever watched, including anime sol's) and Ladybird
Under the silver lake was an amazing film. Watched it randomly and now it’s one of my favorites.
Fight club and Mr Robot
Yes I know Mr Robot is a tv show but give it a watch
Oooo didn’t know fight club was on amazon prime! I know what I’m re-watching tonight, thanks!
Agreed. Both good picks.
Been meaning to watch Lost City of Z for a while... looks right up my street but, people keep putting me off it for various reasons or the misses isn't in the mood for it lol! Poor excuses I know ¯_(ツ)_/¯. Lead actors name escapes me as well but he was in Sons of Anarchy I know it's Charlie something.
Fantastic movie but Hunnman was just OK himself. Robert Pattinson stole the show.
Charlie Hunnam? He’s good. This movie just got pushed to the front of the line
Can't recommend it unless you're deeply into political satire. Hard avoid if not.
Don't know why you are getting some downvotes. It is a very weird movie that is not for everyone. I loved it to bits and was one of my favorites released that year but to suggest it to everyone without at least warning them that they are getting into something different and weird would possibly set this movie up for failure.
Amazon Prime has a ton of good movies. But they make it such a pain to find them. Thanks for the list.
I spent an hour and half looking through the search results on amazon prime for horror movies (I don't already own) until the application froze or started showing me duplicates of the same thing (and most of it was stuff like "the porno version of this known horror movie" or "Birdemic").
Try Amazon prime in Australia, only two of these movies are available there. The rest of the horrors on AP-AU are like college grade film student level and God awful.
Netflix is the same. So hard to just browse.
Shudder is much better than both for browsing.
Least with Amazon you can look at related movies, or check out actors/directors other movies that sometimes help, but yeah not easy to find.
Amazon Prime has been blowing Netflix away on licensed content lately.
Chopping Mall! Lol.
Amazon Prime's been helping me with my fix of more obscure horror/sci-fi movies for a while now. DNA, Creature (not the 2-part TV movie), Deadly Instincts, Silver Bullet, Octopus 2, Python 2, Crocodile, and a plethora of Syfy Channel stuff. I could never find any of this on Netflix.
Check out TerrorVision if you liked Chopping Mall! I believe it’s also on Prime.
Hell House llc was such a pleasant surprise, and I’m glad Chillerama is still available after leaving Netflix!
Oh, and Lake Mungo is on Prime
I saw Lake Mungo was finally on Prime.
Ikr. What a terrible user interface.
Amazon Prime could be the king of streaming if they can get a better user interface. I avoid using it more than I would because it's a pain in the ass.
I wonder if Netflix has somehow copyrighted their interface or at least certain elements of their interface. They by far have the best streaming interface across all formats (phone, game console, laptop, TV) and you'd think a major tech corporation like Amazon would be able to figure out how to program that shit.
EDIT: Thank-you everyone. This is a great community. I have a lot to keep me busy for the next little while!
I know this has been asked a bunch of times, and I've looked through most of the previous threads and found a couple gems. But I hate watching a disappointing horror movi...
Super Dark Times (2017) is worth a watch
Have you seen Train to Busan? Dunno if you'll like it based off your picks, but if it helps, I went in "Ugh, another zombie movie" and got out really glad I watched it!
I have. I went in with the same expectation and was pleasantly surprised. I'm with you on zombie movies being overdone!
Have you seen "You're Next" or "Hush"? Couple of good ones I think.
Yes, those ones were awesome.
I really enjoyed the new take on Hansel and Gretel!
I've been looking at that one, so maybe I'll give it a go!
The Blackcoats Daughter is so good! But the first time I watched it I didn’t quite appreciate it enough. After watching some videos explaining it, i watched it again another 2 or 3 times and loved it!
This was a near perfect film.
I feel like I'd like it better the second time around. The first time I couldn't figure out of the hitchhiker was the girl from the school until the end, and it just left me feeling like, "That's it? Just a simple possession story?" Maybe I went into it with the wrong mindset.
That was SO good.
I just watched it off your recommendation haha and I did not like it at all.. am I missing something??
Good taste :). Have you seen The Love Witch (2016) yet?
Not all of these are free to watch with Prime. Bummer.
There are paid options? I never even knew... I assumed if you had prime, you get everything available in Prime Video (except the live channel crap they came up with recently)
This is sad... the average age of the movies in this list is like 20 years! I bet the ones from this decade are the paid ones.
Just remember, IMDB is owned by Amazon.
Any list that starts with Jimmy Stewart is aces in my book! Didnt realize Its a Wonderful Life is still on streaming. Used to be protected for times other than the big Christmas time airing.
Star Trek? The shitty reboot? Really?
Star Trek was good. It was rated 7.9 on imdb so clearly you are in the minority of people who didn’t enjoy it. ¯\(ツ)/¯
Are they so lazy they won't include links for an article that makes money? Or are they worried of people clicking away from their site? I assume op is affiliated with the site?
I decided to get Amazon Prime for a month or two to watch the new season of The Expanse, and I'm wondering what else is there worth checking out, maybe some stuff you can only find on Prime, so that I can make use of the subscription beyond just watching The Expanse.
I'm open to...
I just discovered The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel last week and am absolutely in love with it!! It is a television series on Amazon Prime Video.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Blow the Man Down (2019)
The Big Sick (2017)
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2020)
Palm Springs (2020)
Sylvie's Love (2020)
Sound of Metal (2019)
The Bachelors (2017)
The Aeronauts (2019)
Uncle Frank (2020)
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)
Jack Ryan season one was so good! Jack Ryan season two I never made it past the first couple episodes.
I enjoyed it all, looking forward to part 3! Maybe give it another chance I thought it was pretty good.
Love a lot of these but WAYNE was so good. WAYNE would be best enjoyed not knowing anything about it, just escape into the story.
Agree completely. We watched it blind apart from the blurb on Prime and loved it. Hilarious from start to finish, and so heartbreaking too.
The Vast of Night - one of my favorite films from the last few years...
Yes! An excellent film. Love the whole atmosphere of that film
Mr Robot tv show
Thanks, already on my list :)
The Sound of Metal
I gave up on it, but I started my own list a few months ago: https://letterboxd.com/nogizaka/list/criterion-on-prime-video/
It looks like there is a few movies on my list that you didn't include (or maybe were taken off). Hope the list helps!
Thanks for this! I'll follow ya on letterboxd
I tried to watch Detour last week and the restoration they have is so awful I stopped after a few minutes. Criterion Channel is still the best place for older movies, but this is a great list. Thanks
I'm planning to add info on the quality of each movie in the notes section later. The quality for movies on Amazon Prime is pretty hit or miss.
> The quality for movies on Amazon Prime is pretty hit or miss.
The quality for classic movies is way, way more miss than hit. If there's a shitty public domain hackjob transfer for an old movie out there somewhere, you can bet Amazon Prime has it.
Their quality is hit or miss but the selection is surprisingly good. I had a Prime watchlist on my Letterboxd for a while. But they add and remove content so often, it’s tough to keep up.
There’s actually a ton of movies released by Arrow on there too
Diabolique was pretty bad image quality and terrible subtitle quality
That's because it's not the Criterion version of Detour, but some free public domain transfer. You find this with lots of movies on Prime. There are better versions out there these these crappy transfers need to die and go away. They don't though because they're free and lets streaming services pretend have some old films.
They do have some good quality older movies though. I watched Fear and Desire on Prime recently and it was the Kino restoration, very high quality.
Is there a list for criterion movies on neftlix or hulu?
Yes, here you go: https://boxd.it/2Tv2G
Edit: This is a list for Netflix only.
Diabolique is the best, I’ll scream it from the rooftops if i have to
Spending my Saturday night in watching movies. Amazons UI as pretty horrible so I have trouble finding good movies to watch without scrolling through a bunch so recommendations would be great!
Some recommended horror movies on Amazon Prime include: Starry Eyes, Goodnight Mommy, Event Horizon, Bone Tomahawk, Requiem for a Dream, Climax, High Tension, Overlord, Death Watch, Fido, The Gate, The Children, It Comes at Night, and Hell House LLC. JustWatch.com is recommended for filtering by genre and rating. Society (1989) is also mentioned, but some viewers were let down by it.
Don't use Amazon to search. Use JustWatch.com. You can select Prime from the huge list across the page and then filter by genre and rating.
Below is a Prime filter by IMDb rating of 5.5 and RT of 55%.
I'll throw out two picks: Starry Eyes and Goodnight Mommy.
Edit: I just fixed the link.
WOW that's really helpful.
Although I turned the tomato/imdb rating down and it actually was filtering out some fun movies.
Requiem for a Dream
It Comes at Night
Event Horizon did damage to me as a young kid..overlord is what is also a great one.
Oh and Hell house LLC is for sure if you haven't seen it yet.
Society (1989). Don’t look into it just experience it. I swear it’s for good reason
My god. What did I just watch?
Creep is on there I think.
I just watched that for the first time and was let down. Was not what I expected. Dude was def a creep tho lol
Yeah I had zero expectations and really enjoyed it. I find that's the best way to go in.
Budget is tight these days but still love me some horror.
Prefer supernatural/Lovecraftian, weird, more eerie and suspense, and less slasher.
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: I should have said I like in the UK, so my amazon prime won't be identical to the US - sorry - my bad. Thanks ...
I actually would suggest Evil Dead Trap. Just watched it on Prime and liked it. It is very much a slasher, but has an eerie, creepy, and suspenseful tone within it. Plus like most J-Horror, there is a supernatural/Lovecraft element to it that I don't want to spoil. But, it is very much a slasher film that you may not like if it isn't your thing.
There are a lot of neat horror on free streaming options such as :
Tubi Pluto.tv , Roku Channel (you can use the Roku app to watch free content w.o a Roku device) Stirr, FreeVee (has free Amazon content), crackle, TRVL CHANNEL GO, Redbox , Vudu, Plex, syfy & film Rise .
I suggest --
Bad Ben Series (8 movies) Almost all on Tubi free.
Just looked for the Roku channel app in iOS and there are only apps for a Roku remote. Is it only for Android?
Roku Apps for iOS Android & CPU
I just use the Roku remote app to watch on my tablet.
Check out Tubi, it's free (ads) and has a TON of great horror films.
Tubi is great. It has a TON of shitty horror movies on it, but it has an insane amount of great ones too, and it has a bunch of the classics. Just watched Suspiria and Inferno on Tubi and you can’t find Suspiria to stream anywhere else. Pluto is solid as well.
I will second this. I live on Tubi and Pluto anymore. The other streaming services have dog shit when it comes to horror.
Thank you for this, unfortunately I'm outside the US - should have said so. My bad. But thanks for the recommendation!
Absentia, Fire In The Sky, Gonjiam, The Vast Of Night
The vast of night was a very surprising indie.
The Wailing was good.
best movies on amazon prime
Here are a few key considerations
Genres: Amazon Prime offers a wide variety of movies across different genres, so consider your personal preferences when choosing a movie. Some popular genres include action, comedy, drama, and horror.
Ratings and Reviews: Check the ratings and reviews of a movie before watching it to get an idea of its quality and whether it's worth your time.
New Releases vs. Classics: Amazon Prime offers both new releases and classic movies, so decide whether you want to watch something new or revisit an old favorite.
Availability: Keep in mind that the availability of movies on Amazon Prime can change over time, so if there's a specific movie you want to watch, check to make sure it's still available.
Recommendation: Some of the best movies currently available on Amazon Prime include:
These movies have received critical acclaim and positive reviews from audiences. However, this is just a small selection of the many great movies available on Amazon Prime, so be sure to explore and find something that suits your personal taste.