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You made a good choice. It is good for you to sometimes go out of your comfort zone. It is good for you to stop watching stereotypical movies or films from your favourite genre. Sometimes you need to watch critically acclaimed movies that have won awards for their distinction. Amazon Prime Video has a good collection of award-winning movies.

I have piled up 21 movies (considering The Lord of the Rings Trilogy as one title) together; an essential watch for every film lover. You can only watch all of the following titles if you have Amazon Prime Membership. Stop asking your friends for ID & Pass, get yourself an account and enjoy Amazon Prime movies all by yourself. Amazon is offering a 30-day free trial and a whole lot of other benefits if you join now.

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The 21 best movies on Amazon Prime Video which got appreciations are listed below.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)

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  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Sean Bean

Frodo Baggins finds the Ring of Sauron and must destroy it before any evil forces get hold of it. Baggins and his companions begin an adventure which tests their strength and loyalty. The Lord of the Rings film series consists of 3 outstanding movies about magic and fantasy. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

Little Women (2019)

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  • Director: Greta Gerwig
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep

4 March sisters who make up a joyous family each having their own unique dreams and aims soon grow into womanhood. All 4 sisters have a past that pulls them apart but they must overcome whatever it takes to become the women they are meant to. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

Joker (2019)

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  • Director: Todd Phillips
  • Genre: Crime
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Marc Maron

A low-class Arthur Fleck is rejected by the society for what he is. His medical condition makes him a freak. Accepting all that’s being said about him, Arthur begins to live a violent life and finds his true voice amongst the chaos, he learns about his past and retributes on his own terms. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

8 Miles (2002)

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  • Director: Curtis Hanson
  • Genre: Musical
  • Cast: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Kim Basinger, Omar Benson Miller, Evan Jones

A messed up life with big dreams motivates Jimmy ‘B-Rabbit’ Smith to use his rapping skills for going higher in life. Jimmy learns about a rapping contest and plans to participate as it’s the only chance to escape his reality and make dreams come true. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

12 Years a Slave (2013)

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  • Director: Steve McQueen
  • Genre: History
  • Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Brad Pitt, Sarah Paulson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfre Woodard

Violinist Solomon Northup is married to a beautiful wife and has two children. Two white men approach him and offer a job. Condition being, he has to travel with them to Washington, D.C., Northup agrees to it. Upon reaching the destination, Northup learns he is sold as a salve to a man called Bruch. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

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  • Director: David Fincher
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Mahershala Ali

In her young age, Daisy meets Benjamin Button. She gets to know about Button’s rare medical condition which makes him age younger by the day. The relationship blossoms as both grow oppositely, one younger and the other older. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

The Theory of Everything (2014)

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  • Director: James Marsh
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney

Stephen Hawking is a brilliant astrophysics student. His talent is amusing to watch and understand. On his course to become the greatest astrophysicist of all time, Hawking is diagnosed with motor neurone disease. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

Forrest Gump (1994)

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  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field, Mykelti Williamson, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Conner Humphreys

Forrest Gump is not an intelligent kid, his mother makes quite a lot of sacrifices to give Forrest a good childhood. Soon Forrest meets Jenny and becomes his sweetheart. As they grow, Jenny and Forrest live a different life, he becomes the hero of America while she becomes a drug addict and lives a hippie life. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

Moonlight (2016)

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  • Director: Barry Jenkins
  • Genre: LGBT
  • Cast: Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Janelle Monáe

Chiron is abused because of his sexuality and he finds it hard to have an identity of his own. He comes across a drug dealer named Juan and takes his guidance seriously that will go on to impact him in the later parts of his life. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

Her (2013)

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  • Director: Spike Jonze
  • Genre: Sci-fi, Romance
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Spike Jonze, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pratt, Matt Letscher, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig

Theodore Twombly is an employee who writes letters on behalf of others. He purchases an artificial intelligence computer which can think on its own. Theodore slowly falls for the computer and establishes a romantic relationship. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

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  • Director: Gabriele Muccino
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Dan Castellaneta, Brian Howe, James Karen

Chris Gardner travels around the city to sell a device in which he invested all his money. His wife leaves him and he has to take care of his son. Learning there’s an internship opportunity in a brokerage firm, he applies for it even after knowing it is an unpaid job.

WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

The Godfather (1972)

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  • Director: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Genre: Crime
  • Cast: Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, John Cazale, Mario Puzo

Power has to be passed down from father to son. The responsibility of an organized crime dynasty where everyone outside is trying to take over and dominate. Will the unenthusiastic son do justice to his father’s empire and handle the heat of his enemies? WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

Whiplash (2014)

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  • Director: Damien Chazelle
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: J. K. Simmons, Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Nate Lang, Austin Stowell, Chris Mulkey

Andrew is lead by ambitions and dreams to become a drummer. He joins a music conservatory and gets selected by mentor Terence Fletcher to join his band. Andrew realises Fletcher is too strict and relentless with his students. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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  • Director: Ron Howard
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ron Howard, Paul Bettany, Ed Harris, Adam Goldberg, Christopher Plummer

John Nash is a mathematical genius and a bit introvert. He accepts an assignment from William Parcher and his life turns around for the worse from then on. He becomes part of a conspiracy and only his wife can save from this disaster. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

L.A. Confidential (1997)

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  • Director: Curtis Hanson
  • Genre: Crime
  • Cast: Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell, David Strathairn

From the Los Angeles Police Department, 3 detectives investigate 3 different murders and go on a path that leads them to various suspects and pieces of evidence, helping them to uncover the corruption existing in the department they work. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

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  • Director: Quentin Tarantino
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant

In an alternate history made up by director Quentin Tarantino, we see fictional characters: Actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth. Both struggle to move up in life. Living next to their house is Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

Parasite (2019)

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  • Director: Bong Joon-ho
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Cast: Kang-Ho Song, Cho Yeo-jeong, Park So-dam, Choi Woo-Shik, Jeong Ji-so, Lee Sun-kyun, Park Myung-hoon

Kim family lives in a small basement-like house with no money and full of aspirations. The family is offered with a rock that brings them luck and from then on, the four family members go big securing jobs in the house of Park family. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

American Beauty (1999)

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  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Genre: Romance
  • Cast: Kevin Spacey, Thora Birch, Mena Suvari, Wes Bentley, Annette Bening, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher

Lester Burnham is looking good from the outside, a perfect family and the desired job. However from the inside, he has nothing to be happy about, relationship with his wife is at the brink and he hates his job. Amidst all this, he falls for his daughter’s friend, Angela. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

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  • Director: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong

The United States of America took 10 years to track down Osama Bin Laden. This is a story about analyst Maya working for the CIA. A contended job she did to track down the location of terrorist Bin Laden through smart and fatal means. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

Gravity (2013)

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  • Director: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Genre: Sci-fi
  • Cast: Alfonso Cuarón, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Basher Savage, Phaldut Sharma, Orto Ignatiussen

Dr. Ryan Stone is on an outer space mission to perform hardware upgrades on the Hubble. While doing her job, she and her companion Matt Kowalski are hit by space debris and she is sent away into the emptiness of space. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

Gladiator (2000)

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  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Genre: Action
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Connie Nielsen, Joaquin Phoenix, Djimon Hounsou, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi

Commodus has the power now, Maximus is demoted and forced to fight till death as a Gladiator. In view of all the injustice done to him and how his family got murdered, Maximus must seek revenge and rise up to be a warrior. WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (USA) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (UK) WATCH IT ON PRIME VIDEO (INDIA)

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