Amazon’s collection of movies are up to scratch. innumerable movies produced by Amazon Studios are not marketed properly, movie lovers don’t even know about their existence. It’s absurd and also unfair for masterpieces to go oblivion. Amazon Prime Video is not being explored to the right amount by users because none are able to find good movies on the streaming platform, especially Amazon Originals.
There are other third-party movies and TV shows on Prime Video that are getting more attention, while the movies listed below are not even heard of. Give these flicks the attention they deserve, watch them and express the beauty they hold in the next conversation with your friends. And to view the following films, you need an Amazon Prime membership, click here to get yours and stop complimenting you friend just to get their Prime account password.
A list of all top Amazon Studios films to watch right now:
Honey Boy (2019)
- Director: Alma Har’el
- Genre: Drama
- Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Noah Jupe, Lucas Hedges, FKA twigs, Natasha Lyonne
Otis Lort a 12-year-old television star is doing good as an actor but his abusive father takes over his life. Becoming a guardian to Otis, his father James Lort maintains a contentious relationship with his son, who ends up developing PTSD mental disorder and severe alcohol problem.
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (2018)
- Director: Gus Van Sant
- Genre: Comedy-drama
- Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Kim Gordon
After surviving a car accident, John Callahan becomes a quadriplegic. Annu, his physical therapist becomes his girlfriend and encourages him into a treatment program to quit alcohol with the help of Donnie, an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor. Soon John becomes a better cartoonist and his drawings set off to gain national-level attention.
The Handmaiden (2016)
- Director: Park Chan-wook
- Genre: Romantic-Drama
- Cast: Kim Tae-Ri, Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-Woong, Kim Hae-sook, Moon So-ri, Jeong Ha-dam
A con man in Japanese-occupied Korea plans to seduce Lady Hideko, an heiress to a large inheritance. The con man devises a plan to use an orphaned pickpocket named Sook-hee, he sends the pickpocketer to become Hideko’s Handmaiden and tries to convince Hideko to marry him. When that’s done, his intent is to abandon Hideko to an asylum and steal her inheritance.
The Report (2019)
- Director: Scott Z. Burns
- Genre: Political thriller
- Cast: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Maura Tierney, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall, Corey Stoll, Sarah Goldberg
9/11 changed many things for the United States of America including the torture techniques used by the CIA on terrorists to reveal information regarding the attack. Daniel Jones, an FBI agent investigates into how the CIA tortured suspected terrorists and hid it from the Amerian public.
The Lost City of Z (2016)
- Director: James Gray
- Genre: Adventure/Drama
- Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Angus Macfadyen, Ian McDiarmid
In the early 20th century, Percy Fawcett travels from England to Brazil and discovers a lost civilization that may have lived in the Amazon forest. When no one believes his discovery, Fawcett advances back into the forest with his wife, son and aide-de-camp, to prove his discovery with a jungle adventure.
- Director: Spike Lee
- Genre: Musical/Crime
- Cast: Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon, John Cusack, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett
Based on Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, Chi-Raq is a musical crime comedy. A child’s murder by a stray bullet wages a movement led by Lysistrata and her group of women in the southside of Chicago to end the ongoing violence. The moment questions the nature of race, violence and sex in America.
Late Night (2019)
- Director: Nisha Ganatra
- Genre: Comedy-drama
- Cast: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Amy Ryan, John Lithgow
Katherine Newbury is a late-night talk show host, she is acclaimed and had a good career growth until recent years as the ratings of her show steadily decline. Caroline Morton, her network president threatens to replace her if nothing is done about the ratings. Katherine hires an Indian-American, Molly Patel to her writing team. Subsequently, Katherine’s personal emails are leaked and hell breaks loose on her.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
- Director: Kenneth Lonergan
- Genre: Drama
- Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Broderick, Kara Hayward
Lee Chandler is told about his brother’s death, Joe, due to a cardiac arrest. Lee travels to Manchester-by-the-Sea, a town in Massachusetts and meets Joe’s attorney only to learn that he is named the legal guardian to Joe’s son, Patrick. Manchester-by-the-Sea is his actual hometown and Lee has to face his terrible past.
The Vast of Night (2019)
- Director: Andrew Patterson
- Genre: Sci-fi/Mystery
- Cast: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, Jake Horowitz, Bruce Davis Actor, Brandon Stewart, Gail Cronauer, Cheyenne Barton
In 1950, a switchboard operating kid and a radio DJ come across a mysterious audio frequency which is probably an extraterrestrial signal that could change the fate of their town, Cayuga, New Mexico. truth must be uncovered about the audio frequency because there’s something wandering in the sky.
- Director: J. Clay Tweel
- Genre: Documentary
- Cast: Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco Gleason, Scott Fujita, Rivers Gleason, Eddie Vedder
Diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Steve Gleason, a former football player in the NFL begins to record video journals for his unborn son. Gleason covers five years of the former football player’s life traversing aspects like love, family, friends and life in general.
The Big Sick (2017)
- Director: Michael Showalter
- Genre: Romance/Comedy
- Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Bo Burnham, Zenobia Shroff
Kumail from Pakistan is a budding comic, he meets Emily in his stand-up show, they both date. Emily questions the future of their relationship but Kumail is afraid to speak about her to his traditional Muslim parents who are already in the marriage matchmaking process for Kumail. Emily’s lungs get infected abruptly inducing her into a coma, it is at this point, Kumail understands what must be done.
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)
- Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo
- Genre: Comedy/Drama
- Cast: Jillian Bell, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michaela Watkins, Micah Stock, Lil Rel Howery, Alice Lee, Patch Darragh, Mikey Day
Party freak Brittany visits a doctor, who tells her how unhealthy she is. Brittany realises about her health condition and determines to lose weight. Taking up running, she successfully runs one block and aims to run the ultimate New York City Marathon.
- Director: Patrick Vollrath
- Genre: Thriller/Drama
- Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Aylin Tezel, Omid Memar, Carlo Kitzlinger, Murathan Muslu, Aurelie Thepaut, Paul Wollin, Denis Schmidt
A Berlin to Paris flight is hijacked by a group of terrorists. The American co-pilot on the plane, Tobias Ellis tussles to keep the bad guys away from the cockpit and save passengers’ lives. While struggling to protect himself and others, Tobias casts a connection with one of the terrorists.
The Upside (2017)
- Director: Neil Burger
- Genre: Comedy-drama
- Cast: Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Aja Naomi King, Golshifteh Farahani, Tate Donovan
Phillip Lacasse can’t walk for the rest of his life, he is a multi-millionaire and needs a caretaker, he hires Dell Scott, a parolee, an ex-con who is not in good terms with his wife and he can’t meet his young son. Two contrasting characters are put together and surprisingly, they become good friends and change their life into something better.
Beautiful Boy (2018)
- Director: Felix Van Groeningen
- Genre: Drama
- Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Steve Carell, Amy Ryan, Maura Tierney, Jack Dylan Grazer, Kaitlyn Dever, Stefanie Scott, Timothy Hutton
Life’s good for young Nicolas Sheff, he is good at everything in the school: sports, art, acting and scores good grades. He also happens to be the editor of the school newspaper. However, Nicolas is addicted to meth and is turning his life upside down. His father David Sheff is ready to do anything to bring Nicolas back on track.
- Director: Jim Jarmusch
- Genre: Drama/Romance
- Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagase, Barry Shabaka Henley, Method Man
Following a daily routine, Paterson drives a bus, listens to passengers, observes the city, when he gets a break, Paterson writes poems, walks his dog and drinks beer at the end of his shift. Laura, his write urges him to publish his poems or at least make copies of them so he can become a renowned poet.
- Director: Ritesh Batra
- Genre: Romance/Drama
- Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Jim Sarbh, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Saharsh Kumar Shukla, Lubna Salim, Vijay Raaz
Rafi’s grandmother forces him to get married. Being a street photographer, Rafi struggles to make money to pay off a family debt. When the pressure of his grandmother reaches the brink, Rafi shows her a picture of a girl and fakes about his plans of marrying her. His grandma insists on meeting her making Rafi search for the girl in the picture and convince her to act as his fiancee.
I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
- Director: Raoul Peck
- Genre: Documentary
- Cast: Samuel L. Jackson(narrator)
Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro is an envision by Raoul Peck of the incomplete manuscripts of James Baldwin’s “Remember This House”. The manuscript consists of letters and notes that speak of his close friends and how he shared his personal relationship with civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X.
The Aeronauts (2019)
- Director: Tom Harper
- Genre: Adventure/Drama
- Cast: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Phoebe Fox, Tom Courtenay, Vincent Perez, Anne Reid, Rebecca Front
Scientist James Glaisher and widow pilot Amelia Wren ascend on a balloon to fly higher than anyone that had ever flown until 1862. As the chances of their survival reduce, the duo fight for their lives, understand more about themselves and their affection for one another.
Last Flag Flying (2017)
- Director: Richard Linklater
- Genre: War/Drama
- Cast: Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne, Bryan Cranston, J. Quinton Johnson, Cicely Tyson, Yul Vazquez, Deanna Reed-Foster
Thirty years after fighting in the Vietnam War, Larry “Doc” Shepherd visits his colleges, Sal Nealon and Richard Mueller for a favour, to bring the body of his son who died fighting in Iraq. All three march to bring Doc’s son to Arlington for burial in a National Cemetery. On the course, they share their memories of war.
Blow the Man Down (2019)
- Directors: Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy
- Genre: Drama/Mystery
- Cast: Sophie Lowe, Margo Martindale, Morgan Saylor, June Squibb, Annette O’Toole, Marceline Hugot, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Gayle Rankin
Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly are greaving for their mother’s death in Easter Cove, a fishing village. The sisters land themselves in a murder situation after killing a vicious drunk man. The concealment of this crime takes them around Easter Cove’s secrets and its dangerous areas.
- Director: Luca Guadagnino
- Genre: Horror/Thriller
- Cast: Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jessica Harper, Mia Goth, Angela Winkler, Doris Hick, Sylvie Testud
Susie Bannion sets foot in Berlin, the 1970s Berlin, to audition for the Markos Dance Academy. The lead dancer before Susie came in, Patricia Hingle disappears after revealing to her psychotherapist about the academy’s matrons being witches who worship three mothers: Mother Tenebrarum, Mother Lachrymarum, and Mother Suspiriorum.
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
- Director: Lynne Ramsay
- Genre: Drama/Thriller
- Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Judith Roberts, Alex Manette, Alessandro Nivola, John Doman, Dante Pereira-Olson
Nina is kidnapped by a human trafficking network, her father, a politician hires Joe, a specialized expert in the field of rescuing trafficked girls. Joe uses violent methods to complete his missions and he is also traumatized by his vicious past in the military and the abuses of his father. Along the path of rescuing Nina, Joe discerns corruption and power abuse.
The Wall (2017)
- Director: Doug Liman
- Genre: Drama
- Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli
Two soldiers of the United States of America, Allan “Ize” Isaac and Shane Matthews are sent to investigate a construction site. With no warning they are shot, Shane’s badly wounded and Allan’s got a bullet in his leg. Taking cover behind a wall, Allan persists to save himself from a deadly sniper.
Crown Heights (2017)
- Director: Matt Ruskin
- Genre: Crime/Drama
- Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Bill Camp, Nestor Carbonell, Amari Cheatom, Zach Grenier, Josh Pais
Colin Warner is charged with a murder that he did not commit in 1980. Spending 20 years in prison, Colin still has a chance to break free as his friend Carl King is fighting to prove Colin’s innocence. Crown Heights is a true story adapted from a This American Life podcast.
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