Amazon Prime Video has got some of the best movies out there on their platform. From their originals like Big Sick to South Korean modern classic The Handmaiden, prime has a lot to offer for your small screen at home. Let’s check some of these best movies that you can watch on Amazon Prime Video.
Cold War portrays a passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
Sound of Metal
A movie so well made, it makes you fascinated and at the same time frightened by experiencing deafness. The sound mixing is top-notch, as well as cinematography and direction. Riz Ahmed’s acting really shines in this Darius Marder directorial which has landed him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
A sublime anthology that doesn’t drop the ball across its five films. Small Axe is a collection of distinct stories about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the ’60s to the ’80s. They’re all directed by Steve McQueen, who’s working at his exquisite best.
The Handmaiden is a 2016 South Korean erotic psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook and has become a classic since its release. The Handmaiden is a ravishing, enrapturing, and momentously engaging movie with dark delights, startling depths, palpable romance, simmering tension, and high-wire twists and turns that keep viewers in complete grip. This movie is clearly one of the best movies to come out of South Korea in the 21st Century and that’s why this is a must-watch.
Oh My Kadavale
Oh my, Kadavale is a romance drama that revolves around the two best friends who fall in love and get married together. But instead of ‘happy forever ending’, it turns out to be a nightmare. When things get south, protagonist Arjun gets a second chance in life that could change his path and perspective altogether.
Years after their summer romance comes to an end, an aspiring television producer and talented musician cross paths, only to find their feelings for each other never changed. Sylvie’s Love is truly an old-fashioned romantic film that stays true to its storytelling and plot.
I’m Your Woman
In this 1970s set crime drama, a woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey. I’m Your Woman is really not your usual crime thriller and keeps you at the edge of your sofas all along.
IMDb’s highest-rated Indian movie of 2020, Soorari Pottru is directed by Sudha Kongara and is a perfect crowd-pleaser. The storytelling is done brilliantly in this blockbuster. The story is a fictional account of the book Simply Fly, based on the life of Air Deccan founder Capt. G.R. Gopinath, and features Tamil superstar Suriya in the lead role.
The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle
The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle is an independent feature comedy-drama. Sissy Carlyle is living 12 lives; 11 are in her imagination and secret journals. Uplifting is the word to describe Sissy’s ultimate adventure in The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle.
Selah and the Spades
Selah and the Spades is all about the dark-things-happen-at-boarding-schools genre. The story follows five factions that run the underground life of the prestigious Haldwell boarding school. At the head of the most powerful faction – The Spades – sits Selah Summers. Selah’s about to graduate so must find the right candidate to carry on her legacy.
The Big Sick
This romantic comedy follows the real life of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner. Directed by Michael Showalter and written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani this movie showcases the beautiful and heartfelt story of the interracial couple.
C U Soon
C U Soon is a crime thriller that keeps the audience at the edge of their sofas until the end. Needless to say, this is another Amazon Prime masterpiece. The whole production of this movie is done remotely during the pandemic. This movie is inspired by Hollywood’s ‘searching’ that used the same technique of storytelling and screenplay.
You Were Never Really Here
Director and Writer Lynne Ramsay clearly poured her heart into this masterpiece. This psychological thriller revolves around a traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence who tracks down missing girls for a living. Joaquin Phoenix’s brilliant acting skills perfectly fit in this stark and brutal drama. You Were Never Really Here is mercifully straight to the point, running at a taut 90 minutes.
Suspiria is as dark as they come and is clearly not meant for everyone. Tilda Swinton is the majestic lead teacher at the prestigious Berlin dance school, who mentors young ingenue, Dakota Johnson. The disturbing visuals and jaw-dropping scenes will keep you going in this long suspenseful movie.
Tumbbad is an off-beat blend of mythology, with a gory and dark narrative. The movie may not appeal to the faint-hearted. But it is a fantasy horror that certainly deserves a chance.
Compelling characters, campy writing, funny jokes, and just a sprinkle of social commentary made this teen comedy-horror-thriller funnier without being overbearing. Get Duked! follows three slacker students, one nerd, and their mundane teacher as they head to the Scottish Highlands to attempt to win an award involving navigating the area using just a paper map.
The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z is based on the life of Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett, a British surveyor. The movie revolves around the early histories of South America and his own explorations of the Amazon River region in the 20th century. The Lost City of Z might move slower than you think, but that only enhances its fascinating psychological layers.
Blow the Man Down
Set in a snowy fishing town in Maine, Blow the Man Down follows sisters, played by Morgan Saylor and Sophie Lowe, who try to hide the body of a man after he attacks one of them and she fights back. While on their crime caper, they find themselves digging up the town matriarchs’ dark secrets, spinning this into a noir mystery.
Blackmail starring late Irrfan Khan in the lead role is a black-comedy and revolves around the elements of revenge, deceit, and trickery. Despite having a few ups and downs with the screenplay, pace, and runtime, it impresses as a black-comedy and is totally worth spending your time on.
The Vast of Night
The Vast of Night, from the first-time director Andrew Patterson, is a savvy and stunning slice of throwback sci-fi. The film’s small scope and tight assuredness of story makes for a gripping watch as a motor-mouthed local DJ and a teen switchboard operator in a small New Mexico town begin to precariously peel a few layers off of a UFO conspiracy
Brittany Runs a Marathon
Brittany Runs a Marathon is a 2019 American comedy film written and directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo, in his directorial debut. Jillian Bell imbues Brittany with humanity and wit which makes this movie more enjoyable.
Manchester by the Sea
Manchester by the sea is a story of Pain. Pain felt differently by different people but caused more or less by the same incident. Lee Chandler’s story will hit you with punch after emotional punch, as will the immense performances from the likes of Michelle Williams.
Paterson is a classic Jim Jarmush movie that will make you help feel all types of emotions. Spanning one week, Paterson follows a bus driver and poet named Paterson who listens to passengers talking, takes his dog for walks, and stops for beers at his local bar. Adam Driver alone should be a solid reason to watch it.
Dum Lage Ke Haisha
Dum Lage Ke Haisha is an easy, delightful experience where you can just have a break in your busy life and watch a well-made movie and you’ll end up with no regrets but with a refreshing feeling that you can take in. Director Sharath Katariya knows what he is doing and narrates a sublime love story with Ayushmann Khurrana & Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles.