Top 19 Best Movies to Stream Free on Amazon Prime for members
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You’ve got nothing else to do. It’s time to stream a movie. But for fear of scrolling from now until forever on Amazon (or another streaming service), you’d like to select your movie before you turn on the television. Well, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled the best movies available to Amazon Prime members. We’ve compiled all sorts of films, from comedy to drama to romantic comedy to documentary.
1. Brokeback Mountain
Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal star in one of the best films of the ‘00s. Adapted from the short story by Annie Proulx, Ang Lee’s film is tender and heartbreaking, the story of unaccepted love between two men in the American West. It features some of the career-best work from Ledger, Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams.
2. Captain America: The First Avenger
The fifth film in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was the first standalone vehicle for one of the company’s most beloved characters, Captain America. There’s an old-fashioned adventure movie tone to Joe Johnston’s film that fits the material perfectly, and Evans put his style on Cap and never looked back with this blockbuster, Vulture listed.
3. Children of the Corn
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Stephen King has arguably never been more popular than in the era of blockbuster adaptations It, Doctor Sleep, and the Pet Sematary remake, but this is nothing new. Hollywood has been adapting the work of the master of horror for decades. Take, for example, this 1984 adaptation of a short story that King wrote over four decades ago. It may not be a great movie, but it’s becoming a cultural touchstone — every time there’s a creepy kid in a flick, audiences think of the little monsters that give this movie its name.
4. Cold War
One of the cool things about Amazon’s increased theatrical output is that they’re putting their films on Amazon Prime very quickly after playing at the multiplex or arthouse. Take this 2018 Oscar nominee from Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida), a Polish drama about star-crossed lovers over decades after the end of World War II. It’s a luscious, emotional drama that demands your attention and rewards it.
A respected and loved Roman army General, Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe), is stripped of his title and forced into slavery. Meanwhile, a troubled and corrupt Emperor named Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) assumes power through dastardly means and attempts to become a man of the people by encouraging the return of the great Gladiator battles. This is a fantastic film with incredible performances as they tell the tale of vengeance, glory, and honor, separating the real men from the dead.
6. The Avengers
When The Avengers first came out, it was a movie like no one had seen before. As the culmination of multiple Marvel storylines, including Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, and Thor, it had fans already drawn all the way in before it even hit theaters. Earth’s mightiest heroes come together to fight an alien force in this epic comic book movie, Themanual commented.
7. Knives Out
When a renowned crime novelist (Christopher Plummer) is found dead, the famous detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously hired to investigate the murder. Between the novelist’s dysfunctional family and the staff that loved him, the path to uncovering the truth is a complicated one.
8. Train to Busan
Train to Busan, which hails from South Korea, is one of the more refreshing zombie thriller films to come out in recent years. The makeup effects are convincing and the terror palpable. Watch as divorced father Seok-Woo struggles to protect his daughter and other passengers from a swarm of zombies as they all travel by train to the city of Busan, a supposed safe zone.
9. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Tom Cruise builds upon the Mission Impossible franchise with an epic action-packed movie where agent Ethan Hunt and the IMF agency become enemies to the U.S. government.
10. The Peanut Butter Falcon
Shia LeBeouf stars in this softhearted comedy in which his character, Tyler, goes on an adventure with a runaway man with Down syndrome who dreams of being a pro wrestler. You’ll be laughing and holding back tears — often all at once, Usatoday added.
11. A.I: Artificial Intelligence
Modestly received when it was released in 2001, history has come to recognize that Steven Spielberg’s completion of a project once started by Stanley Kubrick is a brilliant film. Haley Joel Osment stars as David, an android child who learns about the meaning of life and human nature. It’s a gorgeous, ambitious piece of work that you should revisit if you haven’t seen it since it came out.
12. Captain America: The First Avenger
The fifth film in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was the first standalone vehicle for one of the company’s most beloved characters, Captain America. There’s an old-fashioned adventure movie tone to Joe Johnston’s film that fits the material perfectly, and Evans put his style on Cap and never looked back with this blockbuster
13. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Steven Spielberg’s 1982 sci-fi classic has held up masterfully, now speaking to a new generation just as much as it did to their parents and grandparents. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a boy who becomes friends with an alien whom he dubs E.T., who just wants to go home. It’s a beautiful, heartwarming masterpiece.
14. The Handmaiden
None of the streaming services have a truly deep selection of international cinema but Amazon Prime is better than most. Take for example Park Chan-wook’s masterful period drama about betrayal, sex, and more betrayal. It’s one of the most technically gorgeous films you could possibly watch tonight. Make sure the kids are in bed first though.
The director David Fincher’s breakthrough film was the serial-killer thriller “Seven,” but he had no intention of repeating himself with this 2007 mystery. Because the real-life Zodiac killer was never apprehended or tried for his crime, Fincher sidestepped the big payoff of most true crime stories, crafting instead a film that focuses on the kind of obsessiveness it takes to follow that trail, year after year, without a satisfactory conclusion, Nytimes added.
Christian Slater kinda does a Jack Nicholson impression and Winona Ryder is at the peak of her ’80s emo charm in this clever satire of high-school life. Ryder plays the high-school outcast and Slater plays the guy who teaches her that revenge is a dish best served with an attitude.
17. You Were Never Really Here
Joaquin Phoenix stars in Lynne Ramsay’s technically masterful deconstruction of the life of a hitman. Ramsay’s amazing skill with editing and sound design is balanced by Phoenix’s instinctual, almost primal performance. When he’s asked to save the daughter of a prominent politician from sex trafficking, his life comes apart. Well, what little life he had left. This is riveting filmmaking and Phoenix’s work is one of the best performances of 2018.
Gavin O’Connor co-wrote and directed this moving tale of two estranged brothers who end up combatants in a mixed martial arts ring. Brutal and genuine, it features some of the best performances in the careers of Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Nolte, who was nominated for an Oscar. It’s the kind of deconstruction of macho male archetypes that dares you not to cry during its ending, and it’s one of the best films of 2011.
19. The Prestige
One of Christopher Nolan’s most acclaimed films, the 2006 mystery stars Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman as rival stage magicians in late 19th century London. Obsessed with besting each other at the ultimate stage illusion, they go to extremes previously unimagined by man. It’s a gorgeous period piece with a wonderful twist ending.
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