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The best movies on Amazon Prime to stream in September

These are the best movies on Prime to watch this weekend

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Amazon Prime has one of the largest libraries of content in the world filled with good movies to watch. Whether you want to watch a comedy movie or a crime drama television show, Amazon probably has what you’re looking for as far as the best movies to stream right now. When there’s so much to watch, it can be hard to sort through everything to find the best viewing options, though. Thankfully, we’re here to help. We’ve already compiled a list of Amazon Prime TV shows for you to enjoy. And, if you’re looking for the best movies to watch right now, we’ve also found a selection of the best movies on Amazon Prime for you to browse.

If you’re looking for more than just the best Amazon Prime movies, we’ve also found the best Netflix movies, the best Hulu movies, the best Disney Plus movies, and the best Netflix documentaries to stream right now.

Val (2021)

73 %
r 109m
Genre Documentary, Biography
Stars Val Kilmer, Kevin Bacon, Marlon Brando
Directed by Ting Poo, Leo Scott
Focused on and filmed over a span of more than 40 years by Val Kilmer, Val is an Amazon original movie about the mythical man who had legendary roles in Batman: Forever, Tombstone, The Doors, and Top Gun. A recent survivor of throat cancer who is still in recovery, Val Kilmer has decided to tell his story using home video footage that shines a remarkably frank light into his private life and the ways that it’s transformed over the decades of his career.
VAL | Official Trailer | Prime Video

The Report (2019)

The Report
66 %
r 119m
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Stars Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm
Directed by Scott Z. Burns
An incredible Amazon Original chock full of award-worthy performances, The Report is a chillingly detailed rendering of the investigation into the morally dubious torture techniques used by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11. Based on the true story of an investigative finding from Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver), The Report follows his request to better understand the torture, and who authorized it. Along the way, he uncovers some horrible information about the merciless and sometimes unprovoked torture tactics that his own country is using regularly.
The Report - Official Trailer | Amazon Original Movie | Adam Driver, Annette Bening | Watch Now

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester by the Sea
96 %
r 137m
Genre Drama
Stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan
With career-defining performances from Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea is a stunningly raw portrayal of tragedy and what it can do to the human spirit. When Lee (Casey Affleck) finds out that his brother has died and has made him the guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges), he is forced to quit his job and move back to his hometown where he comes face to face with all the trauma that drove him away in the first place.
Manchester by the Sea Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Casey Affleck Movie

Honey Boy (2019)

Honey Boy
73 %
r 94m
Genre Drama
Stars Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe
Directed by Alma Har'el
Loosely based on the life of erstwhile child actor and now tabloid target Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy is a gripping and emotional tale riddled with fantastic performances. A 12-year-old boy starts to make it in Hollywood on a hit comedy show, causing his alcoholic and abusive father to push him in ways no 12-year-old should be pushed. LaBeouf chose to portray his own father in the film, despite telling his father that Mel Gibson would portray him to get him to sign off on the film’s creation.
Honey Boy - Official Trailer | Amazon Studios

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
r 116m
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Stars Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Yue Wong
Directed by Chia-Liang Liu
A film that heavily influenced hip hop music group The Wu-Tang Clan, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is referenced by RZA as one of the very best Kung Fu films. When the Manchu government destroys his school, ravages his town, and kills his father, San Te (Chia-Hui Liu) travels to a Shaolin temple to learn the ways of Shaolin Kung Fu and be at peace. Needless to say, the fight choreography in this is incredible.
The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin (1977) - Shaw Brothers (2014 Trailer)

Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan
73 %
nr 118m
Genre Action, Horror, Thriller
Stars Gong Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Ma Dong-seok
Directed by Sang-ho Yeon
One of the most intense and claustrophobic zombie movies ever made, Train to Busan is an incredible Korean film by director Sang-ho Yeon. Busan follows a group of passengers trying to survive on a train while heading to a supposed safe zone during a zombie outbreak. The creativity and originality of the plot are enough to give it a watch, especially if you enjoy a good zombie flick. On top of that, though, there are also plenty of compelling performances and a number of truly inventive action setpieces.
Train to Busan Official Trailer #1 (2016) Yoo Gong Korean Zombie Movie HD

Sound of Metal (2019)

Sound of Metal
82 %
r 120m
Genre Drama, Music
Stars Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci
Directed by Darius Marder
An Amazon original and a breakout starring role for Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal is an intensely dramatic film about a man torn between two lives as he loses his hearing. After hearing the distressing news that his hearing loss will only worsen, he tries to avoid relapsing even as he struggles with his new identity. Winner of best film editing and best sound editing at the 2020 Academy Awards, Sound of Metal was also nominated for a handful of other awards including best picture.
Sound of Metal – Official Trailer | Prime Video

The Big Sick (2017)

The Big Sick
86 %
r 120m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano
Directed by Michale Showalter
The Big Sick is based on the real-life love story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. The story follows Nanjiani as he struggles to build up a career in standup. After a run-in with a heckler named Emily (Zoe Kazan), the two quickly form a relationship. Shortly after they break up, though, Gordon falls into a coma, and Nanjiani is forced to figure out how what his role should be in supporting her. This original dramedy is one of the best romantic comedy movies  to watch.
The Big Sick – Official US Trailer | Amazon Studios

One Night in Miami... (2020)

One Night in Miami...
83 %
r 114m
Genre Drama
Stars Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge
Directed by Regina King
This film, which is loosely based on true events, follows four icons in their prime, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke, as they meet in Miami one historic night. As these figures come together in the mid-1960s, they discuss what their success and responsibility mean as they carry the weight of the world during the Civil Rights Movement. In Regina King’s directorial breakout, we get shades of gray from each of the four central characters as they attempt to navigate what it means to be Black and powerful in an era when the world was transforming. Boasting a handful of Oscar nominations, this film is a powerhouse packed with four incredible performances and ruminative, meaningful conversations.
One Night in Miami... | Official Trailer

The Lost City of Z (2017)

The Lost City of Z
78 %
PG-13 141m
Genre Adventure, Drama, History
Stars Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller
Directed by James Gray
An earnest examination of one explorer’s quest for greatness, The Lost City of Z is a film about Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), a British explorer who makes repeated journeys to the Amazon. Ultimately, Fawcett’s goal is to prove that there was once a civilized nation living there, and the movie is about his quest to do exactly that. At its core, though, The Lost City of Z is also a movie about one man’s singular focus on a life outside his home, and the toll it takes on everything else he’s supposed to love.
THE LOST CITY OF Z | Official HD Trailer

Small Axe: Lovers Rock (2020)

Small Axe: Lovers Rock
95 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, History
Cast Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Daniel Francis-Swaby, Ellis George
Created by Steve McQueen
All of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe films are worth checking out, but Lovers Rock stands above the rest. Set in London in the 1970s, the film is set at a house party and exists primarily so the viewer can revel in the joy that it depicts. There is almost no plot to speak of in Lovers Rock, but the movie doesn’t need one. Instead, it gets by on the vibe that it puts off, one that serves as a reminder of the joy of the Black community, even in the face of the oppression that constantly threatens them.
Small Axe | Lovers Rock Trailer | Prime Video

Jackie Brown (1997)

Jackie Brown
Genre Crime, Thriller, Drama
Stars Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Perhaps Quentin Tarantino’s most underrated movie, Jackie Brown is a swirling crime saga that follows a flight attendant who is pressured to bring down a major crime boss. Thanks to a staggering central performance from Pam Grier, as well as brilliant supporting work from one of the best supporting casts Tarantino has ever assembled, Jackie Brown is one of the director’s sharpest movies, and it’s also one of the only ones that could credibly be described as a romance.
Jackie Brown (1997) Official Trailer - Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Taratino Movie HD

Nope (2022)

Genre Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
Stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea
Directed by Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele is one of the most exciting directors working today, and Nope might be his most challenging and rewarding movie. The film follows a pair of siblings who own a horse ranch outside of Hollywood and discover that there’s an alien hovering above their property. Although it’s in some ways a very straightforward blockbuster, Nope is also a deeply thoughtful movie about the nature of spectacle. Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer are two halves of a perfect coin, and Nope is scary, thrilling, and deeply funny.
NOPE | Official Trailer

What movies are coming to Amazon in September?

September 1

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 1984
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 21 Grams
  • 23:59
  • A Bullet for Pretty Boy
  • A Force Of One
  • A Man Called Sarge
  • A Matter of Time
  • A Rage to Live
  • Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • After Midnight
  • Alakazam the Great
  • Alex Cross
  • All About My Mother
  • All Eyez On Me
  • Amazons Of Rome
  • American Ninja
  • American Ninja 2: The Confrontation
  • American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt
  • American Ninja 4: The Annihilation
  • Anaconda
  • And Your Name Is Jonah
  • Angel Eyes
  • Apartment 143
  • April Morning
  • Are You In The House Alone?
  • Army of Darkness
  • As Above, So Below
  • Back to School
  • Bad Education
  • Bad News Bears
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • Bailout At 43,000
  • Balls Out
  • Battleship
  • Beer
  • Behind the Mask
  • Belly Of An Architect
  • Berlin Tunnel 21
  • Bewitched
  • Billion Dollar Brain
  • Blow
  • Blue Bayou
  • Body Slam
  • Born to Race
  • Bowling For Columbine
  • Boy of the Streets
  • Breakdown
  • Brides of Dracula
  • Brigadoon
  • Broken Embraces
  • Buster
  • Calendar Girl Murders
  • California Dreaming
  • Campus Rhythm
  • Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl
  • Carpool
  • Carry on Columbus
  • Carve Her Name with Pride
  • Chasing Papi
  • Cheerleaders Beach Party
  • Children Of Men
  • Child’s Play
  • China Doll
  • Chrome and Hot Leather
  • Cocaine: One Man’s Seduction
  • Committed
  • Conan The Barbarian
  • Condor
  • Confidence Girl
  • Contraband
  • Courage Mountain
  • Crossplot
  • Curse Of The Swamp Creature
  • Curse of the Undead
  • Cycle Savages
  • Dagmar’s Hot Pants, Inc.
  • Damned River
  • Dancers
  • Danger in Paradise
  • Dangerous Love
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Defiance
  • Deja Vu
  • Desert Sands
  • Desperado
  • Detective Kitty O’Day
  • Detective School Dropouts
  • Devil
  • Devil’s Eight
  • Diary of a Bachelor
  • Dogs
  • Don’t Worry, We’ll Think of a Title
  • Double Trouble
  • Down The Drain
  • Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype
  • Dracula
  • Drag Me To Hell
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Dust 2 Glory
  • Edge of Darkness
  • Eight Men Out
  • Eight on the Lam
  • Electra Glide In Blue
  • Elephant Tales
  • Europa Report
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Evil Dead
  • Explosive Generation
  • Extraction
  • Face/Off
  • Fanboys
  • Fashion Model
  • Fatal Charm
  • Fearless Frank
  • Finders Keepers
  • Fled
  • Flight That Disappeared
  • Flight to Hong Kong
  • Fools Rush In
  • For Greater Glory
  • For The Love of Aaron
  • For The Love of It
  • For Those Who Think Young
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • From Hollywood to Deadwood
  • Frontera
  • Fury on Wheels
  • Gambit
  • Ghost Story
  • Gigli
  • Grace Quigley
  • Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Hangfire
  • Harlem Nights
  • Haunted House
  • Hawks
  • Heaven’s Gate
  • Hell Drivers
  • Here Comes the Devil
  • Hollywood Harry
  • Honeymoon Limited
  • Hoodlum
  • Hostile Witness
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Hot Under The Collar
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • Hugo
  • I Am Durán
  • Identity Thief
  • I Saw the Devil
  • I’m So Excited!
  • Inconceivable
  • Innocent Lies
  • Intimate Strangers
  • Invisible Invaders
  • It Rains In My Village
  • Jarhead
  • Jeff, Who Lives At Home
  • Joyride
  • Juan Of The Dead
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Jurassic World
  • Kalifornia
  • Khyber Patrol
  • Kick-Ass 2
  • Killer Klowns From Outer Space
  • La Bamba
  • Labou
  • Lady In A Corner
  • Ladybird, Ladybird
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White And Blonde
  • Legend Of Johnny Lingo
  • Lifeforce
  • Little Dorrit (Part 1)
  • Little Dorrit (Part 2)
  • Little Sweetheart
  • Lost Battalion
  • Mad Max
  • Mama
  • Mandrill
  • Masters Of The Universe
  • Matchless
  • Meeting At Midnight
  • Men’s Club
  • Mfkz
  • Midnight in the Switchgrass
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • Miss All American Beauty
  • Mission of the Shark
  • Mixed Company
  • Mystery Liner
  • National Lampoon’s Movie Madness
  • New York Minute
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • Night Creatures
  • No
  • Observe and Report
  • Octavia
  • October Sky
  • Of Mice and Men
  • One Man’s Way
  • One Summer Love
  • Operation Atlantis
  • Overkill
  • Panga
  • Parker
  • Passport To Terror
  • Phaedra
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Play Misty For Me
  • Portrait Of A Stripper
  • Powaqqatsi
  • Predator: The Quietus
  • Private Investigations
  • Prophecy
  • Pulse
  • Quinceanera
  • Raiders of the Seven Seas
  • Red Dawn
  • Red Eye
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Red River
  • Red Sparrow
  • Reform School Girls
  • Riddick
  • Riot in Juvenile Prison
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • River of Death
  • Rocky
  • Rocky II
  • Rollerball
  • Rose Garden
  • Roxanne
  • Rumble Fish
  • Runaway Train
  • Running Scared
  • Safari 3000
  • Season Of Fear
  • Secret Window
  • Sense And Sensibility
  • Sergeant Deadhead
  • Seven Hours to Judgment
  • Sharks’ Treasure
  • She’s Out of My League
  • She’s the One
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Sin Nombre
  • Sinister
  • Slamdance
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • Snitch
  • Something Wild
  • Son of Dracula
  • Space Probe Taurus
  • Spanglish
  • Spell
  • Stardust
  • Stargate: Continuum
  • Stargate: The Ark of Truth
  • Step Up
  • Sticky Fingers
  • Stigmata
  • Sugar
  • Summer Rental
  • Surrender
  • Sword Of The Valiant
  • Tangerine
  • Tenth Man
  • That’s My Boy
  • The Adventures Of Gerard
  • The Adventures Of The American Rabbit
  • The Assisi Underground
  • The Bad News Bears
  • The Beast with a Million Eyes
  • The Birdcage
  • The Black Dahlia
  • The Black Tent
  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Break-Up
  • The Card Counter
  • The Cat Burglar
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • The Clown and the Kid
  • The Diary of a High School Bride
  • The Dictator
  • The Evictors
  • The Fake
  • The Family Stone
  • The Final Alliance
  • The Finest Hour
  • The Forever Purge
  • The Frog Prince
  • The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
  • The Green Hornet
  • The House Bunny
  • The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Jewel Of The Nile
  • The Killing
  • The Last House on the Left
  • The Late Great Planet Earth
  • The Legend of Zorro
  • The Little Vampire
  • The Living Ghost
  • The Locusts
  • The Machinist
  • The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • The Mask of Zorro
  • The Mighty Quinn
  • The Misfits
  • The Motorcycle Diaries
  • The Mouse on the Moon
  • The Mummy
  • The Naked Cage
  • The Night They Raided Minsky’s
  • The Possession
  • The Prince
  • The Program
  • The Ring
  • The Sacrament
  • The Savage Wild
  • The Secret In Their Eyes
  • The Sharkfighters
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • The Sum of All Fears
  • The Winds of Kitty Hawk
  • The Wolf Man
  • The Young Savages
  • Three Came To Kill
  • Three Kinds of Heat
  • Through Naked Eyes
  • Time Limit
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Tough Guys Don’t Dance
  • Track of Thunder
  • Transformations
  • Transporter 3
  • Trollhunter
  • True Heart
  • Underground
  • Unholy Rollers
  • Unsettled Land
  • V/H/S
  • War, Italian Style
  • Warriors Five
  • We Still Kill the Old Way
  • When A Stranger Calls
  • Where the Buffalo Roam
  • Where the River Runs Black
  • Wild Bill
  • Wild Racers
  • Wild Things
  • Windows
  • Woman Of Straw
  • Young Racers
  • Zack And Miri Make A Porno

September 7

  • Single Moms Club (2014)

September 8

  • Sitting in Bars with Cake

September 12

  • Inside
  • Kelce

September 15

  • A Million Miles Away

September 19

  • A Thousand and One

September 22

  • Cassandro
  • Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant

What movies are leaving Amazon in September?

September 1

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • The Fifth Element
  • Megamind
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • On the Town
  • Resident Evil
  • Working Girl

September 2

  • Anthropoid
  • Madonna: Goddess of Pop

September 4

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Last Shift
  • The Little Death
  • Triangle

September 6

  • Alienoid

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