The Best 25 Amazon Prime Movies to Stream Right Now

Now is a great time to get an Amazon Prime subscription and start watching movies. Much like Netflix, Prime Video can be unnecessarily difficult to navigate. If you don’t already know what movies or Amazon Prime TV shows you’re looking for, you really only have their suggestions to go off of. To help you out, we’ve slogged through thousands of movie titles to find the best Prime movies on Amazon in 2021.

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

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Looking for a crime movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously? Seven Psychopaths follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who accidentally becomes entangled in the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles. This only happens after his buddies kidnap the Shih Tzu of a well-known gangster.

Director: Martin McDonagh
Main Cast: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Runtime: 110 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.2

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Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

In one of the most iconic anti-war satires, Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb will make you laugh until you cry, or just make you cry because of the accuracy. A deranged general’s actions cause the beginnings of a nuclear apocalypse, while a War Room full of military and political leaders tries to undo what has been done. Featuring Peter Sellers’ Oscar-winning performance as Captain Lionel Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley, and Dr. Strangelove himself, this film also won another three Oscars for best writing, directing, and best picture thanks to the legendary Stanley Kubrick

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Main Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden
Runtime: 95 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.4

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Super 8 (2011)

Several young kids are out filming a zombie movie with a Super 8 camera when they are suddenly interrupted by a catastrophic train derailment that nearly kills them. As the nearby town starts to experience some spooky happenings in the days following, these young filmmakers and a police deputy start to think that this train crash was no accident, causing them to go out in search of clues.

Directors: J.J. Abrams
Main Cast: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler
Runtime: 112 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.0

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The Avengers (2012)

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.

Director: Joss Whedon
Main Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
Runtime: 143 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.0

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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

If you’re in dire need of a feel-good drama, The Peanut Butter Falcon is right up your alley. Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the care home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. When he runs into a small-time outlaw (Shia LaBeouf), the two become unlikely friends on this adventure together.

Directors: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
Main Cast: Zack Gottsegen, Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson
Runtime: 97 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.6

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Lost in Translation (2003)

Beautifully executed and seamlessly transitioning between comedy and romance, Lost in Translation is a critically acclaimed masterpiece of epic proportions. When a sad, lonely movie star (Bill Murray) serendipitously meets a newly married and skeptical young woman (Scarlett Johansson) in Tokyo, the chemistry is instant and their facades quickly fade. Fans of Murray’s work will undoubtedly enjoy this Sofia Coppola classic. 

Director: Sofia Coppola
Main Cast: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi
Runtime: 102 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.7

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Casino Royale (2006)

After officially earning his license to kill, secret agent James Bond sets out on his first official mission as 007. He must face off against a private banker who is funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker. Daniel Craig makes for a wonderful Bond, elevating the series to new heights with his stint as the reckless agent.

Director: Martin Campbell
Main Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench
Runtime: 144 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.0

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The Big Sick (2017)

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 stand-up. After a run-in with a heckler named Emily (Zoe Kazan), a relationship quickly forms. However, the couple is faced with a family pushback and when they break up, a coma is what brings them back together. This original dramedy is one of the best Prime movies Amazon has to offer.

Director: Michale Showalter
Main Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano
Runtime: 120 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.5

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Signs (2002)

One of M. Night Shyamalan’s better films, Signs is an eerie take at the possibilities of extra-terrestrial life and how it would affect our world. An unlikely family begins noticing strange happenings (not that Shyamalan movie) around their farm, including restlessness from their dogs as well as crop circles in their cornfield. Maintaining a feeling of on-the-edge suspense, try not to watch this at night if you live near a field of tall grass, it may just decide how much you sleep this week. 

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Main Cast: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin
Runtime: 106 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.7

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The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

While it isn’t exactly a classic horror movie, this film definitely starts out as such. Five friends head into the woods, ready to party all weekend in a peaceful country cabin, completely unaware that they have been chosen to participate in a ritualistic sacrifice. With loads of surprising twists and turns, The Cabin in the Woods does a great job of keeping you on your toes the whole way through. If you’re looking for more like this, we’ve also found the best sci-fi movies on Netflix.

Director: Drew Goddard
Main Cast: Kristen Connoly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison
Runtime: 95 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.0

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Knives Out (2019)

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.

Directors: Rian Johnson
Main Cast: Ana De Armas, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer
Runtime: 130 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.9

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The Truman Show (1998)

In what many would claim to be one of the best Jim Carrey movies, The Truman Show is an endearing exhibit of his acting skills. As his character, Truman Burbank, an insurance salesman, lives through his day to day life, he begins to notice that the world is watching him — quite literally. After following up on the paranoid suspicions he has built up throughout his life, Truman begins to challenge the status quo, which results in a confusing and life-altering series of events that turns him into the man that everyone wanted him to be.

Directors: Peter Weir
Main Cast: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Runtime: 103 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.1

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

The recent Borat movie has already generated a lot of buzz online due to a rather compromising scene with Rudy Giuliani. And what more can we really say about this movie other than the fact that it’s another Borat film. Though Sacha Baron Cohen is playing a fictional character throughout, many of the adventures and interviews that happen are based in reality.

Director: Jason Woliner
Main Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, Tom Hanks
Runtime: 95 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.9

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Train to Busan (2016)

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.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Main Cast: Yoo Gong, Yu-me Jung, Dong-Seok Ma
Runtime: 121 minutes
IMDb Rating7.5

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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Quirky and offbeat with a few dark twists, this Wes Anderson film is likely one of his best, as the expansive cast and their respective performances flourish on screen before your eyes. A rich and neglectful father (Gene Hackman) separated from his wife, furthers the eternal deception of his family once again to bring their wits and talents back together under the same roof for what seems to be the last time. 

Director: Wes Anderson
Main Cast: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston
Runtime: 110 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.6

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Rocketman (2019)

This musical fantasy follows the fantastic and real-life story of Elton John as he hit his stride. With great performances of some of his most beloved songs, this biopic gives you a look into how Elton went from a small-town boy to one of the most iconic figures in the rock and roll game.

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Main Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Runtime: 121 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.3

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Sound of Metal (2019)

An Amazon original and a breakout starring role for Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal is an intensely dramatic film of a man torn between two lives as he loses his hearing. After hearing the distressing news that his condition will only worsen, from the support of those closest to him, he tries not to go back into his ways of heavy drug use and the rockstar lifestyle he has come to know and love. 

Director: Darius Marder
Main Cast: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci
Runtime: 120 minutes
IMDb Rating
: 7.8

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Logan Lucky (2017)

After becoming unemployed, construction worker Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) convinces his brother and sister to help him rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway. With the help of convicted safe-cracker Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), the group attempts a heist like you’ve never seen before. A sharp sense of humor and memorable characters make this comedic crime-drama worth a watch.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Main Cast: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig
Runtime: 119 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.0

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Fighting with My Family (2019)

Fighting with my Family is a comedy based on the true story of WWE wrestler Paige. The story follows a family of wrestlers in the U.K. who are doing their best to make ends meet doing what they love. Both kids find themselves dreaming of one day joining the WWE and eventually get that chance to prove themselves in the arena. But are they good enough to make the big time?

Director: Stephen Merchant
Main Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn
Runtime: 108 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.1

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Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) makes the impossible decision to save his team rather than complete a mission. His decision leaves stolen plutonium in the wrong hands, which could result in a catastrophe. He finds himself partnering up with a CIA agent (Henry Cavill) in a race against time to prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Main Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames
Runtime: 148 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.7

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The Lighthouse (2019)

This unique and captivating horror-drama follows two lighthouse keepers (Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe) as they fight each other for survival and sanity. As it turns out, staying sane on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s isn’t nearly as easy it seems in this Oscar-nominated film.

Director: Robert Eggers
Main Cast: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe
Runtime: 110 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.6

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A Simple Favor (2018)

Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) is a single mother with an unsuccessful parenting vlog. After befriending a secretive upper-class woman named Emily (Blake Lively) who has a child in the same elementary school, Stephanie gets surprisingly close to this new friend. And when Emily goes missing, she decides to take it upon herself to track her down.

Director: Paul Feig
Main Cast: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding
Runtime: 117 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.8

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Sriracha (2013)

Sriracha has skyrocketed in popularity over the last decade, largely in part to the spicy-sweet delicious flavor it packs. In this award-winning short documentary, director Griffin Hammond dives into the story of the sauce itself to celebrate one of the most successful condiments to date.

Director: Griffin Hammond
Runtime: 34 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.4

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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

This comedic drama follows a week in the life of young folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of  1961. Following the death of his partner, Davis struggles to make it as a musician during a harsh New York winter. With many seemingly insurmountable obstacles to overcome, the life of a folk musician is not a glamourous one. If you like the Coen Brothers as filmmakers, then you’re most likely going to enjoy this movie.

Directors: The Coen Brothers
Main Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman
Runtime: 110 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.5

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Mid90s (2017)

This nostalgic drama depicts the life and struggles of being a skater kid in Los Angeles during the 90s. The main story follows a young boy named Stevie as he attempts to escape his troubled life at home. Mid90s is a deeper look at growing up and finding your place in the world.

Director/Writer: Jonah Hill
Main Cast: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges
Runtime: 85 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.4

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