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The 12 best Amazon Prime movies to stream right now

These are the best movies on Prime to watch this weekend

Let’s be honest — every streaming service is both a blessing and a curse. If you don’t already know what movies or Amazon Prime TV shows you’re looking for, you’re limited by an interface that can’t actually show you everything on the service in an economical way. To help you out, we’ve gone deep into Amazon’s servers to find the best movies available on the service right now.

If you’re looking for more than just what movies are on Amazon Prime, we’ve also found the best Netflix movies, Hulu movies, Disney+ movies, and 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 plenty of 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 highly questionable torture conducted by the CIA following the 9/11 attacks. 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 forward in his own manipulative way. Fun fact: 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.
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 is enough to give it a watch, especially if you enjoy a good zombie flick from time to time. On top of that, though, there are also plenty of compelling performances from characters who have been thoroughly thought out.
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 breakup, 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 of our generation.
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 plenty of dramatic fireworks.
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 find proof. 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 in his life.
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
Lincoln (2012)
86 %
Genre History, Drama
Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Few figures loom larger in American history than Abraham Lincoln, so when news broke that Steven Spielberg was planning to make a film about him, it seemed like a monumental task. Ultimately, though, Lincoln delivered, thanks in large part to a towering performance from Daniel Day-Lewis. Lincoln, which follows the 16th president as he attempts to get the 13th amendment passed, is about how towering a figure the man was, even as he was always distinctly human. It remains among Spielberg’s very best work. 
Lincoln Official Trailer #1 (2012) Steven Spielberg Movie HD

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