The 26 Best 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 April 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, Disney+ movies, and documentaries to stream right now.

Tropic Thunder (2008)

A Ben Stiller comedic triumph, Tropic Thunder blends the reality of Hollywood with the absurdity of the comedy genre. When three famous actors with contrasting backgrounds of work are cast for a big-budget Vietnam War movie, they are pushed by their director and the story writer that inspired it to actually film in Vietnam but have trouble differing between reality and movie effects when things go belly-up. With hilariously satirical movie trailers within the movie and over-the-top uproarious performances from guest stars like Tom Cruise, this comedy is a gem that should not be overlooked. 

Director: Ben Stiller
Main Cast: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.
Runtime: 107 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.0

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The Prestige (2006)

A gritty period drama, The Prestige brings a new edge to magicians in the Edwardian Era fighting to impress and surprise audiences everywhere. Two rival magicians, set at odds by a previous partnership gone awry, compete to achieve the greatest illusion of all: Teleportation. Brilliantly acted by Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman and wonderfully directed and written by the incredible Nolan brothers, this is one of the best Christopher Nolan movies that will surprise and shock you to find what some performers will do for the spotlight. 

Director: Christopher Nolan
Main Cast: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson
Runtime: 130 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.5

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Dances with Wolves (1990)

Dramatic, intense, and long-winded, Dances with Wolves is a Western-style Civil War epic that is definitely worth the watch. When Civil War lieutenant John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) sees the tragedies of war and the destruction that his people cause, and he chooses to live out his life with a tribe of Lakota Native Americans.

Director: Kevin Costner
Main Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene
Runtime: 181 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.0

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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 rock star lifestyle he has come to know and love. Nominated this year for leading role Riz Ahmed, supporting role Paul Raci, Best Film Editing, Sound, and Original Screenplay, this film has taken its place among the run for best picture.

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

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Back to the Future (1985)

In the classic ’80s staple Back to the Future, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and his outlandish scientist friend Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) experiment with time travel and are forced to deal with the repercussions. To catch up with this timeless trilogy, you can stream all three on Amazon right now.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Main Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Runtime: 116 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.5

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

In a shockingly ridiculous social experiment of a movie, Sacha Baron Cohen takes his classic Borat character back to the screen in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Borat is released from prison in his home country of Kazakhstan under one condition: return to America and redeem Kazakhstan by giving the vice president a great gift. Loose plot aside, this film goes to new lengths of shock with the help of Tutar (Maria Bakalova), Borat’s daughter and “gift” to the vice president. Nominated this year for best adapted screenplay and best actress in a supporting role, Bakalova is instrumental to the hilarity of this raunchy sequel, acting at times alone opposite normal people unaware of the movie’s production.

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

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Death Proof (2007)

One of the best Quentin Tarantino movies — though he would tell you it’s his worst — is the tense and taut thriller Death Proof. Mike (Kurt Russell) is a stuntman who has turned his car into an unstoppable demolition derby hot rod, using it to prey on unwary women as passengers or in passing cars. Starring a cast of kick-ass women, including Zoë Bell (Uma Thurman’s Kill Bill body double), let’s just say karma can and will eventually catch up with you, especially if it’s also driving a stunt car.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Main Cast: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson
Runtime: 127 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.0

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Highlander (1986)

If you’re looking to experience one of the most 80s movies ever made, look no further than this for a somewhat corny but timeless epic that has been forever referenced in pop culture since its premiere. Russell Nash aka Connor MacCleod (Christopher Lambert) is the Highlander: An immortal warrior among a handful of others destined to battle throughout the centuries, only defeated by decapitation. Featuring a rock-operatic soundtrack and the excellent, spine-chilling villain, Kurgan played by the under-appreciated Clancy Brown, Highlander might make your list of favorites (given you enjoy ’80s films).

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Main Cast: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown
Runtime: 116 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.1

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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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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.

Director: 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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Moulin Rouge (2001)

In a Baz Luhrmann classic title on our list today, Moulin Rouge is a glorious spectacle of musical talent and romantic tragedy. A penniless poet (Ewan McGregor) begins to fall in love with a lovely, sultry, courtesan singer (Nicole Kidman), whose hand has been promised to a duke in order to fund the next big production for the Moulin Rouge. With surprising musical performances from McGregor as well as Kidman and visceral scenes of emotional distress highlighted by extreme color schemes, this musical is unlike any you will see. If you’re looking for some of the best Valentine’s Day movies to watch, this is a good one to get the rays of love shining.

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Main Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo
Runtime: 127 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.6

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Pumping Iron (1977)

In a distinctive and career-forming documentary, we follow the journey of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his younger years, absolutely destroying the competition in the bodybuilding universe. Focused on the lifestyle and multiple divisions of bodybuilding competitions (including a narrative of Lou Ferrigno’s younger years), this documentary provides a glimpse into the unique world that these super-men live and breathe. Though it’s not one of the best Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, it’s a great way to learn about his early feats.

Director(s): George Butler, Robert Fiore
Main Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno
Runtime: 86 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.4

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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 romantic comedy movies of our generation.

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

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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.

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

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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

A subjectively underrated work of action-comedy slapstick, The Whole Nine Yards is thoroughly fun and wacky, but it’s not for the whole family. When former contract killer Jimmy Tudeski (Bruce Willis) moves in next door, Oz Oseransky’s (Matthew Perry) self-serving fear drives him to alert the mob to the killers’ location.

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Main Cast: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette
Runtime: 98 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.7

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48 Hrs. (1982)

Considered to be the first successful buddy-cop movie, 48 Hrs. is good, old-fashioned ’80s fun with some timely drama that pushes the narrative. Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) is a brash and bitter cop who is forced to team up with the boisterous paroled criminal Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) to help him find a pair of cop killers before it’s too late.

Director: Walter Hill
Main Cast: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O’Toole
Runtime: 96 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.9

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Bull Durham (1988)

Another Kevin Costner classic, Bull Durham follows players in the minor leagues as they show us that there is more to baseball than just baseball, especially when your team has a devoted groupie. With fantastic performances from the leading cast, the film offers a romantic comedy following a love affair that, in the major leagues, would have gained much more attention from the fans. This is one of the greatest sports movies and one of the best baseball movies of all time.

Director: Ron Shelton
Main Cast: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
Runtime: 108 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.1

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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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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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Overlord (2018)

In a creative and gritty take on WWII Nazi Germany, a group of American soldiers are dropped behind enemy lines with orders to take down an outpost at a church, but what they find is unlike anything they could have imagined. What starts out as a war film gradually progresses into a supernatural thriller as they discover an underground lab used to experiment on living and dead soldiers, turning them into monsters with no purpose but bloodshed. 

Director: Julius Avery
Main Cast: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier
Runtime: 110 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.6

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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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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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