25 Best Amazon Prime Movies to Stream Right Now

Other services may have some of the best movies and shows, but they aren’t the only place with options. Now that everyone is stuck inside it might just be the perfect time to take full advantage of that Amazon Prime subscription. Much like Netflix, however, Prime Video is unnecessarily difficult to navigate unless you know what you’re looking for. To help you out, we’ve slogged through the nonsense to find the best movies on Amazon Prime right now.

If you’re looking for even more movies to stream, we’ve also found the best Netflix movies, Hulu movies, and action movies on Netflix right now.

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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Escape from New York (1981)

This dystopian thriller is one of the most iconic 80’s action movies on Amazon Prime right now. The story is set in a future where crime is out of control and Manhattan has become a maximum-security prison just to deal with all of the criminals. In an attempt to escape, convicts bring down the president’s plane over the island to use as a bargaining chip. In this difficult situation, only a one-eyed warrior named Snake (Kurt Russell) is capable of saving the president from this predicament.

Director: John Carpenter
Main Cast: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine
Runtime: 99 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.2

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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Way up North on the Island of Berk, a young Viking named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) has been struggling to live up to the standards of his dragon vanquishing people. The battle between man and dragon has been going on for as long as he can remember, but he finally finds his strength when he is unable to kill a wounded Night Fury and instead decides to befriend it.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Main Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Runtime: 98 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.1

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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 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
Runtime: 121 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.3

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Zodiac (2007)

If you are the type to obsess over true-crime shows and listen to true-crime podcasts whenever you can, this crime drama is right up your alley. Based on true, unsolved events that transpired in the late-1960s, we watch a cartoonist (Jake Gyllenhaal) become an amateur detective obsessed with catching the Zodiac Killer.

Director: David Fincher
Main Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo
IMDb Rating7.7

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Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Looking for a crime movie that doesn’t take itself to 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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Logan Lucky (2017)

After becoming unemployed, construction worker Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) convinces is 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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Dirty Dancing (1987)

This 80s film takes place in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountain resort. A young privileged girl, commonly referred to as “Baby” in the film has her whole life planned out right up until she becomes infatuated with the camp’s dance instructor (Patrick Swayze). If you haven’t seen this movie, you are likely still well acquainted with the Oscar-winning song “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” that made it an instant classic.

Director: Emile Ardolino
Main Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
Runtime: 100 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 UK 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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The Big Sick (2017)

The Big Sick is actually based on the real-life love story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. The story follows Kumail 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.

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

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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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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 Lifely, Henry Golding
Runtime: 117 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.8

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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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Honey Boy (2019)

This drama follows the life of child actor Otis Lort (Lucas Hedges) as he rises from young success to self-imploding Hollywood star. Trying to balance the struggles of fame and a relationship with his abusive alcoholic father (Shia LaBeouf) becomes nearly impossible as their bond crumbles over the years. Written by LaBeouf himself, this emotional tale is loosely based on his own life.

Director: Alma Har’el
Main Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe
Runtime: 94 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.4

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The Great Escape (1963)

The Great Escape is one of those classic movies that feels like an epic war novel. It’s loosely based the actual escape of Allied prisoners from a German prisoner of war camp in World War II. With a star-studded cast that includes Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough, the prisoners plan a mass breakout of a nearly inescapable camp. This involves an escape tunnel and a series of planes, trains, and boats to try and escape German-occupied Europe.

Director: John Sturges
Main Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough
Runtime: 172 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.2

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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.

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

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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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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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Odd Thomas (2014)

In this quirky supernatural thriller based on Dean Koontz’s novel of the same name, a small-town cook (Anton Yelchin) can see the spirits of the deceased. Odd’s desire to live a quiet life with his girlfriend is thrown into turmoil when a stranger arrives in town accompanied by a host of sinister entities only Odd can actually see, and soon he finds himself caught up in a mystery that puts the entire town — and possibly the world — in danger. This movie is also on Hulu if you’d rather watch it there.

Director: Stephen Sommers
Main Cast: Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin
Runtime: 97 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.8

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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

If you’re looking for a bleak, emotional movie, then look no further than this Amazon Original. The story follows Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) when the death of his brother brings him back to his home town of Manchester. Faced with the responsibility of taking care of his now orphaned nephew, Chandler must deal with his past in this deeply personal drama.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Main Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Runtime: 137 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.8

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True Grit (2010)

Though it is a remake of a western classic, True Grit brings new life to the film. The story follows 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) who is out to catch the man who murdered her father. To do so, she must seek the assistance of U.S. Marshall Reuben J. Cogburn (Jeff Bridges). As the duo pursues justice, an unlikely bond begins to form between them.

Director: The Coen Brothers
Main Cast: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin
Runtime: 111 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.6

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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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Minority Report (2002)

In a future where a special police unit is able to stop and arrest murderers before they ever get to commit their crimes, Chief John Anderton (Tom Cruise) finds himself accused of a future murder. He goes from officer to criminal in his search to understand why he saw himself murdering a stranger. This film will be leaving Amazon Prime at the end of June.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Main Cast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
Runtime: 145 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.6

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Escape from New York (1981)

This dystopian adventure is set in a far-flung future of 1997, after rampant crime prompts the U.S. government to transform the entire island of Manhattan into a maximum-security prison. An ex-soldier Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) has only 24 hours to infiltrate Manhattan and rescue the U.S. president from criminals holding him for ransom after Air Force One is hijacked and brought down on the island.

Director: John Carpenter
Main Cast: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine
Runtime: 99 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.2

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