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5 Underrated Movies on Amazon You Might Have Missed

There are more and more great movies on Amazon Prime every day. With such a massive catalog of films, Amazon is a great place to find things to watch when you’ve exhausted your list of Netflix movies. If you’re anything like me, though, you’ve already burned through all of the highest rated movies on every platform and find yourself waiting for something new.

Luckily, there are plenty of underrated movies out there you might not have seen yet to help fill the void. So to ease the pain of waiting for new movies to arrive, I’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of the best underrated movies on Amazon Prime right now.

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Seven Psychopaths
66%
7.1/10
r
110m
Genre
Comedy, Crime
Stars
Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson
Directed by
Martin McDonagh
Watch on Amazon
Seven Psychopaths is one of my favorite films that I’d never heard about. With a star-studded cast and a ridiculous storyline, this crime movie strikes the perfect balance of stress and comedy. The plot 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.

Hot Rod (2007)

Hot Rod
43%
6.7/10
pg-13
88m
Genre
Comedy, Action
Stars
Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader
Directed by
Akiva Schaffer
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I was introduced to this comedy movie by a friend in college who said it was his, “favorite movie ever”. To his satisfaction, I thoroughly enjoyed it and my love for Andy Samberg has only grown since then. The plot follows a self-proclaimed stuntman (Andy Samberg) as he preps for the biggest jump of his life — 15 buses. This is all in an attempt to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank (Ian McShane), but only because he wants to be the one to take him down.

A Simple Favor (2018)

A Simple Favor
67%
6.8/10
r
117m
Genre
Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy
Stars
Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding
Directed by
Paul Feig
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If you like Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, you’re going to like this movie. 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.

Odd Thomas (2013)

Odd Thomas
45%
6.8/10
pg-13
100m
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
Stars
Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe
Directed by
Stephen Sommers
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Though I never got into the books, Odd Thomas is based on Dean Koontz’s novel of the same name. The story follows a small-town cook (Anton Yelchin) who 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.

Con Air (1997)

Con Air
52%
6.9/10
r
116m
Genre
Action, Thriller, Crime
Stars
Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich
Directed by
Simon West
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What list would be complete without one of the best Nicolas Cage movies of all time? If you haven’t already seen Con Air, I don’t want to ruin it for you. Basically, Nic Cage is a good guy convict on a plane full of convicts and he is absolutely ripped in this movie.

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