Amazon Prime is not just a platform for binge-watching your favorite TV shows; it's also a goldmine for discovering some of the best movies out there. From highly anticipated upcoming releases like "Creed III" and "Top Gun: Maverick" to critically acclaimed gems like "The Big Sick" and "Sound of Metal," the streaming service offers a diverse range of films to satisfy every movie lover's taste. So, grab some popcorn, sit back, and get ready to explore the exciting world of cinema with these must-watch movies on Amazon Prime.



Creed III (2022)


Recommended for: Fans of intense boxing matches and muscular protagonists


Michael B. Jordan, Creed III


Michael B. Jordan stars in and directs Creed III, the latest installment of the beloved Rocky franchise. This time, the story revolves around Adonis Creed (Jordan) as he prepares for a highly anticipated fight against his former childhood friend, Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors). The movie showcases gripping boxing sequences and an outstanding performance by Michael B. Jordan. While it may not receive the same level of critical acclaim as its predecessors, Creed III remains a highly entertaining film. -Tim Surette [Trailer]



Top Gun: Maverick (2022)


Recommended for: Fans of high-speed action and age-defying stars


Tom Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick


Stream Top Gun: Maverick on Prime Video and experience the intense IMAX action and undeniable charisma of Tom Cruise right at home. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the film follows Maverick (Tom Cruise) as he confronts his own past and navigates the challenges of a changing military landscape. Alongside Tom Cruise, the star-studded cast includes Tom Cruise, Tom Cruise, and Tom Cruise, delivering thrilling performances. Prepare for a pulse-pounding adventure that will leave you on the edge of your seat. -Tim Surette [Trailer]


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Shotgun Wedding (2023)


Recommended for: J-Lo fans and lovers of action-packed comedies


Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel, Shotgun Wedding


Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel join forces in Shotgun Wedding, an action-packed comedy that promises non-stop thrills. Directed by Jason Moore, the film follows Jennifer Lopez as she fights off pirates who invade her wedding, leading to a series of double crosses and comical violence. With the hilarious Jennifer Coolidge also on board, Shotgun Wedding offers a unique blend of romance, humor, and excitement. It may not be a critically acclaimed masterpiece, but it's a must-watch for fans of Jennifer Lopez. -Tim Surette [Trailer]


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Catherine Called Birdy (2022)


Recommended for: Fans of medieval coming-of-age stories and historical dramas


Bella Ramsey, Catherine Called Birdy


Transport yourself to 1290 England with Catherine Called Birdy, a captivating film directed by Lena Dunham. Starring Bella Ramsey as the spirited Catherine, the story revolves around a young lady whose parents seek to arrange a marriage for her in order to regain their medieval status. Determined to resist this fate, Catherine schemes to sabotage their plans, leading to a series of unexpected events. With Billie Piper and Andrew Scott delivering delightful performances, Catherine Called Birdy combines historical elements with comedic moments and heartfelt drama. -Tim Surette [Trailer]


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The Lost City (2022)


Recommended for: Fans of adventure, romance, and star-studded casts


Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, The Lost City


Embark on an unforgettable adventure with The Lost City, a thrilling film directed by Aaron Nee and Adam Nee. Starring Sandra Bullock as a romance novelist and Channing Tatum as a charismatic male model, the story follows their unexpected journey together after Bullock's character is kidnapped by an evil billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) seeking a hidden treasure described in her books. Packed with action, romance, and comedic moments, The Lost City is a delightful escape for those who enjoy a mix of genres. Plus, it features the talented Patti Harrison! -Tim Surette [Trailer]


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House of Gucci (2021)


Recommended for: Fans of glamorous crime dramas and Lady Gaga enthusiasts


Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, House of Gucci


Indulge in the extravagant world of House of Gucci, a gripping crime drama now available on Prime Video. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film tells the tragicomic story of how the Gucci family lost control of their fashion empire. With an all-star cast including Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and many others, House of Gucci is a visually stunning masterpiece. Immerse yourself in the allure of glamour, excess, and captivating performances, all led by Lady Gaga's incredible talent. -Liam Mathews [Trailer]


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Marry Me (2022)


Recommended for: J. Lo fans, romantic comedy enthusiasts, and followers of Owen Wilson's comedic style


Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, Marry Me


Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson join forces in Marry Me, a delightful romantic comedy filled with heartwarming moments. Directed by Kat Coiro, the film revolves around a famous pop star named Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) who gets stood up by her fiancé during a livestreamed concert/wedding event. In a twist of fate, she chooses a random audience member (Owen Wilson) to marry instead. As they navigate their unlikely union, love blossoms amidst hilarious and unexpected situations. Marry Me is a feel-good movie that offers a perfect blend of romance and comedy. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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No Time to Die (2021)


Recommended for: Bond enthusiasts and fans of thrilling spy adventures


Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas, No Time to Die


No Time to Die marks Daniel Craig's final appearance as the iconic character James Bond. Directed by Cary Fukunaga, this action-packed adventure takes audiences on a riveting journey as Bond, once retired from active service, is called back into action by the CIA. Facing a dangerous villain portrayed by Rami Malek, Bond must confront his past and save the world once again. Filled with suspense, thrilling sequences, and stellar performances, No Time to Die is a must-watch for any Bond enthusiast. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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All the Old Knives (2022)


Thandiwe Newton and Chris Pine, All the Old Knives


Thandiwe Newton and Chris Pine star in All the Old Knives, a thrilling film that combines elements of espionage and romance. Directed by Janus Metz Pederson, the story follows two ex-lovers who also happen to be spies. Chris Pine portrays the character Henry Pelham, who becomes entangled in a CIA mole investigation with ties to his history with Thandiwe Newton's character, Celia. Based on the novel by Olen Steinhauer, All the Old Knives offers gripping suspense, complex characters, and exceptional performances. Don't miss this captivating espionage thriller. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]


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Master (2022)


Regina Hall, Master


The film Master, directed by Mariama Diallo, features the talented Regina Hall, Amber Gray, and Zoe Renee in leading roles. It falls within the genres of Drama and Horror, with a rating of R on Metacritic with a score of 67. Regina Hall delivers a standout performance in this horror film that explores themes of racism, set in a prestigious New England university with a dark history of racism tied to the Salem Witch Trials. Alongside Zoe Renee and Amber Gray, Hall's character faces haunting experiences of racism within the institution. Mariama Diallo, a Yale graduate, makes a confident debut as a writer-director, skillfully blending scares with insightful social commentary. -Liam Mathews [Trailer]


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The Protégé (2021)


Maggie Q and Michael Keaton, The Protégé


The Protégé, directed by Martin Campbell, stars Maggie Q, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson. This action thriller with elements of crime falls within the genre of Action, Thriller, and Crime, and has a rating of R on Metacritic with a score of 48. Maggie Q delivers a compelling performance as a contract killer seeking revenge for her mentor's death, played by Samuel L. Jackson. The film showcases the intense cat and mouse game between her and Michael Keaton's character, with their chemistry standing out. While The Protégé received mixed reviews from critics upon release, it captivates audiences with its well-choreographed fight scenes, making it an enjoyable watch for those seeking thrilling entertainment. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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I Want You Back (2022)


For fans of: Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, ill-advised schemes


Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, I Want You Back


I Want You Back is a comedy romance film directed by Jason Orley and features Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Gina Rodriguez, Manny Jacinto, and Scott Eastwood. It caters to fans of Jenny Slate and Charlie Day, offering an entertaining story centered around ill-advised schemes. The film follows two strangers, played by Day and Slate, who form a bond after both experiencing recent breakups. Together, they hatch a plan to win back their exes by sabotaging their new relationships. This romantic comedy brings a fresh perspective to the genre, delivering genuine laughs and messy yet endearing characters. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]


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Being the Ricardos (2021)


For fans of: Aaron Sorkin, backstage drama


Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos


Being the Ricardos is a biographical drama directed by Aaron Sorkin and stars Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Supported by J.K. Simmons, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, and Nina Arianda, the film offers a captivating portrayal of the famous couple during a critical point in their careers. The plot delves into the challenges they face, including accusations of communism against Ball and rumors about their relationship. While reviews may be mixed, the highlight of the film lies in Kidman and Bardem's performances, accompanied by a talented supporting cast. Fans of Aaron Sorkin and those intrigued by behind-the-scenes drama will find this biopic engaging. -Tim Surette [Trailer]


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Encounter (2021)


For fans of: Aliens, bugs, aliens that look like bugs


Lucian-River Chauhan, Riz Ahmed, and Aditya Geddada, Encounter


Encounter, directed by Michael Pearce, stars Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer, Rory Cochrane, and Janina Gavankar. Falling within the genre of Sci-Fi and Thriller, this film follows decorated Marine Malik Khan, played by Riz Ahmed, who goes AWOL to protect his two sons from an alien threat. He also faces opposition from military operatives determined to keep the threat a secret. Written and directed by the talented Michael Pearce, known for the psychological thriller Beast, Encounter promises compelling twists and meaningful material for Ahmed's performance. Supported by Octavia Spencer, Janina Gavankar, and Rory Cochrane, this film offers a captivating sci-fi experience. -Liam Mathews [Trailer]


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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)


For fans of: Benedict Cumberbatch, cats


Benedict Cumberbatch and Toby Jones, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain


The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, directed by Will Sharpe, stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, and Toby Jones. This biographical drama presents the fascinating story of artist Louis Wain, renowned for his cat portraits. The film explores Wain's unconventional romance with his sisters' governess, played by Claire Foy. Reviews for the film have been modest, acknowledging its unique tone brought to life by director Will Sharpe, known for his dark and whimsical work in Flowers. The film's draw lies in Cumberbatch's portrayal as Wain and the inclusion of cats, appealing to online enthusiasts. Additionally, the narration provided by Olivia Colman adds an extra layer of charm. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]


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The Big Sick (2017)


For fans of: Pre-Marvel Kumail Nanjiani, heartfelt rom-coms


Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan, The Big Sick


The Big Sick, directed by Michael Showalter, stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, and Holly Hunter. This heartwarming comedy tells the true story of Kumail Nanjiani's relationship with his wife, Emily V. Gordon. Nanjiani portrays himself in the film, while Kazan plays the fictionalized version of Emily, who falls into a coma after being diagnosed with adult-onset Still's disease. The Big Sick's genuine magic lies in the grounded performances of Ray Romano and Holly Hunter, who portray Emily's parents. This heartfelt romantic comedy showcases the complexities of relationships and delivers moments of genuine emotion. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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Cinderella (2021)


For fans of: Pop songs, using the phrase "so bad it's good"


Nicholas Galitzine and Camila Cabello, Cinderella


Cinderella, directed by Kay Cannon, stars Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, and Pierce Brosnan. This modern adaptation of the classic fairy tale revolves around Ella, portrayed by Camila Cabello, an aspiring fashion designer challenging societal norms in pursuit of her dreams. Assisted by her fairy godparent, played by Billy Porter, Ella confronts her evil stepmother, portrayed by Idina Menzel, and showcases her talents through a jukebox musical experience. While the film received mixed reviews, it offers a unique twist on the beloved story and features catchy pop tunes. Cinderella, in its unconventional "girlboss" edition, presents a potential future cult classic with its baffling choices and entertaining moments. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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Annette (2021)


For fans of: Adam Driver, eerie puppet infants, A Star Is Born


Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, Annette


Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in Annette


Amazon StudiosDirector: Leos CaraxStars: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Devyn McDowellGenre: Drama, Romance, MusicalRating: RMetacritic score: 67


If you have an interest in film festivals, chances are you're already familiar with Annette. However, if you haven't heard of it yet, prepare to be intrigued by this unique musical. Annette features Adam Driver, known for his deep voice, in the role of Henry, a stand-up comedian who falls in love with Marion Cotillard's character, Ann, an opera singer. Their relationship takes a downturn after the birth of their exceptionally gifted daughter, Annette, who is portrayed by a puppet, adding an element of surrealism to the story. The film combines elements of A Star Is Born and Marriage Story, while offering an immersive and fast-paced experience that may not appeal to everyone but is sure to leave a lasting impact. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)


For fans of: Sequels, the way Borat says "my wiiiiife"


Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm


Sacha Baron Cohen stars in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm


Amazon StudiosDirector: Jason WolinerStars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria BakalovaGenre: ComedyRating: RMetacritic score: 68


Revisiting beloved characters in a sequel can be a risky endeavor, but Borat Subsequent Moviefilm defies the odds and succeeds. Sacha Baron Cohen reprises his role as Kazakh journalist Borat, who, since the first film, has gained international fame that has actually harmed his home country. In an effort to redeem Kazakhstan's reputation, he embarks on a journey to America, where he plans to present a gift to former President Donald Trump. However, the heart of the story lies in Borat's endearing bond with his daughter, Tutar, portrayed by Maria Bakalova, who garnered a well-deserved Oscar nomination for her performance. The film offers more than just the infamous Rudy Giuliani scene; it is a wild ride filled with humor and social commentary. It's definitely a good time! Wa wa wee wa indeed. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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Get Duked! (2019)


For fans of: Trainspotting, psychedelics


Get Duked!


Amazon StudiosDirector: Ninian DoffStars: Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickie, Samuel Bottomley, Viraj Juneja, Rian Gordon, Lewis GribbenGenre: Action, Horror, Comedy, MusicRating: RMetacritic score: 69


Get Duked! is a British black comedy film from 2019 that draws parallels to Danny Boyle's iconic Trainspotting. The story follows three Scottish teenagers who love to party and experiment with drugs. They find themselves in trouble when they join forces with a do-gooder on a journey through the Highlands to win the Duke of Edinburgh Award, a survival challenge designed to turn boys into men. However, their adventure takes an unexpected turn, as they become the targets of a sinister hunting game led by Eddie Izzard's character, a psycho equipped with a sniper rifle. Prepare for a hilarious and absurd ride filled with social commentary, perfect for those reminiscent of weed-smoke-filled dorm rooms from the late '90s. -Tim Surette [Trailer]


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The Handmaiden (2016)


For fans of: Deception, but in a seductive manner


The Handmaiden


Amazon StudiosDirector: Chan-wook ParkStars: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woongGenre: Drama, Thriller, RomanceRating: Not ratedMetacritic score: 84


The Handmaiden is a captivating film where every character is engaged in a scam, resulting in an enthralling and suspenseful thriller. The story begins with a Korean con man, played by Ha Jung-woo, who devises a plan to seduce a Japanese heiress, portrayed by Kim Min-hee, in order to claim her inheritance. He enlists the assistance of a talented pickpocket, played by Kim Tae-ri, who poses as the heiress' maid and confidant, with the goal of facilitating the union between them. As deeper relationships form within this complex trio, the plot takes thrilling and perilous twists that are best experienced firsthand without spoiling the surprises. The Handmaiden is directed by Park Chan-wook, the mastermind behind the brutal and visually stunning Oldboy, so be prepared for some striking and visceral imagery. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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Jolt (2021)


For fans of: Kate Beckinsale fiercely dispatching goons


Kate Beckinsale, Jolt


Amazon StudiosDirector: Tanya WexlerStars: Kate Beckinsale, Bobby Cannavale, Laverne Cox, Stanley Tucci, Jai CourtneyGenre: Action, ComedyRating: RMetacritic score: 48


Kate Beckinsale could have easily settled for roles as a lonely single mom wooed by charming suitors in romantic comedies, but she has instead chosen to establish herself as a formidable action hero. In Jolt, she portrays a woman with a unique condition seen only in movies: if she doesn't electroshock herself using a custom-made harness, she loses control of her temper and unleashes her wrath upon anyone and everyone in her path. However, things don't always go as planned, and she often finds herself unable to administer the jolt in time. The film features baby-throwing scenes and a fair share of groin kicks, offering plenty of dumb fun and adrenaline-filled entertainment. -Tim Surette [Trailer]


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Late Night (2019)


For fans of: Comedies about workplace dynamics, Emma Thompson's stylish suits


Late Night


Amazon StudiosDirector: Nisha GanatraStars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Max Casella, Hugh DancyGenre: Comedy, DramaRating: RMetacritic score: 70


Late Night is an endearing film, written by Mindy Kaling, that provides a delightful glimpse into the world of a talk show host. Emma Thompson portrays the host, whose popularity is on the decline as she navigates the challenges of aging in the entertainment industry. In a bid to rejuvenate her writers' room and prevent her show from being replaced, she hires a new and inexperienced writer, played by Kaling herself. While some of the jokes and job dynamics may be geared toward industry insiders, such as Kaling's character's elevation to co-monologue writer, the film overall is a fun exploration of the lengths women have to go to in order to be taken seriously in their careers. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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One Child Nation (2019)


For fans of: Exploring history without cracking open a book


One Child Nation


Amazon StudiosDirectors: Nanfu Wang, Zhang LynnGenre: History, DocumentaryRating: RMetacritic score: 85


One Child Nation is an award-winning documentary that delves into one of the most painful chapters in China's history—the one-child policy that remained in effect from 1979 to 2015. The film presents firsthand accounts from individuals who lived through this devastating period, shedding light on the damaging effects of government propaganda. Co-director Nanfu Wang adds a personal touch by weaving in her own experiences as a new mother, providing both a historical and intimate perspective on the subject matter. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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One Night in Miami... (2020)


For fans of: Historical figures, thought-provoking monologues


One Night in Miami


AmazonDirector: Regina KingStars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.Genre: DramaRating: RMetacritic score: 83


Based on a play by Kemp Powers and directed by Regina King, One Night in Miami... presents a fictionalized account of a real-life meeting between historical figures Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) in 1964. The film explores their passionate and heated discussions, particularly surrounding Sam Cooke's alleged pandering to white audiences and Cassius Clay's (Muhammad Ali) decision to convert to Islam. This thought-provoking movie offers a deeper understanding of these cultural icons, showcasing their anxieties, ambitions, and inner lives in ways that go beyond traditional biopics. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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Pink: All I Know So Far (2021)


For fans of: P!nk, acrobatics, great music




David Crotty, Patrick McMullan via Getty ImageDirector: Michael GraceyGenre: Biography, Music, DocumentaryRating: Not ratedMetacritic score: 60


How much do you really know about P!nk? This documentary provides an intimate and personal look into her life as a mother while navigating the demands of being a successful musician. Expect heartwarming scenes of her touring with her young children, candid interviews that offer insight into her emotions, and, of course, be prepared to be blown away by her incredible vocal range. Whether you're a die-hard P!nk fan or new to her music, this documentary is a fun and engaging watch. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


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Small Axe (2020)


Recommended for: Those interested in social justice stories and period pieces


Small Axe


Amazon StudiosDirector: Steve McQueenStars: John Boyega, Letitia Wright, Michael Ward, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Sheyi Cole, Kenyah SandyGenre: DramaRating: RMetacritic scores: 909584, 7787


Small Axe is a collection of five films directed by Steve McQueen and is a prominent example of prestige television. Rather than being a traditional television series, it consists of five standalone films, each focusing on different aspects of London's West Indian community from 1969 to 1982. The ensemble cast includes notable actors such as John BoyegaLetitia WrightJack Lowden, and more. Each film explores different themes within the community, such as police brutality, education, and the identity of individuals of West Indian descent in British society. Although the films are separate narratives, they contribute to creating a rich and immersive world. Despite the investment of time required to watch all five films, the exceptional direction by McQueen ensures that each one is worthwhile. If you are looking to start with one, "Lovers Rock" is highly recommended for its emphasis on romance set against the backdrop of a reggae house party. -Allison Picurro [Watch the trailer]


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Sound of Metal (2020)


Recommended for: Fans of heavy metal band t-shirts and deeply emotional stories


The Sound of Metal


AmazonDirector: Darius MarderStars: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul RaciGenre: Drama, MusicRating: RMetacritic score: 82


In "Sound of Metal," Riz Ahmed delivers one of the most unforgettable performances of 2020. The film follows the journey of Ruben, a heavy metal drummer who unexpectedly loses his hearing. As the story unfolds, the audience witnesses Ruben navigating the emotional and psychological impact of his deafness, vividly portrayed through innovative sound design. Seeking solace, Ruben joins a rural home for deaf recovering addicts run by Joe (Paul Raci, also deserving of recognition with an Oscar nomination). It is important to note that the film goes beyond mere representation and includes the inclusion of actual Deaf actors, who contribute to the authenticity and depth of the story. "Sound of Metal" delves into themes of identity, community, and the resilience of the human spirit. The film is a testament to the power of storytelling and a must-watch for its masterful execution. -Allison Picurro [Watch the trailer]


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Suspiria (2018)


Recommended for: Fans of witches, dancers, witchy dancers, and the unique talent of Tilda Swinton




Amazon StudiosDirector: Luca GuadagninoStars: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia GothGenre: Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, HorrorRating: RMetacritic score: 64


In this 2018 remake of the 1977 horror classic by Dario Argento, visionary director Luca Guadagnino delivers a visually stunning and chilling experience. The film stars Dakota Johnson as Susie, a young dancer who joins an elite dance academy in Berlin. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that there is something sinister and supernatural lurking beneath the surface of the academy. The film is further elevated by the incredible talent of Tilda Swinton, who portrays three distinct roles, including an unforgettable portrayal of an old man. "Suspiria" combines elements of mystery, thriller, fantasy, and horror to create an immersive cinematic experience. It is a must-watch for fans of the genre and anyone who appreciates unconventional storytelling. -Allison Picurro [Watch the trailer]


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Sylvie's Love (2020)


Recommended for: Fans of Tessa Thompson and period romance


Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha, Sylvie's Love


Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha in Sylvie's Love


Amazon StudiosDirector: Eugene AsheStars: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi AsomughaGenre: Drama, Romance, MusicRating: PG-13Metacritic score: 74


Set in 1962 New York City, "Sylvie's Love" is a captivating period romance that should not be missed. The film revolves around Sylvie, played by the talented Tessa Thompson, an aspiring TV producer who embarks on a summer romance with a saxophonist named Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) who works at her father's record store. Their lives take different paths, but fate reunites them years later to discover that their connection remains as strong as ever. Directed by Eugene Ashe, "Sylvie's Love" beautifully captures the essence of the era while exploring themes of love, sacrifice, and the pursuit of one's dreams. This heartfelt and soulful film is a true gem. -Allison Picurro [Watch the trailer]


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The Tomorrow War (2021)


Recommended for: Fans of "Independence Day" and action films with a touch of humor


Chris Pratt, Keith Powers, and Sam Richardson in The Tomorrow War


Chris Pratt, Keith Powers, and Sam Richardson in The Tomorrow War


Amazon Prime VideoDirector: Chris McKayStars: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J. K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam RichardsonGenre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller, WarRating: PG-13Metacritic score: 45


"The Tomorrow War" is an entertaining sci-fi action film that delivers a blend of explosive action and humor. In this film, muscular and charismatic actor Chris Pratt takes on the role of a scientist who finds himself transported 30 years into the future to join a battle against an alien invasion in order to save humanity. The movie's plot is filled with thrilling and intense sequences, complemented by well-timed comedic moments delivered by talented comedians like Sam Richardson, Mike Mitchell, and Mary Lynn Rajskub. While the film doesn't shy away from showcasing the horrors of war, it also maintains a light-hearted tone that makes it an enjoyable watch. If you're looking for a popcorn flick that combines action, humor, and a thrilling alien invasion, "The Tomorrow War" is a solid choice. -Allison Picurro [Watch the trailer]


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Uncle Frank (2020)


Recommended for: Fans of road trips and Paul Bettany's American accent


Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, and Peter Macdissi in Uncle Frank


Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, and Peter Macdissi in Uncle Frank


Amazon StudiosDirector: Alan BallStars: Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi, Judy Greer, Steve ZahnGenre: Drama, ComedyRating: RMetacritic score: 58


"Uncle Frank" is a heartfelt and emotionally resonant film that explores themes of family, acceptance, and identity. Set in the 1970s, the movie centers around Beth (Sophia Lillis), a young woman who moves from her small North Carolina hometown to New York City. There, she discovers that her favorite uncle, Frank (played brilliantly by Paul Bettany), is gay and has been living with his partner Wally (Peter Macdissi). Despite the challenges they face, Frank, Beth, and Wally embark on a road trip together following the death of Frank's father. The film skillfully navigates between comedic and dramatic moments, leaving a lasting impact on the audience. Additionally, the flashbacks to Frank's youth provide a poignant exploration of his experience as a gay man in a society marked by prejudice and discrimination. With a standout performance by Judy Greer among the talented cast, "Uncle Frank" is a touching and thought-provoking film. -Allison Picurro [Watch the trailer]


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Cool Hand Luke (1967)


Cool Hand LukeWarner Bros.-Seven Arts


"Cool Hand Luke" is a captivating prison drama based on the 1965 novel by Donn Pearce. The film tells the story of Luke, a bold and free-spirited prisoner who repeatedly escapes from captivity. Despite his actions, which may raise ethical concerns, the audience finds themselves rooting for Luke thanks to his confidence, charm, and resourcefulness. Set in the context of a tough Southern chain gang, the movie explores themes of rebellion and the human spirit. Notably, the film stars the exceptional Paul Newman in the titular role, delivering a dazzling performance. One of the highlights of the film is Newman's dynamic chemistry with Strother Martin, who portrays the prison Captain with remarkable skill. "Cool Hand Luke" is a gripping cinematic experience that compels viewers to contemplate issues of freedom, morality, and defiance. 



Hacksaw Ridge (2016)


Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw RidgeLionsgate


"Hacksaw Ridge" is a powerful and inspiring war film that tells the extraordinary true story of Desmond T. Doss. Doss, a WWII combat medic, is renowned for his remarkable acts of bravery and sacrifice, earning him the Congressional Medal of Honor. Directed by Mel Gibson, the movie showcases the exceptional performance of Andrew Garfield in the role of Doss. Prior to enlisting, Doss firmly believed in non-violence, refusing to engage in shooting or carry a weapon during training. However, during the devastating Battle of Okinawa, Doss single-handedly saved the lives of 75 soldiers. "Hacksaw Ridge" portrays the horrors of war through graphic and realistic scenes, immersing the audience in the intensity of the battlefield. The film explores Doss' profound ideals, unwavering faith, and his extraordinary compassion for fellow human beings. It is a testament to the courage and resilience of individuals in the face of adversity. 


With a wide range of genres and decades represented, Amazon Prime offers an impressive selection of the best movies to enjoy. Whether you're in the mood for action-packed adventures like "Top Gun: Maverick" and "No Time to Die," or heartwarming stories like "The Big Sick" and "Sylvie's Love," there's something for everyone. Don't miss out on these cinematic gems that will captivate and entertain you from start to finish. Grab some popcorn, settle down, and let Amazon Prime transport you to a world of unforgettable movie magic.