We’ve all been there: We looked through Amazon Prime’s movie listings, but weren’t surprised What is good?. So What are the best movies to watch on Amazon Prime? The commercial giant’s streaming service has tacitly amassed a vast archive of films and has released a number of acclaimed films including Kenneth Lonergans since 2006 Manchester by the seaJim Jarmuschs Patersonand Luca Guadagninos Suspiria Remake under the banner of Amazon Studios.
Prime Video is a great service, but there’s a ton of content to browse. Don’t worry, we’re happy to help. We went through the service and picked 10 of our favorite movies that are currently on the platform to try out. From the 2001 anime masterpiece by Satoshi Kon Millennium actress‘Pete Travis’ (*Whisper * and Alex Garlands) 2012 sci-fi blockbuster Dredd, to Akira Kurosawa’s Shakespeare epic Ran – We got you covered in the good stuff. Without further ado, here are the 10 best movies available to stream on Amazon right now.
If you love Gareth Evans’ 2011 Idonesian action thriller The raid and somehow I didn’t see 2012 Dredd … holy Fuck, are you in for a great time. Actor Karl Urban (The young) as an authoritarian super cop with a gravel voice, the film follows Dredd and his apprentice partner, Judge Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), who are forced to bring law and order to a 200-story high-rise block trapped in the grip of the resident drug lord Ma -Ma (Lena Headey). Written by the scriptwriter turned brain science fiction director Alex Garland (who, according to Karl Urban, might have had rather a hand in the previously known production of the film), Dredd is an explosive action experience full of dazzling slo-mo action sequences, charged with a biting satirical undercurrent of dark humor. – Toussaint Egan
Akira Kurosawa’s action drama Ran (The Japanese word for “chaos” is considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever made by the undeniably most famous and critically acclaimed Japanese director in the history of cinema. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s King Lear and the apocryphal legends of the daimyo Mōri Motonari from the 16th century, the 1985 epic plays the legendary Tatsuya Nakadai (harakiri, The sword of doom) as an elderly warlord in medieval Japan, who left his kingdom in the care of his three sons after his retirement. Order soon leaves chaos, however, as Nakadai’s Lord Ichimonji watches helplessly as the harmonious achievements of his reign quickly turn into a cacophonic roar of horror and bloodshed. Heralded as Kurosawa’s last great masterpiece, Ran is a must-see classic. -TO
Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of JG Ballard’s 2015 novel skyscraper targets the legacy of austerity and the history of class struggle across Britain. The Avengers and THOR: Ragnaroks Tom Hiddleston plays Robert Laing, a doctor who is moving into a new high-rise built for the rich and elite. The tower is a universe of its own, complete with all the amenities or desires one could want. Tensions across the fault lines of class and lifestyle are soon accentuated, however, as drugs, alcohol, and debauchery transform into sectarian tribalism, wanton misogyny, and a literal class war waged by affluent upstairs residents. It’s a sullenly intriguing watch even if you’re unfamiliar with your 1970s British history. -TO
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 2001 Japanese horror classic pulse is one of the most terrifying films I’ve ever seen. Set around the turn of the century, Kurosawa follows a group of Japanese teenagers who experience strange visions and troubling encounters linked to a mysterious floppy disk that their friend was investigating before his death following their boyfriend’s inexplicable suicide. pulse is widely recognized as one of the definitive works in the Japanese horror canon, and several critics and fans cite it as the definitive internet horror film of the 21st century. Make sure all the lights are off for this one … and something to cover your eyes if you’re too freaked out (trust me – you will). – –TO
So I married an ax killer
Mike Myers plays Charlie MacKenzie, a popular San Francisco beat poet with engagement problems in Thomas Mud’s 1993 black comedy, who nonetheless falls in love with a local butcher with a heart of gold named Harriet (Harriet! Sweet Harriet!). After the two get married, Charlie’s paranoia quickly begins to settle in when they suspect he’s a new beau, a vicious serial killer with a penchant for marrying their victims before brutally murdering them when they least suspect it. Loaded with fun gigs, including Mike Myers who plays Charlie’s own father, Stuart, So I married an ax killer is a great comedy that is charmingly cheesy as well as entertaining. – –TO
Master and Commander: The Other Side of the World
Peter Weir’s epic naval war drama from 2003 Master and Commander: The Other Side of the World is, as the movie star Russell Crowe said last month, what some call “the loudest subtweet in the world, ”An adult film. The film follows Captain John “Jack” Aubrey, the brazen and fearless captain of the HMS Surprise, and Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany) is ordered to hunt down and capture the French villain ship Acheron. Weir is a two-year odyssey set in the midst of the height of the Napoleonic War. It offers a welcome alternative to Pirates of the Caribbean and more fantastic seafaring adventures. -TO
John Singleton’s 2000 action crime thriller Wave (a sequel to the 1971 blaxploitation classic that should not be confused with the unfortunate year 2019 Wave) is where it is. Samuel L. Jackson plays the NYPD detective (and nephew of the eponymous protagonist in the original) who launches a ruthless campaign to bring in the sociopathic yuppie son of a powerful real estate tycoon (perfectly played by the future) American psycho/.The dark knight Star Christian Bale) after a horrific racially motivated murder. Westworld Star Jeffrey Wright appears alongside Vanessa Williams as Detective Carmen Vasquez and rap legend Busta Rhymes as the fast-talking taxi driver Rasaan as the ruthless drug lord Peoples Hernandez. – –TO
Millennium actress is the second of four feature films by the late Japanese direc tor Satoshi Kon and arguably his greatest work. The film is a love letter to cinema and a magical realistic odyssey from the perspective of Chiyoko Fujiwara, an actress who ponders her career at the behest of a passionate documentary filmmaker who works to pay homage to her life. From references to the 1954s Godzilla
The man from nowhere
Lee Jeong-beom’s 2010 action thriller The man from nowhere feels like a direct spiritual precursor to the John Wick series, albeit less reliant on flamboyant gun-fu theaters and neo-noir comic book aesthetics. Won Bin plays Cha Tae-sik, an ex-special agent who became a pawnbroker and, despite living in self-imposed seclusion, forges an unlikely relationship with So-mi (Sae-ron Kim), a young girl who lives in the United States Apartment complex. When So-mi’s mother steals a pack of heroin from a ruthless gang of human traffickers and she and her daughter are kidnapped to recover it, Cha Tae-sik begins a bloody conquest to get revenge on them and save So-Mi During the South Korean DEA is trying to solve the mystery of his past and bring him and the traffickers to justice.
The film is a slow burn that explosively culminates in one of the most breathtaking knife fighting showdowns I’ve ever seen in an action film. Won Bin’s concise, nuanced performance is magnetic in its pull, drawing the audience in as they drive the action. The fact that he’s not featured in a single film since then only adds to the appeal and mystique of his presence. Sae-ron Kim is great here too, giving a speech towards the end of Act One that is beautiful and devastating in its emotional appeal. In light of recent reports that John Wick Director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad are currently working on an upcoming American adaptation. Now is the perfect time to check out Lee’s original, in case you haven’t seen it already. From its rousing performances, not-to-be-missed action sequences, and impressive score courtesy of old boy Composer Hyun-jung Shim, The man from nowhere is a great and enjoyable action film for anyone who craves a more emotional thrill. -TO
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Is Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol the best Mission Impossible movie? That is controversial. But is that it? funniest Impossible mission Movie? No question. The 2011 entry by director Brad Bird (The iron giant, The unbelievable) Tom Cruise’s super spy Ethan Hunt and his IMF colleagues are disappointed after a terrible attack on the Kremlin. Hunt and IMF tech Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) are hired by intelligence analyst William Brandt (Avengers star Jeremy Renner) and handler Jane Carter (Paula Patton) to clear their names and bring the real culprits to justice travel from Moscow to Dubai and Mumbai on the trail of a villainous nuclear terrorist known only as “Cobalt”. The large set-piece scene in which Ethan climbs the side of a skyscraper is an exquisitely suspenseful performance with increasing suspense and fun comedic timing. – TE