55 Best Movies To Watch On Amazon Prime Video In 2023


The best movies on the Amazon Prime Video list is an eclectic mix of genres, spanning from dramas to comedies and thrillers. Some old classics have stood the test of time, as well as more recent releases that have become instant favorites. And with so many movies available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, you’re bound to find something worth watching!

If you’re looking for a good movie to watch, then this is the article for you. We have compiled a list of the best movies to watch  on Amazon Prime Video in 2022 that are available right now. This list includes classics like Pulp Fiction and The Big Lebowski as well as more modern films such as Creed and Moonlight. Whether it’s comedy or drama, action or suspense, there’s something here to suit any mood!

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 Here are the 55 best movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video in 2022.


1. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Stars: Leonardo Dicaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo

Director: Baz Lurhmann

Writer: William Shakespeare (play), Craig Pearce (Screenplay), Baz Luhrmann (Screenplay)


Baz Lurhmann’s 1996 retelling of Shakespeare’s play was both a critical and commercial success, dripping with neon hues, dusty beachside vehicle chases, chrome-plated weapons, California gangster fashions, and primo ’90s hairstyles.

You’re undoubtedly familiar with the tale: In Verona Beach, Romeo Montague (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Juliet Capulet (Claire Danes) fall passionately in love and secretly wed despite their families being caught up in a bloody gang conflict.

Tybalt, Juliet’s hot-tempered brother (played by John Leguizamo), kills Mercutio (Harold Perrineau), Romeo’s best friend, in an act of heated retaliation, and thus the feud is exacerbated.

The Montagues and Capulets are fighting for dominance in Verona, with Romeo caught in the middle. However, when he is forced to leave Verona Beach, Juliet is due to marry the governor’s son Dave (Paul Rudd!) But she has a cunning plan to fake her death so she may flee with Romeo forever.


2. Annette (2021)

Stars: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard

Director: Leos Carax

Writers: Ron Mael (Original Story by), Russell Mael ( Original Story by) 


Annette is worth a try if you’re among the many people complaining that everything has already been done or that remakes and re-imaginings are all anyone does anymore. We’re not promising you’ll enjoy it.

The critics seem to be split on this one, with many praising it for its uniqueness while others claim that it’s too unusual. Annette is already well worth the cost of your Prime membership, thanks to two Hollywood legends’ risky performances. Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver, who were both Oscar winners and have been nominated twice, play opposite one another in Annette.

In the Movie, Ann (Marion Cotillard) is a world-famous opera singer who meets Henry (Adam Driver), a stand-up comedian, in Los Angeles. They fall in love and become an opulent and passionate pair under the glare of the lights.

With the arrival of their first kid, Annette, a peculiar little girl with an unusual fate, their lives are turned upside down. A Leos Carax film with story and music by Sparks’ Ron & Russell Mael, this unique music is a trip through love, passion, and stardom.

3. Arachnophobia (1990)

Stars: Jeff Daniels, John Goodman, Julian Sands

Director: Frank Marshall

Writers: Don Jakoby (Story) , Al Williams ( Story) , Wesley Strick ( Screenplay)


Arachnophobia may be the ideal film to bring on when the weather starts to get colder outside (and for smacking up to Halloween, for the diehards). It did for spiders what Jaws did for sharks (which was undoubtedly much appreciated).

Ross Jennings is a family man and doctor who, with his wife and children, relocates to a modest California community in hopes of building his practice. As it turns out, Ross has a phobia of spiders; this does not bode well since his residence is infested with a deadly Venezuelan spider that has come to town and is beginning to leave a trail of victims in its wake.

With the assistance of a local exterminator (John Goodman) and a group of arachnologists, Ross must conquer his fears to wipe out the mother spider before her sacks of progeny spread uncontrollably.

4. As Good As It Gets (1997)

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

Director: James L. Brooks

Mark Andrus(story) James L. Brooks(screenplay)


Melvin Udall is a well-known romance novelist with severe OCD who avoids cracks in the road, maintains his area clean, and has procedures for everything from hand washing to door locking and unlocking.

 Melvin is a reclusive recluse who despises interacting with other people, especially his neighbor Simon (Greg Kinnear) and — the only one who can tolerate him — Carol (Helen Hunt), a diner waitress. When Simon is beaten and severely wounded, he asks Melvin to look after his dog, which becomes infatuated with him.

 The movie prompts us to reconsider whether we treat Melvyn too harshly – perhaps he deserves some compassion. Melvyn begins to soften; eventually, he breaks away from his obsessive shell and starts dating Carol. Melvin is selfish, irritable, and difficult to deal with, yet As Good as It Gets reminds us that there is positivity in everyone -some people just need a little care, affection, and attention to reveal it.


5. Apollo 13 (1995)

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Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

Director: Ron Howard

Writers: Jim Lovell (book “Lost Moon”) Jeffrey Kluger (book “Lost Moon”) William Broyles Jr.(screenplay)

Based on a true story from the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon. The astronauts Lovell, Haise, and Swigert were supposed to fly Apollo 14, but they switched with astronauts in Apollo 13. In 1970, the Apollo 13 mission became an edge-of-your-seat drama when it was retold as a harrowing tale of the famous spacecraft’s hazardous journey around the moon.

Following a successful debut, the crew’s well-known objective goes according to plan until an oxygen tank explodes forcing them to return to Earth right away.

Tensions rise inside the spacecraft as the crew works with mission control on the ground, led by Flight Director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris), to devise a method of re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere without incineration after the Odyssey module is damaged.


6. Rudy (1993)

Stars: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty

Director: David Anspaugh

Writer: Angelo Pizzo


Did you ever want to witness a grown man cry? Simply stated, Rudy. Based on the real-life story of the University of Notre Dame student Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger (Sean Astin), critics may not have been impressed with Rudy when it was released in the mid-nineties.

The film’s reputation has grown since its original release as a symbol of triumph over adversity and how heart and perseverance can overcome all odds. That’s a bit of a stretch, but the fact is that tears don’t lie.

 Rudy is inspired to pursue his ambition of playing football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish team following the death of his buddy in a mining accident, but his grades aren’t good enough to get accepted at the university, and his 5-foot-6 stature puts him at a disadvantage on the field.

Regardless, at Holy Cross College, Rudy enrolls to transfer and works as a groundskeeper at Notre Dame, with the help of the teacher’s assistant D-Bob (John Favreau). He does. But it’s just the beginning of Rudy’s remarkable journey to become an ND player.

Is it possible that this journey will ever come to an end? Prepare your tissues ahead of time and find out.


7. Do the Right Thing (1989)

Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Spike Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, John Turturo, Bill Nunn

Director: Spike Lee

Writer: Spike Lee


Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American drama film written, directed, produced, and starring Spike Lee that has been called one of the best movies of all time and a terrifyingly relevant mirror of American race relations that is as timely today as it was when it first opened.

During a scorching heatwave in the Bedford–Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, Mookie (Lee) works as a pizza delivery boy for Italian-American Sal (Danny Aiello), who has run the store in the largely African-American neighborhood for more than two decades.

When a racially-charged dispute at the store escalates to violence one evening, the cops are called, and Raheem (Bill Nunn), one of the locals, is murdered by Officer Long (Rick Aiello)The conflict reaches a boiling point when Sal’s restaurant is burned down, a mob fills the streets, and the community is rocked by the events for all time.

Aiello was a deserving nominee for Best Supporting Actor, and Lee received a nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, but Do the Right Thing’s influence is still felt today.


8. The Social Network (2010)

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara, Armie Hammer

Director: David Fincher

Writers: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Ben Mezrich, (book “The Accidental Billionaires”)


Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher were less captivated by the colossus trailblazer Facebook would become in The Social Network than they were with themes of friendship, betrayal, and jealousy entangling its origins in Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires.

The film, which was nominated for eight Oscars and won three, chronicles the early days of 19-year-old Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), who along with his best friend, Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), and other classmates, creates The Facebook, a social media site for Ivy League students.

The plot is told in a combination of cut sequences and flashbacks that follow Facebook’s rise, including its connection with Napster CEO Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake), its relocation to Silicon Valley, and Saverin’s subsequent departure from the firm. However, the film’s attention stays focused on Zuckerberg, as we see a version of him who has to deal with the cost he incurred for his invention.


9. Sideways (2004)

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen, Thomas Haden Church

Director: Alexander Payne

Writers: Rex Pickett (novel), Alexander Payne (screenplay), Jim Taylor (screenplay)


Sideways is a bright, California wine-growing region-set dramedy drenched in brilliant reds and sunny perspectives, sparkling wines, and an offensive wine snob ranting about merlot that was nominated for five Oscars in 2005, including Best Picture and Director for Alexander Payne (who also won for Best Adapted Screenplay).

A week before his buddy Jack is scheduled to get married, best man Miles and the groom-to-be go wine country for a week of pleasure, relaxation, and – of course – wine consumption. Miles is an oenophile who tries to teach Jack a little about the art of tasting excellent wine.

 Jack, on the other hand, is a twenty-two-year-old winery worker who despises his job. He spends most of his time drinking at local bars and socializing with coworkers. Jack meets beautiful Stephanie at one of the vineyards when he’s out having a good time with some buddies. Miles is a high school English teacher and a failed writer at heart.

He’s still waiting for word from a prospective publisher after his wife divorced him and married again, causing him to worry about the nerve-racking wait for notification.

When Miles meets Stephanie’s friend Maya, he has a second chance to start fresh. However, when he admits that Jack is about to marry someone else, any prospect of a relationship seems to be lost.


10. In Bruges (2008)

Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy

Director: Martin McDonagh

Writer: Martin McDonagh


Ben (Brendan Gleeson) and Ray (Colin Farrell) are terrible individuals. They make money by killing people. It’s a tough job that leaves Ray seething with guilt after one particularly hard hit, so the pair retreats to charming medieval Belgian town Bruges, Belgium, to lay low while awaiting orders from their employer.

Ben, on the other hand, can’t stop thinking about the botched work until he meets the beautiful Chloe (Clémence Poésy), a member of a film crew in town filming a movie. For the first time, hilariously sardonic and cynical Ray begins to envision a future beyond “life.”

Harry, on the other hand, arrives with very different ideas in “In Bruges,” a smart, beautifully shot fish-out-of-water comedy written and directed by Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).


11. Val (2021)

Stars: Val Kilmer, Kevin Bacon (archive footage), Marlon Brando (archive footage)

Director: Leo Scott, Ting Poo

Writer: Val Kilmer


Whether you’re a fan of Val Kilmer’s iconic roles in films such as Top Gun’s Iceman, The Doors’ Jim Morrison, and Batman Forever’s masked crusader, or whether you followed him through his later career for movies like Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang and beyond.

One thing is certain… You’ve never seen Val Kilmer perform this way before. Leo Scott and Ting Poo, the film’s directors, have created an Amazon Original autobiographical documentary about Val called Val, which is both intriguing and devastating.

A bonus disc, in addition to the film’s narrative, features behind-the-scenes material with Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, and other stars. Now in his sixties and recovering from throat cancer treatment that has left him reliant on a voice box to talk through his trachea, Kilmer’s film is a thorough examination of his life, from his start in the theater to his fall from fame.


12. Tangerine (2015)

Stars: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O’Hagan,James Ransone, Alla Tumanian

Director: Sean Baker

Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch


“Tangerine is an engrossing and heartfelt story about life on the fringes,” says director Sean Baker (The Florida Project ). It was shot entirely with cell phones and stars a cast mostly made up of first-time actors. It’s a frenetic, raucously funny love story set against the backdrop of Los Angeles.

The film is set in Los Angeles and depicts two transgender sex workers (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor) as they go about their days, battling with drug addiction, police misconduct, pimps, and jealousy for one another.

The difference is that it was not treated as a specific narrative, but if it had been, the content may have been sensationalistic; in addition, Baker is a humanist who fights for his people whatever problems they’re causing.


13. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo, Earl Hindman, James Broderick.

Director: Joseph Sargent

Writers: John Godey (Novel), Peter Stone (Screenplay)


 According to our critic, it is one of the finest “gritty Gotham” movies ever made – a film that “really captures the spirit of New York and New Yorkers.”

In this darkly amusing, white-knuckle thriller from director Joseph Sargent, four heavily armed individuals take a subway train hostage and demand a million dollars for the passengers’ lives.

Robert Shaw (Walter Matthau), the gang’s ringleader, is emotionlessly ruthless, while Walter Matthau (Walter Matthau), the transit police officer pursuing them, is at his hangdog worst.


14. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

Stars: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco, M. Emmet Walsh

Director: P.J.Hogan

Writer: Ronald Bass.

Julia Roberts was cast as the villain in this romantic comedy, making it seem like she was making a comeback after appearances in darker films such as Mary Reilly and Michael Collins. But this was no lightweight romantic comedy; P.J. Hogan (“Muriel’s Wedding”) and Ronald Bass (Rain Man, “Heaven Can Wait”) let Roberts play with her viewers’ expectations.

Michael O’Neal (Dermot Mulroney) and Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) made a bet when they were children: If they were still unmarried at the age of 28, they’d marry one another. O’Neil, now 28 years old, reveals he’s getting married to a gorgeous 20-year-old named Kimberly (Cameron Diaz) just four days before Julianne’s birthday.

Julianne learns the truth about her feelings for him when she suddenly comprehends that she is really in love with him. Julianne makes a vow to stop the wedding at all costs after realizing she is truly in love with him. When she’s named maid of honor, it becomes even more complicated.


15. Invisible Life (2019)

 Stars: Julia Stockler, Carol Duarte, Flávia Gusmão

Director: Karim Aïnouz

Writer: Murilo Hauser (screenplay), Inés Bortagaray (screenplay), Karim Aïnouz (co-screenplay) and Martha Batalha (based on the book by: “A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmão”)

Do you want a lush, sumptuous melodrama? In 1950s Brazil, two close-knit sisters are separated by life and the patriarchy in Amazon’s newest original series, Invisible Life.

At last year’s Cannes Film Festival (2020), the ensemble drama The Invisible Life premiered, where it won the Un Certain Regard award and was praised as a strong and traditional melodrama that was firmly entrenched in Old Hollywood conventions.

This movie explores the concept of female empowerment, with a special emphasis on issues such as sexual liberation (and its lack), femininity, and societal pressures that attempt to tear women apart.

An emotionally overwrought film with stunning visuals, excellent acting, and a heart so delicate you just know it’ll shatter.


16. The Report (2019)


Stars: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Michael C. Hall, Ted Levine, Corey Stoll, Maura Tierney, and Sarah Goldberg

Director/Writer: Scott Z. Burns


In the Report, writer Scott Z.Burns captures the essence of a compelling procedural thriller in the style of All the President’s Men.

It’s a political thriller based on the true story of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11, directed by Scott Z. Burns, who also wrote Contagion and Side Effects.

In a Senate office, Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) is enraged at the prospect that someone may be stealing her staff’s work to avoid higher scrutiny and prevent her from making national headlines. Her aide Peter Kovic (Adam Driver) is assigned to look into it; however, he finds himself under increasingly intense pressure as the investigation progresses

This is a tightly wound, sharp, and incisive mystery that doesn’t delve into the characters’ personal lives or a love story.

The film’s success is marked by a growing critical appeal, and its visual attractiveness has grown significantly.


17. Coming 2 America (2021)


Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Teyana Taylor, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones

Director: Craig Brewer

Writers: Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield


Do you enjoy the film Coming to America? The good news is that, like its creators, the people who made Coming 2 America, a brand-new sequel launched exclusively on Amazon Prime Video this year.

Almost the complete original cast returns for a slim but lively sequel that transports audiences back to Zamunda (and, of course, back 2 America) with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprising their roles as Prince Akeem and his right-hand man Semmi.

Akeem’s (Yusef) journey to discover his long-lost son, Jermaine Fowler (Jermaine), and learn how to be a good king is filled with laughs. Coming 2 America isn’t as funny or groundbreaking as its predecessor, which was directed by Craig Brewer and starred Danny Glover.

The new film is a loving and faithful adaptation that successfully keeps the soul and spirit of the original, even while it may sometimes feel more like a celebration of the 1988 classic than a coherent comedy in its own right.

But guess what? The real thing is worth appreciating, and Murphy and Brewer ensure that you enjoy yourself while doing it.


18. Hellboy (2004)


Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Rupert Evans, John Hurt, Brian Steele, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden

Writer/Director: Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro is always a wonderful choice! With his enthusiastic adaptation of the award-winning Mike Mignola comic Hellboy, the champion of genre fans brought his passion for fantasy to the superhero realm.

Hellboy is a creature feature, part-timely-wimey fantasy epic, part superhero actioner, with Ron Perlman in some great prosthetics as the titular demon kid turned BPRD (Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense) agent.

A pulpy romp that exalts its flamboyant genre side, and never looks down on it. Hellboy is a funny and heartfelt protagonist, finding life when Del Toro allows his ability to tell warm-hearted family stories and spontaneous otherworldly wonders to shine.


19. The Lighthouse (2019)

Stars: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe

Director: Robert Eggers

Writers: Robert Eggers, Max Eggers

Robert Eggers was initially considering adapting Edgar Allan Poe’s The Light-House as a film, but The Lighthouse ultimately took on an unexpected path as one of 2019’s most distinctive films.

The Lighthouse is a 2018 British drama film set in the late 1800s when Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) is stationed with volatile Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe). It was filmed entirely in black and white.

Alone on a remote island, Winslow and Wake face each other as well as the onset of madness. The thriller is well-plotted, with nail-biting confrontations and spectacular performances from Pattinson and Dafoe. However, it’s the film’s twists that will keep audiences talking long after it has ended.


20. Attack the Block (2011)

Stars: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones

Director / Writer: Joe Cornish

Attack the Block is a 2011 alien action comedy directed by Joe Cornish, who did what he does best in Shaun of the Dead with rising sci-fi actors John Boyega and Jodie Whittaker.

When their neighborhood is invaded by furry, razor-toothed alien visitors hell-bent on taking it over, the youngsters and adults team up to defend themselves and their block.

Attack the Block is an invasion thriller with a touch of humanity, in which the juvenile delinquents are turned into heroes by utilizing their street smarts to rid the neighborhood of aliens.


21. Jaws (1975)

Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Murray Hamilton

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Peter Benchley (screenplay), Carl Gottlieb (screenplay)


Bathtubs, puddles, and a kitchen sink full of dirty dishwater: If you were born in the 1970s or later, no lake — big or little — was safe after watching Steven Spielberg’s legendary shark movie Jaws.

A classic theme, to be sure. But it all starts when a young woman is devoured by a shark off the coast of Amity Island, a tiny New England fishing town. The shifty city mayor (Murray Hamilton) is hesitant to close the busy beach, but Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) has a terrible suspicion and knows something sinister is afoot…… much much worse.

After following his natural inclination to protect the town, a Great White shark expert and an irritable seaside boat skipper join forces with Brody in pursuit of the beast.

If you weren’t afraid of the water after seeing the original film, Prime Video offers both Shark Week and Jaws 2 and 3 so you can stage your own.


22.  Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston

Director: Amy Heckerling

Writer: Cameron Crowe (screenplay)


There was also Fast Times at Ridgemont High, in which Sean Penn played Jeff Spicoli, a stoner surfer who became an unforgettable character. Based on the book by Cameron Crowe. The coming-of-age narrative follows several plot lines in the lives of a group of California high school students in this ’80s movie that he wrote after joining a San Diego high school undercover.

Stacy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a lovely, but inexperienced, high-schooler who is in love. When her free-wheeling buddy Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates) tells her to pursue an interest with good guy Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and his more confident buddy Mike Damone (Robert Romanus), Stacy gets involved in a love triangle.

Meanwhile, Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) fights Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a stern teacher who has no tolerance for the slacker’s conduct, at his college campus.


23. Moneyball (2011)

Stars: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt

Director: Bennett Miller

Writers: Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Stan Chervin (story)


Necessity is the mother of invention, according to popular belief. When the struggling Oakland A’s baseball team, which was operating with a restricted budget in 2002, needed to build a winning squad while using a minimal amount of resources, General Manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) turned to the revolutionary (at the time) practice of analytics.

Brand, a brilliant Yale economics graduate (Jonah Hill) is hired as Beane’s assistant GM, whose use of sabermetrics unearths undervalued players with strengths that can be fully exploited when combined with another underutilized talent.

Is Beane and Brand’s approach for a “nerdy” baseball future? Will it pay off, bringing the A’s to the World Series? If you don’t already know the answers to these questions (which are all in the source material), then we highly advise you to watch this Oscar-nominated narrative feature (based on Michael Lewis’s nonfiction bestseller Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, which was published in 2003).


24. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Director: Stephen Spielberg

Writers: Jeff Nathanson (screenplay), Frank Abagnale Jr. (book “Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit”), Stan Redding (book “Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit”)


In a hospital emergency room, a young boy screams in agony, his leg bloody and fractured. Frank Abagnale Jr., barely 21 years old and pretending to be a doctor while sickened by the blood, is sent to help the two junior doctors on the case.

“Dr. Harris, do you agree?” Frank can only squeak out before handing the kid off and fleeing. By the time Spielberg’s wonderful Oscar-winning film Catch Me If You Can reach its conclusion, the young confident man will have also established himself as a check forger and pretended to be an airline pilot and a lawyer while touring the world on an adventure that would end all others.

FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) is hot on Frank’s heels, developing respect and friendship for the young, terrified Abagnale as they race the globe in pursuit of the grandmaster.

Based on the real-life exploits of Abagnale Jr, Catch Me If You Can is a must-see cat-and-mouse movie with two amazing performances from Hollywood’s finest.


25. The Tomorrow War (2021)

Stars: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strzechowski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin

Director: Chris McKay

Writer: Zach Dean

The Tomorrow War is a Terminator in reverse, with good guys battling an alien invasion in the year 2051 rather than forces from a future war coming to fight it out in the present.

In the far distant future, mankind is engaged in a worldwide conflict with an aggressive extraterrestrial species. Only by transporting soldiers and civilians from the present to the future may people survive.

High School Teacher and Family Man (Chris Pratt), for example, is a teacher who leads a group of guys going through the same training.

When their young daughter is kidnapped by a diabolical corporation bent on global ruin, a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and her estranged father (J.K. Simmons) join forces in a desperate bid to save humanity, when the end of the world arrives much sooner than expected… The beginning of the end is an action.


26. Awakenings (1990)

Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, John Heard, Ruth Nelson

Director: Penny Marshall

Writers: Oliver Sacks (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)


Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a fictionalized version of Dr. Oliver Sacks who works at a hospital in the Bronx to research several patients who have been catatonic for decades as a result of encephalitis from the 1920s and 1930s, and his profession serves as the basis for this 1988 film adaptation of Awakenings.

When an experimental Parkinson’s drug is discovered and allows Sayer to “awaken” one 40-year-old patient, Leonard (the fascinating Robert De Niro), and then several more of the hospital’s patients, many of whom have been “frozen, “It’s a gripping and bittersweet reminiscence of how precious life is for Leonard and the patients, as they come to terms with the time they’ve lost and the time they have left since they were children.


27. Pinocchio (2019)

Stars: Roberto Benigni, Federico Ielapi, Rocco Papaleo

Director: Matteo Garrone

Writers: Carlo Collodi (novel), Matteo Garrone (screenplay), Massimo Ceccherini (screenplay)

The tale of Pinocchio has been told and reworked numerous times in print, on television, on stage, and in the film — most notably in Walt Disney’s 1940 animated feature. It was written as a novel by Italian author Carlo Collodi in 1881.

In their newest film, Matteo Garrone and Massimo Ceccherini once again employ live-action, stunning CGI, and exquisite costumes and makeup to tell the tale of a lonely carpenter, Gepetto (Roberto Benigni), utilizing the most recent feature version.

Pinocchio is a fantastic movie about the power of one’s imagination. Pinocchio was always kept by a carpenter (and later became one himself). However, in this story, the puppet master becomes tangible, creating a wooden boy puppet that comes to life with magic.


28. Midsommar (2019)

Stars: Florence Pugh, Liv Mjönes, Jack Reynor

Director /Writer: Ari Aster


What could be a greater way to commemorate the summer solstice than by being scared out of your wits? Ari Aster’s Midsommar is not only operatic in style, but it also delivers on everything that the title promises.

The plot revolves around an American couple in difficulty with their relationship who goes to a midsummer festival with their pals. From there, the drama gets much more disturbing and hostile, with a Swedish town as the setting for a cult with anti-social motives to put it lightly.

If you’re up for a nearly 2.5-hour film where the scares constantly and continually creep up on you, it won’t take long to figure out why it was such a success in the summer of 2019.


29. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

Stars: Jimmie Falls, Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps

Director: Joe Talbot

Writers: Jimmie Fails (story), Joe Talbot (story, )Rob Richert

Jimmie and his best buddy, Mort, set out on a quest to reclaim the home his grandfather erected in San Francisco’s Fillmore District as a result of gentrification before it is irrevocably altered.

This film follows a pair of misfit buddies who leave their Utah ranch to escape the hardships they face there. Their journey challenges their friendship and forces them to consider where they fit in with the community they’ve always called home. This movie was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards and features a moving, often emotional path


30. One Night in Miami (2021)

Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr

Director: Regina King

Writer: Kemp Powers (screenplay by)


In actress Regina King’s directorial debut, she transforms Kemp Powers’ stage play into a compelling drama.

One Night in Miami is a fictitious-sized inquiry into a true-life get-together that took place in Miami Beach in 1964 when heavyweight champion Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) and his famous buddy Sonny Liston (Kent Barker) met for the first time after midnight.

Musicians such as Sam Cooke, gospel singer Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), and football legend Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) got together to socialize, debate, and talk about their contributions to changing Black America.

With each star receiving ample screen time and nuance, the film weaves together stories of various historical figures. The movie mixes nicely shot sequences of their personal lives and accomplishments with fly-on-the-wall ensemble shots that give you a sense of what it was like to be in the room with these icons.


31. Herself (2020)

Stars: Clare Dunne, Ruby Rose O’Hara, Molly McCann,

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Writers: Clare Dunne (story by), Malcolm Campbel

In this Amazon Original film, which won the Human Rights Film Award at last year’s Dublin International Film Festival, get ready for a sob-fest that is full of both agony and beautiful redemption.

Sandra, a mother of two in Dublin who, after fleeing her abusive spouse, finds herself on the verge of homelessness, is played by Actress Clare Dunne.

Sandra is a young woman with an old soul who grew up on the streets and has since resolved to build her house DIY-style — all she needs now is some land.

It’s difficult to stay detached from Sandra’s tale as her friends and others alike pitch in to assist her to rebuild (literally).


32. Sound of Metal (2020)

Stars: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci

Director: Darius Marder

Writers: Darius Marder (screenplay by), Abraham Marder (screenplay by), Derek Cianfrance (story by) 

Sound of Metal doesn’t mess around, rushing right to the intense and frightening parts where Ruben (Riz Ahmed), a drummer in a heavy metal duet with his girlfriend (the wonderful Olivia Cooke), begins to lose his hearing.

The agony of a blender’s silence, the mild drip of percolating coffee, or the shushing spray of a showerhead are all gone in the film’s opening minutes, which director/screenwriter Darius Marder focuses on.

Sound of Metal isn’t about deafness; it’s a story about how we must all change and the path we must take to do so, as Ruben enters a facility to help him learn to live with his hearing loss while also avoiding a relapse into his former drug-addiction lifestyle.

It’s a wonderful motion picture about life-altering grief and forgiveness, and it shouldn’t be missed.


33. I’m Your Woman (2020)

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Arinzé Kene

Director: Julia Hart

Writers: Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz


This gritty 1970s-era crime drama, which premiered in October at this year’s virtual edition of AFI Fest, features Mrs. Maisel in a new light. In I’m Your Woman, the stunning Rachel Brosnahan donned bell bottoms and guns as Jean, the bored suburban housewife of Eddie (Bill Heck), a hustler and criminal with questionable colleagues.

When a stranger arrives one evening with an infant and claims that he is “our kid,” Eddie soon afterward vanishes, setting off a chain of events that make Jean terrified, perplexed, and on the run from armed henchmen.

Jean’s only break from the madness is Cal (Arinzé Kene), who escorts her and the baby to a safe house where his wife, Teri (Marsha Stephanie Blake), and father, Art (Frankie Faison), instruct her on how to live as a fugitive.

I’m Your Woman is a fantastic means to time-travel out of your daily routine. It’s dripping with ’70s flair, loud wardrobe choices, boat-sized automobiles, and a groovy Motown soundtrack, making it the ideal way to abandon yourself in the past.


34. High Life (2019)

Stars: Robert Pattinson, André Benjamin, Mia Goth

Director: Claire Denis

Writers: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau , Geoff Cox (collaboration), Andrew Litvack (Additional Writing), Nick Laird (Additional Writing By) 


High Life is an erotic sci-fi horror film by award-winning French director Claire Denis, and it defies classification.

High Life is a difficult movie, to sum up in a few sentences, but we’ll give it a go. Dr. Dibs is the overseer of a cursed space mission that sends criminals into a black hole to collect energy. 

Dr. Dibs, the commander of a condemned space effort that transports criminals to attempt to suck energy from a black hole, is played by Juliette Binoche.

Along the way, Dibs conducts a series of sexual investigations on the criminals, resulting in their deaths. Finally, alone with his daughter, murderer Monte (Robert Pattinson) attempts to endure and thrive as they hurtle toward certain death.


35. The Farewell (2019)

Stars: Awkwafina, Zhao Shuzhen

Director / Writer : Lulu Wang


In China, this film is known as “Don’t Tell Her.” The American title of The Farewell is not quite the same as the movie’s main theme. Billi Wang is a Chinese-American writer who discovers that her grandmother, Nai Nai (Zhao Shuzhen), has terminal lung cancer in China.

Billi’s family, including her father, Haiyan Wang (Tzi Ma), and mother, Lu Jian (Diana Lin), as well as the rest of the relatives, urge Billi that she should keep quiet about Nai Nai’s impending death.

Billi’s promise is a burden that weighs heavily on her, yet her relationship with her grandmother, whom she loved and respected greatly, was lovely and moving.

Nai Nai may not know the truth, but she has something valuable to pass on to her family.


36. The African Queen (1951)

Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley

Director: John Huston

Writers: C.S. Forester(novel “The African Queen”), James Agee (adapted for the screen by), John Huston, (adapted for the screen by), John Collier (uncredited), Peter Viertel                       (uncredited)

One of the pleasures of Amazon Prime is that it allows viewers of all ages to discover films from decades ago. The African Queen is one of director John Huston’s most loved movies, owing to the cast of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. This is a timeless tale. Everyone should see it at least once in their life.

The film is set in World War I and tells the story of Rose Sayer (Hepburn), a missionary, and Captain Charlie Allnut (Bogart), the commander of a riverboat, who join forces against the Germans after their lives are turned upside down.

Charlie and Rose’s trek on the African Queen entails them into numerous hazards, as well as a rocky relationship at times.


37. Vivarium(2019)

Stars: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Aris

Director: Lorcan Finegan

Writer: Garret Shanley


If you like Twilight Zone-style tiny terrors of dread and metaphysical dread, Amazon has the right horror film streaming for you this year. The Vivarium of Lorcan Finegan is a gloomy, unpleasant experience, but it’s also an exciting and terrible time.

When a young couple from The End attempts to find their first house, they discover themselves trapped in an unfamiliar suburban community with no means of escape. They’ll never be able to get out, no matter how many highways or fences they leap over.

Then there’s the terrible newborn. It appears that Vivarium depicts the terrors of being trapped in a white picket fence existence you never desired, but the fact is that it’s already too late.

The film’s more powerful undercurrent is derived from the depiction of nature’s life cycles and mankind’s helplessness in being caught within them.


38. Late Night (2019)

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Emma Thompson, Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott, and Amy Ryan

Director: Nisha Ganatra

Writer: Mindy Kaling


If you enjoy watching behind-the-scenes Hollywood tales and romcoms, Late Night is a good choice. A young woman (Mindy Kaling) joins the all-male writing staff of a formerly renowned but now declining late-night talk show, which is led by Emma Thompson.

The idealistic young screenwriter clashes with the gloomy host and her staff over whether to continue producing programs when they confront other difficulties. It’s charming, adorable, and amusing, yet it has a surprising degree of emotion at the conclusion.

Kaling is adorable as the bumbling newbie who idolizes her employer, and Thompson gives a strong turn as a complicated and powerful woman.


39. To Catch a Thief (1955)

Stars: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Hughs, Charles Vanel

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: John Michael Hayes


Alfred Hitchcock’s breathtaking heist is a study of Old Hollywood glitz and style.

In To Catch a Thief, Cary Grant plays John “The Cat” Robie, an elderly jewel thief who is re-entering the field after a long absence when he is compelled to take the blame for a new sequence of heists in the French Riviera.

He’s trying to clear his name, so he gets caught up in a romantic adventure with a gorgeous young socialite (played by the wonderful Grace Kelly) that sends him careening across the stunning backdrop on the lookout for the actual criminal.

To Catch a Thief is one of the finest capers, an enchanting mystery enhanced by two of cinema’s most charming movie actors.


40. Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

Stars: Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Abudkar, Lil Rel Howery, and Micah Stock

Director/Writer: Paul Downs Colaizzo


Brittany Runs a Marathon isn’t the film you’d expect it to be. Jillian Bell portrays an overweight person who sets out to train for and run the New York marathon as a means of getting in shape, which she believes will significantly improve her life.

 Changes do occur, but they are a mix of both good and bad, as Bell’s character learns that her problems are connected to who she is as a person rather than how she appears on the outside.

 It’s a delightful, surprising, and occasionally amusing comedy with a smidge of romance for good measure. But it’s also genuinely moving, and Bell delivers a star-making performance that deftly balances humorous and dramatic elements.

 Brittany Runs a Marathon is one of 2019’s finest comedies and also one of the year’s finest films.


41. Resolution (2012)

Stars: Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, Emily Montague, Zahn McClarnon

Directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Writer: Justin Benson


Resolution is a long-awaited feature debut from The Endless filmmaking team Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, and it’s a slow burn that creates a whole cosmos out of the confines of a remote cabin.

A pair of old pals, played by Peter Cilella and Vinny Curran, go on a retreat at the aforementioned cabin.

However, in the real world, there are no cliches. These plans might be at odds with each other- for example, one may want to violently withdraw from dealing drugs because he or she has a personal issue with addiction and cannot trust their friend to remain drug-free on their behalf.

This character conflict gives the foundation for Benson’s script, which creates a Lovecraftian terror when an unknown, unseen force begins bombarding them with communications and playing games with them, further entrapping them in their dreary little pit of agony.

It’s a low-key slow burn that pulls off an unforgettable conclusion while also incorporating enough mythology to establish a whole cinematic cosmos.


42. Coherence (2013)

Stars: Nicholas Brendan, Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Lorene Scafaria, Elizabeth Gracen, Hugo Armstrong, Alex Manugian, Lauren Maher

Written and Directed by: James Ward Byrkit


Gore Verbilinski’s frequent storyboard artist James Ward Byrkit makes his feature directorial debut with Coherence, an outstanding special effect film that is one of the finest original sci-fi concepts in years.

Five nights of shooting, with an almost entirely unscripted plot, and enough real-life mysteries material to keep viewers guessing till the end owing to its five episodes and mostly improvisational script.

Scientists, cosmologists, and star-themed dinner parties on the night of a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical spectacle collapse and flex across one mind-bending evening as old friends rejoin at a star-themed party.

Coherence is a fascinating example of an almost completely unscripted script from frequent storyboard artist James Ward Byrkit, who shot the film in five nights with only minor modifications.


43. The Matrix (1999)

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster

Directors/Writers:Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski


The Matrix is now, in terms of technology, superior to it was in 1999. It was a technological marvel back then – and it still is today. Sure, the film is cheesy and lacks subtlety in places, but it’s also achingly stylish and enjoyable to watch in 2021.

The Matrix offered Neo (Keanu Reeves) his first taste of freedom, but he still yearned for more. Neo (Keanu Reeves) believed that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), a legendary figure known as the most dangerous man alive, might answer his question: What is the Matrix?

Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a stunning stranger, recruits Neo into an underworld where he encounters Morpheus.

On the surface, it appears to be a typical action film about an immortal secret agent attempting to retain his humanity against a crew of bloodthirsty killers. Neo must battle for his and others’ lives while evading capture by a group of diabolically clever secret agents. It may be more costly than Neo’s existence.


44. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, Rudy Giuliani

Director: Jason Woliner

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay by), Anthony Hines (screenplay by), Dan Swimer (screenplay by)


 Few entertainers in the world can change gears as quickly as Sacha Baron Cohen. In recent years, comedian, actor, and activist Sacha Baron Cohen has risen to become one of America’s most controversial figures. In the films The Spy and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (both on Netflix), he played Israeli spy Eli Cohen and American “Yippy” activist Abby Hoffman, respectively.

He is best known as the creator of Borat, for which he won an Academy Award. In 2012’s sequel to 2006’s Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Cohen returns as his clueless Kazakh journalist from the original.

After spending 14 years in jail, Borat is released and must return to the United States to redeem his country’s reputation by gifting Mike Pence with Tutar (Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova), who he discovers has a daughter.

Along the route, of course, Cohen resumes his pranking of Trump-era America, but much of the work now falls on brilliant Bakalova, who provides some perplexingly strange circumstances and poignant political satire.


45. Patton (1970)

Stars: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola (screen story by), Edmund H. North (screen story by), Ladislas Farago (based on factual material from Patton: Ordeal and Triumph)


The blockbuster World War II drama, U.S. General George S. Patton, is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in all of its three-hour lengthy renowned movies.

Patton was regarded as a breakthrough in filmmaking, sweeping the Academy Awards with ten nominations and seven wins, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. George C. Scott’s portrayal of the controversial military figure is unsettling; it perfectly reflects all of the chaos, brutality, and ego of the General.

The film chronicles his illustrious career, highlighting his victories and defeats on the field, his fierce rivalries with German and Allied generals alike, his relief of duty and fall from grace, as well as his eventual atonement at the climactic Battle of the Bulge.

With Scott’s performance becoming a model for future hard-assed military films characters, Patton is still a timeless classic.


46. Big Fish (2003)

Stars: Billy Crudup, Hailey Anne Nelson, Ewan McGregor

Director: Tim Burton

Writers: Daniel Wallace (novel “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions”)John August (screenplay)


On his deathbed, Mr. Bloom (Ambert Finney) is telling everyone who will listen about his extraordinary life. Many would claim that the larger-than-life patriarch has led a fantastic existence filled with circus escapades, giants, witches, and a catfish the size of a whale.

Edward, the narrator of the film, tells all of this and more to his son Will (Billy Crudup), who has returned home to be with his father on his deathbed. But what Will is more concerned about than anything else is whether his father’s stories were real or not before his dad passed away.

In the vein of his father’s tall tales, Will makes a final attempt to reconnect with and understand his father. The tale largely takes place in visually stunning and dream-like flashbacks of Edward’s stories, as only Time Burton can do, with Ewan McGregor playing a young Edward and Will making a last effort to reconnect with and comprehend him.


47. Snatch (2000)

Stars: Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Benicio Del Toro

Director: Guy Ritchie

Writer: Guy Ritchie


The criminal pair of Turkish and his partner-in-crime Tommy are drawn into the world of match-fixing by Brick Top. When the boxer they had planned to fight gets beaten badly by Mickey, who enters the scenario after Turkish, an unlicensed boxing promoter attempts to purchase a caravan from Travellers, things get sticky.

Then they attempt to persuade Mickey to not only fight for them but also to lose for them. The film follows a group of motley characters as they engage in an epic underground heist. 

Meanwhile, throughout it all, a magnificent diamond robbery occurs, and a fistful of oddball personalities enter the tale, including ‘Cousin Avi,’ ‘Boris The Blade,’ ‘Franky Four Fingers’ and ‘Bullet Tooth Tony.

What starts as a minor dispute about money, weapons, and a dog turns ugly when it all boils down to the cash, guns, and stubbornness.


48. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Stars: Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales, Lynn Mabry, Ednah Holt, Tina Weymouth

Director: Jonathan Demme

Writers: Jonathan Demme Talking Heads


Concert films have been around for a long time, but they are fewer and far between nowadays. Jonathan Demme collaborated with the band Talking Heads for Stop Making Sense, one of the most influential concert movies ever made, in 1984.

The film was filmed over four live shows at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles by Demme, and Talking Heads put on the show of their lives every night. Demme captured the band’s sense of showmanship and stage presence, and it’s clear in this clip.

 Jerry and Chris Frantz join him for two more songs, and then they all take a bow. Onstage is the notorious “Psycho Killer” solo by Jerry Byrne. He finds himself in a tough situation at work but doesn’t want to let his frustration show. Leading into the song’s refrain, he feels like it’s not worth it anymore. The crew is hard at work, still putting up the equipment. Then three more musicians and two backup singers join the group.

 They sing, play instruments, harmonize, dance, and run around. They switch instruments and costumes frequently. The Big Suit appears in the film. Words, images, or children’s paintings are often used as the backdrop. The band creates meals for 18 songs, the words are easy to understand, and the house rages. The Talking Heads don’t speak in this film; they don’t stop, and they always make sense.


49. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Stars: Oscar Isaac, John Goodman, Carey Mulligan

Director: Ethan & Joel Coen

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

In the dark corners of The Gaslight Cafe, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) sings, “I wouldn’t mind being hung.” It’s no surprise that the Coen Brothers obliged him. The Coen brothers have a long history of producing both dark tragedy and hilarious comedy in their films, sometimes at the same time.

Llewyn Davis, on the other hand, explores the darker side of things, following Llewyn as he tries to get his musical career back on track after his buddy commits suicide. His money issues are only one aspect of his life coming apart; he has lost contact with his ex-lover, Jean (Carey Mulligan), who is pregnant with a child that is almost certainly his.

Davis’s struggle against the icy backdrop of New York is devastating. But the film is not without humor, despite its dark nature. Justin Timberlake is equally lively as Jane’s new lover, and the supporting characters are as vibrant as Llewyn himself (although Isaac’s future Star Wars nemesis makes an unforgettable musical appearance).


50. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)

Stars: Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, Jermaine Harris

Director: Ian Samuels

Writer: Lev Grossman (based on the short story by)

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a clever and charming coming-of-age romantic comedy that feels like Groundhog Day or Edge of Tomorrow (without the death or aliens) for a new generation.

Kyle (Mark) is a typical adolescent attempting to figure things out, except that he appears to be the only one who is conscious that he’s repeating the same day over and over. He debates his father about his future, watches TV with his dimwitted buddy, and learns the drill so well that he can help others with their everyday problems.

Mark has settled into his rut, and then he encounters Margaret (Kathryn Newton), who, as fate intended it, is also trapped in the same uninteresting day.


51. Sylvie’s Love (2020)

Stars: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Eva Longoria

Director: Eugene Ashe

Writer: Eugene Ashe

In this romantic drama by Eugene Ashe, Sylvie is a young television producer in late 1950s-early 1960s New York. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) is a brilliant up-and-coming jazz saxophonist with big goals of his own, and he meets Sylvie at her father’s record shop.

Despite Sylvie having a fiancé who is fighting in the military, she and Robert strike up an affair after he starts working at the shop. But as Robert’s career begins to progress, and Sylvie is torn between her aspirations and responsibilities, the two go their separate ways for a time.

 The pair eventually cross paths again, with Sylvie having overcome many of the difficulties encountered by racism and women’s rights to establish a successful TV producer. Is the love still there? Can they and will they pick up where they left off? Sylvie’s Love is a wonderful twist on the overused love-conquers-all themes.


52. Knives Out (2019)

Stars: Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Craig

Director: Rian Johnson

Writer: Rian Johnson

In The Last Jedi, writer/director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) updates the classic Agatha Christie-style murder mystery with a modern twist. A famous crime novelist’s unexpected death one night after a family gathering makes everyone a suspect in this story about a renowned author whose unexpected demise causes his wife and children to become suspects.

Benoit Blanc, a brilliant and debonair detective played by Daniel Craig, uncovers the family’s dysfunction to its fullest extent in this French crime thriller. The cast of the film, which includes a wide range of actresses and actors, adds to the story’s intrigue. Every actor contributes a memorable performance, resulting in a modern mystery masterpiece.


53. Cold War (2018)

Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

Writers: Pawel Pawlikowski (story), Janusz Glowacki (screenplay), Piotr Borkowski (screenplay with the collaboration of)


The Cold War is a stunning black and white film with carefully composed shots. The story of the Cold War is about the Polish film Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and Zula (Joanna Kulig), a music director and vocalist, who fall in love and meet in Poland following World War II’s conclusion.

The plot explores how the two families are connected and how their existence complicates matters. As the Soviet grip on Eastern Europe tightens, the two families continue to cross borders and enter each other’s lives. Their tumultuous relationship, which takes place against a backdrop of fear and repression, is both unpleasant and thought-provoking.


54. The Big Sick (2017)

Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Director: Michael Showalter

Writers: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani


The Big Sick is a delightful romantic comedy that was one of Digital Trends’ favorite movies of 2019, and it helped earn Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon their own Apple TV+ show based on their real-life love story. Kumail (playing a thinly fictionalized version of himself) struggles to launch a stand-up career in the film’s opening minutes, plundering his Pakistani heritage for the material.

 After a one-night stand with an obnoxious female named Emily (Zoe Kazan) deteriorates into a relationship and then a breakup, the two begin to have issues. Kumail’s parents, in particular his mother, want him to marry a Pakistani woman and thus split up with Emily.

 Even more so, a sickness has left Emily in a coma. Kumail meets Emily’s parents, Terry (Ray Romano) and Beth (Holly Hunter) while visiting her in the hospital. He learns more about them and Emily as he examines his own emotions during this encounter.


55. The Descent (2005)

Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, MyAnna Buring, Saskie Mulder, Nora-Jane Noone

Writer/Director: Neil Marshall

Neil Marshall began directing action-packed episodes of your favorite genre flicks, like Game of Thrones and Westworld, which made him one of today’s great monster movies with Dog Soldiers and The Descent, the latter of which is destined to go down in history as a horror classic.

The movie is about a group of extreme sports enthusiasts and friends who go spelunking as part of a healing expedition after a tragedy strikes one of their families. But when one of them leads them to an uncharted cave, they enter a subterranean monster nest that is as ferocious as it is frightening to behold.

The Descent is a suspenseful thriller that wreaks panic and claustrophobia in the first half, preying on the fear of being trapped and confined spaces. Marshall flees to Earth’s subterranean passageways for a more personal connection, only to be eradicated by The Descent’s deformed denizens.

Marshall unleashes his demons, and The Descent becomes a visceral, kinetic action-horror in which a group of trained survivors fights against a primal hoard when the movie shifts into its third act.



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Wrapping Up!

Amazon Prime Video is gaining in popularity, as it offers one of the most diversified streaming packages accessible. With its recent acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the selection is only going to expand and improve.
We’ve put up a complete list of best movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video in 2023.
Finally, because we’ll be adding new choices to the list regularly, you’ll never run out of things to watch.