at the end For about a year now, Netflix and Apple TV+ have been competing to offer the most prestigious movies (congratulations, coda!) But that doesn’t mean other streaming services don’t offer great service. For example, Amazon Prime. This streamer was one of the first to round up film festival darlings and other lovable favourites, all of which are still in the library, so they flew under your radar for the first time. If so, now is the perfect time to catch up. .
Here are our picks for the 10 best movies on Amazon Prime: Also, before you ask, all the movies in the guide are included with your Prime subscription. No need to rent here. When you’re done watching, if you’re looking for something else to watch, check out our lists of the best Netflix movies and the best Disney+ movies.
Bill and Ted face music
Nearly 30 years after they were destined to bring utopia through music, William “Bill” Preston, Esq. I’m here. A messenger from the future appears in present-day California to warn Bill and Ted that they are running out of time to fulfill their destinies. I try to save Like any aging rock band, seeing The Wild Stalins again is often a repeat of their most famous hits (Journey to Hell, Meeting Historical Figures, Journeys to the Far Future). But its all very warm, humor and even some smart remixes of the formula it’s still a joy. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves do a great job reprising their iconic roles, and the ending is touching if not touching. that too cheesy, face the music It’s a fun reunion tour and a reminder that we are superior to each other.
Can you miss a time and place you have never been to? Licorice pizza—Paul Thomas Anderson’s ode to the 1970s San Fernando Valley—makes a strong case for yes. The film is a coming-of-age comedy-drama about the unlikely friendship between 15-year-old actor Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) and his 25-year-old photographer Alana Kane (Alana Haim). A perfectly matched lead bounces through waterbed sales, criminally mistaken identities, a violent run-in with film producer Jon Peters, and more, all set to the perfect soundtrack of the time, and a hazy and dazzling show. Surrounded by light, this is a doomed movie laced with self-reflection. A half-remembered California summer. Throughout, there’s the sharp dialogue and small but wonderful observations of human behavior you’d expect from Anderson, but what cements this as a modern masterpiece is the director’s ability to transport viewers back in time.
Struggling for inspiration, artist Anthony (Yayah Abdul-Mateen II) finds himself drawn to the Candyman urban legend. Infatuated by rumors that saying his name five times in a mirror summons a malevolent spirit, Anthony quickly creates a collection of terrifying works, which he shares with the curator’s girlfriend, Brianna. (Teyonna Paris), falling into a vicious cycle of trauma and murder. , and centuries of horror. Accessible to newcomers and long-time fans alike, there are plenty of nods to cult-his classics, including the original Candyman Tony Todd. a kind of Reprising his iconic role with a clever twist—this one just got better Candyman Director Nia DaCosta updates the themes of gentrification, social exclusion and racism in which the 1992 original took root, delivering smart, relatable and modern horror for a new generation.
Cumming 2 America
Relying on nostalgia to carry new entries in a long-dormant series can be a risky business, but more than 30 years after 1988’s, Eddie Murphy has been cast in the role of Prince (now King). I’m back. come to america I will show you how to do it right. Led back to the United States in search of the son she didn’t know she had, Hakeem and the audience are reunited with familiar faces from the first film before director Craig Brewer (Hustle and flow) to test an American character on a trip to Zamunda by reversing the formula. Sharper, smarter, more global script than the original, Cumming 2 America It defies the possibility of being a comedic sequel that stands up to its predecessor’s reputation.
Directed by Ron Howard, the latest film brings together a top-notch cast including Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell and Joel Edgerton to recreate the 2018 Tam Luang cave rescue drama in which a Thai junior soccer team and their assistant coach are trapped in a flooded cave system. Dramatize. As the international effort to save children grows, the challenge of navigating miles of underwater caverns becomes ever more dangerous, and Howard masterfully captures every dangerous claustrophobic moment. A heart-pounding movie with skillfully filmed underwater scenes. thirteen lives Proving to be one of the most difficult rescues ever undertaken.
Jennifer Hudson rejoices as the Queen of Soul in a biopic about the life and times of Aretha Franklin. Directed by Liesl Tommy, Respect We follow Franklin from his youth in Michigan, through a burgeoning gospel and jazz career, to his mainstream breakthrough to eventually becoming one of the most successful performers in the world. However, this is not a puff piece. From her family conflicts to career burnout to self-destruction to battling addiction, Tommy chronicles Franklin’s fall as brilliantly as her highs. A beautifully shot film that perfectly captures each era of Franklin’s life with impeccable costumes and designs. Respect It also boasts great supporting characters like Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Titus Burgess, and Mary J. Blige, and unsurprisingly boasts a phenomenal soundtrack. .
Overnight in Miami…
Based on the play of the same name, a night in miami… traces four icons of culture, music and sports: Malcolm X, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Muhammad Ali. It was the height of the civil rights movement and a point of convergence and pivotal point in their lives and careers. Meeting in a motel room after Ali (then still Cassius Clay) won the heavyweight division in 1964 over Sonny and his Liston, the four men discuss the movement and their role in society as a whole. Down on them. While the narrow scope of much of the film reflects its theatrical roots, this feature-length directorial debut from Regina King perfectly portrays the cast’s larger-than-life personalities.Kingsley Benn =Adeel is on fire as Malcolm X, and Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., and Eli Gorey (Brown, Cook, Ali) are all utterly charming.
Like other A24 products (Witch, Hereditary, Midsommar), Rosegrass’ directorial debut sun mode It’s a cerebral horror movie like air. In it, Morphid Clarke plays Katie, a sad and lonely young woman who quits her job due to unknown circumstances. Katie, now called Maud, is captivated when she begins caring for a vivacious, free-spirited, terminally ill woman. But when Maud becomes convinced that she has been sent to save a young woman’s soul, everything begins to spiral out of control.
Produced by Amazon report is a fascinating depiction of the US Senate’s investigation into the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program. How it was done, who knew it, and how the CIA manipulated the facts to support its effectiveness. Adam Driver stars as lead investigator Daniel Jones, battling political resistance and his CIA meddling while blazing an increasingly lonely road to the truth. Driver is as good as his habits are these days, and his 82% “Fresh” rating for the film on Rotten Tomatoes is well earned.
When punk rock drummer and recovering addict Ruben begins to experience hearing loss, his entire life threatens to be turned upside down. Faced with an impossible choice between giving up his hearing or giving up his career, Ruben begins a spiral until his girlfriend Lou checks him into a rehab center for the deaf and the future he faces. are forced to face their own actions as much as Riz Ahmed does a great job of playing the troubled Ruben, and Olivia Cooke plays Rou, who struggles with her own demons, including self-harm. befittingly metal sound It also features incredibly subtle use and absence of sound, as director Darius Murder crafts one of the best dramas in recent years.