The best movies on Amazon Prime Video (January 2024)

Choosing the “best” movies on any platform is subjective and depends on personal preferences. However, here are some highly-rated and critically acclaimed movies currently available on Amazon Prime Video:

Recent Releases:

  • Fast X (2023): The latest installment in the action-packed Fast & Furious franchise, featuring Jason Momoa as the new villain.
  • Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023): The robot saga continues with a globetrotting adventure set in the 1990s.
  • Saltburn (2023): A psychological drama from the director of Promising Young Woman, starring Barry Keoghan and Olivia Colman.
  • Asteroid City (2023): Wes Anderson’s latest star-studded comedy featuring Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, and Bill Murray.
  • About Fate (2022): A romantic comedy with Emma Roberts and Thomas Mann about two strangers whose lives keep intersecting.

Critically Acclaimed Gems:

  • The Big Lebowski (1998): The Coen brothers’ cult classic comedy about mistaken identity and bowling.
  • Parasite (2019): A South Korean dark comedy thriller that won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • Knives Out (2019): A modern whodunit with an all-star cast, directed by Rian Johnson.
  • Manchester by the Sea (2016): A moving drama about grief and redemption, starring Casey Affleck.
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): Wes Anderson’s visually stunning comedy set in a fictional European hotel.

Hidden Treasures:

  • Sing Street (2016): An Irish coming-of-age musical about a teenager who starts a band in 1980s Dublin.
  • What We Do in the Shadows (2014): A mockumentary horror comedy about vampires living together in modern-day New Zealand.
  • Palm Springs (2020): A romantic comedy with a sci-fi twist, about two people stuck reliving the same day.
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017): A psychological thriller from Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman.
  • Honey Boy (2019): Shia LaBeouf’s semi-autobiographical drama about a child actor and his troubled relationship with his father.

For specific genres or interests, you can also explore curated collections on Prime Video, such as:

  • “Prime Picks” – Amazon’s recommendations for must-watch movies.
  • “Award Winners” – Films that have won Oscars, Golden Globes, and other prestigious awards.
  • “Independent Cinema” – Movies from smaller studios and filmmakers.
  • “Cult Classics” – Beloved films with dedicated fan bases.
  • “Documentaries” – Informative and engaging non-fiction films on various topics.

Remember, with a vast library of movies on Prime Video, the best way to find your favorites is to browse, explore different categories, and check out reviews and recommendations.