Amazon Prime is by far Netflix's biggest streaming rival in the UK, but what many people don't realize is that when it comes to movies, Amazon undoubtedly has the big win.
Amazon's library is bigger but also better, with a wide range of blockbusters backed by Oscar favorites and a truly fantastic selection of independent and art house films - some of the best films of recent years have an Amazon original -Logo Not to mention the fact that Amazon recently acquired the MGM studio as you currently have itBroadcast rights to all Bond films.
Each of the films selected here are currently included for free as part ofcore subscription service, but if you're not a subscriber, you can also rent or buy a digital copy directly from Amazon.
If you're looking for more inspiration, you can also subscribe to one of theAmazon Main Channels- These are add-on subscriptions to your Prime account, giving you access to movies from competing apps like Mubi or BFI Player, as well as other select movies from distributors like Arrow Entertainment or MGM, which you can then watch through the Amazon Prime interface can view and applications
Do you have a favorite that we haven't included? Let us know in the comments, and we'll update this piece regularly as Amazon Prime's movie library changes.
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This low-budget Aussie horror has become an online sensation, and with good reason. Jennifer Kent's directorial debut focuses on the children's book, Your Nightmares, but it's not reallyonethe book or the babadook that haunts him. Instead, grief, motherhood and mental health multiply in a film that's almost as stressful when its monster is offscreen as when it's gliding on it.
Fantastic Mr Fox
This stop-motion animation is Wes Anderson's version of a family film: anarchic, eccentric, but always charming. George Clooney is the talkative Mr. Fox, alongside a cast of Anderson regulars, in a film loosely adapted from Roald Dahl's classic book. This isn't a Disney cartoon, but it's a beautiful film no matter your age.
Michael Mann's action opus is a classic for a reason, and not just because of the infamous pairing of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, who actually share just a few minutes of screen time. Instead, it's the sheer tension that Heat goes through that makes it unforgettable as De Niro's thief and Pacino's cop dance side-by-side leading up to the final act, uncertainty delicately balanced with inevitability as she tries not to think about what that's like will likely happen. end.
After the resounding success of Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino could have made almost any film he wanted, so he came full circle from sweet, hesitant romance to pathetic horror. His remake of the '70s giallo classic Suspiria lives up to the original for what it isalso on amazon right now- but it's a brooding, meditative horror that lulls you into an almost trance-like state with a hypnotic Thom Yorke soundtrack before shaking you up with some surprising moments of violence.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
How many film series can credibly claim their best part yet at number six?
Fallout is a true tour de force for the franchise, centered around an electric Tom Cruise, all the stunts you could ask for, and that iconic bit where Henry Cavill charges his arms during a fistfight.
With the two-part Dead Reckoning movies starting this summer, now is the time to start remembering what to expect.
Borat Late Movie
Amazon probably spent a lot to secure exclusive rights to Borat 2, which was released just before the 2020 US presidential election, when Borat, Sacha Baron-Cohen's not-quite-Kazakh reporter, returns to the United States to find life in to explore the time of coronavirus. It doesn't quite live up to the original, but it's very close and it's sharper in its politics than ever before.
Keep an eye out for the upcoming Borat Supplemental Reportings Retrieved From Floor of Stable Containing Editing Machine miniseries, which includes outtakes and deleted scenes from the film.
Everything everywhere at once
Shame on poor Doctor Strange 2 who was unlucky enough to come out of 2022OthersMultiverse Movie Because as funny as Marvel's prank is, this Michelle Yeoh movie tops it on every dimension, and she's right.received a number of Oscar nominationsfor your efforts.
The surprisingly excellent action is complemented by sharp wit, impeccable cast and an emotional line that is likely to really make you cry if you're not busy crying with laughter.
no time to die
Amazon has all the bonuses, but now you probably want to try the latest and Daniel Craig's swan song.
Destined to be controversial not only because of its ending, this is a big and brash Bond film, but it also goes to great lengths to address what defines the super spy.
Dawn of the Dead
Night of the Living Dead may have come first, but Dawn of the Dead is without a doubt Romero's zombie masterpiece. A darkly comic assault on consumerism and its use to appease society, the film is both horror and social commentary, something somewhat lost in Zack Snyder's hilarious remake a few decades later.
If you like the movie, you can even watch it again; Amazon Prime is currently offering the film as well.Extended Cutwith additional footage and theEuropean courtedited by none other than horror legend Dario Argento, who happened to direct the original Suspiria.
a simple favor
This witty thriller from director Paul Feig (of Bridesmaids fame) finds tense uncertainty in an unexpected place: suburban mothers.
Homey vlogger Anna Kendrick is caught up in the sudden disappearance of Blake Lively's not-so-homely schoolmate as the film descends into genuinely tense mystery, without ever sacrificing its keen sense of humor.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an undisputed horror classic and one of the founding fathers of the genre. Like most classics, it's been riddled with dodgy sequels and remakes, but the first film is as impressive as ever, and it's notquiteas perpetually gory as one would expect from the name.
Attack on District 13
Skip Ethan Hawke's dodgy 2005 remake - although it's currently on Netflix UK if you really insist - and head to Amazon for John Carpenter's moody '70s classic instead. Cops, criminals, and civilians are under siege together in a near-deserted compound, and things get a little heated, understandably.
Like most early Carpenters, the score alone is worth the price of admission, but the excellent performances and gripping plot make it a must-see.
the green knight
The Green Knight may be based on an Arthurian legend, but don't expect a fun adventure. Instead, this is an artistic interpretation of the story of a young knight sent on a doomed mission in the name of honor. With impeccable filming and a perfect cast, this is the roundtable like you've never seen before.
Jiro sushi dreams
Yes, this is a documentary on how to make sushi, but be patient, it's worth it. Jiro is the owner and chef of one of Tokyo's most prestigious sushi restaurants, where you have to book months in advance, and that was before he rose to worldwide fame thanks to this film. Here he describes the philosophy and art behind his food and the sophisticated approach that made him a teacher and strained his relationship with his children.
the big sick
Kumail Nanjiani stars in this romantic comedy based on his own life, about a relationship in its early stages that is shattered by a serious illness. One only has to watch Nanjiani's real-life marriage to know that the film has a happy ending, but besides that, it's a smart comedy that's refreshingly honest and free of standard Hollywood clichés.
Which John Wick movie would you like to see? Don't worry, you don't have to choose a wick; Besides the original (above), Amazon Prime also has bothJohannes Docht 2jJohannes Docht 3, all configured and ready to dock.
It's hard to choose between the three, easily among the best action films of the past decade, and there's more to come as a fourth film is imminent and several spin-offs are in the works.
Mad Max: Fury on the street
A fourth Mad Max film made decades after the original trilogy should never have turned out this good, especially since returning director George Miller could have been collecting his pension instead of roaming the desert filming car chases.
But oh boyesIt is so good. In fact, it's the best film in the series, with phenomenal non-stop action, great cinematography, and a simple but compelling plot. And there's no better time to revisit as they wrap up work on a spin-off prequel centered on Charlize Theron's Emperor Furiosa.
Groundhog Day has had many imitators over the years, but Palm Springs is almost certainly the best of them. Andy Samberg (Brooklyn 99) is a wedding guest caught in a time warp and accidentally drags the bride's sister, Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), into the same mess.
Palm Springs is very goofy, impressively intelligent, and surprisingly outspoken.
Maud, played by Morfydd Clark, is a young nurse assigned to a new patient, a former dancer who still leads a sociable life even when tied to her home. But Maud appears to have gone to Sunday school with Carrie, and her extremely religious views put her on a collision course with the woman in her care, and that's about it.Beforewe begin to discover what is in his past. It's dark, scary, and very, very clever.
If you like direct frights and the thrill of your horror, then The Wailing might not be your thing. After a series of murders rocks a small town, some suspicions turn to the newly arrived Japanese stranger, while others turn to superstition to explain the violence. Full of ambiguity to the end, this Korean thriller refuses the audience any easy answer or comforting resolution, but once it has caught your attention, it refuses to let go.