If you’re a current Amazon Prime subscriber, you may want to check out this list of some of the best movies on Amazon Prime right now at no extra charge before dropping your money on the constantly rising price of movie tickets. Along with the convince of fast and free shipping on Amazon purchases, Amazon Prime also offers subscribers free access to some of the best new movies, many of which have been released to DVD within the past year.
They also offer a great selection of classics so that Prime members can enjoy a great night in with all their old favorites, covering a wide variety of films that are even searchable by genre. So whether you’re in the mood for a hilarious comedy or a drama that will leave you with something to think about, check out this list of some of the best Amazon Prime movies you can watch right now for a list of great films to add to your watchlist.
‘Moonlight’, which won an Academy Award for best picture, is the story of the life of a young gay African American man named Chiron. The film depicts different phases of Chiron's life as he grows up in a rough Miami neighborhood and highlights the kindness and support from members of his community which help him through his struggles as he comes of age.
The Age of Adaline
‘The Age of Adaline’ is a fantasy drama starring Blake Lively as Adaline Bowman, a young woman who has remained 29 years old for eight decades. Though she’s avoided getting close to anyone throughout her many lifetimes, for fear that the truth may come to light, she finds herself dropping her guard upon meeting a philanthropist named Ellis Jones. As Adaline’s spark for life and romance begins to reignite, she makes a decision that may change everything.
Manchester By the Sea
In ‘Manchester By the Sea,’ Casey Affleck stars as Lee Chandler, a man who is shocked to hear that his recently deceased older brother left him sole guardianship of his teen nephew Patrick. Now he must return to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the small fishing village he grew up in and attempt to plan for the future while dealing with his complicated past.
What We Do In the Shadows
‘What We Do In the Shadows’ is a hilarious horror/comedy mockumentary that follows a group of vampire roommates as they struggle to adapt to life in the modern New Zealand. Joining their clan is a newly turned hipster who they attempt to show some of the perks of the vampire lifestyle.
‘The Lobster’ is a tale set in the dystopian future when single people are forced to find a romantic partner and mate within 45 days. If they fail to complete the task, they are transformed into the animal of their choice and sent off to fend for themselves in the woods. Though the film may have a bit of a strange premise, it takes an interesting look at the societal pressures surrounding romance in modern life.
‘Sicario’ stars Emily Blunt as FBI agent Kate Macer, who is recruited by government official Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) to join a special task force against the war on drugs. Led by the intense Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), the team attempts to use one cartel boss to flush out an even bigger one.
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Coen Brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ follows the tale of Llewyn Davis (Oscar Issac), a folk singer trying to make it in 1961 New York City. A sort of love note to starving artists everywhere and packed full of incredible folk music, the film follows Llewyn on an Odyssey through the streets of Greenwhich Village, all the way to Chicago, as he searches for his break and the things that made him fall in love with music in the first place.
‘Creed’ is both a sequel to ‘Rocky’ and the story of Adonis Johnson, played by Michael B. Jordan. Though Adonis never knew his boxing champion father, Apollo Creed, he’s always known that boxing runs in his blood and recruits the famous Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) to train him to become a champion.
‘Winter’s Bone’ features Jennifer Lawrence before her ‘Hunger Games’ days, as a teenager named Ree living in the Ozark Mountains. As she attempts to take care of her two younger siblings and ill mother, Ree discovers that her father put up their home for a bond and that it’s consequently about to be repossessed. Ree embarks on a quest to find her missing father, even if it means searching him out among the secretive meth-fueled subculture set in the hills.
‘Room’ stars Brie Larson in a role that scored her the Academy Award for Best Actress, as a woman who was kidnapped and held captive in an enclosed room for five years, during which time she gave birth to a young son (Jacob Tremblay). Though her son has never even seen the world outside the small room they live in, the two manage to come up with a plan to escape and win back their freedom.
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