Best Amazon Prime Movies (June 2020) - Featured

Amazon Prime Video is chock-full of great movies but it’s a nightmare trying to find them. Unlike Netflix which offers strong curated playlists, Prime Video does a poor job of highlighting all the amazing movies on its service. Don’t fret though, we’ve scoured the depths of Prime’s film catalog to deliver our list of the best movies on Amazon Prime right now.

We’ll be updating this list every month as movies come and go on Prime, so be sure to check back for new additions! And, without further ado, in no particular order, the best movies on Amazon Prime!

Horror Runs in the Family

Hereditary (2018)

Hereditary  •  Trailer

Ari Aster’s directorial debut Hereditary marked the debut of an exciting new voice in American cinema. The film is not perfect; in many ways, it’s far from it. But if you’re willing to suspend disbelief and roll with the genre tropes, you’ll find a good amount to like in Hereditary.

Hereditary quickly became A24’s highest grossing film upon release and has garnered a cult-following with horror fans.

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Conclusion

Critics mostly lauded Aster’s debut film Hereditary for its dark subject matter and strong performances.

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Rocketman (2019)

Rocketman  •  Behind the Scenes

Taron Egerton gives a knockout performance portraying Elton John in Rocketman -- a film that explores the highs and lows of Sir Elton’s tenure in the limelight.

The production design in Rocketman is incredible. Elton John is well known for his colorful costumes on and off the stage. The wardrobing department for the film did a great job of recreating some of his most iconic outfits.

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Conclusion

Part biopic, part musical, but undoubtedly all Elton -- Rocketman certainly shoots for the stars.

Superhero Team-Up on Prime

The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers  •  VFX Behind the Scenes

At the time of its release, The Avengers was the biggest movie in the world. This was before Star Wars came back, and long before “the greatest superhero team-up film” Avengers: Infinity War was released.

The Avengers screenplay laid the groundwork for bringing together the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it will forever be regarded as one of the most important commercial films ever made.

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Conclusion

Avengers assemble: your favorite Marvel superheroes are now available to view on Prime.

Amazon Prime Oscar Winners

The Pianist (2002)

The Pianist  •  Video Essay

Watching The Pianist is something akin to having a bowling ball dropped on your heart. The film is tense, taut, mortifying, captivating and inspiring all at once.

The Pianist is inspired by the true story of Władysław Szpilman, a Polish piano player of Jewish descent who becomes entrenched in the horrifying cross-hairs of the Nazi Reich.

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Conclusion

Adrien Brody gives one of the best performances in cinema history as Władysław Szpilman in The Pianist.

Hitchock’s Cat-Burglar

To Catch a Thief (1955)

To Catch a Thief  •  Trailer

To Catch a Thief makes great use of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly’s natural chemistry. The film follows the pair as they engage in a metaphorical game of cat and mouse across the French Riviera.

If you’re looking for one of Alfred Hitchcock’s darker works, To Catch a Thief isn’t it. This is a mostly breezy rom-com with elements of thriller mixed in.

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Conclusion

It may not be as taut as some of his other works, but To Catch a Thief is certainly one of Alfred Hitchock’s best movies.

Concert Classic on Prime

Stop Making Sense (1984)

                Stop Making Sense  •  Trailer

Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense is a documentary feature that showcases the legendary Talking Heads concert of the same name.

The film is filled with frenetic energy from start to finish. Few “concert films” feel as realistic as Demme’s classic Stop Making Sense.

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Conclusion

Talking Heads fans shouldn’t miss this rock-doc masterpiece while it’s on Prime.

Amazon Prime Originals

The Big Sick (2017)

The Real Life Love Story of  •  The Big Sick

It takes a heart of stone not to love The Big Sick. The script for the film was written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon and is based on the true story of the couple’s journey from a casual relationship to the throws of love.

The entire principal cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano and Holly Hunter are phenomenal in the films as well.

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Conclusion

In the face of tragedy, Nanjiani and Gordon deliver a story of absolute resilience that unites people across cultures.

Fraternal Fight Night

Warrior (2011)

Warrior  •  Behind the Scenes

Warrior was largely overshadowed by another fighting movie released around the same time, David O. Russell’s The Fighter. Both films are great, but the latter definitely stole a lot of the former’s thunder.

Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton star across one another in Warrior as two brothers competing at a mixed martial arts tournament.

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Conclusion

Nick Nolte received considerable praise for his performance in the role of the two fighter’s alcoholic father.

Indie Darling Debut

Resolution (2013)

                Resolution  •  Trailer

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have emerged as one of the most exciting filmmaking duos in American cinema. Their feature debut Resolution is a tense horror film that is as mind-bending as it is thought-provoking.

Benson and Moorhead’s 2017 film The Endless is a spiritual successor to Resolution.

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Conclusion

Although the film isn’t outwardly “sci-fi,” if you like science fiction, you’ll probably like Resolution.

Don’t Dance With the Devil

The Wailing (2016)

The Wailing  •  Trailer

The Wailing received a lot of critical acclaim when it came out in 2016 -- and for good reason, the film is tense, thrilling, and tough to watch. Few horror films in recent years have stuck with me quite like The Wailing.

 Na Hong-jin directs the film, which follows the events of a small village ravaged by a mysterious infection that causes people to kill their families.

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Conclusion

South Korean cinema continues to produce some of the best thrillers in the world, evident by The Wailing.

Gripping Dramas on Amazon

Manchester by the Sea (2017)

Making of  •  Manchester by the Sea

It’s no wonder why Casey Affleck won the Oscar for Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea it’s an engrossing, nuanced, and impactful performance. It's a tragedy that doesn't overstay its welcome or overstep its bounds.

Affleck isn’t the only stellar actor that holds up Manchester by the Sea though. The film is also supported by great performances from Lucas Hedges and Michelle Williams.

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Conclusion

Manchester by the Sea is a focused story of a man and his nephew who are united by tragedy.

In the Shadow of War

Last Flag Flying (2017)

Richard Linklater on Last Flag Flying

Is there any filmmaker in the world who’s slept on more than Richard Linklater? It’s not hyperbole to say that he’s made four or five of the best films of the past 30 years.

But even after all his success, Linklater’s name is rarely mentioned in the same breath of Tarantino, Nolan, or Paul Thomas Anderson. Last Flag Flying is one of Linklater’s most recent features and stars Steve Carrell, Laurence Fishburne, and Bryan Cranston as three marines united due to tragedy.

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Conclusion

Last Flag Flying makes great use of its top-tier trio of Carrell, Fishburne, and Cranston.

Classic Movies on Amazon Prime

The African Queen (1952)

The African Queen  •  Trailer

Hollywood legend Humphrey Bogart won the Academy Award for Best Lead Actor in The African Queen opposite fellow Academy Award winning actor Katherine Hepburn.

The African Queen isn’t about a queen from Africa but rather named after the name of the boat that the two main characters use to travel downstream to escape the threat of war.

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Conclusion

The African Queen is one of director John Huston’s greatest works from the Hollywood Golden Age.

Pattinson on Prime

High Life (2019)

Robert Pattinson Chased Claire Denis Down to Work on High Life

The Robert Pattinson renaissance is in full swing, evident by his starring roles in films like Good Time, The Lighthouse, and yes, High Life. If you’re expecting High Life to be anything like Pattinson’s early works, you’re in for a rude surprise.

High Life is an intimate sci-fi story with a brilliant plot. Sadly, the film never quite finds its footing. But still, due to some brilliant cinematography and a great performance from Pattinson, High Life is worth checking out.

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Conclusion

Renowned French filmmaker Claire Denis directs High Life with an assured hand.

True Stories on Prime

The Report (2019)

Director and Cast  •  The Report True Story

They say that history is written by the victor, but in this case, history was redacted by those in power. The Report is a film that aims to expose CIA corruption to the masses, but unfortunately was lost in the 2019 Oscar season shuffle.

Adam Driver commands the screen in the role of former FBI investigator Daniel Jones, while Annette Bening gives a masterful performance portraying U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

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Conclusion

To this day, the full Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture remains classified.

Cannibal Classic

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

                Silence of the Lambs  •  Video Essay

The exploits of Hannibal the cannibal have inspired countless books, movies, and TV shows, but Jonathan Demmes’ 1991 The Silence of the Lambs remains the best take on the character to date.

The Silence of the Lambs cleaned up at the Oscars in 1992, winning “the big 5” awards for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Anthony Hopkins), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jodie Foster), Best Director (Jonathan Demme), and Best Writing (Ted Tally).

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Conclusion

Many film-fans regard The Silence of the Lambs as one of the best movies of the 1990’s.

Big Apple Gangster Classic

King of New York (1990)

King of New York  •  Trailer

King of New York is one of the best gangster movies of all-time. Christopher Walken stars in the film as a ruthless crime-lord who emerges from prison to reclaim his operation.

Rounding out the cast are Laurence Fishburne and Wesley Snipes, who are both excellent in supporting roles.

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Conclusion

More than anything, King of New York is a blank canvas for Walken to show off his acting chops.

The Password Is...

The Cable Guy (1996)

The Cable Guy  •  Cinema’s Misunderstood Satire

Jim Carrey was one of the biggest actors in the world in the 90’s and nearly every movie he starred in was a huge hit. Audiences knew what to expect when they went to see a Jim Carrey movie -- wacky, zany, and downright stupid comedy.

Then The Cable Guy happened. Critics at the time mostly expressed the same question: what the hell did I just watch? Over the years, The Cable Guy has developed a cult following.

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Conclusion

The Cable Guy is a brilliant example of how to use satire in movies.

Amazon Movies Literally

The Lost City of Z (2016)

Behind the Scenes  •  The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z is a greatly enjoyable film for anyone who loves a good adventure. Charlie Hunnam stars in the picture as British explorer Percy Fawcett, a determined spirit who sacrifices nearly anything at the cost of finding the famed lost city of Z.

The cast is rounded out with great supporting performances from Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson as well.

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Conclusion

In many ways, Indiana Jones is the fictional successor to the story of The Lost City of Z.

Familiar, Formulaic, but Fun

Creed II (2018)

                Creed II  •  Trailer

Although it isn’t quite as good its 2015 franchise reboot Creed, Creed II is sure to scratch that “Rocky” itch for fans of the series. Michael B. Jordan does a good job in the lead role of Adonis Creed, the son of series favorite Apollo Creed.

Forty-two years after the release of the original Rocky, Sylvester Stallone returned to co-write the screenplay and act in Creed II.

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Conclusion

Creed II is a fun fight movie, just Don’t expect it to stray too far from the “Rocky” formula.

Hitchcock’s Prelude to War

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

The Lady Vanishes  •  Criterion Collection

The Lady Vanishes is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most underrated films. Over the years, it’s mostly been lost to his more famous films, but those looking for a classic hidden gem will likely find a lot to love.

Margaret Lockwood stars in the film as a young woman who gets caught in the crossfire of international espionage. Looking back, it’s amazing how prescient the subject matter of the film was.

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Conclusion

All aboard the train to mystery, The Lady Vanishes features thrilling action and comedy in spades.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot  •  Trailer

Joaquin Phoenix stars in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot as the late cartoonist John Callahan, who was paralyzed after a car accident at the age of 21. The film was written and directed by Gus Van Sant in 2018.

Jonah Hill, Jack Black, and Rooney Mara all give excellent performances in supporting roles. 

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Conclusion

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot strikes a strong chord that fans of Callahan’s cartoonist should surely appreciate.

Orson Welles on Amazon Prime

The Stranger (1946)

The Stranger  •  Trailer

The Stranger was one of Orson Welles’ last works before he was exiled from Hollywood and moved to Europe. As with most Orson Welles pictures, his fingerprints are over the production; he served as director, lead actor and co-writer of The Stranger.

There aren’t many movies of the World-War II era that stand up to the test of time as well as The Stranger.

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Conclusion

The Stranger is one of Welles’ best early-works, and was one of his only majorly successful films at the box office.

WWII on Amazon 

Downfall (2005)

Downfall  •  Trailer

Downfall is a harrowing recreation of the last days of Adolf Hitler’s life and the Nazi Reich. Make no mistakes, Downfall is difficult viewing, but it very well may be the most accurate depiction of the descent of one of the worst people in human history.

Historians, anthropologists and cinephiles are sure to appreciate Downfall in equal measure.

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Conclusion

Downfall displays the importance of film as an educational tool by showing us the horrifying events at the end of World War II.

Classic Dystopian Action Flick

Escape From New York (1981)

Escape From New York re:View

Is there anything more quintessentially 80’s than Kurt Russell as action anti-hero Snake Plissken? Filmmaker John Carpenter made two films that starred Russell as Plissken, Escape From New York and Escape From L.A. The former of those two is by far the better movie.

Escape From New York takes place in a dystopia in which the entirety of NYC is turned into a prison. One night, Air Force One is hijacked and the President is taken hostage within the prison. Snake Plissken is tasked with saving the President for his freedom.

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Conclusion

Escape From New York is certainly hokey, but a fun story and some great style made it an icon of 80’s cinema.

Coppola Slow Burn Thriller

The Conversation (1974)

                The Conversation  •  Critics Pick

Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 undisputed classic The Conversation is a paranoid tale about the death of privacy. Gene Hackman stars in the film as a surveillance expert who becomes embroiled in a matter of life and death.

The Conversation was released in the midst of the Watergate scandal and received critical acclaim for its timely themes of voyeuristic guilt and occupational integrity.

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Conclusion

Released between his magnum-opus’ The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II, The Conversation has largely been lost to time. 

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First Reformed (2017)

 Paul Schrader on  •  First Reformed

Paul Schrader made cinema history in 1976 with his highly influential screenplay for Taxi Driver; a timely, nihilistic story of a decaying society. At just thirty years old, critics argued that Schrader’s Taxi Driver script was sure to be his magnum opus.

But in 2017, Schrader eclipsed his own high standard of Taxi Driver with the wildly reverent First Reformed; an audacious, beautiful film that challenges the very core of the human spirit.

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Conclusion

Despite the massive influence of both scripts, neither Taxi Driver nor First Reformed won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Best Comedies on Amazon Prime

Logan Lucky (2017)

Logan Lucky  •  Trailer

Logan Lucky is director Steven Soderbergh’s best film since his 2001 masterpiece Ocean’s Eleven. It makes sense why the film works so well too, many of the themes of the Ocean’s franchise are expanded upon here in a new setting.

Aside from a strange last scene, Logan Lucky is a thrilling ride of robbery at the race-track.

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Conclusion

Channing Tatum gives a career performance in the role of down on his luck construction worker Jimmy Logan in Logan Lucky.

Critical Darlings on Prime

The Farewell (2018)

Lulu Wang  •  The Farewell

The Farewell is largely based on a true story from the life of writer/director Lulu Wang, in which her family hides their grandmother’s medical illness from her.

Awkwafina is terrific starring in the film as Billi, a character who serves as a conduit for Wang’s experiences. 

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Conclusion

The Farewell is an emotionally touching film about love, family, and connections that span generations.

Scary Movies on Amazon

A Quiet Place (2018)

How the Sound Effects Were Made in  •  A Quiet Place

Diegetic sound is king in the mega-hit horror film A Quiet Place; a film that established world-famous actor John Krasinski as an up and coming director.

A Quiet Place is a visceral film that puts its actors front and center. That’s a good thing too as the whole cast does a great job in their many minutes of screen time.

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Conclusion

Horror fans are sure to love the visually thrilling and tense A Quiet Place.

21st Century Murder Mystery

Knives Out (2019)

Rian Johnson Breaks Down a Scene From Knives Out

No doubt one of the best movies of 2019, Knives Out proved that writer/director Rian Johnson may be better suited to make films outside of the Star Wars universe.

Knives Out features a rock-star ensemble cast, including Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jane Lynch, Michael Shannon, and of course, Daniel Craig. A spiritual successor to Knives Out has officially been revealed, and Craig is slated to return in the starring role

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Conclusion

Johnson does his best Agatha Christie impression with Knives Out, swapping out the famous fictional detective Hercule Poirot for Benoit Blanc.

Artsy Sci-fi on Amazon Prime

Annihilation (2018)

Behind the Scenes Doc  •  Annihilation

Annihilation from Alex Garland continues the director’s hot streak of working on sci-fi epics. In the past, Garland has worked as a writer on 28 Days Later and Sunshine, and as writer and director of Ex Machina

If nothing else, Annihilation is a thought-provoking visual treat.

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Conclusion

Annihilation is a high-concept film that’s aimed at science-fiction lovers.

Beach Boys on Amazon

Love and Mercy (2015)

Love and Mercy  •  Trailer

Love and Mercy is a nuanced portrait of the life of Beach Boys’ mastermind Brian Wilson. Paul Dano and John Cusack portray Wilson in the film in a dual-role; and both actors do an excellent job.

Many people know The Beach Boys as the symbol for 1960’s surf-rock, but few know what was going on behind the scenes during the group’s meteoric rise. 

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Conclusion

Love and Mercy shows the making-of and the fallout of one of the greatest albums ever made: Pet Sounds.

I’ll Be Back, With Weapons

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator  •  VFX Making Of

James Cameron broke out onto the cinema scene in a major way with The Terminator. Not only was the film a major box office success, it was a huge hit with critics as well.

Arnold Schwarzenegger became a star after starring in Conan the Barbarian two years prior, but The Terminator remains his most iconic role.

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Conclusion

Although it’s not quite as good as its sequel, The Terminator is still a foundational piece of sci-fi cinema.

Meta-Biopic Movies on Amazon Prime

Honey Boy (2019)

Shia LaBeouf on writing Honey Boy

Few American celebrities are as polarizing in the limelight as Shia LaBeouf. At just 14 years old, LaBeouf accrued national fame for starring in the Disney Channel original series Even Stevens. In the near two decades since, LaBeouf has starred in blockbuster hits like Transformers but has also struggled mightily with alcohol abuse and arrests.

One such arrest led to court-ordered rehab, where LaBeouf wrote the autobiographical script for Honey Boy, an unflinchingly intimate story of familial turmoil, love and the effect of stardom.

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Conclusion

Honey Boy is an absolute winner of a film. Let’s hope that this is just the first of many screenplays written by Shia LaBeouf.

Amazon Movies Get Dark

You Were Never Really Here (2016)

You Were Never Really Here  •  Video Essay

Joaquin Phoenix gives a tour de force performance in the awfully violent carnage-film You Were Never Really Here.

For what You Were Never Really Here lacks in narrative clarity, it makes up for in visual style, which ultimately amounts to a film that leaves a deafening imprint in the landscape of experimental filmmaking.

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Conclusion

You Were Never Really Here doesn’t hold anything back in its brisk runtime of 90 minutes.

21st Century Spy Thriller

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

A Most Wanted Man  •  Anatomy of a Scene

A Most Wanted Man is a riveting slow-burn spy thriller based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré. Phillip Seymour Hoffman stars in the film as a German spy.

A Most Wanted Man was one of the last films Seymour Hoffman completed before his untimely death.

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Conclusion

Fans of Seymour Hoffman should make sure to see A Most Wanted Man for a signature, enrapturing performance.

Movies About Movies

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Sunset Boulevard  •  Video Essay

“I’m ready for my close-up.” Billy Wilder’s timeless classic Sunset Boulevard is a moving story of life on and off the titular Sunset strip.

Gloria Swanson gives an all-time great performance in the picture as Norma Desmond, a relic star of the Silent era of Hollywood.

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Conclusion

Sunset Boulevard is a brilliant examination of celebrity obsession and the fading fanfare of the limelight.

Coen Brothers on Amazon Prime

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Behind the Music  •  Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen Brothers’ intimate period-drama Inside Llewyn Davis is a stirring recreation of the American folk music industry. Oscar Issac stars in the film as the titular character, who doesn’t quite fit in with the “changing times.”

Perhaps the best part of Inside Llewyn Davis is its soundtrack, which was largely inspired by the work of folk revivalist Dave Van Ronk.

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Conclusion

For fans of the Coen Brothers or American folk music, Inside Llewyn Davis is a must-watch.

Gentrification in the Bay

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

How the Last Black Man in San Francisco Was Made

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a product of a successful crowdfunding campaign, started by director Joe Talbot and writer/actor Jimmie Fails. In 2017, Plan B Entertainment bought into the hype and further funded the project.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco received rave reviews from critics upon release for its timely story and great performances.

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Conclusion

Making a tale of the times is never an easy task -- but The Last Black Man in San Francisco does a tremendous job at it.

Prime Jarmusch Movies

Paterson (2016)

Trailer  •  Paterson

Jim Jarmusch directs this off-beat drama about a man named Paterson who drives a bus in a town called Paterson. Few movies in recent memory recreate small-town America with as intricate of details as Paterson does.

Paterson is further supported by great lead performances from Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani.

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Conclusion

Paterson is a captivating film about society, poetry and the human spirit; and it’s a film that came across at the right time.

Mesoamerican Epic on Prime

Apocalypto (2006)

Making of  •  Apocalypto

Mel Gibson’s Mayan-era epic has benefitted from some great critical analysis in the fourteen years since release. Many historians and anthropologists have cited the film as one of the most accurate depictions of Mayan culture in cinema history.

If you’re looking to journey back into the past, all the way to 16th century Mesoamerica, Apocalypto may be the movie for you.

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Conclusion

Apocalypto is a visceral adventure film that’s told entirely in the Yucatec Maya Language.

‘How Long Have We Been on this Rock?’

The Lighthouse (2019)

Pattinson and DaFoe on The Lighthouse

Director Robert Eggers made a name for himself with his 2015 film The Witch. His second feature, The Lighthouse, proved that he wasn’t just a one-hit wonder. Much can be said about Eggers’ decision to shoot the film in a square 19:16 aspect ratio, but what he does put in the frame is often brilliant.

Robert Pattinson and Willem DaFoe star in the film and both give excellent performances. The Lighthouse is a movie that demands repeat viewings and close attention to detail.

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Conclusion

Aye, went mad, he did. Raving about sirens, merfolk, bad omens and the like. In the end, weren’t no more sense left in him than a hen’s tooth.” Make sure to listen closely to Pattinson and DaFoe to get the most out of the excellent dialogue in The Lighthouse.

B&W Will Never Die

Cold War (2018)

Making of  •  Cold War

Paweł Pawlikowski's post-World-War II epic Cold War is a stunning picture about two lovers entangled in a changing society. Both Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot deliver excellent leading performances.

Cold War uses black and white cinematography to immersive effect, which creates a strong tone and visual style.

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Conclusion

Cold War is as visually stunning as it is thought-provoking and haunting.

Prime Action Movies

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

Mission: Impossible - Fallout  •  HALO Jump Behind the Scenes

The Mission: Impossible films are everything big-budget cinema should be; fast-paced, well-made and invigorating to watch. After over twenty years in the role of Ethan Hunt, Tom Cruise has shown no signs of slowing down.

In addition, Henry Cavill (and his infamous mustache) does a great job of supporting the action with a great performance.

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Conclusion

Mission: Impossible - Fallout may very well be the best film in the world famous spy series.

CGI Render of a Classic

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

                The Adventures of Tintin  •  Behind the Scenes

The Adventures of Tintin marked a massive collaboration between some of modern cinema’s brightest minds, including Steven Spielberg (director), Peter Jackson (producer), Steven Moffat (writer), Edgar Wright (writer), and Joe Cornish (writer).

Despite all of the talent associated with it, The Adventures of Tintin never quite came together perfectly. That’s not to say it was bad by any means, it just didn’t live up to the lofty expectations.

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Conclusion

The Adventures of Tintin represented a major step forward for motion capture technology in feature films.

Amazon Prime Brings Classics

Charade (1963)

Behind the Scenes  •  Charade

I absolutely love Charade. It’s so unabashedly a riff on Hitchcock thrillers, that it’s hard to think that Hitchcock didn’t make the film himself. Charade is carried by Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn who command the screen with their infectious chemistry.

Charade is suspenseful, witty and endearing; three things that add up to make it a true masterpiece of the thriller genre.

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Conclusion

Charade is a brilliant film, elevated by a script so sharp it could cut a diamond in two.

Date Night on Prime

Roman Holiday (1953)

Roman Holiday  •  Clip

It takes a heart of stone to not get swept away in the stirring romanticism of Roman Holiday. Hollywood legends Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn star in this classic romantic-comedy that follows the relationship of a princess and the newspaperman who’s desperate to get the inside scoop from her.

The chemistry between Peck and Hepburn is tangible, even when viewed nearly 70 years after its release.

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Conclusion

Roman Holiday is the perfect date movie for cinema lovers.

Zombie Movie With New Life

Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan  •  Trailer

Zombie movies have become a largely tired sub-genre due to a lack of innovation and a heavy reliance on cliches. But in 2016, Yeon Sang-ho breathed new life into the sub-genre with Train to Busan -- one of the best zombie movies of the 21st century.

If you’re looking for a visceral action film that will also make your skin crawl, Train to Busan is a perfect fit.

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Conclusion

A sequel to Train to Busan, titled Peninsula, is scheduled to release in 2020.

Emotionally Charged Gangster Movie

Ash is Purest White (2018)

                Ash is Purest White  •  Trailer

Ash is Purest White is a remarkably “modern” gangster movie from the mind of Jia Zhangke. Both Zhao Tao and Liao Fan give excellent performances in the roles of two combative lovers.

Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of Ash is Purest White is its breathtaking cinematography, composed by Eric Gautier.

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Conclusion

Ash is Purest White may leave you speechless after the credits roll.

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