Apart from free delivery and early access to sales, an Amazon Prime membership has other perks too. It includes an unlimited library of movies and series in many different languages. It comprises of several best Amazon Prime Original movies that are only available on the service and cannot be streamed anywhere else.

Amazon Studios brings bold and innovative series and films from top tier and up-and-coming creators to customers in over 200 countries and territories.

At the 2017 Academy Awards, Amazon Studios became the first streaming service to win Oscars for Manchester by the Sea (Best Screenplay, Kenneth Lonergan and Best Actor, Casey Affleck) and The Salesman (Best Foreign Film). Recent notable releases include Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet and the Academy Award nominated Cold War.

Best Amazon Prime Original Movies

Here’s a look at the best Amazon Prime original movies that are currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

The Big Sick

The Big Sick is a comedy movie based on the real-life courtship between Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Nanjiani) and grad student Emily Gordon (Zoe Kazan) who fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

IMDb rating: 7.5/10

Starring: Zoe Kazan, Kumail Nanjiani, Anupam Kher

The Wall

A deadly psychological thriller that follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them.

IMDb rating: 6.2/10

Starring: John Cena, Laith Nakli, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Last Flag Flying

A Vietnam veteran visits two of his fellow Marines to ask them with help in bringing the body of his son, a fallen soldier in Iraq, to Arlington. As they learn the truth about his death, they bond over the sore memories of their own troubled pasts.

IMDb rating: 6.9/10

Starring: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne

Troop Zero

In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space.  When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond.

IMDb rating: 6.9/10

Starring: Viola Davis, Mckenna Grace, Jim Gaffigan

Beautiful Boy

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

IMDb rating: 7.3/10

Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Steve Carrell

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing edgy, hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a national following and a new lease on life.

IMDb rating: 6.9/10

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara

The Upside

Dell (Kevin Hart) is paroled, unemployed, and unable to see his child. Fate landed him the opportunity of a lifetime – taking care of a multi-millionaire named Phillip (Bryan Cranston) who is paralyzed from the neck down. But can a fast-talking ex-con really take care of someone else — let alone win over Philip’s skeptical assistant (Nicole Kidman)? Life for Dell and Phillip may never be the same.

IMDb rating: 6.9/10

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart

The Only Living Boy in New York

Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate seeks the guidance of an eccentric neighbor as his life is upended by his father’s mistress in the sharp and witty coming-of-age story The Only Living Boy in New York.

IMDb rating: 6.3/10

Starring: Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan

Crown Heights

When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend, Carl King, devotes his life to proving Colin’s innocence. Adapted from This American Life, this is the incredible true story of their harrowing quest for justice.

IMDb rating: 6.5/10

Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul

Late Night

Katherine Newbury (Dame Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women”, she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and – presto! – Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her.

IMDb rating: 6.5/10

Starring: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Hugh Dancy

Brittany Runs A Marathon

Hilarious and outgoing, Brittany Forgler, is everybody’s best friend – except her own. Her partying, underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her. Too broke for a gym and too proud to ask for help, Brit is at a loss, until her neighbor pushes her to run one sweaty block. Soon, she sets an almost unthinkable goal: the New York City Marathon.

IMDb rating: 6.8/10

Starring: Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar

The Aeronauts

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history.

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

Starring: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel

The Report

In a thriller based on actual events, an idealistic Senate staffer leads an investigation into the CIA’s post-9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovering the lengths to which the agency went to hide a brutal secret from the American public.

IMDb rating: 7.2/10

Starring: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm


A struggling Mumbai street photographer pressured to marry by his grandmother convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée during a family visit. Despite vast cultural differences, the pair develops a surprising connection that challenges their worldviews in a wistful and funny romance from Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox).

IMDb rating: 6.8/10

Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Farrukh Jaffar


With a substantial selection of Amazon Prime originals, you’ll have to make some choices about how to spend your precious binge time. Did we miss out on any Prime Original movie that you think should be a part of this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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