If you’re looking for movies to binge on 2021, you can’t go wrong with Amazon Prime Video. Enjoy a library filled with the best movies from all genres ranging from old-school classics to the latest hits!
Although, it can become quite a hassle to sit and browse through hundreds of titles trying to select something to watch. Don’t worry. We got this.
We did the hard work of scouring through the plethora of movies so you don’t have to. Simply kick back, relax and enjoy our hand-picked collection of the best movies on your smart TV over the fireplace.
These are the best 15 movies on Amazon Prime right now that are not to be missed:
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The Truman Show (1998)
Starring Jim Carrey and directed by Peter Weir, The Truman Show is perhaps one of Carrey’s best movies. Truman Burbank, an orphan, doesn’t know that his entire life has been televised 24/7 to the entire world since his birth. Everything in his life is fake and merely part of a show (The Truman Show) designed to entertain people. Truman eventually begins to discover the truth as things start to unfold.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
This award-winning 1989 American teen drama is any literature enthusiast’s dream. Starring Robin Williams and directed by Peter Weir, Dead Poets Society sets foot in 1959 at Welton Academy. John Keatings, a newly-appointed English teacher, encourages new perspectives in his students and motivates them to chase their dreams and live life unapologetically.
The Big Sick (2017)
If the first movie had you in tears, this one will have you laughing out loud. Directed by Michael Showalter, The Big Sick is a goofy light-hearted rom-com inspired by real life. Starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan, the story revolves around Kumail (playing as himself) as he tries to woo Emily Gordon (Kumail’s now-wife) only to find out about her lethal illness which leaves him forming deep bonds with her parents.
An acclaimed Roman general, Maximus Decimus Meridius, is forced to become a common gladiator when the emperor, Marcus Aurelius, chooses him over his son, Commodus, as heir. Filled with rage, Commodus murders his father and orders the killing of Maximus’ family. Commodus challenges Maximus to a fight-to-death duel.
Train to Busan (2016)
Hollywood certainly has no scarcity of zombie movies with each new one seemingly revolving around the same old narrative. But this Korean action-thriller is perhaps the one to beat. What makes Train to Busan unique is not more gore or zombies (though it has plenty of that too), but the well-written character development and story. You’ll be surprised how quickly the movie can get you to care about its characters.
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, and more, Zodiac is not shy to leave you in goosebumps. Inspired by real-life events, Zodiac sets foot in the late 1960s. Mystery fills the streets of San Francisco as a team of detectives, investigators, and reporters search for the serial killer on the loose.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Directed by Mike Newell, this 1997 crime thriller is based on real-life events of American former FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone. Pistone (Johnny Depp) infiltrates one of the biggest New York Mafia families using his undercover alias ‘Donnie Brasco’. As Pistone develops a real friendship with the mob hitman Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero (Al Pacino), he must face the dilemma of whether to remain loyal to his friend or truthful to his duty.
Funny Face (1957)
Dick Avery, a New York City-based fashion photographer, is looking for the next big fashion trend when he stumbles upon Jo Stockton, a shy bookstore employee. Both grow naturally attracted to each other as they visit Paris as their shooting location – only to find obstacles waiting for them.
The Birdcage (1996)
This 1996 comedy carries a message beyond its time. A gay couple Armand and Albert Goldman are forced to hide their relationship when Val, Armand’s son, gets engaged to Barbara Keeley whose father, Kevin Keeley, is an Ohioan conservative politician. Secrets begin to unfold in a series of comedic events as the couple finally reveals their identity in a powerful ending.
Ready Player One (2018)
It’s the year 2045. With the world turning into a dystopia, people seek solace in OASIS, a VR universe. James Halliday, the creator of OASIS, promises his wealth to anyone who finds a digital Egg hidden somewhere in the world of OASIS. An ambitious orphan, Wade Owen Watts, fights his way through an evil corporation that’s after the same digital jackpot.
The Avengers (2012)
Pack your bags and get ready to walk away from explosions! This 2012 classic is never not worth a rewatch. Packing some of our favorite superheroes like Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, and Black Widow – all coming together to stop Thor’s brother Loki, the God of mischief.
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
This visceral and violent drama is not afraid to pull a nerve. An ex-FBI agent goes on a rescue mission searching for the kidnappers of missing children. With corruption waiting for him at every step of the way, the vigilante must contain his anger and childhood trauma to survive this adventure.
The Prestige (2006)
Two partner magicians turn into rivals after the tragic death of an assistant. In pursuit of said rivalry, both compete to perform the ultimate magic trick: teleportation. As one of them successfully executes the trick, the other drives himself insane experimenting with dangerous sciences in the desperate attempt to uncover the secret to the trick.
Joker rarely ever requires an introduction. Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Joker revolves around Arthur Fleck, a failing stand-up comedian suffering from mental illnesses, works a day job as a circus clown. All hell breaks loose when Arthur is invited to a talk show – only to shoot the host dead in the heat of revenge. Chaos triumphs in Gotham as the city is flooded into anarchy.
Ash Is Purest White (2018)
A flourishing industrial city in the booming economy of the 2000’s China witnesses a young dancer Zhao Qiao fall in love with a crime syndicate gangster Guo Bin. Qiao is sentenced to 5 years in prison for using a gun to protect Bin when a rival gang shows up. Qiao holds on to hope for a love that would never come. 16 years later, she receives an unexpected call from Bin.