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The 60 Best Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime Video Right Now

Take advantage of that Prime membership and stream one of these great films.

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Do you have an Amazon Prime membership that you're only using for the free shipping? If you're not streaming movies on Amazon Prime Video, you're doing it wrong. While Netflix is the more ubiquitous streaming service, Prime Video has plenty to offer—from classic comedies and dramas, to underrated cult classics and art house fare. Here are 60 great films you can stream right now.

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco
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im电竞官网-In this drama, Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim Jimmie’s childhood home, the house built by Jimmie’s grandfather, which now sits in a gentrified neighborhood in San Francisco. The film is partly based on the life of Jimmie Fail, who plays the lead.

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In Jonah Hill’s feature directorial debut, we follow 13-year-old Stevie in 1990s LA. Stevie escapes his troubled home life by making new friends at a local skate shop, who show him a fun but dangerous lifestyle.

The Lighthouse
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im电竞官网-In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed horror The Witch, director Robert Eggers tells the weird nautical tail of two lighthouse keepers on a remote New England island. The bizarre black and white film includes its fair share of mermaids, conniving seagulls, drunkenness, coastal storms, and madness from its incredible two leads Robert Pattinson and Willem Defoe.

Late Night
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This Amazon Prime original is about a late night talk show host on the brink of losing her show when her ratings steadily decline. In an attempt to revamp the show, she hires Molly, an Indian-American female writer, to join her primarily white, male team.

Honey Boy
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Amazon Studios

Shia LaBeouf wrote and starred in Honey Boy, a film based on his own life, which follows child actor Otis’s rise to fame to his self-destructive adulthood.

The Lost City of Z
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Amazon Studios

im电竞官网-This incredible true story, based on the novel by the same name, follows British explorer Percy Fawcett into the Amazon during the early twentieth century, where he finds evidence that a complex civilization once lived there.

Beautiful Boy
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Amazon Studios

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boyim电竞官网- shows the heartbreaking trials of a family dealing with drug addiction, relapse, and recovery.

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New World Pictures

im电竞官网-Winona Ryder stars in this '80s cult classic as Veronica, a member of a popular high school clique. When she and her new boyfriend (Christian Slater) accidentally poison the leader of the crew, they make it look like a suicide. Before too long, Veronica realizes that her boyfriend is purposely killing people he doesn’t like.

Mission: Impossible: Fallout
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Paramount Pictures

The most recent installment in the Mission: Impossibleim电竞官网- franchise follows Ethan Hunt and the IMF team, who join up with CIA assassin August Walker when a terrorist group plans to launch nuclear attacks on the Vatican, Jerusalem, and Mecca.

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Paramount Pictures

im电竞官网-This musical biopic follows the journey of pop legend Elton John as he transforms from a shy, small-town piano prodigy to one of the world’s biggest superstars.

The Apartment
<i>The Apartment</i> (1960)
United Artists

An ambitious young man played by Jack Lemmon ingratiates himself to his corporate superiors by offering his apartment for their extramarital affairs. But things get complicated when he discovers that his office crush (Shirley MacLaine) is also having an affair with his boss.

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Paramount Pictures

Director Denis Villeneuve delivered this sterling 2016 sci-fi drama about a linguist (Amy Adams) tasked with figuring out a way to communicate with aliens who’ve mysterious landed on Earth.

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im电竞官网-Tim Burton's comedy about the afterlife features a particularly manic performance from its star Michael Keaton. And while this movie about two ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) whose home is now "haunted" by a living family plays up the laughs over the frights, there are still plenty of super spooky moments—such as its exorcism-themed finale.

Beyond the Lights
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im电竞官网-Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as Noni Jean, a British pop star about to have a career breakthrough in the U.S. When she comes close to ending her life, she's saved by a young police officer (Nate Parker)—and the two fall for each other despite the executives behind Noni's career trying desperately to keep them apart.

The Big Sick
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Amazon Studios

This romantic comedy stars Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan as a couple whose rocky relationship is complicated by her sudden, potentially fatal illness—a premise based on Nanjiani and wife/co-writer Emily Gordon’s own story.

American Honey
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im电竞官网-Andrea Arnold's acclaimed 2016 road-trip indie features a breakout performance by newcomer Sasha Lane as a disaffected Oklahoma teenager who joins up with a group of cross-country traveling magazine salesmen (including Shia LaBeouf).

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Paramount Pictures

Viola Davis won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for this fearsomely acted adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play (directed by co-star Denzel Washington) about the tensions between a former ballplayer-turned-garbage man and his family.

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im电竞官网-Natalie Portman teams up with a squad of women who venture into a territory known as The Shimmer, a mysterious area surrounding a meteor landing where animals have evolved into unrecognizable creatures.

The Florida Project
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im电竞官网-Sean Baker paints a vivid portrait of childhood life on the outskirts of Florida’s Disney theme parks in this acclaimed drama, which earned Willem Dafoe a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

Cold War
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im电竞官网-In post-war Poland, a musicologist named Wiktor discovers a plucky young singer, Zula, and casts her in a traveling show that boasts Poland's patriotic music. The two fall in love, and Paweł Pawlikowski's film sees Wiktor and Zula's relationship tested by numerous forces.

The Conversation
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Paramount Pictures

Many will contend that Francis Ford Coppola's crowning directorial achievement isn't The Godfather or its sequel (or Apocalypse Nowim电竞官网-), but instead this 1974 thriller starring Gene Hackman as a bluesy surveillance expert who becomes consumed by doubt and paranoia.

Eighth Grade
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im电竞官网-Being a teenager sucks, and writer-director Bo Burnham makes it feel like all this happened just yesterday, offering a coming-of-age story in the time of social media, with actress Elsie Fisher delivering a heartbreakingly real performance.

The Birdcage
United Artists

Robin Williams stars as a gay nightclub owner whose son announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician. His partner (Nathan Lane)—the star of his club's drag show—poses as his dowdy wife in order to convince his son's future in-laws that they're a wholesome American family.

Fiddler on the Roof
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im电竞官网-Topol stars as the poor Jewish milkman Tevye, who struggles with the evolving world around him and his tradition-defying daughters, in this grand Oscar-winning adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical.

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At the age of 34, New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS—otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Director Clay Tweel followed Gleason and his wife, Michel Rae Varisco, after they learned of Gleason's diagnosis—and of Varisco's pregnancy with their son, Rivers.

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im电竞官网-After her estranged mother dies, Annie (Toni Collette) begins to notice some peculiar activities around her house. After another shocking tragedy, Annie begins to spiral out of control. Is there a supernatural force attempting to manipulate her family, or is it all in her head?

I Am Not Your Negro
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Velvet Films

Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary is part film essay, part biopic. Telling the story of American identity through James Baldwin's eyes, the film looks at the lives and deaths of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. alongside Hollywood-produced images delivered to the American public on screens across the nation.

It's a Wonderful Life
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Liberty Films

Few films define Christmas like Frank Capra's 1946 fantasy starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, who, on the verge of committing suicide, is visited by an angel who shows him the true importance of his life. Make this one a year-round tradition.

The Last Waltz
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United Artists

Martin Scorsese's direction is as sublime as the music that he captures in this 1978 film of the last concert performance of The Band on Thanksgiving Day 1977 at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
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A surgeon (Colin Farrell), his wife (Nicole Kidman) and their two kids have their lives upended by the actions of a mysterious teenager (Barry Keoghan) in this bizarre, unsettling drama from Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite).

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach are gunslingers who square off while searching for Confederate gold during the American Civil War in Sergio Leone's epic-in-every-single-way 1966 spaghetti Western.

The King of Comedy
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im电竞官网-Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro deliver a demented satire of celebrity in this phenomenal 1982 black comedy about a man (De Niro) who becomes obsessed with a talk show host (Jerry Lewis).

La Bamba
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Columbia Pictures

Lou Diamond Phillips plays Chicano musician Ritchie Valens, who also perished on the same airplane crash that took the life of Buddy Holly. La Bamba follows the typical biopic mold, charting Valens's meteoric rise as a teenage rock and roll star.

Lady Bird
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im电竞官网-Saoirse Ronan is magnetic as an idiosyncratic high-schooler looking to abandon her Sacramento hometown—and her mother (Laurie Metcalf)—for the East Coast in Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed directorial debut.

Lars and the Real Girl
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Ryan Gosling plays a quiet and lonely young man who falls in love with a sex doll in this light-hearted, small-town comedy that works thanks Gosling’s compassionate and funny performance.

Midnight Cowboy
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The only X-rated film to win an Oscar for Best Picture (and 50 years later, it's very tame), Midnight Cowboy stars Oscar-winner Jon Voight as a young man from Texas who tries to make it in Manhattan by becoming a sex worker.

Leave No Trace
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im电竞官网-Debra Granik directs this pensive, prickly character study about a father (Ben Foster) and daughter (newcomer Thomasin McKenzie) illegally living off the grid in Pacific Northwest national forests.

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Steven Soderbergh assembles an all-star cast—Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Hilary Swank, and more—for this southern-friend heist film about two brothers scheming to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Manchester by the Sea
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im电竞官网-Casey Affleck won an Oscar for his portrayal of an adrift New England man who—while still coping with his own tragedy—finds himself caring for his teenage nephew (nominee Lucas Hedges) after his brother's untimely death in Kenneth Lonergan's drama.

Marie Antoinette
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Columbia Pictures

Writer-director Sofia Coppola defied period and biopic traditions in this inventive and dazzling portrait of the infamous French queen. Featuring an all-star cast led by the incredible Kirsten Dunst, the punk rock-soundtracked film changed the way costume dramas are depicted on screen.

Ordinary People
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Paramount Pictures

im电竞官网-A presumably perfect upper-middle-class family in the Chicago suburbs is the focus of Robert Redford's Oscar-winning directorial debut, which sees a family crumble apart after the death of one son and the attempted suicide of another.

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im电竞官网-Barry Jenkins' tender, heartbreaking character study fixates on a young man named Chiron during three stages of his life, as he struggles to cope with a tough upbringing and his budding sexuality.

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Cher won a Best Actress Oscar for her role in this 1987 romantic drama, about a woman who falls in love with the brother (Nicolas Cage) of her fiancé (Danny Aiello).

The Night of the Hunter
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A preacher/serial killer who has "HATE" and "LOVE" tattooed on his hands (never a good sign) charms his way into marrying a woman in order to steal a hidden stash of money, and her children have to stop him.

Six Degrees of Separation
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im电竞官网-Will Smith stars as a con man who tricks wealthy socialites (Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland) into believing he’s the son of Sidney Poitier in this adaptation of John Guare’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play.

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im电竞官网-A group of London LGBT activists form a coalition with striking Welsh miners in Thatcher's U.K. Stephen Beresford's Golden Globe-nominated screenplay underscores the need, as urgent as ever, for oppressed groups to join forces. There is power in a union!

A Quiet Place
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Paramount Pictures

A family (led by John Krasinski and Emily Blunt) silently navigate a post-apocalyptic world, stalked at every turn by monsters that hunt their prey with a supercharged sense of hearing.

The Shawshank Redemption
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Columbia Pictures

im电竞官网-Frank Darabont adapts Stephen King’s short story—about a man (Tim Robbins) wrongly sentenced to life in prison, where he befriends a fellow inmate (Morgan Freeman)—with this enduringly popular modern drama.

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Charlie Sheen stars as a young recruit who gives up his privileged spot in college to volunteer for duty in Vietnam. He quickly learns he is but a number rather than a vital player in the conflict, and he suffers a psychological break after witnessing the massacre at the hands of fellow soldiers.

Top Gun
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Tom Cruise hits the highway to the danger zone–with Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, and Anthony Edwards in tow–in Tony Scott's still-awesome 1986 military action hit.

Short Term 12
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im电竞官网-Future Oscar winners Brie Larson and Rami Malek star (alongside John Gallagher Jr. and Lakeith Stanfield) in this indie drama about the employees of a short term group home for troubled teens.

Wayne's World
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Maybe one of the best SNL-to-film adaptations ever made, the boneheaded duo Wayne and Garth bring their heavy metal-loving cable access show to a wider audience—and deliver an iconic lip sync to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Up in the Air
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George Clooney is a man who spends his life flying across the country—for a job that entails facilitating the firing of corporate employees—in this 2009 drama from Juno im电竞官网-director Jason Reitman.

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TriStar Pictures

In an Oscar-winning turn, Tom Hanks plays a gay man with AIDS who hires Denzel Washington as a lawyer to help him with a wrongful-termination lawsuit in Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking 1993 drama.

Something Wild
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im电竞官网-Jonathan Demme's cult classic stars Jeff Daniels as a straight-laced banker named Charlie who gets picked up by the charming and elusive Lulu (Melanie Griffith), who takes Charlie on a wild and unexpected journey that results in a crime spree.

The Squid and the Whale
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Samuel Goldwyn Films

Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney are NYC writers whose crumbling marriage leads to all manner of familial dysfunction—including for their two sons (Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline)—in Noah Baumbach's acclaimed 2005 indie.

Wonder Boys
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im电竞官网-Michael Douglas is a creative writing professor struggling to finish the follow-up to his smash-hit debut in Curtis Hanson’s great 2000 comedy, co-starring Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, and Robert Downey Jr.

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Paramount Pictures

Harrison Ford's detective goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Amish community to solve a murder—only to fall in love with Kelly McGillis's widow—in this superior thriller from director Peter Weir.

Star Trek
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im电竞官网-J.J. Abrams revived the famous sci-fi franchise with this thrilling 2009 reboot, starring Chris Pine as James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock.

You Were Never Really Here
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Amazon Studios

A scarred war vet (Joaquin Phoenix) winds up in lethal trouble after embarking on a mission to rescue a young girl from a child-prostitution ring in Lynne Ramsay’s unbelievably intense thriller.

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