The streaming wars have taken film and TV entertainment to another level and we can’t be complaining. Some people like to get into the complexities of the quality vs. quantity argument, but the binge-watching era has changed a lot for us. Amazon Prime is just another streaming service in the list of all the platforms available, but its content portfolio sets it apart from others. Let’s look at the top 10 best movies on Amazon Prime that you should totally watch this weekend.
The black American experience has finally and rightfully gained the much-needed attention after the last year’s BLM protests that erupted after George Floyd’s murder by the police.
The story in Time follows the real life of Fox Rich, short for Sibil Fox Richardson, who navigates her life raising five children while her husband is unjustly incarcerated for 60-year. The documentary highlights the injustices of systematic racism while also drawing a map of how hope keeps us going every day despite our suffering.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
Sequel to the hilarious Borat (2006), this one is also a darkly identical shot of real life in America making it one of the funniest movies on Amazon Prime. Borat, however, now returns to America with his daughter during the very recent events of U.S. elections, COVID-19 pandemic, and what is the cultural shift in perspectives of the wider majority of the states.
Uncle Frank (2020)
What looks like a somber road trip among Frank and his niece Beth to attend a family funeral quickly changes into a more realistic portrayal of homosexuality back in the 70s. It captures an honest take on what it meant for people to express their sexuality back in the old days, in the Southern side of the country.
Black Box (2020)
An intriguing sci-fi mystery that will end up making you question your comprehension. If you are personally interested in watching characters grapple with what’s real around them, this is a must-watch for you. The protagonist, after losing his partner and his own memory in an accident, undergoes an experimental treatment that leaves him questioning his reality and everything around him.
Sound of Metal (2020)
If you haven’t already heard about this movie with its history-making nominations in the Oscars, you need to do so, right now. Riz Ahmed, became the first Muslim actor to get nominated for an Oscar in the best actor’s category for his portrayal of Ruben Stone in this movie.
It is a story about a passionate heavy-metal drummer who starts losing his hearing and has to grapple with that life-altering change. But just the metaphorical implications of the concept of dealing with change during a pandemic will have you hooked to your TV screen with this one.
One Night in Miami (2020)
This is a powerful exploration of the African-American experience of some of the most iconic Black men in American history.
The civil rights movement is one of the most historical events in American history, and this film navigates that movement from some of the closest people to the movement. Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown are all the main focus of this film directed by Regina King.
Sylvie’s Love (2020)
An addition of romance to this growing list of worth-your-time movies on Amazon Prime that you can watch. Romance can be quite an intriguing main plot if the side plots are all enough to keep you hooked to your characters, their stories, and the motivations that drive them.
Set against the backdrop of dazzling jazz clubs and Hollywood-obsessed New York, the movie follows Sylvie and Robert, a saxophonist. What follows is chance encounters, yearning, and continued angst to make it in both your professional dreams and love life.
A moving and harrowing thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat, unintentionally. Unhinged is, as its name suggests, a completely disproportionate reaction of an old man to a lady who screams at her at a traffic signal. The best kind of thrillers are those that make you question how many of your everyday encounters could be murderous instances of rage and violence.
To top it all, the antagonist is played by Russell Crowe, the legend himself. If you have seen him in previous mysterious roles (A Beautiful Mind – 2001), you know how well he delivers the tension and the mystery.
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (2021)
For the fans of all things vengeance, this is for you. Since the first quarter of 2021 is done and dusted as well, here are some additional titles that are worth your time. Starring Michael B. Jordan and Jodie Turner-Smith, this movie follows a navy SEAL trying to avenge his wife’s murder when he realizes the truth might just be much uglier. Crisp and addicting, this action-packed war thriller is a must-watch.
If the legendary names Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek aren’t rough to attract you to this film, let us summarise what you might get from this sci-fi romance movie. Bliss is the account of a man who after losing all hope in life and its compatriots, finds company in a woman living on the streets, who seems to make you question life at its entire core.
These are the top 10 best movies on Amazon Prime that came out in 2020 and 2021. This diverse pack is just the tip of the iceberg that is Amazon Prime’s content list, the options for you are unlimited. In all the crowd and noise of streaming services, many quality titles get unnoticed and underrated. Make sure you follow legitimate sources that bring you around to names worth watching.