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Get the popcorn ready.
Nowadays, Netflix is far from the only option for on-demand entertainment. It may seem like there's a new streaming service popping up every week, but a few remain at the top of the food chain — Amazon Prime Video being one of them.
The subscription-based platform offers a wide variety of movie titles, from original content to age-old classics, right at your fingertips. You can nerd out on the entire Lord of the Rings series, get an adrenaline rush from a horror flick like Silence of the Lambs or enjoy iconic rom-coms like Legally Blonde and 10 Things I Hate About You. Fresh releases like My Policeman and Catherine Called Birdy are available, too, so you can keep up on all the latest movie buzz.
Ahead, check out all the best movies now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Jurassic World Dominion
2022's action-packed adventure is the latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. Fans of the original trilogy will be glad to see Jurassic World's Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard appearing alongside original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum.
This 1996 classic follows a government operative, played by Tom Cruise, whose latest assignment goes terribly wrong. Cruise's character is suspected of murder and he needs to sneak into a heavily guarded CIA building to nab a computer file in order to prove his innocence.
Mission: Impossible II
After the blockbuster success of Mission: Impossible, Cruise returned to the role of dashing Ethan Hunt in 2000. In this sequel, the hero leads his team to prevent a deadly German virus from being released by terrorists.
Mission: Impossible III
In 2006's installment of the action franchise, Cruise's character is training government recruits when he's threatened by an evil arms dealer, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Mission: Impossible IV - Ghost Protocol
Cruise returned for a fourth film as Ethan Hunt in 2011. In the movie, Cruise's character is blamed for a terrorist attack on the Kremlin and is forced to go "off the grid" as he works to clear his name. Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg also star.
This 1985 mystery comedy was inspired by the iconic board game. The movie follows six people who are invited to a mansion and soon realize there's a murderer among them. An ensemble cast of Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan, Michael McKean, Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren make this whodunit a cult classic.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Based on James Baldwin's 1974 novel of the same name, this drama won Regina King an Oscar for her emotional performance. In the Barry Jenkins-directed film, King plays Sharon Rivers, the mother of Tish (played by Kiki Layne), who's expecting a baby with her boyfriend.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Harrison Ford and Karen Allen star in this 1981 classic in which Indiana Jones, an archeology professor, sets out to protect the Ark of the Covenant from a troop of Nazis. Steven Spielberg's smash hit won four Academy Awards and sparked the lucrative franchise.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
In this 1984 sequel, Ford's character is joined by his friend Short Round (Ke Huy Quan) and nightclub singer Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) as they search for a magical stone. It's a memorable movie, especially for director Spielberg and Capshaw, who met while making this film and were later married.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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The third installment of Spielberg's adventure series was released in 1989. This film marked the introduction of Indiana Jones' professor father, played by Sean Connery, and Alison Doody, who played femme fatale Elsa.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2008's installment of the series follows Ford's character as he sets out to find the legendary Crystal Skull of Akator at the height of the Cold War. This film marks Allen's return to the franchise and introduces Shia LaBeouf as young adventurer Mutt.
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Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld star in the second adaptation of Charles Portis' 1968 novel of the same name. This 2010 film was Steinfeld's first starring role in a major film.
Something from Tiffany's
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This holiday rom-com is about a couple, Rachel (Zoey Deutch) and Gary (Ray Nicholson), who "are happy enough but not quite ready for that big commitment," according to an official synopsis. Things get complicated when their paths cross with another couple, Ethan (Kendrick Smith) and Vanessa (Shay Mitchell), during a fateful gift mix-up, putting an engagement ring in another woman's hands. The fun Christmas romance is based on the 2011 book of the same name by Melissa Hill.
The Wolf of Wall Street
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This 2013 flick is based on the real-life career and crimes of Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film reached critical acclaim and effectively launched Margot Robbie's career, but perhaps is most memorable for its raunchiness and explosive performances by the star-studded cast, including DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. With plenty of both deadly serious and laugh-out-loud moments, The Wolf of Wall Street is guaranteed to entertain no matter how many times you've seen it.
House of Gucci
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When photos of Lady Gaga and Adam Driver's transformations as Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci began circulating, fans were certain that they were in for quite a treat with House of Gucci. The 2021 Ridley Scott-directed telling of the infamous fashion family has everything you could want in a drama: romance, revenge, murder and, of course, a stellar wardrobe.
In this 2001 romantic comedy, Reese Witherspoon stars as Elle Woods, a sorority girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School in an attempt to win him back. Hilarious and heartwarming, Legally Blonde is beloved for its slew of quotable moments and nostalgic Y2K fashion. Plus, it features one of Jennifer Coolidge's most iconic characters.
No Time to Die
In Daniel Craig's fifth and final turn as James Bond, the iconic character is pulled from his retirement when an old friend from the C.I.A. asks for help with a mission. Along with Craig, the 2021 action thriller stars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux and Ana de Armas. The film's sweeping theme song, "No Time to Die," is performed by Billie Eilish and won the singer a Grammy Award for best song written for visual media.
The Silence of the Lambs
If you're in the mood for something hair-raising, this 1991 psychological thriller will certainly do the trick. It stars Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, a student at the F.B.I.'s training academy who is tasked with interviewing a cannibalistic murderer serving life in prison. The psychopathic inmate, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is played by Anthony Hopkins, who won an Academy Award for the chilling role in 1992.
A Quiet Place Part II
Picking up where the first film left off, the Abbott family must navigate a post-apocalyptic world where they are hunted by creatures with a keen sense of hearing. A Quiet Place II briefly stars John Krasinski (who also serves as writer and director) as Lee in a series of flashbacks, but focuses mainly on his character's widow, played by his real-life wife Emily Blunt, and their children. With just as many jump scares as the original A Quiet Place, this 2020 thriller will get your heart racing.
I Want You Back
With comedians Jenny Slate and Charlie Day at the helm of the 2022 rom-com, I Want You Back is pretty much guaranteed to make you laugh. The hilarious pair play Emma and Pete, strangers who discover they were both dumped on the same weekend. They decide to team up to get back at their ex-partners, who have moved on quickly with new relationships. The Amazon original film also stars Gina Rodriguez and Scott Eastwood.
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Steve Carell proves his dramatic acting chops in this heartbreaking tale about a family grappling with their son's drug abuse. Also starring Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy is based on a pair of memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff. The 2018 film is gut-wrenching and inspiring, with a powerful message about family, addiction and survival.
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This 2021 Paul Thomas Anderson film stars Alana Haim (of the band Haim) and Cooper Hoffman alongside a star-studded ensemble cast, including Sean Penn and Bradley Cooper. Set in 1973 in the San Fernando Valley of California, Haim and Hoffman play a young duo who must navigate the ups and downs of their friendship while coming of age.
In this Michael Bay thriller, brothers Danny and Will Sharp (played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen) team up to rob a bank to fund one of their wives' cancer treatments. After the heist goes wrong, the brothers hijack an ambulance and hold two first responders hostage. Released in 2022 and filmed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ambulance is based on the 2005 Danish film of the same name.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
You can't go wrong with this 1961 rom-com. In one of Audrey Hepburn's most iconic roles, she plays Holly Golightly, an eccentric escort who falls in love with an aspiring writer. The film, which is based on Truman Capote's novella of the same name, received five Academy Awards nominations and went on to become a cult classic.
10 Things I Hate About You
Loosely based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, this 1999 romantic comedy is beloved even after over 20 years. The late Heath Ledger stars as a charming bad boy Patrick, who is persuaded to court the sharp-tongued Kat (played by Julia Stiles) as part of a set-up that doesn't quite go as planned. The film also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gabrielle Union, among others.
Catherine Called Birdy
Based on the 1994 novel of the same name, this 2022 coming-of-age story is about a 14-year-old girl named Catherine, who goes by Birdy. The teenager's parents are determined to marry her off, but Birdy yearns for independence and protests their plans. Things come to a head when a particularly vile suitor claims Birdy's hand in marriage. The Amazon original stars Joe Alwyn, Game of Thrones' Bella Ramsey and Fleabag's Andrew Scott.
Downton Abbey: A New Era
A sequel to the 2019 film Downton Abbey and a continuation of the hit television show of the same name. The historical drama reunites the Crawley family as they uncover the mystery of the dowager countess' newly inherited villa. Much of the principal cast reprised their roles for the 2022 film and they were joined by a few new faces, including Dominic West, Hugh Dancy and Laura Haddock, among others.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
This 2001 adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel brought the beloved epic to life. It stars Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, a young hobbit who inherits a powerful gold ring and embarks on a daunting journey to destroy it. The cast also features Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Sir Ian McKellen, Sean Astin and Liv Tyler.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The journey to Mordor continues with this 2002 release. In the second installment of this epic trilogy, the Fellowship is still making their way to Mordor, but this time, on separate paths.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings concludes with The Return of the King, released in 2003. Frodo and the Fellowship's epic journey culminates in an epic battle that will determine the world's fate.
This 2022 romantic drama is based on the best-selling novel by Francine Rivers. Set in California during the California Gold Rush of 1850, it follows Angel, a young woman who runs from a life of prostitution to find true love.
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Johnny Depp stars in this 1990 Tim Burton film about a young man with scissors instead of hands. A kind woman takes pity on Edward and invites him into her home, where he falls in love with her teenage daughter Kim, played by Winona Ryder.
World War Z
When a worldwide pandemic arises, former U.N. employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is tapped to help. The 2013 drama centers on Lane's attempts to protect his family and the world.
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Our Idiot Brother
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This 2011 comedy stars Paul Rudd as the dimwitted but well-meaning Ned, who sells pot to a cop and gets thrown in jail. After his release, he shows up in the lives of his three sisters (played by Elizabeth Mortimer, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel), allowing their hilarious family dynamics to play out.
Inspired by chilling true events, this suspenseful horror steps inside history's most haunted house. The 2018 film stars Helen Mirren as a grief-stricken widow who descends into madness.
If you love Taken, you'll love Liam Neeson in this similarly thrilling 2018 action movie. The actor plays an ex-cop who, on his daily commute home as an insurance salesman, gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy and works against the clock to save the train's passengers.
This romantic drama stars Harry Styles as a married policeman who falls in love with a man. A love triangle ensues, forcing the characters to grapple with identity and challenge social conventions. The 2022 release is based on a 2012 novel of the same name.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
A prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, this 2012 adventure drama follows Bilbo Baggins long before Frodo goes on his epic journey. While Bilbo, played by Martin Freeman, is enjoying a quiet life in the shire, the wizard Gandalf, played by Sir Ian McKellen, asks him to join a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim the kingdom of Erebo.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
In the second installment of The Hobbit, released in 2013, Bilbo and the dwarves continue their quest and enter the Lonely Mountain, coming face-to-face with the dragon Smaug.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
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The 2014 conclusion of The Hobbit trilogy closes out Bilbo's great adventure. Along with Gandalf and the dwarves, he fights for the fate of Middle Earth in the Battle of the Five Armies.
Star Trek Into Darkness
J.J. Abrams directed this 2013 sci-fi action film, which is a loose remake of 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew embark on a manhunt when Kahn (Benedict Cumberbatch) declares war.
The Tomorrow War
Aliens threaten mankind in this 2021 sci-fi action film that takes place 30 years in the future. Chris Pratt stars as Dan Forester, a biology teacher who teams up with a scientist and his estranged father to fight the extraterrestrial forces.
The Hot Chick
Before she was Regina George in the cult classic Mean Girls, Rachel McAdams played Jessica, a popular high school student who switches bodies with a sleazy older man (Rob Schneider) while under a curse. What results is a series of hilarious events as the new Jessica attempts to undo the swap. The Hot Chick was released in 2002 and also stars Anna Faris.
The Hunger Games
Based on the best-selling YA novel, this 2012 adaptation stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a teenage girl living in the dystopian country of Panem. When her younger sister is chosen for a televised survival competition, Katniss takes her place and faces the ultimate challenge.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The second installment of the action-packed franchise, Katniss and fellow tribute, Peeta, have returned home after winning The Hunger Games. However, a rising rebellion means things are far from over. The 2013 sci-fi adventure also stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
In 2014, Mockingjay Part 1 marked the beginning of the end of the Hunger Games film franchise. After returning home, Katniss discovers she has been made the rebellion's leader and fights to save a brainwashed Peeta.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
The fourth Hunger Games film was released in 2015 and brings Katniss' journey to an end. Together with Peeta (Hutcherson) and Gale (Hemsworth), she sets forth on a mission to liberate the citizens of Panem and finally take down President Snow for good.
Untapped: The Story of Lil Baby
Told through previously unseen footage, this 2021 documentary explores the life of Dominique Armani Jones, known as Lil Baby. Fans get a glimpse at the Grammy-winning rapper's upbringing in West Atlanta and his rise to fame — plus enjoy a soundtrack of his biggest hits.
This 2022 comedy stars Channing Tatum as a former Army Ranger who is paired up with a canine companion while traveling to a fellow soldier's funeral.
Becoming the Ricardos
Released in 2021, this behind-the-scenes drama follows Lucille Ball (played by Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) through a production week of I Love Lucy. Written and directed by Aaron Sorokin, Becoming the Ricardos explores the challenges that the famous show business couple faced both on set and off.