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Varia Fedko-Blake

Note: This list will be updated regularly to reflect the best, new movies being added to Amazon Prime. Newest additions are at the top.

These days, there are countless online platforms that boast the crème de la crème of cinema on the Internet. Currently, Amazon Prime has a library that offers some of the best new movies, ranging from spine-tingling horror flicks, jam-packed action blockbusters, timeless classics and thought-provoking dramas.

Stop your scrolling and look no further than the comprehensive list of notable films below for your selection of the best movies on Amazon Prime available right now for your viewing pleasure.

1. The Witch (2016)

  • Director: Robert Eggers
  • Who's in it? Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

After moving onto the land, a devout Christian 1630s New England family is torn apart by menacing forces of witchcraft and demonic possession on the impassable outskirts of a forest. Undoubtedly, The Witch is one of the best new horror movies on Amazon Prime right now.

2. Sicario (2015)

  • Director: Danis Villeneuve
  • Who's in it? Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro

A star-studded cast of industry big-hitters brings together a story about an FBI agent who is enlisted to combat the increasingly threatening war against drugs on the tense border between American and Mexico.

3. Apollo 13 (1995)

  • Director: Ron Howard
  • Who's in it? Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon

For decades, we might have been misquoting the most iconic line at the heart of Apollo 13, but this doesn't lessen our appreciation for one of the best sci-fi flicks of the '90s. Available now on Amazon Prime, it tells the story of a struggling NASA space operation that must come up with a strategy to return a space craft back to Earth safely following an internal malfunction.

4. Bronson (2009)

  • Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Who's in it? Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews

Before he was Heathcliff, Bane and Mad Max, Tom Hardy was a hot-headed man originally sentenced to seven years in prison for robbery, before having his time extended to three decades in solitary confinement. A violent, R-rated movie, Bronson is arguably one of Hardy's most hard-hitting movie roles currently running on Amazon Prime.

5. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
  • Who's in it? Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio

Director Stanley Kubrick has never shied away from producing unforgettable movies, and Full Metal Jacket is no exception. The film documents a U.S. Marine's observations of the ongoing hardship and dehumanising effects of the Vietnam War on young recruits.

6. Good Will Hunting (1997)

  • Director: Gus Van Sant
  • Who's in it? Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Amazon Prime is now also offering Good Will Hunting as one of its best movies, which also happens to be one of Robin Williams' most iconic roles. The Hollywood legend stars alongside Matt Damon as a janitor at M.I.T, who has gift for mathematics but requires the help of a psychologist to find life direction.

7. Roman Holiday (1953)

  • Director: William Wyler
  • Who's in it? Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Roman Holiday certainly set the standard for modern romantic comedies when it hit the silver screen back in 1953 and to this day, it continues to be a stellar example of a near-perfect Hollywood love story. The plot captures the adventures of a sheltered, tomboyish princess who falls in love with an American reporter during a state visit in Rome, Italy. Filmed on location in the stunning city, it gives audiences a glimpse into the secluded world shared by two lovers on a romantic trip of a lifetime.

This is a perfect Amazon Prime choice for all lovers of romance, or for those who simply want to remind themselves what essentially flung Audrey Hepburn into superstardom.

8. Melancholia (2011)

  • Director: Lars von Trier
  • Who's in it? Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland

Lars von Trier's 2011 offering Melancholia introduces two sisters, who try to maintain composure and survive an already strained relationship as a mysterious, blue planet looms closer and closer to planet Earth.

9. No Country For Old Men (2007)

  • Director: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
  • Who's in it? Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

The Coen Brothers' neo-Western thriller No Country For Old Men tells the tale of a hunter in '80s rural Texas, who stumbles upon a huge sum of money near the Rio Grande after a violent drug deal goes wrong.

10. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
  • Who's in it? Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Another Stanley Kubrick movie available on Amazon Prime, A Clockwork Orange is a disturbing exploration of the distorted human psyche in a dystopian nightmare. Based on Anthony Burgess's novel of the same name, the movie introduces the character of Alex and his "droogs," who embark on a ultra-violent mission to terrorize local citizens.

11. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

  • Director: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
  • Who's in it? Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

Inside Llewyn Davis shadows the life of a young, struggling folk singer in the heart of the New York music scene in the early '60s. Trying to combat the various obstacles that lie in his way, he finds himself in a deep existential crisis in a world of love and hope, as well as pain and intense suffering.

12. The Matrix (1999)

  • Director: Lana Wichowski and Lilly Wachowski
  • Who's in it? Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

In The Matrix, Keanu Reeves discovers the truth behind his own reality in the role of a computer hacker who collides with mysterious rebels. Before you get re-watching this classic, here are Movie Pilot's 16 facts you might like to know:

13. The Others (2001)

  • Director: Alejandro Amenábar
  • Who's in it? Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan

The Others is an often forgotten film in the horror genre, but without a doubt, it is worth a watch as one of the best movies available on Amazon Prime. Starring Nicole Kidman as an angsty mother living in a dark, old house with her photosensitive children, it is a chilling portrayal of paranoia with some spine-chilling twists along the way.

14. Interstellar (2014)

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Who's in it? Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is by far one of the best sci-fi movies to come out over the last few years and is a new addition to Amazon Prime. Starring Matthew McConaughey in the lead role, it sees him lead a team of space explorers on a perilous expedition through a wormhole in attempts to save humanity on Earth.

Which of the best movies on Amazon Prime are you most excited to watch?