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.
The Best Movies On Amazon Prime This January:
21. 'American History X' (1998)
- Director: Tony Kaye
- Who's in it? Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo
Nominated for an Academy Award, American History X is a hard-hitting crime drama that sees a former neo-Nazi and former white supremacist attempt to stop his brother from following the same wrong path in life. Currently streaming on Amazon Prime this January, this may well be one of the most powerful movies you will ever see.
20. 'Swiss Army Man' (2016)
- Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
- Who's in it? Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Who wouldn't want to see a flatulent Daniel Radcliffe playing a corpse in Swiss Army Man? As one of the most stand-out movies of 2016, the adventure comedy introduces a tale about a hopeless man stranded on a desert island with nothing but a talking dead body to make his journey home with. Yes, it's as batshit crazy and depressing as it sounds.
19. 'Café Society' (2016)
- Director: Woody Allen
- Who's in it? Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg
Written and directed by Woody Allen, Café Society is a charming story about a young man who moves to 1930s Los Angeles to work for a talent agent, who also happens to be his uncle. While there, he also ends up falling in love with his assistant.
With wonderful performances from an array of big Hollywood names, this lightweight comedy falls in line with Allen's typical vibe and is once again, a film of rare beauty.
18. 'Blood Diamond' (2006)
- Director: Edward Zwick
- Who's in it? Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a smuggler with a strong survival instinct in Sierra Leone, an unstable country ravaged by political unrest and brutal civil war. When he meets local man Solomon, together they embark on a joint quest to find a rare pink diamond that will transform their lives.
17. 'The Lobster' (2016)
- Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
- Who's in it? Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
Dive into the dystopian society that has been making headlines in the movie world over the last year with The Lobster on Amazon Prime. Starring Colin Farrell, it introduces us to a peculiar story about a world in which single people must find a mate within 45 days or risk being turned into an animal of their choice. Yes, really.
16. 'Matilda' (1996)
- Director: Danny DeVito
- Who's in it? Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson
One of Roald Dahl's finest works, Matilda is still one of the best family movies of the '90s and is the feature that put child star Mara Wilson firmly into the limelight. Playing a wonderful little girl with the worst, most mainstream parents ever, the young lady's life is turned upside down when she starts going to a school spearheaded by the terrible Principal Trunchbull.
Full to the brim with memorable moments, this is fantasy gem to be watched and re-watched.
15. 'Fatal Attraction' (1987)
- Director: Adrian Lyne
- Who's in it? Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer
Perhaps one of the most hard-hitting thrillers of the late '80s, Fatal Attraction continues to haunt audiences all over the world to this day. Now available as one of the best movies on Amazon Prime, it stars a young Michael Douglas as a married lawyer who has a one-night stand with a woman who refuses to let go.
14. 'Erin Brokovich' (2000)
- Director: Steven Soderbergh
- Who's in it? Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin
Erin Brokovich is a drama based on a true story, which sees Julia Roberts play an unemployed single mother that almost single-handedly brings down a giant California power corporation. The movie brings to life one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history and sees Roberts at the ultimate prime of her Hollywood career. A must-watch on Amazon Prime.
13. 'The Witches' (1990)
- Director: Nicolas Roeg
- Who's in it? Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher
Roald Dahl's book The Witches is brought to life with a dark intensity by Anjelica Houston in the leading role. Although the movie may be slightly unsettling for young kids (I mean, the plot concerns terrifying witches masquerading as beautiful women and murdering children), it still remains one of the best family movies of all time.
12. 'Let the Right One In' (2008)
- Director: Tomas Alfredson
- Who's in it? Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar
Just when we thought that the vampire genre was well and truly exhausted in the world of entertainment, Sweden threw their efforts into the ring and brought our fascination with blood-suckers back. Let the Right One In has been streaming on Amazon Prime since October, bringing to light a story about a young boy who falls in love with Eli, a peculiar little girl who mysteriously cannot eat food or withstand sunlight.
11. 'Spectre' (2015)
- Director: Sam Mendes
- Who's in it? Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux
Daniel Craig is an all-guns-blazing James Bond in 2015's Spectre, a movie that sends him on a perilous path to uncover a sinister organization of the same name. Also starring French actress Léa Seydoux, this often regarded as one of the most explosive additions to the Bond series in recent years.
10. '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 horror movies on Amazon Prime right now.
9. '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.
8. '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.
7. '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.
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.
5. '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.
4. '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.
3. '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.
2. '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.
1. '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 available on 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?