ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at Creators.co
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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.

The Best Movies On Amazon Prime This May:

19. 'Moonlight' (2016)

'Moonlight' [Credit: A24]
'Moonlight' [Credit: A24]
  • Director: Barry Jenkins
  • Who's in it? Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The Academy Award Best Picture winner brings US audiences a heart-wrenching chronicle of childhood, adolescence and adulthood relating to an African-American gay man growing up in difficult circumstances in a rough Miami neighborhood. Moonlight is a must-watch masterpiece of poignant relevance and is streaming on Amazon Prime in May.

18. 'Gone With The Wind' (1939)

'Gone with the Wind' [Credit: Loew's Inc]
'Gone with the Wind' [Credit: Loew's Inc]
  • Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood
  • Who's in it? Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland

If you're in the mood for a classic, Amazon Prime will certainly deliver with American epic Gone with the Wind. Stretching over a whopping 3 hours and 53 minutes, the '30s war drama focuses on the story of Scarlett O'Hara and her romantic escapades. Set in the American South and against the backdrop of the Civil War and Reconstruction era, it often considered to be the definitive Hollywood film.

17. 'Manchester By The Sea' (2016)

'Manchester by the Sea' [Credit: Amazon Studios]
'Manchester by the Sea' [Credit: Amazon Studios]
  • Director: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Who's in it? Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

Casey Affleck's performance as a grief-stricken janitor in 2017's Best Picture contender Manchester by the Sea allowed him to joined the ranks of Hollywood greats who have succeeded in scooping up an Academy Award for Best Actor. After receiving critical acclaim upon its release, the melancholy feature is now available on Amazon Prime from May 5 onwards.

16. 'Almost Famous' (2000)

'Almost Famous' [Credit: DreamWorks Pictures/
Columbia Pictures]
'Almost Famous' [Credit: DreamWorks Pictures/ Columbia Pictures]
  • Director: Cameron Crowe
  • Who's in it? Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson

From April, Almost Famous will be streaming as one of the best movies available on Amazon Prime, telling the story of a teenage journalist who writes for Rolling Stone magazine in the '70s. With a fantastic ensemble cast and heart-warming plot, this remains one of director Cameron Crowe's most beloved films.

15. 'Chicago' (2002)

'Chicago' [Credit: Miramax Films]
'Chicago' [Credit: Miramax Films]
  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Who's in it? Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

When cabaret star Velma Kelly and aspiring star Roxie Hart find themselves both on death row for murdering their lovers in '20s Chicago, they must turn to a renowned attorney to help them out. A rousing and energetic spectacle, Rob Marshall's adaptation of the sexy Broadway musical will undoubtedly sprinkle Amazon Prime audiences with some much needed razzle-dazzle from March onwards.

14. 'What We Do In The Shadows'

'What We Do In The Shadows' [Credit: Madman Entertainment]
'What We Do In The Shadows' [Credit: Madman Entertainment]
  • Director: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
  • Who's in it? Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Boasting the comedic genius of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, What We Do In The Shadows is another — and arguably the best — take on the vampire genre. The quirky mockumentary follows the low-key lives of three vampire flatmates as they attempt to blend into the modern world of humans. Naturally, things don't exactly go to plan.

13. 'Hook' (1991)

'Hook' [Credit:TriStar Pictures]
'Hook' [Credit:TriStar Pictures]
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Who's in it? Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts

A Robin Williams classic, 1991's Hook continues to be one of the most beloved family movies out there. Acting as a sequel to J.M. Barrie's 1911 novel about Pan, it sees an adult Peter return to the Neverland after his children are kidnapped by the formidable Captain Hook, played by Dustin Hoffman. It's available on Amazon Prime from February.

12. 'Into The Wild' (2007)

  • Director: Sean Penn
  • Who's in it? Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener

After graduating from university, Christopher McCandless abandons his former life and all personal possessions, giving all of his entire $24,000 savings to charity. Hitchhiking into the Alaskan wilderness, he embarks on a profound journey of self-realization.

11. 'Swiss Army Man' (2016)

'Swiss Army Man' [Credit: A24]
'Swiss Army Man' [Credit: A24]
  • 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.

10. 'Café Society' (2016)

'Café Society' [Credit: Amazon Studios/Lionsgate]
'Café Society' [Credit: Amazon Studios/Lionsgate]
  • 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.

9. 'Blood Diamond' (2006)

'Blood Diamond' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Blood Diamond' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
  • 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.

8. 'The Lobster' (2016)

'The Lobster' [Credit: Picturehouse Entertainment]
'The Lobster' [Credit: Picturehouse Entertainment]
  • 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.

7. 'Fatal Attraction' (1987)

'Fatal Attraction' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
'Fatal Attraction' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
  • 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.

6. 'Spectre' (2015)

'Spectre' [Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Columbia Pictures]
'Spectre' [Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Columbia Pictures]
  • 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.

5. 'Sicario' (2015)

'Sicario' [Credit: Lionsgate]
'Sicario' [Credit: Lionsgate]
  • 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.

4. 'Good Will Hunting' (1997)

'Good Will Hunting' [Credit: Miramax Films]
'Good Will Hunting' [Credit: Miramax Films]
  • 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.

3. 'No Country For Old Men' (2007)

'No Country For Old Men' [Credit: Miramax Films/Paramount Vantage]
'No Country For Old Men' [Credit: Miramax Films/Paramount Vantage]
  • 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.

2. 'Inside Llewyn Davis' (2013)

'Inside Llewyn Davis' [Credit: CBS Films]
'Inside Llewyn Davis' [Credit: CBS Films]
  • 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.

1. 'Interstellar' (2014)

'Insterstellar' [Credit: Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros.]
'Insterstellar' [Credit: Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros.]
  • 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?

'Matilda''[Credit: TriStar Films]
'Matilda''[Credit: TriStar Films]

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