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List of Best Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime Video 2020

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Are you looking to watch some best movies on Amazon prime videos?

Horror, romantic, drama, anything that you want to watch, Amazon Prime Videos has it all. Netflix and Hulu are a great streaming platform too that are giving a fierce competition to Amazon prime.

My favorite is Netflix, and I am not lucky enough to watch ‘Hulu’ because Hulu doesn’t support in India.

In the Google search engine, you will see a few reputed websites that talk about movies and TV shows that are being streamed on different platforms.

I can name a few that I also sometimes follow in my leisure time like thrillist.com, collider.com, uproxx.com, gamesradar.com. There are indeed many others, but I often look up to these.

Now, what difference does this blog post will make? Why should you skip the other and read mine?

Well, let me tell you that I am an ardent lover of watching movies and TV shows. Being a full-time blogger and content creator, I spent mostly being at home.

So, I can squeeze my daily schedule and take out time to watch something on the streaming platforms.

The list that I have compiled together contains the best movies that I have watched on Amazon Prime and genuinely feel that these are worth watching.

There are tons of movie contents available in Amazon Prime, and searching through them is a real waste of time.

So, the blog post ‘best movies to watch on Amazon Prime Videos’ will help you in saving your time, and you might find movies that interest you as per your mood.

(This will gonna be a long post, so stick to it till the end.)

The Aeronauts

So, I did watch this fantastic film yesterday and really liked the story. The movie is visually very pleasing. Both the lead actors Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne did justice to their characters.

‘The Aeronauts’ is inspired by true events that depict the story of a British scientist James Glaisher and his quest to go higher in the sky in a balloon expedition.

More than the performances, the cinematography work is superb. The splendid view of the wide sky with a tiny floating balloon and the other elements of the atmosphere made this film worthy of watching.

The story of two voyagers who experienced the dangers and beauty of the heavenly sky.

 The Aeronauts on Amazon Prime Videos

The Florida Project

2017’s one of the best film ‘The Florida Project’ is like a documentary film. Moonee, a six-year-old who lives in a motel with her mother.

Room 323 is her ‘magic castle’ where she roams freely and carefree. Her mother sells perfume to the neighboring people and tourists, somehow earning her and Moonee’s meal.

The film is an intelligent production and storytelling of the ‘homeless Americans’ through the eyes of a child. Moonee is a trouble-maker yet adorable to watch in a playful mood.

I felt it is Moonee, the little girl who is the center of the story. It is a must-see performance and movie on Amazon Prime Video.

Lady Bird

Lady Bird is a brilliant coming-of-age film by Greta Gerwig. The protagonist how she deals with her problems that shows up surprisingly in her life. How she figures out about the truth of her relationship, her mother, and how she transformed herself through the situations of her life.

The movie will make you soak in tears, make you giggle, and you will love watching.

 Lady bird on Amazon Prime Videos

The Big Sick

The true love story of Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily, who falls into a coma shortly after they start dating. ‘The Big Sick’ is their story written by them. It is a traditional romantic comedy that tells a story about their marriage, real-life, and Muslim parents. It is a different narrative, full of humor and wits.

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It’s a Wonderful Life

A classic and one of the most beautiful Christmas films of all time. Even if you watch this film each year at Christmas, you will still never get bored out of it.

Do you know, the movie was nominated for five Oscars. Is n’t it amazing?

Manchester By the Sea

I remember watching this film at the theatre in Seattle. It’s a family drama where the protagonist Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), survives with a burden of guilt. There are many flashbacks – scenes of his past memories, of his marriage, a family that we can see.

Through his bitter memories, it is understood why his marriage fails despite being happily married, why he is punishing himself of solitary confinement, why he keeps on suffering.

The movie is slow but will take you into Lee’s life and sufferings.

 Manchester By The Sea on Amazon Prime Videos

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Mother

If you are someone who understands symbolism and imagery in films, then ‘Mother’ is a kind of movie for you. When I first watched the film, I hardly understood anything. There isn’t one meaning of the film. Somewhat several rhetorical meanings.

The concept of reincarnation and creation is vivid in the film, but which action and reaction represent what. For that, you better watch the film on Amazon prime videos.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Recently, Quentin Tarantino’s one of the most beautiful films ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ has been nominated Academy Award for the Best Picture.

Leonardo DiCaprio, as Rick, a TV cowboy who dreams of a movie break and his friend-cum stuntman Cliff played by Brad Pitt, is now his errand boy, still a good friend.

The setting in the film is something to watch for. Tarantino has recreated the Los Angeles of his days, flashy clothes, hippie girls sell cigarettes, the dialect, and everything else.

The end fight of the film is classy and one of the best movies to watch on Amazon prime videos right now.

 Once upon a time in Hollywood

A Quiet Place

Aliens have invaded the earth, and these creatures are sensitive to sounds. The Abbott family has survived and lived in silence for years now.

But soon, their peace turns out to be in a monstrous attack. The family and their kids running and fighting against these creatures trying to protect each other.

This is John Krasinski’s directorial debut that is successfully a nerve-wracking film to watch.

A Quiet Place

The Handmaiden

‘The Handmaiden’ is a masterpiece of Korean cinema. As you know that recently, ‘Parasite,’ a Korean film, has nailed the entire film world and got the most respectable honor Oscar Award for the Best Picture.

‘The Handmaiden’ is a brutal and revenge story where a con man dubs a rich man and his niece out of their massive wealth. The movie is dark, full of sexual innuendo and deaths. Still, it is one of the finest Korean films that you must watch now on Amazon Prime Video 2020.

Paterson

Jarmusch’s movie ‘Paterson’ tells the story of a guy named Paterson who drives a bus around the city and writes poetry in his small diary. He has no change in routine in his life. He finds solace in writing poetry in his spare time. He has no interest in earthly materials and money. He cares little about publishing his art.

It’s a movie about work and art. The movie has a flow. I watched the film in 2018 on Amazon Prime and find it amusing and different.

Paterson on Amazon Prime Videos

Into the Wild

‘Into the Wild’ is a movie that I love to watch whenever I feel down. It is based on a book of the same name by Jon Krakauer talks about how a wanderer Chris McCandless, died in his camp in Alaska in pursuit of the great wilderness.

It is a great movie to watch for travel enthusiasts.

The Upside

Kevin Hart and Byran Cranston’s ‘The Upside’ is a remake of the 2011 French film ‘The Intouchables.’ If you have watched the French film, then you would probably give it a miss.

But those who haven’t will likely to watch it on Amazon prime to see the beautiful, friendly relationship between a white and a black man.

Forrest Gump

I probably watched Tom Hanks classic ‘Forrest Gump’ 3-4 times, and each time I watch, it feels great. It is a heartwarming film about a little weird guy with a big heart who achieved success in his life in the way of finding the good.

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For years, this film has remained one of the top 100 greatest movies of all time, according to IMDB.

Aamir Khan’s upcoming movie in 2020 is the remake of ‘Forrest Gump’ in India.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

My husband suggested me to watch this film, and on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I watched the film on Amazon Prime.

Brad Pitt’s ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ is an alluring and romantic film that is poetic, odd yet has a beauty in the character portrayal.

More than a love story, I believe this film is about the journey of a man from his weird birth to his bizarre death.

If you haven’t yet watched the film, do stream it now. It is an unusually different film with a great cast.

Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Nightcrawler’ was scary. His character Lou Bloom is dark, and an opportunist. He has no emotional bond with anyone, and what he does is creepy and nerve-racking. ‘Nightcrawler’ is Jake Gyllenhaal’s one of the best performances.

nightcrawler

You Were Never Really Here

Joaquin Phoenix got the Oscar Award for the best actor in JOKER. I have seen a few other movies of him and amazed by the fact of how proficient his acting skills are.

2017 ‘You Were Never Really Here’ portrays the life of a hitman Joe, who has committed crimes and killed people. He got a contract of saving a Senator’s daughter where things get messed up and end up in a tragedy.

If you have watched JOKER, I am sure you will see the other performances of Joaquin too.

The Lost City of Z

‘The Lost City of Z’ is a mysterious tale of colonial exploration where a British military man sets out in the journey of exploring the Amazon rainforest in quest of a civilization.

Charlie Hunnam as Percy, gave a convincing and marvelous performance throughout the film. This isn’t the masterpiece but I can assure you that you will like the Jungle expedition of Percy.

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

An exceptional performance by Johnny Depp as Gilbert and young Leonardo DiCaprio as his retarded brother.

The young Gilbert Grape is stuck with the family burden who lives in a small town and works at a grocery store.

Gilbert still finds his happiness in his unfit family, where his mother is 500 pounds and hasn’t left the house and his retarded brother of whom he takes care of.

‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ is one of the best movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video 2020.

 what's eating gilbert grape

Zodiac

Based on the real-life zodiac killing, the movie is one of the best movies to watch on Amazon Prime. Three great actors Robert Downey Jr as Paul, Jake Gyllenhaal, as Robert and Mark Ruffalo as police officer Dave are there in the movie.

There are clues, suspects, threats of further violence in the film. The craftsmanship can be seen in every shot and character development.

The continuous police procedure of trying to crack the code or interviewing the suspects and discussion between the lead actors are exciting and quite gripping.

David Fincher’s ‘Zodiac’ is indeed one of the greatest movies of this century.

Raging Bull

Martin Scorsese’s classic biographical sports drama ‘Raging Bull.’ Robert De Niro won his Oscar for the Best Actor. If you have watched the legendary film ‘Rocky’ I am sure you would love to watch ‘Raging Bull’ too.

You don’t have to look for the film anywhere as you can stream it on Amazon Prime and also on Netflix.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ is a film focusing on parenting, communication, and steps to be taken if you find your kid is troubled.

Kevin is a troubled son of Eva, who watches her life getting disturbed as her son grows and becomes a sociopath. She realizes that Kevin is a danger to society and maybe to her as well. Both the mother-son relationship has grey areas, and both the characters are complex.

You need to watch this film and understand why this one of the best movies to watch on Amazon Prime 2020.

A Beautiful Mind

A story is based on the Mathematician genius John Nash, his journey, his struggle, his achievement, his love life, and his suffering from Schizophrenia.

It is a very inspiring real-life story who has won the Nobel Prize and has a significant contribution to the field of mathematics.

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 a beautiful mind

The Theory of Everything

‘The Theory of Everything’ is Stephen Hawking’s biopic, where Eddie Redmayne plays Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as his first wife.

Everybody isn’t a book reader, so watching this film is a way to know about the genius Stephen Hawking’s life and his scientific achievements.

I watched the film a few weeks ago, and I felt that the film talks more about Hawking’s personal life than his career or significant achievements. Even the same has been told by Dennis Overbye in The New York Times.

Eddie Redmayne was a pleasure to watch. He carried the entire movie as Stephen Hawkings so beautifully.

A definitely must-watch movie on Amazon prime videos.

Whiplash

The story of a passionate young drummer and his teacher. The journey of aspiring drummer Andrew Neyman, who practices hard to give his best shot in drumming but every time he fails to pleases the infamous and violent Mr. Fletcher.

The best part of ‘Whiplash’ is to watch the ending, his electrifying solo drumming.  

This movie is worth a shot on a holiday afternoon.

The Polar Express

‘The Polar Express’ is one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies. A young boy who boards a train on Christmas and experience an extraordinary journey to the North pole to meet the Santa Claus.

The movie reminds me of my childhood and a very heartwarming Christmas movie for kids to watch on Amazon Prime.

Crazy Rich Asians

The American contemporary romantic comedy film has an Asian cast. What happens when Rachel Chu travels to Singapore with Nicholas Young to meet his family?

A great movie to watch on only on Amazon Prime Video.

 crazy rich asians

The Kite Runner

The movie ‘The Kite Runner’ is based on the same-titled novel by Khaled Hosseini. The story of two young boys from the city of Kabul in 1978 before the anarchy of the Russians, the Taliban and the Americans.

Two friends Amir and Hassan, who are like brothers and Hassan, is the best kite runner in the neighborhood. The movie shows beautiful Afghanistan before the chaos started to happen and the Afghanistan of today that is barren and full of disorder.

The film has carved the story of friendship between Amir and Hassan beautifully.

I have read the novel as well the watched the film. Although many things are missing in the film which is of course natural. You can’t find everything in 2 hours of movie.

The Report

When FBI agent performs an investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program after 9/11. I love watching Adam Driver performing on-screen. I loved his film ‘Paterson’ and ‘The Report’ as well.

So, I believe this film represents political satire in many ways.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The story is about a young black man who tries to reclaim his childhood home, a Victorian house in a neighborhood of San Francisco. It’s a quiet emotional movie and indeed a piece of art.

It shows the relationship a person has with his home and city.

‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ is yet another one of the best movies to watch on Amazon prime video.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The story tells through the eyes of a boy named Charlie. He loves reading and writing. He writes about his good and bad times, his love, and his mental breakdown.

The film shows the journey of Charlie who has a reserved, introvert, and extremely rigid personality and how, with a few important persons in his life, has changed him.

Emma Watson has played a lively character who helped Charlie in the transformation.

 perks of being a wallflower

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan is my father’s favorite war movies. Whenever I go back to my hometown, he asks me to if he can watch the movie on my laptop or not and I happily let him watch.

There are several historical war concerned movies on Amazon Prime and among the many, I think ‘Saving Private Ryan’ is the one that you should watch.

The story of terrified young soldiers who are new to combat and in a situation are exposed to face the fire from the enemies.

Beautiful Boy

A heartbreaking chronicle of a father and son experiencing addiction, relapse, survival, and how the family copes during the time when his son was suffering for years.

The only thing to watch in the film is young Timothee Chalamet’s prowess in perfectly portraying Nic’s addiction to meth.

After watching his ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ I have become a fan of his work.

Beautiful Boy

The Imitation Game

During world war II, a British Mathematician tries to decode a German enigma code. It is based on the real-life story of cryptanalyst genius Alan Turing. It is quite an inspiring movie to watch how he cracks the mysterious code.

You can stream it now on Amazon Prime Video and enjoy watching one of the greatest achievements of Alan Turing.

Conclusion:

So, this is the list of best movies on Amazon Prime, in my opinion. I have watched them all and based on my understanding of movies, I find them the best right now.

Every week Amazon adds new movies to their list and I will keep updating this list with more best movies for you to watch.

Thank you, and keep supporting by sharing!

Hello, I am Paulomi Dutta, a passionate blogger, content creator, a travel enthusiast, and a hard-core movie-lover from Pune, India. I am happily married for 4 years now and like to help other couples by providing them relationship advice to attain happiness in marriage. I am the author and founder of Worldupclose.in

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