The 4 Best Movies on Amazon Prime (January 2021) – A Handpicked Collection

Introduce to Best Movies on Amazon Prime

The world of entertainment is a massive one. Even if you are the biggest binge-watcher in the world, it seems as if there is always something new to watch. No matter what genre you prefer, services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Hotstar, and Amazon Prime are happy to keep you engaged and entertained for as long as you want.

With people spending an increasing amount of their time indoors thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, production houses and independent creators are churning out new and exciting content for us to binge on faster than ever before. For which, if we’re being honest, the millennials in our team couldn’t be more grateful.

In this article, we are going to be exploring some of our top picks for movies on Amazon Prime that are sure to make you want to skip on those bathroom breaks and glue your eyes to the screen!

Speaking of screens though, we do recommend watching the below-mentioned movies on a TV screen rather than your smartphone or tablet to get the most out of the experience and fully immerse yourself in the many journeys you will be going on.

For the people who have just moved into a new place (congratulations!), we understand it can be quite a hassle trying to mount a flat-screen TV all by yourself (especially if your adulting skills are just as questionable as ours). So we decided to help you out.

You can check out our guide to doing the same by simply clicking the link mentioned above. Anyway, enough with the interrupts. Let’s get binging!

Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan (2016)
Train to Busan (2016)

Look, we get it.

Zombie movies are one of the most repetitive sub-genres and rarely ever have genuinely intriguing narratives anymore thanks to the excessive use of clichés and outdated story writing. But we are more than certain that this masterpiece (we don’t use that word lightly) will make you rethink what a zombie movie should be all about.

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And if there’s one thing you should know about Korean movies, it’s that drama is the language they are most fluent in. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho and written by Park Joo-suk, ‘Train to Busan’ is undoubtedly one of the most well-received movies of 2016 and has gained a strong fan following globally.

The Korean action-thriller is the epitome of what happens when good story writing meets excellent cinematography. For a first-time viewer (yes, you’ll be rewatching it), it would come to you as a surprise how quickly the movie can get you to care about its characters and feel involved in their struggle in trying to survive and protect their loved ones. ‘Train to Busan’ may not offer a really different approach to zombie movies.

In fact, you may find some scenes to be quite typical, like the silence-before-the-storm moments, close calls, mass slaughters, long chases, and some seriously unappetizing close-up shots of gross zombie faces.

But what the movie lacks in novelty, it makes up for in character development and depth of the story. Pay close attention and you may notice the beautifully-written ironies and characters evolving into new personalities – deviating from their survival instincts to save others – while leaving the audience shook.

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The Truman Show (1998)

The Truman Show (1998)
The Truman Show (1998)

If Jim Carrey as a cast member already isn’t a good enough reason for you to watch ‘The Truman Show’, we are sure the story will get you hooked in no time. This award-winning sci-fi drama has one of the most unique plots in the history of Hollywood.

The story revolves around Truman Burbank, an insurance salesman, who goes about his uneventful days unaware that his entire life is actually part of a massive reality TV show, ‘The Truman Show’, and is broadcasted 24×7 around the world – tracking his every move and every step using hidden cameras – visible to all the eyes there are.

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As Cristof, the Executive Producer in the movie (played by Ed Harris), tries to control Truman’s mind and puppet with his life by removing his true love from the show, Truman slowly begins to discover the truth and must decide whether or not to act on this eye-opening revelation.

Directed by Peter Weir, this 1998 comedy classic is still relevant to this day. In fact, many argue even more so now than ever before considering the storm of social media and how almost everyone you know is trying to document their entire life and share it online, no matter how small or mundane an event may be.

Looking at the big picture, it’s no wonder why people think so. What first appeared to be a preposterous and unrealistic idea for a Hollywood movie, soon turned itself into our reality – faster than we had the chance to fully understand its influence.

Such is the genius behind ‘The Truman Show’.

Donnie Brasco (1997)

Donnie Brasco (1997)
Donnie Brasco (1997)

If you’re a fan of mafia mysteries and drama, then look no further.

Based on the book ‘Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia’ and the real-life experience of American former FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone, this 1997 crime thriller directed by Mike Newell, starring Alfredo James “Al” Pacino and Johnny Depp, includes everything you’d expect from a crime title and more.

You got your classics: deception, betrayal, crime, and blackmail, but what sets Donnie Brasco apart is its expectation-exceeding storyline and great acting.

Donnie, playing by Depp, is an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates one of the major New York Mafia families but ends up developing a real friendship with the mob hitman Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero, played by Al Pacino,

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This, as you guessed it, leads to a very interesting turn of events and a harsh dilemma that Donnie must face – whether or not to remain loyal to his job and fulfil his responsibility as an FBI agent knowing that doing so will result in the murder of his new friend.

The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers (2012)

Avengers Assemble!

If there’s one group of superheroes the internet loves to love, it’s this one.

At the time of its release, Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ was the most celebrated movie on the big screen – and is now available on Amazon Prime! Needless to say, this action-packed thriller laid the foundation for the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe that we have come to love.

Written and Directed by Joss Whedon, ‘The Avengers’ carries one of the most iconic casts that has ever existed in the history of Hollywood. With names like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johannson, and Tom Hiddleston that certainly don’t need any introduction, the movie was undoubtedly an instant hit and is always worth a re-watch.

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