The Best Movies on Amazon Prime (August 2023)

Discover the best films on Amazon Prime right now. From 'Minority Report' to 'The Machinist,' these are the best Amazon Prime movies worth streaming.

The Fifth Element (1997)
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The Fifth Element (1997)

Though Netflix and Hulu certainly give it a run for its money, Amazon Prime is no joke when it comes to the TV shows and movies you love. Amazon knows that few of us stick to just one genre, and that's why their selection of movies and TV shows is so great. The streaming platform is stacked with must-see comedy, drama, and horror films, so there's something for everyone. No matter your preferred genre—rom-com, thriller, sci-fi, action, Oscar-winning films—Amazon Prime has something for you. 

Romance is your thing? Check out Sylvie’s Love. Reminiscing on—or still in the middle of—coming of age? Eighth Grade is there for you. Plus, the streaming platform has a one-up on Netflix when it comes to recent, critically acclaimed movies; Amazon Prime and Hulu are where you come for that Oscar-winning movie you didn't get to catch in theaters. So when you've cycled through all of Netflix and Hulu, these are the best movies on Amazon Prime.

The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element (1997)

Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Chris Tucker
Genre: Sci-fi, Action
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 2h 7m
Rotten Tomatoes: 70% (Critics), 86% (Audience)

The greatest foray into intergalactic CAMP ever made, The Fifth Element remains a cinematic experience unlike any other. Set in the year 2263, New York cabbie and former special forces soldier, Korben Dallas’s (Bruce Willis) boring life is flipped upside down when an ancient being named Leeloo (Milla Lovovich) is revived in flesh form and crash lands in the backseat of his flying taxi. The reason for her arrival is none other than to save the world from the terrifying and compulsive villain Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman), and his evil talking planet overlord. With production design by acclaimed comic artist Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, costume design by haute couture legend Jean-Paul Gaultier, and a dousing of comedy via the Prince-inspired Ruby Rhod (Chris Tucker), this is the runway/standup pop culture fueled outer space sci-fi shoot-em-up you couldn’t have possibly known you needed but will undoubtedly fall in love with.

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Director: Stephen Herek
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Rating: PG
Runtime: 1h 30m
Rotten Tomatoes: 81% (Critics), 75% (Audience)

Transforming from a misunderstood slacker film upon its release into a cult classic thanks to frequent showings on daytime TV, you no longer have to wait through commercials to enjoy this “most excellent” adventure. Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are high school BFFs with hopes of one day starting a band. Their looming history project threatens to tank that dream though as a failure would mean Ted’s immediate enrollment in military school. Fear not, because all is saved when Rufus (George Carlin), a music fan from the future makes a trip back to help the struggling duo. Lending them his phone booth which can move through time, Bill and Ted round up the likes of Joan of Arc (Jane Wiedlin), Billy the Kid (Dan Shor), Napoleon (Terry Camilleri), and more for what is still to this day the most fun and informative history lesson I’ve ever experienced.

Knock At the Cabin (2023)

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Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Kristen Cui, Nikki Amuka-Bird

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 40m

Rotten Tomatoes: 67% (Critics), 63% (Audience)

M. Night Shyamalan delivers yet another story to keep you guessing to the very end. Eric (Jonathan Groff), Andrew (Ben Aldridge), and their daughter Wen (Kristen Cui) have rented a cabin for what they hoped would be a lovely family vacation when four strangers appear out of the woods and take them hostage. The hostage taker’s demands aren’t your standard cash grab though. Instead, the three are presented with an ultimatum and told that if they don’t decide it will mean the end of the world. Avoiding his past missteps of overly complicated plots and too many characters, Shyamalan has boiled this tense thriller down to its most potent form for maximum entertainment.

Kill Bill Vol.1 & Vol.2 (2003/2004)

Kill Bill Vol.1 & Vol.2 (2003/2004)

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah
Genre: Action, Drama
Rating: R
Runtime: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes: 85% (Critics), 81% (Audience)

Although they were released as two separate films, Kill Bill Vol.1 and 2 are for all cinematic purposes a single movie—including counting as one entry in Tarantino’s career-promised ten. Utilizing the same nonlinear chapter style narrative as Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, Vol.1 kicks off by tossing us headfirst into the middle of the story and a bloody fight scene between our lead The Bride aka Black Mamba (Uma Thurman) and Vernita Green aka Copperhead (Vivica A. Fox). The result is a highly entertaining, almost murder-mystery layer of interaction added to the film, where highly stylized flashbacks, witty barbs, and the masterful visuals one has come to expect from Tarantino slowly unravel a deeply personal story of revenge. After waking from a four-year coma, the ex-assassin, simply known as The Bride in Vol.1, creates a hit-list seeking payback on Bill, her former lover and boss, and his deadly team of top-notch killers who tried yet failed to finish her. A visual feast ensues as the list carries us through Vol.1 to 2 where we’re given more information about The Bride’s, Bill’s, and the assassination squad’s origins and eventually their bloody demise. If you’re tired of the usual blasé action movies, a Tarantino fan, or simply appreciate unique storytelling there are few movies that are guaranteed to entertain quite like Kill Bill

Filth (2013)

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Director: Jon S. Baird

Cast: James McAvoy; Jamie Bell; Joanne Froggatt; Imogen Poots; Eddie Marsan; Jim Broadbent

Genre: Crime, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 37m

Rotten Tomatoes: 66% (Critics), 67% (Audience)

Kusama: Infinity (2018)

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Director: Heather Lenz

Cast: Yayoi Kusama

Genre: Documentary

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 20m

Rotten Tomatoes: 94% (Critics), 90% (Audience)

Selma (2014)

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Director: Ava DuVernay

Cast: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tim Roth, Common, Tessa Thompson, Alessandro Nivola, LaKeith Stanfield, Stephen Root

Genre: Drama, Biopic

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 8m

Rotten Tomatoes: 99% (Critics), 86% (Audience)

A year after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the situation for most African Americans in the south hadn’t improved. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) saw a path to stopping this injustice through national awareness. Deciding to march from the small, rural town of Selma Alabama to the state’s capital, Montgomery, Dr. King hoped to shed light on the everyday battles Black Americans were still facing. Delivering a career defining performance as Dr. King, Oyelowo recreates some of the civil rights leader’s most famous speeches, and perhaps even more importantly, captures his passion even in the smallest of scenes.

Dogman (2018)

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Director: Matteo Garrone

Cast: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Alida Baldari Calabria

Genre: Crime, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 43m

Rotten Tomatoes: 84% (Critics), 77% (Audience)

Air (2023)

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Director: Ben Affleck

Cast: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker, Matthew Maher

Genre: Biopic, Drama, Sport

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 52m

Rotten Tomatoes: 92% (Critics), 98% (Audience)

Hot Pursuit (2015)

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Director: Anne Fletcher

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Kazinsky, Richard T. Jones, Jim Gaffigan

Genre: Comedy, Action

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 27m

Rotten Tomatoes: 8% (Critics), 35% (Audience)

Over-enthusiastic San Antonio police officer, Rose Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) believes herself to be the luckiest cop on the force when she’s assigned the dangerous job of escorting witnesses Felipe (Vincent Laresca) and Daniella Riva (Sofía Vergara) across states lines to testify against the Columbian drug cartel. The police force Cooper holds so dear isn’t as honest as she believes though, and she soon discovers a few of her fellow officers to be paid assassins. Fleeing with Daniella, Cooper is labeled a fugitive and forced to avoid both the law and the criminals trying to kill them. The women’s biggest threat remains each other though. Putting a hilarious spin on the girls only road trip theme, Hot Pursuit delivers all the action, comedy, and outright entertainment you’ve come to expect from Witherspoon and Vergera.


Elysium (2013)

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Director: Neill Blomkamp

Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, William Fichtner, Wagner Moura, Diego Luna

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 49m

Rotten Tomatoes: 64% (Critics), 58% (Audience)

Fresh out of prison, ex-con Max De-Costa (Matt Damon) is trying to get back to his crappy life when an accident at work leaves him with just days to live. Unable to find a cure on a dying earth, Max sets his sights on the private luxe space colony built for the ultrawealthy. Desperate to find a way on board, Max undergoes a backyard surgery that leaves him looking more machine than man, but that also grants him incredible powers. Starting out his journey with only himself in mind, Max soon becomes a symbol for those less privileged, sparking a revolution and leading the attack on the space station simply known as Elysium. Breathtaking visuals, amazing action scenes, and an Oscar-winning cast make Elysium a must-watch Sci-Fi.


Burnt (2015)

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Director: John Wells

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander, Uma Thurman, Lily James, Matthew Rhys, Omar Sy, Emma Thompson

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 41m

Rotten Tomatoes: 28% (Critics), 45% (Audience)

With one of the craziest casts Hollywood has cooked up in the past decade, and a script as hilarious as it is thrilling, Burnt might just be the best kitchen flick on streaming right now. Once a top Parisian chef, now a has-been with no money and even fewer friends, Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is looking to redeem himself. Hired as the head chef in his friend’s London-based restaurant, Adam must put together a team of the city’s top culinary talents (or whoever will still work with him), with the aim of turning a no-name eatery into a gastronomical experience worthy of three Michelin stars. Hilarious, heart-pounding, and all-around enjoyable, Burnt is one of those hidden gems you won’t believe you haven’t seen before.


Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

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Director: Nicholas Stoller

Cast: Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 58m

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% (Critics), 76% (Audience)

If the second half of the 2000s were a renaissance for R-rated comedy, Forgetting Sarah Marshall would be the Mona Lisa’s sangria-fueled bestie. After composer, Peter Bretter (Jason Segel), is dumped by his girlfriend of five years, television star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), he takes a much-needed trip to Hawaii to try and forget about her. That plan quickly goes to crap when he finds out that Sarah and her new boyfriend, rock star and international sex symbol Aldous Snow (Russell Brand), are staying in the bungalow just next door. Hotel concierge Rachel Jansen (Mila Kunis) takes pity and tries to lighten his mood by showing him all the great things the island and life sans Sarah have to offer. Trading the cliched melodramatics of love and loss for a refreshingly realistic road to redemption, pathetic sulking, embarrassing flirting, awkward drunk dinners, and universally familiar feelings of inadequacy are explored to the full extent of hilarity in this comedy classic.


Shutter Island (2010)

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Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Ted Levine

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 18m

Rotten Tomatoes: 68% (Critics), 77% (Audience)

Continuing the hot streak of collabs between actor Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese, this psychological noir takes you inside the mind of U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio). Called to an insane asylum in the middle of the sea, Daniels and his new partner Chuck (Mark Ruffalo) must figure out how a patient seemingly escaped the island without so much as a pair of shoes. Searching their remote locale they soon realize things aren’t as they seem. Looking back further into the hospital’s history, the Marshals discover a dark past with connections to their own lives. Shutter Island’s haunting visuals, brilliant acting, and terrifying script easily make it a must-watch for any and all thriller fanatics.

I Melt With You (2011)

I Melt With You (2011)

Director: Mark Pellington

Cast: Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay, Carla Gugino, Sasha Grey,

Genre: Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 9m

Rotten Tomatoes: 11% (Critics), 43% (Audience)

What happens when a couple of midlife crises meet a college blood pact? Well, you get I Melt with You. When four college friends meet up for their yearly reunion, they all notice that this time something’s different. Down in the dumps about their unfulfilled dreams they pull out a 25-year-old oath, they’d signed in blood. Digging up the past can be dangerous though, and with the pact comes another dark secret the four had hoped to leave buried. Full of your standard drug-fueled buffoonery, there are plenty of laughs and thrills to be had, but the real substance that sets I Melt with You apart from The Hangover and all the other movies that tried to imitate it is the sheer standard of acting and character development. Jeremy Piven of Entourage fame and Rob Lowe, who is known for his work in The West Wing and The Outsiders, deliver some of the best performances of their career, pulling you into the story.

Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)

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Director: Brad Anderson

Cast: Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo, Thandie Newton, Jacob Latimore

Genre: Horror

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 32m

Rotten Tomatoes: 50% (Critics), 21% (Audience)

A terrifying film that explores the age-old question – What happens when the lights go out? After power outages across the country are found to coincide with the disappearance of large portions of the population, a seemingly unconnected group of survivors come together to try and figure out what’s going on and how they can survive it. The answer is light, and the absence of. Seemingly safe during the day, if you’re ever caught in complete darkness you disappear and nobody knows why or where. The big problem facing our survivors now is that night is coming, and even if they make it through this time, they’ll only have a day and a couple of battery packs before it comes for them again.

Jumping the Broom (2011)

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Director: Salim Akil

Cast: Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Mike Epps, Julie Bowen

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 52m

Rotten Tomatoes: 58% (Critics), 58% (Audience)

This POC retelling of the classic Romeo and Juliet tale injects new life into the timeless story. Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton) was born into old money by way of Martha’s Vineyard. Her fiancé Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso) comes from a very different background. Arriving at Sabrina’s estate for the weekend with his postal-worker mother (Loretta Devine), the two family’s class divide becomes ever more apparent causing what was supposed to be a friendly get-together to get a little out of hand. Simple, to the point, and funny as hell, Jumping the Broom is guaranteed to take you back to the days when rom-coms were done right.

Couples Retreat (2009)

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Director: Peter Billingsley

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, Malin Åkerman, Kristen Bell, Faizon Love, Kristin Davis, Jean Reno

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 54m

Rotten Tomatoes: 10% (Critics), 39% (Audience)

Roped into attending a couple’s retreat with friends, Dave (Vince Vaughn) and his wife Ronnie (Malin Åkerman) plan to spend their time getting tan on the beach. The fact that couples therapy is mandatory is soon revealed to them though, and, an even bigger shocker, their relationship isn’t as perfect as they thought. With their flaws revealed and the underlying issues festering, their planned tropical vacation quickly turns into a trip from hell. Stacked with one of the funniest casts of any early 2000s movies, Couples Retreat has something for everyone, no matter what makes you laugh.


Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

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Director: Joseph Kosinski

Cast: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm

Genre: Action, Adventure

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 11m

Rotten Tomatoes: 96% (Critics), 99% (Audience)

Easily the most fun anybody had at the movies this past year, Top Gun: Maverick soars onto streaming via Prime Video. Reprising his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) the one-time rookie destined for greatness is now an instructor at the Top Gun school. Assigned to teach a class of the newest top-notch pilots, the Maverick’s less-than-charming persona quickly causes problems with both his superiors and students alike. When a dangerous mission arises the new recruits and old prodigy must put their differences aside and work together to save not only the school but the country itself. Filled with all the heart-pounding aerials, quick wit, and 80s-style bravado you could hope for, Top Gun: Maverick has everything fans love about the classic and more.

Nope (2022)

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Director: Jordan Peele

Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, Keith David

Genre: Horror

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 10m

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% (Critics), 69% (Audience)

The next great film from Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele has arrived. Blending western elements with horror and sci-fi, Nope tells the tale of the Haywood family, a horse training/rental dynasty catering to the entertainment industry. After suffering the untimely death of their father, siblings OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Em Haywood (Keke Palmer) are near broke. Desperate to wrap their heads around their recent string of bad luck they find their answer in the most unlikely of places. Well, technically it finds them. After experiencing an odd power outage, OJ and Em decide to go looking for the cause only to see a UFO floating above their property. Believing the spacecraft to be responsible for their father’s death, the siblings decide to document the phenomenon to save the Haywood legacy. Things quickly go from bad to worse though, as things only get stranger and as to be expected, all the more entertaining.


The Silent Twins (2022)

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Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska

Cast: Letitia Wright, Tamara Lawrance, Jack Bandeira, Tony Richardson, Jodhi May

Genre: Drama, Biopic

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 53m

Rotten Tomatoes: 69% (Critics), 76% (Audience) 

Based on a heartbreaking true story, The Silent Twins follows June (Letitia Wright) and Jennifer Gibbons (Tamara Lawrance), two identical twins who grew up in Wales in the 1970s. Teased for being black and shy, the sisters also suffered from a speech impediment which made it hard for others to understand them. Growing increasingly withdrawn the two sisters eventually stopped trying to speak with other people and instead engaged in their own secret language. Misunderstood the two were institutionalized and separated from one another in the hope it would force them to communicate. What no one knew though was the sisters had a different form of communicating. Pouring their hearts and minds out into hundreds of notebooks, the pair were prolific writers determined to share their story the only way they knew how.

The Visitor (2022)

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Director: Justin P. Lange

Cast: Finn Jones, Jessica McNamee, Donna Biscoe, Shanna Forrestall

Genre: Horror

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 29m

Rotten Tomatoes: 19% (Critics), 28% (Audience) 

This fresh take on the haunted house story will surprise even the most avid horror fans. After moving back with his wife to her childhood home, Robert Burrows (Finn Jones) discovers an antique photo of a man with which he bears a startling resemblance. The more Robert digs into the mysterious man’s past the more pushback he seems to receive, however. Mixing creepy small-town scares with supernatural mystery, The Visitor pulls off an A24 indie horror vibe you won’t want to miss.


Smile (2022)

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Director: Parker Finn

Cast: Sosie Bacon, Caitlin Stasey, Kyle Gallner, Jessie T. Usher, Rob Morgan, Judy Reyes, Kal Penn

Genre: Horror

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 55m

Rotten Tomatoes: 80% (Critics), 77% (Audience)

After the bizarre suicide of one of her patients during a therapy session, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) begins to have a mental breakdown. Or at least, that’s her initial belief. Taking time off work, the terrifying hallucinations only become more frequent, driving Rose to investigate exactly what her patient said before taking her own life. Discovering the girl’s final words to be a hauntingly accurate description of what she herself is now going through, Rose concludes she’s fallen under some kind of curse. Brilliantly blending its countdown element with horror, Smile packs tension even into its most docile scenes, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end.


Beast (2022)

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Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Cast: Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Leah Jeffries, Iyana Halley, Mel Jarnson

Genre: Thriller, Survival

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 33m

Rotten Tomatoes: 68% (Critics), 77% (Audience)

Jaws, Cujo, and Anaconda are some of the scariest movies that have creature features, and this adventure into the South African wilderness is no exception. Dr. Nate Samuels (Idris Elba) has recently lost his wife and is hoping to reconnect with his two daughters by taking them to where he first fell in love with their mother. Joining up with friend Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley), Nate and Martin take the two girls on a tour of the local wildlife reservation and local village. Upon arrival the group finds the village slaughtered, but not by humans. With all evidence pointing to a man-killing lion, the group tries to escape only to come face to face with the creature. Driven further into the reserve, the four must now try to survive while the animal hunts them.

Shotgun Wedding (2023)

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Director: Jason Moore

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Coolidge, Lenny Kravitz, Callie Hernandez

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 40m

Rotten Tomatoes: 46% (Critics), 75% (Audience)

The revival of the Romcom is upon us and it’s being fueled by the streaming giants. Flexing its funny bone at competitor Netflix, Prime streaming has come out with Shotgun Wedding, a tale of a destination betrothal gone awry. Bride-to-be Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and her hopeful hubby Tom (Josh Duhamel) have planned a perfect tropical wedding. Too bad their families don’t seem to have gotten the message. With cross-family bickering ruining the ceremony and nearly canceling the wedding altogether, it will take a miracle to save the love between these two. Said miracle comes in the form of kidnapping when both sets of in-laws are taken hostage. It’s now up to Tom and Darcy to work out their problems and become the team they were supposed to be in order to save their loved ones.

Are We Done Yet (2007)

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Director: Steve Carr

Cast: Ice Cube, Philip Daniel Bolden, John C. McGinley, Aleisha Allen, Nia Long

Genre: Family, Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 32m

Rotten Tomatoes: 8% (Critics), 30% (Audience)

There is perhaps no modern actor who conveys discomfort in a funnier way than Ice Cube. Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Nia Long) have decided to give up city life for the suburbs in the hopes of granting their children a better upbringing. The first step in their plan is renovating their home. Handyman Chuck Mitchell (John C. McGinley) seems to be exactly the guy they’ve been looking for. Affordable, friendly, and knowledgeable, Nick and Suzanne are confident they’ve struck gold with Chuck. Or at least, that’s how they feel at the beginning. Determined to give the couple the perfect home, Chuck nearly tears down the humble abode as he tries to fix every little detail. Physically living in shambles while everything in his personal life starts to come undone, Nick must hold his life together while figuring out all the hilarious obstacles laid in front of him.

The King’s Speech (2010)

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Director: Tom Hooper

Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon, Jennifer Ehle, Timothy Spall

Genre: Drama, Biopic

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 58m

Rotten Tomatoes: 94% (Critics), 92% (Audience)

Twelve Oscar nominations and four wins including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay, as well as two 90-plus ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, should make it clear that The King’s Speech isn’t just good, it’s great! The year is 1939, Nazi Germany is sweeping across Europe, Edward VIII (Guy Pearce) has just abdicated his throne, and George VI (Colin Firth) has been named King of England. With plans to join the war against Hitler, George must prepare for his first publicly broadcast speech. There’s one small problem – His terrible stutter. Desperate to save her husband from failure, Queen Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) employs Australian-born actor and amateur speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Resistant to the practice, haunted by a lifetime of embarrassment, and unaccustomed to Logue’s familiar nature, The King and his tutor quickly clash heads, seemingly dooming the speech and all the hopes that rest upon it.

Nanny (2022)

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Director: Nikyatu Jusu

Cast: Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls, Princess Adenike, Morgan Spector, Phylicia Rashad

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 37m

Rotten Tomatoes: 89% (Critics), 46% (Audience)

After Aisha (Anna Diop), an illegal immigrant from Senegal lands a well-paying job as a nanny for a wealthy New York family, her hopes of bringing her son over to live with her begin to seem like a reality. Her American dream quickly turns into a nightmare though, as others attempt to take advantage of her social position and immigration status. Diop shines as the star of the film, delivering both power and subtlety to a role that demands both. While not your average jump scare thriller, Nanny’s ever-mounting tension drives home the psychological horror aspects to create a film full of layers and enjoyment.

Zoolander (2001)

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Director: Ben Stiller

Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Justin Theroux, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller, Alexander Skarsgård, Vince Vaughn, David Duchovny, Lenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jennifer Coolidge

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 29m

Rotten Tomatoes: 64% (Critics), 80% (Audience)

Critically panned and publicly loved, Zoolander is the epitome of a cult classic. Welcome to the cutthroat world of male models. Okay, well it didn’t use to be cutthroat, but ever since Hansel (Owen Wilson) usurped the crown as Male of the Year from long-running champ Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) that’s exactly what it’s become. Shunned as a has-been, the dimwitted yet physically chiseled Zoolander can’t seem to find meaningful work anywhere. That is until revolutionary designer Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell) hires him to be the new face of his homeless-inspired clothing line. Chosen as the perfect candidate for brainwashing due to his lack of a brain, Mugatu sends Zoolander out to kill the Malaysian prime minister and achieve his evil dream.

La La Land (2016)

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Director: Damien Chazelle

Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, J K Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jessica Rothe

Genre: Musical

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 8m

Rotten Tomatoes: 91% (Critics), 81% (Audience)

Marrying modern Hollywood with classic Tinseltown vibes, this enchanting musical tells the tale of two nobodies desperately chasing their dreams. Mia Dolan (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress who can’t catch a break. Seb Wilder (Ryan Gosling) is a struggling jazz pianist stuck playing Christmas tunes and 80s cover songs. Brought together by mutual misfortunes, they find each other in their hours of need and hit it off. Encouraging one another to try something different, professional success soon blooms alongside romance. The timeless tale of Hollywood versus the heart is just around the corner though, playing out in big 1940s-style dance numbers. If you’re a sucker for old Hollywood romance, fantastic directing, or the always epic pairing of Stone and Gosling then La La Land is the movie for you.

The Machinist (2004)

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Director: Brad Anderson

Cast: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Sharian, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

Genre: Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 41m

Rotten Tomatoes: 77% (Critics), 83% (Audience)

Before Christian Bale buffed up to play the caped crusader he starved down and delivered one of the best performances of his career. Plagued by insomnia, Trevor Reznik (Bale) has tried everything to fix his problem. After falling asleep at his factory job and causing the injury of a coworker, Trevor starts to believe all his woes are in fact the work of a single shadowy figure named Ivan (John Sharian). Descending further into madness in one of the most powerful examples of acting in modern cinema, Bale sacrifices his body to dangerous levels of malnutrition while carrying out brutal scenes of psychological and physical anguish. Finishing off with one hell of a final twist, The Machinist is a small budget big bang treat for anyone looking for a truly wild thriller.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

'Miracle on 34th Street' streaming on Prime Video

Director: George Seaton

Cast: Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, William Frawley

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Christmas

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1h 41m

Rotten Tomatoes: 96% (Critics), 87% (Audience)

Must be the season because the most famous Christmas movie of all time has just made its return to Prime Video. When the actor playing Santa gets too drunk for his role in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, it’s up to Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) to fill in. After doing such a great job he’s hired on to play the in-store Santa at Macy’s flagship, but quickly runs into trouble when his claims of being the real deal land him in the loony bin. One little girl’s belief, the spirit of Christmas, and a reminder of what the holiday season is all about rescues Santa from his imprisonment though, and makes for one of the most heartwarming movies of all time.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

'10 Things I Hate About You' movie

Director: Gil Junger

Cast: Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Andrew Keegan, Gabrielle Union

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 13m

Rotten Tomatoes: 71% (Critics), 69% (Audience)

Hailed as one of the last great rom-coms, 10 Things I Hate About You tells the story of Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles), a high school senior as intelligent as she is romantically hopeless. Kat’s little sister, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is determined to change that though. Tied down by a house rule not allowing her to date till Kat does, Bianca and her would-be boyfriend Joey Donner (Andrew Keegan) decide to set Kat up. Their pick, the school’s bad boy Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), isn’t interested though, so Joey decides to pay him. While a decent, if not groundbreaking plot, it’s the stellar cast and undeniable chemistry shared between them that makes 10 Things I Hate About You a classic. Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles make for the perfect hate to love relationship, while Larisa Oleynik and an extremely young Joseph Gordon-Levitt sell every second of their will they/won’t they crush.

Minority Report (2002)

'Minority Report' film starring Tom Cruise

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Neal McDonough, Peter Stormare, Frank Grillo

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 24m

Rotten Tomatoes: 90% (Critics), 80% (Audience)

Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell team up in this nail-biting sci-fi directed by Steven Spielberg. The year is 2054 and a new form of crime prevention is being tested in Washington D.C. The program is called “Precrime,” and it uses the power of three comatose clairvoyants to predict murders before they happen. John Anderton (Cruise) serves as the commanding officer and the head of the police enforcement branch of Precrime. Swooping in and arresting murderers before they kill, John has no doubt he’s doing the right thing. That is, until his name pops up for a future murder he knows he would never commit. Hunted by his own unit, John must now prove his innocence for a crime that hasn’t happened while combing through his past arrests to find any clues or mistakes that might tell him why this is happening.

My Policeman (2022)

'My Policeman' on Prime Video

Director: Michael Grandage

Cast: Harry Styles, David Dawson, Emma Corrin, Linus Roache, Rupert Everett, Gina McKee

Genre: Drama, Romance

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 53m

Rotten Tomatoes: 40% (Critics), 97% (Audience)

A new British period romance as passionate as it is heartbreaking, My Policeman tells the story of Tom Burgess (Harry Styles), a cop in 1950s Britain torn between his love of law and country, and the illegal affair he’s engaged in with another man. Already married to schoolteacher Marion Taylor (Emma Corrin), a love triangle erupts as the couple befriend closeted museum curator Patrick Hazlewood (Rupert Everett). Initially insinuating the possibility of a triste between Marion and Patrick, the secret of Patrick and Tom’s love soon reveals itself through a web of complicated feelings, made evermore complicated by the character’s own prejudices and the country’s outlawing of homosexuality. Although set in the 1950s, My Policeman tells a timeless story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the British coast.

Face/Off (1997)

'Face/Off' on Prime Video

Director: John Woo

Cast: Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Dominique Swain, Alessandro Nivola, Thomas Jane, Danny Masterson, Tommy Flanagan, Robert Wisdom, John Carroll Lynch

Genre: Action, Sci-fi

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 13m

Rotten Tomatoes: 92% (Critics), 82% (Audience)

Coming by way of legendary director John Woo, this trippy action flick starring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta will make you realize just how much you miss the ’90s. Getting word of a possible attack, FBI agent Sean Archer (Travolta) tracks down the infamous terrorist Castor Troy (Cage) to bring him to justice. Things quickly go wrong though, leaving Archer severely wounded and Troy in a coma. Willing to stop at nothing to stop the attack, Archer enlists the help of plastic surgeon Dr. Malcolm Walsh (Colm Feore) with an experimental surgery in which Troy’s face and voice box are swapped with his own. Using his new disguise as Troy to uncover info about the upcoming attack, Archer soon finds out that the real Troy has taken a page out of his own book, undergoing the same surgery, putting not only Archer’s loved ones at risk, but the entire country.

The Northman (2022)

A person in the dark in the northman.

Director: Robert Eggers

Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Björk, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Genre: Action, Adventure

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 17m

Rotten Tomatoes: 89% (Critics), 64% (Audience)

The Viking craze continues with its bloodiest, most star-studded outing yet. Two decades after watching his uncle Fjölnir (Claes Bang) murder his father King Aurvandill (Ethan Hawke) and kidnap his mother Queen Gudrún (Nicole Kidman), Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård) has finally set out to reclaim his crown and gain his vengeance. Teaming up with a witch, Amleth sets about slaughtering, poisoning, and outsmarting his enemies with 300-level gore, and History channel-esque accuracy. Norse myth mixes with modern storytelling, while magic and mayhem collide to provide the best Viking feature film you’ve ever seen.

American Animals (2018)

college students sit in a seminar.

Director: Bart Layton

Cast: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Udo Kier, Ann Dowd

Genre: Crime, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h

Rotten Tomatoes: 88% (Critics), 81% (Audience)

Terrified of mediocrity, bored of everyday life, and largely lacking a moral compass, college student Spencer Reinhard (Barry Keoghan), along with friends Warren Lipka (Evan Peters), Eric Borsuk (Jared Abrahamson), and Chas Allen (Blake Jenner) decide to rob a multimillion dollar book from their student library. Zero experience breaking the law, while also making their plans under the effects of alcohol might stop most would-be robbers. But not this crew. As thrilling as any big blockbuster film to date (while lacking the same budget), American Animals instead relies on a wildly innovative script and its cast of Hollywood up-and-comers to deliver scenes, screams, and laughs that make it a must-watch for any fan of the crime genre.

The Hunger Games (2012)

Katniss Everdeen in the hunger games.

Director: Gary Ross

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks

Genre: Action, Adventure

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 22m

Rotten Tomatoes: 84% (Critics), 81% (Audience)

Ambulance (2022)

Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie ambulance

Director: Michael Bay

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza González, Garret Dillahunt, Keir O’Donnell

Genre: Action, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 16m

Rotten Tomatoes: 68% (Critics), 88% (Audience)

My Best Friend’s Exorcism (2022)

A friend group of girls enter school.

Director: Damon Thomas

Cast: Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Chris Lowell, Clayton Royal Johnson

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 36m

Rotten Tomatoes: 50% (Critics), 42% (Audience)

Based on the hit Grady Hendrix novel of the same name, My Best Friend’s Exorcism follows Abby Rivers (Elsie Fisher) and Gretchen Lang (Amiah Miller), two besties whose lives are forever changed during the school year of 1988. After heading to their other friend Margaret’s (Rachel Ogechi Kanu) lake house, the girls decide to check out an abandoned building where a satanic murder took place. Stumbling across something terrifying, all three girls split and run, but Gretchen falls behind. Abby goes back for her BFF, only to find her physically unharmed but somehow different. Not quite able to put her finger on what’s wrong with Gretchen, Abby starts to investigate, eventually discovering that her best friend is indeed possessed by a demon. Playing off the classic exorcism tropes to hilarious effect, as well as going all in on ’80s pop culture, you’ll soon find yourself happily immersed in a world of teenage angst, demons, and neon fanny packs.

All the Old Knives (2022)

A couple has dinner in the movie all the old knives

Director: Janus Metz Pedersen

Cast: Chris Pine, Thandie Newton, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Williams, Laurence Fishburne

Genre: Thriller, Romance

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 41

Rotten Tomatoes: 64% (Critics), 45% (Audience)

A resurrection of the hard-boiled spy thriller Hollywood has long thought dead, All the Old Knives brings the brains back to espionage. CIA officer Henry Pelham (Chris Pine) has just been put back on a case he thought he’d closed eight years prior. Informed that the investigation had been compromised due to a mole, Henry is forced to return to the shady back alleys of Vienna, Austria to confront former allies and lovers alike. Tangling personal relationships with international acts of terrorism, the concepts of loyalty to one’s job and country come head-to-head with matters of the heart. As Henry sorts through a spider web of lies his own thoughts only become more tangled, putting not only his life in danger, but that of the public’s. Director Janus Metz Pedersen brilliantly captures every tense moment, emulating classics such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Hitchcock’s Notorious to infuse every scene with a looming sense of dread.

Memory (2022)

Liam Neeson in the movie Memory

Director: Martin Campbell

Cast: Liam Neeson, Monica Bellucci, Guy Pearce, Ray Stevenson

Genre: Action

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 54m

Rotten Tomatoes: 28% (Critics), 81% (Audience)

Spell (2020)

A man looks scared laying in bed.

Director: Mark Tonderai

Cast: Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine, Lorraine Burroughs, Tumisho Masha

Genre: Horror

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 31m

Rotten Tomatoes: 49% (Critics), 56% (Audience)

Bull (2019)

A girl sits behind a white metal pole.

Director: Annie Silverstein

Cast: Rob Morgan, Amber Havard, Yolonda Ross

Genre: Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 45m

Rotten Tomatoes: 90% (Critics), 89% (Audience)

The Outfit (2022)

Two men stand near an old timey desk.

Director: Graham Moore

Cast: Zoey Deutch, Mark Rylance, Dylan O’Brien, Johnny Flynn, Simon Russell Beale

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 45m

Rotten Tomatoes: 85% (Critics), 92% (Audience)

1956 Chicago is jam packed with criminals, but also home to simple folk like Leonard Burling (Mark Rylance), an elderly tailor who works alongside his seemingly innocent receptionist Mable (Zoey Deutch). Working late one night, Leonard is burst in upon by an Irish mobster and his injured compatriot. Forced at gunpoint to sew the man up, the story of why and what the mobsters are hiding comes to light as more gangsters from across the city flood into the tailor’s little shop. Far from a shoot-em-up, a vast array of top-tier actors and a taught script are used to replace cliché violence and keep you guessing till the very end. This Chicago mob meets psychological thriller truly is one of streaming’s most unique crime movies right now.

Samaritan (2022)

Sylvester Stallone in the movie Samaritan.

Director: Julius Avery

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Javon Walton, Pilou Asbæk, Sophia Tatum, Martin Starr

Genre: Action

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 39m

Rotten Tomatoes: 40% (Critics), 75% (Audience)

After Joe (Sylvester Stallone) saves his 13-year-old neighbor Sam (Javon Walton) from a group of bullies, Sam starts to suspect him of being more than just your average senior citizen. Striking up a friendship, the boy soon discovers the old man’s true identity is the long thought dead superhero Samaritan. With the truth revealed, the city’s newest baddie, Cyrus (Pilou Asbæk), tries to take Joe down. Things don’t go quite as Cyrus hopes though, and he decides to kidnap Sam to trap the once invulnerable hero. Forced to make peace with his own demons or once again lose the ones he loves, Joe re-dons the title of Samaritan and sets out to see if he still has what it takes. Far from your standard comic book to big screen conversion, Samaritan mixes gritty violence with blue-collar characters for an action-packed addition to the superhero genre.

Black Bear (2020)

Aubrey Plaza in the movie Black Bear.

Director: Lawrence Michael Levine

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, Sarah Gadon, Paola Lázaro, Grantham Coleman

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 44m

Rotten Tomatoes: 89% (Critics), 59% (Audience)

Manic, neurotic, terrifying, and hilarious, Black Bear will leave you wondering what you just watched, and why the hell you haven’t seen it sooner. Allison (Aubrey Plaza) is a writer/director seeking solace from the big city to finish her new script. Gabe (Christopher Abbott) and Blair (Sarah Gadon) are a young couple who have decided to host upcoming artists in their rural cabin. The meeting between the two women starts out awkward and only gets worse as faux smiles and even faker compliments are exchanged. Cut back to the meeting and things go differently. That’s right, it’s a redo. So, does that mean it didn’t happen the first time, or is this all just part of Allison’s script? Emotions run high, fights happen, and a whole lot of red wine is consumed in this backwoods mind bender that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end.

Fight Club (1999)

Brad Pitt in the movie Fight Club.

Director: David Fincher

Cast: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, Marvin Lee Aday, Holt McCallany

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 19m

Rotten Tomatoes: 79% (Critics), 96% (Audience)

True, you already know the twist ending. And yes, the umpteen number of project mayhem frat boys that preach why it’s the greatest film ever is enough to make you puke; but take it from someone who just re-watched Fight Club for the first time in a decade, it’s not what you remember. Blood, sweat, and twist are all still present, but upon new viewing they greatly shrink in significance. What takes their place is brilliant directing, sharp dialogue, and commanding acting. Director David Fincher’s aggressive cuts perfectly communicate the character’s mindsets and transforms Fight Club’s every frame into a psychological thriller masterpiece. The only thing faster than the camerawork is the dialogue. Spouted from the mouths of Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Carter, understated lines picking apart the same toxic masculinity the film has long been misinterpreted as promoting jump out at you, offering a new appreciation for one of the ’90s greatest movies.

The Lost City (2022)

Sandra Bullock in The Lost City.

Director: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Da’Vine Joy Randolph

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 52

Rotten Tomatoes: 79% (Critics), 83% (Audience)

Move aside Indiana Jones because The Lost City is coming for the treasure hunting crown. Widow and acclaimed romance novelist Dr. Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) is talked into going on a book tour with her novel’s cover model Alan Caprison (Channing Tatum). Midway through the tour Loretta is kidnapped by a crazy treasure hunting billionaire after he realizes she’s based her books on her late husband’s research. Secretly in love with the woman that gave him his fame, Alan sets out to rescue the good doctor, but with none of his character’s skills they both end up lost in the jungle. Now it’s up to Loretta and her bumbling would-be savior to find the real-life treasure and escape with their lives. Action packed, hilarious, and star-studded, there’s literally no reason why you shouldn’t stream The Lost City on Prime right now.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)

Sonic sitting next to a golden retriever.

Director: Jeff Fowler

Cast: Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba, James Marsden, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Tika Sumpter

Genre: Family, Action

Rating: PG

Runtime: 2h 2m

Rotten Tomatoes: 69% (Critics), 96% (Audience)

Thirteen Lives (2022)

Three men in scuba gear stare at something.

Director: Ron Howard

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, Tom Bateman, Teeradon Supapunpinyo

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 27m

Rotten Tomatoes: 88% (Critics), 94% (Audience)

Based on what was arguably one of the biggest news stories of 2018, Thirteen Lives shows every detail of the dramatic Tham Luang Nang Non cave rescue. While technically in Thailand’s monsoon season, June 23, 2018 was turning out to be a beautiful day. So much so that when 12 members of a youth soccer team and their coach took shelter from a drizzle in a local cave, they thought it would be for no more than a few minutes. Come nightfall, when the boys still hadn’t returned, their families went out searching. Discovering clues that led them to believe their kids were trapped in the cave due to flooding, an international team of specialists were called in. With weeks passing before contact was made with the children and their coach, rescue teams knew they were racing against the clock to get them out alive. Politics, international attention, an ever-increasing rainfall, and the dangers of an underwater maze make this real-life ordeal a perfect conversion for a heart-pounding screen drama.

Post Malone: Runaway (2022)

Post Malone with a mic in his hand.

Director: Hector Dockrill

Cast: Post Malone

Genre: Documentary, Music

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 5m

Rotten Tomatoes: n/a

Few young artists have shot to as lofty of heights in recent years as the undeniably talented Post Malone. Looking at his meteoric rise, Post Malone: Runaway uses the artist’s first U.S. stadium tour back in 2019 to get a better idea of what the journey has meant to the musician, and how it has affected both himself and his music. Masterfully crafted by director Hector Dockrill, Runaway steps back from the standard cookie-cutter approach of snippet interviews with fellow artists and stadium bites to allow Post a chance to give his own interpretation. Hearing his thoughts and feelings in real time (many captured mere moments after performing) creates for a fascinating evolution, as the artist’s growth isn’t just insinuated in hindsight but seen right there on screen. While many viewers of this doc will no doubt not have had the opportunity to attend the 2019 tour, Post Malone: Runaway imparts the thrill of having a backstage pass to each and every performance.

Licorice Pizza (2021)

A boy and girl behind the wheel of a Ford.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast: Cooper Hoffman, Alana Haim, Skyler Gisondo, Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, Benny Safdie

Genre: Drama, Romance

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 13m

Rotten Tomatoes: 91% (Critics), 65% (Audience)

Proving his talent once again for oddball period pieces, Oscar-winning writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson has set his sights on 1970s Los Angeles. 15-year-old Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) has never been your average kid. 20-something Alana Kane (Alana Haim) on the other hand has always been utterly normal. Gravitating toward each other over the course of Gary’s get-rich-quick schemes and all the hijinks that ensue, vintage Hollywood, young love, and the oddities of 1970s suburban L.A. are explored. Simply calling Licorice Pizza a coming-of-age tale would be an oversimplification with its genre-defying storytelling too wide to pin down. Boasting career-launching performances from the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman’s son, Cooper Hoffman, and Haim singer Alana Haim, as well as two contenders for performance of the year via Bradley Cooper and Sean Penn, Licorice Pizza doesn’t have to be specific to be great, though. It just has to be itself.

Lord of the Rings Trilogy + The Hobbit Trilogy

Two men in the lord of the rings.

Director: Peter Jackson

Cast: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Dominic Monaghan, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, Sean Bean, Hugo Weaving, Marton Csokas, Martin Freeman, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Christopher Lee, Stephen Fry, Ed Sheeran, Karl Urban, Ian Holm

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Rating: PG-13

Rotten Tomatoes: 91% (Critics), 95% (Audience)

Emergency (2022)

'Emergency' on Prime Video

Director: Carey Williams

Cast: RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, Sebastian Chacon, Sabrina Carpenter, Maddie Nichols

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 45m

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% (Critics), 96% (Audience)

A satirical party flick with as much brains as laughs, Emergency might be one of the best films to ever premiere on Prime. Determined to make the most out of their last year at college, friends/roommates Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and Sean (RJ Cyler) decide to attempt the “legendary tour” in which students must complete an entire evening of drinking at various locations. Going in with a game plan, the pair head back to their dorm to get ready. What they find when they arrive is an unconscious white girl. A bad look for anyone, it’s particularly troublesome for Kunle and Sean: two black men who’ve been drinking. Heading down a road of bad decisions, the two friends search for every possible way out of their predicament other than calling the police. Meanwhile, the girl’s friends are getting closer to finding them using a where’s-my-phone app. Guaranteed to keep you guessing and laughing the entire time, Emergency is not the type of film you want spoiled by word of mouth. And trust me, plenty of people are going to be talking about it.

Experimenter (2015)

Winona Ryder looks into the camera.

Director: Michael Almereyda

Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Kellan Lutz, Jim Gaffigan, Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo, Dennis Haysbert

Genre: Drama, Biopic

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 38m

Rotten Tomatoes: 85% (Critics), 61% (Audience)

Few tests in the field of modern psychology have garnered as much attention as the still controversial Milgram Experiments. In 1961, Dr. Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) took a group of volunteers to participate in a social psychology experiment at Yale University. Dr. Milgram told the participants to press a button. The effect of this button was that the participants heard a recording of someone undergoing extreme electric shock. Sickened, horrified, and outraged, the participants still did as they were told and pressed the button, fully believing they were the cause of the auditory pain. Experimenter aims to unravel the mystery that still is Dr. Stanley Milgram, who is revered as a genius by some, and called a monster by others. Undergoing a massive transformation from subtle mind to boisterous narcissist, Sarsgaard plays off his co-star Winona Ryder’s subtler performance, creating a film as layered and complex as the man it aims to explain.

The Fighter (2010)

A boxer stands in the ring with blood on his face.

Director: David O. Russell

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo

Genre: Drama, Biopic

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 55m

Rotten Tomatoes: 91% (Critics), 89% (Audience)

Channeling boxing champion and fellow Beantown hero Micky Ward, Mark Wahlberg delivers a career-best performance in this thrilling biopic. Micky was never meant to be a champion. No, that was his older half-brother Dicky (Christian Bale). Dicky fought Sugar Ray. Dicky had style. Dicky had class. Now, Dicky only has a heroin addiction and a tendency to mismanage his brother Micky’s career. Deciding to give boxing one last go, Micky fires Dicky and his mother and sets out on his own. Piecing together a winning streak, Micky knows the only chance he has at becoming champ is if he brings his family back into the loop. For that to happen though, some big changes need to be made. Boasting knockout performances from the entire cast, and a story where the personal struggles hit harder than any boxing match, it’s plain to see why The Fighter garnered six Oscar nods and earned Christian Bale the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

House of Gucci (2021)

Lady Gaga dances with a crowd of people.

Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, Al Pacino

Genre: Crime, Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 37m

Rotten Tomatoes: 63% (Critics), 83% (Audience)

Clueless (1995)

Alicia Silvestone on the set of Clueless.

Director: Amy Heckerling

Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Stacey Dash, Donald Faison, Elisa Donovan

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 37m

Rotten Tomatoes: 81% (Critics), 76% (Audience)

The movie that spawned the show, Clueless is far from what its title suggests. Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) is the official It girl of her Beverly Hills high school. Counting popularity to be synonymous with philanthropy, Cher sets out to prove her saintliness to ex-stepbrother Josh (Paul Rudd) by taking on the socially inept new girl, Tai (Brittany Murphy), as her protégé. Shopping, boys, and sarcasm soon mold Tai into a near mirror image of Cher, only to have Cher realize she’s created a monster. Poking fun at the plethora of shallow teen dramas of the 1990s such as 90210, Clueless finds socially relevant lessons inside comedy, making it one of the smartest teen comedies of the decade, and one that still holds up today.

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Megan Fox stands in a bloody dress.

Director: Karyn Kusama

Cast: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, Adam Brody, Chris Pratt, J.K. Simmons

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 42m

Rotten Tomatoes: 45% (Critics), 35% (Audience)

A B-movie full of future big names and more brains than budget, Jennifer’s Body is one of those cult classics people will be quoting for years. High school queen bee Jennifer (Megan Fox) has just been possessed by a demon and is now going around killing her fellow students. Tinted with a touch of feminism, this “high school is hell” analogy explores more serious themes than pimples such as consent, domestic violence, and gaslighting. While the underlying messages may be serious, this school horror never lets the learning get in the way of the fun. Playing with tropes like slut, jock, and nerdy girl, Juno writer Diablo Cody tears into the social structure we’re all taught throughout our academic years, while also realizing it’s probably too late for most of us so we might as well celebrate the little wins. It’s these funny, original, and creative little gains throughout Jennifer’s Body that make it such a big win for anybody smart enough to watch.

The Italian Job (2003)

Mark Wahlberg stands beside Charlize Theron.

Director: F. Gary Gray

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Jason Statham, Mos Def, Franky G, Donald Sutherland

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 51m

Rotten Tomatoes: 73% (Critics), 80% (Audience)

Dropping smack dab between Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve, this star-studded remake of the 1969 classic of the same name may have gotten lost in the crowd, but in no way deserves to stay there. After pulling off a once-in-a-lifetime heist of ancient gold bars, Steve (Edward Norton) turns on his partners, killing his teacher John Bridger (Donald Sutherland) and leaving the others to die. Focused on revenge more than even the money itself, crew leader Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg), explosives expert Left Ear (Mos Def), techie Lyle (Seth Green), and driver Handsome Rob (Jason Statham) re-team with the addition of Bridger’s daughter Stella (Charlize Theron). A mix of all the action movies at the time, The Italian Job mimics the elaborate heist setups from the Ocean’s series while blending in the pulse-pounding elements of the Jason Bourne franchise. Funny, sad, exciting, and all-around well done, this continent-hopping caper may have flown under the radar during its release, but now that it’s streaming on Prime I’m willing to bet that changes.

World War Z (2013)

Brad Pitt panics in the middle of a zombie attack.

Director: Marc Forster

Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox

Genre: Horror, Action

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 56m

Rotten Tomatoes: 66% (Critics), 72% (Audience)

Guns Akimbo (2019)

Daneil Radcliffe stares at the two guns he's holding.

Director: Jason Lei Howden

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Rhys Darby

Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 35m

Rotten Tomatoes: 51% (Critics), 40% (Audience)

Road to Perdition (2002)

A man in a bowling hat rests his legs on a desk.

Director: Sam Mendes

Cast: Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stanley Tucci, Daniel Craig

Genre: Drama, Crime

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 57m

Rotten Tomatoes: 81% (Critics), 86% (Audience)

Shedding his nicest man on the planet persona for that of a hardened 1930s hit man in Road to Perdition, Tom Hanks stars as Michael Sullivan, father of Michael Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin), and husband to murdered wife Annie Sullivan (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Setting out with the sole intention of keeping his son alive and gaining revenge on the man who killed his wife, Michael takes Jr. cross country, knocking over banks and hunting down clues. Growing closer throughout the road trip, the once cold Michael Sr. learns more about himself and his namesake, creating a bond born from necessity but eventually blooming into love. Is it a gangster film? Absolutely. It’s also a father and son flick you’ll have a hard time not choking up on. Leave it to Tom Hanks to make you cry while wielding a Tommy gun.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

A group of men stand before a mic, all wearing headphones.

Director: Adam McKay

Cast: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, James Marsden, Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, Meagan Good, Vince Vaughn, Drake, Will Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kirsten Dunst, Marion Cotillard

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 59m

Rotten Tomatoes: 75% (Critics), 52% (Audience)

Ron Burgundy is back! Set seven years after the first film, Ron is finally offered the job he was born to do – host the world’s first 24-hour news station. Rounding up all the old gang, as well as adding in more than a few new faces, Burgundy and his team must find a way to drive up ratings while keeping their “integrity” as news anchors. Making the first film look like a bedtime story when comparing outrageous comedy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues ups the explosions, idiotic deaths, and “sex panther” sprays to reach peak Burgundy-ism. It is proof you can never get too much of a good thing.

Jack Reacher (2012)

Tom Cruise sits behind the wheel of a red and black striped car.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Cast: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo, Robert Duvall

Genre: Action, Adventure

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 10m

Rotten Tomatoes: 63% (Critics), 67% (Audience)

Before Prime struck gold with the series of the same name, Tom Cruise was slaying in these feature length retellings of Lee Child’s famous spy novels. After five people end up dead in a small Midwest town, everyone points the blame at none other than ex-Army investigator and trained killer Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise). Using his exceptional skill set to clear his name, Reacher sets out to discover who framed him and why. What he finds is a winding trail of corruption far too big for such a small town, leading him to an ending guaranteed to end badly for someone. Playing like a more hands on Mission Impossible, Cruise proves he can act and kick ass with or without all the fancy gadgets. 

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Men line up against a wall, all looking suspicious.

Director: Bryan Singer

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri, Giancarlo Esposito, Kevin Pollak,

Genre: Crime, Mystery

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 46m

Rotten Tomatoes: 88% (Critics), 96% (Audience)

The Wave (2019)

A man stares at the camera, wide eyed.

Director: Gille Klabin

Cast: Justin Long, Sheila Vand, Donald Faison, Tommy Flanagan

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 27m

Rotten Tomatoes: 68% (Critics), 60% (Audience)

Casino Royale (2006)

Daniel Craig sits and watches as other players look on.

Director: Martin Campbell

Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench

Genre: Action, Adventure

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 24m

Rotten Tomatoes: 94% (Critics), 90% (Audience)

Small Soldiers (1998)

A plastic toy soldier looks ay a piece of trash in confusion.

Director: Joe Dante

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, Jay Mohr, Phil Hartman, Kevin Dunn, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Tommy Lee Jones

Genre: Action, Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 50m

Rotten Tomatoes: 48% (Critics), 45% (Audience)

Mother! (2017)

Jennifer Lawrence is swarmed by a crowd of people.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Kristen Wiig

Genre: Horror

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 1m

Rotten Tomatoes: 68% (Critics), 51% (Audience)

Spun (2002)

Brittany Murphy wears lightning bolt earrings.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund

Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke, John Leguizamo, Mena Suvari, Billy Corgan, Eric Roberts

Genre: Drama

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 41m

Rotten Tomatoes: 37% (Critics), 75% (Audience)

First Love (2019)

A woman stares wide-eyed

Director: Takashi Miike

Cast: Sakurako Konishi, Masataka Kubota, Mami Fujioka, Shota Sometani, Nao Ōmori

Genre: Crime, Romance

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 48m

Rotten Tomatoes: 98% (Critics), 88% (Audience)

From famed Japanese director Takashi Miike, a.k.a. the guy Quentin Tarantino admittedly loves to copy, comes a breakneck crime romance the likes of which you’ve never seen. After young boxer Leo (Masataka Kubota) rescues drug-addled prostitute Yuri (Sakurako Konishi) from a pair of Yakuza thugs, the pair flee across nighttime Tokyo. Hyper-violent action scenes are interwoven with romance and cast against the spacey backdrop of endless neon signs and underground clubs, to create a movie that feels more like live-action anime (in a good way) than your run-of-the-mill gangster film. As always, Miike’s impeccable style blends visual with story, transporting the audience to a world that would make the Kill Bill franchise look dull. Buckle up, because First Love is one of the craziest films Prime has to offer.

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Benjamin Cumberbatch in Star Trek.

Director: J.J. Abrams

Cast: Chris Pine, Zoe Saldaña, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Anton Yelchin

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 12m

Rotten Tomatoes: 84% (Critics), 89% (Audience)

With a cast that includes Chris Pine, Zoe Saldaña, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin, you’re bound to get something good. Add in director J.J. Abrams and it might just wash that other space franchise right out of your memory. Returning from the 2009 revival Star Trek, Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) has been removed from command only to be swiftly reinstated after a Klingon attack. Sent to destroy the Klingon enemy, Kirk and Spock discover a far more devious plot to spark war between Star Command and the Klingon race and take over the known universe. Keeping what fans of the classic series fell in love with while doing away with the now dated tropes, Star Trek Into Darkness is a lesson for all revival franchises on how to expand canon without alienating new or old fans.

Office Space (1999)

Two men stand and chat within a work cubicle.

Director: Mike Judge

Cast: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Gary Cole, Stephen Root

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 29m

Rotten Tomatoes: 80% (Critics), 93% (Audience)

The holy grail of indie comedies, Office Space speaks to every person who’s ever hated their job… and then yells in your ear to do something about it. Already sick and tired of his soul-crushing cubicle work at software firm Initech, Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) seeks help through hypnosis. Transformed into a god of DGAF ideology, Pete tells off his boss, refuses to work overtime, and finally starts enjoying his life. When news comes down that Initech is going to be laying off a large part of its workforce though, Pete can’t help but worry for his friends and his future. Playing like the perfect revenge fantasy for the overworked everyman, Office Space takes your wildest dreams and turns them into a reality. If that wasn’t hilarious enough, it then shows you the consequences.

World’s Greatest Dad (2009)

Robin Williams sits before a chalkboard.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Cast: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Alexie Gilmore, Evan Martin, Lorraine Nicholson, Henry Simmons, Geoff Pierson

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 39m

Rotten Tomatoes: 88% (Critics), 67% (Audience)

Generation Wealth (2018)

A man parties with two girls.

Director: Lauren Greenfield

Cast: Kacey Jordan, Florian Homm, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Melania Trump, Kate Hudson, Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen

Genre: Documentary

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 46m

Rotten Tomatoes: 46% (Critics), 50% (Audience)

Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes (2020)

Two men look annoyed in a diner.

Director: Junta Yamaguchi

Cast: Aki Asakura, Chikara Honda, Munenori Nagano, Kazunari Tosa, Riko Fujitani

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 10m

Rotten Tomatoes: 98% (Critics), 81% (Audience)

Scrapping a big budget in favor of fresh ideas and razor-sharp comedy, this clever time-travel flick is bound to send you down a delightful rabbit hole of Japanese indies. After small time café owner Kato (Kazunari Tosa) discovers his computer can see two minutes into the future, both he and his friends devise hilarious ways to take advantage of their newfound foresight. Low budget films are often only as good as their cast, and Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes seems to be aware of this fact. Stacked with some of the funniest up-and-coming actors Japan has to offer, as well as plenty of colorful roles for them to occupy, this unique take on time travel and the way people could react to it is one of the freshest films to touch on the subject in years.

Philadelphia (1993)

A group of people are approached by the press.

Director: Jonathan Demme

Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Joanne Woodward

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 5m

Rotten Tomatoes: 79% (Critics), 89% (Audience)

This true story starring all-time greats Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington remains one of the most powerful LGBTQ+ movies ever made. After being diagnosed with AIDS, the once up-and-coming lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) is fired from his job. Believing his termination to be in reaction to his sexuality and medical diagnosis, Becket attempts to sue his former firm. Unable to find legal representation due to prejudice, Becket decides to represent himself. Slowly seeing the related biases towards Becket as a homosexual, and himself as a Black man, lawyer Joe Miller (Denzel Washington) agrees to take the case. A heartbreaking tale of empathy and understanding, Philadelphia shows how people can find the similarities in their differences, and compassion in understanding.

The Terminator (1984)

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Director: James Cameron

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 47m

Rotten Tomatoes: 100% (Critics), 89% (Audience)

Not only an ’80s classic and one of the greatest Sci-Fi films ever, The Terminator also launched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acting career, and cemented James Cameron as one of Hollywood’s top directors. The year is 1984 and as far as Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) knows, she is what she’s always been—a regular L.A. girl. That all changes though when someone starts killing people with her same name. Picked up by police, Connor thought she’d be safe, but Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) soon explains that the killer hunting her down isn’t a person, but a robot (Arnold Schwarzenegger) sent from the future with one goal only—to terminate.

Skyfall (2012)


Director: Sam Mendes

Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Judi Dench

Genre: Action, Adventure

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 23m

Rotten Tomatoes: 92% (Critics), 86% (Audience)

Hands down the best Daniel Craig Bond movie, Skyfall sees 007 hang up his numbers only to rise out of the ashes and overcome his most personal battle yet. After fellow agent Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) shoots and nearly kills James (Daniel Craig) on M’s (Judi Dench) orders, Bond fakes his death and sneaks off to a quiet life free of violence. Never one to shirk his responsibility, however, 007’s retirement is cut short by an attack on M16. Coming to the rescue, James finds he’s not exactly the agent he used to be. As he struggles to prove that he’s still an asset to queen and country, Bond’s personal issues with M16, his parents, and M rise to the surface, threatening to destroy both himself and everything he’s ever fought to protect.

The Handmaiden (2016)

The Handmaiden

Director: Park Chan-wook

Cast: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong

Genre: Mystery, Romance

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 24m

Rotten Tomatoes: 96% (Critics), 91% (Audience)

From the king of Korean thrillers, Park Chan-wook, comes a tale of perversion, deceit, love, and betrayal. After orphaned pickpocket Sook-Hee (Kim Tae-ri) is employed by career con man Count Fujiwara (Ha Jung-woo) to trick a Japanese heiress out of her inheritance, plans go awry, and a much more devious plot is hatched. Playing like a period Hitchcock set in 1930s Korea, Chan-wook uses the same mastery of character and plot that launched him to international fame with Oldboy and won him this year’s Best Director at Cannes Film Festival. Fellow countryman Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite may be most Americans only foray into Korean thrillers, but the history is long and rich, and The Handmaiden is one of the best.

Antwone Fisher (2002)

Derek Luke and Denzel Washington on the set of 'Antwone Fisher'

Director: Denzel Washington

Cast: Derek Luke, Joy Bryant, Denzel Washington

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h

Rotten Tomatoes: 78% (Critics), 86% (Audience)

Based on the autobiography Finding Fish, Antwone Fisher delves into the horrific childhood that shaped a broken man, and the attempts of one psychologist to heal him. After Naval officer Antwone Fisher gets into a fight with a fellow sailor he is commanded to see a psychiatrist. While reluctant at first, Fisher eventually opens up to Dr. Jerome Davenport (Denzel Washington), revealing details of what might just be the worst childhood ever put to film. Showcasing the resilience of the human spirit, Antwone Fisher utilizes flashbacks and scenes of therapy to offer an uncompromising look inside trauma and the road back.

Suspiria (2018)


Director: Luca Guadagnino

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz

Genre: Horror

Rating: R

Runtime: 2h 32m

Rotten Tomatoes: 65% (Critics), 65% (Audience)

The setting of a 1970s West Berlin ballet school is so perfectly terrifying you’ll be left wondering why more horrors haven’t used it before. Midwest dancer Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) arrives in Berlin hoping to land a spot in the famed Helena Markos Dance Co. After a few failed tries, Susie finds herself propelling towards the position of lead dancer, but she’s not quite sure why. Filled with talents and thoughts that feel foreign to her, it becomes clear that dance isn’t the only thing the teachers at the school practice. Mixing classic coven horror with all the creative freedom of the theater, Suspiria launches an assault on your senses that is sure to make you jump.

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