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The 10 Best Movies on Amazon Prime

As a movie streaming service, Amazon Prime Video shows original movies to its customers. Some movies are produced by the company itself, but there are also movies produced by other companies and purchased and distributed by Amazon.

Original movies on Amazon Prime also have unique and interesting stories, some of which are even based on true stories.

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Not only that, some of his films are also highly rated on some movie sites like IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. These films also received critical acclaim and won many prestigious awards.

Well, for those of you who have signed up for Amazon Prime but aren’t sure what to watch, Bacaterus has some movie recommendations that you can enjoy at home. From drama to intense horror, here are the 10 best Amazon Prime original movies:

Sound of Metal

  • Release year : 2019
  • Genre: Drama, Music
  • Production : Caviar, Flat 7 Productions, Ward Four
  • Directed by: Darius Marder
  • Actors: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci

The film is about a drummer named Ruben Stone (Riz Ahmed). Along with his girlfriend, Lou (Olivia Cooke), they form a metal duo known as Blackgammon.

Ruben and Lou live in an RV and travel to many places for live music. However, Ruben’s life begins to change when he suddenly loses his hearing.

Medical examination results showed that Ruben had to have cochlear implant surgery, but Ruben could not afford it because the cost was very expensive.

On the other hand, Lou wants Ruben to take a break from music so his hearing can quickly recover, while Ruben wants to continue performing on stage. In the end, Ruben did everything he could to regain his hearing

The Vast of Night

  • Release year : 2019
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
  • Produce : GED Cinema
  • Directed by: Andrew Patterson
  • Actors: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer

Set in the 1950s, the film revolves around the characters Fay Crocker (Sierra McCormick) and Everett Sloan (Jake Horowitz).

Fay worked as a switchboard operator, formerly in charge of connecting phone lines, while Everett worked as a broadcaster. While working the night shift, Fay received a phone call with a strange sound signal.

The voiceover also appeared on radio shows hosted by Everett. Everett broadcasts a mysterious voice and asks listeners about it.

Just then, someone named Billy called. Surprisingly, Billy, who claims to have worked in the military, reveals that the strange acoustic signal may be coming from extraterrestrial.

Black Box

  • Release year : 2020
  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
  • Production : Amazon Studios, Blumhouse Productions, Black Bar Mitzvah
  • Directed by: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour
  • Actors: Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola

Nolan Wright (Mamoudou Athie) gets into an accident and ends up killing his wife. Although he survived, Nolan lost his memory and forgot his past.

Nolan later became a single mother and took care of her daughter, Ava, alone. But amnesia makes it difficult for him, both at work and in his relationship with Ava.

Nolan then decided to undergo therapy by a neurologist named Dr. Brooks to restore his memory. Things are going pretty normal, Nolan and Ava’s relationship is even better.

But the more Nolan digs into his memory through therapy, the more he discovers dark things in his past that frighten him.

7500

  • Release year : 2019
  • Genre: Action, Horror
  • Sản xuất : Eyesight film production, Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion GmbH, FilmNation Entertainment
  • Directed by: Patrick Vollrath
  • Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Omid Bruises, Aylin Tezel, Carlo Kitzlinger

This film tells the story of a hijacking of a plane flying from Berlin to France. At that point, two terrorists got into the cockpit and rendered the pilot incapacitated. Co-pilot Tobias Ellis (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) had to fight until he finally locked himself in the cockpit.

Tobias then sent the code 7500, an indication that the plane was being hijacked. Outside the cockpit, terrorists become increasingly brutal and take passengers hostage. They threatened to kill the hostages if Tobias didn’t open the cockpit door.

On the other hand, Tobias received orders from the center not to unlock the cockpit and ignore the terrorist threat. Tobias tries to do something about it, too, especially when terrorists start threatening to kill a flight attendant named Gökce (Aylin Tezel), who is none other than his lover.

The Big Sick

  • Release year : 2017
  • Genre : Drama, Comedy, Romance
  • Sản xuất : Apatow Productions, FilmNation Entertainment, Story Ink
  • Directed by: Michael Showalter
  • Guests: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

The film follows the life of Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), a Pakistani-born man living in Chicago as an Uber driver and comedian. Kumail’s parents hope that their son will finish law school. Not only that, they also trapped Kumail with a Pakistani girl.

Kumail doesn’t care about that and is secretly in a relationship with a psychology student named Emily (Zoe Kazan). However, their relationship falls apart when Emily discovers that Kumail has been betrothed by her parents. At the same time, Emily was so sick that she fell into a coma.

It was during Emily’s coma that Kumail had to face many things. He still tries to accompany Emily, then goes through the ups and downs of being a stand-up comedian. Kumail has been rejected by Emily’s parents, on the other hand Kumail still has to deal with issues with his own family.

The Handmaiden

  • Release year : 2016
  • Genre: Drama, Horror
  • Production : CJ Entertainment, Moho Film, Yong Film
  • Directed by: Park Chan Wook
  • Actors: Kim Min Hee, Ha Jung Woo, Cho Jin Woong, Moon So Ri, Kim Tae Ri

Set in the 1930s, the film tells the story of a girl named Kim Sook Hee (Kim Tae Ri) who is hired as a servant for Hideko (Kim Min Hee), an heiress from Japan.

Hideko herself lives in a luxury house in a remote area with her uncle, Kouzuki (Cho Jin Woong). However, Kim Sook Hee turns out to be no ordinary maid.

Kim Sook Hee is actually a pickpocket hired by Count Fujiwara (Ha Jung Woo), a man who wants to marry Hideko to rob him of his wealth and intends to put Hideko in a mental hospital.

Fujiwara’s plan goes well at first, but things go awry when Sook Hee discovers Hideko’s dark side and experiences something unexpected.

The Report

  • Release year : 2019
  • Genre: Drama, Crime, Politics
  • Sản xuất : Vice Studios, Topic Studios, Unbranded Pictures
  • Director : Scott Z. Burns
  • Actors: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson

The film is based on a true story, focusing on a senate employee named Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver). He is assigned by his boss, Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening), to lead the investigation into the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program created after 9/11.

Daniel then investigated the program, specifically regarding the interrogation involving Abu Zubaydah, a suspected terrorist. While consulting with an FBI agent, Daniel learns that CIA interrogation techniques are very different from FBI interrogation techniques.

As the FBI tried to extract information while keeping Abu Zubaydah alive, the CIA proceeded to interrogate and torture him. Daniel continues to investigate the CIA interrogation program and more shocking truths are revealed.

One Night in Miami…

  • Release year: 2020
  • Genre: Drama
  • Production: Amazon Studios, ABKCO Films, Snoot Entertainment
  • Directed by: Regina King
  • Actors: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.

One Night in Miami… is inspired by the true stories of four famous characters, namely Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown. It all started in 1964 when a boxer named Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree) became the world champion.

He then celebrates the victory with his three best friends, Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) and Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.). The four of them gathered in a hotel room. This meeting also led to a serious discussion about black life in America.

After a while of discussion, these four influential people used their popularity to speak out for justice, especially for the black race. Their struggle is not easy as many terrors, dangers, and even death threats begin to strike them.

Manchester by the Sea

  • Release year : 2016
  • Genre: Drama
  • Production : Amazon Studios, K Period Media, Pearl Street Films
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Diễn viên : Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges

Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is a loner and antisocial who works as a cleaner in an apartment.

One day, Lee receives word that his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) who lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, has had heart failure and has passed away. Lee eventually arrived and settled in Manchester for a while.

That’s when Lee learns that he has been officially appointed as the caretaker of Patrick (Lucas Hedges), Joe’s 16-year-old son. Lee had a hard time figuring it all out and wasn’t sure he could take care of his teenage grandson. Calibrated investigation, it turns out that Lee has a dark past that continues to haunt him to this day.

You Were Never Really Here

  • Release year : 2017
  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Production : Why Not Productions, Film4, British Film Institute (BFI) Production Committee
  • Directed by: Lynne Ramsay
  • Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov

This movie revolves around the character Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), an assassin with a wound from the past. He has bad memories of being mistreated by his father as a child.

Joe is also traumatized by his brutal experiences as a veteran. All of this makes Joe mentally unstable and often makes Joe think of suicide.

One day, Joe is tasked with saving Nina, the daughter of a kidnapped politician. Joe also performs his duty and manages to protect Nina.

But when he felt that his mission was accomplished, various complications arose. Joe does not know that he is caught in a conspiracy, while one by one of the people he knows are suddenly found dead.

Those are the 10 best original movies from Amazon Prime that you can watch at home. With a wide variety of genres, all of these films have compelling stories to follow. Do you have any other recommendations for Amazon Prime original movies? Write the title in the comment column, yes!

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