Once again, we are locked inside our homes as the pandemic surges. This is the time where we all need to be calm and be brave. Well, it is easier said than done. I, too, get anxious watching the news or the death toll, but technology has come to our rescue yet again. Reading books, streaming movies, listening to music, etc., are some fabulous examples that will transport you into a different reality, and you can choose it.
Top 10 Films on Amazon Prime Video
Today, I will be helping you with great movies that you can stream on Amazon Prime. You should use it for getting expedited delivery. Amazon Prime’s repository of content is spectacular, to say the list. You can watch movies in any language you wish (thanks to subtitles).
So, I have curated a list of the top 10 films on Amazon Prime Video that are classic smash hits that you should have watched instead of some cringe-fest people call television. Let’s go about it!
10. Fargo (1996)
Fargo is an indie success produced and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen. Frances McDormand plays a pregnant Minnesota police chief, Marge Gunderson, who is midwestern in every way. Her memorable performance is indelible, for which she won her first Oscar. The movie’s screenplay aptly depicts Gunderson’s keen instincts and investigative skills. Watch this movie if you’ve not seen an empowering movie in a while.
9. The Prestige (2006)
The Prestige is a resolute period drama by Christopher Nolan. It is about two magicians who are contending to obtain teleportation. Set in the Edwardian Era, the movie is full of surprises its viewers at every turn. Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman’s performance is a sheer pleasure to watch. This is rightfully Christopher Nolan’s magnum opus.
8. Whiplash (2015)
Whiplash is a story about an up-and-coming drummer who enlists in a ruthless music academy where an instructor will stop at nothing to apprehend a learner’s potential. Directed by Damien Chazelle. The two performances are electric, where the drum works alongside the gritty story. Whiplash is an unstoppable film every second count. It was a hit at the 87th Academy Awards, where it won the Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, among others.
7. The Departed (2006)
Millennials can relate with The Departed as it tells the story of two men who strive to live public lives who are chalk and cheese. Their feeble struggles endanger them. You can say that the evil and good exchange their masks. The backstory is fabulous, which makes for an invigorating experience. The climax is something you would have never envisaged. This is truly Martin Scorsese’s crowning achievement.
6. Parasite (2019)
Parasite is Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy thriller film based on a destitute family who one-by-one cunningly get employed by an affluent family pretending to be qualified professionals. To define the film in one line, I would say it gives a gripping paradoxical view of capitalism and classism. You’ll see that the pattern of ‘rich becoming richer, poor becoming poorer’ has been brought here as well. This unsettling drama won 4 Oscars, including the Best Picture – the first non-English film to do so.
5. Interstellar (2014)
Interstellar is Christopher Nolan extending his stories into the galaxy. It follows astronauts who are moving to the other end of the galaxy in order to discover a new abode. The film is loud and busy, which explores a man – whose life revolves around his family – in his emotional and psychological state. It is a powerful film that depicts Earth’s last opportunity to find a livable planet before a lack of resources causes the human race to go extinct.
4. Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club is an iconic movie, which is still relevant. The youths openly smoke, drink, and beat the shit out of each other. It can define the pre-millennial strain. The film is filled with an astonishing plot, amazing performances, and remarkable visuals. It’s one of the best movies of that decade.
3. Forrest Gump (1994)
If you haven’t watched Forrest Gump, you have missed out on a lot. He seems stupid, but he isn’t. Well, his IQ is 75. Tom Hanks portrays the titular Forrest Gump, who gives yet another Oscar-level performance. Forrest is an outsider who observes every essential feature of the world, but he can speak what he sees only in his mind. This movie was way ahead of its time.
2. The Godfather (1974)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather follows Michael Corleone – played by Al Pacino – who reflects much on his father’s history. The story is set in a closed world, where characters are easy to sympathize with. Even though criminals, we cannot really disapprove of them. It set a new standard for American cinema. The Godfather will always be one of Hollywood’s commercial and critical successes.
Amazon Prime Video is filled with stupendous films, shows, and documentaries. But listing all of them would have been a laborious business. Following are some movies I had to mention.w
- Election (1999) | IMDb – 7.2
- Little Women (1994) | IMDb – 7.3
- E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) | IMDb – 7.8
- Sound of Metal (2020) | IMDb – 7.8
- Dances with Wolves (1990) | IMDb – 8
1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption, directed by Frank Darabont, tells a story about two men toiling life sentences in prison where they become friends. The film is based on Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. It shows how patience, time, and loyalty are essential to human life and the true virtues. In 2015, The Shawshank Redemption was selected by the United States Library of Congress for conservation in the National Film Registry. The film is an inspiring drama that portrays an extraordinary friendship, which signifies cultural and historical significance.
If you haven’t already, now is the right time to get yourself a Prime subscription. Endless scrolling is not exclusive to social media since scrolling for content to watch is never-ending. Since the COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on humanity, you can calm your soul by distracting your brain from all the news and anxiety.
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What are some good movies you have watched recently? If this were your list, which 10 films would you have chosen? Let us know your views in the comments below.