With this many streaming platforms, renting sites, and watch-on-demand pages, it becomes a tough job to choose the one that caters the best to your needs. Once you do, though, there's another quest you are faced with - finding the movies you'd actually like from what they have on offer. But worry not, for we are here to help! This time, we've thrown together a list of the best movies on Amazon Prime that you can stream right now; this way, your choice might be a lesser pain in the behind than before.

So, what do they have on their roster? Besides nice classics like Raging Bull and Young Frankenstein - a hilarious horror comedy - to newer gems like One Night In Miami and the very unorthodox Tangerine, Amazon Prime's selection should be able to cater to anyone's needs. Besides all the dramas and comedies, it also offers a broad spectrum of genres, so whether you like sports movies or psychological thrillers, this streaming platform covers it all. Or so we hope!

So, scroll just a bit further down and meet the cool movies Amazon Prime has prepared for you. While these films are in no particular order here, we've supplied the ten topmost with short descriptions to make the process of choosing even easier. Vote for the best movie if you'd like and share this article with your friends.

#1

Fargo

Fargo

1996 | 1 hour 38 minutes | Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
 

Starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi 

Fargo is a black comedy crime film following a story of a disappointed family man and car salesman, Jerry Lundegaard, and his path to total demise by ordering the kidnapping of his wife for a hefty ransom from her wealthy father. The plan goes very awry, and now it's the cue for Marge Gunderson, a heavily pregnant Minnesota police chief, to solve the crime. Frances McDormand's Marge is probably one of the most memorable characters in cinema, but that isn't the only good thing about Fargo - the story here is both unexpected yet realistic, the cinematography by the legendary Roger Deakins is spellbinding, and the touch of humor is of the absolute highest quality.

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The music also adds a certain frisson at appropriate moments…

#2

One Night In Miami

One Night In Miami

2020 | 1 hour 54 minutes | Directed by Regina King
 

Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge
 

One Night In Miami is a drama film marking Regina King's feature film directorial debut. The film is a fictionalized account of a story that happened on one remarkable night. It was the night when Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered together to discuss their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and the cultural changes of the '60s. One Night In Miami is an affectionate and intelligent movie that has gained both the actors and the director, Regina King, praises from everyone who has watched it.

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why are there four dudes and only three names?

#3

Lincoln

Lincoln

2012 | 2 hours 30 minutes | Directed by Steven Spielberg 
 

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn 

Lincoln is a biographical historical drama with a screenplay loosely based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. The plot here follows the last four months of Lincoln's life, focusing on his efforts to abolish slavery and the struggles caused by the raging Civil War. With Daniel Day-Lewis as the lead of the story, Lincoln is revived before your very own eyes to his witty, intelligent self. Add Spielberg's crafty directing, and Lincoln becomes an instant cinema classic.

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#4

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

1974 | 1 hour 46 minutes | Directed by Mel Brooks
 

Starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Young Frankenstein is a comedy horror film and a parody of the classic horror movie genre, especially the various adaptations of Mary Shelley's 1818 Frankenstein. Here, a grandson of the infamous scientist is struggling to prove that his grandad wasn't as crazy as people believed. One thing leads to another, and he is invited to Transylvania to witness the process of a dead body's re-animation. Young Frankenstein is a silly movie in the best sense of the word - made with affection for the original and full of spoofs; it is by far one of the best horror comedies ever.

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To this very day, I still miss Madeline Kahn…she was a comedic genius!

#5

Train To Busan

Train To Busan

2016 | 1 hour 58 minutes | Directed by Sang-ho Yeon
 

Starring Gong Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Ma Dong-seok

Train To Busan is an action horror film where the events mostly take place on a high-speed train from Seoul to Busan. However, it isn't just the amazing views that you get to see through the train's windows but also a sudden zombie apocalypse unfolding and threatening the safety of the passengers. A real box office hit, Train To Busan might just be the best zombie movie ever - clever, original, and well-executed.

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Hawkmoon
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With the actor in Squid Games that everyone refers to as "That guy from Train to Busan". (Gong Yoo)

#6

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

1980 | 2 hours 9 minutes | Directed by Martin Scorsese
 

Starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci

Raging Bull is a biographical sports drama film adapted from Jake LaMotta's 1970 memoir Raging Bull: My Story. The movie depicts the story of LaMotta and how his temper and aptitude for violence led him to be one of the greatest boxers of his time while at the same time destroying his life out of the ring. Although by its release, Raging Bull was met with only lukewarm reviews, it is now considered Scorsese's magnum opus, one of the greatest movies ever made.

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#7

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea

2016 | 2 hours 17 minutes | Directed by Kenneth Lonergan
 

Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

Manchester By The Sea is a psychological drama film where the protagonist of the story is a depressed and grief-stricken man who must take care of his teenage nephew after his brother's death. The topics here are quite grim - guilt, grief, PTSD, and dysfunctional families - but with the skillful directing by Kenneth Lonergan, you are somehow able to sit through this heartwrenching drama and take something elevating from it. And while Manchester By The Sea isn't an easy watch, it is a definite must-see film.

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know I saw it, but it didn’t really stay with me…can’t tell if it’s me or the movie at fault.

#8

The Terminator

The Terminator

1984 | 1 hour 47 minutes | Directed by James Cameron
 

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn

The Terminator is a science fiction action film with now-California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cyborg assassin sent from 2029 to 1984 on a killing mission. His target is a woman whose unborn child will be the savior of humans. Thus, a soldier who's also from the future is sent to guard her against the Terminator. Watching The Terminator is like watching a comic book come to life - it's full of action amplified by a great story, terrific acting, and stellar directing. No wonder The Terminator is still holding its title as a legendary action movie even years after its release.

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#9

You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

2017 | 1 hour 29 minutes | Directed by Lynne Ramsay
 

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov

You Were Never Really Here is a neo-noir psychological thriller based on the 2013 novella of the same name by Jonathan Ames. The plot centers around Joe, a traumatized veteran, who is hired by a politician to find and rescue his daughter kidnapped by a human trafficking network. Sure enough, there's a conspiracy, and now Joe is faced with a very risky choice. It's a dark and suspenseful movie that won't give you a minute to breathe, but that's just how we like our thrillers!

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#10

Tangerine

Tangerine

2015 | 1 hour 28 minutes | Directed by Sean Baker
 

Starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

Tangerine is a comedy-drama film with a story following a transgender sex worker who discovers her boyfriend, a pimp, has been cheating on her. Although it is Christmastime and everyone is in a festive mood, the worker, Sin-Dee, wishes only to locate the two-timing boyfriend and mend her broken heart. Shot entirely on iPhone 5s smartphones, Tangerine has a tangible realism to it, a story that could, in essence, happen (or probably already did) to any one of us. And under its unconventional veneer, Tangerine is a brilliant old-fashioned comedy, one that suits any taste.

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#13

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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#15

Small Axe: Alex Wheatle

Small Axe: Alex Wheatle

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#18

The General

The General

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I ♥️ Buster Keaton no end! He’s funny, full of pathos, endearing, and silly. One of the all-time greats! My personal favorite is Sherlock Jr.

#19

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

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#20

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

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#21

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was a real kick in the pants!

#23

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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Rose the Cook
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just the music would be enough to make you want to watch it.

#25

The Silence Of The Lambs

The Silence Of The Lambs

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This movie is like having a wedgy that you can’t fix but can’t stop trying to.

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#32

Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember seeing this at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco with my friend Donna…because I was a theater employee I was allowed to sit in the balcony, and could have my friends join me, the two of us danced for the entire 90 minutes. SO GOOD!

#33

The Farewell

The Farewell

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very good…very funny with plenty of not-funny but enjoyable scenes.

#35

Sleepless In Seattle

Sleepless In Seattle

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I liked French Kiss so much more than this one!

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#38

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

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#39

The Vast Of Night

The Vast Of Night

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#40

The Lost City Of Z

The Lost City Of Z

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#41

(500) Days Of Summer

(500) Days Of Summer

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn’t mind seeing this one again…I like both actors quite well.

#42

The Hero

The Hero

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have such a super crush on Sam Elliott. Good looking and a fantastic actor to boot!

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#43

Detour

Detour

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember this one as being rather hard boiled and quite enjoyable.

#44

In A Lonely Place

In A Lonely Place

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This movie didn’t get a lot of revival action, but it’s a real standout…especially for the time! Gloria Graeme was even more amazing than usual!

#46

Being The Ricardos

Being The Ricardos

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Mary Rose Kent
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to see this…it skipped my small sleepy coastal town way up in Northern California.

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#48

Paterson

Paterson

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James016
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Another great film. The 2 main characters were so different but worked really well together.