.Though decent options sometimes feel virtually difficult to select from the occasionally overwhelming flood of bizarrely bad titles buried in Prime’s nether areas, Amazon Prime is a bursting streaming goldmine of some of the most unusual, amazing, and underappreciated films of the previous 80 years.
That’s not to forget the service’s inconvenient, hangover browsing for movies, or its proclivity for dumping a title unexpectedly just to resurface underneath a different link just as abruptly. Who’s going to keep track of all of this?
There are plenty of outstanding movies ready to watch; all we need to do is find them by battling Amazon’s pretty terrible user interface.
Here are some of the top movies now available on Amazon Prime:
One Night in Miami
One Night in Miami seems like a dude’s delight movie on the surface. Four men out on the town with no ties to keep them in line and a limit to their nocturnal revelry that reaches upwards.
However the four men are Sam Cooke, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, and, most importantly, Malcolm X; the locale is Magic City; and the date is February 25, 1964, when heavyweight champion boxer Sonny Liston crossed gloves with Clay & lost his championship in an upset.
Boxing, women, and rowdiness are among the topics discussed by the characters, however they’re accompanied by other, more essential topics such as Black American identity and how the two connect.
But that doesn’t take away from One Night in Miami’s “delight” factor, owing to a cast composed of a cadre of great young performers, & directed with cool assurance by Regina King in her first feature debut.
Her version of Kemp Powers’ theatrical play is a history book written to speculate on what these men might have said in privacy & away from prying eyes, a gripping fiction based on fact.
It’s also a lot of fun to see, humorous, and energetic. This isn’t a movie about pointless frolicking.
It’s about having meaningful conversations.
One of the all-time great achievements of filmmaking and one of the all-time incredible accomplishments of screen acting can be found in the best picture of the 1980s. Raging Bull, directed by Martin Scorsese, has acquired its cult status in the years since its debut.
It’s a visceral sensation to watch it. Much has been made over the years about Robert De Niro’s weight gain during filming Raging Bull. In order to accurately represent boxer Jake LaMotta’s physical change.
While the pounds are a wonderful symbol of his dedication, they don’t begin to describe the depths of the character image he and Martin Scorsese constructed.
The Coen Brothers crafted one of the most popular, renowned, & witty films of all time by examining the ugly connotations of “Minnesota nice.”
Fargo delves into the tension that exists between polite societal norms and the silent desperations that they often conceal, bringing up scene after scene that will make your skin itch.
Steven Spielberg has one of the most impressive portfolios of work in American film. And he continues to improve on it to this day Amazon Prime().
You don’t have to go back decades to see Spielberg’s special creativity at work. From the dazzling 3D action scenes of The Adventures of Tintin to the humorous reunion moment in War Horse. The film is a masterpiece.
Young Frankenstein is one of the funniest comedies ever made. So one of the ten or so movies I can remember.
Mel Brooks and his incredibly gifted cast have crafted a timeless film. That is both a satire of old Universal horror films but a love tribute. It follows Dr. Frederick Frankenstein as he eventually agrees to carry on his grandfather’s research.
Peter Boyle’s version of Cyborg is a classic for all ages. After all, it’s hard to imagine a kid being horrified by a tap-dancing creature, even if he is “puttin’ on the ritz.” Rabinowitz, Mark