Discover the Best Movies on Prime Video for Your Ultimate Movie Night

Do you find yourself endlessly browsing through streaming platforms, trying to pick the perfect movie for a relaxing movie night? If so, you’re not alone. The vast selection of films on Prime Video can be overwhelming, leaving you unsure of what to watch. Fret not! We’re here to save you from your infinite scrolling habit. The MarkMeets staff has done all the hard work for you, meticulously curating a comprehensive list of the best movies available on Prime Video right now. From thrilling action adventures to heartwarming comedies, there’s something for everyone on this list. We’ll keep updating it regularly with fresh recommendations, so you’ll never run out of entertaining content. So, grab your popcorn and get ready for an unforgettable movie night!

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Run Time: 111 minutes
Genre: Martial Arts Revenge Thriller
Cast: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine

What’s your favorite Quentin Tarantino movie? For many, the answer is the director’s iconic two-part tale of vengeance, Kill Bill. In this the first part of this revenge epic, the Bride (Uma Thurman), a former assassin, is attacked by her old mentor/lover, Bill (David Carradine), and his crew of deadly women (plus one guy, played by Michael Madsen). Left in a coma, she wakes up years later and sets out to destroy them all, especially Bill. It’s an entertaining action thriller that blends grindhouse and pulp elements with the samurai and martial arts genres, with brilliant performances by Thurman, Lucy Liu, and more.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Director: Garth Jennings
Run Time: 109 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction Comedy
Cast: Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Alan Rickman

Co-written by series creator Douglas Adams, who sadly died before production began, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) is an adaptation of the “trilogy in five parts” (six if you count the book written by Eoin Colfer). It follows the misadventures of six-foot-tall ape-descendant Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman), whose house is demolished shortly before the Earth itself is destroyed, both ironically to make way for bypasses. With the help of his friend, an eccentric alien guidebook writer from the vicinity of Betelgeuse called Ford Prefect (Mos Def), Arthur hitches a ride off the planet. From that point, the story diverges significantly from the radio show and novels, which themselves are often contradictory so that’s all just business as usual for the franchise. The movie follows Arthur on a madcap adventure through space, running into an alien daredevil, a clinically depressed robot, and a rather nice girl he once met at a party in Islington. It’s a hilarious ride all the way through, with an ending that leaves room for more.

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Director: Ridley Scott
Run Time: 129 minutes
Genre: Road Crime Comedy-Drama
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt, Michael Madsen

When he’s not doing science fiction, Ridley Scott has eclectic tastes. 1991’s Thelma & Louise is exhibit A. The story of a pair of female fugitives—played by Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in the title roles, respectively—is a movie about friendship. Mistreated by the men in their lives, these gals decide to take a road trip one day, but when a drunk tries raping Thelma outside a bar, and Louise shoots and kills him, they opt to run from the law. It’s a fresh spin on the road movie, considering its lead characters and the reason they’re on the move. In spite of the catalyst for their fleeing and, ultimately, how this movie ends, the tone is generally light, fun, and funny. It is not tongue-in-cheek, however. In that, the stakes are high, the tension palpable. These ladies are affable, though taking inspiration from them would be ill-advised. Its most indelible moments, outside of the closing minute, are those featuring a young Brad Pitt as a hitchhiking cowboy.

M3GAN (2023)

Director: Gerard Johnstone
Run Time: 102 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction Horror
Cast: Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Jenna Davis, Amie Donald

One of the first movies released in 2023, M3GAN has already established itself as a horror favorite. The story follows Gemma (Allison Williams), a brilliant roboticist who unexpectedly becomes her niece Cady’s (Violet McGraw) guardian after Cady’s parents die in an accident. Struggling to connect with the young girl, Gemma introduces Cady to M3GAN, an AI-powered robot that Gemma has been developing to be the ultimate toy. As you might imagine, things quickly start to go wrong once Cady forms an unhealthy bond with the hyper-advanced robot, who has plans of her own. On the one hand, M3GAN is a story about trauma, parenting, and corporate greed. But what makes it so fun is that it’s also a campy killer robot story that’s thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end.

Arrival (2016)

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Run Time: 116 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction Drama
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma

If you thought Denis Villeneuve’s work on Dune (2021) was great, you should definitely check out his acclaimed 2016 film Arrival. Starring Amy Adams as a linguist who is called in to interpret an alien language, Arrival is a brilliant work of sci-fi that ties together concepts of time, linguistic relativism, and fate. And it does this with a great score, evocative cinematography, a perfect performance from Amy Adams, and a complex narrative that makes this film both artistic and scientifically rooted.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022)

Director: Anthony Fabian
Run Time: 115 minutes
Genre: Period Comedy Drama
Cast: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson, Alba Baptista, Lucas Bravo

Here’s something for when you want a healthy dose of warmth and wholesomeness. Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris follows the titular character (played by Lesley Manville), a cleaning lady in 1950s London, who goes on a trip to France, where she hopes to purchase the Dior dress of her dreams. This delightful period comedy-drama showcases the enduring friendship between Mrs. Harris and her employer, the eccentric, vivacious socialite Lady Dant (Isabelle Huppert). As you can imagine, their journey to find the perfect dress is filled with humor, heartwarming moments, and personal revelations. It’s a charming film with fantastic performances, especially by Lesley Manville and Isabelle Huppert, who light up the screen with their chemistry.

Greenland (2020)

Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Run Time: 119 minutes
Genre: Disaster Thriller
Cast: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, David Denman, Hope Davis, Roger Dale Floyd

If you’re in the mood for a gripping disaster film, look no further than Greenland. Starring Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin, the movie centers on the Garrity family as they try to survive a planet-killing comet on a collision course with Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and their son Nathan embark on a perilous journey to reach a rumored safe haven. Greenland offers intense and heart-wrenching moments as the family faces one life-threatening obstacle after another. It’s a thrilling roller-coaster ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

Director: Guy Ritchie
Run Time: 116 minutes
Genre: Spy Action Comedy
Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Hugh Grant

If you’re a fan of stylish spy movies with a dash of humor, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. should be on your watchlist. Directed by Guy Ritchie, this action-comedy film is set in the early 1960s during the Cold War. It follows CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer), who reluctantly join forces to stop a mysterious criminal organization from proliferating nuclear weapons. Alongside them is Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander), the daughter of a missing German scientist, who becomes an essential part of their mission. With its suave retro aesthetic, snappy dialogue, and charismatic performances, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a delightful throwback to classic spy capers.

Little Women (2019)

Director: Greta Gerwig
Run Time: 135 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet

Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women captures the essence of Louisa May Alcott’s timeless novel while infusing it with her unique directorial style. The film follows the lives of the March sisters – Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Meg (Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh), and Beth (Eliza Scanlen) – as they navigate the challenges of adolescence, love, and societal expectations in Civil War-era America. Featuring an ensemble cast of talented actors, including Timothée Chalamet as the charming Laurie, the film beautifully portrays the complexities of sisterhood, ambition, and the pursuit of one’s dreams. With its emotional depth and stunning cinematography, Little Women is a heartfelt and visually captivating experience.

The Tomorrow War (2021)

Director: Chris McKay
Run Time: 140 minutes
Genre: Sci-Fi Action
Cast: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson

The Tomorrow War is an action-packed sci-fi film that takes viewers on a thrilling journey through time. In the not-so-distant future, humanity faces extinction due to a deadly alien invasion. Scientists discover a way to draft soldiers from the past to fight in the war, and high school teacher Dan Forester (Chris Pratt) finds himself drafted 30 years into the future. Alongside a team of soldiers, Dan must confront the horrifying alien threat and uncover the key to saving humanity. The movie blends intense action sequences with emotional moments and surprising twists, keeping audiences engaged until the very end.

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  • Philadelphia (1993)Director: Jonathan Demme | Run Time: 126 minutes | Genre: Legal DramaCast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Jason Robards, Ann DowdPhiladelphia tells the poignant story of Andy Beckett (Tom Hanks), a gay lawyer concealing his HIV status from his law firm. Unjustly fired due to his condition, Andy hires a reluctant lawyer, Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), to represent him in a wrongful termination lawsuit. The film explores the challenges faced by those with HIV/AIDS during a time of widespread misunderstanding. The powerful performances of Hanks and Washington make this legal drama a must-watch.
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)Director: George Miller | Run Time: 108 minutes | Genre: Fantasy Romantic DramaCast: Tilda Swinton, Idris ElbaAn underrated gem, Three Thousand Years of Longing is a surreal and touching fantasy drama. Tilda Swinton plays a scholar who unleashes a trapped djinn (Idris Elba) while on a trip to Istanbul. Instead of making wishes, the scholar forms a unique bond with the djinn, and he shares his captivating story of betrayal, ambition, and love across three millennia. The film beautifully weaves fantasy and reality, providing a wonderful cinematic experience.
  • Top Gun: Maverick (2022)Director: Joseph Kosinski | Run Time: 130 minutes | Genre: Action DramaCast: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Monica BarbaroThe long-awaited sequel to Top Gun, Top Gun: Maverick, follows the iconic pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) in a changing world where drones and automation are replacing human pilots. Tasked with training a special squadron for a secret mission, Maverick aims to prove he still has what it takes. The film features thrilling action sequences and a heartfelt performance by Val Kilmer, reprising his role as Iceman.
  • Charade (1963)Director: Stanley Donen | Run Time: 113 minutes | Genre: Romantic-Comedy Mystery ThrillerCast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George KennedyCary Grant and Audrey Hepburn headline this classic romantic-comedy mystery thriller. Hepburn plays Regina “Reggie” Lampert, who becomes entangled in a dangerous plot involving her late husband’s stolen fortune. Teaming up with a charming stranger (Grant), she must navigate deception and danger to uncover the truth. Charade is a delightful mix of romance, suspense, and humor.
  • Nope (2022)Director: Jordan Peele | Run Time: 130 minutes | Genre: Neo-Western Sci-Fi HorrorCast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Brandon PereaIn this mind-blowing horror film, two siblings encounter a strange and possibly alien presence on their family ranch. With stunning cinematography and a unique take on UFOs, Nope offers a gripping and terrifying cinematic experience. Jordan Peele’s directorial prowess shines, solidifying the film’s place as one of the best horror movies of recent years.
  • Nanny (2022)Director: Nikyatu Jusu | Run Time: 99 minutes | Genre: Horror ThrillerCast: Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls, Morgan SpectorAnna Diop stars as Aisha, a nanny caring for a wealthy family’s child in New York City. Nanny blends thrilling drama with psychological suspense, revealing a nightmarish American Dream. This gripping horror thriller explores immigrant life while delivering a haunting and suspenseful narrative.
  • Clue (1985)Director: Jonathan Lynn | Run Time: 97 minutes | Genre: Black Comedy MysteryCast: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Lee VingBased on the popular board game, Clue features an ensemble cast in a murder mystery set in a secluded mansion. With twists and turns reminiscent of Hitchcockian thrillers, this black comedy mystery keeps viewers engaged until the very last scene.
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1947)Director: Frank Capra | Run Time: 131 minutes | Genre: Christmas Fantasy DramaCast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry TraversThis timeless classic follows George Bailey (James Stewart), a man on the brink of ruin, who learns the true value of his life through the intervention of a guardian angel. It’s a Wonderful Life is a heartwarming and touching tale that imparts a powerful message about kindness and the impact we have on others.
  • Hellraiser (1987)Director: Clive Barker | Run Time: 93 minutes | Genre: HorrorCast: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley LaurenceClive Barker’s Hellraiser is a horror classic that delves into the realms of pleasure and pain. The film’s dark mythology revolves around the resurrection of a sadomasochistic being known as Pinhead and the terror unleashed upon those who solve the puzzle box. Hellraiser’s iconic imagery and intriguing narrative make it a must-watch for horror enthusiasts.
  • Candyman (2021)Director: Nia DaCosta | Run Time: 91 minutes | Genre: HorrorCast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams, Tony ToddCandyman returns in this legacy sequel, which reimagines and expands the haunting legend. The film follows an artist, Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), who becomes entangled with the myth of Candyman while seeking inspiration for his art. With social commentary and chilling scares, Candyman proves to be an excellent addition to the horror genre.
  • The Northman (2022)Director: Robert Eggers | Run Time: 136 minutes | Genre: Period Action DramaCast: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan HawkeThe Northman is a gripping revenge saga that transcends its genre with profound themes and stunning cinematography. Set in a Viking world, the film follows a prince seeking vengeance for the murder of his father and the usurpation of his birthright. With stellar performances and a powerful narrative, The Northman is a cinematic masterpiece.
  • The Courier (2021)Director: Dominic Cooke | Run Time: 111 minutes | Genre: Historical Spy DramaCast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus WrightBased on true events, The Courier follows British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited by intelligence officers during the Cold War to communicate with a Soviet spy. The film offers a unique perspective on the espionage game, with Cumberbatch delivering a captivating performance in this thrilling historical drama.


And there you have it: Must-watch movies on Prime Video that cover a range of genres and themes. Whether you’re in the mood for thrilling action, heartfelt drama, sci-fi adventures, or comedy, this list has got you covered. Grab your popcorn, sit back, and enjoy these cinematic delights from the comfort of your own home. Happy streaming!

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