Best movies on Amazon Prime Video to watch now (November 2020)

Your guide to the best critically acclaimed comedies, romance movies and sci-fi adventure films streaming right now on Amazon Prime Video UK.

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

There are a few better ways to spend a chilly lockdown evening than by indulging in a movie night and the magic of streaming services means that there are more choices than ever before.


Amazon Prime Video is home to a vast library of recent hits and beloved classics, but it can be easy to get stuck scrolling endlessly…

That’s where we come in: has picked out some of the best titles on the platform to help make your choice that little bit easier.

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Last updated 19th November

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Crazy Rich Asians follows professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), who discovers that her boyfriend, Nick (Henry Golding), belongs to one of the richest families in Singapore. When the couple go to visit, she finds it difficult to fit in with his relatives and clashes particularly with his disapproving mother, played by Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Yeoh. Crazy Rich Asians proved to be a hit with critics and audiences alike, who were charmed by its stellar cast and charming sense of humour. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

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Parasite (2019)

Parasite (2020) movie, director Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho’s genre-defying masterpiece wowed audiences when it finally arrived in UK cinemas earlier this year, while also cleaning up at several major awards shows including the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Academy Awards. The story follows a poor family struggling to survive in a squalid basement residence, who are able to blag and scheme their way into jobs working for the wealthy Parks family. To say much more would risk spoiling the many shocking twists that Parasite has in store, an incredibly suspenseful thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Watch Parasite on Amazon Prime Video

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

Watch out, Sacha Baron Cohen is back up to his old tricks for another Borat outing, which once again delivers big on cringe humour by putting unwitting participants in some incredibly awkward situations. Owing to the greater fame of both Cohen and his character, this sequel requires him to take on a number of different disguises, each one bringing shocking consequences. Filmed largely over the most recent summer, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm is very much a product of this chaotic time in global history, tackling both the coronavirus pandemic and the impending US Presidential election. Watch Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm on Amazon Prime Video

Indiana Jones trilogy (1981-1989)

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

One of the all-time greats, Raiders of the Lost Ark sees Harrison Ford make his debut as the adventurer Indiana Jones and it’s every bit as entertaining now as it was when it first hit cinemas. Set in the 1930s, this thrilling blockbuster sees Indy team up with his old flame Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) in a death-defying search for the legendary Ark of the Covenant. You can also dive into the Indy’s later adventures on Amazon Prime Video, where Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade are also available to stream, the latter featuring a brilliant turn from Sean Connery as Henry Jones Sr. Watch Raiders of the Lost Ark on Amazon Prime Video

Read our full Raiders of the Lost Ark review

The Shining (1980)

Shelley Duvall in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980)

Legendary director Stanley Kubrick is behind this psychological thriller, which stars Jack Nicholson as a struggling writer who takes a job as winter caretaker of the secluded Overlook Hotel. Shortly after moving in with his wife and young son, it becomes clear that not everything is as it seems in this creepy old building, with unexplainable occurrences around seemingly every corner. While not particularly faithful to the Stephen King novel that inspired it, The Shining is an excellent story in its own right that is widely regarded as one of the best horror movies ever made. Watch The Shining on Amazon Prime Video

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The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020)

The Thick Of It and I’m Alan Partridge scribe Armando Iannucci writes and directs this fresh new take on Charles Dickens classic David Copperfield. Dev Patel gives a superb performance as the eponymous Copperfield, with the film charting his path to maturity, as well as the friends and enemies he makes on his personal journey. A fun and hugely entertaining watch, Iannucci also lines up a stellar supporting cast, which counts Tilda Swinton, Daisy May Cooper and Peter Capaldi among its ranks. If you missed it during its limited theatrical run (hampered by COVID-19), don’t miss the chance to stream it today. Watch The Personal History of David Copperfield on Amazon Prime Video

1917 (2019)

George MacKay in 1917 (Universal)

Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) is behind this war epic, which is ingeniously executed to give the illusion it was filmed in a single take. While that wasn’t actually the case, you won’t question it for a moment thanks to the slick editing and visual effects, which bring the horrors of the conflict to life in vivid form. George MacKay and Dean Charles-Chapman take the lead roles as two young soldiers tasked with a mission that puts more than a thousand lives at stake. Mendes populates his supporting cast with some of the finest British actors working today, including Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden and Andrew Scott. Watch 1917 on Amazon Prime Video

The DUFF (2015)

Fans of teen comedies like Mean Girls and The Breakfast Club will get along well with this hidden gem. Mae Whitman (Scott Pilgrim, Arrested Development) stars as Bianca Piper, a high schooler who discovers that a number of her fellow students have only been talking to her in order to get to know her more popular friends. Feeling hurt and used, she hatches a plan with her friend to subvert the social hierarchy at the school. While hardly an original concept, critics were kind to The DUFF, praising its witty script and strong performances from Whitman and co-stars Robbie Amell (The Flash) and Oscar winner Allison Janney (I, Tonya). Watch The DUFF on Amazon Prime Video

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Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Edge of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in this high-concept action flick, which sees humanity on the brink of devastation amid a brutal war with a mysterious alien race. Inexperienced Major William Cage (Cruise) is thrust onto the frontlines and seemingly killed by an extraterrestrial foe, only to wake up at the start of the day to repeat the process again. If he has any hope of breaking this torturous loop, he’ll need to enlist the help of no-nonsense Sergeant Rita Vrataski (Blunt), but with so little time to spare it won’t be easy. Edge of Tomorrow impressed critics with its suspenseful action and smart premise, proving to be one of 2014’s sleeper hits. A sequel is in the early stages of development. Watch Edge of Tomorrow on Amazon Prime Video

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star in this charming romantic comedy-drama as two troubled people trying to piece their lives back together after suffering severe emotional trauma. They form an unlikely friendship which has the potential to develop into something more, if only they can prevent their own baggage from getting in the way. The screenplay by David O. Russell (American Hustle) is witty and heartfelt, while the two leads give truly phenomenal performances, picking up several major award nominations for their work. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

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Bombshell (2019)

Bombshell stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

This awards contender from last year unravels the shocking scandal that saw several women come forward against then-CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes, with claims of sexual harassment. Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman play real-life Fox anchors Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, while Margot Robbie plays the fictional Kayla Pospisil, an ambitious young producer joining the media organisation. While there were some complaints about the screenplay, the lead performances were lauded as some of the best of the entire year, with Theron and Robbie bagging Oscar nominations. Watch Bombshell on Amazon Prime Video

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Sorry We Missed You (2019)

Ken Loach has long been established as one of the UK’s finest filmmakers, and his most recent effort was another bleak and sobering look at modern day Britain, this time taking aim at the injustices faced by those working in the gig economy. The film follows a man named Ricky and his family, who have been in poor financial straits ever since the 2008 financial crash. Ricky hears of an chance to make some more cash working as a self-employed delivery driver but soon discovers that the opportunity isn’t all its cracked up to be, as he finds himself the victim of an unfair system that makes it increasingly hard to balance his work with the demands of family life. This leads to major tensions developing at home. Watch Sorry We Missed You on Amazon Prime Video

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stars in this modernised reimagining of the classic Robin Williams family flick, which sees four teenagers transported into a video game and transformed into larger-than-life avatars. From there, they must navigate the dangerous world and find a way to get home before it’s too late. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a mammoth hit in cinemas, raking in almost one billion dollars at the global box office, and recently getting a well-received sequel. It’s fun, lighthearted watching with plenty of blockbuster thrills along the way. Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan co-star. Watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on Amazon Prime Video

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The Gentlemen (2019)

Guy Ritchie goes back to his anarchic roots with another darkly comedic crime story, this time featuring Matthew McConaughey as a marijuana kingpin looking to get out of the drug business for good. That’s no small task, especially with a number of rivals looking to undermine his plans and take over his empire for themselves. The star-studded cast also includes Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Colin Farrell and Succession‘s Jeremy Strong. Watch The Gentlemen on Amazon Prime Video

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets - Key Art

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was unfairly overlooked during its original release, but the film is destined to become a cult classic, presenting a vibrant and colourful sci-fi universe which is a true wonder to behold. Based on a French comic book, the film follows galactic peacekeepers Valerian and Laureline as they investigate a crisis on a heaving space station called Alpha. There are some shortcomings, but these only play into the offbeat charm of Valerian: a unique sci-fi epic that provides a much-needed breath of fresh air from Hollywood’s often generic output. Watch Valerian on Amazon Prime Video

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21 Bridges

Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, many have been revisiting some of the actor’s past work and admiring his incredible talent. Amazon Prime Video is home to 21 Bridges, a crime drama he made in collaboration with Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo, which sees an NYPD detective on a citywide hunt for two alleged murderers, only to become embroiled in a much larger conspiracy. While not quite on the level of the actor’s finest work, such as 42, Black Panther and Da 5 Bloods, 21 Bridges is an entertaining ride from start to finish. Watch 21 Bridges on Amazon Prime Video

The Hunger Games series (2012-15)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

All four films in the blockbuster Hunger Games series are available to stream on Amazon Prime, following Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen as she competes in a barbaric fight to the death before leading an uprising against her oppressors. While the series arguably peaked early with its second instalment, there are powerful moments to be found throughout in a franchise which is leagues ahead of a typical young adult adaptation. Donald Sutherland gives an intimidating performance as the villainous President Snow. Watch The Hunger Games on Amazon Prime Video

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Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)

Visionary director Wes Anderson (The French Dispatch) takes on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story about a crafty fox who steals food from neighbourhood farmers. Expect another dose of the filmmaker’s trademark quirky style, with the added charm of none other than George Clooney lending his voice to the lead role. Kids and grown-ups alike will find plenty to love about this timeless tale, which never got the attention it deserved in cinemas. Watch Fantastic Mr Fox on Amazon Prime Video

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The Truman Show (1998)

Here’s a movie that was years ahead of its time. The Truman Show is all about Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey), a man blissfully unaware that his entire life is a television series watched by billions all over the world. The movie picks up at a point in his life where he feels a need for adventure, prompting the producers to find increasingly extreme ways of keeping him in place. Will he ever find out the truth? Carrey is on top form here, taking on a more dramatic role than usual and knocking it out of the park. In the era of social media and reality television, The Truman Show is only growing in relevance. It’s essential viewing. Watch The Truman Show on Amazon Prime Video

Read our full The Truman Show review

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

This heartwarming comedy from Academy Award-winning writer-director Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), sees a troubled pre-teen and his grumpy foster uncle run off into the woods, sparking a national manhunt. Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) and Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2) are superb in the lead roles, while Rachel House (Thor Ragnarok) is hilarious as a stern child welfare worker on their case. Hunt for the Wilderpeople has all the quirky fun you would expect from a Waititi feature, but its heartwarming story is what really sticks with you. Watch Hunt for the Wilderpeople on Amazon Prime Video

Read our full Hunt for the Wilderpeople review

Knives Out (2019)

The full cast of Rian Johnson's Knives Out, including Daniel Craig and Chris Evans

Rian Johnson put his distinctive spin on an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery with this smash-hit from late last year, which features Daniel Craig (No Time To Die) as detective Benoit Blanc. He is called to investigate when a wealthy man is found dead and his dysfunctional family are all considered suspects. Johnson assembled an impressive ensemble cast for this comedy drama, which includes Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Chris Evans (Avengers: Endgame), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) and Toni Collette (Hereditary). Watch Knives Out on Amazon Prime Video

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Snowpiercer (2013)

Chris Evans stars in Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer

Director Bong-Joon Ho, who took home best picture at this year’s Academy Awards for his latest film Parasite, helms this dystopian thriller starring Chris Evans. With humanity close to extinction after environmental disaster, the few remaining survivors live on a train divided by social class, where the poorest on board are oppressed by the rich. While not quite as strong as his more recent work, Snowpiercer is a thrilling commentary on inequality with strong performances from Evans, Tilda Swinton and Octavia Spencer. The film spawned a popular spin-off television series, which is available to stream on Netflix. Watch Snowpiercer on Amazon Prime Video

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Wild Rose (2018)

Wild Rose tells the story of a Scottish woman who, upon being released from prison, wants to reform her life by becoming a country music singer. She gets the chance to fly out to Nashville to see if she can make it big, but can she truly leave her past behind? Lead actress Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl) earned a BAFTA nomination for her performance in this critically acclaimed indie hit, which has no shortage of emotional moments. Watch Wild Rose on Amazon Prime Video

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The Departed (2006)

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Martin Scorsese's The Departed
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed

One of the most acclaimed collaborations between director Martin Scorsese and screen icon Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed is a crime drama that unfolds within the confines of the New York’s dangerous Irish mob. The story kicks off when crime boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) sends a member of his crew (DiCaprio) to be a mole in the Massachusetts State Police, just as the force send one of their cops (Matt Damon) to infiltrate the mob as an undercover agent. It isn’t long before both sides realise they’ve been played, setting the two covert operatives head-to-head in a race to discover the other’s identity. Watch The Departed on Amazon Prime Video

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Back to the Future (1985)

Back To The Future (1985)

One of the all-time classic blockbusters, Back to the Future sees American teen Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) uses the invention of his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown to travel back to the 1950s. While there, he gets tangled up with his parents in a disastrous way that threatens his entire existence. This superb film is a joy to revisit time and time again, featuring so many memorable performances and iconic moments. If you’re a fan, why not make it a marathon? Back to the Future Part 2 and 3 are also available to stream now… Watch Back to the Future on Amazon Prime Video

Read our full Back to the Future review

Booksmart (2019)

Beanie Feldstein in Booksmart
Beanie Feldstein in Booksmart

Olivia Wilde directs this critically acclaimed comedy following two academic overachievers as they let loose on their final day of high school. Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein are fantastic in the lead roles, the latter receiving a Golden Globe nod for her performance, with memorable appearances from Lisa Kudrow (Friends), Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses) and Will Forte (30 Rock). Many critics hailed Booksmart as one of the best films of 2019, providing a fresh and contemporary spin on the coming-of-age story. Watch Booksmart on Amazon Prime Video

Coherence (2015)


This independent feature tells a genuinely thrilling sci-fi story on a shoestring budget, making it a testament to creative filmmaking. A group of friends get together for a dinner party on a night where a comet is passing overhead, but when relationships fracture when strange things start happening and paranoia takes hold. Emily Baldoni gives a brilliant performance in the lead role, particularly impressive given that much of the script was improvised on set, proving a compelling anchor for this intriguing mystery. Watch Coherence on Amazon Prime Video

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Hustlers (2019)

Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in Hustlers
Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers

Inspired by a true story, Jennifer Lopez stars in this crime thriller about a crew of strippers who begin stealing money from their wealthy customers. Many film buffs called for Hustlers to be recognised at this year’s Academy Awards for Lorene Scafaria’s slick direction and JLo’s powerful lead performance. Ultimately, the film didn’t win any Oscar gold, but it remains a hugely entertaining watch with a strong supporting cast that includes Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat), Julia Stiles (Riviera), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) and music sensation Lizzo. Watch Hustlers on Amazon Prime Video

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The Farewell (2019)

Rising star Awkwafina stars in this touching family drama, about a Chinese-American woman living in the States who finds out that her grandmother is dying of terminal cancer. She returns to China to say her goodbyes, only to discover that her grandmother is blissfully unaware of the severity of her condition, which has been kept secret from her by her surrounding family. The film is inspired by the real experiences of director Lulu Wang and saw rave reviews from critics, with Awkwafina winning a Golden Globe for her performance. Watch The Farewell on Amazon Prime Video

Midsommar (2019)

Florence Pugh in Ari Aster’s Midsommar

Director Ari Aster followed up his acclaimed debut film Hereditary with this eerie horror flick. Florence Pugh takes the lead role as a young woman who takes a trip with her friends to a rural commune in Sweden, only to find themselves disturbed by their horrifying customs. Perhaps it could have been a tad shorter, but the sterling performances and excellent production design will keep Midsommar in your memory long after the credits roll. Watch Midsommar on Amazon Prime Video

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Once upon a Time in America (1984)

Sergio Leone’s gangster epic chronicles 50 years in the criminal underworld in New York City, with Robert de Niro and James Woods starring as lifelong friends whose partnership unravels into chaos. Be warned, you’ll need to be made of strong stuff to watch: these are nasty people and there are two rape scenes, involving Tuesday Weld and Elizabeth McGovern, that may be among the most shocking ever filmed. Watch Once Upon a Time in America on Amazon Prime Video

Read our full Once upon a Time in America review

Suspiria (1977)

One of many Dario Argento classics included with Prime, Suspiria was remade in 2018 – but the original version remains unparalleled.  Suzy,  ballet student arrives at a prestigious dance school, but quickly discovers that all is not what it seems. Strange, supernatural events keep occuring and several students die – leaving Suzy to wonder if she might be next…  Watch Suspiria on Amazon Prime Video

Read our full Suspiria review

The Wolf of Wall Street (2014)

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo DiCaprio gives one of his most iconic performances in The Wolf of Wall Street, his fifth collaboration with superstar director Martin Scorsese. The film tells the true story of Jordan Belfort, a Wall Street stockbroker whose firm was found guilty of corruption and fraud. This three-hour epic charts his meteoric rise to success as well as his catastrophic downfall, with a star-studded supporting cast that includes Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie and Matthew McConaughey. It’s a wild ride… Watch The Wolf of Wall Street on Amazon Prime Video

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Paddington (2014)

Michael Bond’s iconic character from children’s literature is the star of this family film, which sees Paddington Bear go up against a nefarious taxidermist played by Hollywood star Nicole Kidman. Critics heaped praise on this heartwarming adaptation, which is sure to keep the kids amused with its wacky sense of humour and memorable performances. Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) provides the voice of the title character, while Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins appear as Mr and Mrs Brown, who give him a place to stay when he arrives in London. Watch Paddington on Amazon Prime Video

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The Big Sick (2017)

The Big Sick Kumail Nanjiani
Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan in The Big Sick

Real-life husband-and-wife Kumail Nanjiani (who also stars) and Emily V Gordon penned this moving romcom about their relationship, which took a major hit in its nascent stages when Emily came down with a mysterious illness. Watch The Big Sick on Amazon Prime Video

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Four Lions (2010)

Fiercely black comedy from Brass Eye creator Chris Morris, which sees a group of young Muslim men hatch an inept plan to become suicide bombers. With a premise like that, Four Lions could have been a terribly distasteful misstep, but through some sharp writing and strong performances it establishes itself as one of Britain’s strongest satires in recent memory. Riz Ahmed (Star Wars: Rogue One) and Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker) lead the cast, with appearances from Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Julia Davis (Gavin & Stacey). Watch Four Lions on Amazon Prime Video

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Animals (2019)

Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger in Animals
Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger in Animals

Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) and Holliday Grainger (The Capture) star in this comedy-drama about two women who find themselves at a crossroads. Aspiring novelist Laura (Grainger) feels it may be time for them to let go of their rowdy lifestyle, while Tyler (Shawkat) isn’t ready to ditch the drink, drugs and casual sex. Led by two strong central performances, Animals is a funny and insightful look at the complexities of friendship. Watch Animals on Amazon Prime Video

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The Founder (2016)

Michael Keaton stars as Ray Kroc in The Founder

Ever wondered just how McDonald’s became so dominant in the world of fast food? The Founder takes you back to the 1950s, when the brand was a family business owned and run by two brothers. Along comes ruthless businessman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) who aggressively franchised the restaurants until they became a common sight across America – stepping on people along the way. Hot off his Oscar win for Birdman, Keaton gives a superb performance in this fascinating factual drama. Watch The Founder on Amazon Prime Video

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Stan & Ollie (2018)

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John C Reilly and Steve Coogan as Laurel and Hardy in Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie tells the true story of one of comedy’s most famous double acts: Laurel and Hardy. Steve Coogan and John C Reilly take the two lead roles and were acclaimed for how well they embody the late performers, earning a BAFTA and Golden Globe nomination respectively for their efforts. Fans of the iconic duo will no doubt be delighted by how this feature pays tribute to their work. Watch Stan & Ollie on Amazon Prime Video

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Room (2015)

Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) and Jacob Tremblay (Wonder) both give stunning performances in this heart-wrenching drama about a mother and son who have been held captive underground for years. Their desperate bid for freedom makes for utterly gripping viewing, but Room also does an excellent job exploring the psychological affects of such a life – particularly on a developing young mind. Watch Room on Amazon Prime Video

Read our full Room review

Trumbo (2015)

Bryan Cranston stars in Trumbo (2015)
Bryan Cranston stars in Trumbo (2015)

This biopic chronicles the career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was one of the biggest names in Hollywood in the 1940s, until he was targeted by an industry-wide blacklist at the start of the Cold War. The sustained campaign denied work to anyone working in entertainment who had previously supported or even shown sympathy for the USA’s Communist Party. Bryan Cranston earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in the title role, starring alongside Helen Mirren, John Goodman and Diane Lane. Watch Trumbo on Amazon Prime Video

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Fight Club (1999)

Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, an underground group who beat the living daylights out of each other for fun, and supreme direction from David Fincher. It’s probably one of the greatest films of all time, and undoubtedly one of the best on Amazon Prime. Watch Fight Club on Amazon Prime Video

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Capernaum (2018)

This Academy Award-nominated drama tells the heartbreaking story of a young boy who asks to sue his parents for bringing him into the world. It’s an unflinching look at the poverty and extreme hardship faced by a Syrian refugee in a Beirut slum which makes for profoundly thought-provoking viewing. Watch Capernaum on Amazon Prime Video

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The Imitation Game (2014)

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game

Headhunters director Morten Tyldum here takes on the important story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), the genius cryptographer who cracked the infamous Enigma code during the Second World War. Watch The Imitation Game on Amazon Prime Video

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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

A masterful Sundance hit from Kenneth Lonergan. Casey Affleck is on electrifying, Oscar-winning form as Lee, a surly janitor living alone in a Boston suburb. Summoned by his family after his brother suffers a heart attack, Lee returns to his seaside home town to face the secrets of his past. Watch Manchester by the Sea on Amazon Prime Video

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Andy Murray: Resurfacing (2019)

Andy Murray
Tennis superstar Andy Murray

This documentary charts two years in the life of British tennis player Andy Murray as serious injury threatens to take him out of the sport for ever. The cameras follow him as he pushes himself to get back to peak performance, featuring interviews with those closest to him. Watch Andy Murray: Resurfacing on Amazon Prime Video


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