Is there anything you can’t buy on Amazon? Just when you thought you can’t get anything more, then you realize that they also have an online streaming service. Prime video or Amazon Prime Video lets you browse through their libraries and pick any movie or series you wish to watch. It comes with the Amazon Prime subscription bundle, or you can get a video-only subscription. Amazon has really stepped up their game through the past few years. You can really get anything you want in this hugely successful company.
Who is up for a movie night? Did you know that besides having a library full of existing and other network-made shows, Prime Video has also created their own original content? Prime Video boasts its original section full of original movies, series, kids’ series, and must-see nominated and award-winning series. Wow! Now who’s ready? Sit back, relax, grab some popcorn, and let’s get this movie night on.
Here are the best original movies on Prime Video.
Beautiful Boy is a film based on the memoirs of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff. The screenplay based on these memoirs was written by Luke Davies and Van Groeningen. The story talks about the life and struggles of an overbearing father played by Steve Carrel and his drug addicted son played by Timothee Chalamet.
Chi-Raq is a film about prevalent gang violence in the Englewood neighborhood. It was based on a Classical Greek comedy play in which women would withhold sex and porn as punishment from their husbands who fought in the war. Chi-Raq is the first film produced by Amazon Studios and was first released in theaters on December 2015.
Gringo is a crime story with a dark-comedic theme. The protagonist in this film, Harold Soyinka played by David Oyelowo, is tasked to deliver an experimental marijuana pill in Mexico. He is then captured by a drug cartel and must escape. Gringo was directed by Nash Edgerton and was released in the US on March 2018.
4. The Big Sick
Now, who wouldn’t be up for a chick flick? The Big Sick is a romantic comedy film about a Pakistani boy and a white grad student girl. Nanjiani and Emily fell in love but realize that there are bigger problems in life. They have to deal with Emily’s mysterious illness and the culture clash between their very different families. The Big Sick was directed by Michael Showalter and is considered as one of the top grossing independent films of 2017.
5. The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker is a multi-nominated film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse. It is a revenge comedy-drama that is based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Rosalie Ham. The dressmaker in this film is none other than Kate Winslet who plays a femme fatale. She returns to Australia to take care of her mother. Coming back, she becomes the talk of the town and falls in love.