The Best Movies To Watch On Amazon Prime Right Now

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There comes a point in every person's life when Netflix just isn't enough. Despite there being countless options on the popular streaming service, sometimes you just can't find a movie that really hits that sweet spot.
Luckily, the reinforcements closer than you think. You don't even need a new subscription service if you already use Amazon Prime. (If you don't, we have a guide on how to get set-up here.)
But we wanted to go the extra step in making your viewing experience the most enjoyable one yet, so we went ahead and rounded up the best movies to watch using Prime right now. We also did the same for television shows here if that's what you're in the mood for.
At this point, who even watches live television? It's time to take advantage of all your streamable movies, guys.
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A Man Called Ove (2016)

At the start of this heartwarming movie, Ove is a quintessentially grumpy old man, reluctant to change and abrasive towards his neighbors. Mourning his late wife, Ove contemplates suicide — until the new family next door forces him out of complacency and loneliness.
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What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

This hilarious mockumentary tracks four vampires sharing a flat in modern day Auckland, New Zealand. When the very old vampire living in the basement turns a friendly (if a bit annoying) 20-something into a vampire, the others have to band together and teach him the ways of his new life.
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Morris From America (2016)

The endearingly pudgy preteen Morris and his soccer coach father are having some trouble adjusting to the provincial German village they’ve just moved to. For one, German kids are just as mean as American ones. For another, the only girl interested in hearing Morris rap is also dating a DJ, and how can a 13-year-old compete with a DJ? This understated movie is a charming take on the coming-of-age story, and you’ll be really happy you’re not 13 anymore.
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The Lobster (2015)
Be warned: this dystopian love story is darker than its summaries suggest. Colin Ferrell plays David, a man who must find a new partner or he will be turned into a lobster. It may be kind of a downer, but it's totally worth the watch. It muses on the human condition and is, at times, surprisingly funny.
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Citizenfour (2014)
With every passing year, this documentary film becomes more and more of required watching for those curious about privacy laws, the internet, and the power of the government. Directed by journalist and artist Laura Poitras, the film documents the real-life Edward Snowden and the many conversations and actions that happened leading up to the government scandal of the decade. It also won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2015.
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Ocean's Eleven (2001)
The spin-off Ocean's Eight just kicked off filming in New York City, so there's no better time than the present to revisit the Clooney-Pitt classic.
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Room (2015)
The equally heartbreaking and heartwarming story of a mother and son growing up as captives until the day they find freedom. Brie Larson's role as Ma earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Jacob Tremblay won over Hollywood.
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Spectre (2015)
Daniel Craig is back for a fourth go-around as Bond, James Bond. The international spy travels from Mexico to Rome in hopes of taking down a sinister organization, Spectre. He wines, dines, and flirts along the way in true Bond fashion. However, be warned that this is one of the most confusing 007 films of all time.
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 2 (2015)
As the saga of The Hunger Games comes to an end, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is forced to lead a rebellion army and attempt to finish off President Snow (Donald Sutherland) once and for all. But will she be able to handle the pressure to save not only her loved ones, but also all the rest of the Districts' citizens?
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Interstellar (2014)
In the near future, America is experiencing its second dust bowl. People are sick, and our planet is dying. The fate of humanity lies in finding a new planet for our population to inhabit, and NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is sent with a team to go find it. The only caveat? He has to leave his family and heartbroken daughter.
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Cloverfield (2008)
Godzilla meets The Day After Tomorrow meets The Blair Witch Project in this New York-centric movie. The fictionalized destruction of Manhattan is recorded and retold by a group of pals just trying to throw a party together. Who's doing all this? And will they survive?
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Ex Machina (2015)
Before Alicia Vikander was falling in love with Michael Fassbender on the set of The Light Between Oceans, she was Ava, a humanoid living with a powerful man named Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), the CEO of a big software company. The sci-fi thriller also beat out Star Wars, The Martian, and Mad Max: Fury Road to win the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Oscar Isaac wows as the troubled, but inspired, musician Llewyn Davis. Set in the artsy Greenwich Village of New York City in 1961, Justin Timberlake, Adam Driver, and Carey Mulligan all play a part in Davis' struggle to come to terms with his career and his life choices. Oh, and there's a very important cat.
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Elvis & Nixon (2016)
There's a real-life photograph of Elvis Presley shaking hands with President Richard Nixon. It's iconic enough to be one of the most requested photos from the National Archive. This fictional movie, starring Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Nixon, reimagines all the crazy circumstances surrounding the moment preserved in the 1970 photo.
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American Ultra (2015)
A stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) in a small town gets the shock of a lifetime when he is activated by the CIA and discovers that he's been trained to be a lethal killing machine. Meanwhile, all he wants to do is get high with his girlfriend (Kristen Stewart).
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The Others (2001)
The first "scary" movie I saw. Nicole Kidman's performance as a distressed wife and mother is chilling. The plot twist at the end makes the entire of a movie worth it.
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
This dystopian story takes place in the grimy streets of London, and later a psychiatric facility. The 1971 film is fittingly bizarre piece of cinematic art from Stanley Kubrick, and will leave you feeling a bit jarred. It's great.
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You've Got Mail (1998)
This heart-warming classic starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan will make you believe that love does in fact exist in the harsh streets of New York. And that bookstores should never, never be bought out. A quintessential '90s flick.
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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Just when you thought the Matrix couldn't get more complex, we got the final installment to the trilogy.

The end of an era.
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Room (2015)
A suspenseful, heart-tugging, and inspiring film that is, surprisingly, as good as the book. Jacob Tremblay wows as the young boy raised in captivity with his mother and their captor. Watch to see Brie Larson's 2016 Oscar-winning performance yourself.
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All Good Things (2010)
A suspenseful thriller that will leave you restless. Ryan Gosling chills as a Robert Durst-inspired man who, despite his attractive lifestyle and family, is full of ugly secrets.
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The Switch (2010)
Jason Bateman plays the dreaded "best friend" of Jennifer Anniston's character. The two are so obviously meant to be together, but in true rom-com nature, they don't see it that way. One drunken night, Bateman accidentally adds a special ingredient to Aniston's cup from her sperm donor. Years later, they cross paths, and Bateman meets Aniston's son...who reminds him of...someone he knows.

This movie shows what happens when you mistakenly impregnate your best friend. It's a bit awkward.
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Runaway Bride (1999)
Grab your sneakers and your girlfriends for this classic rom-com starring two '90s greats, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Without a doubt the best movie starring these two heartthrobs.
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Butter (2011)
A bizarre comedy that just works. A cast of misfits are all competing, or involved in, a local butter-carving contest. The odds are a lot higher than they seem. Who knew so much drama could come from a weird carnival trick?
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The Wedding Singer (1998)
A rom-com for the ages. Adam Sandler is delightful as a charming wedding singer surrounded by love, while Drew Barrymore plays a confused waitress looking for some herself.