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100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime (July 2021)

You could spend a few weeks watching every Amazon Prime movie and still only end stuck somewhere in the birdsong video section, so Rotten Tomatoes is using our Tomatometer to find the very best movies on Prime, delivering to you our guide of 100 best movies streaming on Amazon Prime right now.

Ultimately, all of these featured movies are Certified Fresh, meaning they maintained a high Tomatometer score after meeting a minimum critics review threshold. Continue on for the 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now!

Updated: Alien, An Education, Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, Crimson Tide, Hellboy, Midnight in Paris, On the Waterfront, Only Lovers Left Alive, Patton, Rear Window, The Lady in the Van, The Last King of Scotland, The Mask of Zorro, Vertigo added.

#100

Midsommar (2019)
83%

#100
Adjusted Score: 100.187%
Critics Consensus: Ambitious, impressively crafted, and above all unsettling, Midsommar further proves writer-director Ari Aster is a horror auteur to be reckoned with.
Synopsis: Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a... [More]
Directed By: Ari Aster

#99

Harold and Maude (1971)
84%

#99
Adjusted Score: 88.371%
Critics Consensus: Hal Ashby's comedy is too dark and twisted for some, and occasionally oversteps its bounds, but there's no denying the film's warm humor and big heart.
Synopsis: Harold, the 20-year-old son of a wealthy, neglectful woman, tries to gain attention for himself with various hilariously staged "suicides."... [More]
Directed By: Hal Ashby

#98
Adjusted Score: 91.343%
Critics Consensus: Russell Crowe's rough charm is put to good use in this masterful adaptation of Patrick O'Brian's novel.
Synopsis: Director Peter Weir's first turn behind the camera since 1998's critically acclaimed The Truman Show, Master and Commander: The Far... [More]
Directed By: Peter Weir

#97
Adjusted Score: 98.059%
Critics Consensus: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm proves Sacha Baron Cohen's comedic creation remains a sharp tool for exposing the most misguided -- or utterly repugnant -- corners of American culture.
Synopsis: Journalist Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) makes his return voyage to the United States in an effort to improve political... [More]
Directed By: Jason Woliner

#96
#96
Adjusted Score: 90.058%
Critics Consensus: A smart, well-acted, and refreshingly messy coming-of-age story, Selah and the Spades suggests a bright future for debuting writer-director Tayarisha Poe.
Synopsis: In the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, Haldwell, the student body is run by five factions. Seventeen-year-old... [More]
Directed By: Tayarisha Poe

#95

Alan Partridge (2014)
86%

#95
Adjusted Score: 89.749%
Critics Consensus: The Alan Partridge movie ditches the TV series' nuanced humor for something broader, and succeeds in presenting the character on a global scale.
Synopsis: Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a... [More]
Directed By: Declan Lowney

#94
#94
Adjusted Score: 94.058%
Critics Consensus: Worth watching for Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton's performances alone, Only Lovers Left Alive finds writer-director Jim Jarmusch adding a typically offbeat entry to the vampire genre.
Synopsis: Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities,... [More]
Directed By: Jim Jarmusch

#93
#93
Adjusted Score: 96.247%
Critics Consensus: The Lost City of Z's stately pace and visual grandeur hearken back to classic exploration epics, and Charlie Hunnam turns in a masterful performance as its complex protagonist.
Synopsis: Based on author David Grann's nonfiction bestseller, "The Lost City of Z" tells the incredible true story of British explorer... [More]
Directed By: James Gray

#92
Adjusted Score: 88.071%
Critics Consensus: The Night Eats the World finds a few unexplored corners in the crowded zombie genre, with a refreshing emphasis on atmosphere and character development.
Synopsis: After waking up in an apartment the night after a raging party, Sam comes face to face with his new... [More]
Directed By: Dominique Rocher

#91
#91
Adjusted Score: 93.187%
Critics Consensus: Forest Whitaker's performance as real-life megalomaniac dictator Idi Amin powers this fictionalized political thriller, a blunt and brutal tale about power and corruption.
Synopsis: In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Macdonald

#90
Adjusted Score: 95.101%
Critics Consensus: Brutal yet captivating, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the result of David Fincher working at his lurid best with total role commitment from star Rooney Mara.
Synopsis: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster... [More]
Directed By: David Fincher

#89
Adjusted Score: 92.187%
Critics Consensus: Terrifying and funny in almost equal measure, John Landis' horror-comedy crosses genres while introducing Rick Baker's astounding make-up effects.
Synopsis: While wandering the English moors on vacation, college yanks David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) happen upon a quaint... [More]
Directed By: John Landis

#88

Crimson Tide (1995)
88%

#88
Adjusted Score: 90.858%
Critics Consensus: Boasting taut, high energy thrills and some cracking dialogue courtesy of an uncredited Quentin Tarantino, Crimson Tide finds director Tony Scott near the top of his action game.
Synopsis: Two leaders with different philosophies about battle and leadership wage war with each other in this tense military thriller. Capt.... [More]
Directed By: Tony Scott

#87

Coherence (2014)
88%

#87
Adjusted Score: 90.913%
Critics Consensus: A case study in less-is-more filmmaking, Coherence serves as a compelling low-budget calling card for debuting writer-director James Ward Byrkit.
Synopsis: On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending... [More]
Directed By: James Ward Byrkit

#86

Frozen River (2008)
88%

#86
Adjusted Score: 92.895%
Critics Consensus: Veteran character actress Melissa Leo delivers a stunning performance in this powerful -- if grim -- indie film.
Synopsis: Frozen River is the story of Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom who is lured into the world... [More]
Directed By: Courtney Hunt

#85
#85
Adjusted Score: 95.588%
Critics Consensus: Brittany Runs a Marathon is an earnest and hilarious dramedy that finally gives Jillian Bell a role worthy of her gifts.
Synopsis: Brittany Forgler is a hilarious, friendly, hot mess of a New Yorker who always knows how to have a good... [More]
Directed By: Paul Downs Colaizzo

#84

The Abyss (1989)
89%

#84
Adjusted Score: 92.154%
Critics Consensus: The utterly gorgeous special effects frequently overshadow the fact that The Abyss is also a totally gripping, claustrophobic thriller, complete with an interesting crew of characters.
Synopsis: The crew of an experimental, high-tech submersible is called into action to investigate a mysterious nuclear submarine crash. A series... [More]
Directed By: James Cameron

#83

Scent of a Woman (1992)
89%

#83
Adjusted Score: 91.887%
Critics Consensus: It might soar on Al Pacino's performance more than the drama itself, but what a performance it is -- big, bold, occasionally over-the-top, and finally giving the Academy pause to award the star his first Oscar.
Synopsis: Driven by an extravagant, tour-de-force performance by Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman is the story of Frank Slade (Pacino),... [More]
Directed By: Martin Brest

#82

True Grit (1969)
89%

#82
Adjusted Score: 95.681%
Critics Consensus: True Grit rides along on the strength of a lived-in late-period John Wayne performance, adding its own entertaining spin to the oft-adapted source material.
Synopsis: In fine Hollywood tradition, John Wayne had to play a "one-eyed fat man" before the Motion Picture Academy considered him... [More]
Directed By: Henry Hathaway

#81

Meru (2015)
89%

#81
Adjusted Score: 91.205%
Critics Consensus: Gripping visually as well as narratively, Meru is the rare documentary that proves thought-provoking while offering thrilling wide-screen vistas.
Synopsis: In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000... [More]

#80
Adjusted Score: 90.725%
Critics Consensus: Timecrimes is a low-budget thriller that's well-crafted and loaded with dark humor and bizarre twists.
Synopsis: An ordinary guy takes an extraordinary step through time in this science fiction thriller. Hector (Karra Elejalde) is spending a... [More]
Directed By: Nacho Vigalondo

#79
#79
Adjusted Score: 94.327%
Critics Consensus: Led by a marvelous performance from Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van wrings poignant, often hilarious insight from its fact-based source material.
Synopsis: This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of... [More]
Directed By: Nicholas Hytner

#78
#78
Adjusted Score: 92.13%
Critics Consensus: Sensitive, well-acted, and solidly directed, Words on Bathroom Walls is an admirable addition to a genre that too rarely does justice to its worthy themes.
Synopsis: WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS tells the story of witty and introspective Adam (Charlie Plummer), who appears to be your typical... [More]
Directed By: Thor Freudenthal

#77

The Souvenir (2019)
89%

#77
Adjusted Score: 96.037%
Critics Consensus: Made by a filmmaker in command of her craft and a star perfectly matched with the material, The Souvenir is a uniquely impactful coming of age drama.
Synopsis: A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but... [More]
Directed By: Joanna Hogg

#76

Zodiac (2007)
89%

#76
Adjusted Score: 97.94%
Critics Consensus: A quiet, dialogue-driven thriller that delivers with scene after scene of gut-wrenching anxiety. David Fincher also spends more time illustrating nuances of his characters and recreating the mood of the 70s than he does on gory details of murder.
Synopsis: Based on the true story of the notorious serial killer and the intense manhunt he inspired, Zodiac is a superbly... [More]
Directed By: David Fincher

#75
Adjusted Score: 101.07%
Critics Consensus: Bracingly elevated by a typically committed lead performance from Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here confirms writer-director Lynne Ramsay as one of modern cinema's most unique -- and uncompromising -- voices.
Synopsis: A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control,... [More]
Directed By: Lynne Ramsay

#74

Itzhak (2018)
90%

#74
Adjusted Score: 90.841%
Critics Consensus: Itzhak serves as an entertaining introduction to the life and career of a brilliant artist with a personality as warm as his music.
Synopsis: From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to...Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman's violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the... [More]
Directed By: Alison Chernick

#73
Adjusted Score: 91.186%
Critics Consensus: This documentary focuses less on the music and more on the personality clashes and in-group tensions to great, compelling effect.
Synopsis: A documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history.... [More]
Directed By: Michael Rapaport

#72

The Lighthouse (2019)
90%

#72
Adjusted Score: 106.498%
Critics Consensus: A gripping story brilliantly filmed and led by a pair of powerhouse performances, The Lighthouse further establishes Robert Eggers as a filmmaker of exceptional talent.
Synopsis: From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two... [More]
Directed By: Robert Eggers

#71
Adjusted Score: 92.095%
Critics Consensus: RUMBLE shines a long overdue spotlight on key contributions to the American musical lexicon, satisfying rock scholars while offering a fascinating -- albeit sobering -- primer on the foundations of a genre.
Synopsis: RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American... [More]

#70

Gallipoli (1981)
91%

#70
Adjusted Score: 94.168%
Critics Consensus: Peter Weir's devastating anti-war film features a low-key but emotionally wrenching performance from Mel Gibson as a young soldier fighting in one of World War I's most deadly and horrifying battles.
Synopsis: The first of two consecutive films to see director Peter Weir team with Mel Gibson (the other being The Year... [More]
Directed By: Peter Weir

#69

Journey's End (2018)
91%

#69
Adjusted Score: 94.694%
Critics Consensus: Journey's End brings R.C. Sherriff's 90-year-old play to the screen with thrilling power, thanks to director Saul Dibb's hard-hitting urgency and brilliant work from a talented cast.
Synopsis: March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of norther France, led by the war-weary Captain... [More]
Directed By: Saul Dibb

#68

Human Flow (2017)
91%

#68
Adjusted Score: 95.373%
Critics Consensus: Epic in scope yet clear-eyed and intimate, Human Flow offers a singularly expansive -- and sobering -- perspective on the global refugee crisis.
Synopsis: Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis--the greatest human displacement since World War II--in this breathtakingly... [More]
Directed By: Ai Weiwei

#67

Gloria Bell (2019)
91%

#67
Adjusted Score: 99.461%
Critics Consensus: Free of visual or narrative embellishments, Gloria Bell rests almost completely on Julianne Moore's performance in the title role -- and she's gloriously up to the task.
Synopsis: Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on... [More]
Directed By: Sebastián Lelio

#66

Adaptation (2002)
91%

#66
Adjusted Score: 97.062%
Critics Consensus: Dizzyingly original, the loopy, multi-layered Adaptation is both funny and thought-provoking.
Synopsis: Despite the success of his first produced script, "Being John Malkovich," for which he received an Academy Award nomination for... [More]
Directed By: Spike Jonze

#65

The Elephant Man (1980)
92%

#65
Adjusted Score: 96.482%
Critics Consensus: David Lynch's relatively straight second feature finds an admirable synthesis of compassion and restraint in treating its subject, and features outstanding performances by John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins.
Synopsis: John Hurt stars as John Merrick, the hideously deformed 19th century Londoner known as "The Elephant Man". Treated as a... [More]
Directed By: David Lynch

#64

Still Mine (2013)
92%

#64
Adjusted Score: 93.763%
Critics Consensus: James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold are outstanding in this tender, affecting, insightful drama about the bonds and sacrifices of marriage.
Synopsis: In his first lead role after decades of playing supporting characters, James Cromwell gives a tour de force performance in... [More]
Directed By: Michael McGowan

#63

Pride (2014)
92%

#63
Adjusted Score: 97.595%
Critics Consensus: Earnest without being didactic and uplifting without stooping to sentimentality, Pride is a joyous crowd-pleaser that genuinely works.
Synopsis: PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Warchus

#62

Grizzly Man (2005)
92%

#62
Adjusted Score: 96.52%
Critics Consensus: Whatever opinion you come to have of the obsessive Treadwell, Herzog has once again found a fascinating subject.
Synopsis: This documentary centers on amateur grizzly bear expert Timothy Treadwell, who periodically journeyed to Alaska to study and live with... [More]
Directed By: Werner Herzog

#61

Super Size Me (2004)
92%

#61
Adjusted Score: 96.661%
Critics Consensus: Entertaining doc about the adverse effects of eating fast food.
Synopsis: Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for... [More]
Directed By: Morgan Spurlock

#60

Take Shelter (2011)
92%

#60
Adjusted Score: 96.948%
Critics Consensus: Michael Shannon gives a powerhouse performance and the purposefully subtle filmmaking creates a perfect blend of drama, terror, and dread.
Synopsis: Curtis LaForche lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha and six-year-old daughter Hannah, who is deaf. Money... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Nichols

#59
#59
Adjusted Score: 96.945%
Critics Consensus: This is a piercingly honest, acidly witty look at divorce and its impact on a family.
Synopsis: Bernard Berkman, the patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family, claims to have been a famous novelist but is now reduced... [More]
Directed By: Noah Baumbach

#58
Adjusted Score: 100.461%
Critics Consensus: An affecting story powerfully told, The Last Black Man in San Francisco immediately establishes director Joe Talbot as a filmmaker to watch.
Synopsis: Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his... [More]
Directed By: Joe Talbot

#57
#57
Adjusted Score: 102.321%
Critics Consensus: An engrossing sci-fi thriller that transcends its period trappings, The Vast of Night suggests great things for debuting director Andrew Patterson.
Synopsis: In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young, winsome switchboard operator Fay (Sierra... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Patterson

#56
#56
Adjusted Score: 102.459%
Critics Consensus: With a brilliantly stark visual aesthetic to match its lean narrative, Cold War doesn't waste a moment of its brief running time -- and doesn't skimp on its bittersweet emotional impact.
Synopsis: Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war... [More]
Directed By: Pawel Pawlikowski

#55
#55
Adjusted Score: 103.347%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and profoundly melancholy, Inside Llewyn Davis finds the Coen brothers in fine form.
Synopsis: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village... [More]
Directed By: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

#54

Paper Moon (1973)
93%

#54
Adjusted Score: 96.698%
Critics Consensus: Expertly balancing tones, Paper Moon is a deft blend of film nostalgia and finely tuned performances -- especially from Tatum O'Neal, who won an Oscar for her debut.
Synopsis: A bible salesman teams up with an orphan girl to form a money-making con team in Depression-era Kansas.... [More]
Directed By: Peter Bogdanovich

#53

Funny Girl (1968)
93%

#53
Adjusted Score: 97.357%
Critics Consensus: Barbara Streisand elevates this otherwise rote melodramatic musical with her ultra-memorable star turn as Fanny Brice.
Synopsis: "Hello, gorgeous!" was Barbra Streisand's first comment to the Oscar statuette which she won for her performance in this biopic... [More]
Directed By: William Wyler

#52
Adjusted Score: 95.49%
Critics Consensus: Powerfully acted and rich with emotion, Invisible Life beguiles in the moment and leaves a lingering, dreamlike impression.
Synopsis: Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents.... [More]
Directed By: Karim Aïnouz

#51

Herself (2021)
93%

#51
Adjusted Score: 97.079%
Critics Consensus: Sensitively directed by Phyllida Lloyd and brought to life by co-writer Clare Dunne's starring performance, Herself charts one woman's journey with empathy and grace.
Synopsis: After Sandra (Clare Dunne) separates from her abusive husband, Gary (Ian Lloyd Anderson), she finds herself and her two daughters,... [More]
Directed By: Phyllida Lloyd

#50

Raging Bull (1980)
93%

#50
Adjusted Score: 99.86%
Critics Consensus: Arguably Martin Scorsese's and Robert De Niro's finest film, Raging Bull is often painful to watch, but it's a searing, powerful work about an unsympathetic hero.
Synopsis: The story of Jake LaMotta, a former middleweight boxing champion, whose reputation for tenacity and success in the ring was... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#49

Sylvie's Love (2020)
93%

#49
Adjusted Score: 97.753%
Critics Consensus: A romance for the ages, Sylvie's Love wraps audiences in the sweet embrace of its old-fashioned romance and celebration of Black love.
Synopsis: In late 1950s Harlem, a young woman named Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) must run her ailing father's popular record store. While... [More]
Directed By: Eugene Ashe

#48

An Education (2009)
93%

#48
Adjusted Score: 99.261%
Critics Consensus: Though the latter part of the film may not appeal to all, An Education is a charming coming-of-age tale powered by the strength of relative newcomer Carey Mulligan's standout performance.
Synopsis: It's 1961 and attractive, bright 16-year-old schoolgirl, Jenny is poised on the brink of womanhood. Stifled by the tedium of... [More]
Directed By: Lone Scherfig

#47

50/50 (2011)
93%

#47
Adjusted Score: 99.166%
Critics Consensus: A good-hearted film about a difficult topic, 50/50 maneuvers between jokes and drama with surprising finesse.
Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places.... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Levine

#46
#46
Adjusted Score: 100.026%
Critics Consensus: It may not boast the depth of his classic films, but the sweetly sentimental Midnight in Paris is funny and charming enough to satisfy Woody Allen fans.
Synopsis: This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#45

Patton (1970)
94%

#45
Adjusted Score: 99.942%
Critics Consensus: George C. Scott's sympathetic, unflinching portrayal of the titular general in this sprawling epic is as definitive as any performance in the history of American biopics.
Synopsis: In 1943 North Africa, George Patton (George C. Scott) assumes command of (and instills some much-needed discipline in) the American... [More]
Directed By: Franklin J. Schaffner

#44

Charade (1963)
94%

#44
Adjusted Score: 99.592%
Critics Consensus: A globetrotting caper that prizes its idiosyncratic pieces over the general puzzle, Charade is a delightful romp with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn's sparkling chemistry at the center of some perfectly orchestrated mayhem.
Synopsis: Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in this stylish comedy-thriller directed by Stanley Donen, very much in a Hitchcock vein.... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Donen

#43
Adjusted Score: 95.179%
Critics Consensus: Dear Zachary is a both a touching tribute to a fallen friend and a heart-wrenching account of justice gone astray, skillfully put to film with no emotion spared.
Synopsis: Shortly after his best friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby, was slain by jealous ex-girlfriend Dr. Shirley Turner, filmmaker Kurt Kuenne was... [More]
Directed By: Kurt Kuenne

#42

Vertigo (1958)
94%

#42
Adjusted Score: 106.347%
Critics Consensus: An unpredictable scary thriller that doubles as a mournful meditation on love, loss, and human comfort.
Synopsis: Dismissed when first released, later heralded as one of director Alfred Hitchcock's finest films (and, according to Hitchcock, his most... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#41
#41
Adjusted Score: 105.889%
Critics Consensus: The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It's a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.
Synopsis: This is director Frank Capra's classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank... [More]
Directed By: Frank Capra

#40

Honey Boy (2019)
94%

#40
Adjusted Score: 103.609%
Critics Consensus: Honey Boy serves as an act of cinematic therapy for its screenwriter and subject -- one whose unique perspective should strike a chord in audiences from all backgrounds.
Synopsis: From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young... [More]
Directed By: Alma Har'el

#39

Gimme Danger (2016)
95%

#39
Adjusted Score: 98.737%
Critics Consensus: Its infectious enthusiasm for its subjects - and Iggy Pop's ingratiating presence - more than make up for the effortlessly entertaining Gimme Danger's relative lack of context or depth.
Synopsis: Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges' powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater... [More]
Directed By: Jim Jarmusch

#38
Adjusted Score: 103.389%
Critics Consensus: The Handmaiden uses a Victorian crime novel as the loose inspiration for another visually sumptuous and absorbingly idiosyncratic outing from director Park Chan-wook.
Synopsis: From PARK Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE, THIRST and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama inspired... [More]
Directed By: Park Chan-wook

#37
#37
Adjusted Score: 98.404%
Critics Consensus: The Secret of Roan Inish is a gentle fairy tale filled with optimism that's suitable for the whole family.
Synopsis: In this family film, set in Ireland, ten-year-old Fiona is sent to Donegal to live with her grandparents. On the... [More]
Directed By: John Sayles

#36

To Catch a Thief (1955)
96%

#36
Adjusted Score: 102.118%
Critics Consensus: It may occasionally be guilty of coasting on pure charm, but To Catch a Thief has it in spades -- as well as a pair of perfectly matched stars in Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.
Synopsis: A jewel thief is at large on the Riviera, and all evidence points to retired cat burglar Cary Grant. Escaping... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#35

Gleason (2016)
96%

#35
Adjusted Score: 97.945%
Critics Consensus: Gleason stands out among sports-themed documentaries by offering a clear-eyed look at its subject's physical deterioration -- and an intimate portrait of the family affected by his ordeal.
Synopsis: The hit documentary from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival goes inside the life of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans... [More]
Directed By: Clay Tweel

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 103.925%
Critics Consensus: The Salesman takes an ambitiously complex look at thought-provoking themes, and the well-acted results prove another consistently absorbing entry in writer-director Asghar Farhadi's distinguished filmography.
Synopsis: Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves... [More]
Directed By: Asghar Farhadi

#33

Paterson (2016)
96%

#33
Adjusted Score: 106.139%
Critics Consensus: Paterson adds another refreshingly unvarnished entry to Jim Jarmusch's filmography -- and another outstanding performance to Adam Driver's career credits.
Synopsis: Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey--they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to... [More]
Directed By: Jim Jarmusch

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 109.98%
Critics Consensus: Manchester by the Sea delivers affecting drama populated by full-bodied characters, marking another strong step forward for writer-director Kenneth Lonergan.
Synopsis: After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe... [More]
Directed By: Kenneth Lonergan

#31
#31
Adjusted Score: 104.091%
Critics Consensus: Love & Friendship finds director Whit Stillman bringing his talents to bear on a Jane Austen adaptation -- with a thoroughly delightful period drama as the result.
Synopsis: Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about... [More]
Directed By: Whit Stillman

#30

High Noon (1952)
97%

#30
Adjusted Score: 107.018%
Critics Consensus: A classic of the Western genre that broke with many of the traditions at the time, High Noon endures -- in no small part thanks to Gary Cooper's defiant, Oscar-winning performance.
Synopsis: In this classic western, a marshal prepares to retire from law enforcement because of his marriage to a Quaker. But... [More]
Directed By: Fred Zinnemann

#29

Roman Holiday (1953)
97%

#29
Adjusted Score: 105.228%
Critics Consensus: With Audrey Hepburn luminous in her American debut, Roman Holiday is as funny as it is beautiful, and sets the standard for the modern romantic comedy.
Synopsis: Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Paramount Pictures are delighted to bring the 1953 American romantic-comedy classic, Roman Holiday, back... [More]
Directed By: William Wyler

#28
Adjusted Score: 99.175%
Critics Consensus: Intimate in scope yet thematically expansive, Hale County This Morning, This Evening draws extraordinary insights out of seemingly ordinary moments.
Synopsis: In Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Ross offers an inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: RaMell Ross

#27
#27
Adjusted Score: 104.333%
Critics Consensus: George A. Romero's debut set the template for the zombie film, and features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent.
Synopsis: One can only imagine the impact that Night on the Living Dead had on unprepared audiences of 1968. Here was... [More]
Directed By: George A. Romero

#26

Chicken Run (2000)
97%

#26
Adjusted Score: 103.15%
Critics Consensus: Chicken Run has all the charm of Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit, and something for everybody. The voice acting is fabulous, the slapstick is brilliant, and the action sequences are spectacular.
Synopsis: A comedy drama set on a Yorkshire chicken farm in 1950s England, the story follows the turbulent romance between Rocky... [More]
Directed By: Peter Lord, Nick Park

#25

Sound of Metal (2020)
97%

#25
Adjusted Score: 108.667%
Critics Consensus: An evocative look at the experiences of the deaf community, Sound of Metal is brought to life by Riz Ahmed's passionate performance.
Synopsis: During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When... [More]
Directed By: Darius Marder

#24

The Farewell (2019)
97%

#24
Adjusted Score: 111.707%
Critics Consensus: The Farewell deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes.
Synopsis: The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to... [More]
Directed By: Lulu Wang

#23

Knives Out (2019)
97%

#23
Adjusted Score: 117.31%
Critics Consensus: Knives Out sharpens old murder-mystery tropes with a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of writer-director Rian Johnson's stellar ensemble.
Synopsis: Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie... [More]
Directed By: Rian Johnson

#22

Night Comes On (2018)
98%

#22
Adjusted Score: 99.301%
Critics Consensus: Steadily drawing viewers into its harrowing tale with equal parts grim intensity and startling compassion, Night Comes On heralds the arrivals of debuting director Jordan Spiro and her magnetic young stars.
Synopsis: Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, Angel embarks... [More]
Directed By: Jordana Spiro

#21
Adjusted Score: 104.448%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In typical Luis Buñuel fashion, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie surrealistically skewers the conventions of society. Buñuel applies his... [More]
Directed By: Luis Buñuel

#20
Adjusted Score: 105.275%
Critics Consensus: One of the best political allegories of the 1950s, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is an efficient, chilling blend of sci-fi and horror.
Synopsis: Director Don Siegel's thinly-veiled examination of McCarthy-era hysteria stars Kevin McCarthy (no relation) as Miles Bennell, a California doctor who... [More]
Directed By: Don Siegel

#19

His Girl Friday (1940)
98%

#19
Adjusted Score: 106.685%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by stellar performances from Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday is possibly the definitive screwball romantic comedy.
Synopsis: The second screen version of the Ben Hecht/Charles MacArthur play The Front Page, His Girl Friday changed hard-driving newspaper reporter... [More]
Directed By: Howard Hawks

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 106.906%
Critics Consensus: Realistic, fast-paced and uncommonly smart, The French Connection is bolstered by stellar performances by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider, not to mention William Friedkin's thrilling production.
Synopsis: This gritty, fast-paced, and innovative police drama earned five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (written by Ernest... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

#17

One Child Nation (2019)
98%

#17
Adjusted Score: 101.593%
Critics Consensus: As illuminating as it is accessible, One Child Nation probes a painful chapter in Chinese history with piercing clarity.
Synopsis: China's One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang

#16
#16
Adjusted Score: 102.568%
Critics Consensus: Clever, funny, and original, Blow the Man Down is a cinematic journey that's not to be missed.
Synopsis: Welcome to Easter Cove, a salty fishing village on the far reaches of Maine's rocky coast. Grieving the loss of... [More]

#15

Rear Window (1954)
98%

#15
Adjusted Score: 112.044%
Critics Consensus: Hitchcock exerted full potential of suspense in this masterpiece.
Synopsis: Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#14

Alien (1979)
98%

#14
Adjusted Score: 109.744%
Critics Consensus: A modern classic, Alien blends science fiction, horror and bleak poetry into a seamless whole.
Synopsis: "In space, no one can hear you scream." A close encounter of the third kind becomes a Jaws-style nightmare when... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#13
Adjusted Score: 104.102%
Critics Consensus: Moving without resorting to melodrama, BPM offers an engrossing look at a pivotal period in history that lingers long after the closing credits roll.
Synopsis: In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on... [More]
Directed By: Robin Campillo

#12

Life Itself (2014)
98%

#12
Adjusted Score: 105.926%
Critics Consensus: Rich in detail and warmly affectionate, Life Itself offers a joyful yet poignant tribute to a critical cinematic legacy.
Synopsis: Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF,... [More]
Directed By:

#11

The Wrestler (2008)
98%

#11
Adjusted Score: 106.954%
Critics Consensus: Mickey Rourke gives a performance for the ages in The Wrestler, a richly affecting, heart-wrenching yet ultimately rewarding drama.
Synopsis: Back in the late '80s, Randy "The Ram" Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, 20 years later, he ekes... [More]
Directed By: Darren Aronofsky

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 112.312%
Critics Consensus: A hauntingly powerful reflection on larger-than-life figures, One Night in Miami finds Regina King in command of her craft in her feature directorial debut.
Synopsis: On one incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest... [More]
Directed By: Regina King

#9

The Big Sick (2017)
98%

#9
Adjusted Score: 110.797%
Critics Consensus: Funny, heartfelt, and intelligent, The Big Sick uses its appealing leads and cross-cultural themes to prove the standard romcom formula still has some fresh angles left to explore.
Synopsis: Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born... [More]
Directed By: Michael Showalter

#8

Sunset Boulevard (1950)
99%

#8
Adjusted Score: 109.647%
Critics Consensus: Arguably the greatest movie about Hollywood, Billy Wilder's masterpiece Sunset Boulevard is a tremendously entertaining combination of noir, black comedy, and character study.
Synopsis: Aging silent-film star Norma Desmond ensnares a young screenwriter in this poison-pen valentine to Hollywood.... [More]
Directed By: Billy Wilder

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 110.948%
Critics Consensus: With his electrifying performance in Elia Kazan's thought-provoking, expertly constructed melodrama, Marlon Brando redefined the possibilities of acting for film and helped permanently alter the cinematic landscape.
Synopsis: This classic story of Mob informers was based on a number of true stories and filmed on location in and... [More]
Directed By: Elia Kazan

#6
#6
Adjusted Score: 105.027%
Critics Consensus: Ash Is Purest White finds writer-director Zhangke Jia revisiting familiar themes while continuing to observe modern Chinese society with an urgent, empathetic eye.
Synopsis: A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu-criminal underworld-setting, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is less a gangster movie than a melodrama.... [More]
Directed By:

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 107.517%
Critics Consensus: I Am Not Your Negro offers an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin's crucial observations on American race relations -- and a sobering reminder of how far we've yet to go.
Synopsis: In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book... [More]
Directed By: Raoul Peck

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 105.339%
Critics Consensus: Boasting dazzling animation, a script with surprising dramatic depth, and thrilling 3-D sequences, How to Train Your Dragon soars.
Synopsis: The son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove... [More]

#3

Stop Making Sense (1984)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: 102.747%
Critics Consensus: Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense captures the energetic, unpredictable live act of peak Talking Heads with color and visual wit.
Synopsis: Stop Making Sense was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. The director's subject is The Talking Heads,... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Demme

#2

Stagecoach (1939)
100%

#2
Adjusted Score: 105.395%
Critics Consensus: Typifying the best that the Western genre has to offer, Stagecoach is a rip-roaring adventure given dramatic heft by John Ford's dynamic direction and John Wayne's mesmerizing star turn.
Synopsis: Although there were Westerns before it, Stagecoach quickly became a template for all movie Westerns to come. Director John Ford... [More]
Directed By: John Ford

#1

Leave No Trace (2018)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: 109.999%
Critics Consensus: Leave No Trace takes an effectively low-key approach to a potentially sensationalistic story -- and further benefits from brilliant work by Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie.
Synopsis: Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the... [More]
Directed By: Debra Granik

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