Like most things with Amazon, when it comes to choosing a movie on Prime the sheer number of options can be paralyzing. The e-commerce and streaming giant’s movie selection is a beast, comprising of endless catalog titles and an increasing number of originals. Browsing the nooks and crannies of its library can feel like being trapped in a Blockbuster store the size of… well… an Amazon warehouse.
Don’t worry, though, we’re here to help. To get you straight to the good stuff, and specifically the good stuff you might not have realized was there, the Rotten Tomatoes team trawled through Amazon Prime’s movie offerings to pluck out a bunch of hidden gems for you to enjoy. The guide we’ve laid out below includes Amazon Originals you need to have on your radar (Selah and the Spades, Guava Island); recent Fresh flicks that for whatever reason flew under the radar (Olivia Wilde action film A Vigilante, James Gray’s epic The Lost City of Z); fantastic Certified Fresh indies (The Last Black Man In San Francisco, Lés Misérables); some cheesy staff favorites (Hot Rod, Dragonslayer); and classics you may be surprised to discover are included with your Prime subscription (everything from Roman Holiday to To Kill A Mockingbird).
On that note, all movies below are included with Prime; there’s nothing you have to pay extra to buy or rent. And we grouped the guide into genre categories so you can find exactly what you’re in the mood for, stat. Looking for something hilarious? Might we suggest The Overnight? In the mood for chills? Why not press play on The Descent: Part 2? (Seriously, it’s a damn solid sequel – as is The Exorcist III, which you will also find below.) And if you want to dig even further into Amazon Prime’s mega movie offerings, check out our list of the very Best Movies on Amazon Prime.
For now though, enjoy these hand-picked hidden gems, and let us know what you think of them.
Found a hidden gem on Amazon Prime Video that’s not on our list? Let your fellow fans know in the comments.
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