As the interest in streaming movies and TV shows online grows, more and more companies are gladly jumping on the streaming “hype train”. HBO was the first, then came Netflix, CW, DC Universe, Disney+, and of course, Amazon with its Prime feature. Just so you know, not only do you get special prices and no shipping fees on like a billion products, but you also get access to a vast library of media content. So your natural reaction would probably be something like “what movies are on Amazon Prime?” Oh, man, you’re in for a treat! I don’t know the exact number but there are definitely thousands of movies and TV shows on their platform. As it usually happens it’s a mix of good and bad flicks, so unless you know exactly what you want to watch, you’re going to need a guide.
That’s where we come in with our Exceptional Eight! Here are 8 amazing Amazon Prime movies you need to see this week!
1. A Quiet Place
The quietest horror movie you’ve ever seen. Sound-sensitive alien monsters have conquered the entire planet and now a family of four needs to watch their every peep not to get eaten! But uo-oh! What’s this? Mom is about to give birth and you know what that means…
2. The Disaster Artist
Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” is one of the best-worst movies ever made. In the “Disaster Artist” we can finally see what went wrong with “The Room”, thanks to James Franco playing Tommy. Millions of people can’t be wrong about this movie being funny, right?
3. Star Trek
With such a truly stellar cast of Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin and other big names, J. J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” is a thing of beauty. Not only is it better than the original show visually, the plot will swallow you whole. Remember to watch the sequels, which are also on Amazon Prime!
4. District 9
Neill Blomkamp is a modern day sci-fi genius, and his movie “District 9” is an underrated gem. Aliens live side by side with humans. Dude hates aliens. Dude is turned into one of the aliens. Best karmic justice you’ll see all week.
This movie is just the weirdest and you’ll love it! Natalie Portman is investigating her husband’s mysterious disappearance, which in turn leads her to something … alien. Look, there’s no way for me to describe this movie in a few words, because it’s very “big-brained” and complex, so just go watch it.
Do you like horror movies? “Hereditary” is bonkers scary. If you decide to watch this movie in the middle of the night alone, well, just don’t. It’s not that gory, there are no gallons of blood in every scene, but the tension gets you very fast. 100% recommend!
7. Reservoir Dogs
It’s Quentin Tarantino first film. There’s drama, plot twists, shooty-shooty bang-bangs, and the signature Tarantino feel to it. Synopsis over! If you like QT’s movies, you’ve probably seen it already, but hey, it’s been a while!
Last but not least is the king of “found footage” genre. The entire movie is shot with a cell phone. The tension is ever present, the big monster attacking the city is always around, and when he’s not – there are smaller, much hungrier little creatures right around the corner. Will the heroes survive? No, no they will not. And it’s great!