Crazy Amazon Prime movies that offer maximum chill
Nowadays, there are more streaming options than ever before. But for anyone looking for something good and old-fashioned like a classic Hollywood movie from decades ago or just want to watch one of those thrillers that keep the heart racing until the end, this post has got them all!
The options never run out with Prime Video – from dramas to thrillers and everything in between, there are so many great movies available. Some old classics will always be around while newer releases constantly rank high on lists like “Top Things People Are Watch” or “Most Wanted Movies”.
All the choice can be a little overwhelming, so this article could offer a helping hand. Amazon Primelovers who want to get away from their daily routines and enjoy some quality time with friends or family will find suggestions here that are sure to keep viewers entertained this winter.
In Bruges (2008)
Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy
Director: Martin McDonagh
Writer: Martin McDonagh
When Ray and Ben take a break from their dark jobs, they head to medieval Belgian town Bruges. While waiting for orders from the employer who hired them on this hit-and-hunt outing in Europe’s most scenic city, they meet up with local film crew member Chloe, who is filming her next movie there.
The two bad guys find themselves falling for the city and Chloe’s charm, while slowly realising what life could be like outside of violence when they’re done killing people…
Stars: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O’Hagan, James Ransone, Alla Tumanian
Director: Sean Baker
Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Tangerine is a chaotic and humorous portrayal of life as a transgender woman in Hollywood.
The film was shot with cell phones by first-time director Sean Baker (The Florida Project). It stars mostly newcomers who managed to make it on the screen, thanks to their commitment to this project, which followed real lives.
This movie offers up some eye-opening insights into what these people go through every day just trying to survive, but also shows how strong we can be when facing adversity together.
Stars: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
Director: David Anspaugh
Writer: Angelo Pizzo
Despite being criticised for its portrayal of a football player overcoming adversity, Rudy has since been honoured as an inspiration to all who have faced something difficult in life. The film follows the true story of Notre Dame student Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger (Sean Astin) and how his perseverance inspired others around him through tears at one point or another.
Rudy is more than just an inspirational person overcoming adversity and staying passionate about what he does despite all odds.
Stars: Val Kilmer, Kevin Bacon (archive footage), Marlon Brando (archive footage)
Director: Leo Scott, Ting Poo
Writer: Val Kilmer
Kilmer’s career is one that has consistently delivered compelling performances, both then and now. Iconic roles have included films like Top Gun or Batman Forever – where he embodies two opposite and equally unforgettable characters.
Kilmer will leave viewers wanting more after every scene he captures on film with memorable lines that once again give him an opportunity to display what makes him so great.
Directors Leo Scott and Ting Poo’s Amazon Original Autobiographical Documentary Val, about Kilmer, not only intriguingly tells the stories throughout the actor’s life but also details events leading up to the present day and their impact on one another.
The Matrix (1999)
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster
Directors/Writers: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
The Matrix is still a stunning achievement, even in 2021. It’s cheesy and lacks subtlety but it still retains its stylishness, which makes viewers enjoy watching this movie more than once through.
Neo (Keanu Reeves) is offered his first taste of freedom from The City with nothing else left to lose – until he meets Trinity, a gorgeous stranger who recruits him into what may be humanity’s last chance at survival against machines known as “ARKS”.
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)
Stars: Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, Jermaine Harris
Director: Ian Samuels
Writer: Lev Grossman (based on the short story by)
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things by Somerset Maugham is an excellent example of a coming-of-age story. The characters are relatable and viewers find themselves cheering for them as they experience life’s upsets, joys, failures – all in one day!
This humorous manga follows Kyle, who lives his days over again like Groundhog Day or Edge of Tomorrow (but without any death or aliens) just because he can’t seem to figure things out yet. And then everything falls into place through repetition itself.
Stars: Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Benicio Del Toro
Writer/Director: Guy Ritchie
The Turkish and Tommy are caught up in the world of match-fixing when Brick Top draws them into his web. When their boxer gets beaten badly by Mickey, who enters at an unlicensed promoter’s request after being offered a caravan from Travellers, things get sticky for this hard-up criminal duo.
But it isn’t long before they’re trying to persuade him not only to fight but also lose. The film follows various characters whose stories come together in one epic heist.
The Lighthouse (2019)
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe
Director: Robert Eggers
Writers: Robert Eggers, Max Eggers
The Lighthouse is a 2018 British drama set in the late 1800s when Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) travels from Cape Cod to lighthouse duty on an isolated island. The isolation drives him mad, and he must find his way home or allow himself to be consumed by it forever – with Willem Dafoe’s Thomas Wake at his side every step of the way.
The Tomorrow War (2021)
Stars: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strzechowski, JK Simmons, Betty Gilpin
Director: Chris McKay
Writer: Zach Dean
The Tomorrow War is a story of fighting on both sides, with good guys battling an alien invasion in the year 2051, rather than forces from the future coming to fight it out here today.
In this distant time period known as “the near future” humanity has been engaged globally against another race that’s quite literally sharper than knives and stronger too!
But there are still some among them who want nothing more than peace between humans and aliens. They’re called foot soldiers – or maybe just ordinary folks whose lives were cruelly taken away before reaching adulthood because someone else decided hero worship wasn’t safe enough anymore.
Stars: Clare Dunne, Ruby Rose O’Hara, Molly McCann
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Writers: Clare Dunne (story by), Malcolm Campbel
Amazon Original film Herself is a tear-jerker. It follows the story of Sandra who has just escaped an abusive marriage and finds herself on the brink of homelessness with two kids to support – but she’s not alone. Friends pitch in by offering their homes until they can get back on their feet again, moving forward one day at a time…
A successful Dubliner since fleeing her husband many years ago, 65-year-old Clare Dunne stars as Sandra in a performance that captures both agony and beautiful redemption.
Amazon Prime Video is quickly becoming one of the most popular streaming services. It offers a wide variety with its recent acquisition, which only adds more great content to its already impressive list of movies.
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