From slashers to underrated new rom-coms, here are the best movies to watch on Prime Video.

Prime Video has all the cinematic goodness you could ever hope for, meaning you can transport yourself from your living room into hundreds of fun (or scary) worlds whenever you feel like it.

There are, of course, the classics, and it is chock full of them. Prime Video hosts the Lord of the Rings films, the Bond films, Cruel Intentions, and all the nostalgic rom-coms you could want (When Harry Met Sally!).

But those are obvious — so here is a list of more modern films, Prime originals and some must-watch cultural moments you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch.


Yes, this is a Ben Affleck and Matt Damon movie about a shoe.

But it's a really, really good Ben Affleck and Matt Damon movie about a really, really good shoe. 

Air is about Nike reps trying to clinch the deal with Michael Jordan to launch his first line of basketball shoes in the 80s. 

Damon plays Sonny Vaccaro, a maverick Nike executive who sets his sights on Jordan to revitalise the company's dying basketball division. Obviously, we know how the story goes (and this is just about shoes, so the stakes are not particularly high), but Sonny's passion will have you rooting for a man hellbent on making millions of dollars for a multi-multi-million-dollar shoe company.

And the movie has a secret weapon in the incomparable Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan, the mother of the basketball GOAT, who is, as per usual, just incredible.

Palm Springs.

Palm Springs movie


Palm Springs is a quirky and very fresh sci-fi rom-com starring Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg.

The movie opens in the serene setting of a Palm Springs resort where wedding day preparations are in full swing. 

Sarah (Milioti), the self-confessed black sheep of her family, is there as the Maid of Honour to her younger sister Tala (Camila Mendes).

She's content lurking in the corner of the reception knocking back glasses of wine, until the moment she's caught off guard and asked to make a wedding toast.

She's saved by Nyles (Samberg), the oddball plus one of another bridesmaid whose vibe is perfectly summed up by his board shorts and mismatched shirt.  


They hit it off, leading to a series of events where Sarah finds herself stuck in a time loop — leading to a life of no inhibitions. Over time, feelings develop... and so do the dark twists.

There is fantastic chemistry between the leads, and a manic energy to the story that you cannot help but get swept up in. 

Women Talking.

Women Talking is, as you may suspect, mostly a film that is indeed just women talking, clustered together in a hayloft with time running out as they struggle to make a life-changing decision. 

It sounds simplistic, but nothing about it is easy. The women in the film – played by an ensemble cast including Claire Foy, Rooney Mara and Frances McDormand – are members of a rural religious community that keeps itself separate from modern society. Through a series of brief flashback scenes, we learn that the men of the colony have been sneaking into the women's bedrooms at night and knocking them out with a spray used to tranquilize livestock before raping them.

No one, from the eldest members of the community to the littlest girls, have been safe from these attacks, and when the colony’s elders finally admit to the problem (only after a group of the men were caught) the men are held in jail and the women are given two days to find it in themselves to forgive them.

Instead, they take a vote: forgive the men, stay and fight, or leave.  

The story is tied to the women's experiences in their community, but also somehow universal. It is obviously not light viewing, but it is the kind of story that will grip you and linger in your mind long after the credits.


Everything Everywhere All At Once.


2023's Best Picture Oscar winner is a completely unique, brave amalgamation of all the genres: there's sci-fi, action, adventure, drama, romance and a lot of absurdist comedy. It's a *feast* for the senses.

The most simple plot explanation is that Michelle Yeoh stars as Evelyn Quan Wang, a Chinese-American immigrant who, while audited by the IRS, discovers that she must connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent a powerful being from destroying the multiverse. 

Everything about it works: the cast, which also includes Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis, is perfect. The story gets more and more ambitious, but also more and more heartening, as it goes on. And there's just something so fun about watching a film so completely fresh and unlike anything else you've seen before.

It's incredible.

Bodies Bodies Bodies.

Image: A24.


Bodies Bodies Bodies is a slasher satire that is so, so ridiculous that it also feels genius. 

Bee is a working-class young woman from Eastern Europe, who along with her wealthy girlfriend Sophie crashes a "hurricane party" at a mansion owned by the family of Sophie's friend David. Other guests include David's aspiring actress girlfriend Emma, podcaster Alice, her much-older new boyfriend Greg and the enigmatic Jordan. 

After a lot of substances, they decide to play Bodies Bodies Bodies, a murder-in-the-dark game. Of course, there's tension. And a storm outside. And then a real-life murder.

What follows is chaos, betrayal, humour and some truly iconic dialogue. There's a class joke that I still think about on the regular. 

Every character sucks, but the performances are wonderful. 

I Care A Lot.

In I Care a Lot, Rosamund Pike plays Marla Grayson, a shady court-appointed guardian for the elderly who scams them out of their assets.

Unfortunately for her, Marla's most recent victim happens to be the mother of a prominent mob boss, played by Peter Dinklage. What ensues is a darkly funny, perfectly cast game of cat and mouse.


I Care a Lot is not technically based on a true story, but it came to fruition after writer/director J Blakeson read a news story about real-life shady guardians, so the premise has some element of truth.

I Want You Back.

It didn't take much to sell me on I Want You Back.

It stars comedy genius Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, Scott Eastwood, Gina Rodriguez and Manny Jacinto. Those last two star in two of my favourite shows of all time, and I'll watch them in anything.

Slate and Day play two recently dumped strangers, who team up to sabotage the new relationships of their exes. Obviously, things don't go as planned, and it leads to many, many uncomfortable (and hilarious) situations.

It's very funny, and has a genuinely believable blossoming romance at the heart of it.

Also: peep the cameos from Ben McKenzie (Ryan from The O.C. can now play a DAD) and a little-known comedian called Pete Davidson.

Something From Tiffany's.

Something From Tiffany’s. Image: Amazon Prime.


I couldn't let this story pass without a Christmas film.

In recent years, Prime Video has jumped on the 'silly but comforting Christmas film' bandwagon and I couldn't be more grateful. My pick of the bunch is Something From Tiffany's, which is lovely and predictable in the way all cozy festival films should be. 

Set in New York, it stars Zoey Deutch as Rachel, a millennial baker whose life gets upended when her boyfriend proposes on Christmas Day. The problem? The ring was actually purchased by someone else, for someone else - and only ended up under their Christmas tree by accident.

As its true owner Ethan (played by Kendrick Sampson) tries to get it back, it leads them to the person they're meant to be with (spoiler alert: it may be each other).

The gift mix-up storyline is fun if not super fresh, New York is a wonderful supporting character and the two lead performances are so, so charming.

Feature image: Prime Video.

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