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Movie Time: Top 20 Films On Amazon Prime That You Need To Watch Right Now

Movie Time: Top 20 Films On Amazon Prime That You Need To Watch Right Now

Six months of lockdown and you must have legit scoured the internet by now, right? Well, we sure find ourselves confused about what to watch next every time we sit for a meal these days. Blame the pandemic and almost half a year of work for home! That said, we have effectively moved from web series (because we have watched them all) to movies and have actually found some really interesting ones on Amazon prime recently. And sensing that we're all in the same boat, we have actually curated a list of the best Prime movies that will come in handy for days to come. Read on:

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    Here are our 10 favourite picks from some of the best Amazon Prime original movies:

    • The Big Sick
    • Shakuntala Devi 
    • Gulabo Sitabo 
    • Suspiria
    • The Aeronauts
    • Blow The Man Down
    • CHI-RAQ
    • Photograph
    • Beautiful Boy
    • Brittany Runs A Marathon

    The Big Sick

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    The beauty of this film lies in the fact that it is actually based on a real-life romance. The film covers the actual courtship story of Comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Nanjiani) and grad student Emily Gordon (Zoe Kazan). You’ll especially like this one if you happen to be in an intercultural relationship. The film follows the story of Nanjani and Emily as they try to make it work amid clashing cultures and ideologies. It gets interesting when Kumail is forced to meet Emily’s family after she contracts an illness. He has to interact with them while juggling all of this his own family’s expectations and ends up understanding his true feelings for his lady amidst all this chaos. This is one of the most heart-warming Amazon Original Movies.

    Movie Duration: 2 hours
    Language: English
    IMDb Rating: 7.5
    POPxo Rating: 7

    Shakuntala Devi

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    Based on the incredible story of Shakuntala Devi, the world-renowned mathematician from India, this is a great watch if some instant motivation is what you seek. Shakuntala Devi is a prodigy who lives her life on her own terms and Vidya Balan has portrayed the character really well. It is rather heartening to see how the film celebrated Shakuntala Devi as a person, a woman, and a mother as it pays well-deserved homage to her genius. You are sure to love the parts highlighting her relationship with her daughter Anu and we highly recommend that you watch this film with your mom! Also, this is one of the best Amazon Original Movies if some motivation is what you seek. 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 7 minutes 
    Language: Hindi
    IMDb Rating: 6.2
    POPxo Rating: 7

    Gulabo Sitabo

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    The human yearning for a permanent space that they call all theirs is far bigger than we sometimes fathom. Gulabo Sitabo gives us a light-hearted take on the same through light comedy and satire. The film follows the property tussle between Mirza Chunnan Nawab, the supposed owner of a dilapidated mansion and his tenant Baankey Rastogi. Baankey has long lived on the property for a meagre rent of Rs 30 and does not pay even that. Both the owner and the house have seen decades of drama and yet more is to unfold as the two leads lock horns for the ultimate ownership. This is one of those movies on Amazon Prime which were originally slated for a theatre release. 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 4 minutes 
    Language: Hindi
    IMDb Rating: 6.4
    POPxo Rating: 6.5

    Suspiria

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    If you aren’t already scared enough with the current apocalyptic times, then might we suggest a horror movie to do the task? This is one of the lesser talked about movies on Amazon which honestly deserves slightly more credit. A remake of the 1977 horror classic, the film follows the life of a young American dancer, Susie Bannion who arrives in Berlin in 1970s. She eventually auditions for Helena Markos Dance Co and replaces a woman to grab the lead role. This is when the woman who has been replaced accuses the company of witchcraft but things get way more sinister when an intrigued psychotherapist & a trope member end up probing the studio's sinister underground chamber. 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 32 minutes 
    Language: English
    IMDb Rating: 6.8
    POPxo Rating: 6

    The Aeronauts

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    Up for an adventurous watch? This Amazon Originals movie will serve the purpose pretty well. The film is set in 1862 and follows the adventures of daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones). In the film, Felicity teams up with James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne), a pioneering meteorologist. The vision? They seek to advance human knowledge of the weather and seek to fly higher than anyone has in history. What follows is a series of adventures and you have to watch this amazon prime originals to feel that rush that you must not have during the lockdown. 

    Movie Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes 
    Language: Hindi
    IMDb Rating: 6.6
    POPxo Rating: 7

    Blow The Man Down

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    We as women often have our brush with shady, scary men some of which try to harm us too. And even if we manage to dodge the attack or the advances, we keep the horrors to ourselves perhaps too ashamed or scared of the ordeal with the world. That said, at times, we do want these men to suffer and to punish them somehow. But have you often wondered what comes after that? This is a film that might give you an insight into it. Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly belong to the small indiscreet fishing village called Easter Cove. The plot sets in with the two grieving the loss of their mother and anticipating a rather dark future. But it gets darker. The sisters end up facing a very dangerous man, the run-in turns into something gruesome, and now they have to cover the crime. What happens next? Watch this one and find out. This is one of the Amazon Originals that’ll get you thinking. 

    Movie Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes 
    Language: English, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
    IMDb Rating: 6.4
    POPxo Rating: 7 

    CHI-RAQ

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    Dome artsy entertainment on your mind? We highly recommend one of the most underrated movies on Amazon Prime. Also, this is the first film to be acquired by Amazon studios! A contemporary adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophane, the film is a rather unique watch. The film follows how a child’s murder leads to a full-fledged revolution. There is so much to learn in this film and rest assured, you won't be disappointed. 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 6 minutes 
    Language: English
    IMDb Rating: 5.7
    POPxo Rating: 6

    Photograph

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    All for fine artists and powerful performances? Here’s one of those Amazon movies which we discovered during the lockdown. This is quite an interesting watch, all thanks to its interesting storyline that follows the journey of a struggling street photographer who is constantly pressured to get married by his grandmother. Tired of the pestering, he hatches a plan and ends up convincing a stranger to act like they have been engaged during a family visit. However, as the film progresses, the two start developing a special bond. 

    Movie Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes 
    Language: Hindi
    IMDb Rating: 7.8
    POPxo Rating: 7

    Beautiful Boy

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    Think you can handle an intensely emotional watch? Here’s one of the must-watch movies on Amazon Prime that’ll leave you all emotional and teach a lot about parent-child relationships. The film is based on the best-selling memoirs by father-son duo David and Nic Sheff. The film covers the poignant story of a family struggling with addictions for generations as we get an inspiring tale of survival, relapse, recovery, and hope. 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 
    Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese 
    IMDb Rating: 7.8
    POPxo Rating: 8

    Brittany Runs A Marathon

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    This is legit one of the best movies on Amazon if you seek to learn about self-love through a movie that’s not too heavy on the head. The film follows the life of Brittany Fogler. She happens to be hilarious, outgoing, and everyone’s BFF, except for her own self. But there’s more to deal with. She hardly parties, is underpaid and chooses one toxic relationship after the other. Blocked in a never-ending struggle with her body and too broke to join a gym, Brit is up for revelation when one of her neighbours asks her to run a sweaty block. Soon enough she gets ambitious and decides to set a mammoth goal: the New York City Marathon. Watch the film to find out how it unfolds for Brittany. 

    Movie Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes 
    Language: English, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
    IMDb Rating: 6.8
    POPxo Rating: 7

    Here are our 10 favourite picks form some of the best movies on Amazon Prime:

    • Hotel Transylvania
    • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
    • Jumanji: The Next Level
    • Crazy Rich Asians
    • Her
    • The Theory of Everything
    • Notting Hill
    • Socha Na Tha
    • Padosan
    • Welcome

    Hotel Transylvania

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    This is legit one of the coolest animation films ever made and also one of the best movies on Amazon Prime. The setting is a ghost resort run by Count Dracula. It is a leisurely get-away for the monsters and their families and all the details are so awesome that even you’d like to go there. Dracula is happy with his life and is leading peacefully with his daughter Maeve when a rather unpleasant distraction arrives: a human! To his horror, Maeve ends up falling for the human. What follows is amazingly conceptualised and you need to watch this film to find out what we are talking about. 

    Movie Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes 
    Language: English 
    IMDb Rating: 7.1
    POPxo Rating: 7.5

    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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    Undoubtedly one of the finest films ever made in the Indian cinema, watch this film to calm your wanderlust. This is hands downs one of the best Amazon movies in Hindi and we just cannot have enough of it. As Kabir, Arjun, and Imraan reunite for one hell of a bachelor's trip, there is so much to be confessed, so much to be realised, and so much to be felt. This movie is pure love. 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 34 minutes 
    Language: Hindi
    IMDb Rating: 8.1
    POPxo Rating: 9

    Jumanji: The Next Level

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    Well, what better film to reflect the chaos that we live in right now! As we navigate our lives through what feels like a real-life Jumanji, how about we get lost in this fantastical world that never fails to entertain? It’s the next level and the game only gets bigger and better! 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 3 minutes 
    Language: Hindi, English
    IMDb Rating: 6.7
    POPxo Rating: 7.2

    Crazy Rich Asians

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    The most contemporary rom coms of them all, Crazy Rich Asians is one of the Amazon Prime movies that is the finest (also the lightest) entertainment that you seek amid the pandemic anxiety. Based on the best-seller novel of the same name, the film follows the life of New Yorker Rachel Chu who has been dating Nick Young for the longest time without knowing that he is the heir to a ‘crazy rich’ business empire. He belongs to one of Asia’s most sought after families. Watch this, you won't regret it!

    Movie Duration: 2 hours
    Language: English
    IMDb Rating: 6.9
    POPxo Rating: 7.5

    Her

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    It’s the millennium and machines are way more sophisticated and advanced than humans. That said, what happens when you end up falling in love with one of these machines? The film follows the life of an introverted writer, Theodore Twombly who gets hold of an Artificial Intelligence system to help him with his writing. Considerably impressed by AI’s ability, Theodore ends up falling for it. This is one of those Amazon movies which are sure to make you laugh while leaving you as amazed as the love-smitten writer. 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 1 minute 
    Language: English
    IMDb Rating: 8
    POPxo Rating: 8

    The Theory of Everything

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    One of the must-watch movies on Amazon, this film follows the story of Stephen Hawking’s. This film introduces a lot of under-discovered aspects of one of the brightest minds of all times. From his love life to his struggles with the motor neuron disease and how he defies all odds, the film covers it all and happens to be a very inspiring watch. 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 3 minutes 
    Language: English, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
    IMDb Rating: 7.7
    POPxo Rating: 7.5

    Notting Hill

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    A cult classic, Notting Hill follows the life of a book owner and how it is drastically altered after a superstar decided to walk into his shop and purchase a book. One of the top Amazon Prime movies, this one never gets old and can be re-watched multiple times! 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 3 minutes 
    Language: English, Hindi, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian
    IMDb Rating: 7.1
    POPxo Rating: 7.5

    Socha Na Tha

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    Easily on top of our list of the must-watch movies on Amazon Prime, Socha Na Tha is a film unlike any other. The film follows the life of Viren and Aditi who end up becoming friends after refusing to get into an arranged marriage with each other. However, things get complicated after they end up falling for each other after they have already been engaged to other people. This is a highly underrated film. It unfolds like poetry and the music is beautiful.  

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 17 minutes 
    Language: English
    IMDb Rating: 7.4
    POPxo Rating: 8.5

    Padosan

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    Up for an old school watch? Grab the popcorn tub and hit play on this iconic film. One of the best old movies to watch on Amazon Prime, this is a fun film that follows the life of sweet, simple Bhola who ends up falling for the flamboyant Bindu. It is touted as one of the best comedy films in Hindi cinema. Watch this one for the comic storyline and also R.D. Burman's music. 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes 
    Language: Hindi
    IMDb Rating: 8.1
    POPxo Rating: 9

    Welcome

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    Okay, we aren’t saying that this is the best film out there but it does strike a chord with the millennials and it's just the film if you seek a more contemporary comic re-watch. The film is based on the story of Rajiv who ends up falling for Sanjana, the sister of two notorious dons in the town. A series of comic misadventures follow. 

    Movie Duration: 2 hours 29 minutes 
    Language: Hindi
    IMDb Rating: 6.9
    POPxo Rating: 7

    So folks, all set to binge on some of the best movies on Amazon Prime?

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