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Amazon Prime Video: The best TV shows to watch now 2021

What to Watch on Amazon Prime

If you are on the lookout for the best content available on Amazon prime to decide your ‘What to Watch’ list, you have come to the right place. Even compared to Netflix, the content available on Amazon Prime is quite impressive, what with regular movies and shows that are being added to the Prime subscription.

The birdsong videos section is probably where you’d end up after watching all the Amazon Prime movies.

The new series and other Amazon content will be free for your first month when you become an Amazon Prime member. Currently, Amazon Prime is offering a free 30-day trial, after which the membership costs $12.99 a month (or $119 a year), and you can cancel it at any time.

With Amazon Prime, you’ll get discounts on items, free two-day shipping, and other perks. Additionally, Prime Video is available for $8.99 a month, and for those who love Westerns, OWNZONES has partnered with Amazon to launch a new channel that costs just $1.99 a month.

Here, we have plucked out a list of some of the best movies available on Amazon Prime.

The Boys

The Boys

Superheroes are everywhere, so standing out can be a challenge. Thankfully, Garth Ennis’ bloody (and brilliant) comic book series, The Boys, has been adapted into a brutally funny film.

No Marvel or DC television series has held us as tight as The Boys’ cacophony of blood, chaos, and c-bombs since its mysterious opening episode. The story’s hero is Hughie, a normal man whose partner is brutally murdered by a corporate Supe. Billy Butcher, who’s also had his own run-in with the superpowered, has a vendetta, and he teams up (well, forces a team-up) with the reluctant Hughie.

Upon premiering on July 26, 2019, the series was praised for its writing, storyline, humour, and performances by the cast, particularly Urban and Starr.

The show was renewed by Amazon ahead of its premiere for a second season. The third season is planned, and a spin-off is in the works as well.

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Saint Mud

Saint Maud

This haunted thriller is both upsetting and harrowing. It is the story of a nurse (played by Morfydd Clark( who considers herself to be a vessel of God and considers it to be her duty to save her dying patient’s soul. The mesmerizing acting and dark beauty of the movie get under your skin and settles down there.

StudioCanal UK released Saint Maud in the United Kingdom on 9 October 2020, after its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 8 September 2019. Critics have praised the film’s direction, atmosphere, performances, and score.

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

This inventive ghost movie by Manoj N Shyamalam features Bruce Willis as a child psychologist trying to help a young boy who believes that he can see ghosts. With a twisted ending, the movie tends to stay in the viewers’ minds for a long time after it ends.

M. Night Shyamalan wrote and directed the 1999 American supernatural psychological thriller The Sixth Sense. Bruce Willis stars as a child psychologist whose patient (Haley Joel Osment) can communicate with the dead.

As a result of this film, the public realized that Shyamalan is renowned for his affinity for unexpected endings.

On August 6, 1999, Walt Disney Pictures (through the Hollywood Pictures label) released the film to acclaim its performances (particularly those of Willis and Osment), atmosphere, and unexpected twist. This is a must-watch on Amazon Prime Video if you’re looking for something tonight.

Aliens

Aliens

It’s one of the best sci-fi films, one of the best action movies, a James Cameron movie, and many consider it the best Alien movie ever, which is saying a lot when you consider how perfect Ridley Scott’s original film is.

The film’s flawless design and execution never cease to amaze me, even though we all know that.

The stellar performance from Sigourney Weaver cements her place as an iconic figure of cinema as a more resourceful, wiser, but still human Ellen Ripley, once again trying to survive the unpredictable Xenomorph, played by H.R. Giger.

In this battle, she’s accompanied by a squad of hard-hitting marines to unleash an all-out assault on those pesky aliens.

One Night in Miami

One Night in Miami

In 2020, Regina King directed the American drama feature film One Night in Miami from a screenplay by Kemp Powers based on his stage play of the same name from 2013.

This film is a fictional account of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke at the Hampton House in February 1964 to celebrate Ali’s title win over Sonny Liston.

Among the actors in the film are Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom Jr. Lance Reddick, Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson, and Beau Bridges provide supporting roles. Watch on Amazon Prime Video tonight.

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Sound Of Metal

Sound Of Metal

Lou and Ruben are noise metal drummers touring tiny clubs in an RV, but when Ruben starts experiencing hearing loss, their rootless lifestyles come to an abrupt end.

In September 2019, the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Platform Prize program. Streaming of the film on Amazon Prime Video begins December 4, 2020. It was released theatrically on November 20, 2020.

Ahmed and Raci’s performances garnered particular attention, along with the screenplay and sound design. For 2020, it appeared on 52 critics’ top ten lists.

Realizing that his musical career may be over, he checks into a rural deaf community – yet he remains determined to fix his addiction, get on tour, and get back to Lou.

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

On Amazon Prime now. In this offbeat romantic comedy, strangers Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti find themselves stuck in a seemingly infinite time loop. Sleeping or dying results in them waking up once more and living the rest of the day.

In their entrapment, the pair indulges in wilder and wilder behaviour with the knowledge that, whatever might happen, they will soon be back at square one. There is no meaning to anything anymore.

Although Palm Springs may seem familiar (“Groundhog Day! “), it manages to feel unique by focusing on a couple instead of a single individual. The relationship and tension between them keep the film engaging – and it’s funny as well.

The Towering Inferno

The Towering Inferno

Star-studded and packed with star power, The Towering Inferno is a disaster flick regarded as one of the best in its genre.

The Towering Inferno stars Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, and Fred Astaire (whose performance earned him his sole Oscar nomination) in a story that follows the stars as their skyscraper burns as they try to survive.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog

Honesty, be told, I didn’t think I would like Sonic the Hedgehog so much. The stunning depiction of the beloved video game character by Jeff Fowler was absolutely not what I expected.

Sega released the video game franchise of Sonic the Hedgehog in 2000. The film Sonic the Hedgehog is an action-adventure comedy released in 2020. Written by Josh Miller and Pat Casey, it was directed by Jeff Fowler (in his feature directorial debut).

Jim Carrey and Ben Schwartz star in it, along with James Marsden and Tika Sumpter. Sonic the Hedgehog is the first installment of a planned film series.

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics before its premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017. On November 24, 2017, the film began a limited release in the United States, and on January 19, 2018, it was released on a wide release.

Chalamet, Hammer, and Stuhlbarg were praised for their performances, particularly Ivory’s screenplay and Guadagnino’s direction.

Screenplay, directing, acting, and music has all been praised for the film.

In addition to being nominated for four Academy Awards (including Best Picture), it won the Best Adapted Screenplay award. Watch it this weekend on Amazon Prime Video.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

A decade ago, Barry Jenkins directed one of the greatest movies of all time, Moonlight. The director has now returned with a limited series on Amazon, The Underground Railroad, which has already been hailed as one of the year’s best stories.

Cora Randall, played by Thuso Mbedu, attempts to escape slavery by riding on the underground railroad – but in this alternate timeline, the railroad is not simply a network of safe houses and hidden routes but is a physical rail line with trains and conductors.

A powerful, heartbreaking story told through stunning cinematography and a talented ensemble cast, The Underground Railroad is best enjoyed in segments rather than all at once.

Invincible

Invincible

An Amazon Prime Orginal. After Mark’s 17th birthday, he starts to develop his own powers – but his father is there to help him learn how to handle them. The ensemble voice cast also includes Sandra Oh, Mark Hamill, and Seth Rogen.

Invincible, a series of animated superhero streaming television shows, premiered on Amazon Prime Video on March 25, 2021, to critical acclaim for its animation, action sequences, and performances. The series is based on the Image Comics series of the same name by Robert Kirkman.

Jennifer Yeun, Sandra Oh, and Steven Yeun star in the series. K. Simmons. This series centers on Mark Grayson, a 17-year-old boy whose father is Omni-Man, and his transformation into a superhero under the guidance of his father. Amazon renewed the series for a second and third season in April 2021.

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The Wilds

The Wilds

Something mysterious is afoot on an island where a group of people crash land. Even though the premise is familiar, the story in The Wilds takes a different direction.

While travelling to Hawaii for a women’s retreat, a plane crashes, leaving the group stranded on a mysterious island. They have no idea that this is all part of a bigger plan.

The Wilds, unlike Lost, gives viewers more answers, and we’re more interested in how they survive being left alone. Upon its release on December 11, 2020, the series received positive reviews from critics, praising the performances, writing, and plot.

Mad Men (S1-7)

Mad Men

The premise of Mad Men is that it tells the story of an advertising company in 1960s New York. Thanks to a well-drawn cast, it does that to a good extent, a compelling plotline and close attention to period details.

On the surface, the film is a study of 20th century America, identity, consumerism, freedom, family, and the concept of happiness. Aside from its lofty themes, it’s also devilishly witty, touching, and entertaining.

Truth Seekers

Truth Seekers

In 2020, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, James Serafinowski, and Nat Saunders will star in a new comedy-horror streaming television series called Truth Seekers. Director Jim Field Smith directed the series, which stars Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.
It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 10 October 2020, followed by a release on Amazon’s Prime Video on 30 October 2020.

The eight-part series follows part-time paranormal investigators hunting for evidence of the supernatural throughout the UK.

However, the fun and games only last for a short while until the team begins to uncover an evil conspiracy that threatens the whole human race.

Almost Famous

Almost Famous

In 2000, Cameron Crowe directed and wrote a comedy-drama film called Almost Famous. Starring Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit.

Almost Famous is a classical Cameron Crowe masterpiece that’s a must-see for the entire family. The love letter Crowe writes to youth, music, and passion is an unforgettable work of art.

William Miller, then 15, travels the country with the rock band Stillwater. Experiencing all the ups and downs that come along with young love and burgeoning fame. The film is loosely based on his own experiences as a young journalist for Rolling Stone.

Coming 2 America

Coming 2 America

Coming to America is your favourite movie? As a new sequel, Coming 2 America will be exclusive to Amazon Prime Video this month.

Paramount Pictures had originally planned to release the film theatrically. Due to COVID-19, Amazon Studios acquired the distribution rights to the film in 2020. As of March 4, 2021, Amazon will offer it digitally through Prime Video. Coming 2 America received a mixed reception from critics.

Featuring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, who played Prince Akeem and Semmi. The original cast reunites for a small but energetic sequel that enchants audiences.

Knives Out

Knives Out

Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman wrote and directed Knives Out, a 2019 American mystery film. It follows the investigation of the death of the patriarch of a dysfunctional, wealthy family.

The Last Jedi, Brick, and Looper. Rian Johnson has made a career as a filmmaker who reinterprets familiar genres in a unique way that honours their respective cinematic legacies.

Nominated Oscar-winning ensemble thriller, delivers a twee tale of death and inheritance through the prism of an over-the-top, fractured family.

Knives Out is a delightful, unusual film that is truly worth your time. Even to watch Michael Shannon scream about cookies.