Amazon Prime subscribers have free access to thousands of movies with their subscription. If you’re looking for something to watch, here are 10 of the best movies to watch for free with Amazon Prime Video.
Best Free Movies on Amazon Prime Video
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If you’re only going to watch one Marvel superhero movie, The Avengers is the clear winner. You get value in bulk as the film features a team of Marvel heroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, taking on one of the most entertaining villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki by Tom Hiddleston.
The Avengers offers plenty of massive superhero action, and it also finds time to develop its vast cast of characters, setting events in motion for future Marvel movies.
Cult classic heather is one of the best comedies on Amazon Prime. This dark satire takes on the teen movies of its time (the 1980s) and adds a violent edge to the story of a sincere young woman who falls in love with a rebellious naughty boy. Veronica (Winona Ryder) and JD (Christian Slater) take their crusade against the vapid popular students in their high school to deadly extremes, while the film retains a sense of the absurd. The filmmakers mix rousing dialogue with sharp commentary on conformity.
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His Girl Friday
Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell star as bickering journalists (and ex-husbands) in Howard Hawks’ classic comedy His Girl Friday. Hawks swaps the sex of one of the main characters of the popular play The front page, making the story both a remarriage comedy and a farce. The lightning-fast dialogue is full of clever fabrications and puns, with Grant and Russell constantly pitting each other as their characters pursue (and fall in love again) the greatest story of their careers.
Christopher Nolan’s obsession with intricate plot twists meets the perfect high concept in start. This thriller involves a ‘raid’ of ideas, literally in the world of dreams, as trained agents infiltrate the subconscious of a business leader.
The twisting plot is matched by Nolan’s expansive, mind-blowing imagery, which he deploys in some truly amazing action sequences. Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Tom Hardy lead a strong cast that brings some emotional depth to Nolan’s intoxicating concepts.
Inside Llewyn Davis
One of the best movies of the Coen brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis, With Oscar Isaac as the title character, a struggling folk singer in 1960s New York. Constantly living in the shadows of his more successful peers, Llewyn floats from one friend’s couch to another, trying to make money from occasional gigs. The film has a bittersweet, melancholy tone, with Llewyn serving as a stand-in for anyone facing the prospect of giving up on their dreams.
Love & Friendship
One of Amazon’s best original movies, Love & Friendship is a delightful Jane Austen adaptation by filmmaker Whit Stillman. Based on Austen’s early novel Lady Susan, the film stars Kate Beckinsale as a ruthless, sharp-tongued social climber with witty backlash to everyone she meets. Love & Friendship adds a grisly edge to Austen’s quintessential romantic tale, while still satisfying all the main characters in suitable marriages.
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Ari Asters midsummer delivers unspeakable horror in broad daylight as the main characters visit a remote Swedish village during a traditional summer festival. However, there is much more to it than dancing and making flower crowns, as these American students learn the hard way. Florence Pugh plays a young woman in mourning who discovers a source of inner strength as she participates in the village’s mysterious rituals. In horror, she finds her identity and her strength.
Night of the Living Dead
The zombie genre wouldn’t even exist without George A. Romero’s 1968 historical horror film Night of the Living Dead. Romero pioneered most of the key elements of zombie movies with his creepy, low-budget film about the dead rising from the grave, hungry for human flesh.
It mainly takes place in an abandoned house where characters hide from the growing undead hordes, Night of the Living Dead creates indelible fears with minimal resources. It is one of the most influential films of all time (in any genre).
When Arnold Schwarzenegger said “I’ll be back” in James Cameron’s the terminatorhe didn’t know how right he was. Schwarzenegger made a comeback in increasingly big movies, thanks in large part to his breakthrough as a killer cyborg from the future. Schwarzenegger’s Terminator targets waitress Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), trying to stop her from giving birth to humanity’s future savior.
Meanwhile, human freedom fighter Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) travels back in time to protect Sarah. The combination of action and suspense makes for one of the best sci-fi movies on Amazon Prime.
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Catch a thief
Alfred Hitchcock’s Catch a thief is light-hearted than many of the master of suspense thrillers, but it’s no less captivating. Cary Grant plays a veteran jewel thief whose retirement is threatened by an impostor who robs wealthy tourists on the French Riviera.
Determined to clear his name, the burglar, known as ‘the cat’, decides to catch the real thief. Along the way, he falls in love with a wealthy heiress, played by Grace Kelly. It’s a stylish cape that takes advantage of the stars’ playful chemistry and Hitchcock’s mastery of the camera.