When it comes to the streaming service, it’s been clear for almost as long that anyone can remember that Netflix is at the top of the mountain. People everywhere know that Netflix Originals are released almost every week, and quite a few of them are popular movies. However, Amazon Studios could have an advantage over them in terms of quality.
Often releasing its movies to its Prime streaming service, Amazon Studios has been behind some fantastic movies since its inception in 2015. Their catalog includes creative sci-fi movies, terrifying horror stories, hilarious comedies, and even some Oscar winners. Rotten Tomatoes is a good place to find the best of their releases, not counting the documentaries.
10 Honey Boy (94%)
Shia LaBeouf has had one of the most interesting careers of all in Hollywood. From his time as a child protagonist Even Stevens toward Transformers franchise to its current streak of impressive exits in independent films, it is quite mixed. Your highlight could be Honey boy.
Released in 2019, Honey boy it is written by and starring LaBeouf in a semi-autobiographical tale. It centers on a young actor struggling with fame, family, and his own mental health. LaBeouf was praised as an actor and writer, while it was all said to be fascinating.
9 The Maiden (95%)
Many of Amazon Studios’ previous releases were co-productions and The maid is among those. This 2016 thriller was also produced by Magnolia Pictures. The South Korean image is based on a 2002 novel of the same name and was an immediate hit.
The story centers on a woman who is hired as a maid to a famous heiress, only that she is actually there as part of a scheme to defraud her. The film was met with widespread praise, was a box office success, and won multiple awards.
8 The seller (96%)
Another co-distribution, this time with Cohen Media Group, The seller It is one of the lesser known Amazon Studios images out there. That said, those who have seen it have been overwhelmingly positive and lavish with praise. There’s a reason it won Best Screenplay and Best Actor at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
The seller follows a married couple who, as they prepare to perform a stage adaptation of “Death of a Salesman,” see their wife get mugged. That sends the husband on the hunt for the attacker. This emotional story managed to win the Oscar for Best International Film.
7 Love and friendship (96%)
The first Amazon Studios movie on this list, Love friendship was first released in March 2016. Period dramas are all the rage when it comes to awards season and the like, but period comedies have less glitz, though The favorite 2018 stands out.
Love friendship it is also a delight. In it, a recent widow visits her in-laws and uses their cunning ways to try to find new rich husbands for herself and her daughter. It was praised for how fun it was, but also for its strong cast led by Kate Beckinsale.
6 Paterson (96%)
Thanks to his role as Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Adam Driver has become a household name. However, his best acting performances have probably been in smaller independent films. Among them is his prominent starring role in the 2016 film. Paterson.
Winner of the Palm Dog Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Paterson focuses on a simple story. Follow the titular character for a few days and detail his observations during that time. Sometimes a movie doesn’t need to do anything out of the ordinary and can be just a breath of fresh air.
5 Manchester by the sea (96%)
For a long time, this was probably the most famous movie from Amazon Studios. This is because this joint distribution with Roadside Attractions was a success during awards season. From 2016 Manchester by the sea it even won two of the top Academy Awards.
Casey Affleck took home the award for best actor, while Kenneth Lonergan won the award for best original screenplay. It also won four other awards, including Best Picture. The heartbreaking drama centers on a man struggling with grief and guilt after the death of his children, who has to take over custody of his nephew after his brother passes away.
4 Metal sound (97%)
There is so much that I like about Metal Sound. Debuting at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and then with streaming service Prime in late 2020, it quickly took the world by storm. In the next Oscars, he is nominated for six awards.
They include Best Picture and Best Actor for Riz Amhed. Metal Sound tells the remarkable story of a drummer who begins to lose his hearing and must cope with the new change in his life. It’s exciting, it’s well written, it delivers a tremendous performance, and it expertly uses sound.
3 Take down the man (98%)
Though it hasn’t garnered high praise and award nominations everywhere like others, Take down the man it still proved to get strong reviews from most critics who saw it. The 2019 movie is among the best dark comedies released in a long time.
Set in a small town, watch two girls kill a man who tried to attack them. As they struggle to cover up what they did, they realize that there are surprising criminal secrets in every corner of their seemingly innocent hometown. He was praised for being original and smart.
two One night in Miami … (98%)
What Metal Sound, 2020 One night in Miami … It has been a critical favorite and has been named everywhere when it comes to the awards discussion. In fact, Oscar winner Regina King has already been nominated for Best Director at the Golden Globes.
The film offers a fictional account of a 1964 meeting at Hampton House between boxer Muhammad Ali, activist Malcolm X, NFL star Jim Brown, and singer Sam Cooke. The powerful movie is already an instant classic and set for three Oscars.
1 The great sick (98%)
Co-distributed with Lionsgate, 2017 The great sick It quickly became the talk of the movie world when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It was written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani and is loosely based on their real-life romance together.
The great sick focuses on a couple who encounter significant cultural differences after the woman (played by Zoe Kazan) suffers from a serious lung infection. Along with the performances and the writing, this was praised for being funny and moving.
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