Looking for a great movie to watch on Amazon Prime tonight? On TV Tonight lists this best movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video this month.
Why you should watch: The critics hated this telling of the story of the iconic punk venue in New York City. Everyone panned it. It depends on your personal journey and how the music became a part of your life. It’s a lamentation for good times now gone and for those in the film who have also gone. Movies are not just about the story on the screen. CBGB follows Hilly Kristal’s New York club from its concept as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock ‘n roll and punk. Kristal ironically became known as the godfather of punk giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police. The Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins stars as Iggy Pop.
Director: RANDALL MILLER
Cast: ALAN RICKMAN, MALIN AKERMAN, RICHARD DE KLERK, ASHLEY GREENE, RYAN HURST, ESTELLE HARRIS, TAYLOR HAWKINS
A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK
Why you should watch: New York City is definitely the star of this film, which is not surprising in a Woody Allen film. Gatsby Welles learns that his girlfriend Ashleigh Enright will travel to Manhattan to interview director Roland Pollard for the college paper, and he plans a romantic weekend with her. Gatsby is the son of a wealthy family in New York and Ashleigh is from Tucson. Ashleigh meets Pollard and he invites her to a screening of his new film with his writer Ted Davidoff. Meanwhile Gatsby stumbles upon his friend, who is cinema student, and he accepts to participate in his film. During the rainy weekend in New York, Gatsby and Ashleigh have new experiences and discoveries. Parts of the dialogue are witty and clever, and the soundtrack is the perfect accompaniment to strolling around this wonderful city in the rain.
Director: WOODY ALLEN
Cast: TIMOTHEE CHALAMET, ELLE FANNING, LIVE SCHREIBER, SELENA GOMEZ, JUDE LAW, DIEGO LUNA, CHERRY JONES, WILL ROGERS
Why you should watch: As would be expected in a film tracing the life of Aretha Franklin, there is a great soundtrack attached to this one. The story follows the first two decades of Franklin’s life, from being born as a musical prodigy in an affluent African-American family, the repercussions of losing her mother at age 10 to her arduous rise to international musical stardom, while enduring an abusive marriage, ultimately concluding with the recording of her influential live album Amazing Grace (1972). There are some disturbing revelations about Franklin’s childhood, which had an affect on her throughout her life. Jennifer Hudson was chosen by Aretha Franklin to play her in the film.
Director: LIESL TOMMY
Cast: JENNIFER HUDSON, FOREST WHITAKER, MARLON WAYANS, TITUSS BURGESS, KIMBERLY SCOTT, HAILEY KILGORE, SAYCON SENGBLOH
Why you should watch: This is a colourful, entertaining film, which has an underlying context. Pallavi Patel is the quintessential, middle aged, devoted housewife who is equally famous for her dance as she is for her cooking. But a truth about her, threatens to disrupt her middle-class family’s ethos, on the eve of her son Tejas’ engagement with a rich American girl of Indian descent and a bombastic father. The exploration of homosexuality is subtle, but it resonates throughout the film. It is comedic, with serious undertones.
Director: ANAND TIWARI
Cast: MADHURI DIXIT, RITWIK BHOWMIK, BAJRAJ RAO, BARKHA SINGH, SRISHTI SHRIVASTAVA, RAJIT KAPOOR, SHEEBA CHADDHA
WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE
Why you should watch: After a family tragedy involving arsenic 6 years ago, two sisters and their ageing uncle still live in the castle isolated from the nearby village. The youngest, Merricat, shops in the village weekly but it’s unpleasant the way many villagers treat her, blaming her sister for the earlier tragedy. Her magical spells don’t seem to protect her. Her older sister Constance and Uncle Julian never leave the property. The sisters’ cousin Charles arrives unannounced, not really to meet the family but rather for the money he believes is stored in the house. His presence disturbs their existence and leads to more heartbreak for the two sisters. Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. Vera Farmiga’s younger sister, Taissa, stars as Merricat. The Winter Soldier’s Sebastian Stan stars as dastardly cousin Charles.
Director: STACIE PASSON
Cast: TAISSA FARMIGA, ALEXANDRA DADDARIO, CRISPIN GLOVE, SEBASTIAN STAN, PAULA MALCOMSON, PETER COONAN
LOST IN LONDON
Why you should watch: Now this is a strange one. Apparently, this film was the world’s first live movie, broadcast into select cinemas whilst it was being shot, using a single camera. It follows Woody Harrelson during the course of one night, as he finds himself a victim of the tabloids, leading to his wife abandoning him. He then has several misadventures with various colourful characters in London that has him ending up in jail, from which he must extricate himself to take his children to meet Harry Potter the following morning, as promised. It is a little drawn out at times, and a bit silly, but interesting viewing, nonetheless. Harrelson also directed and wrote the script.
Director: WOODY HARRELSON
Cast: WOODY HARRELSON, OWEN WILSON, ELEANOR MATSUURA, LOUISA HARLAND, MARTIN MCCANN, PETER FERDINANDO, AMIR EL-MASRY
Why you should watch: Beware of vulgarity and profanity in this dark comedy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in a role slightly removed from his normal work, as Hesher, a wild anarchist who befriends a young boy, TJ, who is grieving after the death of his mother in an accident and is trying to buy back her car. Hesher somehow ends up moving in with TJ’s family. He involves TJ in crime, there’s a bully who won’t desist, mom’s car is slipping away, dad has checked out, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk every day. TJ is in dire need of a family for support, but instead he’s got Hesher. Piper Laurie is wonderful as Grandma. As Hesher is a metalhead, there’s a great soundtrack with this one. All in all, it’s quite entertaining.
Director: SPENCER SUSSER
Cast: JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, DEVIN BROCHU, NATALIE PORTMAN, RAINN WILSON, PIPER LAURIE, JOHN CARROLL LYNCH
THE BROKEN ROSE
Why you should watch: This is a confronting story of how children are put into unsuitable foster care, leading them to make choices which will affect them all their lives. Rose is abandoned by her biological parents and forced to live in foster homes at a young age. During her time in foster care, she was physically, sexually, and mentally abused. When she could no longer deal with the Rose drops out of school, runs away, and meets Shaka, who manipulates and uses her. Rose plots her escape with childhood friend Brian only to find Shaka is a formidable opponent.
Director: MATT MCCLELLAND
Cast: JAZMIN MONNEE’ BREHAUT, EVAN JOELLE, JD SCALZO, D’ARTANASHA BIBB, RYAN NICOLE AUSTIN, WYNTON ODD
CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY
Why you should watch: One of this viewer’s main reasons for watching this adaptation of Karen Cushman’s children’s novel was the presence of the wonderful Andrew Scott as Birdy’s father, Lord Rollo. The talented Lena Dunham adapted the script and directed. It’s a historical tale set in 13th Century England of 14-year-old Birdy who navigates through life avoiding potential suitors her father has in mind all to save him from financial ruin. This is a delightful film. One of the highlights is Paul Kaye as the obnoxious Sir John Henry Murgaw, the successful suitor for Birdy’s hand. This is a delightful tale.
Director: LENA DUNHAM
Cast: BELLA RAMSEY, ANDREW SCOTT BILLIE PIPER, LESLEY SHARP, JOE ALWYN, SOPHIE OKONEDO, ISIS HAINSWORTH, PAUL KAYE
22 thoughts on “Watch the Best Movies on Amazon Prime Video tonight”
Thanks for letting me know know what is on for my veiwimy choices. Always good to get info about new shows and movies to watch.
There is a good reason why no one has ever heard of these movies….boring, predictable and cheap.
Prime has descended into the mediocre from when it first started; the Amazon site prices have been jacked up to prop up this network. Who needs Amazon music too??!! Not I
….and now you know why we have other streaming channels. I might add your competition Neflix is right there with you….at the bottom of the barrel, for good movies. So frustrating….!✌️
Amazon has a good selection of movies if you don’t mind paying extra
Your recommendations should include the RATING and are they free with Prime or cost extra?
These movies sound TERRIBLE!
Sorry but, “Being the Ricardos” is the only show listed here that I find interesting.
I have seen 2 of these films, Stolen and The Courier and I liked both of them
Not interested in watching any of them. I must be one of the few people who doesn’t love Lucy. I agree with the person who said that Amazon Prime movies are mediocre. I usually have to go to other free services when looking for a movie that is rated highly. I already pay for Prime…I’m not paying extra for an old movie.
I’d also appreciate knowing if the films were free with my subscription.
A couple nuggets in the rocks.
Even when I was kid when she was on TV all the time I found ‘Lucy’ just creepy as hell and nothing I have seen or read since has changed that.
I am sorry two decent actors got shoveled into the thing.
I will check out Courier and the Apartment suicide thing.
Harder to find good stuff in my ‘prime’ list these days, I actually get more out of $12/mo YouTube payment BUT they don’t deliver crap to the house.
I get my money out of Amazon in three or four months in shipping.
Love the movie selection offered by Amazon Prime, much better than what is offered by Netflix, which I recently dropped. Of course one must know what to look for. As for myself, I go for foreign movies and stay away from blockbusters, action movie, and melodrama. In general I look for “movies that make you think,” of which Amazon offers the largest selection, larger than any of the other streaming channels. Thank you Amazon, You’ve been a great help in this time of COVID.
Every streaming service, of which there are way too many, just want my money -and always findings ways to increase prices! Got to love AMERICA!
I agree with the other commentors–both Prime and Netflix have really gone downhill in the quality of movies they provide for free. When I find a movie that seems interesting, they either want me to pay for it or it’s on FreeVee with commercials. What’s the point in paying for their services?
Tell us if they are free in these reviews!! And they should be!!
If you have a prime membership, why pay extra for some movies???? I, also, DON’T want Amazon music. Maybe more personal options for your money??
Maybe 3% of the movies I might want to see show up on Prime. That sux. 95% of what I have watched on Prime (damn little) has been their in-house series and it’s been 2-3 months since I watched any Prime. If I want to watch something and there’s no Prime series to watch, then it’s a struggle to find something bearable. This email might make it easier.
There’s WAY TOO MUCH WOKE MESSAGING in anything made nowadays. It’s obnoxious and casting a production is more about checking the “PC boxes” than adhering to reality or quality.
Many comments here have bemoaned this service/email for not delineating which of the movies recommended are free – I HAD ASSUMED IF THEY WERE ON THE LIST, THEY WERE FREE WITH PRIME. Why would you highlight a movie I’d need to pay for if I can go to three other services already to pay to watch it!?!? That’s stupid.
Prime for me is mostly about shipping. Maybe with all the prices going up, they’ll break movies and shipping apart.
Somebody else here stated the movie selection of Netflix was worse than Prime. How disappointing because Netflix would have been my first guess for an alternate or additional service. I had (erroneously?) assumed Netflix would have LOTS more selection. Bummer.
Finally, ICYMI, the YIDIO application is the best I’ve found for finding what services have a movie and the price.
I Search and search and search trying to find something worthwhile to watch on prime without having to pay. Very disappointed in the crap that’s out there today
AS an ex film projectionist I am able to find something decent to watch on Prime every night. No streaming service can have everything but I watch Prime seven nights a week and always have plenty to watch.
I enjoy prime, but not so much for the movies.
I use free shipping for certain items that I need to be delivered to my place, which is way more convenient, less contact, and easier for my mobility impairment. Otherwise, I shop locally, unless it is an item not available here.
I find certain series they have interesting, such as the new one THE PERIPHERAL and I watch the NFL on Thursday Night Football, so it has value to me. What I save in shipping, access to prime tv, music, etc…is well worth it for me. If you shop on Amazon, it is a no-brainer.