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Best movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video

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From cinema classics to brilliant modern comedies and dramas, here’s our (regularly updated) pick of the best movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video UK…

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Last updated 3rd December 2019

Love Actually

The Christmas season has officially begun, meaning it’s time to dust off this festive classic. Love Actually boasts an impressive ensemble cast that counts Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Nighy and Keira Knightley among its number, telling a selection of seasonal love stories that are both sickeningly sentimental and undeniably entertaining. Go on, treat yourself to some soppy rom-com goodness. It is Christmas, after all. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

  • Read our full Love Actually review

The Report

This thriller is based on true events, exploring the use of torture on terrorism suspects as a result of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation program implemented after 9/11. The film stars acclaimed actor Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) in the lead role, with an accomplished supporting cast that includes Annette Bening (Captain Marvel), Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men). Watch on Amazon Prime Video

Andy Murray: Resurfacing

This documentary charts two years in the life of British tennis player Andy Murray as serious injury threatens to take him out of the sport forever. The cameras follow him as he pushes himself to get back to peak performance, featuring interviews with those closest to him. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

Hereditary

This indie horror flick from newcomer Ari Aster received much attention and acclaim when it premiered last year, telling the story of a woman whose family is plagued by terror and tragedy following the death of her reclusive mother. Fair warning: this film is not for the faint hearted, but fans of genre classics like Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist should find this to be right up their alley. Plus, Toni Collette’s performance in the lead is superb. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

  • Read our full Hereditary review

Dunkirk

Visionary director Christopher Nolan (Inception) brings the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation, a pivotal moment of the Second World War, to the big screen in breathtakingly terrifying realism. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles star in this intense action drama which will have you holding your breath on more than one occasion… Watch on Amazon Prime Video

  • Read our full Dunkirk review

Wonder Woman

As one of the most famous super heroes of all time, it’s hard to believe how long it took Wonder Woman to get to the big screen. Fortunately, her debut movie didn’t disappoint, going big on exciting action sequences and bringing us the adorable pairing of Amazonian goddess Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) and US fighter pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). Watch on Amazon Prime Video

  • Read our full Wonder Woman review

I, Tonya

I, Tonya tells the thrilling true story of American figure skater Tonya Harding, whose incredible talent was overshadowed by her association with an attack on rival athlete Nancy Kerrigan. This biopic recounts the events in a tongue-in-cheek way, poking fun at the conflicting accounts of the people involved, while showcasing superb performances from Margot Robbie and Allison Janney. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

  • Read our full I, Tonya review

Next Goal Wins

This critically acclaimed documentary follows the national football team of American Samoa as they attempt to bounce back from an unprecedented losing streak to qualify for the 2014 Fifa World Cup. The documentary will soon be adapted into a feature film starring Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss, directed by Taika Waititi. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

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Hot Fuzz

This modern classic from writer-director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) is a hilarious action comedy. The film stars Simon Pegg as a hyper-efficient London police officer who is sent to a small town in the countryside and partnered with a lazy local cop played by Nick Frost. The duo have superb chemistry that pairs beautifully with Wright’s energetic and creative style of direction. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

  • Read our full Hot Fuzz review

The Imitation Game

Headhunters director Morten Tyldum here takes on the important story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), the genius cryptographer who cracked the infamous Enigma code during the Second World War. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

  • Read our full The Imitation Game review

What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) write, direct and star in this horror comedy about a group of vampires living in Wellington, New Zealand, who invite a documentary camera crew into their lives. The film received critical acclaim upon release and spawned a spin-off television series that aired in the UK on BBC2. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

  • Read our full What We Do in the Shadows review

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