The 25 best films on Amazon Prime to watch right now – The Sun

Netflix isn't the only streaming service providing heaps of content to get your through lockdown.

Look no further for a round-up of Amazon Prime's best films ripe for bingeing.

1. The Invisible Life (Amazon Original)

Also known as The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão or A Vida Invisível.

The story follows two sisters born into  a conservative society and kept apart by a lie, making their way through life thinking that the other is living out her dreams worlds away.

Set in Rio de Janeiro during the 1950s, they struggle with the repression and bigotry that dictated the patriarchal era.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 57%

2. Les Miserables (2012)

Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in the critically-acclaimed musical phenomenon.

Set against the backdrop of 19th century France comes the tale of love, passion, sacrifice and revolution.

Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, who is on the run from a ruthless policeman played by Crowe.

Valjean's daughter, Fantine, played by Hathaway, is given to a factory worker to be looked after, but her life quickly spirals out of control.

The epic tale follows their stories and brings the world's longest-running musical to the big screen.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 79%

3. Second Act

Jennifer Lopez stars as a businesswoman on a mission. After lying in an interview about her previous experience, a manager at a supermarket makes her big dreams come true.

Trying to prove herself to Madison Avenue, Lopez's character proves it's never too late for a Second Act. Also starring Vanessa Hudgens.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 44%

4. 17 Again

Ever wondered what it would be like if you could be 17 again?

This movie explores just that with a Freaky Friday-inspired twist dripping in comedy.

Featuring High School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron and Friends favourite Matthew Perry.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 67%

5. Blinded By The Light

Set in 1987, music fanatic Javed discovers the back catalogue of The Boss, sending his world upside down.

Already a creative and passionate soul, his writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet whose lyrics resonate with the teenagers.

Eager to escape his hometown and the rules of a traditional Pakistani household, he finds himself caught between two worlds.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%

6. She's The Man

Amanda Bynes sets out to prove that there are no differences between the sexes by dressing up as her brother so she can play football.

The American all star comedy sees Bynes playing Viola Johnson whilst she battles with her feelings for fellow teammate and roommate Channing Tatum (Duke).

Viola enrols in her brother's place in boarding school, Illyria Prep, without him knowing.

What she didn't count on was her reckless brother coming back from London early to find he's already been replaced by none other than his twin sister.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 79%

7. Justice League

DC bring their version of The Avengers to life, with this dark epic that brings the world's finest superheroes together.

Wonderwoman, Batman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg all fight to save the world from a catastrophic end.

Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck, brings together the superheroes after Superman's selfless act that restored faith in humanity.

Also starring Jason Mamoa, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams and Ezra Miller.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71%

8. Saban's Power Rangers

It's mighty morphin' time as the Power Rangers are back in action.

This blockbuster provides a blast from the past but with a modern twist.

After a group of high school teenagers are infused with unique superpowers, they use their abilities to save the world in explosive fashion.

Starring Becky G and Aladdin's Naomi Scott.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 65%

9. The Notebook

Get the tissues ready as everyone's favourite tear-jerker is now available to stream.

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling star in this romance about a love affair that is put to a halt during the disruption of WWII.

Seven years later the couple reunites but they've taken radically different paths.

Could they be looking for a second chance with each other?

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85%

10. Four Lions

Whilst not family friendly, this brazenly humorous film takes a darker look at four young men residing in the UK.

Four men devise a secret plan to make and detonate a bomb after looking at the mistreatment of Muslims around the world – but suffice to say things don't turn out as planned.

Starring Riz Ahmad.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 80%

11. Ride Along

Comedic duo Ice Cube and Kevin Hart star as a cop and civilian who go on a ride along together and end up regretting it.

Hart plays a fast-talking guy whose girlfriend's brother is a hot-tempered cop.

In order to prove himself to his future brother-in-law he embarks on an 24 hour ride along in order to get his girlfriend's brothers blessing to propose.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 58%

12. Mr & Mrs Smith

John and Jane Smith seem like the ordinary suburban couple who live their lives day to day without pestering anyone else. But they're both harbouring secrets as they are secretly working as assassins, praised in their lines of work.

When the truth finally comes out, they end up fighting on another on a mission.

Plus let's face it, who doesn't want to hark back to the birth of Brangelina?!

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 58%

13. Late Night

Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling star as a legendary talk show host and her only female staff writer.

After initially hiring her to smooth over diversity concerns, the paie begin to form a bond that transcends the usual generational and cultural boundaries.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 77%

14. I, Tonya

Tonya Harding's biopic shows her tumultuous rise to the top and her subsequent fall.

Margot Robbie plays Tonya, who is fighting for her place on the ice to make her name as the world's best figure skater.

Shot in a documentary format, it shows the abuse Tonya faced at the hands of her husband and mother.

It also tracks her infamous FBI case after one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.

Also starring Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88%

15. Safe Haven

After escaping her abusive police officer husband, Julianne Hough (Katie) decides to make a home in a small seaside town.

However, her neighbours and the townspeople suspect that she's not telling them everything about herself when her husband comes searching for answers.

Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks. Also starring Josh Duhamel.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 67%

16. Dirty Dancing

A teenage girl learns about love and what it means to be an adult, as well as how to do The Dirty Boogie in this classic romantic drama.

Set in 1963, 17-year-old Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) spends her summer with her family as a resort hotel.

When Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) comes along and sweeps her off her feet both – metaphorically and physically – she is smitten. With threats from her father looming, Baby decides she is adult enough to understand her own feelings.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90%

17. That Awkward Moment

Zac Efron, Micheal B. Jordan and Miles Teller star as three best friends who find themselves in the same situation.

They find themselves at dating crossroads where they think 'so, where is this going?'.

Join the boys on their hilarious journey to figuring out what they really want out of their relationships.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 46%

18. The Eye

A remake of the Hong Kong film Jian Gui about a woman who receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world.

After being blind for decades, violinist Sydney (Jessica Alba) finally gets her vision back, but her happiness is short-lived when shadowy and terrifying images begin to haunt her.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 43%

19. Yardie

Set in 70's Kingston and 80's Hackney, Yardie centres on a young Jamaican man, D (Aml Ameen), who never fully recovered from the murder of his older brother.

D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don until he is sent to London, where he reconnects with a childhood sweetheart and a sound clash crew.

Determined to leave the life of crime he's followed for a large part of his life, he then bumps into his brother's murderer leading to a bloody trail of retribution.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 54%

20. If Beale Street Could Talk

Set in the early-1970's, this film shows a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the empowering African-American family during a time of civil unrest.

Growing up in Harlem, 19-year-old Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) is set to marry her childhood friend Fonny (Stephan James).

However, these plans are derailed when he is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 70%

21. Brokeback Mountain

Wyoming, Texas tells the epic love story of two men who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving on a mountain range.

The two lovers forge a lifelong connection and show the complications, joys and tragedies that prove the testament of their love.

Keep the tissues nearby as this one's a tear-jerker!

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 82%

22. Final Destination

If you're a sucker for gore then this film definitely brings the goods.

After taking her seat on a flight a gifted teen has a premonition that the plane is going to crash, killing everyone on board.

When she and a bunch of her friends end up leaving the plane, the other passengers on the aircraft face their fate.

Death doesn't think this is fair so goes after the unlikely survivors.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 

23. The Imitation Game

Set in the winter of 1952, British authorities enter the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a burglary.

Instead they end up arresting him for 'gross indecency', an accusation that led to a conviction for the then-criminal offence of homosexuality.

Little did the police know that they were arresting the pioneer of modern day computing, who cracked the unbreakable German codes that saved thousands of lives and shortened the world war.

Starring Benedict Cumberbtach and Keira Knightley.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%

24. Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan stars as a young Irish immigrant who is navigating herself through 1950's Brooklyn. Ellis Lacey is lured by the promise of the American dream and finds herself charmed by a new romance.

With her past catching up with her and her newfound life threatened she must choose between the two countries and where her heart lies.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87%

25. Donnie Darko

A cult classic about a bright and charming high school student who has a dark and eccentric side to him.

He challenges authorities and is seen as troubled, plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit, who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes after he narrowly escapes a strange accident.

Starring Jake Gyllenhall, directed and written by Richard Kelly.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 80%

If you liked these, check out our roundup of the best Amazon series. 

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