Amazon offers a huge selection of movies you can stream with a Prime subscription, including plenty of new just-released content. Unfortunately, finding new movies isn’t exactly easy, as even Amazon’s “recently added” category tends to cram the old in with the new. We’re here to help, as we list the ten best new movies on Amazon Prime released in the last twelve months or newer you can stream right now.
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Editor’s note: We will update this list of the best new movies on Amazon Prime regularly as new movies hit the subscription service.
1. A Quiet Place
(Horror, Suspense) – What makes A Quiet Place scary is the idea: Make one sound and you’re dead, eaten by monsters that have taken over the world. That means living your entire life without speaking, loudly passing gas, or stepping on twigs, even while tiptoeing. To make matters worse, most humans and animals are gone. There’s no real bartering or hunting for food. To survive, you must scavenge for necessities undetected.
From a parental angle, the movie is plenty scary. There are many please-oh-please-don’t-eat-the-children-moments to drive intense knuckle whitening and lip biting.
(Action, Science Fiction) – Lena (Natalie Portman) is a professor at Johns Hopkins University. Her husband Kane (Oscar Isaac) went on a mission last year and never returned. When Kane does finally reappear, he has no memory of where he’s been or how he returned home. There’s something wrong with him, too.
Intent on saving her husband, Lena joins a team venturing into the Shimmer, an energy field caused by something from space that crashed into a lighthouse. Her husband was the only one to return from a previous mission into the Shimmer, and Lena is determined to find out what happened.
3. Eighth Grade
(Comedy, Drama) – Thirteen-year-old Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) is a shy eighth grader attending her last week at Miles Grove Middle School in New York. Voted “Most Quiet” in her class, she struggles to make friends. She also makes little-watched motivational YouTube videos, despite her own low self esteem.
The movie follows her escapades during that last week, including an anxiety-riddled pool party and an excursion to the mall with twelfth-graders.
4. First Reformed
(Drama, Suspense) – First Reformed is a 250-year-old Dutch church in Snowbridge, New York, that once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The pastor, Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke), is a former military chaplain struggling with alcoholism, the death of his son, dwindling faith, and a dwindling congregation.
His life takes a sudden turn when he meets congregant Mary (Amanda Seyfried), a pregnant woman, and her husband Michael (Philip Ettinger), an environmental activist.
(Horror) – Annie Graham’s (Toni Collette) 78-year-old mother is dead, but her presence looms large over her family. Things get weird right after the funeral. Something odd was going on between Annie’s mother and her daughter, 13-year-old Charlie. As more and more comes to light, the family struggles to deal with their grief as everything starts to fall apart.
The movie’s pervasive sense of dread builds throughout, as Annie learns more about her mother, and begins to unravel psychologically.
6. I Can Only Imagine
(Family) – You know the MercyMe song. This is the story behind the chart-topping hit.
Bart Millard (J. Michael Finley) played football to please his abusive father Arthur (Dennis Quaid) until he broke both ankles, forcing him to choose a new path: Music. He joins a band – now called MercyMe – that initially can’t land a record deal in Nashville. Defeated, Millard returns home.
There he learns Arthur’s secret health issues that fuels the lyrics to MercyMe’s popular song.
7. Leave No Trace
(Drama) – Will (Ben Foster) is an Iraq War veteran with PTSD who chooses to live in the woods with his 13-year-old daughter, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie). To survive, Will receives a disability check and painkillers prescribed through Veterans Affairs. Once a month they venture into Portland, Oregon, and gather supplies. Otherwise, the two cook what they can find in the forest and pull from their garden.
Problem is, they’re camping in a public park. A jogger spots them and calls social services. Dad’s battle with inner demons will leave you teary-eyed by the end.
(Fantasy, Horror, Suspense) – This movie pays homage to Dario Argento’s Italian supernatural horror film of the same name released in 1977. Director Luca Guadagnino chose to ignore Argento’s jarring color pallet and use mostly grays and browns save for splashes of red. Protagonist Susie (Dakota Johnson) takes a different path in this “remake” too.
In Suspiria, American Susie Bannion heads to West Berlin in 1977 to audition for a prestige dancing academy: the Markos Tanzgruppe. She catches the eye of Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton), one of the two main matriarchs, but quickly discovers there’s more going on behind the scenes: Something so twisted you’ll drop a jaw at the end.
9. The Spy Who Dumped Me
(Comedy, Action, Adventure) – Cashier Audrey Stockman (Mila Kunis) had no clue her ex-boyfriend Drew Thayer (Justin Theroux) was a CIA agent until two other agents reveal his secret. He broke up with her via text, so she hasn’t seen or heard from him in a while. But suddenly reappears and tries to explain himself – why he’s been MIA – but is interrupted by a sniper.
One thing leads to another and Audrey (Kate McKinnon), along with her best friend Morgan, escape to Vienna with a suitcase stuffed with trophies. Their mission: Meet with Drew’s contact code-named Verne (Mirjam Novak).
10. Under the Silver Lake
(Comedy, Suspense) – Jobless Sam (Andrew Garfield) lives quietly in his Silver Lake apartment in Los Angeles. He’s immediately drawn to his new neighbor Sarah (Riley Keough) as she swims in the pool. They meet later that night, get stoned, and play footsies while watching How to Marry a Millionaire. Seemingly interested in more than just a neighborly friendship, she invites him to come over the next afternoon.
When he shows up the next day, he discovers that Sarah and her roommate moved out that night. Suspicious, he decides to investigate her sudden disappearance.
That wraps up our list of the best new movies on Amazon Prime you can watch with a subscription. For additional cord-cutting suggestions, check out these lists:
- The best classic movies on Amazon Prime right now
- The 10 best action movies on Amazon Prime Video
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