With the upcoming streaming platform competition that's bound to happen in the next couple of weeks, it's important for us to try to pick out what our fave subscriptions are. While Netflix has been the one dominating the scene, platforms like Amazon Prime Video and Hulu aren't far behind. Some of Amazon Prime Video movies are unique to their platform just like Netflix! 

What people also don't realize is that a subscription to Amazon Prime also includes so much more than free shipping. A regular subscription will get you free shipping, an Amazon Prime Video subscription, and an Amazon music subscription. Spotify who?

These 8 movies on Amazon Prime Video are only one of many reasons why having an Amazon Prime membership is totally worth it for Canadians. 

Make Us Dream

Rating: 8.2/10 on IMDb

This film is perfect for fans of basically all sports. In this documentary about Steven Gerrard's soccer career, we experience first-hand corruption in the sports industry. Following the infamous captain of Liverpool and his journey through winning multiple prestigious cups, we discover that the world of soccer isn't exactly what it seems.

Coldplay: A Head Full Of Dreams 

Rating: 8/10 on IMDB

This is also another documentary following the journey of one of this current generations' biggest bands; Coldplay. Perfect for any music industry lover, this film dictates the journey from playing in bars to selling out stadiums worldwide. It mixes live footage and behind the scenes videos of the band that have never been seen before.

Catch Me If You Can

Rating: 8.1/10 on IMDb

This early 2000s classic starring Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, and directed by Steven Spielberg follows a criminal prodigy who was a doctor, lawyer, and co-pilot by the time he was 18. He becomes the most successful bank robber in history and is on the run from an FBI agent who has made it his life mission to take him down.


Rating: 8.1/10 on IMDb

Virus, although fiction, is based on true events following the Nipah virus outbreak in Calicut this passed 2018. This movie follows the virus as it wipes out 75% of the affected, and how this small state of India manages to eradicate the epidemic.

Arjun Reddy 

Rating: 8.2/10 on IMDb

Arjun Reddy is a comedy/drama that follows a medical student on his downward spiral after his girlfriend is arranged to marry another man. Did we mention he's also an alcoholic with anger management problems?

Forrest Gump

Rating: 8.8/10 on IMDb

Of course, this classic had to make the list. Forrest Gump follows Tom Hanks as Forrest. Forrest, although mentally disadvantaged, is encouraged to live life to the fullest by his mother. With his childhood optimism, he encourages people all throughout adulthood, but the only person he's interested in helping is his childhood sweetheart Jenny.

Back to the Future

Rating: 8.5/10 on IMDb

Amazon Prime is pretty big on the classics. Back to the Future is almost everyone's favourite movie. It follows the adventures of Marty Mcfly and scientist friend Doc Brown who travel to the 1950s. After messing up the timeline he must make sure his teenage parents fall in love or else he won't exist.


Rating: 8.5/10 on IMDb

Are we surprised Gladiator is on the list? Not really. This film set in ancient Rome follows the story of a fallen general that's forced into becoming a gladiator. The general ordered to be the heir of the throne by the emperor is forced to become a slave to gladiator training after the emperor's son becomes enraged and kills his father.

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