It’s like a treasure hunt! There are plenty of movies on Amazon Prime that can keep subscribers entertained for weeks. In fact, the platform is so well stocked that sometimes it can be overwhelming to sort through everything that’s offered. 

While movies like Mean Girls and Grease are always worth the watch, there are so many underrated films hidden within the streaming service that are equally amazing. 

With their high audience scores and unique plots, you might want to add one of these flicks to your next movie night. 

If you’re feeling more in the binge-watching mood, these addicting shows on Amazon Prime could be perfect for you. 

The Big Sick

Audience Rating: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

Kumail worries about introducing his all American girlfriend, Emily, to his traditional Muslim parents. However, when Emily unexpectedly goes into a coma Kumail realizes what’s really worth worrying about.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Audience Rating: 89% on Rotten Tomatoes

Gilbert Grape was forced to grow up quickly in order to care for his immobile mother and mentally challenged brother. When he meets Becky, he begins to discover what he truly wants his life to look like.

Back Roads

Audience Rating: 99% on Rotten Tomatoes

Dark family secrets threaten to come out after an 18-year-old is put in charge of his younger sisters following the arrest of his father for the murder of his mother.

Virus

Audience Rating: 93% on Google

This film follows the real events of the Nipah virus in India and the immeasurable efforts that were put forward by the community in the fight to overcome the outbreak.

The Farewell

Audience Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

An entire family plans a trip to China in order to say goodbye to their grandmother. However, because she’s unaware of her impending death, she believes they are visiting for a wedding.

What Maisie Knew

Audience Rating: 80% on Rotten Tomatoes

This film takes a deep look at the effects of divorce on young children. After witnessing the cold separation of her parents, Maisie tries to come to terms with her parent’s new relationships but her past trauma of being used in a dirty custody battle threatens her hope at a second chance.

The Proposition

Audience Rating: 85% on Rotten Tomatoes

In order to save his younger brother, Charlie is asked to take the life of his older brother who is being accused of rape and murder.

Boy

Audience Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

A young boy believes he has a second chance at getting to know his father after he returns home many years later. However, his dreams come crashing down when he realizes he’s only returned for a bag of money he had buried years earlier.

Pi

Audience Rating: 85% on Rotten Tomatoes

Max finds himself in the middle of a Wall Street battle after discovering a mysterious number they intend to use for profit.

Meru

Audience Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

Three hikers find themselves going on not only a physical journey but a spiritual one as they attempt to climb Mount Meru.


A Man Called Ove

Audience Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

Ove is your classic neighbourhood old man. When his peace and quiet is threatened by a young family who moves in next door, Ove has his life altered in ways he never expected.

Love & Mercy

Audience Rating: 85% on Rotten Tomatoes

This film follows the love story of Beach Boys member Brian Wilson and Melina Ledbetter. After leaving the band’s tour, Wilson goes on a journey that involves experimenting in music, love, and life.

The Squid and the Whale

Audience Rating: 81% on Rotten Tomatoes

Bernard and Frank are forced into the middle of a divorce between their parents. Not only is the separation hurting the relationship with their parents, but the chaos threatens to tear apart the bond the brothers share as well.

Night Comes On

Audience Rating: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes

After being released from juvenile detention, Angel is put in charge of her 10-year-old sister who she enlists to help seek revenge on their mother’s murderer.

Cold War

Audience Rating: 81% on Rotten Tomatoes

A couple is determined to make an impossible romance work in the middle of the 1950s Cold War.

Side by Side

Audience Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

This documentary follows Keanu Reeves as he interviews a variety of different cinematic experts in order to get a better understanding of what the future of digital cinema could look like.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

Audience Rating: 96% on Rotten Tomatoes

In this true-crime documentary, grandparents fight for the custody of their grandson after their son is shot and killed by his girlfriend who flees to Canada. The film was made by the victim’s best friend in the hopes he’d be able to give the boy a proper representation of his father.

Gods and Monster

Audience Rating: 83% on Rotten Tomatoes

This film is the dramatization of director Frankenstein James Whales’s life. Surrounded by many people who disapprove of his life choices, he meets his new gardener Clayton Boone and a new meaning of life is brought into his world.

The Other Kids

Audience Rating: 92% on Google

This documentary reveals the real-life stories of children whose lives were impacted by soccer no matter their social class.

The Handmaiden

Audience Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

A woman and her handmaid are hijacked for their estate by a con man looking to seduce women out of their inheritance.

The Salesman

Audience Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

Emad and Rana move out of their home and into an apartment because of neighbourhood construction. However, secrets involving the previous owners of the apartment will change their lives.

For Sama

Audience Rating: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

This film follows a Syrian mother’s journey through the siege of Aleppo and her struggle with becoming a young parent in a time of turmoil.

One Child Nation

Audience Rating: 85% on Rotten Tomatoes

One Child Nation takes a closer look at China’s one-child policy by interviewing families who lived through the protocol.

City of Ghosts

Audience Rating: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes

This film follows the journey of a group of freedom fighters who form a group called “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” after their home is taken over by ISIS.

Short Term 12

Audience Rating: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

This film follows a foster care worker and her journey through the system as she gets to know the teens that are in her care.

The Invisible War

Audience Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

This documentary explores the growing problem of rape and abuse within the U.S. Military.

The Wailing

Audience Rating: 81% on Rotten Tomatoes

A string of murders leads citizens to believe that a new stranger in town is at fault.

Gleason

Audience Rating: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

Built-up of personal home video recordings, this film is a compilation of messages recorded for the son of former NFL player Steve Gleason after he finds out he’s slowly dying of ALS.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Audience Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

Strangers Neal and Del find themselves stranded together in the middle of the holiday rush as they attempt to find a way to their own separate destinations.

Memento

Audience Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

Suffering from short term memory loss, Leonard struggles to track down and seek justice on the man who raped and murdered his wife.

Coin Locker Girl

Audience Rating: 92% on Google

A newborn is found in a coin locker and raised by a mother who loans money at high interests. She grows up being trained by her mother in order to take on difficult tasks as a young adult.

The Aeronauts

Audience Rating: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

An 1800’s scientist along with his friend Amelia Wren set out on an air balloon expedition with the goals of going higher than anyone ever has. Their dangerous circumstances have them opening up to one another along the journey.

The Upside

Audience Rating: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes

Based on a true story, a recently released criminal finds himself in the most bizarre friendship with a paralyzed billionaire.

Amores Perros

Audience Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

After a tragic car accident, three different characters from all walks of life, come together to tell an epic story.

The Birdcage

Audience Rating: 81% on Rotten Tomatoes

A newly engaged young man convinces his gay father and partner to disguise their relationship in order to meet his girlfriend’s controversial parents.

Mid90s

Audience Rating: 80% on Rotten Tomatoes

A young teen finds unexpected companionship with a group of friends in Los Angeles in order to escape from his difficult home life.

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Audience Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

Struggling day by day through her life, Brittany decides to put her partying habits aside and embarks on the journey of training to complete the New York City marathon.

The Man from Nowhere

Audience Rating: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

A man sets out to save a young girl from her drug gang kidnappers. He bends the law in order to seek justice after he’s framed for their crimes.

Man From Reno

Audience Rating: 80% on Rotten Tomatoes

A sheriff and crime writer work together in order to solve a case in San Francisco.

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