The 31 Satisfactory Movies On Amazon High Video Right Now (may Also 2022)


On Amazon Prime Video, the first-class films to observe right now consist of the indie dramedy Emergency, Chris Pine-Thandiwe Newton secret agent thriller All the Old Knives, and Regina Hall’s horror movie Master. Coming subsequent month is the very last Daniel Craig James Bond film, No Time to Die, which hits Prime Video on June 10. Soon you may choose that Oscar-winning Billie Eilish tune for yourself!

An important note approximately how this list was made: In order to hold the list as applicable as feasible, we are stressing the first-rate current releases, Prime Video originals, and critics’ favorites. But we are additionally setting our own non-public spin on the list, with underrated gem stones we are recommending to our buddies, traditional favorites, and critical choices that highlight diverse voices. We’ll be updating the listing often. 

Last up to date on May 29, 2022; the maximum recent additions are on the topEmergency (2022)

RJ Cyler and Donald Elise Watkins, Emergency Amazon Studios

Director: Carey Williams

Stars: Sabrina Carpenter, Donald Elise Watkins, RJ Cyler

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Rating: R

Metacritic rating: 75 

This Amazon movie will probable wander off in the noise of the high-profile releases, however do not allow it slip through if you’re keen on party comedies. The indie film follows a pair of younger Black college seniors (RJ Cyler and Donald Elise Watkins) geared up to let loose in a string of events earlier than spring spoil when they discover an subconscious white girl in their rental, with out a idea how she got there. Realizing the bad optics of the situation, they (and their Latino roommate) set out to go back her to safety with out their exact intentions being misinterpreted. The film got terrific evaluations when it did the competition circuit in advance this 12 months. -Tim Surette [Trailer]    

All the Old Knives (2022)

Thandiwe Newton and Chris Pine, All the Old Knives Stefania Rosini/Amazon Studios

Director: Janus Metz Pederson

Stars: Thandiwe Newton, Chris Pine, Jonathan Pryce, Laurence Fishburne

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Rating: R

Metacritic rating: sixty three 

All the Old Knives sounds like a Knives Out sequel set in a nursing home (it is a loose idea for Rian Johnson), but it’s definitely a thriller starring Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton as spies who are also ex-fans. I don’t have any lawsuits approximately that concept. Based on the unconventional of the equal name through Olen Steinhauer, who wrote the movie’s screenplay, the film follows Pine’s Henry Pelham as his investigation right into a CIA mole turns into entangled in his records with Newton’s Celia. Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce also star. Pine promoted this one in a collection of to-die-for outfits. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]     Master (2022)

Regina Hall, Master Sundance Institute

Director: Mariama Diallo

Stars: Regina Hall, Amber Gray, Zoe Renee

Genre: Drama/Horror

Rating: R

Metacritic score: 67 

The buzz out of Sundance and SXSW is that Regina Hall offers one of the pleasant performances of her career in this horror movie about racism within the vein of Get Out. She performs a professor at a prestigious, predominately white New England university with a historic connection to the Salem Witch Trials and a legacy of racism that continues into the present. She, a Black first-year student (Zoe Renee), and another Black school member (Amber Gray) enjoy racism at the school as a literal haunting. It’s an assured debut movie from creator-director Mariama Diallo (a Yale graduate) that’s adept at scares and social remark. -Liam Mathews [Trailer]

Lucy and Desi (2022)

Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Lucy and Desi Library of Congress

Director: Amy Poehler (sure, that Amy Poehler)

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

Genre: Documentary

Rating: NR

Metacritic score: 75 

Sure, Nicole Kidman played a remarkable Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s biopic Being the Ricardos (additionally on Amazon), but have you ever visible Lucille Ball play Lucille Ball? Amy Poehler directs this documentary searching on the lives of I Love Lucy’s stars, each on set and at domestic. (Not to be confused with Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie, a 1993 documentary directed by way of Lucy and Desi’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, that is additionally on Amazon.) -Tim Surette [Trailer] 

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The Protégé (2021)

Maggie Q and Michael Keaton, The Protégé Lionsgate

Director: Martin Campbell

Stars: Maggie Q, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson

Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime

Rating: R

Metacritic rating: 48 

Look, if you tell me Maggie Q is starring in an movement movie, I’m pretty a good deal already on board. Here, she stars as a contract killer who vows to get brutal, bloody revenge on the people who killed her mentor (Samuel L. Jackson). Along the manner, she will become entangled in a recreation of cat and mouse with any other ruthless criminal (Michael Keaton), and the 2 of them have such handy chemistry it’s going to make you forget about about the movie’s shortcomings. The Protégé obtained middling evaluations whilst it become released in theaters, however the combat scenes are nicely choreographed spectacles that make it the best watch while you want to turn your mind off. -Allison Picurro [Trailer] 

Book of Love (2022)

Sam Claflin and Verónica Echegui, Book of Love Amazon Studios

Director: Analeine Cal y Mayor

Stars: Sam Claflin, Verónica Echegui

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Metacritic score: forty four 

In this stupid, sweet romantic comedy, Sam Claflin performs the type of character Hugh Grant might’ve performed lower back inside the ’90s: an uptight British romance writer who learns that his modern-day (and no longer excellent) novel has grow to be a massive hit in Mexico, spurring him to travel there for a e-book tour. He best realizes after he arrives that the Spanish model of his e book has actually been rewritten into a miles spicier story that is way extra thrilling than his authentic tale, all way to Maria (Verónica Echegui), the lady who translated it. This is the type of conventional rom-com premise that I cannot assist being absolutely endeared by. [Trailer] 

I Want You Back (2022)

For enthusiasts of: Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, ill-counseled schemes

Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, I Want You Back Amazon Studios

Director: Jason Orley

Stars: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Gina Rodriguez, Manny Jacinto, Scott Eastwood

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Rating: R

Metacritic rating: sixty two

It’s a Jenny Slate rom-com; it is a Charlie Day rom-com; it’s a mixture Jenny Slate-Charlie Day rom-com! And which means it is virtually funny. I Want You Back pairs up of Hollywood’s most dependable chaos retailers as a pair of strangers who bond over being lately dumped, then crew up to win back their exes by destroying their new relationships. It’s a stable romantic comedy that virtually feels fresh, and who doesn’t love a messy scheme? -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]

A Hero (2021)

For fans of: International films, twisty morality memories

Amir Jadidi, A Hero Amir Hossein Shojaei

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Stars: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sahar Goldoost 


Drama, Thriller

Rating: PG-13

Metacritic score: eighty two

The latest film from Iranian filmmaker and -time Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi is that this hectic morality tale it truly is getting rave reviews from critics. It follows a person (Amir Jadidi) whose debt has landed him in jail, however a risk discovery of some gold coins whilst on furlough turns him right into a countrywide hero when he decides to return the bag of cash to its rightful owner. But under this seeming act of altruism lie questions of the man’s real intentions. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

Being the Ricardos (2021)

For enthusiasts of: Aaron Sorkin, behind the curtain drama

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos Amazon Studios

Director: Aaron Sorkin

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat


Biography, Drama, History

Rating: R

Metacritic score: 60


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