The 34 Exceptional Movies On Amazon Prime Video Proper Now (july 2022)


At this second in time, you can likely open any tabloid and find a story about Bennifer being engaged (again!), and you could also open your Amazon Prime Video app and watch a film wherein J. Lo marries Owen Wilson. Isn’t that exceptional? Marry Me is on the top of our listing of the excellent movies to watch on Prime Video proper now, joining No Time to Die, which marks Daniel Craig’s final appearance as James Bond. Coming up later this month is the John Cho tearjerker Don’t Make Me Go on July 15, and Billy Porter’s directorial debut, Anything’s Possible, on July 22.

An critical note approximately how this listing become made: In order to hold the list as relevant as possible, we’re stressing the fine latest releases, Prime Video originals, and critics’ favorites. But we’re additionally setting our own private spin at the list, with underrated gems we’re recommending to our friends, conventional favorites, and essential choices that spotlight diverse voices. We’ll be updating the list regularly. 

Last updated on July 2; the maximum recent additions are at the top

Marry Me (2022)

For fans of: J. Lo, Owen Wilson’s complete aspect, Instagram Live

Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, Marry Me Universal Pictures

Director: Kat Coiro

Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Maluma, Michelle Buteau

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music

Rating: PG-13

Metacritic score: fifty one

There’s no help for people who do not see the joy in Marry Me. It’s a classic Jennifer Lopez rom-com, with J. Lo basically playing herself — uh, sorry, she plays Kat Valdez, a famous pop famous person who receives stood up by means of her fiancé (performed with the aid of Maluma) at the night time of their livestreamed hybrid live performance/wedding ceremony (ordinary!) and choices a random everyday Brooklyn dad (Owen Wilson) out of the audience to marry instead. And would not you know it, they fall in love for actual. But they stay in unique worlds! Listen, I failed to say it broke the mildew, I just said I had an amazing time looking it. [Trailer] 

For fanatics of: Bond… James Bond

Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas, No Time to Die MGM

Director: Cary Fukunaga

Stars: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Rating: PG-13

Metacritic score: sixty eight

No Time to Die is neither the satisfactory nor the worst Daniel Craig Bond film, but it does mark his final appearance as the man or woman, which makes it good sized. It’s a lengthy, elegant, once in a while inexplicable film that alternatives up after Bond has left active carrier with MI6 and is simply looking to enjoy dwelling a quiet life as a ordinary, noticeably handsome man. But you can not make a Bond film about that, so it is all very quickly disrupted whilst the CIA recruits him to search out a mysterious and perilous villain (Rami Malek). [Trailer] 

For lovers of: The net, vampires, CGI babies, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart 

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, Twilight Lionsgate

Year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Director: Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz, David Slade, Bill Condon

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Romance

Rating: PG-thirteen

Metacritic rating: fifty six, forty four, 58, forty five, fifty two

What is there to mention about Twilight that hasn’t already been said? Stephanie Meyer’s teen vampire romance books have been adapted right into a 5-movie franchise that described the past due 2000s/early 2010s, introducing us to the affection tale among human excessive faculty student Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her undead boyfriend Edward (Robert Pattinson), but most significantly, those are the movies that inspired one thousand memes. When human beings say “so horrific it is proper,” they may be speakme approximately Twilight.[Trailer] 

Emergency (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 film will probable wander away within the noise of the excessive-profile releases, however do now not let it slip by way of if you’re keen on birthday party comedies. The indie film follows a pair of younger Black university seniors (RJ Cyler and Donald Elise Watkins) geared up to let out in a string of parties earlier than spring spoil when they find out an unconscious white lady in their rental, without a idea how she were given there. Realizing the horrific optics of the situation, they (and their Latino roommate) set out to go back her to safety without their suitable intentions being misinterpreted. The film were given high-quality evaluations whilst it did the festival circuit in advance this year. -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 score: sixty three 

All the Old Knives appears like a Knives Out sequel set in a nursing home (that’s a loose concept for Rian Johnson), but it is absolutely a mystery starring Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton as spies who are also ex-lovers. I have no court cases about that concept. Based on the radical of the identical call by way of Olen Steinhauer, who wrote the movie’s screenplay, the movie follows Pine’s Henry Pelham as his research into a CIA mole turns into entangled in his history with Newton’s Celia. Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce also superstar. Pine promoted this one in a collection of to-die-for clothing. -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 rating: 67 

The buzz out of Sundance and SXSW is that Regina Hall gives one of the first-class performances of her profession in this horror movie about racism within the vein of Get Out. She plays a professor at a prestigious, predominately white New England college with a historic connection to the Salem Witch Trials and a legacy of racism that keeps into the present. She, a Black first-year student (Zoe Renee), and some other Black school member (Amber Gray) experience racism on the school as a literal haunting. It’s an confident debut film from author-director Mariama Diallo (a Yale graduate) it really is 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 notable Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s biopic Being the Ricardos (additionally on Amazon), but have you seen Lucille Ball play Lucille Ball? Amy Poehler directs this documentary searching at the lives of I Love Lucy’s stars, both on set and at domestic. (Not to be burdened with Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie, a 1993 documentary directed through 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 


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