Although Netflix is known for providing original movies to users, Amazon Prime Video is evolving into a strong competitor by offering the public a range of original releases. One of the most popular is Sound of Metal who won it Oscar for best editing.
Some lesser-known movies come to the Amazon Prime Video list, starring big names like Joaquin Phoenix in «You Were Never Really Here». We will see them together top 10 movies which are available on the platform. However, we should clarify that some of the movies that we will mention may not appear in Amazon in Greece, so in this case you can use one VPN.
Uncle Frank (Uncle Frank - 2020)
The film takes us back to 1973 when 18-year-old Beth left her provincial town to study in New York. There she reconnects with her estranged uncle who has severed ties with the rest of the family, and quickly realizes why, since Uncle Frank is gay and despite the family's reactions, he lives happily with his partner. When Grandpa Frank dies, Beth convinces Uncle Frank to return with the road trip full of memories. Alan Ball based his screenplay on true stories from his own family. This is a dramatic comedy of 2020 that leaves you with a positive note at the end.
Get Duked! (2019)
This is a British black comedy of 2019 that passes many social messages. Three students with problems (Dean, Duncan and DJ Beatroot) are transported to the Highlands of Scotland by their teacher Carlyle to try to win the Duke of Edinburgh Prize. The three are joined by bibliographer Ian, who wants to receive the award for improving his college application. Everything becomes more exciting when the four teenagers end up fighting against the murderous hunter of the Duke, played by Eddie Izzard.
Sound of Metal (2019)
"Sound of Metal" was nominated for several Oscars, and won the Oscar for Best Editing. Ruben is a punk-metal drummer in the Blackgammon band he maintains with Lou's girlfriend, who is a singer. He is also a former drug user but "clean" for 4 years. Gradually, however, things do not go well when he loses his hearing. She meets Joe, who leads a group of deaf people. With their help he tries to come to terms with the whole situation. The film's stunning Oscar-winning sound design immerses you in the amazing story of Ruben and the experiences of those around him.
Small Ax (2020)
Steve McQueen's "Small Ax" rewrites a piece of British history. The five-part series chronicles the life experience of West Indian immigrants in London from the 60s to the 80s. The films that make up "Small Ax" are Mangrove, Lover's Rock, Red White and Blue, Alex Wheatle and Education.
Sylvie's love (2020)
Scrolling through the Amazon Prime Video catalog and its new Original releases you will also find "Sylvie's Love". We are in 1957 in Haarlem where Sylvie Parker meets the saxophonist Robert Halloway, and they immediately fall in love. Five years later their relationship is tested. The film gives you a taste of that era of jazz, the rise of rock n roll, the innocent '50s and the beginning of the end of innocence and carelessness in the' 60s USA. When Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and other legends of the music era, such as Sam Cooke, were in the middle. It is a melodrama of 2020 with the logic of an older era, which the film looks at nostalgically and revisibly. Old-fashioned yes, but not outdated.
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I'm Your Woman (2020)
The unusual crime thriller "I'm Your Woman" is set in the 1970s, focusing on Jean, a young woman who unexpectedly is forced to pick up her baby one night and flee. A friend of her partner warns her that she is in danger after her husband, Eddie, betrayed his mobsters and his fate has been ignored ever since. Jean is called upon to find shelter somewhere far away and, with the help of an unexpected ally, she will chart a new path in her life by taking care of her adopted son on her own.
The neo-noir thriller-drama of 2020 deals with issues such as racial tensions, privileges and survival. It moves at a surprisingly steady pace, giving you time to absorb the strong psychological impact of Jean's condition.
The 12 lives of Sissy Carlyle (2017)
After a tragic loss, 27-year-old antique shop owner Sissy Carlyle retreats into her inner world and creates 11 alternative worlds to live on. As these imaginary worlds affect her real world in amazing ways, Sissy Carlyle takes us on a fantastic journey with an unexpected result.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
Nearly 15 years after Kazakh journalist and TV personality Borat first graced our big screens, he returns and pranks unsuspecting Americans, while at the same time satirizing modern America and beyond. The great English comedian once again plays his most recognizable persona in a world that has changed significantly since 2006, when the first film was released. This element of recognizability was obviously a brake on Sacha Baron Coen himself to set up unnoticed similar pranks, a fact he jokes about here, when passers-by recognize him by asking for his autograph.
But the "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" or Borat 2 has little to do with self-referentiality. The Borat persona created by Sacha Baron Coen is mainly based on Kaffir humor, but in no way is it done in a sophisticated way.
Selah and the Spades (2020)
"Selah and the Spades" takes us to a famous Pennsylvania boarding school, Haldwell, where five cliques actually dominate. The dominant team that has the lead over the others is the Spades, led by Selah Summers (Lovie Simone). Her group smuggles alcohol and drugs. The rivalry between these factions gradually grows when the close and right hand of the heroine, Maxxie (Jharrel Jerome) focuses his erotic interest on a new person. Selah then takes a second-year student, Palo-ma (Celeste O'Connor), as her protégé, showing her how to move the threads of college. Later, however, Selah began to realize that this person might now be able to undermine her own position by threatening her achievements.
The Big Sick (Love with obstacles - 2017)
This is an American comedy. Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gardner fall in love but have problems when their cultures collide. With Emily in a coma, Kumail is forced to face her parents, his family expectations and his feelings for Emily. The story seems incredible. And yet, it is based on the true story of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon.