Bula analyzed the Amazon Prime Video catalog and selected 12 great films that can be considered breathtaking. The chosen films, in addition to being well evaluated by the critics and the audience, have intelligent scripts and are able to stir the emotions and the viewer's mind. Among them, we highlight “The Vastitude of the Night” (2020), by Andrew Patterson; “The Sacrifice of the Sacred Deer” (2018), by Yórgos Lánthimos; and “Trama Fantasma” (2017), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The titles are organized according to the year of launch and do not follow classification criteria.
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During the Cold War, while the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union is taking place, two friends from a small American town are obsessed with the radio. Together, they discover a mysterious air frequency and try to find the origin of the waves. As their investigation progresses, supernatural things begin to happen in the city.
American newspapers report that the government destroyed the tapes of the CIA's Investigation and Interrogation Program, created after the September 11 attacks. In charge of Senator Diane Feinstein, Agent Daniel J. Jones leads an internal investigation into the case. Despite struggling to get the necessary documents, Daniel has devoted himself to the report for almost a decade, not knowing whether the revelations he discovered will ever be exposed to the public.
Andy's life, a lonely 11-year-old boy, suddenly changes when his mother is seriously injured during a robbery. With no one to look after him, he is sent to the small town of Cuernavaca, where his paternal grandmother lives. While his mother is between life and death, Andy tries to deal with his new reality and live with his grandmother, who seems to do everything to keep him away.
The mysterious grandmother of the Graham family dies after a long period of seclusion. However, his presence in the house seems stronger than ever, especially for the teenage granddaughter Charlie, who has always maintained an inexplicable fascination with the matriarch. Over time, terror takes over the house and several unexplained situations help to unravel some old family secrets, as well as the dark fate of its members.
Steven is a married cardiologist and father of two children. He is highly regarded in his field, but he is actually an alcoholic. When a patient dies during surgery performed by him, Steven decides to approach the man's son, Martin, 16. He starts to present the boy and presents him to the whole family. But when Martin realizes he is being left out, he devises a plan for revenge against the doctor.
Stephanie is a young mother who ventures as a digital influencer and posts cooking videos on the internet. Because she is very lonely, she becomes obsessed with the life of the mother of a colleague of her son, Emily, who is a stylish and successful woman. One day, Emily disappears without a trace. The police have a hard time handling the case and Stephanie starts looking for clues on her own. During the investigation, she learns that Emily lied about who she really was.
Continuation of “Trainspotting” (1996), the film follows the group of friends from Edinburgh 20 years after the first feature. Renton returns to his hometown with a steady, drug-free job, but his friends were not so lucky. Sick Boy runs a failed trade, Spud remains dependent on heroin and Bebgie is in prison. Gradually, Renton reveals that his new life is not as good as it looks.
In the 1950s, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned stylist who works alongside his sister, Cyril, to dress up big names in the British elite. His inspiration comes from women who come and go in his life constantly. But, everything changes when he meets the intelligent waitress Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Despite loving Woodcock, Alma does not accept his systematic and aggressive way.
Nisha is a 16 year old girl, daughter of Pakistanis, who lives in Norway with her family. She leads a double life: at home, she is a perfect Pakistani daughter, but outside of her she lives like a normal Norwegian teenager, even having sex. But, Nisha's two worlds collide when her father, a conservative man, catches her in bed with her boyfriend.
Among France's leading lawyers, Gloria was famous for defending cruel criminals and winning all cases. Dubbed “Devil's Advocate”, she gains disapproval from the magistrates' council for her lack of commitment to the code of ethics. Now retired, Gloria is convinced that there is a connection between the death of her daughter and the murder of a 15-year-old girl. Willing to investigate the case, Gloria decides to return to active duty.
Nathan is a 16 year old teenager who lives with his father. New to school, he is invited to a party, where he meets Louis, a student in the same class. They are attracted to each other and kiss in secret, but someone takes a picture of the two and posts it on the internet. Nathan and Louis quickly become the target of bullying and homophobic attacks.
After living in Tehran for four years, Ahmad returns to Paris to finalize the divorce process with his ex, Marie, as she plans to remarry, this time with Samir. During his brief stay, Ahmad realizes that Marie is having trouble dealing with his daughters and worries when he learns that Samir's ex-wife tried to commit suicide and is hospitalized, in a coma.