To help those looking for the best movies on Amazon Prime Video, Bula has put together a list of ten essential indications. The selection was based on reviews by film critics, left on the Rotten Tomatoes website, and on viewers' notes on the IMDb website. The main criterion was to diversify the choices, with features from different eras and genres, from documentary to horror classics. Among those selected are “One Child Nation” (2019), by Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang; and “The Sacrifice of the Sacred Deer” (2018), by Yórgos Lánthimos. The titles are organized according to the year of release.
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.
In a small fishing village in Maine, sisters Mary Beth and Priscilla live. As teenagers, they have just lost their mother and have to assume the household debt alone. Outraged, Mary goes out to drink and ends up being attacked by an unknown man. She murders him in self-defense and asks Priscilla for help in hiding the body. The pair tries to get rid of the corpse without leaving a trace, but the crime does not go unnoticed by the other residents of the village.
Famous crime story writer Harlan Thrombley invites his whole family to celebrate his 85th birthday with him. But the day after the party, the housekeeper finds Harlan dead in his office. The police and private investigator Benoit Blanc are called in to investigate the case. From the dysfunctional family of the writer to the employees, Blanc examines everyone to discover the truth behind the murder.
Filmmaker Nanfu Wang was born at the time of the one-child policy, which prevailed in China between 1980 and 2015. After moving to the United States and giving birth to her first child, Wang returns to his country to investigate untold stories about that policy . By interviewing researchers, scholars and victims, Wang shows how this experiment was invasive for families, generating an impressive number of abandoned children in China, especially girls.
With images and other unpublished material, the documentary follows the actions of the organization Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (Raqqa is being massacred silently), made up of journalists, teachers and anonymous students who pledge to fight against the Islamic State. Through media exposure of the illegalities committed by the jihadists, they risk their lives to show the world how the citizens of Raqqa have suffered.
Steven is a married cardiologist and the 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.
Lucas has just filed for his divorce. He gets a job at a daycare center, is starting a new relationship and intends to reconnect with his son, who will come to visit him at Christmas. But everything changes when Klara, a five-year-old student, makes a sexual abuse charge against Lucas. The girl, in fact, has no idea of the seriousness of what she is saying, and the whole community turns against Lucas.
Jerry Langford is a renowned TV star who hosts a comedy talk show. One day, on his way to the studio, he is kidnapped by amateur comedian Robert Pupkin and his friend Masha, who prove to be obsessive fans. Robert, who is always booed at his performances, wants to force Jerry to give him a chance to perform on television.
The radiation caused by the fall of a satellite causes the dead to come out of their graves like zombies thirsting for human flesh. Barbra is visiting her mother's grave, in a distant rural area, when she begins to be pursued by the undead. She runs away and takes shelter on a farm, where she meets Ben. Together, they try to find a way to survive and escape.
In the small town of Sparta, in the interior of Mississippi, a wealthy businessman is mysteriously murdered. Upon meeting a well-dressed black man in the city, policeman Sam Wood distrusts the money he has and arrests him, believing he has found the killer. But this man, Virgil, is a Philadelphia detective, who is in town to visit his parents. Ironically, Virgil is a specialist in homicides and is ordered by his superior to collaborate in the investigation.