Amazon Prime is an unheralded streaming treasure trove of some of the best movies to come out in the last few years. It might not be a match for the number of great movies that Netflix has but here you’ll find some stellar movies that you can’t afford to miss. Here we have a list of top trending movies on Amazon Prime Video.

Top Trending Movies on Amazon Prime Video

The Handmaiden

Year: 2016
Director: Park Chan-wook
Cast: Kim Tae‑ri, Kim Min‑hee, Ha Jung‑woo, Cho Jin‑woong

There are few filmmakers on Earth capable of crafting the experience of movies like The Handmaiden so exquisitely while maintaining both plot inertia and a sense of fun. Blending Western and Eastern influences, Mr. Park has made a dense but delightful film.

Manchester By the Sea

Year: 2016
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler

Loss and grief are something with which the writer-director Kenneth Lonergan plays well. Messy, indirect ways people cope with the emotional fallout—were the dramatic linchpins of his first two films, You Can Count on Me and Margaret. So, it is again with Manchester by the Sea, a commanding, absorbing work in which the sum of its impact may be greater than any individual scenes.

American Honey

Year: 2016
Director: Andrew Arnold
Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi

Utterly absorbing and intensely moving, writer-director Andrea Arnold’s American Honey is one of those big, bold, swing-for-the-fences societal portraits that few filmmakers dare attempt. It’s one of the must-watch movies, you’ll find on Amazon Prime.

Knight of Cups

Year: 2015
Director: Terrence Mallick
Cast: Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Teresa Palmer

Rick is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. A screenwriter living in LA tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him. Terrence Mallick’s “Knight of Cups,” starring Christian Bale, is the kind of movie that filmmakers make when they’re being honest about their work.


Year: 2016
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

The title of Martin Scorsese’s latest is loaded, at once a reference to God’s tendency not to reply to the pleas and appeals of followers, a nod to the culture of secrecy maintained by Japanese Christians during Japan’s Edo period and an acknowledgment of the state you’ll be left in after watching.

Green Room

Year: 2016
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat

A punk rock band becomes trapped in a secluded venue after finding a scene of violence. For what they saw, the band themselves become targets of violence from a gang of white power skinheads, who want to eliminate all evidence of the crime.


Year: 2016
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, William Jackson Harper

The new movie written and directed by Jim Jarmusch is a total fantasy. This in spite of being shot on the streets of the New Jersey city in which it is set, and for which the movie itself and its lead character are named.

Lady Bird

Year: 2017
Director: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges

Marion McPherson, a nurse, works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her: loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated.

Stop Making Sense

Year: 1984
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison

Stop Making Sense was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. The director’s subject is The Talking Heads, a new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. The film was made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.


Year: 2016
Director: Barry Jenkins
Cast: Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The film encourages self-reflection, but not at the expense of either its narrative or the viewing experience. That’s the surest sign of a deft cinematic hand. Jenkins is fluent in silence and possesses an innate understanding of how silent moments can communicate more than heaps of dialogue. Final word is , the movie is a must watch. One just can’t afford to miss out on this one.

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