Best movies on Amazon Prime Video Australia

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We’ve always known Amazon Prime Video was a bit of an underdog when it came to television streaming content. It’s home to the lovable Fleabag, the award-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and has recently launched sports doco The Test on the Australian cricket team post Cape Town. But, in the spirit of everyone having nothing to do besides bake banana bread and 12 minutes of half-hearted yoga, Amazon Prime Video is ramping up its movie collection to keep you sane while you’re stuck inside. Say hello to new releases, old classics and guilty pleasures, with our top 10 favourite movies currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Best movies on Amazon Prime Video

Here are some of the best movies currently showing on Amazon Prime Video:

  • Coming 2 America
  • The Gentleman
  • Midsommar
  • Ride Like a Girl
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Five Feet Apart
  • Good Boys
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Beautiful Boy
  • Brittany Runs A Marathon

Coming 2 America

Eddie Murphy has been making quite the comeback, with a return to a classic further cementing his comedic legacy. Coming 2 America picks up years after the original, classic movie, with Prince Akeem Joffer (Murphy) preparing to take over the throne as leader of Zamunda, but learns he has a son living in America, and travels to meet him. Most of the original cast return for the sequel, along with some new additions, including Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan and Leslie Jones to add to the ensemble.

The Gentleman

If you’re a Guy Ritchie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels kind of fan, then you’ll devour The Gentleman. Ritchie is back doing what he does best — British crime comedy, and we can’t get enough. The Gentleman tells the story of Mickey Pearson (played by Matthew McConaughey, who literally just gets better with age) an American who built his wealth in London through a highly elaborate marijuana empire. When word gets around that “Mickey wants out”, it triggers a chain of blackmail, schemes and plots by some of the most untrustworthy people in the world. If you’re still not sold by that, we’ll leave you with this: the plot is narrated by a sleezy Hugh Grant in a brown leather jacket.

Midsommar

If you’re looking to be confused, majorly freaked out, and disturbed — Midsommar is for you. Starring the angelic Florence Pugh, the ‘folk horror’ (yes, apparently that is a genre) follows a group of friends who travel to Sweden to attend a festival that occurs only once every 90 years. What begins as an exciting once-in-a-lifetime event, quickly turns south as the group finds themselves trapped in a Scandinavian neopagan cult. As time goes on, things become more bizarre, and the choices that they make fatal. Midsommar is the ultimate summer festival gone wrong.

Ride Like a Girl

How emotional can a movie about horse-riding really get? The answer is very. Ride Like a Girl is one of the best female-empowering sports movies in recent years, and it’ll have you sobbing like a baby. More so, in fact, when you find out the movie’s based on a true story — Michelle Payne’s journey to becoming the first female jockey in history to win the Melbourne Cup despite misogyny flying at her, along with huge odds of 100 to 1. Starring Australian sweetheart Teresa Palmer as Payne and Sam Neil as her dad, Ride Like a Girl is the perfect sports/girl power watch.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

One of the most hyped movies of 2019, and the ninth film from Quentin Tarantino, has finally hit streaming services – and so far, Amazon Prime is one of the only hosts. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood follows washed up movie star Rick (Leonardo DiCaprio) and long-time stunt double Cliff (Brad Pitt) in 1960s Los Angeles, and their attempt to reclaim fame and success in a Hollywood world they no longer recognise (ironic that two of the most famous actors in real-life Hollywood are ‘washed up’). Too add fuel to the fire, Rick lives next door to Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) – and we see the events unfold that lead to her murder by the Manson family (or does it?).

Sign up to BINGE

If BINGE’s huge library of quality shows sounds like the perfect streaming service for you, there are three plans to choose from, with different inclusions on each plan tier. Prices start at $10 per month for a basic package and go up to $18 per month. Check out the plan inclusions in the below table. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
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BINGE Basic Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 1 screens at the same time
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $10 over one month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $10
Advertised Cost/month
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BINGE Standard Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $14 over one month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $14
Advertised Cost/year
Go To Site
Binge logo

BINGE Premium Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $18 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $18
Advertised Cost/year
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Five Feet Apart

If you’re in the mood to ugly cry, then Five Feet Apart is for you. Directed by Jane the Virgin’s Justin Baldoni, the movie is inspired by YouTuber, advocate and author Claire Wineland who suffered from cystic fibrosis and passed away in 2018 from the disease. Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse star as Stella and Will, two teenagers and patients at the same hospital living with cystic fibrosis. Although united by their disease, the two are polar opposites – Stella has devoted her life to her treatments, while Will couldn’t care less. Somehow the two are drawn to each other and attempt a relationship – despite being forced to stay a certain distance from each other.

Good Boys

At first glance, Good Boys looks like the kid version of every Seth Rogan movie ever made. At second glance, it is actually a refreshing and wholesome comedy full of brilliant child actors. The movie follows three six-graders; Max (Jacob Tremblay from the award-winning movie Room), Lucas (Keith L. Williams) and Thor (Brady Noon), best friends for as long as they can remember. When they’re invited to their first ever ‘kissing party’ the three boys are desperate for pointers – but skipping school, spying on girls with drones, accidentally stealing drugs and fighting college frat boys wasn’t exactly what they had in mind.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Everyone had been hanging out for the second instalment in the Tom Holland-led Spiderman franchise. And let’s just say, Far From Home certainly didn’t disappoint. The movie picks up after Endgame and everyone is very sad about some certain deaths. But nonetheless, Peter Parker is back, this time on a school trip to Europe that he hopes will be a ‘normal’ trip and a chance to hang out with Zendaya (fair enough). But alas, this is Marvel, and he is Spider-Man. So, Peter finds himself begrudgingly agreeing to help Nick Fury uncover the villain behind an elemental creature attack before they wipe out the entirety of the world, starting with his classmates. As an added treat, if Tom Holland wasn’t hot enough, Jake Gyllenhaal also stars. What a combo.

Beautiful Boy

Timothée Chalamet is the IT boy of the moment and we wouldn’t want it any other way. He stars alongside epic funny-man Steve Carrel in a not-so-funny movie about addiction, survival, relapse and family. Based on a pair of best-selling memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy tells the story of Nic (Chalamet) whose addiction to meth is threatening to destroy everything he’s worked for – great grades, athlete, up-and-coming actor, and editor of the school newspaper – but most importantly, his relationship with his father. A heartbreaking movie with an unsuspecting performance from Carrel and Chalamet.

Brittany Runs a Marathon

If you need a bit of motivation to get off the couch and go for a one-kilometre light stroll around the neighbourhood (hey, even that’s a feat), then look no further than Brittany Runs A Marathon for some inspiration. Brittany (played by the hilarious Jillian Bell) is a hot mess party girl who, at the age of 28, begins to realise that her lifestyle is catching up with her. After a doctor tells her she needs to lose weight if she wants to get healthy, Brittany is forced to face the harsh reality of exercise. With expensive New York gym fees out of her price range, she decides to start running (to limited success) until she meets a running group. In order to encourage each other, the group decide to all enter themselves into the New York City Marathon. This movie is nuts, and so is running a marathon, but like running, you’ll feel better after you’ve done it.

With an insane new line-up like this, we can assure you we’ll be putting a stop to the banana bread making – at least for a few days. Prefer to start a new series? See our list of the best Amazon Prime shows for some binge-worthy material.

Sign up to Disney+ Australia

Disney+ is the new talk of the streaming world, so how can you get a subscription? There are two plan options to choose from – a monthly subscription at $11.99 per month, or prepay for a year at $119.99 and save on the monthly cost. Both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
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Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices

min. cost $11.99 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $11.99
Advertised Cost/month
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *
Disney+ Logo

Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost

min. cost $119.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $119.99
Advertised Cost/year
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *

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