50 Must Watch Amazon Prime Shows and Movies to Stream Right Now

Here are the 50 must watch shows and movies you need to stream on Amazon Prime right now. Newsweek
“Last Flag Flying” (2017). Vietnam vets (played by Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne) reunite to bury one of their sons. Doc (played by Carell) forgoes burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his buddies, takes the casket to be buried near his home in suburban New Hampshire. Directed by Oscar-nominated Richard Linklater, “Rolling Stone” magazine called the film, “A triumph.”Amazon Studios

If you’ve got Amazon Prime, then you’ve got Amazon Prime Video. It’s like an added bonus to having free shipping, in addition to the many other services (like cloud storage) that Amazon offers its Prime members.

“We want Prime to be such a good value, you’d be irresponsible not to be a member,” Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, told CNN.

Titles featured on Amazon Prime Video range from Amazon Originals to blockbuster movies to random miniseries you’ve long forgotten about. But that’s kind of what we’ve come to expect from streaming giants like Netlfix and Hulu—for every exciting title there are five other titles that are headscratchers. Admit it, you’ve woken up from a nap, having left Amazon Prime on, and asked yourself, “Why am I watching a documentary about goat herders in Mongolia?*”

* No offense to goat herders in Mongolia.

But Amazon Prime Video has put a lot of capital behind not only getting titles of major movies and TV shows, but also on original content. The streaming service’s first big hit was the comedy-drama-who-can-tell-anymore series Transparent. Since then, they’ve released acclaimed series like The Man in the High Castle, Patriot, The Last Tycoon, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mozart in the Jungle and the forthcoming Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. They’ve also seen success in film, signing director Woody Allen to an exclusive deal, and releasing films that garnered Oscar-nominations like I Am Not Your Negro, City of Ghosts, Wonderstruck, Manchester by the Sea and The Big Sick.

Like Netflix and Hulu, every month, Amazon Prime releases a slate of new titles, some original, others acquired. Sifting through all these titles can be annoying, so to save you from avoidable premature hair loss, we’ve taken the time to do it for you. Here are the 50 must watch shows and movies you need to stream on Amazon Prime right now.

“Gone with the Wind” (1939). Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh star in this classic film about the Civil War. IMDB describes the film as, "A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods." The film won 8 Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture. MGM/Getty Images
“40 Days and 40 Nights” (2002). Josh Hartnett takes a vow of celibacy, because films released in the early aughts were uncomfortable. Matt (played by Josh Hartnett) recognizes Lent by declaring no sex or self-pleasure, but over the course of the 40 days he celibate he meets the girl of his dreams. What will he do?! Miramax
“The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle” (2018). Rocky & Bullwinkle are back in this exclusive Amazon Prime reboot. Jay Ward's classic duo of a squirrel and a moose are back, alongside their rivals Boris, Natasha, and the Fearless Leader. Amazon Studios
“Rocky” Franchise. All of the films, all five of them, are available to stream. Knock yourself out. Get it? The original "Rocky," about a small-time boxer getting his chance at the heavy-weight champion title, stars Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire and won 3 Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture. MGM
“Diablo Guardian” (2018). A young Mexican woman moves to New York City in this Amazon Prime original series. IMDb describes the series as, "Violetta is bored with her life in Mexico, so she runs away to NY with a bag full of money. Pig is a writer obsessed with finding a story worth telling. Violetta will make him her guardian devil, her Diablo Guardian."Amazon Studios
“Goldfinger” (1964). James Bond classic, need we say more? James Bond (played incredibly by Sean Connery) uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. He must stop the culprits, before it's too late. MGM
“The Brady Bunch Movie” (1995) & “A Very Brady Sequel” (1996). A TV turned into a movie that didn’t take itself seriously? Yes, we thank you Brady Bunch movies. For the movies (directed by Betty Thomas), the family finds themselves stuck in the 1970's, even though it's very much the 1990's. Paramount Pictures
“Sabrina” (1995). The remake of the classic film starring Harrison Ford and directed by Sydney Pollack. IMDb describes the film as, "An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it."Paramount Pictures
“Mystic River” (2003). A family tragedy brings three childhood friends together. Sean Penn and Tim Robbins won Oscars for their performances in this Clint Eastwood drama. Warner Bros
“Election” (1999). We all knew a Tracy Flick in high school. You know the type, an overachiever, who will do anything necessary to get what they want. Reese Witherspoon brilliantly plays Tracy. Paramount Pictures
“Dino Dana” (2017). This Amazon original follows Dana and her sister as they embark on dinosaur adventures. "Dino Dana" is just one of Amazon's slate of children programming available on the streaming platform. Amazon Studios
“Beast of Burden” (2018). Daniel Radcliffe gets serious in this crime drama. Harry Potter who? Sean Haggerty (played by Radcliffe) only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. Aloe Entertainment

If you’ve got Amazon Prime, then you’ve got Amazon Prime Video. It’s like an added bonus to having free shipping, in addition to the many other services (like cloud storage) that Amazon offers its Prime members.

“We want Prime to be such a good value, you’d be irresponsible not to be a member,” Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, told CNN.

Titles featured on Amazon Prime Video range from Amazon Originals to blockbuster movies to random miniseries you’ve long forgotten about. But that’s kind of what we’ve come to expect from streaming giants like Netlfix and Hulu—for every exciting title there are five other titles that are headscratchers. Admit it, you’ve woken up from a nap, having left Amazon Prime on, and asked yourself, “Why am I watching a documentary about goat herders in Mongolia?*”

* No offense to goat herders in Mongolia.

But Amazon Prime Video has put a lot of capital behind not only getting titles of major movies and TV shows, but also on original content. The streaming service’s first big hit was the comedy-drama-who-can-tell-anymore series Transparent. Since then, they’ve released acclaimed series like The Man in the High Castle, Patriot, The Last Tycoon, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mozart in the Jungle and the forthcoming Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. They’ve also seen success in film, signing director Woody Allen to an exclusive deal, and releasing films that garnered Oscar-nominations like I Am Not Your Negro, City of Ghosts, Wonderstruck, Manchester by the Sea and The Big Sick.

Like Netflix and Hulu, every month, Amazon Prime releases a slate of new titles, some original, others acquired. Sifting through all these titles can be annoying, so to save you from avoidable premature hair loss, we’ve taken the time to do it for you. Here are the 50 must watch shows and movies you need to stream on Amazon Prime right now.