25 highest-rated movies on Amazon Prime

Streaming services give us access to some of the best television and films at the press of a button. But with the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime at our fingertips, it can be hard to decipher what is really worth the watch.

As of March 2021, there are more than 18,000 movie titles available to stream on Amazon Prime, which include every genre from thrillers, to romcoms, and horrors.

Sometimes, there really is such a thing as too much choice, so we've sifted through Amazon Prime's top-rated movie offerings, so that you don't have to.

In this dazzling lineup of award-winner favourites, films are ranked by IMBD scores plus Amazon customer ratings out of five.

25. Gravity (2013) 4.0 out of 5 stars

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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in blockbuster hit, "Gravity". Warner Bros.

Alfonso Cuaron's Sci-Fi drama sees two astronauts marooned in space struggle for survival in the harsh climate of Outerspace.

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24. Shutter Island (2010) 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Leonardo DiCaprio in psychological thriller "Shutter Island". Paramount Pictures

Martin Scorsese's intense psychological thriller follows Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, two US marshals, and their journey to an asylum on a remote island.

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23. The Prestige (2006) 4.5 out of 5 stars

The Prestige
Two rival magicians begin to perform increasingly risky tricks in "The Prestige." Touchstone Pictures

Set in late 19th century England, Christopher Nolan's drama follows an intense friendship that turns into rivalry between two fellow magicians.

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22. Into the Wild (2007) 4.6 out of 5 stars

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Into the Wild is based on the 1996 non-fiction book written by Jon Krakauer Paramount Vantage, Art Linson Productions, Into the Wild, River Road Entertainment

A young man renounces all his worldly possessions to go on a life-changing journey across America.

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21. No Country For Old Men (2007) 4.6 out of 5 stars

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Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. Miramax

A hunter's life takes a turn for the worse when he stumbles across two million dollars while strolling in the aftermath of a drug deal. The Coen brothers succeed once again, in a new take on an old Western.

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20. Gran Torino (2009) 4.7 out of 5 stars

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Gran Torino: Warner Bros.

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski helps to reform his neighbour Thao, after he attempts to steal his beloved 1972 Gran Torino. Clint Eastwood wrote, produced, and starred in this American drama.

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19. Batman Begins (2005) 4.7 out of 5 stars

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"Batman Begins" charts the life of Gotham City's iconic superhero. DC Comics/Warner Bros.

Christopher Nolen's Batman prequel explores the making of the iconic superhero, from his childhood through to time spent combat training in the Far East. An all-star cast of Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson and Katie Holmes features in this instalment to the Gotham City story.

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18. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 4.7 out of 5 stars

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Tom Hardy and Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' Warner Bros

Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight (the third instalment in the superhero trilogy), supervillain Bane forces Bruce Wayne to resume his role as Batman and save Gotham City from nuclear destruction.

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17. The Godfather (1972) 4.7 out of 5 stars

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Director Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece is about the Corleone family. Paramount Pictures

Director Francis Ford Coppola's mob masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family.

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16. Monsters, Inc. (2001) 4.7 out of 5 stars

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Monsters, Inc: Best friends Sulley and Mike are the top scarers working at the Monsters, Inc. until they meet a little girl. Walt Disney Pictures

Best friends Sulley and Mike are the top scarers working at the Monsters, Inc., Monstropolis. However, their lives take a turn when a two-year-old girl, Boo, enters their world.

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15. Unforgiven (1992) 4.7 out of 5 stars

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Warner Bros.

Unforgiven tells the story of retired old west gunfighter William Munny (Clint Eastwood) begrudgingly taking on one last job.

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14. Toy Story 3 (2010) 4.7 out of 5 stars

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The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home. Pixar/Walt Disney

Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the crew, return in this family favourite animation. In the third film in the series, Andy leaves for college, and his toys are mistakenly delivered to a day care center.

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13. L.A. Confidential (1997) 4.7 out of 5 stars

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The award-winning crime drama explores both the dark side of the Los Angeles police force in the early '50s. Warner Bros. Pictures

Full of twists and turns, Curtis Hanson's film noir follows detectives from LAPD investigating multiple homicides. The trail leads to a wider look at corruption in 1950s Hollywood.

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12. The Pianist (2002) 4.7 out of 5 stars

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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto in World War II. Focus Features

Poignant and heartbreaking, this biographical Second World War drama follows the downfall of an acclaimed Polish musician persecuted by the Nazis.

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11. Toy Story (1995) 4.7 out of 5 stars

#15. Toy Story (1995)
Woody and Buzz Lightyear in animation hit "Toy Story" Walt Disney Pictures

Touted as one of the best movies of the '90s, this loveable animation about a motley crew of toys was the inspiration for three more films.

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10. The Dark Knight (2008) 4.7 out of 5 stars

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Australian actor Heath Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for his portrayal of the Joker in the movie The Dark Knight. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

This mesmerizing sequel to "Batman Begins" follows the psychological and physical chaos unleashed by dark villain, the Joker.

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9. The Truman Show (1998) 4.7 out of 5 stars

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Paramount Pictures

Insurance salesman Truman Burbank (Jim Carey) starts to notice something is off in his picture-perfect suburban life. Little does he know, his whole reality is a staged TV show.

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8. Saving Private Ryan 4.7 out of 5 stars

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Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. DreamWorks Distribution

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

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7. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 4.8 out of 5 stars

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The Silence of the Lambs came out in 1991 and starred Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Orion Pictures

Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), an FBI agent, seeks help from Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a psychopathic serial killer and former psychiatrist, in order to catch another serial killer who has been claiming female victims.

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6. Aliens (1986) 4.8 out of 5 stars

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Aliens sees the return of Ellen Ripley 20th Century Studios, Brandywine Productions

In this Sci-Fi horror, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is sent back to the planet LV-426 to establish contact with an alien colony. But once there, she encounters the Alien Queen and her offspring and has to fight them to survive.

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5. Fight Club (1999) 4.8 out of 5 stars

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20th Century Fox

Two bored, white-collared professionals form an underground fight club in search of meaning. David Fincher's popular, but controversial film, is noted for its extreme violence and plot-twist ending.

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4. The Help (2011) 4.8 out of 5 stars

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Viola Davis arrives at "The Help" World Premiere in 2011. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Based on the novel of the same name, Tate Taylor's civil rights drama follows Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone) an aspiring author who pens a book about the discrimination African-American maids face in her hometown.

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3. Star Trek (2009) 4.8 out of 5 stars

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Star Trek depicts Romulan time traveller Nero's bloody quest for revenge against Spock and the Federation in one of the most famous space franchises of all time.

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2. Forrest Gump (1994) 4.8 out of 5 stars

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Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) lives a rich life full of adventures. Paramount Pictures

Loveable Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) lives a rich life full of childlike optimism. Robert Zemeckis' epic adventure film follows his quest to track down his childhood love, Jenny (Robin Wright).

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1. The Matrix (1999) 4.8 out of 5 stars

Matrix
A computer programmer gets involved in an underground war against powerful computers. Ronald Siemoneit/Sygma/Getty Images

Keanu Reeves plays Thomas Anderson, a computer programmer, who gets involved in an underground war against powerful computers who have constructed his entire reality with a system called the Matrix.

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