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8 Amazon Original Films That Are Worth Your Subscription

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - Sept. 23, 2021 4 min read

Why go out and spend on movies (and popcorn) when you can stay home and do exactly that, for almost free... and minus the grind? It's safer, cheaper and TBH ultra-comfortable. You don't have to dress up. Heck, you don't even have to get up. Just roll to the other side of the bed, open your laptop or phone, and bingo! 

 

But first, refer to this list of 8 super-awesome Amazon Original films that will ensure your time is well spent.

 

1. Beautiful Boy (2018)

Based on bestselling pair of memoirs from father and son  David and Nic Sheff Beautiful Boy is a heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with addiction over the years. Starring Timothée Chalamet, Steve Carrell and Maura Tierney, this touching Amazon Original film is stacked with drama, emotions and love. It's a total sob-fest you can watch to cry your heart out.

Image Courtesy: Prime Video

 

IMDb rating: 7.3/10

 

 

2. P!nk: All I Know So Far (2021)

Get inspired by this Amazon Original documentary on Alecia Beth Moore, otherwise known as P!nk. Featuring a rockstar who is also a full-time mom, this is a BTS look at the life of P!nk on the road leading up to her first Wembley Stadium Performance on 2019's "Beautiful Trauma" world tour. With kids on one side, preps and performances on the other, follow her as she manages everything with grace and finesse. 

Image Courtesy: iHeartRadio

 

IMDb rating: 7.9/10

 

 

3. Photograph (2019)

Two strangers, one photograph. Upon being pressured by his grandmother, a struggling Mumbai street photographer is obliged to convince a shy stranger to pose as his fiance. Despite cultural differences, they form a bond like no other. From Ritesh Batra, the award-winning director of The Lunch Box and Our Souls at Night, comes another old-fashioned small-screen romance that will steal your hearts. 

Image Courtesy: London Indian Film Festival

 

IMDb rating: 6.9/10

 

 

4. Cinderella (2021)

Not just another princess story, Cinderella 2021 is a bold take on a children's classic fairytale we all grew up reading. Starring Camila Cabello, Idina Manzel, Minnie Driver, James Corden, and Nicholas Galitzine, this year's Cinderella is choosing her dreams and passions over a prince. There's a fab godmother, magic, drama, songs, grand music, and of course, a stepmother as well. 

Image Courtesy: Collider

 

IMDb rating: 4.2/10

 

 

5. The Lie (2018)

How far can parents go to hide their own daughter's "bloody" mistake? Find out in this Amazon Original film. This psychological thriller begins when a teenage daughter of divorced parents confesses to impulsively killing her best friend while travelling for a dance retreat. The parents have no option other than to build a web of lies and deceit to save their daughter, and you have no option other than being on the edge. 

Image Courtesy: IndieWire

 

IMDb rating: 5.8/10

 

 

6. Uncle Frank (2020)

Loved by everyone, shunned by his family, Uncle Frank had to hide his real identity from the same family that couldn't care less. Until one day, his niece decides to visit him and learns the truth about his life. The movie gets even better when Uncle Frank's lover decides to join the road trip he and the niece were taking to be on a family member's funeral. It's a joyride filled with emotions and fun. 

Image Courtesy: Just Jared

 

IMDb rating: 7.3/10

 

 

7. The Big Sick (2017)

Love isn't easy. And no one knows it better than the couple in this Amazon Original film. Based on the real-life courtship between Pakistan-born comedian, Kumail Nanjiani and a grad student, Emily Gordon, The Big Sick is the story of how they fall in love despite their cultural differences. But like every love story, there was a problem. When Emily gets sick of a mysterious disease, Kumail has to meet her parents and the clashes begin. It gets funnier with time and a bit emotional towards the end. 

Image Courtesy: The Hollywood Reporter

 

IMDb rating: 7.5/10

 

 

8. The Report (2019)

Styled as The Torture Report, this American thriller is about an idealistic senate staffer leading an investigation into the CIA post-9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program. As he uncovers the brutal secret the country was hiding from its people, the political drama begins. It's an eye-opening and thrilling Amazon Original experience that will get your heart racing. 

Image Courtesy: IndieWire

 

IMDb rating: 7.2/10

 

 


Don't miss out on great films. Don't worry, this list of Amazon Original movies will help out. 


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