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Crank up the thermostat and stay in with the best movies streaming on Amazon Prime

When Amazon debuted its Amazon Prime service some 10 years ago, CEO Jeff Bezos and company simply wanted to give their loyal band of customers a chance to save some scratch on shipping costs. As the service gained a massive subscription base, Amazon continued adding a slew of incredible perks year over year such as access to Prime Pantry, free same-day delivery, and — arguably its greatest addition in recent years — Amazon Prime Instant Video.

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Now, anyone with an Amazon Prime subscription has easy access to thousands of hit movies and documentaries, all with the simple click of a mouse. To help all you Amazon Prime subscribers sift through Amazon’s massive library, we’ve taken to the task of finding the best movies currently available with the service. So pop some popcorn and find your favorite spot on the couch, here are the best movies currently streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

Drama

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, based on Hunter S. Thompson’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, tells the story of two drug-addled thrill seekers and their adventures in the City of Lights. Johnny Depp stars as Rauel Duke, a reporter who uses an assignment in the city as an excuse to indulge in a bender alongside his sidekick, Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro). Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas transitions from a manic comedy to a strung-out episode of paranoia at a moment’s notice, deftly navigating a psychedelic series of events as only director Terry Gilliam is capable of.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by the illustrious Martin Scorsese — and led by the talented Leonardo DiCaprio — this 2013 film chronicles the outrageous lifestyle of stockbroker party boy, Jordan Belfort. Based off an autobiographical memoir of the same name, The Wolf of Wall Street follows Belfort’s meteoric rise from slinging penny stocks at a boiler room-style firm, to the launching of his own fraud-laden firm called Stratton Oakmont. Throughout the nearly 3-hour film, DiCaprio’s Belfort snorts coke out of places you’d never dream of, gets completely high out of his mind (many, many times), and makes an exorbitant amount of cash. Scorsese has certainly directed better films — especially with DiCaprio — but The Wolf of Wall Street remains one of the wildest cinematic dramas to grace the silver screen, with DiCaprio and Jonah Hill giving performances for the ages.

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The Aviator

Yet another Scorsese/DiCaprio collaboration, The Aviator centers around the wildly obsessive compulsive Hell’s Angels director, Howard Hughes. The film primarily focuses on Hughes’ early years, chronicling his time as a young director in the ’20s, his world record flight around the world in 1935, and ends with his famous test flight of the Spruce Goose in 1947. Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Alec Baldwin, and Alan Alda join the sensational DiCaprio onscreen, each delivering remarkable supporting performances. Seeing Scorsese’s take on one of history’s most brilliant, yet disturbed, pioneers remains one of cinema’s greatest achievements in the 2000s.

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Pulp Fiction

The Quentin Tarantino-directed Pulp Fiction made waves in 1994 when it released, most notably taking home the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or as the event’s best picture. Though it narrowly lost out on Best Picture at that year’s Academy Awards, Tarantino and screenwriter Roger Avary did nab an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, further cementing Tarantino among Hollywood’s greats. Over the course of the film’s two and a half hour run time, Tarantino tells several different stories — some connected, others not — with each of the film’s characters delivering some of the most memorable monologues in modern cinema. Laced with Tarantino’s inventive style of storytelling and an eclectic mix of outrageous characters — not to mention its perfect blend of comedy and violence — it’s not the least bit surprising many critics call Pulp Fiction one of the greatest films of all time.

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Selma

The voting rights marches of 1965 that took place in Selma, Alabama, were a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement. Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ben Lewis, James Bevel, and Hosea Williams, they gained national attention and served as the inspiration for President Lyndon B. Johnson to finally take notice and sign the Civil Rights Act into law. The award-winning Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, chronicles the marches and the events surrounding them, as well as the vitriolic resistance faced by Dr King and his fellow activists. The film stars David Oyelowo as King and Carmen Ejogo as King’s wife, Loretta Scott King, as well as Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, and Common.

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Sin City

Few pieces of source material have been adapted to film as well as Alex rodriguez’ adaptation of Frank Miller’s noir comic series, Sin City. Set in the dark, deadly den of crime, Basin City, Sin City tells the stories of three anti-heroes on their own separate quests of love and revenge. Marv (Mickey Rourke) is a broken man searching for his lover’s murderer; John Hartigan (Bruce Willis) is a detective on a mission to save a young girl; and Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen) finds himself in the middle a deadly battle between a crime syndicate and a clan of femme fatales. The film uses much of Frank Miller’s original dialog and faithfully recreates entire panels from the original comics, which help it effectively emulate the comic’s monochromatic art style.

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Only God Forgives

Ryan Gosling and and director Nicolas Winding Refn, who previously worked together in Drive, team up once again for this gritty crime story set in the seedy underbelly of Bangkok, Thailand. Gosling stars as Julian, a notorious criminal whose brother is murdered by a ruthless cop, Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm). Their feud becomes bloody, deadly, and agonizing. Similar to Refn’s previous work with films such as Valhalla Rising and Bronson, Only God Forgives is harsh yet aesthetically vivid, and contrasts the beautiful neon of Bangkok with the unflinching violence that lies beneath. Gosling supposedly undertook several months of Muay Thai training for the film, too, which helped him better prepare for the highly physical role.

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Fargo

In the grim, icy north of Minnesota, there is only death… well, almost. Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy), who is a car salesman who has fallen on difficult financial times, concludes that the best way to alleviate his monetary woes is to hire two henchman to kidnap his wife so he can procure ransom money from his father-in-law. When what should have been a simple kidnapping results in a few more corpses than expected, Sheriff Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) takes up the case — much to the dismay of Lundegaard. Joel and Ethan Coen’s dark, comedic crime drama also took home an Oscar for Best Actress and Best Original Screen Play, though, it was nominated for far more.

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Bone Tomahawk

Set in the unforgiving frontier of the American West, Bone Tomahawk blurs the lines between western and thriller. The movie begins in the small town of Bright Hope, where sheriff Franklin Hunt is investigating a series of strange murders and disappearances. An arrow is discovered at one of the crime scenes, and a Native American man tells Hunt it likely belongs to of a tribe of troglodyte cannibals living in the mountains. Hell-bent on wiping out the oppressive attackers, Hunt rallies a small band to hunt down the cannibals. Director S. Craig Zahler’s film stars Kurt Russell as sheriff Hunt, as well as Matthew Fox, Patrick Wilson, and Lili Simmons in various roles.

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Good Will Hunting

Widely considered Gus Van Sant’s greatest directorial effort, Good Will Hunting tells the story of a boy genius named Will Hunting (Matt Damon). Hunting, a Boston-area janitor who possesses an uncanny photographic memory, comes under the tutelage of a graduate professor after narrowly avoiding jail time for a fight he participated in. This graduate professor — played by the superb Stellan Skarsgard — also assigns Hunting to seek psychotherapy, much to the dismay of Hunting himself. Despite his lack of interest in getting “help,” Hunting develops lasting relationship with Dr. Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), and begins to open up about his life and childhood. A moving film from start to finish, Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting is a fantastic piece of filmmaking.

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