Best Amazon Prime movies: the best films to stream in September 2018

A still from the movie The Post.

There are plenty of mediocre movies, as well as truly terrible films, on Amazon prime Video, but luckily the streaming service tends to add a few great flicks each week too. 

Although its rival Netflix may focus on original content, as well as newer movies and TV shows (something that Amazon does well at too), Amazon does a good job of keeping its movie streaming catalogue loaded up with classics and some award-winning flicks too.

The problem is you often have to go searching for them as they don't always show up straight away in Amazon's Recently Added Movies section. 

Update: This week Amazon has added Steve Spielberg's The Post to its back catalogue, as well as Neill Blomkamp's Chappie.

Having said that, there are also lots of films in Amazon's library that are boring, mediocre and really, really rubbish. The cream is there, but there's a lot to dig through first.

That’s why we've done all the hard work for you. We've scoured all of the movies on offer for anything and everything that's worth watching on Amazon Prime.

We've collected together more than 100 movies that you can stream on Amazon Video (that’s the movies and TV streaming section of Amazon Prime) right now. Expect a mixture of recent releases and timeless classics, as well as films that are suitable for the whole family.

We all know that streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video can turn an occasional movie-watching hobby into hours (and hours and hours) of endlessly flicking through film options. It's also worth bearing in mind that for every award-winning work of art on Amazon Video, there's lots of B-movie trash that isn't even worth putting on to ease away a Sunday morning hangover.

Although we do love the odd guilty pleasure now and again, in this list we’ve created you'll only find the best picks. So let's dive straight in.

New Entry: The Post

(Image: © Netflix)

A nail-biting thriller from Steven Spielberg starring Merryl Streep and Tom Hanks in the lead roles of this political story about the importance of the press - and the lengths some will go to stop free speech. 

Watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video now.

New Entry: Chappie

A still from the movie Chappie

(Image: © Amazon Prime)

Neill Blomkamp teams up with Sharlot Copley, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord for this dystopian sci-fi story set in Johannesburg about a law enforcement robot that's been captured by gangsters who decide to call it Chappie. It may not be as Blomkmap's District 9, but it's an unusual sci-fi story that's weirdly entertaining. 

Watch on Amazon Prime now.