Best Amazon Prime movies: amazing films to stream in April 2018

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Although a big song and dance is made about the TV shows available on Amazon Prime, there are plenty of fantastic movies to choose from. Here's our freshly updated list of the top movies available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK. And we've not left anything good out. 

In this gallery you'll find more than 100 movies that are available to stream on Amazon Video - the movies and TV streaming section of Amazon Prime - right away. You can expect a mix of recent cinema releases and timeless classics, as well as films that are suitable for the whole family.     

[Update: Sci-fi thriller The Island hits Amazon Prime, with Ewan McGregor starring opposite Scarlett Johanssen.]

As many of us know, streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video can turn an occasional movie-watching hobby into hours (and hours and hours) of flicking through films. And as many of us know, for every life-changing work of art on Amazon Video, there are a half-dozen dollops of B-movie trash. 

We love the odd B-feature and guilty pleasure watch as much as the next person, but in this list you'll only find brilliant, award-worthy picks. So let's dive straight in. 

There are a few gems on here that have only just come off of their cinema run and are already ready to stream. Couple this with a brilliant array of classics and you have an impressive and varied list of films.

It's great to see Amazon embrace movies in this way, so dive in and we hope you find something you like!

And if you don't, then maybe our Best Amazon TV shows list is for you.

New Entry: The Island

A still from the movie The Island

(Image: © Amazon)

The Island may not be new, but it's new to Amazon Prime Video and it's a sci-fi action movie with a fairly smart, interesting plot. Directed and co-produced by Michael Bay, it follows the story of Lincoln Six Echo (played by Ewan McGregor) and Jordan Two Delta (played by Scarlett Johansson), who are trapped on an island for pretty dark and scary reasons. As you can guess, they escape and try to figure out the nature of their existence and why they're been kept captive.