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

A still from the movie The hunt

Although it's already full of great titles, Amazon Prime's movie selection just keeps getting better and better. 

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 award-winning flicks. 

[Update: This week Amazon adds The Hunt, a Danish movie starring Mads Mikkelsen, as well as Terminal, a movie about two assassins starring Margot Robbie and Simon Pegg.]

Having said that, there are lots of films in its 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 Hunt

A still from the movie the hunt

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The Hunt is a Danish movie starring Mads Mikkelsen. It's set in a small village and follows the story of a man (played by Mikkelsen) who becomes the target of mass hysteria when he's been wrongfully accused of sexually abusing a child. 

New Entry: Terminal

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This noir thriller is about two assassins who realise they're part of an evil mastermind's plans. It didn't receive great reviews, but Robbie's acting and the aesthetic of the movie have been praised, so if you're a fan of hers then it might be worth a lazy Sunday afternoon watch.