Top 50 Movies on Amazon Prime Video (June 2020)

Amazon offers you a constantly expanding library of movies and TV series through its Amazon Prime Video feature. And to help you examine this huge vault, we have selected here the 50 best movies on Amazon Prime Video (June 2020) available on the service. Just be aware that some titles may not be available as the month progresses.

Settle into your part of the sofa, hit the play and enjoy.

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Knives Out (2019)

Writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) gives the classic “mysterious Agatha Christie-style murder” a modern twist on this story about a famous crime novelist whose unexpected death after a family reunion makes everyone present suspicious. Daniel Craig portrays the brilliant detective Benoit Blanc, whose investigation is bringing to light the profound dysfunction of the family. You will spend a good part of the time trying to guess who the murderer is in this play that has a spectacular cast, with memorable performances by each and every one of the actors involved.

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Gender: Mystery
Cast: Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Craig
Director: Rian Johnson
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 130 minutes

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The Vast of the Night (2020)

This nostalgic return to classic science fiction thrillers follows a young switchboard operator and radio DJ who discover a mysterious audio frequency that, from one moment to the next, triggers a series of discoveries that lead them into the unknown. The Amazon Studios film is Andrew Patterson’s directorial debut and has received high praise from critics and the general public for its suspense and the low budget used to film it.

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Gender: Sci-Fi, Mystery
Cast: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz
Director: Andrew Patterson
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 89 minutes

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Rocketman (2019)

Part of musical fantasy, part of biopic of the legendary musician Elton John, Rocketman introduces us to Taron Egerton as this unmatched interpreter, narrating in passing John’s evolution from being a prodigy in a small town to becoming an international superstar. Filled with fantastic musical interludes based on some of John’s most popular songs, the film also features Jamie Bell as John’s lifelong lyricist and writing partner, Bernie Taupin, and Richard Madden as his first manager, John Reid.

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Gender: Musical, Drama
Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Rating: R
Duration: 121 minutes

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Odd Thomas (2014)

The actor of Star TrekAnton Yelchin plays a small-town cook who can see the spirits of the deceased in this quirky supernatural thriller based on Dean Koontz’s novel of the same name. Odd’s desire to live a quiet life with his girlfriend is disturbed when a stranger arrives in town accompanied by a series of sinister entities that only Odd can see, soon finding himself caught up in a mystery that sets the whole city apart – and possibly to the world – in danger.

Rotten Tomatoes: 38%
Gender: Horror, Mystery
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin
Director: Stephen Sommers
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 96 minutes

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The Cabin the Woods (2012)

One of the most unique horror movies of the last decade, The Cabin the Woods Drew Goddard took the typical story of a group of teenagers tormented by sinister forces while staying in a remote cabin and took her in a whole new direction. Goddard and co-writer Joss Whedon played and twisted the conventions of the genre in a way that no one saw coming, and the end result was a movie as fun as it was scary, packed with hidden elements that demand multiple visualizations. If you haven’t seen yet The Cabin in the Woods, you better know as little as possible. Now, if you have seen it, there is a good chance that you will end up seeing it many times.

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Gender: Horror
Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins
Director: Drew Goddard
Rating: R
Duration: 95 minutes

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Fast Color (2019)

Three generations of women with powerful abilities come together in this science fiction thriller that explores racism and generational divisions in the context of a story about a woman persecuted by sinister forces because of the power she wields. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint and Saniyya Sidney star in the film.

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Gender: Sci-Fi, Drama
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney
Director: Julia Hart
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 100 minutes

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Boondock Saints (2000)

Two Boston brothers meet on a divine mission to defeat the Russian mob in this stylized 1999 action movie that became a cult hit. Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus play the MacManus brothers, whose bloody pursuit, and luckier than anything, make them local heroes and put them on a collision course with an eccentric FBI agent played by Willem Dafoe.

Rotten Tomatoes: 25%
Gender: Action, Comedy
Cast: Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Willem Dafoe
Director: Troy Duffy
Rating: R
Duration: 110 minutes

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Minority Report (2002)

Steven Spielberg directed this eerily prophetic (from a technological point of view) movie about a 2054 detective working in the “Pre-Crime” division, stopping crimes before they happen. The movie is based on a short story by acclaimed Philip K. Dick, and brings us to Tom Cruise as a detective who is on the run after the Precrime division identifies him as the future killer of a man he has never met. Spielberg brought in a team of “futurists” to help conceptualize and design the technology featured in the film, part of which has been coming true in recent years.

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Gender: Sci-Fi, Action
Cast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow, Neal McDonough
Director: Steven spielberg
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 140 minutes

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Escape from New York (1981)

This dystopian adventure by director John Carpenter (who also co-wrote and co-produced it) takes place in the distant future of … ahem … 1997, after a rampant crime prompts the United States government to transform the entire island of Manhattan. in a maximum security prison. Kurt Russell plays former soldier Snake Plissken, who has 24 hours to infiltrate Manhattan and rescue the President of the United States after Air Force One was hijacked and shot down on the island. Fundamental film in the action genre of the 80s, Escape from New York It inspired countless adventures that hit Hollywood in the years after its release.

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Gender: Sci-Fi, Action
Cast: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Isaac Hayes, Donald Pleasence
Director: John Carpenter
Rating: R
Duration: 99 minutes

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Murderball (2005)

This Academy Award-nominated documentary follows players into a league of “quadruple rugby,” an armored wheelchair quadriplegic sport that competes in a full-contact rugby version that proves its strength and breaks stereotypes. The film follows various teams as they try to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, as they explore the lives of the players, what led them to the sport and what it means to them.

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Gender: Documentary, sports
Cast: Joe Soares, Mark Zupan, Robert Soares
Director: Henry-Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro
Rating: R
Duration: 85 minutes

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The Avengers (2012)

It may seem strange today – given the current state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – but believe us, there was a time when no one thought a movie like The avengers would be possible. In 2012, Marvel Studios brought together the stars and supporting cast of multiple solo superhero movies to create a team that broke almost every possible box office record, while redefining the Hollywood “movie universe” in passing. After the cheater Asgardian Loki prepares Earth for the invasion of an alien army, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye will be in charge of saving us. More than just a first installment of the MCU, The avengers It was a real change in the rules of the game for the entire genre of superheroes.

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Gender: Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johanson
Director: Joss Whedon
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 142 minutes

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Honey Boy (2019)

Shia LaBeouf’s debut script is directed by Alma Har’el and follows the life of boy actor Otis Lort on his way from young success to self-destructive Hollywood star. We attend his rise to fame and his relationship with his abusive and alcoholic father … and it is that LaBeouf also stars in this semi-autobiographical story that is based on his experience with his father.

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Gender: Drama
Cast: Shia LeBouf, Lucas Hedges
Director: Alma Har’el
Rating: R
Duration: 93 minutes

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True Grit (2010)

Jeff Bridges in True Grit

This remake of the Wild West classic – by the Coen brothers – introduced the world to Hailee Steinfeld, who plays 14-year-old young farmer Mattie Ross. After his father is killed by Tom Chaney, Ross sets out to catch the killer and bring him to justice. However, to catch Chaney, he will need someone with “true value,” the toughest man of law he can find, who at the time is United States Marshal Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn (Jeff Bridges). As they seek justice, a bond is formed that melts Cogburn’s cold heart, which helps Ross find some peace after his father’s death.

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Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Gender: Western, Drama
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin
Director: Joel & Ethan Cohen
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 110 minutes

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

The sixth installment of the franchise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, It shows that the series can still outperform the previous ones when it comes to frenetic action and spectacle. The movie begins with secret agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) trying to rescue some stolen plutonium nuclei. When the mission strays, the cores fall into the hands of a terrorist group, forcing the IMF to hunt down its own members. The failure of the mission brings the wrath of CIA Director Erica Sloane (Angela Bassett), who orders the assassin August Walker (Henry Cavill) to follow Hunt’s trail. With a gripping plotline and some downright spectacular stunts, Fallout It is a first-rate spy and action movie.

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Gender: Action & Adventure
Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhymes, Simon Pegg
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 147 minutes

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High Life (2019)

From award-winning French filmmaker Claire Denis, High life It is described as a science fiction, erotic, horror movie, although it really defies classification. It’s hard to explain High life in a nutshell, but we will try. Juliette Binoche plays Dr. Dibs, supervisor of a space mission that is sending criminals to try to extract energy from a black hole. Along the way, Dibs performs sexual experiments on the prisoners, experiments that end up killing them. Eventually, the murderer Monte (Robert Pattison) is left alone with his daughter, and they try to survive as they rush to certain death.

Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Gender: Science fiction
Cast: Robert Patinson, André Benjamin, Mia Goth
Director: Claire Denis
Rating: R
Duration: 110 minutes

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Come to Daddy (2020)

This tense and biting mystery of Ant Timpson is expertly intertwined through an intriguing narrative and the impeccable role of Elijah Wood. In Come to DaddyWood plays an overly passionate middle-aged man named Noval Greenwood who, at one point, comes to his father’s door, a guy he lost contact with long ago, all in the midst of a hectic psychological dilemma. As he tries to relive the past he never had with his father, a life of shadows extends to old Greenwood as well, crashing into each other in the brightest and most exciting way possible. Highly recommended movie.

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Gender: Comedy, Mystery
Cast: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan
Director: Ant timpson
Rating: R
Duration: 93 minutes

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Eighth Grade (2018)

Eighth Grade scene

As deliciously uncomfortable as it is sincere, Eighth Grade It is one of the most honest and real coming of age stories you will see. Debut as director of comedian and actor Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade, addresses the fears of growing up with a more subtle touch, focusing on 13-year-old Kayla (eye-opening Elsie Fisher) as she makes her way through the last week of high school. In fact, this is a high school movie starring real high school students, making it more fun, more interesting, and much more provocative. If you ever went to a high school pool party, Eighth Grade is for you.

Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Gender: Comedy
Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
Director: Bo Burnham
Rating: R
Duration: 94 minutes

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Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan (1982)

One of the most beloved movies of Admiral Kirk’s original era: Star Trek, The Wrath of Khan Find the famous commander in the middle of an old crisis. However, the return of an old enemy seeking revenge and the threat of a device from the end of the world shakes Kirk from his stupor and puts him into action. A science fiction classic, The Wrath of Khan face good with evil while the fate of multiple worlds hangs by a thread.

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Gender: Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi
Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban
Director: Nicholas meyer
Rating: PG
Duration: 113 minutes

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The Lost City of Z (2017)

Based on the 2009 book of the same name, The Lost City of Z tells the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who enters the Amazon in the early 20th century. On his travels, he unexpectedly discovers evidence of a previously unknown and advanced civilization that once existed in the region. As expected, it is ridiculed and belittled by the British scientific and historical establishment, which considers the entire Amazon region to be a wilderness. Undeterred, Fawcett returns to the jungle, determined to test his theory and discover the lost city of Z.

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Gender: Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast: Tom Holland, Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson
Director: James Gray
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 140 minutes

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Lakeboat (2000)

Born from the theater play of the same name from 1970, Lakeboat It is a work similar to authentic classics in film drama, such as Good Will Hunting and Legends of the Fall. The narrative tracks a young man from a prestigious university, Dale (Tony Mamet), in the midst of a life-altering decision when he takes a summer job in the Great Lakes as a cook on a ship, the Seaway Queen. He is joined by eccentric characters, from philosophical Fred (Jack Wallace) to sea lover Joe Pitko (Robert Forster), all united in an effort to speculate more broadly on the death of Dale’s predecessor, Guigliani (Andy Garcia).

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Gender: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Robert Forster, Charles Durning, Denis Leary
Director: Joe Mantegna
Rating: R
Duration: 98 minutes

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The Great Escape (1963)

Scene the The Great Escape

Directed by John Sturges and based on Paul Brickhill’s 1950 nonfiction book, The Great Escape it stands the test of time like an epic war movie. It is based on real-life events: the escape of Allied prisoners from a German prisoner of war camp in World War II, and features a star-studded cast including Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough. In this version of the story, the prisoners plan a massive escape from an almost inescapable field, an escape that involves an escape tunnel and a series of planes, trains, and ships to try to escape Nazi-occupied Europe.

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Gender: Action & Adventure
Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough
Director: John Sturges
Rating: NR
Duration: 170 minutes

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

two African American men walking through San Francisco

Facing the displacement of the house that his grandfather built as a result of gentrification in his neighborhood in San Francisco, Jimmie and his best friend, Mort, embark on a mission to recover the house before everything changes irreversibly. Their odyssey tests their friendship and forces them to wonder if they really belong in the place they have always called home. A moving and intense journey in this film nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards.

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Gender: Drama
Cast: Jimmie Falls, Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps
Director: Joe Talbot
Rating: R
Duration: 120 minutes

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Fighting with My Family (2019)

A comedy based on the true story of the WWE wrestler, Fighting with my Family tells the story of a real life wrestling family. Written and directed by Stephen Merchant, the film stars Florence Pugh alongside a strong cast including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, and others. Pugh and his brother (played by Jack Lowden) try out for WWE and, when only one of them is accepted, Pugh is forced to face the world of professional wrestling alone. It may be a somewhat helpless story, but there is sincerity and truth behind this story that makes it special.

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Gender: Comedy
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh, Lena Headey
Director: Stephen Merchant
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 107 minutes

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The Report (2019)

A political thriller in which we will not see car chases or assassination attempts, but there will be an incessant tension when tracking down documents that the highest spheres of intelligence want to hide. The Report follows Senate member Daniel Jones (Adam Driver), who is chosen by Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to investigate the destruction of the CIA interrogation recordings in 2005. Over the years, Jones and His team studied millions of pages of documents, all while dodging the efforts of government officials to crush their effort. With a star cast and a particularly excellent performance by Driver, The Report It is a tense thriller that deserves each and every recognition received.

Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Gender: Drama
Cast: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm
Director: Scott Burns
Rating: R
Duration: 118 minutes

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

A classic Christmas movie with an iconic performance by James Stewart. In It’s a Wonderful Life we see George Bailey (Stewart), a banker in the town of Bedford Falls who is about to jump off a bridge. An angel named Clarence (Henry Travers) seems to save George and takes him on a journey through the most important moments of his life, showing him all the good things he has done for other people despite the costs this has had for him. It’s a Wonderful Life It is a charming story about perseverance in the face of a universe – often cruel – and the invaluable value of human relationships.

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Gender: Drama, Science Fiction
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Director: Frank Capra
Rating: PG
Duration: 135 minutes

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Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

As the final collaboration between Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel (Dirty Harry) comes this thriller based on J. Campbell Bruce’s novel of the same name, which chronicles the 1962 escape from the infamous maximum security prison located on the island. from Alcatraz by a trio of prisoners. Eastwood leads a cast that also includes Patrick McGoohan, Fred Ward and Danny Glover’s big screen debut. Widely regarded as one of the best escape movies ever filmed, it was a critical and commercial success in 1979.

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Gender: Action & Adventure
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom
Director: Don Siegel
Rating: PG
Duration: 112 minutes

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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

This drama directed by Kenneth Lonergan takes place in a town in Massachusetts that has the same name, a place where Lee Chandler would prefer never to return. Chandler maintains a building in Quincy, Boston, where he avoids connections related to his past. The tragedy begins when Chandler’s brother dies, so he must return to his town and take care of his teenage nephew. This movie is transformed into a drama that will tell us why Chandler decided to live in such a way.

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Gender: Drama
Cast: Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Rating: R
Duration: 135 minutes

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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Folk singer Llewyn David (Oscar Isaac) is the subject of this film made by the Coen brothers. The plot is specifically set at the moments when the artist tries to rebuild his career after the suicide of his partner. In turn, his love life is a disaster, because his ex-girlfriend -who would be pregnant- does not want to know anything about him. It is a dramatic film but it has some black humor. Justin Timberlake is one of the stars of the cast.

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Gender: Drama
Cast: Oscar Isaac, John Goodman, Carey Mulligan
Director: Ethan & Joel Coen
Rating: R
Duration: 105 minutes

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The Handmaiden (2016)

protagonists of The Handmaiden

From Korean director Park Chan-wook, award-winning director of Oldboy, The Handmaiden is an intense and exciting crime drama set in the early 20th century during the Japanese occupation of Korea. The film follows two women: a young Japanese woman on a remote farm, and a Korean woman who is hired as his new maid. Little does the first woman know, however, that the maiden is conspiring with a swindler to defraud her and keep her inheritance.

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Gender: Drama, Romance
Cast: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong
Director: Park chan-wook
Rating: NR
Duration: 145 minutes

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You Were Never Really Here (2019)

You Were Never Really Here scene

This original Amazon movie was nominated for four 2019 Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix). Phoenix just plays a traumatized veteran who takes advantage (in some way) of that trauma to rescue missing girls. However, as his nightmares begin to overcome him, he begins to uncover a conspiracy that threatens to destroy him … or save him, depending on the paths he takes.

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Gender: Mystery and suspense
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, John Doman
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Rating: R
Duration: 89 minutes

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Annihilation (2018)

In this adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s bestselling novel of the same name, a group of female scientists is tasked with exploring the mysterious region known as “The Shimmer,” a quarantined area along the southern coast of the United States, full of mutant plants and animals. Directed by Alex Garland (The Beach, Ex Machina), the film features Natalie Portman as the team’s biologist, whose interest in the region became personal after her husband (Oscar Isaac) previously ventured into the quarantined area and emerged in dire condition and with no recollection of her experiences lived there. Considered one of the best movies of that year, Annihilation It also includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodríguez and Tessa Thompson in supporting roles.

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Gender: Science fiction
Cast: Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac
Director: Alex Garland
Rating: R
Duration: 115 minutes

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Troop Zero (2019)

From the co-writer of Beasts of the Southern Wild –Lucy Alibar– and from the directors Bert & Bertie, this movie “Amazon Original” follows a prodigiously brilliant girl (McKenna Grace) in rural Georgia in 1977 who dreams of life in space. When she has the opportunity to live her dream in a national competition, she recruits a group of Scouts to help her get there. Viola Davis, Allison Janney, and Jim Gaffigan also star in this moving, often funny movie.

Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Gender: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Viola Davis, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Epps
Director: Bert & Bertie
Rating: PG
Duration: 98 minutes

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Glory (2013)

Glory It tells the fascinating story of a 58-year-old woman who wants nothing more than to feel young again. His journey to find happiness is marked by random men, until he meets and falls hopelessly in love with Rodolfo. Through dreamy moments and immense struggle, Gloria finds the willpower to accept her age and become a woman with all her potential. Glory Not only was it nominated for countless awards, but it was even chosen to be the Best Foreign Language Film of Chile in the 86th edition of the Academy Awards.

Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Gender: Drama, Romance
Cast: Paulina Garcia, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Rating: R
Duration: 108 minutes

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Overlord (2018)

Take any old WWII movie, cross it with a mix of Captain America and 28 days lateradd a pinch of JJ Abrams and you’ll get something that looks a bit like Overlord. And even that might not. A really amazing movie, Overlord it is an overdose of horror and blood that has an extremely twisted view of World War II. An American military team is sent on a secret mission to derail a Nazi super soldier program, although they soon discover that the super soldiers are true undead, this mission being much more dangerous than they expected.

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Gender: Action & Adventure, Horror
Cast: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilo Asbæk
Director: Julius Avery
Rating: R
Duration: 109 minutes

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Hereditary (2018)

After her mother’s death, Annie Graham (Toni Collette) struggles to put her feelings at peace while maintaining a certain order in her home. However, after another tragedy strikes her family, Annie can barely stay together and her condition worsens as strange events affect her and her family. Hereditary It is an exquisitely crafted horror movie, with a well written plot and skillful camera work that will give you some truly gruesome moments.

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Gender: Horror
Cast: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Alex Wolf
Director: Ari Aster
Rating: R
Duration: 127 minutes

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Lady Bird (2017)

Greta Gerwig’s comedy exploded as one of the biggest hits of 2017, thanks to acclaimed performances by Saoirse Ronan (as the rebellious teen Christine McPherson) and Laurie Metcalf (as her mother). Christine, who has decided that she only wants to be called “Lady Bird,” tries to get through the academic difficulties of her high school while living small but intense love stories with two very different boys (rising stars Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet). At the same time, her mom is working overtime to make up for the firing of her husband (Tracy Letts) and fighting the instincts that are affecting her relationship with Christine. Gerwig drew heavily on her personal experience to create Lady Bird, a beautiful, hilarious, and thoughtful look from adolescence. You can see the trailer.

Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Gender: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
Director: Greta Gerwig
Rating: R
Duration: 93 minutes

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A Quiet Place (2018)

Directed, co-written and co-starring John Krasinski, A Quiet Place follow a family trying to survive after a race of hypersensitive hearing alien creatures has wiped out much of humanity.

Their efforts to live a normal life amidst the ever-present threat of terrifying predators who can hear even the smallest noise, heighten tension to the most demanding levels. Krasinski’s wife, Emily Blunt, also stars in the film and received significant praise for her performance, most notably the Actors Guild Award.

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Gender: Horror
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmons
Director: John Krasinski
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 90 minutes

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Midsommar (2019)

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Defined as an “operatic breakout film” by director Ari Aster, Midsommar It proves to be exactly that and more. It focuses on an American couple with serious relationship problems traveling with friends to a summer festival. A partir de ahí, todo se vuelve significativamente más violento e inquietante, con el escenario de una remota aldea sueca que sirve de telón de fondo para un culto con intenciones muy poco transparentes, por decirlo de algún modo. Fue un éxito en el verano de 2019 y, si estás preparado para aguantar una película de casi 2.5 horas de susto constante y sonante, no tardarás mucho en entender por qué.

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Género: Horror
Elenco: Florence Pugh, Liv Mjönes, Jack Reynor
Director: Ari Aster
Rating: R
Duración: 140 minutos

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Logan Lucky (2017)

Después de perder su trabajo, el obrero de la construcción Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) está desesperado por revertir su fortuna, y sabe exactamente cómo hacerlo: después de haber trabajado en el Charlotte Motor Speedway, sabe todo sobre el sistema de tubos neumáticos que mueve dinero bajo las pistas. Jimmy recluta a su hermano de un solo brazo, Clyde (Adam Driver), a su hermana Mellie (Riley Keough) y a Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) para perpetrar el atraco. Desafortunadamente, un cambio en el cronograma de construcción los obliga a ejecutar la acción el día de la carrera Coca Cola 600. Con un agudo sentido del humor y personajes memorables, Logan Lucky es un viaje salvaje que disfrutarás enormemente.

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Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Género: Comedia
Elenco: Chaning Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Rating: PG-13
Duración: 119 minutos

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Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Bone Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk es una especie de horror / suspenso inusual en el sentido de que se desarrolla en el oeste americano en la década de 1890. Se ve y se siente como un western y, sin embargo, es algo completamente más siniestro. Siguiendo a un sheriff de una pequeña ciudad (Kurt Russell) que conduce a un grupo heterogéneo al desierto para rescatar a algunos pioneros de un clan de indígenas caníbales que habitan en cuevas. Todas las cosas se tornan más oscuras y grotescas a medida que los héroes se alejan cada vez más de casa.

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Género: Western
Elenco: Matthew Fox, Kurt Russel, Lilli Simmons
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Rating: NR
Duración: 133 minutos

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Cold War (2028)

pareja abrazada en Cold War

Magnífico drama histórico de Paweł Pawlikowski, en Cold War vemos a Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) y Zula (Joanna Kulig), un director musical y cantante respectivamente, que se encuentran y se enamoran en la Polonia de después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. A medida que pasan los años y el control soviético sobre Europa del Este se endurece, los dos cruzan las fronteras, cada uno entrando y saliendo de la vida del otro. Su romance turbulento y en un contexto de paranoia y represión, es desordenado pero conmovedor. Filmada en blanco y negro, Cold War es una hermosa película llena de tomas magistralmente compuestas.

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Género: Drama
Elenco: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Rating: R
Duración: 89 minutos

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The Big Sick (2017)

La comediante Kumail Nanjiani y la escritora de comedias Emily V. Gordon adaptaron su historia de amor de la vida real para la película en The Big Sick, una encantadora comedia romántica con un tono realista. La película comienza con Kumail (interpretándose a sí mismo) luchando por hacerse una carrera profesional aprovechando sus antecedentes pakistaníes. Después de una extraña cita con una graciosa Emily (Zoe Kazan), se acuestan e inician una relación, lo que equivale a decir que comienzan los problemas. Para empezar, los padres de Kumail quieren que se establezca con una mujer paquistaní, lo que los lleva a separarse. Para complicar aún más las cosas, una infección deja a Emily en coma. Mientras visitaba a Emily en el hospital, Kumail se encuentra con sus padres, Terry (Ray Romano) y Beth (Holly Hunter), situación que le sirve para aprender más sobre ellos y Emily, todo mientras procesa sus propios sentimientos.

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Género: Romance, Comedia
Elenco: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Director: Michael Showalter
Rating: R
Duración: 119 minutos

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Rango (2011)

Johnny Depp interpreta a un ex camaleón mascota que se adentra en el duro ambiente del desierto de Mohave en esta divertida aventura animada. Es una versión única y fresca del concepto del Salvaje Oeste, repleto de muchas comedias protagonizadas por actores como Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina, Timothy Olyphant, Bill Nighy y más. Rango de Depp se encuentra en la ciudad de Dirt y hereda el papel de sheriff en la búsqueda del agua perdida de la ciudad. Dirigido por Gore Verbinski, Rango ofrece la misma sensación de acción en la que Depp ha demostrado ser todo un artista.

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Género: Acción & Aventuras, Familiar
Elenco: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin
Director: Gore Verbinski
Rating: PG
Duración: 107 minutos

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I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

James Baldwin fue uno de los escritores más influyentes de finales del siglo XX, escribió numerosos ensayos y aclamadas novelas sobre temas raciales en un momento en que las diferencias parecían estar hirviendo en los Estados Unidos.

Trabajando a partir de un manuscrito inacabado de Baldwin, el director Raoul Peck ha creado I Am Not Your Negro, un documental que examina los puntos de vista de Baldwin y cómo se aplican no solo a los años 60, sino también a la América moderna.

Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Género: Documental
Elenco: Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Raoul Peck
Rating: PG-13
Duración: 93 minutos

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Gimme Danger (2016)

The Stooges demostró ser una banda de rock muy influyente, con una composición vanguardista que sentó las bases para las primeras bandas de punk y metal.

Y resulta lógico que Jim Jarmusch dirija Gimme Danger, un documental que cuenta la historia de The Stooges a través de las voces de sus miembros, incluido Jim Osterberg (alias Iggy Pop).

Los fanáticos de la banda apreciarán las numerosas anécdotas y puntos de vista sobre la filosofía de la banda, mientras que los recién llegados pueden desarrollar rápidamente el gusto por su música.

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Género: Documental
Elenco: Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Rating: R
Duración: 108 minutos

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Nuts! (2016)

Este extraño documental del director Penny Lane examina la fascinante y terrorífica historia de John R. Brinkley, un doctor sin licencia quien en los años 20 fue uno de los médicos más exitosos de los Estados Unidos, gracias a una bizarra operación que inventó. Hubo un caso de un hombre que sufría de impotencia, por lo cual Brinkley le hizo un procedimiento en el cual implantó un par de testículos de cabra en su escroto. A pesar de que el procedimiento no tuvo beneficios,  y varios murieron, sus pacientes estaban convencidos de que funcionaba y pronto, varias mujeres empezaron a visitarlo, buscando soluciones milagrosas a sus problemas. Brinkley amasó una fortuna e incluso llegó a ser candidato a la gobernación de Kansas.

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Género: Documental
Elenco: Gene Tognacci, Andy Boswell, John Causby
Director: Penny Lane
Rating: NR
Duración: 79 minutos

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Sriracha (2013)

Un condimento tal vez más utilizado que la salsa de tomate o la mostaza, la picante “salsa de gallo” de Sriracha toma el protagonismo en este galardonado documental. Para ayudar a que despegue la película, el director Griffin Hammond visitó el popular sitio web de crowdfunding Kickstarter en 2013, recaudando con éxito más de $ 20k. La habilidad de Hammond para contar historias interesantes le permite a este documental de 30 minutos celebrar adecuadamente uno de los compinches más queridos y populares de la comida. Muy entretenida.

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Género: Documental
Elenco: David Tran, Randy Clemens, Adam Holliday
Director: Griffin Hammond
Rating: NR
Duración: 33 minutos

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The Invisible War (2012)

Este documental del galardonado director Kirby Dick explora la incidencia cada vez mayor de las agresiones sexuales que se dan dentro del ejército de los EE.UU. The Invisible War presenta entrevistas con veteranos y veteranas de varias ramas de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos, quienes relatan los eventos que rodearon sus agresiones sexuales. Sus historias expresan la falta de recursos en el sistema de justicia, así como la ausencia de cuidado emocional y físico en la que quedan las víctimas. Los sobrevivientes exigen un cambio en la manera en que el ejército enfrenta el problema de los asaltos sexuales en su interior, con la esperanza de generar también un debate más honesto sobre este drama.

Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Género: Documental
Elenco: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca
Director: Kirby Dick
Rating: NR
Duración: 97 minutos

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One Child Nation (2019)

Documental ganador del Gran Premio del Jurado de EEUU de 2019, One Child Nation explora una política de la que muchos han oído hablar pero pocos -fuera de China- realmente han entendido. Los cineastas nacidos en China, Nanfu Wang y Jialing Zhang, profundizan en la política de 1980 que prohibía a las familias tener más de un hijo, multando a los que no cumplían y generando devastadoras consecuencias tanto para las familias como para la nación en general. Con testimonios personales e historias desgarradoras de quienes lo vivieron, la película arroja una luz sobre un programa gubernamental aterrador, ampliamente considerado como una de las mayores violaciones a los derechos humanos en la historia.

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Género: Documental
Elenco: Peng Wang, Logan Stuy, Jiamong Pang
Director: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
Rating: R
Duración: 89 minutos

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The Last Waltz (1978)

Considerado uno de los mejores “rockumentales” de todos los tiempos, The Last Waltz de Martin Scorsese entrelaza imágenes del concierto de despedida de “The Band” con entrevistas en el backstage. El homenaje repleto de estrellas presenta actuaciones de Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Ringo Starr y otras estrellas musicales. Es el pico de Scorsese, con una cautivadora interpretación cinematográfica y sondeos, entrevistas personales que llegan a la psique interna de uno de los mejores grupos de rock.

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Género: Documental
Elenco: Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Neil Young
Director: Martin Scorsese
Rating: PG
Duración: 117 minutos

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*Actualizado por Daniel Matus el 26 de junio de 2020.

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