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Top 10 Amazon Prime Video Shows & Films to Watch

lydiafitzsimons
May 6, 2021, 2:34 PM

Top 10 Amazon Prime Video Picks - to add to your watch list...

When you sign up to Amazon Prime, not only do you get unlimited premium delivery on millions of items, you also get access to Prime Video. With Prime Video you can watch thousands of movies, TV shows, and exclusive Amazon Originals, and if you’re not sure whether it’s for you, they offer a 30 day free trial, so you can test the waters!

After the trial, it’s £5.99 per month to continue with Prime Video, or you can pay £7.99 for an Amazon Prime membership, which gets you unlimited one-day delivery, Prime Video, unlimited music streaming, unlimited reading and more! The subscription will renew automatically, so make sure you cancel it if you don't want to continue with the service.

With thousands of options to choose from, whether you’re a rom-com lover, an action movie connoisseur, a boxset binger, or big into your true crime docs, there should be something for everyone on Prime Video. You can watch on your phone, laptop, TV and any other compatible streaming devices, and you can download selected titles on the app to watch when you're offline.

To give you a few ideas about what’s available when you sign up to Prime Video, here’s our top 10 picks from their catalogue, in no particular order! With family favourites, thrillers, comedies and more, it’s a good mix that showcases all that Prime Video has on offer.

Challenge: Can you get through them all in your 30 day free trial?!

- To sign up to an Amazon Prime Video 30 day free trial, click here >> Prime Trial

- If you’re already a Prime member and you want to start watching, click here >> Prime Video

- To sign up to a Prime Student 6 month free trial with Prime Video included, click here >> Prime Student

Bosch

This 5* rated drama series will have you on the edge of your seat! Follow Detective Harry Bosch as he navigates the world of crime in Los Angeles, investigating murders and threats to the city. If you like to binge-watch series, this one has six series all available on Prime Video, so it should keep you occupied for a while!

The Gentlemen

If you’re an action lover, The Gentlemen is a heavy hitter, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Mochelle Dockery, Hugh Grant and Charlie Hunnam. Set in London, the plot explores blackmail, bribery and scheming from shady, underworld characters. The film scores an impressive 7.8 on IMDb!

Bridesmaids

Who doesn’t love Bridesmaids? If this is on your list of favourite comedies, you’re in luck, as it’s available on Prime! You can watch the crazy antics of the Bridesmaids squad as they attempt to make it to the big day. A must-see if you’re into rom-coms,

Paddington

Paddington is definitely a kids’ film that the whole family can fall in love with. You can join Michael Bond’s beloved bear as he travels from Peru to London, stopping on the way for a trusty marmalade sandwich, and causing mayhem everywhere he goes!

This is Us

One of the most popular tv shows on Prime Video, This Is Us chronicles the lives of the Pearson family. With 5 seasons and episodes still being released, this heartwarming drama series will have you laughing and crying as you watch this family through life and death.

The Grand Tour

In this Amazon Original, you can join Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May as they globe trot around the world. Jam packed with excitement, friendship and laughter, if you were a fan of their previous show, why not give this a go?

Parasite

The winner of Best Picture and Best Director at the 2020 Oscars, Parasite is available to watch on Amazon Prime with a membership. If you’ve been curious about the film that swept the award-ceremonies last year, this is a great opportunity to give it a watch. Parasite follows the Kim family, as they attempt to infiltrate and usurp the wealthy Park family.

Bohemian Rhapsody

As well as all the hot new releases, Prime Video has an impressive back catalogue of films from a couple of years ago, and films from decades ago! There’s a fantastic mix of movies and boxsets available, including 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody, an ode to the band Queen, and chronicling their rise to the top.

The Mauritanian

An Amazon Original Exclusive Premier, The Mauritanian is a legal thriller with a star-studded cast, including Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley and Tahar Rahim. The film follows a defense attorney and her team investigating a case of a suspected terrorist connected to 9/11, being held at Guantanamo Bay.

Aquaman

A recent addition to the Amazon Prime Video library, 2018’s Aquaman gets 4.6 out of 5 stars from Prime watchers. If you like a sprinkling of underwater adventure and superheroes mixed in with your action flicks, this is the film for you. Watch Jason Momoa, a half-human half-Atlantean, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.

- To sign up to an Amazon Prime Video 30 day free trial, click here >> Prime Trial

- If you’re already a Prime member and you want to start watching, click here >> Prime Video

- To sign up to a Prime Student 6 month free trial with Prime Video included, click here >> Prime Student

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