Having an Amazon Prime membership has added advantages apart from the usual fast deliveries and discounted rates. One notable perk is the Prime Video feature, which enables streaming of a vast library of movies and TV shows. But sometimes there’s too much to choose from. We’ve been there too! Does that mean you give up and watch the first thing that shows up on your Amazon Prime Video page? Absolutely not. You deserve to watch the best content.
That is exactly the reason we at The Hollywood Tribune have listed out the Top 6 movies trending on Amazon Prime so that you can avoid wasting your time on boring things.
The saying “Old is Gold” never gets old, does it? Raising the bar for producing great films with minimum budget, James Cameron has directed this movie. It does come as a surprise that this O.G. movie that set off a series of adaptations and basically a franchise, did not do well in its initial release. The Terminator was also selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by Library of Congress in 2008.
The Terminator revolves around the time travel of an eerie cyborg assassin, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who travels to the 80s to kill Sarah Connor, a waitress in order to save the future. Michael Biehn plays the human guardian of Sarah, played by Linda Hamilton.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Expect the unexpected when it comes to The Cabin in the Woods. I guess that is what makes this movie trending on Amazon Prime! This movie truly has a very unusual, yet groundbreaking take on the traditional horror movie set in the woods. Some call it a satire, while others- a tribute. If you have not yet seen the movie on Amazon Prime, what are you waiting for? And if you have, I’m certain that you probably missed a lot of things. Maybe that is why the movie is trending on Amazon Prime at this time where everyone is at home, wondering about what they missed in this film.
Starring Chris Hemsworth as one of the five friends, typical teenagers who take the weekend off and go to a remote cabin, this movie really keeps you on the edge of your seats. The friends who had plans of partying hard were utterly oblivious to the terror that was about to hit them.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea was released on Amazon Prime Video in May 2020, which was honestly, long overdue. This movie is a masterpiece that explores the complexity of emotions, fantastically portrayed by Casey Affleck, who plays the protagonist. Affleck even won an Oscar for Best Actor for this movie. We underestimated the movie to be “boring” when we figured that it was nothing but a bleak drama. But man, we were so terribly wrong. Manchester by the Sea captures the ways of living of somebody who has cut all ties with his past.
The movie is set around Lee Chandler, a janitor who works in Quincy. Lee does not want anything to do with his previous life at Manchester, but that doesn’t stop life. The unexpected death of his brother forces Lee back home, where his brother had left behind a will and a teenage son. His brother willed for Lee to take care of the boy. Despite having a rather tragic tone, the movie is filled with plenty of humour and warmth, guaranteed to make you cry.
The Big Sick (2017)
This list would be incomplete without this Amazon Prime original. The Big Sick is our favourite movie when it comes to Rom-Coms. If you think you know Rom-Coms, you would want to watch this movie, only on Amazon Prime Video, because this movie has so much more to offer. This simple yet heartwarming movie was definitely one of the best movies of 2017, which is clear from the Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay.
Based on the real-life courtship story of Pakistani comedian Kumail Nanjiani and comedy writer Emily V Gordon, The Big Sick starts off as a one-night stand between Kumail (played by himself) and Emily (played by Zoe Kazar) which later develops into a relationship, only to hit a forceful break. A sudden comatose Emily only leads Kumail to further explore in their relationship. he movie also draws humour from the struggles of a Pakistani standup comedian trying to make a name for himself.
The Avengers (2012)
Compared to Endgame, this movie might look like a noob. But The Avengers was the movie that started it all, especially at a time where a crossover at this huge of a scale was thought impossible. This movie set the standards so high for upcoming superhero movies that we are not surprised at the fact that even after eight years, this movie is trending on Amazon Prime!
The Avengers brings together the superheroes of Marvel – Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye for the very first time. The invasion of the God of Chas- Loki along with a powerful alien army, the Chitauri, forces the superheroes to unite, in order to save humanity from ultimate destruction.
Logan Lucky (2017)
Being the last film that was directed by the “Ocean’s” movies director Steven Soderbergh, Logan Lucky definitely proves as a fitting end to the Soderbergh’s retirement, which is precisely the reason we do not want you to miss this trending movie on Amazon Prime. Logan Lucky’s rapid-fire dialogue along with charismatic performances of the well-selected cast is surely a treat.
Jimmy Logan (played by Channing Tatum) loses his construction job. Triggered and frustrated, he plans a heist at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jimmy recruits a team for this feat of his, whose members are- his one-armed brother Clyde (played by Adam Driver), his sister Mellie (played by Riley Keough) and a convict who’s good at cracking safes- Joe Bang (played by Daniel Craig).
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