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The Best Amazon Studios Movies 

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Updated April 3, 2020 440 votes 119 voters 5.5k views 46 items

Since Transparent began snagging high profile awards in 2015, Amazon got into the movie game and recent films distributed by Amazon Studios have garnered some major critical acclaim. The best movies from Amazon Studios are produced by both established, award winning directors and up and coming stars. Which movies are the best of the best? Vote on this list of Amazon Studio films to help decide. 

The acclaimed Chi-Raq was produced by veteran director Spike Lee. The Big Sick, written by relatively new screenwriters Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, was one of the highest grossing independent films of 2017. Films like Elvis & Nixon, Love & Friendship, and Gleason are also helping cement Amazon Studios as a true contender in the movie business. Other Amazon movies include The Neon Demon, The Handmaiden, Manchester by the Sea, and Last Flag Flying

Below, you will find a comprehensive list of all Amazon Studio movies. Vote up the movies you think are the highest quality and vote down anything that you feel was subpar. If there's anything you feel is missing, feel free to add it below. 

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Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

Released: 2016

Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan

Manchester by the Sea is a 2016 American drama film directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan. After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to ...more

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Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Released: 2017

Directed by: Michael Showalter

The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter, from a screenplay by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. It is based on the real courtship of Nanjiani and ...more
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Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo

Released: 2016

Directed by: Park Chan-wook

The Handmaiden is a 2016 South Korean erotic psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook. A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a ...more
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Suspiria Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth

Released: 2018

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

Suspiria is a 2018 horror film directed by Luca Guadagnino, and a remake of the 1977 film. A young American aspiring dancer (Dakota Johnson) begins attending a prestigious dance academy, only to ...more
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Marisa Winter added Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette

Released: 2017

Directed by: Lynne Ramsay

You Were Never Really Here is a 2017 thriller film directed by Lynne Ramsay, based on the novella by Jonathan Ames. A traumatized veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who tracks down missing girls for a ...more
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Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley

Released: 2016

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Paterson is a 2016 drama film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. The film stars Adam Driver as a bus driver and aspiring poet named Paterson and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife who dreams of ...more
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Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 2017

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Last Flag Flying is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater. Former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd (Steve Carell) reunites with his old buddies, Sal Nealon ...more
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Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller

Released: 2017

Directed by: James Gray

The Lost City of Z is a 2016 American biographical adventure drama film directed by James Gray, based on the 2009 book by David Grann. A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. ...more

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Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy

Released: 2016

Directed by: Todd Solondz

Wiener-Dog is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Todd Solondz, and a spinoff of the 1995 film Welcome to the Dollhouse. A dachshund passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose ...more
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Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Jena Malone

Released: 2016

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

The Neon Demon is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. An aspiring model (Elle Fanning) in Los Angeles generates intense fascination and jealousy within the
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Oscar Isaac, Olivia Cooke, Antonio Banderas

Released: 2018

Directed by: Dan Fogelman

Life Itself is a 2018 American-Spanish drama film directed by Dan Fogelman. The lives of people from New York to Spain intersect over the course of different generations.
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Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney

Released: 2018

Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen

Beautiful Boy is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Felix Van Groeningen, based on the books by David and Nic Sheff. The film chronicles meth addiction and recovery through the ...more
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Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth

Released: 2015

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

The Dressmaker is a 2015 Australian revenge comedy-drama film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, based on the novel by Rosalie Ham. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, a glamorous woman ...more
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Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer

Released: 2016

Directed by: Liza Johnson

Elvis & Nixon is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed by Liza Johnson. The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon), the King of Rock 'n Roll, and ...more
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Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg

Released: 2016

Directed by: Woody Allen

Café Society is a 2016 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot follows a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) who moves to 1930s Los Angeles to work for ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2016

Directed by: Raoul Peck

I Am Not Your Negro is a 2016 French, American, Belgian and Swiss documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House. Narrated by actor ...more
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Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi, Juno Temple

Released: 2017

Directed by: Woody Allen

Wonder Wheel is a 2017 American drama-thriller film directed by Woody Allen. On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard (Justin Timberlake) tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator (Jim ...more
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Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer

Released: 2017

Directed by: Mike White

Brad's Status is a 2017 American comedy film directed and written by Mike White. A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel ...more
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Released: 2017

Directed by: Ai Weiwei

Human Flow is a 2017 German documentary film and directed by Ai Weiwei. A detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.
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Marisa Winter added Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill

Released: 2018

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot is a 2018 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, based on the memoir by John Callahan. After nearly losing his life, a slacker (Joaquin Phoenix) ...more
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Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti

Released: 2016

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi

The Salesman is a 2016 Iranian drama film directed by Asghar Farhadi. While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) is assaulted in her ...more
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Steve Gleason

Released: 2016

Directed by: Clay Tweel

Gleason is an American documentary film released in 2016, covering five years in the life of the former New Orleans Saints football defensive back, Steve Gleason, who suffers from Amyotrophic ...more
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Landline Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn

Released: 2017

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

Landline is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Gillian Robespierre and written by Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm. Two sisters come of age in '90s New York when they discover their dad's ...more
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Wonderstruck Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams

Released: 2017

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Wonderstruck is a 2017 American drama film directed by Todd Haynes. Based on the 2011 novel, the film tells the story of a young boy (Oakes Fegley) simultaneously with a tale about a young girl ...more
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Alex Alvarez added Noah Jupe, Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges

Released: 2019

Directed by: Alma Har'el

Honey Boy is a 2019 American drama film directed by Alma Har'el, based on Shia LaBeouf's childhood and relationship with his father.