The Best Movies on Amazon Prime Video in India May 2020
What are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video in India? Well, once upon a time, the sheer size of Netflix’s catalogue of movies was unmatched in the country. That’s not the case anymore. Amazon Prime Video is now right up there and it’s got the quality to boot, given the list below has nearly 150 titles in total. These films span India, the US, the UK, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Lebanon, South Korea, Spain, and Turkey. And where it lacks in original films versus Netflix, Prime Video makes up in local variety, albeit non-original, with more Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam titles. Moreover, Amazon offers high-definition streaming, and the use of more screens at one price, unlike Netflix. It’s also the most affordable of the big three streaming platforms in India, with Disney+ Hotstar’s recent price increase.
To pick the best movies on Amazon Prime Video, we relied on Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and IMDb ratings to create a shortlist. The last of these was preferred for Indian films given the shortfalls of reviews aggregators in that department. Additionally, we used our own editorial judgement to add or remove a few. We keep updating this list when there are any worthy additions, or if some movies are removed from the service, so bookmark this page and keep checking in. Here are the best films currently available on Amazon Prime Video in India, sorted alphabetically.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Duped into slavery on the account of a job, Steve McQueen’s adaptation of a free New York black man’s (Chiwetel Ejiofor) 19th-century memoir is an incredible true story, and an important watch.
3 Idiots (2009)
In this satire of the Indian education system’s social pressures, two friends recount their college days and how their third long-lost musketeer (Aamir Khan) inspired them to think creatively and independently in a heavily-conformist world. Co-written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, who stands accused in the #MeToo movement.
45 Years (2015)
On the verge of their forty-fifth wedding anniversary, a letter bearing the news of the death of the husband’s first love, whose body has been discovered frozen in the Swiss Alps’ icy glaciers, begins to unravel the marriage itself. Charlotte Rampling, who played the wife, won several awards.