How many hours have we all wasted scrolling endlessly? You wind up perusing title after title, bent on finding just the right movie, eventually wondering what to choose in the face of overwhelming alternatives. Don’t worry, the Collider team did all the work for you, scouring the catalog for the top options for an amusing night in. Now, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the top Drama movies now available on Amazon Prime Video.
Furthermore, we’ll be adding to the list on a regular basis, so you won’t run out of viewing options very soon. The list spans genres, decades, and ratings, so there should be something for everyone, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for below (and you’re a multi-platform streamer), make sure to check out our selections for the top Netflix TV series and movies.
Megamind is a wonderful picture about defying the roles that society has predetermined for you to play, and it has become a regular on practically every list that compiles underappreciated animated movies. The titular supervillain, whose voice is provided by the incomparable Will Ferrell, is a blue-skinned alien with a big head who was born on Earth after his ship crashed.
His archrival, Metro Man, played by Brad Pitt, had basically the same narrative, with the exception that Metro Man ended up in a mansion and Megamind ended up in a prison. Right then and there, their story is decided, with one of them going on to become a hero and the other going on to become his eternal competitor, both of them caught in a never-ending cycle of good and evil.
That is, until Megamind succeeds in putting an end to Metro Man once and for all. But as things turn out, the sweetness of triumph swiftly turns sour as Megamind sinks into a deep existential depression at the fact that he no longer has anyone to battle. After that, he devises a scheme to produce a new superhero, but that… well, let’s just say that plan doesn’t go quite as well either. Megamind’s central theme, which is that it’s never too late to attempt anything new, is what really sets it apart from other movies, despite the fact that it’s full of hilarious memes and has a beautiful sense of humor.
An emergency is a classic example of a college comedy in which three groups of pals get into all sorts of mischief throughout one night. When you delve a bit further, you’ll find an engrossing satire about the way the world evaluates young people of color and the concerns such judgment causes in the people who are the target of that judgment. Sean, Kunle, and Carlos are three perfectly average college students who simply want to go out and have some fun.
They have set a goal for themselves to attend seven different fraternity parties in a single evening. Unfortunately for them, their evening goes off the tracks when they discover a white woman who is underage and comatose inside Carlos’ residence. Now, the prudent action to take would be to call the police; however, due to the fact that all three of the friends are people of color, they are more than a little concerned about how the entire situation would be regarded by the police. And with that, a wacky journey filled with an increasingly difficult string of misfortunes gets underway. It is a scathing piece of satire with superb performances and a plot that is quite pertinent to the times in which we live.
There is a lot to dissect in Arrival, which is arguably Denis Villeneuve’s best picture to date. To begin, it is one of the most realistic investigations of the initial contact that humans had with other forms of extraterrestrial life. The book is also a stunning examination of the ways in which language molds our perspective of the world. However, more than anything else, Arrival is about the ways in which one can forge meaningful connections with the people they care about while being aware that the passage of time will eventually destroy everything.
The movie Arrival follows a bittersweet love story that we all know will end in disaster, and it does this by violating the boundaries of linear time. And by doing so, the film dares to ask the question of whether or not it is enough to simply enjoy the happy and maybe brief time by the side of someone we love; or whether or not the knowledge that the future will be sad will prevent us from cherishing the current moment. It is intellectual, emotional, and melancholy, and it walks the line between drama and science fiction with impeccable aplomb.
A Quiet Place Part Ii
You can understand how astonishing it is when we tell that the movie’s sequel, A Quiet Place II, which will be released in 2021, is possibly even better than the original. A Quiet Place was released in 2018 and is considered to be one of the most original horror films of the past decade. The second instalment of the post-apocalyptic film series starts up where the first film left off and introduces thrilling new elements into the universe of the franchise.
Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe are returning to their roles as members of the Abbott family, and Djimon Hounsou and Cillian Murphy are making their debuts as fascinating new characters in the world.
Once again, Blunt and Simmonds are outstanding in their roles as mother and daughter, and Murphy’s performance demonstrates precisely why he is considered to be one of the most talented performers now active in the profession. This is a sequel to a horror film that is definitely worth watching because it provides tense thrills as well as a deeper understanding of the franchise’s various monsters. — Remus Noronha
This is a film that every little girl who has ever had a dream should see. The storyline of this film was inspired by Lucy Alibar’s play Christmas and Jubilee Behold the Meteor Shower. It centers on a misfit girl named Christmas Flint who hails from rural Georgia, a place where possibilities are few but aspirations are limitless. But Christmas embodies the perseverance of her namesake, and she has no intention of giving up on her ambition to travel to space.
Christmas and her close friends join together to make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when the Birdie Scout troop Christmas is a part of is given the opportunity to be recorded by NASA for the Voyager Golden Record. Troop Zero is a film that is set in 1977 and has all of the nostalgic characteristics that you want from a movie, in addition to outstanding performances by a cast that is filled with stars. The movie manages to be hilarious, visually striking, and warm and fuzzy all at the same time.
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is an absolutely wonderful film that serves as an excellent pick-me-up when you need it. The story of the movie isn’t very innovative, but it has enough heart and charm to give you that warm sensation that a decent romantic comedy should have. The film’s leading actors and actresses are, without a doubt, its greatest assets. In their roles as the film’s main characters, Margaret and Mark, Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen delivered strong and likeable performances, respectively.
The plot of the film revolves around a time loop, very much like that of Groundhog Day or Russian Doll; however, the most interesting aspect of the plot is that the person who is trapped in the loop (Mark) has no actual desire to escape from it.
The lovely, never-ending day that Mark is having takes an unexpected turn when he meets Margaret, who is also caught in the same loop as him. Soon after, the two adolescents begin to collaborate in order to learn how they became trapped in the loop and determine whether or not they should make an effort to escape. Grab some popcorn, settle in on the couch, and give this film a look when you want something to lift your spirits and warm your heart.
Black as Night
Even while Black as Night isn’t very terrifying compared to other horror films, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a fun movie to watch. Teenage dramas with a concentration on the supernatural will adore this film, and those fans will not be disappointed. The story of the film, which is one of those included in the Welcome to the Blumhouse collection, revolves around a young woman who stumbles upon evidence that there are vampires prowling the streets of New Orleans.
She enlists the assistance of her close friends as she embarks on a mission to combat the forces of the night, all the while harboring a grudge for the death of a loved one. It’s more of an action movie than a horror movie, but it’s got just the right amount of gore to sate your appetite for entertaining films.
Val Kilmer is without a doubt one of the most iconic actors in the history of the industry. When you find out about a documentary that not only examines his life and work but also includes a never-before-seen video taken by Kilmer himself, it is impossible to pass up the opportunity to watch the documentary. The film “Val,” written and directed by Leo Scott and Ting Poo, more than lives up to its billing as an intimate and captivating look into Val Kilmer’s life.
As it turns out, Val Kilmer has amassed a substantial collection of videos that he has shot himself throughout the course of his lifetime. The vast archive of footage that Val Kilmer has shot himself constitutes the primary source material for the documentary. In addition to this, Val discusses Kilmer’s fight against throat cancer and the effect that it had on his life. The brilliant actor is depicted in a new light that we have never had the opportunity to see him in before thanks to this stunning watch.