Best Movies On Amazon Prime and Netflix 2021

How many hours have we all lost the endless streaming scroll? Aiming for a little kickback, you end up perusing title after title, intent on finding just the right movie, ultimately unsure what to choose in the face of overwhelming options. Fret not, the Collider staff did all that scrolling for you, scanning through the catalogue in search of the best picks for an entertaining night in. Now, we've put together a wide-ranging list of the best movies streaming on Amazon Prime right now. What's more, we'll be updating the list regularly with additional picks, so you won't run out of viewing material any time soon. The list spans genres, decades, and ratings, so there should be a little something for everyone, but if you can't find what you're looking for below (and you're a multi-platform streamer), be sure to check out our picks for the best tv shows and best movies on Netflix.historical drama set during a meeting of extraordinary minds, when Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay, Eli Goree), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) spent a night in a quiet Florida hotel room. Based on Kemp Powers’ play of the same name, King’s film digs deep into an imagined discourse spun from those historical events, a celebration of the young black men who carved a space in all avenues of public life during the civil rights movement and an intellectual investigation into their individual methods of activism. The performances are stunners, especially from Ben-Adir and Odom, whose conflicting approaches to their shared ideologies make for the film’s most moving dramatic heights.
I did not expect to like Sonic the Hedgehog very much, in full honesty. I certainly didn’t expect to fall in love with it, but Jeff Fowler’s take on the beloved video game character is a genuine delight. A feel-good road movie for the whole family, Sonic the Hedgehog knows exactly what it is and giddily straps in for the ride. With Ben Schwartz voicing Sonic, James Marsden as the local cop/Donut Lord who helps him, and Jim Carrey going back to the heights of his manic comedy as the villainous Doctor Robotnik, nobody here is phoning it in and their energetic embrace of the material gives Sonic a contagious vibe. I respect any project that understands the full range of James Marsden’s appeal, but Marsden credentials aside, it’s just a total blast from start to finish, with cleverly designed set-pieces, some incredible line deliveries, (“Of course I want a latte. I love the way you make them” is a real doozie), and most importantly, enough genuine heart to make it all tick.Starring Riz Ahmed as a metal drummer who rapidly loses his hearing and has to re-learn how to live his life, the film originally debuted at Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 and was poised for a splashier summer release before the pandemic turned the film industry upside down. The film's arrival on Amazon feels a lot quieter than it should, because it's a beautiful and phenomenally well-acted story about empathy and rebirth, with yet another outstanding performance by the always-reliable Ahmed. He's well-matched by Olivia Cooke as his girlfriend and bandmate, as well as Paul Raci as a man who runs a community for deaf recovering addicts in one of the most memorable supporting performances of the year. Sound of Metal is a slow, steady, and compelling portrait of addiction, the sneaky and insidious tolls you pay for its false relief, and why it's worth the much more obvious tolls you have to pay to take back your life. And it's a striking glimpse at human grace, reminding us that just because challenging.