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50 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Looking for a list of the best movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada to binge-watch this July 2021?

Being able to watch the best movies and shows on Prime Video is one of the best perks of having an Amazon Canada Prime membership.

Most people know about Prime for the free 2-day shipping, but your membership also includes access to music streaming on Amazon Music, movies and shows on Prime Video, and so much more.

There are tons of awesome added perks to having a Prime membership!

If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime account, it’s definitely worth signing up to get Prime Video for free, and you can get a 30-day trial!

If you’re looking for more stuff to watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada, I also have blog posts on the best horror movies on Prime Video and best shows on Prime Video.

Without further ado, here’s a list of some of the best movies to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video in Canada!

Be sure to also follow me on Instagram – I share a lot more content on there that doesn’t make it to the blog!


How does Amazon Prime Video work in Canada?


In order to access Prime Video, you have to have an Amazon Prime membership.

The highlight of having a Prime membership is obviously the free and quick shipping, and all the other benefits are just perks of having the membership.

At $7.99 a month or $79 annually, it’s definitely worth investing in a Prime membership if you do plan on using at least one or two of the benefits!

Benefits of Amazon Prime in Canada:

  • Free 2-day shipping on millions of items
  • Free same-day and 1-day delivery on eligible items in some Canadian cities
  • Access to Prime Video, Amazon Music, Prime Reading, and Twitch Prime
  • Unlimited photo storage on Amazon Photos

You can also subscribe to various channels under Prime Video, including:

  • Shudder (horror)
  • hayu (reality TV)
  • STACKTV (Global, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, W Network, History, Adult Swim, Slice, Showcase, National Geographic, Teletoon, Treehouse, YTV)

Here’s a look at the Canadian pricing for different Prime Video channels:

Prices for Amazon Prime channels:

Amazon vs. Netflix vs. Crave

Prime Video, Netflix, and Crave are all great for their own reasons.

I personally find that Amazon has a lot more older movies, which I really enjoy.

The Amazon Original series seem to be geared towards an older crowd, and maybe even an American audience, but some of them are good.

Netflix definitely has the best original series and more options, while Crave offers HBO, Showtime, and Hollywood blockbusters.

I’m subscribed to all three streaming services, but it all depends on your personal preference!

Amazon Prime Video

Best movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada to binge-watch


Comedy movies on Amazon Prime Video

Mean Girls (2004)

Mean Girls is iconic to our generation, and it will never not be funny.

After moving from Africa to an American suburb, Cady transitions into becoming a regular high school girl.

Alongside two friends she meets, they try to take down the Plastics, a trio of popular girls who rule the school.

The movie was also filmed here in Toronto, which is pretty cool!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Just My Luck (2006)

A lucky girl finds her fortune turned upside down after kissing an unlucky stranger, and she tries to get it back.

Just My Luck is a cute rom-com, and it stars Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Like a Boss (2020)

Like a Boss is the ultimate girl power movie, and it’s also absolutely hilarious.

BFFs Mel and Mia run a small cosmetics company together, but when a large company offers to buy them out, their friendship gets tested.

Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne are absolutely amazing as a pair!

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1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

What Men Want (2019)

A female sports agent gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts, and she uses it to her advantage.

Taraji P. Henson stars in What Men Want, and she’s awesome!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Hustlers (2019)

Destiny works as a stripper to make ends meet, taking care of her daughter and grandmother.

She meets Ramona, a veteran exotic dancer, who shows her how to swindle money from rich clients.

Hustlers is based on a true story that’s actually very fascinating!

Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, and Cardi B are all part of the cast.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Palm Springs (2020)

Two wedding guests attending a wedding in Palm Springs get stuck in a never-ending time loop and start to fall for each other.

Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti have great chemistry together!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Drama movies on Amazon Prime Video

Escape from Pretoria (2020)

Two white South Africans are imprisoned for working on behalf of the African National Congress, and they plot their escape from the notorious Pretoria Prison.

You would totally think Escape from Pretoria is unrealistic, but the crazy thing is that it’s based on a true story.

Daniel Radcliffe does an incredible job playing the main character!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Les Misérables (2012)

A prisoner named Jean Valjean breaks parole and starts a new life.

He becomes the caretaker of a young girl, but his past comes back to catch up with him.

Les Misérables is an incredible film, and the songs in it are iconic.

I still sing the “Do You Hear the People Sing?” song all the time at home for fun lol.

There are tons of big names in here, including Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Amanda Seyfried!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Farewell (2019)

You might’ve heard of the Oscar-nominated film The Farewell, which features comedian Awkwafina, who won an Oscar for best actress.

Billi’s family returns to China to say goodbye to her grandmother, the only person who doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live.

Both English and Mandarin are spoken in the film.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

I Care a Lot (2021)

A con artist works as a legal guardian and unknowingly bilks an elderly woman with ties to the Russian mafia.

Rosamund Pike is just as unlikeable in I Care a Lot as she is in Gone Girl, but I guess that makes her a really good actress.

Peter Dinklage is also in this film!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Wish You Were Here (2013)

A man, his wife, and his sister-in-law deal with a fallout after their vacation in Cambodia takes a tragic turn.

Wish You Were Here is an Australian film, and it’s set in Cambodia and Australia!

I started watching the movie without any idea what it was about, and was pleasantly surprised by how suspenseful and well-written the story was.

Definitely a good watch if you’re in the mood for a mystery-drama!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Bling Ring (2013)

Based on the real life “Bling Ring“, the movie is based on a group of high school students who went around Hollywood breaking into celebrity homes and robbing them of their clothes, jewelry, and other belongings.

I feel like the movie kind of glamourizes what happened, but I guess that’s the case with a lot of crime dramas.

I read a book based on the case awhile ago, and it was also really eye-opening!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

Obsessed with social media influencer Taylor, Ingrid goes to LA with hopes of becoming BFFs.

Ingrid Goes West is absolutely cringe-worthy and hilarious, and is definitely a fun watch in this social media age.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Apartment 407 (2016)

A pilates instructor gets lured into a photographer’s apartment, where she gets kidnapped and sold into sex slavery.

Apartment 407 is based on the experiences of Frida Farrell, who also wrote, produced, and starred in the film.

It’s a difficult and heartbreaking film to watch, but it’s powerful and it shows what’s happening right under our noses to thousands of people every single day.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Romance movies on Amazon Prime Video

The Vow (2012)

Paige gets into a car accident that leaves her in a coma, and when she wakes up, she doesn’t recognize her husband Leo, who does everything to try to win her back.

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The Vow is a beautiful romance that’s actually based on a true story!

Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum play the leads in The Vow.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

After his breakup, Peter Bretter decides to go on a vacation to Hawaii.

He’s in for a big shock when he realizes his ex Sarah has checked into the same resort as him.

Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand, and Mila Kunis all star in Forgetting Sarah Marshall!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Benjamin gets challenged by his co-workers to make a woman fall in love with him, and Andie has an article to write about how to lose a man in 10 days.

Neither one of them gets what the other expected.

Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey star in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Ella Enchanted (2004)

As a baby, Ella gets enchanted by her fairy godmother to obey anything she’s told to do, and she sets out to break the spell as an adult.

Ella Enchanted is a super cute fantasy romance that’s perfect for families, and young Anne Hathaway is in it!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Chemical Hearts (2020)

A high school senior falls in love with a new transfer with a heartbreaking secret.

Lili Reinhart (Betty in Riverdale, available on Netflix) and Austin Abrams (Kate’s teenage boyfriend in This Is Us, also on Netflix) play the main characters in Chemical Hearts.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020)

After a damaging storm, a widow meets a handyman who helps her while also holding a life-changing secret.

The film is based on the self-help book of the same name by Rhonda Byrne.

The Secret: Dare to Dream is a little cheesy, but it’s still a nice watch.

Katie Holmes is also in the movie!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Handmaiden (2016)

A Korean con man and an orphaned pickpocket plot to seduce and milk a Japanese woman out of her inheritance.

The film is inspired by a novel called Fingersmith, except it’s set in Japanese-occupied Korea vs. Victorian-era Britain.

The Handmaiden is in Korean and Japanese, so you’ll have to read subtitles to watch it!

It also has a lot of R-rated scenes, so it’s definitely not a family-friendly movie.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Action & adventure movies on Amazon Prime Video

Jumanji (1995 & 2019)

After two kids come across a magical board game called Jumanji, they discover a man who’s trapped in the game and try to rescue him.

It’s a great family movie, and it stars the late Robin Williams.

It’s a fun movie that’s sparked a more modern remake, where Jumanji is actually an old video game!

You can watch the remake on Netflix, and the sequel Jumanji: The Next Level is on Prime Video.

2 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailers for the original and part two

Pompeii (2014)

Milo is a slave turned gladiator, and he falls in love with Cassia, the daughter of a wealthy merchant.

When she becomes betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator, Milo rushes against time to save her.

Pompeii is based on what actually happened in Pompeii, but the story itself is fiction.

If you don’t know what happened in Pompeii, it was an ancient city that was covered in ash after a volcano erupted.

I remember watching Pompeii in theatres, and it would be amazing to see the site in person someday!

I also totally never realized Kit Harington (AKA Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, which you can watch on Crave) was the main character!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

No Escape (2015)

Jack Dwyer moves his family to Southeast Asia, and they get caught between a political uprising and riots aimed at foreign companies.

I think No Escape was one of the first non-comedy movies I saw Owen Wilson in, and I thought he was great!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Dante’s Peak (1997)

Volcanologist Harry Dalton travels to Dante’s peak and discovers that a volcano is about to erupt, and he tries to convince the local town about what’s about to happen.

Pierce Brosnan stars in Dante’s Peak!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Greenland (2020)

A planet-killing comet hits earth, and the world turns to chaos as people fight for their survival.

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A family of three gets chosen to board a flight to survival, and they fight to make it to the mysterious safe destination.

Gerard Butler stars in Greenland!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

War of the Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier gets ready to spend a weekend with his children, but things take a turn for the worse when aliens land on earth and threaten to wipe out humankind.

I remember watching this movie as a kid and I was absolutely terrified.

Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning star in War of the Worlds!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Tomorrow War (2021)

A high school teacher gets drafted to fight in a future war where aliens ravage.

A bunch of popular names star in The Tomorrow War, including Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski (Serena from Handmaid’s Tale, on Crave), Betty Gilpin (from The Hunt, also on Crave), and J. K. Simmons.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

John Wick franchise (2014 & 2017)

After gangsters kill the dog his late wife left him, John Wick sets out on a quest for vengeance.

I’m not typically into the action genre, but John Wick is a franchise I really like!

You can also watch the third movie on Netflix Canada.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailers for parts one and two

Limitless (2011)

Eddie is sure he has no future ahead of him, until he tries a drug that enhances his mental capabilities.

He makes great gains in the stock market, gaining the attention of a tycoon, while also experiencing the mysterious side effects of the untested drug.

Bradley Cooper stars in Limitless!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

Four teenage girls decide to explore an underwater Mayan settlement, and accidentally get trapped with great white sharks.

John Corbett (Aidan from Sex and the City on Crave) stars in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Sci-fi movies on Amazon Prime Video

Ex Machina (2014)

A young programmer wins a contest and gets a chance to become a part of a scientific experiment, where he assesses the capabilities of a female robot.

Ex Machina is an amazing film, and it’s got one of the most epic endings ever.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Splice (2009)

Two scientists who specialize in creating hybrid species create a dangerous creature using human DNA.

Splice is a creepy one, and it’s a great one for sci-fi fans.

Guillermo del Toro is also one of the executive producers!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer


Horror & thriller movies on Amazon Prime Video

I’m a big horror fan, and I’ve watched tons of horror movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada (the good, the bad, and the ugly).

I’ve included some of the best ones here, but I’ve also got a separate blog post all about the best horror movies on Prime Video, with even more great films for my fellow horror fans.

The Descent series (2005 & 2009)

Flesh-eating creatures prey on people who dare to wander into their caves.

Let’s just say that you won’t want to venture into any caves after watching The Descent. *shudders*

And maybe don’t watch the Descent films if you’re claustrophobic.

There are two movies, and both are available on Prime Video!

2 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is a wealthy investment banker with a secret psychopathic side, and his bloodlust gets increasingly violent as he indulges in his dark desires.

American Psycho is a gory one, so shield your eyes from this one if too much blood freaks you out.

It was good the first time watching it, but I think I liked it even better the second time around.

Some big names are in this horror classic, including Christian Bale, Reese Witherspoon, and Jared Leto!

There’s actually a sequel with Mila Kunis, but it’s more of a comedy horror and isn’t as good.

2 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailers for parts one and two

The Purge (2013 & 2014)

Once a year for 12 hours, all crime is legal in America, including murder.

Some people choose to purge their dark desires, and some people are forced to survive.

The first two movies are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, and the fourth movie is available on Netflix.

There’s an Amazon Original series of the same name that’s also worth watching, but it’s definitely not as good as the movies.

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2 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailers for parts one and two

Shutter Island (2010)

Two US marshals are sent to an asylum on a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a patient.

As they spend more time on the island, US marshal Teddy Daniels uncovers the truth about the place.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Michelle Williams all star in Shutter Island!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Grudge (2004 & 2020)

You’ve definitely heard of The Grudge horror franchise, and it’s an American remake of the Japanese movie.

Ju-On: The Grudge is one of the Japanese movies, and it’s also on Prime Video!

The Grudge curse starts when someone dies in extreme rage or sorrow, and it gets passed on when someone encounters the entity, which then passes onto that person, and continues repeatedly.

You can watch the first and fourth Grudge movies on Prime Video.

The 2020 version is a sort of sidequel, and honestly it was pretty terrible, although I do really like Lin Shaye (Elise in Insidious – you can watch all the movies on Netflix) and John Cho (Harold in Harold and Kumar, which you can also watch on Netflix).

3 films available on Amazon Prime Video

Antebellum (2020)

While finishing up a book tour and getting ready to go back to her husband and daughter, Veronica Henley is thrown into a horrifying reality that forces her to confront her past, present, and future.

I had high hopes for Antebellum, and although it didn’t reach my expectations, it was still worth a watch.

The last half hour was definitely the best part of the movie.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Triangle (2009)

After a storm ensues, a group of friends aboard a yacht jump onto a mysterious ship for safety.

I watched this movie without knowing anything about it beforehand, and I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was!

It’s a really fascinating film that’ll leave you wondering what the heck really happened.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Countdown (2019)

Would you download an app that could tell you exactly when you were going to die?

I sure wouldn’t, but that’s what all the peeps in Countdown do.

A nurse downloads the app and finds out she only has 3 days left to live, and she rushes against time to save herself.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Fantasy Island (2020)

Fantasy Island gives guests the chance to experience their darkest fantasies, but the island’s newest guests realize it’s more of a nightmare than a fantasy.

It’s a fun watch with a pretty decent twist at the end!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

A Perfect Getaway (2009)

Newlyweds Cliff and Cydney travel to Hawaii for their honeymoon, and things take a turn for the worse when they find out tourists are being murdered on the island.

A Perfect Getaway has an incredible ending if you’re a fan of good twists.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Evil Eye (2020)

A superstitious mother believes her daughter’s new boyfriend is a ghost of her own past.

Majority of the cast is South Asian, which is awesome to see in a Hollywood movie!

Evil Eye is more of a thriller than a horror, so even the most scaredy-cat friends of yours will be able to handle this one.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

After a group of teens explore a haunted house formerly lived in by the Bellows family, they all get haunted by the characters from Sarah Bellows’ scary stories.

I remember how terrified I was as a kid reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

The movie seems to be more catered to a younger audience (it is a kids’ book, after all), so it’s not really scary at all.

Still fun to watch if you’re feeling nostalic, though!

Guillermo del Toro is also one of the producers and writers of the movie.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Frozen (2010)

This is definitely not the Frozen you’re thinking about.

Three friends get stranded on a ski lift as the ski resort closes for the end of the weekend.

With nothing but the clothes on their back, they have to figure out how to survive.

This movie will make you terrified of going skiing or snowboarding, and I kept thinking about it while skiing in Whistler lol.

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1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Don’t Hang Up (2016)

Two pranksters have the tables turned on them when a stranger’s prank call turns into a deadly game.

Don’t Hang Up is an interesting concept, and it’s definitely a creepy watch.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Brahms: The Boy II (2020)

A young family moves into an old residence, where their son discovers an eerie, old doll named Brahms.

Katie Holmes stars as the mom in this movie!

You can also watch the first movie on Netflix.

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

A group of friends visit a remote cabin for a little getaway, and strange things start to happen.

I loved this movie so much when I first watched it, and I’ve seen it many times since.

Just when you think the movie is over, you realize it’s not – and it happens more than once lol.

Plus, the twist at the end is pretty awesome!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

The Rental (2020)

Two couples rent an oceanside getaway home for a weekend, and start to suspect that their host might be spying on them.

You might not want to stay at Airbnbs after watching The Rental, but it’s still worth a watch.

Dave Franco also directed and produced the movie!

1 film available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailer

Saw (2008 & 2010)

People get kidnapped and put into traps where they have to either escape or die…

And it’s pretty gruesome.

Y’all already know what Saw is so I don’t think I need to go into anymore detail.

You can watch parts five and seven on Prime Video and part eight is on Netflix!

2 films available on Amazon Prime Video, watch the trailers


Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Best movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada list (July 2021):

  1. Mean Girls
  2. Just My Luck
  3. Like a Boss
  4. What Men Want
  5. Hustlers
  6. Palm Springs
  7. Escape from Pretoria
  8. Les Misérables
  9. The Farewell
  10. I Care a Lot
  11. Wish You Were Here
  12. The Bling Ring
  13. Ingrid Goes West
  14. Apartment 407
  15. The Vow
  16. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  17. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  18. Ella Enchanted
  19. Chemical Hearts
  20. The Secret: Dare to Dream
  21. The Handmaiden
  22. Jumanji
  23. Pompeii
  24. No Escape
  25. Dante’s Peak
  26. Greenland
  27. War of the Worlds
  28. The Tomorrow War
  29. John Wick
  30. Limitless
  31. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
  32. Ex Machina
  33. Splice
  34. The Descent
  35. American Psycho
  36. The Purge
  37. Shutter Island
  38. The Grudge
  39. Antebellum
  40. Triangle
  41. Countdown
  42. Fantasy Island
  43. A Perfect Getaway
  44. Evil Eye
  45. Frozen
  46. Don’t Hang Up
  47. Brahms: The Boy II
  48. The Cabin in the Woods
  49. The Rental
  50. Saw

These are some of the best movies to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada for my fellow Canadians this July 2021!

Of course, there are plenty more great movies available on Amazon Prime Video Canada, and I’ll be regularly updating this list with the best movies as I come across more.

I absolutely love binge-watching movies, and I’m always on the hunt for the best movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada.

If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime account, remember to sign up for a free 30-day trial and watch all these movies on Prime Video!

If you’re the type of person that likes to rate movies or talk about them with your friends, be sure to rate it on Letterboxd – it’s my fave way to keep track of movies I’ve seen and movies my friends are watching.

Have you seen any of these films on Prime Video? What are some of the best movies on Amazon Prime Video Canada that you’ve seen? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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