50 Best Movies That Amazon Prime Has but Netflix Doesn’t

Accumulating subscriptions doesn’t make you immune to not knowing to watch, it might even make it more frustrating when you don’t find where to watch that great movie you’ve heard about. To get away from all that, you can cross match our Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu databases — and to make things easier we will be running a series of lists with the best movies on each that the other ones don’t have.

Our purpose at agoodmovietowatch is to reference movies you haven’t yet seen, that you can watch immediately and love. To do this, we only recommend movies that have received a high rating on IMDb combined with a high score on Rotten Tomatoes. This means that these movies have been appreciated by both critics and viewers, so you can trust that they’re awesome. We also only suggest movies that didn’t make a huge splash at the box office or which didn’t get the attention they deserved, so there is little chance you have already seen them. Below we count down our best movie suggestions available on Prime US but not on Netflix (US).

Copenhagen (2014)

Though it starts off somewhat slow, I was delightfully surprised at how much I loved this movie. A 28-year-old man ventures through Europe with a buddy, ending in Copenhagen, where he hopes to contact the last of his family. There he enlists a local girl to help him. An interesting relationship unfolds as they take a captivating journey through Copenhagen in search of William’s grandfather. The tag line of the movie is “When the girl of your dreams is half your age, it’s time to grow up” and William really does have to grow up when he’s faced with his own personal tumult.
The girl is played by Frederikke Dahl Hansen, who gives an exceptional natural performance, which adds even more to the abundance of charm in this film.

(Katy)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Actor: Baard Owe, Christian Brandt, Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Gethin Anthony, Martin Hestbæk, Mille Dinesen, Olivia Grant, Sebastian Armesto, Tamzin Merchant
Director: Mark Raso
Rating: Not Rated, Unrated
I Capture the Castle (2003)

Set in the 1930’s English Countryside, the story of the eccentric Mortmain family is told from the daughter Cassandra’s point of view. Her father, a once acclaimed and famous writer has written nothing in years, leading the family into bankruptcy. Themes such as first love and financial troubles are explored from Cassandra’s comic and intelligent point of view. A classic and a must-see.

(Ticiana Fabrizio)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Actor: Bill Nighy, David Bamber, Helena Little, Henry Cavill, Henry Thomas, James Faulkner, Marc Blucas, Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Sarah Woodward, Sinead Cusack, Tara Fitzgerald
Director: Tim Fywell
Rating: R
Ida (2013)

Ida, the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, is a stark black & white drama set in the early 60’s about a young Polish nun-to-be and her bawdy Aunt Wanda searching for the truth behind her family’s demise at the hands of the Nazis. What initially comes off as a painfully slow sleep-inducer pretty quickly evolves into a touching and lively contrast between the two lead characters; one virtuous and pure, the other boorish and hedonistic. Their journey is equal parts amusing, insightful and heartbreaking, with Ida’s personal exploration of self playing out as a remarkably humanistic affair. The cinematography by Lukasz Za and Ryszard Lenczewski is particularly striking, each shot a work of art in it’s own right. Logging in at just 82 minutes, the entire story whizzes by in a flash. The kind of film that will stay with you long after you’ve watched it.

(Jamie Rutherford)
Genre: Drama
Actor: Adam Szyszkowski, Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Dorota Kuduk, Halina Skoczynska, Jerzy Trela, Joanna Kulig
Director: Paweł Pawlikowski
Rating: PG-13
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

A light and simple feel-good movie with great performances from an impressive cast. Ewan McGregor plays the country’s best fisheries expert who is approached by a consultant (Emily Blunt) to help bring the sport of fly-fishing to a desert in the Middle-East, a place at the peak of tensions. The Prime Minister’s office, with the help of the media, try to then bring this story to the public as a show of something good happening in the region. It’s a quirky movie with a beautiful love story and a few interesting ideas on the current state of journalism. Both leads are absolutely charming together.

(Matt C.)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Actor: Amr Waked, Catherine Steadman, Conleth Hill, Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rachael Stirling, Tom Beard, Tom Mison
Director: Lasse Hallström
Rating: PG-13
Tel Aviv on Fire (2019)

This funny and charming movie is about a Palestinian slacker named Salam who works on a famous Israeli soap opera. Each day, he has to pass a tough Israeli checkpoint to get to work and in an attempt to make things easier for himself, he agrees to change the ending of the soap opera to please the officer in charge of the checkpoint. At the same time, a temperamental French actress and his Palestinian love interest wish for opposite endings to the show. Stuck between love and politics, Salam has to navigate a complex situation to please all sides. There are a lot of hummus jokes.

Genre: Comedy
Actor: Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton
Director: Sameh Zoabi

A fun science fiction movie from the UK,  Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel stars Chris O’Dowd and Anna Faris. The plot centers around two geeks and their cynical friend who go out for a couple of pints and end up having a night they won’t soon forget. To go any deeper would court spoilers, but suffice to say there is time travel, witty banter, hilarious scenes and just an all-around good time.

(Audrey)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Actor: Chris O'Dowd, Dean Lennox Kelly, Marc Wootton
Director: Gareth Carrivick
Rating: Unrated
The Last Seduction (1994)

Never has evil been so darn fun to watch. Bridget (Linda Fiorentino) is such a captivating villainess, you’ll actually find yourself rooting for her at times in this noirish take on…, I don’t know what, but it involves drug money, double-crosses, lots of witty repartee and cat-and-mouse manipulation that will make your stomach hurt. The script is tight, the acting is all testosterone driven and crisp and you’ll hear some choice words come from nice guy Bill Pullman (as Bridget’s husband Clay) that you never imagined he could say. Peter Berg (Mike) is fantastic as the guy’s guy determined to earn his Alpha-dog badge by subduing the fierce and wickedly intelligent heroine, Bridget. Fiorentino won a BAFTA award for her performance and was nominated, along with Director John Dahl, for several others. The movie did not qualify under Academy rules for the Oscars, but it would have been a strong contender.

(Emily Cohen)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Actor: Bill Pullman, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg
Director: John Dahl
Rating: R
Climax (2018)

This twisted movie is actually two movies, the credits even roll in between. The first half is gorgeous: talented dancers get together for a party and perform beautiful contemporary dance sequences. They introduce themselves through their audition tapes to join the dance group, but also through conversations at the party. The second half is less fun. It turns out someone had laced the sangria they’ve been drinking with a psychedelic drug. Not for the faint of heart or anyone who didn’t like director Gaspar Noé’s past movies (Enter the Void, I Stand Alone, etc).

Genre: Horror
Actor: Alaia Alsafir, Claude Gajan Maull, Gaspar Noé, Giselle Palmer, Kiddy Smile, Lea Vlamos, Romain Guillermic, Sharleen Temple, Sofia Boutella, Souheila Yacoub, Taylor Kastle, Thea Carla Schøtt, Thea Carla Schott
Director: Gaspar Noé
Rating: R
Apostasy (2017)

This is a slow but well-made movie about a Jehovah’s Witness family, directed by a former member of the organization.

The family is made of Alex, her mother, and her older sister. Alex follows her mother and her religious teachings with the utmost loyalty, especially as she refuses a blood transfusion that is crucial to her health. Her older sister starts showing signs of independence by lying to her friends about her family’s faith and dating a Muslim man.

Apostasy is about family bonds versus belief bonds. It’s not a movie that judges or preaches, rather it simply portrays the complex situations that structured religion creates.

Genre: Drama
Actor: Robert Emms, Sacha Parkinson, Siobhan Finneran
Director: Daniel Kokotajlo
Behind the Candelabra (2013)

A dramatic recreation of the last 10 years in the life of famed pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas), told primarily from the perspective of his young lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon). Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film follows from naive young Thorson’s early introduction to Liberace through his 6-year romance and live-in relationship with the celebrated luminary. Coming from a broken home and multiple foster families, Thorson finds newfound comfort in the fawning adoration and financial protection that Liberace provides to him, as they quickly become lovers and confidants. Much of the story re-enacts their often stormy, behind-the-scenes affairs in candid fashion—including the lengths to which Thorson alters himself physically to conform to Liberace’s standards. Both Douglas and Damon are excellent in their roles, with Douglas in particular providing a striking recreation of Liberace in both appearance and mannerism. He truly embodies the role, and provides the viewer with a genuine glimpse into the personal life of “Mr. Showmanship”—replete with all of his passions, concerns and insecurities. It’s an intimate depiction of a real-life May-December relationship, told with striking honesty, and ending with a remarkably touching tribute to Liberace in all of his campy yet sincere glory.

(Jamie Rutherford)
Genre: Drama
Actor: Boyd Holbrook, Cheyenne Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, David Koechner, Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Jemison, Eric Zuckerman, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Nicky Katt, Paul Reiser, Rob Lowe, Scott Bakula, Tom Papa
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Rating: TV-MA

A quick recap

Split by genre of this selection on agoodmovietowatch.com
Comedy
12
Drama
42
Documentary
38
Romance
7
Average score
75.7%
from our staff
Average score
85%
from our users
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