20 Best Movies on AMC+ Right Now

Whether you have subscribed to AMC as a standalone service or through a channel on Amazon Prime, you must wonder about the best movies that your subscription can get you. Here, we cound down the very best movies currently streaming on AMC
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Camp X-ray (2014)
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Camp X-ray (2014)

This is Kristen Stewart’s proof that she is more than a lip-biting, vampire-loving teenager. Reactive and emotive, she will not disappoint you here. Rather, expect an electrifying and exceptional performance. Paired with Payman Moaadi, they both make of this work an emotionally poignant movie that questions the notion of freedom in the unlikeliest of places: Guantanamo Bay.

(Thu Phuong T)
Genre: Drama
Actor: Cory Michael Smith, John Carroll Lynch, Joseph Julian Soria, Julia Duffy, Kristen Stewart, Lane Garrison, Nawal Bengholam, Payman Maadi, Peyman Maadi, Peyman Moaadi, SerDarius Blain
Director: Peter Sattler
Rating: R
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Wendy and Lucy (2008)
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Wendy and Lucy (2008)

Wendy (Michelle Williams) is a drifter driving up to Alaska in hopes of finding work. When her car breaks down, she and her dog Lucy are stranded and forced to scrounge for food and repairs, hitting one roadblock after another on her path to an uncertain dream. This sympathetic and solemn look at poverty from director Kelly Reichardt serves as a reminder of how easy it is to fall through the fragile American safety net.   

Reichardt’s uncompromising approach paired with Williams’s restrained performance makes the experience authentic and intense, recalling the work of Ken Loach. This natural sharpness makes for an engrossing watch that builds in power until the emotional release of the film’s heartbreaking conclusion. 

(Igor Fishman)
Genre: Drama
Actor: David Koppell, Deirdre OConnell, Jeanine Jackson, John Robinson, Larry Fessenden, Marilyn Faith Hickey, Michelle Williams, Wally Dalton, Will Patton
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Rating: R
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Eve’s Bayou (1997)
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Eve’s Bayou (1997)

Eve’s Bayou is a Southern Gothic tale of spirituality, family, secrets, and the ties that bind them together. The story follows the awakening, both spiritual and emotional, of young Eve Baptiste. The middle sibling of the Baptiste family, 10-year-old Eve, navigates childhood while enduring the tumultuous relationship between her mother and father. 

What lurks beneath a seemingly ordinary marital conflict is an insidious betrayal that could tear her entire family apart. Eve’s Bayou should be considered one of the greatest Black American epics of the past 25 years. I adore this film because it is unflinchingly real - and honest about the sometimes rocky reality of familial bonds. 

(Jasmine Renaé)
Genre: Drama
Actor: Branford Marsalis, Carol Sutton, Debbi Morgan, Diahann Carroll, Jurnee Smollett, Leonard L. Thomas, Lisa Nicole Carson, Lynn Whitfield, Marcus Lyle Brown, Meagan Good, Roger Guenveur Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Tamara Tunie, Victoria Rowell, Vondie Curtis-Hall
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Rating: R
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Nightcrawler (2014)
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Nightcrawler (2014)

The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom, an impromptu freelance videographer who begins covering the crime world in LA for a local TV station. Almost as dark as a mystery can get, it is disturbing, and plays out as a combination of "Drive" and "The Network". The film is visually stunning as well as immensely suspenseful. It then becomes almost impossible to look away, even when you're the most horrified by just how far Bloom is willing to go to reach success. Gyllenhaal's performance is widely compared to that of Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver, which should give you an idea of its caliber.

(Raffe)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Actor: Ann Cusack, Bill Paxton, Bill Seward, Christina De Leon, Dan Gilroy, Eric Lange, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Huang, Jamie McShane, Jonny Coyne, Kathleen York, Kent Shocknek, Kevin Rahm, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Marco Rodriguez, Michael Hyatt, Michael Papajohn, Myra Turley, Price Carson, Rene Russo, Rick Garcia, Riz Ahmed, Sharon Tay, Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Director: Dan Gilroy
Rating: R
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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

This movie is gentle and utterly chaotic, intimate and massive, beautiful and ugly... it tries to be so many things and somehow pulls it off. It tells two stories parallel in time, based on the real-life diaries of two European scientists who traveled through the Amazon in the early and mid-twentieth century. Their stories are some of the only of accounts of Amazonian tribes in written history. The main character and guide in the movie is a shaman who met them both. At times delicate to the point of almost being able to feel the water, at times utterly apocalyptic and grand... to watch this movie is to take a journey through belief systems, through film... and to be brought along by cinematography that is at times unbelievably and absurdly beautiful. Meditative, violent, jarring, peaceful, luminous, ambitious, artful, heavy handed, graceful... it's really an incredible film.

(Luke Janela)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Actor: Antonio Bolivar, Jan Bijvoet, Nilbio Torres
Director: Ciro Guerra
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
15.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

This surprising documentary follows Jiro, an 85 year old Japanese chef, his Michelin-starred restaurant in the Tokyo underground, and his eager sons. While ostensibly about sushi – and believe me, you’ll learn about sushi and see absolutely gorgeous images of the raw-fish creations – the film’s dramatic impetus is carried by the weight of tradition, the beauty of a labor of love, obsession, and the relationship between father and son. Truly a must-watch.

(Morgan)
Genre: Documentary
Actor: Daisuke Nakazama, David Gelb, Hachiro Mizutani, Harutaki Takahashi, Jiro Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Yoshikazu Ono
Director: David Gelb
Rating: PG
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Angry Inuk (2016)
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Angry Inuk (2016)

Like all great documentaries, Angry Inuk is about way more than its tagline. At first glance, it's about how anti-sealing activism has been harming Inuit communities since the 1980s, to the point of instituting the highest rates of hunger and suicide anywhere in the "developed" world. But beyond, it's about the complicity of the government of Canada. A crushed seal-based economy means that the Inuit have to agree to oil and uranium mining in the Arctic.

Angry Inuk is also about the corrupt behavior of animal rights organizations like Greenpeace: seals are actually not on the endangered animal list but NGOs focus on them because they make them money.

It's an infuriating but incredibly important documentary. One that is not about how Canada has a bad history, but about how Canada is harming the Inuit right now.

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Genre: Documentary
Actor: Aaju Peter, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
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Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
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Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

What happens when Banksy, one of the most famous ambassadors of street art, meets Mr. Brainwash, an egocentric aspiring French artist? Well, one of the funniest, interesting and exciting documentaries ever made about art, commercialism and the apparent gulf between them. But is it really a documentary? This confident and zany film will leave you guessing.

(Hugo Bernard)
Genre: Documentary
Actor: André, Banksy, Debora Guetta, Mr. Brainwash, Rhys Ifans, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Thierry Guetta
Director: Banksy
Rating: R
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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
12.

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

More simply called La Vie d'Adèle in its native language, this French coming-of-age movie was hugely successful when it came out and was probably one of the most talked-about films of the time. On the one hand, the usual puritans came to the fore, criticizing the lengthy and graphic sex scenes. On the other hand, Julie Maroh, who wrote the source material that inspired the script, denounced Franco-Tunisian filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche for directing with his d*ck, if you don't mind me saying so, while also being an on-set tyrant. Whatever you make of this in hindsight, the only way to know is to watch this powerfully acted drama about the titular Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos), and her infatuation with Emma, a free-spirited girl with blue hair, played by Léa Seydoux. The film beautifully and realistically portrays Adele's evolution from a teenage high-school girl to a grown, confident woman. As their relationship matures, so does Adèle, and she slowly begins to outgrow her sexual and philosophical mentor. Whatever your final verdict on the controversial sex scene, Blue Is the Warmest Color is without doubt an outstanding film as are the performances from Exarchopoulos and Séydoux.

(Melanie)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Actor: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alika Del Sol, Alma Jodorowsky, Anne Loiret, Aurélien Recoing, Aurélien Recoing, Baya Rehaz, Benjamin Siksou, Benoît Pilot, Camille Rutherford, Catherine Salée, Fanny Maurin, Jérémie Laheurte, Jérémie Laheurte, Judith Hoersch, Léa Seydoux, Mona Walravens, Salim Kechiouche, Sandor Funtek
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Rating: NC-17
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What Maisie Knew (2012)
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What Maisie Knew (2012)

From the producers of The Kids Are Alright comes another excellent family drama starring Juliane Moore. She plays a hot-headed rock singer who battles her divorced husband, a narcissistic art dealer, expertly played by the unlikely Steeve Coogan, for custody of her daughter Maisie. When one of them marries the girl's nanny, the other rushes into marriage as well. Based on Henry James' titular novel from 1897, it tells the story of a quiet, sensitive young girl coping with being used as a pawn by egotistical parents who spite each other. It is sometimes hard to watch the girl get caught up in all this but the young actress playing Maisie, Onata Aprile, plays the part brilliantly. The screenplay adaption of the ahead-of-its-time material of the book by Nancy Doyne and Carroll Cartwright also hits every note with passion. A harrowing but powerful film.

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Genre: Drama
Actor: Alexander Skarsgård, Amelia Campbell, Breanna Lakatos, Diana García, Diana García, Emma Holzer, Jesse Stone Spadaccini, Joanna Vanderham, Julianne Moore, Maddie Corman, Onata Aprile, Paddy Croft, Sadie Rae, Steve Coogan
Director: David Siegel, Scott McGehee
Rating: R
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