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
Fish Tank (2009)

A sincere portrayal of the gritty British working class life through the coming-of-age story of a girl who loves rap music and dancing to it. It features a stunning and powerful performance from newcomer Katie Jarvis who had no acting experience whatsoever, and who was cast in the street after she was spotted fighting. She plays Mia, a 15 year old teenager whose world changes drastically when her mother's new boyfriend (played by Michael Fassbender) turns his eyes to her. Don't watch this movie if you are looking for a no-brainer, definitely do watch it if you are interested in films that realistically portray others' lives and let you into them.

(Tommy)
Genre: Drama
Actor: Anthony Geary, Carrie-Ann Savill, Grant Wild, Harry Treadaway, Joanna Horton, Katie Jarvis, Kierston Wareing, Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Griffiths, Sarah Bayes, Sydney Mary Nash, Toyin Ogidi
Director: Andrea Arnold
Rating: Not Rated
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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, Peyman Maadi, Peyman Moaadi, SerDarius Blain
Director: Peter Sattler
Rating: R
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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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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)

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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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

The original Swedish mystery thriller that was later remade by David Fincher. It's the same story of a wealthy man hiring a journalist and scrappy hacker to solver a murder, but told better. This version is slower, has more attention to detail and pace. In casting, authenticity triumphs over good looks. In staging, aesthetics are given as much importance as thrills. And in the story, intelligence wins over plot. This gives the main character of Lisbeth Salander (played by Noomi Rapace) better space to deploy her full mysticism and enigmatic nature. Danish director Niels Arden Oplev masterfully brings everything together to make for a movie that will forever be remembered.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Actor: Annika Hallin, Bjorn Granath, David Dencik, Ewa Fröling, Fredrik Ohlsson, Georgi Staykov, Gösta Bredefeldt, Gunnel Lindblom, Ingvar Hirdwall, Jacob Ericksson, Jan Mybrand, Julia Sporre, Lena Endre, Marika Lagercrantz, Michael Nyqvist, Michalis Koutsogiannakis, Noomi Rapace, Pale Olofsson, Peter Andersson, Peter Haber, Sofia Ledarp, Sven-Bertil Taube, Yasmine Garbi
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Rating: R
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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.

Genre: Documentary
Actor: Aaju Peter, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
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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)

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, Léa Seydoux, Mona Walravens, Salim Kechiouche, Sandor Funtek
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Rating: NC-17
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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.

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