Best Movies and Series on Amazon Prime Video - Updated 2020

We have aggregated a list of Best Movies and Series on Amazon Prime so do check them out in case you have a Prime subscription or looking forward to having one.

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Amazon Prime Video has been there for a while and is growing day by day. A few days before during the Prime Day Sale it added some of the Best Movies and TV shows on Amazon Prime Video currently on the service. Also, the service is adamant about adding more and more content to their video library.

It is a great service if you’re an avid fan of cinema or loves to watch TV Series. Prime video has a collection of great commercial as well as independent content.

With movies and tv series like Kali Salwaar, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Gold, Satyamev Jayate, The Mentalist, Homecoming. It gives you a balanced taste of everything. It is a great buy if you love watching Movies and TV show. Although, it is important to understand the key features of Amazon Prime Video. The second season of Comicstaan is out and you can watch the show.

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Now, let’s check out the most important aspect of this article the Best TV Shows and Movies on Amazon Prime.


“Mirzapur kee G***d Phadd ke Rakh Denge”, quoted by one of the protagonists the series is gory, dark, and very gripping. If you are into watching violent series or movies then this one has also got a great story to tell you.

The season opens with one of the antagonists shooting in the eye of a bridegroom accidently while dancing in his Marriage Procession. If you are easy on your gut then don’t even watch the trailer, you might puke. Basically, the series is not for the weak hearted, and people who don’t like cussing and sexual content in the movies.

Giving you enough reasons why you shouldn’t watch it? Now I would like to give you some reason to do the opposite. Conceptualised in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Mirzapur is a place which is run by Kaleen Bhaiya, a don. He has many businesses although his prominent earning comes from selling Katta(Indian Pistol) and Hash.

He has a son Munna Tripathi who is ambitious and dreams to run Mirzapur one day. Enters our protagonists Guddu and Bablu Pandey. They are young, energetic, and have a lot of potential. Although, winds up bad with Munna Tripathi. The series is the tale of these brothers, and what happens next. The series doesn’t shy away from bloodshed to the most abusive language they can use. Although, the sexual content shown is explicit although no bare nudity has been portrayed whatsoever.

The web series is adult in nature and it surely deserves the stature. It is very violent where you will see flesh and gut spilling every now and then(it is very authentic just like Tarantino would do).

In the trailer itself, you can see the women getting shot in the eye. This is by far the most authentic gore that I have seen in any Indian Movie or Series.

The script is bloody good and will keep you hooked. Although, the best part of the series is its direction. The directors knew what they were doing and truly captures the essence of it.

This one could be a great reason for you to get a subscription for Prime Videos. It is currently the Best Amazon Prime Series.

Star Cast: Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Divyendu Sharma, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Sheeba Chaddha

Genre: Action/Crime/Thriller

Director: Karan Anshuman/Gurmmeet Singh/Mihir Desai/Nisha Chandra

IMDB Rating: 8.8/10

Note: In order to watch Mirzapur for free Online click on the link here.

2.Black Mass

Backed by some of the best Hollywood Actors like Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon it is a great Crime/Drama. Although the best part about the movie is the role of Johnny Depp.

It is based on a true story of Whitey Bulger played by Johnny Depp who was an American Gangster, Organised Crime Boss, and an FBI informant. He is notoriously known for taking down the rival gang in his turf by using the FBI.

It is a slow paced movie which decides on giving you the taste of the character. Moreover, a potboiler which impresses you with its aroma and in the climax relishes your tongue.

The direction by Scott Cooper is pretty great. The movie says what it has to say and explains the character in full. If you are sitting idle this weekend and is looking to watch some great acting along with some stellar star cast then this one should be your next watch.

Star Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Jesse Plemons

Genre: Biography/Crime/Drama

Director: Scott Cooper

IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

3.Pariyerum Perumal

Over the course of years, Tamil Cinema has come up with a really great piece of a Gem movie. This one is none less than any. Pariyerum Perumal, a simple innocent guy from a village decides to become a lawyer.

After he starts his college, he fell in love with Jothi, a girl so beautiful and captivating by all senses. Although, there is no story without a turmoil. Therefore, the guy gets beaten in the college by a group of people because he belongs to a lower community.

The movie is fresh in its approach and very realistic when it comes to picturisation. It explores the problem faced by rural people against the Odds from a higher society.

How at every instant they are pushed and aren’t let to achieve their dreams of becoming someone better.

The direction of the movie is great keeping you hooked throughout. Also, the screenplay and writing that gives you another good reason not to leave your seat before completing the movie.

Although, one thing I would mention that the star cast has done a great job but the cinematography of the movie is something that truly translates the story. It is among the best movies on Amazon Prime India.

Star Cast: Kathir, Anandhi, Yogi Babu, Lijeesh, Hari, Shanmugha Rajan

Genre: Drama

Director: Mari Selvaraj

IMDB Rating: 9.2/10

4. Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days are often exclaimed as one of the classics in the Indian Television Industry. I saw the series a few days ago because of its reputation and well, it did not disappoint. It is a collection of stories by R.K. Nayaran. Although, the series is prominently based on the character of Swami and his friends.

With every episode, you come to see a new adventure with a new learning. It is not just a series but life lessons compiled in the form of multiple episodes where you are uncovering layer by layer.

The series is very old so you can see the picturization by an old camera using a 4:3 aspect ratio frame. The series itself is a low budget one but you will still be hooked because who doesn’t love to listen to stories.

The series in itself is very well executed and one can estimate that it is a masterpiece contentwise. If you are looking for some light-hearted stories then this can be your watch for this weekend.

Star Cast: Master Manjunath, Raghuram Sitaram, Rohit Srinath, Girish Karnad, Vaishali Kasaravalli, Suhashini Agarkar

Genre: Drama

Director: Shankar Nag

IMDB Rating: 9.4/10

5. Gold

Another great movie by Akshay Kumar. The movie is based on a real story post-independence where the lead protagonist Tapan Das is adamant to get India its first Gold. Reema Kagti is a great director to begin with and her vision is what makes the movie what it actually is.

She previously directed Talaash which was a well-layered movie. Although, this time she came with a drama and well the numbers were in her favour.

You get to see some of the best-underrated actors working under the hood giving some really great movies. Actors like Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Kumar Singh, Amit Sadh, and many more giving stellar performances. The story of the movie has been changed and dramatized a bit to get that impact.

Although, the movie is a little slow in the beginning but by the end, you will have a great but balanced dose of patriotism which is highly needed. Even before its release, the movie was being considered as the best upcoming movies which later dropped on Amazon Prime India.

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Kumar Singh, Sunny Kaushal, Nikita Dutta, Manjit Singh

Genre: Drama, Sport, History

Director: Reema Kagti

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

6.Doctor Who

Well, there have been a total of 14 doctors till now. Doctor Who is a British Television series which started in the year, 1963 and ended in 1989 but this was the classic time. Although, we are here to talk about the revival era which started in 2005 and available on Amazon Prime Video.

The best part about the series is that you can start it from any season. How? Well, Doctors are an alien race known as Time Lords that fix problems that happen during the human time or maybe even the Triassic period...hahaha. The point is that they can travel anytime, anyplace, and anywhere. When Doctors dies they regenerate into a new body with a new personality, this time even the gender got changed.

This means that apart from some references the story won’t be affected as such. It is a family show that offers you some great drama, action, comedy, sci-fi, romance, well, pretty much everything. Every time, a new season is dropped they come with a whole new team but the old Doctor fighting monsters throughout time and space remains the same.

Therefore, if you are a Sci-Fi fan then just choose your pick and start with any season you find suitable for yourself. It is one of the best Amazon Prime Series currently available.

Star Cast: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gil, Sharon D.Clarke, Samuel Oatley, Jonny Dixon

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family

Director: Jamie Childs

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

7. Karwaan

What did you get when you get three great actors from different Segment of the entertainment industry, well, Karwaan is the answer. It is a movie about three lost souls finding their path to life. Confused and Dazed they have been living their life but are not truly happy with it and feels confused. It is a great roller coaster ride with two dead bodies and some epic lessons to life on a road trip.

The best part of the movie is the performance by Irfan Khan. His character as Shaukat will make you drool to the floor laughing like hell. He is very orthodox, old, and doesn’t keep anything to his heart except one thing that he reveals later in the movie. The character played by Dulquer Salman is Avinaash.

He is an actor with a great reputation in the Tamil Industry with movies like Charlie, Second Show, Kali etc. His character wanted to become a photographer but because of his father underconfidence in the profession, he has to leave it. He is depressed and his life is very monotonous and one day he receives a phone call giving him the news about his father’s death. His father dies in a bus accident while reaching Gangotri.

Although, later he comes to know that the body has been mixed with someone else’s. Henceforth, the movie proceeds and you get to see the third character. Tanya who has also lost her grandmother on the same bus joins them in the charade. All these takes the three of them from a procession of events that makes them get the lesson they want in life.

It is a light-hearted movie and best to see if you are with your friends or cousins especially. The movie has some really great cinematography and picturesque moments.

The direction also feels very fresh although, the most important work done by the director is for his writing work. It’s a great watch in case if you haven’t checked out the movie yet.

Star Cast: Irfan Khan, Dulquer Salmaan, Mithila Palkar, Amala Akkineni, Akash Khurana, Kriti Kharbanda

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Akarsh Khurana

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

8. Mr.Robot

If in case you’re a fan of Mickey Virus then it is not for you, if you think Hollywood has some hardcore hacking movies dump all those names into the closest dustbin near you. I am an IT engineer who writes an article for a living because I love it and this is by far the most authentic series I’ve seen.

Mr.Robot is a story about a young brilliant guy named Elliot played by Rami Malek. Elliot is a Cyber Security Engineer and exceptionally good in what he does although here’s a twist he’s highly unstable. The series starts with Elliot taking down a guy who is responsible for child pornography on Dark Web[It’s a real thing].

He has a sense of righteousness and is adamant on liberating the world from this corrupt society. The premise takes a pace where he becomes a vigilante with another group of hackers and decides to take down the corrupt organization that he works for.

Overall, the series is a binge watch if you’re fascinated by anything related to computers. The series has some exceptional performances by the ensemble cast. Although the USP of the show is the hacking technique used to carry out the task, they are real and authentic.

If you haven’t checked it out, do give it a chance although, let it sink first in your head if you’re a complete layman in the field. The show has already aired three seasons and the season 4 is about to release. If you don’t have a Prime subscription then I can not give you a better reason to have yourself subscribed. This is among the best Amazon Prime TV Shows.

Starring: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday

Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller

Director: Sam Esmail

IMDB Rating: 8.6/10

9. U-Turn

The movie was initially released in Tamil and Telugu. Also, the chartbursting Karma theme by Anirudh for the movie was conceived by many Non-Telugu and Tamil speaking people. The movie in itself is pretty riveting keeping you at the edge of your seat till the end. Also, the screenplay of the movie is pretty great with some great background score that creates maximum immersive.

All the star cast involved have done a great job. Samantha shine with the role that has been given to her. You will keep on guessing what happens next while on the other hand might fail every now and then at each guess. The movie is a little bit slow paced in the beginning but it thrills you once it picks the pace. It is a great watch with your friends or alone if a good suspense thriller horror is your choice of genre.

Star Cast: Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Aadhi, Bhoomika Chawla, Rahul Ravindran, Narain, Ravi Prakash, Rajshri Nair

Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror

Director: Pawan Kumar

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

10.Young Sheldon

If I ask a crowd of 1000 people who have watched the famous sitcom “ The Big Bang Theory” that whether they like “The Big Bang Theory” or not, I might see a huge number of raised hands. Although, If I ask whether they like Sheldon Cooper or not, I can bet the number of hands would be more.

In the beginning, Sheldon is shown a side character but by the end, this Jim Parson character gathered enough fame that he became the lead. Therefore, the creators thought of creating the younger version of the character and we have Young Sheldon.

Sheldon Cooper is a super genius, he was in college when he was 11 and at 14 he graduated. Also, Sheldon got his first PhD at the age of 16. According to him his Prefrontal Cortex(It’s a part of your brain) is big, therefore, he is smarter from everyone around him.

Young Sheldon is the journey of the younger version and how he became what he was in the series “ The Big Bang Theory”. It is a prequel dedicated to a particular character and is thoroughly entertaining even if you’re not such a big fan of science. Iain Armitage eventually becomes very convincing as the character. The supporting cast is also very impressive and does there job well. Overall, it is a great show for watching even if you haven’t seen The Big Bang Theory.

One can say that it is among the best TV shows on Amazon Prime. Also, the second season for the show has dropped on Prime Video so do check it out.

Starring: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber

Genre: Comedy

Director: Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

Amazon Prime Video - Key Features

  • Great Entertainment: With Prime Membership you get to watch all the Bollywood and Hollywood Blockbusters, Regional Movies, Great TV Series, and all the Amazon Originals.

  • Benefits on a Single Membership: The Prime Video comes with Prime Membership which has added benefits like Ad-free Music, Free and Fast Delivery on eligible items, and access to all the exclusive deals first.

  • Works great with Fire TV Stick: In case if you have an HDTV just plug the Fire TV stick and access prime Video with a single button. You can also search your favorite movie by voice search.

  • Watch Anywhere: It doesn’t matter whether you’re traveling or sitting at your home, Amazon Prime Video can be accessed on any smartphone so watch it anywhere. Also, the service can be easily accessed on lower bandwidth unlike other applications of such sorts.

  • Download and Go: It comes with the option of downloading and watching it anywhere for ease of access

  • Data Saver: You can limit the bandwidth for streaming the content as well as while downloading any particular content.

  • Family Friendly: Well, it has a wide range of content for both young children as well as Adult. Therefore, the service is provided with a parental control to protect your kid from accessing adult content.

So this was our list of some of the Best Movies and Series on Amazon Prime Video, make sure to comment if you have any recommendations which we can include the next time we write an article on this.

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