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Ranking The Best Amazon Studio Movies

Reanking Amazon Studios Entire Catalog

“What are Amazon Studio’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Amazon Studio’s filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the Amazon Studio Movies and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same company. The process is very scientific.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page. We will update the article if/when a new movie by Amazon is released. Although it probably won’t be immediate so the scores on each site have time to settle and aren’t overly influenced by the early, usually much more opinionated, users.

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The Top Film’s Of Amazon Studio



29 ) Complete Unknown

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 27
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 29
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 23
  • Metacritic User Score: 20
  • IMDB User Review Score: 29
  • Letterboxd User Score: 28

A mysterious woman with a remarkable past revisits a former lover, complicating the settled life he has built for himself and his wife in Complete Unknown, an unsettling exploration of identity from acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace, The Forgiveness of Blood). As Tom (Michael Shannon) celebrates his birthday with a group of close friends in Brooklyn, he is startled to see a woman from his distant past at the party. Jenny — or Alice (Rachel Weisz), as she now calls herself — first denies even knowing Tom, but as the evening progresses, she reveals a shocking secret. After disappearing from Tom’s life 20 years earlier, she began to reinvent herself every few years, taking on a new name, a new career and a new life each time. After giving Tom a glimpse of what life could be like if he lets go of the safety and security he has so carefully created, Alice asks him to make a choice that will change everything.

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29 ) The Only Living Boy in New York

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 28
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 29
  • Metacritic User Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 29

Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate seeks the guidance of an eccentric neighbor as his life is upended by his father’s mistress in the sharp and witty coming-of-age story The Only Living Boy in New York.

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28 ) An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 30
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 30
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 30
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 30

Set in Detroit during the Civil Rights Movement, “An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win examines the joyful life and troubled times of an irrepressible 10-year-old African-American girl whose vivid imagination and creativity reinforce her optimism. When shocking national events threaten her sense of security, Melody must find inner strength to restore her hope for a better world.

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27 ) Wonder Wheel

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 29
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 25
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 28
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

Wonder Wheel tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), a melancholy, emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young life-guard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.

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26 ) The Wall

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 23
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 25
  • Metacritic User Score: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

A deadly psychological thriller that follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them.

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25 ) Creative Control

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 24
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 28
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 23
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 29
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

In near future Brooklyn, an ad executive uses a new Augmented Reality technology to conduct an affair with his best friend’s girlfriend.

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24 ) Wiener-Dog

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 18
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 17
  • Metacritic User Score: 24
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

Wiener-Dog tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading a certain kind of comfort and joy. Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener. Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip picking up some depressed mariachis along the way. Wiener-Dog then encounters a floundering film professor, as well as an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter—all longing for something more.

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23 ) The Neon Demon

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 25
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 26
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

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22 ) Chi-Raq

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 24
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 28
  • IMDB User Review Score: 28
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Directed by the critically acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee, Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

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21 ) Elvis & Nixon

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 22
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock ‘n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

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20 ) Café Society

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 20
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

A young man arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry. There, he falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.

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19 ) Crown Heights

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 20
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

Now included with Prime. When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend, Carl King, devotes his life to proving Colin’s innocence. Adapted from This American Life, this is the incredible true story of their harrowing quest for justice.

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18 ) The Dressmaker

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 26
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 27
  • Metacritic User Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Myrtle “Tilly” Dunnage (Kate Winslet) has returned home to the Australian outback to care for her ailing, demented mother, “Mad” Molly (Judy Davis). Tilly is a gifted dressmaker, but she’s even better at revenge for an injustice that made her an exile when she was still a child. Director Jocelyn Moorhouse called this 2015 film “Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven with a sewing machine.” It swept Australia’s film awards, including the People’s Choice.

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17 ) Wonderstruck

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 21
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.

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16 ) Landline

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 19
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 17
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

When sisters Dana and Ali suspect their father is having an affair, cracks in their family façade begin to surface. The two sisters bond as they discover the reality of love while trying to uncover the truth about their father without their mother knowing. Set in 1990s Manhattan, Landline is a comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies, co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre.

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15 ) Author: The JT LeRoy Story

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 13
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A look inside the mysterious case of 16-year-old literary sensation JT LeRoy—a creature so perfect for his time that if he didn’t exist, someone would have had to invent him. The strangest story about story ever told.

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14 ) Brad’s Status

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

Ben Stiller stars as Brad, whose satisfying career, sweet wife and comfortable life in suburban Sacramento aren’t quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends who seemingly have more wealthy and glamorous lives. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or if their lives are actually more flawed than they appear.

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13 ) The Lost City of Z

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.

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12 ) Last Flag Flying

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 19
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 17
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

A Vietnam veteran visits two of his fellow Marines to ask them with help in bringing the body of his son, a fallen soldier in Iraq, to Arlington. As they learn the truth about his death, they bond over the sore memories of their own troubled pasts.

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11 ) Love & Friendship

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan in which a beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) visits her in-laws’ estate while waiting for social chatter about her personal indiscretions to pass. While there, the intelligent, flirtatious, and amusingly egotistical Lady Vernon decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant daughter, Frederica. Enlisting the assistance of her old friend Alicia (Chloe Sevigny), Lady Vernon attracts the simultaneous attention of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.

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10 ) Gimme Danger

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 13
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

American filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s documentary love letter to punk icons Iggy Pop and his band, The Stooges. Michigan-born Iggy’s youthful music career wavered, until he found his Stooges soulmates in Dave Alexander (bass), and brothers Ron (guitar) and Scott Asheton (drums). Three ground-breaking albums and just a few years later, the band was literally falling apart. Iggy gleefully relates the story of those crazy years from “I Wanna Be Your Dog” to “Raw Power.” Gimme Danger is brimful of music, clips and anecdotes, including Bowie, Nico and the crowd-surfing Iggy himself.

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9 ) Human Flow

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis – the greatest human displacement since World War II – in this breathtakingly epic film journey HUMAN FLOW.

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8 ) City of Ghosts

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 26
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” – a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.

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7 ) I Am Not Your Negro

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 26
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. It is a journey into black history that connects the Civil Rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. It questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.

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6 ) Paterson

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, he writes poetry into a notebook; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

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5 ) The Salesman

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.

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4 ) The Big Sick

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Now included with Prime. Awards nominated, heart-warming hit comedy from producer Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids and Trainwreck). The Big Sick is based on the real-life courtship between Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Nanjiani) and grad student Emily Gordon (Zoe Kazan) who fall in love but struggle while dealing with Emily’s mysterious illness and their families culture clash. Also staring Ray Romano and Holly Hunter.

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3 ) Manchester by the Sea

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Academy Award Winner for Best Actor (Casey Affleck) and Best Original Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan). Casey Affleck leads an all-star cast in this acclaimed and poignant film about a solitary janitor whose life is transformed after he becomes the guardian of his 16-year-old nephew. Manchester By The Sea is an Amazon Original Movie.

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2 ) Gleason

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

The hit documentary from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival goes inside the life of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who, at the age of 34, was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, Gleason found out his wife , Michel, was expecting their first child. A video journal that began as a gift for his unborn son expands to chronicle Steve’s determination to get his relationships in order, build a foundation to provide other ALS patients with purpose, and adapt to his declining physical condition—utilizing medical technologies that offer the means to live as fully as possible.

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1 ) The Handmaiden

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

From PARK Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama. PARK presents a gripping and sensual tale of two women – a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance. Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by British author Sarah Waters, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with PARK Chan-wook’s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience.

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Amazon Studio’s Best Movies



Amazon Studios Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
The Handmaiden 7 1 8 3 2 1 1
Gleason 7 2 9 4 1 2 2
Manchester by the Sea 7 9 1 5 4 2 3
The Big Sick 2 3 5 11 7 5 4
The Salesman 5 4 7 8 4 7 5
Paterson 5 11 3 6 9 5 6
I Am Not Your Negro 2 4 2 26 6 2 7
City of Ghosts 1 4 5 26 8 7 8
Human Flow 11 7 11 2 14 9 9
Gimme Danger 7 12 13 1 10 14 10
Love & Friendship 4 17 4 11 18 11 11
Last Flag Flying 19 10 17 7 12 11 12
The Lost City of Z 12 18 10 11 15 11 13
Brad’s Status 13 18 15 10 15 20 14
Author: The JT LeRoy Story 15 16 13 29 10 9 15
Landline 19 13 17 22 20 14 16
Wonderstruck 22 15 15 21 18 16 17
The Dressmaker 26 13 27 15 12 16 18
Crown Heights 16 8 20 22 24 20 19
Café Society 21 18 20 16 15 22 20
Elvis & Nixon 17 18 22 17 20 24 21
Chi-Raq 13 24 11 28 28 16 22
The Neon Demon 25 23 26 11 24 16 23
Wiener-Dog 18 26 17 24 27 22 24
Creative Control 24 28 23 9 29 26 25
The Wall 23 26 25 19 24 24 26
Wonder Wheel 29 25 28 17 22 26 27
An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win 30 30 30 29 2 30 28
Complete Unknown 27 29 23 20 29 28 29
The Only Living Boy in New York 28 22 29 25 22 29 29

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