What are the best Amazon Original movies?

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    #1The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    The Big Sick is a comedy-romance film based on the real-life courtship between Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon. The  American Film Institute has chosen this as one of the top 10 films in 2017.

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    Phillip Baker
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This was one that the significant other picked and i was not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised. Love stories can usually be sappy glurge or overly depressing, this did neither. It does a marvelous job of culture clash, parental expectations and relationship compelxities. The overall tone of the movie is positive and the ending leaves you satisfied, definitely worth seeing."
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    #2Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea is a drama film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, and Lucas Hedges. It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Amazon Studios.

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    Andrés Álvarez
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Manchester by the Sea is a good Amazon Original movie. It has an overall 3-star rating with 30% of the ratings as a 5-star rating."
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    #3Paterson

    Paterson

    Paterson is an Amazon Original movie written and directed by Jim Jarmusch starring Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani. It won the Palm Dog Award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

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    Brenda Elliott
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is one of those quirky relationship movies that can really grab you. I think a lot of people can relate to the storyline about a man who likes to keep the same routine while his wife always dreams of trying new things and expanding her horizons. I've watched quite a few Amazon original movies, and this is one of the best ones I've seen so far. "
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    #4Last Flag Flying

    Last Flag Flying

    Last Flag Flying is an Amazon Original movie directed by Richard Linklater starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne based on the 2005 novel of the same name written by Darryl Ponicsan. 

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    Yuan Cao
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "The best original Amazon movie I've yet to see, Last Flag Flying deals with the troubles that befall a Vietnam veteran when he wishes to have his Iraq war veteran son interred in Arlington. As a war veteran myself, I found it very difficult yet powerfully moving to watch this movie. Anyone would likely enjoy it, but only veterans will get all the nuances of this amazing movie."
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    #5Chi-raq

    Chi-raq

    Chi-raq is an Amazon Original movie directed by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee starring Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, and Teyonah Parris. This is an adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes.

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    Mariana Ríos
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Here are the 50 best movies available to stream with Amazon Prime this month: The Neon Demon. The Blackcoat's Daughter. Crank 2: High Voltage. Demon. Marjorie Prime. Carnival of Souls. Swiss Army Man. What We Do in the Shadows. "
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    #6The Salesman

    The Salesman

    The Salesman is an Amazon Original movie directed by Asghar Farhadi. It first premiered at the  2016 Cannes Film Festival where it claimed two awards and was later distributed by Amazon Studios.

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    Amanda Martin
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "This movie is not an amazon original film. It was originally produced by Sony pictures and is available for free streaming with Amazon Prime."
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    #7Landline

    Landline

    Landline is an Amazon Original film written and directed by Gillian Robespierre and co-written by Elisabeth Holm starring Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, John Turturro, Jay Duplass and Finn Wittrock. It premiered first at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Gilberto Domínguez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This movie is a well down, exciting and fresh movie. The plot is fantastic and is soemthing that is not played out. The characters are great and you instantly take a great interest in them. This film will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Highly recommended!"
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    #8The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden is an Amazon Original movie directed by Park Chan-wook and inspired by the novel Fingersmith written by Welsh writer Sarah Waters. It is also known as Agassi. It features Min-hee Kim and  Jung-woo Ha.

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    Irma Camacho
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Great movie that has a lot of complex themes. The subtitles aren't perfect but you'll have no problem following the plot(s). It's a complex but entertaining movie you will enjoy. Just make sure you are able to really watch and pay attention so you can follow what's going on. "

Summary

Best What are the best Amazon Original movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Big SickMovies 21 Paid
2Manchester by the SeaMovies 20 Paid
3PatersonMovies 13 Paid
4Last Flag FlyingMovies 10 Paid
5Chi-raqMovies 7 Paid
6The SalesmanMovies 6 Paid
7LandlineMovies 3 Paid
8The HandmaidenMovies 1 Paid
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