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What are the best movies to rent on Amazon Prime Video?

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When it comes to video streaming services, Netflix is still the king of them all. However, the service is subscription-based and would not be suited for those who are just looking to watch a particular movie or TV show. This is where Amazon Prime Video (commonly referred to as Prime Video) steps in. It's an Internet video-on-demand service developed, wholly-owned, and operated by Amazon itself. Due to the nature of the service, this affords potential users more options as to how they want to consume their media content. It offers movies and TV shows that are available to rent or to purchase. Similar to Netflix, the service also offers its own originally produced shows that it refers to as Amazon Original Series.

The service was first launched in September of 2006 and it was called Amazon Unbox back then in the US. As the service and its library of content grew, Prime Video membership was added. In April 2016 though, Prime Video was split from Amazon Prime and was launched as its own service in December that same year. It was available worldwide aside from a few select locations and it also supported all major devices and platforms. This made it a truly viable alternative to Netflix and its subscription-based offerings. Staying true to its established business model, Prime Video still offers content to either rent or purchase. It has a wide selection of movies, TV shows, and even the Amazon Original Series was carried over to this service. If you're looking to try it out and rent some movies for your own, check our list of some of the best movies to rent on Amazon Prime Video.

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  1. 1Parasite

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    The movie Parasite is a fusion of comedy, crime, and drama directed by Bong Joon Ho. Starring Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, and Yeo-jeong Jo, this Korean film snatched the Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globe awards in 2020.

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  1. 2Arrival

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    Arrival is a drama and mystery film that follows the story of Louise Banks, who led a team to investigate the appearance of spaceships in different locations around the world. The film was released in 2016 and was directed by Denis Villeneuve.

  2. 3Ford v Ferrari

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    Ford v Ferrari is a 2019 biographical drama movie about how Ford built GT40, and dethrone the legendary Scuderia Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was directed by James Mangold and was starred by Matt Damon and Christian Bale.

  1. 4Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

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    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is a comedy-drama movie about an actor and his stunt double as they struggle to find success in the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, the film stars a huge ensemble cast.

  2. 5Hustlers

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    Hustlers is a crime drama film directed by Lorene Scafaria that stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, and Julia Stiles. Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, it follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

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RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1ParasiteMovies 18 Paid
2ArrivalMovies 12 Paid
3Ford v FerrariMovies 10 Paid
4Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodMovies 2 Paid
5HustlersMovies 1 Paid
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