Amazon: the 7 best Original films to watch on Prime Video

Ready to discover the best feature films from Amazon Prime? Get ready for historical drama, whether it’s wildly feminist or realistic dark fairy tale, but also for a future war to prevent or a girl-power comedy.

Amazon: the 7 best original films to watch on prime video
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Please note: this ranking is based on the ratings of AlloCiné internet users. Only films with at least 500 votes were taken into account in this top.

1- The Bal des Folles

Adapted from the homonymous book by Victoria Mas, The Fools’ Ball tells the story of Eugénie, a luminous young girl from the end of the 19th century who possesses the gift of hearing and seeing the dead. But when her secret is discovered, her family has her committed to La Salpêtrière, the famous psychiatric clinic run by Professor Charcot. There, she will cross paths with nurse Geneviève, a meeting that will change their lives forever as they prepare to attend the annual “Bal des Folles” organized by Professor Charcot.

A controlled punch film, Le Bal des Folles is thus feminist, powerful and moving, highlighting the oppression of women in the misogynistic society of the 19th century. But the film above all paints the portrait of two women embodied by exceptional actresses: Mélanie Laurent on the one hand who is also the director and Lou de Laâge who, graceful and intense, only shines

2-Spencer

As Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage falters and romance and divorce rumors swirl, a truce is called for Christmas festivities with the royal family at Sandringham Estate. Diana knows the game but this year things are different: she wants to end her marriage, it’s decided.

gripping biographical drama, spencer is an overwhelming and uncomfortable dive into the life of Lady Di, distressed and misunderstood, dreaming of an impossible future. The Princess of Wales is indeed living a real nightmare that the realization of Pablo Larraín and the interpretation of Kristen Stewart make us feel full force. Transformed, the latter is heartbreaking and sublime and delivers there one of her most beautiful performances without a doubt. The subject is tragic, the staging is beautiful, the whole thing is a disastrous fairy tale not to be missed.

3- The Tomorrow War

A group of soldiers arrives from the future to warn Humanity: in 30 years, our civilization will be threatened by a world war caused by aliens who have come to invade us. They are losing and are looking for soldiers to send to 2051 to help them. Dan Forester is one of the recruits: father and teacher, he will team up with his father and a brilliant scientist and will fight for the future of his daughter.

Directed by Chris McKay and directed by Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski and JK Simmons, The Tomorrow War is a combat story whose originality lies in the construction of its plot: we pass from one temporality to another, a back and forth which reserves its share of surprises. Well-crafted science fiction with vital issues that keeps you going and dazzles you in terms of special effects, what more could you ask for?

4- Borat 2

We no longer present Borat, this exuberant Kazak journalist, stupid and fan of the United States, who humiliated his country and was imprisoned for life in a gulag. In this sequel by Jason Woliner for Amazon Prime, we find Sacha Baron Cohen in the shoes of his craziest character for a second craziest adventure. Indeed, 14 years later, Borat is released and embarks on a new quest: to marry his daughter to a powerful American politician.

The mockumentary parody is a new compilation of sketches, each as crazy and hilarious as the next. Always unseemly and cheeky, Borat 2 is up to date with the Coronavirus and is as embarrassing as it is hilarious as it is politically engaged and incorrect. To see for his incredible but true situations and his many cameos, trapped or accomplices, including a certain Tom Hanks please!

5- After – Chapter 2

In this second chapter, Tessa and Hardin try to rebuild their complicated relationship after their separation. But new obstacles stand in their way as secrets from the young man’s past resurface and handsome Trevor (Dylan Sprouse) enters Tessa’s life.

Going from Wattpad fanfiction status to true literary phenomenon signed Anna Todd, the saga for young adults with Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin continues to thrill its audience. Darker than the first opus, After – Chapter 2 interferes here in the past of its characters and the sufferings which are related to it. Always torrid, the erotic drama benefits here from the more sensual and more raw staging by Roger Kumble (Sex Intentions), like the book he is adapting, and testifies to the alchemy between its two headliners. which fascinates more than one.

6- A Prince in New York 2

We take the same ones and we start again… for the greatest pleasure of the fans! Akeem, new king of Zamunda, and his faithful confidant Semmi once again leave their great native African nation to return to New York. Indeed, while he is without a male heir, Akeem learns that he has a son in the United States and goes in search of this potential heir.

Directed by Craig Brewer, A Prince in New York 2 follows John Landis’ first opus, 33 years after it and the hilarious clash of cultures is still there. Funny and bouncy, the comedy is rhythmic and multiplies the nods to the original work. You will thus take pleasure in finding Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in their cult roles through this sequel with infectious good humor and full of nostalgia.

7-Jolt

Jolt it’s the story of Lindy, a young woman who, suffering from a rare neurological disorder, is plagued by urges of rage and murder that she can only control by shocking herself with an electrode device. Looking for her place in the world, she falls in love with a man before finding him murdered. It is with a broken heart that she sets out to avenge him when she herself is wanted for his murder.

Signed Tanya Wexler, Jolt is a tense, high-energy action comedy that takes advantage of its original plot, its frenetic pace that keeps you in suspense, and its star actress: a badass and overexcited Kate Beckinsale. Combat and humor come together in this explosive thriller, definitely girl power and quirky.

The best Original movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video

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