Prime Video has an excellent selection of TV series and movies, but there are also quite a few of them not worth your time. In this article, we’re highlighting the best movies on Prime Video that you should add to your list. We also have a guide on the best series on Amazon Prime Video if you’re in the mood to binge-watch a good show.
This list is focused on the English content and if you’re a fan of Bollywood, then check out our guide on the New Indian Movies and TV Shows on Prime Video.
Alternatively, you can also check out content from specific streaming services:
How much does it cost to subscribe to Amazon Prime Video?
In the Middle East, Amazon Prime Video is included in your Amazon Prime membership, costing AED 16 per month or AED 140 per year. Besides the streaming service, you will also get free deliveries and access to Prime Gaming.
Best Movies On Prime Video in Dubai and UAE
Here is the list of the best movies on Prime Video in Dubai and the UAE. We go through all new movies released on Prime Video every week, so bookmark this page and keep checking for new movies added.
Comedy, Fantasy | Rating: PG
Candy Cane Lane
Candy Cane Lane is where Christmas dreams turn into terrifying nightmares.
Eddie Murphy stars in this holiday comedy adventure about a man on a mission to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. After Chris inadvertently makes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper to better his chances of winning, she casts a magic spell that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life and wreaks havoc on the whole town. At the risk of ruining the holidays for his family, Chris, his wife Carol, and their three children must race against the clock to break Pepper’s spell.
The movie stars Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross and Jillian Bell, and streams on Prime Video starting December 1, 2023.
Music | Rating: Not Rated
BTS: Yet To Come
For all BTS fans that never got to attend one of their real live concerts, rejoice! As you can now enjoy concert-like experience through watching BTS: Yet to Come on Prime Video starting November 9, 2023. The concert film will include 19 performances of their hit tracks, such as “Dynamite,” “Butter,” “RUN,” “MIC Drop,” “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment),” and more.
BTS: Yet to Come, took place in October 2022, when the seven-member band performed in Busan, South Korea. As a part of Busan’s World Expo 2030 bid, the concert was held at the Asiad Main Stadium with approximately 50,000 people in attendance. BTS features RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook.
Comedy, Hroror | Rating: 18+
In Nahnatchka Khan’s Totally Killer, the infamous ‘Sweet Sixteen Killer’ is again back on the prowl 35 years after his first murder spree. However, in an unexpected turn of events, a 17-year-old Jamie accidentally travels back in time to 1987 and is determined to stop the killer before he can even start on his murderous ways.
The comedy horror movie stars Kiernan Shipka, Olivia Holt, Charlie Gillespie, and more.
Drama | Rating: PG
A Million Miles Away
Based on a true story, A Million Miles Away follows the story of José Hernández, the first migrant farmworker to travel to space. The film follows Hernández on a decade-long journey from a rural village in Michoacán, Mexico, to the fields of the San Joaquin Valley, to more than 200 miles above the Earth in the International Space Station.
Alejandra Márquez Abella directs the film and stars Michael Peña, Rosa Salazar, Julio Cesar Ceillo, Veronica Falcon, and more.
Comedy, Romance | Rating: PG13
Sitting in Bars with Cake
Jane loves cake but hasn’t had much luck finding actual love. One day, she takes a cake she baked to her best friend’s birthday hosted in a bar and is surprised to see her swarmed by men. Her friend, Corinne, is quite taken aback by this random success and has a clever little idea – she convinces Jane that she should bake cakes and bring them into bars – also known as ‘cakebarring’ – in the hope that it will help find her true love and develop confidence.
Jane agrees! She meets a variety of men as a result, but she doesn’t find the connection she’s looking for. Instead, she finds that her little excursion is helping her build confidence and become more outgoing and assertive. By the end of the year, Jane might not have found her soul mate, but she has found herself.
Comedy, Horror | Rating: 18+
The Horror of Dolores Roach
Based on a 2018 podcast of the same name, The Horror of Dolores Roach is a combined production effort of Amazon and Blumhouse Productions.
It follows the story of Dolores Roach, who is released from prison after 16 years and returns to a gentrified version of her hometown in Washington Heights. She reunites with an old friend, Luis, who provides her with accommodation and a job as a masseuse. When her newfound stability is threatened, ‘Magic Hands’ Dolores is driven to shocking extremes to survive.
The series is pitched as a Sweeney Todd-inspired urban legend of love, betrayal, cannibalism and survival of the fittest. It stars Justina Machado, Alejandro Hernandez, K. Todd Freeman and more.
Drama | Rating: R-rated
This biographical sports drama tells the real story of the origin of the Air Jordan shoe line and how it became one of the most recognisable products in Nike’s history. It also chronicles Nike’s efforts in striking a business deal with one of the most famous basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan.
The film also has gotten the blessing from Michael Jordan, who emphasised the story of how the shoe line was conceived and actually convinced Affleck to include Viola Davis as part of the cast and play his mother. Starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans, Chris Tucker and Viola Davis. Written by Alex Convery and directed by Ben Affleck.
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