The Best Amazon Prime Original Movies in the Company’s History

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20. The Lost City of Z (2016)
> IMDb user rating: 6.6/10 (84,836 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 57% (21,631 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 86% (247 reviews)
> Directed by: James Gray

Based on true events, “The Lost City of Z” is an adventure drama that follows British explorer Percy Fawcett who makes several attempts to find a lost ancient city in the Amazon in Brazil and eventually disappears.

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19. Being the Ricardos (2021)
> IMDb user rating: 6.5/10 (40,314 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 75% (100 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 67% (275 reviews)
> Directed by: Aaron Sorkin

“Being the Ricardos” follows Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz during a tumultuous week of filming their iconic comedy show “I Love Lucy.” The show’s future as well as their marriage are tested as they face a series of obstacles — from Arnaz being suspected of having an affair to Ball being suspected of supporting communists.

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18. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
> IMDb user rating: 6.6/10 (130,113 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 63% (2,993 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 85% (303 reviews)
> Directed by: Jason Woliner

The sequel to the first hit Borat movie from 2006, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” is a mockumentary black comedy movie that follows a TV personality and his trip to the U.S. where he wants to offer his daughter as a bride to then-vice-president Mike Pence, revealing much about American culture in the process.

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17. Guava Island (2019)
> IMDb user rating: 6.7/10 (10,197 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 75% (367 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 74% (43 reviews)
> Directed by: Hiro Murai

Starring Rihanna and Donald Glover (who also co-wrote the musical’s story), “Guava Island” follows a young musician who is trying to stage a music festival.

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16. Last Flag Flying (2017)
> IMDb user rating: 6.9/10 (24,361 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 71% (4,241 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 77% (218 reviews)
> Directed by: Richard Linklater

Three Vietnam War veterans reunite after not seeing each other for over 30 years. One of them lost a son who was killed in Iraq and the men are going on a road trip, taking his casket to New Hampshire.

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