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

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5. One Night in Miami… (2020)
> IMDb user rating: 7.1/10 (28,873 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 79% (1,037 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 98% (331 reviews)
> Directed by: Regina King

“One Night in Miami…” imagines what could have happened on one night in 1964 when four Black icons – Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown – met to celebrate Ali’s big boxing win and discuss their roles in the civil rights movement.

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4. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10 (261,587 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 78% (50,382 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 96% (352 reviews)
> Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan

Actors Matt Damon and John Krasinski were among the producers of this family drama, and came up with the original idea for the story. A troubled Boston apartment handyman learns that his brother has died suddenly in the nearby seaside town where both men grew up, and that he is now the guardian of his brother’s 16-year-old son. The handyman struggles to connect with the boy, and with his own ex-wife.

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3. Honey Boy (2019)
> IMDb user rating: 7.3/10 (32,827 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92% (560 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 94% (231 reviews)
> Directed by: Alma Har’el

Shia LaBeouf wrote and starred in this well-received film based on his own life. The movie is about a boy whose abusive father returns to his life just as his television career is taking off. The film explores themes such as reconciliation and understanding.

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2. The Big Sick (2017)
> IMDb user rating: 7.5/10 (127,850 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 88% (32,924 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 98% (303 reviews)
> Directed by: Michael Showalter

“The Big Sick” is based loosely on the true-life story of standup comic Kumail Nanjiani and his wife writer Emily V. Gordon, who collaborated on the screenplay.

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1. Sound of Metal (2019)
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10 (105,218 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 90% (2,076 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 97% (274 reviews)
> Directed by: Darius Marder

A successful heavy metal drummer, who is a recovering drug addict, begins to rapidly lose his hearing and checks into a sober house for deaf people, hoping to learn to cope with his new circumstances.

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