17 Movies Streaming On Amazon Prime With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores
If you're in the mood for a really good movie — like, highly rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes — then boy is this a list for you. Even better, these movies are all streaming on Amazon Prime. So if you have access to an account, simply log on, find the movie, kick back, and enjoy your chosen cinematic masterpiece.
Of course, there will always be a special place in my heart for "bad" movies with terrible reviews, and super low ratings online. But sometimes, a lady just wants to watch something good, you know? If a movie was beloved by critics, if it won awards, or if it had excellent acting, then I'm all about that, too.
When you're in the mood for an extra good flick, the "certified fresh" seal of approval on Rotten Tomatoes — which simply means a movie has a high score on the site's ratings system, called the Tomatometer — can come in handy. We've all peeked at Rotten Tomatoes, to check a score and see their rating before watching a movie. It can help ease the movie decision-making process, but let's narrow it down a bit more. Here are 17 movies of all types and genres, that share one thing in common: a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.
1. 'The Florida Project'
The Florida Project takes place outside Disney World, where a young mother and her daughter spend two very different summers hanging out and working around their motel room. The little girl has a magical time running around and eating ice cream with friends, while her mom fights to keep them afloat. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96 percent, it's definitely one you'll want to check out. (I may or may not have already watched it six times.)
2. 'Night Of The Living Dead'
If you're in the mood for an old time-y horror flick, check out the original version of Night Of The Living Dead, which has an astounding 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Yes, it has some cheesy moments. And sure, a few scenes may seem dated. But that's part of what makes it so great.
3. 'What We Do In The Shadows'
This movie is hilarious. It follows the lives of four vampires, documentary-style, as they go out to bars, have roommate meetings, and argue over who's going to do the chores. With Jemaine Clement (remember him from Flight of the Conchords?), and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96, this is one you'll want to watch ASAP.
4. 'The Big Sick'
This romantic comedy, written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 98 percent. And for good reason. It follows Gordon's real life story of how she met Nanjiani, how she got sick, and how they handled it as a couple. It's touching and sweet, but also super funny.
Moonlight has a score of 98, which makes sense seeing as the film won an Oscar for Best Picture, and Mahershala Ali won for Best Supporting Actor. The film follows the story of a young man growing up in Miami, and has such a wide variety of themes, it really will have something for everyone.
6. 'After The Storm'
7. 'Bull Durham'
9. 'His Girl Friday'
10. 'Love & Friendship'
11. 'The Wizard of Oz'
12. 'Particle Fever'
13. 'Short Term 12'
14. 'ILO ILO'
15. 'The Sweet Hereafter'
16. 'The Hurt Locker'
17. 'Sound City'
For all the music lovers out there — and lovers of films with scores of 100 — Sound City is where it's at.
Whether you're in the mood for a rock 'n roll documentary, a foreign film, or something a bit spooky, these movies may be right up your alley. They're all certified fresh, according to Rotten Tomatoes, and, they're all streaming now on Amazon Prime. Really, what more could you want?