10 Best Movies On Amazon Freevee UK | TheReviewGeek Recommends

Why pay for movies and TV shows when you can watch them for free? Amazon’s ad-supported streaming service requires an Amazon account but you don’t have to pay a subscription fee.

There are loads of movies on Freevee but as there are so many of them, you may have to do some digging to find the very best. That is why we have compiled this list. Here are our picks for the 10 best movies that are currently streaming on Amazon Freevee.

Do you agree with our choices? Do you have any other recommendations for our readers? Let us know in the comments below.

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

When a 4-year-old girl is kidnapped and the local police make little headway with their investigation, the child’s aunt hires two private detectives to search for the youngster, despite their lack of experience in this kind of case.

Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan both give excellent performances in this adaptation of the novel by Dennis Lehane, and Ben Affleck, in his directorial debut, ably conjures up an air of menace as this unremittingly bleak and emotional tale plays out.

The movie is one of the best crime thrillers of the last 20 years and is definitely worth a watch if you haven’t yet seen it. It’s not always easy viewing but the gripping story and the calibre of the acting talent should carry you through to the movie’s surprising end.

Blood (2022)

Here’s another movie starring Michelle Monaghan and while it isn’t quite as good as the aforementioned crime thriller, it is still well worth seeing.

Monaghan stars as a single mother who moves back into her old farmhouse with her two children, Owen and Tyler. Shortly after settling in, the two kids explore the nearby area and discover a dried-up lake and a mysterious tree that is growing in the middle of it. This is no place to have a picnic unfortunately as it has a strange effect on the family dog who suddenly turns feral and bites poor Owen.

Owen survives the dog attack but after suffering the bite, he begins to develop an insatiable appetite for blood. Thankfully, his mother is a nurse and has easy access to the red stuff but when Owen’s thirst for blood grows stronger, she does something she would previously have considered unthinkable to feed him!

Blood seems to have gone under the radar, which is a shame, as it’s one of the better horror movies of the last couple of years.

Pennywise: The Story of IT (2021)

IT is one of Stephen King’s best novels and the movies based on this epic tome are among the best adaptations of the author’s works. The first adaptation was in 1990, a two-part miniseries that stars Tom Curry as the malevolent clown. The actor gives a memorable performance as the evil Pennywise and so too do the rest of the talented cast who portray The Losers Club in their junior and adult years.

If you’re a fan of the miniseries, this recent documentary is certainly worth a look. It provides an exhaustive retelling of how this two-part chiller was made, with behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with the cast and crew, and discussions about King’s inspiration for his novel.

The documentary is an insightful one but it is also tinged with sadness. Jonathan Brandis, the actor who starred as the young Bill Denborough in the adaptation, sadly passed away after taking his own life in 2003. John Ritter, who starred as the older version of Ben Hanscom is also no longer with us. The doc doesn’t dwell on their deaths but it does provide a fitting tribute to both actors.

After Everything (2018)

Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) and Maika Monroe (Significant Other) star in this intimate drama about a carefree young man named Elliot who begins to fall in love with a girl named Mia that he has only just met. Unfortunately, he has recently been diagnosed with cancer and this puts a dampener on their blossoming relationship.

We have seen movies with similar plotlines before,  most notably Love Story, Dying Young, and The Fault in Our Stars, so you can be forgiven if you decided to skip this movie after its release. However, this isn’t just another ‘cancer movie’ about a relationship that is destined to end because one of them is dying. In this one, the disease does get in the way of the couple’s happiness but it’s not because Elliot dies. It’s what happens after Elliot goes into remission that puts a strain on their relationship.

This is an intelligent and sensitive movie with winning performances from the two main leads. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you will root for Elliot and Mia throughout this heartbreaking and realistic romantic movie.

Slow West (2015)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of The Dog) stars in this Western drama as Jay, a man travelling across the Colorado Territory to be with Rose, the woman he loves. Along the way, he meets an outlaw by the name of Silas (Michael Fassbender) who agrees to be his guide – for a fee!

On the surface, this might look like a traditional Western with its gun-toting outlaw and horseback riding across rugged terrains. But while this movie does have its fill of hostile encounters and violent moments, it’s more reflective than most, with flashbacks that detail the backstory of Jay and Rose, and an odd-couple pairing at its centre whose relationship is as important as the occasional shoot-outs.

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight star in this Oscar-winning movie about the unlikely friendship between Ratso Rizzo, a conniving street hustler, and Joe Buck, a naive Texas ‘cowboy’ who has moved to the big city to make a living from his good looks and charms.

British director John Schlesinger ably captures the darker side of American society in this searing drama that shines a spotlight on the down-and-outs in New York and the dreamers that yearn for something better than what life has handed them.

Hoffman and Voight, both at the beginning of their careers, turn in brilliant performances as the central twosome and they carry the movie all the way through to its bittersweet and heartbreaking end.

La La Land

La La Land (2016)

This musical from Damien Chazelle, which famously didn’t win the Best Picture award during the mix-up at the Oscars, tells the tale of a pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an actress (Emma Stone) whose career aspirations threaten their blossoming relationship.

The movie, which may well inspire you to dance on the top of your car the next time you’re in a traffic jam, is a musical that even non-fans of the genre might enjoy due to the creative staging of its musical moments at real-life LA locations and the two enchanting performances from its two leads.

Moonlight was the movie that eventually took the top spot at the Oscars, and deservedly so, but in its dazzling and sometimes heartbreaking examination of the Hollywood dream, this is still a movie that comes close to greatness.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Taika Waititi directs this hilarious (and very moving) comedy about a rebellious kid (Julian Dennison) and his foster dad (Sam Neill) who journey into the New Zealand bush when Child Sevices tries to take the plucky young teen away. A national manhunt ensues!

Hunt for the Wilderpeople retains Waititi’s knack for finding the funny in potentially heartbreaking situations and it’s a joy to watch as a consequence. The relationship between the orphaned Ricky and the crotchety ‘ Uncle Hec’  is one that grows and becomes warmer throughout the movie’s runtime and the exemplary playing of both actors draws both laughs and tears in almost equal measure.

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

Director John Carpenter is perhaps most famous for Halloween but two years before that slasher classic, he directed this riveting reworking of the Western movie Rio Bravo that is set within a lawless neighbourhood where the local gangs have a bigger presence than the local police department.

The bulk of the movie takes place within a police precinct that is on the verge of being closed down for relocation. A newly promoted lieutenant has been tasked with manning the station during its final night of operation, which is a job he soon regrets when a man stumbles into the station with a bloodthirsty street gang on his tail.

Carpenter’s movie is tense and exciting with one scene involving an ice cream truck that will shock you to your very core. Two years later, the director gave us the movie about the killer in the William Shatner mask but Assault On Precinct 13 is still remembered as one of his very best films.

John and the Hole (2021)

John (Charlie Shotwell) is a young teenage boy who struggles to connect to the world around him. His affluent parents have given him everything he might desire, materially speaking, but when it comes to love and affection, he’s largely left wanting.

So, when John discovers a hole in the ground, he finds a way to get back at his distant parents. He drugs both them and his sister and drags them into the hole where he then keeps them captive. If your kids are resentful of you for not spending more time with them, you might want to check for holes in your back garden and surrounding area, just in case they decide to do the same to you!

The movie is an uncomfortable watch, more so because John is emotionally detached from the consequences of his behaviour. It’s hard to feel sorry for him or any of the characters in director Pascual Sisto’s debut film. But thanks to the director’s fine visual style and the strong performances of Shotwell and the actors playing his parents (Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Ehle), you won’t be able to keep your eyes away from the events that play out in this creepy and moralistic tale.

There we have it, our list of 10 of the best movies on Amazon Freevee. What do you think about our picks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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