The 9 Best New Prime Video Movies Scoring 90% or Higher on Rotten Tomatoes (2023)

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These new Prime Video movies are worthy of any watchlist

The 9 Best New Prime Video Movies Scoring 90% or Higher on Rotten Tomatoes (1)

first videoIt is one ofbest streaming services, but it doesn't always do the best job of serving new content. In fact, finding new Prime Video movies to watch can be a much bigger challenge than it really should be. In fact, you'll often find movies that aren't included in your Prime membership and instead require a rental fee.

To help clear the clutter, we have a list ofbest prime video movies. However, this list is quite long and encompasses everything available in the service's content library. Instead, you might be looking for a more organized roundup of new movies recently added to Prime Video, and that's where this list of the highest rated Prime Video movies comes in.

We took a look at the latest Prime Video movie deals atNovember 2022, so now we have two months of new movies to look through. And while there are several new additions that fall into the filler category, we were able to handpick the gems that are highly rated by critics. Of course, a high Rotten Tomatoes score is no guarantee of a film's quality, but it is a useful metric for getting a sense of the general consensus around a film.

So if you have an Amazon Prime account and you're looking for something to stream this weekend, here are nine new Prime Video movies worth adding to your watch list.

50/50 (2011)

Loosely based on the real-life experience of cancer survivor and screenwriter Will Reiser, 50/50 is a humorous but also emotionally compelling look at fighting the disease. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an affable radio host diagnosed with cancer, he embarks on a journey of recovery alongside his goose-mouthed best friend played by Seth Rogan. A rare film that perfectly balances comedy and drama, 50/50 deserves critical praise.

Rotten Tomatoes:
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Choice (1999)

A classic satirical comedy, Choice may be over two decades old, but it still holds up today thanks to sharp writing and excellent performances from Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. The film centers on talented, know-it-all Tracy Flick (Witherspoon) as she tries to run for student body president, but her road to election is cut short when the school's social studies teacher (Broderick) launches an underground campaign in your against. that means supporting a rival candidate and rigging the vote.

Rotten Tomatoes:
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I'm Not Your Black (2016)

This 2016 documentary is based on the works of American writer James Baldwin, and in particular his unfinished manuscript Remember This House. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro takes an uncompromising look at the history of racism in America. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary and won a BAFTA in the same category. I Am Not Your Black might not be the prettiest watch on this list, but it's arguably the most important.

Rotten Tomatoes:
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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Director Barry Jenkins followed up his Best Picture-winning Moonlight with the equally stunning If Beale Street Could Talk. Emotionally charged from the start, it follows the tragic story of childhood sweethearts Tish and Fonny in 1970s New York. Their romantic bliss is shattered when Fonny is falsely accused of sexual assault, and Tish must set out to prove her innocence. Regina King co-stars and won an Academy Award for her powerful performance as Tish's strong-willed mother. Coincidentally, If Beale Street Could Talk is based on a novel written by James Baldwin, whose writings are the subject of the aforementioned I Am Not Your Negro.

Rotten Tomatoes:
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

What else is there to say about Raiders of the Lost Ark? The first Indiana Jones movie is a pulpy adventure that is as beloved today as it was upon its release more than four decades ago. If you've never heard of this cinematic classic, it stars Harrison Ford as an archaeologist who embarks on a quest to discover the long-lost Ark of the Covenant. Directed by the iconic Steven Spielberg, with a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, it is one of the best action-adventure films ever made.

Rotten Tomatoes:
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Recording (2007)

Often cited alongside Paranormal Activity as being instrumental in bringing the found-film horror genre back into the spotlight, Rec is a Spanish jerk that will have you sleeping with the lights on for days afterward. It follows a TV reporter who follows a group of firefighters as they are called to help with an emergency situation in an apartment complex. The building is soon quarantined as a mysterious infection begins to spread and a nightmare scenario unfolds. Just be careful, Rec is not for easily startled bystanders.

Rotten Tomatoes:
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Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Rosemary's Baby is one of the most famous psychological horror films of all time, and while it may be slow at over two hours in length, it's a stomach-churning finale. It stars Mia Farrow as Rosemary, a young wife who has recently moved into a new apartment building with her husband, actor Guy. Once there, they quickly become acquainted with the older couple next door, and Rosemary becomes pregnant. Everything seems to be going well until strange happenings start to frighten the young mother-to-be and, for some strange reason, the neighbors seem to take a special interest in her pregnancy.

Rotten Tomatoes:
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Sorry to Bother You (2018)

A surreal comedy from the mind of Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You stars many top talent including LaKeith Standfield, Tessa Thompson, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt and Steven Yeun. It follows Cassius "Cash" Green, a young telemarketer who becomes embroiled in a corporate conspiracy that forces him to choose between moving up the career ladder or fighting for a just cause. Hilariously offbeat, Sorry to Bother You is an animated comedy that will make you laugh as well as reflect on the many injustices in our modern society.

Rotten Tomatoes:
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Serpico (1973)

Directed by legendary director Sidney Lumet, Serpico is a crime biopic in which Al Pacino takes on the role of Frank Serpico, an NYPD officer who risked his own safety to expose corruption within the force. A taut neo-noir drama, Serpico deftly ups the ante, drawing you into its captivating storyline over its two-hour runtime. Pacino won a Golden Globe for his performance, and the film deserves to stand shoulder to shoulder with the greats of the detective genre.

Rotten Tomatoes:91%(opens in new tab)
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Rory is a business editor at Tom's Guide based in the UK. It covers a wide range of topics, but with a particular focus on business, gaming and streaming. When he's not scouring retailers for PS5 stock or writing reviews on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and utterly let down by his terrible football team.



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