From ‘Titane’ to ‘Citizen Kane’. From ‘The Green Knight’ to the James Bond Saga. From ‘Fleabag’ to ‘The Boys’. From ‘The Office’ to ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’. Here is a whole list of titles to enjoy from home on the streaming platform.
Whether it’s winter or summer, there are few plans more relaxing than kicking back and disconnect enjoying a series or movie from the sofa, your bed or even the pool. It is also perfect for a train trip, an entertaining time with your partner, family or friends and even doing some housework. However, unless you are already hooked on something or you are very clear about what you want to see, It often happens that the process of choosing a title among the thousands that we find on the different streaming platforms becomes a complicated task. So let’s try to make it easy for you.
What to watch today on HBO Max: The 55 best movies and series
There were hundreds to choose from, but we’ve managed to compile a representative list of the 59 best movies and series to watch on Prime Video. Not all of them are there, but they are definitely all of them, so in this list you will find all kinds of titles and all genres: from film and fiction classics to some more recent but equally fantastic ones, going through some of the the most acclaimed series on Amazon’s streaming platform, mythical catalog series and even interesting documentary series.
Next we propose 59 series and movies to watch on Prime Video:
One of the most talked about and controversial films of 2021. Julia Ducournau, after becoming one of the directors to watch after her directorial debut with Crudo (2016), pushed audiences to the limit with Titane (2021). The movie, winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, has Agathe Rousselle as the protagonist. The actress, who until then had not participated in any feature film, gives life to Alexia, a woman who suffered a serious car accident as a child and wears a titanium plate on her head. As an adult she makes a living dancing on top of fancy cars and, after a series of crimes, she must run away and change her identity. It is then that she becomes part of the life of Vincent (Vincent Lindon), a firefighter who lost his son ten years ago.
Being the Ricardos (2021)
Aaron Sorkin’s latest film, Being The Ricardos, earned him a nomination for Spanish actor Javier Bardem, who played the role of Cuban artist Desi Arnaz, author of the song Babalú, and husband of artist Lucille Ball -known for the series I love you, Lucy-. Javier Bardem in a month had to become a Latino, singer and dancer and make it compatible with his role in the Little Mermaid movie. In the story, he shares a cast with American actress Nicole Kidman in a role written by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing of the White House, Trial of the Seven or The Social Network) and that delves into the quirky love story and professional relationship between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The film drags us to a labyrinth of passion and infidelity of both interpreters, in addition to dragging us behind the scenes to tell us what was happening behind the scenes in a key week for the highly successful sitcom I Love Lucy.
Damn bastards (2009)
In Nazi-occupied France during World War IIthe plans of a cinema owner with a tragic past and a group of American Jewish soldiers coincide: to assassinate the Nazi leaders. Inglourious Basterds (2009) is the sixth film by director Quentin Tarantino. As usual in his projects, the director surrounded himself with a luxury cast. Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Fassbender and Daniel Brühl are some of the names in the cast. But the character that has remained in the memory of Tarantino fans is the sadistic Colonel Hans Landa, who was brought to life by Christoph Waltz and for whom he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
old boy (2003)
Considered one of the best 100 movies of all time on IMDb, Oldboy (2003) is an action thriller directed by Park Chan-wook that follows Oh Dae-Su (Choi Min-sik). The protagonist is a normal man, married and with a daughter who one day and for no apparent reason is kidnapped. It happens 15 years locked in a room, isolated and knowing nothing about the outside world. His only company: a television. When he is released, his physical and mental condition is in low hours and everything collapses further when he discovers that his wife and daughter have died. With his recently regained freedom and with nothing to lose, his goal in this new life is clear: find his captor.
In the early 1990s, Princess Diana decided to distance herself from the British Royal Family and her husband, Prince Charles. Her marriage was not working out and she needed to follow another path in her life, one whose destiny was not the throne of England nor the role of queen. Spencer (2021), by director Pablo Larraín, tells the last Christmas vacation that Lady Di spent with British royalty at Sandringham Castle, in the county of Norfolk. Written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, Spencer stars Kristen Stewart in the role of Princess Diana. The interpreter got an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her work in the film.
Dallas Buyers Club (2014)
In 2014, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto took the stage at the Dolby Theater to collect their Oscars. McConaughey won the statuette for Best Actor for bringing to life Ron Woodrof, a con artist and electrician who works outside the system to help HIV patients find the medication they need. Leto won the award for Best Supporting Actor for getting into the skin of Rayon, a drug-addicted and HIV-positive trans woman. The reason for his victory was Dallas Buyers Club (2013), a film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and Based on a true story. Ron is the protagonist, a man living with HIV who was diagnosed in the mid-1980s, when little research was being done to treat the virus. Ron becomes something of a hero to those like him and smuggles unauthorized drugs into Texas to treat the symptoms of his illness.
the green knight (2020)
The Green Knight is perhaps one of the most interesting films of last year, and it came directly to the streaming platform without going through theaters. It’s about the interpretation of a medieval epic poem in a fantastic key, which has already been made into a movie on other occasions. Directed by David Lowery (A Ghost Story, Peter and the Dragon) and starring Dev Patel, the film has an almost hypnotic rhythm and is capable of creating extremely disturbing and suggestive atmospheres. Based on the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, from the end of the 14th century and by an unknown author, it is one of the best known Arthurian legends and tells the story of a hero who sets out on a journey to test his courage. A fascinating film with hints of Willow or even Lady Falcon, both were in Lowery’s mind to create this medieval English fable.
One Night in Miami (2020)
There are nights and nights and Regina King did not choose any one for her Opera Prima as director. The night before us at One Night in Miami was especially important for boxer Cassius Clay, a world champion in the 1960s who had to celebrate his victory in the ring far from Miami because the racial segregation laws that were still in force at that time period prevented him from staying overnight on the islands. Accompanied by his friends Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown, the fighter tasted success in a nearby African American neighborhood and that night, in addition to a champion, something else was born: the determination of these four men of contribute to the empowerment of the black race and add steps on the necessary path to equality. Nominated for three Oscars in 2021.
Sound of Metal (2019)
Directed and written by Darius Marder and starring Riz Ahmed, the star of the acclaimed series The Night Of, Sound of Metal first saw the light of day at the Toronto International Film Festival and, bypassing the theaters, We were able to enjoy it directly on the Amazon streaming platform without knowing that we were facing one of the best films of the year and one of the protagonists of the 2021 Oscar Awards. Winner of two statuettes, the film earned its place among the candidates for the most important award of the night thanks to the story of a promising drummer who begins to lose his hearing when he is in the best moment of his career. Honest and emotional, Ahmed’s wonderful performance is well worth reveling in.
The Sacrifice of a Sacred Deer (2017)
From the Greek filmmaker Yórgos Lánthimos and starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman among others, The Sacrifice of a Sacred Deer is one of those films that goes unnoticed by many but, once it becomes part of our lives, it becomes a jewel of our catalog of essentials. A psychological thriller with supernatural elements that poses one of those questions capable of testing the viewer: How far would you be able to go if…? In this case, the dilemma starts with a brilliant surgeon who lives happily with his wife and two children until they come into contact with a young orphan who places him before the most complex dilemma of his life. A situation so uncomfortable that it goes beyond the screen, whose consequences are impossible to anticipate and which makes the film a truly unique title in the director’s career.
The pianist (2002)
This magnificent film, which elevated Adrien Brody, was also Roman Polanski’s reconciliation with mass cinema. The Pianist, which the Polish director built with his memories of his own childhood in the Warsaw ghetto, is the film adaptation of the famous pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman’s memoirs, The Pianist of the Warsaw Ghetto, and what he had to do to survive in the midst of total destruction. The film was a worldwide success, Polanski won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and three Oscars in 2003.: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for an Adrian Brody who was barely 29 years old. In fact, the interpreter used a method to be able to get into the skin of the Polish pianist and to connect with his dramatic story of loss and humiliation, he got rid of his most valuable belongings: he sold his car and his apartment and stopped watching television to disconnect of that world at the beginning of the 21st century.
If you are one of those who thought that Bohemian Rhapsody was a correct ‘biopic’, but somewhat decaffeinated, Rocketman is your movie. Directed by the British Dexter Fletcher, who returns -after Eddie the eagle- with Taron Egerton as the protagonist, the film narrates the exciting -and tremendously troubled- life of the English singer Elton John. From his humble beginnings in a family with an absent father, to his first steps with the musical band Argosy, his friendship with his eternal collaborator the lyricist Bernie Taupin, his coming out and his excesses with drugs. All this to the rhythm of the songs of the legendary Middlesex performer. A fast-paced and dramatic biographical film, which does not skimp on lurid details, which brings us a little closer to the figure of one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. After seeing it, you’ll be wanting to listen to -or rescue again- all of John’s discography.
the revenant (2015)
After winning the Oscars for Best Director and Best Film for his work in Birdman (2015), the Mexican Alejandro González Iñárritu surprised locals and strangers alike with a radical change of register with the brutal The Revenant. It tells the story of Hugh Glass (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), an explorer of America in the early nineteenth century who is savagely attacked by a gigantic bear trying to defend her cubs from him. Badly wounded, he will be carried by his companions until a companion who has no respect for him abandons him to his fate and murders his Hawk’s mestizo son. Miraculously, he will manage to recover from his injuries and plan revenge against the guy who has taken away the most valuable thing he had in life. Thanks to this film, Iñárritu once again won the Hollywood Academy award for best director and, in addition, DiCaprio won his long-awaited statuette for Best Leading Actor.
The hunt (2020)
The Blumhouse company is one of the great supporters of low-budget genre cinema in recent years. Titles like Happy death day, Let me out or Insidious are good examples of this. On this occasion the producer gives us a crazy horror comedy, full of gore and bad drool: The hunt, fourth film by director Craig Zobel, whose screenplay is signed in two hands by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof himself (creator of Lost and The Leftovers). The plot of the film presents us with a group of strangers who wake up gagged in a forest. What they do not know is that they are in an Eastern European country and that they are part of the sinister game of the top executives of a multinational, armed to the teeth, and that they intend to hunt them down since they are representatives of what they hate most in society. society: the so-called ‘white trash’ in the United States. A high-voltage film, not suitable for sensitive stomachs or souls, which directs its bad milk against that generation marked by globalization, social awareness, excessive morality or veganism. Tremendous.
A peaceful place (2018) and a quiet place 2 (2021)
John Krasinski is the director of A Quiet Place, the terrifying sci-fi drama that became a cinematographic phenomenon, raising more than 340 million dollars. A figure that, to his surprise, covered the 17 million dollars that the production cost. The story of the Abbott family, headed by married couple Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (Krasinski), and their three children, It manages to leave you breathless from the first to the last minute.
Throughout the 90-minute film, they struggle to survive in a world devastated by creatures hypersensitive to sounds. To do this, they have learned to communicate with sign language. But that doesn’t always work. Krasinski left viewers wanting more thanks to his shocking ending; and he decided to take up the story of the Abbotts in the long-awaited sequel A Quiet Place 2. In it, the survivors who still inhabit Earth believe they have found a way to destroy their enemies. However, they soon discover that this is not the only threat that is outside.
After winning the favor of the horror public in search of different, original and at the same time distressing stories with Hereditary, Ari Aster shook minds again with his second work: Midsommar. In it, the emerging Florence Pugh brings to life a young woman who experiences an existential crisis when her psychotic sister murders her parents in their sleep and commits suicide afterwards. Faced with this situation, her boyfriend, who no longer loves her as before, becomes cowardly and finds himself unable to break their relationship despite the advice of his friends. Instead of leaving him, in the end she will end up joining a trip that the boys had planned -and that she didn’t know about- to a small village in Sweden where a summer festival is celebrated. There, things will gradually start to get more sinister for visitors who are unaware of the festival they are immersed in. Inspired by works such as the British The Wicker Man (the original version from 1973) or The Claw of Satan, Aster gives us a ‘folk horror’ film that we could call an attempt to generate terror in the light of day. Don’t expect big scares, but yes a bad vibe that goes ‘in crescendo’ throughout the entire film until reaching some tremendous final 20 minutes that leave the viewer totally ‘ojiplático’.
Train to Busan
Directly from South Korea came one of the best zombie movies of the last decade. Yeon Sang-ho (The Fake) shows us a father and his daughter taking a train trip from Seoul to the Bhutan region, but on the way some passengers begin to show symptoms of a strange virus that will make them lose control and start attacking the rest of the travelers. These passengers, including the distraught family man, must survive this infection that is spreading across the country. A frenetic and fast-paced film that will have you scratching the sofa with tension.
The kingdom (2018)
An prodigious political thriller and possibly the best film to date from Spain’s Rodrigo Sorogoyen (May God forgive us, Anti-riot). Manuel López-Vidal, played by Antonio de la Torre (Late for Anger), is an influential regional deputy secretary of a political party. His trajectory was enjoying an upward trend until the outbreak of a corruption case in the party will splash him and crumble his whole life. He will have to fight against his fellow party members, the opposition and the media so as not to take the blame for everything. Even without the freedom to name real names, he does one of the most scathing portraits of our country’s politics, and he narrates it with formidable verve and energy.
The grandmother (2021)
A terrifying film from one of the best horror directors in our country. The grandmother shows us a young model having to leave her promising career in Paris to take care of her grandmother, who has just suffered a stroke and can no longer take care of herself. Although she loves her grandmother unconditionally, she must find someone who can take care of her. What begins as a brief stay in her childhood home will turn into a terrifying and gloomy nightmare from which she will not know how to escape. An original proposal by Paco Plaza ([Rec]) that makes this script by Carlos Vermut (Magical Girl) even more chilling.
The substitute (2021)
An remarkable thriller of denomination of Iberian origin with small ‘pulp’ touches that make it especially entertaining. Director Óscar Aibar takes us to the Spain of 1982, where a young police officer from Madrid, played by Ricardo Gómez (Cuéntame qué pasa), is transferred to a coastal town, where he hopes to settle down with his family. Once there, he finds himself involved in the investigation of the strange murder of the inspector he has to replace. Little by little, his suspicions lead him to a beach hotel where several elderly Nazis reside who have been claimed by many countries for crimes against humanity. A great detective film and moral corruption hidden in an apparent paradise.
Borat, movie film sequel (2020)
Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G is on the loose, The Dictator) is back at it again with one of his most recognizable and most politically incorrect characters to re-expose the embarrassments of American society. After spending 14 years doing forced labor for internationally humiliating his country, journalist Borat has been released by the Kazakh government. However, this release carries with it a mission: Borat must travel to the United States to deliver a bribe to Vice President Mike Pence during the 2020 presidential elections and in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Cohen and company return to make comedy full of hilarious situations, captured with a hidden camera, that are too crazy to be true.
The city of stars. La La Land (2016)
If musicals are your genre, Star City: La La Land is a must on your Prime Video list. Winner of four Oscars, including Best Director and Actress, the film directed by Damien Chazelle, and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was one of the great cinematographic milestones of the year in which it hit theaters, 2017. The film made many of viewers who had never seen a musical on the big screen came to see what Chazelle had created, and the result was something incomparable. With a fairy tale photograph, some catchy songs and an unparalleled chemistry between its protagonists, La La Land will make you walk the streets of Los Angeles and fall in love for the first time. The story follows Sebastian, a young man who tries to fulfill his dream, and who by chance crosses paths with someone who is looking for the same, Mia, a young woman who aspires to be an actress in Los Angeles. However, her wishes are completely different and both must choose between the dream or the love of their lives.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
After the tragic end of Avengers: Endgame, raising the spirits of much of the Marvel fandom was a complicated task, and in addition, Spider-Man: Far from home came to inaugurate Phase 4 of Marvel and to get the occasional smile after the list of important farewells that we had witnessed in the last installment of Avengers. But Tom Holland’s Wall Climber manages to brighten anyone’s day. If in Homecoming he had the first contact with high-rise villains, in Far From Home Spiderman’s enemies are found around any corner anywhere in the world, in this case Europe, where the young protagonist travels with the rest of classmates. The aroma of Tony Stark continues to permeate many of the moments of the film despite his farewell in Endgame, however, Beyond becoming a nostalgia movie, Far From Home makes you have fun again, forget the end of the world and return to that end-of-year trip from your adolescence.
ET the alien (1982)
If there is something that cannot be missing from a Prime Video list, it is the movie classics. The latest releases are always something you can’t miss on your radar, but there’s nothing like reminiscing about old movie titles, and despite getting older or worse, it’s always a good choice. With ET The Extraterrestrial you will remember one of the mythical titles in the filmography of the filmmaker Steven Spielberg, and that has been passed from generation to generation until today. The film follows young Elliot, a shy and lonely boy whose life is about to change. One day he hears a mysterious noise in the garden of his house that has been produced by a strange being that he decides to name ET and shelter him in his house. Together they will live endearing moments and Elliot and his friends will try to contact his planet so that he can return to his alien family. A classic film to watch as a family and with which to rediscover the true meaning of friendship.
Catch Me If You Can (2003)
Directed by one of the most important filmmakers on the movie scene, Steven Spielberg, and starring two of Hollywood’s most famous actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, Catch Me If You Can is one of those American-style films that comes to reveal a shocking but true storythat of Frank Abagnale Jr.. Based on his biography, the feature film follows Abagnale at the time he carried out one of the most notorious frauds in the history of the United States. He managed to divert $2.5 million and appear on the FBI’s lists as one of the ten most wanted individuals in the country. On his way, he will run into Carl Hanratty, a strict FBI agent who turns the search for this swindler into a personal mission. Like cat and dog, Hanks as the pursuer and DiCaprio as the pursued, the film offers one of the most interesting and colorful duos in cinema.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Who hasn’t heard that mythical kind of: ‘Run, Forrest, run!? If this is your case, it is because you have not seen Forrest Gump, one of the most important films in the professional career of actor Tom Hanks and that launched him to stardom, and whose role earned him the Oscar for Best Actor in 1995, year of the film’s nomination. If you are someone who has seen this movie hundreds of times, you will know that it is never enough. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, who enlisted the help of Eric Roth to adapt the original story once created by novelist Winston Groom, the feature film follows Forrest, a young man with the IQ of a child and a big heart. His unexpected exploits will lead him to fight in the Vietnam War and even meet the President of the United States himself. Forrest Gump is a story in which at some point in the life of the protagonist you can see yourself identified, from his personal improvement to his fidelity and love towards his loved ones.
Return to the future (1985), Back to the Future II (1989) and Back to the Future III (1990)
Undoubtedly, the premiere of Back to the Future, in 1985, meant a before and after in the science fiction genre. The space-time adventure that allowed Marty McFly to travel to the past, with the help of his colleague Doc Emmett Brown, had such a spectacular box office reception – with grossing over $220 million – that Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg immediately went to work creating not one but two sequels.
Back to the Future II hit theaters four years later, in 1989, to continue the experiences of the genuine McFly. This time, he travels to the future, specifically to the year 2015, together with Doc, in order to prevent his son from going to prison because of the ruthless Griff Tannen, grandson of Marty’s archenemy, Biff Tannen. Their plans don’t go as planned, and after returning to 1955, Doc is struck by lightning that takes him back in time to 1885. A year to which McFly travels in Back to the Future III, the film released in 1990 that closed the successful trilogy.
Jaws not only managed to catapult Steven Spielberg’s directorial career, by becoming one of the highest grossing movies in movie history; but it was also the pioneer in being considered a summer blockbuster. The production of the film starring Roy Scheider had a budget of 9 million dollars, an exorbitant figure for the time, which it managed to exceed almost on its opening day, thanks to the 7 million dollars collected in the United States alone. Based on the novel of the same name by Peter Benchley, the film takes us to the small coastal town of Amity Island. There, the police chief, Martin Brody, suggests closing the beaches after a young woman dies after a shark attack. The mayor of the city considers that it has been an isolated event and decides that the beaches remain open. This causes new attacks to take place, suggesting to Brody that a great white shark could be responsible. Terrified, he tries to make the authorities see the danger that it implies for bathers, and ends up plucking up the courage to put an end to this nightmare.
The silence of the lambs (1991)
One of those movies that you have to see, at least once in your life, is The Silence of the Lambs. Directed by Jonathan Demme, the film based on the chilling novel of the same name by Thomas Harris He won five of the seven Oscars he was up for at the 1992 ceremony. All of them from the main categories: Best film; Best director; Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins, and Best Actress for Jodie Foster. The plot follows the young FBI detective, Clarice Starling, in charge of investigating the case of the serial killer who calls himself Buffalo Bill. To do this, she decides to go to the maximum security prison where the terrifying psychiatrist is incarcerated. Hannibal Lecter, who is serving a sentence accused of cannibalism and committing several murders. Clarice’s goal is to use Lecter’s intelligence to get to Buffalo Bill. But time is running against him and new fatalities continue to appear.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Considered as one of the best films of the seventh art, Citizen Kane is another of those essentials in the history of cinema. Directed by Orson Wells, the film was awarded the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1942. However, curiously, its success was long in coming and, after the poor reception it had during its premiere, in 1941, the general public echoed it thanks to its re-release, in 1956. Starring Welles himself, the film tells the story of print magnate Charles Foster Kane. Despite having had everything in his life, Kane dies alone in his bed at home. Moments before his last exhalation, he utters the mysterious word Rosebud. This term becomes the new obsession of journalist Jerry Thompson, who through a series of interviews with those who had a relationship with Kane tries to find the meaning of that word.
Living is beautiful! (1946)
One of those movie classics that will continue to be broadcast for Christmas for posterity. This wonderful movie by Frank Capra is a vital statement that breathes positivism through all its pores. The film tells the story of George Bailey (played by James Stewart), a man who gives up his big dreams for the good of his town, Bedford Falls, and for the love of his life: Mary (Donna Reed). ). But as an adult, his life is cut short when he loses a large bank loan and falls victim to the machinations of a sinister villain named Mr. Potter, who knows his misfortune and hides it from him. Not wanting to live, he tries to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge, however at that moment a guy magically appears who will show him what the lives of others would have been like if he took his own life. Curiously, Despite being one of the most important Christmas movies in history today, ¡How beautiful it is to live! it was a flop on its theatrical release in December 1946assuming losses of more than half a million dollars for the Liberty Films studio.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (2021)
Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 is the fourth and last film of the volume of The Reconstruction of Evangelion which is made up of Evangelion 1.11, Evangelion 2.22 and Evangelion 3.33. In this conclusion, Misato and her anti-NERV group arrive in a nuclei-desolate Paris in order to reestablish it, but they only have 720 seconds to do so. In addition, they count on having to fight against a horde of NERV Evas that appear suddenly so that they do not get to carry out their task. On the other hand, Misato’s other group of friends are in Japan. The film is a sequel to the acclaimed 1990s anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.
James Bond Saga
james-bond He has 25 films showing that there are few missions that he cannot do. agent 007 And it doesn’t seem like he has any plans to stop. The case of the best-known character in British fiction is curious. He’s passed from hand to hand since the early ’60s without losing a following along the way. Daniel Craig has been the last to take command and, after the premiere of No time to die, he has passed the baton to a new actor -whose signing, by the way, is giving a lot to talk about-. After Amazon bought MGM, the studio now owns the rights to James Bond, hence now you can enjoy all the adventures of the agent created by Ian Fleming on Prime Video.
Always Jane (2021)
In the age of ‘streaming’ there are hundreds of miniseries at your disposal, but not all of them contain a story as powerful and at the same time as intimate as Always Jane. This four-part documentary series tells the story of Jane Noury, a trans teenager who is preparing to go to university while pursuing her dream of being a model. Contrary to what happens in other productions of the same theme, Jane had the support of her family and friends at all times, which provides an absolutely necessary luminosity. «People don’t know what a trans woman has to go through,» she is heard in the trailer, but Always Jane is in charge of teaching it in the most beautiful and respectful way possible.
The Challenge: ETA (2020) and The Challenge: 11M (2022)
Two productions that are going to the entrails of the worst and most violent episodes experienced in Spain. El Desafío: ETA (2020) and El Desafío: 11M (2022) are two documentary series that, through important testimonies and privileged statements, narrate what happened behind events that we all know but details of which escape us. In the first series we can get to know in depth the fight of the Spanish Government against ETA over five decades, while the second focuses on the terrible terrorist attack of March 11, 2004.
GEO: Beyond the limit (2021)
How does the National Police prepare for a dangerous mission? What happens in the moments before? How are agents physically and mentally trained to perform operations that could cost them their lives? All this is told in GEO Beyond the limit, a documentary series about the Special Operations Group of the National Police that surprises with each chapter. All those who arrive there have gone through a hard process, since not everyone is worth up to in extreme situations. Throughout the eight episodes that make up the production, we will get to know the personal stories of this unique group of police officers.
Falling in love with a thirtysomething who is a real disaster is very easy if it is the protagonist of fleabag. Fleabag is a girl around 30 who has had everything go wrong. Her best friend is dead – and the way she did it haunts her relentlessly – her love affairs aren’t working out and the guinea pig cafe she’s opened for her doesn’t give her enough money to live on. However, she chooses to fill her emptiness with sex and feed off her failure. She is a wonderful story written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the great fiction revolution of recent years. She is now a screenwriter for James Bond and the studios raffle her, but her debut continues to stand out above the rest of her creations.
One of the biggest discoveries of 2021 was Invincible, the anime created by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) that adapts the homonymous comics. An outstanding product where the essence of the stories is maintained and which has already captivated thousands of viewers around the world. The series follows Mark Grayson, a 17-year-old boy who is starting to show his first powers. His father, Omni-Man, is one of the most powerful superheroes and is helping him dominate them. Although it may seem like an endearing fiction, the truth is that Invincible has doses of violence and a lot of black humor.
Undone may not sound familiar to you, but it more than deserves its place on this list. With two seasons behind him, in 2019 came to Prime Video what would be the first animated series for adults on the streaming platform. The fiction follows the story of Alma, who after a car accident discovers that she has the ability to control time. The young woman will use it for her benefit in all the tragedies that come her way. Also, she will try to understand the reality of her power. Science fiction, fantasy and drama are the keys to Undone, which is undoubtedly one of the hidden gems in Prime Video.
The Boys: Diabolical (2022)
The Boys: Diabolical is the animated series that expands the universe of The Boys, one of the most successful fictions of recent years. True to the comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the anime consists of a season of eight 15-minute episodes, each telling an entirely new story. Since there are no limits in animation, Diabolical is bloodier and more violent than the original series. In addition, there are new and crazy superheroes that delight the viewers.
Forever is the series perfect for lovers of romantic comedies. With just eight episodes you will end up hooked on the marriage of Oscar (Fred Armisen) and June (Maya Rudolph), a nice couple who have been living their routine and comfortable life together for 12 years. When June decides to talk to Oscar, everything will change for them and they will begin to ask each other questions about love, commitment or marriage. And up to here we can tell you, since the series loses much of its charm if you learn more details about the plot. An incredible audiovisual experience that is worth seeing for its history and the interpretation of its protagonists.
The Underground Railroad (2021)
Slow pace, great aesthetic beauty and great sensitivity. This is how The Underground Railroad, the series by Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), could be defined. The fiction revolves around Cora Randall, a black girl who is trapped in the plantations of the southern United States. To escape from her, she has to undertake a journey through the underground railway where dozens of slaves seek their freedom from her. A journey that will not be easy and will be full of torture and enemies. Despite the difficulty, it is the only way Cora has to get her freedom.
The Expanse wasn’t always an original Prime Video series, but we owe it to Amazon’s streaming platform that it’s considered the one of the best science fiction series of the last decade had the opportunity to continue after its cancellation on its first network, SyFy. With the ability to combine the most classic science fiction with the characteristics of a ‘thriller’ and a most satisfying visual result, the fiction manages to be refreshing, intelligent and addictive in equal parts thanks to a story set in a dystopian future in which the entire Solar System has been colonized. A fiction based on the homonymous saga of novels that recently completed its journey with six seasons of more than 60 episodes behind it.
Mozart in the Jungle (2014-2018)
Another of the Amazon Prime Video classics. The brilliant Mozart in the Jungle with which the giant company’s streaming platform began to gain a foothold in streaming in the early years of the last decade. Starring Gael García Bernal in the role of the new and eccentric director of the New York Symphony Orchestra, Mozart in the Jungle is the adaptation of the novel of the same name by Blair Tindall and is a ‘must’ for music lovers in any of the its slopes. A treat for the senses in the form of a refreshing, funny and genuine comedy. Did you think that everything was serious behind the scenes when we talk about classical music?
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-)
Critically acclaimed and award-winning, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is one of the great ‘must see’ of Prime Video. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino -the same behind Gilmore Girls-, the fiction is set between the late 50s and early 60s and follows Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel, played by Rachel Brosnahan, a housewife New York Jew who discovers she has a talent for comedy. After getting a representative, the peculiar Susie Myerson, who is played by Alex Borstein; Midge begins to pursue a career in stand-up as she grapples with the problems of every woman of the day. Michael Zegen, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle and Jane Lynch complete the main cast of the fiction.
One of the best original series on Amazon’s streaming platform is this adaptation of the famous homonymous comic series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson that It almost manages to surpass the source material in its reproduction of a superheroic universe capable of breaking any cliché. Set in a world where superheroes are considered celebrities and roam free using their abilities for their own benefit and nefarious and corrupt activities, The Boys is the story of a group of vigilantes determined to dismantle their empire. An irreverent series developed by Eric Kripke that It is not shy when it comes to introducing the most controversial passages of the original material into its plots and betting on kilometer-long penises, public masturbations, gushing blood and even an orgy like the one that has never been seen on screen.
The Man in the High Castle (2015-2019)
One of the series that is synonymous with Prime Video, when The Man In The High Castle debuted on the fledgling platform in 2015, it was quickly noted as the most viewed title in its history. Partially based on the 1962 novel of the same name by acclaimed science fiction author Philip K. Dick, the series presents us with a dystopian world resulting from an alternate reality in which Germany and the rest of the Axis powers have won World War II and, as Consequently, Japan and Hitler’s Nazism have taken control of the United States of America. A visually stunning scene in which a new conflict between the allies is about to take place and whose four seasons are well worth a chance.
The Legend of Vox machine (2022)
Considered as one of the best original animation series on Amazon Prime Video of 2022, even surpassing Invincible. The Legend of Vox Machina is inspired by the Dungeons and Dragons game, but with a comic tone and quite bloody. The fiction follows a group of seven curious heroes who embark on an adventure to save the kingdom of Exandria from dark magical forces. All to get a loot that will make him pay his debt in a bar where they always go to get drunk.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019-)
One of the most successful anime series in recent years. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has wowed millions of people for its animation style and story. The sequel film of the first season, Guardians of the Night: Infinite Train, was a success at the box office both in Japan and internationally and also in Spain. The story revolves around Tanjiro and her demon sister Nezuko searching for a cure for her while becoming a demon hunter.
Attack the titans (2013-)
Shingeki no Kyojin is about another jewel of the anime of recent years. His story has dazzled many fans because of how it begins and has evolved throughout its four seasons. Eren is about a boy who lives in a walled city with the small remnant of humanity that has remained due to some titans that have been destroying them. But one day, a gigantic titan appears in the city to open a hole and sow chaos in the city with the titans that are entering. so it begins an intrepid adventure with crazy plot twists and always excellent animation.
The American version of the UK series of the same name and even considered the best adaptation. Nine seasons with great cameos and doses of clean laughter with very funny situations in this office called Dunder Mifflin that is dedicated to making and distributing paper. In documentary style, we are introduced to the boss, Michael Scott, and his employees in their day-to-day life, which gives much more to talk about than it seems. Note that also houses the best love story that has been seen on television, starring Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer). It’s a classic you should have seen by now.
The Wheel of Time (2021-)
For many years, the saga of fantastic novels of The Wheel of Time has always been fighting for the second place of the best sellers in this genre along with A Song of Ice and Fire. However, thanks to the HBO series Game of Thrones, George RR Martin got that coveted position after The Lord of the Rings. We don’t know if this has changed thanks to the Prime Video adaptation, but the fantasy genre fans you can enjoy this series that follows the story of the Aes Sadai, a powerful fortress of women who can master magic. Rosamund Pike, from Gone Girl, is the main protagonist of the fiction playing Moiraine Damodred.
This is Us (2016-2022)
On Prime Video you can enjoy the great series of family dramas on television today. This is Us tells the story of the Pearsons, a typical American family that has the ability to constantly surprise us with their entanglements. Lost uncles, childhood traumas, taboo subjects… Everything ends up coming to light, even those problems that nobody counted on. The great contribution of fiction is that it is narrated over several decades, making leaps in time between the past, the present and the future. If the fiction starring Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore is an expert in anything, it is in making us see that all our actions have consequences and that life holds many surprises.
mr robot (2015-2019)
«No revolution can take place without a fight.» This sentence from the trailer for Mr. Robot perfectly illustrates the spirit of this somewhat dark series of four seasons, which questions capitalism, how vulnerable we are in the age of new technologies, and how powerful a group of well-known hackers can be. coordinated they can become. But at the same time introduces us to a paranoid universe, in which nothing is what it seems, and nobody is who they seem to be. The series starring (and produced in its final season) by Rami Malek, in the shoes of a programmer with antisocial disorder, and Christian Slater, was born in 2015, and has four seasons of 10 episodes – except the second which has 12 – and It will definitely remind us of the V for Vendetta revolution.
It’s not a Prime Video original, but The Departed is one of those catalog series that is worth sinking your teeth from any platform. Adapted from the homonymous espionage novel by the famous Brutish author John Le Carré, The Departed is the story of Jonathan Pine, the head of the night shift of a luxurious hotel in Cairo who is involved in a dangerous criminal plot with the visit of some powerful and influential clients who stay there. The wife of one of them asked him to help rat them out and was later found dead, so when arms dealers cross his path again, he jumps at the opportunity and becomes a CIA infiltrator to dismantle the organization. A addictive and vibrant miniseries six episodes with the brilliant Susanne Bier at the helm and Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman in the lead roles.
downton abbey (2010-2015)
This masterful series developed by the Oscar winner Julian Fellowes, it is considered one of the best fictions of the last decades and during its six seasons broadcast by the British network ITV it was also the object of great recognition in the form of countless awards in the most prestigious award competitions. Set in the 10s and 20s, Downton Abbey takes us to the gigantic property of a wealthy aristocratic family, the Crawleys, to address their day-to-day life and that of their servants and show through them the effects that different events history of that time and the important progress they had on society. A fiction as captivating and exciting as it is deeply educational that has given rise to the production of two feature films and that, today, could well lead any selection of the best period series of all time. You definitely have to see it once in your life.
Operation Black Tide (2022-)
Directed by Daniel Calparsoro for Amazon Studios, the fictional series Operación Marea Negra was the subject of such an interesting reception on the streaming platform that those responsible for the company did not hesitate to order a second installment that would explore more territory. beyond the real story that was told in it. As harrowing, suffocating and claustrophobic as it is exciting, inspiring and addictiveOperation Black Tide recounts the true story of the first narco-submarine detected in Europe. A finding that confirmed a legend at the hands of an amateur boxing champion who, together with two strangers, was able to cross the Atlantic aboard a homemade submersible with more than three thousand kilos of tons on board. The story is so impressive that it’s hard to believe it’s true and you won’t be able to resist enjoying the documentary Operation Black Tide: The Suicidal Journey, also available on the platform.
stories not to sleep (2021-)
In the 1980s, the horror series by Chicho Ibañez Serrador, Stories to keep you awake, condemned the nights of thousands of viewers from all over Spain to sleeplessness. 40 years later, Amazon commissioned its ‘remake’ from some of the best Spanish directors of the moment, who were entrusted with choosing their favorite episodes and shooting them. Rodrigo Cortés chose La Joke; Rodrigo Sorogoyen, The Double; Paco Plaza chose Freddy, and Paula Ortiz El Asfalto. The four filmmakers shot the stories of the horror master, rperfectly eplicating the anguish, bewilderment, fear, uneasiness and panic of the original stories but each contributing their own peculiar style, which sometimes reminds David Lynch, and sometimes Stephen King. The four proposals have been so brilliant that the platform commissioned a second season with Nacho Vigalondo, Jaume Balagueró, Salvador Calvo and Alice Waddington, which is still pending broadcast.
Red Bracelets (2011-2013)
You cannot talk about Red Bracelets without referring to one of the phrases that have been most heard about it: “The series that moved Spielberg”. Developed between 2011 and 2013 by the writer, journalist, screenwriter and director Albert Espinosa (Planta 4ª) for the Catalan television channel TV3, the series is based on the novel by its creator, El mundo amarillo, and recreates the daily life of a group of children admitted to the pediatric ward of a hospital. They all have in common that they are facing a serious illness, but what really unites them is their optimism, their desire of living and his great ability to overcome. Disheartening and inspiring in equal parts, it gave us all the creeps and managed to be the subject of great success when the streaming platforms had not yet made an appearance.
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