7 Best New Movies on Amazon Prime Video in November 2022
November 13, 2022
October is over, and while that means another month is behind us, there are still plenty of good, scary movies to sit down and watch on Prime Video as we head into fall.
On this list, you’ll find movies ranging from new and old horror to an underrated musical and a host of compelling dramas. We’ll certainly be compiling the best the platform has to offer in the coming weeks. Without further ado, let’s get started.
7 movies you can’t miss
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
The listing begins with the Shakespeare retelling and ends with “10 Things I Hate About You.” a film starring the late Heath Ledger as Patrick, the troubled boy who enjoys making sing-song confessions on the stairwells of the states. But hey, at heart, he’s a good guy.
On the other hand, we have Julia Stiles as the resourceful Kat, who will go to great lengths to avoid Patrick, as she initially wants nothing to do with him despite his attempts to woo her.
Thus, the two head off on a high school adventure in the Seattle area as they begin to develop feelings for each other. A cliché movie that, on the surface, shouldn’t work but still does with its sarcastic and comedic tone. Basically, it’s one of those fun old-timey movies that feels sweetly sentimental every time you put it on.
The most recent version of Edmond Rostand’s classic 1897 play is not the only one to take on the material, though it is the one with the greatest acting asset one could hope to have: Peter Dinklage.
So from the moment we hear his voice taking over a crowded theater in the opening, he completely becomes the titular character. Beyond Dinklage, though, the film boasts a pretty strong cast that includes Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Ben Mendelsohn.
This time Dinklage will play Cyrano, an unparalleled wordsmith who seeks love though he is affected by his own shyness, resulting in the midst of a deception that sees his love believe his letters come from another.
This misunderstanding, while comical in its construction, soon takes a turn towards the tragic. As a result, the film has an excellent score, with both parts of “Where I Fall” still outstanding and many excellent performances that create a sublime cinematic poetry of their own.
High Fidelity (2000)
Based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick Hornby, albeit transplanted from London to Chicago, High Fidelity is one of those messy but engaging films that feels authentic in a way that remains timeless.
Here, we follow the story of John Cusack’s Rob, a music lover who has recently been dumped by his girlfriend Laura and turns inward to discover why his relationships keep failing.
Consequently, the journey he embarks on afterwards is filled with chaos all over the place, yet settles into a unique rhythm all its own. Not to mention it features a scene-stealing Jack Black, who always makes every movie better.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
1956’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a film worth seeing, whether for the first time or the hundredth, as it is a seminal work of science fiction that still holds up all these decades later.
It is based on the science fiction novel of the same name written by Jack Finney in 1954 and follows a series of strange events in a fictional California town that leaves the characters not knowing who they can trust.
A subtext-heavy film about McCarthyism that features a particular monologue about the demise of humanity and the importance of remaining human, it provides a historical insight into the American psyche while also being a thrilling film in its own right.
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Writer/director Ryan Coogler’s feature debut, Fruitvale Station, is a painful portrait of the late Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who was killed by police in 2009 on his last day of life.
A film starring Michael B. Jordan that gives us a glimpse of who Oscar was in the hours leading up to the grave injustice that would take his life and to this day remains a painful moment.
For all the ways a film like this could have gone wrong, Coogler has created a work that shines in the small moments of joy that are then tempered by the sadness of seeing a man who will be taken too soon.
Road to Perdition (2002)
An eternally bleak film, this film is one of those works that has only gotten better with age for everything it managed to do. In this story, we follow Tom Hanks as Michael Sullivan, a brutal Irish mob enforcer who hides what he does from his children.
However, he soon becomes embroiled in a conflict that threatens his family and leaves him on the run with his son, Michael Sullivan Jr. a tense, violence-filled film that shows the dark path Michael’s father has taken as he clings to the prospect of a future for his son free from this life.
It also features an incredible Paul Newman in his last live action role as the mob boss, a character he inhabits with grace until a final scene that is up there as one of his best in a career full of great performances.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
To close out this compilation, we have a fun horror game that, if you haven’t had a chance to check out yet, you better figure it out with the least amount of facts about what it’s really about.
In a nutshell, the story follows five college friends representing a variety of tropes, from stoner to jock, as they take a trip to a cabin in a remote forest where everything we expected about how this is supposed to go is turned on its head.
What results is a silly but spectacular work of cinematic subversion that never loses sight of the fun as it takes us on a descent into the depths of the horror lurking beneath the story.