The Best Amazon Original Movies [Video]

Amazon Studios formed in late 2010 to deliver content to be distributed both through theaters as well as its new Prime Video streaming service. It began with Spike Lee’s CHI-RAQ in 2015, which was followed up by others, including Academy Award-winning films like Manchester by the Sea. Since then, Amazon Prime has consistently produced some pretty great films across all types of genres. These are some of the best.

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CHI-RAQ (2015)

It makes sense to begin with the very first film ever to be acquired by Amazon Studios, which also helped solidify its position as a hit movie studio. The film, dubbed a musical crime comedy-drama, is co-written by Spike Lee and sheds the spotlight on gang violence on the south side of Chicago. Based on the Classical Greek comedy Lysistrataby Aristophanes (where women withheld sex …

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