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10 Amazing Movies to Watch at Least Once

It seems hard to find good movies these days. When I find one, I cherish it and want to share it with others.

Have you seen any of these 10 movies? If not, you should give them a chance.

Have you seen any of these 10 movies? If not, you should give them a chance.

It's Hard to Find a Good Movie

It seems that good movies are harder to come by these days. When I find one, I cherish it and want to share it with others. Here are ten great movies I found on Amazon Prime. Some are also on Netflix. They're a mix of comedy, suspense, romance and everything in between. Regardless of the genre, each of these hidden gems is worth watching at least once.

Make yourself some popcorn, get comfortable, and enjoy!

10 Great Movies to Watch

  1. Mr. Jones (2019)
  2. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
  3. Left Behind (2001)
  4. Christmas on the Bayou (2013)
  5. Denial (2016)
  6. Miss Potter (2006)
  7. The Note (2007)
  8. Love Locks (2017)
  9. Judy (2019)
  10. An Hour Behind (2017)

1. Mr. Jones

Released: 2019

Genre: Suspense, action, drama, biographical thriller

Starring: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard

Plot: A young journalist, Gareth Jones, attempts to travel to Moscow to interview Stalin in 1933, during the Soviet Union's supposedly successful five-year plan. Instead, Jones ends up in the Ukraine where he discovers ruin and starvation. After returning to Britain, he desperately attempts to report on what he witnessed in the Ukraine, but is repeatedly shut down. Based on a true story.

2. The Hundred-Foot Journey

Released: 2014

Genre: Comedy, romance, drama

Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon

Plot: After a tragic event in their home country, an Indian family ends up in Europe and opens up a restaurant across the street from a very successful French eatery. The two restaurant owners become all-out rivals as they attempt to outshine each other. Things become personal and intense between the competitors until no further damage can be done. A poignant story of stubborn ambition that eventually leads to regret and understanding.

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3. Left Behind

Released: 2001

Genre: Suspense, drama, adventure, action

Starring: Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Janaya Stephens

Plot: When millions of people suddenly vanish, an airline pilot, his daughter and others come together to try to figure out what happened. This movie is based on the book series about the seven-year period of tribulation prophesied in the Bible. An eye-opener for believers and non-believers alike.

4. Christmas on the Bayou

Released: 2013

Genre: Romance, drama

Starring: Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, Randy Travis

Plot: A successful and workaholic single mom returns to her hometown for Christmas to spend the holidays with her mother and son. While there, she comes across a previous boyfriend and is faced with reevaluating her life. A genuine, beautiful film that challenged me to consider my priorities and what I prize most in my life.

5. Denial

Released: 2016

Genre: Drama, biography

Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall

Plot: This movie is based on Deborah Lipstadt's 2005 book, History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. The memoir depicts the real-life court case in which Lipstadt, a Holocaust scholar, was sued for libel by Holocaust denier David Irving, a writer on Nazi Germany. The film reveals Lipsadt's relentless struggle to prove that the Holocaust did indeed occur. A sobering story, not for the faint of heart.

6. Miss Potter

Released: 2006

Genre: Biography, romance

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson

Plot: A biographical film about the beloved children's author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit as she faces and overcomes hurdles in her family and culture to succeed as a writer. This inspiring and delightful movie portrays how a determined young woman refuses to give up on her dreams during the Victorian era, a time when male chauvinism prevailed. Based on the real life of Beatrix Potter.

7. The Note

Released: 2007

Genre: Drama

Starring: Genie Francis, Ted McGinley, Rick Roberts

Plot: After a tragic plane crash, a newspaper columnist discovers a note that was written and left behind by one of the passengers on board. Her tenacious journey to discover the identity of the note's intended recipient leads her on an unexpected trail, where she ends up discovering far beyond what she bargained for. A real tear-jerker that will leave you pondering on fate, destiny and forgiveness.

8. Love Locks

Released: 2017

Genre: Comedy, romance

Starring: Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O'Connell, Bruce Davison

Plot: A man and woman who used to be romantically involved in their college years reconnect in Paris several decades later. She is now divorced with a grown daughter; he never married but is in a casual relationship. An encouraging and comical story of a rekindled first love. Spoiler alert: the magnetic chemistry between the onscreen couple may be explained by the fact that they're actually married off-screen.

9. Judy

Released: 2019

Genre: Historical drama

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock

Plot: A story of the showbiz legend Judy Garland during her last few months on stage in the late 1960s. After decreased popularity in the U.S., she tries her luck in England, where she hopes to earn enough money to win back custody of her children. Despite initial success in London, she struggles to continue as she battles the demons in her life. A stunning perfomance by Renee Zellweger, for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress.

10. An Hour Behind

Released: 2017

Genre: Comedy, romance

Starring: Emily Rose, Barry Watson, Ali Durham

Plot: Due to daylight savings time, a woman shows up an hour late to a blind date and hits it off with a guy who is, you guessed it, not her blind date. When she realizes her mistake, she is mortified and immediately shuts him off. However, he is determined to win her heart. I promise you that despite the seemingly cheesy plot, this movie is hilarious and teaches a lesson about second chances and not judging people by their cover.

More Great Movies

  • The Disappearance of Vonnie (1994)
  • A Memory in My Heart (1999)
  • The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)
  • Dear Prudence (2008)
  • The Winslow Boy (1999)
  • Mrs. Pollifax Spy (1971)
  • A Marriage of Convenience (1998)
  • Dear Viola (2014)
  • Colewell (2019)

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