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Top 15 Best Rami Malek Movies On Amazon Prime In 2024 [Ranked]
Suchismita-Updated Jan 9, 2024
Rami Malek is an American actor of Egyptian heritage and is well-known for his portrayal of computer hacker Elliot Alderson in the television series Mr. Robot, which earned him a Primetime Emmy. However, one of his greatest hits ever was his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, Queen's lead singer in the biographical Bohemian Rhapsody. This role catapulted into the world arena and earned him several awards.
Malek studied theatre prior to acting in plays in NYC. He initially did supporting roles in both films and television but his breakthrough role earned him several critically acclaimed films as well, such as the antagonist in the film No Time to Die and the role of David Hill in Nolan's Oppenheimer.
If you're looking to know more about Malek beyond his brilliant portrayal of Mercury and get a glimpse of his acting prowess, then the films listed below, available on Amazon Prime would be a good place to start.
1. Short Term 12 (2013)
Actors Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, and John Gallagher Jr. have delivered stellar performances in Short Term 12. Thanks to them, the feature film was able to receive various nominations and wins, including Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Gotham Awards, and Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Grace works at a foster-care facility where she helps at-risk teenagers who were saved from some of the most unimaginable home-life situations.
These children are so deeply scarred that Grace is not entirely sure if she or her colleagues can ever completely help them heal.
As some of the kids in her charge reach turning points in their respective lives, Grace is readying to embrace a major one in her own.
Wedding bells are ringing for her, but Grace finds herself having to make life-altering decisions that could impact her own happiness and well-being, not to forget the future of the kids she promised to care for.
Available Countries: United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Argentina
2. The Master (2012)
Helmed for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master is a drama that hit the screens in 2012.
Its crew members include Paul Thomas Anderson (screenplay), Mihai Malaimare Jr. (cinematography), and Mark Bridges (costume), among others. The full-length feature was able to amass over $28,288,071 at the box office and received Awards Circuit Community Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, and Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.
After WW2, Freddie Quell was discharged from the US Navy. A lethal combination of his extremely bad temper, severe alcoholism, and obsession with sex results in his non-commitment to love and being fired from one job after another.
As Freddie is having difficulty adjusting to ordinary life after serving in the army, he is lost and lacks direction. He encounters Lancaster, who has a cult dedicated to world peace, but Lancaster's son finds his father's intentions suspicious.
Available Countries: Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Netherlands, and New Zealand
3. No Time to Die (2021)
Featuring Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, and Rami Malek in the lead, No Time to Die is an action-adventure movie that was released in 2021. It comprises a talented team of crew members Cary Joji Fukunaga (director), Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (screenplay), Linus Sandgren (cinematography), and others.
The motion picture received a score of 7.3 on IMDb, while it received 68 out of 100 on Metacritic.
Having concluded his secret service, James Bond is enjoying a quiet and relaxing time in Jamaica. Before long, his CIA friend and colleague Felix Leiter shows up asking for his urgent help with a matter of national significance.
An important scientist has been kidnapped and must be rescued before they help the perpetrators get what they want. An enigmatic new villain gradually comes into focus as Bond tracks down the missing scientist who is being forced to engineer a dangerous piece of technology.
Available Countries: United States, Canada, Poland, Brazil, and Argentina
4. Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Bankrolled by Sailor Bear and helmed by David Lowery, Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a crime-drama that hit the screens in 2013.
Bob decides to take the fall for a crime his love Ruth committed to ensure she avoids jail time as she is pregnant with their child. As Bob goes away to jail, he promises to return to Ruth and continues to write to her from behind bars.
However, years later, he manages to escape from prison and embark on a perilous journey to reunite with Ruth and the daughter he's never met, even as law enforcement runs hot on his trail, intending to put an end to the cat-mouse chase for good.
Available Countries: Japan, Poland, Brazil, and Argentina
5. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Bohemian Rhapsody is a biography-drama which has been helmed for the screen by Bryan Singer.
Toplined by actors such as Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, and Gwilym Lee (main characters), the film was released in 2018 with a runtime of 2 hours and 14 min.
The film Bohemian Rhapsody revolves around the life of Farrokh Bulsara and his journey of becoming Freddie Mercury, the formation of the band Queen and its meteoric rise to stardom, his defying all odds, defying stereotypes and shattering conventions to become one of the most loved bands in the world.
Available Countries: United Kingdom
6. Buster's Mal Heart (2016)
Buster's Mal Heart is a crime-drama film that has been helmed for the screen by Sarah Adina Smith. It features actors Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, and Kate Lyn Sheil in pivotal roles. The motion picture was released in 2016 with a 1 hour and 36 min runtime.
Jonah, a husband and father working at the night-shift concierge of a hotel comes across Brown, a conspiracy-obsessed drifter and the encounter changes the course of their lives forever.
At the solitary present day, Jonah is known as Buster and he drifts from houses, trying to elude law enforcement agencies while trying to recall the life he had and who he was.
Available Countries: United States
7. Papillon (2017)
Featuring Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, and Christopher Fairbank in the lead, Papillon is an adventure-biography movie that was released in 2017. It comprises a talented team of crew members Michael Noer (director), Aaron Guzikowski, Dalton Trumbo, and Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay), Hagen Bogdanski (cinematography), and others.
The motion picture received a score of 7.2 on IMDb, while it received 51 out of 100 on Metacritic.
Henri Charriere is a safecracker from the criminal underworld of Paris, who gets framed for murder. Despite having an alibi, he gets convicted and condemned to the infamous penal colony in French Guiana; a nightmarish prison from which no one ever escapes.
On the way, he strikes up an unlikely bond of friendship with counterfeiter Louis Dega, who promises to finance his escape.
Available Countries: United Kingdom
8. The Little Things (2021)
The Little Things is a crime-drama film that has been helmed for the screen by John Lee Hancock. It features actors Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto in pivotal roles. The motion picture was released in 2021 with a 2 hours and 8 min runtime.
A former detective, Deacon is haunted by the memories of the case he couldn't solve, which led to disruption in his personal life. While investigating a new case with the newly appointed Baxter, Deacon finds similarities in the killings to a killer he couldn't catch.
The murders keep happening, but the killer stays out of sight until a repair store worker falls under suspicion. Baxter loses his senses when the mystery around the deaths grows thick.
Available Countries: Japan, Brazil, and Argentina
9. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Helmed for the screen by Shawn Levy, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is an adventure-comedy that hit the screens in 2014.
Its crew members include David Guion, and Michael Handelman (screenplay), Guillermo Navarro (cinematography), and Marlene Stewart (costume), among others. The full-length feature was able to amass over $363,204,635 at the box office and received Kids' Choice Awards, USA.
After Larry discovers the ancient Tablet of Akhmenrah corroding, he realises it is causing all his animated exhibit friends at the museum to behave abnormally, making them lose all their powers.
To understand why this is happening, he reunites with Cecil, a member of the expedition responsible for bringing the tablet from Akhmenrah's tomb. Cecil remembers the prophecy of the 'end being near' and realises that it refers to the tablet's magic, something that Akhmenrah's parents might be able to restore.
The catch is that they're at a British Museum and Larry must get to them before it gets too late.
Available Countries: Japan
10. Amsterdam (2022)
Amsterdam is a decent movie that didn't quite live up to its potential. Starring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington and directed by David O. Russell, the movie had its moments but ultimately failed to impress critics or audiences when it was released in 2022.
An intricate story that balances history and fiction, this tale tracks the lives and loves of three dear friends – Burt Berendsen, Harold Woodman, and Valerie Voze – and is set in the 1930s.
Plenty of ups and downs define their personal lives but, despite it all, Burt, Harold, and Valerie always come back to one another. They certainly must, because all three of them witness a dreadful murder and, soon afterwards, get framed for it.
Only later do they realize that all three of them have become core players in one of the biggest secret schemes in U. S. history.
Available Countries: United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, India, and the Philippines
11. Oldboy (2013)
Bankrolled by FilmDistrict and helmed by Spike Lee, Oldboy is an action-drama that hit the screens in 2013.
Joe Doucett is an alcoholic advertising executive who loses a major account and then gets drunk and passes out. When he wakes up, he finds himself locked in a hotel room. His unseen captors provide him with everything but don't explain the reason behind his captivity.
Over the next 20 years, he continues to live in solitary confinement, working himself into shape, trying to figure out who is responsible for his situation and swearing revenge. After being let free he sets out on a mission to uncover who his captor was, unaware that he is spiralling further into a web of torment and conspiracy.
Available Countries: India
12. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
The success of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 at the box office is a testament to its brilliance. With a budget of $120,000,000 and $848,593,948 gross, this movie is a must-see for all movie lovers.
Directed by Bill Condon and featuring an incredible cast led by Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, it is no surprise that it was so well-received by audiences.
Bella, now a newly transformed vampire, is adjusting to her new life with her daughter Renesmee, who is developing differently from regular kids. As the Cullens and Jacob try to keep their identities hidden, they face a dangerous threat from the Volturi, who believe Renesmee to be an immortal child, something that Volturi wants to avoid at every cost.
With the help of allies and witnesses, the Cullens must prove Renesmee's innocence and protect their coven from Volturi's wrath.
Available Countries: Canada, Italy, Philippines, Indonesia, and the Netherlands
13. Need for Speed (2014)
Need for Speed premiered in theatres in 2014. Directed by Scott Waugh, this movie features Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, and Imogen Poots in the lead. If you have a particular liking for action-thriller movies, then you can try this title.
Need for Speed received a score of 6.4 on IMDb and 39 on Metacritic.
Framed for murder by his own former partner, Tobey Marshall spends a couple of years in jail before he is found innocent. The custom car maker and street racer attempts to pick up where he left off, but sees numerous hurdles in his way.
So he chooses the fastest car he has at hand, remakes it into a beast, and enters The DeLeon, an illegal high stakes street race. He wants both the reward and the recognition he may get if he wins.
But deep down, Tobey is doing this for revenge not redemption.
Available Countries: France
14. Larry Crowne (2011)
Larry Crowne is an average comedy-drama movie with some good moments. The performances by Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Sarah Mahoney are competent, but the screenplay by Tom Hanks, and Nia Vardalos could have been tighter.
A middle-aged Larry is a Navy veteran whose life turns in a different direction when he gets fired from his big-store job. Without any source of income, paying rent becomes a problem. Eventually, he decides to go back to college to complete his education to earn better opportunities.
A new chapter in his life brings new people in Larry's life, including his public-speaking class' teacher, Mercedes Tainot, struggling through a failing marriage.
It's time Larry seize life and its gifts.
Available Countries: India
15. Battleship (2012)
Bankrolled by Universal Pictures and helmed by Peter Berg, Battleship is an action-adventure that hit the screens in 2012.
When an alien invasion threatens Earth, Lieutenant Alex Hopper must step up to save the planet alongside his girlfriend Sam, retired veteran Mick, and scientist Cal. With his commanding officer and brother Stone gone, Alex takes charge of the USS John Paul Jones and must lead the charge against the extraterrestrial threat.
But when the aliens take over a communications array in Hawaii, it's up to Sam, Mick, and Cal to discover their plans and give John Paul Jones the edge it needs to win the war.
Will they be able to save the planet and prevent the aliens from making contact with their home planet?
Available Countries: Australia, India, Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan
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