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The best 4K movies and TV shows on Amazon Prime

It's (Amazon) Prime Time for 4K film and television.


Brenden Gallagher


Posted on Nov 27, 2019   Updated on Aug 26, 2021, 1:45 pm CDT

Did you know that, with your Amazon Prime subscription, you have access to dozens of 4K movies and shows?

HD is now the standard for TV, film, and most videos streaming online, but some people have already jumped over to 4K—a resolution four times higher than 1080p, the standard for HD. The resolution is approximately 4,000 pixels horizontally, hence the name. While mainstream television has yet to focus significantly on it, 4K resolution is gaining traction on streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

4K isn’t something everyone can boot up instantly, though. For one, you need to purchase a 4K Ultra HD TV and set it up properly before you can start to watch 4K quality TV—your internet browser won’t cut it. Once you’ve got that covered, you’ll need an internet connection speed that’s at least 25 megabits per second to enjoy 4K content.

How do you start streaming 4K content on Amazon? Visit the 4K Store on and then click on “4K on Prime Video” to see all of their 4K offerings and shop their various 4K products.

But first, take a look at our list of what titles are available to stream in 4K on Amazon Prime right now. Note that Amazon sometimes switches out titles and they have dozen more titles to rent or buy at an additional cost on top of your Prime subscription.

Best Amazon 4K shows right now

The Boys

In a world full of mind-numbing CGI Marvel films, there’s a show in the superhero genre that plays the whole concept of the real-life superhero with the grim reality that absolute power typically corrupts. The classic Alan Moore approach of “who watches the watchmen?” is taken to the Nth degree, in this show that is two seasons strong. If you’re looking for a superhero fix that’s far flung from what’s out there right now, it comes highly recommended. -Jaime Carrillo

Best Amazon 4K movies

Tomorrow Never Dies

The Brosnan era of Bond films gets a lot of guff, but one thing is for certain: they’re absolutely fun. Jonathan Pryce plays the most memorable villain since Goldfinger, a smarmy amalgamation of Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch. He’s looking to start World War III for what else, but big ratings. I’m not saying it’s weirdly prescient, but I’m not-not saying that. -Jaime Carrillo

Best 4K Comedy Special

Jim Gaffigan Quality Time

The guy that tore Hot Pockets a new one is back with his latest comedy special. Fatherhood has further softened Gaffigan in the best way possible. It may not be as revelatory as King Baby or Beyond the Pale, but it is classic Gaffigan doing what he does best: delivering the funny.

All 4K Amazon Shows

  1. A Very English Scandal
  2. Absentia
  3. Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders
  4. All or Nothing: Manchester City
  5. All or Nothing New Zealand All Blacks
  6. All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines
  7. Alpha House
  8. American Playboy
  9. An Unknown Enemy
  10. Beat
  11. Bosch
  12. Breath
  13. Britannia
  14. Businessmen vs. Aliens
  15. Carnival Row
  16. Catastrophe
  17. Comrade Detective
  18. Crisis in Six Scenes
  19. Eat. Race. Win
  20. Electric Dreams, Phillip K. Kick
  21. Fearless
  22. Fleabag
  23. Forever
  24. Fortitude
  25. Four More Shots
  26. Frontier
  27. Fukuyadou Honpo-Kyoto Love Story
  28. Goliath
  29. Good Girls Revolt
  30. Good Omens
  31. Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street
  32. Grand Prix Driver
  33. Gymkhana Files
  34. Hand of God
  35. Hanna
  36. Happy Marriage
  37. Homecoming
  38. I Love Dick
  39. Informer
  40. Inside Edge
  41. Inside Jokes
  42. Jean-Claude Van Johnson
  43. Just Add Magic
  44. King Lear
  45. Le Mans
  46. Long Strange Trip
  47. Lore
  48. Lorena
  49. Mad Dogs
  50. Made in Heaven
  51. Mirzapur
  52. Mozart in the Jungle
  53. One Mississippi
  54. Orphan Black
  55. Patriot
  56. Picnic At Hanging Rock
  57. Red Oaks
  58. Six Dreams
  59. Sneaky Pete
  60. The ABC Murders
  61. The Boys 
  62. The Dangerous Book for Boys
  63. The Expanse
  64. The Giant Beast that is the Global Economy
  65. The Grand Tour
  66. The Gymkhana Files
  67. The Kicks
  68. The Last Tycoon
  69. The Man in the High Castle
  70. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  71. The New V.I.P.’s
  72. The New Yorker Presents
  73. The Romanoffs
  74. The Tick
  75. The Widow
  76. Tidying Up
  77. Tin Star
  78. Tokyo Girl
  79. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
  80. Transparent
  81. Vanity Fair
  82. White Dragon
  83. You are Wanted
  84. Z: The Beginning of Everything

4K Amazon Movies

  1. Alex in Wonderland
  2. Arrival
  3. Beautiful Boy
  4. Brad’s Status
  5. Cafe Society
  6. Chi-raq
  7. City of Ghosts
  8. Complete Unknown
  9. Creative Control
  10. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  11. Crown Heights
  12. Diamonds Are Forever
  13. Die Another Day
  14. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot
  15. Elvis & Nixon
  16. First Live 4K From Space
  17. For Your Eyes Only
  18. Funny Girl
  19. Gleason
  20. Gringo
  21. Hereditary
  22. Hitch
  23. Hot Summer Nights
  24. Jerry Maguire
  25. Kill Chain
  26. Landline
  27. Last Flag Flying
  28. Life Itself
  29. Live and Let Die
  30. Logan Lucky
  31. Love & Friendship
  32. Manchester by the Sea
  33. Moonraker
  34. Octopussy
  35. On Her Majesties Secret Service
  36. Pass Over
  37. Paterson
  38. Philadelphia
  39. Saaho
  40. Salesman
  41. Spectre
  42. The Big Sick
  43. The Disaster Artist
  44. The Dressmaker
  45. The Handmaiden
  46. The Lost City of Z
  47. The Neon Demon
  48. The Only Living Boy in New York
  49. The Wall
  50. Tom Clancy’s Division: Agent Origins
  51. Tomorrow Never Dies
  52. Transformers: The Last Knight
  53. Wiener Dog
  54. Wonder Wheel 
  55. You Were Never Really Here

4k Amazon Documentaries and Comedy Specials

  1. After the Sky Falls
  2. Antonio Farao & Dave Liebman Live at Ramateulle Jass Festival
  3. Circles of Life: Iceland
  4. Coral Reef Adventure
  5. Distance Between Dreams
  6. Dolphins
  7. Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures
  8. Free Meek
  9. Hoh Rain Forest
  10. Human Flow
  11. Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time
  12. Joachim Kuhn LIve at Ramatuelle Jazz Festival
  13. Lichtmond Soul Affinity
  14. Light
  15. Living Sea
  16. Moto 7
  17. Moto 8
  18. Mount Rainier 1-3
  19. Muay Thai Madness
  20. Nature Style: Hokkaido Japan
  21. Nas, Live from the Kennedy Center
  22. Omar Sosa Live at Ramatuelle Jazz Festival
  23. One Child Nation
  24. Painted Hills Oregon
  25. Pleasure
  26. Redwood National Forest
  27. Ruin and Rose
  28. Savage X Fenty Show
  29. Sojourns
  30. Spike: The Mind of a Warrior
  31. The Fourth Phase
  32. Timescapes
  33. Trophy Kids
  34. UnReal
  35. Van Gogh: Brush with Genius
  36. We Are Blood


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*First Published: Nov 27, 2019, 2:56 pm CST