Though Netflix may be the most prominent name in original streaming movies in the modern pop culture landscape,

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Amazon Studios has also managed to leave an impressive footprint when it comes to its contributions to cinema.

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11. Chi-Raq Is Spike Lee’s 2015 movie Chi-Raq (the first Amazon Studios release ever) messy? For sure.

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10. One Child Nation For the documentary One Child Nation, Nanfu Wang (who directs the project alongside Jialing Zhang) tackles China’s former policy of restricting families to just one child.

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9. Master A film that was one of the most elusive yet enthralling to come out of the most recent Sundance film festival

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8. Cold War Director Pawel Pawlikowski's Best Director Oscar-nominated feature Cold War examines significant European events that took place in the aftermath of World War II

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7. The Big Sick A Pakistan-born comedian, Kumail Nanjiani playing a fictionalized version of himself, and a grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan)

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6. Sound of Metal As anyone who's seen projects as varied as Four Lions and Nightcrawler can attest, Riz Ahmed

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