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20 Best Amazon Prime Movies, TV vs. 20 Best Netflix Movies, TV

If you currently have a Netflix membership or are thinking about getting one, you could easily replace the Netflix subscription and get an Amazon Prime membership and access to comparable free movies and tv shows along with free shipping to Amazon. That’s quite an upgrade.

The overall value is much better with Amazon Prime.

In this blog post, I run down some of the best, most popular, most recognizable, and/or new titles each has.

Netflix Selection

No Strings Attached
Breaking Bad
Family Guy
The Grey
Super 8
Lincoln Lawyer
Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol
The Office
Paranormal Activity 2
The Expendables
The Lorax
Law and Order
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Captain America
American Horror Story

Click here to see more of the Netflix movie selection above. This list was compiled by the popular/recently added picks available here.

Amazon Prime Selection

Downton Abbey
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol
One For The Money
No Strings Attached
Captain America
The Expendables
Sons of Anarchy
Lincoln Lawyer
Super 8
Steve Jobs
The Secret
Food, Inc
Paranormal Activity 2
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
American Horror STory

Click here to see more Amazon Prime eligible movies.  This list was compiled from the most popular movies here.

A few important footnotes on the best Amazon Prime movies vs. best Netflix movies.

First, this is a cursory list compiled by browsing what both Amazon and Netflix said were their most popular movies. It is not an exhaustive list and there may very well be better titles that I did not see or mention.

Secondly, Netflix has very good titles available to be shipped but not available on Instant stream. I do not know which of the titles above are available for instant download. One major bonus to Amazon Prime is all titles are available for instant download.

Third, there may be a particular show you love on Netflix or Amazon Prime that the other does not have.  You can see all Amazon Prime available movies but I did not see a complete list for Netflix.  They want you to sign up for a free-trial membership.

The Price, Prorated Price, and Cancellation Flexibility

Amazon Prime 1 month free trial, $79/year, no cancel after free trial (comes out to $6.58/month)
Neflix 1 month free trial, $7.99/month, cancel anytime (comes out to $95.88/year)

Amazon Prime vs. Netflix Analysis

The Amazon Prime vs. Netflix comparison really isn’t even close. It’s not really Netflix’s fault. Amazon is a monster with almost unlimited power and can afford to take a loss on Amazon Prime to gain your business elsewhere. Netflix is a niche online movie rental site just trying to make it as best they can.

With Amazon Prime, you get free two-day shipping on Amazon for a year and access to comparable movies and tv to Netflix for 1 year for $79.

With Netflix, you get access to comparable movies and TV to Amazon Prime for $7.99 per month or $95.88 a year. The one trump card Netflix holds is the cancel anytime feature.

Netflix may indeed have more behind the free trial (which I did not sign up for) but I can only go by what they have listed openly and assume they’re putting their best foot forward.

One aspect I hate about Netflix is that some of their movies (many of their top titles) must be shipped. I had a subscription a few years back and this was always a major stumbling block for me (I want to watch the movie now). Also, I should mention that I do remember Netflix having a more expansive, better top title list than the one they put out.

You could always get a Netflix free trial and see if the selection quality and quantity improves inside.

Generally speaking, Amazon Prime romps Netflix. The best way for you to compare Amazon Prime and Netflix is to grab a free trial for both.

Click here to sign up for an Amazon free trial.

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