Amazon Prime Video Top 10 Shows and Movies: New and Popular Today, August 31

Javon “Wanna” Walton and Sylvester Stallone, Samaritan

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Sylvester Stallone’s superhero movie Samaritan is again on top of Amazon Prime Video’s top 10 movies and shows list on Wednesday, Aug. 31, right where it’s been all week. In fact, nothing much has changed since yesterday, with Reacher overtaking Sandra Bullock’s The Lost City being the only move on the list. But that all changes soon when The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power not only has a chance to become No. 1, it has a chance to become Prime Video’s biggest show of all time. Because Rings of Power comes out tomorrow evening, expect it to make the list come Friday, and expect Amazon to trumpet its success, too. Reviews are out, and they’re impressive.

The top 10 movies and shows on Prime Video are listed below, but we’re not just listing them; we’re also putting our opinions on there to help you figure out which are worth watching. And to help you plan what you’ll watch next, we’ve added the new shows and movies coming to Prime Video, too.

Upcoming releases on Prime Video:

Amazon Top 10 shows and movies list for Aug. 30, 2022

Top 10 TV Shows and Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Melanie Field, A League of Their Own

Melanie Field, A League of Their Own

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1. Samaritan

For fans of: Superheroes, Sylvester Stallone beating up Robocop-type street crooks
Is it good?: It’s just an OK dark superhero film [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 1

2. A League of Their Own

For fans of: Baseball yuksters, queer stories, killer casts
Is it good?: This delightful remix of the 1992 film goes deeper into important topics but still stays fun [Review]
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 2

3. The Terminal List

For fans of: Chris Pratt, military thrillers, tough guys 
Is it good?: It’s a solid shoot ’em up adaptation of Jack Carr’s book
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 3

4. The Boys

For fans of: Superheroes, superjerks, superviolence
Is it good?: It’s one of TV’s best, and certainly the best satirical superhero series
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 4

5. Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby

For fans of: Lil Baby, obviously
Is it good?: This doc film is a solid look at the enigmatic Atlanta rapper’s life 
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 5

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Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, Making the Cut

Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, Making the Cut

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6. Reacher

For fans of: Huge dudes kicking butt and doing detective work
Is it good?: Amazon’s hit action show is great and will be around for a long time
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 7

7. The Lost City

For fans of: Sweaty A-listers, Romancing the Stone
Is it good?: Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum make for a fun pair of novice adventurists in this crowd-pleasing genre blend
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 6

8. Making the Cut

For fans of: Project Runway, fashion, Gunn and Klum
Is it good?: It’s one of Amazon’s better reality series, but it doesn’t stray from the familiar formula
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 8

9. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

For fans of: Jim Carrey at his best, speeeeeeeed
Is it good?: Yeah, it’s better than the critics said and kids love it
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 9

10. The Summer I Turned Pretty

For fans of: Teen romance, beach vacations, love triangles, Abercrombie vibes
Is it good?: For a page-turning YA drama, it delivers the goods
Trailer | Yesterday’s rank: 10

Based on Amazon Prime Video’s Top 10 Movies and TV Shows list for Wednesday, Aug. 31