No, Amazon Prime does not have more movies. Yes, Netflix has a much better interface. No Amazon Prime does not have more television shows. Yes, Netflix has won every contest I’ve thrown out. No, Amazon Prime is not cheaper (sort of). So how does Amazon Prime beat Netflix?
Classic science fiction, that’s how. Amazon Prime currently has an outstanding selection of classic science fiction from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
When Worlds Collide: “An impending collision with a runaway star signals the destruction of earth.”
The Time Machine: “A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species. ”
Forbidden Planet: “A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet’s colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. ”
Invasion of the Body Snatchers: “A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. ”
The Blob: “An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. ”
Logan’s Run: “Futuristic thriller stars Michael York as a policeman seeking to escape the confines of a hedonistic and domed society where people who reach 30 are exterminated.”
Time After Time: “H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper through 19th-century London to modern-day San Francisco when the serial murderer uses the future writer’s time machine to escape his time period.”
Soylent Green: “This is the year 2022. Overcrowding, pollution, and resource depletion have reduced society’s leaders to finding food for the teeming masses. The answer is Soylent Green.”
Barbarella: “In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people. ”
Westworld: “A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. ”
THX 1138: “Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society. ”
The Man who Fell to Earth: “Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however. ”
Amazon Prime members get all of these films for streaming. Out of that sweet dozen, Netflix members get The Man who Fell to Earth. On the other hand, Netflix subscribers get Planet of the Apes (1968), Fahrenheit 451, The Andromeda Strain (1971), and Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) while Amazon Prime users do not.