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Best Educational Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Whether you're looking for a movie to watch with your kids or one to help you learn more about a specific topic, there are plenty of great educational movies available on Amazon Prime Video.

Are you tired of scrolling through your Amazon Prime Video library, wondering what to watch next? If you're looking for an entertaining and educational way to spend your time, you're in luck! In this post, we'll explore a curated selection of educational movies that are available on Amazon Prime Video.

These films not only entertain but also offer valuable insights, knowledge, and inspiration. Whether you're a history buff, a science enthusiast, or simply eager to broaden your horizons, we've got you covered with a diverse range of educational movies that will both engage and enlighten. So, get ready to embark on a cinematic journey that not only entertains but also educates. Let's dive into the world of educational cinema available at your fingertips on Amazon Prime Video!

Here are some of the best Educational Movies on Amazon Prime Video that you can stream right now.

Educational Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Wasteland Warriors
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Paul Hollingdale (Actor)

Wasteland Warriors

Surrounded by barren cities, sterile concrete or over-maintained, uniform patches of green, more and more animals are losing their last places of retreat.

The city continues to grow inexorably but, where humans fail to impose their order, nature sprouts and crawl out of the tiny cracks in the asphalt and concrete and re-conquers its territory.

The Real Lost World
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Peter von Puttkamer (Director) - Peter von Puttkamer (Writer) - Sheera von Puttkamer (Producer)

The Real Lost World

A South American adventure to find the place that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “Lost World”–the original Jurassic Park.

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A team of modern adventurers and scientists go to Roraima, Venezuela, and encounter exotic animals, natives, and extreme habitats on the route across the Gran Sabana. The team explores a new cave system that may well contain new forms of life.

Hidden Figures
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner (Actors)

Hidden Figures

An incredible & inspiring untold true story about three women at NASA who were instrumental in one of history’s greatest operations – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

To continue learning, check out the Hidden Figures Movie Guide.

Nazca Desert Mystery
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mercer Boffey (Actor)

Nazca Desert Mystery

Who created the Nazca lines, one of archaeology’s greatest enigmas, and why? Recent finds of long-hidden lines and figures etched into the Peruvian desert offer new clues to the origins and purpose behind these giant desert symbols.

Wonder (4K UHD)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay (Actors)

Wonder

A 10-year-old boy with severe facial anomalies begins 5th grade at a new school where he tries to convince his peers to look behind his appearance to see all that they have in common.

Subnormal
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Lyttanya Shannon (Director) - Steve McQueen (Producer)

Subnormal

Examining one of the biggest scandals in the history of British education, Subnormal: A British Scandal reveals how Black children in the 1960s-70s were disproportionately sent to schools for the so-called “educationally subnormal.”

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This gripping documentary recounts how Black parents, teachers, and activists banded together to expose the injustice and force the education system to change.

Medicating Normal
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Angela Peacock (Actor)

Medicating Normal

What are the consequences of commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs? This documentary follows the stories of five Americans who say they have been harmed by pharmaceuticals and are seeking a solution.

National Parks Exploration Series: Yellowstone
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Humphrey (Actor)

National Parks Exploration Series: Yellowstone

Discover the mystery and wonder of Yellowstone National Park through in-depth interviews with park rangers and aerial and ground tours.

Everything and Nothing: The Amazing Science of Empty Space
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nic Stacey (Director) - Nic Stacey (Writer)

Everything and Nothing

This award-winning film takes us on an epic journey to uncover the true size of the smallest particles in nature and the science of empty space, which scientists now believe is teeming with energy and exotic matter.

Part science, part philosophy, and part history, this film offers a gripping and spectacular exploration of cutting-edge science with one of the greatest science TV hosts of our time.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Space!
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk (Actors)

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Space!

The Cat in the Hat fires up his Space-ama-racer and whisks Nick, Sally, and Fish off on a cosmic adventure in search of a robot.

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Their journey takes them straight to the Space Station where Astronaut Audrey introduces the gang to Space Rover – her dog-like robot who's helping her explore the solar system.

Surviving America
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jesse Bingham, Gerald Griggs, Natasha Pearson (Actors)

Surviving America

In the wake of the new Civil Rights Movement, it is important to tell Black stories from those who actually live it. Shoot first and ask questions later, lynchings, redlining, food deserts, and underfunded schools are just a day in the life struggle of being Black in America.

Surviving America is an oral account of navigating while Black in America from the Revolutionary War until today.

Once I Was A Beehive
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Paris Warner, Lisa Valentine Clark, Hailey Smith (Actors)

Once I Was A Beehive

After losing her father to cancer, a teenage girl reluctantly joins her new step-cousin at a summer camp for Mormon girls.

Neurotypical
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Adam Larsen (Director) - Adam Larsen (Writer) - Ronald Sigurd Larsen (Producer)

Neurotypical

Autistic people do not wish to meet the standards set by neurotypicals or the “normal” people. Why does the world have labels for them?

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