This May, Amazon Prime Video makes popular movies and TV episodes, both old and new, available for free streaming, including Postcards from the Edge and Night Sky. The platform’s streaming library is heating up with the top titles entering Prime, including more Amazon Originals like Bang Bang Baby: S1, Part 2, The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith: Season 1, Lovestruck High and the Kids in the Hall: Season 1, so don’t miss out.
If you’re looking for something to watch right now, look no further than the most incredible and newest Amazon Prime titles streaming now. Here we have compiled the list of best movies and TV series that have recently been launched on Amazon Prime.
New Releases on Amazon Prime Video
1. All the Old Knives
Stars: Chris Pine, Thandiwe Newton, Laurence Fishburne
Directed by: Janus Metz
All the Old Knives seems like a Knives Out sequel set in a nursing home (a free concept for Rian Johnson), but it’s a thriller starring Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton as ex-lovers who are also spies. I have no objections to the premise. The film is based on Olen Steinhauer’s novel of the same name, which he also created the script for. It follows Pine’s Henry Pelham as his inquiry into a CIA mole becomes entwined in his relationship with Newton’s Celia. Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce also appear in the film. Pine has been marketing it in a succession of stunning costumes.
Stars: Regina Hall, Zoe Renee, Talia Ryder
Directed by: Mariama Diallo
According to the buzz from Sundance and SXSW, Regina Hall offers one of her greatest performances of her career in this horror film about racism in the manner of Get Out. She portrays a professor at a famous, predominantly white New England institution with a historical link to the Salem Witch Trials and a racist legacy that extends to the present. She, a Black first-year student (Zoe Renee), and another Black teaching member (Amber Gray) is haunted by prejudice at school. It’s a confident debut picture from writer-director Mariama Diallo (a Yale graduate), capable of both shocks and social satire.
3. Lucy and Desi
Genre: Documentary, Romance
Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz
Director: Amy Poehler
Sure, Nicole Kidman portrayed Lucille Ball admirably in Aaron Sorkin’s film Being the Ricardos (also available on Amazon), but have you seen Lucille Ball play Lucille Ball? Amy Poehler directs this documentary on the lives of the cast of I Love Lucy, both on set and at home. (This is not the same as Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie, a 1993 documentary directed by Lucy and Desi’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, which is also available on Amazon.)
4. I Want You Back
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Stars: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Gina Rodriguez
Directed by: Jason Orley
It’s a Jenny Slate rom-com, a Charlie Day rom-com, and a Jenny Slate-Charlie Day rom-com! That indicates it’s truly amusing. I Want You Back stars two of Hollywood’s most dependable chaos agents as two strangers who bond over being recently rejected and then band up to win back their exes by wrecking their new relationships. It’s a great romantic comedy that feels new, and who doesn’t enjoy a shady scheme?
5. Deep Water
Genre: Suspense, Drama
Stars: Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts
Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Vic and Melinda Van Allen live in the little hamlet of Little Wesley, Louisiana, with their daughter Trixie. Vic is a former robotics engineer who made a fortune designing navigation chips for war drones. Their loveless marriage is held together only by a tenuous agreement in which Melinda is permitted to have as many partners as she wants as long as she does not abandon her family. Even Nevertheless, their open marriage is widely known among their acquaintances, and Vic gets increasingly envious of Melinda’s boyfriends.
6. Laura Pausini: Pleasure to Meet You
Stars: Laura Pausini, Paolo Carta
Directed by: Ivan Cotroneo
The film chronicles the true tale of singer Laura Pausini and her journey across the world. It also includes a lovely depiction of what her life might be like if she weren’t famous. It confronts her with another world and causes her to doubt whether this is the route she should have taken.
7. I Love America
Genre: Comedy, International, Romance
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Djanis Bouzyani, Colin Woodel
Directed by: Lisa Azuelos
A single lady looking for love relocates from Paris to Los Angeles, reunites with her closest friend, and joins a dating service. She recognizes that the path to love is a journey towards oneself, from uncomfortable dates to emotionally unexpected meetings.
1. Outer Range
Genre: Suspense, Drama
Stars: Josh Brolin, Lili Taylor, Noah Reid
Directed by: Jennifer Getzinger, Amy Seimetz, Lawrence Trilling
Royal Abbott (Josh Brolin), a rancher struggling for his property and family, discovers an incomprehensible secret at the edge of Wyoming’s wildness in Outer Range. Outer Range is a gripping Western family tale with overtones of sarcastic humor and mysterious mystery that analyses how we deal with the unexpected.
2. The Wilds: Season 2
Genre: Suspense, Drama, Adventure
Stars: Charles Alexander, Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry
Directed by: Alison Maclean, Nima Nourizadeh, Ben C. Lucas, Aurora Guerrero, Ben Young
Sarah Streicher developed the American drama streaming television series The Wilds for Amazon Prime Video. The series follows a group of adolescent girls who are stuck on a lonely island following an aircraft disaster, unknowing that they are the subjects of a sociological experiment.
3. Bang Bang Baby
Genre: Drama, Suspense
Stars: Arianna Becheroni, Antonio Gerardi, Lucia Mascino
Directed by: Michele Alhaique, Margherita Ferri, Giuseppe Bonito
When a famous artist is stuck in town in the 1960s, a teenager believes her aspirations of becoming a singer will come true, but when a chemical factory leak turns people into mutants, her dream becomes a nightmare.
4. Star Trek: Picard Season 2
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Allison Pill, Isa Briones
Directed by: Douglas Aarniokoski, Jonathan Frakes, Hanelle M. Culpepper, Akiva Goldsman, Maja Vrvilo, Joe Menandez, Lea Thompson, Michael Weaver
Jean-Luc Picard is enjoying a tranquil life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard, toward the end of the 24th century, 14 years after retiring from Starfleet. When he is approached by a strange young woman named Dahj, who needs his assistance, he quickly discovers she may have intimate ties to his own history.
5. Undone Season 2
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Stars: Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie
Directed by: Hisko Hulsing
It is not about fleeing or undoing the past but about reconciling with it. Season 2 does this by exploring the shame borne by the series’ moms, Camila and Geraldine, Alma’s paternal grandmother. Both ladies felt compelled to change who they are, to reject aspects of their lives that tied them to their pasts.
6. Bosch: Legacy
Stars: Titrus Welliver, Mimi Rogers, Madison Lintz
Directed by: Zetna Fuentes, Patrick Cady, Alex Zakrzewski, Sharat Raju, Hagar Ben-Asher, Ernest Dickerson, Kate Woods, Adam Davidson
Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch is a veteran LAPD officer who now works as a private investigator. Honey “Money” Chandler, a defense attorney, hires him to work on select cases for her. Maddie, his daughter, is navigating her first days as an LAPD patrol officer, working out of Hollywood Station, where her father used to be posted. Bosch looks into billionaire Carl Rogers, who paid a hitman to assassinate Chandler earlier. Whitney Vance, a billionaire businessman, requests that Bosch examine a confidential subject quietly.
Genre: Drama, Suspense
Stars: Camila Morgado, Fernando Alves Pinto, Victor Hugo
Directed by: Anahi Berneri, Marina Meliande
When a prominent criminal lawyer from So Paulo witnesses one of the people she cares about become a victim of the Brazilian penal system, she must decide whether to cross the line between seeking justice and committing an awful crime.