Best New Movies on Amazon Prime (June 2020) - Featured

With such a wealth of new movies to rent on Amazon Prime it can be hard to keep track of and parse new movies as they are added to the platform. Here we cover the best new movies on Amazon Prime in May 2020. You can also read our list of the best overall films available on Amazon Prime right now. All movies will be available as of May 1st unless otherwise noted. Now let’s take a look at what’s new on Amazon Prime video.

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10. Dirty Dancing (1987)

See how Kenny Ortega choreographed the dance moves in Dirty Dancing

The classic 80s romance Dirty Dancing is now available to stream on Amazon Prime. 

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Conclusion

Though some aspects of the film have aged poorly, the chemistry between Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze remains just as magnetic even 33 years after the initial release.

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9. Spy Kids (2001)

Original theatrical trailer

In stark contrast to Robert Rodriguez’s adult films like Desperado and Sin City, Spy Kids is a charming kid’s movie bursting with creativity and ingenuity. Rodriguez makes kid’s movies with his own children in mind, and that lends his family friendly fare a distinctive kid-logic flair that other children’s films don’t often share. Some elements of Spy Kids may seem random to adults, but make perfect sense through the eyes of a child. 

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Conclusion

The first entry in the long-spanning Spy Kids series arrives on Prime at the end of the month.

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8. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Capturing vocal performances behind the scenes

How to Train Your Dragon is another great choice if you’re looking to keep the children entertained.  For more family friendly entertainment, take a look at our exploration of The Pixar Formula.

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Conclusion

This family friendly adventure film has spawned a growing franchise that continues to score ‘Best Animated Feature Film’ Oscar nominations with each main series entry.

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7. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Star Patrick Fugit discusses the film

Wristcutters: A Love Story is a comedy, romance with a fantastically unique hook. Wristcutters is set in an afterlife populated entirely by people who have committed suicide.

If you’re in a lovey-dovey mood, check our list of the Best Sappy, Romantic Movie Quotes.

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Conclusion

The film has a cult following and a loyal fanbase who love this dark love story.

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6. Equilibrium (2002)

Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew

In a dystopian future where emotions are outlawed, a cleric undergoes a transformation and takes on the system he was sworn to enforce. Equilibrium is one of the most successful sci-fi, action flicks to arrive in the wake of The Matrix. For the highly inventive action sequences, Equilibrium created its own martial arts and firearm style called “Gun Kata”. 

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Conclusion

This is far from being a realistic look at a dystopian future, and everything is extremely over-the-top, but Equilibrium is fast-paced and undeniably fun.

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5. Child’s Play (2019)

See how Chucky was brought to life through special effects

The 2019 remake/potential reboot of Child’s Play finds itself on Amazon Prime this month. This new take on the killer-doll  story modernizes the iconic Chucky by introducing 21st century technology as a key ingredient in the horror. 

If you’re in the mood for more horror, you can read our list of the 100 best horror films ever made.

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Conclusion

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the original Child’s Play, don’t worry, it’s available on Prime too.

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4. Knives Out (2019)

Rian Johnson shares how to craft the perfect plot twist

Rian Johnson’s latest film is the throwback whodunit Knives Out. A cast for the ages bolsters a whip-sharp screenplay. 

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Conclusion

Knives Out manages to serve as a sendup/satire of old-school murder-mysteries, while simultaneously functioning as a worthy successor to the best the sub-genre had to offer.

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3. Crawl (2019)

Crawl VFX breakdown

Crawl is a horror, thriller set during a category 5 hurricane in Florida that sees its protagonist facing off against deadly alligators. 

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Conclusion

This is the latest directorial effort from veteran horror filmmaker Alexander Aja whose roots go all the back to the ‘New French Extremity’ movement, and the “Splat Pack” group of young, bloodthirsty filmmakers.

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2. Guns Akimbo (2019)

Cast and director interview

Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving star in Guns Akimbo, a bloody action film about a meek man who finds himself stuck in a violent competition with guns surgically attached to his hands. 

For more action-packed goodness, be sure to check our list of the 100 Best Action Films of All Time.

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Conclusion

Guns Akimbo is known for it’s ridiculous concept that embraces a trashy tone and an over-the-top style.

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1. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Making of the film’s most impressive stunt

The fourth entry in the Mission Impossible series revitalized the action franchise after a five-year hiatus. Ghost Protocol features what is arguably one of the most impressive stunt set-pieces in recent memory in the form of Tom Cruise scaling the world’s tallest building. 

For insights into how great action sequences are made, be sure to watch our video on How To Film Fight Scenes Like Mission Impossible.

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Conclusion

If one Mission Impossible film isn’t enough for you, the sixth entry in the series, Fallout is also available to stream on Amazon Prime.

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Those were 10 of the best new movies on Amazon Prime. For a rundown of all the best films currently available on Prime video right now, be sure to give this next article a read. It is updated each month with fresh picks.

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