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. Seberg (2020)
Seberg is the just released biopic on Jean Seberg, the French New Wave screen icon and outspoken activist who was harassed by the FBI in the 1960s. The film is an Amazon original that toured the festival circuit and had a brief theatrical run before landing on the streaming platform. Though the film hasn’t been too warmly received by many critics, there has been widespread acclaim for Kristen Stewart’s performance in the titular role.
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9. Shao Lin Kung Fu Mystagogue (1977)
Shao Lin Kung Fu Mystagogue is an oddly titled 70s martial arts flick. It’s a relatively obscure Hong Kong X Taiwan production full of flashy fighting. It’s a great month for fans of old-school kung-fu flicks on Amazon Prime.
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6. Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
The third installment in the long-running Friday the 13th franchise was the first of the series to put Jason in his iconic hockey mask after wearing a burlap sack for the second film, and not being a threat at all in the first film aside from the end sting. Also new on Prime this month is Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter, which of course wasn’t even close to being the actual final chapter for this legendary slasher.
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5. Walking Tall (1973)
Walking Tall tells the story of Buford Pusser, a real Tennessee sheriff who led a one-man assault against crime and corruption in his small town. The 2004 Dwayne Johnson Walking Tall borrows the title, but little else from the 1973 film.
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4. Inferno (1980)
From Italian horror maestro Dario Argento comes Inferno. The film is a giallo classic and is the middle film in Argento’s long-form The Three Mothers trilogy which started with Suspiria in 1977 and didn’t conclude until as recently as 2007 with The Mother of Tears.
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3. Like Crazy (2011)
Like Crazy arrives on Amazon Prime on May 19th. Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones display remarkable chemistry in this romantic drama. It’s on this chemistry that Like Crazy manages to stand out amongst other efforts in the genre.
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1. Rocketman (2019)
Rocketman will be new on Prime video on May 22nd. Though perhaps lost a bit in the shadow of the previous year’s Bohemian Rhapsody (Dexter Fletcher directed Rocketman, and also took over directorial duties on Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer was fired), Rocketman lands in a more favorable light in most technical and creative regards than the former.
The Best Movies on Amazon Prime
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.