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 July 1st unless otherwise noted. Now let’s take a look at what’s new on Amazon Prime video.

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10. Big Fish (2003)

After production wrapped, the town of Spectre set was left behind by the crew

Big Fish is a gothic fairytale story perfectly suited to the stylistic sensibilities of Tim Burton. Full of memorable visuals and heart-warming moments, Big Fish is a film where most will find something to like if not outright love.

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Conclusion

Are you a Tim Burton fan? Check out our ranking of his entire filmography.

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9. Ali (2001)

See how closely the film resembles real life

Will Smith earned his first of two Best Actor Oscar nominations for his portrayal of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in this stirring biopic. 

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Conclusion

The lengthy runtime allows for deep exploration and insights into the man during a particularly tumultuous time in his storied life.

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8. Buried (2010)

The crew faced unique challenges with Buried

Buried is a perfect lesson in how to craft and execute a bottle film. Featuring just one tiny location and a single on-screen actor, Buried remains tense and engaging throughout its entire runtime. 

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Conclusion

The film is constantly developing character and raising the stakes, all without ever leaving the confines of a wooden coffin buried in the desert.

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7. Panic Room (2002)

David Fincher’s meticulous directing in action

Panic Room might not be David Fincher’s best film, but even Fincher’s worst is leagues ahead of many director’s entire oeuvre. 

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Conclusion

Panic Room is a taught, contained thriller with a rather eclectic cast featuring the likes of Jodie Foster, a young Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, and musician turned actor Dwight Yoakam.

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6. Midnight in Paris (2011)

Jonathan Ross interviews Woody Allen and Owen Wilson

Woody Allen won his fourth Oscar for the Midnight in Paris screenplay. Often hailed as one of the prolific director’s best, Midnight in Paris is a rom-com with a touch of magical realism where Owen Wilson’s Gil is inexplicably transported to the 1920s every time midnight rolls around while visiting Paris.  

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Conclusion

If you’re in the mood for more romance, check out our list of the Best Sappy, Romantic Movie Quotes.

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5. The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

Grindhouse legend Sid Haig leaves quite an impression as Captain Spaulding

Musician turned director Rob Zombie’s best film is easily his sophomore effort The Devil’s Rejects. This is a strong horror film with well-drawn characters, interesting themes, and original concepts. Seems to pull a fair bit of inspiration from Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Plenty of filmmakers pull inspiration from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre but it’s a special kind of horror fan that draws from the sequel.

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Conclusion

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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4. Vivarium (2020)

Imogene Poots discusses Vivarium

Vivarium is the most recent film on this list with an on-demand release back in March and a stint on the film festival circuit back in 2019. 

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Conclusion

Vivarium features a pair of likable leads in Jesse Eisenberg and Imogene Poots trapped in a plot with a strong hook reminiscent of a Twilight Zone episode where a young couple is unable to escape a surreal, suburban neighborhood.

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3. Megamind (2010)

Enter the voice-over booth for Megamind

If you’re in need of child-friendly fare, you could do a lot worse than Megamind. This family-friendly supervillain movie brings together a talented voice cast and features enough jokes for parents to keep them entertained alongside the kids.

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Conclusion

For more family-friendly entertainment, take a look at our exploration of The Pixar Formula.

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2. Pineapple Express (2008)

Who doesn’t love a good blooper?

Pineapple Express is one of many comedic collaborations between Seth Rogen and James Franco, and was an early collaboration between Danny McBride and director David Gorden-Green, the pair would go on to helm projects together such as HBO’s Vice Principals and the 2018 Halloween. 

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Conclusion

Pineapple Express stands out from other stoner comedies through its heavy focus on violent action.

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1. Cold War (2013)

Official Hong-Kong trailer

Not the 2018 Best Foreign Language Film nominee (though that Cold War is also on Prime) but rather the 2013 Hong Kong actioner starring Andy Lau, Tony Leung, and Aaron Kwok. This is a solid action film that, chances are, might not have been on your radar. Give it a watch if you’re in the mood for some well-choreographed action scenes.

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Conclusion

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

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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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