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What's new in Amazon Prime Videos this May

Summer is almost here and things are about to heat up. Netflix has a great batch of new content coming in May but another streaming giant is turning the dial up as well.

Amazon Prime Video is bringing a pair of award-winning and critically-praised movies this May. The streaming service is also adding a collection of other great content including classic James Bond movies and Naked Gun movies.

If you're a Prime member, make sure you catch these fantastic films next month!

"Manchester by the Sea" (2016)

"Manchester by the Sea" is the critically acclaimed 2016 Amazon Original movie that was nominated for six Oscars and won two: Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor for Casey Affleck.

The film revolves around a man who is unexpectedly tasked with his nephew's care after his brother dies. With the use of flashbacks, it explores themes of extreme trauma and grief by highlighting the protagonist's tragic past.

It also stars Kyle Chandler and Ben O'Brien and is directed by Kenneth Lonergan.

"Manchester by the Sea" will be available on May 5.

 

"Moonlight" (2016)

This year's Academy Award winner for Best Picture is likewise gracing Amazon Prime Video in May.

Moonlight chronicles the story of an African-American gay man as he grows up in the rough streets of Miami, Florida. This coming-of-age tale is told through the three stages of the protagonist's life - childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, as he struggles with his identity.

The film features an Academy Best Supporting Actor award-winning performance from Mahershala Ali and also stars Trevante Rhodes, Shariff Earp and Andre Holland. The film is directed by Barry Jenkins.

Moonlight starts its Amazon journey on May 21.

That's not all. There are tons more exciting movies coming to Amazon this May.

Notables include the beloved classic, "The Wizard of Oz" (1939); fun flick, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" (2016); Tom Hanks in "A Hologram for the King" (2016); spaghetti western, "A Fistful of Dollars" (1967); and a whole collection of classic James Bond and Naked Gun movies.

May 1

  • A Christmas Story
  • A View to a Kill (1985)
  • Amhi Jaato Amucha Gava
  • Anolkhi
  • Arrowhead (1952)
  • Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour Of Love )
  • Bad Influence (1990)
  • Bait Shop (2008)
  • Bala Gau Kashi Angaai
  • Cabin Fever (2003)
  • Cabin Fever 2 (2009)
  • Catacombs (2007)
  • Cecil B. Demented (2000)
  • Chuck & Buck (2000)
  • Daagdi Chaawl
  • Dark Blue (2003)
  • Devta
  • Dr. No (1963)
  • Fatal Instinct (1993)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • From Russia with Love (1964)
  • Goldeneye (1995)
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Jyotibacha Nawas
  • Khichdi
  • Law Of The Lawless (1964)
  • License to Kill (1989)
  • Life is Beautiful
  • Maximum Security (1990)
  • Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (1988)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • Mumbai Pune Mumbai 2
  • Naked Gun 2 & 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
  • Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
  • Nick of Time (1995)
  • No Way Out (1987)
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
  • Pride
  • Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
  • School Ties (1992)
  • Siddharth
  • Small Soldiers (1998)
  • Star Kid (1998)
  • Sucker Punch (2008)
  • Teenkahon
  • The Bad News Bears (1976)
  • The Doors (1991)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • WellieWishers - Season 1
  • Winter's Bone (2010)
  • The Wizard of Oz

May 2

  • Vikings - Season 4B

May 3

  • Denial

May 4

  • Youth in Oregon
  • A Fistful of Dollars (1967)

May 5

  • Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Original)

May 6

  • The Ardennes

May 7

  • Jackie Brown

May 12

  • A Hologram for the King (2016)
  • I Love Dick - Season 1 (Amazon Original)

May 19

  • Me Before You (2016)

May 20

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

May 21

  • Boardwalk Empire – Season 5
  • Moonlight
  • Paradise Lost 2: Revelations

May 24

  • Seasons
  • Tomake Chai

May 26

  • Dino Dana – Season 1 (Amazon Original)

May 27

  • Poldark – Season 2

May 28

  • The Duel
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