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What’s New to Stream on Amazon Prime for May 2019

Most of this month’s new arrivals aren’t landing until May 31st. Weird? Yes. Worth the wait? Maybe.
Rewind Horror Suspiria
By  · Published on May 5th, 2019

Amazon Prime is the only streaming service with a cost that also gets you free shipping, and that my friends is a deal. They’re in the Original programming game, but their biggest offering remains the ton of films available to watch anytime for Prime members.

The complete list of titles hitting Amazon Prime this month — May 2019 — is below, but first I’m going to shower some affection and point some eyeballs towards a few specific titles.

Amazon Prime Pick of the Month

Remakes are never a bad thing on their face — some are good, some are bad — but the idea of redoing Dario Argento’s most well-known film struck some as patently absurd. Luckily, and smartly, director Luca Guadagnino wasn’t interested in making a simple remake with his Suspiria (2018). The core story remains, and the film finds its own immense beauty, but the narrative improves in exciting and historically relevant ways. Both films are fantastic and exist apart from each other, and this serves as a perfect example on how to approach and execute a remake.

Franchise Fever

Punisher Warzone

Sometimes when you watch a movie you find yourself so amped up on the material that you wish a sequel was available to watch right away. Well hold onto your shorts, because Amazon Prime is adding a couple possibilities for you. First up, May 16th brings both The Punisher (2004) and Punisher: War Zone (2008), and while the latter isn’t a direct sequel and the tone is wholly different they both offer their own degree of fun. Prefer something a decade or two older? May 31st sees the arrival of F/X (1986) and its follow-up F/X2 (1991). Both are entertaining, but the first film remains a blast for fans of movie makeup and effects antics.

It’s a Dog’s Life


Love dogs? While do I have two movies for you… okay fine, only one has anything to do with actual dogs but maybe cut me a little slack here. Fluke (1995) is an adaptation of a James Herbert novel, but rather than be a horror tale like you’re expecting from the author of The Rats, it’s actually a heart-warming adventure about forgiveness and reincarnation. Matthew Modine enters a dog, aurally! That doesn’t sound right, but he does voice a dog while Samuel L. Jackson gives voice to another. Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992) is more metaphorical in its canine titling, but even though it’s his first film it remains one of his best.

The Complete List

May 1st
Shanghai (2010)

May 2nd
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

May 3rd
Suspiria (Amazon Original)

May 5th
Crash (2004)

May 8th
Action Point (2018)

May 9th
Dinosaur 13 (2014)

May 10th
Sneaky Pete – Season 3 (Amazon Original)
Wishenpoof – Season 2 (Amazon Original)

May 13th
The Romantics (2010)

May 14th
King of Thieves (2018)

May 15th
Yardie (Amazon Original)

May 16th
The Punisher (2004)
Punisher: War Zone (2008)

May 17th
The Durrells – Season 3
Fleabag – Season 2 (Amazon Original)
Poldark – Season 4

May 19th
Federal Hill (1994)

May 20th
Jesus’ Son (1999)

May 22nd
Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

May 25th
Morning Glory (2010)

May 26th
The Frozen Ground (2013)

May 31st
Antitrust (2001)
Awaiting (2015)
The Big Wedding (2013)
Blaze You Out (2013)
Body of Evidence (1993)
The ‘Burbs (1989)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Cougars Inc. (2011)
Deadtime Stories (1986)
The Doors (1991)
Emperor (2012)
Eulogy (2004)
F/X (1986)
F/X2 (1991)
Super Dragon – Feng qi yun yong dou kuang lung (1976)
Flawless (2007)
Fluke (1995)
Forbidden Ground (1969)
Free Money (1998)
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Fun Size (2012)
The Ghostwriter (1997)
The Gift (2000)
Shaolin Drunk Fighter – Gimunsayukbang (1983)
Hart’s War (2002)
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
Jennifer Eight (1992)
The Letter (1940)
The Lonely Man (1957)
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Chinese Hercules – Ma tou da jue dou (1973)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Murimgori (1982)
N.Y.C. Underground (2013)
Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012)
Patriot Games (1992)
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Private Parts (1997)
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Shaolin vs. Lama – Shao Lin dou La Ma (1983)
Woman Avenger – Shi mei chu ma (1980)
Tao tie gong (1979)
Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot (2007)
X+Y (2014)

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