Here’s what’s new on Amazon Prime in May 2019

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Get your queue in order.

Amazon Prime Video welcomes four original series and two original movies to its platform in May. Luca Guadagnino’s supernatural horror film Suspiria, about a young woman who uncovers sinister secrets about her dance school, is now available to stream. Sneaky Pete season 3 follows con man Marius Josipovic and the family of his ex-cellmate, Pete, whose identity Marius stole to escape his past. Based on his 1990 novel of the same name, Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens tells the story of an angel and demon who have grown to love their life on Earth and must reluctantly join forces to prevent impending Armageddon.

Check out the full listings below to find out what’s new on Amazon Prime this month.

New on Amazon Prime: Editor’s picks


Esme Creed-Miles gives a compelling performance as Hanna, a teenage girl on the run from the CIA, in this thriller miniseries that blends Jason Bourne action with teen drama. Hanna may not be too exciting for diehard fans of the original movie, which benefitted from its aesthetic flair and offbeat humor. But if you’re looking for a mainstream action thriller with a compelling emotional core, you’ve come to the right place. —Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy

Amazon Studios’ fantastic This Giant Beast That Is the Global Economy features actor Kal Penn traversing the globe in search of answers to economic dilemmas. The whip-smart, eight-episode series covers topics from the state of rubber in Southeast Asia, to money laundering in Cyprus, to the multiple levels of corruption with famed economist Robert Reich. This Giant Beast That Is the Global Economy doesn’t claim to have the answers to all the questions it asks. It might even create new problems that you’ve never considered—but it will make you a little smarter in your water cooler conversations. —Kahron Spearman

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Joshua Rofe’s Lorena presents the salacious case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt. It’s a story everyone knows—Lorena cut off her husband’s penis—but most people stop at the headline. Rofe doesn’t. Lorena goes beyond the case to look at the larger epidemic of domestic violence in America. With interviews from the Bobbitts, doctors, lawyers, advocates, friends, and family, Lorena brings depth and context to a subject that is more than just tabloid fodder. —Eddie Strait

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New movies on Amazon Prime in May 2019

May 1

Shanghai (2010)     

May 2

The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

May 3

*Suspiria – Amazon Original movie (2018)

May 5

Crash (2004)       

May 8

Action Point (2018)         

May 9

Dinosaur 13 (2014)

May 13

The Romantics (2010)                     

May 14

King of Thieves (2018) 

May 15

*Yardie (Prime Original movie) (2019)  

May 16

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

The Punisher (2004)       

May 19

Federal Hill (1994) 

May 20

Jesus’ Son (1999)

May 22

Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

May 25

Morning Glory (2010)

May 26

The Frozen Ground (2013)

May 31

Antitrust (2001)
Awaiting (2015)
Blaze You Out (2013)
Body of Evidence (1993)
Cougars Inc. (2011)
Deadtime Stories (1986)
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)
Shaolin Drunk Fighter – Gimunsayukbang (1983)
Hart’s War (2002)
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
Jennifer Eight (1992)
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)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Private Parts (1997)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Shaolin vs. Lama – Shao Lin dou La Ma (1983)
Woman Avenger – Shi mei chu ma (1980)
Tao tie gong (1979)
The ‘Burbs (1989)
The Big Wedding (2013)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
The Doors (1991)
The Ghostwriter (1997)
The Gift (2000)
The Letter (1940)
The Lonely Man (1957)
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
The Puffy Chair (2005)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot (2007)
X+Y (2014)

New TV shows on Amazon Prime in May 2019

May 10

*Sneaky Pete (Prime Original series), Season 3
*Wishenpoof (Prime Original series), Season 2c

May 17

*Fleabag (Prime Original series), Season 2

The Durrells, Season 3
Poldark, Season 4

May 31

*Good Omens (Prime Original series), Season 1

New on Amazon Prime: Available for Streaming on Prime Video Channels in May 2019

May 5

The Spanish Princess (Starz)

May 23

Vida, Season 2 (Starz)


New movies on Amazon Prime in April 2019

April 1

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Addams Family Values (1993)
An Invited Guest (1999)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Blade (1998)
Blade II (2002)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Blown Away (1994)
Case 39 (2009)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Die Another Day (2002)
Dragonslayer (2011)
Escape from L.A. (1996)
An Everlasting Piece (2000)
Everything Must Go (2010)
Foxfire (1996)
Funny About Love (1990)
Goldfinger (1964)
In a World…  (2013)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Law of the Lawless (1964)
Liberty Stands Still (2002)
Little Monsters (1989)
Live and Let Die (1973)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Octopussy (1983)
Primal Fear (1996)
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Sharkwater Extinction (2018)
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Stories We Tell (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
The Addams Family (1991)
The Living Daylights (1987)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Minus Man (1999)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Up in Smoke (1978)
Up in the Air (2009)
You Only Live Twice (1967)

April 2

A Quiet Place (2018)

April 8

Finding Your Feet (2018)
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

April 17

Overboard (2018)

April 18

Mid90s (2018)

April 21

Book Club (2018) 

April 22

The Next Three Days (2010)

April 27

The Hole in the Ground (2018)
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

April 29

Waiting for ‘Superman’ (2010)

New TV shows on Amazon Prime in April 2019

April 1

Murder, She Wrote, Seasons 1-5 

April 5

*The Tick (Prime Original Series), Season 2 

April 12

*Bug Diaries (Prime Original Series), Season 1
*Diablo Guardian (Prime Original Series), Season 2 

April 19

*Bosch (Prime Original Series), Season 5 

April 27

Humans, Season 3

April 30

Vikings, Season 5

New on Amazon Prime: Available for Streaming on Prime Video Channels in April 2019

April 1

Twilight Zone, S1 (CBS ALL ACCESS)

April 6

NCAA Final Four

April 7

The Chi, S2 (SHOWTIME)

April 8

NCAA National Championship

April 13

PGA Masters

April 14

Game of Thrones, S8 (HBO)

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This article is frequently updated for relevance.

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli is a reporter who specializes in streaming entertainment. He writes about music and film for Forbes, Billboard, and the Austin American-Statesman. He met Flavor Flav in two separate Las Vegas bowling alleys and still can’t stop talking about it.