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Get your queue in order.

June heats up for Amazon Prime subscribers with big flicks like Oscar contender Lady Bird, Shutter Island, five new original series, and forgotten Eddie Murphy classic Vampire In Brooklyn.

Check out the full listings below for May, and let’s hope everyone in Philadelphia gets a flat just before an important business meeting.

New on Amazon Prime: Editor’s picks

Lady Bird

Lady Bird made me reconsider Dave Matthews Band. In Greta Gerwig’s debut feature, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a bull-headed high school senior, listens to the 1996 single “Crash Into Me” with her best friend after they get their hearts broken. I wasn’t expecting the scene to hit so hard—the song has been used in movies to schmaltzy effect, and DMB rendered a punchline—but it was the first of several times my eyes involuntarily welled up.  —Audra Schroeder

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The Remix

Singing competitions are a dime a dozen and a staple of reality television. Amazon’s The Remix takes a familiar format and adds a simple wrinkle: 10 duos will create remixes of popular Bollywood songs and judges whittle the groups down until a winner is crowned. The show features some of India’s most popular singers and DJs, and the result is a high energy and highly entertaining show. —Eddie Strait

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Sneaky Pete

Giovanni Ribisi stars as a man on the run who stole his cell mate’s identity and shacked up with his family, and now the long con is catching up with him. The Bryan Cranston-produced Amazon original series will return to Amazon Prime for season 2 on March 9—though given how things ended for his character, it’s unlikely we’ll see much of him in the show.

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While Britannia is clearly inspired by Game of Thrones, the show still feels very much like its own beast. A beast filled with treachery, terrifying druids, and a whole mess of hallucinogens. Britannia plants its freak flag early on. Within the first few minutes, you’ll see Mackenzie Crook appear as the most unsettling druid you’d ever care to meet, watch a man dive off a cliff and into a nightmare dreamscape fueled psychotropic plants, and then discover that this period drama has chosen as its theme song the trippy 1968 Donovan joint “Hurdy Gurdy Man.” And, for some inexplicable reason, it works. —David Wharton

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Philip K. Dick’s ‘Electric Dreams’

Amazon gets its own Black Mirror in this sci-fi anthology. Philip K. Dick was always good at predictive text—not necessarily about tech we would be using in the future, but the ideologies and power structures that might come. Dick’s sci-fi short stories from the ‘50s provide the source material for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, which pulls from the author’s early works. A collaboration with Amazon Studios and Channel 4, where Electric Dreams partially premiered in 2016, this 10-episode series is a bit uneven, but more than 50 years later some of his worlds still mirror our own. —Audra Schroeder

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The Last Post

Set during the mid-1960s, The Last Post follows life in and around a unit of Royal Military Police operating in the port city of Aden—now part of the nation of Yemen. The result is a little bit Mad Men and a little bit Army Wives, and it’s most definitely unique. There’s love, war, and infidelity. It can feel like a soap opera, but both the jaw-dropping setting and the other storylines ensure that it’s not The Bold and the Beautiful: Yemen Edition. It’s also an intriguing exploration of a slice of history many of us don’t know about but that’s instructive for our own modern era. —David Wharton

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New movies on Amazon Prime in June 2018

June 1 

1492: Conquest of Paradise
2 Days in the Valley
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
As Good As Dead
August Rush
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Beer for My Horses
Black Widow (AKA: Before It Had a Name)
Blood and Glory 
Blue Like Jazz 
Burnt Offerings
Chinese Box 
Clown at Midnight
Command Performance 
Danger Zone 
Day of the Dead 
Disaster Artist 
Doctor Zhivago
Dog Watch
Double Identity
Double Jeopardy
Dreams and Memories of Where the Red Fern Grows
Drop Zone
Escape from Alcatraz
Event Horizon
Forces of Nature
Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale
Hard Rain
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
House of D
I Am David 
Ladies Man
Leprechaun 2 
Leprechaun 3
Leprechaun 4: In Space
Leprechaun 5: In the Hood
Leprechaun 6: Back 2 Tha Hood
Leprechaun: Origins
Mutant Species
Nacho Libre 
Nurse 3D
Rare Birds
Revenge of the Pink Panther
Space Jam
Stanley & Iris
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tears of the Sun
The 4th Floor
The Age of Innocence
The Ant Bully 
The Ashram
The Burbs
The Care Bears Movie
The Eye 2 
The Frozen Ground 
The Natural
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
The Running Man 
The Young Karl Marx 
Universal Soldier 
Vampire in Brooklyn 
Ring of Fire 
Saturday Night Fever
Serving Sara
The Iceman
War, Inc.
*Wonder Wheel (Prime Original movie)

June 3

Lady Bird
Max 2: White House Hero 

June 5

Lions for Lambs

June 9

Simon Says

June 16

Transformers: The Last Knight

June 26

Shutter Island

New TV shows on Amazon Prime in June 2018

June 1

*All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks (Prime Original series)
Babylon 5
The Waltons
Rescue Me

June 8

*Lost in Oz (Prime Original series)

June 15

*Goliath (Prime Original series) season 2

June 18


June 26

*If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Prime Original series)

June 29

*A Very English Scandal (Prime Original series)

New movies on Amazon Prime in May 2018

May 1

3 Ways to Get a Husband
40 Days and 40 Nights
A Very Brady Sequel
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
An Inconvenient Truth
Baby Boom
Back to School
Bad News Bears
Beyond Borders
Brother Nature
Bull Durham
Cool World
Diamonds Are Forever
Dr. No
Eight Men Out
From Russia with Love
Ghost Town
Holy Air
Hot Boyz
Immigration Tango
Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack
Live and Let Die
Love Is A Gun
Men With Brooms
Murder on the Orient Express
Never Say Never Again
New Rose Hotel
Ninja Masters
Perfect Score
Perfume: Story of a Murderer
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Saturday Church
School Ties
Set Up
Starting Out in the Evening
Strategic Air Command
The Benchwarmers
The Benefactor
The Box
The Brady Bunch Movie
The Counterfeit Traitor
The Crow
The Elephant Man
The Golden Compass
The Hangman
The House I Live In
The Hurt Locker
The Last Castle
The Legend of Bagger Vance
The Man with the Golden Gun
The Saint
The Spy Who Loved Me
Thirst Street
Untamed Heart
Wild Thornberrys
Wish Upon a Star
Wonder Boys
You Only Live Twice

May 4

*Last Flag Flying (Amazon Original movie)

May 5


May 12

Still Mine

May 15

How to Be a Latin Lover

May 19

Beatriz at Dinner

May 23

Beast of Burden

May 27

Just Getting Started
The Wedding Plan

New TV shows on Amazon Prime in May 2018

May 1

Bleak House
Charles II – The Power and The Passion
Daniel Deronda
David Copperfield
Desperate Romantics
Jane Eyre (1983)
Jane Eyre (2006)
Life in Squares
Little Dorrit
Lorna Doone
Love in A Cold Climate
Mansfield Park
Martin Chuzzlewit
Oliver Twist (1985)
Oliver Twist (2007)
Our Mutual Friend
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility (1981)
Sense and Sensibility (2008)
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
The Buccaneers
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Lost World
The Office
The Pickwick Papers
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The Way We Live Now
Tom Jones
Vanity Fair (1998)

May 5

Diablo Guardian

May 11

*Rocky & Bullwinkle (Prime Original)

May 12

Orphan Black

May 18

*You Are Wanted (Prime Original)

May 22

*Dino Dana (Prime Original)

May 25

*Picnic at Hanging Rock (Prime Original)

May 29

Howards End

Still not sure what to watch? Here are the best Amazon originals, the best documentaries on Amazon Prime, what’s new on Amazon, the best movies you can watch in stunning 4K Ultra HD, and the sexiest movies you can stream right now.  

This article is frequently updated for relevance.

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the Upstream editor, and his work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.

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