New movies on Amazon Prime in April 2023

(L to R) Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack, embracing Kate Winslet as Rose, in Titanic
(Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

April is yet another solid month for new movies on Amazon Prime. While our Editor's Picks section shows off three films we recommend, It was kind of hard to pick just three.

Elsewhere this month, you've got great new-to Prime Video movies. Your faves may vary, but a quick scan produces a variety of options, including Face/Off, Forrest Gump, My Cousin Vinny, Bend It Like Beckham, The Breakfast Club, and The Big Lebowski.

Many of these movies have a chance of making our list of the best movies on Prime Video list, but who knows how long they'll stay — as Amazon doesn't announce when movies are leaving.

Before we get to the big list of the new movies on Amazon Prime this month, let's dive into three of our picks:

New movies on Amazon Prime: Editor's picks

Speed (1994)

(L to R) Keanu Reeves as Jack Traven and Sandra Bullock as Annie Porter, as the latter drives the bus in Speed

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After watching the John Wick movies online, there's little better to do (aside from going to see John Wick: Chapter 4) than to go back to one of Keanu Reeves' first action roles, in Speed. Here, he plays Jack Traven, an LAPD SWAT officer who disposes of bombs, who manages to get stuck on the bus ride from hell. Sandra Bullock co-stars as passenger-turned bus driver Annie Porter, and the two somehow have to stop a maniacal bomber (Dennis Hopper) who's rigged the bus to explode if it goes below 50 miles per hour.

Riveting and intense, Speed is a thrill ride appreciated by fans and critics alike. Not only was it a pivotal role (following Point Break) for Reeves, but it helped establish Hopper as a top-tier slimeball. 

On Prime Video starting April 1

Titanic (1997)

(L, R) Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack, in the water next to Kate Winslet as Rose, on the door, in Titanic

(Image credit: 20th Century Studios / Paramount / FlixPix / Alamy Stock Photo)

What was it with Leonardo DiCaprio, the 1990's and doomed romances? Arriving on the heels of Baz Lurhmann's Romeo + Juliet, Titanic put Leo in the shoes of Jack Dawson, a poor and struggling young artist who won his way onto the RMS Titanic passenger liner. 

There, he meets Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), who suffers from a rich fiancé named Cal (Billy Zane) in order to save her own impoverished family. No spoilers about why Jack and Rose don't live happily ever after, but James Cameron's film is still a winner to this day, and a bitter-sweet win for young romance.

On Prime Video starting April 1

The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski screenshot

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Whether you know what it's like to find a stranger in the alps or not, watching The Big Lebowski will leave you with more quotable one-liners than you'll know what to do with. This modern noir from the Coen Brothers stands the test of time to this date by the contrast of The Dude (Jeff Bridges) and his amazingly laid-back nature vs. the anger of the actual "big" Lebowski (David Huddleston), a wheelchair-bound tycoon whose wife seems to be running a con on him. 

But the plot of The Big Lebowski is almost secondary to its amazing character work. From John Goodman's difficult-to-bowl-with Walter Sobchak to Julianne Moore's eccentric Maude, and on down to excellent supporting work from Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Tara Reid and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Big Lebowski is an amazing a game of comedic one-uppsmanship.

On Prime Video starting April 1

New movies on Amazon Prime on April 1

  • American Gigolo (1980)
  • At the Gate of the Ghost (2013)
  • Bend It Like Beckham (2003)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
  • Couples Retreat (2009)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)
  • Death Wish 2 (1982)
  • Death Wish 3 (1985)
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
  • Dirty Pretty Things (2003)
  • Face/Off (1997)
  • Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
  • Fighting with My Family (2019)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012)
  • Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
  • Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015)
  • Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
  • Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)
  • Jet Li’s Fearless (2006)
  • Jigsaw (2017)
  • Jumping the Broom (2011)
  • Keeping the Faith (2000)
  • Liar Liar (1997)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
  • Lifeguard (1976)
  • Mary and The Witch’s Flower (2017)
  • Max Payne (2008)
  • McLintock (1963)
  • Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
  • Morning Glory (2010)
  • My Cousin Vinny (1992)
  • Ong Bak (2005)
  • Philomena (2013)
  • Racing with the Moon (1984)
  • Ray (2004)
  • School Ties (1992)
  • Shanghai Knights (2003)
  • Shanghai Noon (2000)
  • Shrek Forever After (2010)
  • Small Soldiers (1998)
  • Soul Surfer (2011)
  • Speed (1994)
  • Staying Alive (1983)
  • Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
  • Terminator Genisys (2015)
  • The Aviator (2004)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • The Descendants (2011)
  • The Joy Luck Club (1993)
  • The Longest Yard (1974)
  • The Mechanic (2011)
  • The Medallion (2003)
  • The Sisters Brothers (2018)
  • The Two Faces of January (2014)
  • The Young Messiah (2016)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2012)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • To the Wonder (2012)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • Vanilla Sky (2001)
  • We’re No Angels (1989)
  • Whiplash (2014)
  • Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

New movies on Amazon Prime on April 4

  • Bros (2022)

New movies on Amazon Prime on April 7

  • On a Wing and a Prayer (2023)
  • Gangs of Lagos (2023)

New movies on Amazon Prime on April 11

  • Ticket to Paradise (2022)

New movies on Amazon Prime on April 19

  • Bigger, Stronger, Faster (2008)
  • Chai Lai Angels: Dangerous Flowers (2006)
  • Demon Warriors (2007)
  • Happy Happy (2011)
  • I Melt With You (2011)
  • Magic Trip (2011)
  • Playback (2012)
  • Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)

New movies on Amazon Prime on April 21

  • Judy Blume Forever (2023)

New movies on Amazon Prime on April 26

  • Crazy Love (2007)
  • Syrup (2013)

More new movies to watch online

But you probably don't just have Prime Video. So, we recommend you check out our list of what's new on Netflix. That list includes both movies, shows and other specials. To get the most-recent set of film recommendations suggest you check out our list of the top new movies to watch online this week

Looking for critically-appreciated films? Check out the best new to Netflix movies that are 90% or higher on Rotten Tomatoes to cut through the mess of all the middling stuff on the big red streaming machine. We've also got good fresh picks from the home box office, with the best new to HBO Max movies that are 95% or higher on Rotten Tomatoes.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.