Amazon Prime Streaming Guide: Best Movies and TV Shows

Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning coming-of-age movie Lady Bird leads Amazon's lineup in June. The roster also features another 2017 hit: the hilarious James Franco film The Disaster Artist. Amazon's dark legal drama Goliath returns for a second season. The service also has exclusive U.S. rights to the new BBC miniseries, A Very English Scandal: a sordid tale of 1970s British politics. Here's a preview of what's coming next month on Amazon Prime.

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TV Shows

All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks, Season 1 (June 1)

Babylon 5, Season 1-5 (June 1)

Rescue Me, Season 1-9 (June 1)

Goliath, Season 2 (June 15)

Suits, Season 7 (June 18)

Movies and Miniseries

The Age of Innocence, 1993 (June 1)

Day of the Dead, 2008 (June 1)

The Disaster Artist, 2017 (June 1)

Panic, 2000 (June 1)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again, 1976 (June 1)

Revenge of the Pink Panther, 1978) (June 1)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2007 (June 1)

Lady Bird, 2017 (June 3)

Precious, 2009 (June 9)

Shutter Island, 2009 (June 26)

A Very English Scandal, 2018 (June 29)

Come back at the start of June for full reviews of our picks. In the meantime, enjoy our May selections.

TV Shows and Miniseries

Bleak House (May 1)

Charles Dickens satirized the Byzantine British legal system in this farce about a deceased nobleman with too many wills and possible heirs.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (May 1)

Douglas Adams' absurdist sci-fi book series has been adapted into a movie and a radio series, in addition to this hit BBC miniseries from 1981.

Little Dorrit (May 1)

Dickens critiqued debtors' prisons in this tangled tale about an imprisoned father, his three girls and their potential savior. Claire Foy, now better known as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's The Crown, played the title role in this 2008 rendition.

Rocky & Bullwinkle, Season 1 (May 11)

The off-kilter 1960s cartoon about a moose and a flying squirrel, produced by Jay Ward, gets a modern remake from Ward's daughter, Tiffany. The characters' nemeses, Russian superspies Boris and Natasha, sadly seem as relevant today as they did nearly six decades ago.

Orphan Black, Season 5 (May 12)

Credit: Ken Woroner/BBC AMERICACredit: Ken Woroner/BBC AMERICASarah Manning realizes she is both less and more special upon discovering that she belongs to a series of clones, created in a clandestine research project. In Season 5, she and her "sisters" are fighting — again — to save Sarah's daughter, Kira, from evil kidnappers.

Picnic at Hanging Rock, Season 1 (May 25)

Joan Lindsay's historical-fiction novel about schoolgirls who disappear from the titular outing has become a staple of Australian culture. It inspired a 1975 film, as well as this 2018 TV series.


 

Movies

The House I Live In (May 1)

Addicts lost the war on drugs, with millions imprisoned instead of cared for. This 2012 documentary examines what went wrong and how the United States might do better in the future.

Insomnia (May 1)

Christopher Nolan pulled off a solid remake of this Norwegian psychological thriller in 2002. Investigating a murder in the all-day sunshine of Alaskan summer, a sleep-deprived detective (Al Pacino) is slowly driven mad by the clever killer (Robin Williams).

Murder on the Orient Express (May 1)

Credit: Paramount PicturesCredit: Paramount PicturesForget the stinker remake from 2017. This is the 1974 retelling of Agatha Christie's beloved whodunit. The film earned several Oscar nominations and an Academy Award for Ingrid Bergman.

Thief (May 1)

Michael Mann's first feature film, 1981's Thief is the classic tale of a crook (James Caan) looking to make one more score before retiring. It never works out that way.

Wonder Boys (May 1)

The life of a middle-age writing professor (Michael Douglas), already in shambles, further deteriorates in this dry-witted misadventure from 2000, which co-stars Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr. and Tobey Maguire.

Last Flag Flying (May 4)

Two Vietnam vets reunite with a third to bury the man's son: a marine killed in Iraq. The somber premise expands into a bittersweet, sometimes funny road trip, starring Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston.

Still Mine (May 12)

Having played backup for decades (even to a pig, in Babe), James Cromwell finally gets a starring role in this love story about a man racing to complete a new home for his ailing wife.

The Wedding Plan (May 27)

Credit: Roadside AttractionsCredit: Roadside AttractionsWith no "ner" at the end of its title, this is not the awful 2001 American rom-com you're thinking of. Rather, it's a delightful 2016 Israeli one about a jilted fiancée who has a month to find a new groom.

What Else to Stream

Keep making the most of your Amazon Prime membership by using it to the fullest. When you're done with all these shows, check out our list of the best shows to watch on Netflix.

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