Coming to Amazon Prime in May 2017

Mahershala Ali and Alex Hibbert in the Oscar-winning film from Barry Jenkins

Amazon Prime presents the streaming debut of two big Oscar winners next month: Moonlight, which earned three Academy Awards (including Best Picture), and Amazon Studios’ own Manchester by the Sea, which earned Oscars for Casey Affleck’s performance and Kenneth Lonergan’s screenplay.

They are among the slate of new releases arriving for May, a list that includes A Hologram for the King from director Tom Tykwer and star Tom Hanks, Denial with Rachel Weisz as the real-life historian Deborah Lipstadt accused of libel by a British Holocaust denier, romantic drama Me Before You with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, the comic book movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and the natural history documentary Seasons.

Streaming series coming in May include the new Amazon original series I Love Dick, developed by Transparent creator Jill Soloway and starring Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn, new seasons of Vikings and Poldark, and the fifth and final season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

Highlighting the collection of older films arriving next month are two of the most beloved films of all time: the original The Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland skipping down the yellow brick road and Gone with the Wind with Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara and Clark Gable as Rhett Butler.

Here’s the calendar of announced titles coming to Amazon Prime in May.

May 1
Amhi Jaato Amucha Gava
Arrowhead (1952)
Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour Of Love)
Bad Influence (1990)
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Bait Shop (2008)
Bala Gau Kashi Angaai
Cabin Fever (2003)
Cabin Fever 2 (2009)
Catacombs (2007)
Cecil B. Demented (2000)
Chuck & Buck (2000)
A Christmas Story
Daagdi Chaawl
Dark Blue (2003)
The Doors (1991)
Dr. No (1963)
Fatal Instinct (1993)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
From Russia with Love (1964)
Goldeneye (1995)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Jyotibacha Nawas
Law Of The Lawless (1964)
Licence to Kill (1989)
Life is Beautiful (1997)
Maximum Security (1990)
Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (1988)
Moonraker (1979)
Mumbai Pune Mumbai 2
Naked Gun 2 &1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
Nick of Time (1995)
No Way Out (1987)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Pride (2014)
Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
School Ties (1992)
Small Soldiers (1998)
Star Kid (1998)
Sucker Punch (2008)
Thunderball (1965)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
A View to a Kill (1985)
WellieWishers: Season 1
Winter’s Bone (2010)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)


May 2
Vikings: Season 4 Pt 2

May 3
Denial (2016)

May 4
Youth in Oregon (2016)
A Fistful of Dollars (1967)

May 5
Manchester by the Sea (2016)

May 6
The Ardennes (2015)

May 7
Jackie Brown (1997)

May 12
A Hologram for the King (2016)
I Love Dick: Season 1 (Amazon Original)

May 19
Me Before You (2016)

May 20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

May 21
Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
Moonlight (2016)
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)

May 24
Seasons (2016)
Tomake Chai

May 26
Dino Dana: Season 1 (Amazon Original)

May 27
Poldark: Season 2

May 28
The Duel (2016)

Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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