Coming to Amazon Prime Video in May 2020

Rocketman, a rock and roll musical retelling of the life of Elton John starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell, and The Goldfinch, an adaptation of the Donna Tartt novel with Nicole Kidman and Jeffrey Wright, will debut for Amazon Prime subscribers in May.

Also coming next month are two new original series: Upload, a science fiction satire from by Greg Daniels (creator of the American The Office and Parks and Recreation), and the nonfiction series The Last Narc, about the most notorious murder in the history of the DEA.

Also coming in May: comedy The Hustle with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, drama Trial by Fire with Laura Dern, and Amazon Original movie Seberg with Kristen Stewart as American actress Jean Seberg, new seasons of Homecoming and British shows Poldark and The Durrells, the complete run of the hit spy series Alias with Jennifer Garner, and a stand-up comedy special with Jimmy O. Yang.

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

May 2020
Clifford the Big Red Dog: Season 2A – Amazon Original series

May 1
10 Fingers of Steel (1973)
A Cadaver Christmas (2011)
Assassination Tango (2003)
Best of Shaolin Kung Fu (1977)
Who Saw Her Die? (1980)
Crooked Hearts (1991)
Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop And Gangster Films That Ruled The ’70s (2014)
Fearless Young Boxer (1979)
Five Fingers of Steel (1982)
Friday The 13th Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1982)
Gloria (2014)
Green Dragon Inn (1977)
House Of D (2005)
Torso (1973)
I Hate Tom Petty (2013)
Indie Film Artists: The DMV Truth (2016)
Inferno (1980)
Night Train Murders (1975)
Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye (1973)
The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)
Lakeboat (2000)
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
Pathology (2008)
Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagouge (1977)
Some Kind Of Hero (1982)
Sprung (1997)
The Final Countdown (1980)
The Whistle Blower (1987)
Walking Tall (1973)
Upload: Season 1 – Amazon Original series

Available for the month of May only
A House Divided: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)
African Hunters: Season 1 (Smithsonian Channel Plus)
Bonanza: Season 1 (Best Western Ever)
Born to Explore: Season 1 (PBS Living)
Boss: Season 1 (STARZ)
Engine Masters: Season 1 (MotorTrend)
Good Karma Hospital: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
In The Cut: Season 1 (Brown Sugar)
Inspector Lewis: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
Pinkalicious: Season 1 (PBS Kids)
Rosehaven: Season 1 (Sundance Now)
Seaside Hotel: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
The Lucy Show: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)

May 3
The Durrells: Season 4

May 7
The Hustle (2019)

May 8
The Goldfinch – Amazon Original movie (2020)
Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan (2017)
Jimmy O. Yang: Good Deal – Amazon Original special

May 10
Jack and Jill (2011)

May 11
Alias: Seasons 1-5

May 15
Seberg – Amazon Original movie (2020)
The Last Narc: Season 1 – Amazon Original series

May 17
Poldark: Season 5

May 19
Like Crazy (2011)
Trial By Fire (2019)

May 22
Rocketman (2019)
Homecoming: Season 2 – Amazon Original series

May 23
Come To Daddy (2020)

May 25
The Tracker (2019)

May 29
The Vast Of Night – Amazon Original movie (2020)

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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