What’s new on Amazon Prime Video and what’s leaving in May 2019

Each month, Amazon adds a healthy dose of fresh content, providing viewers with a significant number of new and interesting things to watch. With so much new stuff, it can be hard to know what to watch without doing extensive research. There’s no need to fear, streaming enthusiasts and Amazon Fire TV owners. If you’re looking for the best of what’s new on Amazon Prime Video in May, we’re here to help.

An adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s fantasy novel of the same name, Good Omens casts Masters of Sex actor Michael Sheen and former Doctor Who star David Tennant as an angel and demon, respectively. They team up in order to prevent armageddon from ruining the cushy lives they’ve grown accustomed to on Earth. Can they find the 11-year-old antichrist and prevent the end of days?

The award-winning British comedy series Fleabag continues for a second irreverent season. Creator, writer, and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Solo: A star Wars Story) fremains ront and center as the show’s fourth-wall-breaking protagonist, who’s navigating the complexities of faith and religion in the show’s sophomore arc. Doctor Who actor Andrew Scott joins the cast along with Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw.

Giovanni Ribisi returns for the third season of the crime drama Sneaky Pete, which finds him playing a con man impersonating his former cellmate in order to evade the powerful gangster he robbed. His con comes back to haunt him in the latest season, as everyone involved in his scheme find themselves forced to confront their true identities and risk everything to protect the lives they’ve built.

There are also plenty of other new and noteworthy movies and television series not produced in-house that will be available to Amazon Prime subscribers in May. Among the highlights are the fourth season of BBC period drama Poldark, Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 crime classic Reservoir Dogs, and just in time for football season, 2004’s Friday Night Lights.

Below, you’ll find the full list of everything that’s new on Amazon Prime Video in both April and May, with our recommended films and shows in boldface. If you’re still not sure what to watch, we have a list of the best movies streaming on Amazon, as well as a list of the best TV shows streaming on Amazon, to help you make an informed choice. If Amazon isn’t your only go-to streaming service, we’ve also got helpful articles on what’s best on Netflix and the best films on HBO‘s streaming service.

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May 10

  • Sneaky Pete, Season 3
  • Wishenpoof, Season 2c

May 17

  • Fleabag, Season 2
  • The Durrells, Season 3
  • Poldark, Season 4

May 31

  • Good Omens, Season 1


May 1

  • Shanghai (2010)

May 2

  • The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

May 3

  • Suspiria (2018)

May 5

  • Crash (2004)

May 8

  • Action Point (2018)

May 9

  • Dinosaur 13 (2014)

May 13

  • The Romantics (2010)

May 14

  • King of Thieves (2018)

May 15

  • Yardie (2019)

May 16

  • Punisher: War Zone (2008)
  • The Punisher (2004)

May 19

  • Federal Hill (1994)

May 20

  • Jesus’ Son (1999)

May 22

  • Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

May 25

  • Morning Glory (2010)

May 26

  • The Frozen Ground (2013)

May 31

  • Antitrust (2001)
  • Awaiting (2015)
  • Blaze You Out (2013)
  • Body of Evidence (1993)
  • Chinese Hercules – Ma tou da jue dou (1973)
  • Cougars Inc. (2011)
  • Deadtime Stories (1986)
  • Emperor (2012)
  • Eulogy (2004)
  • F/X (1986)
  • F/X2 (1991)
  • Super Dragon – Feng qi yun yong dou kuang lung (1976)
  • Flawless (2007)
  • Fluke (1995)
  • Forbidden Ground (1969)
  • Free Money (1998)
  • Friday Night Lights (2004)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
  • Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
  • Fun Size (2012)
  • Hart’s War (2002)
  • I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
  • Jennifer Eight (1992)
  • Lost and Delirious (2001)
  • Mission: Impossible (1996)
  • Murimgori (1982)
  • N.Y.C. Underground (2013)
  • Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
  • Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012)
  • Patriot Games (1992)
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
  • Private Parts (1997)
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • Shaolin Drunk Fighter – Gimunsayukbang (1983)
  • Shaolin vs. Lama – Shao Lin dou La Ma (1983)
  • Woman Avenger – Shi mei chu ma (1980)
  • Tao tie gong (1979)
  • The ‘Burbs (1989)
  • The Big Wedding (2013)
  • The Constant Gardener (2005)
  • The Doors (1991)
  • The Ghostwriter (1997)
  • The Gift (2000)
  • The Letter (1940)
  • The Lonely Man (1957)
  • The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
  • The Puffy Chair (2005)
  • The Secret of NIMH (1982)
  • Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot (2007)
  • X+Y (2014)
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