The 10 most exciting new additions to Amazon Prime in May
The final month of spring is almost upon us, which means longer, sunnier days – we hope – and potentially the first opportunity to whip out a barbecue or visit a chilly beach. On the very off chance that May doesn’t go as swimmingly as I’ve suggested, we have the perfect solution to cold nights in complaining that global warming simply isn’t happening fast enough – here are ten of the most exciting new additions to Amazon Prime this month:
Outlander (TV, 2014-present)
Claire and Jamie return for a second season set in France, where the pair attempt to change the future by infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion and preventing the doomed battle of Culloden. However, their swanky new life in France’s high society makes it difficult to forward their agenda. New episodes released weekly.
TURN: Washington’s Spies (TV, 2014-present)
The highly-acclaimed period drama from US channel AMC (also home to Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead) about America’s first ever spy ring, known as the Culper Ring. Based on real events, the Culper Ring’s actions eventually helped the US win the American Revolutionary War in the eighteenth century. New episodes released weekly.
Tom Hardy plays both the infamous Kray twins, the East End gangsters who terrorised London in the 60s, in this thrilling biopic about their rise and fall and the many crimes in between.
Irish drama starring Brendan Gleeson about a small-town priest called Father James who receives a murder threat during a confession from a parish member. Given a week to live before his murder, Father James is faced with a variety of spiritual struggles from his family and his parishioners.
The Raid 2 (2014)
Not long after the events of The Raid, rookie Jakarta cop Rama learns that there are far greater opponents than the ones he faced in that building filled with gangsters – and they now know everything about what he’s done.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
In the dying years of the American West, outlaw gang ‘The Wild Bunch’ head to Mexico to do one final train robbery before retiring with the money. The job leads to an explosive confrontation in a corrupt Mexican town, ruled by a violent general.
99 Homes (2015)
A hard-working man is unable to save his family home during the 2008 housing market bust, and finds himself working for the same real estate shark who orchestrated his decline – putting other people through the same ordeal he has suffered to earn back his money.
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Set during the First World War and consequent Russian Revolution, Doctor Zhivago is the adaptation of the popular Russian novel about the life of a married Russian doctor and poet who falls in love with a political activist’s wife.
The Dark Knight (2008)
The sequel to Batman Begins, Gotham City’s criminal underworld looks like it may finally be disassembling after new district attorney Harvey Dent is elected. All is well until a new criminal mastermind, The Joker, appears and begins causing Bruce Wayne and Dent a heap of problems.
Where Eagles Dare (1969)
When an American General is captured by the Nazis shortly before D-Day, British forces stage a daring rescue operation. The assigned rescue team has some surprise inclusions, however, and one American Lieutenant must learn his reason for being there.
Other titles added to Amazon Prime in May
At Any Price (2013)
Chasing Liberty (2004)
Hard to Kill (1990)
Last Man Standing (1996)
Sex And The City 2 (2010)
Rush Hour (1998)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Spies Like Us (1985)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Cherry Tree (2016)