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New Arrivals for Prime Video May 2023

by Andrew J. Salazar
David Harbour in full costume as Santa Claus in the action comedy VIOLENT NIGHT coming to Amazon Prime Video in May 2023.

Prime Video subscribers are being treated well in May 2023. So far in the month, the Amazon streaming service has added loads of popular films and shows. On top of that, the comedy special Jimmy O. Yang: Guess How Much? and Season 2 of the unscripted Italian program The Ferragnez – The Series, which follows the professional and private lives of digital entrepreneur/fashion icon Chiara Ferragni and rapper/business mogul Fedez as they navigate their marriage and growing family, are among some of the new Prime Video originals in May 2023. Those who aren’t taking advantage of Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV), which can be accessed via its official channel on Prime Video, might want to change that this month as it’s got its own packed list of new streaming additions too, including the Freevee Original series Primo.

In the mood for comedy this May on Prime Video? Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and Beavis and Butt-Head Do America are all laugh-out-loud choices that feature iconic comedic duos. Raunchy comedies from the 2000s like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Heartbreak Kid, Dinner for Schmucks, and Get Him to the Greek are all solid choices as well. You can’t also go wrong with a wide variety of critically acclaimed favorites like Moonrise Kingdom, The Adventures of Tintin, Dallas Buyers Club, and Shutter Island. In terms of newly added shows, Prime Video subscribers can now watch all seasons/episodes of both Beverly Hills 90210 (1991) and its revival 90210 (2005), Sabrina: The Teenage Witch (1997), The Tudors (2007), and Freaks & Geeks (1999).

Finally, Prime Video is getting the exciting additions of Till, She Said, Three Thousand Years of Longing, and Violent Night in May 2023. All of these films garnered levels of unique praise last year and are worth a watch now that they’re easily available to stream on the platform. Read more on our monthly recs below and then check out the full list of everything coming to Amazon Prime Video and Freevee in May 2023. You can also find out what’s new and about to be removed from Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+ right here on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:


Primo | All New Series | Coming May 19

Created by Mexican-American author/journalist Shea Serrano, Primo is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy series based on his upbringing in San Antonio, Texas. The Freevee Original follows charming 16-year-old Rafa Gonzales (Ignacio Diaz-Silverio) as he tries to chase his big dreams and college goals. The only thing in his way: societal expectations and the need to balance a hectic home life with his single mom Drea (Christina Vidal) and five chaotic uncles (portrayed by Carlos Santos, Henri Esteve, Johnny Rey Diaz, Jonathan Medina, and Efraín Villa). Following the success of Jury Duty, Amazon Freevee is gaining some hot attention right now and this relatable teen comedy could by all means be its next winner.

Primo premieres on Amazon Freevee May 19, 2023!

Three Thousand Years of Longing


Perhaps a bit misunderstood upon its 2022 release, George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing is worth the watch alone for its two tender leading performances from Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba. Coming from the absurd mind behind the Mad Max franchise, the magnificent visuals don’t disappoint either. Based on the short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by  A.S. Byatt, audiences are caught between the unlikely meeting of Alithea (Swinton), an accomplished scholar who’s stuck in her lonely middle-aged life, and an ancient Djinn who’s been searching for his freedom across three millennia.

It’s a classic “release a genie from a bottle and get three wishes” story but with an unexpected twist of romance, as Alithea and this Djinn end up finding what they need most in life within each other. This romantic fantasy tale is rewarding to those who give it their time of day. Plus, any fan excited for George Miller’s upcoming Mad Max prequel Furiosa, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, should watch Three Thousand Years of Longing to see this profound filmmaker stretch his muscles in a totally different mix of genres. Up until this month, this movie had only been streaming on MGM+.

Three Thousand Years of Longing debuts on Prime Video May 23, 2023!

Violent Night

Violent Night - Official Trailer

Directed by Tommy Wirkola, Violent Night is the latest high-genre action flick from 87North Productions – the studio founded by stuntman-turned-director David Leitch and Kelly McCormick. Famous for films like Nobody and Bullet Train, 87North has set a high precedent for action-driven storytelling where movie stars are genuinely allowed to shine. In this case, audiences witness David Harbour unleash his fury as a brutal reimagining of Santa Claus.

When a group of relentless mercenaries (led by John Leguizamo in a hilarious performance) takes a wealthy family hostage on Christmas Eve, Santa has no choice but to step in and save their lives thanks to their only young daughter who still believes in him. To no surprise, Violent Night quickly gained somewhat of a cult following upon its release last year and if you haven’t indulged yourself in some jolly-infused, holiday-themed action, then now might be the right time on Prime Video. Up until this month, Violent Night had only been streaming on Peacock.

Violent Night hits Prime Video on May 26, 2023!

New Prime Video Arrivals for May 2023

Coming May 1

MasterChef Mexico S1-4 (2015)
A Beautiful Mind (2002)
Amistad (1997)
Babe (1995)
Babe: Pig In The City (1998)
Babel (2006)
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
Biker Boyz (2003)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Blue Crush (2002)
Blue Crush 2 (2011)
Bound (1996)
Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004)
Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)
Carrie (2002)
Coneheads (1993)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: You Are Special, Daniel Tiger! (2012)
Daniel Visits A New Neighborhood (2022)
Darkest Hour (2017)
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Europa Report (2013)
Failure to Launch (2006)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Fletch (1985)
Fletch Lives (1989)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Ghost Town (2008)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Hard Eight (1997)
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Howard the Duck (1986)
I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
Identity Thief (2013)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Kung Fu Hustle (2005)
Leap Year (2010)
Madagascar (2005)
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
Patriot Games (1992)
Reminiscence (2021)
Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
Rumble In The Bronx (1996)
Safe House (2012)
Saving Face (2005)
Shutter Island (2010)
Space Jam (1996)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
The Black Stallion (1979)
The Doors (1991)
The Front Page (1974)
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
The Quiet Man (1952)
The Rundown (2003)
The Shootist (1976)
The Terminal (2004)
The Wiz (1978)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
They Might Be Giants (1971)
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
True Grit (2010)
Virtuosity (1995)
We Were Soldiers (2002) 

Coming May 2

Jimmy O. Yang: Guess How Much? Comedy Special (2023) 

Coming May 4

90210 S1-5 (2009)
Beverly Hills 90210 S1-10 (1991)
Dynasty (1981)
Freaks & Geeks (1999)
Medium S1-7 (2005)
Reign S1-4 (2014)
Sabrina: The Teenage Witch S1-7 (1997)
The Tudors S1-4 (2007) 

Coming May 5

Tommy Little: Pretty Fly for a Dickhead (2023)
¡Hasta la Madre! del día de las madres (2023)

Coming May 9

Till (2022) 

Coming May 10

La Vida Despues del Reality (2023)

Coming May 11

Academy of Country Music Awards (2023)

Coming May 16

Zarna Garg: One in a Billion Comedy Special (2023) 

Coming May 18

The Ferragnez – The Series S2 (2023) 

Coming May 19

She Said (2022)

Coming May 23

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022) 

Coming May 26

Hohlbeins’ – The Gryphon (2023)
Violent Night (2022) 

Coming May 28

Top Five (2014) 

Coming May 29

Hot Pursuit (2015)

New Freevee Arrivals for May 2023

Coming May 1

Casa Grande S1 (2023)
Taxi S1-5 (1978)
Numb3rs S1-6 (2005)
American Ninja (1985)
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
Be Cool (2005)
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Boogie (2021)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Get Low (2009)
Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil (2011)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009)
John Wick (2014)
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Kalifornia (1993)
Lee Daniel’s The Butler (2013)
Linsanity (2013)
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Monster Trucks (2016)
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Red River (1948)
Repo Men (2010)
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Runaway Train (1985)
Scarface (1983)
Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
Soul Surfer (2011)
Stan & Ollie (2018)
Stigmata (1999)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The Dictator (2012)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The Misfits (1961)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
Uptown Girls (2003)
Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019) 

Coming May 16

Elysium (2013)

Coming May 19

Primo (2023) 

Coming May 21

The Monuments Men (2014)

Check out what’s also coming to the following streaming services in May 2023:

– Disney+
– HBO Max

Follow Managing Editor Andrew J. Salazar on Twitter: @AndrewJ626

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