New Amazon Prime Instant Video Releases: May 2015
With so many new titles heading to Netflix Instant each month, it’s sometimes easy to neglect your Amazon Prime subscription. Amazon also offers a wealth of new streaming titles free to subscribers each month, and May’s releases offer a handful of classics, new favorites and a few TV shows you’ve been meaning to catch up on. Read on for our guide to the new releases hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video in May.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986): Starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall and Dennis Dun. An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.
Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College (1991): Starring Evan MacKenzie, Kevin McCarthy and Eva LaRue. A college teacher brings the little creatures back to his campus, where they proceed to terrorize the faculty and students.
Grizzly Man (2005): A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.
Liberty Stands Still (2002): Starring Tanya Allen, Hart Bochner and Fulvio Cecere. The wife of a gun manufacturer is held hostage by a man seeking revenge for the death of his daughter in a high school shooting incident.
Men in Black II (2002): Starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Rip Torn. Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory.
Payback (1999): Starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry and Maria Bello. Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.
Ravenous (1999): Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle and David Arquette. Captain John Boyd’s promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.
The Big Empty (2003): Starring Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams and Kelsey Grammer. A budding actor is faced with a stalled career and a mountain of debt.
The People vs. George Lucas (2010): An examination of the widespread fan disenchantment with George Lucas.
The Puffy Chair (2005): Starring Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton and Rhett Wilkins. Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father’s birthday gift — a giant purple La-Z-Boy.
The Real Blonde (1997): Starring Matthew Modine, Catherine Keener and Daryl Hannah. A struggling actor takes a job in a Madonna music video to help pay the bills.
What’s the Worst That Could Happen? (2001): Starring Martin Lawrence, Danny DeVito and John Leguizamo. A rich man catches a thief burglarizing his home and steals the thief’s lucky ring, who then tries to get it back.
The Professional (1994): Starring Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman. Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin’s trade.
The Words (2012): Starring Dennis Quaid, Bradley Cooper and Olivia Wilde. A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man’s work.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (2013): Starring Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray and Tika Sumpter. Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she’s coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.
Slugterra: Slug Fu Showdown (2015): In order to control his new elemental slugs, Eli must learn the ancient art of Slug-Fu.
Defiance Season 2 (2014): Starring Grant Bowler, Julie Benz and Mia Kirshner. 30 years after alien races have colonized and drastically changed Earth, strangers arrive in a town struggling to maintain their hard-earned peace, threatening to disrupt everything they’ve fought for.
The Aviator (2004): Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Kate Beckinsale. A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes’ career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.
Laggies (2014): Starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell. In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.
Struck by Lightning (2012): Starring Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson and Christina Hendricks. A young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Manny (2014): This documentary recounts the life of celebrated boxer Manny Pacquiao, from his difficult upbringing to his work as a congressman.
The Prince (2014): Starring Bruce Willis, John Cusack and Jason Patric. When his daughter is kidnapped, a retired assassin is drawn back into the life he gave up. To rescue her, he must confront his former rival.
Suits Season 4 (2014): Starring Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle. On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City’s best lawyers.
Low Down (2014): Starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning and Glenn Close. A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1960s and ‘70s jazz scene.