With two Bank Holidays on offer, May is the best month of the year for bingeing your way through your watchlist – and this month, there are all sorts of classics about to depart Amazon Prime Video that you won’t want to miss.
From horror comedy and science fiction to old-school thrillers and modern takes on Shakespeare, there’s something for everyone to catch up with – including the masterful Cloud Atlas, the charming Eagle vs. Shark, the dazzling Before Sunset and the brutal Wolf Creek.
This is your last chance to stream the following:
Cockneys Vs Zombies – 16th May
This absurdly entertaining horror comedy gives you more than enough Roy Hudd for your Bread and Honey.
Emelie – 19th May
Sarah Bolger shines in this breakthrough role as a babysitter from hell, fuelling a horror that’s supremely suspenseful and exciting all the way to its end.
Going the Distance – 20th May
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long play a couple trying to make their long-distance relationship work, following a casual fling in a bar. Geoff LaTulippe’s raunchy script delivers a deceptively mature tale of a relationship overcoming realistic obstacles, while Long and Barrymore’s chemistry feels equally genuine.
A Scanner Darkly – 20th May
Keanu Reeves stars in Richard Linklater’s visually stunning sci-fi trip, which follows a narcotics cop in Orange County, Calif., who becomes an addict when he goes under cover.
The Two Faces of January – 21st May
Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst are on superb form in this enjoyably old-school Patricia Highsmith adaptation that plays things as cool as its hats.
Eagle vs. Shark – 23rd May
Taika Waititi’s debut is a charmingly quirky romantic comedy starring Loren Taylor and Jemaine Clement.
Source Code – 24th May
Duncan Jones’ Hithcockian thriller about a bomb on a train matches confident mainstream entertainment with indie sci-fi smarts.
Wolf Creek (2005) – 24th May
This Aussie horror about some tourists who find themselves captured and tortured by a sinister bushman is graphic, brutal, horrifying stuff.
Much Ado About Nothing – 29th May
Joss Whedon’s take on Shakespeare’s winning romantic comedy is a sparkling, bubbly affair.
Cloud Atlas – 30th May
Bewildering, beautiful and bonkers, this astonishing universe-spanning epic from The Wachowskis is one of the most underrated masterpieces of modern cinema.
Macbeth (2015) – 30th May
Haunting, dark and hypnotic, Justin Kurzel’s take on Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, stands shoulder to shoulder with the great adaptations of The Bard. You’ve never seen Shakespeare like this.
Training Day – 30th May
Antoine Fuqua and David Ayer’s Oscar-winning thriller stars Denzel Washington as a rogue detective who take a rookie (Ethan Hawke) under his wing for a 24-hour crash course in LA policing.
Byzantium – 30th May
Neil Jordan’s slow-burning horror is a mother-daughter drama rather than a vampire thriller – which gives it even more bite.
Before Sunset – 30th May
Nine years after they first met, Jesse and Celine reunite for the second in Richard Linklater’s masterful romantic trilogy.
Other titles leaving Amazon Prime in May / June 2019:
The Last Survivors
Case for Christ
12 in a Box
Lords of London
Trailer Park of Terror
Do You Believe?
The Legend of the Knight: Don Quixote
Left to Die
The Man Inside
Battle Over Normandy
I Declare War
The Lost Patrol
Dragons of Camelot
No Man’s Land
A Thousand Kisses Deep
Black Ops – Rise of the Predator
Joseph and Mary
Flirting with Love
Venus and Serena
The End – Confessions of a Cockney Gangster
Midnight in Paris
Rumour Has It…
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Wrath of the Titans
Eight Legged Freaks
Sister of the Traveling Pants
Sister of the Traveling Pants 2
Lady in the Water
The Whole Nine Yards
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger
Before I Go to Sleep
Not Another Happy Ending
Down by Love
Sugar & Spice
Revelation of the Pyramids
Driven to Kill
Proof of Life
Fire with Fire
The Hangover Part II
The Hangover Part III
An Inspector Calls (2013)
Sex and the City 2
The Goods – Live Hard, Sell Hard
A Good Man
The Bucket List
The Last Exorcism Part II
A Belfast Story
The End Times: In the Words of Jesus
Gladiators: Bloodsport of the Colosseum
Jesus: The Great Debate
Supernatural Secrets of the Pyramids
Amazing Grace: 6 Hymns That Changed the World
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
Temple of God and the End of the Age
Remember Pearl Harbour
Mumford & Sons Live from South Africa: Dust & Thunder
Ballet Pointe Shoes
The Lucky One