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The Best Shows and Movies on Amazon for You and Your Kids in May

Amazon Prime and Amazon Video is stocking up May with a huge array of new films and original series this May. New addition include classic James Bond films and some vintage Bollywood films if you feel like having an action/foreign film fest. This month’s highlights include the entire Boardwalk Empire series hitting Amazon for you and an all-new Daniel Tiger special for kids.

For Kids

The following will be available on Amazon Prime on May 1 unless noted otherwise.

A Christmas Story
Bait Shop
Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown
Star Kid
The Bad News Bears
The Wizard of Oz
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (5/19)

ralphie from a christmas story

For You

A View to a Kill
Amhi Jato Amuchya Gava
Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour Of Love)
Bad Influence
Bala Gau Kashi Angai
Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever 2
Cecil B. Demented
Chuck & Buck
Daagdi Chaawl
Dark Blue
Dr. No
Fatal Instinct
For Your Eyes Only
From Russia with Love
Gone with the Wind
Jyotibacha Navas
Law Of The Lawless
License to Kill
Life is Beautiful
Maximum Security
Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear
Mumbai Pune Mumbai 2
Naked Gun 2 &1/2: The Smell of Fear
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad
Nick of Time
No Way Out
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown
Repo! The Genetic Opera
School Ties
Small Soldiers
Star Kid
Sucker Punch
The Doors
Tomorrow Never Dies
Winter’s Bone
Youth in Oregon (5/3)
A Fistful of Dollars (5/4)
Manchester by the Sea (5/4)
The Ardennes (5/5)
Jackie Brown (5/6)
A Hologram for the King (5/7)
Me Before You (5/12)
I Love Dick (5/12)
Moonlight (5/20)
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (5/21)
Seasons (5/21)
Tomake Chai (5/24)
The Duel (5/24)

Highlights for You

Boardwalk Empire

Relive Steve Buscemi’s incredible TV performance as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, who ruled Atlantic City during prohibition America and rose to political power. If you’re new to the series, you can watch all five seasons on Amazon starting May 21. The show was praised for Buscemi’s work and garnered a ton of Emmy nominations. Watch it and see how an Atlantic City resident reaching a high office in American politics was terrifying nearly 100 years ago too.


Vikings, season 4B

The saga of Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok continues in the second part of season four. If you’re not all caught up on season four—we’ll keep it spoiler free—the two-part, 20 episode season has some shocking moments setting up an exciting fifth year. With Game of Thrones debuting in mid-summer with a smaller stack of episodes, Vikings may be the series to fill your sword-swinging TV appetite until July. Vikings season 4B hits Amazon Prime on May 2.

Highlights for Kids

Dino Dana

This Amazon Original kids series is a follow-up to the live-action Amazon mini-movie, Dino Dan. Dana follows the paleontologist in training and her sister Emily as they embark on adventures with dinosaurs in a modern setting. The series starts on May 26 and it combines Sharknado style CGI animation dinos (but still kid-friendly) with actors inviting preschoolers to learn about the prehistoric animals. It’s the perfect series for your dino-obsessed kid if they’ve graduated from Dinosaur Train.


Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: The Tiger Family Trip

The Tiger family is going on a road trip. It’s Daniel’s first ever vacation and the hour-long special looks to teach preschoolers family trips to an unknown location can be scary as well as exciting. Daniel will show toddlers there are new, fun sites and sounds to experience on a vacation. The special debuts on Amazon on May 9 and it will also air on PBS and the PBS Kids app all week on the same day.

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