New On Amazon Prime Video In May 2021: The Underground Railroad, Robot & Frank, And More

Hulu's line-up is growing during the month of May, including more movies, TV shows, originals, and anime. Here's what you can stream next month.

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Amazon Prime Video is offering up lots of great content for May 2021. This will give you even more reasons to stay home throughout the month. Check out the new movies, series, and classic catalog titles coming out for the month below, along with a few recommendations.

Starting with the original content, May 14 will see the debut of the new series, The Underground Railroad. The series is an adaptation of Colson Whitehead's novel of the same name, which came out in 2016, and was out of the gate already being developed for a television series. In 2017, it was revealed that Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, Dear White People) would direct all 11 episodes of the limited series, in which the Underground Railroad is "no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil… The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman’s will to escape the horrors of bondage--and a powerful meditation on the history we all share." Jenkins's Dear White People, a satirical dramedy about escalating racial tensions at a fictional Ivy League college from the perspective of several Black students, also hits Prime Video on May 1.

For classic content, May is bookended by some pretty great picks that may have gone under most radars after all these years. On May 9, the 2012 film Robot & Frank hits Prime Video--Frank Langella stars as an aging jewel thief whose son buys him a robot, which he at first resists, but ultimately warms up to when he realizes the mechanical pal can restart his career as a cat burglar. On May 2, the sci-fi action film Snowpiercer, based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige and directed by Parasite's Bong Joon-ho, comes to the streaming service. In 2020, the film has in turn spawned a spinoff rebooting the world's continuity, which is currently running on TNT.

In the meantime, you can also check out what's coming to Disney+, Hulu, and Shudder next month.

New to Prime Video in May 2021

May 1

  • Alien: Resurrection (1997)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Almost Famous (2000)
  • Angels & Demons (2009)
  • Betrayed (1988)
  • Bound (1996)
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
  • Dinosaur 13 (2014)
  • Fascination (2004)
  • Flight (2012)
  • Flightplan (2005)
  • Georgia Rule (2018)
  • Green Zone (2010)
  • Gunsight Ridge (1957)
  • Hidalgo (2004)
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
  • Jumping The Broom (2011)
  • Knowing (2009)
  • Leatherheads (2008)
  • My Name is Earl S1-4
  • Nanny Mcphee (2006)
  • Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
  • One Fine Day (1996)
  • Priest (2011)
  • Reign Of Fire (2002)
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
  • Resident Evil (2002)
  • Rio (2011)
  • Sahara (1983)
  • Scent Of A Woman (1992)
  • See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
  • Shattered (1991)
  • The Age of Adaline (2015)
  • The Dalton Girls (1957)
  • The Da Vinci Code (2006)
  • The French Connection (1971)
  • The Green Hornet (2011)
  • The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
  • The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
  • The Ladykillers (2004)
  • The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)
  • The Outsider (1980)
  • The Secret Life Of Bees (2008)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • The Sweetest Thing (2002)
  • The Towering Inferno (1974)
  • Two For The Money (2005)
  • Unbreakable (2000)
  • Vantage Point (2008)
  • Alien
  • Bad Company (2002)
  • Baggage Claim
  • Battle Of The Sexes
  • Beloved (1998)
  • Dear White People
  • For Love Of The Game
  • Indignation
  • In The Line Of Fire
  • Jumper
  • Legion (2010)
  • Madea's Family Reunion
  • Madea's Witness Protection
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • Nim's Island
  • Notting Hill
  • Obsessed (2009)
  • Open Range
  • Road To Perdition
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  • Saving Silverman
  • Show Dogs
  • Soul Food
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • State Of Play
  • The Best Of Me
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
  • The Hot Chick
  • The Land Before Time (1988)
  • The Night Before
  • The November Man
  • The Seagull (2018)
  • The Tooth Fairy
  • The Tourist
  • Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family
  • Warm Bodies
  • What Happens In Vegas
  • Your Highness

May 2

  • Snowpiercer

May 4

  • The Lady In The Van

May 5

  • Skyfall (2012)

May 7

  • The Boy From Medellín - Amazon Original Movie (2020)
  • Breach (2020)

May 8

  • Hotel Artemis

May 9

  • Robot & Frank (2012)

May 10

  • American Ultra

May 13

  • Saint Maud (2020)

May 14

  • The Underground Railroad - Amazon Original Series: Season 1

May 15

  • Morning Glory (2010)

May 19

  • Red Dawn (2012)
  • Trumbo (2015)

May 21

  • P!nk: All I Know So Far - Amazon Original Movie (2021)
  • Solos - Amazon Original Series: Limited Series

May 28

  • Panic - Amazon Original Series: Season 1
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