Every week, new Prime Video movies arrive on Amazon’s popular streaming service. And, if you’re in the market for a brand-new film to try out on one of the best streaming services, this is your go-to guide for all things new Prime Video film-related.
With so much great content released daily on Prime Video, it can be challenging to figure out which new movies you should watch. Below, we’ve hand selected a bunch of new Prime Video films – Prime Originals, cult classics, and more – that have arrived on the platform since February 2023. Why that cut off month? It wouldn’t be a “new movies” type of guide if we went any further back, would it?
We’re always on the look out for the best new Prime Video movies, so be sure to keep checking back here regularly, as we update this list when new films arrive. Oh, and if you want a full list of the cream of the crop, read our best Prime Video movies list.
New Prime Video movies: April 2023
Ticket to Paradise
Release date: April 11
Searching for a rom-com starring beloved actors Julia Roberts and George Clooney?Ticket to Paradise is your, erm, ticket to a good night in watching Prime Video.
Roberts and Clooney play Georgia and David Cotton, a a divorced couple on a mission to sabotage their daughter’s wedding in Bali, Indonesia. Yes, it sounds mean, but the Cottons convince themselves they are just looking out for her best interests, as all parents love to pretend.
Don’t expect anything out of the ordinary here. Ticket to Paradise is a romcom through and through, so it’s full of slapstick comedy and other schlocky plot beats. Even so, it’s a fun watch, especially for a lazy Sunday afternoon. It’s a treat to see Roberts and Clooney together, too, with the pair’s sizzling chemistry key to this entry in our new Prime Video movies article.
On a Wing and a Prayer
Release date: April 10
On a Wing and a Prayer is about a novice pilot called Doug (played by Dennis Quaid) , who is grieving the loss of his brother to a heart attack. Teaming up with another pilot to fly his wife (Heather Graham) and daughters home for Easter, things take a scary and unexpected turn (metaphorically, at least) that test his flying abilities and his faith.
On a Wing and a Prayer isn’t a smartly constructed movie that’ll set the world on fire. It’s more of a family-friendly watch with a solid albeit predictable)story. Having said that, there’s plenty of tension to be had as we see whether Doug can rise to the challenge of landing the plane he finds himself suddenly in charge of. At its core, On a Wing and a Prayer is a heart-warming movie with an explicit spiritual and religious thread running throughout. Just don’t expect it to be a mainstay on our new Prime Video movies list for a long time.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
Release date: April 7
Ah, Guy Ritchie, Hollywood’s leading director for some of the most bang average movies in recent times. His latest venture, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, is a spy comedy that follows Orson Fortune (Jason Statham), who’s on a mission to stop the sale of deadly weapons technology.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre isn’t nearly as hard-hitting, surprising or slick as Ritchie’s earlier films (like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch), but not many of Ritchie’s latest offerings have been (we’re looking at you, King Arthur and The Gentlemen). Still, if you’re in the mood for a fun, at-times quite silly, spy caper, it’s one that should pique your interest. If nothing else, Statham is watchable and charismatic as Fortune. The film’s supporting cast, which includes Hugh Grant as antagonist Greg Simmonds and Aubrey Plaza as Sarah Fidel, shines pretty brightly, too.
Gangs of Lagos
Release date: April 7
Prime Video’s first Africa-centric film, Gangs of Lagos follows the story of Obalola and the intertwining lives of his friends, Gift and Ify, as they grow up on the busy streets of Isale Eko, a neighbourhood in Lagos. The film explores the impact of violence and politically-affiliated gang culture in Nigeria, as well as covering themes of family, friendship and betrayal along the way.
As you might expect, Gangs of Lagos isn’t an easy watch – especially when you learn that the film is based on true stories from Isale Eko. It’s an intense movie that’ll suit anyone looking for a gritty crime thriller, though, or someone looking to gain a deeper understanding of the current real-life unrest in Nigeria. Culturally impactful, this certainly is.
New Prime Video movies: March 2023
Top Gun: Maverick
Release date: March 24
Top Gun: Maverick blasted onto theater screens all over the world back in 2022, so it’s good to finally be able to enjoy it via Prime Video. As you might expect, this is a fast-paced, action-packed blockbuster with top-class performances, brilliant set-pieces that’ll leave your jaw on the floor, and fantastic special effects. It’s also got an entertaining if somewhat formulaic story.
Fans of the original Top Gun movie are bound to find this sequel as fun, exciting, and edge-of-your-seat tense as the first. Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Tom Cruise is spectacular, reprising his role as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell with verve and panache here. The movie’s younger stars really shine, too, especially Miles Teller as Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw. Check out our exclusive chats with director Joseph Kosinki about the mind-boggling number of cameras used on set and how the film got the green light in the most Tom Cruise way possible while you’re here.
Release date: March 21
Nope is an eerie, tense sci-fi thriller that’ll stick with you long after the credits have stopped rolling. Jordan Peele (of Get Out and Us fame) is the writer, director and producer of Nope, while the captivating Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer are the movie’s leads. They play siblings Otis “OJ” Haywood Jr and Emerald “Em” Haywood who become desperate to catch video evidence of a UFO but end up getting much more than they bargained for in the process.
If you enjoy tense, cerebral sci-fi then Nope is a must-watch. Yes, it’s a UFO story – a genre that’s been done to death – but Peele’s interpretation here feels fresher and scarier than anything we’ve witnessed before. Take a look at our Nope review to find out why we loved Peele’s latest sci-fi movie, and why it deserves a place on our new Prime Video movies list.
New Prime Video movies: February 2023
Somebody I Used To Know
Release date: February 10
Somebody I Used To Know is a brand-new Prime Video Original starring Alison Brie (GLOW). It’s a sweet rom-com in which Brie plays Ally, a workaholic film producer who bumps into her first love, Sean (Jay Ellis) and spends an intense evening with him reminiscing about their younger selves. Confusing things further, Sean is about to be married, and the woman in question reminds Ally of who she used to be – leading her to question the path her life has taken.
Somebody I Used to Know doesn’t reinvent the rom-com genre. Nonetheless, it’s a sincere, well constructed movie about identity and the choices (good and bad) we make as we go about our lives. With endearing performances from Brie and Ellis, this one makes for a cosy evening watch. Just don’t blame us if you start questioning your own life’s choices, you hear?
Release date: February 1
Based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel of the same name, The Help is a period drama that explores racial relations in 1960s Mississippi. The premise is that an aspiring author decides to write a book about life in servitude to a white family, interviewing the Black women involved and turning lives upside down in the process.
The Help has been criticised for enacting a “white saviour narrative”, with even star Viola Davis expressing regret for the way the film focused on the stories of its white characters over its Black cast. Still, it’s worth watching for the brilliant performances from Davis and Octavia Spencer alone.
Release date: February 1
Almost Famous is a smart coming-of-age comedy set against the background of the 1970s music scene (but made in 2000). Fifteen-year-old William (Patrick Fugit) is a music super-fan who manages to land an interview for Rolling Stone magazine with an up-and-coming rock band. His overprotective mother isn’t onboard, which gives him something to rail against.
Funny and poignant, this is a deep dive into the life of a band on tour as seen through the lens of an idealistic teenager – groupies and all. It plays as a love letter to rock, set at the turning point of the music scene before disco took over. Frances McDormand and Kate Hudson also star.
The Talented Mr Ripley
Release date: February 1
Matt Damon plays the brilliantly creepy Tom Ripley in this suspense thriller that will stay with you long after the credits roll.
Set against the backdrop of always-sunny, seemingly carefree Italy in the 1950s, Tom is sent to bring back playboy Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) as Dickie’s father mistakenly believes Tom knows his son from Princeton. Inherently shy and softly spoken, Tom has dreams of being accepted by his peers and, as he becomes obsessed with Dickie, his friends, and his lifestyle, events take a dark turn.
Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Talented Mr Ripley was nominated for a roster of awards (including five Oscars) and was followed up with two sequels. It’s almost 25 years old now, but it’s still one of the best suspense-thrillers of our time.