New on Amazon Prime Video in May 2017: the best movies and TV shows coming soon

American Gods, A Grateful Dead documentary and Toni Erdmann - original programming and critically acclaimed cinema coming to the streaming service in May


Netflix may not be worried about their competitors, but Amazon is quietly building upon their output, with two potential big hitters arriving in the UK this month: Amazon Original series I Love Dick and the hotly anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.


Check out all the best movies and TV shows coming in May on Amazon Prime Instant below.

Monday 1 May

American Gods A moody fantasy series based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, starring Hollyoaks alum Ricky Whittle. Expect Game Of Thrones levels of sex and violence

The Americans Season 4. This Cold War spy drama, in which Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play a pair of KGB agents posing as an American married couple in Virginia, feels particularly poignant in 2017.

Friday 12 May

I Love Dick new comedy from the creator of Transparent about a struggling married couple who fall in love with the same professor.

Wednesday 24 May

Casual Wry look at modern dating with a star turn from Michaela Watkins as a divorcee who is forced to move in with her younger brother.

Thursday 25 May

99 Homes Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon star in a bleak but gripping depiction of the 2008 housing market crash in the US.

Monday 29 May 

Toni Erdmann A father tries to inject some humour into the life of his over-worked daughter in this raw and sometimes hilarious German comedy.

 Wednesday 31 May


Animal Kingdom This gritty drama about a dysfunctional criminal family enters its second season.