Films and series on Amazon Prime Video in May

New month, new streaming offer on Amazon Prime Video. In May 2021, fans of relaxed streaming will again have a lot to see on the couch. There are not only sequels to well-known series, but also new Amazon Originals!

One of the largest video streaming providers out there is Amazon. Prime customers of the online retailer can not only use the free premium shipping for 69 euros per year (34 euros for students) or 7.99 per month (can then be canceled monthly), they are also available with Amazon Prime Music and Amazon Prime Video two streaming services are available.

So that Amazon Prime Video can keep up with competitors such as Netflix and Disney +, the provider adds to the selection of series and films every month. The company also produces its own content under the name Amazon Originals. TECHNOLOGY BUTTON reveals which new films and series Amazon Prime Video customers can look forward to in May 2021. However, it should be noted that the offer can be expanded by Amazon at any time.

News on Amazon Prime Video in May

New series and seasons

In May, some big names in series are running on Amazon Prime Video. For example, all seasons of “Vampire Diaries” end up with the streaming provider. The teen series was not only the breakthrough for Nina Dobrev, but also shaped the fantasy-vampire-werewolf genre. Another well-known teen series of the past decade is coming to Amazon with “Gossip Girl”. Subscribers can also look forward to the Canadian hit “Schitt’s Creek” and new episodes of “Lucifer” starring Tom Ellis.

Here is the full list of new series and seasons on Amazon Prime Video in May:

title, Genre (year), Performers, IMDb, date
Schitt’s Creek (Seasons 1-5) Comedy (2015-2020) Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy 8.5 05/01/2021
Hubert and Staller (Season 9) Comedy (2011–) Christian Tramitz, Michael Brandner 7.6 05/01/2021
The Vampire Diaries (Seasons 1-8) Fantasy (2009-2017) Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley 7.7 07.05. 2021
The Underground Railroad (Season 1) History (2021–) Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillion, Joel Egerton – 05/14/2021
Star Girl (Season 1) Action (2020–) Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monrael 7.3 05/21/2021
Gossip Girl (Seasons 1-6) Drama, Romance (2007-2012) Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley 7.4 05/21/2021
Panic (Season 1) Thriller (2021–) Tatiana Roberts, Jordan Alsace – 05/28/2021
Lucifer (season 5b) Crime, Fantasy (2016–) Tom Ellis, Lauren German 8.1 05/29/2021

Schitt’s Creek (from May 1st)

A wealthy family loses all of their wealth due to tax fraud. The only resource they have left is the small town of Schitt’s Creek, which the family son was actually given as a joke a few years ago. In the run-down motel in town, the family of four tries to start a new life. They are not only confronted with their new financial situation, but also with the less enthusiastic city dwellers. The series, which can be seen in full on Amazon Prime Video from May, won numerous awards, including Emmys in all seven major categories.

The Underground Railroad (from May 14th)

The ten-episode miniseries “The Underground Railroad” is based on the bestseller of the same name. The slave Cora is working on a cotton plantation in Georgia when she learns about a secret network of tunnels, the Underground Railroad. She decides to escape underground to freedom and is pursued by an unscrupulous bounty hunter.

Lucifer (from May 29th)

Fans of the fantasy series “Lucifer” had to wait eight months for the second part of the fifth season. The remaining eight episodes will finally appear on Amazon Prime Video at the end of May. This means that the scheduled penultimate season around the charming hell-dweller who walks on earth can be seen completely on the streaming provider.

The new films

In May 2021 there will be a lot to see again for film fans on Amazon Prime Video. In addition to the last two parts of the “Hunger Games” series with Jennifer Lawrence, the streaming provider also has some well-known comedies such as “The Dictator”, “The Shoe of Manitu” and “Asterix at the Olympic Games”. Also worth seeing is the historical sports drama “Napola” with Max Riemelt about a young boxer during the Nazi era or the first “Downtown Abbey” film from 2019.

Here is the full list of films for Amazon Prime Video in May:

title, Genre (year), Performers, IMDb, date
Room Drama (2015) Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay 8.1 05/01/2021
Yes She Can – women change the world Documentary (2021) – – 05/01/2021
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Action, Sci-Fi (2014) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson 6.6 05/01/2021
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Action, Sci-Fi (2015) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson 6.6 05/01/2021
Michael Clayton Crime (2007) George Clooney, Tilda Swinton 7.2 05/02/2021
I still believe Biography (2020) KJ Apa, Britt Robertson 6.5 05/04/2021
Chick Fight Comedy (2020) Malin Akerman, Bella Thorne, Alec Baldwin 4.6 05/04/2021
Seven minutes past midnight Adventure (2016) Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones 7.5 05/04/2021
How do you spell love? Romance (2014) Hugh Grant, Vanessa Wasche 6.2 05/06/2021
The Amazing Spider-Man Action, Fantasy (2012) Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone 6.9 05/06/2021
Patch Adams Biography, Comedy (1998) Robin Williams, Daniel London 6.8 05/07/2021
The dictator Comedy (2012) Sascha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly 6.4 05/08/2021
Good boys Comedy (2019) Joacob Trembley, Keith L. Williams 6.7 05/09/2021
Inside Man Crime (2006) Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster 7.6 05/11/2021
Bee Season Drama, Family (2005) Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche 5.5 05/11/2021
Interstellar Sci-Fi (2014) Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway 8.6 05/12/2021
Asterix at the Olympics Comedy (2008) Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Vanessa Hessler 5.2 05/12/2021
The Boandlkramer and eternal love Fantasy, Comedy (2021) Sebastian Bezzel, Elsi Gulp – 05/14/2021
friendship plus Romance (2011) Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher 6.2 05/14/2021
Napola – elite for the leader Drama, Sports (2004) Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling 7.4 05/18/2021
Lovecut Drama (2020) Sara Toth, Kerem Abdelhamed, Max Kuess 5.3 05/19/2021
Bone Tomahawk Western (2015) Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson 7.1 05/20/2021
P! Nk: All I Know So Far Documentary (2021) Pink, Carey Hart – 05/21/2021
Spaceball Aci-Fi (1987) Mel Brooks, John Candy 7.1 05/22/2021
Deliver us from evil Crime (2014) Eric Bana, Olivia Munn 6.2 05/22/2021
Good girls don’t do that Romance (2020) Lucy Hale, Mindy Cohn, Leonidas Gulaptis 5.2 05/23/2021
Seventh Son Fantasy (2014) Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore 5.5 05/24/2021
Manitou’s shoe Comedy (2001) Michael Herbig, Christian Tamitz, Marie Bäumer 6.7 05/25/2021
The good lie Biography (2014) Reese Witherspoon, Ger Duany 7.4 05/26/2021
Honest Thief Action, Crime (2020) Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney 6th 05/28/2021
Call Me By Your Name Romance (2017) Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet 7.9 05/29/2021
Good with birds Romance (2016) Anja Knauer, Max von Thun, Max Giermann 4.3 05/29/2021
Downtown Abbey Drama, History (2019) Stephen Campbell, Michael Fox, Lesley Nicol 7.4 05/30/2021
Men’s nursery Comedy (2014) Elyas M’Barek, Christoph Maria Herbst 5 05/31/2021

Room (from May 1st)

5-year-old Jack’s life consists of a single room where he lives with his mother. She takes loving care of him and tries to keep him away from the fact that they are prisoners and that he is the child of rape. When he is old enough, she includes Jack in her escape plans, which actually succeed. He now has to find his way in the world outside his room and reality has become alien to his mother too.

The Boandlkramer and Eternal Love (from May 14th)

Michael Herbig’s new comedy could not be released in cinemas due to the pandemic and will therefore be released exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in May. In terms of content, it is a continuation of the 2008 film “The Story of Brandner Kaspar”. Herbig plays the Bavarian godfather who makes a deal with the devil (Hape Kerkeling) out of love

Downtown Abbey (May 30th)

The film “Downtown Abbey” is based on the very successful British series of the same name. The action begins in 1927 and shows the visit of the royal family to the Crawley family estate. This is not just a conflict between the servants of the house and the royal staff. After all, it is also about maintaining power and survival of the Crawley family themselves.

That was the new content on Amazon Prime Video in April

Series and seasons

title, Genre (year), Performers, IMDb, date
Containment (Season 1) Drama (2016) David Gyasi, Christina Moses 7.2 04/01/2021
Krypton (Seasons 1-2) Action, Drama (2018-2019) Cameron Cuffre, Georgina Campbell 6.9 04/01/2021
Chuck (Seasons 1-5) Comedy (2007-2012) Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez 8.2 04/01/2021
The Little Dragon Coconut (Season 2) Animation (2015–) – 7.1 04/01/2021
LOL: Last One Laughing (Season 1) Reality (2018-2019) Eugenio Derbez, Mauricio Barrientos 3.6 04/01/2021
LOL: Last One Laughing Italy (Season 1) Reality (2021) – – 04/01/2021
Black-Ish (Seasons 1-6) Comedy (2014-) Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner 7.1 04/05/2021
The 100 (Seasons 1-7) Drama, Sci-Fi (2014-2020) Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos 7.6 04/09/2021
Swamp Thing (Season 1) Action, Drama (2019) Crystal Reed, Virginia Madsen 7.6 04/09/2021
Pretty Little Liars (Seasons 1-7) Mystery (2010-2017) Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Sasha Pieterse 7.4 April 15, 2021
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Mystery (2019) Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish – April 15, 2021

Black-Ish (since April 5th)

The series focuses on the African-American Johnson family: father Andre is an advertising manager, his wife Rainbow is an anesthetist. The two raise their four (later five) children in a predominantly white neighborhood – a challenge that should not be underestimated.

The 100 (since April 9th)

With “The 100” one of the most successful youth sci-fi series of the past few years came to Amazon Prime Video in April. A group of people survived a devastating nuclear disaster on a space station. When resources run low, they send a group of juvenile criminals to Earth to test whether the planet is habitable again. There the “100” have to find out that they are not the only survivors …

Chuck (since April 1st)

Through a chain of unlikely events, computer nerd Chuck gets to see a secret e-mail, making him the main source of intelligence for the CIA. From now on he works with the authority. He is supported by his best friend and sister.


title, Genre (year), Performers, IMDb, date
John Wick Action (2014) Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen 7.4 04/01/2021
Hotel Transylvania 2 Animation, family (2015) Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez 6.7 04/01/2021
Suburban crocodiles Family (2009) Nick Romeo Reimann, Leonie Tepe 6.1 04/02/2021
Suburban crocodiles 2 Family (2010) Nick Romeo Reimann, Leonie Tepe 5.7 04/02/2021
Suburban crocodiles 3 Family (2011) Nick Romeo Reimann, Leonie Tepe 5.6 04/02/2021
My friend Conni – secret about Mau the cat Animation, family (2020) Noella Brennan, Mia Ciscon, Zac Ciscon 6.5 04/02/2021
Blood brothers Comedy (2011) Sido. Bobby Tight 6th 04/03/2021
Snitch: A risky deal Action (2013) Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon 6.4 04/03/2021
All inclusive Comedy (2009) Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Jon Favreau 5.5 04/04/2021
Tomiris Action, History (2019) Almira Tursyn, Adil Akhmetow 4.7 04/04/2021
Bad Samaritan: In the sights of the killer Horror, Thriller (2018) David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon 6.5 04/04/2021
Framing Britney Spears Documentary (2021) Britney Spears 7th 04/05/2021
Girl on the train Thriller (2018) Matt Concannon, John Dougall, Philipa Flyn 7.2 04/05/2021
Grandma’s boy Comedy (2006) Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini 7th 04/05/2021
Max and the Wild 7 Family (2020) Jona Eisenblätter, Uschi Glas, Günther Maria Halmer 6th 04/06/2021
The Factory Crime (2021) John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter 5.8 04/06/2021
The Secret: Dare to Dream Romance (2020) Katie Holmes, Josh Lucas, Celia Weston 6.4 04/06/2021
Ask the dust Romance (2006) Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland 5.8 04/07/2021
47 ronin Action, Fantasy (2013) Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada 6.3 April 8th, 2021
Black Water: Abyss Action, Horror (2020) Jessica McNamee, Luke Mitchell, Amali Golden 4.5 04/11/2021
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Action (2019) Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba 6.4 04/12/2021
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret Documentary (2014) – 8.3 04/12/2021
Marie Curie – Elements of Life Biography, History (2019) Rosamund Pike, Yvette Feuer, Mirjam Novak 6.2 04/12/2021
gold Drama, Crime (2016) Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Raimírez 6.7 04/13/2021
Like a miracle Drama, Romance (2010) Zac Efron, Kim Basinger, Charlie Tahan 6.4 04/13/2021
The Festival Comedy, Romance (2018) Joe Thomas, Hannah Tointon 5.8 04/14/2021
Wonder Woman Action Fantasy (2017) Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright 7.4 April 15, 2021
Black eagles Documentary (2021) – – April 15, 2021
The Legend of Tarzan Action, Drama (2016) Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz 6.2 04/16/2021
American sniper Action, Biography (2014) Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner 7.3 04/17/2021
Follow me Horror (2020) Keegan Allen, Holland Roden 5.4 04/18/2021
Winchester Biography, Drama (2018) Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook 5.5 April 19, 2021
Schlingensief – Screaming into the silence Documentary (2020) – 7.1 April 20, 2021
3096 days Biography, Drama (2013) Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Thure Lindhardt 6.5 04/21/2021
Stay Thriller (2005) Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling 6.8 04/21/2021
Clear to cloudy Romance (2012) Max Riemelt, Anna Fischer, Jessica Schwarz 6.7 04/22/2021
The Propaganda Game Documentary (2015) – 6.8 04/22/2021
The Climb Comedy (2019) Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino 6.9 04/23/2021
The vigil Horror, Thriller (2019) Dave Davis, Menashe Funny 5.6 04/23/2021
Sams in danger Family (2003) Christine Urspruch, Ulrich Noethen 5.2 04/23/2021
Spell of love Romance (2007) Morgan Freeman, Alexa Davalos 6.6 04/24/2021
Out of nowhere Drama, Crime (2017) Diane Kruger, Numan Acar 7.1 04/24/2021
American Beauty Drama (1999) Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch 8.3 04/24/2021
Body of Lies Action, Thriller (2008) Leonardo DiCaprio, Russel Crowe, Mark Strong 7.1 04/25/2021
Ender’s Game: The big game Action, Fantasy (2013) Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld 6.6 04/28/2021
Better Living Through Chemistry Comedy (2014) Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monghan 6.3 04/29/2021
run Thriller (2020) Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen 6.7 04/30/2021
Voyagers Sci-Fi (2021) Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp – 04/30/2021

Wonder Woman (since April 15)

At the end of the First World War, the British spy Steve Trevor escaped to Themyscira, the island of the Amazons. They fight the god of war Ares and guard a powerful weapon, the god-slayer. One of them is Diana, who decides to leave the island with Steve and then to locate and defeat Ares, whose troops are attacking the Amazons with all their might.

Framing Britany Spears (since April 5th)

In the USA the documentary “Framing Britany Spears” caused quite a stir. In April it will now be launched exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in Germany. The documentary portrays the pop icon, shows her extraordinary career, but also how the media and not least her father Jamie Spears treated her.

3096 days (since April 21)

Based on the true story of Natascha Kampusch, the film impressively tells the story of a young girl who is kidnapped and held captive for 3096 days.

Do you prefer to watch Netflix or Sky? Here are the new Netflix highlights , the new releases for this month on Sky and Disney + !

Rent or buy films and series from Amazon Prime Video

The series and films mentioned above are included in the Amazon Prime subscription and are therefore available to customers free of charge. Apart from that, there is a large number of other content that can be borrowed or purchased for a corresponding fee. If you rent a film, it is available to you for 30 days, but not indefinitely. After starting the content for the first time, it only remains in the digital video library for 48 hours.

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