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Best new Amazon Prime Video movies and TV series
A Million Miles Away
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 15/09/2023 | Genre: Drama | Language: English | Rating: PG
Based on a true story, A Million Miles Away follows the story of José Hernández, the first migrant farmworker to travel to space. The film follows Hernández on a decade-long journey from a rural village in Michoacán, Mexico, to the fields of the San Joaquin Valley, to more than 200 miles above the Earth in the International Space Station.
Alejandra Márquez Abella directs the film and stars Michael Peña, Rosa Salazar, Julio Cesar Ceillo, Veronica Falcon, and more.
Wilderness Season 1
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 15/09/2023 | Genre: Drama/Thriller | Language: English | Rating: PG14
There is no “happily ever after” in movies, and Amazon Prime Video’s new show, Wilderness, is here to prove it.
The series follows Liv and Will, who seem to have a stable marriage, a glamorous life, and youth to enjoy their wealth and success. But it all comes crashing down when Liv learns about Will’s little affair. Liv is heartbroken but also furious, and when Will proposes a trip around America’s National Parks to mend his ways, Liv knows exactly what she has to do to exact revenge.
Marnie Dickens created Wilderness and stars Jenna Coleman and Oliver Jackson-Cohen in lead roles.
Sitting in Bars with Cake
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 08/09/2023 | Genre: Comedy/Romance | Language: English | Rating: PG13
Jane loves cake but hasn’t had much luck finding actual love. One day, she takes a cake she baked to her best friend’s birthday hosted in a bar and is surprised to see her swarmed by men. Her friend, Corinne, is quite taken aback by this random success and has a clever little idea – she convinces Jane that she should bake cakes and bring them into bars – also known as ‘cakebarring’ – in the hope that it will help find her true love and develop confidence.
Jane agrees to give it a go and starts taking cakes to different bars every week. She meets a variety of men as a result, but she doesn’t find the connection she’s looking for. Instead, she finds that her little excursion is helping her build confidence and become more outgoing and assertive. By the end of the year, Jane might not have found her soul mate, but she has found herself.
Sitting in Bars with Cake is based on a book of the same name by Audrey Shulman, who also wrote the movie. Trish Sie directs it, stars Yara Shahidi, Odessa A’zion, Better Midler, Ron Livingston and more.
The Wheel of Time Season 2
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 01/09/2023 | Genre: Action/Adventure | Language: English | Rating: 14
Amazon Prime Video’s immensely popular The Wheel of Time continues with its second season this year and picks up right after the first season’s events. Moiraine and the Aes Sedai are leading Rand al’Thor, Perrin Aybara, and Egwene al’Vere on a journey to the White Tower in Tar Valon, where they must face new threads from the Dark One’s forces, including a new foe – a mysterious Warder Logain Ablar.
The show will also explore the internal struggles of some of the characters. Rand has yet to come to terms with his identity as the Dragon Reborn and is haunted by the visions of the Dark One. He is unsure whether he can be the hero everyone believes him to be. Egwene and Nynaever also face their demons – Egwene is eager to learn more about One Power and wants to prove herself to Aes Sedai. Nynaeve, on the other hand, is struggling to control her power and is afraid of what it might do to her.
The new season will also introduce new characters, including Elayne Trakand, the princess of Andor; Avienda, a Wise One of the Aiel; and Min Farshaw, a fortune-teller who sees visions of the future.
Harlan Coben’s Shelter
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 18/08/2023 | Genre: Crime /Mystery | Language: English | Rating 14+:
Based on a Harlan Coben novel of the same name, Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation follows the story of Mickey Bolitar, a 15-year-old boy who is trying re-arrange his life back together after his father’s untimely death, his mother’s drug addiction, and living in a new home with his estranged uncle. However, when Mickey’s girlfriend, Ashley Kent, disappears without a trace, he seeks help from his new friends, Ema and Spoon, to find her.
As Mickey digs deeper, he uncovers dark secrets about his family and town and how Ashley’s disappearance may be connected to a decades-long conspiracy. Mickey must now race against time to find Ashley and stop the people trying to kill him.
Harlan Coben’s Shelter stars Jadenb Michael, Constance Zimmer and Abby Corrigan.
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart Season 1
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 04/08/2023 | Genre: Drama | Language: English | Rating: 7
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is based on the novel of the same name by Holly Ringland.
The seven-part drama series follows a young woman named Alice Hart, who is forced to flee her hometown after witnessing a violent crime. She takes shelter at her grandmother June’s house, where she begins to learn about her past.
The series spans decades in Alice’s life, where she confronts her trauma, uncovers secrets of her family, and finds strength and healing in the beauty of the Australian bush and the power of native wildflowers.
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is a story about resilience, healing and the power of love, and it aims to present a touching tale that will stick with you for a long time. It features Frankie Adams, Asher Keddie, Sigourney Weaver, Alyla Browne and more.
Good Omens S2
Platform: Prime Video| Release date: 28/07/2023 | Genre: Comedy/Fantasy | Language: English| Rating: 18+
After a four-year hiatus, Good Omens is back on television and again follows Aziraphale and Crowley’s adventures.
In Season 2, the unlikely duo come across an archangel who has completely lost his memory and has no idea who he is and how he got there. Both Hell and Heaven are desperately looking for the runaway archangel. Now it’s on Crowley and Aziraphale to protect him while also trying to keep their friendship from tearing apart.
The Good Omen was created by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, and stars Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Miranda Richardson, John Hamm and more.
The Summer I Turned Pretty S2
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 14/07/2023 | Genre: Drama/Romance | Language: English | Rating: 14+
Jenny Han’s romantic series, The Summer I Turned Pretty, is back on Prime Video this month with a new season.
Belly Conklin is back in Cousins Beach for another summer and is still crushing over Conrad and Jeremiah. However, she learns that their mother, Susannah, is battling cancer, adding more stress and strain on her life and her relationship with the two boys. And if that wasn’t enough, an unexpected visitor threatens the future of Susannah’s beloved house. Now, Belly has to rally the gang to come together, stand against the rising tide, and finally decide which of the boys she likes.
The Horror of Dolores Roach
Platform: Amazon | Release date: 07/07/2023 | Genre: Comedy/Horror | Language: English | Rating: 18+
Based on a 2018 podcast of the same name, The Horror of Dolores Roach is a combined production effort of Amazon and Blumhouse Productions.
It follows the story of Dolores Roach, who is released from prison after 16 years and returns to a gentrified version of her hometown in Washington Heights. She reunites with an old friend, Luis, who provides her with accommodation and a job as a masseuse. When her newfound stability is threatened, ‘Magic Hands’ Dolores is driven to shocking extremes to survive.
The series is pitched as a Sweeney Todd-inspired urban legend of love, betrayal, cannibalism and survival of the fittest. It stars Justina Machado, Alejandro Hernandez, K. Todd Freeman and more.
Jack Ryan S4
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 30/06/2023 | Genre: Action/Thriller | Language: English | Rating : 18+
Amazon’s long-running American spy thriller is back again with its fourth season, and it seems there is no rest for Jack Ryan just yet.
After accepting the role of CIA Acting Deputy Director, Ryan is tasked with unearthing internal corruption, and as he digs deeper, he uncovers suspicious black ops that can potentially expose and destroy the whole country.
Jack Ryan stars John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Dina Shihabi, Ali Suluman, and more.
With Love (Season 2)
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 02/06/2023 | Genre: Romantic comedy | Language: English | Rating: 18+
This romantic dramedy series revolves around the lives of siblings Lily and Jorge Diaz as they navigate significant life changes with the unwavering support of their tight-knit family.
Lily makes a life-altering decision to prioritise a personal self-love journey after experiencing a whirlwind romance with Santiago. She channels her energy into growing her makeup styling business and exploring the world of homeownership. However, when Santiago and Nick reveal their deep affection for her, Lily’s path turns unexpectedly. Caught in a complex love triangle, Lily grapples with the difficult choice of determining what truly aligns with her future and happiness.
Meanwhile, Jorge, Lily’s brother, begins questioning the compatibility of his relationship with Henry. As doubts creep in, Jorge finds himself at a crossroads, uncertain whether their partnership is a perfect fairy tale or an impending nightmare. When Jorge encounters Henry’s proud Texan parents, the visit further adds to his internal conflict, leaving him torn between his feelings and the expectations of others.
Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 02/06/2023 | Genre: Docuseries | Language: English | Rating: 15+
This thought-provoking and eye-opening limited docuseries peels back the layers of the seemingly idyllic facade surrounding reality TV’s beloved mega-family, The Duggars, and the controversial organisation that shaped their lives: The Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP).
A group of ex-IBLP survivors step forward, shedding light on the abusive practices concealed behind the wholesome Americana image presented to the world. Their firsthand accounts paint a chilling picture of the dark underbelly of the organisation and the harrowing experiences they endured. Joining them in their quest for truth is Jill Duggar Dillard, breaking her silence and sharing her personal journey.
Alongside her, family members and close family friends provide corroborating testimony, revealing the unsettling reality behind the scenes. Through a compelling narrative, viewers understand that the problematic practices within the Duggar family and the IBLP are symptomatic of a greater danger, jeopardising the very fabric of democracy itself.
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Drama | Language: English | Rating:
This biographical sports drama tells the real story of the origin of the Air Jordan shoe line and how it became one of the most recognisable products in Nike’s history. It also chronicles Nike’s efforts in striking a business deal with one of the most famous basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan.
In the movie, Matt Damon plays Sonny Vaccaro, who works as a shoe salesman at Nike. Vaccaro was instrumental in signing Michael Jordan with Nike, who eventually moved on to working with other famous sports brands.
The film also has gotten the blessing from Michael Jordan, who emphasised the story of how the shoe line was conceived and actually convinced Affleck to include Viola Davis as part of the cast and play his mother. Starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans, Chris Tucker and Viola Davis. Written by Alex Convery and directed by Ben Affleck.
Dancing on the Grave
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: Now streaming | Genre: Documentary | Language: English | Rating: 13+
The search for the missing heiress Shakereh takes us on a gripping journey where she left behind a life of privilege and wealth, drawn to the teachings of a charismatic guru who promised enlightenment and liberation. But when she disappears without a trace, her family and the police are left with more questions than answers.
As the investigation deepens, long-buried secrets and bitter rivalries emerge, revealing a web of deceit and betrayal that threatens to destroy everything Shakereh held dear. Meanwhile, her former lover and confidant, a struggling journalist, embarks on his quest for the truth, risking everything to uncover what happened to the woman he loved.
Dancing on the Grave takes viewers on a journey full of twists and turns as it delves into the themes of faith, power, and the quest for identity in a world where the lines between good and evil are frequently obscured.
Citadel (Season 1)
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 28/04/2023 | Genre: Action | Language: English | Rating: 16+
It has been eight long years since the fall of Citadel, the independent global spy agency that once was responsible for safeguarding the world’s safety and security. The agency’s downfall was orchestrated by Manticore, a powerful syndicate with nefarious intentions, which has since been pulling the strings from the shadows.
Amidst this chaos, two of Citadel’s finest agents, Mason Kane and Nadia Sinh, managed to narrowly escape with their lives, albeit at a steep cost. Their memories were wiped, and they have been living new lives under new identities, completely unaware of their pasts.
However, their peaceful existence is abruptly shattered when Mason is unexpectedly tracked down by his former Citadel colleague, Bernard Orlick, who reveals that Manticore is poised to establish a new world order that could have catastrophic consequences for humanity.
As they embark on an operation to stop Manticore, Mason and Nadia crisscross the globe, piecing together clues and battling dangerous adversaries at every turn. The stakes are even higher, and the clock is ticking as they race against time to prevent Manticore’s sinister plan from coming to fruition.
Platform: Prime Video | Release date: 21/04/2023 | Genre: Thriller | Language: English | Rating: 13+
Rachel Weisz takes on the challenging double lead roles of twin brothers Elliot and Beverly Mantle in Dead Ringers, a modern retelling of David Cronenberg’s classic 1988 thriller. Elliot and Beverly share everything, including drugs, lovers, and a fierce commitment to push the boundaries of medical ethics to advance women’s healthcare. The series follows their tumultuous journey as they struggle to stay ahead of the curve and fight against a system resistant to change.
Alongside Weisz, the series boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Britne Oldford, Poppy Liu, Michael Chernus, Jennifer Ehle, and Emily Meade. Together, they bring to life a world of complex characters, each with motivations and desires.
The series is helmed by talented directors, including Sean Durkin, Karyn Kusama, Karena Evans, and Lauren Wolkstein. Durkin will also executive produce while directing the first two episodes and co-directed the series’ final episode. His vision, along with the expertise of the other directors, brings a fresh and contemporary take to Cronenberg’s original film.