Amazon Prime Video Releases In May 2022: What's Out This Week?

Many television shows and movies get released on Amazon Prime every day, week and month. So what's releasing and what's leaving?
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What's out on Amazon Prime Video this month? | © Amazon

Amazon Prime Video has been striving to become the next Netflix for quite some time now, yet continues to fail in its attempt to make waves. There's some great stuff on there, but it is mired by the fact that Netflix's ubiquity puts it in a position that's hard to beat and, of course, the fact that Disney+ has stolen all the good franchises. Yet, Prime Video has a benefit that's long been overlooked: it's also an Amazon Prime subscription, so you're going to get a lot more bang for your buck.

It's not that Amazon isn't trying, either. The company has inherited a number of intellectual properties as of late that may well be the selling point they need. With a new God of War TV Show rumored to be in production, and an exciting Lord of the Rings production due out later this year, we actually could see Prime Video become more relevant in the years ahead. It wouldn't be so bad, especially considering the pure quality of its existing lineup.

That's where we come in, though, as we seek to analyze and present the platform's upcoming releases with as much excitement as we can possibly muster. In the end, it's what we get out of the subscription that defines whether a service lives and dies. Amazon Prime being, well, Amazon, it's not surprising that there's a lot on there. Considering the huge amount of glut, though, the question becomes simple: what's worth looking out for?

Amazon Prime Video Weekly Releases & Departures

To start off this article, we want to first give you a picture of what you need to look for in the short term. Every week, we update this article with this week's selection releases and departures. That way, you'll have a heads-up about what to look out for this week. You are currently reading the weekly additions and removals for the week May 16 – May 23.

What's Out on Amazon Prime Video this Week (May 16 – May 23)?

Unlike Netflix, which regularly features hundreds of weekly releases, Amazon Prime Video usually receives one big drop at the beginning of the month, followed by a limited series of smaller releases. Here's this week's list...

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May 18 – May 20, 2022

  • Live TV: Pro Beach Volleyball Tour

May 19, 2022

  • Beatriz at Dinner
  • Shooters

May 22, 2022

  • Dino Dana, Season 2

May 23, 2022

  • Beast of Burden

What's Leaving Amazon Prime Video this Week (May 16 – May 23)?

Whenever you see things making the jump to a new streaming platform, you have to ask... "What the hell is leaving?" It's a pretty legitimate question, and things leave all the time. So... what's leaving Amazon Prime Video this week?

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Yummy. | © Summit Entertainment

Nothing!

What are the Amazon Prime Video Releases for May 2022?

Amazon Prime Video always likes to start the month with a giant drop of [usually] movies. Often a lot of these releases will only be available for the month in question, so don't be alarmed if you see some of these also included on the departures list further down. So, what's releasing on Amazon Prime Video in May 2022? Let's dive in...

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Orphan Black Season 5 is coming to Netflix in May. | © BBC

Key Amazon Prime Video Releases in May 2022

Every month, a vast selection of titles make their way onto Amazon Prime Video. From a plethora of great new and classic films, to television programs and documentaries, you are never short on things to watch. We'll dive even further in with a full list of everything that's coming out this month, but first, here are the highlights...


Dr. No: May 1, 2022

If you're a fan of James Bond, you'll want to check out Dr. No when it drops on May 1. Honestly, this might be an old Bond film, but it certainly holds up. Do you want to know what's even better? Well, a ton of other James Bond movies are also jumping into Amazon Prime Video, ready to be streamed at will. Honestly, it feels like the perfect time to binge-watch the Bond films, doesn't it? Yes? Well, then we should be getting on with things, and Dr. No is a darn-good place to start!

Orphan Black, Season 5: May 12, 2022

Orphan Black was all the rage back in the day, and for good reason. It was an intense and thoughtful show, full of great characters, fantastic performances and an interesting concept. It's kind of sad that the show has come to an end, but it is great to see that it is making its way onto Amazon Prime Video on May 12, 2022, bringing that fantastic show to an even bigger audience. Honestly, Orphan Black is one of the best things to come out of the BBC in the last ten years. A must-watch!

How to Be a Latin Lover: May 15, 2022

Okay, is there anything that needs to be said about this movie? Honestly, I haven't seen it. Honestly, I probably won't... it does look pretty awful. It could be funny, though, and if they are bringing it to Amazon Prime Video, then they must see some kind of value in it. We'll just have to see, to be honest, I'll check it out once it is on Amazon, but won't be paying for it beforehand. The trailer does, admittedly, look pretty darn funny!

Poldark, Season 3: May 31, 2022

Another period drama along the same line as something like Outlander, Poldark will now have its third season featured on Amazon Prime Video. This is great news for fans of the show, whom are currently missing the third season, as they will be more easily able to access that content. There's not much to say, though, I haven't seen the show. It looks honestly pretty interesting, though, but clearly doesn't have the budget of other contemporary dramas so... we'll see... You can check out Poldark, Season 3 on Amazon Prime Video on May 31, 2022...

All Amazon Prime Video Releases in May 2022

May 1, 2022

  • 3 Ways to Get a Husband
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights
  • A Very Brady Sequel
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Baby Boom
  • Back to School
  • Bad News Bears
  • Barefoot
  • Beyond Borders
  • Blame
  • Brother Nature
  • Bull Durham
  • Cool World
  • Cyborg
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Dr. No
  • Eight Men Out
  • Elizabethtown
  • Evolution
  • Foxfire
  • Frailty
  • From Russia with Love
  • Gator
  • Ghost Town
  • Goat
  • Goldfinger
  • Holy Air
  • Hot Boyz
  • Immigration Tango
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack
  • Kalifornia
  • Live and Let Die
  • Love Is A Gun
  • Manhunter
  • Men with Brooms
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Never Say Never Again
  • New Rose Hotel
  • Ninja Masters
  • Octopussy
  • Outcast
  • Perfect Score
  • Perfume: Story of a Murderer
  • Psychopaths
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
  • Rocky
  • Rocky II
  • Rocky III
  • Rocky IV
  • Rocky V
  • Sabrina
  • Saturday Church
  • School Ties
  • Set Up
  • Starting Out in the Evening
  • Strategic Air Command
  • The Benchwarmers
  • The Benefactor
  • The Box
  • The Brady Bunch Movie
  • The Counterfeit Traitor
  • The Crow
  • The Elephant Man
  • The Golden Compass
  • The Hangman
  • The House I Live In
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Last Castle
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • The Man with the Golden Gun
  • The Saint
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Thief
  • Thirst Street
  • Thunderball
  • Twisted
  • Untamed Heart
  • Wild Thornberrys
  • Wish Upon a Star
  • Wonder Boys
  • You Only Live Twice
  • Aristocrats, Limited Series
  • Banished, Limited Series
  • Charles II – The Power and The Passion, Limited Series
  • Daniel Deronda, Limited Series
  • David Copperfield, Limited Series
  • Desperate Romantics, Limited Series
  • Ivanhoe, Limited Series
  • Jane Eyre, Limited Series
  • Jane Erye, Limited Series
  • Life in Squares, Limited Series
  • Little Dorrit, Limited Series
  • Lorna Doone, Limited Series
  • Love in A Cold Climate, Limited Series
  • Mansfield Park, Limited Series
  • Martin Chuzzlewit, Limited Series
  • Middlemarch, Limited Series
  • Oliver Twist, Limited Series
  • Oliver Twist, Limited Series
  • Our Mutual Friend, Limited Series
  • Pride and Prejudice, Limited Series
  • Sense and Sensibility, Limited Series
  • Sense and Sensibility, Limited Series
  • Sinbad, Limited Series
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Limited Series
  • The Buccaneers, Limited Series
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Limited Series
  • The Lost World, Limited Series
  • The Office, Limited Series
  • The Pickwick Papers, Limited Series
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Limited Series
  • The Way We Live Now, Limited Series
  • Tom Jones, Limited Series
  • Vanity Fair, Limited Series

May 4, 2022

  • Last Flag Flying

May 5, 2022

  • Warrior
  • Diablo Guardian, Season 1

May 11, 2022

  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Season 1

May 12, 2022

  • Orphan Black, Season 5
  • Baywatch, 2017 Remake
  • Still Mine

May 18, 2022

  • You Are Wanted, Season 2

May 15, 2022

  • How to Be a Latin Lover

May 18 – May 20, 2022

  • Live TV: Pro Beach Volleyball Tour

May 19, 2022

  • Beatriz at Dinner
  • Shooters

May 22, 2022

  • Dino Dana, Season 2

May 23, 2022

  • Beast of Burden

May 25, 2022

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock, Season 1

May 27, 2022

  • Just Getting Started
  • The Wedding Plan

May 29, 2022

  • Howard's End, Season 1

May 31, 2022

  • Poldark, Season 3

What's Leaving Amazon Prime Video in May 2022?

It can be hard to establish everything that is leaving every month, as things get often announced right before their expiration dates. Contracts end, and franchises move to other platforms, but what can always be certain is that releases will generally be more numerous than departures. Let's take a look at everything that is leaving Amazon Prime Video in May 2022. First we'll take a look at a couple of key titles, and then we'll dive into the complete list.

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Notting Hill is leaving Amazon Prime Video in May, 2022. | © Universal Pictures

Key Amazon Prime Video Departures in May 2022

We won't always have an extensive list in this section, but it has been rather full of 20th Century Fox films and shows as of late. Why? Well, because Disney bought them out and a lot of that content is migrating over to Disney+. They have also stolen a bunch of stuff from Netflix. Anyway, let's take a look at a couple of things you should check out before they disappear...

Notting Hill: May 1, 2022

Come on, guys, this movie has Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in it, what's not to love? Honestly, we would be surprised if anyone hasn't seen Notting Hill yet, and if you haven't... watch the damn film, dude. This one certainly belongs on our best Romcoms list (at some point... not right now...) and it is a gosh-darn shame that it is leaving Amazon Prime Video. Not cool, guys, not cool. I need my daily dose of Hugh Grant, honestly!

John Wick Chapter 2: May 2, 2022

The second of Keanu Reeve's action-movie epics, John Wick, Chapter 2 will be leaving Amazon Prime Video on May 2, 2022. If you are one of the seven people in the world who haven't seen this movie (and don't dislike the franchise) then you should probably get watching as soon as possible. Honestly, if you're reading this before May 2 comes to pass... get on with it. Seriously, it's a great movie and Keanu Reeves is... well... as fabulous as ever. Or may I say... breathtaking...

Definitely, Maybe: May 3, 2022

No, we're not talking about the Oasis album, though that would be far more interesting. Definitely, Maybe is a 2008 romantic comedy that features the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Banks. Honestly, it's fine, not great, but not terrible either. Thus, you should consider watching it before it leaves Amazon Prime Video on May 3, 2022. It's definitely in the "maybes" pile, if you know what I mean? Heh. Heh. Heh. I am funny.

The King’s Speech: May 4, 2022

Colin Firth stars in The King's Speech, one of the best movies of the 2010s. It is bizarre to think that The King's Speech is actually leaving Amazon Prime Video this month. I mean, why would they let this happen? Oh, yeah, these streaming giants keep stealing things from each other. Guess we just need to have like nineteen forking subscriptions at this point. Sorry, I'll stop. Just watch The King's Speech, it's truly a remarkable movie and if you haven't seen it yet, this is a good reason to check it out.

All Amazon Prime Video Departures in May 2022

May 1, 2022

  • The Goonies
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie
  • The Age of Adaline
  • Bad Teacher
  • He’s Just Not That Into You
  • Divergent
  • The Divergent Series: Insurgent
  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • The Harry Hill Movie
  • Seven Pounds
  • The Wedding Video
  • LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom
  • LEGO Marvel: Avengers Reassembled
  • LEGO Jurassic World
  • LEGO Marvel Black Panther
  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
  • Miss Bala
  • Cold Case Files, Season 1
  • Ancient Aliens, Season 1
  • Bring It!, Season 1 and 2
  • Hunting Hitler, Season 1 & 2
  • The Eleven, Season 1
  • Ax Men, Season 2
  • Notting Hill
  • Geostorm

May 2, 2022

  • Twilight
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • John Wick Chapter 2
  • Escape Plan
  • About A Boy
  • The Twilight Saga

May 3, 2022

  • Definitely, Maybe
  • The Lucky Ones
  • The Impossible

May 4, 2022

  • The King’s Speech

May 5, 2022

  • Kaagaz Ki Kashti

Well... holy cow in a cupboard. These are some wild releases, and these are some wild departures. Many shows are coming to Amazon Prime Video every week and every month, and a lot are leaving as well. Keep your eye on this list as we update it every single month and every single week, to give you the best possible image of what's in store for you this time around the bend...