Here’s What’s New on Amazon Prime in June 2020

     June 1, 2020

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HBO Max? Hmm, never heard of her. In this post, we only talk Amazon Prime, baby. And as June 2020 busts its head around the corner (while we all keep our heads inside in safe corners), Amazon delivers us more tasty pieces of content to stream. From classic films to contemporary gems to original unscripted series, there’s plenty of variety to go around.

Knives Out heads to the service June 12, so you can stream and re-stream Rian Johnson‘s compulsively rewatchable whodunit deconstruction to your murderous heart’s content. Dirty Dancing is also continuing to not put Baby in the corner starting June 1, and I feel like that move Patrick Swayze does to Jennifer Grey is a good way to activate your core in a quarantined workout. Other classic flicks coming to Amazon? You’ve got family films like Spy Kids and Where the Wild Things Are, action-packed genre slices like Crawl and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and many more.

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As far as original debuts go, Amazon is offering an inspirational unscripted series called Regular Heroes, where celebrities like Alicia Keys and Kevin Hart profile frontline workers during the coronavirus crisis. They’ve also got the intriguing-sounding 7500, a closed-room thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a pilot who must deal with vicious hijackers on his plane. Plus, a new season of Pete the Cat for the kiddies, and a new standup special from Gina Brillon for, uh, not the kiddies.

Check out the full breakdown of all the new movies and series on Amazon Prime in June 2020 below.

New Originals:

  • Regular Heroes is an inspiring weekly docuseries highlighting the heroic efforts of essential workers across the US, as told by special guests Alicia Keys, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Kelly Rowland and more. Regular Heroes brings us closer to the extraordinary people risking their lives to save their communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. From grocery clerks to teachers, their impact shows us there is hope when we work together. Streaming now. New Episodes on Fridays.
  • Gina Brillon has always had a unique approach to life’s ups and downs; handling them with a humor and sass that comes naturally to the Bronx born Latina. In Gina Brillon: The Floor Is Lava (2020), her third stand-up special, Brillon pulls no punches when discussing her childhood, culture and the transition from single to married life with her Midwestern husband. Available in UHD. Streaming June 5
  • 7500 (2019) stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tobias, a soft-spoken young American co-pilot on a flight from Berlin to Paris. Shortly after takeoff, terrorists armed with makeshift knives suddenly storm the cockpit, seriously wounding the pilot and slashing Tobias’ arm. Temporarily managing to fend off the attackers, a terrified Tobias contacts ground control to plan an emergency landing. But when the hijackers kill a passenger and threaten to murder more innocent people if he doesn’t let them back into the cockpit, this ordinary man faces an excruciating test. Available in UHD and HDR. Streaming June 19
  • Pete the Cat and his pals are back with more groovy musical adventures: rocking out in their band, climbing Cat Meowtain, and solving the mystery of what goes honk in the night. Whether it’s Grumpy learning he’s going to have a baby brother, Pete having an off day, or Callie losing her voice – your favorite blue cat and friends can tackle whatever comes their way, as long as they’re together. Catch up on Season 1 now. Season 2, Part 1 Streaming June 26

New and Familiar Movies – Available to Prime members at no additional cost to their membership:

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  • In Dirty Dancing (1987), Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) spends the summer at a Catskills resort with her family and falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). Streaming June 1
  • In Knives Out (2019), when renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate, the inquisitive Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely demise. Streaming June 12
  • A contemporary re-imaging of the 1988 horror classic, Child’s Play (2019) follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mom who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature. Streaming June 12
  • In Guns Akimbo (2020), Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) is a video game developer who inadvertently becomes the next participant in a real-life deathmatch that streams online. While Miles soon excels at running away from everything, that won’t help him outlast Nix (Samara Weaving), a killer at the top of her game. Streaming June 27

Movies for the Whole Family – Available to Prime members at no additional cost to their membership:

  • Return to Berk in the original How To Train Your Dragon (2010) film which sparked off the beloved franchise. A hapless young Viking named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. Streaming June 1
  • Long-settled into married life and fully domesticated, in Shrek Forever After (2010), Shrek (Mike Myers) begins to long for the days when he felt like a real ogre. Duped into signing a contract with devious Rumpelstiltskin, he finds himself in an alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin rules, and he and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) have never met. Shrek must find a way out of the contract to restore his world and reclaim his true love. Streaming June 1
  • Written, edited, directed and produced by Robert Rodriguez, Spy Kids (2001) follows siblings Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) as they bravely jet through the air, dive under the seas, and crisscross the globe in a series of thrilling adventures on a mission to save their parents, and also the world. Streaming June 30
  • The feature film adaptation of one of the most beloved books of all time, Where The Wild Things Are (2009) is a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in. Streaming June 30

New to Buy or Rent:

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  • The King of Staten Island (2020) is a semi-autobiographical comedy-drama about Pete Davidson growing up in Staten Island, including losing his father during 9/11 and entering the world of stand up comedy. Streaming June 12

Prime Video Channels Sampling:

  • Prime members have access to the first season of select shows on Prime Video Channels at no additional cost to their membership. This list will be refreshed with new shows each month and each first season will only be available for a limited time. Shows streaming June 1 include:
  • Air Warriors: Season 1 (Smithsonian Channel Plus)
  • Annie Oakley: Season 1 (Best Westerns Ever)
  • Doc Martin: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
  • Dragnet: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)
  • Finding Your Roots: Season 1 (PBS Living)
  • Forsyte Saga: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
  • Growing up McGhee: Season 1 (UP Faith & Family)
  • Liar: Season 1 (Sundance Now)
  • Professor T: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
  • Roadkill Garages: Season 1 (Motortrend)
  • Saints and Sinners: Season 1 (Brown Sugar)
  • Super Why: Season 1 (PBS Kids)
  • SWV Reunited: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)
  • The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague (The Great Courses)
  • The L Word: Season 1 (Showtime)
  • The L Word: Generation Q: Season 1 (Showtime)
  • The Saint: Season 1 (Shout! Factory)
  • Wacky Races: Season 1 (Boomerang)
  • Work in Progress: Season 1 (Showtime)

New in June – Available to Prime members at no additional cost to their membership 

June 1

Movies

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

Fair Game (2010)

Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell (1974)

Futureworld (1976)

Grown Ups (2010)

How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

Incident At Loch Ness (2004)

Joyride (1996)

Kingpin (1996)

Nate And Hayes (1983)

Sex Drive (2008)

Shrek Forever After (2010)

The Cookout (2004)

The Natural (1984)

Trade (2007)

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007)

You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008)

June 3

Movies

Takers (2010)

June 5

Series

Gina Brillon: The Floor Is Lava (2020) – Amazon Original special

June 7

Movies

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Equilibrium (2002)

June 12

Movies

Child’s Play (2019)

Knives Out (2019)

June 15

Movies

The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

June 18

Movies

Crawl (2019)

June 19

Movies

*7500 (2019) – Amazon Original movie

June 21

Series

Life In Pieces: Seasons 1-4

June 26

Series

*Pete the Cat: Season 2, Part 1 – Amazon Original series

June 27

Movies

Guns Akimbo (2020)

June 30

Movies

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

One For The Money (2012)

Spy Kids (2001)

Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)

The Gallows Act II (2019)

Where The Wild Things Are (2009)

Television