Happy Weekend! Let’s get you prepared for a weekend of viewing on Prime Video while you enjoy a break from the weekly hustle. If you haven’t seen the May 1 list of releases yet, be sure to check it out, as there are many great options, including some oldies that will make you feel nostalgic.
Outer Range, The Wilds, Reacher, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are still reigning on the Amazon Top 10 in the US list.
Be sure to check out titles leaving Amazon in May, including The Proposal, Orphan Black, Pineapple Express, and Sweet Home Alabama.
5 best Amazon movies and shows on Prime Video for the weekend
Night Sky Season 1, (2022)
The Amazon original series Night Sky has released its first season this week. This sci-fi drama was created by Holden Miller and Daniel C. Connolly for Amazon Studios and Legendary Television.
Sissy Spacek and JK Simmons play a married couple, Irene and Frank York, who years ago discovered a portal in their backyard that takes them to a strange planet that has been deserted. They have kept this information a secret for years, but the arrival of a mysterious young man upends their peaceful existence.
Lovestruck High Season 1, (2022)
Lovestruck High marks Prime Video’s first reality series that follows the format of other UK dating shows. Lindsey Lohan narrates the series, and the series features 15 stunning UK adult singles looking for love as they “time travel” back to their high school years. They ask people to the school dance and participate in sports, and some will even be expelled from the competition and unable to attend prom.
This series will be LGBTQIA+ inclusive, as many other dating shows have been criticized for their lack of diversity. The contestants are vying to be crowned prom royalty and win the massive $100,000 prize!
Bang Bang Baby Season 1, Part 2 (2022)
Season 1 of the Italian series Bang Bang Baby is now available on Prime Video. Set in the ’80s, the story follows Alice, a 16-year-old who lives in a small town in Northern Italy. When she discovers that her father, who she thought was dead, is actually alive and involved in Milan’s criminal world, her life will never be the same.
The story is loosely based on Marisa Merico, who was born and raised in England before learning of her father’s life of crime and joining the family business as a mafia princess.
The sci-fi movie Signs was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and stars Mel Gibson,
Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, and Abigail Breslin.
Graham Hess (Gibson), a former priest, discovers crop circles in his field that he first assumes were made by vandals but eventually discovers they were made by alien creatures. This movie explores faith, kinship, and extraterrestrials.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
The crime comedy musical film, O Brother, Where Art Thou, was written, produced, co-edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. This film stars George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with Chris Thomas King, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, and Charles Durning in supporting roles.
Set in The Great Depression 1937 in rural Mississippi, the story is a satire loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey. The music used in the film is period folk music.
The movie tells of three convicts working a chain gang who escape to freedom to pursue buried treasure, with nothing to lose, the trio experience a fantastic journey where they meet numerous colorful characters along the way.
What are you streaming on Prime Video this weekend? Which Amazon shows and movies stand out the most? Let us know in the comments below.