If you’re looking for a new movie to watch on Amazon Prime Video, you’ve come to the right place. June marks the streaming debut of Daniel Craig’s latest James Bond film, “No Time to Die,” but that’s far from all. Below, we’ve put together a list of the best new movies streaming on Prime Video this month, which includes comedy classics, animated delights, and author-directed epics. There’s a little something for everyone, so I hope this list helps narrow down your viewing options as you try to decide what to watch.
Check out our list of the best new movies on Amazon Prime Video in June below.
no time to die
Daniel Craig’s latest Bond film is both epic and intimate. “No Time to Die” puts an emotional button on what has been an emotional ride as Craig finally infused 007 with a license to feel through his widely acclaimed film series. On his final turn, we begin with an extended prologue that puts a button (for now) on his relationship with Dr. Madeleine Swan (played by Lea Seydoux) after her debut in “Spectre”. But when a figure from Swan’s past resurfaces years later (played by Rami Malek), Bond is drawn back into a game of cat and mouse with the highest stakes he’s ever faced before. Big twists from Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas, as well as a refreshing look from director Cary Joji Fukunaga, ensure that with “No Time to Die,” Bond comes out on top.
A comedy classic through and through, “Groundhog Day” is also quite possibly the best “time loop” movie ever made. Bill Murray stars as a cantankerous weatherman who gets stuck in a small town telling him whether or not the iconic groundhog will see his shadow. After a very long and miserable day, Murray’s character goes to sleep, only to wake up and relive the same day – Groundhog Day – over and over again. The film is hilarious, to be sure, but also philosophically compelling, as it considers questions about morality and the legitimacy of an altruistic act. And Andie MacDowell is fantastic.
Call Me By Your Name
While the Armie Hammer of it all is impossible to ignore, “Call Me by Your Name” is also one of the most immersive and deeply felt love stories in recent memory. Director Luca Guadagnino evokes a summer in 1983, where a young man named Elio (Timothee Chalamet) travels with his parents to spend a few months in northern Italy. While there, a slightly older man (played by Hammer) comes to study with Elio’s father, and he and Elio play a game of will until their passions are too intense to ignore. Guadagnino’s cinema is surprising and brings an empathetic touch to this moving story.
Widely regarded by “Star Trek” fans as one of the best “Star Trek” movies ever made – despite not actually being a “Star Trek” movie – “Galaxy Quest” is a hilarious riff on the iconic sci-fi franchise. Tim Allen stars as the fading star of a popular sci-fi TV show who now makes convention appearances (begrudgingly) with his former co-stars. But when the team is taken in by real aliens who have mistaken their TV series for “historical documents”, these selfish actors flounder.
the wolf of Wall Street
You’ve seen the memes, now watch the real movie. Director Martin Scorsese’s 2013 epic “The Wolf of Wall Street” is a strong indictment of greed and capitalism as it portrays the true story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in one of his finest performances. At nearly three hours long, this dark comedy certainly gives you a good comeback, but in addition to being hilarious, it’s also a masterfully constructed look at the culture of toxic wealth. Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bernthal and others also make up the film’s main cast.
If you’re looking for a fun, women-centric movie to watch, check out “Whip It!” The 2009 sports drama marks Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut and is set in the world of roller derby, featuring a cast filled with colorful characters as it follows a teenager from Texas (played by Elliot Page) who joins a roller derby team. on a whim. The cast also includes Juliette Lewis, Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon and Barrymore herself.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
one for the little ones and for adults, Wes Anderson’s first animated film “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is a delight and a stunning sight to behold all at once. Based on Roald Dahl’s story of the same name, the film follows a fox (voiced by George Clooney) who is always getting into trouble, putting his family in danger. When he robs a trio of farmers, he puts the entire furry community at risk. Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe and Owen Wilson also appear in this fantastic stop-motion animated film.