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10 Best Things Coming to Amazon Prime in May

The streamer’s latest new offerings cover everything from a cougar in the suburbs to daredevil pilots in the sky

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(Left to right) Nicholas Galitzine and Anne Hathaway star in "The Idea of You."
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It’s May, so Amazon Prime has found the perfect month for a May-December romance with a twist — a movie, The Idea of You, starring Anne Hathaway as a middle-aged woman who romances a man two decades younger. But the streamer isn’t just looking for love — Josh Brolin’s sci-fi Western drama series Outer Range returns for a second season, while Jeremy Clarkson heads back to the farm for another cycle of Clarkson’s Farm. If you’re looking for something extraordinary, though, just look up — way up — to the U.S. Navy’s famed Blue Angels aerial squadron captured on film in a high-flying IMAX documentary. Don’t forget to stock up on Dramamine along with the popcorn.

Here are all of the highlights on Prime this month.

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Coming May 2

The Idea of You

In a steamy flip on the traditional May-December romance, a 40-something single mom (Anne Hathaway) embarks on an unlikely fling with the 24-year-old lead singer (Nicholas Galitzine) of her teenage daughter’s fave boy band. The film, based on Robinne Lee’s bestseller, earned raves at its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival.

Coming May 3

Clarkson’s Farm, Season 3

England has long history of so-called gentleman farmers. But former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, 64, presents himself more as a rural buffoon in the new season of the show about his misadventures running his 1,000-acre farm in the Cotswolds of England. We see him blundering with backhoes, mushrooms, goats and even piglets (who apparently use his jacket pockets as toilets). The new season will drop in two batches, on May 3 and May 10.

Coming May 9

Maxton Hall — The World Between Us, Season 1

James Beaufort (Damian Hardung) is an arrogant rich kid who dominates the social scene at his elite private high school, Maxton Hall. He soon crosses paths with a plucky scholarship student (Harriet Herbig-Matten) — whom he first tries to silence after she witnesses something incriminating, and then gradually falls for. The six-episode series is based on a YA bestseller by German author Mona Karsten.

The GOAT, Season 1

In this new competition series, 14 reality TV veterans face off in challenges testing their “strength and lack of life skills,” as comedian host Daniel Tosh jokes. This looks like a decidedly sillier, more humiliating version of the Alan Cumming-hosted The Traitors on Peacock. It’s a goat-eat-goat world, and you may want to heat up some microwave popcorn.

Coming May 16

Outer Range, Season 2

The first season of Outer Range was a genre-bending mind-melt about a struggling, Clamato-gulping Wyoming rancher (Josh Brolin, 56) who discovers a giant hole at the edge of his land that may or may not be a portal to the past and the future. Expect the seven new episodes to answer some lingering questions (what happened to the rancher’s eldest son, Perry?) while raising a barn or two full of new ones.

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Academy of Country Music Awards

Luke Combs heads into this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nominations, followed by six each for Megan Moroney and Morgan Wallen. The live awards show, broadcast from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern, features performances from some of the genre’s biggest acts.

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Caitlin Clark playing in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at MVP Arena on April 1, 2024 in Albany, New York.
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WNBA on Prime

You can watch the hottest name in basketball, former Iowa all-star Caitlin Clark, lead the Indiana Fever against the New York Liberty in a brand-new season of WNBA action (the tip-off time is 7 p.m. Eastern). Prime plans to live stream 21 league games, including the Commissioner’s Cup championship game on June 25.

Coming May 17


Back in 1999, Manchester United pulled off one of the greatest achievements in soccer history: winning the Premier League, the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League. In this documentary a quarter century later, Sir Alex Ferguson, the team’s coach, and players like David Beckham, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes look back on the 10-day span when they rewrote the record books.

Coming May 23

The Blue Angels

Forget Top Gun. This heart-pulsing documentary, which will play in IMAX theaters for a week starting May 17 before landing on Prime, follows five new pilots joining the U.S. Navy’s famed Blue Angels squadron as they prepare for daredevil aerial stunts flying jets as little as 12 inches apart. A staple of air shows and big events, the six-plane team pulls off jaw-dropping routines that require teamwork and precision.

Coming May 24

DOM, Season 3

The magnetic Gabriel Leone returns as cat burglar and gang leader Pedro Dom for a third and final season of this crime drama series set in stylish Rio de Janeiro. That also means a return for Flávio Tolezani as Pedro’s dad, a cop seeking to bring Brazil’s most wanted criminal to justice. The show, loosely based on a real father and son who found themselves on opposite sides of the drug wars of the early 2000s, is building to an explosive and deadly showdown.

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