The 7 best new movies on Amazon Prime Video in June 2022
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 rounded up a list of the best new movies streaming on Prime Video this month, which includes comedy classics, animated delights and auteur epics. There’s a little something for everyone, so hopefully this list will help you narrow down your viewing choices 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 license to feel through his widely acclaimed film series. In her final go-around, we begin with an extended prologue that puts a button (for now) on her relationship with Dr. Madeleine Swan (played by Lea Seydoux) after her “Spectre” debut. But when a figure from Swan’s past resurfaces years later (played by Rami Malek), Bond is again drawn into a game of cat and mouse with the highest stakes he’s ever faced before. Swell supporting turns from Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas plus a refreshing visual palate from director Cary Joji Fukunaga ensure that with “No Time to Die” Bond comes out on a high.
A comedy classic through and through, “Groundhog Day” is also quite possibly the best “time loop” movie ever made. Bill Murray stars as a meteorologist who finds himself trapped in a small town and hints at whether the iconic groundhog will see his shadow or not. After a very long and miserable day, Murray’s character falls asleep, only to wake up and relive the same day – Groundhog Day – over and over again. The movie is hilarious, sure, but also philosophically compelling as it tackles questions about the morality and legitimacy of a selfless act. And Andie MacDowell is terrific.
call me by your name
While the Armie Hammer of it all is impossible to ignore, “Call Me By Your Name” also happens to be one of the most immersive and deeply felt love stories in recent memory. Director Luca Guadagnino evokes a summer in 1983 when a young boy named Elio (Timothee Chalamet) travels with his parents to spend a few months in northern Italy. There, a slightly older man (played by Hammer) comes to study with Elio’s father, and he and Elio play a game of willpower until their passions are too intense to ignore. Guadagnino’s cinematography is stunning and brings an empathetic touch to this heartbreaking story.
Widely considered by ‘Star Trek’ fans to be one of the best ‘Trek’ movies ever made – despite the fact that it’s not actually a ‘Star Trek’ movie – ‘Galaxy Quest’ is a hilarious riff on the iconic sci-fi franchise. . Tim Allen stars as the washed-up star of a popular sci-fi TV show who now makes convention appearances (reluctantly) with his former co-stars. But when the crew is swept away by real aliens who mistook their TV series for “historical records,” these selfish actors get in over their heads.
the wolf of Wall Street
You’ve seen the memes, now watch the actual movie. Director Martin Scorsese’s 2013 epic ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is a searing indictment of greed and capitalism as it traces the true story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in one of his best performances. Running for almost three hours, this black comedy certainly gives you what you pay for, but aside from 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 more also make up the film’s A-list ensemble.
If you’re looking for a fun, female-centric movie, check out “Whip It!” The 2009 sports drama marks the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore and is set in the world of roller derby, featuring a cast full of colorful characters as it follows a Texas teenager (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 kids and adults, Wes Anderson’s very first animated film “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is both a delight and a magnificent sight to behold. Based on the Roald Dahl story of the same name, the film follows a fox (voiced by George Clooney) who is always in trouble, putting his family in danger. When he robs a trio of farmers, he puts the entire furry community in danger. Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe and Owen Wilson also appear in this terrific stop motion animated film.