New on Amazon Prime: All the Movies and TV Coming in June

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New on Amazon Prime: All the Movies and TV Coming in June

Coming up in June, we’ve got a whole slate of new TV shows and movies headed to Amazon Prime, including sixth and final season of Downton Abbey and the seventh and likewise final season of The Good Wife. Also coming, the first season of Mr. Robot and CBS’ new summer series American Gothic and Braindead, along with a slew of new films. Check out our featured recommendations, and read on for the full list of new streaming content.

apocalypse-now.jpg Apocalypse Now
Year: 1979
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Available: June 1
Francis Ford Coppola’s best film without the word “Godfather” in it was the result of two years in the jungle, which led to performances that captured mental breakdown in a way that felt all too real. The update to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness was a different kind of war movie, one which captured the horror of war and the madness of Vietnam like no other before or since.

the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-522df2273e98c (Custom).jpg The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Year: 1966
Director: Sergio Leone
Available: June 1
Director Sergio Leone and star Clint Eastwood hit the ground running with their first collaboration A Fistful of Dollars, which took a Western interpretation of Akira Kurosawa’s samurai film Yojimbo. Following the adventures of Eastwood’s Man With No Name, the Dollars trilogy continued on through 1965’s For a Few Dollars More and, finally, to 1966’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

lamb.jpg Lamb
Year: 2015
Director: Ross Patridge
Available: June 6
Lamb toys with its audience, playing mind games until the very last frame. Even after the credits roll, questions linger about motive, intention, and right and wrong. The only certainty is that Ross Partridge, who wrote the screenplay, directed and stars, has crafted a gem of a film. Based on the novel by Bonnie Nadzam, Lamb opens on David Lamb (Partridge) as his life is imploding. His marriage has just failed and his invalid father, whom we briefly see in a neglected Chicago home-turned-hovel, soon passes away. Instead of earning sympathy, David immediately proves to be an untrustworthy and unreliable protagonist. Despondent about his father’s death and the tumult in his life, David turns his attention to an 11-year-old girl named Tommie (Oona Laurence), a latchkey kid from a broken home. They meet in a strip mall parking lot, with Tommie’s ill-fitting tube top-and-heels ensemble reminiscent of Jodie Foster’s Iris in Taxi Driver. Because of the subject matter, it’s easy to compare Lamb to Nabokov’s Lolita, in which Humbert Humbert seduces the underage titular character. But Partridge’s film is darker and more uncomfortable, devoid of the comic undertones found in Nabokov’s novel. The mind games that David plays with himself, with Tommie, with Linny and with the audience are disturbing. David’s view of morality is seriously flawed, but to him, the end—saving Tommie from a miserable home life—justifies the means. It’s a beautiful, confounding and unsettling ride.—Christine N. Ziemba

love-mercy.jpg Love & Mercy
Year: 2015
Director: Bill Pohlad
Available: June 4
There is a curious, oft times transcendent harmony to the dissonance at the heart of Love & Mercy. In taking a page from his subject’s life and music, director Bill Pohlad (best known for producing credits like 12 Years a Slave and Into the Wild) largely rejects sentimentality in chronicling a reluctant pop star who wants to craft something more than shiny, happy hooks. (In one scene, Wilson argues the Beach Boys’ true “surfer” cred with his bandmates, knowing better.) Sure, that’s kind of the story—at least on the surface—but his approach unearths the layers of Wilson’s genius and torment. Seemingly straightforward classics like “In My Room” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” take on new meaning as the extent of his struggles come into devastating focus. —Amanda Schurr

carrie-1976-movie-poster (Custom).jpg Carrie
Year: 1976
Director: Brian De Palma
Available: June 1
Based on the first King novel, the first King adaptation still remains among the best. The scene where Carrie burns down the school gym with her mind while her tormentors are trapped inside is one of the most relentless revenge scenes in history. That’ll teach bullies to be nicer to the nerds.


June 1

Apocalypse Now
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Runaway Bride 1999
The Black Stallion
Sleepover 2004
Wayne’s World
Apocalypse Now Redux
W.
In & Out
Carrie 1976
Six Degrees Of Separation 1993
The Golden Child 1986
Death Wish 2
The Presidio
Mulholland Falls
Switchback 1997
Ground Control
Criminal Law 1988
Hammett
Trading Mom
Iron Eagle IV – On the Attack
The Million Dollar Hotel
Foolish
One From the Heart
Heartburn
Double Whammy
Ulee’s Gold
Syriana
The Rage – Carrie 2

June 2
Poltergeist 2
The Program 2016

June 3
Rules of Attraction

June 4
Love & Mercy

June 6
Lamb
The Cokeville Miracle

June 8
12 Rounds 3: Lockdown
Remember

June 14
The Adderall Diaries

June 15
No Stone Unturned: The Loughinsland Story

June 16
Trumbo

June 20
Southbound
Pup 2

June 22
Stand Up Guys

June 25
Open Grave

June 29
6 Souls

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