New June 2015 Movies and TV Streaming on Amazon Prime

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The streaming wars have hit a fever pitch, and Amazon Prime is battling back against Netflix’s dominance by releasing a new set of movies and TV shows for its viewers. Starting in June, we’ll have a slew of new offerings, including a Vietnam classic, a dark comic thriller, a Kubrick horror masterpiece, and a John LeCarre spy film. Check out our recommendations below, and read on for the full list of titles that will become available in June.

(For movies and TV coming to Netflix in June, click here. For movies and TV leaving Netflix, click here.)

1. The Shining

Year: 1980
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Available: June 1
Though famously hated by author Stephen King—totaling the grand number of haters at approximately one—Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of King’s chilling ghost story is still among the visually richest chillers of the past three decades. Its iconic moments are among the most stolen and parodied in earnest, and Jack Nicholson’s method approach ensured nobody would ever approach him again without first checking to see if he was brandishing an axe. —Scott Wold

2. 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. Watch the original film or the 2001 edit with additional footage, Apocalypse Now Redux. —Josh Jackson

3. Seven Psychopaths

Year: 2012
Director: Martin McDonagh
Available: June 1
Irish playwright and screenwriter Martin McDonagh’s new directorial effort, Seven Psychopaths, is a hilarious, hare-brained, spastic film built on snappy, self-referential dialogue and buoyed by a cast that is game for whatever is thrown at it. It’s all very calculated, but McDonagh and his cast are so good here that it consistently works…McDonagh seems content to sacrifice some box office to let his zany, singular voice be heard.—Jonah Flicker

4. A Most Wanted Man

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Year: 2014
Director: Anton Corbijn
Available: June 19
The superb A Most Wanted Man can’t be described with the usual adjectives, but that’s because director Anton Corbijn’s film is colder and more cerebral—and yet, when the film reaches its final stretches, it’s extraordinarily gripping. This is a recognition of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s wonderfully controlled central performance. You don’t realize how stunning the whole experience really was until it’s over. —Tim Grierson

Avail. June 1

The Shining
Roman Holiday
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Redux
Something Wild (1986)
Sid & Nancy
Sucker Punch
Troll 2
Repo: The Genetic Opera
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Seven Psychopaths
The Paper Chase
People Will Talk
Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog
Murder of a Cat
Nine Months
Word and Pictures

Avail. June 12

Life of Crime

Avail. June 13

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Avail. June 15

Leprechaun: Origins

Avail. June 19

A Most Wanted Man

Avail. June 22

Lucky Number Slevin

Avail. June 24

Covert Affairs – Season 5

Avail. June 26

Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour

Avail. June 27

The Mist