Prime Video is nothing if not a goldmine of content, with basically something to watch for everyone, and today we are making a list of the best new shows and movies coming to Prime Video in April 2023 that you can watch right now. The shows and movies in this list are ranked according to their availability dates.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (April 1)
Synopsis: The story of the daughter of a Chinese aristocrat during the China Dynasty in the first part of the 20th Century, who has a secret identity as a subversive outlaw who strikes at night with an array of martial arts skills. The outlaw is tracked by China’s greatest female warrior who ends up befriending her.
Face/Off (April 1)
Synopsis: FBI Special Agent Sean Archer loses his son in an assassination attempt by sociopath terrorist Castor Troy, so it becomes Archer’s mission to bring Troy down, even if the only way to do so is an experimental face transplant… using Troy’s face.
Forrest Gump (April 1)
Synopsis: Stupid is as stupid does, says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), the girl he loved as a boy, who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon. Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest’s mother, Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam, Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp, and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people.
Bros (April 4)
Synopsis: From the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street) and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Judd Apatow (Trainwreck), Bros is a smart, swoony, and heartfelt comedy about two gay men and how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with.
On a Wing and a Prayer (April 7)
Synopsis: In this extraordinary true story of faith and survival, On a Wing and a Prayer follows passenger Doug White’s (Dennis Quaid) harrowing journey to safely land a plane and save his entire family from insurmountable danger, after their pilot dies unexpectedly mid-flight.
Gangs of Lagos Season 1 (April 7)
Synopsis: Gangs of Lagos is a high-stakes, gritty, and hard-hitting action crime-thriller, with an authentic storyline centred on a group of childhood friends who each have to navigate destiny, growing up on the bustling streets and neighbourhood of Isale Eko, Lagos. It features elaborate set pieces, action scenes, and engaging dialogue, balanced by a high-octane pace and emotionally grounded story at its core. Starring Tobi Bakre, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, and Chike Osebuka, Gangs of Lagos is directed and produced by Jáde Osiberu.
Ticket to Paradise (April 11)
Synopsis: Academy Award® winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts team up as exes who find themselves on a shared mission: to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy about the sweet surprise of second chances.
Greek Salad Season 1 (April 14)
Synopsis: Tom, 26 years old, and his sister Mia, 22 years old, are the children of Xavier and Wendy (L’Auberge Espagnole). When their grandfather dies, they inherit a building in Athens. Tom, a young startup trained in New York, joins his sister in Greece to manage the family estate. He discovers that Mia, who pretends as an Erasmus student, is in fact a rebel activist who lies to the whole family. But their differences of opinion and lifestyle will make the sharing of the inheritance very complicated. They will find themselves (like their parents 25 years earlier) living with young people from all over Europe. It is this collective life that will finally help them to get closer… Greek Salad will spotlight European youth and the experiences and problems they face today. Prime Members will have front row seats to the drama, excitement, love and discoveries that our two heroes and their friends will experience, in this sweet but sharp coming-of-age story for our times.
Dead Ringers Season 1 (April 21)
Synopsis: A modern take on David Cronenberg’s 1988 thriller starring Jeremy Irons, Dead Ringers will feature Rachel Weisz playing the double-lead roles of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: Drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes—including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics—in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s health care to the forefront. The series’ ensemble cast includes Britne Oldford (The Umbrella Academy, American Horror Story: Asylum) as Genevieve, Poppy Liu (Hacks, iCarly) as Greta, Michael Chernus (Severance, Orange is the New Black) as Tom, Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty, Saint Maud) as Rebecca, and Emily Meade (The Deuce, The Leftovers) as Susan.
Citadel Season 1 (April 28)
Synopsis: Eight years ago, Citadel fell. The independent global spy agency—tasked to uphold the safety and security of all people—was destroyed by operatives of Manticore, a powerful syndicate manipulating the world from the shadows. With Citadel’s fall, elite agents Mason Kane (Richard Madden) and Nadia Sinh (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) had their memories wiped as they narrowly escaped with their lives. They’ve remained hidden ever since, building new lives under new identities, unaware of their pasts. Until one night, when Mason is tracked down by his former Citadel colleague, Bernard Orlick (Stanley Tucci), who desperately needs his help to prevent Manticore from establishing a new world order. Mason seeks out his former partner, Nadia, and the two spies embark on a mission that takes them around the world in an effort to stop Manticore, all while contending with a relationship built on secrets, lies, and a dangerous-yet-undying love.