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Amazon Prime UK: Best new shows and film in July

Dodge earthquakes with The Rock, catch up with superheroes and check out a new period drama

You’ll find superhero action, the return of the TV's most unconventional man of God and a range of holiday-friendly films on Amazon Prime UK this July.

Here is the best of what's new this month:

Best TV series new to Prime
Arrow – Season 4

Stephen Amell is back as the billionaire playboy superhero. After defeating his deadliest enemy and taking off with love interest Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (aka The Arrow) discovers it is difficult to leave his past behind. Arrow worries about his old team and the rise of Malcolm Merlyn as the new Ra's al Ghul. With the complete fourth series now available on Prime, fans can binge on seasons 1-4. From 1 July.

The Last Tycoon - Original

Amazon's lush period drama is an adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished novel. With a starry cast including Matt Bomer (White Collar), Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) and Lily Collins (Okja, To The Bone), it follows a Hollywood producer in the 1930s fighting the studio system and the growing influence of Hitler’s Nazi regime. The pilot is available to watch now, with the entire first season landing on 28 July.

Preacher – Series 2

Dominic Cooper's gunslinger-turned-preacher Custer returns for a second season of supernatural antics in the American West. The second season is shaping up to be as big a hit as the first, with plenty of chemistry between Cooper and Ruth Negga, who plays ex-girlfriend Tulip O'Hare. New cast members Pip Torrens and Julie Ann Emery join the bloody mayhem. Available now, new episodes every Tuesday throughout July.

Best films new to Prime
The Girl on the Train

Adapted from Paula Hawkins's bestselling novel, this dark, twisting tale of love gone wrong isn't one to watch alone if you've just had a break-up. But grab some friends and a bottle wine, take the preposterous plot with a grain of salt and enjoy a gripping performance from Emily Blunt. From 7 July.

San Andreas

Disaster films rarely win Oscars for their screenplays, but you’ll enjoy spending time with the unflappable Rock (Dwayne Johnson) dodging a whole lot of spectacular CGI-driven earthquake special effects. It's a summer holiday treat. From 9 July.

Where the Wild Things Are

Although not a massive box office hit when it was released, Spike Jones's beautifully ambitious adaptation of the children's classic deserves a look. Live action and clever CGI mix to tell the story of a lonely boy's journey to the dark side. Mark Ruffalo and Catherine Keener star, with voiceovers from James Gandolfini, Paul Dano and Forest Whitaker. This is for adults wanting to relive their sense of childhood wonder and a fortunate new generation of children who'll get to experience it for the first time. From 12 July.

I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach's 2016 Palme D'Or winner follows a widower struggling to make ends meet after a bureaucratic error sends him on a Kafkaesque journey through the UK benefits system. The bleakness is balanced with humour and gentle human drama. From 21 July.

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