Back to IndieWire

How to Watch ‘Respect’ and Other New Movies on Amazon Prime

Not interested in going to the movie theater? Stream "Respect" and more in-theater releases from home.

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in "Respect"

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in “Respect”


All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.

Within the last year, streaming has become more popular than ever. Covid restrictions that have kept moviegoers out of the theaters have made it more convenient to watch new movies on Amazon Prime. Below, find a list of new movies that are currently in theaters and available for rent on Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime and Prime Video members can stream content from any smart device, allowing you to watch at home, on the go, or virtually with a group of friends. Prime Video costs $8.99 per month, with the option to cancel anytime. Amazon Prime Membership is $12.99 per month and includes Prime Video access plus free two-hour grocery deliveries, exclusive deals, millions of ad-free songs, Prime Gaming, and access to thousands of magazines, books, and more. For additional movies to add to your watchlist, check out Criterion Collection releases that you can pre-order right now.


Jennifer Hudson takes on the role of the Queen of Soul in “Respect.” The film begins in 1952 with Aretha Franklin as a kid singing in her father’s choir in Detroit and follows her journey to international stardom. Franklin herself handpicked Hudson for this role prior to her death in 2018.

"Don't Breathe 2"

“Don’t Breathe 2”


“Don’t Breathe 2”

Picking up where its predecessor left off, “Don’t Breathe 2” follows Norman “The Blind Man” Nordstrom while living a life of seclusion with only a young girl who serves as a family member until she’s kidnapped. This forces Nordstrom to tap deeper into his dark ways to get her back.

L-r, Regan (Millicent Simmonds), Marcus (Noah Jupe) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) brave the unknown in "A Quiet Place Part II.”

“A Quiet Place Part II”

Jonny Cournoyer

“A Quiet Place Part II”

The Abbott family (played by Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds) are still on the run from man-eating creatures that hunt by sound. As they try their best to survive, the family soon discovers that the horrible creatures aren’t the only dangers lurking.

Tenoch Huerta as Juan in The Forever Purge, directed by Everardo Valerio Gout.

Tenoch Huerta in “The Forever Purge”

Universal Pictures

“The Forever Purge”

The government has implemented a purge system created as a way to cleanse the country of crime by reserving all misconduct for a 12-hour period once a year, where all lawlessness (no matter how brutal) is completely legal. In “The Forever Purge,” the annual event has ended but a group of troublemakers decide that it should go on forever. Two Texas families must now come together to survive and flee the country when Mexico opens its borders for six hours to help Americans. “The Forever Purge” stars Ana de la Reguara, Josuha Lucas, Levin Rambin, Tenoch Herrera, and William Patton.

“12 Mighty Orphans”

Everett Collection

“12 Mighty Orphans”

Set during The Great Depression, “12 Mighty Orphans” tells the story of Rusty Russell (Luke Wilson), a former coach who resigns from his successful football coaching position in order to coach at an orphanage in Fort Worth, Texas. Russell gets the young players into shape and helps lead them to the Texas State Championship. This movie is based on a true story based and was adapted from the 2007 book “Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football.”

space jam 2

“Space Jam: A New Legacy”

Warner Bros.

“Space Jam: A New Legacy”

Released: July 16, 2021

In this follow up to the 1996 film starring NBA legend Michael Jordan, NBA superstar LeBron James and his young son, Dom (Cedric Joe), get trapped in digital space. In order to get home safely, James must compete in a game of basketball. He teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of The Looney Tunes gang for an all or nothing game of basketball against The Goon Squad.

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Shop and tagged ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox