Here’s what’s new on Amazon Prime in December 2018

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Get your queue in order.

Amazon Prime will welcome plenty of exciting new TV shows and movies, both new and old, to its streaming platform in December. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel returns for a second season, following Miriam “Midge” Maisel as she navigates the standup comedy world. Stanley Kubrick’s classic dystopian thriller A Clockwork Orange will keep you up at night trying to dissect all its mysteries. If you’re in the mood for some deja vu, flick on the beloved Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day. If you’re in the mood for some deja vu, flick on the beloved Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day. 

Check out the full listings below.

New on Amazon Prime: Editor’s picks

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Based on the 1967 novel by Joan Lindsay, cinephiles will likely be familiar with Picnic at Hanging Rock from Peter Weir’s 1975 adaptation of the same name. Both versions focus on the disappearance of a group of students and a governess from an Australian girls school called Appleyard College during a picnic on Valentine’s Day, 1900. Where the miniseries and the film diverge is in how they chronicle the aftermath of these events. While the film resolves little of the mystery, choosing to focus more on the effects the women’s disappearance has on the school and its denizens, the miniseries expands the story to include more from Lindsay’s novel, providing additional backstory and answering some of the questions the movie ignores. —Chris Osterndorf

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Lady Bird

Lady Bird made me reconsider Dave Matthews Band. In Greta Gerwig’s debut feature, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a bull-headed high school senior, listens to the 1996 single “Crash Into Me” with her best friend after they get their hearts broken. I wasn’t expecting the scene to hit so hard—the song has been used in movies to schmaltzy effect, and DMB rendered a punchline—but it was the first of several times my eyes involuntarily welled up.  —Audra Schroeder

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The Remix

Singing competitions are a dime a dozen and a staple of reality television. Amazon’s The Remix takes a familiar format and adds a simple wrinkle: 10 duos will create remixes of popular Bollywood songs and judges whittle the groups down until a winner is crowned. The show features some of India’s most popular singers and DJs, and the result is a high energy and highly entertaining show. —Eddie Strait

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New movies on Amazon Prime in December 2018

Dec. 1

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari) (1964)
All the President’s Men (1976)
Bad Girls from Mars (1990)
Because I Said So (2007)
Bestseller (2015)
Beverly Hills Vamp (1989)
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Event Horizon (1997)
Gargoyle (2004)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Happily N’Ever After (2006)
Happily N’Ever After 2 (2009)
Hitman’s Run (1999)
King of the Mountain (1981)
Line of Duty (2013)
Livin’ by the Gun (2011)
Margin Call (2011)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Ordinary People (1980)
Promised Land (2012)
Silent Tongue (1993)
Sleepover (2004)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
The Black Stallion (1979)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
The Firm (1993)
The Game (1997)
The Godson (1998)
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Trucks (1997)
Ulee’s Gold (1997)
Valkyrie (2008)
War (2007)
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Windtalkers (2002)

Dec. 7

Killers (2010)
Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)

Dec. 8 

Before I Fall (2017)
Collide (2016)

Dec. 16

Evan Almighty (2007)

Dec. 19

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

Dec. 21

Life Itself (Prime Original movie)

Dec. 25

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Dec. 27

Hereditary (2018)

New TV shows on Amazon Prime in December 2018

Dec. 5

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Original series), Season 2

Dec. 14

LOL: Last One Laughing (Prime Original series), Season 1

Dec. 15

4 Blocks, Season 2
Life of Crime, Mini-series

Dec. 21

Vanity Fair (Prime Original series), Season 1

Dec. 28

Niko and the Sword of Light (Prime Original series), Season 2

New movies on Amazon Prime in November 2018

Nov. 1
21 (2008)
2001 Maniacs (2005)
Alice (2016)
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
Child’s Play (1988)
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Cruel Intentions (1999)
De-Lovely (2004)
Desperate Hours (1990)
Die Another Day (2002)
Duck, You Sucker (A Fistful of Dynamite) (1971)
Excalibur (1981)
Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)
Hostel (2005)
Hostel: Part II (2007)
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Like Water (2011)
Little Man Tate (1991)
Little Odessa (1994)
Lord of War (2005)
Made (2001)
Making Contact (Joey) (1985)
Michael Clayton (2007)
Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
My Girl (1991)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
The Birdcage (1996)
The Living Daylights (1987)
The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)
The Mexican (2001)
The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) (2004)
The Red Violin (Le violon rouge) (1998)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
Weird Science (1985)

Nov. 2
Wonder (2017)

Nov. 3
Kick-Ass (2010)

Nov. 10
The Children Act (2017)

Nov. 15
Gotti (2018)

Nov. 16
Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (Prime Exclusive; available on Prime Video shortly following the theatrical release) (2018)

Nov. 17
McQueen (2018)
Siberia (2018)

Nov. 18
Condemned (2015)

Nov. 21
Box of Moon Light (1996)
Loving Pablo (2017)

Nov. 22
Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea (2016)

Nov. 24
Downsizing (2017)

Nov. 29
Harry Brown (2009)

Nov. 30
Sleepless (2017)

New TV shows on Amazon Prime in November 2018

Nov. 1
Thursday Night Football: Oakland Raiders vs. San Francisco 49ers (Live Sports)

Nov. 2
Homecoming (Prime Original series), Season 1 

Nov. 8
Thursday Night Football: Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Live Sports)

Nov. 9
Beat (Prime Original series), Season 1
Little Big Awesome (Prime Original series), Season 1b
Patriot (Prime Original series), Season 2

Nov. 15
Thursday Night Football: Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks (Live Sports)

Nov. 16
Gymkhana Files (Prime Original series), Season 1
Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (Prime Original series), Season 1a 

Nov. 20
Creative Galaxy: Arty’s Holiday Masterpiece (Prime Original series), Special
Pete the Cat: A Very Groovy Christmas (Prime Original series), Special
Little Women, Season 1 

Nov. 29
Thursday Night Football: New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys (Live Sports) 

Nov. 30
Inside Jokes (Prime Original series), Season 1 

Nov. TBD
Mirzapur (Prime Original series), Season 1

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This article is frequently updated for relevance.

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli

Bryan Rolli is a reporter who specializes in streaming entertainment. He writes about music and film for Forbes, Billboard, and the Austin American-Statesman. He met Flavor Flav in two separate Las Vegas bowling alleys and still can’t stop talking about it.