What's New to Stream on Amazon Prime for January 2020

This month delivers diverse classics from 'The Goonies' to the 'Conan the Barbarian' remake.

Prime January

Amazon Prime is the only streaming service with a cost that also gets you free shipping, and that my friends is a deal. They’re in the Original programming game, but their biggest offering remains the ton of films available to watch anytime for Prime members.

The complete list of titles hitting Amazon Prime this month — January 2020 — is below, but first I’m going to shower some affection and point some eyeballs towards a few specific titles.

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Amazon Prime Pick of the Month

The Pom Pom Girls

When you talk about director Jospeh Ruben the odds are movies like Dreamscape (1984), The Stepfather (1987), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), The Good Son (1993), and Money Train (1995) are the ones being discussed, but while he made his bones with thrillers he’s also the filmmaker behind 1976’s The Pom Pom Girls. If it sounds like a dirty movie, well, that was the intent of this slice of teensploitation. It’s basically just a series of vignettes in the lives of carefree California high-schoolers (including a young Robert Carradine eight years before he’d go to college with Revenge of the Nerds) who are all having fun, getting laid, playing pranks on rival schools, and more. Boobs, butts, and a few f-bombs grace the screen despite the PG-rating — an earlier R-rated cut exists but this is listed as the PG one — but it’s mostly a casually entertaining look at days gone by.


The Director of Hereditary Made Another Cult Movie!

Midsommar

Ari Aster’s Hereditary (2018) remains a creepy, fun, go for broke slice of horror brilliance, but while his follow-up felt like a let down to me it appears I’m in the minority. Midsommar (2019) welcomes you into its fold on January 10th and follows a group of friends who stumble their way into a cult’s embrace with deadly outcomes. It’s funny, but it’s also dumb? Anyway, judge its brightly lit descent into hell for yourself.


Stand-Up Shenanigans

Ilana Glazer

I’ve never been the biggest fan of stand up comedy. There are exceptions, from Mitch Heder to Ali Wong, but for the most part stand-up just doesn’t work for me. Two new specials are hitting Prime this month, and as a fan of both these talents I’m hoping they buck the trend. First up is Ilana Glazer: The Planet Is Burning which lands on January 3rd, and then two weeks later we get Rob Delaney: Jackie which premieres on January 17th. Both Glazer and Delaney are very funny performers and writers, so my fingers and funny bones are crossed.


The Complete List

January 1st
Amores Perros (2000)
Arbitrage (2012)
The Bellboy (1960)
Captivity (2007)
Cinderfella (1960)
The Conspirator (2011)
Crisscross (1992)
Cube (1998)
Cube 2: Hypercube (2003)
Cube Zero (2005)
Dangerous Curves (1988)
Danny Collins (2015)
Dracula 3000 (2004)
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
Edge Of Darkness (2010)
The Final Cut (2004)
Golden Gate (1993)
Gone (2012)
The Good Guy (2010)
The Goonies (1985)
Kansas (1988)
Knowing (2009)
Last Rites (1988)
Mystery Team (2009)
P2 (2007)
The Patsy (1964)
Pi (1998)
The Pom Pom Girls (1976)
The Possession (2012)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Shy People (1987)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Swimming with Sharks (1995)
The Tenant (1976)
Unforgettable (1996)

January 3rd
Bug Diaries – Season 1B [Amazon Original series]
James May: Our Man In Japan – Season 1 [Amazon Original series]
Jayde Adams: Serious Black Jumper [Amazon Original special]
Ilana Glazer: The Planet Is Burning [Amazon Original special]

January 5th
10 Minutes Gone (2019)

January 6th
Conan the Barbarian (2011)

January 8th
American Dreamer (2019)
Midnight Sun (2018)

January 9th
Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

January 10th
Midsommar (2019)
The Wedding Year (2019)

January 17th
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Troop Zero (2019) [Amazon Original movie]
Just Add Magic: Mystery City – Season 1 [Amazon Original series]
Russell Peters: Deported [Amazon Original special]
Rob Delaney: Jackie [Amazon Original special]

January 19th
Miss Sloane (2016)

January 23rd
The Prodigy (2019)

January 30th
Fighting with My Family (2019)

January 31st
All Or Nothing: CBF – Season 1 [Amazon Original series]
Ted Bundy: Falling For A Killer – Season 1 [Amazon Original series]

January 2020
The Forgotten Army – Season 1 [Amazon Original series]

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