All The New Movies & TV Shows On Amazon Prime This Month

So much to watch, so little time.

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If you're an Amazon Prime member, you know that in addition to getting free two-day shipping on your monthly supply of toilet paper you can also stream plenty of movies and TV shows for free as part of your subscription. And there are so many added each month. In January 2021, the new movies and TV shows on Amazon Prime include numerous Amazon original movies and series, plus loads of classic movies and a few TV shows from decades past that will really tickle your nostalgia bone.

Among the original offerings that Amazon is unveiling this month is Herself, a drama about a young mother who leaves her abusive husband to build a home for herself and her two children. The film has received stellar reviews since its release at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and it currently boasts a 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

In addition to this acclaimed new original film, Amazon Prime Video is offering some classic films like The Truman Show, 2020 flicks like The Rhythm Section and Gretel & Hansel, and cult-favorite TV series Dexter. There are also some new seasons from a few ongoing series, and the debut directing effort from Regina King in the acclaimed original film One Night in Miami. Read on to find out a little more about some of the best movies and shows hitting Amazon in January, and to see their exact release dates. There's a full list of everything new streaming this month at the end.

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb

Still lauded as one of the best satires ever made, this 1964 Stanley Kubrick comedy about the Cold War remains as relevant as ever 30 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Streaming Jan. 1

Eve’s Bayou

An underrated gem is this 1997 film that stars a young Jurnee Smollett as a 10-year-old girl in 1960s Louisiana who discovers some hard truths about her family. The film was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 25 most important movies on race in 2008.

Streaming Jan. 1

The Truman Show

A '90s classic, and the film that proved Jim Carrey was more than a comedic actor, this story about a man whose entire life is a TV show is more pertinent than ever in our current social media-driven landscape.

Streaming Jan. 1


Even if you hated the way it ended, it may be worth diving back into all eight seasons of this fan-favorite drama series about a criminal-murdering serial killer before the reboot arrives on Showtime.

Streaming Jan. 1

Gretel & Hansel

Sophia Lillis, star of It and the gone-too-soon I Am Not Okay with This, plays the famous fairy tale character in this modern, dark, and frightening retelling.

Streaming Jan. 7


Irish actor Clare Dunne not only stars in this buzzworthy new drama, she also co-wrote its screenplay with Malcolm Campbell. The 32-year-old actor/writer may be pretty new to American audiences, but you'll likely be seeing a lot more of her in the coming years if this film is any indication.

Streaming Jan. 8

The Rhythm Section

Blake Lively proves that Ryan Reynolds isn't the only person in their marriage with action movie chops, as she kicks loads of butt in this 2020 flick about a woman seeking revenge for the death of her family.

Streaming Jan. 11

One Night in Miami

Regina King makes her debut as a director in this well-crafted drama about a 1964 meeting between Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, and Jim Brown where the four icons talk about what it means to Black and successful during the American Civil Rights Movement. The movie is already considered an Oscar favorite.

Streaming Jan. 15

Pandora: Season 2

In case you don't have access to the CW, now's your chance to catch up on the network's YA sci-fi series. The second season just came to an end on Dec. 13, but you can already stream it in its entirety on Amazon Prime.

Streaming Jan. 18

Grantchester: Season 5

If The Crown has you hankering for more 20th century-set British dramas, then you should give this show a look. Set in the 1950s, the detective series now has five seasons under its belt, meaning you'll have plenty of jolly good mysteries to solve.

Streaming Jan. 19

Flack: Season 1

Another British export, this witty dramedy stars Anna Paquin as an American PR exec living in London who must juggle her career, her personal life, and navigating life in her new country.

Streaming Jan. 22

Here's the full list of what's coming in January:

January 1



A Night At The Roxbury


Bloody Sunday

Broken Arrow





Confessions Of A Shopaholic

Donnie Brasco

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb

Escape From Alcatraz

Eve’s Bayou


Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell

Girl Most Likely

Good Luck Chuck

Gun Duel In Durango

Gunfight At The O.K. Corral

In & Out

Kiss The Girls

Last Of The Mohicans


Like A Boss

Love The Coopers

Major League

Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World

Peggy Sue Got Married

Places In The Heart




Regarding Henry

Ride Out For Revenge



Soul Food

St. Elmo’s Fire


Star Trek Beyond

The Brass Legend

The Brothers Mcmullen

The Cooler

The Devil’s Own

The Firm

The Interview

The Legend Of Bagger Vance

The Longest Yard

The Peacemaker

The Quick And The Dead

The Sons Of Katie Elder

The Town

The Truman Show

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys

Vampire In Brooklyn


Walking Tall


When A Man Loves A Woman

Where Hope Grows

Wonder Boys


Dexter: Seasons 1-8

January 6


Mighty Oak

January 7


Gretel & Hansel

January 8


Herself - Amazon Original Movie

The Silencing

January 10


NFL Wildcard Playoffs: Teams TBD

January 11


The Rhythm Section

January 15


One Night In Miami - Amazon Original Movie


Tandav: Season 1

January 18




Pandora: Season 2

January 19


Grantchester: Season 5

January 22


Flack - Amazon Original Series: Season 1

Jessy and Nessy - Amazon Original Series: New Episodes

January 29


Chick Fight


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