The 7 Greatest New Films to See on Amazon Prime in December 2020

If you're looking for a new movie to watch this month but already have a lot of vacation movies, Amazon Prime Video may be for you. While Netflix is ​​producing the Christmas content and Happiest Season has just smashed Hulu's original debut records, Amazon isn't really promoting Christmas content on its December streaming lineup. Instead, you'll find a solid selection of nostalgic favorites, family movies, and some eye-catching new originals from Amazon Studios.

Here's a list of all the new movies and shows on Amazon for December 2020. However, if you're looking for something a little more tweaked, here are our tips on what to watch this month.

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1. A league of its own

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Image via Columbia Pictures

Available: December 1

Director: Penny Marshall

Authors: Lowell Whole and Babaloo Almond

Occupation: Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O & # 39; Donnell, Ann Ramsay, Jon Lovitz, Bill Pullman and Gary Marshall

If you're in the mood for a feel-good movie, you can't do much better than A league of its own. Penny MarshallThe 1992 sports comedy put together a true wildcard cast led by Geena Davis as Dottie Henson, the 1940s Women's League baseball team star, and Tom Hanks as kurmudgeonly but charismatic manager of her team. Set during World War II, A League of Their Own delves into the true historical story of how women rose to positions never been available to them during the war, but most of all, it's a heartwarming story about family, born and raised forged. It's fun, incredibly charming, inspiring, and cute as possible. A crowd puller of all time who has his sentimental charisma and triumphs by seriously embracing the joys of teamwork.

2. Air Force One

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Image via Sony Pictures

Available: December 1

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Writer: Andrew W. Marlowe

Occupation: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, Paul Guilfoyle, William H. Macy, Liesel Matthews, and Dean Stockwell

The 90s were a glorious heyday for cool film presidents, but none was cooler than Harrison Ford as President James Marshall in Air Force One. The film takes on a group of hijackers who take over the president's plane and hold the first family, members of his cabinet and the secret service hostage until the president agrees to release a political prisoner. Gary Oldman makes the best Hans Gruber since Hans himself as the devout loyalist leader of the kidnappers and Ford just starting to switch from Hollywood hunk action star to grumbly old man action star, leading to a damn mighty middle ground for movie stars. Granted, parts of Air Force One can be harder to understand in the post-9/11 world, especially since the movie has a pretty inconsiderate body count, but it's not blatant, and that commitment to keep the stakes counted is that what makes sure holds up as an A + 90s thriller.

3. The injured locker

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Image via Summit Entertainment

Available: December 1

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Writer: Mark Boal

Occupation: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse and Guy Pearce

Ruthless, relentless tension at the highest level; This is what you get into Kathryn BigelowBest Picture Winner The injured locker. Set during the Iraq War, the character-based thriller follows members of an army bomb squad and growing fears on their team for a loner novice (Jeremy Renner) joins their ranks. Inspired by the scriptwriter Mark BoalThe Hurt Locker is one of the most breathlessly tense and escalating films of the 21st century when embedded as a journalist during the war and precisely treated by Bigelow. Don't let the glamor of six Oscars fool you – yes, The Hurt Locker is a dark character drama about the cost of living in such relentless tension, but make no mistake, it's a damn good thriller too. And not for nothing, casting director Mark Bennett I really kicked it out of the park with three future MCU stars in the mix.

4. Cloudy with a chance for meatballs

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Image via Sony Pictures Releasing

Available: December 1

Authors / Directors: Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Occupation: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T., Bobb & # 39; e J. Thompson, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Al Roker, Lauren Graham, Will Forte

For several years of my early life Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was the only book that interested me. With the inimitable fanaticism of childhood, I adored this stupid little book about festivals that fall from the sky, so it was a particularly difficult sale when it came to the 2009 animated film – especially since the new generation of animated art bore so little resemblance to the vague creepy illustrations that I knew and loved. Fortunately in the hands of filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris MillerThis reinvention is the film's strength and an early example of the genre-blending creativity that has become the hallmark of her film career.

With a snappy, clever script, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs tells the story of a strange inventor (Bill Hader) who develops a machine to turn water into food to save the town of Swallow Falls, but when his invention unleashes a devastating avalanche of delicious goodies, he must find a way to save the town from (far) too much good cause. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a whimsical and creative animated gem that is really fun for all ages. They are well-known disaster movie classics with a voice acting that makes things crash, lively and fun.

5. GoldenEye (and other James Bond films)

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Image via MGM / UA

Available: December 1

Director: Martin Campbell

Authors: Jeffrey Caine and Bruce Feirstein

Occupation: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Alan Cumming, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane and Minnie Driver

The 007 movies are always making the rounds on streaming services, and this month it's Amazon Prime Video's turn again, and a slew of Jame Bond movies are returning to the service in December. If you're a Bond fan you probably already have your favorites, but if there's a post-Connery listing, most people seem to agree with the general rules Gold eye. Directed by Martin Campbellwho would return later for the equally beloved Casino royaleThe 1995 film started the Pierce Brosnan-era in style with explosive set pieces, super sexy espionage stuff, a great villain Sean Beanand the introduction of Judi Dench Like all Bond films, some part of it definitely seems out of date 25 years later, but GoldenEye holds up better than most as a spy thriller of all time, with one of the most diabolical incarnations of Bond.

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Image via Amazon Studios

Available: December 4th

Director: Darius Marten

Authors: Darius Marder and Abraham Marder

Occupation: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff and Mathieu Amalric

Don't go back to sleep Sound of metalThe touching new drama could be Amazon's best original film of the year. With Riz Ahmed A metal drummer who is quick to lose his hearing and have to relearn how to live his life, the film originally debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 and was ready for a livelier summer release before the pandemic turned the film industry on its head. The movie's arrival on Amazon feels a lot quieter than it should, as it's a beautiful and phenomenally well-acted story of empathy and rebirth, with another standout from the ever-reliable Ahmed. It goes well together Olivia Cooke as his girlfriend and bandmate as well Paul Raci as a man leading a community for deaf convalescents in one of the most memorable side performances of the year. Sound of Metal is a slow, steady, and compelling portrait of addiction, the sneaky and insidious tolls you pay for their false relief, and why it's worth the much more obvious tolls you have to pay to take your life back.

7. I am your wife

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Image via Amazon Studios

Available: 11th December

Director: Julia Hart

Authors: Julia Hart and Jordan Horowitz

Occupation: Rachel Brosnahan, Arinzé Kene, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Bill Heck, Frankie Faison, Marceline Hugot and James McMenamin

If you've ever seen The Godfather or Goodfellas or one of the beloved crime classics and wondered what the hell happens to these tough guys' wives after their inevitable (usually violent) fall. I am your wife is a revisionist version of the genre worth reviewing. Directed by Fast color Helmer Julia Hart, Wonderful Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan leads the film as Jean, the wife of a Mafioso guy who has to flee after betraying his business partners. With her baby on her hip and a gun in the stranger's hand (Arinzé Kene), who shows up on her doorstep to protect her, Jean embarks on a tense escape that forces her to face the helpless role she puts herself in and the importance of starting a new future and family based on trust. It takes a while to get started and Jean isn't the most accessible character to get on board with, but once things get started – and especially once Marsha Stephanie BlakeStepping into the picture, & # 39; s Teri, I Am Your Woman is a lively, lavish crime drama that brings a welcome shift in perspective to a worn genre.

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Haleigh Foutch is a writer, editor, presenter, actor and cat lover and lives in Los Angeles. She is currently Senior Editor for Content Strategy and Analytics at Collider, where she has been yelling about the unsung genius of Grosse Pointe Blank for nearly a decade. She is also responsible for the horror content of Collider and co-created the podcast The Witching Hour, which was previously a regular panelist on Movie Talk and for Rotten Tomatoes, Complex, Birth.Movies.Death. And wrote more. She usually shares Buffy the Vampire Slayer memes on Instagram, rehearses The OA's Five Moves, and asks people about their pets.

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