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What’s New to Stream on Amazon Prime for December 2019

Remember that 70s movie about bugs that liked to start fires in people’s hair and only Bradford Dillman stood between them and world domination? Yeah, it’s new to Prime this month.
Prime December
By  · Published on December 1st, 2019

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 — December 2019 — is below, but first I’m going to shower some affection and point some eyeballs towards a few specific titles.

Amazon Prime Pick of the Month

Fast Color

Fast Color (2019) splashes across your screen on 12/11 and is absolutely worth your time. The tale of three generations of women with special powers, the film takes genre tropes like a near post-apocalyptic setting and superhero origin story and shapes them into an emotionally glorious journey. Gugu Mbatha-Raw takes lead — always a good sign — and along with the director (Julia Hart) and the actors playing her mother and daughter the film is an empowering tale for women (and women of color) everywhere. It’s also a damn fine little genre thriller.

Great Creepy Crawlies

Phase Iv

Phase IV (1974) is the legendary Saul Bass’ sole feature effort as director, and it is a damn masterpiece pairing a documentary-like feel at times with a story about ants evolving beyond our comprehension. It sounds silly, but the film plays it all straight to wonderful effect. Bug (1975) takes the more familiar genre route with its mischievous bugs, and viewers will be happy about it as the little bastards kill, maim, and start a fire in some poor woman’s hair. It’s glorious. Both films crawl into your brain starting 12/1.

Critically Acclaimed!

The Last Black Man In San Francisco
Photo by Peter Prato/Courtesy of Sundance Institute - © Courtesy of Sundance Institute

The Aviator (2004) lands 12/1, and if you’ve already seen The Irishman (2019) on that other streaming service this is as good a place as any to continue your Scorsese marathon. Leonardo DiCaprio headlines as Howard Hughes in this epic biopic, and he plays crazy and crazy ambitious well. The Last Black Man in San Francisco makes his presence known starting 12/5, and while I haven’t seen it yet I’ve heard nothing but praise for its timely tale.

The Complete List

December 1st
A Better Life (2011)
Almost Famous (2000)
Bug (1975)
Footloose (1984)
Hamlet (1990)
Hancock (2008)
Havana Motor Club (2015)
In Secret (2014)
Out of Time (2003)
Phase IV (1974)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
The Aviator (2004)
The Pawnbroker (1964)
The Spirit (2008)
The Winning Season (2010)

December 3rd
My Boss’ Daughter (2003)

December 5th
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

December 6th
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 3 [Amazon Original series]
Clifford – Season 1A [Amazon Original series]
Inside Edge – Season 2 [Amazon Original series]

December 9th
Light of My Life (2019)

December 11th
Fast Color (2019)

December 13th
Bumblebee (2018)
The Expanse – Season 4 [Amazon Original series]

December 18th
The Kid (2019)

December 20th
The Aeronauts [Amazon Original movie]
The Wedding Year (2019)

December 21st
The Kill Team (2019)

December 25th
Night Hunter (2019)

December 30th
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
What Men Want (2019)
Wonder Park (2018)

December 31st
Man on the Moon (1999)

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