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This Month’s Highlights


I walked out of Hereditary earlier this year feeling … oppressed. Like something heavy had been pushing down on me, gently at first, and then with terrible, constant pressure. I did not like it! But if you measure comedies by how much they make you laugh, the level of dread you’re feeling at the end of a horror film isn’t that bad a metric for subjective success, and Hereditary is one of the most effective recent horror films I’ve seen. A meditation on generational trauma and how it’s passed on through families, Hereditary follows a woman whose family is thrown into chaos, after the death of her mother seems to have unleashed something supernatural that haunts them. Arrives December 27.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2

The show that swept the Emmys, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is finally back for its second-season victory lap, and there’s no better time to catch up. For anyone who missed the boat the first time around, Maisel follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel in the late ’50s. Maisel is a housewife on the Upper West Side, one whose world is upended when her husband — who performs as a stand-up comic at night — abruptly leaves her for his secretary. Following a wine-fueled bender, she goes to her husband’s club and performs a drunken stand-up set — and kills. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is probably one of the most entertaining superhero origin stories you’ll see on a streaming network. Arrives December 5.

Full List of What’s New on Amazon Prime — December 2018

Noteworthy titles in bold.

Available December 1

A Clockwork Orange
A Fish Called Wanda
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari)
All the President’s Men
Bad Girls From Mars
Because I Said So
Beverly Hills Vamp
Blue Hill Avenue
Boogie Nights
Bright Lights, Big City
Event Horizon
Groundhog Day
Happily N’Ever After
Happily N’Ever After 2
Hitman’s Run
King of the Mountain
Line of Duty
Livin’ by the Gun
Margin Call
Mars Attacks!
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Ordinary People
Promised Land
Silent Tongue
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Black Stallion
The Dark Crystal
The Firm
The Game
The Godson
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Ulee’s Gold
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
Wild Wild West

Available December 5

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

Available December 7

Why Did I Get Married Too?

Available December 8

Before I Fall

Available December 14

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

Available December 15

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

Available December 16

Evan Almighty

Available December 19

A Most Wanted Man

Available December 21

Life Itself (Prime Original movie)
Vanity Fair (Prime Original series), Season 1

Available December 25

Iron Man 2

Available December 27


Available December 28

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

For more coverage of the best movies and TV shows available on Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Showtime check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.

For last month’s guide, check out November’s list.

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