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New on Amazon Prime: January 2020

Midsommar. Photo: A24

This Month’s Highlights


Florence Pugh is amazingly vivid in Midsommar as the bereft American protagonist. Her face is so wide and open that she seems to have nowhere to hide her emotions. Everything about her is insistent. Her intensity reminds me of Lili Taylor’s, but her voice is throatier, and she bends Midsommar toward her. She’s uncannily in sync with the score by Bobby Krlic (who records under the moniker the Haxan Cloak) — harsh and unmoored before Dani arrives in Sweden, more attuned when Dani stumbles into that Swedish landscape with its soft green hills and simple geometric buildings. (The film was actually shot in Hungary.) Aster and the production designer, Henrik Svensson, have designed the “Hårga” village from scratch. It’s like a child’s rendering of a happy, bucolic place, a mixture of circles, squares, and triangles that’s so elemental it’s otherworldly. —David Edelstein

Full List of What’s New on Amazon Prime — January 2020

Noteworthy titles in bold.

Available January 1

Amores Perros (2000)
Arbitrage (2012)
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)
Golden Gate (1993)
Gone (2012)
Kansas (1988)
Knowing (2009)
Last Rites (1988)
Mystery Team (2009)
P2 (2007)
Pi (1998)
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 Bellboy (1960)
The Final Cut (2004)
The Good Guy (2010)
The Goonies (1985)
The Patsy (1964)
The Pom Pom Girls (1976)
The Possession (2012)
The Tenant (1976)
Unforgettable (1996)

Available January 3

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

Available January 5

10 Minutes Gone (2019)

Available January 6

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Available January 8

American Dreamer (2019)
Midnight Sun (2018)

Available January 9

Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

Available January 10

Midsommar (2019)
The Wedding Year (2019)

Available January 17

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

Available January 19

Miss Sloane (2016)

Available January 23

The Prodigy (2019)

Available January 30

Fighting with My Family (2019)

Available January 31

All Or Nothing: CBF: Season 1 – Amazon Original series
Ted Bundy: Falling For A Killer: Season 1 – Amazon Original series

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

New on Amazon Prime: January 2020