30 New Movies & Shows To Stream On Amazon Between Holiday Meals

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The holidays are upon us, which means there's plenty of time with family and friends ahead. There will be plenty of delicious meals to be eaten, and plenty of great conversations to be had. But when you're not eating (or playing board games, or having those dreaded political conversations), what's the best way to waste away the winter hours? Streaming movies and TV shows, of course!
Whether you're binge-watching by yourself or looking for a fun movie you can enjoy with your whole family, we've got you covered. Netflix doesn't deserve all the streaming love this season, either (though there are plenty of great TV series and movies coming to the streaming giant next month.) Amazon Prime Video is adding a number of movies and TV shows to its lineup in December. So don't sleep on checking the site for new movies to watch in between eating all those holiday cookies.
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Class, season 1 (2016)

If you love Doctor Who, you won't want to miss the BBC's sci-fi spinoff of the cult classic series.

Available December 3
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Photo: Frank W. Ockenfels 3/E! Entertainment.
The Royals, season 3 (2016-2017)

Fans of the E! drama can binge-watch its third season on Amazon Prime next month.

Available December 4
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Photo: Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video.
The Grand Tour, season 2 — Amazon Original

This British series stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, who previously starred in the BBC series Top Gear. The Amazon series follows the men's world travels and features plenty of cars. So if you've got an uncle who's a car buff, this is the right series to cue up after a holiday meal.

Available December 8
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Photo: Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video.
Jean Claude Van Johnson, season 1 Amazon Original

In a somewhat meta twist, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays renowned martial arts figure "Jean-Claude Van Damme" in this series. But when he's not fighting his opponents, Van Damme works as "the world's best undercover private contractor," as Amazon puts it. ("Johnson" is his alternate identity, hence the show's title.) If you, or one of your family members, loves spy movies and shows, it's worth checking out.

Available December 15
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Doctor Who Christmas Special

Fans probably don't need to be reminded, but the Doctor Who holiday special hits Amazon prime next month.

Available on December 18
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Photo: Nick Wall/Kudos/CH4/AMC.
Humans, season 2 (2016)

This sci-fi series, which aires on Channel 4 in the U.K. and AMC in the United States, features a parallel universe with human-like creatures called Synths. If you've already watched the second season of Stranger Things multiple times, why not take your love of sci-fi to the next level by bingeing this series?

Available December 21
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Photo: Courtesy of MTV.
Teen Wolf, season 6 (2017)

The final season of the MTV drama premiered this year — re-watch it in all its glory when it comes to Amazon Prime next month.

Available December 23
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Trying to entertain fantasy-loving cousins this holiday season? Introduce them to this movie, starring Matt Damon and the late Heath Ledger.

Available December 1
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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

Add a healthy dose of nostalgia to your holiday season with this classic sequel.

Available December 1
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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

This rom-com, starring Ben Stiller and Malin Akerman, didn't fare too well with critics. But if you want a rom-com to watch over the holidays (and you've already streamed The Big Sick multiple times), a cheesy movie never hurt anyone.

Available December 1
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Hitch (2005)

This Will Smith/Kevin James movie is somewhat polarizing among rom-com fans. But it definitely qualifies as light holiday fodder for post-dinner streaming with the fam.

Available December 1
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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

If you're looking for an actually-good movie to watch with family members of various ages, you can't go wrong with this one. It follows the real-life story of chess phenomenon Josh Waitzkin.

Available December 1
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Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
Silence (2016)

If you and your family members like Martin Scorsese's movies, this one's worth a watch — it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

Available December 1
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

If your family's holiday viewing choices veer into slightly-creepy territory, the classic movie is hitting Amazon Prime Video next month.

Available December 1
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Hannibal (2001)

After you finish The Silence of the Lambs, follow up with Hannibal, which is also hitting Amazon Prime Video next month.

Available December 1
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Rocky (1976)

Jack Pearson would be thrilled — Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, and Rocky V are all going to be available on Amazon Prime Video starting in December.

Available December 1
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Stigmata (1999)

Patricia Arquette stars in this thriller — but this one might be better to watch with a younger crowd than with, say, your religious grandparents.

Available December 1
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Titanic (1997)

Re-enact the film's classic ship scene with your S.O. while watching it for the umpteenth time.

Available December 1
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Gun Shy (2017)

A rock star's wife's kidnapping might not sound like the basis for a comedy, but this Antonio-Banderas-starring movie pulls it off.

Available December 7
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Triple 9 (2016)

This action flick has an impressive cast roster: Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Casey Affleck, and Woody Harrelson all star in this heist movie.

Available December 8
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It Comes At Night (2017)

If horror movies are your jam, winter is the best month to watch them, right? You can get cozy under a blanket and try not to be too scared of what's on the screen.

Available December 9
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Photo: Courtesy of Open Road Films.
Nightcrawler (2014)

Amazon giveth what Netflix taketh away. The Jake Gyllenhaal movie is leaving Netflix next month, but it's coming to Prime Video.

Available December 10
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Rosewater (2014)

If you're looking for a highbrow movie that will spark discussion among your family members, this Jon Stewart-directed film is a great choice. Rosewater focuses on the story of real-life journalist Maziar Bahari, who was arrested in 2009 in Iran.

Available December 10
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Woodshock (2017)

Calling all Rodarte fans: This Kirsten Dunst-starring film is Kate and Laura Mulleavy's directorial debut.

Available December 21
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Banksy Does New York (2014)

Fans of the elusive artist's work won't want to miss this documentary.

Available December 23
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Someone Marry Barry (2014)

Here's another rom-com to add to your streaming list. This one stars Tyler Labine, Lucy Punch, Damon Wayans Jr., Thomas Middleditch, and Hayes MacArthur.

Available December 23
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Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year Holiday Special — Amazon Original

If there are young children in your family, chances are they love the Pete the Cat book series. To celebrate the holiday season, Amazon is releasing a holiday special featuring the lovable feline.

Available December 26
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Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
Rings (2017)

Horror fans will be excited to learn Rings is on its way to Amazon Prime Video.

Available December 29
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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

This is Vince Vaughn as you've never seen him before. The thriller stars Vaughn as a former boxer who becomes a drug runner and eventually ends up in prison.

Available December 31
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Photo: Courtesy of Lionsgate.
Solace (2015)

Anthony Hopkins is a popular player in the new lineup of Amazon Prime Video movie streaming options! Solace features Hopkins alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Colin Farrell in this thriller about an FBI agent investigating a series of homicides.

Available December 31
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