Coming to Amazon Prime in January 2017

Amazon continues to expand its original programming with two new shows debuting in the first month of 2017. Giovanni Ribisi is Sneaky Pete in the crime drama about a con man who appropriates the identity of cellmate after leaving prison and ends up in a dysfunctional family of bail bondmen. And Christina Ricci is Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in Z: The Beginning of Everything in the period piece about the Southern Belle turned Jazz Age flapper.

Among the new movies arriving in January are the crime drama The Infiltrator starring Brian Cranston as an undercover agent in the drug trade, the R-rated comedy Dirty Grandpa with Robert De Niro and Zac Ephron’s, the military thriller 13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi with John Krasinski and James Badge Dale, and the offbeat buddy movie Swiss Army Man with Paul Dano as a shipwreck survivor and Daniel Radcliffe as a gassy corpse.

Older movies cycling through the catalog the animated Happy Feet, the comic book fantasy Hellboy, and the musicals Across the Universe and Rent.

Here’s the calendar (brief as it is) of announced titles coming to Amazon Prime in January.

January 1
13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Across the Universe (2007)
American History X (1998)
Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Happy Feet (2006)
Hellboy (2004)
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Norm of the North (2016)
Radio (2003)
Rent (2005)
Stardust (2007)

January 3
She’s All That (1999)

January 9
The Infiltrator (2016)
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Season 1

January 13
Just Add Magic: Season 2 (Amazon original)
Sneaky Pete: Season 1 (Amazon original)

January 17
Red Rock: Season 2

January 22
Where to Invade Next (2015)

January 23
The Choice (2016)

January 26
America Divided: Season 1

January 27
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
Z: The Beginning of Everything: Season 1 (Amazon original)

January 30
Swiss Army Man (2016)

Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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