Coming to Amazon Prime in January 2018

Juno Temple and Janelle Monae in Episode 106 "Autofac"

In January, Amazon launches its answer to Black Mirror with Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, an original anthology series based on the stories of the influential science fiction author, and offers the streaming debut of the acclaimed and offbeat feature A Ghost Story with Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.

Also new in January is Doctor Who: Season 10 (the final season featuring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor), the sixth and final season of the American supernatural series Grimm, and the French drama The Midwife with Catherine Deneuve.

Older films rotating through the library include All is Lost with Robert Redford, David Fincher’s Zodiac with Jake Gyllenhaal, Hustle & Flow with Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, Quentin Tarantino’s feature debut Reservoir Dogs, and the 1990 Hamlet with Mel Gibson and Glenn Close.

Streaming TV includes the British crime dramas Tennison: Season 1 and Grantchester: Season 3, British historical drama My Mother & Other Strangers: Season 1, and the Amazon Original series Just Add Magic: Season 2 for teens and tweens.

Here’s the calendar of announced titles coming to Amazon Prime in January.

January 1
The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish (Amazon Original)
All is Lost (2013)
American Ninja (1985)
Assassination (1987)
Avenging Force (1986)
Babel (2006)
Baby Mama’s Club (2010)
Black Rain (1989)
Brothers (2009)
Burning Blue (2014)
But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)
Capote (2005)
Coming Soon (1999)
Cool World (1992)
Cross Bronx (2004)
Dangerous Curves (1989)
Doctor Who: Season 10
Drop Dead Sexy (2006)
Evolution (2001)
Flawless (1999)
Freedom Writers (2007)
Hamlet (1990)
Highway (2012)
Horsemen (2009)
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Invaders from Mars (1986)
Love and Death (1975)
Love Story (1970)
Murphy’s Law (1986)
Platoon Leader (1988)
Pretty Bird (2008)
Primitive (2011)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Richard the Lionheart (2013)
Show of Force (1990)
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Step Into Liquid (2003)
Street Smart (1987)
The Perfect Weapon (1991)
The Presidio (1988)
The Wraith (1987)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Words and Pictures (2013)
Zodiac (2007)

January 5
The Devil’s Double (2011)

January 6
Grimm: Season 6

January 7
A Ghost Story (2017)

January 9
Tennison: Season 1

January 12
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Season 1 (Amazon Original)

January 16
My Mother & Other Strangers: Season 1

January 17
The Midwife (2017)

January 19
Grantchester: Season 3
Just Add Magic: Season 2 (Amazon Original)
Remember Me

January 31
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (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.

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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