Amazon Prime is home to one of the fastest-growing libraries in the streaming services market. The rapidly increasing customer-base is driving demand for both original as well as old content. Both movies and TV shows are equally popular among binge-watchers as they are now known. The best shows are mostly available in US library, and you can access Amazon from abroad too. If you have an Amazon Prime subscription and want to find out the content coming out in 2020, here are a few noteworthy mentions: below in this article, we will cover the 17 Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Amazon Prime in 2020.
1. A Ghost Story
Starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, this horror movie was named one of 2017’s 10 best independent films by the National Board of Review. It was directed by David Lowery and features Affleck in the leading role where he plays a ghost that continues to haunt the home in Texas where he lived with his wife. The husband dies in a car accident only to return as a wandering spirit. The movie is coming to Amazon on January 7th.
Any movie that stars the handsome Brad Pitt is seldom going to be a disappointment. Babel is hailed as his ‘Best film performance’. The movie begins when tragedy strikes a couple who are vacationing in the Moroccan Desert. It then divulges into three separate yet equally gripping stories which seem unconnected until at the end they are beautifully brought together by Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu. Coming to Amazon on January 1st.
3. xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Vin Diesel returns as the infamous xXx for a third time and this time he is trying to stop a global catastrophe caused by a criminal mastermind trying to turn falling satellites into guided missiles. Starring the Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone, this movie is one to watch. It releases on Amazon Prime on January 31st. Follow my blog with Bloglovin
4.Grimm, Season 6
It is considered one of Amazon Prime’s top shows with an IMDb rating of 7.8. The 6th and final season of the show will be airing January 6th where Nick Burkhardt played by David Guintoli, now the mayor elect of Portland, will have to face off against a familiar foe, Captain Saint Renard. With the world and everything he loves at stake, Nick faces the fight of his life in a season spanning 13 episodes.
5. Just Add Magic
A Prime Original Production, Just Add Magic tells the story of a teen who finds an old cook book in her attic. Little does she know that the book holds magical powers with each recipe revealing new secrets about the place to which she belongs and her family. Olivia Sanabia, Dee Wallace, Amy Hill and Ellen Karsten have done a great job in creating an amazing live-action kids show. New episodes of the 2nd season begin streaming on January 19th.
6. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
Philip Kindred Dick was one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century. His books inspired a generation and this Prime Original series spanning 10 episodes allows the people of today to familiarize themselves with his work. Each episode of the show is based on a different novel or short story and starts streaming January 12th. Bryan Cranston and Anna Paquin will make an appearance.
7. Doctor Who. Season 10
In the newest movie, Doctor Who, Robert Downey Jr. steps into the shoes of the medical professional who can talk to animals. In the third and final season of the TV show though, Peter Capaldi will be assuming the role for the last time. Doctor Who is taking a trip to the 54th century with Nardole and Bill Potts, who joins the cast as a 21st century Earth dweller.
This Amazon Original movie airs on January 19th. It follows the story of two runaways from 1927 and 1977. The film is a beautiful adaptation of Brian Selznick’s novel where Ben and Rose are two children from different periods in time. With a clue from a puzzle and an intriguing headline from a newspaper, both set out on quests on their own that keeps the audience captivated for the entire length.
The movie based on a true story is graced by the presence of three of greatest actors from this generation. Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr. are astonishing in their roles while trying to track down and report about a rampant serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area. The movie will be available on Amazon Prime from January 1st.
10. All is Lost
Another movie releasing on Amazon Prime this January 1st is Robert Redford. It is a story of one man’s survival at sea battling some of the toughest conditions known. Directed by J.C. Chandor is a movie that features only one cast member but is captivating enough to justify the time spent watching it.
11. American Ninja
Produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus’s Cannon Films this is a classic American ninja action film that came out back in 1985. Michael Dudikoff starred in the lead role and went on to be a financial success making a significant 10.49 million on the domestic box office against a one-million-dollar budget.
12. Freedom Writers
Based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell, this 2007 movie is a captivating story starring the like of Patrick Dempsey, Hilary Swank and Scott Glenn. It is a story about a teacher who helps transforms students lives through a mix of tools and techniques, the most noteworthy among which is the diary that she motivates them to write.
The famous Shakespeare novel is a household name and there will hardly be anyone who isn’t familiar with it. This 1990 adaptation of the novel is one of the most iconic amongst many that have been created to date. Starring the like of Mel Gibson Nathaniel Parker, it is a co-production between the US, UK and France.
14. The Perfect Weapon
This 1991 movie was a classic martial arts action sequence starring Jeff Speakman. He plays a young man who trains in the art of American Kenpo and battle the Korean mafia. It is one of the most amazing movies of the 20th century and its debut on Amazon Prime has been much awaited.
15. The Devil’s Double
The Devil’s Double is a Belgian-Dutch movie that was release in 2011. It opened at the Sundance Festival that year. The movie stars Dominic Cooper in a double role as Latif Yahia, an Iraqi soldier fighting the Iran-Iraq war and Uday Hussein, the playboy son of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. It is a thrilling tale of life in the war-torn land.
16. The Midwife
With an 89% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this is one of the most captivating movies of the 21st century. The story is of the unexpected friendship that develops between Claire, played by Catherine Front and Beatrice, played by Catherine Deneuve. Claire is a midwife while Beatrice is the mistress of Claire’s late father. They both meet in expected circumstances and become close supporters for each other.
17. Remember Me
The TV series premiered in 2014 on BBC One and is now set to release on Amazon Prime this January. It is a three-part mystery series that features supernatural beings and horror elements throughout.
There is a lot more besides these shows and movies to be excited about with Amazon Prime in the year 2020. So, if you haven’t already bought a subscription, now is the time.