What to watch on Amazon Prime: your guide to the new TV shows and movies


Update: We're nearly half-way through the month of February and the release schedule is picking up a bit. This week, you can look forward to Mozart in the Jungle (Season 4), Logan Lucky and the return of Star Trek (2009).

Cable TV has run its course. Sure, it was a good ride while it lasted, but these days, streaming is the best way to watch great new shows and Oscar award-winning films. 

The only problem we’ve had so far with streaming is that there’s simply too much good content to watch. Finding a great new show to watch is hard, but the act of keeping up with the influx of incredible content is next to impossible.

But, that’s why we’re here to help. We’re going to help you narrow down your options to only the latest (and best) TV shows and movies. That way, you’re as up-to-date as we are and can hold your own around the watercooler when your peers start talking about what they binge-watched this past weekend. 

Don’t want to fall behind? Stop by here every week! We’ll update this article with the latest shows and movies on Amazon so you don’t have to hunt around to find something new to watch. 

New TV shows on Amazon Prime this week

Mozart in the Jungle, Season 4:  The show about hilarious musical hijinks returns for its fourth season starting on February 16. The series won an Emmy in 2016, so if you haven't seen it yet, now is as good a time as any. 

New movies on Amazon Prime

Logan Lucky: Ever wonder what would happen if Magic Mike, Kylo Ren and James Bond teamed up to rob a bank? Director Steven Soderbergh has given us an answer. Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig team up to plan a bank heist and the results are just as goofy as you'd expect.

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Star Trek: The Star Trek trilogy beams in and out of Amazon Prime all the time but, starting this month, the original makes its way back to small screens. If you're looking for an action-packed date night film for Valentine's Day, you'll be happy to hear that Star Trek goes live on the service February 14. 

Recently added TV Shows on Amazon Prime

Absentia, Season 1: Amazon's latest original stars Stana Katic and Patrick Heusinger in a super dark thriller that follows Emily (played by Katic) as she puts together the pieces of the last six years of her life. Why can't she remember anything? She's been in captivity for the last six years. Also, if they told you up front that wouldn't be much of a thriller, now would it? 

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Brittania, Season 1: If you just can't wait for Game of Thrones' last and final season, Brittania should fill that epic fantasy-sized hole in your heart. 

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Season 1 Electric Dreams isn’t new this week but, considering it just came to the streaming service on January 12, it’s not what we’d consider all that old either. Electric Dreams is a hodge-podge of sci-fi themes all mashed together that have a distinctly Twilight Zone feel to them. Some episodes definitely trump others, but if you’re looking for a sci-fi series to enjoy now that you’ve binged all of Black Mirror season four, Electric Dreams is well worth your time. 

Recently added movies on Amazon Prime

50/50: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen is a combination that shouldn't work as well as it does. In 50/50, the pair star in a film about the heart-break, horror and, eventually, acceptance of getting a terminal illness. The result is funny and sad in equal measure, and far more than the sum of its parts.

Remember Me If you can hold out for just a few more days, you should have two great new films on Amazon. The first is Remember Me, which comes to streaming service on January 30. Following two cousins who look are roped into looking after their grandma after their grandfather passes away, Remember Me deals with the trials and tribulations of providing support for the elderly. Potentially heartfelt and endearing, Remember Me looks like a seriously touching family film.

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xXx The Return of Xander Cage If a film about two thirty-year-old dudes helping their grandma navigate her twilight years isn’t your idea of a good time, you’ll be pleased to know that xXx The Return of Xander Cage will be making an appearance on Amazon starting on January 31. The film, which stars Vin Diesel as the titular xXx, is about as over-the-top as comes but if you like your action flicks with fast cars, explosions and gravity defying (read: definitely impossible) action sequences, this is the movie for you. 

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