What’s new on Amazon Prime Video in December 2021

You’ll always have plenty of great shows and movies to watch with a subscription to Amazon Prime Video. The streaming service has a long list of new films and series joining its library in December, including the original film Being The Ricardos, the new comedy series Harlem, and the sixth and final season of sci-fi drama The Expanse.

You can read the full list of everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in both November and December below, with our recommendations in bold. If you want a little more help deciding what to watch, we have a list of the best movies streaming on Amazon, as well as a list of the best TV shows streaming on Amazon. If Amazon isn’t your only go-to streaming service, we also have helpful articles on the best movies on Netflix and the best shows on Netflix, as well as plenty of guides for Hulu, Disney+, and HBO Max.

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Our top pick for December

The Expanse (2015)

The Expanse
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Created by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
Cast Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper
Seasons: 6
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The critically acclaimed sci-fi drama enters its final story arc with season 6 of The Expanse. Set hundreds of years in the future, the series follows a group of characters from very different backgrounds who find themselves caught up in one of the greatest conspiracies in human history.

New on Amazon Prime Video in December

TV

December 1

  • Sanford: Seasons 1-2
  • Sanford And Son: Seasons 1-6
  • The Jeffersons: Seasons 1-11

December 3

  • Harlem – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

December 8

  • FC Bayern – Behind the Legend – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

December 9

  • The Ferragnez – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

December 10

  • LOL: Last One Laughing Mexico – Amazon Original Series: Season 3
  • The Expanse – Amazon Original Series: Season 6

December 17

  • With Love – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

Movies

December 1

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
  • Alex Cross (2013)
  • All Is Lost (2013)
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat (2003)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • End Of Days (1999)
  • Guess Who (2005)
  • Halloween II (1981)
  • Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)
  • Jennifer’s Body (2009)
  • Little Women (1994)
  • Mistletoe Mixup (2021)
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)
  • Pineapple Express (2008)
  • Pineapple Express (Unrated) (2008)
  • Ronin (1998)
  • Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
  • Soul Surfer (2011)
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)
  • The Hunt For Red October (1990)
  • The Proposal (2009)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)
  • The Thin Red Line (1998)
  • The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • The Waterboy (1998)
  • Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (2008)
  • Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)
  • What’s Love Got To Do With It (1993)
  • White As Snow (2021)

December 3

  • Joe Bell (2020)
  • We Are X (2016)

December 10

Encounter (2021)

Encounter
63%
62%
Genre Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer, Lucian-River Mirage Chauhan
Directed by Michael Pearce
108m
Riz Ahmed plays a Marine who sets out to save his two young sons from a mysterious, possibly nonhuman threat in this thriller that has kept plot details scarce in the lead-up to its release. All we know is that the trio’s experience will force the boys to leave their childhood behind.
  • Encounter – Amazon Original Movie (2021)

December 12

  • A Christmas Star (2021)

December 16

  • Theory Of Everything (2014)

December 17

  • Boxing Day (2021)
  • Christmas Is Cancelled (2021)

December 19

  • Joy for Christmas (2021)

December 20

  • Who You Think I Am (2021)

December 21

Being the Ricardos (2021)

Being the Ricardos
Genre Drama, History
Stars Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons
Directed by Aaron Sorkin
125m
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem portray Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in this biopic written and directed by Aaron Sorkin that explores the couple’s rise to fame and the various obstacles that threatened both their careers and marriage over time.
  • Being The Ricardos – Amazon Original Movie (2021)

December 23

  • Yearly Departed – Amazon Original Special (2021)

December 31

  • Lady Of The Manor (2021)
  • Time Is Up (2021)

If you missed our recap of everything arriving on Amazon in November, you can find it below.

New on Amazon Prime Video in November

TV

November 1

  • Baking with Julia: Season 1
  • Baptiste: Season 1
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog: Season 1
  • Family Business: Season 1
  • Irresponsable: Season 1
  • Ladies of the Law: Season 1
  • Magellan: Season 1
  • Mega Disasters: Season 1
  • Native America: Season 1
  • Noggin Knows: Season 1
  • Power Book II: Ghost: Season 1
  • Rectify: Season 1
  • Red Road: Season 1
  • The Lucy Show: Season 1
  • The Restaurant: Season 1
  • The Roy Rogers Show: Season 1
  • Under Suspicion: Season 1
  • Wheeler Dealers: Season 1

November 5

  • Pete the Cat – Amazon Original Series: New Episodes
  • Tampa Baes – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

November 12

  • Always Jane – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

November 19

  • Everybody Loves Natti – Amazon Original Series: Season 1
  • The Wheel of Time – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

November 24

Hanna (2019) new

Hanna
80%
60%
Genre Action & Adventure, Drama
Created by David Farr
Cast Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Dermot Mulroney
Seasons: 3
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Inspired by the 2011 film of the same name, this tense, action-packed drama follows a young girl fleeing the mysterious organization that experimented on her and turned her into a deadly soldier, and in later seasons, her efforts to expose and bring down the agency. Esme Creed-Miles leads the cast as the titular teenage assassin.
  • Hanna – Amazon Original Series: Season 3

Movies

November 1

  • 50/50 (2011)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • Alien Resurrection (1997)
  • Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
  • Alpha Dog (2005)
  • American Assassin (2017)
  • Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)
  • Bringing Down The House (2003)
  • Casanova, Last Love (2021)
  • Cast Away (2000)
  • Children Of Men (2006)
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
  • Dan In Real Life (2007)
  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • Dragonball Evolution (2009)
  • Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
  • Eragon (2006)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
  • Hope Springs Eternal (2018)
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
  • In Time (2011)
  • It’s Complicated (2009)
  • Jane Eyre (2011)
  • Jingle All The Way (1996)
  • Jingle All The Way 2 (2014)
  • Johnny English (2003)
  • Kung Pow: Enter The Fist (2002)
  • Major Payne (1995)
  • Meet Dave (2008)
  • Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
  • Predator 2 (1990)
  • Rushmore (1999)
  • Sleeping With The Enemy (1991)
  • Snatch (2000)
  • Stuck On You (2003)
  • The Big Year (2011)
  • The Black Dahlia (2006)
  • The Constant Gardener (2005)
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
  • The House Bunny (2008)
  • The Nutty Professor (1996)
  • The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
  • Three Men And A Baby (1987)
  • Undercover Brother (2002)
  • Vanity Fair (2004)
  • Vantage Point (2008)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • Wild Hogs (2007)
  • Wimbledon (2004)

November 5

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021) new

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
70%
59%
Genre Drama, History
Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough
Directed by Will Sharpe
111m
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays eccentric British artist Louis Wain in this biographical drama about the man whose paintings of cats transformed public perception of them and who later became obsessed with understanding electricity as a way to make sense of the world around him and his own, powerful emotions.
  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain – Amazon Original Movie (2021)
  • Snowmance (2017)
  • The Spruces And The Pines (2017)

November 12

  • Mayor Pete – Amazon Original Movie (2021)
  • Finding You (2021)

November 16

  • Beginners (2011)

November 20

  • Here Comes The Boom (2012)

November 24

  • Do, Re & Mi Holiday Special: Merry Nestivus – Amazon Original Special (2021)

November 26

  • Anni da cane (Dog Years) – Amazon Original Movie (2021)

November 29

  • Burning – Amazon Original Movie (2021)

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