What’s leaving Amazon Prime Video UK in January / February 2020?
Staff Reporter | On 21, Jan 2020Reading time: 4 mins
Whether your planning to hit the gym or eat less meat, don’t forget to make one new year’s resolution catching up on some modern gems before their rights expire and they depart your favourite streaming service.
Gladiator – 22nd January
Ridley Scott’s historical epic, starring Russell Crowe, is as good now as it was over 15 years ago.
Taxi Driver – 22nd January
Robert De Niro stars as Travis Bickle, an unstable Vietnam war veteran working as cabbie in New York, where the sleazy nightlife drives him to try and save a young prostitute (Jodie Foster). Scorsese’s iconic tracking shot highlights the violence of Bickle’s mind, but it’s Bernard Herrmann’s soundtrack that gives the film its power, as a mournful sax sings notes of false romance and redemption – and true alienation.
The Great Gatsby – 27th January
Baz Luhrmann’s take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tale of a flawless yet ultimately empty spectacle turns it into a flawless, yet ultimately empty spectacle.
Dunkirk – 28th January
Christopher Nolan’s impeccably composed war film turns gung-ho conflict into survival horror, as British troops on the beach of Dunkirk struggle to stay alive long enough for an unprecedented rescue operation to get them home. Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh star alongside in a harrowing piece of cinema that still booms with dread, even on the small screen.
Pineapple Express – 30th January
Seth Rogen and James Franco star in this enjoyably funny stoner action comedy.
Made in Dagenham – 31st January
Gemma Arterton and Sally Hawkins are superb in this winning tale of female factory workers fighting for equal pay.
Seinfield – 1st February
This definitive entry in the history of the sitcom, starring, naturally, Jerry Seinfeld, is arguably one of the greatest TV comedies ever made. Ever.
Young Adult – 8th February
Charlize Theron is remarkable in this deliciously spiky comedy drama.
Lost – 8th February
When Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on an island in the Pacific Ocean back in 2004, the ensuing confusion, soul-searching and existential drama, charted by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse over five seasons, changed TV forever.
Ugly Betty – 8th February
America Ferrera stars in this charming comedy about Betty, a plain Jane who gets a job at the super-fashionable Mode magazine.
Marvel’s Runaways – 8th February
Hulu’s superhero series, based on the comic books created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, tells the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other, but must unite against a common foe – their parents. When our six L.A. teens stumble onto a terrible secret, they realize their parents have been lying to them all their lives. But what are they after? And why? While the kids investigate, the adults start to wonder if their kids are hiding secrets of their own… With the third and final season now airing weekly on SyFy, don’t miss your chance to catch up with Season 1.
Grey’s Anatomy – 11th February
Don’t miss your latest chance to catch up the long-running medical drama.
Hereditary – 12th February
Toni Collette stars in Ari Aster’s remarkable, and remarkably terrifying, horror movie, a haunting study of family grief and inherited fear that’s a heart-wrenching, heart-racing ride.
Other titles leaving Amazon Prime in January / February 2020:
The Night Before
A Cinderella Story
The Lake House
Jack the Giant Slayer
A Royal Winter
Christmas at Grand Valley
Hope and Glory
Hunt for Eagle One
Dance of the Dead
No Small Affair
Before I Hang
See No Evil
Gary the Tennis Coach
Hider in the House
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man
Flight on Fury
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T
Not the Messiah: He’s a Very Naughty Boy
Lost and Found
Hands Across the Rockies
Blades of Glory
Beverly Hills Cop III
Down to Earth
Belle De Jour
The Army of Crime
Not Quite Hollywood
Che: Part 2
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr Hunter S Thompson
Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure
Beverly Hills Cop II
We Were Soldiers
The Cat in the Hat
Charlotte’s Web (2006)
The Guilt Trip
Christmas with the Coopers
Struggle for Life
The Running Man
Two and a Half Men