What’s leaving Amazon Prime Video UK in December 2019 / January 2020?
James R | On 13, Dec 2019
Christmas is upon us, but before you start worrying about what you want from Santa Claus, don’t forget to unwrap some of the best treats on your favourite streaming service before their rights expire and they depart.
This is your last chance to stream the following:
The Death of Stalin – 17th December
Armando Iannucci’s hilariously bleak satire of the disarray of tyrannical rule is a chilling, scathingly relevant spectacle.
Contagion – 18th December
Steven Soderbergh’s film about a plague spreading across the planet is not only scarily believable but grippingly tense.
Speed Racer – 18th December
The Wachowskis’ action comedy based on the anime and manga is a visually jaw-dropping, retina-dazzling spectacle.
Letters from Iwo Jima – 18th December
Clint Eastwood balances out – and betters – Flags of Our Fathers – with the story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan, as told from the perspective of the Japanese.
A Most Violent Year – 20th December
Oscar Isaac stars in this period drama about a fuel businessmen, who is trying to fight the corruption of 1980s New York, which threatens to undermine both his marriage and his business empire.
The Breadwinner – 23rd December
This enchanting animation finds hope and strength in the courage of youth and power of stories.
In the Loop – 29th December
A quick-fire assault on your funny bone, In the Loop is a stroke of British genius. Profane, profound and permanently relevant.
8 1/2 – 5th January
A talented director’s new project is unravelling around him, along with his life. His search for inspiration leads him down many a strange and twisted paths. Known as one of the greatest films about film ever made, it turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema.
A Knight’s Tale – 5th January
Heath Ledger on a horse. Rufus Sewell as a bad guy. Paul Bettany as a naked Geoffrey Chaucer. A Knight’s Tale has everything. Also, jousting!
Wonder Woman – 6th January
When an American pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands on her island paradise of Themyscira, supernaturally-gifted Amazonian princess Diana (Gal Gadot) learns that a massive conflict – World War One – is raging in the outside world. She immediately opts to join him and travels to London to contribute her skills to the fight.
The Road – 8th January
The post-apocalyptic world is a grey place. Drowned in decaying ash, it sits in ruins, foraged by the few who survived. Among them are a father (Viggo Mortensen) and his boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee). Despite its weighty content, the result is a precise and poignant piece of film-making. One that demands to be seen, even if you won’t enjoy it.
Rango – 9th January
Surreal, serious and surprisingly subversive, some of Rango’s subtleties may go over younger viewers’ heads, but Gore Verbinski’s gorgeous animation and Hans Zimmer’s hilariously silly score makes for a bizarre, post-modern Western that is packed full of ideas and laughs.
The Interview – 9th January
Career-defining Korea defiance that mocks Kims and Kardashians alike.
Elf – 10th January
Don’t be a cotton-headed ninnymuggins and miss one of the great Christmas films of modern times.
Groundhog Day – 15th January
A film that gets better every time you watch it.
The Devil’s Backbone – 17th January
This stripped-down ghost story is a haunting, melancholic tale of the divide between monsters and monstrous humans.
Bridesmaids – 18th January
Intelligent, amusing and incredibly performed, Bridesmaids is simply unbeatable.
Other titles leaving Amazon Prime in December 2019 / January 2020:
Eureka: Season 1
Yaara O Dildara
Abhi Toh Main Jawan Hoon
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka
Meera Ka Mohan
Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai
Assassin of the Tsar
Project X #XTENDEDCUT
The Brave One
Life As We Know It
Music and Lyrics
Baar Baar Dekho
Rush Hour 2
New York Minute
The Time Machine (2002)
Back to Burgundy
The Son of Bigfoot
Lost in Space (1998)
The Secret of Moonacre
A Christmas Carol (1999)
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
One Christmas Eve
Just in Time for Christmas
A Christmas Melody
Call Me Claus
Never Back Down 2
Failure to Launch
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
New York Doll
Casuals: The Story of the Legendary Terrance Fashion