What’s leaving Amazon Prime Video UK in December 2022 / January 2023?
James R | On 17, Dec 2022
As the UK continues to navigate its way out of the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon Prime Video’s sizeable library of movies and TV shows is a useful resource for keeping entertained indoors. But before you start bingeing through the line-up, don’t miss out on catching up with some old and new gems before their rights expire.
This is your last chance to stream the following with Amazon Prime UK:
Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans – 17th December
Facts and fun collide in this charmingly silly feature-length outing for the Horrible Histories franchise.
Mr Robot: Season 1 to 4 – 23rd December
USA Network’s cyber thriller is that rare thing: a TV show that understands how computers work as well as it presses its audience’s buttons. Rivalling Black Mirror for the way in which it turns digital concepts into real human drama, it drags the cyberthriller genre out of the 80s and 90s into the contemporary era of corrupt banks, anti-privacy conspiracies and masked hacker movements. The result is as tightly structured as it is thrillingly modern, with multi-faceted turns from Rami Malek and Christian Slater, who keep the intrigue going right until the end of the fourth and final season.
Searching – 24th December
John Cho is superb in this gripping thriller about a father searching for his missing daughter.
Eighth Grade – 26th December
Bo Burnham’s brilliant directorial debut captures the pains of growing up in an online age with awkward intimacy.
Bend It Like Beckham – 27th December
Gurinder Chadha’s coming-of-age comedy about a girl who rebels against her traditional family to join a football team is a modern classic, with Parminder Nagra leading an excellent young cast that includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Keira Knightley.
A United Kingdom – 27th December
A powerful story of romance and race, A United Kingdom is a crowd-pleaser that deserves the biggest crowd possible.
The Place Beyond the Pines – 28th December
Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper are excellent in this quiet, thoughtful and stunning epic of fathers and sons.
Dunkirk – 28th December
This raw, stripped-down war film is a harrowing elegy to British lives lost – and a powerful portrayal of despair in the face of hope.
Snowpiercer – 29th December
Bong Joon-ho’s dazzling and daft dystopian satire is chillingly relevant, even years after its release.
Let the Right One In – 31st December
A haunting meditation on desire and devotion, this is one of the best horrors of the past 15 years.
The Night Manager: Season 1 – 31st December
Susanne Brier’s nail-biting adaptation of John le Carré’s 1993 thriller feels like it was written yesterday.
Face/Off – 9th January
Nic Cage and John Travolta swap faces in John Woo’s hugely entertaining sci-fi actioner.
The Grand Budapest Hotel – 11th January
Ralph Fiennes is hilarious in Wes Anderson’s clockwork dainty that ticks along with a polite smile.
Love Actually – 15th January
For all its cliches, it’s hard to resist Richard Curtis going full Richard Curtis in this rambling, uneven seasonal anthology. Shrewdly commercial yet annoyingly charming, the cast alone make it worth watching, from Emma Thompson’s bittersweet romance to Bill Nighy’s snorting pop star, while Rowan Atkinson’s cameo as a shop assistant walks away with the whole thing.
The Holiday – 15th January
Iris is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda realises the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6,000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Come for the cast that includes Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jude Law. Stay for the pretty interior decor.
Moulin Rouge! – 19th January
Baz Luhrmann’s musical spectacular has lost none of delightful sparkle.
The Rock – 22nd January
Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery are a hugely entertaining double-act in Michael Bay’s definitive 90s actioner.
Other titles leaving Amazon Prime in December 2022 / January 2023:
Holmes and Watson
We’re the Millers
Tum Bin II
Prime Live Events: Katie Melua Live at Cadogan Hall
Prime Live Events: Blondie Live at Round Chapel
Wentworth: Season 1 to 9
The Emoji Movie
The Expendables 2
The Expendables 3
Driving Miss Daisy
Be Kind Rewind
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
The Dark Tower
Insidious: Chapter 2
The Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man
The Chronicle Mysteries: The Vines That Bind
The Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
The Devil’s Rejects
Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead
The Knights of the Quest
The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen: Season 1
World’s Craziest Fools: Season 1
The Universe: Season 1 to 2
Mountain Men: Season 3
Dead Island 2
Dead Poets Society
Enemy of the State
The Equalizer 2
The Full Monty
Ghawre Bairey Aaj
Good Morning, Vietnam
I Am Number Four
Hot Tub Time Machine
John Tucker Must Die
King Arthur (2004)
Wajah Tum Ho
Life of Pi
Christmas Is Canceled
Kingdom of Heaven
Escape Plan 2
Me, Myself and Irene
Little Miss Sunshine
The Monuments Men
The Poseidon Adventure