New Amazon Prime Instant Video Releases: January 2015
It’s the start of a new year, so maybe you should resolve to take advantage of that Amazon Prime subscription—especially if you just renewed it. There are a bunch of great movies and TV shows heading to the premium streaming service in January, from old classics to new favorites, guaranteeing there’s surely something you can watch in your free time. Read on for our guide to the new releases hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video in January 2015.
‘The Amityville Horror’ (1979): Starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder, and Rod Steiger. Newlyweds move into a house where a murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.
‘The Amityville Horror Part 2: The Possession’ (1982): Starring James Olson, Burt Young, and Rutanya Alda. A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.
‘Barbershop 2: Back in Business’ (2004): Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and Eve. Why not spend another day with the crew at Calvin’s shop in the South Side of Chicago?
‘Beverly Hills Cop 2’ (1987): Starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, and Jurgen Prochnow. Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil’s near-fatal shooting and the series of “alphabet crimes” associated with it.
‘Beverly Hills Cop 3’ (1994): Starring Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, and Joey Travolta. Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.
‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ (1961): Starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, and Patricia Neal. A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.
‘Footloose’ (1984): Starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, and John Lithgow. A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
‘Hoosiers’ (1986): Starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Dennis Hopper. A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
‘It Happened One Night’ (1934): Starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, and Walter Connolly. A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who’s actually a reporter looking for a story.
‘Moonstruck’ (1987): Starring Nicolas Cage, Cher, and Olympia Dukakis. Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she agreed to marry (the best friend of her late husband who died seven years previously).
‘Mr. Mom’ (1983): Starring Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, and Fred Koehler. After he’s laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce and he becomes a stay-at-home dad—a job he has no clue how to do.
‘On the Waterfront’ (1954): Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, and Lee J. Cobb. An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
‘Shall We Dance?’ (2004): Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, and Jennifer Lopez. A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
‘Snatch’ (2000): Starring Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, and Benicio Del Toro. Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
‘Swingers’ (1996): Starring Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, and Jon Favreau. Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.
‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ (2014): Starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, and Keira Knightley. Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
‘Starred Up’ (2013): Starring Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, and Rupert Friend. A troubled and explosively violent teenager is transferred to adult prison where he finally meets his match - a man who also happens to be his father.
‘The Congress’ (2013): Starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, and Jon Hamm. An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn’t consider.
‘Big Fish’ (2003): Starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, and Alison Lohman. A son learns the truth about his father.
‘Bottle Rocket’ (1996): Starring Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, and Ned Dowd. Focusing on a trio of friends and their elaborate plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run.
‘The Winning Season’ (2009): Starring Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, and Rob Corddry. A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he’s asked to run his local high school’s girls basketball team.
‘Justified’ Season 5 (2014): Starring Timothy Olyphant, Joelle Carter, and Nick Searcy. Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.
‘Hit By Lightning’ (2014): Starring Jon Cryer, Stephanie Szostack, and Will Sasso. A 40 year-old single man and restaurant manager who has given up on finding love, meets a woman through an online dating site who seems to be everything he could ask for—if homicide can lead to true love, that is.
‘Patton Oswalt: Comedy Plus Tragedy Equals Time’ (2014): Recorded in Spreckels Theater in San Diego, California, comedian Patton Oswalt returns for his fifth feature-length stand-up comedy special.
‘Barefoot’ (2014): Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, and J.K. Simmons. The “black sheep” son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who’s been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother’s wedding.
‘Repentance’ (2013): Starring Anthony Mackie, Forest Whitaker, and Sanaa Lathan. A successful author and spiritual advisor takes on a troubled man as a client, completely unaware that the man’s fixation on his mother’s death will soon put his life in jeopardy.
‘Gloria’ (2013): Starring Paulina Garcia, Sergio Hernandez, and Diego Fontecilla. A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.
‘Frida’ (2002): Starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, and Geoffrey Rush. A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.