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What's Now Streaming on Amazon - January 2021

Here's what's new, what's hot and what you should watch this month on Amazon.

By Matthew Lissauer

Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown, Eli Goree as Cassius Clay, Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke, in "One Night in Miami."

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Start the new year off right with Amazon's prime supply of originals and classics. This month Amazon will be debuting two new original films, one of which already has been grabbing awards attention. The full list of modern hits and nostalgic gems now available to watch or coming soon is below. Happy streaming!

  • Herself

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    From British filmmaker Phyllida Lloyd ("Mamma Mia!," "The Iron Lady") comes this drama starring Clare Dunne ("Spider-Man: Far From Home") as a single mother looking to rebuild herself and her life, while constructing a house for her young girls, after leaving her abusive ex. "Herself" premiered last year at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Herself

    Drama / 2020 / R

    Synopsis: A young mother escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system, and in the process, rediscovers herself.

  • One Night in Miami

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    Regina King's directorial debut is already garnering lots of awards attention. Following its critically acclaimed premiere at last year's Venice Film Festival, and its recent limited Christmastime run in theaters, "One Night in Miami" comes home to Amazon on January 15th. Based on the stage play of the same name, "One Night in Miami" is an interpretation of a night that occured in 1964 in Florida. After beating Sonny Liston and taking his title, Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) meets up with soul icon Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), future football hall-of-famer Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and political activist Malcom X (Kingsley Ben-Adir) for a celebratory night of drinking and debate. It's from this night that Clay's life will never be the same.

    One Night in Miami

    Drama / 2020

    Synopsis: On the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, Cassius Clay joins Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X, and they discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement.

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Throughout the month, on Amazon, look for the streaming debuts of a few films from the past year, including Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne's entrepreneurial comedy "Like a Boss" (now available to watch), the Grimm-inspired horror pic "Gretel & Hansel" (premiering 1/7), and Blake Lively action/thriller "The Rhythm Section" (dropping 1/11).

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Classic premieres to look for include first-person monster pic "Cloverfield," SNL skit-turned-feature "Coneheads," Stanley Kubrick's Cold War dark comedy "Dr. Strangelove," '80s Brat Pack drama (and its ear-wormy theme) "St. Elmo's Fire," and Sir Richard Attenborough's "Chaplin," featuring an Oscar-nominated performance from Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr., as the silent film star (all now streaming).

Here's the full list of debuts:

  • 1900 (1976) - 1/1
  • A Night at the Roxbury (1998) - 1/1
  • Arachnophobia (1990) - 1/1
  • Bloody Sunday (2002) - 1/1
  • Broken Arrow (1998) - 1/1
  • Chaplin (1992) - 1/1
  • Cloverfield (2008) - 1/1
  • Coneheads (1993) - 1/1
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) - 1/1
  • Donnie Brasco (1997) - 1/1
  • Dr. Strangelove (1964) - 1/1
  • Escape From Alcatraz (1979) - 1/1
  • Eve's Bayou (1997) - 1/1
  • Face/Off (1997) - 1/1
  • Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell (1974) - 1/1
  • Girl Most Likely (2012) - 1/1
  • Good Luck Chuck (2007) - 1/1
  • Gun Duel in Durango (1957) - 1/1
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) - 1/1
  • In & Out (1997) - 1/1
  • Kiss the Girls (1997) - 1/1
  • Legion (2010) - 1/1
  • Like a Boss (2020) - 1/1 - Streaming Premiere
  • Love the Coopers (2015) - 1/1
  • Major League (1989) - 1/1
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) - 1/1
  • Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) - 1/1
  • Places in the Heart (1984) - 1/1
  • Premonition (2007) - 1/1
  • Pride (2007) - 1/1
  • Push (2009) - 1/1
  • Regarding Henry (1991) - 1/1
  • Ride Out for Revenge (1957) - 1/1
  • Salt (2010) - 1/1
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2013) - 1/1
  • Soul Food (1997) - 1/1
  • St. Elmo's Fire (1985) - 1/1
  • Star Trek Beyond (2016) - 1/1
  • Starman (1984) - 1/1
  • The Brass Legend (1956) - 1/1
  • The Brothers McMullen (1995) - 1/1
  • The Cooler (2003) - 1/1
  • The Devil's Own (1997) - 1/1
  • The Family That Preys (2008) - 1/1
  • The Firm (1993) - 1/1
  • The Interview (2014) - 1/1
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992) - 1/1
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) - 1/1
  • The Longest Yard (1974) - 1/1
  • The Peacemaker (1997) - 1/1
  • The Quick and the Dead (1995) - 1/1
  • The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) - 1/1
  • The Town (2010) - 1/1
  • The Truman Show (1998) - 1/1
  • Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) - 1/1
  • Virtuosity (1995) - 1/1
  • Walking Tall (1973) - 1/1
  • War (2007) - 1/1
  • When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) - 1/1
  • Where Hope Grows (2015) - 1/1
  • Wonder Boys (2000) - 1/1
  • Mighty Oak (2020) - 1/6 - Streaming Premiere
  • Gretel & Hansel (2020) - 1/7 - Streaming Premiere
  • Herself (2020) - 1/8 - Original
  • The Silencing (2020) - 1/8 - Streaming Premiere
  • The Rhythm Section (2020) - 1/11 - Streaming Premiere
  • One Night in Miami (2020) - 1/15 - Original
  • Alone (2020) - 1/18 - Streaming Premiere
  • Chick Fight (2020) - 1/29 - Streaming Premiere
  • Mortal (2020) - 1/29 - Streaming Premiere

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