The Best Things on Amazon Streaming This Month

Welcome to our new look The Best Things Streaming column where each month we’ll run down the best of what’s hitting your fave streaming channel! This month Amazon is offering up an impressive slate with some classic ’80s movies, a new couple of new Amazon originals, an indie darling, and a sterling superhero movie you’ve probably never seen.

Fast Color (12/12)

Gugu Mbatha Raw stands against a blue background

Codeblack Film

It’s pretty safe to say that you didn’t see one of the best superhero movies of the year. No, we’re not talking Endgame or Captain Marvel, we’re talking about this intergenerational superhero story about a family of powerful Black women. This beautifully shot picture is an atmospheric masterpiece and you can learn more about it from the official description here: “Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman who has supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local sheriff, she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother and daughter and learns that the power she needed was inside her all along.”

Footloose (12/01)

Kevin Bacon and his date run through a confetti filled room

Paramount Pictures

The Holidays are the perfect time to revisit your fave classic movies and Amazon is here to help on that matter by adding Footloose to its roster. The strange and often hilarious feel-good film centers on a town where dancing is banned and the young man who fights for everyone’s right to party. Starring a very good Kevin Bacon showing off his sick moves.

The Aeronauts (12/20)
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones sit on a hot air ballon as it flies through the sky

This unusual Amazon original has a star-studded cast and high concept biographical bent so we’ll be interested to see how it lands when it hits this month. You can learn more about the based on a true story period piece here. “In 1862 headstrong scientist James Glaisher and wealthy young widow Amelia Wren mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. As their perilous ascent reduces their chances of survival, the unlikely duo soon discover things about themselves — and each other — that help both of them find their place in the world.”

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Jimmie Fails and Jonathan Majors appear in The Last Black Man In San Francisco

This indie gem has been making critics fall in love all year and is finally hitting our small screens this month. The somber, bittersweet film from Joe Talbot follows “Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie’s grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home.”

Our other streaming picks this month…

Dec. 1
Almost Famous (2000)
Footloose (1984)
Hancock (2008)
Out of Time (2003)
The Spirit (2008)
Dec. 5
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Dec. 6
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3 – Amazon Original series
Dec. 11
Fast Color (2019)
Dec. 13
Bumblebee (2018)
*The Expanse: Season 4 – Amazon Original series
Dec. 20
*The Aeronauts – Amazon Original movie
Dec. 30
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
What Men Want (2019)