Every product is carefully selected by our editors and experts. If you buy from a link, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
For more information on how we test products, click here.

Ben Affleck in 'Hypnotic' (2023) | Image: Prime Video

New on Prime Video in December 2023

Amazon is going big on holiday cheer this December and we’re not just talking about their slew of shopping deals. Over on Prime Video, we’ll see the release of at least three new Christmas movies. One stars Eddie Murphy as a suburban father, who makes a deal with a devious elf in order to win a neighbourhood decoration contest. It sounds…ummm…fun and festive, we guess. The streaming service is also dropping a new season of the action series Reacher along with plenty of other entertaining fare. Here’s everything new on Amazon Prime Video in December 2023.

Best New Series on Amazon Prime Video

This December, Prime Video gets the adrenaline pumping by way of a returning action hero and a new Spanish crime drama. Here are the best new series coming to Prime Video in December 2023.

Reacher: Season 2

This adaptation of a bestselling book series follows drifter Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) as he strolls into town and dispenses with all kinds of vigilante justice. The first season was a surprise smash that went to outrageous extremes and the second season will likely do the same. It puts Reacher on the trail of a brutal killer (or killers), who’s picking off members of his former army unit one by one.

Release date: 15 December 2023

Los Farad

The stakes are high in this Spanish thriller series, which takes a fish out of water and thrusts him into a world of extreme wealth and deadly violence. With dreams of opening a gym, a young man named Oskar ends up in the middle of the international arms trade in the 1980s. What, you didn’t have to traffick illegal weapons in order to achieve your personal life goals? Well, aren’t you special!?

Release date: 12 December 2023

Best New Movies on Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video brings us a healthy mix of exclusive original movies along with some major studio tentpoles this December. Ben Affleck returns for the thriller Hypnotic, while Succession‘s Brain Cox takes another turn leading Prime Video’s line-up for the month. Here’s a closer look at the best new movies on Prime Video.


Director Robert Rodriguez channelled various styles and influences into this twisty tale, only to see it flounder at the box office. The story follows Detective Danny Rourke (Ben Affleck) as he searches for his missing daughter and crosses paths with a powerful cult of hypnotists along the way. Temper your expectations before viewing and you just might enjoy yourself.

Featured Video from Man of Many

Release date: 26 December 2023

Join Our Exclusive Community!
Keep up with the latest trends, best stories, and crucial updates from Man of Many direct to your inbox.

Prisoner’s Daughter

This movie you’ve never heard of wrangled in some notable talent and debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022, followed by an official release earlier this year. It comes to us from director Catherine Hardwicke and stars Brian Cox as a convicted criminal, who’s let out of prison early due to a terminal cancer diagnosis. Upon moving in with his daughter (Kate Beckinsale) and grandson, the dying sinner attempts to heal old wounds.

Release date: 5 December 2023

The Donor Party

Did anyone else see this title and think it was about the Donner party, i.e. the group of American wagoneers who resorted to cannibalism during their journey westward? As for The Donor Party, it finds a single woman (Malin Akerman) throwing a party in the hopes of secretly snagging an ideal sperm donor. We’d still prefer the movie about cannibals, to be honest.

Release date: 19 December 2023

The Black Demon

This sci-fi monster movie takes place on an abandoned oil rig and pits a small family against a deadly megalodon shark. Stream it alongside The Meg 2 for a double-creature-feature chock full of outlandish moments and guilty pleasures. Or skip them both because life is short.

Release date: 12 December 2023

Candy Cane Lane

Eddie Murphy stars as family man Chris in this holiday comedy, premiering exclusively on Prime Video. In the hopes of winning a local decoration contest, Chris strikes up a deal with a magical elf named Pepper (Jillian Bell). When it turns out Pepper is also an evil elf, 12 days of chaos ensues and so does a race to save Christmas.

Release date: 1 December 2023

Your Christmas or Mine 2

British romantic couple James (Asa Butterfield) and Hayley (Cora Kirk) return for another holiday romp in this sequel to last year’s Your Christmas or Mine? Due to a booking mix-up, their respective families end up swapping accommodations. Can the relationship survive yet another Christmas snafu? Tune in to find out!

Release date: 8 December 2023

Merry Little Batman

Do you like the Home Alone franchise and the recent Spider-Verse movies? If so, then you’ll probably enjoy this animated action comedy, in which a young Damian Wayne is left alone in Wayne Manor on Christmas Eve. As crooks and villains try to penetrate the palatial estate, Damian has no choice but to take on the role of “Little Batman.”

Release date: 8 December 2023

Amazon Prime Video December Release Schedule

Still looking to get your binge on? Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in December 2023

  • Candy Cane Lane – 1/12/23
  • The Railway Children Return – 1/12/23
  • My Man is Cupid: Season 1 – 1/12/23
  • Prisoner’s Daughter – 5/12/23
  • Merry Little Batman – 8/12/23
  • Your Christmas or Mine 2 – 8/12/23
  • Santa Mi Amor – 8/12/23
  • Out of the Furnace – 8/12/23
  • Lost Farad: Season 1 – 12/12/23
  • The Black Demon – 12/12/23
  • Breath of Life – 15/12/23
  • Reacher: Season 2 – 15/12/23
  • The Machine – 16/12/23
  • Death’s Game: Season 1 –16/12/23
  • The Donor Party – 19/12/23
  • Hypnotic – 26/12/23

Prime Video FAQs

What does Prime Video cost in Australia?

Prime Video costs AUD$9.99 a month in Australia, however, it is cheaper to sign up for a year for with the annual price listed at AUD$79.

Which is better Netflix or Amazon Prime in Australia?

Amazon Prime Video is cheaper than Netflix in Australia and has a range of originals and syndicated series, however, Netflix is by far the most popular streaming service, boasting pop-culture phenomenons such as Stranger Things and The Queen’s Gambit. In terms of which is the better streaming service, Prime Video is better value but Netflix has more range.

What does Prime Video subscription include?

A Prime Video subscription includes original content, offline downloading, 4K and HDR streaming for AUD$9.99 per month as a standalone service in Australia.

Featured Video from Man of Many

Jacob Osborn
Staff Writer

Jacob Osborn

Jacob Osborn is an accomplished author and journalist with over 10 years of experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and co-authored a Young Adult novel through Simon & Schuster. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Jacob specialises in entertainment, technology and alcohol reporting. You might find him crate-digging at the nearest record store or sampling whisky at the nearest bar. He daydreams of travelling around the world, but for now, the world will have to come to him by way of lifestyle products, gear, gadgetry, and entertainment. Let's call it a happy compromise while he saves up for the next big trip.