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Amazon Prime Video Top 10 Shows and Movies: New Releases and Most Popular Today, December 5

Two new exciting shows join the list

Tim Surette
Jourdan Dunn, Riches

Jourdan Dunn, Riches

David Hindley/Amazon Prime Video

Get out of here, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power! Jeff Bezos' almost half a billion dollars project is out of the top half of Amazon Prime Video's Top 10 Shows and Movies list for the the first time since it premiered in September. It was booted out by a couple new shows: the soapy family drama Riches (No. 2) and the murder mystery Three Pines (No. 3), both of which premiered on Friday. The Peripheral remains in the top spot after its Season 1 finale was released over the weekend, so expect it to leave the No. 1 position pretty soon. Which show or movie will take over? Riches seems like it has the edge over Three Pines, as the former released its entire six-episode season at once and the latter has more episodes, but is doing a weekly roll out. 

The most popular new movies and shows on Prime Video are below, but we'll also chime in on whether or not they're worth watching. Just because something is popular, that doesn't mean it's good, right? And to help you plan what you'll watch next, we've added the new shows and movies coming to Prime Video, too.

New Releases on Prime Video:

  • A whole bunch of old movies and shows, like NYPD Blue, Zoolander, and Cloverfield - Here's the full list (Dec. 1)
  • Riches (2022) - Like Succession, but with a family fighting for control over a makeup empire. (Dec. 2)
  • Three Pines (2022) - Alfred Molina plays Chief Inspector Armand Gamache in this Canadian detective series. (Dec. 2)
  • Your Christmas or Mine? (2022) - A new couple who can't bear to be apart for Christmas both decide to surprise the other and end up spending Christmas with each other's families. (Dec. 2)
  • A Unicorn for Christmas (2022) - CGI turns a real-life pony into a really fake unicorn in this Christmas film. (Dec. 3)
  • Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) - Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones play a divorced couple who try to remain friends in this rom-com. (Dec. 5)

Coming Soon to Prime Video:

  • A Lot Like Christmas (2021) - A small Christmas tree lot owner is in trouble when a big-box store starts selling trees! (Dec. 6)

Amazon Prime Video Top 10 Shows and Movies: December 6
Amazon Prime Video Top 10 Shows and Movies: December 2

Top 10 TV shows and movies on Amazon Prime Video

Chloë Grace Moretz, The Peripheral

Chloë Grace Moretz, The Peripheral

Sophie Mutevelian, Prime Video

1. The Peripheral

For fans of: VR, Westworld, complex sci-fi
Is it good?: The sci-fi series is good for hardcore fans of the genre's literary roots [Review]
Trailer | Friday's rank: 1

2. Riches

For fans of: Delicious family drama, greed
Is it good?: It's decent if you like to watch families squabble over inheritance
Trailer | Friday's rank: 6

3. Three Pines

For fans of: Crime, murder, eccentric townspeople
Is it good?: All clues in this Alfred Molina detective show point to yes
Trailer | Friday's rank: 4

4. The English

For fans of: Pulpy Westerns, fancy Emily Blunt, violent Emily Blunt [Review]
Is it good?: Yipee Ki-Yes
Trailer | Friday's rank: 2

5. The People We Hate at the Wedding

For fans of: Messy families, boorish Americans, Kristen Bell and Allison Janney
Is it good?: The excellent cast does not make an excellent film
Trailer | Friday's rank: 3

More on Amazon:

Alan Ritchson, Reacher

Alan Ritchson, Reacher

Brian Higbee/Amazon

6. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

For fans of: Elves, orcs, dwarves, hobbits, etc.
Is it good?: It lives up to the high expectations placed on it [Review]
Trailer | Friday's rank: 5

7. Reacher

For fans of: Huge dudes kicking butt and doing detective work
Is it good?: Amazon's hit action show is great and will be around for a long time [Review]
Trailer | Friday's rank: 7

8. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

For fans of: CIA thrillers, traveling the world and shooting at it, Jim Halpert
Is it good?: It's a competent book-to-TV adaptation that dads love
Trailer | Friday's rank: 8

9. The Terminal List

For fans of: Chris Pratt, military thrillers, tough guys
Is it good?: It's a solid shoot 'em up adaptation of Jack Carr's book [Review]
Trailer | Friday's rank: 10

10. Surviving Christmas

For fans of: Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, bad movies
Is it good?: Nope
Trailer | Friday's rank: n/a

Based on Amazon Prime Video's Top 10 Movies and TV Shows list for Monday, Dec. 5