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Amazon Unveils Best Movies and TV Shows of the Year

Amazon movie and TV editors announce the best movies and TV shows to watch on DVD, Blu-ray or enjoy instantly on the new Kindle Fire with Amazon Instant Video

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 17, 2011-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced its picks for Best Movies and TV shows of 2011. Chosen by Amazon TV and movie editors, The Social Network tops the list for best movie of the year with Walking Dead: Season 1 coming in as the best TV show of the year. Customers can browse the Best of the Year Movies and TV store for top entertainment picks in a wide variety of categories and genres. To see a complete list of the Best Movies and TV shows from 2011 and to check out Amazon editor’s recommendations, visit www.amazon.com/bestmovies2011.

This year’s list includes video content available on DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video. Amazon Instant Video is a digital video streaming service that offers customers more than 100,000 movies and TV shows to rent or own and to stream instantly. Prime Instant Video is a benefit to Prime members that offers digital video streaming of nearly 13,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost. Customers can enjoy digital content from Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video on any of the 300 Instant Video compatible devices, including their new Kindle Fire.

“We work very hard to provide our customers with the most extensive selection of video content. We offer more than 400,000 DVDs and Blu-rays as well as more than 100,000 digital videos for instant streaming with Amazon Instant Video,” said Katie Lay, senior manager for the Amazon Instant Video store. “We created the Best of the Year store to help customers navigate all that great video content and to help them discover movies and TV shows to watch instantly on their new Kindle Fire, with Amazon Instant Video, or via DVD and Blu-ray.”

The Best of the Year Movies and TV store is live now on Amazon.com and offers different “best of” genres to help customers search and discover 2011 video entertainment, including DVD, Blu-ray, Kids, Art House, Anime, TV, horror and many more.

Top 10 editors' picks for best movies of the year:

1. The Social Network
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
3. Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI)
4. The King's Speech
5. X-Men: First Class
6. Bridesmaids
7. Inside Job
8. Black Swan
9. Midnight in Paris
10. Tangled
 

Top 10 editors' picks for best TV shows of the year:

1. Walking Dead: Season 1
2. Louie: Season 1
3. Breaking Bad: Season 4
4. Parks and Recreation: Season 3
5. Downton Abbey
6. Mad Men: Season 4
7. Sons of Anarchy: Season 4
8. Community: Season 2
9. Bored to Death: Season 2
10. Friday Night Dinner: Season 1
 

To see a complete list of the Best Movies and TV shows from 2011 and to check out Amazon editor’s recommendations, visit www.amazon.com/bestmovies2011.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. The new latest generation Kindle is the lightest, most compact Kindle ever and features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes – still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch 3G is the top of the line e-reader and offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch, with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle Fire is the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games and web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, Amazon Silk (Amazon’s new revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser), vibrant color touch screen, and powerful dual-core processor.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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