What Films Does Amazon Get From MGM Deal? 'James Bond,' 'Rocky' Franchises Part of Acquisition

Amazon has signed an agreement to purchase movie giant MGM for a staggering $8.45 billion.

The deal will give the e-commerce company, which has seen its Prime Video streaming service go from strength to strength, access to over 4,000 films in the media company's prolific back catalog.

"Amazon will help preserve MGM's heritage and catalog of films, and provide customers with greater access to these existing works," an Amazon statement on the deal read. "Through this acquisition, Amazon would empower MGM to continue to do what they do best: great storytelling."

MGM, which was founded in 1924, has become known for its iconic roaring Leo the Lion at the start of its films.

Here are the biggest films Amazon will have access to as a result of the deal.

No Time To Die releases in October
Actress Léa Seydoux and actor Daniel Craig pose as they arrive on set of the James Bond last movie "No Time To Die" on September 09, 2019 in Matera, Italy. The film is set to release in October. Franco Origlia/Getty Images

James Bond

By far one of the biggest names on MGM's roster is the James Bond franchise, which includes Daniel Craig's upcoming final reprisal as 007 in No Time To Die.

Bond follows the story of a British secret agent, who goes by the code name 007, and works for MI6.

Over the years, the iconic role has been played by a reel of actors including Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Roger Moore.

Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in 1976
American actor Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, during the filming of the training montage for the boxing film 'Rocky', 1976. He is standing by the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, with the old Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge in the background. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images


All six Rocky films are a part of MGM's catalog, in addition to both Creed spin-off films.

Rocky tells the rags to riches story of a working-class boxer struggling to get by. He is then given the opportunity of a lifetime to turn his life around when he lands a fight against heavyweight champion Apollo Creed.

The Rocky series began in 1976 and launched then-newbie actor Sylvester Stallone to fame.

Reese Witherspoon as Elle in Legally Blonde
Reese Witherspoon as Elle in 2001 film Legally Blonde. MGM

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde is the film that earned Reese Witherspoon her title as rom-com queen.

The story centers around Elle Woods, a sorority girl and fashion guru, who sets her sights on becoming a lawyer in a bid to win her ex-boyfriend back. Throughout the process, she learns she is more than her looks and blonde stereotypes.

The film was first released in theaters in 2001 and is now considered a classic by many.

12 Angry Men came out in 1957
American actor Lee J. Cobb (1911 - 1976) (right), as Juror # 3, wields a switchblade as he threatens Henry Fonda (1905 - 1982), as Juror # 8, in a scene from the film '12 Angry Men,' directed by Sidney Lumet, 1957. MGM Studios/Courtesy of Getty Images

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men is arguably one of the most iconic classics in MGM's portfolio.

The 1957 black and white courtroom drama explores the story of 12 jurors who end up debating their own morals while deliberating the outcome of an 18-year-old defendant.

The Silence of the Lambs in 1991
The Silence of the Lambs came out in 1991 and starred Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Orion Pictures

The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs was released in 1991 and stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins.

The horror movie sees Foster take on the role of an FBI trainee who is on a mission to catch a serial killer that skins his female victims. In a bid to catch him, she enlists the help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, played by Hopkins, a psychiatrist and cannibal killer.

The film went on to win five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress.

Alicia Vikander as Tomb Raider's Lara Croft
Alicia Vikander played Lara Croft in the 2018 film Tomb Raider. MGM Studios

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider sees award-winning actress Alicia Vikander star as Lara Croft in the 2018 film.

The plot explores the story of Lara, the daughter of an archaeologist, who embarks on a treacherous journey to an island in hopes of finding her missing father Lord Richard Croft.

RoboCop came out in 1987
American actor Peter Weller on the set of RoboCop, directed by Paul Verhoeven. The film came out in 1987. Orion Pictures Corporation/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images


The 1987 sci-fi action movie, which starred Peter Weller, was a box office success and went on to have two sequels, as well as a remake in 2014.

RoboCop is set in Detroit, Michigan, which is drowning in crime. A terminally wounded police officer, played by Weller, is pieced back together by doctors and given the name RoboCop. The film follows him on his journey for justice and desire for revenge.

Amazon and MGM sign $8.45 billion deal
Amazon has signed a deal with movie giant MGM for $8.45 billion. Getty Images