What Happens to Purchased Movies if I Cancel Amazon Prime?

If you’re a Prime member thinking of canceling your Prime subscription, there are a few things you should know — especially when it comes to your purchased movies. Keep reading to stay well informed about what to expect when you cancel your Prime subscription!

What Happens to My Purchased Movies if I Cancel Amazon Prime?

Any purchased movies you bought during a Prime subscription will remain yours after you cancel Amazon Prime. Rented movies will also stay yours until the necessary timeframe. You will not lose any of your purchased films if you cancel Amazon Prime. However, you won’t have access to streaming content.

Keep reading below to learn even more about what to expect when you cancel your Amazon Prime subscription!

Will I Lose My Movies if I Cancel Amazon Prime?

No, you will not lose your movies if you cancel Amazon Prime — at least, you won’t lose any movies you bought or any films you are currently renting. Any film that you’ve bought under your Prime membership will stay yours.

However, you will lose any and all access to Prime Video and all of the streaming content there. If you want to keep Prime Video, you’ll have to pay extra for it.

So, once you end up buying movies digitally on Amazon, you’ll always be able to keep them! This is great, as so many people worry that canceling their Prime membership will cause them to lose all of their purchased films — but this isn’t so!

What Happens to Rented Movies if I Cancel Amazon Prime?

If you are currently renting a movie when you cancel your Amazon Prime subscription, you will continue to rent the movie until the given timeframe ends. You can only rent a movie for so long. So, once the movie’s rent ends, you will no longer be able to watch the film.

Therefore, nothing happens to your rented movies if you cancel your Amazon Prime subscription. The timeframe just continues on as normal — and you’ll eventually have to return this film and no longer watch it!

What Happens if I Cancel My Amazon Prime Free Trial After Buying a Movie?

If you cancel your Amazon Prime free trial after buying a movie, nothing will happen to this movie. As we’ve mentioned above, anything film that you buy while you have your Prime membership activated will stay yours even after you cancel your Prime account.

The same thing goes when it comes to movies bought during Prime free trials. The movie was bought and paid for — so this means that the product is yours, even if it is a digitally bought movie.

How to Cancel Amazon Prime Video

Looking to cancel Amazon Prime Video? Luckily, Amazon makes this very easy to do! To cancel Amazon Prime Video, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Your Account
  2. Click Memberships & Subscriptions
  3. Find Amazon Prime Video and click to cancel

That’s all you need to do to cancel your Amazon Prime Video subscription!

Now, it’s important to remember that your Amazon Prime subscription comes with an Amazon Prime Video subscription automatically. So, if you’re going to cancel your Prime subscription, you will also be canceling your Prime Video subscription.

How to Watch Purchased Amazon Movies Without Prime

If you’ve already purchased Amazon movies, you can continue to watch your films even after you cancel your Amazon Prime subscription. It doesn’t matter whether you have an Amazon Prime subscription or not — you can continue to watch your purchased films!

You can find your purchased movies on your Amazon account and you can watch them if you have Amazon Prime and if you do not! Once you find your bought movies on your account, you can click the watch button and easily watch them through Amazon.

You can also download the movie through an Amazon app on your computer desktop to watch the films offline. Some films may even give you the option to download the movie to your computer, though this might end up taking quite a lot of time!


If you decide to cancel your Amazon Prime membership, you will still be able to keep any movies that you purchased. You can watch them whenever you’d like. Rented movies also will not be affected, even if you cancel your subscription during your process of renting a movie.