AT&T purchased Time Warner in 2018 and re-dubbed its media operation WarnerMedia. To this day, all of MGM’s films prior to 1986 belong to WarnerMedia, soon to be spun off as part of a deal AT&T just announced with Discovery.
Amazon Prime, assuming the purchase clears regulatory hurdles, will be able to bolster its relatively thin slate of films with 4,000 more movies including the Bond movies, “Tomb Raider,” “Raging Bull,” “Rocky,” “RoboCop,” “Moonstruck” and “The Silence of the Lambs.” It also picks up some coveted TV series such as “Fargo” “A Handmaid’s Tale,” “Stargate SG-1″ and “Viking.”
Some of the pre-1986 films Amazon bought were part of United Artists. The other MGM films were released after 1986.