Netflix: 15 Best Movies And TV Shows You Didn’t Know Were Coming In January

New Year, New Netflix! This month, a whole new crop of movies and TV shows comes to Netflix, letting us start 2018 off right; with some solid bingewatching. Fans of movie marathons will be thrilled to hear that there are several collections of classic movies coming to the streaming service, from The Godfather to Bring It On. A few underrated flicks and series are joining as well, for those looking for something different, as well as some of 2017’s new releases.

As usual, Netflix is adding dozens of new watchables this month, and we aren’t covering every last new addition. Instead, we’ve rounded up fifteen of the titles that viewers should be most excited about, from movie-buff classics to brand new blockbusters. No matter what you are in the mood for this new year, we’ve got you covered.

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15. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Now is the perfect time to watch this Audrey Hepburn classic, for anyone who hasn’t already. Be charmed by Holly Golightly, the *ahem* ‘socialite’ who falls in love with her upstairs neighbor, be inspired by Hepburn’s always-perfect style (and tasseled earplugs), and try very, very hard to overlook the horrifyingly racist portrayal of an Asian neighbor (thanks Mickey Rooney). It may not have aged perfectly, but Breakfast At Tiffany’s is still iconic.

Arriving: Jan 1

14. Every Bring It On Movie

Gabrielle Union in Bring it On

Well, almost every Bring It On. 2017’s Bring It On: Worldwide Cheersmack is already part of the Netflix catalogue, but the other five films in the cheerleading competition franchise are also coming to Netflix this month. Some may have been bigger hits than others, of course, but for everyone who has ever wanted to spend an entire day watching teenage dramas about pom-pom shakers and stolen routines, Netflix has it covered.

Arriving: Jan 1

13. So Much Batman

Bat-fans are in luck, as this month sees the inclusion of no less than five Batman movies to Netflix. Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, and Batman Begins will all be available to stream come January 1st. Sadly, the entirety of Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy isn’t on offer, and neither are the recent DCEU titles, but superhero fans can enjoy some old-school caped crusader action instead.

Arriving: Jan 1

12. The Truman Show

Jim Carrey as Truman in The Truman Show

Jim Carrey gets serious in this Oscar nominated ‘90s classic. The Truman Show centers on a man who has unwittingly spent his entire life in a fake world, watched by the entire real world as he lives his life. Slightly creepy, but a phenomenally inspiring film to kick of 2018 and convince us all to go forth and follow our dreams.

Arriving: Jan 1

11. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth and Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales

The latest in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise hits Netflix this January, and Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow for an all-new adventure. Released in theaters in the spring of 2017, Dead Men Tell No Tales was not the box office smash that Disney hoped for, so fans of the franchise who want to see a sixth installment should check this one out on Netflix to boost the chances of seeing a Pirates 6 sometime soon.

Arriving: Jan 2

10. Lovesick (Season 3)


Enjoy some British humor with the third season of this hilarious sitcom about a twenty-something guy forced to return to his past sexual encounters after contracting an STD. It may sound like yet another silly sitcom, but Lovesick is brilliantly funny and surprisingly touching. Or, for more Brit-humor, check out the return of Episodes (seasons 1-5), which returns on the 6th and is a brilliant British/American humor crossover starring Matt LeBlanc as himself.

Arrives: Jan 1

9. Dallas Buyers Club

Jared Leto Dallas Buyers Club

This Oscar-winner has dealt with its fair share of controversy, meaning that you’ve probably heard of it, even if you never got around to watching it. Based on a true story, Dallas Buyers Club stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, and their performances are a large part of the film’s success. It’s another uplifting, if intense, film that is perfect to start 2018 on a positive note.

Arriving: Jan 16

8. Grace and Frankie (Season 4)

Martin Sheen Jane Fonda Lily Tomlin and Sam Waterston in Grace and Frankie

Netflix’s original series, Grace and Frankie, re-imagines the classic odd-couple as two older women whose husbands fell in love, and who end up living together and trying to rebuild their lives. While the central premise is silly, Grace and Frankie is a surprisingly touching series that isn’t afraid to get a little deep, or to talk about sex in the over-60 crowd. It’s an underrated gem that deserves many more seasons to come.

Arriving: Jan 19

7. The Godfather Trilogy

Marlon Brando The Godfathe

The Godfather, the ultimate mafia trilogy is coming to Netflix in its entirety this month, so settle in for some good ol’ fashioned gangster greatness. There’s even a New Year’s Eve scene, perfect for this time of year. Of course, it’s a bit of a time commitment (the entire trilogy will take almost nine hours), but it is so very worth it.

Arriving: Jan 1

6. Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris Movie Poster

There are multiple romantic comedies being added to the Netflix catalogue this month, including How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, America’s Sweethearts, and Definitely Maybe, but Midnight In Paris should be top of the list for rom com fans. Time travel, Paris, romance, famous figures in the roaring twenties and a heartfelt lesson about finding what is really right.

Arriving: Jan 1

5. Stardust


Ian McKellan, Ben Barnes, Charlie Cox, Henry Cavill… no, we’re not talking about the world of live-action superheroics, but a single film about a magical world and a fallen star. Stardust is a magical example of a fantasy film that refuses to take itself too seriously.

Arriving: Jan 1

4. The Shawshank Redemption

Stephen King wrote Shawshank Redemption. Screenrant by Evan J. Pretzer.

The Shawshank Redemption is the perfect example of a film that needs to be seen - and which has an impact that isn’t lessened by its incredible reputation. A prison story, this is still one filled with the kind of hope and redemption that we want at the start of a new year… but be warned. You will cry.

Arriving: Jan 1

3. Troy

Brad Pitt as Achilles in Troy

Perfect viewing for those sick of snowy weather and cheesy Christmas movies, Troy arrives at the start of the year with sandy beaches and graphic battles. Yes, there are a few love stories in here, but the real joy of Troy is watching Brad Pitt slaughter people.

Arriving: Jan 1

2. All Of Lethal Weapon

Some more great news for anyone wanting a movie marathon to start the year - all four of the Lethal Weapon movies will hit Netflix on the first of the year. Buddy comedy cop goodness, and the perfect time to groan ‘I’m too old for this...’ is while nursing a hangover.

Arriving: Jan 1

1. National Treasure

National Treasure 3 is not dead yet

A perfect choice for the whole family, National Treasure hits Netflix on January first, so everyone can watch Nicholas Cage hunt for revolutionary war treasure before the FBI gets to it. Sadly, the follow up (National Treasure: Book Of Secrets) isn’t on Netflix yet, but fans can hope that it will be added later in the year.

Arriving: Jan 1

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