The Must-Stream Movies and Shows New on Netflix in January


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The holidays are over and we’re all exhausted. After a seemingly endless revolution of parties, shopping trips, and family obligations the warm glow of a dancing screen is a welcome form of recuperation. We all need some time to unwind and the options available to viewers right now make that very easy to accomplish. With a multitude of movies, TV shows, and comedy specials Netflix has once again put itself in pole position to become your destination for some quality TV/computer/tablet/mobile time. Also, don’t forget that Netflix recently unveiled the ability for users to download their content, so you can enjoy the streaming giant’s content wherever you are.

Here’s a few of our must-stream movies and shows coming to Netflix in December, and don’t forget to check out the complete list of new additions below!

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Boogie Nights (January 1)

Paul Thomas Anderson’s second feature stars Mark Wahlberg as a physically gifted busboy whose meteoric rise through the ranks of the adult industry spells doom for his personal life. It is a classic tale of how hubris destroys lives, wrapped in quirky humor and masterful storytelling. Anderson also explores the off-kilter nature of family and friendship when the business is pleasure. It features scene-stealing performances from Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Heather Graham and John C. Reilly.

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Caddyshack (January 1)

Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion.” Harold Ramis’ laugh stocked story of a colorful country club certainly deserves a space on the comedy Mount Rushmore. Ramis seamlessly blends the conceited dopiness of Chevy Chase, the deadpan absurdity of Bill Murray, and the in your face insults of Rodney Dangerfield, which results in a comedic smorgasbord with laughs for everyone. The endlessly quotable romp is now considered an undeniable classic and is a pivotal film in the of Ramis, Chase, Murray, and even Dangerfield.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (January 1)

In 1975, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws became the highest-grossing film of all time, a record it held until 1977 when Star Wars was released. Then, three years later, Spielberg took back the crown with his fantastical tale of the friendship between an alien and a young girl, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, based on Spielberg’s own imaginary friend as a child. E.T. is consistently ranked as one of Spielberg’s best and features an illuminating performance from a young Drew Barrymore. It’s definitely a tearjerker and perfect for everyone from children to adults.

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Superman: The Movie (January 1)

Superman hasn’t been submitted to the best treatment over the past couple of years. With Man of Steel and Batman v Superman dragging down the Last Son of Krypton’s filmic stock, it’s sometimes hard to remember the pure entertainment value of Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie. Starring the late great Christopher Reeve, in his second onscreen role, as the Man of Steel, the film capitalizes on the potential of Superman, delivering a humorous, emotional, and uplifting actioner vastly superior to the twenty-first-century big screen adaptations of the character. Reeve is brilliant, effortlessly giving depth and shading to both Clark Kent and Superman. Margot Kidder is enchanting as Lois Lane while Gene Hackman is endlessly entertaining as the gleefully evil Lex Luthor. The film also features Marlon Brando as Superman’s father Jor-El and Terrence Stamp as the imposing and lethal General Zod.

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The Shining (January 1)

“Here’s Johnny!” Jack Nicholson’s famous ad-lib while taking an axe to the bathroom door perfectly crystallizes the twisted plunge into lunacy that is Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Nicholson stars as Jack Torrance, a struggling writer who takes a as winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. During the winter at this isolated hotel, Jack’s decreasing mental stability endangers the safety of his family as his son experiences psychic visions. Kubrick’s masterful construction of the hotel as a living, breathing character combined with Nicholson and Shelley Duvall’s tortured performances fuel a spine-tingling two and a half hour.


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 11 (January 3)

After eleven years The Gang is still going strong as it moves into season twelve and if you need a quick refresher and their latest plots and schemes be sure to check out season eleven of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Last year’s episodes saw Dennis, Dee, Mac, Charlie, and Frank exploring the depths of their humanity, or lack thereof. A return of Chardee MacDennis shows how their competitive spirits have only intensified with time while a move to the suburbs spells doom for Dennis’ remaining sanity. The Gang also parodies eighties teen comedies and takes an ill-fated cruise in another hilarious season.

January 1

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

After Innocence (2005)

Bee Movie (2007)

Boogie Nights (1997)

Braveheart (1995)

Caddyshack (1980)

Collateral Damage (2002)

Dreamcatcher (2003)

El Dorado (1966)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

HALO Legends (2009)

Hugo (2011)

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

License to Drive (1988)

Nancy Drew (2007)

Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Real Detective: Season 1 (2016)

Superman Returns (2006)

Superman II (1980)

Superman III (1983)

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Superman: The Movie (1978)

The Parent Trap (1961)

The Shining (1980)

The Perfect Physique (2015)

The Rat Race (2012)

To Be A Miss (2016)

Trudell (2005)

V for Vendetta (2005)

Vanilla Sky (2001)


January 3

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 11 (2016)

Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’? (Netflix original)


January 6

Coin Heist (Netflix Original)

Degrassi: Next Class: Season 3 (Netflix original)

Growing Up Coy (2016)

Mar de Plastico: Season 1

One Day at a Time: Season 1 (Netflix original)

Tarzan and Jane: Season 1 (Netflix original)


January 7

Alpha and Omega 7 (2016)

Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)

Under the Shadow (2016)


January 9

Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016)

Ratchet and Clank (2016)


January 10

As I Open My Eyes (2015)

Best Friends Whenever: Season 2 (2016)

Happily Married (2015)

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (Netflix original)

We’re Lalaloopsy: Season 1 (Netflix original)


January 11

Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)


January 13

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 (Netflix original)

Aquarius (2015)

Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women

Clinical (Netflix original)

Historia de un clan: Season 1 (Netflix original)

It Follows (2014)

The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 1 (Netflix original)


January 14

Camp X-Ray (2014)

Cardboard Boxer (2016)

Estar O No Estar


January 15

A Beautiful Now (2015)

Hostage to the Devil (2016)

Señora Acero: Season 3 (2016)

Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body (2015)

Wartime Portraits: Season 1 (2014)


January 16

Flash of Genius (2008)

Halloweed (2016)

The Rezort (2016)


January 17

Fatima (2015)

Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (Netflix original)

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 (2016)


January 19

Good Kids (2016)


January 20

Frontier: Season 1 (Netflix original)

Papa (2015)

Take the 10 (Netflix original)

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 2 (Netflix original)


January 21

Bates Motel: Season 4 (2016)

Grami’s Circus Show: Season 2 (2016)


January 24

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy (Netflix original)

Gad Gone Wild (Netflix original)

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil (2016)

Kill Command (2016)

Terrace House: Aloha State: Season 1: Part 1 (Netflix original)


January 25

Era el cielo


January 27

Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 2 (Netflix original)

iBOY (Netflix original)

Kazoops!: Season 2 (Netflix original)

Shadows of Truth (2016)

Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016)


January 28

Ripper Street: Season 4


January 30

Antibirth (2016)

Swing State (2016)


January 31

Bill Burr Stand-Up Special (Netflix original)



John Drain | Staff Writer

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