The 10 Best Movies That Are New To Netflix In January

2021 is already off to a rocking start in the streaming world, with Netflix
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unleashing a wave of great movies—some new, some old—to kick off the year.

But how do we possibly choose which one to watch?

Hopefully, this list can help. Here’s every movie that’s coming to Netflix in January, along with ten recommendations that can help make the decision easier.

Pieces of a Woman (2020)

Vanessa Kirby is a star-in-the-making—and perhaps no movie has better showcased her incredible on-screen charisma and gravitas than Pieces of a Woman. Kirby stars alongside Shia LaBeouf, Iliza Shlesinger and Ellen Burstyn in this story about a woman struggling with emotionally crippling grief.

Goodfellas (1990)

Along with The Departed (which is another movie I’d recommend), Goodfellas is one of two Martin Scorsese movies new to Netflix this month. This classic story features heavyweight acting from Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Joe Pesci.

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Back in 1967, Bonnie and Clyde was more than a shocking movie filled with violence and other taboo subjects—it represented a gigantic shift in the film industry. This classic film stars Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as two rogue bank robbers who fall in love and wreak havoc on the state of Texas.

Into the Wild (2007)

Oh man, 2007 was one of the best years for movies ever. And Sean Penn’s adventurous drama about a young wealthy kid hoping to form a connection with nature was one of the best films from that year. Into the Wild stars a cavalcade of great actors, including Emile Hirsch, Kristen Stewart, Hal Holbrook, Catherine Keener and Jena Malone.

Julie & Julia (2009)

Nora Ephron’s filmography is stuffed full with wonderfully lighthearted delights, like Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally…, You’ve Got Mail—the list goes on. And one of her most recent additions was the incredibly watchable Julie & Julia, which stars Meryl Streep as master chef Julia Child and Amy Adams as a young ambitious cook.

Superbad (2007)

What is there really to say? Superbad is, hands down, one of my favorite movies ever—and easily my favorite comedy ever. Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Emma Stone came together to create one of the funniest high school movies ever with Superbad.

Mystic Pizza (1988)

I’m not sure there’s a more absorbing trio of women in the history of romantic comedies. Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor and Annabeth Gish brought their collective charm to Mystic Pizza to tell the story of three waitresses who fall in love during their first summer after high school.

Blue Streak (1999)

Many people only seem to remember the bad parts of Martin Lawrence’s career (Big Momma’s House, for starters). But when you sift through this filmography, you’ll find some gems—including Blue Streak. This comedy/thriller centers on a thief who attempts to steal a diamond from a police station.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Just two years after Noomi Rapace starred as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher released his take on the popular book series. The film focuses on Lisbeth (played by Rooney Mara in the American version) and her partner Mikael (played by Daniel Craig) as they investigate a decades-old murder.

Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)

A classic for any kid that grew up in the 1990s, Can’t Hardly Wait is the pinnacle high school movie for so many people. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Seth Green, Peter Facinelli and Lauren Ambrose, Can’t Hardly Wait tells the tale of an epic party that takes place after the final day of high school.

Every new movie on Netflix in January

January 1

  • 17 Again (2009)
  • 30 Minutes or Less (2011)
  • Blue Streak (1999)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
  • Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)
  • Enter the Dragon (1973)
  • Four Christmases (2008)
  • Fred Claus (2007)
  • Full Out 2: You Got This! (2020)
  • Gimme Shelter (2013)
  • Good Hair (2009)
  • Goodfellas (1990)
  • Gothika (2003)
  • Into the Wild (2007)
  • Julie & Julia (2009)
  • London Heist (2017)
  • Mud (2012)
  • Mystic Pizza (1988)
  • Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)
  • Sex and the City 2 (2010)
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  • Striptease (1996)
  • Superbad (2007)
  • The Creative Brain (2019)
  • The Departed (2006)
  • The Minimalists: Less Is Now (2021)
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
  • Unknown (2011)
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
  • What Happened to Mr. Cha? (2021)

January 2

January 5

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

January 6

  • Ratones Paranoicos: The Band that Rocked Argentina (2021)
  • Tony Parker: The Final Shot (2021)

January 7

  • 100% Halal (2020)
  • Pieces of a Woman (2021)

January 8

  • Charming (2021)
  • Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival (2021)
  • Stuck Apart (2021)

January 10

January 11

  • Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (2021)

January 12

January 13

  • An Imperfect Murder (2017)

January 15

  • Double Dad (2021)
  • Hook (1991)
  • Outside the Wire (2021)
  • Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (2014)
  • Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Space Adventure (2019)
  • WISH YOU : Your Melody In My Heart (2020)

January 16

  • A Monster Calls (2016)
  • Radium Girls (2020)

January 18

January 20

January 22

  • So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! (2021)
  • The White Tiger (2021)

January 27

  • Accomplice (2020)
  • Penguin Bloom (2021)

January 29

  • Below Zero (2021)
  • Finding ‘Ohana (2021)
  • The Dig (2021)

January 31

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