What’s New to Stream on Netflix for January 2019

Zombies, revenge, and some of last year's biggest hits are new to Netflix this month!

Some people spend their days arguing over the merits of Netflix and how it’s “killing cinema” as we know it, but the rest of us know better. It’s just one more way to re-watch the movies we already love and find new ones to cherish. This month sees plenty of both hitting the service.

The complete list of movies and shows hitting Netflix this month — January 2019 — is below including Ant-Man and the Wasp, Incredibles 2, and more, but first I’m going to highlight a few that stand apart from the bunch.

Netflix Pick of the Month

South Korea is home to all manner of genre gems, but their zombie output is fairly limited. There’s 2016’s animated Seoul Station and its live-action sequel Train to Busan, and then there’s… Kingdom, which premieres on January 25th. It’s a six-episode season telling the story of a medieval kingdom facing a crisis of leadership and the undead. I’m already 100% in for this, and then I find out it stars Doona Bae? Yeah, this is the must-see Netflix Original of the month.

Originals With Promise

That’s far from the only Original for January, and of the couple dozen or so others a few more stand out as possibly worthwhile. Revenger is a South Korean action/thriller that sends a pissed-off cop to an island prison in search of revenge, and it arrives on January 15th. Close lands on the 18th and pits Noomi Rapace as a bodyguard facing her biggest threat yet. IO also comes to Earth on the 18th and is the story of a teenager on the cusp of the planet’s demise. Finally, Jonas Åkerlund’s Polar hits on the 25th featuring Mads Mikkelsen as an assassin forced out of retirement to deal with some upstart killers.

Two Solos Are Better Than One

The much maligned but mostly mediocre Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) arrives on January 9th, and while it’s something of an unnecessary retread there’s fun to be had. Alden Ehrenreich does a great Harrison Ford and delivers much of the film’s entertainment, and the rest is solid enough for fans of the Star Wars universe. Solo isn’t alone, though, as Solo (2018) also hits Netflix on the 11th. The Spanish survival tale sees a man tumble onto an isolated beach forcing him into a fight for his life against nature.

The Oldest Movie of the Month

Netflix remains a home mostly for more recent films and shows with the majority of their wares having premiered this millennium, but they still dip occasionally into the 20th century. This month’s oldest arrival is a comedy classic by the name of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). If you’ve seen it, watch it again, but if you haven’t, well strap in for an absurdly entertaining romp that puts a hilarious spin on a classic tale you only thought you knew.

The Complete List

January 1st

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Across the Universe (2007)
Babel (2006)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
City of God (2002)
Comedians of the World — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Godzilla (1998)
Happy Feet (2006)
Hell or High Water (2016)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
It Takes Two (1995)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Jersey Boys (2014)
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Swingers (1996)
Tears of the Sun (2003)
The Addams Family (1991)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Departed (2006)
The Mummy (1999)
The Mummy Returns (2001)
The Strangers (2008)
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Watchmen (2009)
xXx (2002)
XXX: State of the Union (2005)

January 2nd

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

January 4th

And Breathe Normally — NETFLIX FILM
Call My Agent!: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
El Potro: Unstoppable — NETFLIX FILM
Lionheart — NETFLIX FILM

January 9th

Godzilla: The Planet Eater — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

January 10th


January 11th

Friends from College: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Last Laugh — NETFLIX FILM

January 15th

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

January 16th

American Gangster (2007)

January 17th

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (2016)

January 18th

Carmen Sandiego — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Grace and Frankie: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part B — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

January 21st


January 24th

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

January 25th

Black Earth Rising — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Club de Cuervos: Season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Medici: The Magnificent — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

January 27th

Z Nation: Season 5

January 29th

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

January 30th

Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 (2018)

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