What’s New on Netflix in January: Braveheart, V for Vendetta, and More

Joel Lee 30-12-2016

The new year will be ushering in some interesting new flicks and series to watch on Netflix. Even though Netflix’s library is actually shrinking, the overall quality is going up, up, up Why You Should Be Happy to Pay More for Netflix Every time Netflix increases its prices, millions of binge-watching users balk at the prospect of paying a couple of dollars more. But this is dumb, because Netflix is an absolute steal. Read More . January’s batch of additions proves that this is indeed the case.


First off, we have a lot of classics coming in, including Caddyshack, Braveheart, The Shining, V for Vendetta, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. There’s also the addition of Hugo, a relatively newer film that will surprise you by how good it is.

Two notable comedians are releasing stand-up specials on Netflix this month: Jim Gaffigan’s Cinco and Bill Burr’s as-yet-unnamed show. They’re great for laughs whenever you find yourself in the mood.

The other titles are interesting enough to check out, too. Here’s the full list of what’s coming.

January 1

  • Caddyshack
  • Braveheart
  • Boogie Nights
  • The Shining
  • V for Vendetta
  • Vanilla Sky
  • HALO Legends
  • Bee Movie
  • Hugo
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
  • The Parent Trap
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • Superman Returns
  • Superman II
  • Superman III
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Superman: The Movie
  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • Collateral Damage
  • Dreamcatcher
  • El Dorado
  • License to Drive
  • Nancy Drew

January 3

  • Degrassi: Next Class, Season 3 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’? (Netflix Original Comedy Special)
  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Season 11

January 6

  • One Day at a Time, Season 1 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Tarzan and Jane, Season 1 (Netflix Original Series for Kids)
  • Coin Heist (Netflix Original Film)

January 7

  • Alpha and Omega 7
  • Under the Shadow

January 9

  • Best and Most Beautiful Things
  • Ratchet and Clank

January 10

  • Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (Netflix Original Comedy Special)
  • We’re Lalaloopsy, Season 1 (Netflix Original Series for Kids)
  • As I Open My Eyes
  • Best Friends Whenever, Season 2
  • Happily Married
  • Theo Who Lived

January 11

  • Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass

January 13

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, Season 1 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Clinical (Netflix Original Film)
  • It Follows
  • Aquarius

January 14

  • Camp X-Ray
  • Cardboard Boxer

January 15

  • A Beautiful Now
  • Hostage to the Devil
  • Pocoyo, Season 1-2
  • Señora Acero, Season 3
  • The Similars
  • Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body
  • Wartime Portraits, Season 1

January 16

  • Flash of Genius
  • Halloweed
  • Rezort

January 17

  • Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (Netflix Original Comedy Special)
  • Fatima Ixcanul
  • Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050

January 19

  • Friday Night Tykes, Season 3
  • Good Kids
  • Imprisoned

January 20

  • Voltron: Legendary Defender, Season 2 (Netflix Original Series for Kids)
  • Take the 10 (Netflix Original Film)
  • Frontier, Season 1 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Papa

January 21

  • Bates Motel, Season 4

January 24

  • Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy (Netflix Original Comedy Special)
  • Gad Gone Wild (Netflix Original Comedy Special)
  • Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil
  • Kill Command

January 27

  • Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Kazoops!, Season 2 (Netflix Original Series for Kids)

January 28

  • Ripper Street, Season 4
  • Mom, Tommy Made a Dinosaur

January 30

  • Antibirth
  • Swing State

January 31

  • Bill Burr Stand Up Special (Netflix Original Comedy Special)
  • Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

Which movies and TV shows are you happiest to see arriving? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Philip Bates
    January 31, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Good to know Ripper Street's making its way to Netflix, especially considering it's made by Amazon Prime (in association with the BBC). Also, A Series of Unfortunate Events on Friday 13th? Ha! *Perfect.*