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New on Netflix: January 2020

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This Month’s Highlights


Consider this for a second: Christopher Nolan made a movie about high-tech thieves who break into people’s dreams and steal hidden ideas from them, but this time they are asked to secretly plant an idea in a person’s head, so they go into that person’s dream, but in order to hide their actions they have to go several dreams down, so they have to create a dream inside the guy’s dream so they can go into the next dream, then do it again, but they can’t go too far down the dream levels because if they do they’ll be stuck in a dream forever and their brains will melt, and also each level of a dream happens at a different speed, so that five minutes in the real world is an hour in dream time, and things slow down even further the deeper you go within the dreams, but anything that happens in one dream can affect the dream in the next level. Now consider this: Inception was beloved by millions and made $825 million worldwide. Fact: Christopher Nolan knows how to tell a goddamn story. —Bilge Ebiri

Full List of What’s New on Netflix — January 2020

Noteworthy selections in bold. To see our picks of the 100 best movies on Netflix, click here.

Available January 1

A Cinderella Story
American Beauty
Catch Me If You Can
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Chasing Amy
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
City of God
Dinner for Schmucks
Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer
Dragonheart: A New Beginning
Drugs, Inc.: Season 6
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Free Willy
Ghost Rider
Ghost Stories – Netflix Film
Good Girls: Season 2
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Instructions Not Included
Julie & Julia
Kate & Leopold
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Kiss the Girls
Messiah – Netflix Original
New York Minute
Nisman: Death of a Prosecutor – Netflix Documentary
Pan’s Labyrinth
Patriot Games
Saint Seiya: Season 4-5
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
Shrek Forever After
Spinning Out – Netflix Original
Strictly Ballroom
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
The Circle – Netflix Original
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
The Original Kings of Comedy
The Ring
The Talented Mr. Ripley
True Grit
Up in the Air
What Lies Beneath
Wild Wild West
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Wyatt Earp
Yes Man

Available January 2

Sex, Explained: Limited Series – Netflix Documentary
Thieves of the Wood – Netflix Original

Available January 3

Anne with an E: The Final Season – Netflix Original
All the Freckles in the World – Netflix Film

Available January 4

Go! Go! Cory Carson – Netflix Family

Available January 8

Cheer – Netflix Documentary

Available January 10

AJ and the Queen – Netflix Original
The Evil Dead
Giri / Haji – Netflix Original
Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 4 – Netflix Family
The Inbestigators: Season 2 – Netflix Family
Medical Police – Netflix Original
Scissor Seven – Netflix Anime
Until Dawn – Netflix Original
Zumbo’s Just Desserts: Season 2 – Netflix Original

Available January 12

Betty White: First Lady of Television

Available January 13

The Healing Powers of Dude – Netflix Family

Available January 14

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts – Netflix Family
The Master

Available January 15

Big Fat Liar
Quien a hierro mata – Netflix Film
Grace and Frankie: Season 6 – Netflix Original

Available January 16

NiNoKuni – Netflix Anime
Steve Jobs

Available January 17

Ares – Netflix Original
Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 4 – Netflix Original
Sex Education: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Tiny House Nation: Volume 2
Tyler Perry’s A Fall from Grace – Netflix Film
Wer kann, der kann! – Netflix Original

Available January 18

The Bling Ring

Available January 20

Family Reunion: Part 2 – Netflix Family

Available January 21

Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty – Netflix Original
Word Party: Season 4 – Netflix Family

Available January 22

Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak – Netflix Documentary
Playing With Fire: Season 1

Available January 23

The Ghost Bride – Netflix Original
October Faction – Netflix Original
The Queen
SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac: Season 1 / Part 2 – Netflix Anime

Available January 24

A Sun – Netflix Film
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3 – Netflix Original
The Ranch: The Final Season – Netflix Original
Rise of Empires: Ottoman – Netflix Original

Available January 26

Vir Das: For India – Netflix Original

Available January 27

Country Strong
We Are Your Friends

Available January 28

Alex Fernández: El mejor comediante del mundo – Netflix Original

Available January 29

Frères Ennemis – Netflix Film
Next In Fashion – Netflix Original
Night on Earth – Netflix Documentary
Omniscient – Netflix Original

Available January 30

Ainori Love Wagon: African Journey – Netflix Original
Raising Cain
The Stranger – Netflix Original

Available January 31

37 Seconds – Netflix Film
American Assassin
BoJack Horseman: Season 6 (Part B) – Netflix Original
Diablero: Season 2 – Netflix Original
I AM A KILLER: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Luna Nera – Netflix Original
Ragnarok – Netflix Original

For more coverage of the best movies and TV shows available on Netflix, HBOAmazon PrimeHulu, and Showtime, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.

New on Netflix: January 2020