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New on Netflix: January 2019

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This Month’s Highlights

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Like its predecessor, The People v. O.J. Simpson, The Assassination of Gianni Versace doesn’t spend much time on its titular subject but rather on those around him. Versace’s murder by Andrew Cunanan was the dramatic finale of a largely overlooked killing spree, one that American Crime Story recounts in heartbreaking detail. Led by a virtuoso performance from Darren Criss, Versace manages to be a work of both opulence and restraint, and its arrival on Netflix means you can kick off 2019 by catching up on one of the very best shows of 2018. Arrives January 17.

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

I am not a slovenly man, but in a lot of ways I feel like trash. It’s not that I don’t like having a neat home, I just lack imagination. So it’s my sincere hope that when Tidying Up With Marie Kondo premieres, I can watch all of it and absorb maybe one or two easily-adopted ideas for making my apartment a more pleasant place, in the way schlubby men are utterly transformed when one of the Queer Eye guys tells them to wear a fun print. Here’s hoping. Arrives January 1.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The first Ant-Man movie is a small (LOL) delight, a simple heist story with stakes that refreshingly veer away from the world-ending sort and just focus on a good dude with a criminal record being able to hold down a job and make it back home to his daughter. Its biggest problem is that it doesn’t really let Paul Rudd, a tremendously funny man, be all that funny. Ant-Man and the Wasp, however, does, and it does it a lot. It’s also a movie that’s not really concerned with villains in fascinating ways — its mostly a story about people who have wronged one another trying to address their failings, and in a quiet way, it is one of the more interesting Marvel films, even if it remains the studio’s underdog franchise. Arrives January 29.

Full List of What’s New on Netflix — January 2019

Noteworthy selections in bold.

Available January 1

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3 Netflix Original
Across the Universe
Black Hawk Down
City of God
COMEDIANS of the World Netflix Original
Definitely, Maybe
Happy Feet
Hell or High Water
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
It Takes Two
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jersey Boys
Mona Lisa Smile
Mr. Bean’s Holiday
Pan’s Labyrinth
Pinky Malinky Netflix Original
Pulp Fiction
Tears of the Sun
The Addams Family
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Dark Knight
The Departed
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
The Strangers
Tidying Up With Marie Kondo Netflix Original
XXX: State of the Union

Available January 2

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Available January 4

And Breathe Normally Netflix Original Film
Call My Agent!: Season 3 Netflix Original
El Potro: Unstoppable Netflix Original Film
Lionheart Netflix Original Film

Available January 9

GODZILLA The Planet Eater Netflix Original
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Available January 10

When Heroes Fly Netflix Original

Available January 11

Friends From College: Season 2 Netflix Original
ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium Netflix Original
Sex Education Netflix Original
Solo Netflix Original Film
The Last Laugh Netflix Original Film

Available January 15

Revenger Netflix Original Film
Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Netflix Original

Available January 16

American Gangster

Available January 18

Carmen Sandiego Netflix Original
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened Netflix Original
GIRL Netflix Original Film
Grace and Frankie: Season 5 Netflix Original
IO Netflix Original Film
Soni Netflix Original Film
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

Available January 21

Justice Netflix Original

Available January 24

Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes Netflix Original
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Available January 25

Animas Netflix Original Film
Black Earth Rising Netflix Original
Club de Cuervos: Season 4 Netflix Original
Kingdom Netflix Original
Medici: The Magnificent Netflix Original
Polar Netflix Original Film
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Part 2 Netflix Original

Available January 27

Z Nation: Season 5

Available January 29

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All Netflix Original
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp

Available January 30

The Incredibles 2

Date TBD

Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 2 Netflix Original

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

New on Netflix: January 2019