Everything That’s Coming to Netflix in January 2019
Netflix is rolling out a lot of new content in January to usher in the New Year. Here’s what you have to look forward to—and also what you’ll need to explain to your partner/roommate/friend/yourself that you absolutely will not be watching (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I see you).
On January 1st, a slew of big movies will be hitting Netflix. A few of these number among my favorites: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Mummy (the Rachel Weisz-is-perfect mummy flick to be clear, not the Tom Cruise disaster). There are also great films like Pan’s Labyrinth, Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight, and The Addams Family.
If you’re planning an Indiana Jones marathon—since all of the movies will be dropping—please heed my warning and skip the awful Kingdom of the Crystal Skull if you want to maintain your love for Professor Jones. Do watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and Last Crusade for prime inspirational scenes of Nazi-punching.
On the 2nd, Monty Python and the Holy Grail joins us on the streaming network. I saw a tweet a while back that said something like, “If you think memes are new, try saying ‘shrubbery’ to anyone over 30.” Indeed. Join us in being not dead yet.
A few things I’m excited to watch for the first time: American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, about the infamous Frye festival, and I really need to learn how to tidy up with Marie Kondo. Plus a new animated Carmen Sandiego series with Gina Rodriguez voicing Carmen?!
At the end of the month, we’ll also be getting huge recent hits like Ant-Man and The Wasp and Incredibles 2. 2019 is looking like an improvement already.
My picks are bolded AND italicized for good measure.
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3
Across the Universe
Black Hawk Down
City of God
Comedians of the World
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
Mona Lisa Smile
Mr. Bean’s Holiday
Tears of the Sun
The Addams Family
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Dark Knight
The Mummy Returns
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
XXX: State of the Union
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
And Breathe Normally
Call My Agent!: Season 3
El Potro: Unstoppable
GODZILLA The Planet Eater
Solo: A Star Wars Story
When Heroes Fly
Friends from College: Season 2
ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium
The Last Laugh
Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
Grace and Frankie: Season 5
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part B
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Black Earth Rising
Club de Cuervos: Season 4
Medici: The Magnificent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Part 2
Z Nation: Season 5
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp
Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles 2
Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 2
What are you excited about watching here? What must be avoided alongside Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in order to start the year off right?
(via Entertainment Weekly, images: Paramount, Universal Pictures, Marvel Studios)
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