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Everything That’s Coming to Netflix in January 2019

Indiana Jones punches a Nazi

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 VersaceFYRE: 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.

Jan. 1

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3
Across the Universe
Black Hawk Down
City of God
Comedians of the World
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
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
XXX: State of the Union

Evelyn-Carnahan-The Mummy

Jan. 2

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Jan. 4

And Breathe Normally
Call My Agent!: Season 3
El Potro: Unstoppable

Jan. 9

GODZILLA The Planet Eater
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Jan. 10
When Heroes Fly

Jan. 11

Friends from College: Season 2
ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium
Sex Education
The Last Laugh

Jan. 15

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry

Jan. 16

American Gangster

Jan. 17

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Jan. 18

Carmen Sandiego
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

Carmen Sandiego on Netflix

Jan. 21


Jan. 24

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Jan. 25

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

Jan. 27
Z Nation: Season 5

Jan. 29

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

Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp

Jan. 30

Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles 2

Coming Soon
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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Kaila Hale-Stern (she/her) is a content director, editor, and writer who has been working in digital media for more than fifteen years. She started at TMS in 2016. She loves to write about TV—especially science fiction, fantasy, and mystery shows—and movies, with an emphasis on Marvel. Talk to her about fandom, queer representation, and Captain Kirk. Kaila has written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.