Netflix is starting off the new decade with a wide variety of new movies, TV shows, and original programs that are set to reach the streaming service in January 2020. Whether your looking to cuddle up with a loved one for a romantic movie night or you prefer action-based thrillers, the streaming service has something for everyone. Here’s everything coming to Netflix in January 2020.
Hitch – January 1st
Navigating the dating field as a guy can be tricky. We would all love to be we’ve got moves but that isn’t always the case. That’s a very low-level view of the premise behind Hitch.
Hitch, played by Will Smith, is a love guru who guides helpless men as they attempt to navigate the dating scene. Kevin James becomes Hitch’s main client and that’s when things get hectic. Netflix brings this hilarious romantic comedy to a screen near you on January 1st.
Kill Bill Volume 1 – January 1st
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman stars in Tarantino’s vengeful assassin masterpiece. Put into a coma by Bill’s goons, Beatrix Kiddo (Thurman) awakes to learn she has lost her unborn child. It takes no time at all for Beatrix to become hellbent on seeking revenge.
Beatrix has a list of those who left her for dead and travels to great lengths picking them off one by one as she makes her way to Bill. The bloody journey almost ends in success…
Kill Bill Volume 2 – January 1st
Uma Thurman returns right where she left off in Kill Bill Volume 2, closer to confronting her former boss and lover. This time, she faces tougher enemies as she makes her way to Bill.
Along the way, Beatrix picks up a bevy of new skills that help her take down some of the most skilled assassins on the planet. She finally ends up in Mexico, where she finds Bill and has the chance to complete her journey.
Inception – January 1st
Christopher Nolan’s most ambitious project, Inception, is a wild ride from start to finish. Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ellen Page star in this sci-fi thriller about extracting information from artificially induced dreams.
Once a person enters these dreams, they have the power to create whatever they wish as if they’re lucid dreaming. They’re also allowed to plant ideas and manipulate people, a very dangerous business to be involved with, no question.
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina: Part 3 – January 24th
As a moderately successful reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the third chapter of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina looks to return at the tail end of January with all new spells and witchery.
“As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic,” IMDB says. If you were in her shoes, which of the two would you choose?
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – January 1st
Netflix will allow subscribers everywhere to enjoy one of the most beloved classic films ever produced. Director John Hughes released Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in 1986 and the comedy starring Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller instantly became a classic “must-see” feature.
Bueller has a special talent for skipping school, so he decides to miss one more day before graduation. The only difference this time is that he wants to do it in style, so he “borrows” a Ferrari and goes on a days-long journey through Chicago.
Bojack Horseman: Season 6 – January 31st
Who could’ve imagined an animated series about a humanoid horse named Bojack Horseman would receive so much acclaim and attention after first debuting in 2014? Six years later and Netflix is releasing the show’s sixth season.
The backstory is one that would be fitting for a real human, but it’s more hilarious in this comedy. “BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit television show ‘Horsin’ Around’ in the ’80s and ’90s, now he’s washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters,” IMDB writes.
Next In Fashion – January 29th
On January 29, Netflix brings two of the most fashionable people in the fashion world together as they host a competition show titled Next In Fashion. Alexa Chung and Tan France will look to find the next big name in threads.
Eighteen designers are set to face-off in a 10 episode season of Next In Fashion. During their time on the show, the designers have been tasked with completing various designs based on fashion trends that have changed the way we view clothing in the 21st century.
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory – January 1st
When a poor, yet optimistic child obtains one of five coveted golden tickets, he gets the opportunity of a lifetime to explore Willy Wonka’s strange chocolate factory. Charlie (played by Peter Ostrum) embarks on a special journey he will never forget.
After arriving at the mysterious factory headed by Willy Wonka, things turn into fantasy land as small, orange men come out dancing and candy that turns you big and blue gets consumed by one of the children. There aren’t many other movies that are not only family-friendly but also fairly psychedelic.
The Ring – January 1st
In 2002, director Gore Verbinski released one of the spookiest movies of all-time, The Ring. The plot didn’t seem too scary, as it involved a cursed videotape filled with nightmarish images, but the film gave nightmares to many viewers.
As a journalist (Naomi Watts) explores the depths of this tape, she gets pulled into the madness and things start to get creepy really fast. Watts’ character starts her investigation after four teenagers mysteriously die.
Catch Me If You Can – January 1st
Director Steven Spielberg made movie magic when he brought together two of the greats in 2002s Catch Me If You Can. Tom Hanks plays FBI Agent Carl Hanratty and Leonardo DiCaprio plays a brilliant master of deception, Frank Abagnale Jr.
All before his 17th birthday, Abagnale worked as a lawyer, doctor, and a co-pilot. When he was only 17, Abagnale became the world’s most famous and successful bank robber in history. It’s up to Hanratty (Hanks) to bring him to justice! The movie is based on a real-life story.
Dinner For Schmucks – January 1st
It’s a bit hard not to laugh while watching a Steve Carell movie, but when you add in Paul Rudd, it’s practically impossible. The directors of Meet the Parents proudly present Dinner for Schmucks, a comedy about a businessman who needs to bring a “stupid” person to his boss’s monthly dinner.
Why would Tim (Rudd) want to do this? The dinner rewards whichever executive brings the dumbest person. Luckily for Tim, Barry (Carell) is as idiotic as they come.
Wild Wild West – January 1st
President Ulysses S. Grant (Kevin Kline) discovers that evil inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh) wishes to assassinate him, so he calls on a Civil War hero (Will Smith) and a U.S. Marshal (Kline) to arrest him.
Smith’s and Kline’s characters don’t mesh well, but they end up overcoming that in pursuit of the mad scientist. Loveless creates diabolical inventions, including a giant mechanical tarantula that they need to defeat to save the president from dying.
Yes Man – January 1st
Jim Carrey stars as Carl Allen in the Peyton Reed directed Yes Man. Released in 2008, Carl Allen (Carrey) becomes upset with his negative ways before going to a self-help seminar and learning how powerful “yes” can be.
Once he starts saying yes to everything, his life turns completely around. Allen earns a promotion, he finds new love, but soon discovers the dangers of too much of a good thing. Carrey is brilliant in this performance.
Spinning Out – January 1st
Debuting on January 1st is the Netflix original series, Spinning Out. This new adventure takes on a journey involving a figure skating Olympic hopeful who struggles to balance all of her life issues.
From love and family to a fragile mental being, Kat Baker (Kaya Scodelario) takes a chance to continue her career with a talented bad-boy partner. Doing this puts her at risk of letting out an extremely sensitive secret that would unravel her whole life.
A Fall From Grace – January 17th
Director, producer and actor Tyler Perry recently retired from making Madea movies for the screen, but his Netflix debut is A Fall from Grace (1/17/2020). While we won’t see the big personality of Madea anymore, fans will still get a healthy serving of Perry.
A Fall from Grace will be the first time Perry makes a film strictly for the streaming platform. “The film follows a woman who finds a dangerous new love. This marks the first Tyler Perry film to be released by Netflix,” Netflix writes.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie – January 1st
After a mysterious radioactive ooze ends up in New York City, four sewer turtles become larger than life. Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo turn into crime-fighting ninjas, bent on taking out the criminals of New York City.
The turtles get trained by their rat leader, Splinter, as they prepare to take on a former pupil of Splinter. Do these four fighting reptiles have what it takes to save New York from certain destruction? Find out on Netflix.
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle – January 1st
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle tells the familiar story of two friends getting stoned and embarking on a journey only people under the influence would dare to try.
“A Korean-American office worker and his Indian-American stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers,” IMDB writes. A written description won’t be able to bring the humor in this film any justice, so if you have a Netflix account, you’re going to want to check it out.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – January 1st
Netflix brings the second installment of one of the most popular film series ever. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers follows the continued journey of Frodo and the Fellowship as they attempt to destroy the One Ring.
“While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron’s new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard,” IMDB writes.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – January 1st
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is what you get after ten years of work comes to a conclusion. Director Peter Jackson ends his trilogy based on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien classic as good and evil clash over control of Middle-earth.
Scoring 93% from Rotten Tomatoes, this is easily one of the best conclusions to a three-part film series. It brings nice closure for those invested in the characters and storyline.
A Cinderella Story – January 1st
Sam, played by Hilary Duff, works as a janitor in her stepmother’s diner in California. It’s not the ideal situation for her but she powers through as she begins an anonymous text thread with a boy.
The two strangers agree to meet at the school’s dance, but little does Sam know, this boy is really Austin Ames (Chad Michael Murray), the hottest boy in school. After she figures out who the boy is, she desperately scrambles to figure out a way to become cooler.
21 – January 1st
Counting cards is a prevalent theme in many movies. The mathematically competent act has the potential to earn you a serious amount of cash at casinos, but it can also get you into a ton of trouble.
Jim Sturgess stars in 21 as an M.I.T. student recruited by his math professor to join a secret card-counting, club. Sturgess’ character needed some quick money, so he had no other choice but to join the crooked conglomerate. The movie is loosely based on a true story.
Ares – January 17th
Wishing to become one of Amsterdam’s elitists, a college student named Rosa who is full of ambition becomes a member of an exclusive society that has a mortifying secret. It isn’t until her friend suffers an insane accident that Rosa finds out the demonic nature of the group. If you’re a fan of thrillers, dramas. and secrets, you’ll want to check out this offering when it debuts on Netflix on January 17.
Ghost Rider – January 1st
Nicolas Cage stars as Johnny Blaze in the Marvel film, Ghost Rider. After selling his soul years ago to save the life of a loved one, Blaze transforms into a possessed fiery man who takes justice into his own hands.
As he hunts for sinners, even larger threats surface with the power to make things even worse than they already are in the realm of the dead. Can Ghost Rider save the day? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.
New York Minute – January 1st
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen star in the 2004 teen movie, New York Minute. The twins play Long Island girls embarking on a trek through Manhattan during a school day, as they experience many misadventures.
Eugene Levy plays the school’s obsessive truant officer who follows behind very closely. While Jane is the studious one looking to obtain a scholarship while ditching, Roxy tends to be more adventurous and attempts to track down her favorite rock band. What could possibly go wrong?
Betty White: First Lady Of Television – January 12th
Actress and comedian Betty White has a career spanning 80 years, which is longer than any other entertainer in the business!
Betty White: First Lady of Television is an homage to the famed actress. The special takes a deep device into White’s life and career. The feature includes behind-the-scenes clips of her work on television along with guest appearances from her friends and co-stars who shine an even brighter light on White’s stellar career.
The Bling Ring – January 18th
Being obsessed with fame is one thing, but robbing the people you obsess over is a completely different story that gets told in The Bling Ring. In what’s inspired by true events, a group of teenagers engages in illegal activities against famous celebs.
The group decides to utilize the internet for wrongdoing as they use it to track down where celebrities live before robbing their houses when the celebrities are not at home.
The Queen – January 23rd
What happens when a British princess passes away? After Princess Diana unexpected dies, a national tragedy takes place as the royal family finds themselves quietly struggling with the situation. The family has an initial reluctance to act and that’s only part of the journey the movie takes us on.
Tony Blair sees the family’s reluctance to act as a potential public-relations mistake, so Blair does the honors of persuading the royals to honor the dead princess. No one could’ve foreseen the events that would soon take place, but the majestic family needs to hold it together in this very strong drama.
Patriot Games – January 1st
Harrison Ford stars in the thriller Patriot Games, a story by Tom Clancy and directed by Philip Noyce. Jack Ryan (Ford) gets involved in something that would turn out to become potentially fatal to him.
“When CIA analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge,” IMDB explains. Can Ryan escape this vengeful quest and put it all to an end? Tune in to Netflix to see how it unfolds.
What Lies Beneath – January 1st
What Lies Beneath is a horror thriller starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford, a married couple living in Vermont. Dr. Norman Spencer (Ford) betrays his wife Claire (Pfeiffer) a year before things start to become haunted in the house.
As Claire begins to explore the possibility that her home is haunted, she must convince her husband that a ghost is present as she grapples with the possibility that maybe she’s just losing her mind. This thriller is sure to have you on the edge of your seat!