It’s a brand new year, which means a fresh new collection of movies and television shows have been added to our Netflix dashboards all month long. To ease your searching struggles, we’ve put together our January edition of what to watch on Netflix. As you get cozy on your comfy couch, here’s list of choices you should consider during your next Netflix night in.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Jan. 13)
The beloved Baudelaire orphans make their return in this Netflix Original Series that brings back to life Lemony Snicket’s 13 book series. Following the tragic death of their parents, three siblings are forced to endure their money-hungry caretaker and closest relative Count Olaf’s (Neil Patrick Harris) antics. Digital Spy’s Tom Eames likens the series to a blend of Wes Anderson’s hipster aesthetic and Tim Burton’s gothic humor. This dark comedy’s first season will follow the first four books of the orphans’ treacherous journey.
Boogie Nights (Jan. 1)
During a chance encounter, adult film director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds) meets young, attractive busboy Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) in the San Fernando Valley in 1977. As Horner’s latest discovery, Eddie rapidly skyrockets to fame as award-winning adult-film sensation Dirk Diggler. As Dirk is sucked into the life of overindulgence and excess, he comes to learn that fame is fleeting.
Caddyshack (Jan. 1)
Danny Noonan (Michael O’Keefe) is a down on his luck teenager, uncertain about his goals for the future. He will do whatever it takes to raise money for college, even if that means working at the wealthy and eccentric Bushwood Country Club (or frantically following a stuffed gopher around the golf course).
Camp X-Ray (Jan. 14)
In order to escape the suffocating nature of her small town upbringing, a young woman (Kristen Stewart) enlists in the military in the hopes of going for a tour of duty in Iraq. To her disbelief, she is instead sent to Guantanamo Bay, where she is greeted by aggressive and hateful squad mates. As she struggles to find her place at the prison, she develops an unlikely friendship with a detainee.
It Follows (Jan. 13)
In this critically-acclaimed modern horror film, a high school teenager (Maika Monroe) is haunted by a supernatural force after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter. As her mind is afflicted by strange visions, she can’t escape the looming feeling that someone… or something… is following her.
Kill Command (Jan. 24)
With a near-future backdrop and a technology-reliant society at its core, here’s another one of your classic humans vs. robots films. In this take on the story, a batch of U.S. Marines are dispatched to an off-the-grid island training facility where their mission is to analyze the capabilities of the army’s latest prototypes. When a sentry suddenly goes missing, the marines are forced to battle for survival on an island swarming with killing machines.
Ocean’s Twelve (Jan. 1)
Danny Ocean (George Clooney), Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt), Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon) and the rest of the Ocean crew are back to add more infamous burglaries to their repertoire. After the group’s successful completion of one of the biggest heists Las Vegas had ever seen, casino owner Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) is furious – he wants every penny returned to him. Since the robbing most of the team had spent their winnings, forcing the Ocean crew to head to Europe for another hilarious heist.
The Shining (Jan. 1)
Up in the secluded mountains of Colorado lies the Overlook Hotel, a tourist destination with a disturbing past. When writer and former teacher Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) signs on as caretaker and moves into the building for the winter, he slowly slips into a downward spiral of insanity as his loving family watches idly by.
Theo Who Lived (Jan. 10)
Back in the fall of 2012, struggling American journalist Theo Padnos was reporting on events occurring during the civil war in Syria when he was abducted by Al Qaeda’s branch. Because of his ability to speak fluent Arabic, Padnos’ mistrusting captors tortured him for months under the belief that he worked for the CIA. In this poignant documentary, Padnos retraces the chilling events of his disturbing imprisonment.
V for Vendetta (Jan. 1)
Based on the dystopian political thriller written by Alan Moore, this film adaptation details a future London ruled by tyrannical oppressors. In order to fight the fascist government he is expected to obey, a masked vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) resorts to terrorist tactics to emphasize his own values. A run-in with the secret police brings him to encountering a young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman), who serves as his ally in his quest to take down the English government.