What's new on Netflix in January 2019: Unfortunate Events, Carmen San Diego, Killer Mike, and more!
It's time to get a little uncomfortable. Maybe it's because you see your childhood staring back at you when the Carmen Sandiego reboot hits Netflix on Jan. 18, 2019. (I was too old for the TV show, but I can't remember how many hours I spent with that game growing up.) Or maybe it's when Trigger Warning with Killer Mike lands the same day. Or maybe you'll start out your new year with the new season of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
One way or another, 2019 is going to be a big year for Netflix. And January is coming out swinging.
(Still stuck in December? Here's what's new for the final month of 2018!)
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 1, 2019
- A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3 (Netflix Original): In the series' third and final act, the Baudelaires will stop at nothing to solve the mysteries of the VFD and end Count Olaf's relentless pursuit.
- COMEDIANS of the world (Netflix Original): This global, first-of-its-kind, series will showcase 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages in an unprecedented stand-up comedy experience. The groundbreaking series will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender and ethnicity. Get ready to start the new year off with a laugh!
- Pinky Malinky (Netflix Original): Pinky Malinky sees the bright side of everything, including being born a hot dog. With his BFFs in tow, this little wiener takes a bite out of life.
- Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix Original): In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter — and choose joy.
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 1, 2019
- Across the Universe
- Black Hawk Down
- City of God
- 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
- 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
- XXX: State of the Union
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 2, 2019
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 4, 2019
- And Breathe Normally (Netflix Film): An Icelandic single mom struggling with poverty and a Guinea-Bissauan asylum seeker facing deportation find their lives intertwined in unexpected ways.
- Call My Agent!: Season 3 (Netflix Original): Rising tensions prompt two agents to hatch a secret plot in a new season of showbiz antics with Isabelle Huppert, Monica Bellucci and Jean Dujardin.
- El Potro: Unstoppable (Netflix Film): A singer makes a splash in the Tropical music scene thanks to his good looks and magnetism, but must navigate tragedy and the trappings of fame to survive.
- Lionheart (Netflix Film): When her father falls ill, Adaeze steps up to run the family business — alongside her uncle — and prove herself in a male-dominated world.
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 9, 2019
- GODZILLA The Planet Eater (Netflix Original): With the earth alliance weakened, Haruo weighs siding with the Exif, whose death cult is summoning a monster that can destroy the world.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 10, 2019
- When Heroes Fly (Netflix Original): Years after a bitter falling out, four Israeli military veterans reunite and travel to Colombia in search of a loved one they'd presumed to be dead.
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 11, 2019
- Friends from College: Season 2 (Netflix Original): Mistakes were made. Feelings were hurt. Life goes on. Now, with a wedding on the horizon, the gang tries to put the past behind them.
- ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix Original): For years, the murder of Chilean protest singer Victor Jara was blamed on an official in Pinochet's army. Now in exile, he tries to exonerate himself.
- Sex Education (Netflix Original): Meet Otis Milburn — an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realizes that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with Maeve, a whip-smart bad-girl, and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students' weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realizes he may need some therapy of his own.
- Solo (Netflix Film): In a remote area of the Canary Islands, young surfer Alvaro Vizcaino accidentally falls from a cliff. Seriously injured, he must fight to survive.
- The Last Laugh (Netflix Film): Retired talent manager Al reconnects with former client Buddy, a comedian who gave up performing decades ago, and urges him to go back out on the road.
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 15, 2019
- Revenger (Netflix Film): A former detective hell-bent on revenge infiltrates a remote island serving as a prison for dangerous death row criminals in search of a brutal fiend.
- Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry (Netflix Original): Sebastian Maniscalco takes on life's many annoyances with his singularly expressive approach in a live special based on his memoir of the same name.
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 16, 2019
- American Gangster
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 17, 2019
- American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 18, 2019
- Carmen Sandiego (Netflix Original): Carmen Sandiego returns in this series that follows her new international capers as well as past escapades that led to her becoming a super thief.
- Close (Netflix Film): To protect an heiress from highly trained kidnappers, a lone security expert must unravel a sinister plot — while striving to stay alive.
- FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix Original): The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury music experience full of social media influencers on a posh island, but the reality was far from the promises.
- GIRL (Netflix Film): In this award-winning drama inspired by a true story, 15-year-old Lara trains to become a ballerina as she transitions from her assigned gender.
- Grace and Frankie: Season 5 (Netflix Original): In the return of this Emmy winning comedy, two friends launch a scheme to get their old lives back.
- IO (Netflix Film): One of the last survivors on Earth, a teen races to cure her poisoned planet before the final shuttle to a distant space colony leaves her stranded.
- Soni (Netflix Film): While fighting crimes against women in Delhi, a short-fused policewoman and her level-headed female boss grapple with gender issues in their own lives.
- The World's Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part B (Netflix Original): Award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress/property enthusiast Caroline Quentin continue to travel the globe touring striking homes.
- Trigger Warning with Killer Mike (Netflix Original): In this subversive comedy documentary series, rapper and activist Killer Mike and a team of funny correspondents explore socially relevant topics.
- Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5 (Netflix Original): This season, the trolls get lost in wormholes, journey to the Fountain of Glitter, go for a ride in a submarine, play in the snow and more.
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 21, 2019
- Justice (Netflix Original): Instead of joining her father's law firm as her family expects, Farah strikes out on her own as a defense attorney after returning home to Abu Dhabi.
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 24, 2019
- Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix Original): Get a unique look inside the mind of an infamous serial killer with this cinematic self-portrait crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy.
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 25, 2019
- Animas (Netflix Film): When her best friend starts acting odd after a strange accident, a young woman descends into a living hell where nightmare and reality are blurred.
- Black Earth Rising (Netflix Original): A contemporary thriller that follows the difficult journey of a woman, a Rwandan orphaned by the genocide, raised in London by an adopted mother, trying to discover the truth of her past. The series examines the West's relationship with Africa, set in a world of prosecution of war crimes.
- Club de Cuervos: Season 4 (Netflix Original): Chava and Isabel come to terms with their futures and the future of the Cuervos in an all-new season of surprises.
- Kingdom (Netflix Original): In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumor of the king's death spreads as does a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. The crown prince, fallen victim to a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to unveil the evil behind it all and save his people.
- Medici: The Magnificent (Netflix Original): He already sacrificed his dreams of being an artist and marrying his true love. Will building and protecting the Medici legacy cost him his soul too?
- Polar (Netflix Film): The world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Part 2 (Netflix Original): As the series comes to a hilarious and moving close, Kimmy has to choose between helping her friends, Titus (Tituss Burgess), Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) and Lillian (Carol Kane), and helping someone she's never put first before: herself. This final season includes a double-sized "Sliding Doors" episode exploring how the main characters' lives might have been different if Kimmy had never been kidnapped.
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 27, 2019
- Z Nation: Season 5
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 29, 2019
- Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All (Netflix Original): In a new comedy special for 2019, Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias discusses his teenage son, encounters with Snoop Dogg and an overzealous fan, and more.
- Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp
Coming to Netflix on Jan. 30, 2019
- Disney-Pixar's The Incredibles 2
- Marvel's The Punisher: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
What's leaving Netflix Jan. 1, 2019
- Beethoven's Christmas Adventure
- Blade II
- Bram Stoker's Dracula
- Finding Neverland
- Friday Night Lights
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
- I Am Ali
- Interview with the Vampire
- Into the Wild
- Journey to the Center of the Earth
- Kung Fu Panda
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year
- Like Water for Chocolate
- Love Actually
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
- Marie Antoinette
- Meet the Fockers
- Meet the Parents
- Million Dollar Baby
- Monsters vs. Aliens
- Mortal Kombat
- Sharknado 2: The Second One
- Sharknado 3
- Sharknado 5
- Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
- The 6th Day
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- The Godfather: Part III
- The Green Mile
- The Iron Giant
- The Princess Diaries
- The Queen of the Damned
- The Reaping
- The Shining
What's leaving Netflix Jan. 4, 2019
- Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
What's leaving Netflix Jan. 13, 2019
- It Follows
What's leaving Netflix Jan. 14, 2019
What's leaving Netflix Jan. 18, 2019
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
What's leaving Netflix Jan. 19, 2019
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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