The Best Movies, TV, and Documentaries Coming to Netflix This January

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It seems like there's a new hit series, beloved classic, hilarious comedy special, or blockbuster thriller added to Netflix every day. You could easily spend hours just browsing through the options without ever hitting Play. Or, you could just give up and select the first thing on the screen even though you know full well there's something better out there. To avoid that, we comb through the Netflix roster each month to make sure you don’t miss the best picks, both new and classic.

For the Action
Frontier (Avail. 1/20)
This 1700s-set series follows the exploits of Declan Harp, an outlaw looking to break up a monopoly in the fur trade, and suitably stars legit outdoorsman Jason Momoa.

Classic: El Dorado (Now available)
John Wayne and Robert Mitchum play gunslingers that team up to defend a helpless rancher in this gritty 1966 Western directed by Howard Hawks.

For the Laughs
Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (Avail. 1/10) and Bill Burr’s Special (Avail. 1/31)
It is impossible to choose between these two prolific comedians. One of them is known for his screaming rants, and the other is known for his silly whispering. Both are a sure thing.

Classic: Caddyshack (Now available)
The clothes may be outdated but the comedy is still pitch perfect in this legendary comedy about a members-only golf club starring Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight, and Rodney Dangerfield.

For the Drama
The Perfect Physique (Now available)
This docudrama follows a group of fitness magazine cover models and interviews them about the psychology behind their quest for the perfect body.

Classic: Boogie Nights (Now available)
This 1997 drama from Paul Thomas Anderson about a fictional porn actor named Dirk Diggler was the project that launched Mark Wahlberg’s film career.

For the Truth
The Best and Most Beautiful Things (Avail. 1/9)
The creator of Friends is behind this story of a blind, autistic girl who despite all odds remains humorous and optimistic in her battle against isolation.

Classic: After Innocence (Now available)
This poignant work investigates what happens to the wrongly convicted when they are freed by DNA evidence after decades in the prison system.

For the Family
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Avail. 1/13)
Consummate showman Neil Patrick Harris stars as Count Olaf in this Netflix original series based on a the bestselling children books.

Classic: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Now available)
It may be over three decades old, but Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy about a lonely boy who befriends a stranded extraterrestrial still holds up strong.

Once you're all caught up with those, here's what else is hitting Netflix this month.

Avail. 1/1/17
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
After Innocence (2005)
Bee Movie (2007)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Braveheart (1995)
Caddyshack (1980)
Collateral Damage (2002)
Dreamcatcher (2003)
El Dorado (1966)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
HALO Legends (2009)
Hugo (2011)
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)
License to Drive (1988)
Nancy Drew (2007)
Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
Real Detective: Season 1 (2016)
Superman Returns (2006)
Superman II (1980)
Superman III (1983)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Superman: The Movie (1978)
The Parent Trap (1961)
The Shining (1980)
The Perfect Physique (2015)
The Rat Race (2012)
To Be A Miss (2016)
Trudell (2005)
V for Vendetta (2005)
Vanilla Sky (2001)

Avail. 1/3/17
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 11 (2016)
Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’? (Netflix Original)

Avail. 1/6/17
Coin Heist (Netflix Original)
Degrassi: Next Class: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Growing Up Coy (2016)
Mar de Plastico: Season 1
One Day at a Time: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Tarzan and Jane: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Avail. 1/7/17
Alpha and Omega 7 (2016)
Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)
Under the Shadow (2016)

Avail. 1/9/17
Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016)
Ratchet and Clank (2016)

Avail. 1/10/17
As I Open My Eyes (2015)
Best Friends Whenever: Season 2 (2016)
Happily Married (2015)
Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (Netflix Original)
We’re Lalaloopsy: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Avail. 1/11/17
Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Avail. 1/13/17
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Aquarius (2015)
Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women
Clinical (Netflix Original)
Historia de un clan: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
It Follows (2014)
The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Avail. 1/14/17
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Cardboard Boxer (2016)
Estar O No Estar

Avail. 1/15/17
A Beautiful Now (2015)
Hostage to the Devil (2016)
Señora Acero: Season 3 (2016)
Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body (2015)
Wartime Portraits: Season 1 (2014)

Avail. 1/16/17
Flash of Genius (2008)
Halloweed (2016)
Rezort (2016)

Avail. 1/17/17
Fatima (2015)
Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (Netflix Original)
Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 (2016)

Avail. 1/19/17
Good Kids (2016)

Avail. 1/20/17
Frontier: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Papa (2015)
Take the 10 (Netflix Original)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

Avail. 1/21/17
Bates Motel: Season 4 (2016)
Grami’s Circus Show: Season 2 (2016)

Avail. 1/24/17
Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy (Netflix Original)
Gad Gone Wild (Netflix Original)
Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil (20160
Kill Command (2016)
Terrace House: Aloha State: Season 1: Part 1 (Netflix Original)

Avail. 1/25/17
Era el cielo

Avail. 1/27/17
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
iBOY (Netflix Original)
Kazoops!: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Shadows of Truth (2016)
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016)

Avail. 1/28/17
Ripper Street: Season 4

Avail. 1/30/17
Antibirth (2016)
Swing State (2016)

Avail. 1/31/17
Bill Burr Stand Up Special (Netflix Original)

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