Entertainment

All the movies and TV shows hitting Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in January 2021

Highlights include an Academy Awards hopeful and a Showtime drama that's being revived.

One Night in Miami
Aldis Hodge, left, as Jim Brown, and Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke in "One Night in Miami." Patti Perret/Amazon Studios

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, December is shaping up to be a month filled with movies and TV shows. While movie theaters continue to showcase new releases, most blockbusters and Oscar hopefuls are moving to streaming platforms or waiting until 2021.

Thankfully, January looks like another great month for streaming, as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime will bring plenty of new releases, including plenty of holiday movies and specials.

Here’s the full list of new movies and TV shows arriving on the three platforms in January, as well as our must-watch picks from each company.

Hulu

Movies

Top Pick: “Young Adult”

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One of the more underrated films of the 2010s, “Young Adult” stars Charlize Theron (“Monster”) as an writer with alcoholism who decides to return to her hometown in an attempt to seduce her now-married high school flame (Patrick Wilson, “Insidious”). Back in town, she bonds with a high school outcast (Patton Oswalt, “The King of Queens”) who attempts to dissuade her from her home-wrecking mission. With a screenplay written by Diablo Cody (“Juno”), every line Theron delivers is pure acid, but even as you grow to hate the “psychotic prom queen,” as one former classmate dubs her, you can’t look away.

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Jan. 1
1900 (1977)
1900 (Extended Cut) (1977)
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
American Gigolo (1980)
Arachnophobia (1990)
The Arrival (1996)
Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Bad Company (2002)
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)
Blood Diamond (2006)
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Blow (2001)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Breakdown (1997)
Broken Arrow (1996)
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Bully (2001)
Changing Lanes (2002)
Chaplin (1992)
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)
Cloverfield (2008)
Coneheads (1993)
Constantine (2005)
The Cooler (2003)
The Core (2003)
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Cujo (1983)
Dance Flick (2009)
Date Night (2010)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Dead Presidents (1995)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2009)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
The Duff (2015)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Eve’s Bayou (1997)
Face/Off (1997)
The Firm (1993)
The Foot Fist Way (2008)
Footloose (1984)
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
Frozen (2010)
The Gift (2000)
Girl Most Likely (2013)
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
The Haunting (1999)
Hell or High water (2016)
Hondo (1953)
Hot Shots! (1991)
How Do You Know (2010)
In & Out (1997)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Internal Affairs (1990)
Kiss the Girls (1997)
The Ladies Man (2000)
Last of the Mohicans: Director’s Cut (1992)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Like a Boss (2020)
The Longest Yard (1974)
Look Who’s Talking (1989)
Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)
Look Who’s Talking Too (1990)
Lost In Space (1998)
Love And Basketball (2000)
Major League (1989)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
The Mexican (2001)
More Than a Game (2008)
Mousehunt (1997)
My Best Friend’S Girl (2008)
New In Town (2009)
Night at the Museum (2006)
Paycheck (2003)
The Peacemaker (1997)
Places in the Heart (1984)
Poseidon (2006)
Pride (2007)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Push (2009)
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Regarding Henry (1991)
The Relic (1997)
The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
Salt (2010)
Save Yourselves (2020)
Selena (1997)
Shrek (2001)
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Soul Plane (2004)
Species (1995)
Star Kid (1998)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Starman (1984)
Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift (1990)
Super Dark Times (2017)
The Three Musketeers (2011)
The Truman Show (1998)
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Virtuosity (1995)
Walking Tall (1973)
War (2007)
Where Hope Grows (2015)
Wonder Boys (2000)
Young Adult (2011)

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Jan. 6
Mighty Oak (2020)

Jan. 7
Gretel & Hansel (2020)

Jan. 11
Lights Out (2016)
The Rhythm Section (2020)

Jan. 14
Alone (2020)
The Secrets We Keep (2020)

Jan. 17
No Escape (2020)

Jan. 18
I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)

Jan. 22
Terra Willy (2020)

TV Shows/Specials

Top TV pick: “The Sister”

Nathan (Russell Tovey, “Grabbers”) has tried to forget what happened on the worst night of his life, an evening that left a young woman dead. But when a figure from his past reemerges, threatening his domestic stability, Nathan must decide how far he will go to keep his secrets buried. Based on the novel “Burial” by Neil Cross, this four-part miniseries hits Hulu on Jan. 22.

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Jan. 1
Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest: Special
Fire Force: Season 2, Episodes 1-12 

Jan. 4
Call Me Kat: Season 1 Finale
The Rookie: Season 3 Premiere

Jan. 5
The Bachelor: Season 25 Premiere
The Wall: Season 4 Premiere
Boruto: Complete Season 1 

Jan. 6
Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip: Series Premiere
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Season 2 Premiere

Jan. 7
Name That Tune: Series Premiere
Vanderpump Rules: Complete Season 8

Jan. 8
The Hustler: Series Premiere
The Chase: Series Premiere
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Series Premiere
Mr. Mayor: Series Premiere
A Certain Scientific Railgun Part 2: Complete Season 3 
Celebs Go Dating: Complete Seasons 6 – 8
Tattoo Fixers Extreme UK: Complete Seasons 5 & 6

Jan. 12
A Little Late with Lilly Singh: Season 2 Premiere

Jan. 13
Prodigal Son: Season 2 Premiere
The Resident: Season 4 Premiere
Everyone is Doing Great: Complete Season 1

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Jan. 14
Call Your Mother: Series Premiere

Jan. 15
Endlings: Complete Season 2
The Ultimate Playlist of Noise: Film Premiere

Jan. 17
Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Complete Season 3 

Jan. 19
9-1-1: Season 4 Premiere
9-1-1: Lone Star: Season 2 Premiere

Jan. 20
90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined: Complete Season 1
A Very Brady Renovation: Complete Season 1
Car Kings: Complete Season 1
Cutthroat Kitchen: Complete Season 14
Gold Rush: Complete Season 10
House Hunters International: Complete Season 138
House Hunters: Complete Season 163
Property Brothers: Forever Home: Complete Season 1
Puppy Bowl: Complete Seasons 14 & 15
River Monsters: Complete Season 9
Rob Riggle: Global Investigator: Complete Season 1
Rock The Block: Complete Season 1
Save My Skin: Complete Season 1
Torn from the Headlines: New York Post Reports: Complete Season 1
Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?: Complete Season 1
Worst Bakers in America: Complete Season 2
Worst Cooks in America: Complete Season 17
One-Punch Man: Complete Season 2 

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Jan. 22
Derek Delgaudio’s In & Of Itself: Film Special Premiere
The Sister: Complete Season 1
Grown-ish: Season 3B Premiere

Jan. 27
Mixed-Ish: Season 2 Premiere
The Haves and Have Nots: Complete Season 7B

Jan. 29
Jann: Complete Seasons 1 & 2

Netflix

Movies

Top pick: “The Naked Gun”

Plenty of great films arrive on Netflix this month, including Martin Scorsese’s crime epoch “Goodfellas” and Harmony Korine’s deranged morality tale “Spring Breakers.” But if you’re like many of us and prefer some lighter fare right now, there’s no funnier option than 1988’s “The Naked Gun,” which features an all-time performance from comic maestro Leslie Nielsen (“Airplane!”) as bumbling detective Frank Drebin. As he prepares for the arrival of the Queen of England to Los Angeles and attempts to unravel a waterfront shooting, the ratio of gags per minute Drebin provides is second to none.

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Jan. 1
17 Again (2009)
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
Blue Streak (1999)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Four Christmases (2008)
Fred Claus (2007)
Full Out 2: You Got This! (2020)
Gimme Shelter (2013)
Good Hair (2009)
Goodfellas (1990)
Gothika (2003)
Into the Wild (2007)
Julie & Julia (2009)
London Heist (2017)
Mud (2012)
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Striptease (1996)
Superbad (2007)
The Creative Brain (2019)
The Departed (2006)
The Minimalists: Less Is Now (Netflix Original)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Unknown (2011)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
What Happened to Mr. Cha? (Netflix Original)

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Jan. 2
Asphalt Burning (Netflix Original)

Jan. 5
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Jan. 6
Ratones Paranoicos: The Band that Rocked Argentina (Netflix Original)
Tony Parker: The Final Shot (Netflix Original)

Jan. 7
100% Halal (2020)
Pieces of a Woman (Netflix Original)

Jan. 8
Charming (Netflix Original)
Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival (Netflix Original)
Stuck Apart / Azizler (Netflix Original)

Jan. 10
Spring Breakers (2012)

Jan. 11
Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (Netflix Original)

Jan. 12
Furtive / Al acecho (2019)

Jan. 13
An Imperfect Murder (2017)

Jan. 14
The Heartbreak Club (Netflix Original)

Jan. 15
Double Dad / Um Pai no Meio do Caminho (Netflix Original)
Hook (1991)
Outside the Wire (Netflix Original)
Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (2014)
Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Space Adventure (2019)
WISH YOU: Your Melody In My Heart (2020)

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Jan. 16
A Monster Calls (2016)
Radium Girls (2020)

Jan. 18
Homefront (2013)

Jan. 20
Sightless (2020)

Jan. 22
So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! / Salir del ropero (Netflix Original)
The White Tiger (Netflix Original)

Jan. 27
Penguin Bloom (Netflix Original)

Jan. 28
June and Kopi (Netflix Original)

Jan. 29
Below Zero / Bajocero (Netflix Original)
Finding ‘Ohana (Netflix Original)

Jan. 31
Fatima (2020)

TV Shows/Specials

Top pick: “Cobra Kai”: Season 3

More than 30 years after the events of 1984’s “The Karate Kid,” the main characters from the film are at markedly different points in their lives in “Cobra Kai,” originally created for subscription service YouTube Red. Netflix acquired the first two seasons of the series earlier this year, which follows “Karate Kid” bad guy Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) as he gets his life back together by reopening the Cobra Kai karate dojo. Season three, which brings together friends and foes both old and new, arrives Jan. 1 on Netflix.

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Jan. 1
Cobra Kai: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Headspace Guide to Meditation: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio (Season 1)
Monarca (Season 2)
Running Man (Season 1)
The Haunted Hathaways (Seasons 1-2)

Jan. 2
The Netflix Afterparty: Cobra Kai Special (Netflix Original)

Jan. 4
Korean Pork Belly Rhapsody (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly)

Jan. 5
Gabby’s Dollhouse (Season 1)
LA’s Finest (Season 1)
Nailed It! Mexico (Season 3)
The History of Swear Words: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Jan. 6
Surviving Death (Season 1)

Jan. 8
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons (Season 5)
Lupin (Season 1)
Pretend It’s a City: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
The Idhun Chronicles (Part 2)

Jan. 12
Chris Rock Total Blackout: The Tamborine Extended Cut (Netflix Original)
Last Tango in Halifax (Season 4)

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Jan. 13
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (Netflix Original)

Jan. 15
Bling Empire (Season 1)
Carmen Sandiego (Season 4)
Disenchantment (Part 3)
Henry Danger (Seasons 1-3)
Kuroko’s Basketball (Season 1)
The Magicians (Season 5)

Jan. 20
Daughter From Another Mother / Madre solo hay dos (Season 1)
Spycraft: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Jan. 21
Call My Agent! (Season 4)

Jan. 22
Blown Away (Season 2)
Busted! (Season 3)
Fate: The Winx Sage: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (Season 2)

Jan. 23
Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce)

Jan. 26
Go Dog Go (Season 1)

Jan. 27
50M2 (Season 1)
Accomplice

Jan. 29
We Are: The Brooklyn Saints (Netflix Original)

Amazon Prime

Movies

Top Pick: “One Night in Miami”

Based on the 2013 play by the same name, “One Night in Miami” is a fictionalized account of a real-life meeting in a Miami hotel room between four Black American icons: Boxer Cassius Clay (Eli Goree, “Race”), civil rights leader Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir, “The OA”), NFL running back Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge, “City on a Hill”), and singer-songwriter Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr., “Hamilton”). The film already made history earlier this year when it became the first movie to premiere at the Venice Film Festival directed by a Black woman (Regina King, “Watchmen”), and early reviews are almost universally positive, with many tapping it as an early Academy Awards contender. Currently playing in a limited number of theaters, “One Night in Miami” lands Jan. 15 on Prime Video.

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Jan. 1
1900
A Night At The Roxbury
Arachnophobia
Bloody Sunday
Broken Arrow
Brothers
Chaplin
Cloverfield
Coneheads
Confessions Of A Shopaholic
Donnie Brasco
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
Escape From Alcatraz
Eve’s Bayou
Face/Off
Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell
Girl Most Likely
Good Luck Chuck
Gun Duel In Durango
Gunfight At The O.K. Corral
In & Out
Jazz (PBS Documentaries)
Kiss The Girls
Last Of The Mohicans
Legion
Like A Boss
Love The Coopers
Major League
Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World
Peggy Sue Got Married
Places In The Heart
Premonition
Pride
Push
Regarding Henry
Ride Out For Revenge
Salt
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Hallmark)
Signs
Soul Food
St. Elmo’s Fire
Starman
Star Trek Beyond
The Brass Legend
The Brothers Mcmullen
The Cooler
The Devil’s Own
The Firm
The Interview
The Legend Of Bagger Vance
The Longest Yard
The Peacemaker
The Quick And The Dead
The Sons Of Katie Elder
The Town
The Truman Show
Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys
Vampire In Brooklyn
Virtuosity
Walking Tall
War
When A Man Loves A Woman
Where Hope Grows
Wonder Boys

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Jan. 6
Mighty Oak

Jan. 7
Gretel & Hansel

Jan. 8
Herself – Amazon Original Movie
The Silencing

Jan. 11
The Rhythm Section

Jan. 15
One Night in Miami – Amazon Original Movie

Jan. 18
Alone

Jan. 29
Chick Fight
Mortal

TV Shows/Specials

Top pick: “Dexter”: Seasons 1-8

“Dexter” ended on a sour note after eight seasons back in 2013, which makes the news that Showtime is reviving the crime drama for a ninth season welcome news. Despite the thoroughly mediocre eighth season, there’s plenty to be enjoyed before then, with highlights including the first season, which  introduces viewers to Miami PD forensics analyst and secret vigilante killer Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall, “Six Feet Under”), and the fourth season, which gives him a formidable nemesis in the form of the Trinity Killer (John Lithgow, “3rd Rock From the Sun”).

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Jan. 1
Ancient Civilizations of North America: Season 1
Baby Looney Tunes: Season 1
Beecham House: Season 1
Bringing up Bates: Season 1
Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise: Season 1
Commandments: Season 1
Dexter: Seasons 1-8
I Survived … Beyond and Back: Season 1
Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders: Season 1
Simply Ming: Season 14
Texas Metal: Season 1
The Universe: Season 1

Jan. 15
Tandav: Season 1

Jan. 18
Pandora: Season 2

Jan. 19
Grantchester: Season 5

Jan. 22
Flack – Amazon Original Series: Season 1
Jessy and Nessy – Amazon Original Series: New Episodes

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