Coming and Going on Netflix in January 2021

Netflix continues to expand its slate of original movies in the month of January. Vanessa Kirby plays a woman dealing to grief and loss in Pieces of a Woman, Naomi Watts is a young mother who struggles after surviving a near-fatal accident in Penguin Bloom, and Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes play archeologists on the verge of a major find in the historical drama The Dig.

Also coming in January are the science fiction thriller Outside the Wire with Anthony Mackie, India-set drama The White Tiger with Priyanka Chopra, and family-friendly drama Finding ‘Ohana about Brooklyn kids exploring their Hawaiian ancestry.

The live-action fantasy series Fate: The Winx Saga debuts in January, along with new seasons of Cobra Kai, the animated farce Disenchantment, and the comedy Bonding, and the final season of The Magicians.

The limited series Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer continues the Netflix run of the true crime shows and is joined by nonfiction series The History of Swear Words and Headspace Guide to Medicine and the new documentary Pretend It’s a City from Fran Lebowitz and director Martin Scorsese.

Classic and cult movies include Martin Scorsese’s The Departed and Goodfellas, Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee, Bonnie and Clyde with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, and Cool Hand Luke with Paul Newman.

Here’s the list of what’s arriving on Netflix in January, and what’s leaving.

Coming Soon (dates TBA)
Bonding: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
June & Kopi (Netflix Film)

January 1
Cobra Kai: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Dream Home Makeover: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Headspace Guide to Meditation (Netflix Original)
The Minimalists: Less Is Now (Netflix Documentary)
Monarca: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
What Happened to Mr. Cha? (Netflix Film)
17 Again (2009)
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
Abby Hatcher: Season 1
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)
The Creative Brain (2019)
The Departed (2006)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Gimme Shelter (2013)
Good Hair (2010)
Goodfellas (1990)
Gothika (2003)
The Haunted Hathaways: Seasons 1-2
Into the Wild (2007)
Julie & Julia (2009)
Mud (2012)
Mystic Pizza (1988)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)
Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Striptease (1996)
Superbad (2007)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

January 2
Asphalt Burning (Børning 3) (Netflix Film)
The Netflix Afterparty (Netflix Original)

January 5
Gabby’s Dollhouse (Netflix Family)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
History of Swear Words (Netflix Original)
LA’s Finest: Season 1
¡Nailed It! México: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

January 6
Ratones Paranoicos: The Band that Rocked Argentina (Netflix Film)
Surviving Death (Netflix Documentary)
Tony Parker: The Final Shot (Netflix Documentary)

January 7
Pieces of a Woman (Netflix Film)

January 8
Charming (Netflix Film)
The Idhun Chronicles: Part 2 (Netflix Anime)
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 5 (Netflix Original)
Lupin (Netflix Original)
Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival (Netflix Family)
Pretend It’s a City (Netflix Documentary)
Stuck Apart (Azizler) (Netflix Film)

January 10
Spring Breakers (2012)

January 11
CRACK: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (Netflix Documentary)
The Intouchables (2011)

January 12
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 4

January 13
An Imperfect Murder
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (Netflix Documentary)

January 15
Bling Empire (Netflix Original)
Carmen Sandiego: Season 4 (Netflix Family)
Disenchantment: Part 3 (Netflix Original)
Double Dad (Pai Em Dobro) (Netflix Film)
Henry Danger: Seasons 1-3
Hook (1991)
Kuroko’s Basketball: Season 1
The Magicians: Season 5
Outside the Wire (Netflix Film)
Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (2014)
Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Space Adventure (2019)

January 16
A Monster Calls (2016)
Radium Girls (2020)

January 18
Homefront (2013)

January 19
Hello Ninja: Season 4 (Netflix Family)

January 20
Daughter From Another Mother (Madre solo hay dos) (Netflix Original)
Sightless (2020)
Spycraft (Netflix Original)

January 21
Call My Agent!: Season 4 (Netflix Original)

January 22
Blown Away: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Busted!: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Fate: The Winx Saga (Netflix Original)
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 2 (Netflix Family)
The White Tiger (Netflix Film)

January 23
Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) (Netflix Original)

January 26
Go Dog Go (Netflix Family)

January 27
50M2 (Netflix Original)
Penguin Bloom (Netflix Film)

January 29
Below Zero (Bajocero) (Netflix Film)
The Dig (Netflix Film)
Finding ‘Ohana (Netflix Film)
We Are: The Brooklyn Saints (Netflix Documentary)

January 31
Fatima (2020)


Leaving January 1
Bloodsport (1988)

Leaving January 3
QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 2

Leaving January 4
Mara (2017)

Leaving January 5
The Monster (2016)

Leaving January 7
The Tudors: Seasons 1-4

Leaving January 8
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Leaving January 14
Haven: Seasons 1-5
The Master (2012)

Leaving January 15
A Serious Man (2009)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Waco: Limited Series (2018)

Leaving January 16
Friday Night Tykes: Seasons 1-4

Leaving January 20
Fireplace 4K: Classic Crackling Fireplace from Fireplace for Your Home
Fireplace 4K: Crackling Birchwood from Fireplace for Your Home
Fireplace for Your Home: Season

Leaving January 24
When Calls the Heart: Seasons 1-5

Leaving January 26
We Are Your Friends (2015)

Leaving January 29
Swiss Army Man (2016)

Leaving January 30
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Leaving January 31
A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (1996)
Braxton Family Values: Seasons 1-2
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Employee of the Month (2006)
For Colored Girls (2010)
Malicious (2018)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Pineapple Express (2008)

Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.