Coming and Going on Netflix in January 2017

Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, and Louis Hynes in "A Series of Unfortunate Events."

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events comes to the small screen as a Netflix original series starring Neil Patrick Harris as the despicable Count Olaf. The eight-episode first season debuts in the second week of January. Happy New Year!

It’s the most anticipated of the originals coming to Netflix in January. Also debuting in January is the revival of the Norman Lear sitcom One Day at a Time starring Justina Machado and Rita Moreno and the historical drama Frontier, set in the violent and dangerous world of the North American fur trade of the 18th century. There are new Netflix original movies, including the high school caper Coin Heist and the comedy Take the 10 with Andy Samberg, and there are new seasons of the Netflix original kid shows Degrassi: Next Class, Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, and Voltron: Legendary Defender.

New movies arriving in January include the fantasy sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass with Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska, the horror films It Follows and Antibirth, the documentary Miss Sharon Jones! about the celebrated R&B singer, and the acclaimed Aquarius from Brazil with Sonia Braga.

Older films cycling through the catalog include Boogie Nights, The Shining, the Oscar-winning Braveheart, and the original (and still the best) Superman: The Movie with Christopher Reeve and its sequels, including the revival Superman Returns (2006) with Brandon Routh.

Family friendly movies include Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, the animated comedy Bee Movie, Steven Spielberg’s modern classic E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and Disney’s original The Parent Trap with Hayley Mills.

Among the films and TV shows leaving Netflix at the end of December are Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning Saving Private Ryan, the seventies high school flashback Dazed and Confused, the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn, the franchise-launching The Fast and the Furious, and seven seasons of Columbo with Peter Falk.

Here’s the list of what’s arriving on Netflix this month, and what’s leaving.

January 1
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)

January 3
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 11 (2016)
Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’? (Netflix Original)

January 6
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)

January 7
Alpha and Omega 7 (2016)
Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)
Under the Shadow (2016)

January 9
Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016)
Ratchet and Clank (2016)

January 10
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)

January 11
Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

January 13
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)

January 14

Camp X-Ray (2014)
Cardboard Boxer (2016)
Estar O No Estar

January 15
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)

January 16
Flash of Genius (2008)
Halloweed (2016)
Rezort (2016)

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

January 19
Good Kids (2016)

January 20
Frontier: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Papa (2015)
Take the 10 (Netflix Original)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

January 21
Bates Motel: Season 4 (2016)
Grami’s Circus Show: Season 2 (2016)

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

January 25
Era el cielo

January 27
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)

January 28
Ripper Street: Season 4

January 30
Antibirth (2016)
Swing State (2016)

January 31
Bill Burr Stand Up Special (Netflix Original)

Leaving Netflix in January

January 1
30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks
30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
30 for 30: The Day the Series Stopped
30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus
30 for 30: Without Bias
30 for 30: Once Brothers
30 for 30: Bernie and Ernie
30 for 30: Requiem for the Big East
30 for 30: The Price of Gold
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
The Amityville Horror
Angry Birds Toons: Season 1
Blade 2
Bring It On
Bring It On: All or Nothing
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Coming to America
Columbo: Seasons 1 – Season 7
Cupcake Wars Collection: Collection 2
Chopped Collection: Collection 2
Dazed and Confused
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
The Fast and the Furious
Final Destination 3
Flip or Flop: Season 1
Fixer Upper: Season 1 – Season 2
Ghost Town
House Hunters Collection: Collection 3
House Hunters International Collection: Collection 3
House Hunters Renovation Collection: Collection 1
The Italian Job
Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Season 1 – Season 3
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Thirteenth Year
Little Black Book
Little Man
Maid in Manhattan
Miracle on 34th Street
Murder, She Wrote: Season 1 – Season 12
Nanny McPhee
The Painted Veil
Property Brothers: Season 4
Property Brothers: Season 5
Saved by the Bell: Seasons 1 – Season 6
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Sixteen Candles
Saving Private Ryan
The Uninvited
Vanity Fair
The Wicker Man
You Live in What?: Season 3
Zoom: Academy for Superheroes

January 6
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

January 29
Stephen King’s A Good Marriage

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.

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