Coming and Going on Netflix in January 2018

Pixar’s animated hit Cars 3, with Owen Wilson as the voice of Lightning McQueen, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth film in the Disney franchise based on a theme park ride with Johnny Depp, come to Netflix in the New Year. Other new films coming streaming in January include the animated comedy Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, the Oscar-winning drama Dallas Buyer’s Club with Matthew McConaughey, and the scuba-vs-shark thriller 47 Meters Down.

Netflix continues to aggressively pick up exclusive films and in January it presents A Stupid and Futile Gesture, a comedy charting the rise and fall of National Lampoon that arrives direct from its world debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and The Polka King with Jack Black, which Netflix picked up from Sundance in 2017, plus the horror films Before I Wake and The Open House.

New streaming series coming in January include the German drama Babylon Berlin, set in 1920s Germany, and the animated DEVILMAN crybaby from Japan, and Jerry Seinfeld’s interview series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee moves to Netflix in 2018. Plus there are new seasons of Netflix original shows Grace and Frankie, One Day at a Time, and Lovesick.

Older films arriving for January include Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, Tim Burton’s Batman and the three sequels of the first wave and Christopher Nolan’s reboot Batman Begins, Lethal Weapon and its three sequels, the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn, and the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder.

Among the programs leaving Netflix in January are the Oscar-winning musical Chicago, Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, the original 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still, John Ford’s Young Mr. Lincoln with Henry Fonda, Disney’s Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, and the complete run of the cult TV series Lost.

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

January 1
10,000 B.C.
30 Days of Night
Age Of Shadows
America’s Sweethearts
Apollo 13
Batman & Robin
Batman Begins
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Bring It On
Bring It On Again
Bring It On: All or Nothing
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
Bring It On: In It to Win It
Chef & My Fridge: 2017
Definitely, Maybe
The Dukes of Hazzard
Eastsiders: Season 3
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The First Time
Furry Vengeance
Glacé: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
The Godfather
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part III
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
The Italian Job
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
King Kong
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 4
License to Wed
Like Water for Chocolate
Love Actually
The Lovely Bones
Lovesick: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Maddman: The Steve Madden Story
Marie Antoinette
Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World
Midnight in Paris
Monsters vs. Aliens
National Treasure
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
The Shawshank Redemption
Strictly Ballroom
Training Day
Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable
The Truman Show
The Vault
Wedding Crashers
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

January 2
Mustang Island
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

January 5
Before I Wake (Netflix Original)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix Original)
DEVILMAN crybaby: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Rotten (Netflix Original)

January 6
Episodes: Season 1-5

January 8
The Conjuring

January 10
47 Meters Down
Alejandro Riaño Especial de stand up (Netflix Original)
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
In The Deep

January 12
Colony: Season 2
Disjointed: Part 2 (Netflix Original)
The Man Who Would Be Polka King
The Polka King (Netflix Original)
Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix Original)
Tom Segura: Disgraceful (Netflix Original)

January 14
Wild Hogs

January 15
2018 Olympic Winter Games Preview: Meet Team USA & Go for the Gold

January 16
Dallas Buyers Club
Katt Williams: Great America (Netflix Original)
Rita: Season 4

January 17
Arango y Sanint: Ríase El Show (Netflix Original)
Friday Night Tykes: Season 4

January 18
Bad Day for the Cut
Tiempos de guerra: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

January 19
Drug Lords: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Grace and Frankie: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
The Open House (Netflix Original)
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

January 23
Todd Glass: Act Happy (Netflix Original)

January 24
Ricardo Quevedo: Hay gente así (Netflix Original)

January 25
Acts of Vengeance

January 26
The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 6 (Netflix Original)
Dirty Money (Netflix Original)
A Futile and Stupid Gesture (Netflix Original)
Kavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down! (Netflix Original)
Llama Llama: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
One Day at a Time: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Sebastián Marcelo Wainraich (Netflix Original)
Mau Nieto: Viviendo sobrio… desde el bar (Netflix Original)

January 28
El Ministerio del Tiempo: Seasons 1-2
El Ministerio del Tiempo: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

January 29
The Force

January 30
Babylon Berlin: Season 1 & 2 (Netflix Original)
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy
Retribution: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

January 31
Cars 3

Leaving Netflix in January

Leaving January 1
The Addams Family
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Daddy Day Care
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Dressed to Kill
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Forrest Gump
Four Brothers
Free Willy
I Am Sam
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fourteenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
License to Drive
Made of Honor
The Man with One Red Shoe
The Manhattan Project
Mean Girls
The Mighty Ducks
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Mona Lisa Smile
The Parent Trap
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pokémon: Indigo League: Season 1
Pokémon: XY: Seasons 1-2
Police Academy
Pulp Fiction
Requiem for a Dream
Saw II
Saw IV
Saw V
Saw VI
Saw: The Final Chapter
The Secret Garden
Someone Like You
The Switch
Three Coins in the Fountain
White Chicks
Young Mr. Lincoln

Leaving January 3

Leaving January 4
Lost: Seasons 1-6

Leaving January 5
Fantasia 2000
The Host

Leaving January 15
Sirens: Seasons 1-2

Leaving January 30
Futurama: Seasons 7-10

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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