Let’s kick off the new year with a bang, alright? It’s a new year with new Netflix titles!
If you’re ready for something new to watch, Netflix has got you covered. January will see a whole slew of new content hitting the streaming service. You’ll find plenty of variety, from family-friendly movies and animated kids’ series to international dramas and horror anthologies. Some of it is brand-spankin’ new, but you’ll also find familiar classics you haven’t seen in a while.
Plenty of Netflix Originals Coming in January 2022
First off, let’s talk about brand new TV shows and movies. Netflix is bringing tons of originals in January 2022.
Archive 81 is a horror-thriller series coming to Netflix on January 14. It’s a loose adaptation of the horror podcast series of the same name. You can also expect a new dark comedy stop-motion series titled The House, and In From the Cold written by Supernatural’s Adam Glass.
As an Alfred Hitchcock fan, I’m pretty excited to check out The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window. This satire stars Kristen Bell and parodies thriller movies with female leads. Kristen Bell is also an executive producer for the series, alongside Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, and Brittney Segal.
Munich–The Edge of War will be one of the first major Netflix Original movies in 2022 when it hits the streamer on January 21. Adapted from a Robert Harris novel, this drama follows a British diplomat traveling to Munich in the fall of 1938, with Europe on the brink of World War II.
For something entirely different, Netflix is releasing Hype House on January 7. The reality series follows the “compelling lives of some of the world’s biggest social media stars.” It takes place inside the Hype House, a mansion in Los Angeles where a collective of teenage TikTok personalities do their thing. The series will star Larri Merrit, Nikita Dragun, LILHUDDY, Thomas Petrou, and other TikTok influencers.
Not on the list? Netflix decided Cowboy Bebop was a Cowboy Be-Flop and canceled it only weeks after its premiere.
Netflix is also bringing plenty of non-English Originals in January. Spanish teen comedy Rebelde is getting a reboot, and the Korean zombie series All of Us Are Dead looks promising.
The Beast, a new Spanish horror film that premiered at the Sitges Film Festival will join Netflix’s catalog, but under the name The Wasteland thanks to another title in their library called The Beast. You’ll also be able to check out Photocopier, an Indonesian coming-of-age drama that tells the story of a student who lost her scholarship after a selfie surfaced online.
Old Favorites That Will Be Added to Netflix’s Library
The streaming giant is dropping plenty of familiar content, too.
In movies, you’ll find two classic vampire flicks to sink your teeth into: on January 1, subscribers get Interview With the Vampire, the 1994 film starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Kirsten Dunst and based on the late Anne Rice’s novel of the same name; we’ll also get The Lost Boys, the 1984 black comedy vampire movie starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, and more.
My nostalgia will be at an all-time high, thanks to the additions of Hook (1991) with Robin Williams, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990), and 1993’s Free Willy – which I haven’t even seen since it was in theaters, to be honest. Fantasy lovers will be pleased to revisit 1984’s The NeverEnding Story when it appears on the streaming service on the first of the year. Oh, and the 1984 classic Gremlins is heading to Netflix on January 1. It won’t be in time for Christmas viewings, but better late than never, right?
Looking for something a little different? Netflix is adding Will Smith’s bizarre steampunk western Wild Wild West to its catalog this January, too. Why? I have no idea. But watching it for free on Netflix sure beats paying theater prices back in 1999, right? It really is wild.
And if you’re looking for something to keep yourself entertained, both 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp and 1976’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder are hitting Netflix. Invite your friends over for a Chocolate Factory marathon, and then start an argument about which one is better. Thanks for the golden ticket, Netflix!
The Whole List: Everything Heading to Netflix in January 2022
So, without further ado, here is a comprehensive list of everything coming to Netflix in the U.S. during the month of January 2022. Tons of content drops first thing on New Year’s Day, but you can look forward to plenty more throughout the month.
What’s Coming to Netflix on New Year’s Day
Big Fish (2003)
Cadillac Records (2008)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Rise of The Guardians (2012)
Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother’s Fight To Save Her Daughter (2019)
First Sunday (2008)
Free Willy (1993)
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Happy Feet (2006)
Happy Feet 2 (2011)
Hell or High Water (2016)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
I Love You, Man (2009)
Incastrati (Season 1) – Netflix Original
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Jack and Jill (2011)
Jonah Hex (2010)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Just Go with It (2011)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Long Story Short (2021)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Nacho Libre (2006)
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Road Trip (2000)
Runaway Bride (1999)
Scary Stories: To Tell In The Dark (2019)
Stand by Me (1986)
Superman Returns (2006)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Hook Up Plan (Season 3 – Final Season)- Netflix Original
The Longest Yard (2005)
The Lost Boys (1987)
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
The Patriot (2000)
The Town (2010)
The Wedding Singer (1998)
True Grit (2010)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Zone 414 (2021)
What’s Coming January 2-8
Action Pack (Season 1) – Netflix Original – January 4
Four to Dinner (2022) – Netflix Original – January 5
Rebelde (Season 1) – Netflix Original – January 5
Dota: Dragon’s Blood (Season 2 / Book 2) – Netflix Original- January 6
The Club (Part 2) – Netflix Original- January 6
The Wasteland (2022), also known as The Beast – Netflix Original- January 6
Hype House (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 7
Johnny Test (Season 2) – Netflix Original- January 7
What’s Coming to Netflix January 9-15
Undercover (Season 3) – Netflix Original- January 10
Dear Mother (2022) – Netflix Original- January 11
Tides (2021), also known as The Colony – January 11
How I Fell in Love With a Ganster (2022), also known as Jak pokochalam Gangstera – Netflix Original- January 12
Brazen (2022) – Netflix Original- January 13
Chosen (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 13
Photocopier (2022) – Netflix Original- January 13
The Journalist (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 13
After Life (Season 3) – Netflix Original- January 14
Archive 81 (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 14
Blippi: Adventures – January 14
Blippi’s School Supply Scavenger Hunt – January 14
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure (2021) – Netflix Original- January 14
The House (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 14
This Is Not a Comedy (2022) – Netflix Original- January 14
What’s Coming to Netflix January 16-22
Phantom Thread (2017) – January 16
After We Fell (2021) – January 17
Mighty Express: Train Trouble (2022) – Netflix Original- January 18
El Marginal (Season 4) – Netflix Original- January 19
Heavenly Bites: Mexico (2022) – Netflix Original- January 19
Juanpis González – The Series (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 19
The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman (Limited Series) – Netflix Original- January 19
Too Hot To Handle (Season 3) – Netflix Original- January 19
Midnight Asia: Eat. Dance. Dream. (Season 1) – January 20
The Royal Treatment (2022) – Netflix Original- January 20
Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman (2021) – January 21
Munich – The Edge of War (2022) – Netflix Original- January 21
My Father’s Violin (2022) – Netflix Original- January 21
Ozark (Season 4 – Part 1) – Netflix Original- January 21
Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series (Part 2) – Netflix Original- January 21
Summer Heat (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 21
That Girl Lay Lay (Season 1) – January 21
What’s Coming to Netflix January 23-31
Three Songs for Benazir (2022) – Netflix Original- January 24
Ada Twist, Scientist (Season 2) – Netflix Original- January 25
Neymar: The Perfect Chaos (2022) – Netflix Original- January 25
Angry Birds: Summer Madness (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 28
Feria: The Darkest Light (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 28
Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery (Limited Series) – Netflix Original- January 28
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 28
Home Team (2022) – Netflix Original- January 28
In From the Cold (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 28
The Orbital Children (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 28
The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window (Season 1) – Netflix Original- January 28
What’s Coming to Netflix in January 2022, Dates TBA
While most of Netflix’s new offerings have release dates already set, there are a few that have not been announced yet. All three of these are non-English Netflix Original series:
All of Us Are Dead (Season 1) – Netflix Original – a Korean zombie thriller series in which a high school is ground zero for a zombie outbreak.
I Am Georgina (Season 1) – Netflix Original – A Spanish reality series about the life of Georgina Rodriguez: Instagram influencer, model, mother, businesswoman, and dancer who is also girlfriend to soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein (Season 1), also known as These Black Black Eyes – Netflix Original – A Hindi romance series about a small-town man trying to reclaim his life while being pursued by a powerful politician’s daughter.