It’s a new year and while we might still be at home for the time being, Netflix has plenty of great films on the way to keep us entertained as 2021 kicks off.
There are some exciting new Netflix releases featuring big stars such as Anthony Mackie and Naomi Watts, plus some older films that you might not have got round to seeing at the cinema the first time round.
New Year’s Eve might have been quieter than usual but if you still managed to enjoy a drink or three you’ll be wanting to take it easy the day after, and what better way than to curl up in front of a good film.
Whether you’re into action, adventure, comedy or a good human drama you’ll have lots of choice.
We’re rounded up the best films arriving on the streaming service in January.
Julie & Julia – January 1
Amy Adams and Meryl Streep star in this cosy biopic about TV chef Julia Child.
Writer Julie (Adams) decides to launch a food blog making one of Julia Child’s (Streep) recipes each day of the year.
Julia’s rise to fame in the food world in the 1950s also plays out alongside.
Mystic Pizza – January 1
Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts and Lili Taylor are Kat, Daisy and JoJo, three young women who come of age while working at a pizza parlour.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – January 5
In a darker and unusual role for Rooney Mara at the time, the adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s book follows computer hacker Lisbeth (Mara) as she helps journalist Mikael (Daniel Craig) search for a woman who has been missing for 40 years.
Pieces of a Woman – January 7
The Crown star Vanessa Kirby plays a woman grieving after a home birth goes tragically wrong.
This isn’t going to be easy viewing, but Kirby will no doubt give a standout performance.
Charming – January 8
It follows Prince Charming who, after being cursed, must find love by his 21st birthday or all the love in the land will disappear.
Spring Breakers – January 10
This madcap 2012 crime drama stars James Franco as a drug and arms dealer, who takes in four college girls – Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudges, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine – after they rob a restaurant to fund their spring break.
The Intouchables – January 11
A heart warming tale about a wealthy quadriplegic (François Cluzet) who takes in a young man from a rough neighbourhood (Omar Sy) to be his caregiver.
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer – January 13
If your taste for true crime didn’t diminish in 2020, then Night Stalker might be up your street.
It follows how a notorious American serial killer, whose male and female victims ranged from age six to 82, was caught and brought to justice in 1985.
Outside The Wire – January 15
Anthony Mackie delves into the world of sci-fi once more in Outside The Wire.
Drone pilot Harp is sent into a dangerous militarised zone under the command of android officer Leo, in search of a doomsday device.
The White Tiger – January 22
Dark comedy starring Priyanka Chopra.
A young hero, Balram Halwan, hustles his way to the top after getting a job as a driver for the rich.
Penguin Bloom – January 27
Smantha Bloom’s (Naomi Watts) life changes forever after she falls off a roof, leaving her paralysed from the chest down.
She forms a bond with a baby magpie called Penguin and begins a process of emotional healing.
The Dig – January 29
Wealthy widow Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) enlists the help of an archaeologist Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) to uncover something she believes is buried on her land. It leads to one of the most historically significant discoveries in the world.
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