The 10 best additions to Netflix UK this January
Today’s the day that most of us have re-set our alarms and dragged ourselves out into the icy cold to head back to work for the New Year. What better remedy to this than scheduling some cozy evenings of viewing for the month ahead, with our list of what to watch on Netflix? The year is off to a good start already, with over 120 titles added to the service on New Year’s Day alone. Here’s the full run down of Netflix’s new films and TV series to keep the January blues at bay.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Grab yourself a milkshake and royale with cheese, and watch Tarantino’s most iconic film before The Hateful Eight hits UK cinemas. With an all-star cast comprising Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Bruce Willis and Uma Thurman, you haven’t lived until you’ve experienced this super stylish, Palme d’Or-winning crime yarn.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano star in this Paul Thomas Anderson epic of universal critical acclaim. Loosely inspired by Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel Oil!, the film tells the story of a silver miner turned oilman on his ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California’s oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award, this documentary by Steve James was described by critic Roger Ebert as “one of the best films about American life that I have ever seen”, and “one of the great moviegoing experiences of my lifetime”. It follows the story of African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee, who dream of NBA stardom, and battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way.
“Everything around us can and be represented and understood through numbers”. The dark, cerebral debut from Darren Aronofsky, this surrealist psychological thriller follows Max Cohen; an unemployed number theorist seeking to find a formula that will explain the whole of nature. Upon encountering a mysterious number, Cohen finds himself the target of ill-intentioned Wall Street agents bent on using the number for profit.
Sherlock: Season 3 (2014)
Anyone disappointed by the long awaited Sherlock and The Abominable Bride last week can find solace by reliving the wonder of this excellent series, which takes place soon after Sherlock’s supposedly fatal “Reichenbach Fall”. Comprised of the episodes “Many Happy Returns”, “The Empty Hearse”, “The Sign of Three”, and “His Last Vow”.
The Killing: Seasons 1 and 2 (2007-09)
Otherwise known as Forbrydelsen, this irresistible Danish noir was the one that started it all. Following the complex Detective Inspector Sarah Lund as she navigates murder cases as intricately woven as her famous woolly jumpers, the critically acclaimed series also looks at the political effects of each investigation, making a compelling watch for fans of The Bridge.
Available from 15.01.16
Sharknado 3 (2015)
Promising exactly what it says on the tin, this ludicrously entertaining made-for-TV disaster sci-fi has the added bonus of starring Irish twins John and Edward Grimes, A.K.A Jedward. Check out our interview with Jedward about the film here.
Chelsea Does: Season 1 (2016)
In one of the first Netflix originals of the New Year, Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler applies her signature humour as she tackles a range of topics from marriage to Silicon Valley to drugs to racism in this new four part docu-series. Expect a lot of irreverent and inappropriate jokes surrounding a warm and inspiring core.
Available from 23.01.16
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
From Spaghetti Western legend Sergio Leone, this Robert De Niro-led crime epic examines New York’s criminal underground in the Prohibition-era Lower East Side, as seen through the flashbacks of a former gangster turned Mafia boss. Co-starring James Woods, a young Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey‘s Cora), and an even younger Jennifer Connelly.
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Based on his 1969 Broadway play of the same name, this short and snappy – if highly predictable – comedy from Woody Allen follows a recently divorced, overanxious film critic, who feels a close personal identification with the movie Casablanca, and unsuccessfully attempts to emulate Humphrey Bogart’s interactions with women, before falling for a woman he categorically can’t have.
Also coming to Netflix UK this month:
72 Dangerous Animals
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer
All Over the Guy
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
American Masters: Althea Gibson
Andaz Apna Apna
Angry Birds Toons: Season 1
Art and Craft
Big Trouble in Little China
Children of Heaven
Comics Without Borders: Season 1
Curious George: Seasons 5 – 8
Darr @ the Mall
Deliver Us from Evil
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!
Forensic Files: Collection 2
Frontline: My Brother’s Bomber
Happily N’Ever After 2: Snow White
Katt Williams Presents: Katthouse Comedy
Katt Williams: 9 Lives
Los Tiempos de Pablo Escobar: Leccionares de Una Epoca
Lucid Dream: Season 1
Main Aur Charles
Mandela: My Dad and Me
Maz Jobrani: Brown and Friendly
Mike Epps: Underrated… Never Faded
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
Mo’Nique: I Coulda Been Your Cellmate
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
National Lampoon’s Pledge This!
Pablo Escobar, El Patron del Mal: Season 1
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures: Season 2
Peppa Pig: Season 2
Shuruaat Ka Interval
Sinbad of the Seven Seas
Singh Is Kinng
Spartacus: Season 2 (Vengeance)
Spartacus: Season 3 (War of the Damned)
The Adventures of Figaro Pho: Season 2
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Fly 2
The Four Warriors
The Frog Prince
The Good Road
The Holcroft Covenant
The Sex Monster
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Touch of Evil
Under Arrest: Season 1
View from the Top
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom: Season 1
Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Na Maloom Afraad
Meet the Spartans
Mia and Me: Season 2
Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 2
Tom Segura: Mostly Stories
Reign: Season 3
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Pretty Little Liars: Season 6, Part 2
9 Muses of Star Empire
Degrassi: The Next Class: Season 1
Meet the Small Potatoes
Tony Hinchcliffe: One Shot
Gavin & Stacey: Season 1
Out of My Hand
The Love Bug
The Good Wife: Season 6
The Geisha Boy
The Man Who Could Cheat Death
Natural Born Killers
Killer: A Journal of a Murder
The Ten Commandments
90210: Season 5
Ever After: Dragon Games
The Best Man Holiday
Can We Get Married? Season 1
Gon: Season 1
Heartless City: Season 1
Loins of Punjab
Love Again: Season 1
Saadey CM Saab
Schoolgirl Detectives: Season 1
Secret Affair: Season 1
Syndrome: Season 1
The Dudesons Movie
This is My Love: Season 1
World’s Heaviest Man Gets Married