New year, new shows! Here’s an #InTheFuture prediction for you. What’s coming to Netflix and what’s leaving in January 2019. As usual, there are a bunch of Netflix Originals debuting in January. Unusually, though, this month more classic movies caught my eye than Netflix series or movies. Well, with the exception of one brief, sweet, uncertain tease.

Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2. No date set at the time of this writing but it was teased at the end of Netflix’s January video. I can only assume it will be dropping sometime this month. With the cancellation of the best live-action Marvel properties (fight me!) we must savor what is likely the last Marvel Netflix season. Penultimate, if we are lucky.

As for movie releases, it’s a grab bag but a tasty grab bag. That was an odd choice of words. Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Addams Family are a couple of great comedies worth a rewatch… or twelve. Kevin Smith fans can revisit Jay and Silent Bob Stike Back, Smith’s stoner comedy from before he became a real-life stoner.

If The Addams Family has got you feeling 90s, following it up with Quentin Tarantino’s iconic Pulp Fiction or the teen slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer. Does Last Summer hold up? Probably not but (HOT TAKE) it’s my preferred 90s slasher. Yeah, I said it. Sceam was overrated. (fight me!)

Also, the complete Indiana Jones film series! Temple, Raiders, Last Crusade. Even that vodka one everyone loves so much. I actually don’t have anything to say about Kingdom of the Dan Arkanoid. I never saw it. (fight me?) Solo: A Star Wars Story is making it’s Netflix premiere as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is making its exit. Comics fans may be interested to see that The Dark Knight is returning to the streaming service along with Watchmen.

What am I forgetting? Seems like comics fans might be interested in something else. Oh yeah! Just a couple of small, under the radar movies you probably never heard of. The Incredibles 2 and Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. Not to be confused with Ants! and The Wasp Woman… oh boy, that’s an embarrassing mistake.

New on Netflix

January 1
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Across the Universe
Black Hawk Down
City of God
COMEDIANS of the world (Netflix Original)
Definitely, Maybe
Happy Feet
Hell or High Water
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
It Takes Two
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jersey Boys
Mona Lisa Smile
Mr. Bean’s Holiday
Pan’s Labyrinth
Pinky Malinky (Netflix Original)
Pulp Fiction
Tears of the Sun
The Addams Family
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Dark Knight
The Departed
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
The Strangers
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix Original)
XXX: State of the Union

January 2
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

January 4
And Breathe Normally (Netflix Original)
Call My Agent!: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
El Potro: Unstoppable (Netflix Original)
Lionheart (Netflix Original)

January 9
GODZILLA The Planet Eater (Netflix Original)
Solo: A Star Wars Story

January 10
When Heroes Fly (Netflix Original)

January 11
Friends from College: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix Original)
Sex Education
Solo (Netflix Original)
The Last Laugh (Netflix Original)

January 15
Revenger (Netflix Original)
Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry (Netflix Original)

January 16
American Gangster

January 17
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

January 18
Carmen Sandiego (Netflix Original)
Close (Netflix Original)
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix Original)
GIRL (Netflix Original)
Grace and Frankie: Season 5 (Netflix Original)
IO (Netflix Original)
Soni (Netflix Original)
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part B (Netflix Original)
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike (Netflix Original)
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5 (Netflix Original)

January 21
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix Original)
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

January 25
Animas (Netflix Original)
Black Earth Rising (Netflix Original)
Club de Cuervos: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
Kingdom (Netflix Original)
Medici: The Magnificent (Netflix Original)
Polar (Netflix Original)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 Part 2 (Netflix Original)

January 27
Z Nation: Season 5

January 29
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All (Netflix Original)
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp

January 30
Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles 2

Coming Soon
Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

Leaving Netflix in January

January 1
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
Blade II
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Finding Neverland
Friday Night Lights
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
I Am Ali
Interview with the Vampire
Into the Wild
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Kung Fu Panda
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year
Like Water for Chocolate
Love Actually
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Marie Antoinette
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Parents
Million Dollar Baby
Monsters vs. Aliens
Mortal Kombat
Sharknado 2: The Second One
Sharknado 3
Sharknado 5
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
The 6th Day
The Godfather
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part III
The Green Mile
The Iron Giant
The Princess Diaries
The Queen of the Damned
The Reaping
The Shining

January 4
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

January 13
It Follows

January 14

January 18
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

January 19
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring



Randal Silvey is a podcast and music producer, freelance audio engineer and anything else that strikes his fancy.  Hear the sweet synthwave tunes he releases as SuperScience, hire him to edit your podcast at and catch all of his doings at  What is he reading most of the time?  Anything Batman, anything Swamp Thing, mostly DC titles.

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