New on Netflix in January 2015: Best films and TV shows on UK service

Film fans will soon be able to watch the likes of Les Miserables and The Fighter

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New Year, new Netflix releases. Here are some of the best films, TV shows and documentaries hitting the streaming service in January to kick start your 2015. Who said anything about exercise? We're staying on the sofa.

Film

Aladdin – 24/01

Yes, Disney’s animated classic complete with magic carpet is finally coming to Netflix. At last you can sing along to “A Whole New World” at the top of your lungs as the genie helps a street urchin win Princess Jasmine’s love.

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Disney favourite Aladdin from 1992

Les Miserables – 14/01

Rebellion is in the air in this 2012 musical film set in post-revolutionary France. Starring Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean alongside Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, Les Mis picked up three Oscars.

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Anne Hathaway as Fantine in Les Miserables

The Fighter – 21/01

Another Oscar triumph, Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale star as boxer Micky Ward and his trainer brother Dicky in this powerful sporting biopic.

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Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter

Locke – 01/01

Tom Hardy plays dedicated family man and successful construction manager Ivan Locke in this compelling movie based on one phone call that threatens to changes everything.

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Tom Hardy fights to keep his cool in Locke

The Quiet Ones – 01/01

Horror fans may enjoy this scary movie about a university professor and his students, who conduct an experiment on a young woman only to awake dark, terrifying forces.

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Disturbed: Olivia Cooke in The Quiet Ones

Joe – 01/01

When an ex-con meets a 15-year-old boy he is forced to decide – redemption or ruin? Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan play the leads in this award-winning 2013 drama.

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Nicholas Cage and Tye Sheridan in Joe

Skyline – 22/01

The whole human race is at risk of being swallowed up by an invading alien force in this bizarre sci-fi thriller featuring Eric Balfour and Scottie Thompson.

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Eric Balfour in 2010's Skyline

The Omen – 02/01

Gregory Peck and Lee Remick star in this classic 1976 horror flick about the mysterious deaths surrounding a US ambassador and his devil child son.

 

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Harvey Stephens as devil child Damien Thorn in The Omen

TV

Sons of Anarchy, Season 6 – 02/01

Jax struggles to hold SAMCRO together after Tara and Clay’s arrests while Toric offers the duo deals in exchange for them giving the motorcycle club.

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Charlie Hunnam stars as Jax in Sons of Anarchy

The Office US, Season 9 – 06/01

Dwight and Jim are intimidated by the latest additions to the office in the final series of the hit sitcom. Nellie’s life is made miserable by Andy after she takes his job.

The Good Wife, Season 5 – 31/01

Cary and Alicia embark on a mission to set up their own firm after leaving Lockhart & Gardner. Elsewhere, new Governor Peter Florrick makes Eli his new chief of staff.

Documentaries

Music for Mandela – 01/01

This movie focuses on the important role that music played in the life of one of our most iconic leaders.

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Late South African leader Nelson Mandela

Brasslands – 01/02

Watch half a million people arrive in a tiny Serbian village for the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest trumpet festival.

Other releases

The Legend of Hercules – 01/01

Blue Ruin – 01/01

The Mighty Quinn – 01/01

Postman Pat: The Movie – 01/01

Sabotage – 01/01

Killing Season – 01/01

The Believers – 01/01

See No Evil 2 – 01/01

Samurai Jack, Season 3 – 01/01

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Seasons 2 and 3 – 01/01

Van Helsing – 02/01

The Informant – 02/01

Curious George, Seasons 1 to 4 – 02/01

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me – 14/01

The Adventures of Puss in Boots – 16/01

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