New on Netflix UK and US in January 2017: From A Series of Unfortunate Events to Frontier

Plus our five picks of the best

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 02 January 2017 16:47

The new year is here and, after overdoing it in December, you're probably looking for an excuse to stay indoors for the remainder of January.

Netflix is on hand to help - this month sees a crop of new additions to the streaming service in both the UK and US.

Below, we've selected the five best titles you should look out for ranging from foreign films you no doubt missed at the cinema to your new favourite Netflix Original properties.

Suburra - 5 January

Suburra is an Italian-French crime noir, based on the book by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, which tells the story of a gruelling battle between corrupt politicians, religious leaders and hardened mafiosos in a small town outside of Rome. The little-seen gem from Stefano Sollima (the man behind upcoming Sicario sequel Soldado) demands to be seen ahead of its 10-part TV series continuation on Netflix later this year.

Under the Shadow - 7 January

This horror film set in war-torn Tehran follows a mother and daughter who become convinced their apartment is being haunted by a supernatural force. Atmospheric as hell - and featuring an irresistible performance from Narges Rashidi - Under the Shadow is best watched with the lights out; just don't expect to sleep anytime soon afterward.

Drag Me To Hell - 11 January

The Evil Dead director Sam Raimi returned to his horror roots with Drag Me To Hell (2011), a film which sees Alison Lohman's protagonist evict the wrong woman from her home. With a curse placed upon her, it seems she doesn't have long before her soul becomes eternally damned. A horror-comedy worthy of your time if only for the brilliantly succinct final scene.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - 13 January

Yet another adaptation of Daniel Handler's best-selling children's novels follows the Baudelaire orphans as they find themselves perpetually hounded by Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), a mysterious and sinister figure hell-bent on landing their inherited fortune. The eight-part season looks set to be an improvement on the 2004 Jim Carrey film of the same name.

Frontier - 20 January

This historical drama - shot in dazzling 4K - stars Aquaman actor Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as an outlaw attempting to disrupt the Hudson Bay Company's monopoly on the fur trade in Canada. With a second season already confirmed, Frontier's guaranteed to be a huge hit.

Netflix UK

Available now

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London


Braquo (Season 3)

Burn, Burn, Burn

Halo Legends

My Best Friend’s Wedding

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Season 5)

Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Legendary Battle

Real Detective

Saw: The Final Chapter


The Pit and the Pendulum

The Principle

The Rat Race

To Be A Miss

Udta Punjab

3 January

Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (Season 2)


4 January

Dirty Work

Good Luck Chuck

5 January

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

Miss India America



6 January

Coin Heist

Degrassi: Next Class (Season 3)

Growing Up Coy

One Day At A Time

Tarzan And Jane

7 January

Miss Sharon Jones!

Under The Shadow

8 January

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

10 January

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

We’re Lalaloopsy

11 January

Drag Me To Hell

13 January


Historia De Un Clan

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1)

15 January

Hostage To The Devil

The Musketeers (Season 3)

17 January

Neal Brennan: 3 Mics

18 January

You Me Her

10 January

Take The Ten

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 2)

20 January

Frontier (Season 1)

24 January

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy

Gad Gone Wild

Terrace House: Aloha State

25 January

Ultimate Avengers: The Movie

27 January

Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh (Season 2)



28 January

The Good Wife (Season 7)

Netflix US

January 1

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

After Innocence

Bee Movie

Boogie Nights



Collateral Damage


El Dorado

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

HALO Legends


Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

License to Drive

Nancy Drew

Ocean's Twelve

Real Detective (Season 1)

Superman: The Movie

Superman Returns

Superman II

Superman III

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

The Parent Trap (1961)

The Shining

The Perfect Physique

The Rat Race

To Be A Miss


V for Vendetta

Vanilla Sky

January 3

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 11)

Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin'?

January 6

Coin Heist

Degrassi: Next Class (Season 3)

Growing Up Coy

Mar de Plastico (Season 1)

One Day at a Time (Season 1)

Tarzan and Jane (Season 1)

January 7

Alpha and Omega 7

Miss Sharon Jones!

Under the Shadow

January 9

Best and Most Beautiful Things

Ratchet and Clank

January 10

As I Open My Eyes

Best Friends Whenever (Season 2)

Happily Married

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

We're Lalaloopsy (Season 1)

January 11

Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass

January 13


Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women Clinical

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1)

Historia de un Clan (Season 1)

It Follows

The Investigator: A British Crime Story (Season 1)

January 14

Camp X-Ray

Cardboard Boxer

EstarEstar O No EstarEstar

January 15

A Beautiful Now

Hostage to the Devil

Señora Acero (Season 3)

Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body

Wartime Portraits (Season 1)

January 16

Flash of Genius



January 17


Neal Brennan: 3 Mics

Roger Corman's Death Race 2050

January 19

Good Kids

January 20

Frontier (Season 1)


Take the 10

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 2)

January 21

Bates Motel (Season 4)

Grami's Circus Show (Season 2)

January 24

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy

Gad Gone Wild

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Kill Command

Terrace House: Aloha State Season 1: Part 1

January 25

Era el Cielo

January 27

Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh (Season 2)


Kazoops! (Season 2)

Shadows of Truth

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

January 28

Ripper Street (Season 4)

January 30


Swing State

January 31

Bill Burr Stand Up Special

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