By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Dec 16, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Guess who's ready to finally freaking end 2016 and move onto the hopefully greener pastures of 2017? Well, yes, pretty much everybody, but especially Netflix, which jumped the gun on the new year by announcing its new entertainment offerings – and dearly departeds – for January. And judging by the list, at least the new year will be starting off strong on the streaming front.

On day one of 2017, for instance, Netflix will be dropping a plethora of cinema classics for you to celebrate the end of 2016, ranging from "Braveheart" to "E.T." to "Boogie Nights" and "The Shining." There will also be a few newer gems, like "V for Vendetta" and "Hugo," joining the fray, as well as all of the pre-Zack Snyder Superman movies – which is to say when they weren't terrible (mostly ... sort of ... OK, never mind). 

The solid lineup continues into the rest of January too, with the new horror hit "It Follows" and Netflix's new "Series of Unfortunate Events" show featuring Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf hitting your homes. Plus, two of the best offerings from this past year's Milwaukee Film Festival, the Iranian horror flick "Under the Shadow" and the stellar music doc "Miss Sharon Jones!," will be available for those who missed them a few months ago – or who simply want to watch some great movies again. 

Of course, all these new additions mean some have to leave, so say goodbye to "Saving Private Ryan," "Sixteen Candles," "Bring It On," "The Fast and the Furious" and a whole trove of ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries (including the delightful "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks"). Sad, but to be expected, and there's so much quality stuff arriving that I can't be too upset ... wait, does that say the Nicolas Cage "The Wicker Man" is leaving Netflix? HOW DARE YOU, NETFLIX!

Never mind, 2017 is going to be the worst all over again.

Coming to Netflix

Jan. 1

"Around the World in 80 Days" (2004)

"After Innocence" (2005)

"Bee Movie" (2007)

"Boogie Nights" (1997)

"Braveheart" (1995)

"Caddyshack" (1980)

"Collateral Damage" (2002)

"Dreamcatcher" (2003)

"El Dorado" (1966)

"E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" (1982)

"Halo Legends" (2009)

"Hugo" (2011)

"Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" (2011)

"License to Drive" (1988)

"Nancy Drew" (2007)

"Ocean's Twelve" (2004)

"The Parent Trap" (1961)

"The Perfect Physique" (2015)

"The Rat Race" (2012)

"Real Detective" season 1 

"The Shining" (1980)

"Superman: The Movie" (1978)

"Superman II" (1980)

"Superman III" (1983)

"Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" (1987)

"Superman Returns" (2006)

"To Be A Miss" (2016)

"Trudell" (2005)

"V for Vendetta" (2005)

"Vanilla Sky" (2001)

Jan. 3

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" season 11 

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin'?"

Jan. 6


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Degrassi: Next Class" season 3

"Growing Up Coy" (2016)

"Mar de Plastico" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "One Day at a Time" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Tarzan and Jane" season 1

Jan. 7

"Alpha and Omega 7" (2016)

"Miss Sharon Jones!" (2015)

"Under the Shadow" (2016)

Jan. 9

"Best and Most Beautiful Things" (2016)

"Ratchet and Clank" (2016)

Jan. 10

"As I Open My Eyes" (2015)

"Best Friends Whenever" season 2 

"Happily Married" (2015)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Jim Gaffigan: Cinco"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "We're Lalaloopsy" season 1

Jan. 11

"Alice Through the Looking Glass" (2016)

Jan. 13

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "A Series of Unfortunate Events" season 1

"Aquarius" (2015)

"Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women"


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Historia de un clan" season 1

"It Follows" (2014)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Investigator: A British Crime Story" season 1

Jan. 14

"Camp X-Ray" (2014)

"Cardboard Boxer" (2016)

"Estar O No Estar"

Jan. 15

"A Beautiful Now" (2015)

"Hostage to the Devil" (2016)

"Señora Acero" season 3

"Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body" (2015)

"Wartime Portraits" season 1 

Jan. 16

"Flash of Genius" (2008)

"Halloweed" (2016)

"Rezort" (2016)

Jan. 17

"Fatima" (2015)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Neal Brennan: 3 Mics"

"Roger Corman's Death Race 2050" (2016)

Jan. 19

"Good Kids" (2016)

Jan. 20

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Frontier" season 1

"Papa" (2015)


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Voltron: Legendary Defender" season 2

Jan. 21

"Bates Motel" season 4

"Grami's Circus Show" season 2

Jan. 24

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy"


"Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil" (2016)

"Kill Command" (2016)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Terrace House: Aloha State" season 1

Jan. 25

"Era el cielo"

Jan. 27

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh" season 2


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Kazoops!" season 2

"Shadows of Truth" (2016)

"Sharknado: The 4th Awakens" (2016)

Jan. 28

"Ripper Street" season 4

Jan. 30

"Antibirth" (2016)

"Swing State" (2016)

Jan. 31

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Bill Burr Stand Up Special"

Leaving Netflix

Jan. 1

"30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" (2010)

"30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" (2010)

"30 for 30: The Day the Series Stopped" (2014)

"30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus" (2010)

"30 for 30: Without Bias" (2009)

"30 for 30: Once Brothers" (2010)

"30 for 30: Bernie and Ernie" (2013)

"30 for 30: Requiem for the Big East" (2014)

"30 for 30: The Price of Gold" (2014)

"Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein" (1999)

"Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman" (2000)

"The Amityville Horror" (2005)

"Angry Birds Toons" season 1

"Bewitched" (2005)

"Blade 2" (2002)

"Bring It On" (2000)

"Bring It On: All or Nothing" (2006)

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)

"Coming to America" (1988)

"Columbo" seasons 1-7

"Crash" (2004)

"Cupcake Wars" collection 2

"Chopped Collection" collection 2

"Dazed and Confused" (1993)

"The Fast and the Furious" (2001)

"The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" (2006)

"Final Destination 3" (2006)

"Flip or Flop" season 1

"Fixer Upper" seasons 1-2

"Ghost Town" (2008)

"Hairspray" (1988)

"House Hunters" collection 3

"House Hunters International" collection 3

"House Hunters Renovation" collection 1

"The Italian Job" (2003)

"Jake and the Never Land Pirates" seasons 1-3

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" season 13

"Little Black Book" (2004)

"Little Man" (2006)

"Maid in Manhattan" (2002)

"Miracle on 34th Street" (1994)

"Murder, She Wrote" seasons 1-12

"Nanny McPhee" (2005)

"The Painted Veil" (2006)

"Property Brothers" seasons 4-5

"Saved by the Bell" seasons 1-6

"South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" (1999)

"Stardust" (2007)

"Superstar" (1999)

"Sixteen Candles" (1984)

"Saving Private Ryan" (1998)

"The Uninvited" (2009)

"Vanity Fair" (2004)

"The Wicker Man" (2006)

"You Live in What?" season 3

"Zoom: Academy for Superheroes" (2006)

Jan. 6

"The Girl Who Played with Fire" (2009)

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" (2009)

Jan. 29

"Stephen King's A Good Marriage" (2014)

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.