By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jan 01, 2024 at 8:06 AM

2023 is almost ready to turn into 2024 – but the last digit isn't the only thing getting an addition, as Netflix recently announced its first batch of new arrivals for the new year. 

As for Originals, for all their brave talk about being totally braced for the effects of the writers and actors strikes, the Big Red Streaming Monolith sure seems a little low on stock. There's not a lot of showcase selections to start the year, headlined by the Uruguayan plane crash survival drama "Society of the Snow," a new "Queer Eye" season (the last with cast member Bobby Berk), the star-studded heist flick "Lift" and "Good Grief," the film debut for "Schitt's Creek" captain Dan Levy.

Instead, the stars are mostly on the acquisition side of things this January for Netflix, from blockbuster frontmen like Aquaman and John Wick, to animated hits like "The Croods" and "How to Train Your Dragon," to thrilling technical achievements including "Gravity" and "Jurassic Park," and terrors like "Annabelle," "Dawn of the Dead" and "Train to Busan" – just in case entering an election year wasn't horrifying enough. And speaking of horrors ... 

Holy Macavity, it's the feline film nightmare "Cats"! (Not the butthole cut.) I thought I just hallucinated that in the weird period that was early 2020 – but no, it's real. And really bad. But if you want to watch CGI Reburmese Wilson sing with a chorus of humanoid cockroaches, do I have an oddly specific streaming recommendation for you! 

As for movies with more intentional laughs, Netflix will chuckle up "Meet the Parents," "School of Rock" and "Mamma Mia" – as well as its shockingly entertaining and emotional sequel, "Here We Go Again." And for a new binge of an older favorite to start the new year, Netflix snagged all six seasons of NBC's time-hopping hit "This Is Us" – just be sure to watch alongside a box or two of Kleenex. And make sure the Crock-Pot's unplugged. 

That's just the beginning of Netflix's year-beginning bunch – so here's the full list of movies and TV shows coming to the Big Red Streaming Monolith in January. 

Jan. 1







"Bruce Almighty"

"The Croods"

"Dawn of the Dead"

"The First Purge"



"How to Train Your Dragon"

"It's Complicated"

"Jackie Brown"

"John Wick"

"John Wick Chapter 2"

"John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum"

"Jurassic Park"

"Jurassic Park III"

"Little Fockers"

"The Lost World: Jurassic Park"

"Loudermilk" seasons 1-3

"Mamma Mia"

"Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again"

"Meet the Fockers"

"Meet the Parents"

"The New Americans: Gaming a Revolution"

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

"One Piece: Marineford"

"Peppa Pig" seasons 3-6

"The Purge: Election Year"

"School of Rock"

"Survivor" seasons 7 and 33

"This Is 40"

"Those Who Wish Me Dead"

"Training Day"

"The Wonder Years" seasons 1-2 

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment"

Jan. 4

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Boy Swallows Universe"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Brothers Sun"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Society of the Snow"

Jan. 5


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Gyeongseong Creature" season 2

Jan. 6

"The Florida Project"

Jan. 8

"This Is Us" seasons 1-6

Jan. 10

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Break Point" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Trust: A Game of Greed"

Jan. 11


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Sonic Prime Chapter 3"

Jan. 12


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Love is Blind: Sweden"

Jan. 15

"CoComelon" season 9

"Floribama Shore" season 2

"Holey Moley" season 3-4


Jan. 16


Jan. 17

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "End of the Line"


Jan. 18

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Rachid Badouri: Les Fleurs De Tapis"

Jan. 19

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Love on the Spectrum U.S." season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Mi Soledad Tiene Alas"


Jan. 20

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Captivating the King"

"The Real World" season 16

Jan. 22

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Not Quite Narwhal" season 2

Jan. 23

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees"

"Train to Busan"

Jan. 24

"American Girl: Corinne Tan"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Queer Eye" season 8

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Six Nations: Full Contact"

Jan. 25


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Masters of the Universe: Revolution"

"The UnXplained with William Shatner" season 4

Jan. 27


Jan. 29

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Mighty Bheem's Playtime"

Jan. 30

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Jack Whitehall: Settle Down"

Jan. 31

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Alexander the Great"


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse - Part One"


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.