There are a lot of movies to choose from on Netflix these days – but honestly, they aren’t all great. So we have highlighted the ones worth your time.
With the calendar turning to January, it doesn’t just mark the start of a new year, but also a new crop of titles to binge-watch for the next month on the streaming giant. And if you are a fan of Indiana Jones or Disney movies released in 2018, kiss your social life goodbye because you’ll be logging in a lot of hours on the site in the next 31 days.
Right now, you can watch all the movies in the Indiana Jones franchise (“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Temple of Doom,” “The Last Crusade,” even the awful “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”), while later this month “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp, and “The Incredibles 2” will be available.
See below the 8 titles coming on Netflix in January we think you should check out:
- All the Indiana Jones movies (Available January 1). Dig out your fedora and whip from the closet and embark on adventures with Indy. And watch Harrison Ford age gracefully from movie to movie, leading to the only rational explanation: He found the location of the Fountain of Youth.
- “The Dark Knight” (Available January 1). Christopher Nolan’s second movie in his Batman trilogy is one of the best comic book adaption movies ever made, topped by the Oscar-winning performance by Heath Ledger as the Joker.
- “The Departed” (Available January 1). Martin Scorsese finally won his long-awaited Oscar in this Boston crime drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, and Matt Damon that is a very loose remake of the 2002 Hong Kong movie, “Infernal Affairs.” Side note: The number of deaths by head shots in this movie is jarring (maybe a little less so now since the release of the “John Wick” franchise).
- “Pulp Fiction” (Available January 1). Quentin Tarantino’s classic gave him instant auteur status for life and made us endure lame copy-cat movies for years.
- “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (Available January 9). Invite a couple of friends over, sit back, and just hate-watch this movie.
- “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” (Available January 18). Documentary veteran Chris Smith follows up his “Jim & Andy” documentary, which looked inside Jim Carrey’s embodiment of comedian Andy Kaufman during the making of “Man on the Moon,” with another documentary for Netflix. This time he gives us a look inside the much publicized failed Fyre Festival.
- “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (Available January 29). What happened while the other Avengers were battling Thanos? Scott Lang was ditching house arrest to try to get Michelle Pfeiffer out of the quantum realm.
- “The Incredibles 2” (Available January 30). The Parr family is back to fight crime and try to figure out why they would change math.