By Courtney Higgs
Updated Dec 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Pulp Fiction
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As one year comes to a close, know that there's plenty to look forward to on Netflix (and in life) in the year ahead. There are so many programs hitting the platform on the first of the month, it's almost like Netflix is urging us all to skip New Year’s Day brunch and scroll through movies and TV shows, instead. Cult classics Pulp Fiction and Monty Python and the Holy Grail will be up early in the month for all the cinephiles out there. After that, you can still look forward to an original documentary about the epic failure that was FYRE Fest and the Golden Globe-nominated American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, among the list of what to watch on Netflix in January 2019.

Among the titles leaving Netflix in January 2019 is the Sharknado movie series. (Somehow there are five Sharknado movies, and they're all twistin' out of town.) You can also say good bye to The Godfather trilogy, Law & Order: SVU (seasons 15 to 17) and our beloved Kate Hudson vehicle, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Tough losses!

Below, the five Netflix new releases we can’t wait to stream, and then a full list of what to watch in January 2019. After you check those out, be sure to pause and reflect on all the great shows movies leaving the platform this month, too.

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction
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What do you get when you combine a pair of mob hitmen, a boxer, a lonely gangster's wife, and a couple of armed robbers? Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, of course (available on Jan. 1).

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
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The New York Times best-seller The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up is getting the docu-series treatment in this show starring the tidiest woman in the world, Marie Kondo. She'll run point on clutter-clearing home makeovers — just the inspo you'll need to get your act together this year, too (available on Jan. 1).

Carmen Sandiego

Carmen San Diego
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The educational '90s children's program (and video game...and game show) is getting a reboot, with Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez voicing the international woman of mystery (available on Jan. 18).

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Fyre Fest
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Remembers the FYRE Fest fiasco of 2017? What was billed as a luxury music festival to be filled with top acts, models, socialites and influencers quickly disintegrated into mayhem (and pathetic looking sandwiches). FINALLY, we're going to find out exactly what went wrong (available on Jan. 18).

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 4, Part 2)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
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All good things must come to an end, and such is the case for this hilarious Netflix original. The final season following Kimmy, Titus, Jacqueline and Lillian is sure to deliver just as many laughs as ever (available on Jan. 25).

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Jan. 1

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3

Across the Universe


Black Hawk Down

City of God

COMEDIANS of the world

Definitely, Maybe


Happy Feet

Hell or High Water

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

It Takes Two

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Jersey Boys

Mona Lisa Smile

Mr. Bean’s Holiday

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pinky Malinky

Pulp Fiction


Tears of the Sun

The Addams Family

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Dark Knight

The Departed

The Mummy

The Mummy Returns

The Strangers

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo



XXX: State of the Union

Jan. 2

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Jan. 4

And Breathe Normally

Call My Agent!: Season 3

El Potro: Unstoppable


Jan. 9

GODZILLA The Planet Eater

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Jan. 10

When Heroes Fly

Jan. 11

Friends from College: Season 2

ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium

Sex Education


The Last Laugh

Jan. 15


Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry

Jan. 16

American Gangster

Jan. 17

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Jan. 18

Carmen Sandiego


FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened


Grace and Frankie: Season 5



The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part B

Trigger Warning with Killer Mike

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5

Jan. 21


Jan. 24

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Jan. 25


Black Earth Rising

Club de Cuervos: Season 4


Medici: The Magnificent


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Part 2

Jan. 27

Z Nation: Season 5

Jan. 29

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp

Jan. 30

The Incredibles 2


Jan. 1

The Shining

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure


Blade II

Bram Stoker’s Dracula



Finding Neverland

Friday Night Lights

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

I Am Ali

Interview with the Vampire

Into the Wild

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Kung Fu Panda

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year

Like Water for Chocolate

Love Actually

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Marie Antoinette

Meet the Fockers

Meet the Parents

Million Dollar Baby

Monsters vs. Aliens

Mortal Kombat



Sharknado 2: The Second One

Sharknado 3

Sharknado 5

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

The 6th Day

The Godfather

The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part III

The Green Mile

The Iron Giant

The Princess Diaries

The Queen of the Damned

The Reaping

Jan. 4

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

Jan. 13

It Follows

Jan. 14


Jan. 18

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Jan. 19

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring