All quarantine-long, most of us have done nothing but binge-watch series or movies on Netflix. But because the quarantine has been taking too long, we might have already been able to watch many of the titles that the streaming platform carries.
Luckily, the new year has also brought new titles to Netflix— and big ones at that! Some are old movies that are being re-released on the platform, while others are new shows that people can look forward to. (Read: Netflix to Launch Docuseries Based on Pope Francis’s Book)
From action movies to romantic and family genres, My Pope Philippines lists all the Netflix films that are coming your way this January!
Netflix Films in January: Pieces of A Woman
When a young mother’s home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.
Pieces of A Woman was released on Netflix on January 7. It stars Shia LaBeouf, Vanessa Kirby, and Ellen Burstyn, among others.
Netflix Films in January: Outside The Wire
Set in the future, Harp (Damson Idris), a drone pilot, is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for Leo (Anthony Mackie), an android officer, tasked to locate a doomsday device before the insurgents do. (Read: WATCH: AC Bonifacio Joins Cast of Netflix’s Riverdale)
Outside The Wire will premiere on Netflix on January 15.
Netflix Films in January: The White Tiger
Based on the New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel, The White Tiger follows Balram Halwai’s (Adarsh Gourav) epic and darkly humorous rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India. On the verge of losing everything, he rebels against a rigged and unequal system to rise up and become a new kind of master.
The White Tiger is set to release on Netflix on January 22.
Netflix Films in January: Penguin Bloom
Penguin Bloom tells the true story of Sam Bloom (Naomi Watts), a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves her unable to walk. Struggling to adjust to their new situation, Sam’s family finds distraction in the form of a baby magpie — whose arrival will eventually make a profound difference in the family’s life.
The film will be available on Netflix on January 27.
Netflix Films in January: Finding ‘Ohana
Summer in rural Oahu takes an exciting turn for two Brooklyn-raised siblings when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an epic adventure with new friends, and leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage. (Read: ‘PBB Is Inclusive, Does Not Weigh Political Views’ – Star Magic Head)
Finding ‘Ohana stars Kea Peahu, Kelly Hu, Lindsay Watson, and singer Alex Aiono. The film will make its way to Netflix on January 29.
Netflix Films in January: The Dig
As World War II looms, a wealthy widow (Carey Mulligan) hires an amateur archaeologist (Ralph Fiennes) to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past are illuminated in the face of its uncertain future.
The Dig is set to premiere on Netflix on January 29.