Here’s what’s coming to (and going from) Netflix in January 2021

L to R: Cobra Kai, Dishenchantment, and The History Of Swear Words (All images courtesy of Netflix)

L to R: Cobra Kai, Dishenchantment, and The History Of Swear Words (All images courtesy of Netflix)
Graphic: The A.V. Club

Gone are the employees of Dunder Mifflin an in comes Nicholas Cage with a gaggle of experts to teach you everything you need to know about the word “shit.” It’s a fair trade, if you ask us.

To be honest, January isn’t a particularly packed month when it comes to new original content from Netflix, but there are still a few big ticket items worth considering next month. Season three of Cobra Kai, for instance, arrives in the new year (though Netflix hasn’t revealed the specific day yet). Following last season’s ugly brawl, the new chapter explores a change in dynamic between Danny (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka), resulting in a potential team up of the ages. Netflix also returns to Dreamland with a new season of Matt Groening’s Disenchantment, which teases new worlds and the brand new threats that come with them.

But if you’re looking for something a little more educational, Cage has you covered with a new series, History Of Swear Words. A team of etymologists, historians, and comedians will break down the cultural impacts of words like “fuck” and “pussy” while Cage simply does what Cage does, which is promising enough. The month also brings a suite of new documentaries, including CRACK: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy, The Minimalists: Less Is Now, and Tony Parker: The Final Shot.

January also marks your final chance to stream Dallas Buyers Club, For Colored Girls, and Pineapple Express. Check out the full list of streaming debuts and final bows below.


January 1

Dream Home Makeover: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL.
Headspace Guide to Meditation — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Minimalists: Less Is Now — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Monarca: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
What Happened to Mr. Cha? — NETFLIX FILM
17 Again (2009)
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
Abby Hatcher: Season 1
Blue Streak (1999)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Creative Brain (2019)
The Departed (2006)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Gimme Shelter (2013)
Good Hair (2010)
Goodfellas (1990)
Gothika (2003)
The Haunted Hathaways: Seasons 1-2
Into the Wild (2007)
Julie & Julia (2009)
Mud (2012)
Mystic Pizza (1988)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)
Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Striptease (1996)
Superbad (2007)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

January 2

Asphalt Burning (Børning 3) — NETFLIX FILM

January 5

Gabby’s Dollhouse — NETFLIX FAMILY
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
History of Swear Words — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
LA’s Finest: Season 1
¡Nailed It! México: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

January 6

Ratones Paranoicos: The Band that Rocked Argentina — NETFLIX FILM
Tony Parker: The Final Shot — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

January 7

Pieces of a Woman — NETFLIX FILM

January 8

The Idhun Chronicles: Part 2 — NETFLIX ANIME
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival — NETFLIX FAMILY
Stuck Apart (Azizler) — NETFLIX FILM

January 10

Spring Breakers (2012)

January 11

CRACK: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
The Intouchables (2011)

January 12

Last Tango in Halifax: Season 4

January 13

An Imperfect Murder
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

January 15

Carmen Sandiego: Season 4 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Disenchantment: Part 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Double Dad (Pai Em Dobro) — NETFLIX FILM
Henry Danger: Seasons 1-3
Hook (1991)
Kuroko’s Basketball: Season 1
The Magicians: Season 5
Outside the Wire — NETFLIX FILM
Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (2014)
Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Space Adventure (2019)

January 16

A Monster Calls (2016)
Radium Girls (2020)

January 18

Homefront (2013)

January 19

Hello Ninja: Season 4 — NETFLIX FAMILY

January 20

Daughter From Another Mother (Madre solo hay dos) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sightless (2020)

January 21

Call My Agent!: Season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

January 22

Blown Away: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Busted!: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fate: The Winx Saga — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! (Salir del ropero) — NETFLIX FILM
The White Tiger — NETFLIX FILM

January 23

Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

January 26


January 27

Penguin Bloom — NETFLIX FILM

January 29

Below Zero (Bajocero) — NETFLIX FILM
Finding ‘Ohana — NETFLIX FILM
We Are: The Brooklyn Saints — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

January 31

Fatima (2020)


Leaving January 1

Bloodsport (1988)

Leaving January 3

QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 2

Leaving January 4

Mara (2017)

Leaving January 5

The Monster (2016)

Leaving January 7

The Tudors: Seasons 1-4

Leaving January 8

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Leaving January 14

Haven: Seasons 1-5
The Master (2012)

Leaving January 15

A Serious Man (2009)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Waco: Limited Series (2018)

Leaving January 16

Friday Night Tykes: Seasons 1-4

Leaving January 20

Fireplace 4K: Classic Crackling Fireplace from Fireplace for Your Home
Fireplace 4K: Crackling Birchwood from Fireplace for Your Home
Fireplace for Your Home: Season

Leaving January 24

When Calls the Heart: Seasons 1-5

Leaving January 26

We Are Your Friends (2015)

Leaving January 29

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Leaving January 30

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Leaving January 31

A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (1996)
Braxton Family Values: Seasons 1-2
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Employee of the Month (2006)
For Colored Girls (2010)
Malicious (2018)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Pineapple Express (2008)

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