Everyone makes their plans for New Year’s Eve, which usually includes a countdown leading to a kiss at midnight or a toast of something sparkling, but what about after that? Besides whatever New Year’s Day traditions you have, do you really stop to think about how you will spend the first day of the new year? Or how you will spend the new month? If the answer is no, might I interest you in some Netflix binge options?

January 2018 brings with it several classic favorites, like Breakfast at Tiffany‘s, the entire 1980s/1990s Batman film series, the Lethal Weapon series, the The Godfather series, and Caddyshack – and that is just the highlights from January 1st! I’ve chosen a few upcoming selections below, but do check out the full list of what is coming to Netflix and be sure to check the list of shows that are leaving so you can properly plan your end of year binging!


Cars 3

After you and your little ones get your fill of ringing in 2018 with Netflix’s New Years Eve Countdown specials, you can surprise them with the newest Cars sequel! The Disney⋅Pixar animation team brings to life the tale of Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) working to prove he is still a fast race car in the ever evolving world of racing. He makes a bet that will shape his future: will he win and retain his title or will he lose and fade into a sales career? Cars 3 features everyone’s favorites, Lightning McQueen, Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), and Sally (Bonnie Hunt), and introduces Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo), Smokey (Chris Cooper), Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), Sterling (Nathan Fillion), Natalie Certain (Kerry Washington), and Miss Fritter (Lea DeLaria), along with actual NASCAR drivers.

Cars 3 arrives to Netflix on January 31st.

RELATED: INCREDIBLES 2 Teaser Brings New Powers for Jack-Jack


Apollo 13

Some times, Hollywood pulls inspiration for their films from real life events, like the recent Deepwater Horizon film. Back in 1995, that film was Apollo 13. Netflix is bringing this NASA historical drama on New Year’s Day. For those too young to remember or not yet fully up on their NASA history, Apollo 13 started as an ordinary lunar mission launched in April of 1970 but equipment failure (an oxygen tank explosion) led to an emergency and life-threatening situation. NASA specialists, from inside Mission Control, worked around the clock to walk the stranded crew through a makeshift repair. The ingenuity and calm of everyone involved sets this real-life drama apart from all the other offerings coming to your streaming service.

Apollo 13 stars Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The film joins Netflix’s lineup on January 1st.

RELATED: SpaceX Launches Used Spacecraft and Rocket for the First Time


Batman (1989)

Long before Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight trilogy, there was the “Original” Batman series, all started with Tim Burton‘s 1989 film, Batman. Michael Keaton brings Bruce Wayne to life in this more serious and darker toned rendition of the caped crusader, as compared to the 1960s television show (though not as dark-toned as The Dark Knight). Keaton works opposite Jack Nicholson‘s perfectly sociopathic Joker. Bruce Wayne’s romantic interest in this film is Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger), a reporter interested in writing a piece on the Batman vigilante, and an eventual hostage of the Joker. Though Tim Burton helms the directorial duties, the movie is not a typical Burton film. Does this 1980s production hold up in today’s world? I’ll leave that to you to decide.

The sequels that followed, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin, are also joining Netflix alongside Batman on January 1st.

RELATED: Ben Affleck “Contemplating” Returning to Batman Role



Items listed with the Netflix icon (N-icon_32x32) are Netflix Originals.
Items listed with a down arrow icon (Download Symbol) are Available for Download per Netflix. This list is not all inclusive and may vary by region.


Soon Available for Binging


Arriving January 1

  • 10,000 B.C.
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Age Of Shadows
  • AlphaGo
  • America’s Sweethearts
  • Apollo 13
  • Batman
  • Batman & Robin
  • Batman Begins
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman Returns
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Bring It On
  • Bring It On Again
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing
  • Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
  • Bring It On: In It to Win It
  • Caddyshack
  • Chef & My Fridge: 2017
  • Defiance
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • Eastsiders: Season 3
  • Furry Vengeance
  • N-icon_32x32 Glacé: Season 1
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
  • Download Symbol King Kong
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • License to Wed
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Love Actually
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Lovesick: Season 3
  • Maddman: The Steve Madden Story
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Download Symbol Monsters vs. Aliens
  • National Treasure
  • Download Symbol Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
  • Stardust
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • Download Symbol The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • The First Time
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Godfather: Part III
  • The Italian Job
  • The Lovely Bones
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Truman Show
  • The Vault
  • Training Day
  • Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable
  • Troy
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


Available January 2


Available January 5

  • N-icon_32x32 Before I Wake
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol DEVILMAN crybaby: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Rotten


Available January 6

  • Download Symbol Episodes: Season 1-5


Available January 8

  • The Conjuring


Available January 10

  • 47 Meters Down
  • N-icon_32x32 Alejandro Riaño Especial de stand up
  • Download Symbol Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • In The Deep


Available January 12

  • Download Symbol Colony: Season 2
  • Disjointed: Part 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Somebody Feed Phil
  • The Man Who Would Be Polka King
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol The Polka King
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Tom Segura: Disgraceful


Available January 14

  • Wild Hogs


Available January 15

  • 2018 Olympic Winter Games Preview: Meet Team USA & Go for the Gold
  • Rehenes
  • Unrest


Available January 16

  • Download Symbol Dallas Buyers Club
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Katt Williams: Great America
  • Rita: Season 4


Available January 17

  • N-icon_32x32 Arango y Sanint: Ríase El Show
  • Download Symbol Friday Night Tykes: Season 4


Available January 18

  • Bad Day for the Cut
  • N-icon_32x32 Tiempos de guerra: Season 1


Available January 19

  • N-icon_32x32 Drug Lords: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Grace and Frankie: Season 4
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol The Open House
  • N-icon_32x32 Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 1


Available January 23

  • N-icon_32x32 Todd Glass: Act Happy


Available January 24

  • N-icon_32x32 Ricardo Quevedo: Hay gente así


Available January 25

  • Acts of Vengeance


Available January 26

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol A Futile and Stupid Gesture
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Dirty Money
  • N-icon_32x32 Kavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down!
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Llama Llama: Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol One Day at a Time: Season 2
  • N-icon_32x32 Sebastián Marcelo Wainraich
  • N-icon_32x32 The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 6
  • N-icon_32x32 Mau Nieto: Viviendo sobrio… desde el bar


Available January 28

  • El Ministerio del Tiempo: Seasons 1-2
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol El Ministerio del Tiempo: Season 3


Available January 29

  • The Force


Available January 30

  • N-icon_32x32 Babylon Berlin: Season 1 & 2
  • Death Race: Beyond Anarchy
  • N-icon_32x32 Retribution: Season 1


Available January 31

  • Disney·Pixar Cars 3



Last Chance Binging


Leaving December 24

  • Amores Perros


Leaving December 31

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


Leaving January 1

  • Chicago
  • Daddy Day Care
  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
  • Dressed to Kill
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Forrest Gump
  • Four Brothers
  • Free Willy
  • Grease
  • Gremlins
  • I Am Sam
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fourteenth Year
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year
  • License to Drive
  • Made of Honor
  • Mean Girls
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
  • Mona Lisa Smile
  • Police Academy
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Saw
  • Saw II
  • Saw III
  • Saw IV
  • Saw V
  • Saw VI
  • Saw: The Final Chapter
  • Someone Like You
  • The Addams Family
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
  • The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
  • The Man with One Red Shoe
  • The Manhattan Project
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • The Parent Trap
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Switch
  • Three Coins in the Fountain
  • White Chicks
  • Young Mr. Lincoln


Leaving January 3

  • VHS


Leaving January 4

  • Lost: Seasons 1-6


Leaving January 5

  • Fantasia
  • Fantasia 2000
  • The Host


Leaving January 15

  • Sirens: Seasons 1-2


Leaving January 30

  • Futurama



Find me here