What’s Coming to Netflix This Week (January 7th – January 13th)

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Solo: A Star Wars Story – Copyright Disney / Picture from Reddit

Welcome back to the first full proper release week of 2019 with Netflix now reverting back to a more traditional release schedule after the holidays. If you’re making your way back to work this week be sure in the knowledge that you’ll be able to kick back with all of these fantastic new additions. 

This list includes all the new additions currently announced for the week of January 6th up until January 13th. The majority of titles will be released worldwide but this list also covers titles that’ll come only in the United States.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at what’s coming to Netflix this week.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Disney Exclusive

Release Date: Wednesday, January 9th
Only for those in the United States

Between every major Star Wars movie release, Disney has elected to release a spinoff movie each time. The first was Rogue One (which is leaving Netflix this month) and now the second is Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The movie rewinds the clock and essentially gives us the hero story of how Han Solo came to be the smuggler we meet in Episode IV. It’s got plenty of action and familiar faces from the Star Wars Universe.

This will also be the final Star Wars movie to drop on Netflix as part of the Disney agreement.

GODZILLA The Planet Eater (2019) Netflix Original

Release Date: Wednesday, January 9th

Netflix is no stranger to GODZILLA being the host of a couple of the anime series exclusively. Now, it’ll also be getting the new one-off GODZILLA movie called The Planet Eater.

Godzilla teams up with the humans and some alien lifeforms to go up against a new entity known as Ghidorah.

The movie will also premiere at a number of cinemas across the USA too.

Friends from College (Season 2) Netflix Original

Release Date: Friday, January 11th

The all-star comedy from Netflix debuted first in 2017 so it’s been a while to wait for the second season but its release is finally in sight.

The new season will see the Friends return together for more hilarious antics as they constantly assess their lives and ruin each other’s lives while they’re at it.


The Last Laugh (Movie) Netflix Original

Release Date: Friday, January 11th

Chevy Chase has basically been MIA from the comedy scene since he left Community but he’s back in this brand new comedy movie.

Here’s what Netflix says is in store for when this drops on Friday: “When retired talent manager Al Hart is reunited with his first client, Buddy Green, a comic who quit show business 50 years ago, he convinces Buddy to escape their retirement community and hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour.”

Full List of Titles Coming This Week

January 9th

  • GODZILLA The Planet Eater Netflix Original
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story Disney Exclusive

January 10th

  • When Heroes Fly Netflix Original Movie

January 11th

  • Friends from College (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
  • Meet Otis Milburn Netflix Original Series
  • ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium Netflix Original Special
  • Sex Education Netflix Original Series
  • Solo Netflix Original Movie
  • The Last Laugh Netflix Original Movie

This list will likely grow as the week goes on and Netflix acquires and renews existing titles on Netflix. The best place to keep an eye on the daily new additions is our what’s new section.

What are you looking forward to this week? Let us know in the comments.

What’s Coming to Netflix This Week (January 7th – January 13th)

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Founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started What's on Netflix in high school.