New Releases on Netflix US (Jan. 1, 2018)

Welcome to your new Netflix additions for January 1st, 2018! There’s a lot to cover so we won’t waste any time. Most of today’s additions come in the form of movies (many are re-additions from the past) and there’s very few new TV series available. We’ve covered the individual movies and where Netflix has included multiple entries in a franchise, we’ve given it its own section further down.

New Movies

10,000 B.C. (2008)

Epic fantasy action set in the world of mammoths and sabre tooth tigers.

Genre: Action
Runtime: 105 minutes

30 Days of Night (2007)

Based on the graphic novel, a small village shrowded in darkness gets a visit from a set of vampires.

Genre: Horror
Runtime: 108 minutes

54 (1998)

Featuring Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek and Mike Myers this movie shows the high flying life of a club in New York City.

Genre: Drama
Runtime: 93 minutes

America’s Sweethearts (2001)

Romance movie starring Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones where a couple puts on a good show on a press tour when reality isn’t so peachy.

Genre: Romance
Runtime: 103 minutes

Apollo 13 (1995)


Multi-award winning space movie starring Kevin Bacon and Tom Hanks.

Genre: Action
Runtime: 139 minutes

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)


Audrey Hepburn’s defining role in the multi-award winning movie. She plays a love interest when a writer moves into her building.

Caddyshack (1980)


Featuring Chevy Chase and Bill Murray, this cult-classic comedy is now streaming again on Netflix.

Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 97 minutes

Camp Cool Kids (2017)

Learning about faith and life along the way, this is one boys journey at summer camp.

Runtime: 104 minutes


The Crying Game (1992)

An independent crime thriller that follows an IRA terrorist in prison where an unlikely romance forms.

Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 112 minutes

Defiance (2008)

Daniel Craig stars in a true story set during World War 2 about how four brothers protect over 1,000 Jewish refugees.

Genre: Action
Runtime: 136 minutes

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Ryan Reynolds stars in his other big romance movie where he recounts his previous three relationships.

Genre: Romance
Runtime: 111 minutes

The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

The 2005 reboot movie featuring Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, Sean William Scott and the car horn.

Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 103 minutes

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

One lawyer takes on the case of Emily Rose, a young girl who has had an exorcism performed on her.

Genre: Horror
Runtime: 119 minutes

Furry Vengeance (2010)


This movie stars Brendan Fraser.

Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 91 minutes

Happy Hunting (2017)

Independent horror movie where one man is attempting to leave his previous life in the meth game but gets involved in a hunting contest.

Genre: Horror
Runtime: 90 minutes

Infinity Chamber (2017)

One man is trapped in a prison chamber ran by an AI robot.

Genre: Sci-fi
Runtime: 103 minutes

The Italian Job (2003)

The updated reboot to the classic Michael Caine movie featuring an all star cast and updated Mini’s.

Genre: Action
Runtime: 110 minutes

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)


The biographical movie for the teenage pop star sensation Justin Bieber.

Genre: Biographic
Runtime: 105 minutes

King Kong (2005)

The visually stunning updated reboot of the King Kong franchise starring Naomi Watts and directed by Peter Jackson.

Genre: Action
Runtime: 187 minutes 

Love Actually (2003)

Christmas movie starring an a fabulous British cast and tells multiple stories of love during the holiday season.

Genre: Romance
Runtime: 134 minutes

Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

The vocal talents of Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen and Hugh Laurie converge in this Dreamworks hit.

Genre: Family
Runtime: 95 minutes

Sharknado 5 (2017)

The fifth, yes the fifth, Sharknado movie from Syfy is now streaming for your delight/horror.

Genre: Sci-fi
Runtime: 88 minutes

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)


The best film of all time has returned to Netflix streaming. Stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

Genre: Drama
Runtime: 142 minutes

Stardust (2007)


Featuring Daredevil’s Charlie Cox, Claire Danes and Robert De Niro, this fantasy epic is one for the whole family.

Genre: Fantasy
Runtime: 128 minutes

The Truman Show (1998)

Jim Carrey’s finest movie moment where he stars as Truman who is the unwilling star of his own reality show.

Genre: Drama
Runtime: 103 minutes

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Two buddies (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn) are the kings of crashing weddings to get chicks.

Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 119 minutes

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

The late Gene Wilder stars as the classic Willy Wonka from the Roald Dahl books as he gives kids a guided tour around his factor.

Genre: Family
Runtime: 99 minutes

New Batman Movies

Multiple Batman movies were added today although only one of the Nolan trilogy has arrived. The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises are not on Netflix.

  • Batman (1989)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Batman Forever (1995)
  • Batman & Robin (1997)
  • Batman Begins (2005)

New ‘Bring It On’ Movies

Netflix also added the entire Bring it On franchise to Netflix today. These movies include:

  • Bring It On (2000)
  • Bring It On Again (2004)
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
  • Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
  • Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)

The Godfather Trilogy

All three of the Oscar-winning movies are now available on Netflix.

The Lethal Weapon Franchise

Once again, all four of the Lethal Weapon movies starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover return to Netflix.

  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
  • Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
  • Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

New TV Shows/Documentaries

AlphaGo (2017)

Documentary on the game of Go as it became the battleground for man vs artificial intelligence.

Runtime: 90 minutes


Award-winning documentarian Michael Moore delivers his verdict on capitalism and what happened during the 2008 crash.

Runtime: 127 minutes

Lockup: County Jails (Season 1)

Another entry in the Lockup franchise. This time it takes a look at the county jail system in the USA.

Number of episodes: 20

Eastsiders (Season 3)

Joining the first two seasons is the latest in the LGBT story of Cal and Thom.

Number of episodes: 6 

The Frozen Dead (Season 1)

New foreign Netflix Original series where an investigator comes up against a serial killer in the French Pyrenees.

Number of episodes: 6

Functional Fitness (2016)

Documentary on the challenging world of CrossFit with interviews with those on the program.

Runtime: 106 minutes

Lovesick (Season 3)

The British Netflix Original series is back for its third outing where Dylan continues his quest to find love and inform previous lovers of his STI.

Number of episodes: 8

We Speak Dance (Season 1)

Globe-trotting documentary series looking at different dance styles from around the world.

Number of episodes: 5

New Standup Specials

Chonda Pierce: Enough (2017)

John Mulaney: New in Town (2012)

New Foreign Movies

Aajcha Divas Majha (2013)

Aata Pita (2010)

The Age of Shadows (2016)

Badha (2006)

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

The Damned Rain (2009)

Devrai (2004)

Dries (2017)

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Hridaynath (2012)

Ideachi Kalpana (2010)

Into the Wild (2007)

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

Kay Dyache Bola (2005)

Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Maacher Jhol (2017)

Maza Pati Karodpati (1988)

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 (2013)

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2013)

The Rehearsal (2016)

The Way of the Gun (2000)

Yanda Kartavya Aahe (2006)

Jasmin Pease

Overseeing the new releases on Netflix in the United States of America, Jasmin will keep you updated with all the new TV series and Movies streaming on Netflix.