New This Week on Netflix (January 4th, 2019)

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While it’s a quiet week as far as originals and new titles go, there’s no shortage of great movies to watch on Netflix this weekend.

Happy New Year! Are you just a touch grumpy because you had to go back to work at a weird point in the week after all the celebrating? Well, it’s Friday now and you can relax knowing you can recover with a weekend of binging.

While it has been a quiet week for Netflix Originals and new movies, a large number of fantastic older titles dropped on the first. I’ll touch on a few on those as well as a couple of new titles you should check out.

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For your convenience, a full list of the titles added this week is at the end of this article. To keep up with new additions be sure to follow our What’s New page, updated daily.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is streaming now on Netflix.

Lionheart Netflix Original

I must admit I was not aware of this dominant movie industry until now. This is the first Nollywood film to purchased and Genevieve Nnaji is the darling of Nollywood, Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar movie industry. After having spent two decades as a successful actress, she now moves behind the lens. In this first Nigerian Original Netflix film, a young woman steps up to run the family business and prove herself in a male-dominated world. This was a warm and fulfilling film most worthy of a spot in your queue.

Comedians of the World Netflix Original

If you’re a lover of stand-up as I am, get ready for a whole lot of fun. This series doesn’t just a have few comedians but a few comedians from 13 countries. I can’t say that I’ve seen them all yet, but I’ve made a dent and so far it has been a fun time.

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3 Netflix Original

The poor Baudelaires just can never seem to catch a break. We’ve been waiting quite a long time to see what happens to this little family in the clutches of the evil and infirmed. I think you’ll be quite happy with this last installment of the orphaned one’s lives. P.S.: Unfortunately, you’re at the end.

First Of The Month Highlights

While this week saw a few new titles, the biggest plus was a drop of older titles that absolutely deserve a look this weekend.

Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks ‘Revelations’

Bill Hicks is certainly one of the finest, most controversial, and darkest comedians ever. He lived a life too short and his stand-up should be appreciated. He has two specials on Netflix this month, Revelations and Sane Man. He’s on the plane with George Carlin and if you like comedy you should give this man a listen.

Cool Hand Luke

‘Cool Hand Luke’

What’s cooler than cool? Paul Newman. Sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn’t play by the rules. With an unbreakable will, his bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison’s dreaded solitary confinement cell, make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts.

East Of Eden

East of Eden

Based on John Steinbeck’s epic novel, James Dean stars in Elia Kazan’s superb adaptation. Cal, the son of a California farmer, feels that his father cares only about his brother, Aron. When Cal embarks on a business venture to gain the favor of his dad, he finds himself dealing with his estranged mother, now the owner of a brothel, and tensions in the family rise even further when he begins to fall for Aron’s girlfriend, Abra.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


I wouldn’t do that to you. Never. I love you all too much. Don’t watch this. It may melt your face off.

Pulp Fiction

‘Pulp Fiction’

Several storylines are interwoven in this gangster tale. John Travolta breaks out in this stellar role as Vincent Vega. It’s an all-star cast woven with other Tarantino films. Samuel L. Jackson, Ving Rhames, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth and more make this a movie you absolutely must see.

The Departed

‘The Departed’

Based on the true story of Whitey Bulger, South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes undercover to infiltrate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). This is a fantastic film that should be on your list this weekend.

Complete List of New Titles Added This Week:

123 New Movies Added This Week

  • 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
  • A Cinderella Story (2004)
  • A Perfect Ending (2012)
  • Across the Universe (2007)
  • After Porn Ends 3 (2018)
  • And Breathe Normally (2017) Netflix Original
  • Anesthesia (2015)
  • Are We Done Yet? (2007)
  • Are We There Yet? (2005)
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
  • Babel (2006)
  • Back to the 90s (2015)
  • Bill Hicks: Revelations (1993)
  • Black Hawk Down (2001)
  • Blood Diamond (2006)
  • Body of Lies (2008)
  • Capture the Flag (2015)
  • Cellular (2004)
  • Chappie (2015)
  • Chasing Amy (1997)
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
  • City of God (2002)
  • Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • Daddy Day Care (2003)
  • Definitely, Maybe (2008)
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • Dolphin Tale (2011)
  • East of Eden (1955)
  • Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
  • El Potro: Unstoppable (El Potro, lo mejor del amor) (2018)
  • Enter the Dragon (1973)
  • Flatliners (1990)
  • Fresh (1994)
  • Ghost Ship (2002)
  • Godzilla (1998)
  • Gone are the Days (2018)
  • Gothika (2003)
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • Hell or High Water (2016)
  • Hero (2002)
  • I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • It Takes Two (1995)
  • Jason Goes to Hell (1993)
  • Jason X (2001)
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
  • Jersey Boys (2014)
  • Kevyn Aucoin: Beauty & the Beast in Me (2017)
  • Krystal (2017)
  • Kurt & Courtney (1998)
  • Last Night (2010)
  • Lionheart (1990) Netflix Original
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)
  • Merku Thodarchi Malai (2018)
  • Miami Vice (2006)
  • Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
  • Monster-in-Law (2005)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  • Mother and Child (2009)
  • Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007)
  • Occupation (2018)
  • One Day (2011)
  • Open Season 2 (2008)
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  • Perfect Stranger (2007)
  • Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (2017)
  • Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
  • Puriyatha Puthir ()
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules (1987)
  • Sam Kinison: Family Entertainment Hour (1991)
  • Secrets in the Hot Spring (2018)
  • Secrets in the Hot Spring (2018)
  • Senna (2010)
  • Swingers (1996)
  • Taramani (2017)
  • Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour (2018) Netflix Original
  • Tears of the Sun (2003)
  • The Addams Family (1991)
  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
  • The Benchwarmers (2006)
  • The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man (2018)
  • The Bone Collector (1999)
  • The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
  • The Butterfly Effect (2004)
  • The Crow (1994)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • The Departed (2006)
  • The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
  • The Eye (2008)
  • The Graduate (1967)
  • The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
  • The Interview (2014)
  • The Last Castle (2001)
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • The Mummy Returns (2001)
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
  • The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
  • The Pass (2016)
  • The Rite (2011)
  • The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (2008)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky (2018)
  • The Strangers (2008)
  • The Switch (2010)
  • The Uninvited (2009)
  • The Wild Bunch (1969)
  • Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs (1990)
  • Tim Allen: ReWires America (1991)
  • Tim Minchin: So F**king Rock (2008)
  • Trash (2014)
  • Watchmen (2009)
  • Whitney Cummings: Money Shot (2010)
  • xXx (2002)
  • XXX: State of the Union (2005)

23 New TV Series Added This Week

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 3) Netflix Original
  • Call My Agent! (Season 3) Netflix Original
  • Case Closed (Season 1)
  • COMEDIANS of the world (4 Seasons) Netflix Original
  • Conan Without Borders (Season 1)
  • Droppin’ Cash: Los Angeles (Season 1)
  • Durarara!!X2 (Season 1)
  • For the Win (Season 1)
  • Good Girls (Season 1)
  • Guru Aur Bhole (Season 2)
  • Horrid Henry (Season 3)
  • In Family We Trust (Season 1)
  • [email protected] (Season 1)
  • Mr. Young (Season 1)
  • Pinky Malinky (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers* (Season 1)
  • QB1: Beyond the Lights (Season 2)
  • Slobby’s World (Season 1)
  • The Mysteries of Laura (Season 1)
  • The Paper (Novine) (Season 2)
  • Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Top Grier (3 Seasons)
  • When Calls the Heart (Season 5)

3 New Documentaries/Docuseries Added This Week

  • Bill Hicks: Reflections (2015)
  • Root Cause (2017)
  • Sam Kinison: The Scream Continues (2016)

10 New Stand-up Specials Added This Week

  • Bill Hicks: One Night Stand (1991)
  • Bill Hicks: Relentless (1992)
  • Bill Hicks: Sane Man (1989)
  • Gina Yashere: Laughing to America (2013)
  • Gina Yashere: Skinny B*tch (2008)
  • Mexicanos de Bronce (2016)
  • Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland (2012)
  • Sam Kinison: Live in Vegas (1991)
  • Todd Glass: Stand-Up Special (2012)
  • Tom Papa Live in New York City (2011)
New This Week on Netflix (January 4th, 2019)

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Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.