What’s New on Netflix: January 1st, 2021

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53 new arrivals just hit Netflix today as part of the January 1st additions including 45 movies and 8 new TV series to kickstart the year.

Below is a full-text list of what’s new on Netflix for January 1st but if you want a detailed expanded guide to what’s new on Netflix for today, head to our what’s new on Netflix hub where you’ll find picture covers, trailers, IMDb scores, full descriptions and more.

How does this year’s haul compare to previous years? Well, not great in pure quantity terms.

In 2020, 124 new titles hit Netflix for January 1st whereas in 2019 it was 114. That shouldn’t come as a huge surprise for anyone that’s been following us for a while given that licensed content is becoming a bit of a novelty.

If you want to see more of a breakdown of the Netflix library, we put together a guide to the numbers for multiple regions here.


Full List of New Releases on Netflix for January 1st, 2021

45 New Movies Added Today

  • 17 Again (2009)
  • 30 Minutes or Less (2011)
  • Bad Grandpa .5 (2014)
  • Blue Streak (1999)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
  • Case 39 (2009)
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
  • Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)
  • Enter the Dragon (1973)
  • Four Christmases (2008)
  • Fred Claus (2007)
  • Full Out 2: You Got This! (2020)
  • Gimme Shelter (2013)
  • Good Burger (1997)
  • Good Hair (2009)
  • GoodFellas (1990)
  • Gothika (2003)
  • Into the Wild (2007)
  • Julie & Julia (2009)
  • Killers (2010)
  • London Heist (2017)
  • Mean Girls 2 (2011)
  • Mud (2012)
  • Mystic Pizza (1988)
  • Passenger 57 (1992)
  • Redemption (2013)
  • S.W.A.T. (2003)
  • Sex and the City (2008)
  • Sex and the City 2 (2010)
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  • Striptease (1996)
  • Superbad (2007)
  • Surf’s Up (2007)
  • The American President (1995)
  • The Creative Brain (2019)
  • The Departed (2006)
  • The Minimalists: Less Is Now (2021) Netflix Original
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
  • The Polar Express (2004)
  • Unknown (2011)
  • What Happened to Mr. Cha? (2021) Netflix Original
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

8 New TV Series Added Today

  • Cobra Kai (Season 3) Netflix Original
  • Dream Home Makeover (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Headspace Guide to Meditation (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio (Season 1)
  • Monarca (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Running Man (Season 1)
  • The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (Season 1)
  • The Haunted Hathaways (2 Seasons)

Top 10 Movies & TV Series on Netflix for January 1st, 2021

# Movies TV Series
1 We Can Be Heroes Bridgerton
2 Death to 2020 Cocomelon
3 The Midnight Sky The Queen’s Gambit
4 After We Collided Tiny Pretty Things
5 The Croods Virgin River
6 Rango Dare Me
7 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl The Crown
8 The Secret Life of Pets 2 Manhunt: Deadly Games
9 The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two Big Mouth
10 Ava Sweet Home
Kasey Moore

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Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom. Favorite shows on Netflix includes Mindhunter, Love, Death and Robots and Stranger Things.