What’s New on Netflix: New Year’s Day 2022

A full breakdown of all 85 new movies and TV shows added to Netflix US for January 1st, 2022.


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Happy first of the month and happy new year from all of us here at What’s on Netflix. Netflix US has kickstarted the year with the release of 82 new movies and 3 new shows on the service. We’ll also check in with what’s trending on the Netflix top 10s. 

As always with the first of the month, we see a rotation of new movies and shows onto the service. With that said, we also see plenty of removals too and by the looks of it, there have been over 125 movies and shows that have departed Netflix US today.

How does today’s haul compare to previous January 1sts? Let’s take a look.

  • January 1st, 2021 – 53 new releases
  • January 1st, 2020 – 124 new releases
  • January 1st, 2019 – 114 new releases

So substantially more releases today compared to last year but still short of where we were a couple of years ago.

Full List of New Releases on Netflix for January 1st, 2022

To see this list in an expanded format complete with library photos, trailers and additional information such as actors, directors and descriptions, head on over to our what’s new on Netflix hub and scroll down.

82 New Movies Added Today

  • #FollowFriday (2016) – TV-MA – English – Every Friday, a serial killer targets the students and faculty on a college campus based on their social media accounts.
  • 1BR (2019) – TV-MA – English – Seeking her independence, a young woman moves to Los Angeles and settles into a cozy apartment complex with a disturbing sense of community.
  • 300 (2006) – R – English – King Leonidas of Sparta leads 300 powerful warriors into an epic and bloody battle at Thermopylae against the massive invading forces of King Xerxes.
  • Annie (1982) – PG – English – It’s a hard-knock life, but scrappy young Annie is driven by the dream of finding her parents and the promise of tomorrow.
  • Big Fish (2003) – PG-13 – English – A reporter attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his tall tales and legends of epic proportions.
  • Braveheart (1995) – R – English – Enraged by the slaughter of his bride, a legendary Scottish warrior leads an epic revolt against English rule.
  • Cadillac Records (2008) – R – English – In 1950s Chicago, bar owner Leonard Chess launches a record label, signing future musical icons whose turbulent lives clash with their careers.
  • Casino Royale (2006) – PG-13 – English – Shortly after earning his license to kill, agent James Bond suits up to take down an infamous financier of global terrorism — at the poker table.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) – PG – English – The eccentric Willy Wonka opens the doors of his candy factory to five lucky kids who learn the secrets behind his amazing confections.
  • Chief Daddy 2 – Going for Broke () – TV-MA – English – The Beecroft family are ready to spend all of Chief Daddy’s inheritance, but not if the CEO of his company has anything to do with it.
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004) – PG – English – Tired of the holiday hubbub, two empty-nesters decide to skip Christmas. But can they handle the fallout from their family and neighbors?
  • Crocodile Dundee II (1988) – PG – English – In this sequel, when Mick Dundee and Sue Charlton tangle with an international drug kingpin, they’re forced to flee to the Outback to hide out.
  • Dark Shadows (2012) – PG-13 – English – Tim Burton’s take on the cult gothic soap follows a centuries-old vampire as he returns to his now-crumbling estate to meet his modern descendants.
  • Doing Hard Time (2004) – R – English – After his child’s killers are given a light sentence, a man bent on revenge purposely gets himself thrown into prison to obtain the justice he seeks.
  • Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother’s Fight to Save Her Daughter (2019) – TV-14 – English – Catherine Oxenberg narrates a reenactment of her struggle to save her daughter India as she falls deeper into the sinister NXIVM cult.
  • First Sunday (2008) – PG-13 – English – Desperate for cash, two petty thieves devise a scheme to rob the neighborhood church that soon turns into a hostage crisis in this crime comedy.
  • Free Willy (1993) – PG – English – A young troublemaker befriends an orca in captivity and hatches a plan to help his new whale friend escape his menacing captors and return to the sea.
  • Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate’s Cove (2010) – PG – English – An animal-loving tween discovers a baby orca near her grandfather’s water park and makes it her mission to return her new friend back to the open sea.
  • Friends with Money (2006) – R – English – Wealth — or the lack of it — complicates love, marriage and happiness for an eccentric circle of longtime friends in Los Angeles.
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) – PG-13 – English – A team of elite soldiers is called into action to stop a weapons designer and the evil Cobra organization from unleashing deadly threats on the world.
  • Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) – PG-13 – English – Wes Studi has the title role in this sprawling Western recounting famed Apache warrior Geronimo’s losing battle with the U.S. Army in the late 1800s.
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) – PG-13 – English – On the eve of his brother’s wedding, notorious flirt Connor embarks on a mysterious journey and explores his romantic past, present and future.
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999) – R – English – After a breakdown, Susanna enters a mental institution against her wishes. Inside, she meets an irresistible patient who stirs up all kinds of trouble.
  • Godzilla (1998) – PG-13 – English – After a nuclear test creates a reptile of unimaginable proportions, the creature makes its way to Manhattan and begins destroying everything in sight.
  • Gremlins (1984) – PG – English – Billy’s cuddly new Christmas pet comes with three important rules. Breaking them will unleash mischievous — and malicious — monsters on his small town.
  • Happy Feet (2006) – PG – English – Unlike his pals, young penguin Mumble can’t sing well enough to attract a mate. But he’s blessed with an unusual gift: He can tap-dance like a champ!
  • Happy Feet Two (2011) – PG – English – In this sequel, Mumble the tap-dancing penguin returns! This time, his son struggles to find his groove — and big changes threaten to destroy their home.
  • Heist (2001) – R – English – Master thief Joe Moore is blackmailed by his longtime partner into taking his nephew on one last dubious job: hitting a Swiss cargo plane full of gold.
  • Hell or High Water (2016) – R – English – In a desperate bid to save their family ranch, two brothers stage a series of clever bank robberies with a pair of Texas Rangers in hot pursuit.
  • Hollow Man (2000) – R – English – A brilliant but cocky researcher discovers how to make himself invisible and starts to abuse his unbridled freedom — with terrifying results.
  • Hook (1991) – PG – English – Peter Pan, now grown up and a workaholic, must return to Neverland to save his kids from the clutches of vengeful pirate Captain Hook.
  • I Am Legend (2007) – PG-13 – English – After a global catastrophe, a military scientist fights for survival in a deserted New York City teeming with nocturnal, bloodthirsty mutants.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) – R – English – Haunted by a tragic accident they tried to cover up, four teen friends reconnect a year later when a hook-wielding killer begins to stalk them.
  • I Love You, Man (2009) – R – English – Nudged by his fiancée to find guy friends, strait-laced Peter hits it off with brash Sydney — until their new bromance starts to spell trouble.
  • Interview with the Vampire (1994) – R – English – The lives of three vampires — soulful Louis, youthful Claudia and roguish Lestat — span centuries in this horror epic based on Anne Rice’s novel.
  • Jack and Jill (2011) – PG – English – When his overbearing twin sister settles in for an extended stay, an advertising executive finds an unlikely suitor to keep her busy.
  • Jonah Hex (2010) – PG-13 – English – After the Civil War, a scarred bounty hunter scours the West in pursuit of an ex-Confederate general who has a weapon that could destroy the government.
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) – PG – English – When a distress signal pinpoints his grandfather’s location on an uncharted island, teen Sean Anderson teams with an unlikely ally: his stepfather.
  • Just Go With It (2011) – PG-13 – English – Posing as an unhappily married man, Danny must cover up a careless lie to his girlfriend by recruiting his assistant to play his soon-to-be ex-wife.
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008) – PG – English – When a powerful villain comes after peace in his valley, a lazy panda rises to the challenge to realize his destiny and become a kung fu warrior.
  • Linewatch (2008) – R – English – When his past catches up with him, a Border Patrol agent must choose between protecting his family and falling back into a life of crime.
  • Long Story Short (2021) – R – English – A perpetual procrastinator awakens to find that every few minutes, his life forwards 12 months. To save his marriage, he must race against time.
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003) – PG-13 – English – Heavily influenced by hip-hop culture, a rap star wannabe from Malibu gets kidnapped by two actors hired by his father to make him change his ways.
  • Midnight in Paris (2011) – PG-13 – English – Every night, a frustrated writer travels back in time to Paris in the 1920s, where he finds romance and inspiration by mingling with his artistic idols.
  • Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) – PG – English – Aliens have landed and plan to take over Earth! But they’ll face a secret squad of unlikely monster heroes ready to protect the planet and save the day.
  • My Dog Skip (2000) – PG – English – During the summer of 1942, a lonely 9-year-old gets a dog, whose unconventional help changes the young boy’s life forever.
  • Nacho Libre (2006) – PG – English – When Ignacio learns of an orphanage’s financial woes, he pitches in to help — by disguising himself and joining the professional wrestling circuit.
  • Paranormal Activity (2007) – R – English – When repeated hauntings frighten a young couple in their new house, they set up a camera to capture proof of being haunted by an evil presence.
  • Quantum of Solace (2008) – PG-13 – English – Picking up an hour after the events of 2006’s Casino Royale, this James Bond adventure finds 007 tracking a traitor who’s infiltrated Britain’s MI6.
  • Rise of the Guardians (2012) – PG – English – Jack Frost teams up with Santa, the Tooth Fairy and others to battle a malicious spirit determined to destroy the innocent beliefs of children.
  • Road Trip (2000) – R – English – A college student cheats on his girlfriend — and videotapes it. When his friends accidentally mail her the tape, they hit the road to intercept it.
  • Runaway Bride (1999) – PG – English – Sparks fly when a newspaper columnist writes a one-sided, sexist story about a commitment-phobic bride who abandoned three men at the altar.
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) – PG-13 – English – On the run from bullies, a group of trick-or-treating teenagers hide in a local haunted house and discover a trove of chilling tales unfolding within.
  • Silverado (1985) – PG-13 – English – When a mischievous, motley crew of Old West cowboys arrives in a small town to seek their fortunes, they clash with corrupt leaders and past enemies.
  • Snatch (2000) – R – English – Two boxing promoters inadvertently get roped into a diamond heist when a gangster with an 84-carat gem and a gambling problem arrives in London.
  • Stand by Me (1986) – R – English – When four boys seek adventure in the woods while looking for a missing teenager’s dead body, they learn some truths about themselves along the way.
  • Superman Returns (2006) – PG-13 – English – After five years away from Earth, Superman returns to find that Lois Lane has moved on and Lex Luthor is hatching a new scheme to rule the world.
  • Taxi Driver (1976) – R – English – Martin Scorsese’s classic thriller stars Robert De Niro as New York cab driver Travis Bickle, whose rage, paranoia and obsession simmer into violence.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) – PG-13 – English – Master Splinter gets the four Ninja Turtles back into shape to defeat monsters running amok in New York in this animated adventure.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) – PG – English – Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael take on vengeful villain Shredder when he uses radioactive ooze to unleash two new monstrous mutants.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) – PG – English – After April O’Neil is magically transported to feudal Japan, the Turtles must travel back in time and face off against samurai to rescue their friend.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990) – PG – English – After training as ninjas under Master Splinter in the sewers of New York, four heroic, pizza-loving turtles take on a dangerous gang to save the city.
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – R – English – Two Terminators travel from the future to track down Sarah Connor’s young son, John: One machine is programmed to kill him, the other to protect him.
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) – R – English – Ten years after John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 started.
  • Terminator Salvation (2009) – PG-13 – English – In the aftermath of Judgment Day, resistance leader John Connor battles to save humankind from Skynet and its nearly unstoppable killing machines.
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) – R – English – A hacker with a grim past finds an unexpected companion in a disgraced reporter as the two of them investigate a twisted serial killer.
  • The Holiday (2006) – PG-13 – English – LA movie-trailer editor Amanda and London journalist Iris try to escape their romantic troubles by swapping houses for two weeks during the holidays.
  • The Longest Yard (2005) – PG-13 – English – While doing time, a professional quarterback persuades a fellow convict and former coach to prepare a group of inmates for a game against the guards.
  • The Lost Boys (1987 – Special Edition) – R – English – Life sucks for brothers Michael and Sam when they tangle with a mysterious gang of vampires after moving to a California beach town with their mom.
  • The NeverEnding Story (1984) – PG – English – After Bastian is bullied, he holes up in his school’s attic with a book about Fantasia: a land of dragons, racing snails and other magical creatures.
  • The Patriot (2000) – R – English – After his eldest son joins the American Revolution, a widower heads into battle himself as the war threatens what he cherishes most.
  • The Polar Express (2004) – G – English – A young boy takes a magical train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve and discovers the enchanting wonders of friendship and the holiday spirit.
  • The Social Network (2010) – PG-13 – English – Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg pursues an idea that propels him to internet success, bringing in legal trouble and costing him friendships.
  • The Sum of All Fears (2002) – PG-13 – English – CIA analyst Jack Ryan is pulled into the crosshairs when he uncovers a nefarious scheme to incite nuclear conflict between the US and Russia.
  • The Town (2010) – R – English – A career criminal’s star-crossed romance with a bank robbery witness stirs up trouble with authorities — and his own cutthroat crew of accomplices.
  • The Wedding Singer (1998) – PG-13 – English – After his fiancée leaves him at the altar, a wedding singer grows close to a reception hall waiter who enlists him to plan her own nuptials.
  • Troy (2004) – R – English – Queen Helen flees Sparta to be with her love, the Prince of Troy. In retaliation, the Greeks marshal their entire armada and stage a decade-long siege.
  • True Grit (2010) – PG-13 – English – After her father is murdered, a 14-year-old hires a disreputable US Marshal to track down his killer. Together, the unlikely pair mount an epic search.
  • Wild Wild West (1999) – PG-13 – English – Armed with high-tech gadgetry, two top-notch government agents must stop a diabolical inventor’s treasonous plot in this Western action-comedy.
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) – G – English – Five kids from around the world win a chance to tour a quirky candymaker’s mysterious factory — but they’re unprepared for the wonders within its walls.
  • Woo (1998) – R – English – A self-assured woman takes a chance on a man who is her complete opposite, but their first date soon turns into a series of comedic calamities.
  • Zone 414 (2021) – R – English – As a private eye searches for the missing daughter of a genius inventor, he learns a disturbing truth about the man’s seedy “city of robots.”

3 New TV Series Added Today

  • Qin Empire: Alliance (Season 3) – TV-14 – Mandarin – During the Warring States period, Qin state ruler Duke Xiao recruits statesman Shang Yang to help enact bold reforms that transform western China.
  • Rainbow Rangers (Season 2) – TV-Y – English – When Earth’s animals and natural wonders need a rescue, the Rainbow Rangers combine their colorful powers to protect the planet and save the day!
  • The Hook Up Plan (Season 3 – Final Season) Netflix Original – TV-MA – French – When Parisian Elsa gets hung up on her ex, her best friends secretly hire a male escort to help her move on. But their plan works a little too well.

Top 10 Movies & Shows on Netflix for January 1st, 2022

# TV Shows Movies
1 Cobra Kai Don’t Look Up
2 The Witcher The Lost Daughter
3 Queer Eye The Unforgivable
4 Emily in Paris Back to the Outback
5 Stay Close Red Notice
6 Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer Death to 2021
7 The Silent Sea Seal Team
8 CoComelon Vicky and Her Mystery
9 The Queen of Flow The Shack
10 The Thundermans Grown Ups
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