It’s a new New Year, and we have adjusted with the “New Normal.” Netflix has surely played a vital role in keeping up the entertainment for us in this pandemic year. So if you are waiting for some more of Netflix and Chill we have curated a list of Netflix Originals/Movies releasing in January 2021.

Let’s dive straight into it.

Dream Home Makeover, Season 2

Netflix Release Date: January 1

If your new year’s resolution is to finally take on those home renovations you’ve been meaning to do, some reality TV house porn is on the way to get your inspiration gears turning. Realtor duo Shea and Syd McGee are back to help families find their perfect house, no matter their requests with the second season of Dream Home Makeover.


Headspace Guide to Meditation (New series)

Netflix Release Date: January 1

Start the new year off right: with a clear head, and totally zen. The meditation guide app Headspace now has its own show on Netflix, which includes eight 20 minute animated episodes with mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

The Minimalists: Less Is Now (New documentary)

Netflix Release Date: January 1

A look at how public speakers Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus promote and find meaning in a minimalist lifestyle.

Asphalt Burning(New movie)

Netflix Release Date: January 2

A groom whose wedding plans veered off course competes in a drag race at the iconic Nürburgring tracks in Germany to win back his runaway bride’s hand in marriage in this German film. If that’s not love, hard to say what is.

History of Swear Words (New docuseries)

Netflix Release Date: January 5

Ever wonder what the origins of your favorite frowned upon words are? Ever wish none other than Nicolas Cage instructed you of that history? Well, you can get all of that in this Funny or Die docu-comedy series starring the infamously unhinged actor.

Surviving Death (New docuseries)

Netflix Release Date: January 6

Netflix is about to tackle one of life’s biggest questions: What happens when we die? This six-part docuseries, inspired by Leslie Keen’s book of the same name, delves into the possibility of an afterlife by interviewing scientists, mediums, and those who’ve experienced near-death experiences.

Surviving Death

Surviving Death Leslie Kean in ‘Surviving Death’
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Pieces of a Woman (New movie)

Netflix Release Date: January 7

Vanessa Kirby is being called an awards contender for her role in this devastating indie in which she stars as a woman struggling with grief and a rocky relationship with her husband after an at-home birth ends in tragedy.

Cobra Kai, Season 3

Netflix Release Date: January 8

The Karate Kid follow-up Cobra Kai became an instant hit when it moved over from YouTube Premium to Netflix in summer 2020, and fans won’t have to wait too long for more episodes. Season 3 arrives early within the new year.

Lupin (New series)

Netflix Release Date: January 8

A modern retelling of the crime-filled adventures of French writer Maurice Leblanc’s classic early 20th century character, the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin.


Crack: Cocaine, Corruption, & Conspiracy (New documentary)

Netflix Release Date: January 11

This documentary tracks not only the origin of crack and the subsequent crisis the drug plagued on American cities in the ’80s and ’90s, but the long-term effect it’s had on marginalized communities.


Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (New docuseries)

Netflix Release Date: January 13

Netflix always has a true-crime doc up its sleeve. First up in 2021 is Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer. The four-episode docuseries chronicles the search for Richard Ramirez across LA during the summer of 1985, the year of a record-breaking heat wave.

Disenchantment, Season 3

Netflix Release Date: January 15

Time to get on your gallant steed and head back to Dreamland: Disenchantment is coming back for Season 3. The latest installment of Matt Groening’s (The SimpsonsFuturama) medieval animated comedy finds Abbi Jacobsen’s Princess Bean gearing up to take over the throne—if her own kingdom stops conspiring against her.

Double Dad (New movie)

Netflix Release Date: January 15

In what’s essentially Brazilian Mamma Mia, a teenage girl, who’s lived on a hippie commune her whole life and doesn’t know who her father is, sneaks away when her mother is away to find out who her biological dad is.

Outside the Wire (New movie)

Netflix Release Date: January 15

Anthony Mackie leads the cast in this futuristic sci-fi thriller as an android who teams up with a young drone pilot to look for a doomsday device before it’s too late.

Fate: The Winx Club (New series)

Netflix Release Date: January 22

Kids who grew up with Nickelodeon in the ’00s should be familiar with The Winx Club, a colorful animated series about a group of teenaged fairies. They’re getting the live action treatment by Netflix, but coming from The Vampire Diaries showrunner Brian, the new show set at the fairies’ supernatural school looks a lot less splashy and fun and a whole lot darker.

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Season 2

Netflix Release Date: January 22

DreamWorks Animations’ Jurassic World-inspired series is back for a colossal second installment.

The White Tiger (New movie)

Netflix Release Date: January 22

Based on Aravind Adiga’s award-winning novel of the same name, The White Tiger is about a driver in India who, after experiencing one night of betrayal, decides to revolt against the class system in his country and try to rise to his own success.


The Dig (New movie)

Netflix Release Date: January 29

Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes star in this historical drama based on a true story about a woman who hires an archeologist to excavate the burials on her English estate at the dawn of World War II.

Finding ‘Ohana (New movie)

Netflix Release Date: January 29

Two siblings from Brooklyn’s summer vacation turns into an adventure when they discover a journal that may lead to a hidden treasure while staying in a rural town on the island of O‘ahu.


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We Are: The Brooklyn Saints (New docuseries)

Netflix Release Date: January 29

A four-part docuseries about the Brooklyn Saints, a youth football program for boys between the ages of 7-13 based in East NY, Brooklyn, and the community it fosters.

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