New On Netflix US: January Brings Degrassi: The Next Class, Loses Rocky And Other Blockbusters

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In the vein of the Holiday spirit that has virtually taken over North America, Netflix presented us with what’s New On Netflix U.S. for the month of January earlier than usual. Compared to the past couple of months, January is considerably light on original content, but the high quality of movies and TV shows being added to the roster more than makes up for that. Unfortunately the additions come with the subtractions of major films like Rocky, Mission: Impossible and Gladiator, but on the plus side, Dance Moms is leaving as well.  If you use Netflix Canada, be sure to check out our New on Netflix Canada list for January.

Netflix Originals

While the quantity of originals is much lesser than in the closing months of 2015, the quality will remain the same.

The main course of Netflix’s offering of content this month is Degrassi: The Next Class. The latest version of the internationally popular Canadian drama franchise comes to Netflix on January 15 and follows another group of high school students facing the issues of the modern day.

A pair of comedians are set to bring the laughs this month as Tom Segura’s stand up special Mostly Stories debuts on January 8, while former TV host Chelsea Handler brings her four-part documentary series Chelsea Does on January 23.

Netflix Original Series For Kids

The kids won’t be without entertainment to help cure their post-holiday hangover, since Netflix has a pair of original seasons children’s shows to add.

The first of which being the second season of Dreamworks’ Dragons: Race To The Edge, which is available for streaming on January 8. This spin-off of the wildly popular How To Train Your Dragon series takes Hiccup and Toothless to the edge of adventure.

Ever After High: Dragon Games will have its fourth season available for streaming on January 29. In the animated series, the kids of fairytale characters attend a school with two cliques: those who accept their fairy-tale destinies and those who want to write their own.

Exclusively On Netflix

Coming exclusively to Netflix is the Oscar hopeful short documentary film The Testimony that follows the massive conflict in the Republic of the Congo following the M23 Rebellion, which has cost more lives than any other following World War II. This hits the streams on January 14

Also arriving exclusively is Occupied, a multi-layered political suspense thriller set in a not so distant future where Russia, on behalf of EU, has staged a “silk-glove” invasion of Norway, who has stopped production of oil for climate reasons. It becomes available January 15.

New TV Series/Season

January sees the following TV series and seasons being added to the Netflix U.S. roster:

January 1

  • Angry Birds Toons — Season 1
  • The Celebrity Plastic Surgeons of Beverly Hills — Season 1
  • Forensic Files — Collection 2
  • Friday Night Tykes — Season 1-2
  • Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle — Season 3
  • Under Arrest — Season 1: “Put Some Clothes On”

January 2

  • I’ll Have What Phil’s Having — Season 1

January 3

  • Sofia the First — Season 2

January 5

  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia — Season 10
  • New Girl — Season 4

January 8

  • Dragons: Race to the Edge — Season 2

January 11

  • Littlest Pet Shop — Season 4

January 13

  • Parks and Recreation — Season 7

January 15

  • Degrassi: The Next Class — Season 1
  • Sirens — Season 2

January 17

  • Z Nation — Season 2

January 21

  • When Calls the Heart — Season 2

January 25

  • From Dusk Till Dawn — Season 2

New Movies

The following movies are coming to Netflix U.S. in January:

January 1

  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Along Came Polly
  • American Girl: Grace Stirs up Success
  • Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
  • Bring It On: In It to Win It
  • Catwoman
  • Constantine
  • The Good Road
  • House of Wax
  • How to Change the World
  • Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
  • Intolerable Cruelty
  • Journey to Le Mans
  • Loins of Punjab
  • Meet the Fockers
  • Meet the Parents
  • Nanny McPhee
  • Piku
  • Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Rundown
  • Shout Gladi Gladi
  • Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball
  • Something New
  • Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me
  • Swordfish
  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • The Wedding Date
  • The Whole Ten Yards

January 2

  • 30 for 30: Four Falls of Buffalo

January 4

  • Blunt Force Trauma
  • Training Day

January 8

  • Adult World
  • Tom Segura: Mostly Stories

January 10

  • Dos Hermanos
  • El Hombre de al Lado
  • Esperando La Carroza
  • The Marziano Family
  • Rosario Tijeras
  • Un Oso Rojo

January 12

  • The Ladykillers

January 14

  • The Testimony

January 15

  • The Last Five Years
  • Moonwalkers
  • Occupied
  • The Overnight

January 16

  • Hyde Park on Hudson

January 19

  • Curve

January 20

  • Drone

January 22

  • Sharknado 3

January 23

  • Chelsea Does

January 25

  • Turbo Kid

January 28

  • Frozen Planet
  • Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice
  • Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey
  • The Making of Frozen Planet

January 29

  • Ever After High: Dragon Games

January 31

  • Words and Pictures

Last Chance to Watch on Netflix

Be sure to catch these titles before they ride off into the sunset.

January 1

  • Almost Famous — Suggested: Can’t Hardly Wait, That 70’s Show
  • American Psycho — Suggested: Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, Dexter
  • Charlie And The Chocolate Factory — Suggested: Jumanji, The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl
  • Gladiator — Suggested: Braveheart, King Arthur
  • Jerry Maguire — Suggested: Days Of Thunder, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Mission: Impossible — Suggested: The Score, Top Gun
  • Planes, Trains, And Automobiles — Suggested: The Out Of Towners, Tommy Boy
  • Rocky — Suggested: Daylight, Undisputed
  • The Bourne Identity — Suggested: Gone In 60 Seconds, The Professional
  • Zoolander — Suggested: A Night At The Roxbury, The Interview

January 14

  • Dance Moms — Suggested: Footloose, Jane The Virgin
  • Duck Dynasty — Suggested: Family Guy, Undercover Boss

So that’s what’s new and what’s leaving Netflix U.S. in January. Let us know what you’re looking forward to watching this month in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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