January is always a tricky month to get through, and this one, with its lockdown rules, is even trickier than Januarys gone by. Spend the month in front of your screens, streaming some of these titles on Netflix, and it will whizz by.
Here are our highlights, followed by the date listings.
History of Swear Words – Netflix Original Series | 5 January
A loud and proudly profane new series that explores the origins, pop culture usage, science and societal impact of bad words.
More light documentaries
Lupin – Netflix Original Series | 8 January
Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
More crime series
Pretend It’s a City – Netflix Original Documentaries | 8 January
Writer Fran Lebowitz discusses life in New York City as a reader, walker and incisive observer of the changes in contemporary culture and the city.
More NYC picks
Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy – Netflix Original Documentaries | 11 January
A cheap, powerful drug emerges during a recession, igniting a moral panic fuelled by racism. Explore the complex history of crack in the 1980s.
More powerful doccies
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer – Netflix Original Documentaries | 13 January
Beneath the sunlit glamor of 1985 L.A. lurks a relentless serial killer, a willing acolyte of evil. Two detectives won’t rest until they catch him.
More true crime
The White Tiger – Netflix Original Film | 22 January
The ambitious driver for a rich Indian family uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur. Based on the bestselling novel.
Bonding: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series | Date TBC
Totally broke and banned from every dungeon in New York City, best friends Tiff and Pete work to rebuild their reputations in the bondage community.
More sexy shows
Cobra Kai: Season 3 – Netflix Original Series | Now streaming
Season 3 finds everyone reeling in the aftermath of the violent high school brawl between their dojos, which has left Miguel in a precarious condition. While Daniel searches for answers in his past and Johnny seeks redemption, Kreese further manipulates his vulnerable students with his own vision of dominance. The soul of the Valley is at stake, and the fate of every student and sensei hangs in the balance.
More reboots and spin-offs
What else is on?
Check out everything coming to Netflix this month, and look out for our Plum Picks in bold!
1 January 2021
Headspace Guide to Meditation – Netflix Original Series
Dream Home Makeover: Season 2- Netflix Original Series
Monarca: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series
What Happened to Mr. Cha? – Netflix Original Film
The Minimalists: Less Is Now – Netflix Original Documentaries
2 January 2021
Asphalt Burning (Børning 3) – Netflix Original Film
5 January 2021
- History of Swear Words – Netflix Original Series
¡Nailed It! México: Season 3 – Netflix Original Series
Gabby’s Dollhouse – Netflix Original Kids & Family
6 January 2021
Tony Parker – The last shot – Netflix Original Documentaries
Surviving Death – Netflix Original Documentaries
7 January 2021
Pieces of a Woman – Netflix Original Film
8 January 2021
- Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 5 – Netflix Original Series
- Lupin – Netflix Original Series
- Pretend It’s a City – Netflix Original Documentaries
Stuck Apart (Azizler) – Netflix Original Film
Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival – Netflix Original Kids & Family
The Idhun Chronicles: Part 2 – Netflix Original Kids & Family Anemi
11 January 2021
- CRACK: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy – Netflix Original Documentaries
13 January 2021
- Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer – Netflix Original Documentaries
14 January 2021
The Heartbreak Club – Netflix Original Film
15 January 2021
Outside the Wire – Netflix Original Film
Double Dad (Pai Em Dobro) – Netflix Original Film
Bling Empire – Netflix Original Series
Disenchantment: Part 3 – Netflix Original Series
Carmen Sandiego: Season 4 – Netflix Original Kids & Family
19 January 2021
Hello Ninja: Season 4 – Netflix Original Kids & Family
20 January 2021
- Spycraft – Netflix Original Series
Daughter From Another Mother (Madre solo hay dos) – Netflix Original Series
21 January 2021
Call My Agent!: Season 4 – Netflix Original Series
22 January 2021
- The White Tiger – Netflix Original Film
Busted!: Season 3 – Netflix Original Series
Fate: The Winx Saga – Netflix Original Series
Blown Away: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series
So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! (Salir del ropero) – Netflix Original Film
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 2. – Netflix Original Kids & Family
23 January 2021
Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) – Netflix Original Series
26 January 2021
Snowpiercer: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series
27 January 2021
- Penguin Bloom – Netflix Original Film
28 January 2021
June & Kopi – Netflix Original Film
29 January 2021
The Dig – Netflix Original Film
Finding ‘Ohana – Netflix Original Film
Below Zero (Bajocero) – Netflix Original Film
We Are: The Brooklyn Saints – Netflix Original Documentaries
Please note that dates and titles are subject to change.