Everything new coming to Netflix in January - including Will Smith blockbuster

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Bad Boys whatcha gonna do ... Gabrielle Union, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith star in Bad Boys II. (Image: Columbia Pictures)
Bad Boys whatcha gonna do ... Gabrielle Union, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith star in Bad Boys II. (Image: Columbia Pictures)

A heady mix of gun-toting action comedies such as Will Smith's Bad Boys II and thoughtful dramas in Kevin Costner's JFK head an all-star line-up as Netflix gets 2023 off to a bang.

And if these two box office heavyweights aren't enough to get pulses raising, there's also Jason Statham's fantastically silly Crank - where an assassin has to keep his heart rate up or he will die.

Delving deeper into January's roster of goodies we also get the steamy Dangerous Liasons, where two nobles play a highly risky game of seduction when a bet is made to corrupt a newly-married woman in 18th century France.

If horror's your bag, then look no further than Incantation - which has Li Ronan getting cursed after breaking a religious taboo.

There's also plenty for the little ones to choo-choose from, including Thomas & Friends as well as the epic animated tale of The Sea Beast.

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So without further ado, let's deep dive into everything coming your way on Netflix this month:

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Everything new coming to Netflix in January - including Will Smith blockbusterJason Statham hams it up in the gloriously silly and entertaining Crank. (Lionsgate Films)

What’s New on Netflix UK right now

  • Bad Boys II (2003) – Will Smith teams up with Martin Lawrence for another Michael Bay police epic that punches above its weight.
  • Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006) – Barbie takes centre stage as fairy Elina, who is gutted to learn an evil sprite has captured her merman prince friend Nalu.
  • Crank (2006) – Hard-boiled Jason Statham action bonanza where an assassin has to keep his heart rate up or he will die.
  • Fighting Spirit / Hajime no ippo (Season s) – An intriguing Japanese anime series.
  • Glow Up (Season 4) – A quest to discover the next makeup star.
  • Kaleidoscope (Limited Series) Netflix Original – Rufus Sewell and Giancarlo Esposito star in this heist movies played out across several decades.
  • Lady Voyeur (Season 1) Netflix Original – Hotly-anticipated Brazillian crime show about a hacker thrust into a menacing investigation.
  • LEGO Ninjago (Multiple Seasons) – Animated series popular with the kiddies and adults!
  • Monster (Multiple Seasons) – Anime series is a frightful delight.
  • Mousa (2022) – Egyptian sci-fi flick concerns an engineering student creating a powerful robot to battle against criminals and the dishonest government.
  • Old Enough! (Season 2) – Japanese kids series.
  • Power Players (Season 3) – Animated series for kids.
  • Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (2021) – Fascinating flick about New Orleans gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and her metoric rise to fame back in the '40s.
  • The Age of Innocence (1993) – Oscar-winning romantic escapade from top director Martin Scorsese.
  • The Caller (2011) – Brit thriller about a young girl desperate for a new start - but someone knows where she is.
  • The Croods (2013) – Fun prehistoric film featuring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Nicholas Cage and Emma Stone.
  • The Layover (2017) – Kate Upton and Alexandra Daddario star in this sweet romcom.
  • The Way of the Househusband (Season 2) Netflix Original – Popular anime series continuing the story of the legendary yakuza Tatsu, now an unlikely stay-at-home husband.
  • Thomas & Friends Series: Thomas & Friends: Race for the Sodor Cup; Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go
  • Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996) – Fun-filled sci-fi comedy concerning a team of survivalists and scientists scrapping with giant predators.

January 4

  • How I Became a Gangster (2023) Netflix Original – Gritty Polish crime film following a gangster scaling up the Warsaw criminal ranks.
  • MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street (Season 1) Netflix Original – True crime docuseries chronicles the fall of financier Bernie Madoff.
  • The Kings of the World (Season 1) Netflix Original – Drama charts the exploits of five friends from the streets of Colombia's Medellín who set out on a perilous journey to recover a piece of land bequeathed to one of them.
  • The Lying Life of Adults (Season 1) Netflix Original – Valeria Golino stars in this Italian drama series based on the Elena Ferrante novel.
Everything new coming to Netflix in January - including Will Smith blockbusterGinny and Georgia makes a welcome return to our screens. (Netflix)

January 5

  • Copenhagen Cowboy ( Season 1 ) Netflix Original – Nicolas Winding Refn serves up this Danish TV thriller series.
  • Ginny & Georgia ( Season 2 ) Netflix Original – Popular young adult comedy drama makes a welcome return.
  • Woman of the Dead (Season 1) Netflix Original – Mystery series about a woman desperately seeking to find out who bumped off her husband.

January 6

  • Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The Underworld (2023) Netflix Original – Fascinating tale about the rise of 'encounter cops' in 1990s Mumbai.
  • Pressure Cooker (Season 1) Netflix Original – Eleven chefs battle it out in the kitchen to compete for a cool $100,000.
  • The Pale Blue Eye (2023) Netflix Original – Batman star Christian Bale stars in this mystery thriller set in the early 19th century, where a detective is hired to investigate a savage murder of a cadet.
  • The Ultimatum: France (Season 1 – Part 2) Netflix Original - Show encourages couples to put their love to the test.

January 9

  • Boo Bitch (Limited Series) – Unusual comedy sees high school senior Erika Vu decide to seize the day – but she died the previous night and is now an apparition.
  • Dangerous Liaisons (2022) - In 1800s France, two nobles play a lucrative - and downright dangerous - game of seduction when a bet is made to corrupt a newly-married woman.
  • How to Build a Sex Room (Season 1) - Scintillating docu-reality series is a real eye-opener, exhibiting a next-level spa and secret rock’n’roll dungeon. Not for the squeamish.
  • Incantation (2022) – Vicious horror movie sees Li Ronan cursed after breaking a religious taboo ... and now she must keep her daughter safe from harm.
  • Jewel (2022) - Photographer finds herself captivated by some of her subjects.
  • Ranveer Vs Wild with Bear Grylls (2022) - Outdoor TV personality Bear Grylls and top Indian actor Ranveer Singh grapple with the wild.
  • The Longest Night (Season 1) - A team of armed men swoop into a psychiatric jail in an effort to capture a confined serial killer.
  • The Sea Beast (2022) - Animated sea-faring yarn has a young girl stow away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter.
  • VINLAND SAGA (Season 1 – New Episodes) – Weekly episodes of the much-loved anime series begin dropping from January 9.

January 10

  • Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger (2023) Netflix Original – Stand-up comedy special.
  • The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker (2023) Netflix Original – True crime documentary.

January 12

  • Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight (Season 2) Netflix Original – Master Po Ping (voiced by Jack Black) heads to India.
  • The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House (Season 1) Netflix Original – Japanese live-action following Kiyo living in the geisha district of Kyoto.
  • Vikings: Valhalla (Season 2) Netflix Original – New season of historical series has our heroes continue their story shortly after the terrible fall of Kattegat. Suddenly finding themselves fugitives in Scandinavia, they are made to test their ambitions and courage.

January 13

  • Disconnect: The Wedding Planner (2023) Netflix Original – Romantic comedy flick.
  • Dog Gone (2023) Netflix Original – Rob Lowe stars in this paw-fect biopic about a young chap and his beloved pooch separated on the Appalachian Trail.
  • Suzan & Freek (2023) Netflix Original – After going viral from posting covers on social media, a passionate music duo and couple navigate remarkable success and the pitfalls of fame.
  • Sky Rojo (Season 3) Netflix Original – Third and final season of the Spanish thriller series from the creator of Money Heist.
  • Trial by Fire (Limited Series) Netflix Original – Heartfelt miniseries about two parents dealing with the loss of their kids.
Everything new coming to Netflix in January - including Will Smith blockbusterKevin Costner stars in JFK (Warner Bros)

January 15

  • Don’t Say A Word (2001) – Mystery thriller starring Wall Street and Romancing The Stone star Michael Douglas.
  • JFK (1991) – Kevin Costner leads this fascinating political historical thriller about the Kennedy assassination in 1963.
  • Runaway Jury (2003) – Crime thriller from director Gary Fleder about a juror on the inside and a woman manipulating a court trial.
  • The Client (1994) – Fugitive and Batman Forever actor Tommy Lee Jones stars alongside Susan Sarandon in this Oscar-nominated crime mystery.

January 16

  • Miu404 (Season 1) – Japanese crime series about a police unit spectacularly solving crimes inside just 24 hours.

January 19

  • Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre (Season 1) Netflix Original – Anime horror series.
  • Khallat+ (2023) Netflix Original – Anthology movie from South Africa.
  • That ’90s Show (Season 1) Netflix Original – Comedy sitcom sequel series to That ’70s Show that sees the original cast all grown up and a new generation of youngsters experiencing life in Wisconsin.
  • Women at War (Season 1) Netflix Original – Whisking you back to France, 1914. As the German troops advance and men leave for the frontlines, four women must deal with the devastating consequences of war at home.

January 20

  • Bake Squad (Season 2) Netflix Original – Reality baking series.
  • Big Mäck: Gangsters and Gold (2023) Netflix Original – German documentary on the wrongly accused Donald Stellwag.
  • Bling Empire: New York (Season 1) Netflix Original – New-spinoff reality series shows you what it’s like to be a wealthy Asian-American socialite living it large in the city that never sleeps.
  • Fauda (Season 4) Netflix Original – Action thriller series.
  • Mission Majnu (2023) Netflix Original – Spy thriller.
  • Represent (Season 1) Netflix Original – Comedy series about an educator who is thrust into the French presidential election race.
  • Shahmaran (Season 1) Netflix Original – Fantasy drama.
  • Shanty Town (Season 1) Netflix Original – Nigerian series.

January 23

  • Narvik (2023) Netflix Original – War movie about a young soldier fighting in the trenches.

January 24

  • Physical: 100 (Season 1) Netflix Original – Korean reality series.

January 25

  • Against The Ropes (Season 1) Netflix Original – Just released from jail, Ángela attempts to regain the respect of her daughter, who loves lucha libre wrestling, by entering the ring as a mysterious persona.
  • The Endless Night (Season 1) Netflix Original – Drama series from Brazil.
  • The Price of Family (2023) Netflix Original – Italian comedy flick.

January 26

  • Daniel Spellbound (Season 2) Netflix Original – Season number two of the kids animated series.
  • Record of Ragnarok (Season 2 – Episodes 1-10) Netflix Original – Anime action series.

January 27

  • Kings of Jo’Burg (Season 2) Netflix Original – Fantasy crime drama from South Africa.
  • Lockwood & Co. (Season 1) Netflix Original – Two teenage boys and a psychically gifted girl are destined to unravel a mystery set to change the course of history.
  • The Snow Girl (Season 1) Netflix Original – Mystery series about a girl going missing during a parade and a newspaper journalist’s fearless pursuit to find her.
  • You People (2023) Netflix Original – Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill star in this comedy movie that follows a new couple battling with societal expectations and hilarious generational differences.

January 30

  • Princess Power (Season 1) Netflix Original – Kids animated series.

January 31

  • P amela, a love story (2023) Netflix Original – Documentary charting the stratospheric rise of Pamela Anderson’s life and career.

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