What's Now Streaming on Netflix - January 2021

Here's what's new, what's hot and what you should watch this month on Netflix.

By Matthew Lissauer

Shia LaBeouf, Vanessa Kirby in "Pieces of a Woman."

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Netflix is starting the year with a solid selection of new originals. Here are a few of their big premieres to keep on your radar, along with the full list of debuts. Happy streaming!

  • Pieces of a Woman

    © Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "Pieces of a Woman," which premieres this week, stars Vanessa Kirby ("The Crown," "Hobbs & Shaw") and Shia LaBeouf in a heart-wrenching drama about a married couple on the verge of parenthood, whose lives change at the hands of a nervous midwife. "Pieces of a Woman" premiered to critical praise at the 2020 Venice Film Festival with Kirby becoming a likely awards contender.

    Pieces of a Woman

    Drama / 2020 / R

    A heartbreaking home birth leaves a woman grappling with the profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by a chasm of grief.

  • The White Tiger

    © Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, "The White Tiger" stars Priyanka Chopra (who also produces) in an Indian drama about working class strife, as a lowly taxi driver (Adarsh Gourav) does everything in his power to rise above his class status.

    The White Tiger

    Drama / 2021 / R

    An ambitious Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top.

  • Penguin Bloom

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    "Penguin Bloom" stars Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln ("The Walking Dead") in a family drama about a photographer (Lincoln) who finds hope and comfort from an injured Magpie chick, as his wife (Watts) suffers a debilitating paralysis while on vacation. "Penguin Bloom" made waves at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival and will hit Netflix servers on Jan. 27.

    Penguin Bloom

    Drama / 2020

    A photographer and his family find hope and solace in an injured magpie chick.

  • The Dig

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    Carey Mulligan and Ralph Feinnes star as two archeologists who make a startling pre-WWII discovery in Britain, in the historical drama "The Dig." Initially set to star Nicole Kidman, Mulligan took the lead as Edith Pretty, whose discovery of early medieval burial sites at Sutton Hoo changed British scholars' understanding of their past, especially of a time period with so little documentation. Look for "The Dig" on January 29th.

    The Dig

    Drama / 2021 / PG-13

    An excavator and his team discover a wooden ship from the Dark Ages while digging up a burial ground on a woman's estate.

Classic premieres to look out for include Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway's bank robbing romance "Bonnie and Clyde," Martin Scorsese's gangster favorite "GoodFellas," and Julia Roberts' '80s breakout "Mystic Pizza" (all now available to stream). Indie hits from the fall "Radium Girls" and "Fatima" will debut later this month.

Here's the full list of Netflix debuts.

  • 17 Again (2009) - 1/1
  • 30 Minutes or Less (2011) - 1/1
  • Blue Streak (1999) - 1/1
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 1/1
  • Can't Hardly Wait (1998) - 1/1
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002) - 1/1
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) - 1/1
  • Cool Hand Luke (1967) - 1/1
  • Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987) - 1/1
  • Enter the Dragon (1973) - 1/1
  • Four Christmases (2008) - 1/1
  • Fred Claus (2007) - 1/1
  • Full Out 2: You Got This! (2020) - 1/1
  • Gimme Shelter (2013) - 1/1
  • Good Hair (2009) - 1/1
  • GoodFellas (1990) - 1/1
  • Gothika (2003) - 1/1
  • Into the Wild (2007) - 1/1
  • Julie & Julia (2009) - 1/1
  • London Heist (2017) - 1/1
  • Mud (2012) - 1/1
  • Mystic Pizza (1988) - 1/1
  • Sex and the City (2008) - 1/1
  • Sex and the City 2 (2010) - 1/1
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009) - 1/1
  • Striptease (1996) - 1/1
  • Superbad (2007) - 1/1
  • The Creative Brain (2019) - 1/1 - Original
  • The Departed (2006) - 1/1
  • The Minimalists: Less Is Now (2021) - 1/1 - Original
  • The Naked Gun (1988) - 1/1
  • Unknown (2011) - 1/1
  • What Happened to Mr. Cha? (2021) - 1/1 - Original
  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) - 1/1
  • Asphalt Burning (2021) - 1/2 - Original
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - 1/5
  • Ratones Paranoicos: The Band that Rocked Argentina (2021) - 1/6 - Original
  • Tony Parker: The Final Shot (2021) - 1/6 - Original
  • Pieces of a Woman (2021) - 1/7 - Original
  • Stuck Apart (2021) - 1/8 - Original
  • Spring Breakers (2012) - 1/10
  • Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (2021) - 1/11 - Original
  • An Imperfect Murder (2017) - 1/13
  • Double Dad (2021) - 1/15 - Original
  • Hook (1991) - 1/15
  • Outside the Wire (2021) - 1/15 - Original
  • Penguins of Madagascar (2014) - 1/15
  • A Monster Calls (2016) - 1/16
  • Radium Girls (2020) - 1/16
  • Homefront (2013) - 1/18
  • Sightless (2020) - 1/20
  • So My Grandma's a Lesbian! (2021) - 1/22 - Original
  • The White Tiger (2021) - 1/22 - Original
  • Penguin Bloom (2021) - 1/27 - Original
  • Below Zero (Bajocero) (2021) - 1/29 - Original
  • Finding 'Ohana (2021) - 1/29 - Original
  • The Dig (2021) - 1/29 - Original
  • Fatima (2020) - 1/31
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