The 8 Best New Movies on Netflix in January 2024


Hold onto your popcorn, movie lovers, because January 2024 is shaping to be a cinematic feast on Netflix! Whether you’re a die-hard director disciple or crave a stellar performance from your favourite actor, this month’s lineup has something to tantalize every taste. 

So ditch the January detox and dive into The 8 Best New Movies on Netflix in January 2024.

The 8 Best New Movies on Netflix in January 2024

Jackie Brown (Now streaming)

Remember that mind-blowing explosion that was Pulp Fiction? Following that act was an impossible mission. So, what did Tarantino do? He dug into the treasure trove of his hero Elmore Leonard’s stories and pulled out “Rum Punch.” Boom, “Jackie Brown” was born!


It’s like a slow-burn masterpiece compared to his usual fireworks, but trust me, it’s just as good. Pam Grier is a flight attendant navigating a money-smuggling web, and let me tell you, she owns every scene. Jackson, De Niro, Keaton, Forster? 

All there, bringing their A-game. Don’t sleep on this gem; it’s Tarantino at his most subtle, and that’s saying something.

John Wick (Streaming now)

Okay, picture this: the 2010s. Superheroes were everywhere, sequels swarmed the screens, and original action flicks felt like unicorns – rare and mythical. But then, BAM! Keanu Reeves bursts onto the scene as John Wick, a retired hitman, back in the game for one reason: revenge. 


It wasn’t just some popcorn flick but a stylish ballet of bullets, a neon-drenched underworld ruled by assassins and secret hotels. And guess what? It just kept getting better! “Chapter 2” upped the ante with bone-crushing fights and even crazier mythology. 

Then came “Chapter 3,” an action opera that’ll leave you breathless. Take advantage of these gems, folks. They remind us that Hollywood magic is still alive, kicking and head-shotting across our screens.

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Jurassic Park (Now streaming)

Do you remember that feeling of pure childhood wonder when you first saw dinosaurs come to life on the big screen? Yeah, that was 1993, and Steven Spielberg was dropping jaws with “Jurassic Park.” 

While making masterpieces like “Schindler’s List,” he hadn’t forgotten how to whip up a blockbuster that would leave you slack-jawed. 


Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum get roped into this dino adventure on a theme park island where you guessed it, they brought back the Jurassic era. The special effects were mind-blowing for the time (and still hold up pretty well today!), and John Williams’ score is an absolute banger.

So grab some popcorn, settle in for a trip to Isla Nublar, and prepare to be amazed by these prehistoric pals. If you’re feeling dino-devoted, the first two sequels are also for streaming. Let’s hold off on the velociraptor training, okay?

Gravity (Now streaming)

Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity” isn’t your typical buddy space flick. Forget about wisecracks bouncing off asteroids or fistfights with moon aliens. This is a heart-pounding survival story in zero-G, starring Sandra Bullock alone after George Clooney’s astronaut takes a permanent space walk. 


Yep, just her, the stars, and a lot of fight for life. Bullock delivers a masterclass in solo acting, making you sweat and gasp even though there’s nobody else on screen. And Cuarón? He whips up this zero-gravity magic with robotic cameras that put you alongside her, dodging debris and holding your breath. 

It’s so real that even Gaspar Noé (that trippy director dude) calls it “the best cinematic experience of my life” after watching it high on morphine. Okay, maybe don’t go that far, but trust me, “Gravity” is one space journey you won’t soon forget. Just ditch the Dramamine. You’ll need all your wits about you for this one.

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The Florida Project (Now streaming)

Sean Baker followed his history-making “Tangerine” with this slice-of-life drama about impoverished families living in a magenta motel in the shadows of Disney World. 


Simultaneously a window into how lavish travel destinations can ignore the needs of locals and a warm portrait of people making the best of every situation, the film features a career-best performance from Willem Dafoe and some of the best child acting in recent memory. 

Good Grief (Now streaming)

After ending his acclaimed run as co-creator and star of “Schitt’s Creek,” (which originated on CBC Television but indeed became an international hit once it hit Netflix), Dan Levy returns to the streaming service for his feature directorial debut, “Good Grief.”


The bittersweet comedy stars Levy as a gay man who put off grieving the death of his mother to focus on his marriage. When his suppressed emotions finally catch up, he heads to Paris with his two best friends for a weekend of self-discovery. 

How to Train Your Dragon (Now streaming)

Directors: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill

In a world of Vikings vs dragons, one brave soul, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), stumbles upon a rare breed he decides to bond with and train instead of attacking. Fearful and wary, as dragons are known for attacking their village, Hiccup practices in secret but begins to gain confidence that, if faced with kindness, these dragons are pretty peaceful creatures. 


How to Train Your Dragon works so well not only for its fantastic storyline but also for its incredible characters. It has some easily recognizable voice actors behind it as well, including Gerard Butler (300), Cate Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad). 

The combination creates the perfect recipe for a brilliant animation that garners praise from kids and adults alike.

Train to Busan (Streaming January 23)

“Snowpiercer” was the first major South Korean action film of the 2010s to tell a post-apocalyptic story aboard a moving train, but it’s not necessarily the best. Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan” improves on the formula by adding zombies into the mix. 


It tells an intricately choreographed story of passengers fighting for their lives as their trip is interrupted by the news that a zombie invasion has struck the nation. Blending black comedy with some serious gore, the franchise-launching film is undeniably one of the century’s best action films. 

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