January Netflix Line Up: Han Solo Arrives, Hobbits Exit

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Indiana Jones, Monty Python, Han Solo, and more join the Netflix family next month, while we say goodbye to vampires, sharks-in-tornadoes, and hobbits! Here are the movies and shows that are coming and going from Netflix in January.

WHAT’S LEAVING

Rent (Leaving January 1)

If you have not yet watched the hugely popular Broadway musical about a group of friends trying to survive life in New York during the days of the HIV/AIDS, crisis now is your time. The soundtrack is incredible thanks to the ensemble cast, many of whom came to the film after being part of Rent‘s original Broadway cast.

 

The Princess Diaries (Leaving January 1)

“SHUT UP!” With those two words, Anne Hathaway made young hearts everywhere want nothing more than for Julie Andrews to show up at their own door in The Princess Diaries. The movie tells the story of Mia Thermopolis, a seemingly ordinary sixteen-year old girl who discovers she is the heir to the throne of the country of Genovia. The movie also stars Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo, and Robert Schwartzman.

 

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Leaving January 19)

The epic story of Frodo Baggins and his quest to destroy the One Ring begins in this, the first movie of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Frodo is joined in his journey by his fellow hobbits (Sam, Merry, and Pippin), a wizard (Gandalf), an elf (Legolas), a dwarf (Gimli), and two humans (Aragorn and Boromir), better known as the titular “Fellowship of the Ring.” The ensemble cast includes Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Viggo Mortensen, and Sean Bean.

 

WHAT’S COMING

Across the Universe (Arriving January 1)

The music of the Beatles is an essential plot piece to Across the Universe, a story about the romance of a poor English boy and a wealthy American girl. Over 30 Beatles songs are used to tell the story of Lucy and Jude and their tumultuous relationship, which is set against the backdrop of the 1960’s political climate. The movie stars Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess.

 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Arriving January 2)

The popular comedic troupe tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their search for the Holy Grail. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is not just any quest story, as Arthur and his knights face some very interesting and absurd obstacles in their journey, such as the Black Knight, a very rabid rabbit, and the Knights Who Say Ni. The film stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Arriving January 9)

Star Wars fans get a peak at the life of Han Solo during the years before he joined Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the Rebellion and before he experienced that moment with his son, in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The movie stars Alden Ehrenreich as the titular character.

 

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (Arriving January 17)

Darren Criss stars in the second season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series that focuses on some of the most notorious crimes and criminals in American history. Criss garnered much critical acclaim for his portrayal of Versace’s killer Andrew Cunanan.

 

See below for the full list of titles coming and going from Netflix in January 2019.

ARRIVING JANUARY 1

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3

Across the Universe

Babel

Black Hawk Down

City of God

COMEDIANS of the world

Definitely, Maybe

Godzilla

Happy Feet

Hell or High Water

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

It Takes Two

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Jersey Boys

Mona Lisa Smile

Mr. Bean’s Holiday

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pinky Malinky

Pulp Fiction

Swingers

Tears of the Sun

The Addams Family

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Dark Knight

The Departed

The Mummy

The Mummy Returns

The Strangers

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Watchmen

xXx

XXX: State of the Union

ARRIVING JANUARY 2

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

ARRIVING JANUARY 4

And Breathe Normally

Call My Agent!: Season 3

El Potro: Unstoppable

Lionheart

ARRIVING JANUARY 9

GODZILLA The Planet Eater

Solo: A Star Wars Story

ARRIVING JANUARY 10

When Heroes Fly

ARRIVING JANUARY 11

Friends from College: Season 2

ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium

Sex Education

Solo

The Last Laugh

ARRIVING JANUARY 15

Revenger

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry

ARRIVING JANUARY 16

American Gangster

ARRIVING JANUARY 17

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

ARRIVING JANUARY 18

Carmen Sandiego

Close

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

GIRL

Grace and Frankie: Season 5

IO

Soni

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part B

Trigger Warning with Killer Mike

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5

ARRIVING JANUARY 21

Justice

ARRIVING JANUARY 24

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

ARRIVING JANUARY 25

Animas

Black Earth Rising

Club de Cuervos: Season 4

Kingdom

Medici: The Magnificent

Polar

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Part 2

ARRIVING JANUARY 27

Z Nation: Season 5

ARRIVING JANUARY 29

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp

ARRIVING JANUARY 30

The Incredibles 2

ARRIVAL TBD

Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 2

LEAVING JANUARY 1

The Shining

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Blade

Blade II

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Catwoman

Face/Off

Finding Neverland

Friday Night Lights

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

I Am Ali

Interview with the Vampire

Into the Wild

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Kung Fu Panda

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year

Like Water for Chocolate

Love Actually

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Marie Antoinette

Meet the Fockers

Meet the Parents

Million Dollar Baby

Monsters vs. Aliens

Mortal Kombat

Rent

Sharknado

Sharknado 2: The Second One

Sharknado 3

Sharknado 5

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

The 6th Day

The Godfather

The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part III

The Green Mile

The Iron Giant

The Princess Diaries

The Queen of the Damned

The Reaping

LEAVING JANUARY 4

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

LEAVING JANUARY 13

It Follows

LEAVING JANUARY 14

Armageddon

LEAVING JANUARY 18

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

LEAVING JANUARY 19

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Em

Em joined the Nerds and Beyond staff in 2018, excited to combine her two great loves of fangirling and writing. Her favorite things include Louden Swain, Kings of Con, Band of Brothers, Marvel, and DC. In her spare time she can usually be found watching her favorite classic films or writing poetry about her favorite band, Louden Swain. Find her on Twitter at @invisible_heir.

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