New Year, New Shows: Your Guide to the Must-Watch Titles Hitting Netflix in January

From Andean tragedy to heist thrills and a Drug Queen's Rise

by Sededin Dedovic
New Year, New Shows: Your Guide to the Must-Watch Titles Hitting Netflix in January
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The new year brings a new wave of content to Netflix, and January 2024 promises a diverse offering of captivating movies and series. From a harrowing retelling of a real-life tragedy to a heist thriller starring Kevin Hart and Sofia Vergara's dramatic transformation, there's something for everyone on the streaming platform this month.

The Month Begins Jan. 4 "Society of the Snow," a Spanish film from acclaimed director J.A. Bayona ("The Orphanament", "A Monster Calls"). The film delves into the harrowing true story of a Uruguayan rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes in 1972.

Stranded on a glacier with limited resources, the survivors were forced to make unimaginable decisions to stay alive. "Society of the Snow" has garnered critical acclaim, winning awards at several international film festivals and as many as four nominations for the 2024 Academy Awards, including Best International Feature Film.

On January 5, Netflix presents "Good Grief," a drama written, directed and starring Dan Levy ("Schitt's Creek"). Levy portrays a London-based artist struggling with the loss of her husband. Traveling with friends to Paris, he makes a surprising discovery that changes his understanding of their relationship.

"Good Grief" promises a poignant and moving exploration of grief and self-discovery. Action movie fans can get ready for Kevin Hart's latest project, "Lift" which arrives on January 12th. Hart plays Cyrus Whitetaker, a skilled thief tasked with pulling off a daring in-flight heist.

His mission: steal $500 million in gold from a passenger plane before it lands in the wrong hands. Directed by F. Gary Gray ("The Fate of the Furious"), "Lift" promises adrenaline-pumping thrills and Hart's trademark comedic charm.

Get ready to see Sofia Vergara in a whole new light as she takes on the role of Griselda Blanco, the notorious Colombian drug lord known as the "Godmother of Cocaine," in the limited series "Griselda," premiering January 25.

Vergara, best known for her comedic roles on "Modern Family" and "Hot Pursuit," undergoes a dramatic transformation to portray the ruthless Blanco, who built one of the most powerful drug empires in history. The six-part series comes from the creators of "Narcos" and "Narcos: Mexico," promising a gripping and insightful look into the life of a real-life criminal mastermind.

These are just a few of the exciting new titles coming to Netflix in January. With a diverse range of genres and stories to choose from, there's no doubt that there's something for everyone on the platform this month. So grab some popcorn, settle in, and get ready to party with the latest Netflix offerings.