The 10 Best Things Added To Netflix , Amazon, & Hulu for January 2017

While we mourn the painful loss of Saving Private Ryan, Coming to America, ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, and yes, Murder, She Wrote, the streaming gods have bestowed upon us new treasures in the form of newly added shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

Covering a range of genres and ratings, here are our 10 best selections for everything that’s new to streaming as of January 1, 2017.

1. The Shining (Netflix)
It’s hard to doubt Stephen King’s judgment, but his not liking Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining will forever remain a puzzler. It’s arguably the greatest horror film of all time.



2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Netflix)
We’re not sure why E.T. has only a 7.9 on IMDb, but if you saw this movie as a child, you’ll never stop loving it. After the movie, be sure to check out Henry Thomas’ screen test for Elliott—then wonder, like us, why he didn’t become a true A-list star in Hollywood. The guy’s great.

3. Boogie Nights (Netflix)

With a juicy plot centered around the porn industry in the late 70s, a killer soundtrack, stellar cast, and great direction by Paul Thomas Anderson, Boogie Nights still hustles hard today, 20 years after its release.

4. Hugo (Netflix)

The tale of an orphan boy who lives in the walls of a train station, Hugo is the rare movie-for-all-ages by master craftsman Martin Scorsese, and it’s well worth a watch. It’s best seen in 3D, but this’ll do.

5. Miss Sharon Jones (Netflix)

The great 20 Feet from Stardom certainly whet our whistle for music documentaries about non-household names, and Miss Sharon Jones looks like it could be almost as good. Miss Jones has crazy good pipes.

6. Superman: The Movie (Netflix)

We’re still waiting for someone to A) make a better Superman movie or B) find a better actor for the part than Christopher Reeve. While we wait, it’s wise to view Richard Donner’s gem every few years.

7. Just Add Magic – Season 2 (Amazon, January 13)

Live-action programming that you feel good letting your 8-year-old daughter watch is somewhat of a rare thing. With some laughs, mystery, and enjoyable characters, Just Add Magic, now debuting its second season, is perfect for young girls or the whole family.

8. Sneaky Pete – Season 1 (Amazon, January 13)

Initially developed for CBS, Sneaky Pete is drama executive produced by Bryan Cranston and House’s David Shore, starring Giovanni Ribisi stars as a con man who takes refuge with the family of his former cellmate.

9. Amelie (Hulu)

Full of charm and visual splendor, Amelie is now 15 years old and a full-fledged firm cult favorite. A great impress-your-date movie.

10. Annie Hall (Hulu)

Widely considered Woody Allen’s finest film, Annie Hall crackles with crisp, witty dialogue and a timeless theme of what makes relationships succeed or fail. One of the best romantic comedies of all time, for sure.


Those are our 10 best, and here’s the rest coming new to streaming starting this month:


January 1
Around the World in 80 Days (2002)
After Innocence
Bee Movie
Boogie Nights
Collateral Damage
El Dorado
E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
HALO Legends
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
License to Drive
Nancy Drew
Ocean’s Twelve
Real Detective: Season 1
Superman Returns
Superman II
Superman III
Superman IV
Superman: The Movie
The Parent Trap (1961)
The Shining
The Perfect Physique
The Rat Race (2012)
To Be A Miss
V for Vendetta
Vanilla Sky

January 3
It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia (Season 11)
Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?

January 6

Coin Heist
Degrassi: Next Class (Season 3)
Growing Up Coy
Mar de Plastico (Season 1)
One Day at a Time (Season 1)
Tarzan and Jane (Season 1)

January 7
Alpha and Omega 7
Miss Sharon Jones
Under the Shadow

January 9
Best and Most Beautiful Things
Ratchet and Clank

January 10
As I Open My Eyes
Best Friends Whenever
Happily Married
Jim Gaffigan: Cinco
We’re Lalaloopsy (Season 1)

January 11
Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass

January 13
A Series of Unforunate Events (Season 1)
Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women
Historia de un clan (Season 1)
It Follows
The Investigator: A British Crime Story (Season 1)

January 14
Camp X-Ray
Cardboard Boxer
Estar O No Estar

January 15
A Beautiful Now
Hostage to the Devil
Señora Acero (Season 3)
Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body
Wartime Portraits (Season 1)

January 16
Flash of Genius

January 17
Neal Brennan: 3 Mics
Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050

January 19
Good Kids

January 20
Frontier (Season 1)
Take the 10
Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 2)

January 21
Bates Motel (Season 4)
Grami’s Circus Show (Season 2)

January 24
Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy
Gad Gone Wild
Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil
Kill Command
Terrace House: Aloha State (Season 1: Part 1)

January 25
Era el cielo

January 27
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh (Season 2)
Kazoops! (Season 2)
Shadows of Truth
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

January 28
Ripper Street (Season 4)

January 30
Swing State

January 31
Bill Burr Stand Up Special

Amazon Prime

January 1
13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Across the Universe
American History X
Are We Done Yet?
Are We There Yet?
Blood Diamond
Happy Feet
Maid in Manhattan
Norm of the North

January 3
She’s All That

January 9
The Infiltrator
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, season 1

January 13
Just Add Magic, season 2 (Amazon original)
Sneaky Pete, season 1 (Amazon original)

January 17
The A-Word, season 1
Red Rock, season 2

January 22
Where to Invade Next

January 23
The Choice

January 26
America Divided, season 1

January 27
Dirty Grandpa
Z: The Beginning of Everything, season 1 (Amazon original)

January 30
Swiss Army Man


January 1
Chowder: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Cartoon Network)
The Powerpuff Girls (Classic): Complete Seasons 1-6 (Cartoon Network)
Wasted: Complete Season 1 (BBC)
Across the Universe
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Annie Hall
Baby Boom
Bad Girls from Mars
Beverly Hills Cop 2
Beverly Hills Cop 3
Beverly Hills Vamp
Black Sheep
Blaze You Out
Blow Away
Blue Hill Avenue
Boxcar Bertha
The Brady Bunch Movie
The Burbs
Cold War
Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to be Said?
Cruel Intentions
Curse of the Starving Class
Deadly Blessing
Dracula 3000
The Eternal
Extreme Justice
Eyes of an Angel
Gargoyles: Wings of Darkness
Happily N’Ever After
Happily N’Ever After 2
Jackass Number Two
Jackass: The Movie
Jeepers Creepers 2
Jesus’ Son
King Kong (1976)
Leaving Las Vegas
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 4
The Long Riders
Man in the Moon
Mission Impossible
Mutant Species
Norm of the North
Open Season
The Piano
Primal Fear
Promised Land
The Relic
Runaway Bride
Senorita Justice
Silent Tongue
Six Weeks
Sleepy Hollow
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Split Image
The Spy Next Door
Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift
Stephen King’s Silver Bullet
Teresa’s Tattoo
Trading Places
Transporter 3
Trekkies 2
The Untouchables (1987)
Vanilla Sky
A Very Brady Sequel
War Games

January 2
Beyond: Complete Season 1 (Freeform)
The Mick: Series Premiere (FOX)
To Tell the Truth: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)

January 3
The Bachelor: Season 21 Premiere (ABC)
The Celebrity Apprentice: Season 8 Premiere (NBC)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Complete Season 11 (FX)
Love the Coopers (2015) (*Showtime)

January 4
Bones: Season 12 Premiere (FOX)

January 6
Nashville: Season 5 Premiere (CMT)

January 7
Emerald City: Series Premiere (NBC)
Grimm: Season 6 Premiere (NBC)
Sleepy Hollow: Season 4 Premiere (FOX)

January 8
Burnt (2015) (*Showtime)

January 9
Match Game: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
Secret in their Eyes (2015) (*Showtime)

January 10
Amazing World of Gumball: Complete Season 4 (Cartoon Network)

January 13
My Kitchen Rules: Series Premiere (FOX)
Bird People

January 15
Bridge of Spies (2015) (*Showtime)

January 16
Clarence: Complete Season 2 (Cartoon Network)
Homeland: Season 6 Premiere (*Showtime)

January 17
Real Housewives of Potomac: Complete Season 1 (Bravo)

January 19
What Happened…Ms. Sykes

January 20
Scandal: Season 6 Premiere (ABC)

January 22
Where to Invade Next

January 23
The Choice

January 25
The Path: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)

January 27
Days and Nights
Dirty Grandpa
Roseanne for President

January 28
Hostel: Part 2

January 30
The Affair: Season 3 Finale (*Showtime)
Regular Show: Complete Season 7B (Cartoon Network)

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