Netflix has become an unbelievable source of entertainment for millions of Canadians. For the relatively cheap monthly subscription, users have access to countless films and television shows from various years, various genres and various cinematic tastes.
The only real problem with Netflix is deciding what to watch.
Luckily we’ve got a new feature to let you know what new programs will be debuting this month and which ones are worth checking out.
Let’s take a look at what’s new on Netflix January 2018!
All Eyez on Me
Directed by Benny Boom
Starring Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham
Telling the story of Tupac Shakur. Born while his mother served a prison sentence, he rose to become one of the most prolific, beloved and celebrated rappers of all time. Chronicling his life and career that was filled with highs and lows, violence, controversy and ended far too early.
Directed by Jennifer Kent
Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall
A dark, psychological horror film about a widowed mother trying to raise her disturbed son. When the son begins to seeing a mysterious creature lurking about, the mother finds their house haunted by dark forces.
Directed by Todd Haynes
Starring Cate Blanchette, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler
Set in the 1950s, a young aspiring photographer begins a relationship with an older woman which develops in unexpected ways which have massive impacts on their lives.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Created by Jerry Seinfeld
One of the most successful comedians of all time gives us a unique and delightful take on the talk show. Jerry Seinfeld, lover of comedians and cars combines them along with a caffeine kick as he picks up some of his comedian friends to for a joy ride and discussion of all things silly. Some standout guests include Larry David, Chris Rock, Tina Fey and Steve Martin among many, many others.
A Ghost Story
Directed by David Lowery
Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr.
After a man dies, he comes back as a ghost to watch over his depressed wife in this tale of grief, moving on and the passing of time.
Kill the Messenger
Directed by Michael Cuesta
Starring Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims
Based on the true story on journalist Gary Webb and his pursuit of a story involving the CIA being involved in the smuggling of cocaine. The story put Webb on a national stage where he became a prime target for the CIA.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Directed by Justin Chadwick
Starring Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto
The story of Nelson Mandela’s life, one of the world’s most inspiring people. Chronicling his early years of rural life, his confrontation with systemic racism, imprisonment and final election as president of South Africa.
Directed by Bill Condon
Starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada
An aged and retired Sherlock Holmes is dealing with dementia as he looks back on his last case and the memories that still haunts him.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem
Captain Jack Sparrow returns for the fifth and possibly final Pirates movie as he searches for the Trident of Poseidon while being hunted by a ghost from his past and his undead crew.
The Polka King
Directed by Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky
Starring Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Vanessa Bayer
A comedic take on the bizarre about a popular polka star who found himself in hot water with the authorities for developing a Ponzi scheme involving his fans.
Directed by Chris Columbus
Starring Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson
The film adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical telling the stories of a group of bohemian friends living in New York struggling with making ends meet, with love and with the AIDS epidemic.
Directed by Tom McCarthy
Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams
The chronicling of the Boston Globes investigation and uncovering of the years of abuse of children at the hands of the cities catholic priests.