What to Watch: January 2019

Here you’ll find a complete, comprehensive guide to what you should be watching in the month ahead. Whether it be what’s coming & going from streaming services or Blu-ray, VOD & theatrical releases, we’ve got it all!

Theatrical Releases

January 18th

Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, & Sarah Paulson in Glass (2019)

Glass (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)

What is it? Shyamalan arrives with his sequel to Split just two years later. Combining the characters of that movie with those of his 2000 film Unbreakable, the polarizing director looks to complete this unexpected trilogy in thrilling fashion.

But first!

Unbreakable (Shyamalan, 2000) — [Prime Video | YouTube | iTunes | Fandango NOW | Playstation]

Split (Shyamalan, 2017) — [MAX GO]

January 25th

Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in Serenity (2019)

Serenity (dir. Steven Knight)

What is it? Director Steven Knight follows up his breakout 2014 hit Locke with a mystery thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. Say no more, we’re already waiting in our seats.

But first!

Locke (Knight, 2014) — [Netflix | Kanopy]


Angus Imrie, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, and Dean Chaumoo in The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

The Kid Who Would Be King (dir. Joe Cornish)

What is it? Eight long years after Attack the Block wowed audiences with its creative action and witty humor, director Joe Cornish finally returns for his next feature, this time with younger kids and a more traditional fairy tale narrative. Can he pull it off?

But first!

Attack the Block (Cornish, 2011) — [Vudu]

VOD & Blu-ray Release Calendar

(Top-down, left to right) Bad Times at the El Royale, First Man, Halloween (2018), Madeline’s Madeline, The Old Man & the Gun, and Suspiria (2018)


Bad Times at the El Royale (Goddard, 2018) — [VOD & Blu-ray]


First Man (Chazelle, 2018) — [VOD]


Halloween (Green, 2018) — [VOD & Blu-ray]

Madeline’s Madeline (Decker, 2018) — [VOD & Blu-ray]

The Old Man & the Gun (Lowery, 2018) — [VOD & Blu-ray]


First Man (Chazelle, 2018) — [Blu-ray]


Suspiria (Guadagnino, 2018) — [VOD & Blu-ray]

Leaving Streaming in January

(watch it while you can!)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [Netflix] | It [HBO] | Up in the Air [Hulu]


Blade (Norrington, 1998) — [Netflix]

Blade II (del Toro, 2002) — [Netflix]

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Coppola, 1992) — [Netflix]

Face/Off (Woo, 1997) — [Netflix]

The Godfather (Coppola, 1972) — [Netflix]

The Godfather: Part II (Coppola, 1974) — [Netflix]

The Green Mile (Darabont, 1999) — [Netflix]

The Iron Giant (Bird, 1999) — [Netflix]

Kung Fu Panda (Osborne & Stevenson, 2008) — [Netflix]

Love Actually (Curtis, 2003) — [Netflix]

Meet the Parents (Roach, 2000) — [Netflix]

Million Dollar Baby (Eastwood, 2004) — [Netflix]

Mortal Kombat (Anderson, 1995) — [Netflix]

The Princess Diaries (Marshall, 2001) — [Netflix]

Rent (Columbus, 2005) — [Netflix]

The Shining (Kubrick, 1980) — [Netflix]


It Follows (Mitchell, 2015) — [Netflix]


Armageddon (Bay, 1998) — [Netflix]


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Edwards, 2016) — [Netflix]


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Jackson, 2001) — [Netflix]


28 Days Later (Boyle, 2003) — [Hulu]

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Shadyac, 1994) — [Hulu]

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (Oedekerk, 1995) — [Hulu]

Amélie (Jeunet, 2002) — [Hulu]

The Blind Side (Hancock, 2009) — [HBO]

Bridget Jones’s Diary (Maguire, 2001) — [HBO]

A Cure for Wellness (Verbinski, 2017) — [HBO]

Drag Me to Hell (Raimi, 2009) — [HBO]

How to Train Your Dragon (DeBlois & Sanders, 2010) — [HBO]

It (Muschietti, 2017) — [HBO]

Jack Frost (Miller, 1998) — [HBO]

Jerry Maguire (Crowe, 1996) — [Hulu]

The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Fall, 2003) — [HBO]

The Princess Bride (Reiner, 1987) — [HBO]

Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992) — [Hulu]

The Terminal (Spielberg, 2004) — [HBO]

TMNT (Munroe, 2007) — [HBO]

Up in the Air (Reitman, 2009) — [Hulu]

Vanilla Sky (Crowe, 2001) — [HBO]

Winter’s Bone (Granik, 2010) — [Hulu]

You’ve Got Mail (Ephron, 1998) — [HBO]

Arriving to Streaming in January:

Top Picks


Traffic (2000) | X2: X-Men United (2002) | Logan (2017)

January 1st:

Traffic (dir. Steven Soderbergh, 2000)

X2: X-Men United (dir. Bryan Singer, 2002)

Logan (dir. James Mangold, 2017)


(Top-down, left to right) Atlanta: Season 2, Lethal Weapon, The Limey, Mud, The Prince of Egypt, Shrek, Annihilation, and The Commuter

January 1st:

Atlanta: Season 2 (FX, 2018)

Lethal Weapon (dir. Richard Donner, 1987)

The Limey (dir. Steven Soderbergh, 1999)

Mud (dir. Jeff Nichols, 2013)

The Prince of Egypt (dir. Brenda Chapman & Steve Hickner, 1998)

Shrek (dir. Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson, 2001)

January 3rd:

Support the Girls (dir. Andrew Bujalski, 2018)

January 5th:

Annihilation (dir. Alex Garland, 2018)

January 8th:

The Commuter (dir. Jaume Collet-Serra, 2018)


(Top-down, left to right) Black Hawk Down, City of God, Pulp Fiction, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hell or High Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Swingers, The Dark Knight

January 1st:

Black Hawk Down (dir. Ridley Scott, 2001)

City of God (dir. Fernando Meirelles, 2002)

Pulp Fiction (dir. Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (dir. Steven Spielberg, 1981)

Hell or High Water (dir. David Mackenzie, 2016)

Pan’s Labyrinth (dir. Guillermo del Toro, 2006)

Swingers (dir. Doug Liman, 1996)

The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2008)

The Departed (dir. Martin Scorsese, 2006)

Watchmen (dir. Zack Snyder, 2009)

xXx (dir. Rob Cohen, 2002)

January 2nd:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (dir. Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975)

January 17th:

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX, 2018)

January 29th:

Ant-Man and the Wasp (dir. Peyton Reed, 2018)

January 30th:

The Incredibles 2 (dir. Brad Bird, 2018)

Prime Video

(Top-down, left to right) A Beautiful Mind, Leave No Trace, Beautiful Boy, Eighth Grade

January 1st:

A Beautiful Mind (dir. Ron Howard, 2001)

January 3rd:

Leave No Trace (dir. Deborah Granik, 2018)

January 4th:

Beautiful Boy (dir. Felix van Groeningen, 2018)

January 13th:

Eighth Grade (dir. Bo Burnham, 2018)

What’s on TV?

What: 76th Golden Globe Awards

Where: NBC

When: Sunday, January 6th at 8pm EST

What: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 6 Premiere)

Where: NBC

When: Thursday, January 10th at 9pm EST


Ted Danson & Kristen Bell for The Good Place

What: The Good Place (Season 3 Mid-Season Premiere)

Where: NBC

When: Thursday, January 10th at 9:30pm EST

What: True Detective (Season 3 Premiere)

Where: HBO

When: Sunday, January 13th at 9pm EST

What: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 4B aka The Final Season)

Where: Netflix

When: Friday, January 25th

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