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January 2024: 10 Best New Movies to Stream

January 2024: the 10 best new movies to stream this month, from festival favorites to anticipated releases and hidden gems. Which films will you watch next?

January isn’t always the most exciting month for film fans, as so many movies get released before the holidays, and the new year isn’t always off to the best start when it comes to films to stream. But we found 10 movies that will be released in January 2024 that are worth watching for different reasons, and you’ll find them all in the list below! Let’s take a look at the 10 best new movies to stream this month!


1. SOCIETY OF THE SNOW

Director: J.A. Bayona
Release Date: January 4, 2024
Where to Stream it: Netflix

January 2024: 10 Best New Movies to Stream – Society of the Snow: Trailer (Netflix)

If you didn’t catch J.A. Bayona’s Society of the Snow when it had its limited theatrical release last month, do not despair. The film is coming to Netflix in January! Selected to represent Spain at the Oscars, this Venice favorite takes place in 1972. The Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was meant to take a a rugby team to Chile but unexpectedly crashed in the middle of a glacier, in the Andes. The film follows the 29 passengers who survive (out of 45), who find themselves in hostile conditions, having to stay alive in one of the toughest environments in the world.


2. FOE

Director: Garth Davis
Release Date: January 5, 2024
Where to Stream it: Prime Video

January 2024: 10 Best New Movies to Stream – Foe: Trailer (Prime Video)

Foe wasn’t exactly received warmly when it premiered at various festivals last year. But there’s still one big reason to stream it: watching the great Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal act together. In the film, they play a married couple whose life is turned upside down when a stranger(Aaron Pierre) shows up uninvited at their place with a strange proposal.


3. ZUCKERBERG: KING OF THE METAVERSE

Director: Nick Green
Release Date: January 11, 2024
Where to Stream it: Sky Documentaries & Now (UK)

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January 2024: 10 Best New Movies to Stream – ZUCKERBERG: KING OF THE METAVERSE (Sky Documentaries)

This new Sky documentary tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg, from the moment when he first created Facebook to the impact the social network still has on our lives today. If you’re a fan of The Social Network, you’ll find plenty of insight, with interviews and rarely seen archive.


4. DESTROY ALL NEIGHBORS

Director: Josh Forbes
Release Date: January 12, 2024
Where to Stream it: Shudder

January 2024: 10 Best New Movies to Stream – DESTROY ALL NEIGHBORS: Trailer (Shudder)

This new Shudder film is about a neurotic, egotistical musician named William Brown (Jonah Ray Rodrigues), looking to to finish his prog-rock magnum opus. But a creative roadblock gets in the way, in the form of a noisy neighbor named Vlad (Alex Winter, of Bill & Ted fame). If you’re looking for something silly and gory, this new Shudder film should be for you!


5. LIFT

Director: F. Gary Gray
Release Date: January 12, 2024
Where to Stream it: Netflix

January 2024: 10 Best New Movies to Stream – Lift: Trailer (Netflix)

Kevin Hart plays Cyrus Whitaker, leader of an international heist crew who’s on a mission to lift $500 million in gold from a passenger plane at 40,000 feet. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Viveik Kalra, Yun Jee Kim, and Sam Worthington are in its all-star cast, and we can’t wait to stream it.


6. ROLE PLAY

Director: Thomas Vincent
Release Date: January 12, 2024
Where to Stream it: Prime Video

January 2024: 10 Best New Movies to Stream – Role Play: Trailer (Prime Video)

Kaley Cuoco and David Oyelowo fans, rejoyce: a new film is coming where the two beloved actors play a married couple. Emma and David lead an idyllic life in New Jersey, but it’s not as easy as it seems. Emma has a secret life as an assassin for hire – which gives us The Flight Attendant vibes! – and David discovers it just when they’re about to spice up their love life with the titular role play. Connie Nielsen and Bill Nighy are also in the film.


7. SELF RELIANCE

Director: Jake Johnson
Release Date: January 12, 2024
Where to Stream it: Hulu

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Film Review: Self Reliance doesn’t quite hold its momentum all the way through, but it’s a funny satire and a solid debut for Jake Johnson.
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After premiering at SXSW, Jake Johnson’s directorial debut is coming to our screens. Self Reliance tells the story of a middle-aged man (Johnson) is one day invited into a limo by Hollywood star Andy Samberg. This changes his life completely, as Johnson has the chance to win a lot of money in a dark web reality TV show, but it’s not as easy as it looks. The show in question sees assassins from all over the world attempt to kill him for 30 days. But since Johnson can’t be killed unless he’s alone, our hero recruits an unlikely team to help him. This gives us Boss Level / Scott Pilgrim vibes!


8. SIXTY MINUTES

Director: Oliver Kienle
Release Date: January 19, 2024
Where to Stream it: Netflix

January 2024: 10 Best New Movies to Stream – Sixty Minutes: Trailer (Netflix)

If you’re a fan of martial arts and combat movies, Sixty Minutes might be the right movie for you this month. The film is about a Mixed Martial Arts fighter named Octavio (Emilio Sakraya) who only has – you guessed it! – sixty minutes to make it to his daughter’s birthday party. The risk? Losing custody if he doesn’t get there in time. The added difficulty? He has to ditch a fight in order to get there, which means that the city’s most dangerous criminals are all chasing after him.


9. SUITABLE FLESH

Director: Joe Lynch
Release Date: January 26, 2024
Where to Stream it: Shudder

January 2024: 10 Best New Movies to Stream – Suitable Flesh (Shudder)

A psychiatrist becomes obsessed with helping a patient who suffers from extreme personality disorder in Suitable Flesh. The film was out in theaters last year and is now available to stream as a Shudder exclusive. Heather Graham (Boogie Nights) and Barbara Crampton (Superhost) are in it, which makes it high on our watchlist.


10. THE UNDERDOGGS

Director: Charles Stone III
Release Date: January 26, 2024
Where to Stream it: Prime Video

January 2024: 10 Best New Movies to Stream – The Underdoggs (Prime Video)

January 2024 ends with The Underdoggs, where the one and only Snoop Dogg plays Jaycen “Two Js” Jennings, a washed-up ex-professional football star who’s at the lowest point in his life. But one day, Jaycen gets the opportunity to improve his life, when he is sentenced to community service coaching the titular, foul-mouthed football team.

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