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January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month

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All the new movies in theaters on January 2024, from Mean Girls and Origins to anticipated new releases, hidden gems and films to watch this month!

It’s January 2024, and many new movies are coming to theaters this month! We made a list of all the new releases we could find, from highly anticipated films to hidden gems and festival hits that you can watch right now or later this month.

You’ll find all the movies below, in order of release and divided by films you’ll be able to see in U.S. theaters and in U.K. cinemas, and we’ve also included global release dates where available. Enjoy!

  1. January 2024: New Movies in U.S. Theaters
  2. January 2024: New Movies in U.K. Cinemas



Director: Renny Harling
U.S. Release: January 5
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – THE BRICKLAYER: Trailer (Vertical)

Official synopsis: When a rogue insurgent blackmails the CIA by assassinating foreign journalists and framing the government, the agency must lure their most brilliant yet rebellious operative out of retirement to unravel the international conspiracy.


Director: Jeff Darling
U.S. Release: January 5
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – THE PAINTER: Trailer (Vertical)

Official synopsis: Set in 1964, He Went That Way is a taut thriller based on a true crime story that puts a wicked spin on the buddy road trip film. The film follows 19-year-old serial killer Bobby (Jacob Elordi) as he is picked up by a celebrity animal handler, Jim (Zachary Quinto), on a desolate stretch of Route 66 with priceless cargo in tow: Jim’s chimpanzee, Spanky, an American TV darling. As stress between Bobby and Jim rises and their fiery personalities combust, the road only becomes more treacherous the farther they go.


Director: Xavier Gens
U.S. Release: January 5
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – MAYHEM!: Trailer (IFC Films)

Official synopsis: A martial artist and ex-con Sam (Nassim Lyes) starts a new life in Thailand to escape a local gang lord, but a kidnapped family member sucks him back into the underworld he’d left behind in this propulsive action spectacle.


Director: Kiran Rao
U.S. Release: January 5
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – LOST LADIES: Trailer (T-Series)

Official synopsis: Set in 2001, somewhere in rural India, LOST LADIES is about the delightful adventures of two young brides who get accidentally swapped on a train. In the ensuing chaos, they each encounter a host of colourful characters, resulting in hilarious and unexpected consequences. The young lost ladies must take it upon themselves to venture on an endearing journey: one of immense discovery about themselves and womanhood; and the heartwarming and heartbreaking nature of life itself.


Director: Bryce McGuire
Global Release: January 5

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – Night Swim (Universal, Atomic Monster & Blumhouse)

Secretly hoping, against the odds, to return to pro ball, Ray persuades Eve that the new home’s shimmering backyard swimming pool will be fun for the kids and provide physical therapy for him. But a dark secret in the home’s past will unleash a malevolent force that will drag the family under, into the depths of inescapable terror. 


Director: Kimani Ray Smith
U.S. Release: January 5
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – THE PAINTER: Trailer (Paramount Pictures)

Official synopsis: An ex-CIA operative turned painter is thrown back into a dangerous world when a mysterious woman from his past resurfaces. Now exposed and targeted by a relentless killer and a rogue black ops program, he must rely on skills he thought he left behind in a high-stakes game of survival. Charlie Weber (How to Get Away with Murder), Jon Voight and Madison Bailey star in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.


Director: Warren Fast
U.S. Release: January 5
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – ROADKILL: Trailer (Uncork’d Entertainment)

Official synopsis: Vengeance rides the open road when a young woman encounters a renegade drifter and ends up in a fight for her life.


Director: Christoffer Guldbrandsen
U.S. Release: January 5
U.K. Release: December 18, 2023 on DocPlay

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – A STORM FORETOLD: Trailer (DocPlay / Abramorama)

Official synopsis: A Storm Foretold chronicles Roger Stone’s pivotal role over two years – from orchestrating the ‘Stop the Steal’ campaign to laying the groundwork for the January 6th assault on the Capitol. It offers an unfiltered view, allowing audiences to witness firsthand the human catalysts of the epic divide we see today.


Director: Katie Burrell
U.S. Release: January 5
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – Weak Layers: Trailer (Greenwich Entertainment)

Official synopsis: Evicted from their rental house, a stuck-in-life ski town local and her two younger, rowdier roommates enter a 72-hour ski film competition against the best pros in the world, taking the glossy male-dominated industry down a notch or two while trying to win prize money to put a roof over their heads.


Director: Lea Glob
U.S. Release: January 12
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – APOLONIA, APOLONIA: Trailer (IDFA)

Official synopsis: When Danish filmmaker Lea Glob first met Apolonia Sokol in 2009, she appeared to be leading a storybook life. The talented Apolonia was born in an underground theatre in Paris and grew up in an artist community — the ultimate bohemian life. Over the years, Lea kept returning to film Apolonia as the latter sought her place in the art world, grappling with the agonies and joys of womanhood, the relationships with others and her own body and creation. The result is a fascinating portrait of the young woman’s trying voyage into the art world.


Director: David Ayer
Global Release: January 12

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – THE BEEKEEPER (MGM/Sky Cinemas)

Official synopsis: In The Beekeeper, one man’s brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as “Beekeepers.”


Director: Jeymes Samuel
U.S. Release: January 12
U.K. Release: TBA

The Book of Clarence: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: The Book of Clarence delivers a fascinating story where biblical, epic tones are mixed with humour and satire.

The Book of Clarence is a bold new take on the timeless Hollywood era Biblical epic. Streetwise but struggling, Clarence (LaKeith Stanfield) is trying to find a better life for himself and his family, make himself worthy to the woman he loves, and prove that he’s not a nobody. Captivated by the power and glory of the rising Messiah and His apostles, he risks everything to carve his own path to a divine life, a journey through which he finds redemption and faith, power and knowledge. The Book of Clarence Official Soundtrack features new music by Jeymes Samuel, JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi and more.


Director: Christian Carion
U.S. Release: January 12
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – DRIVING MADELEINE: Trailer (Cohen Media Group)

Official synopsis: A heartwarming exploration of the transformative power of human connection, highlighting the wisdom hidden in everyday encounters.


Director: Nancy Savoca
U.S. Release: January 12 in New York (IFC Center), January 26 in LA (American Cinematheque)

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – Household Saints: Trailer (Kino Lorber)

Official synopsis: Based on Francine Prose’s fifth novel, Nancy Savoca’s comic chronicle of a spirited Italian-American New York family perfectly balances humor, tragedy, and pathos. Vincent D’Onofrio’s Joseph Santangelo is a butcher with a wicked sense of humor who “wins” his wife Catherine (an uncharacteristically reserved Tracey Ullman) in a pinochle game. Together they experience the ups, downs, and wacky in-betweens of city life until teenage daughter Teresa slowly overtakes the film with her yearning to join a convent.


Director: Amjad Al Rasheed
U.S. Release: January 12
U.K. Release: TBA

Inshallah A Boy: Cannes Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Inshallah A Boy plays out like a claustrophobic tragedy, made all the more relevant by the very real issues it explores.

Official synopsis: After the sudden death of her husband, Nawal is struggling to cope with the upheaval in her life. However, her pain is soon compounded by the possibility of losing her home to her brother-in-law. Desperate to keep her home and provide a stable life for her daughter, Nawal resorts to deception by faking a pregnancy. But as time passes, the lie becomes harder to sustain and Nawal faces a difficult choice. With only three weeks to find a solution, Nawal embarks on a journey that challenges her fears, beliefs, and morality, as she fights to secure her rightful inheritance and protect her daughter’s future.


Directors: Samantha Jayne & Arturo Perez Jr.
US Release: January 12
UK Release: January 17

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – MEAN GIRLS (Paramount Pictures)

Official synopsis: New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics,” ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp) and her minions Gretchen (Bebe Wood) and Karen (Avantika). However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels (Christopher Briney), she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs. As Cady sets to take down the group’s apex predator with the help of her outcast friends Janis (Auli’i Cravalho) and Damian (Jaquel Spivey), she must learn how to stay true to herself while navigating the most cutthroat jungle of all: high school.


Director: Paul G. Volk
U.S. Release: January 12
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – THE NIGHT THEY CAME HOME: Trailer (Lionsgate)

Official synopsis: A frontier lawman partners with an Indian detective to hunt down a ruthless band of teenage criminals known as the Rufus Buck Gang.


Director: Felipe Gálvez Haberle
U.S. Release: January 12
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – THE SETTLERS (LOS COLONOS): Trailer (Mubi)

Official synopsis: At the turn of the 20th century, three horsemen embark on an expedition across the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, tasked with securing a wealthy landowner’s vast property. Accompanying a reckless British lieutenant and an American mercenary is mestizo marksman Segundo, who comes to realize, amidst rising tensions within the group, their true mission is to murderously “remove” the indigenous population.


Director: Spencer Brown
U.S. Release: January 12
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – T.I.M.: Trailer (Brainstorm Media)

Official synopsis: An engineer begins work on her company’s latest product, an A.I. humanoid called T.I.M. – Technologically. Integrated. Manservant. Things take a turn for the worse when T.I.M.’s servient programming leads to a dangerous obsession with her.


Director: Luke Sparkle
U.S. Release: January 19
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – BRING HIM TO ME: Trailer (Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films)

Official synopsis: A mild-mannered getaway driver’s (Pepper) mob boss asks him to collect a young and unsuspecting new crew member, known as Passenger (Jamie Costa), one week after a violent robbery. The driver must battle his conscience as he takes the passenger to an uncertain fate.


Director: Erik Bloomquist
Global Release: January 19

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – FOUNDERS DAY: Trailer (Mainframe Pictures / Dark Sky Films)

Official synopsis: In this bold political slasher, a small town is shaken by a series of ominous killings in the days leading up to a heated mayoral election. As accusations fly and the threat of a masked killer darkens every street corner, the residents must race to uncover the truth before fear consumes the town.


Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
U.S. Release: January 19
U.K. Release: TBA
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I.S.S: Tribeca Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Tribeca Review: I.S.S. is one of the most intense films of the year: a character-driven space thriller that features terrific performances.

Official synopsis: Tensions flare in the near future aboard the International Space Station as a worldwide conflict breaks out on Earth. Reeling from this, the astronauts receive orders from the ground: take control of the station by any means necessary. Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, working with Nick Shafir’s Blacklist script, brings together a stellar cast that includes Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose, Chris Messina, Pilou Asbaek, John Gallagher Jr., Costa Ronin, and Masha Mashkova, in a high-stakes thriller set entirely in the confines of the I.S.S. as astronauts are called to duty in fateful and terrifying ways.


Director: Phạm Thiên Ân
U.S. Release: January 19
U.K. Release: TBA
Full Review: Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell: Film Review

Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell: Film Review – Loud & Clear Reviews
The Caméra d’Or-winning Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell struggles to fully deliver on its initial promise of haunting, exploratory slow cinema.

Official synopsis: The sudden death of his sister-in-law brings unexpected responsibilities to Thien (Le Phong Vu), who is reluctantly tasked with bringing his five-year-old nephew Dao to their countryside hometown. On the road, Thien is drawn into a search for his long missing older brother, haunted and spurred forward by a series of sublime dreams that reignite suppressed memories, forbidden desires, and specters of his own youth. What began as a journey home becomes a pilgrimage marked by visual splendor and mystical overtones, a quest for understanding and certainty in a Vietnam that seems unable to provide any clear answers.


Director: Ava DuVernay
U.S. Release: January 19
U.K. Release: TBA

Why Origin Works Best as a Docudrama – Loud And Clear Reviews
Ava Duvernay’s film Origin has been criticised for not being a documentary, but it works best as a docudrama. Here’s why.

Official synopsis: While grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, Isabel sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery. Despite the colossal scope of her project, she finds beauty and bravery while crafting one of the defining American books of our time.


Director: Andrew Baird
U.S. Release: January 19
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – SUNRISE: Trailer (Lionsgate)

Official synopsis: When an ex-cop named Fallon returns to the scene of a horrific crime, the residents of a rural town soon discover that this dark visitor is really a vampire who feeds on blood and fear. After he is befriended by a kind immigrant family, the instinctive killer is faced with a choice between revenge and redemption.


Director: Dolph Lundgren
U.S. Release: January 19
U.K. Release: TBA

January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – WANTED MAN: Trailer (Quiver Distribution)

Official synopsis: Johansen (Lundgren) is an aging detective, whose outdated policing methods have given the department a recent public relations problem. To save his job, he is sent to Mexico to extradite a female witness (Villa) to the murders of two DEA agents. Once there, he finds not only his old opinions challenged, but that bad hombres on both sides of the border are now gunning for him and his witness.


Director: Laura Bialis
U.S. Release: January 19
U.K. Release: TBA

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January 2024: New Movies In Theaters This Month – Vishniac (Abramorama)

Official synopsis: From 1935 to 1938, Roman Vishniac photographed Jewish life in Eastern Europe for the American Joint Distribution Committee. With anti-Semitism on the rise, the photographs were created with the intention of raising funds for impoverished Jewish communities. Few could have predicted that these communities would be extinguished less than a decade later, and that Vishniac’s photographs would be the last visual records of an entire world. ​​Vishniac follows the artist from his early years in Tsarist Russia to his emergence as a modernist photographer in Weimar Berlin to his journeys across Eastern Europe before the war and his family’s dramatic escape to America in 1940, as told through the eyes of his daughter Mara.


Director: Peter Hutchings
U.S. Release: January 19
U.K. Release: TBA

Which Brings Me to You: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
With a fantastic lead couple and an interesting premise, Which Brings Me to You is a sweet rom-com, if not a very memorable one.

Official synopsis: Romantic burnouts Jane and Will are immediately drawn to each other at a mutual friend’s wedding. After a disastrous hookup in the coatroom, the two spend the next 24 hours together, trading candid confessions of messy histories and heartbreak, on the off chance that this fling might be the real thing. Lucy Hale and Nat Wolff star in this hilarious tale from the team behind The Hating Game.


Director: Roger Kumble
U.S. Release: January 24
U.K. Release: TBA

Beautiful Wedding: Trailer (Voltage Pictures)

Official synopsis: Picking up where Beautiful Disaster left off, Abby and Travis wake up after a crazy night in Vegas as accidental newlyweds and travel to Mexico for a wild, weird honeymoon – but are they in for another disaster?


Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego
U.S. Release: January 26
U.K. Release: February 23 (in cinemas and on digital platforms)

AMERICAN STAR: Trailer (IFC Films)

Official synopsis: An assassin (Ian McShane) on final assignment arrives in Fuerteventura to kill a man he has never met. But when the target is delayed, instead of following protocol he stays; drawn to the island, the people, and a ghostly shipwreck. When the target returns, the world has shifted. Before everything was simple- now nothing is.


Director: John Stahlberg Jr.
U.S. Release: January 26
U.K. Release: TBA

BAD HOMBRES: Trailer (Diego Tinoco)

Official synopsis: Two undocumented immigrants who take a job digging a hole then learn their employers are criminals. They become embroiled in a blood bath with one revealing a secret past that might save them.


Director: Goran Stolveski
U.S. Release: January 26
U.K. Release: TBA

Housekeeping for Beginners: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: In Housekeeping for Beginners, a ramshackle family reel from the loss of one of their members and try to find unity in grief.

Official synopsis: Explores the universal truths of family, encompassing both the bonds we inherit and those we create. The narrative revolves around Dita, who, despite never aspiring to be a mother, finds herself compelled to raise her girlfriend’s two daughters—Mia, a tiny troublemaker, and Vanesa, a rebellious teenager. As their individual wills clash, a heartwarming story unfolds about an unlikely family’s struggle to stay together.


Director: Bryan Greenberg
U.S. Release: January 26
U.K. Release: TBA

JUNCTION: Trailer (VMI Releasing)

Official synopsis: The opioid crisis and its enormous human toll is seen in microcosm through the eyes of three people: a pharmaceutical CEO, a doctor, and an addict.


Director: Jade Halley Bartlett
U.S. Release: January 26
U.K. Release: TBA

MILLER’S GIRL: Trailer (Lionsgate)

Official synopsis: A talented young writer (Jenna Ortega) embarks on a creative odyssey when her teacher (Martin Freeman) assigns a project that entangles them both in an increasingly complex web. As lines blur and their lives intertwine, professor and protégé must confront their darkest selves while straining to preserve their individual sense of purpose and the things they hold most dear.


Director: Barnaby Clay
U.S. Release: January 26
U.K. Release: February 12 on digital download

THE SEEDING: Trailer (Magnet Releasing)

Official synopsis: A hiker lost in the desert takes refuge with a woman living alone, and soon discovers that she might not be there willingly. Directed by Barnaby Clay, the film stars Scott Haze and Kate Lyn Sheil.


Director: Rachel Lambert
U.S. Release: January 26
U.K. Release: TBA


Official synopsis: Lost on the dreary Oregon coast, Fran (Daisy Ridley) finds solace in her cubicle, listening to the constant hum of officemates and occasionally daydreaming to pass the time. She is ghosting through life, unable to pop her bubble of isolation, when a friendly new coworker, Robert (Dave Merheje), persistently tries to connect with her. Though it goes against every fiber of her being, she may have to give this guy a chance.


Director: Lila Avilés
U.S. Release: January 26 (NY), February 2 (LA)
U.K. Release: December 1, 2023

Tótem (2023): Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Lila Avilés’ Tótem is an expertly crafted family drama that finds human connection and clashes within confined interiors.

Official synopsis: TÓTEM follows 7-year-old Sol helping her aunts prepare for her father’s surprise birthday party, as the house grows increasingly boisterous and her dad’s absence increasingly mysterious.



Director: Nicole Newnham
U.K. Release: January 12
U.S. Release: November 2023


Official synopsis: Shere Hite’s 1976 bestselling book, The Hite Report, liberated the female orgasm by revealing the most private experiences of thousands of anonymous survey respondents. Her findings rocked the American establishment and presaged current conversations about gender, sexuality, and bodily autonomy. So how did Shere Hite disappear?


Director: Clay Thomas
U.K. Release: January 19
U.S. Release: out now on digital and on demand!

THE CIVIL DEAD: Trailer (Bulldog Film Distribution)

Official synopsis: Clay is a loner photographer who enjoys a mundane life with his artist wife Whitney in Los Angeles. After Whitney advises Clay, who has been creatively stagnant and unemployed for months, to go out and be productive while she’s out of town and not to “just lay in the living room and drink beer”, Clay happens upon his long-lost friend, Whit. After a night of catching up, Whit discloses an unsettling secret to Clay, which puts a strain on his marriage and causes him to question his own sanity…


Director: Alexander Payne
U.K. Release: January 19
U.S. Release: November 2023

The Holdovers: LFF Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: Featuring a winning trio of scintillating performances, The Holdovers marks a stunning return to form for Alexander Payne.

Official synopsis: From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, THE HOLDOVERS follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a prestigious American school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them — a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) — and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).


Director: Lawrence Kwan Chun Kan
U.K. Release: January 19
U.S. Release: December 8, 2023

IN BROAD DAYLIGHT: Trailer (Central City Media)

Official synopsis: A news organisation’s investigative journalism unit receives a tip about the abuse of residents in Rainbow Bridge Care Home. To expose the home’s wrongdoings, reporter Kay goes undercover to expose the inhumanity inside, searching for the cruel truth in broad daylight.


Director: Thomas von Steinaecker
U.K. Release: January 19
U.S. Release: December 5, 2023

Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer (Shout! Studios)

Official synopsis: A comprehensive portrait of the iconic German filmmaker. With exclusive behind-the-scenes access into Herzog’s everyday life, rare archive material and in-depth interviews with the man himself and celebrated collaborators – including Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman, and his wife Lena Herzog – we are given an exciting glimpse into his work process and personal life.


Director: Marc Isaacs
U.K. Release: January 26
U.S. Release: TBA

THIS BLESSED PLOT: Trailer (Verve Pictures)

Official synopsis: When Lory, a young Chinese filmmaker documenting English tradition, arrives in Thaxted, she meets an eclectic group of locals who are happy to share their secrets and longings and discovers that the dead surround the living with the line between them being easily crossed.


Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa
U.K. Release: January 31
U.S. Release: October 2023

BLUE GIANT: Trailer (GKids)

Official synopsis: A moving ode to the power of music and the artist, featuring a powerful and energetic score composed by world-renowned virtuoso pianist Hiromi Uehara, who performed during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.


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