Check out our list of 14 great shows and movies to watch this January on Netflix that we think you will enjoy!
Bitconned – January 1
Ray Trapani had always wanted to be a criminal, even as a young boy.
In 2017, amidst the economic frenzy of the Bitcoin boom, there was no better place for scammers than cryptocurrency.
So when Ray’s friend approached him with the idea of creating a debit card for crypto, Trapani jumped at the chance.
There was only one problem: he had no idea how to do that.
But thanks to fake LinkedIn profiles, paid celebrity endorsements, and the online community’s insatiable desire to “get rich quick,” Centra Tech was soon raking in millions of dollars a day.
Was it real? No. But did it work? Maybe.
In this fast-paced, debaucherous documentary from director Bryan Storkel, Ray himself guides viewers through the ups and downs of his dramatic journey, alongside his family, former friends, and the journalist who exposed Centra Tech as the first high-profile fraud case of the crypto era.
Fool Me Once – January 1
“Fool Me Once” follows Maya Stern (Michelle Keegan) who is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her husband, Joe (Richard Armitage).
But when Maya installs a nanny cam to keep an eye on her young daughter, she is shocked to see a man she recognizes in her house. Her husband, who she thought was dead…
Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce (Adeel Akhtar) leads the homicide investigation into Joe’s death while grappling with secrets of his own.
Meanwhile, Maya’s niece and nephew, Abby and Daniel, are trying to find the truth about their mother’s murder, several months earlier.
Are the two cases connected?
“Fool Me Once” follows these characters on a thrilling hunt for the truth that will reveal shocking secrets and change their lives forever.
Joanna Lumley is Judith Burkett, Joe’s protective mother.
You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experient – January 1
Identical twins change their diets and lifestyles for eight weeks in a unique scientific experiment designed to explore how certain foods impact the body.
The Equalizer 3 – January 1
Since giving up his life as a government assassin, Robert McCall finds solace in serving justice on behalf of the oppressed. Now living in Southern Italy, he soon discovers his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall becomes their protector by taking on the mafia.
The Brothers Sun – January 4
When the head of a powerful Taiwanese triad is shot by a mysterious assassin, his eldest son, Charles (Justin Chien) heads to Los Angeles to protect his mother, Eileen (Michelle Yeoh), and his naive younger brother, Bruce (Sam Song Li) — who’s been completely sheltered from the truth of his family until now.
But as Taipei’s deadliest societies and a new rising faction go head-to-head for dominance — Charles and Bruce must figure out what brotherhood and family truly means before someone takes them out.
Good Grief – January 5
Marc (Daniel Levy) was content living in the shadow of his larger-than-life husband, Oliver (Luke Evans).
But when Oliver unexpectedly dies, Marc’s world shatters, sending him and his two best friends, Sophie (Ruth Negga) and Thomas (Himesh Patel), on a soul-searching trip to Paris that reveals some hard truths they each needed to face.
Good Grief marks Levy’s debut as a feature-film writer and director. He also produced as part of Not a Real Production Company, alongside Sister Pictures.
Man On The Run – January 5
Corruption. Greed. Betrayal. An elusive playboy businessman teamed up with a Malaysian former Prime Minister to orchestrate the biggest financial scandal in Malaysian history.
In 2015, leaked financial documents sparked a massive global investigation. Today, one big question remains: where is Jho Low?
Pete Davidson: Turbo Fonzarelli – January 9
From his childhood crush on Leonardo DiCaprio to the disturbing gift he got from a stalker, comedian Pete Davidson cuts loose in this stand-up special.
The Trust: A Game Of Greed – January 10
Eleven strangers are given a quarter of a million dollars to split evenly.
Will they take their fair share? Or will the allure of more money cause them to vote each other out to keep more for themselves?
It’s the ultimate test of human nature, as greed and mistrust threaten to destroy even the strongest of relationships.
In this game, everyone starts as winners and they can all leave as winners – if they choose to share.
“The Trust,” a reality competition series hosted by Brooke Baldwin, begins January 10, only on Netflix.
Boy Swallows Universe – January 11
A lost father, a mute brother, a recovering addict mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather, and a notorious criminal for a babysitter.
Eli Bell is just trying to follow his heart and understand what it means to become a good man, but fate keeps throwing obstacles in his way.
Coming to Netflix on January 11, 2024.
Lift – January 12
An international heist crew, led by Cyrus Whitaker (Kevin Hart), race to lift $500 million in gold from a passenger plane at 40,000 feet.
Lift lands on Netflix, on January 12.
Down With The King January 18
Burned out by fame, a popular rapper (Freddie Gibbs) retreats to a farming community to rekindle his sense of purpose – even as the industry tries to lure him back.
The Kitchen – January 19
It is a story of fatherhood and love for the community… Every city has a Kitchen.
In a dystopian London, the gap between rich and poor has been stretched to its limits.
Izi’s close to escaping The Kitchen, one of London’s last remaining housing estates.
But when young Benji enters his life, he faces some hard decisions.
Griselda – January 25
“Griselda” is a fictionalized dramatization inspired by the life of the savvy and ambitious Griselda Blanco, who created one of the most powerful cartels in history.
Set in 1970s-80s Miami, Blanco’s lethal blend of unsuspected savagery and charm helps her expertly navigate between business and family, leading her to become widely known as “the Godmother.”
Starring and executive produced by Sofia Vergara, the dramatic limited series, “Griselda” is co-created by “NARCOS” and “NARCOS: Mexico” showrunner Eric Newman, who comes to the title alongside “NARCOS” director Andrés Baiz, who directs all six episodes.
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