Looking at my Apple Watch it’s about that time! That’s right! It’s time for our list of what to watch for January 2021.

This month, we are featuring 15 TV shows, films, and documentaries from Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Disney+, Lifetime, Apple TV+, and theaters.

See our list below!

Cobra Kai | Netflix | January 1

New year. New season. Still badass. Season 3 of Cobra Kai premieres this January only on Netflix. And remember, Cobra Kai Never Dies.

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History Of Swear Words | Netflix | January 5

Join Nicolas Cage for an education in expletives. This six-part comedy series explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words. 

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Surviving Death | Netflix | January 6

What happens after we die? This docuseries explores personal stories and research on near-death experiences, reincarnation and paranormal phenomena.

Based on the eponymous book by New York Times bestselling author Leslie Kean.

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Pieces Of A Woman | Netflix | January 7

From award-winning director Kornél Mundruczó and executive producer Martin Scorsese, Pieces of a Woman is a deeply personal, searing, and ultimately transcendent story of a woman (Vanessa Kirby) learning to live alongside her loss.

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Lupin | Netflix | January 8

As a teenager, Assane Diop’s life was turned upside down when his father died after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. 25 years later, Assane will use “Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar” as his inspiration to avenge his father. 

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Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy | Netflix | January 11

In the early 1980s, the crack epidemic tore through America’s inner cities like a tsunami, ravaging all in its wake. Decades later, the destructive effects on people’s lives, families and communities are still deeply felt. “Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy” examines not only the personal devastation caused by the drug, but also the shadowy origins of the crisis and the resultant, ongoing marginalization of Black and Brown people trapped by the U.S. prison and healthcare systems.

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Outside The Wire | Netflix | January 15

Set in the future, Harp (Damson Idris), a drone pilot, is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for Leo (Anthony Mackie), an android officer, tasked to locate a doomsday device before the insurgents do. Outside the Wire is directed by Mikael Håfström. 

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One Night In Miami | Prime Video | January 15

A look at Regina King’s directorial debut of One Night in Miami… What happens when Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke find themselves in the same room.

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American Skin | In Theaters | January 15

After witnessing his son murdered by a white police officer who goes uncharged, Marine veteran Lincoln ‘Linc’ Jefferson takes justice into his own hands in a series of events he hopes will finally lead to justice for his son. 

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WandaVision | Disney+ | January 15

Blends the style of classic sitcoms with the MCU in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision -two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives-begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

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All American (Season 3) | The CW | January 18

pencer has left Beverly to return to Crenshaw where his family and his community needs him, but the transition will be challenging and some folks are in their feelings about it.

Not to mention…Olivia has a huge and explosive secret!

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The White Tiger | Netflix | January 22

The ambitious driver (Adarsh Gourav) of a rich Indian couple (Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao) uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur. The White Tiger is based on the bestselling novel by Aravind Adiga, directed and written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani and executive produced by Ava DuVernay, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and producer Mukul Deora.

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The Little Things | HBO Max | January 29

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Denzel Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Rami Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.

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Palmer | Apple TV+ | January 29

Former high-school football star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) went from hometown hero to convicted felon, earning himself twelve years in a state penitentiary. He returns home to Louisiana, where he moves back in with Vivian (June Squibb), the grandmother who raised him. While trying to keep his head down and rebuild a quiet life for himself, Palmer is haunted by memories of his glory days and the suspicious eyes of his small town community.

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Wendy Williams: The Movie | Lifetime | January 30

Talk show host Wendy Williams executive produces the biopic on her life, revealing the highs and lows she has experienced throughout the years. Wendy has made herself the go-to source for great celebrity dish on her hit talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” but recently the spotlight has turned towards her. The authorized project provides a revealing look at Wendy’s journey, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show. Despite all the naysayers and obstacles Wendy encountered throughout her life, her strength and determination have allowed her to thrive. Ciera Payton takes on the lead role while Morocco Omari stars as Wendy’s ex-husband Kevin Hunter.

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What are you most excited about watching in January 2021?