New Releases on Netflix & Top 10 Movies & Series: January 18th, 2024


Arkansas is now streaming on Netflix – Picture: Lionsgate

It’s been a busy week on Netflix, with close to 60 new releases added so far, with many not previously expected to arrive on the service. Below, we’ll look through every new movie and series that has dropped onto the platform.

For what’s still to come to Netflix throughout the remainder of the week and into the week, check out our guide here or alternatively see what’s coming to Netflix for the rest of January 2024 here.

In case you missed it too – Netflix has just launched a new licensed initiative with collections throughout 2024. The first sees much of the new movies Netflix added that are from the 1970s on January 1st into a new special collection.

Per Netflix, “more offerings from 1984 (turning 40), 1994 (turning 30), and 2004 (20 years ago) will follow in April, July, and October, respectively.”

Now, let’s get into some highlights for today:


Best New Movies and Series Added to Netflix for January 18th, 2024

Arkansas (2020)

Rating: R
Language: English
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Director: Clark Duke
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jacob Zachar, Patrick Muldoon
Writer: Clark Duke, Andrew Boonkrong, John Brandon
Runtime: 117 min / 1h 57m

Originally meant to release on Netflix a little earlier this month but finally arriving today is Arkansas, a Lionsgate movie that premiered four years ago in cinemas.

Starring Liam Hemsworth (soon to be Geralt in Netflix’s The Witcher franchise), Clark Duke, Vince Vaughn, and John Malkovich, the movie follows a duo of low-level drug runners operating in the south who have begun developing problems with their boss, who they’ve yet to meet.


American Nightmare (Season 1)

Number of episodes: 3
Rating: TV-MA
Language: English
Genre: Documentary, True-crime
Director: Felicity Morris, Bernadette Higgins
Runtime: 46 mins

A quieter week so far for Netflix Originals, but this new three-part crime docu-series is already making waves and has gotten an impressive 7.8 on IMDb so far.

Produced by the UK outfit RAW (worked on The Deepest Breath and The Tinder Swindler for Netflix), the doc is about a couple that is accused of staging a home invasion and kidnapping of their daughter.


Play Misty for Me (1971)

Rating: R
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills
Writer: Jo Heims, Dean Riesner
Runtime: 102 min / 1h 42m

One movie from the 1970s not mentioned in yesterday’s collection announcement is the 1971 movie from Clint Eastwood.

What can you expect from this Eastwood thriller? It’s about a brief romantic encounter between a radio DJ and a listener who regularly requests songs, which begins to spiral out of control as her behavior becomes increasingly obsessive, jeopardizing both his career and personal life.

With the addition of this movie today, that means there are over 40 classics from the 1970s now streaming on Netflix US.


Full List of New Releases on Netflix for January 18th, 2024

For an expanded version of this list with complete loglines, trailers, directors, actors, and more – check out our “New on Netflix” hub and scroll down.

51 New Movies Added Today

  • 28 Days (2000) – PG-13 – English
  • Anger Management (2003) – PG-13 – English
  • Annie (1982) – PG – English
  • Apollo 13 (1995) – PG – English
  • Arkansas (2020) – R – English
  • Backcountry (2014) – R – English
  • Bird on a Wire (1990) – PG-13 – English
  • Blood and Bone (2009) – R – English
  • Blue Streak (1999) – PG-13 – English
  • Cats (2019) – PG – English
  • Company of Heroes (2013) – R – English
  • Cowboys & Aliens (2011) – PG-13 – English
  • Down with the King (2021) – R – English
  • Dusty Slay: Workin’ Man () Netflix Original – TV-14 – English
  • Erin Brockovich (2000) – R – English
  • Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) – R – English
  • Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019) – R – English
  • Fletch (1985) – PG – English
  • Freaks (2018) – R – English
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) – PG-13 – English
  • From the Ashes (2024) Netflix Original – TV-14 – Arabic
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) – TV-PG – English
  • Kindergarten Cop (1990) – PG-13 – English
  • King Kong (2005) – PG-13 – English
  • maboroshi (2023) Netflix Original – TV-14 – Japanese
  • Merry Men 3: Nemesis (2023) – TV-MA – English
  • Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011) – R – English
  • Parenthood (1989) – PG-13 – English
  • Play Misty for Me (1971) – R – English
  • Primbon (2023) – TV-PG – Indonesian
  • Queen Bees (2021) – PG-13 – English
  • Queenpins (2021) – R – English
  • Rachid Badouri: Les fleurs du tapis (2024) Netflix Original – TV-14 – French
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) – PG-13 – English
  • Sniper: Reloaded (2011) – R – English
  • Soul Surfer (2011) – PG – English
  • The Bye Bye Man (2017) – PG-13 – English
  • The Cave (2005) – PG-13 – English
  • The Circle (2017) – PG-13 – English
  • The Four Seasons (1981) – PG – English
  • The Good Shepherd (2006) – R – English
  • The Guns of Navarone (1961) – TV-14 – English
  • The Interview (2014) – R – Korean
  • The Legend of Tarzan (2016) – PG-13 – English
  • The Legend of Zorro (2005) – PG – English
  • The Lords of Flatbush (1974) – PG – English
  • The Nest (2020) – R – English
  • The Other Side of the Mountain (1975) – PG – English
  • The ‘Burbs (1989) – PG – English
  • Twins (1988) – PG – English
  • Warrior (2011) – PG-13 – English

8 New TV Series Added Today

  • American Nightmare (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English
  • CoComelon (Season 9) Netflix Original – TV-Y – English
  • End of the Line (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-14 – English
  • Holey Moley (2 Seasons) – TV-PG – English
  • Inside the NFL (Season 2024 – New Episodes Weekly) – TV-PG – English
  • Kübra (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Turkish
  • Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (2 Seasons) – TV-14 – English
  • MTV Floribama Shore (Season 2) – TV-14 – English

Top 10 Movies and Series on Netflix for January 18th, 2024

#TV ShowsMovies
1Fool Me OnceLift
2Dusty Slay: Workin’ ManThe Super Mario Bros. Movie
3Boy Swallows UniverseThe Equalizer 3
4ForstAfter Everything
5LoudermilkThe Single Moms Club
6The Brothers SunSociety of the Snow
7Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy RichThe Nest
8Dave Chappelle: The DreamerThe Croods
9The Trust: A Game of GreedTeen Titans Go! To the Movies
10Pete Davidson: Turbo FonzarelliTrolls

What are you watching on Netflix today? Let us know in the comments down below.

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