New Releases on Netflix & Top 10 Movies & Series: January 26, 2024

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Happy Friday! Welcome along to your end-of-week recap of everything new that hit Netflix over the past five days and a look at what’s been trending in the Netflix top 10s over the past seven days. 

Only one title is scheduled to drop on Netflix this weekend with that being the debut of the new Korean drama series Doctor Slump.

On the removals front this weekend, Hotel Transylvania 2 will soon be making its departure from Netflix US, as will two Netflix Originals early next week in the form of Close Enemies and Journey to Greenland.

With a new month around the corner, don’t forget to check out all the February 2024 new releases planned.

Best New Movies and Series on Netflix for January 26th, 2024

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

Rating: TV-MA
Language: English
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson
Writer: S. Craig Zahler
Runtime: 132 min / 2h 12m

Our must-watch pick of today is the frankly career-defining performance for Vince Vaughn, in which he plays Bradley Thomas, a drug mule who has to kill a man in a security max prison to rescue his wife.

Brian Formo for Collider concluded in his review back in 2017, “The acts of violence that must be committed to be sent down multiple levels within the maximum-security prison are indeed gruesome but everything is grounded in the best performance of Vaughn’s lifetime.”

The Novice (2021)

Rating: R
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director: Lauren Hadaway
Cast: Isabelle Fuhrman, Amy Forsyth, Dilone
Writer: Lauren Hadaway
Runtime: 97 min / 1h 37m

A few IFC Films hit Netflix this week, and at the top of our watch list is The Novice, which makes its Netflix debut.

The plot revolves around a first-year college student who identifies as queer and becomes a member of her university’s rowing team, embarking on an intense journey that challenges both her body and mind with a relentless drive to secure a spot in the elite varsity boat club.

Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes, the feature was praised for being the debut feature for the writer/director, with many comparing it to the likes of Whiplash.

Badland Hunters (2024)

Rating: TV-MA
Language: Korean
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Director: Heo Myeong Haeng
Cast: Lee Joon-young, No Jeong-ee, Jun Hee Lee
Writer: Kim Bo-Tong, Kwak Jae-Min
Runtime: 107 min / 1h 47m

Netflix has had some good success with its bigger-budget Korean titles set in the sci-fi and action genre, and merging the two together today is Badland Hunters.

In our review of the movie, published this morning, Andrew Morgan only gave it a two out of five-star rating, concluding:

“Badland Hunters may give the Don Lee faithful & action film superfans some moments of joy, but the more discerning action fans who want a little more from its plot, direction, & performances will be left wanting.”

Just in case you needed a double whammy of Korean action this week, Netflix US also added the incredible zombie film Train to Busan.

Full List of New Releases on Netflix for This Week

19 New Movies Added Today

  • American Girl: Corinne Tan (2023) – TV-G – English
  • Animal (2023) – TV-MA – Hindi
  • Badland Hunters (2024) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Korean
  • Bogeyman (2023) – TV-14 – Arabic
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) – Not Rated – English
  • Dinner (2016) – TV-MA – English
  • Dumb Money (2023) – R – English
  • Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees (2024) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English
  • My All American (2015) – PG – English
  • Open Wide (2024) – TV-14 – English
  • Silent Night (2021) – TV-MA – English
  • Sit Down with Stand Up Udom Taephanich (2024) Netflix Original – TV-14 – Thai
  • Society of the Snow: Who Were We on the Mountain? (2024) Netflix Original – TV-14 – Spanish
  • The Babadook (2014) – TV-MA – English
  • The Hill (2023) – PG – English
  • The Novice (2021) – R – English
  • The Postcard Killings (2020) – TV-MA – English
  • The Rental (2020) – R – English
  • Train to Busan (2016) – TV-MA – Korean

12 New TV Series Added Today

  • Captivating the King (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original – TV-PG – Korean
  • Dinner Time Live With David Chang (Season 1 – LIVE) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English
  • Griselda (Limited Series) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English
  • It’s OK (Season 1) – TV-PG – Arabic
  • Love Deadline (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-14 – Japanese
  • Masters of the Universe: Revolution (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-PG – English
  • Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) – TV-MA – Japanese
  • Not Quite Narwhal (Season 2) Netflix Original – TV-Y – English
  • Queer Eye (Season 8) Netflix Original – TV-14 – English
  • Royal Pains (Seasons 1-8) – TV-PG – English
  • Six Nations: Full Contact (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English
  • The UnXplained with William Shatner (Season 4) – TV-14 – English

Top 10 Movies and Series on Netflix for January 26th, 2024

#TV ShowsMovies
1American NightmareThe Hill
2Fool Me OnceDumb Money
3Love on the Spectrum U.S.The Legend of Tarzan
5The Trust: A Game of GreedThe Super Mario Bros. Movie
6The Brothers SunQueenpins
7BeefQueen Bees
8Queer EyeErin Brockovich
9Young SheldonBlood and Bone
10Dusty Slay: Workin’ ManEscape Plan: The Extractors

The Legend Of Tarzan Netflix

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  1. The Legend of Tarzan (74 points)
  2. Lift (60 points)
  3. Queenpins (57 points)
  4. The Hill (50 points)
  5. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (45 points)
  6. Dumb Money (37 points)
  7. Queen Bees (33 points)
  8. Escape Plan: The Extractors (23 points)
  9. Cowboys & Aliens (18 points)
  10. Escape Plan 2: Hades (14 points)
  11. The Kitchen (8 points)
  12. Blood and Bone (7 points)
  13. Erin Brockovich (6 points)
  14. The Equalizer 3 (3 points)
  15. The Nest (3 points)
  16. Fried Green Tomatoes (2 points)

American Nightmare Netflix Documentary Series

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  1. American Nightmare (79 points)
  2. Fool Me Once (71 points)
  3. Love on the Spectrum U.S. (54 points)
  4. Loudermilk (52 points)
  5. The Brothers Sun (37 points)
  6. The Trust: A Game of Greed (17 points)
  7. Young Sheldon (16 points)
  8. Beef (13 points)
  9. Griselda (10 points)
  10. Forst (9 points)
  11. Queer Eye (7 points)
  12. Masters of the Universe: Revolution (5 points)
  13. Bequeathed (4 points)
  14. Captivating the King (4 points)
  15. Boy Swallows Universe (3 points)
  16. This Is Us (2 points)

All the top 10 stats above come courtesy of FlixPatrol – a data analytics company that trades the daily top 10s in over 90 countries globally.

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

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