New streaming January 2016: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and HBO Now’s best new movies and TV shows.

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming This Month to Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming This Month to Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime

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Jan. 5 2016 11:47 AM

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming This Month to Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime

The Godfather, Mad Max: Fury Road, Carrie, and Malcolm X are just a few of the great movies coming to streaming this month.
The Godfather, Mad Max: Fury Road, Carrie, and Malcolm X are just a few of the great movies coming to streaming this month.

Publicity stills © Paramount Pictures 1972, Warner Bros. 2012, United Artists 1976, Warner Bros. 1992.

Every month, tons of new movies and TV shows become available to stream for free for subscribers to Netflix Instant, Hulu, HBO NOW, and Amazon Prime. With so many different streaming services, it can be hard to keep track of them all—especially if you belong to more than one service. Below, we present to you the ultimate streaming guide. We’ll let you decide which service has the best new titles.

Netflix

Denzel Washington in Training Day.
Denzel Washington in Training Day.

© 2001 - Warner Bros. All rights reserved.

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Good Watch
How to Change the World (Jan. 1)
The Last Five Years (Jan. 15)
The Overnight (Jan. 15)
Piku (Jan. 1)
Training Day (Jan. 4)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Jan. 1)

Family Watch
Angry Birds Toons Season 2 (Jan. 1)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (Jan. 1)
Sofia the First Season 2 (Jan. 3)

Drunk Watch
2 Fast 2 Furious (Jan. 1)
Constantine (Jan. 1)

If You’re Bored
Forensic Files Collection 2 (Jan. 1)
Journey to Le Mans (Jan. 1)
Loins of Punjab Presents (Jan. 1)
Smokin’ Aces 2: The Assassin’s Ball (Jan. 1)
The Good Road (Jan. 1)
The Rundown (Jan. 1)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 10 (Jan. 5)
New Girl Season 4 (Jan. 5)
Adult World (Jan. 8)
Dos Hermanos (Jan. 10)
El Hombre de al Lado (Jan. 10)
Rosario Tijeras (Jan. 10)
The Ladykillers (Jan. 12)
Parks and Recreation Season 7 (Jan. 13)
Moonwalkers (Jan. 15)
Hyde Park on Hudson (Jan. 16)
Z Nation Season 2 (Jan. 17)
Curve (Jan. 19)
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (Jan. 22)
From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2 (Jan. 25)
Frozen Planet (Jan. 28)
Words and Pictures (Jan. 31)

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New Original/Exclusive Programming
Dragons: Race to the Edge Season 2 (Jan. 8)
Tom Segura: Mostly Stories (Jan. 8)
The Testimony (Jan. 14)
Degrassi: The Next Class Season 1 (Jan. 15)
Occupied (Jan. 15)
Chelsea Does (Jan. 23)
Ever After High: Dragon Games (Jan. 29)

HBO Now

Tobey Maguire and Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys.
Tobey Maguire and Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys.

© 2000 Paramount Pictures

Must Watch
Borat (Jan. 1)
Carrie
(1976) (Jan. 1)
The Godfather Epic (Jan. 17)
Malcolm X (Jan. 1)
Milk (Jan. 1)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Jan. 9)

Good Watch
Cry-Baby (Jan. 1)
Knocked Up (Jan. 1)
Pretty In Pink (Jan. 1)
The Rainmaker (Jan. 1)
Tropic Thunder (Jan. 1)
Wonder Boys (Jan. 1)
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) (Jan. 3)
Calvary (Jan. 4)

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Family Watch
The Muppet Christmas Carol
(Jan. 1)

Nostalgia Watch
A Knight’s Tale
(Jan. 1)

If You’re Bored
Bikini: Una Historia Real (Jan. 1)
Down to Earth (Jan. 1)
Final Destination 3 (Jan. 1)
Joe Versus the Volcano (Jan. 1)
Lucky Numbers (Jan. 1)
Troop Beverly Hills (Jan. 1)
Two of a Kind (Jan. 1)
Vóley (Jan. 1)
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Jan. 2)
La Isla Mínima (Jan. 8)
Ladrón Que Roba a la Ladrón (Jan. 15)
Unfriended (Jan. 16)
Entourage (Jan. 23)
As Above/So Below (Jan. 24)
True Story (Jan. 30)

New Original/Exclusive Programming
Ride Along 2: HBO First Look (Jan. 6)
J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming (Jan. 9)
Sesame Street Season 46 Premiere (Jan. 16)
Psi Season 2 Premiere (Jan. 22)
Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend (Jan. 23)

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Amazon Prime

Zachary Quinto and Penn Badgley in Margin Call.
Zachary Quinto and Penn Badgley in Margin Call.

© 2011 - Roadside Attractions

Must Watch
Dazed and Confused (Jan. 1)

Good Watch
1408 (Jan. 5)
An Affair to Remember (Jan. 1)
Bone Tomahawk (Jan. 1)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Jan. 4)
Frank Miller’s Sin City (Jan. 16)
Hot Tub Time Machine (Jan. 8)
I’ll See You In My Dreams (2015) (Jan. 1)
Margin Call (Jan. 4)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Jan. 4)
Serpico (Jan. 4)
The Second Mother (Jan. 14)
The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (Jan. 1)
Goodnight Mommy (Jan. 9)

Family Watch
Miracle on 34th St. (Jan. 1)
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Jan. 1)

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Nostalgia Watch
Taps (Jan. 1)

If You’re Bored
Annie (2014) (Jan. 1)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jan. 1)
Paper Planes (Jan. 1)
The Da Vinci Code (Jan. 1)
Thundercats Season 1 (Jan. 1)
All Creatures Big and Small (Jan. 11)
The Missing (Jan. 13)
Frank Miller’s Sin City (Jan. 16)
Spare Parts (Jan. 16)
Mortdecai (Jan. 23)
Man of Tai Chi (Jan. 26)

New Original/Exclusive Programming
Just Add Magic Season 1 (Jan. 15)
Mad Dogs Season 1 (Jan. 22)

Hulu

James Caan stars in Michael Mann’s Thief.
James Caan stars in Michael Mann’s Thief.

Publicity still © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Must Watch
High Noon (1952) (Jan. 1)
Miami Blues (Jan. 1)
Shane (Jan. 1)
The Thin Blue Line (Jan. 7)

Good Watch
Amour Fou (Jan. 7)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Jan. 1)
Catch-22 (Jan. 1)
Cell 211 (Jan. 3)
In the House (Jan. 8)
Into the Abyss (Jan. 4)
Married to the Mob (Jan. 1)
Mommy (Jan. 13)
Mission: Impossible (Jan. 1)
The Parallax View (Jan. 1)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Jan. 1)
Radio Days (Jan. 1)
Red Riding Trilogy: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (Jan. 9)
Red Riding Trilogy: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (Jan. 9)
Red Riding Trilogy: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 (Jan. 9)
Serpico (Jan. 1)
Thief (Jan. 1)

Family Watch
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Jan. 1)
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Amazing Wubbzy (Jan. 13)
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Wubbzy and the Fire Engine (Jan. 13)
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Wubbzy and the Great Outdoors (Jan. 13)
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Wubbzy the Star! (Jan. 13)
Wubbzy’s Big Movie (Jan. 13)

Nostalgia Watch
Beverly Hills Cop II (Jan. 1)
Footloose (1984) (Jan. 1)
Scrooged (Jan. 1)

If You’re Bored
52 Pick-Up (Jan. 1)
Angels Among Us Season 1 (Jan. 1)
Bad Influence (Jan. 1)
Bering Sea Gold Seasons 1–2 (Jan. 1)
Billy Bob’s Gags to Riches Season 1 (Jan. 1)
Caveman (Jan. 1)
Devil’s Double (Jan. 1)
Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2016 (Jan. 1)
Dual Survival Season 4 (Jan. 1)
Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 (Jan. 1)
Explorers (Jan. 1)
Fast N’ Loud Season 7 (Jan. 1)
From Mexico With Love (Jan. 1)
Gold Rush Season 5 (Jan. 1)
Guns of the Magnificent Seven (Jan. 1)
Heartbreakers (2001) (Jan. 1)
Highway to Sell Season 1 (Jan. 1)
Homicide Hunter Season 4 (Jan. 1)
How It’s Made Season 17 (Jan. 1)
I.Q. (Jan. 1)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 10 (Jan. 5)
Larger Than Life (Jan. 1)
License to Kill (Jan. 1)
Mao’s Last Dancer (Jan. 1)
Mighty Fine (Jan. 1)
My Five Wives Season 2 (Jan. 1)
Naked and Afraid: XL Season 1 (Jan. 1)
Nightmare Next Door Season 8 (Jan. 1)
Outrageous 911 Season 1 (Jan. 1)
Risking It All Season 1 (Jan. 1)
River Monsters Season 6 (Jan. 1)
Sister Wives Seasons 4–5 (Jan. 1)
Stigmata (Jan. 1)
Street Outlaws Season 4 (Jan. 1)
Survivorman Season 5 (Jan. 1)
The Broken (Jan. 1)
The Future (Jan. 1)
The Ghost and the Darkness (Jan. 1)
The Happy Hooker (Jan. 1)
The Kennedy Detail Season 1 (Jan. 1)
The Little Couple Season 9 (Jan. 1)
There Be Dragons (Jan. 1)
Two Family House (Jan. 1)
Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? Season 5 (Jan. 1)
Perfect Sense (Jan. 2)
Project Almanac (Jan. 2)
Adventure Time Season 6 (new episodes) (Jan. 5)
Maison Close 2010 Season 1 (Jan. 5)
You Kill Me (Jan. 5)
Chicago Fire (new episodes) (Jan. 6)
Chicago Med (new episodes) (Jan. 6)
Stolen (Jan. 6)
#Lucky Number (Jan. 7)
Chicago P.D. (new episodes) (Jan. 7)
Closer to God (Jan. 7)
Dad for Rent (Jan. 7)
Famous Nathan (Jan. 7)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (new episodes) (Jan. 7)
Redwood Massacre (Jan. 7)
Spinning Boris (Jan. 7)
The Color of Noise (Jan. 7)
The Devil’s Mistress
(Jan. 7)
The Mysteries of Laura (new episodes) (Jan. 7)
The Ouija Resurrection (Jan. 7)
The Pinkie (Jan. 7)
The Temptations (Jan. 7)
Uncle John (Jan. 7)
A Lonely Place to Die (Jan. 8)
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Jan. 8)
Sleeping Beauty (2011) (Jan. 8)
Albatross (Jan. 9)
Grimm (new episodes) (Jan. 9)
Love Unto Death (Jan. 9)
The Voices (Jan. 9)
Truth Be Told (new episodes) (Jan.9)
Undateable (new episodes) (Jan. 9)
Life Is a Bed of Roses (Jan. 10)
Saturday Night Live (new episodes) (Jan. 17)
4:44 Last Day on Earth (Jan. 22)
Regular Show Season 6 (Jan. 25)
Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 (Jan. 26)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever Complete Season (Jan. 30)

Newly Airing Seasons and Series
Bordertown (Jan. 4)
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (Jan. 4)
Galavant Season 2 (Jan. 4)
Superhuman (Jan. 5)
The Bachelor Season 20 (Jan. 5)
The Biggest Loser Season 17 (Jan. 5)
American Idol Final Season (Jan. 6)
Couples Therapy (Winter Finale) (Jan. 6)
New Girl Season 5 (Jan. 6)
Hollywood Game Night (Jan. 6)
Beyond the Tank Season Premiere (Jan. 8)
My Diet Is Better Than Yours (Jan. 8)
Shades of Blue (Jan. 8)
Bar Rescue Winter Finale (Jan. 10)
Finding Carter Winter Finale (Jan. 12)
Sweat Inc. Winter Finale (Jan. 12)
Second Chance (Jan. 14)
Hell’s Kitchen Season 15 (Jan. 16)
History of the World (Jan. 18)
The Strange Truth (Jan. 18)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Jan. 22)
The 100 Season 3 (Jan. 22)
Reign Winter Finale (Jan. 23)
The X-Files Season 10 (Jan. 25)
Lucifer (Jan. 26)
The Westbrooks Winter Finale (Jan. 26)
The Boonies (Jan. 27)
Mine Hunters (Jan. 27)