Netflix in January: Here are Great new Family Movies, Shows to Stream
Netflix’s New Year’s resolution for 2019 must have been — more.
In January, the streaming giant offers more variety for kids and families.
Movies such as “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and “The Incredibles 2” are ideal for family movie night.
All four “Indiana Jones” movies roll out in January, as does “The Dark Knight”. Both are perfect for older kids.
Animated shows also are part of the mix, including “Happy Feet,” “Hotel Transylvania 3” and a new series about a chipper hot dog called “Pinky Malinky.”
Here’s a look at the best family programming for January.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 3)
The Baudelaires WILL solve the mysteries of the VFD in the series’ final act amid Count Olaf’s constant pursuit. Rated: TV-PG.
Across the Universe
Songs by the Beatles serve as the backdrop for this romance aboard a ship during the Vietnam war between a rich American girl and a working-class British boy. Rated: PG-13.
Every Penguin needs a “heart song” to attract a mate. Poor Mumble doesn’t sing, but he can tap dance like nobody’s business. Rated: PG.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, Jr. (Harrison Ford) and Mutt (Shia LaBeouf) go in search of a powerful artifact. The Soviets are looking for the Crystal Skull, too, hoping it can help them rule the world. Rated: PG-13.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones must rescue his father who went missing while searching for the Holy Grail. Rated: PG-13.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones battles a group of Nazis looking for the Ark of the Covenant. The 1981 movie is the first in the “Indiana Jones” film franchise. Rated: PG.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones searches for a magical stone in India. What he finds are human sacrifices, a secret cult and ancient evil. Rated: PG.
It Takes Two
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen star in this story of a rich girl and an orphan who accidentally meet and switch identities to make their loved ones fall in love with each other. Rated: PG.
The Addams Family
Con artists, one claiming to be the beloved and long-lost Uncle Fester, try to swindle the fortune from the eccentric Addams family. Rated: PG-13.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The son of a Nazi commandant befriends a boy his same age on the other side of the concentration camp fence. The forbidden friendship makes for some unforeseen consequences. Rated: PG-13.
The Dark Knight
The Joker (Heath Ledger) and his vile antics make Batman (Christian Bale) walk a fine line between being a hero and a vigilante. Rated: PG-13.
A 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest is accidentally awakened, unleashing plagues before going in search of his true love. Rated: PG-13.
The Mummy Returns
The Mummy is awakened once again and he seeks immortality, but this time something far more evil also has been unleashed. Rated: PG-13.
Pinky Malinky (Netflix original series)
Pinky was born a hot dog and that helps him take a big bite out of life. Always optimistic, he’s got his best friends to keep him company. Rated: Unavailable.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
In this comedy, King Arthur and his Knights set out to find the Holy Grail, encountering one silly challenge after another. Rated: PG.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Years before he joins the Rebellion, young Hans Solo meets his faithful co-pilot Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, the first owner of the Millennium Falcon. Rated: PG-13.
This super thief uses her powers for good, foiling the plots of others’ evil plans with her trusty sidekicks. Rated: unavailable.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Season 5)
In season 5, the trolls get to ride in a submarine, journey in a Fountain of Glitter, get lost in wormholes and play in snow. Rated: TV-Y7.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Drac and all the monsters vacation on a cruise ship. But things turn scary when Drac falls for the captain, who harbors a dangerous secret. Rated: PG.
Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp
Scott Lang deals with the consequences of his choices as a superhero and father while confronting a powerful new enemy as Ant-Man along side the Wasp. Rated: PG-13.
Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles 2
Mr. Incredible finds he must stay home and manage the house with Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack, while Elastigirl tries to save the world. Rated: PG.
Last call for…
Leaving Jan. 1
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Kung Fu Panda
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Monsters vs. Aliens
The Iron Giant
The Princess Diaries
Leaving Jan. 4
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
Leaving Jan. 18
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Leaving Jan. 19
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring