A new month and, indeed, a new year means there’s a lot to look forward to on Netflix. We’re back to recap our eight most anticipated new or returning movies on Netflix for the month of January 2023.

Like our previous iterations of this post for previous months (check out our December list here), we’ll split our picks into two halves. We’ll first tackle global Netflix Originals before looking at some licensed movies headed to Netflix US (other regions will vary).

For a full dive into the new movies (and series) coming to Netflix in January 2023, check out our full preview for the month.

Netflix Original Movies Coming in January 2023

dog gone (2023)

Coming to Netflix globally:

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Based on a book, this Rob Lowe film marks the start of Netflix’s 2023 feel-good list.

by Netflix:

«The film follows a young man and his beloved dog who get separated on the Appalachian Trail, and he and his father must begin a desperate search to find him before it’s too late.»

The film is directed by Stephen Herek and stars Kimberly Williams-Pailsey, Susan Gallagher and Soji Arai.

Jung_E (2023)

Coming to Netflix: January 20

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It feels like forever has passed when it comes to waiting for Jung_E to premiere on Netflix. The highly anticipated Korean sci-fi film comes from Climax Studio and features the talents of Kim Hyun-Joo and Ryu Kyung-Soo.

It is set in the 2100s and sees the Earth uninhabitable after a civil war and the only way to end it depends on cloning the brain of an elite soldier to create a mercenary robot.

the pale blue eye

Coming to Netflix: January 6th

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Based on the novel by Louis Bayard, this film directed by Scott Cooper features Christian Bale, who plays the role of Augustus Landor, who has been hired to investigate a murder.

The film currently has a 66% on RottenTomatoes based on 64 reviews, with the Chicago Sun Times concluding that Bale is the biggest reason to check it.

If you want to watch this movie even before it’s released on Netflix, you’ll be able to find it in select theaters starting December 31.

The best licensed movies coming to Netflix in January 2023

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Coming soon to Netflix US: January 18, 2023

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The second major title coming to Netflix from Universal’s big first-window animation deal will be the second Minions movie, which itself is a spin-off of the My favorite villain franchise.

The sequel, which spawned a movement over the summer known as gentle minionsit was a box office success.

Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin and Alan Arkin lend their voices to the film that tells the untold story of a boy’s dream of becoming the world’s greatest supervillain.

top gun (1986)

Coming soon to Netflix US: January 1, 2023

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Ready to take to the skies? The classic film Top Gun starring Tom Cruise returns to Netflix as part of Paramount Pictures’ first month arrivals.

The first movie last released on Netflix just before Maverick hit theaters, so if you’re looking to watch both movies in January, you’ll need both Paramount+ and Netflix, given that the sequel won’t be hitting the service anytime soon. term.

reserve dogs (1992)

Coming to Netflix: January 1

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It is simple. If Netflix gets a classic Tarantino movie, we’ll put it on our lists.

That’s especially the case when it comes to Quentin’s directorial debut in this 1992 film starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, and Lawrence Tierney.

Here’s what to expect if you’ve never seen the cult movie:

“A group of thieves come together to pull off the perfect diamond heist. It turns into a bloody ambush when one of the men turns out to be a police informant. As the group begins to question each other’s guilt, rising tensions threaten to blow up the situation before the police intervene.»

The Pez Outlaw (2022)

Coming to Netflix: January 19

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Making its SVOD debut on Netflix in January 2023 will be the documentary from directors Amy Bandlien Storkel and Bryan Storkel looking at the illusory figure behind the smuggling of rare Pez dispensers into the United States from Eastern Europe in the 1990s. .

What will you watch on Netflix in January 2023? Let us know in the comments below.