New on Netflix January 2023: The 11 best new movies, shows you can stream

The New Year brings new beginnings — and a few new movies and shows to stream on Netflix. We found the 11 best options to watch while you need a break from your resolutions. Happy New Year!

The Pale Blue Eye

Christian Bale stars as a world-weary detective hired to investigate the murder of a West Point cadet, enlisting the help of a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe (Henry Melling). From “Crazy Heart” and “Hostiles” director Scott Cooper. (Jan. 6)

You People

This new comedy from writer/director Kenya Barris follows a new couple and their families, who find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures. Eddie Murphy stars alongside Jonah Hill (who co-wrote). (Jan. 27)


Giancarlo Esposito (”Breaking Bad”) stars as a master thief whose crew attempts an heist worth $7 billion, as betrayal, greed and other threats undermine their plans. (Jan. 1)

Lockwood & Co.

A girl with extraordinary psychic abilities joins two gifted teen boys at a small ghost-hunting agency to fight the many deadly spirits haunting London in this new series from “Attack the Block” director Joe Cornish. (Jan. 27)

That ‘90s Show

A revival of “That ‘70s Show” takes place in 1995,when Leia Forman is visiting her grandparents for the summer as she bonds with a new generation of Point Place, Wisc., under the watchful eye of Kitty and Red. Features appearances by Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Wilmer Valderrama. (Jan. 19)

Forrest Gump

Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar-winning adaptation of Winston Groom’s novel tells the unbelievable fictional story of a good-natured Alabama man who witnesses and participates in many of the defining events of American history during the latter half of the 20th century. It won six Oscars including best picture and actor (Tom Hanks) and grossed nearly $700 million worldwide, making it an instant pop culture sensation. (Jan. 1)

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After mild-mannered Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fall in love during the summer, they unexpectedly discover they’re now classmates and attempt to rekindle their romance amidst the wild (and hormonal) backdrop of high school. RIP, Olivia Newton John. (Jan. 1)

Jerry Maguire

Tom Cruise stars as a sports agent who has a moral epiphany, putting his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and his former colleague (Renee Zellweger). Written and directed by Cameron Crowe. (Jan. 1)

Rocky I-V

The first five films in Sylvester Stallone’s beloved boxing movie franchise about the ultimate underdog’s unlikely pursuit of greatness and love. All five offer something — yes, even the fifth film (Tommy Gunn! George Washington Duke!) — and provide the perfect pick-me-up when needed. (Jan. 1)

Top Gun

The mega-hit that further launched Cruise into absolute superstardom. As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. If you’re still flying high over the blockbuster sequel “Top Gun: Maverick,” revisit the original that holds up beautifully. (Jan. 1)

Minions: The Rise of Gru

The untold story of one twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain. People obsessed over this clever “Despicable Me” prequel in 2022, your kids probably among them. (Jan. 23)

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New on Netflix January 2023: The 11 best new movies, shows you can stream

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