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Find out the top shows and movies coming to Netflix this month from the TV experts!


The Dig 

29th January 

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.


Why should you watch it? 

The film is based on a true story, which makes it all the more fascinating to watch. Plus, it’s the perfect film for anyone interested in archeology, or if you want to learn a bit more about the famous Sutton Hoo dig and discovery.  

History of Swear Words 

5th January  

Get a history lesson in expletives today with actor Nicholas Cage and find out why on earth we’ve adopted certain swear words across pop culture and in everyday life. Discover the origins of “F**k”, “Sh*t”, “B*tch”, “D**k”, “Pu**y”, and “Damn” in History of Swear Words, out now.  

History of swear words

Why should you watch it? 

Sometimes it’s good to know about why you use certain words when your coworkers ruffle your feathers. Besides, if you enjoyed Nick Cage in Kick-Ass (lots of swearing + Nicholas Cage = cinematic perfection), we suspect you don’t mind the occasional bad word. So why not find out why we say these things and the impact it has had on pop culture? 

Stuck Apart 

8th January  

When Aziz is hit with an existential crisis, he can’t help but wish he was young again. He isn’t happy with his home or work life, and his relationship is also on the rocks. But when an opportunity arises to change everything, Aziz unintentionally becomes a pathological liar to the point of no return. The comedy drama film will be available on 8th January.  

Stuck apart

Why should you watch it? 

There’s a story for everybody here. It’s called The Boy Who Cried Wolf. So, what happens when you spin a huge web of lies? The wolves will eat you. OK, perhaps a bit dramatic, but in Azizler’s story of Aziz, we can pretty much all relate, and maybe learn from his mistakes instead of making them ourselves.  

The White Tiger 

22nd January 

An epic new drama film starring Adarsh Gourav and Priyanka Chopra Jonas follows the epic and dark-humoured tale of a poor villager, born into a society that trains him to be nothing more than a servant, that transforms himself into a successful entrepreneur in modern India. Get ready for an epic movie night on 22nd January. 

The White Tiger

Why should you watch it? 

For starters, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. But also, for main and dessert, this film is for anybody who enjoyed films like The Devil All The Time, Catch Me if You Can, and Boiler Room. Yet as a story of personal growth, there’s no knowing where this story might go, making it one to watch out for.  

Cobra Kai 

Available now

Taking place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament as seen in The Karate Kid, both William Zabka and Ralph Macchio reprise their roles as Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso, only this time we get to see things from Johnny’s perspective. With the third season recently released, it’s time for us to see how (both) their former flame is doing, Ali Mills. Or is it Ali Mills-Schwarber now? Watch to find out!

Cobra Kai

Why should you watch it?

Johnny Lawrence doesn’t know how to turn on a computer but can teach a bunch of kids to show no mercy, resulting in what can only be described as a Karate brawl. If you’re a big fan of the original films, this show will be a revisit to your childhood, and if you’ve never seen the originals, you’ll want to after watching Cobra Kai. In other words, it’s a show for two different generations.

Pieces of a Woman 

7th January 

Starring Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf, this tale tells a heartbreaking, tragic story of a mother who loses her child during birth. She must now view the world in a different way, attempting to navigate her grief and face the publicly vilified midwife in court.  

Pieces of a woman

Why should you watch it? 

This is one of those must-see films that sometimes you’re just not ready to watch yet, but we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Kornél Mundruczó and Martin Scorsese bring heartache and long legal and personal battles that will leave you in pieces.   

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy 

11th January 

During the early 1980s, America’s inner cities were destroyed by a tsunami of a major crack epidemic which saw thousands of deaths and countless lives and whole communities destroyed by the effects. Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy will take a look at the origins of the crisis, as well as the ongoing marginalisation of underprivileged people trapped by the U.S. prison and healthcare systems. 

Crack documentary

Why should you watch it? 

Maybe you recently finished bingeing The Ripper,or last year you got a taste for narcotics documentaries with How To Fix a Drug Scandal and you’re looking for your next fix. Or perhaps you like watching drama series like Narcos or How To Sell Drugs Online Fast and you’re looking for a gateway to true life stories about drug epidemics in history. Either way, this isn’t one to miss.

Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer 

13th January 

Telling the chilling true-crime story of how one of the most notoriously evil serial killers in the history of America was caught, Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer takes a look at the crimes of Richard Ramirez, who’s victims ranged from men, women, and children,with an age range of six to 82. Never before had there been such a grisly array of crimes. Racing against the clock to stop the deadly attacks was a young detective named Gil Carrillo and homicide investigator Frank Salerno. Watch the documentary from 13th January. Check out the trailer below...

Why should you watch it? 

If you recently watched The Ripper on Netflix, we recommend this harrowing true tale of serial killer Richard Ramirez, but be warned, you’ll be sleeping with the lights on.

Outside the Wire

15th January

Tasked with helping to stop a nuclear attack, Thomas Harp (Damson IdrisFarming), a drone pilot, is sent into a deadly military zone in this futuristic war/action drama, where he will eventually meet and work with android officer Leo (Anthony Mackie), who isn’t at all as he seems.

Outside the wire

Why should you watch it?

It’s a film for anybody looking for a bit of action drama, plus it stars Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), so it’s perfect for any Marvel Fan waiting on the next film in the MCU.



25th December 


On Christmas day, Netflix is treating us to new movie Bridgerton, which follows Daphne (played by Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she steps into the marriage market. Find out what shows you can watch just like this! 


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