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All the New Netflix Releases We're Excited to Watch This January 2021

Ring in the new year with these upcoming shows and movies!
All the New Netflix Releases We're Excited to Watch This January 2021
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Ring in the new year with these upcoming shows and movies!

Start the new year right with nothing but good vibes by tuning in to these 10 new movies and TV series coming to Netflix on January 2021, including the live-action adaptation of the Winx Club, and the upcoming Korean film What Happened to Mr. Cha?

TV Series

1. Fate: The Winx Saga (January 22)

In this darker, live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's the Winx Club, a group of teen fairies band together to fight monsters, all while finding love, and figuring out their real identities along the way.

Starring: Abigail Cowen, Elisha Applebaum, Precious Mustapha

2. Busted! Season 3 (January 22)

Some of our favorite Korean celebrity sleuths are back for the third season of Busted! In case you haven't given this show a chance yet, the whodunit series follows a panel of Korean entertaineres and their special guests as they set out to solve puzzling cases and unearth the truth behind an overarching mystery.

Starring: Yoo Jae Suk, Lee Seung Gi, Kim Jong Min, Park Min Young


3. Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) (January 23)

This K-drama centers on three successful women who work on a radio show. Their seemingly perfect lives start to unravel when twists and turns begin to plague their happy marriages.

Starring: Lee Ga Ryeong, Sung Hoon, Park Joo Mi


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4. History of Swear Words (January 5)

Have you ever wondered how the most used swear words came to be? Apparently, there's a story behind each of them. Learn all about these profanities with Nicholas Cage as he hosts History of Swear Words, a six-episode series that "explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words...through interviews with experts in etymology, pop culture, historians and entertainers."

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5. What Happened to Mr. Cha? (January 1)

A washed up '90s star lays in wait for someone to cast him once again while he reminisces about his glory days. His hopes for a successful comeback in the industry, however, is threatened when he gets stuck under the debris of a crumbling building. His biggest worry during the catastrophe? How to maintain his gentle and perfect image.

Starring: Cha In Pyo, Cho Dal Hwan

6. Pieces of a Woman (January 7)

After a poorly handled home birth ends in tragedy, a grieving woman embarks on a year-long odyssey as she works through the cracks of her now dented marriage, all while facing her publicly vilified midwife in court.

Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn

7. Outside the Wire (January 15)

Set in the near future, this action drama sees a drone pilot who’s sent into a war zone. There, he ends up being paired with a top-secret android officer on a mission to stop a doomsday device from taking countless of lives.


Starring: Anthony Mackie, Damson Idris, Emily Beechum

8. The White Tiger (January 22)

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger follows an ambitious driver from a rich Indian family who rises up from poverty to become an entrepreneur with just his brains and wits.

Starring: Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra

9. Penguin Bloom (January 27)

After suffering from a horrific accident that leaves her paralyzed, Sam Bloom struggles to adjust to her new situation with her husband and three young boys. The family eventually finds solace in a stray, injured magpie whose presence in their home provides a welcome distraction from their now complicated family life.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver

10. The Dig (January 29)

When a wealthy widow hires a team of excavators to dig up a burial ground on her estate, their lives are thrown for a loop after unexpectedly unearthing a wooden ship from the Dark Ages.


Starring: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James

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