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?
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
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."
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