Best new movies and TV series on Binge: January 2021


Each month, a mother load of new movies and TV shows are added to BINGE‘s library. Critic Travis Johnson picks the best titles worth watching this month. For the full list of everything arriving on the platform, scroll down.

Top picks: TV

Superstore season 6 (January 6)

Slotting in alongside the likes of Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, and Brooklyn Nine Nine in the small but increasingly popular feelgood workplace comedy subgenre, Superstore follows the travails of the employees at a sprawling Costco-like retail outlet as they deal with life on the lowest rung of the economic ladder. America Ferrera (Jane the Virgin) leads a mixed bag ensemble of oddballs and eccentrics in a winning sitcom that will ease the aches out of your bones at the end of your workday.

Batwoman: season 2 (January 19)

Following the shock departure of original star Ruby Rose, newcomer Javicia Leslie takes up the mantle of Batwoman, fighting to protect Gotham City after the disappearance of Batman. How? Why? And to what effect? Details are sketchy right now, but fans of gloomy, urban superhero action will find their fix here.

Top Picks: Movies

Jaws (January 1)

Police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) teams up with oceanographer Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled fisherman Quint (Robert Shaw) to hunt down the monster shark terrorizing their seaside town in the first summer blockbuster. Jaws made director Steven Spielberg’s reputation, kept generations out of the water, and is still one of the greatest and most straight-up enjoyable films of all time. All three sequels are laso dropping, so make it a marathon and then hit the beach.

Sneakers (January 8)

Robert Redford’s former radical leads a team of oddball security experts, including River Phoenix, Dan Ackroyd, Sidney Poitier and David Strathairn, who fond themselves on the run when they’re framed for an assassination. Could it have anything to do with Redford’s long lost buddy, Ben Kingsley? Probably – it’s that sort of movie. Smart, funny, and charming, this high-tech caper is a bona fide cult classic that deserves a much bigger audience, so here’s your chance.

Harry Potter Collection (January 21)

Every single Harry Potter film comes to Binge, charting the boy wizard’s formative years from abused orphan to Triwizard Tournament champion to revolutionary leader in the struggle against the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) and the Death Eaters. Featuring an all star cast, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Robbie Coltraine, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, and pretty much every major British thesp of the era, this remains the preeminent modern children’s fantasy franchise.


All titles arriving on BINGE in January

January 1

Gossip Girl Seasons 1-6
Emmerdale
Coronation Street
Jaws 1-4

January 2

Meet Joe Black
Molly’s Game

January 3

The Real Housewives Of Cheshire
It’s Complicated

January 4

South Park Seasons 13-22
Superstore Season 6
Teen Mom 2 Season 10, Episodes 1-13
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 13
Forged In The Fire: Beat The Judges Season 1
Eastenders

January 5

The First 48 Season 22 Episodes 28-33
Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes Season 2
Below Deck

January 6

Buying & Selling Season 2
Don’t Be Tardy Season 8, Episodes 11 & 12
The Real Housewives Of Dallas Season 5
Next Season 1 Finale

January 7

The Real Housewives Of Orange Country Season 15
Leave It To Bryan Seasons 2 & 3
Celeb Ex In The City Season 1
CSI: Miami Seasons 1-4

January 8

Southern Charm Season 7
Strange Bedfellows
Doom
Sneakers
Alpha & Omega
Little Fish

January 9

Battleship
Monty Python’s Meaning Of Life

January 10

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
October Sky

January 11

Will & Grace Seasons 1-18
The Graham Norton Show Season 28
Surviving Evil Season 2
Unusual Suspects Seasons 2 & 3
Tiger Part 1

January 12

Room 104 Seasons 104
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 4
Coast Australia Season 4
Love It Or List It Vancouver Season 3
Paw Patrol Season 7
Bridezillas Season 13

January 13

Pawn Stars Season 20
Inside The Ambulance Season 3 & 4
Alabama Shake
Queen Of The World Season 1

January 14

Superfoods Season 3
Hope And Fear: How Pandemics Changed The World

January 15

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Paper Planes

January 16

Real Time With Ball Mahar Season 19
Robin Hood 2010
Caddyshack

January 17

S.W.A.T Season 4
Step Up Revolution
Step Up 2: The Streets

January 18

Art Detectives Season 4
Magnum P.I. Season 3

January 19

Devils
Batwoman Season 2
All Rise Season 2
Storage Wars: Texas Season 5
Celebrity Game Face Season 1 Episodes 10-12

January 20

Life Below Zero Canada Season 1
Kevin’s Grandest Designs Special Episode
Under The Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story
The Family Who Vanished
The (Dead Mothers) Club

January 21

Island Medics Season 1
Harry Potter (Every Film)
Vatican And The Third Reich
America’s Book Of Secrets: The Monuments

January 22

Legacies Season 3
Chicago P.D. Season 8

January 23

Striptease
12 Monkeys

January 24

Heaven’s Gate: The Cult Of Cults
Alcatraz: Living Hell (27/01/2021)

January 25

Euphoria Special Episode Part 2

January 26

Biggest Railway In The World Season 1

January 27

Great British Menu Season 15

January 28

Very Scary People Season 2
Backyard Builds Season 1
Coroner Season 2

January 29

Made Of Honour
Sicario

January 30

Great Expectations 2012
Shrek The Third

January 31

Smokin’ Aces


See also

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* Best new movies and TV series on Prime Video
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