24 of the Best Movies Streaming for January – 2013 Edition (LIST)
With bone-chilling temperatures outside, we understand if you don’t want to leave the house! Luckily, Netflix has added a bunch of great new movies to its streaming catalog for 2013. If your New Years’ resolution is to watch more movies, you’re in luck! Check out the top comedies, thrillers, dramas, documentaries and action films and more – all now available to watch instantly on Netflix:
3. Get the Gringo
Ready for some intense south-of-the-border action? Mel Gibson plays an American criminal who tries to steal a million dollars and ends up in a tough Mexican prison. Can he get out with the help of his fellow inmates and a 10 year-old boy?
2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
He said he’d be back! In this sequel directed by James Cameron, Arnold must protect John Connor. The streaming version features 16 minutes of unseen footage and other extras.
1. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
After the Kremlin is bombed, the IMF is forced to shut down – so Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team go rogue. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you won’t be disappointed with the action sequences in this installment!
8. The Next Three Days
We promise that Russell Crowe doesn’t sing in this one. He plays a college professor who attempts to help his wife (Elizabeth Banks) escape from prison. Is she guilty?
7. Changing Lanes
When Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson get involved in a car crash, things spin out of control. Road rage takes on new meaning in this elaborate thriller!
6. Marathon Man
Blast from the past: in this 1976 crime thriller, graduate student Babe Levy (Dustin Hoffman) must square off against a Nazi fugitive (Laurence Olivier). Based on William Goldman’s novel, this classic movie was directed by John Schlesinger. See why it snagged an Oscar nomination!
If you’re a fan of Jason Statham, you’ll love Blitz. Statham plays a tough cop who must hunt down a serial killer who has been murdering police officers.
4. The Untouchables
This star-studded film about Eliot Ness and Al Capone includes Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery and Andy Garcia. Written by David Mamet and directed by Brian De Palma, it’s a classic crime thriller that never gets old.
More Jason Statham! Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro also star in this Guy Ritchie film about criminals, gangsters and even a boxing promoter who are all trying to track down a stolen diamond.
In one of the most talked-about films of 2011, Ryan Gosling plays a quiet, intense man who drives the getaway car after a number of crimes. Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks and Bryan Cranston offer memorable supporting performances.
1. The Usual Suspects
Five criminals come together to perform a heist in this 1995 film that will keep you guessing from beginning to end. Can they beat global mastermind Keyser Söze?
2. The Adventures of TinTin
From director Steven Spielberg, this heartwarming adventure follows young journalist Tintin as he embarks on adventures with his loyal dog, Snowy. The Adventures of TinTin is fun for the whole family!
This heartwarming family friendly story about identity is also director Martin Scorcese’s love letter to filmmaking. See why this whimsical adventure won 5 Oscars!
1. The Rum Diary
Johnny Depp sizzles as usual in The Rum Diary, adapted from Hunter S. Thompson’s novel about a fun-loving journalist who moves from New York to Puerto Rico in the 1950s.
What makes people happy? This fascinating documentary from 2011 includes compelling real-life stories as well as scientific facts.
1. Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Arguably the most buzzed-about documentary of 2012 is Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which follows an 85 year-old master sushi chef who charges $300 a plate at his sushi restaurant in Tokyo. If you’re a sushi lover, your mouth will be watering!
6. Jackass 3
The guys are at it again! Johnny Knoxville is finally back – and he and Steve-O aren’t afraid to put themselves in danger of wild animals, terrifying heights and more. If you must know about the “Toy Train Eruption” and “Poo Cocktail Supreme,” start streaming this one now!
5. Coming to America
In this 1988 Eddie Murphy classic, an African prince comes to America in search of true love – and ends up working at a fast food restaurant. It’s Eddie Murphy at his best.
4. A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
SNL favorite Jason Sudeikis stars alongside Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Lucy Punch and others in this raunchy comedy about a party in the Hamptons that promises to be epic – because it’s an orgy. Just don’t Google this one (consider yourself warned).
3. Jeff Who Lives At Home
In this sweet indie comedy, Jeff (Jason Segel) is a well-meaning dude that can’t quite get himself together. But his seemingly successful brother (played by Ed Helms) might even be in worse shape! Can Jeff keep his secret?
This kooky comedy demonstrates that the world of butter carving can be incredibly cutthroat! When a young girl (Yara Shahidi) enters the Iowa competition, an uptight housewife (Jennifer Garner) and her husband’s stripper lover (Olivia Wilde) throw their hats in the ring too. Hugh Jackman also makes a memorable guest appearance.
This is one of those movies that shouldn’t work, but does. Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman was assigned to adapt the book The Orchid Thief into a movie – and he ended up writing himself into the story as a character (played by Nicolas Cage). Things just get weirder and weirder – but they’re always compelling!
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
In this suspenseful sci-fi thriller from 1983, a video game possesses the ability to start a nuclear World War III. Can Matthew Broderick stop it?
1. Super 8
Touching performances bolster Super 8, which tells the story of six kids who witness a mysterious train crash while making a home movie with their Super 8 camera in the summer of 1979. Written and directed by J.J. Abrams, this movie delves into the supernatural, but always has heart.