The amount of streaming services just continue to grow, so we've expanded our list a bit to try and fit 'em all in — or at least the geeky highlights we all might care about. So, what's worth checking out in January on everything from Netflix to HBO Now and everywhere in-between?
Fresh off dropping Avengers: Infinity War on Christmas Day, Netflix is bringing some more heavy-hitters into the first month of the year. The service is still enjoying that Disney deal while it lasts and is preparing to add Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story, Incredibles 2 and Ant-Man and the Wasp all over the next few weeks. The service is also rolling out its original reboot of kid favorite Carmen Sandiego, plus a new season of A Series of Unfortunate Events. The service also has all of the Indiana Jones flicks, the fifth season of SYFY's Z Nation, Watchmen, and more.
Hulu also has a loaded slate this month, led by the debut of its original series Future Man, along with a ton of genre TV and movies to fill out the catalog. The indie sci-fi hit Annihilation is debuting, plus the 11th season of The X-Files that ran on Fox in early-to-mid 2018. The service is also adding a deep catalog of Stephen King horror flicks, The Neverending Story, Zathura and more.
Beyond those, we have a smattering of big names across multiple services. CBS All Access is prepping the second season of Star Trek: Discovery while DC Universe is dropping the long-awaited revival season of cult hit animated series Young Justice. HBO Now is also adding Logan, in case you're looking to revisit that one. Amazon Prime's genre additions are light this month, though fans should definitely not sleep on Terry Gilliam's sci-fi classic, Brazil.
Check out our full rundown below.
Solo: A Star Wars Story: Judging by the numbers, there are a fair share of fans who might've missed this one when it opened on the big screen. So, the time is right to catch up on the latest Star Wars movie from the comfort of the couch. Despite the troubled production, the movie is actually pretty good.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: It got a bit overshadowed by the enormity of Infinity War, but Ant-Man and the Wasp is one heck of a fun sci-fi adventure. It also looks to set up some key plot points in Avengers: Endgame, so it makes for a nice catch-up while we all wait.
Carmen Sandiego: Kids have been searching our Carmen for years, and now Netflix is bringing the beloved family series back with a fresh revival. Netflix has already become a major player in children's programming, and adding an A-list property like this only looks to strengthen that position.
Incredibles 2: It was universally beloved by critics, and now it's hitting Netflix. The long-awaited sequel picks up moments after its predecessor from a decade ago manages to only improve on a film that was already universally loved by superhero and animation fans.
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3
Across the Universe
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
The Addams Family
The Dark Knight
The Mummy Returns
xXx: State of the Union
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Godzilla The Planet Eater
Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Z Nation: Season 5
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Future Man: Season 2: This raunchy sci-fi romp was one heck of a thrill ride in Season 1 and the adventure continues here. Executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the series follows a lowly janitor tasked with saving the world.
Annihilation: Written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina), this acclaimed film didn't do much to light up the box office upon release. But critics and the folks who saw it loved it, and now it'll be easier to find for Hulu subscribers. The visuals are stunning and the message is nuanced. The cast is also fantastic.
The X-Files: Complete Season 11: The first revival season did gangbusters for Fox, but the follow-up saw a fairly significant drop in numbers. Regardless, the most recent (and final?) season of The X-Files included some excellent stories along the way.
A Charlie Brown Valentine
Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Children of the Corn
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
Pet Sematary II
Prince of Egypt
Road to El Dorado
Stephen King's Graveyard Shift
Stephen King's Silver Bullet
Stephen King's Thinner
Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania
Teaching Mrs. Tingle
The Dead Zone
The Golden Compass
The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter
The Running Man
This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Zathura: A Space Adventure
The Gifted: Season 2 Mid-Season Premiere (FOX)
The X-Files: Complete Season 11
Gotham: Season 5 Premiere (FOX)
Lodge 49: Complete Season 1
Manifest: Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)
The Last Airbender
Future Man: Season 2
The Good Place: Season 3 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)
Blindspot: Season 4 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)
The Passage: Series Premiere (FOX)
Cities of the Underworld: Complete Season 3
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death: Complete Season 1
Hanger 1: The UFO Files: Complete Season 1&2
Nostradamus Effect: Complete Season 1
The Tesla Files: Complete Season 1
The Vatican Tapes
ALSO OF NOTE
Young Justice: Outsiders (DC UNIVERSE): The jury's still out on if viewers will flock to DC's original streaming service en masse, but the first season of Titans is in the book and now DC Universe is preparing to drop its second original series: Young Justice. The animated miniseries is bringing back the beloved Cartoon Network series from a few years ago, and it'll be interesting to see just how many fans will follow the show to a new-ish service.
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 (CBS ALL ACCESS): The Star Trek universe is back for another round of adventures, complete with a young Spock and a pre-Kirk take on the Enterprise. The series proved a mixed bag for longtime fans, but still, if you want to keep up with the latest Trek you have to head to CBS All Access. Which was the point of putting it there.
Logan (HBO NOW): We still have a while to wait until Game of Thrones is back, but HBO Now is still adding a few genre favorites this month. Most notably is Logan, the final adventure for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. You'll cry, you'll punch, and you'll cry some more. It's pretty great.
Clash of the Titans
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Season of the Witch
A Beautiful Mind
First Civilizations: Season 1
Nova Wonders: Season 1
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Young Justice: Outsiders (DCU Original)
Aquaman TV Pilot (2007)
Superman vs. The Elite
Reign of the Supermen
CBS ALL ACCESS
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 premiere