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All the genre TV and movies coming to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO Now and CBS All Access in January 2019

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Dec 31, 2018

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.

NETFLIX

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

January 1
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3
Across the Universe
Godzilla
Happy Feet
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
Pan's Labyrinth
Pulp Fiction
The Addams Family
The Dark Knight
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
The Strangers
Watchmen
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xXx: State of the Union

January 2
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

January 9
Godzilla The Planet Eater
Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story

January 18
Carmen Sandiego
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5

January 24
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

January 27
Z Nation: Season 5

January 29
Ant-Man and the Wasp

January 30
Incredibles 2


HULU

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

Hulu on YouTube

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.

January 1
A Charlie Brown Valentine
Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
Antz
Beetlejuice
Beowulf
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Chicken Run
Children of the Corn
Cujo
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Deja Vu
Finding Neverland
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown
Hellraiser
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
Inside Out
Mimic
Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary II
Prince of Egypt
Road to El Dorado
Shrek

Stephen King's Graveyard Shift
Stephen King's Silver Bullet
Stephen King's Thinner
Surf's Up
Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania
Teaching Mrs. Tingle
The Colony
The Dead Zone
The Golden Compass
The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter
The Phantom

The Running Man
This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers
Total Recall
Twilight
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

January 2
The Gifted: Season 2 Mid-Season Premiere (FOX)

January 3
The X-Files: Complete Season 11

January 4
Gotham: Season 5 Premiere (FOX)
Sherlock Gnomes

January 5
Annihilation

January 6
Disaster Movie

January 7
Lodge 49: Complete Season 1

January 8
Manifest: Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)
The Last Airbender

January 11
Future Man: Season 2
The Good Place: Season 3 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)

January 12
Blindspot: Season 4 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)

January 15
The Passage: Series Premiere (FOX)

January 18
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

January 20
The Vatican Tapes


ALSO OF NOTE

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

HBO NOW

January 1
Big Fish
Clash of the Titans
Jupiter Ascending
Logan
The Losers
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Psycho
(1998)
Psycho II
Psycho III
Season of the Witch
Shark Tale
X2

January 20
Geostorm

AMAZON PRIME

January 1
A Beautiful Mind
Brazil
First Civilizations
: Season 1
Nova Wonders: Season 1
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

January 4
Sherlock Gnomes

DC UNIVERSE

January 1
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

January 4
Young Justice: Outsiders (DCU Original)

January 8
All-Star Superman

January 11
Aquaman TV Pilot (2007)

January 15
Superman vs. The Elite

January 22
Superman Unbound

January 29
Reign of the Supermen

CBS ALL ACCESS

January 17
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 premiere

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