Z Nation + 9 more movies and shows hitting Netflix in January

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Dec 31, 2015

Every month, Netflix shifts around its always-popular streaming options, and that means some movies and shows must unfortunately leave us. What it also means, though, is that some movies and shows will take their place, and when that happens, we like to comb through the new additions and give you a heads-up about all the latest sci-fi and fantasy offerings.

The first roundup of 2016 is a little light, but it's not without its charms. You can catch up on the second season of Z Nation, watch plenty of family fantasy and revisit the confusion surrounding both the Catwoman and Constantine films. 

Check out Netflix's new genre offerings for 2016 below, and get ready to update your queue.


Catwoman (2004)

Between Agent CarterJessica JonesWonder Woman and Captain Marvel, we're entering what might be a Golden Age for the live-action female superhero. Before we fully realize that glory, though, why not go back and revisit what might be the absolute low point for female superheroes on film?


Constantine (2005)

John Constantine recently got his chance on the small-screen, where it seems he'll live on at some point. Before that happened, though, he had a shot at the big-screen...only he barely resembled the comic book version we knew and loved. There are honestly some interesting things about this movie, if you can get past all of its errors.


House of Wax (2005)

This is certainly not the best of the wave of 2000s horror remakes (and it has 3 Golden Raspberry nominations to prove it), but it's also not the worst. You might find some things to like about it, and even if you don't, it's an amusing time capsule of celebrities who were really hot in 2005.


Nanny McPhee (2006)

If you're looking for something the whole family can watch, this fantasy tale might be just the ticket. It's got a fantastic cast, critical acclaim, and a Mary Poppins vibe that's both familiar and, ultimately, refreshing. 


The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

Speaking of family-friendly movies, here's another one with a fantastic voice cast. Plus, who doesn't love a sword-fighting mouse?


Z Nation, Season 2 (2015), Available January 17

If you missed the second season of Syfy's absolute bonkers zombie apocalypse adventure, you can catch up this month before Season 3 arrives.


Sharknado 3 (2015)

Yes, we really do live in a world with three Sharknado movies now, and though you might have missed the live-tweeting fun when it premiered, you can catch the third installment in a few weeks.


Children's Programming

Apart from the family films hitting Netflix this month, there's also some amusing children's TV that even the adults might like, starting with the first season of Angry Birds Toons on January 1, then the second season of Dragons: Race to the Edge on January 8, and finally, Ever After High: Dragon Games on January 29. 

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