New Netflix Instant Movies — January 2013
It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to add some new titles to your Netflix Instant queue. Check out the wealth of new movies hitting Netflix in January!
‘Escape from Alcatraz’ (1979) — Starring Clint Eastwood and Patrick McGoohan. This film tells the possibly true story of the only successful escape from Alcatraz prison.
‘King Kong’ (1976) — Starring Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, and Jessica Lange. In this remake, a group of researchers head to an isolated island to search for petroleum and instead encounter a giant gorilla.
‘October Sky’ (1999) — Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Cooper. The true story of Homer Hickam who, inspired by the first Sputnik launch, decides to take an interest in rocket science against his father’s wishes.
‘Romeo & Juliet’ (1968) — Starring Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting. This classic adaptation of William Shakespeare’s most famous play follows two star-crossed lovers from warring families.
‘Rosemary’s Baby’ (1968) — Starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes. When a young couple move into a new apartment in New York, the wife finds herself mysteriously pregnant with a baby that might be the devil’s.
‘Planes, Tranes and Automobiles’ (1987) — Starring Steve Martin and John Candy. A man stresses about getting home for Thanksgiving and finds himself paired up with an obnoxious salesman as his only travel companion.
‘Nightwatch’ (1997) — Starring Ewan McGregor and Nick Nolte. When a college student takes a night job at a morgue, he begins to discover clues that might implicate him as a serial killer.
‘The Odd Couple’ (1968) — Starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Two friends with opposing lifestyles move in with each other and find their views clash hilariously.
‘The Untouchables’ (1987) — Starring Kevin Costner and Sean Connery. Based on true events, this film follows federal agent Eliot Ness as he sets out to stop notorious gangster Al Capone.
‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ (2003) — Starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. A man bets his friends he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days, but the woman he chooses happens to be a journalist tasked with writing a piece on how to lose a guy in 10 days.
‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ (1991) — Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Edward Furlong. In this sequel, a new T-101 cyborg comes back from the future to protect Sarah Connor’s son John, who is humanity’s only hope.
‘The Machinist’ (2004) — Starring Christian Bale and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Following a horrific accident, an industrial machine worker doesn’t sleep for a year and begins questioning his sanity.
‘Topsy-Turvy’ (1999) — Starring Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner. When Gilbert and Sullivan’s latest play receives harsh negative reviews, they vow to split until they come up with an idea for their masterpiece, ‘The Mikado.’
‘Dutch’ (1991) — Starring Ed O’Neill and Ethan Embry. A man tries to impress his girlfriend by picking up her son from boarding school, only to find out he’s not a very nice kid.
‘Elizabethtown’ (2005) — Starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. When is career is ruined, a man tries to kill himself only to be stopped when he discovers his father has died and he must return to his father’s hometown in Kentucky to connect with relatives he hardly knows.
‘Dark Horse’ (2011) — Starring Selma Blair and Christopher Walken. An aging toy collector whose family views him as the dark horse and a depressed woman on the rebound find love.
‘WarGames’ (1983) — Starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. A young man stumbles into a military computer system where a game is confused with real life, threatening to spark World War III.
‘Pumpkin’ (2002) — Starring Christina Ricci and Hank Harris. A sorority girl falls for a mentally disabled young man in this quirky comedy.
‘Dirty Work’ (1998) — Starring Norm MacDonald and Artie Lange. A loser and his friend start up a “revenge for hire” business.