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12 new movies, series to watch in Canada this January: Netflix, Disney+ and more

A new year brings plenty of binge-worthy content to your favourite streaming platforms.

Add these new streaming titles to your watch list this January. Images via Netflix.
Add these new streaming titles to your watch list this January. Images via Netflix.

It's 2023, and the New Year promises a healthy dose of binge-worthy TV and films to satisfy everyone's palette on several different streaming platforms.

The Ontario-filmed "Ginny & Georgia" series returns for a season two on Netflix, while M. Night Shyamalan's "Servant" returns for a final season on Apple TV+.

Pamela Anderson tells her life's story in her own words in the documentary "Pamela, a Love Story" on Netflix, while Jennifer Lopez brings another rom-com with "Shotgun Wedding" to Prime Video.

Mindy Kaling will voice Velma in the titular original story of the famed Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang on Crave, while the critics-favourite thriller "The Menu" starring Anya Taylor-Joy will premiere on Disney+.

Below, check out the full list of our top picks to stream on Netflix, Disney+, Crave, Apple TV+, Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video in Canada this month.

Week of Jan. 1

Kaleidoscope

cast of Kaleidoscope. Image via Netflix
Kaleidoscope. Image via Netflix

A master thief and his crew attempt an elaborate heist worth $7 billion dollars — but betrayal, greed and other threats undermine their plans. Streams Jan.1 on Netflix.

The Menu

Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes in The Menu. Image via Netflix
The Menu. Image via Netflix

Margot (Anya Taylor Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult), a young couple, travel to a remote, coastal island in order to dine at an exclusive restaurant where a mysterious chef has prepared a lavish menu. But it soon becomes clear that the pampered dinner guests are about to be served some shocking surprises. Streams Jan. 4 on Disney+.

Ginny & Georgia: Season 2

Ginny & Georgia. Image via Netflix
Ginny & Georgia. Image via Netflix

New relationships and challenges await the mouther daughter duo, Georgia (Brianne Howey) and Ginny (Antonia Gentry), as they navigate life in Wellsbury — until secrets from the past threaten everything. Streams Jan. 5 on Netflix.

The Pale Blue Eye 

Christian Bale in The Pale Blue Eye. Image via Netflix
The Pale Blue Eye. Image via Netflix

In West Point, 1830, a detective (Christian Bale) is hired to investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case — a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe. Streams Jan. 6 on Netflix.

Week of Jan. 8

Velma

animated Velma series. Image via Crave
Velma. Image via Crave

Created by and starring Mindy Kaling, HBO Max’s 10-episode animated comedy series tells the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. Streams Jan. 12. on Crave.

Servant

promotional image for Servant. Image via Apple TV+
Servant. Image via Apple TV+

A Philadelphia couple in mourning deals with a rift in their marriage, opening the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. Following its suspenseful season three finale, season four brings the final chapter of the Turner story to an emotional conclusion. Streams Jan 13 on Apple TV+

Week of Jan. 15

Mayor of Kingstown

Jeremy Renner in Mayor of Kingstown. Image via Paramount+
Mayor of Kingstown. Image via Paramount+

Season two follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at the attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. Streams Jan 15 on Paramount+.

That '90s Show

That 90s Show. Image via Netflix
That 90s Show. Image via Netflix

Set in 1995, the series follows Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, who is visiting her grandparents for the summer in Wisconsin. Once there, she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red. Streams Jan. 19 on Netflix.

Ambulance

Jake Gyllenhaal in Ambulance. Image via Crave
Ambulance. Image via Crave

Needing money to cover his wife’s medical bills, a decorated veteran teams up with his adoptive brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank. However, when their getaway goes wrong, the desperate thieves unknowingly hijack an ambulance carrying two injured patients. Streams Jan. 20 on Crave.

Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told. Image via Apple TV+
Truth Be Told. Image via Apple TV+

The 10-episode third season stars Octavia Spencer alongside Gabrielle Union, and sees Spencer reprise her role as investigative reporter turned true crime podcaster to take on a new case. Streams Jan. 20 on Apple TV+.

Week of Jan 22

Shotgun Wedding

Shotgun Wedding. Image via Prime Video
Shotgun Wedding. Image via Prime Video

Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel) gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding, just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage. Streams Jan. 27 on Prime Video.

Pamela, a Love Story

Pamela, a love story. Image via Netflix
Pamela, a love story. Image via Netflix

A portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells, this docuseries follows the trajectory of Pamela Anderson’s life and career from small town girl to international sex symbol, actress, activist and doting mother. Streams Jan 31 on Netflix.

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