New Netflix Releases for January 7, 2016
Forrest Gump, a friendly, simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and '70s. He's a war hero, a mogul and a prophet. He's not an intelligent man, but he leads a brilliant life.
| Tearjerkers | Dramas based on contemporary literature | Romantic Movies | Romantic Dramas | Romantic Favorites | Dramas based on Books | 20th Century Period Pieces | Dramas |
A white man butts heads with his African American fiancée's father in this adaptation of the 1967 classic Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? An African American dad can't wait to meet his daughter's fiancé. Just one problem: Her right guy is a white guy.
| Comedies | Romantic Comedies | Romantic Movies |
Author and former Essex Boys member Bernard O'Mahoney hosts this documentary series that shines a light on some of Britain's most infamous faces. They may be retired, but to their victims, Britain's most feared original gangsters will always be notorious.
| Crime Documentaries | TV Shows | TV Documentaries | Documentaries | Crime TV Documentaries | British TV Shows |
This 2015 Sundance Film Festival breakout documentary from producer Rashida Jones spotlights the "amateur" porn industry and the women it exploits. They're looking for escape, empowerment and easy money. But baring it all online leaves them overexposed.
| Biographical Documentaries | Documentaries |
Soren, a barn owl kidnapped from his peaceful forest home, is brought to an orphanage where he must train to become a soldier. The legendary stories of his childhood gave this barn owl inspiration. His friends would help him set them all free.
| Movies for ages 8 to 10 | Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Animal Tales | Movies based on children's books | Family Feature Animation | Family Adventures | Family Features | Movies for ages 11 to 12 | Children & Family Movies |
This second film in the trilogy explores the Corleone family roots, tracing Don Vito's journey from Sicily to a life of organized crime in New York. The reluctant leader of a mob family expands his risky business while the circle of people he can trust rapidly shrinks.
| Classic Movies | Police Movies | Police Dramas | Dramas | Dramas based on contemporary literature | Crime Dramas | Gangster Movies | Dramas based on Books | Classic Dramas |
A talented test pilot is chosen by alien warriors to become their representative on Earth and uses his new powers as the Green Lantern. A test pilot gains superpowers, a ring and a lantern. Crashing planes was easy; policing the world for aliens is hard.
| Action Thrillers | Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Sci-Fi Thrillers | Comic Book and Superhero Movies | Action & Adventure |
When an organized-crime family patriarch barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son steps in to take care of the would-be killers. Can an idealistic war hero take over his father's crime empire and make it legit? Not with his family's honor at stake.
| Crime Dramas | Dramas based on Books | Classic Movies | Classic Dramas | Crime Movies | Oscar-winning Movies | Critically-acclaimed Movies | Golden Globe Award-winning Movies | Critically-acclaimed Dramas | Dramas | Dramas based on contemporary literature | Gangster Movies |
Five preteen girls learn they're a legendary superhero squad known as the Glitter Force. Their mission? To defend Earth from evil fairy-tale villains. They're sweet, sparkly and seriously powerful. And now it's up to these friends to save the world from dark forces.
| TV Cartoons | TV Shows | Anime | Kids' TV |
When professors discover that an aimless janitor is also a math genius, a therapist helps the young man confront the demons that are holding him back. Brilliant in math but consumed by inner demons, only love and a relentless therapist can save him from himself.
| Independent Dramas | Dramas | Tearjerkers | Independent Movies |
Long before he was commissioner, rookie cop James Gordon takes on Gotham City crime and corruption to avenge the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents. You know the story of Batman. Now meet the dogged detective who helps Bruce Wayne become the crusader Gotham needs.
| US TV Dramas | US TV Shows | Crime TV Dramas | TV Dramas | TV Shows |
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in this hit musical comedy about a greaser and the good girl he falls for -- much to his friends' chagrin. A good girl falls for a devilishly handsome dude with serious dance moves. But will he love her tomorrow?
| Classic Romantic Movies | Romantic Favorites | Romantic Comedies | Classic Movies | Romantic Movies | Comedies |
Steven Soderbergh directs this disaster thriller about a team of doctors tasked with stopping a deadly viral outbreak before it annihilates mankind. A deadly virus that threatens the U.S. population. Frantic researchers race to contain it. Failure is not an option.
| Thrillers | Action & Adventure | Action Thrillers | Sci-Fi Thrillers | Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy |
On a trip to Paris, three friends are swept into a whirlwind of wealth and glamour when one of them is mistaken for a British heiress. Vacationing in Europe is exciting. Being mistaken for an heiress in Europe? That's the adventure of a lifetime.
| Family Features | Family Comedies | Movies for ages 11 to 12 | Children & Family Movies | Romantic Movies | Comedies | Romantic Comedies |
Follow the lives of two Afghan National Army soldiers as they continue the fight against the Taliban in the wake of NATO troops’ departure in 2014. To the fighters in the Afghan National Army, it's them against the world, even in their own country.
| International Movies | Documentaries |
This absorbing documentary profiles session musicians the Wrecking Crew, who provided backup instrumentals for numerous popular bands in the 1960s. They played on some of the biggest pop hits of the '60s, but you never knew their faces. Until now.
| Music & Concert Documentaries | Documentaries | Music |