Top 5 Netflix films to look forward to in January 2021: 'Sex & The City' to 'Outside the Wire', here's everything worth watching
A look at the top 5 movies releasing on Netflix in January to start off the New Year with
It's a new year, a perfect time for new films and Netflix is getting everyone kickstarted with a large number of old classics mixed in with their new offerings. If you're done watching 'Death to 2020', it's time to start 2021 with a new list of films to binge with your Netflix account, and we've got our list of the top 5 films to look forward to in January of the new year.
1. Sex & The City
With the news that 'Sex & the City' is getting its own revival, there's no better time to sit back and enjoy the franchise's last revival efforts. Both 'Sex & the City' and its sequel will be releasing on Netflix on January 1, alongside a host of other New Year's Day classic releases. It joins the ranks of 'Cool Hand Luke', 'Gothika', 'Catch Me if You Can' and many other well-beloved films to be joining the streaming service.
2. Asphalt Burning
It may (no pun intended) be a while until we see 'Fast & Furious 9' racing into theaters, with its scheduled May 28 release, but that doesn't mean Netflix doesn't have you covered when it comes to high-speed action, this movie is just sprinkled with a little comedy as well, with 'Asphalt Burning' or 'Børning'. This Norwegian comedy film series was originally released as a 'Fast & Furious' parody. Starring Anders Baasmo Christiansen as the series main character Roy, the movie sees Roy's fiancee get cold feet at his wedding. In a drunken bet, Roy agrees to race for his fiancee's hand in marriage and he has to race against some of the world's fiercest racers at Germany's iconic racing track, at Nürburgring.
3. The Intouchables
'The Intouchables' came out in 2011 in France and became a critical and commercial hit. The comedy-drama flick quickly became the most viewed French film in the world, spawning a number of remakes in other languages - none of which were as popular as the original. Starring François Cluzet and Omar Sy, the movie is inspired by the real-life story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his French-Moroccan caregiver Abdel Sellou, telling the story of the budding friendship between the two men.
4. Outside the Wire
At the start of the New Year, it's good to look ahead to the future or at least, the near future. This original sci-fi Netflix film sees Anthony Mackie play an android officer, who is teaming up with a drone pilot officer, played by Damson Idris, to avert a global catastrophe and save the world.
5. Penguin Bloom
Starring Andrew Lincoln and Naomi Watts, 'Penguin Bloom' is based on the novel of the same name by Bradley Trevor Gleive. The film tells the story of a photographer and his family, who find hope, solace and inspiration when they rescue a young bird, while the photographer's wife adjusts to life with paralysis following a recent accident.