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All The Movies Coming To Netflix This Week (Jan. 1-11)

Many movies have joined Netflix as the new year starts.
Anna Kendrick and George Clooney in "Up in the Air."
Anna Kendrick and George Clooney in "Up in the Air."

Netflix has only one new movie in the week of Jan. 6 (the 1981 horror classic “The Evil Dead”), but it added over 50 films on Jan. 1. So I’m combining the first week and a half of the year for this list, giving you plenty to sift through.

Of those many additions, the notables include “Catch Me If You Can,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Inception,” “Julie & Julia,” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” In this article, I’ve decided to highlight the 2009 movie “Up in the Air,” which I enjoyed quite a bit when it came out. You can also read the full list of additions below.

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Notable Movie: “Up in the Air,” Jan. 1

Geoge Clooney and Anna Kendrick in "Up in the Air."
Geoge Clooney and Anna Kendrick in "Up in the Air."

Details: In this dramatic comedy, a human resources consultant travels the country to terminate employees. He’s basically a hired gun for managers who don’t want to do the firings or layoffs themselves. As he prides himself on collecting frequent flier miles and never settling in one place, the main tension of the movie comes from the possibility that his own job might be eliminated. His company hires a young, ambitious employee who tries to phase in video-conferencing terminations so nobody has to travel the country to do the work.

George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick star.

“Up in the Air” runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

Watch On: Paramount Pictures released a behind-the-scenes focus on the making of the movie in 2009. The clip features interviews with the cast and discussions about director and screenwriter Jason Reitman’s style. Watch here:


The Full List Of Movies Joining Netflix

Jan. 1

  • “Ghost Stories” (Netflix Film)
  • “Nisman: Death of a Prosecutor” (Netflix Documentary)
  • “21”
  • “A Cinderella Story”
  • “American Beauty”
  • “Catch Me If You Can”
  • “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
  • “Chasing Amy”
  • “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”
  • “Chloe”
  • “City of God”
  • “Dinner for Schmucks”
  • “Dragonheart”
  • “Dragonheart: A New Beginning”
  • “Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse”
  • “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
  • “Free Willy”
  • “Ghost Rider”
  • “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”
  • “Hitch”
  • “Inception”
  • “Instructions Not Included”
  • “Julie & Julia”
  • “Kate & Leopold”
  • “Kill Bill: Vol. 1”
  • “Kill Bill: Vol. 2”
  • “Kingpin”
  • “Kiss the Girls”
  • “Monster-in-Law”
  • “New York Minute”
  • “Pan’s Labyrinth”
  • “Patriot Games”
  • “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden”
  • “Shrek Forever After”
  • “Strictly Ballroom”
  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie”
  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze”
  • “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
  • “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
  • “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!”
  • “The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear”
  • “The Original Kings of Comedy”
  • “The Ring”
  • “The Talented Mr. Ripley”
  • “Tremors”
  • “True Grit”
  • “Up in the Air”
  • “What Lies Beneath”
  • “Wild Wild West”
  • “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”
  • “Wyatt Earp”
  • “Yes Man”

Jan. 3

  • “All the Freckles in the World” (Netflix Film)

Jan. 10

  • “The Evil Dead”