12 best movies new to Netflix, Amazon, HBO Max & Hulu: January 2022

Welcome to 2022! It’s the start of a brand name brand-new year, filled with interesting possibilities and brand-new hopes, not point out a great deal of movies to anticipate. In Between Shout 5 and Morbius, not to point out other extremely expected releases such as Matt Reeves’ The Batman and Pixar’s Reddening, the very first quarter of the year assures to one filled with great motion pictures worth getting delighted for. The exact same might be stated for streaming too, as the very first month of the brand-new year boasts numerous critically-acclaimed classics and remarkable brand-new additions to stream from house.

From Christopher Nolan’s cerebral neo-noir vengeance thriller Keepsake to David Fincher’s Panic Space, Rob Reiner’s timeless coming-of-age drama Wait Me to Neil Jordan’s gothic scary movie Interview with the Vampire, there’s no scarcity of fantastic movies to stream and watch on Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Requirement Channel, and more.

Keep Reading for 12 of the very best motion pictures brand-new to streaming services in January.


Alphaville

Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina in Alphaville.

Image: Janus Movies

Jean-Luc Godard’s sci-fi noir Alphaville stars Eddie Constantine as Lemmy Care, a secret representative and saboteur sent out into the heart of a dystopian city where free choice, love, poetry, and feeling have actually all been forbidden in order to discover the dark tricks of the city’s creator, Teacher von Braun. Versus his much better judgement Care falls in love with Natacha, von Braun’s child, and is required to damage the malicious expert system governing Alphaville prior to his own uniqueness is removed away. Recorded totally around Paris with no unique sets or props, Alphaville is an elegant, inscrutable, and remarkable movie that is plentiful with philosophical thrive. —TE

Alphaville is offered to stream on Requirement Channel.

Monsters of the Southern Wild

Hushpuppy meets the Auroch in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures

2012’s Monsters of the Southern Wild stars Quvenzhané Wallis as Hushpuppy, an analytical 6-year-old woman living with her daddy in a little neighborhood on an island in the Louisiana bayou called “the Bathtub.” When nature is unexpectedly tossed into chaos, triggering massive ancient monsters referred to as aurochs to rekindle as the ice caps melt, Hushpuppy’s daddy falls ill. In an effort to bring back balance to deep space and bring her daddy back from the edge of death, Hushpuppy enters search of her lost mom for responses and break. A whimsical coming-of-age drama with gorgeous cinematography, Monsters of the Southern Wild is an eccentric facility made remarkable and gorgeous through the power of Wallis’ stirring lead efficiency, which made her an Academy Award election at the age of 9. —TE

Monsters of the Southern Wild is offered to stream on Amazon Prime.

Interview with the Vampire

Tom Cruise as Lestat in Interview With the Vampire, with long curly blond hair and blood dripping from his mouth

Picture: Warner Bros.

Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise star in Interview with the Vampire as Louis de Pointe du Lac, an 18th century vampire tired of his never-ceasing life of solitude and appetite and Lestat de Lioncourt, the senior vampire who sires him. Relating his life story to a press reporter with his own individual program, Louis states the long years of love, betrayal, and death that have actually pestered his presence, from the adoption and siring of a young vampire called Claudia (Kirsten Dunst) to Lestat and Louis’ significant (and fatal) falling out. Dark, sensual, and amusing, both Anne Rice’s initial unique and the movie renewed the subgenre of vampire scary fiction and generated a generation of many replicas in its similarity. —TE

Interview with the Vampire is offered to stream on Netflix.

Keepsake

Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby in Memento.

Image: Sony Pictures House Home Entertainment

Christopher Nolan’s Keepsake stands the test of time as one of the most completely remarkable movies he has actually ever produced. Starring Man Pearce, the movie centers on the story of Leonard Shelby, a previous insurance coverage detective who starts an objective of vengeance following the rape and death of his other half Catherine. Having actually established as anterograde amnesia, a condition which hinders his mind from producing and keeping brand-new memories, Leonard depends on a polaroid video camera along with tattoo keeps in mind to himself in order to continue his look for his other half’s killer. The structure of the movie is its most long-lasting accomplishment, positioning audiences into the distinct viewpoint of Leonard’s mind by provided 2 opposite series of occasions playing in direct and reverse sequential order, with the climax of the movie technically occurring where 2 series satisfy in the middle. Far from a simple peculiarity of discussion, the result of is distinctively remarkable and disastrous; a story of loss and vengeance where fixation and deceptiveness prevent any hope of real redemption or a brighter future. —TE

Keepsake is offered to stream on HBO Max.

Objective Difficult: Ghost Procedure

IMF super spy Ethan Hunt scales the side of a building in Dubai with magnetic gloves

Picture: Paramount Pictures

Is Objective Difficult: Ghost Procedure the very best Objective Difficult film? That’s arguable. However is it the funniest Objective Difficult film? No question. The 2011 entry from director Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles) finds Tom Cruise’s super spy Ethan Hunt and his IMF colleagues disavowed in the wake of a horrific attack on the Kremlin. Tasked with clearing their names and bringing the true culprits to justice, Hunt and IMF technician-turned-field operative Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) are joined by intelligence analyst William Brandt (Avengers star Jeremy Renner) and handler Jane Carter (Paula Patton) as they globetrot from Moscow to Dubai and Mumbai on the trail of a rogue nuclear terrorist known only as “Cobalt.” The big set-piece scene of Ethan scaling the side of a skyscraper is an exquisitely nail-biting performance of mounting tension and hilarious comedic timing. —TE

Objective Difficult: Ghost Protocol is available to stream on Amazon Prime.

Panic Room

Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart huddle on a green blanket while watching a wall of screens in Panic Room.

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart star in David Fincher’s Panic Room as a recently divorced mother and her asthmatic teenage daughter who have recently moved into a brownstone home in New York City’s Upper West Side. When a trio of armed robbers invade their home during their first night after moving in, the pair retreat into the building’s built-in panic room, sparking a deadly contest of wills as the robbers attempt to make off with their ill-gotten gains … with no witnesses. Though nowhere near as complex or cerebral as Fincher’s prior thrillers such as The Game or Seven, Panic Room is nonetheless a terrific film elevated by the chemistry between Foster and Stewart and a fantastic score by Howard Shore. —TE

Panic Room is available to stream on Hulu.

Red Eye

Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy in Red Eye.

Image: Dreamworks Pictures

Wes Craven’s 2005 Red Eye stars Rachel McAdams as Lisa Reisert, a hotel manager who meets a charming man named Jack Rippner (Cillian Murphy) just before embarking on a flight to her home in Miami following the funeral of her grandmother. What at first appears to be the sort of meet-cute one would typically expect of a late ’90s rom-com however quickly reveals itself to be a product of malicious calculation, as Lisa inadvertently finds herself caught in a sinister plot whose failure would result in the death of her father Joe (Brian Cox). McAdams and Murphy’s performances are the driving force of the film, as prey and predator clash amid dozens of other passengers essentially trapped in a plane mid-flight. Talk about high-stakes horror. —TE

Red Eye is available to stream on Hulu.

Scary Stories: To Tell In The Dark

Chuck (Zajur), pursued by the pale lady monster.

Photo: Lionsgate

Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series is a classic of children’s horror literature, each installment chock full of spine-tingling stories paired with the dark, unnerving, and iconic illustrations of artist Stephen Gammel. Trollhunter director André Øvredal’s 2019 film adaptation weaves Schwartz’s short stories into a narrative centered on a group of teenage friends in the rural town of Mill Valley who are stalked night after night by ghoulish creatures conjured from out of the notebook of a vengeful, long-dead woman. Co-written and produced by Guillermo del Toro, the film does an admirable enough job of emulating the characteristic horror of the original series, but the real stars of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark are the monster designs which uncannily resemble the surreal eeriness of Gammel’s remarkable artwork. Watch out for the pale lady. —TE

Scary Stories: To Tell In The Dark is available to stream on Netflix.

Stand by Me

Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell in Stand By Me.

Image: Columbia Pictures

Based on the Stephen King novella, “The Body,” Stand by Me is a coming-of-age film about four 12-year-old boys who set out to find the body of a missing kid. The boys trek across the Oregon forests, running into local hoodlums and speeding trains. But despite the dangers, the real thrill of the film comes from the transformative power of childhood friendships. The main character closes the movie with a line that basically sums it all up: “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?” —Petrana Radulovic

Stand by Me is available to stream on Netflix.

Taxi Driver

Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver

Image: Columbia Pictures

Robert De Niro delivers one of the defining performances of his entire career in Martin Scorsese’s 1979 film Taxi Driver as Travis Bickle, a Vietnam War veteran-turned-taxi driver suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Sleep-deprived and increasingly isolated, Travis’ idle observations on the corruption and vice of New York City quickly manifest into violent ideation, prompting him to become a vigilante as he grasps for power and uncertainty in an uncertain world. Even apart from the film’s tangential role in John Hinckley Jr.’s attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981, Taxi Driver earns its distinction as a culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant film on the strength of De Niro’s aforementioned performance, Paul Schrader’s sharp and sorrowful script, and Michael Chapman’s beautiful cinematography. —TE

Taxi Driver is available to stream on Netflix.

The Killing

Photo: Criterion Collection

Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing is a heist film par excellence, a labyrinthine drama composed of expert performances interlocking with one another like the tumblers of a lock before culminating in a frantic, engrossing conclusion. Sterling Hayden stars as Johnny Clay, an ex-convict who assembles a gang to pull off a $2 million hold-up of a racecourse. Supported by a cast of performances including Elisha Cook Jr., Joe Sawyer, Jay C. Flippen, and more, The Killing was touted by no less than Kubrick himself as his first mature feature. Today, it’s a film whose influence can be felt and seen in everything from Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs to 2008’s The Dark Knight. —TE

The Killing is available to stream on Criterion Channel.

When Harry Met Sally

Sally (Meg Ryan) and Harry (Billy Crystal) squat

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Rob Reiner’s When Harry Met Sally is considered an unassailable classic among romantic comedies. Starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, the film follows the story of the title characters’ blossoming friendship and eventual romance through 12 years of chance encounters. More than just a concern of “will they or won’t they,” the drama, humor, and heart of When Harry Met Sally is rooted in the question of whether men and women can ever be friends? In search of that answer, Harry and Sally find both that and so much more. They find each other. –TE

When Harry Met Sally is offered to stream on HBO Max.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.