Ring in 2021 with These Fantastic Netflix Originals
04th January, 2021
Get ready to make an all-new watchlist this January, as we are getting a new and exciting list of Netflix Originals. On your mark, get set, binge watch. The year 2020 has finally come to an end, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Just like everyone else, you may have spent a lot of time watching Netflix, too. If you are at a loss of what to watch next, Netflix has got you covered. This extensively long list of Netflix Originals will include everything, from historical documentaries to exciting fiction movies and even some informative series. Rest assured, you will not find yourself bored this January.
The Minimalists: Less Is Now (2021) – January 1st
Arriving at our Netflix screens just in time for us to set our New Year’s resolutions, The Minimalists: Less Is Now is a documentary directed by Matt D'Avella and is based on Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus’s minimalistic lifestyle. These best friends have mastered the art of living with the bare minimum and are eager to share what they have learned with the rest of the world.
What Happened to Mr. Cha? (2021) – January 1st
Directed by Kim Dong-Kyu, What Happened to Mr. Cha? is a South Korean film starring Cha In-Pyo as himself along with actors like Jo Dal-Hwan and Jo Han-Joon. It is a comedy-drama film that revolves around the life of an out-of-job actor who is working on rising on the ladder of success but must face some skeletons in his closet.
History of Swear Words (Season 1) – January 5th
Hosted by the legendary Nicholas Cage, History of Swear Words is an educational series with six episodes exploring the origins, usage, and historical significance of prominent swear words that hold a proud place in the daily vocabulary of some people. The show will also feature guest stars like Joel Kim Booster, DeRay Davis, Nick Offerman, and Open Mike Eagle.
Surviving Death (Season 1) – January 6th
Surviving Death, based on the eponymous book by Leslie Kean, is a British documentary series that delves deep into the stories of people who have had close encounters with death. It attempts to answer questions about the afterlife, a question that has always been left unanswered, and uses several different tools of research, such as paranormal experts, scientists, child psychiatrists.
Pieces of a Woman (2021) – January 7th
Pieces of a Woman tells the heart-wrenching story of a couple that is forced to go through a traumatic home birth at the hands of an inexperienced midwife. With a screenplay written by Kata Wéber, the story is based on the personal experience of Wéber and Kornél Mundruczó and is Mundruczó’s first directorial piece in English. The film stars Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf.
Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (2021) – January 11th
Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy is a documentary film directed by Stanley Nelson. He shines a light on the war on drugs and the impact it had on Black History in the 1980s. The crack epidemic, as it was called, severely affected the poor communities as it gradually took a dark turn from a party drug to something much worse.
Outside the Wire (2020) – January 15th
The plot of Outside the Wire is set in the future and follows a drone pilot who finds himself in the middle of a military war zone and is given the task of stopping a nuclear attack. For this, he needs to work with an android officer, and together they must navigate their way through several life-threatening situations as they aim to locate and destroy the threat.
Headspace Guide to Meditation (Season 1) – January 1st
Netflix’s new partnership with Headspace is bringing us an all new series that is made to help you relax and unwind after a long, tiring day. For the past few years, Headspace has been a go-to medium for guided meditations and mindfulness. This new series will explore this topic further and also explain the science behind the practice of meditation.
The White Tiger (2021) – January 22nd
Based on the 2008 book by Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, this film is directed by Ramin Bahrani and stars Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The plot narrates a humorous and interesting journey of a poor villager called Balram, who’s life is trapped in the hands of his rich masters. Balram, however, is adamant about breaking all shackles to become a successful entrepreneur.
Fate: The Winx Saga (Season 1) – January 22nd
Anybody who is familiar with the Nickelodeon animated series Winx Club will be excited about this new series. This teen adaptation of this beloved series will feature Abigail Cowen, Danny Griffin, and Hannah van der Westhuysen along with other stars in the lead roles. The plot is set in a magical universe, where a group of fairies at Alfea College team up to form the Winx Club.
Jurassic World – Camp Cretaceous (Season 2) – January 22nd
Belonging to the Jurassic World franchise, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is an animated spin-off series that follows a group of teenagers as they find themselves stranded on the Isla Nublar. The group struggle to survive after finding out that their adventure camp is full of dinosaurs. The show is now all set to come back with its second season to Netflix.
Penguin Bloom (2021) – January 27th
Penguin Bloom is a film based on a true story written by Cameron Bloom. The film revolves around the life of Sam Bloom, who loses her ability to walk after a tragic accident. While Sam and her family are trying to adjust to this new situation, she finds herself with a baby magpie that ends up having a huge impact on her life.
The Dig (2021) – January 29th
TheDig, directed by Simon Stone, is a film set during WWII and stars Oscar nominees Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes in the lead roles. The plot revolves around a widow and an amateur archaeologist as they set out to dig up the burial mounds on her estate. They stumble upon a remarkable and historic discovery that could potentially alter Britain’s history.
Finding ‘Ohana (2021) – January 29th
Finding ‘Ohana, written by Christina Strain and directed by Jude Weng, is a family film starring actors Kelly Hu, Ke Huy Quan, and Chris Parnell. The story revolves around two siblings, Kea Peahu and Alex Aiono, as they stumble upon an old journal, which makes them question everything they know about their family. They embark on an incredible adventure to find a long-lost treasure and their roots.