Here’s a list of all the horror, thriller, true crime, and sci-fi movies and series coming to Netflix in January 2021. The list is based on titles in the USA.

January 2021 features many new horror, thriller, true crime, and sci-fi titles coming to Netflix in the US.

The list of horror, thriller, true crime and sci-fi movies and series coming to Netflix in January 2021 will be edited regularly with new titles as they’re released. So be sure to bookmark this page!

Dates and titles are subject to change.

Unknown (2011)

Available on Netflix: January 1, 2021

Liam Neeson stars as a man who regains consciousness after a car accident, only to discover that another man is impersonating him.

Other titles available on January 1, 2021:

iZombie: Season 5 (2019)
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Case 39 (2009)
Gothika (2003)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Available on Netflix: January 5, 2021

When a young computer hacker is tasked with investigating a prying journalist, their separate missions become entangled amid a decades-old conspiracy.

Surviving Death – Documentary Series (2021) 

Available on Netflix: January 6, 2021

What happens after we die? This docuseries explores personal stories and research on near-death experiences, reincarnation and paranormal phenomena.
Over six episodes, Surviving Death explores questions that have been contemplated throughout time: What does it mean to die, and is death the end of our existence? Weaving together innovative new research with firsthand accounts from those who’ve been close to—and even experienced—death, the series takes viewers on an extraordinary journey into a world beyond human existence as we know it.

Read our SURVIVING DEATH review >

Al Acecho (2019)

Available on Netflix: January 12, 2021

Looking for a fresh start, a park ranger gets a new assignment. When he discovers a network of poachers, survival depends on his lethal instincts.

Read our AL ACECHO review >

Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (Documentary Series)

Available on Netflix: January 13, 2021

In the sweltering summer of 1985, a record-breaking heatwave hit Los Angeles, along with a series of murders and sexual assaults that at first seemed disconnected. The victims were men, women, and children. They ranged in age from six to 82. They came from different neighborhoods, racial backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. Never before in criminal history had a single killer been responsible for such a grisly array of crimes. Racing against the clock to stop this nocturnal monster were a young detective named Gil Carrillo from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the legendary homicide investigator Frank Salerno. As they worked tirelessly to solve the case, the media hounded their tracks, and panic gripped California.

Read our NIGHT STALKER review >

An Imperfect Murder (2017)

Available on Netflix: January 13, 2021

Haunted by a nightmare involving her abusive ex-boyfriend, an actress begins to question her reality and whether the incident took place.

Outside the Wire (2021)

Available on Netflix: January 15, 2021

Set in the future, Harp (Damson Idris), a drone pilot, is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for Leo (Anthony Mackie), an android officer, tasked to locate a doomsday device before the insurgents do.

Read our OUTSIDE THE WIRE review >

The Magicians: Season 5

Available on Netflix: January 15, 2021

The heart’s been ripped out of the group, but the magicians slap a bandage on the hurt and face a fresh onslaught of magic and terrifying new threats.

A Monster Calls (2016)

Available on Netflix: January 16, 2021

The heart’s been ripped out of the group, but the magicians slap a bandage on the hurt and face a fresh onslaught of magic and terrifying new threats.

Sightless (2020)

Available on Netflix: January 20, 2021

After an attack renders her blind, Ellen Ashland withdraws from the world to recover. But soon she plunges into paranoia, unable to convince anyone that her assailant has returned to terrorize her by hiding in plain sight.

Read our SIGHTLESS review >

Riverdale: Season 5

Available on Netflix: January 21, 2021

After graduating High School the core four all go their separate ways but after a tragic death in the family they are all summoned back to Riverdale as they have to learn how to work together again to try and solve a brand new mystery while unfolding an old one from their past. With both the past and the present at stake they will all have to leave their differences aside to try and stop this common enemy. The core 4 will be forever changed by the decisions they take in order to stop this growing evil that may lay within themselves from corrupting this once great town.

The White Tiger (2021)

Available on Netflix: January 22, 2021

Balram Halwai narrates his epic and darkly humorous rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India. Cunning and ambitious, our young hero jockeys his way into becoming a driver for Ashok and Pinky, who have just returned from America. Society has trained Balram to be one thing — a servant — so he makes himself indispensable to his rich masters. But after a night of betrayal, he realizes the corrupt lengths they will go to trap him and save themselves. On the verge of losing everything, Balram rebels against a rigged and unequal system to rise up and become a new kind of master.

Read our THE WHITE TIGER review >

Fate: The Winx Saga – Season 1 (2021)

Available on Netflix: January 22, 2021

A group of fairies learn to master their magical powers while navigating love, rivalries and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

50M2: Season 1 (2021)

Available on Netflix: January 27, 2021

After betraying his bosses, a hitman hides out in a vacant tailor shop, where he’s mistaken for the late owner’s son, an identity he decides to embrace.

Below Zero / Bajocero (2020)

Available on Netflix: January 29, 2021

When a prisoner transfer van is attacked, the cop in charge must fight those inside and outside while dealing with a silent foe: the icy temperatures.

Read our BELOW ZERO review >

I usually keep up-to-date with all the horror news, and make sure Heaven of Horror share the best and latest trailers for upcoming horror movies. I love all kinds of horror. My love affair started when I watched 'Poltergeist' alone around the age of 10. I slept like a baby that night and I haven't stopped watching horror movies since. The crazy slasher stuff isn't really for me, but hey, to each their own. I guess I just like to be scared and get jump scares, more than being disgusted and laughing at the grotesque. Also, Korean and Spanish horror movies made within the past 10-15 years are among my absolute favorites.
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