The best new film and TV shows in January 2024

The best new film and TV shows in January 2024



Prepare for a month filled with cinematic delights.

As we usher in the new year, the entertainment scene promises an array of film and tv shows to keep us glued to our screens. From gripping dramas to captivating documentaries, January 2024 has something for everyone. So, grab your popcorn and get ready for a month filled with entertainment galore.

The Iron Claw: 4 January

The Iron Claw delves into the exhilarating world of professional wrestling, chronicling the true story of the Von Erich brothers in the 1980s. Starring Zac Efron, Harris Dickinson, and Jeremy Allen White, the film explores the inseparable bond that made the brothers legends in the intensely competitive wrestling arena. With a perfect blend of drama and intensity, it's a gripping tale that takes you behind the scenes of the golden era of professional wrestling.

Ferrari: 4 January

Ferrari is set against the backdrop of the summer of 1957. Starring Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Sarah Gadon, Gabriel Leone, Jack O'Connell, and Patrick Dempsey, the film unveils the crisis faced by ex-racer Enzo Ferrari. Bankruptcy looms over the factory he built with his wife, Laura, as they navigate a volatile marriage haunted by the loss of their son. The plot unfolds against the thrilling backdrop of the Mille Miglia, a 1,000-mile race across Italy, weaving together the complexities of personal and professional struggles.

Bob Marley: One Love: 11 January

Bob Marley: One Love is a celebration of the life and music of the iconic Bob Marley. This is the first time a big screen biopic has been made, and stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as the singer and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita. After an attempted assassination attempt, he decides to return to Jamaica and play a peace concert. This cinematic experience promises to bring Marley's inspiring story to life on the big screen, offering a heartfelt tribute to the legendary musician.

The Beekeeper: 11 January

In The Beekeeper, a relentless quest for vengeance takes a national turn as a former operative is exposed. Starring Josh Hutcherson, Jason Statham, Jeremy Irons, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Bobby Naderi, and Phylicia Rashad, the film unfolds the gripping tale of a man entangled with a powerful organisation known as the Beekeepers. As secrets unravel, the stakes escalate, promising a suspenseful journey filled with action, intrigue, and unexpected twists.

Fighter: 25 January

Fighter is an exhilarating journey into the Indian Air Force, featuring Anil Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, and Deepika Padukone. The Bollywood film follows Shamsher Pathania as he enlists to become a hero of the Indian Armed Forces. Filled with action, drama, and stellar aerial performances, Fighter promises a gripping narrative that explores the challenges and triumphs of one man's quest to overcome obstacles and make a mark in the Indian Air Force.

Series & Streaming
Bitconned: 1 January

Bitconned on Netflix unveils the fascinating world of cryptocurrency scams, focusing on Ray Trapani's dramatic journey. Amid the Bitcoin boom, Centra Tech emerged as a multi-million dollar scam, and Trapani, with fake profiles and celebrity endorsements, led the charge. Directed by Bryan Storkel, the documentary is a fast-paced, debaucherous exploration of the first high-profile fraud case of the crypto era, offering a captivating look into the dark side of the digital currency world.

You Are What You Eat: 1 January

In You Are What You Eat, identical twins undertake a unique scientific experiment, changing their diets and lifestyles for eight weeks. The Netflix documentary explores how certain foods impact the body, providing a fascinating insight into the connection between diet and overall well-being. With a mix of scientific exploration and personal transformation, the film invites viewers to consider the profound effects of lifestyle choices on physical health and mental well-being.

The Tourist: 2 January

The second season of the mysterious series returns to OSN. The show sees Elliot (Jamie Dornan) and his ally Helen (Danielle Macdonald) travel to Ireland to find answers about Elliot's identity. As they attempt to uncover the secrets of Elliot’s past, they are soon dragged into a longstanding family feud where they face the dangerous consequences of his past actions. A raft of new characters join the cast including Detective Ruairi Slater (Conor MacNeill), Niamh Cassidy (Olwen Fouéré) and the McDonnell family.

The Brothers Sun: 4 January

This Netflix original stars Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien and Sam Song Li and follows the story of Charles Sun, a Taipei gangster who's settled into his life as a ruthless killer. A turn of events sees him travel to Los Angeles to protect his mother and younger brother after his father is shot by a mysterious assassin.

Echo: 10 January

The latest Marvel series arrives on Disney+ this month. Following the events of Hawkeye in New York City, Maya Lopez is being pursued by Wilson Fisk's organisation, leading her to return to her hometown in Oklahoma, where she must come to terms with her past, reconnect with her Native American roots, and embrace her family and community.

True Detective: Night Country: 14 January

The fourth season of the gritty crime drama is back on OSN, with Jodie Foster taking the lead. Set in the fictional town of Ennis, Alaska, the series follows the investigation behind the disappearance of eight men from a research station. The season also stars Kali Reis as Detective Evangeline Navarro and will be shown on OSN in the Middle East.

The Kitchen: 19 January

Starring Kane Robinson of Top Boy fame, this Netflix original is set in a dystopian future London where all social housing has been eliminated. The story follows the characters of Izi and Benji as they fight to navigate the world as residents of The Kitchen, a community that refuses to abandon their home.

Griselda: 25 January

Inspired by the life of Griselda Blanco, Griselda is a dramatic limited series starring Sofia Vergara. Set in 1970s-80s Miami, the Netflix series unfolds the story of Blanco's lethal blend of unsuspected savagery and charm, earning her the title, the Godmother. With a stellar cast, Griselda promises to be a gripping exploration of one of the most influential figures in the history of drug cartels.

Expats: 26 January

Directed by Lulu Wang, Expats is a riveting six-part limited series featuring Academy Award- and Emmy-winning actor Nicole Kidman. Adapted from Janice Y K Lee's international best-selling novel, the Amazon Prime Video series intricately explores the lives of three American women — Margaret, Hilary, and Mercy — whose paths intersect after a sudden family tragedy. Navigating themes of privilege and blurred lines between victimhood and culpability, Expats promises an engaging and thought-provoking narrative.

Masters Of Air: 26 January

Based on the compelling non-fiction book by Donald L. Miller, Masters of the Air follows the deeply personal story of an American bomber squadron in World War II who brought the war to Hitler's doorstep. Showing on Apple TV, the series follows the 100th Bomb Group of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, a unit nicknamed the “Bloody Hundredth” due to the heavy losses it incurred in combat missions. The series serves as a companion piece to Band of Brothers (2001) and The Pacific (2010).