What’s New on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and Crave: January 2019

We’re counting down the 10 must-see new releases on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and Crave this month.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events
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A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season Three

You’ll like it if you like: The Addams FamilyCorpse Bride and Coraline 

Based on the popular children’s books by Lemony Snicket (the pen name of author Daniel Handler), A Series of Unfortunate Events ends on a high note. In the final season, the Baudelaire siblings must yet again fend for themselves against a host of evil grownups, while the scheming Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris in a career-defining performance) is put on trial for his past actions. With its gorgeous set design and moving depictions of grief and morality, A Series of Unfortunate Events transcends the “children’s TV” label. Netflix Canada, January 1.

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A Quiet Place
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A Quiet Place

You’ll like it if you like: The Babadook, The Host and Monsters

It’s the perfect horror set-up: a family of four must remain completely silent in order to evade mysterious blind monsters with acute senses of hearing. But A Quiet Place—directed by John Krasinski, who also stars with his real-life wife, Emily Blunt—is not your average post-apocalyptic thriller. Quasi-aliens and genuinely terrifying moments aside, the film is, like the best horror movies, about big ideas. In the case of A Quiet Place, the only thing scarier than the constant threat of death is parenthood. Netflix Canada, January 2.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story
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Solo: A Star Wars Story

You’ll like it if you like: The Star Wars franchise

The second installment of the Star Wars anthology films, Solo takes place approximately 10 years before the original 1977 movie that started it all. Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and a host of other intergalactic smugglers, including Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and future co-pilot Chewbacca, join forces to steal valuable hyperfuel from the mining planet Kessel. Fans of the franchise will find much to enjoy in Solo, including a super-belated explanation that “parsecs” is indeed a unit of distance, not time. (We knew that was keeping you up at night.) Netflix Canada, January 9.

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The Last Laugh
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The Last Laugh

You’ll like it if you like: A Walk in the Woods, Last Vegas and Old Hogs

In this new buddy comedy, retired talent agent Al Hart (Chevy Chase) reunites with his first-ever client, Buddy Green (Richard Dreyfuss), a comedian who quit show business almost five decades ago. The two old friends hatch a plan to escape their retirement communities and hit the highway for one last cross-country tour. Andie MacDowell and Lewis Black also star. Netflix Canada, January 11.

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Sex Education
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Sex Education

You’ll like it if you like: 10 Things I Hate About YouEasy A and Charlie Bartlett

True to its title, Sex Education follows the day-to-day life of Otis (Asa Butterfield), a socially awkward high school student who has yet to lose his virginity. His mother, Jean (Gillian Anderson), just so happens to be a sex therapist, and their frank conversations about the subject have ironically made Otis something of an expert. When his offbeat home life is revealed at school, Otis, along with witty bad-girl Maeve, opens an underground sex therapy clinic for his fellow students’ “sensitive” problems. Netflix Canada, January 11.

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True Detective
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True Detective: Season Three

You’ll like it if you like: Dexter, The Killing and Mindhunter

After an underwhelming second season, True Detective returns to form with a new case involving a missing brother and sister in rural Arkansas. The HBO anthology series from novelist Nic Pizzolatto takes place over three different time periods—1980s, 1990s and 2010s—and follows Wayne Hays (Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali), first as he tries to crack the deceptively simple case as a young police officer, and later as he tries to solve the investigation as a senior battling Alzheimer’s. Surreal, brutal and always involving, True Detective is must-watch TV in the month of January. Crave, January 13.

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Grace and Frankie
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Grace and Frankie: Season Five

You’ll like it if you like: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Jane the Virgin and Modern Family

When two unlikely friends, Grace Hanson (Jane Fonda) and Frankie Bergstein (Lily Tomlin) find out their husbands have been in love with each other for years and plan to marry, an unbreakable bond is formed. Not much has been revealed about the new season of Grace and Frankie in terms of plot, but rest assured, it will pick up right where the previous season left off. The main cast, including Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, and Brooklyn Decker, are all set to return. Netflix Canada, January 18.

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The Grand Tour
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The Grand Tour: Season Three

You’ll like it if you like: Top Gear

Calling all car lovers! Bad boy television presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May—all formerly of BBC’s Top Gear—return for the third season of their hugely successful car show. Similar to Top Gear‘s format, The Grand Tour features pre-televised short films (imagine Hammond driving a monster truck over an unstable wood bridge), track races, celebrity challenges and bizarre running gags. The main difference? A comically big budget that allows the trio to test their hardware in Mongolia, Colombia and Hong Kong, among other exotic locations. Amazon Prime Video, January 18.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Brexit
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You’ll like it if you like: Miss Sloane, The Ides of March and Citizenfour

If you don’t quite understand the details of the United Kingdom’s impending withdrawal from the European Union, you’re not alone. Enter HBO’s Brexit: starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings, the main strategist behind the “Vote Leave” campaign. Dramatizing the events leading up to the historic 2016 Referendum, Brexit is a political film of searing urgency. Crave, January 19.

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Incredibles 2
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Incredibles 2

You’ll like it if you like: The Incredibles

Despite being about literal superheroes, The Incredibles was always about the struggles—and rewards—in being part of a family. Incredibles 2 expands on that idea, but now the tables are turned: Bob Barr a.k.a. Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) is now the one staying home to take care of the kids, while his wife, Helen a.k.a. Elastigirl (voiced by Holly Hunter) fights crime and helps rehabilitate the image of superheroes via a PR campaign. The rise of a new mind-controlling villain, Screenslaver, however, threatens to destroy this family of “supers” for good. Netflix Canada, January 30.

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