The Netflix hot list: From Cobra Kai season 3 to The White Tiger – what to watch in January

What’s on Netflix in January? Cobra Kai season 3, Headspace Guide to Meditation and Penguin Bloom are just some of the TV and movie highlights coming to Netflix this month.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 22 December 2020 - 1.56pm
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Netflix is home to thousands of TV shows and movies, including award-winning dramas, binge-worthy documentaries and original movies.

But if you're up to date with your Netflix watchlist, the start of the new year is a great time to get your teeth into something new.

So what’s new on Netflix UK this month? If you want to start 2021 with a clear head, take care of your mind with the Headspace Guide to Meditation.

The White Tiger – based on the 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel – is definitely a film to watch, while Penguin Bloom, starring Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln, is also available on the streaming service.

We list the best of what’s coming up this month in our must-watch Netflix TV guide.

Plus, don’t miss what’s on Amazon Prime Video, NOW TV and Sky Cinema this month.

Cobra Kai season 3

The wait is over – season 3 of the hugely popular Karate Kid follow-up is here.

Everyone is reeling after the violent high school brawl, which has left Miguel in a precarious condition. Daniel searches for answers in his past and Johnny seeks redemption, while Kreese further manipulates his vulnerable students with his own vision of dominance.

Cobra Kai season 3 is available to watch from January 1 on Netflix.

Headspace Guide To Meditation

After a chaotic year, looking after our health and wellbeing has become even more important - and meditation and mindfulness is on the rise.

Whether you’re new to the practice or want to get back into the swing of things, Headspace co-founder and former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe is on hand.

He’ll take you through the science and benefits, with each 20-minute episode focusing on a different technique.

Headspace Guide To Meditation is available to watch from Friday, January 1 on Netflix.

Surviving Death

This six-part documentary explores the possibility of the afterlife.

With new research and the accounts of those who have been close to – or even experienced – death, this series will take you on an extraordinary journey into a world beyond human existence as we know it.

Surviving Death is available to watch from Wednesday, January 6 on Netflix.

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Pieces of a Woman (film)

This heart-breaking drama examines the relationship of a couple who experience tragedy during a home birth.

Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean (Shia LaBeouf) must navigate their grief while facing the midwife (Molly Parker) in court in this heart-breaking drama, executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

Pieces of a Woman is available to watch from Thursday, January 7 on Netflix.

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy

This documentary looks at the origins of crack cocaine in America in the 1980s – and the destructive effect on people’s lives that is still felt today.

It also explores how the epidemic has contributed to the marginalisation of Black people in the prison and healthcare systems.

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption and Conspiracy is available to watch from Monday, January 11 on Netflix.

The White Tiger (film)

Based on the 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel, this epic and darkly humorous story is set in modern India, focusing on a poor villager’s journey to become a successful entrepreneur.

On the verge of losing everything, Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav) rebels against an unjust system to rise up and become a new kind of master.

The White Tiger is available to watch from Friday, January 22 on Netflix.

Penguin Bloom (film)

Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln star as Samantha and Cameron Bloom, whose lives are turned upside-down when Sam sustains horrific injuries.

Penguin Bloom tells the amazing true story of how a woman finds hope and purpose in her family’s love – and a bird on its own journey of recovery.

Penguin Bloom is available to watch from Wednesday, January 27 on Netflix.

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