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8 Upcoming Movies and Shows to Watch This January

As we grapple with the surge in coronavirus cases—all while cooped up at home—why not take a breather and binge on some exciting content.

The first month of the new year presents a promising list of content to keep you entertained, lending the perfect opportunity to escape from the grave realities of the outside world. As we revert to OTT viewing, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, streaming services including Netflix, Disney + Hotstar, and Amazon Prime Video are all set to offer an exhaustive—and impressive—range of novel web series and films; from romantic tearjerkers to edge-of-your-seat thrillers. 

Hey, cinephile, yes, we're talking to you.

We've compiled a list of all that's new and coming on your screens this January, so go ahead and #BookmarkToBinge. 

 

Human (Web Series - Season 1)

 

Releasing: 14th January, on Disney + Hotstar

Cast: Kirti Kulhari, Shefali Shah 

 

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The Indian thriller web series directed by Mozez Singh and Vipul Amrutlal Shah explores the murky world of human drug trials. 

 

The Royal Treatment (Film) 

 

Releasing: 20th January, on Netflix

Cast: Laura Marano, Chelsie Preston-Crayford , Mena Massoud

 

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New York hairdresser, Izzy, seizes the chance to work at the wedding of a charming prince. But, when sparks fly between them, it puts love and duty to the test.

 

Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein (Web Series - Season 1)

 

Releasing: 14th January, on Netflix 

Cast: Tahir Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi, Surya Sharma, Anchal Singh

 

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Relentlessly pursued by a powerful politician's daughter who will do anything to make him hers, a man slips down a dark, risky path to reclaim his life.

 

The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window (Web Series - Season 1)

 

Releasing: 28th January, on Netflix

Cast: Tom Riley, Kristen Bell, Christina Anthony, Benjamin Levy Aguilar

 

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Watching the world go by from her living room window, heartbroken Anna sets eyes on a handsome new neighbour. Mixing wine, pills, casseroles, and an overactive imagination, she witnesses a gruesome murder, or does she? 

 

Attack (Film)

 

Releasing: 28th January, in cinemas (tentative)

Cast: John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rakul Preet Singh

 

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The upcoming action-thriller film directed and co-written by Lakshya Raj Anand is based on a hostage crisis. While it is scheduled to release on the big screen at the end of the month, speculations suggest that it may be pushed to a further date, or might be headed for an OTT release, owing to the spike in Covid-19 cases and government-imposed regulations. As of now, there's no official word by the makers or cast of the film on their next course of action. 

 

As We See It (Web Series - Season 1)

 

Releasing: 21st January, on Amazon Prime Video

Cast: Rick Glassman, Sosie Bacon, Albert Rutecki, Sue Ann Pien

 

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Watch as three roommates, Jack, Harrison, and Violet, on the autism spectrum, navigate their early 20s, striving to get and keep jobs, make friends, and fall in love.

 

All of Us Are Dead (Web Series - Season 1)

 

Releasing: 28th January, on Netflix 

Cast: Park Solomon, Park Ji-hoo, Jo Yi-Hyun, Yoon Chan-young

 

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A horror genre aficionado? This one's for you. This Korean drama is set in Hyosan High School, which becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trappe students must fight their way out—or turn into one of the rabid infected. 

 

Summer Heat (Web Series - Season 1)

 

Releasing: 21st January, on Netflix

Cast: Giovanna Lancellotti, André Luiz Frambach, Cynthia Senek, Leonardo Bittencourt, Gabz, Giovanna Rispoli, Mayana Neiva

 

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The Brazilian series by Netflix follows the lives of a group of young adults working at a paradisiac resort during the summer, navigating love, friendships, and devastating secrets.