You want the whole year? You got it.

Netflix logoHello faithful Rewinders! Here is your 2019 edition of the all inclusive page of Netflix release dates, for both Instant Streamers and those of us who still have DVD Subscriptions. You can find the most recent couple months over at Everything Netflix (which will likely load a little faster), but if you want the whole year in one gulp, here it is.

We also have previous years, so if you feel the desire to find out when some of your favorite shows go to streaming each season, you can check those out. Sometimes I’m blown away by how long we’ve been doing these pages – this is our 9th year!

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Coming in January

(all DVD titles are subject to inexplicable change)

Ant Man and the Wasp (Streaming 1/29/19)

Humans – Season 3 (DVD 1/29)

Jamestown – Season 1-2 (DVD 1/29)

Masterpiece: Endeavour – Season 5 (Amazon Prime Video, 1/29)

The Incredibles 2 (Streaming 1/30)

January 27th

Streaming

Z Nation – Season 5 (TV action, Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang) – This is the final season of this zombie show – I like it and need to watch the seasons I’ve missed! Each season has 13-15 episodes, 45 minutes each. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 25th

Streaming

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 4b (TV comedy, Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski) – I made the mistake of binge watching too many of these at once back in season one and burned out. I may have to try again. This is the final season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 13 episodes per season, 25 minutes each

Club de Cuervos – Season 4 (foreign TV drama, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Mariana Trevino) – Apparently, this inherited soccer team is still causing drama between the siblings. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 45-50 minute episodes, the seasons have been 10-13 episodes each

Black Earth Rising – Limited Series (thriller, Michaela Coel, John Goodman) – An adopted legal investigator confronts her past as a Rwandan genocide survivor. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, eight 60 minute episodes

Kingdom – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong) – Korean language series about a crown prince and a kingdom besieged by a plague. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Medici: The Magnificent – Season 2 (TV drama, Richard Madden, Dustin Hoffman) – The first season of this came out back in 2016 as “The Masters of Florence”, now this period piece about 15th century Italy is back with the addition of Sean Bean to the cast. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, seasons are eight 55 minute episodes

Animas (foreign horror, Ángela Molina, Luis Bermejo) – French language story of a friend changing after an accident. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 23 mins

Polar (action, Katheryn Winnick, Mads Mikkelsen) – Seriously, when are all the hitmen out there going to finally realize that they can never retire in peace? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 58 min

January 24th

Streaming

Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (docuseries) – Using audio from Bundy along with old and new interview footage to basically do a biodoc about the serial killer. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (family animation, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg) – A Monster Cruise Ship vacation! Instant Streaming Available

January 23rd

DVD Subscribers

The Old Man and the Gun (thriller, Robert Redford, Casey Affleck) – Heist movie based on the real life of a bank robber and his escape from prison. DVD Only, 1 hour 33 min

First Man (drama, Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy) – Neil Armstrong biopic – I’ve heard it’s very, very good. DVD Only, 2 hours 21 min

Johnny English Strikes Again (action comedy, Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko) – Mr. Bean goes to the British secret service for a second time (not really in the character of Mr. Bean, more Pink Panther-ish). DVD Only, 1 hour 28 minutes

Here and Now (drama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Simon Baker) – A singer prepares for an upcoming tour while hiding a medical diagnosis. DVD Only, 1 hour 31 minutes

American Renegades (action, J.K. Simmons, Sullivan Stapleton) – Navy SEALS trying to solve a mystery during the Balkan wars. DVD Only, 1 hour 46 min

The Apparition (foreign drama, Vincent Lindon, Galatéa Bellugi) – French language story of a journalist sent to investigate an apparition of the Virgin Mary. DVD Only, 2 hours 24 minutes

The Hate U Give (drama, Amandla Sternberg, Regina Hall) – Crime drama based on the book about a girl who sees a friend shot by a police officer. DVD Only, 2 hours 13 min

January 21st

Streaming

Justice (drama) – I can’t find much information on this one – just that it’s about a defense lawyer in Abu Dhabi. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 18th

Streaming

Grace and Frankie – Season 5 (TV comedy, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda) – I never quite got into this show, but a lot of other people did! Each season is 13 episodes, 25 minutes each. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Marvel’s The Punisher – Season 2 (TV action, Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach) – As Marvel and Netflix part ways in the run up to Disney’s streaming platform, this is likely the last season for this show. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there were thirteen 45-55 minute episodes in the first season, anticipating about the same for the second.

Carmen Sandiego – Season 1 (kids’ TV, Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard) – We didn’t watch much of the original iteration of this geography show, and now it’s back in what looks like a less educational format. She’s fighting evil across the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no episode or runtime info

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes – Season 2B (reality TV, Piers Taylor, Caroline Quentin) – Some more fabulous and unusual homes! There are four 45 minute episodes in each partial season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable (sorry Canada, looks like you aren’t getting this one)

Trigger Warning With Killer Mike – Season 1 (docuseries) – This is a comedy documentary series with the rapper implementing some of his ideas for social change. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no runtime or episode count info

Trolls: The Beat Goes On – Season 5 (kids’ TV animation, Amanda Leighton, Skylar Astin) – Animated trolls. That’s about it. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, each episode is 25 minutes

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (documentary) – This could be an interesting look at the posh party on a private island that turned into a fraudulent fiasco. And yeah, all the alliteration felt goooood. No runtime info, Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Soni (foreign drama, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Saloni Batra) – Hindi language movie about two women fighting violent crime against women in Delhi, India. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 37 minutes

IO (sci-fi, Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie) – Two people connect during the apocalypse (!) Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no runtime info

Close (action, Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nelisse) – Two actresses I really like as bodyguard and heiress under attack. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no runtime info

January 17th

Streaming

American Crime Story – Season 2 – The Assassination of Gianni Versace (TV drama, Édgar Ramírez, Darren Criss) – This looks amazing. I’m just now watching the first season (The People Vs. O.J. Simpson) and if they stay true to this level of storytelling, I’m in. There are nine 45 minute episodes in this season of the acclaimed anthology series. There are two more seasons in development, one focusing on Hurricane Katrina. Instant Streaming Only (sorry Canada, looks like you aren’t getting this one)

January 15th, 2019

DVD Subscribers

The Doctor Blake Mysteries – Season 5 (TV drama, Craig McLachlan) – Period crime drama set in late 1950s Australia. This is the last season, though there are to be some TV movies to wrap up the series. It does stream on Netflix, but only seasons 1-3 are available. So DVD Only until we hear more. 45 episodes total to date, each 45-60 minutes long

Halloween 2018 (horror, Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer) – Jamie Lee Curtis return to Halloween after 40 years. There seems to be a pretty split opinion on this one. DVD Only, 1 hour 46 minutes

Tea With the Dames (documentary, Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench) – Four incredible English actresses (including Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith get together for tea, reminiscences, gossip and laughter. DVD Only, 1 hour 20 minutes

The Bookshop (drama, Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy) – 1950s period piece set in an English village where a widow opens the first book store. DVD Only, 1 hour 53 minutes

Madeline’s Madeline (drama, Molly Parker, Miranda July) – Mother and drama teacher see very different things in young Madeline. DVD Only, 1 hour 34 minutes

January 13th

Amazon Prime Video

Eighth Grade (comedy, Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton) – This coming of age comedy was directed by comedian Bo Burnham and has gotten terrific reviews. It’s available on DVD on Netflix, but you can stream it on Amazon Prime Video

January 11th

Streaming

Friends From College – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders) – By the end of season one, I was wondering if I hated all these characters. But I’m still watching as the group flails towards adulthood. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there are eight 30 minute episodes per season, so there are now 16 episodes total

Sex Education – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield) – Teenager starts u sex-ed health clinic at his high school. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there are eight 45 minute episodes in this first season

Remastered: Masacre at the Stadium (documentary) – Story of the murder of Chilean singer Victor Jara in 1973. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 60 minutes

Solo (aka: Alone) (foreign drama, Alain Hernández, Aura Garrido) – Spanish language. A surfer struggles to survive after a fall. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 31 minutes

The Last Laugh (dramedy, Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss) – Retired comedian and manager head back out on the road. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, do not know the run time

Canada Streaming

Titans – Season 1 (TV action, Teagan Croft, Brenton Thwaites) – This is a DC Comics web series with Robin leading the team. This one is not coming to the U.S. Canada Streaming Only

Amazon Prime Video

Informer – Season 1 (TV drama, Nabhaan Rizwan, Paddy Considine) – An Amazon original about a young man in Britain coerced into becoming an informant. Amazon Prime Video Only

January 10th

Streaming

When Heroes Fly – Season 1 (foreign TV action, Tomer Kapon, Ninette Tayeb) – Hebrew/Spanish language series about Israeli veterans searching for a friend presumed dead. There are 9 episodes in this season, each 45 minutes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 9th

Streaming

Solo: A Star Wars Story (sci-fi, Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson) – Chances are that if you’re into Star Wars you’ve already seen this. But if you want to see it again, you can – a whole bunch of time because it’s Available on Instant Streaming! 2 hours 15 minutes

Godzilla: The Planet Eater (foreign sci-fi amination, Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai) – Japanese language animation saving the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 31 minutes

January 8th, 2019

DVD Subscribers

Bad Times at the El Royale (thriller, Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo) – Guests at a rundown hotel’s lives intersect. DVD Only, 2 hours 21 minutes

What They Had (drama, Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon) – Siblings trying to care for aging parents. DVD Only, 1 hour 41 minutes

Mid90s (drama, Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges) – This is a coming of age story set in the…Mid 90s. Written and directed by Jonah Hill. DVD Only, 1 hour 25 minutes

Hell Fest (horror, Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards) – A horror themed amusement park just seems like an all-around bad idea. DVD Only, 1 hour 29 minutes

Monsters and Men (drama, John David Washington, Anthony Ramos) – Three different characters react to the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. DVD Only, 1 hour 35 minutes

The Oath (comedy, Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish) – Couple is asked to sign a government loyalty oath right before an already dysfunctional family Thanksgiving. I will absolutely see this. DVD Only, 1 hour 33 minutes

Far From the Tree (documentary, Andrew Solomon) – A look at seven families raising children who are very different from other kids, and the rewards they reap along with their struggles. DVD Only, 1 hour 33 minutes

Kusama: Infinity (documentary, Yayoi Kusama) – Biodoc about avant garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. DVD Only, 1 hour 20 minutes

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (romantic comedy, Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch) – What a fun cast for this story of an unhappily married woman trying to see a man from her past. DVD Only, 1 hour 48 minutes

Memoir of War (foreign drama, Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel) – French language WWII period piece about a woman searching for her communist husband in occupied France. DVD Only, 2 hours 6 minutes

January 6th

DVD Subscribers

Detectorists – Season 3 (TV comedy, Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones) – This is the final season of this British comedy. It no longer streams on Netflix, so DVD Only, but you can find all three seasons on Hulu. 19 episodes total, 30 minutes each

January 4th, 2019

Streaming

Call My Agent – Season 3 (foreign TV drama, Camille Cottin, Thibault De Montalembert) – French language series about a Parisian talent agency dealing with crises. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

And Breathe Normally (foreign drama, Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir, Babetida Sadjo) – Icelandic language story of a single mom and an asylum seeker whose lives cross. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

El Potro: Unstoppable (foreign drama, Jimena Baron, Rodrigo Romero) – Spanish language biopic about the Argentinian singer. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Lionheart (comedy, Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh) – This Nigerian comedy/drama about a woman running her father’s business with her uncle is English language. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Beautiful Boy (drama, Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet) – Terrific cast for this story of a man trying to help his son through addiction. This isn’t even out on DVD yet on Netflix, but is Available on Amazon Prime Video. 2 hours, 1 min

January 3rd, 2019

DVD Subscribers

Galveston (thriller, Ben Foster, Elle Fanning) – A very good cast, this time for a mob hit/revenge thriller. DVD Only

Trouble (comedy, Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman) – Bickering middle aged siblings fight over family property. This has a good cast including David Morse and Julia Stiles. DVD Only

Love, Gilda (documentary, Gilda Radner, Rose Abdoo) – Biographical documentary about the life of the amazing Gilda Radner. Hers was the first celebrity death to make me cry. DVD Only

AXL (family sci-fi, Alex Neustaedter, Becky G., Alex MacNicoll) – Military robot dog rescued from the desert by kind stranger. This looks cute. DVD Only

Night School (comedy, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish) – Adults studying for their GEDs – I’ll see this one! DVD Only

Amazon Prime Video

Leave No Trace (drama, Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie) – Off the grid family forced into the system. You can get this on DVD via Netflix or streaming on Amazon Prime Video. I really liked it. 1 hour 49 min

January 2nd, 2019

Streaming

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (thriller, Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox) – I love Emile Hirsch, I think I’ll check out this father/son medical examiner thriller. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Netflix Canada

A Quiet Place (thriller, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt) – Canada, you are so lucky! This is one of the best movies I saw last year. Canada Streaming Only

January 1st, 2019

Streaming

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 3 (TV comedy, Neil Patrick Harris, Patric Warburton) – Live action adaptation based on the Lemony Snicket books. This is the final season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo – Season 1 (reality TV) – Anyone who read her book should know what to expect from this series about reducing clutter. Hint: she’s very into finding joy in things, or getting rid of them. This is a series of home makeovers, so I’m curious if it has any potential Hoarders possibilities. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable (sorry Canada, it looks like you aren’t getting this one)

Comedians of the World – Season 1 (comedy specials, Neal Brennan, Chris D’Elia) – Netflix is really building a nice stand-up comedy niche. This series has 13 comedians from around the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Pinky Malinky – Season 1 (kids’ TV animation, Lucas Grabeel, Nathan Kress) – Animated series about optimistic hot dogs. Nope, I did not make that up. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Breaking Big – Season 1 (TV docuseries, Trevor Noah, Eddie Huang) – A look at how famous people got famous. There are 12 episodes in this first season, 25 minutes each. Amazon Prime Video Only

First Civilizations – Season 1 (docuseries) – Four 53 minute episodes about early civilizations. Amazon Prime Video Only