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20 new TV shows and movies to stream in Saudi Arabia in January 2024

Make movie night your best yet with these top new releases…

The new year arrives with a bang – with a ton of new shows and movies to watch in January 2024. There’s something for everyone among the titles premiering on Netflix, Prime Video and other major streaming services. To make it a tad easier for you, we’ve selected the best, buzziest and most interesting new shows and movies that you shouldn’t miss.

We’ve also put together some exciting kids’ shows on Warner Bros. Discovery, which the kiddos are sure to love watching (plus, knowing how kids can find a favourite thing and stick with it, rewatching).

Here’s our guide on what to watch this month.

Netflix:

Fool Me Once

Netflix Fool Me Once

When ex-soldier Maya sees her murdered husband on a secret nanny cam, she uncovers a deadly conspiracy that stretches deep into the past.

Release date: January 1

You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment

Netflix You Are What You Eat

In this documentary, identical twins change their diets and lifestyles for eight weeks in a unique scientific experiment designed to explore how certain foods impact the body.

Release date: January 1

The Brothers Sun

Netflix The Brothers Sun

When a mysterious enemy targets his family, a Taipei triad member heads to Los Angeles to protect his strong-willed mother and oblivious younger brother.

Release date: January 4

Society of the Snow

Netflix Society of the Snow

In 1972, a Uruguayan flight crashed in the remote heart of the Andes, forcing survivors to become each other’s best hope. A film by J.A. Bayona.

Release date: January 4

The Trust: A Game of Greed

Netflix The Trust

In this reality series, strangers living in a luxurious mansion compete for $250,000. Will they split it — or cut each other out to raise their share?

Release date: January 10

Break Point (Season 2)

Netflix Break Point

A documentary on the world’s top tennis players returning to the courts and setting their sights on glory once again during another gruelling Grand Slam season.

Release date: January 10

Champion

Netflix Champion

Rapper Bosco is free from prison and ready for a comeback — until his sister Vita steps into the spotlight and puts their family bond to the test.

Release date: January 11

Lift

Netflix Lift

A professional thief and his expert crew attempt the ultimate heist: stealing $500 million in gold from a vault on a plane – 40,000 feet in the air.

Release date: January 12

Sixty Minutes

Netflix Sixty Minutes

Desperate not to lose custody, a mixed martial arts fighter makes dangerous enemies when he ditches a matchup to race to his daughter’s birthday party.

Release date: January 19

The Kitchen

Netflix The Kitchen

Amid rising injustice and encroaching gentrification, a young boy finds community in the last place left for London’s most disadvantaged residents.

Release date: January 19

Griselda

Netflix Griselda

A limited series inspired by the savvy and ambitious Colombian businesswoman Griselda Blanco, who created one of the most profitable cartels in history.

Release date: January 25

Wil

Netflix Wil

Two young police officers find themselves torn between collaboration and resistance as they navigate the Nazi-occupied Antwerp during World War II.

Release date: January 31

Prime Video:

Girl’s Play

Prime Video Girl's Play

Starring Stephanie Atala, Jad Abu Ali, Alice Abdelaziz, this riveting Arabic thriller unfolds when Sally organises a bachelorette party for Maha, reuniting old school friends. On the way, Layal discovers that Maha’s groom is, in fact, her former lover, Jad. Previously bullied by the group, Layal confronts a tragic turn when Jad is killed during the party, and she emerges as the prime suspect.

Release date: January 11

The Yellow Duck

Prime Video The Yellow Duck

Ahmed, portrayed by Mohamed Abdul Rahman, is a determined psychology researcher aiming for a promotion and a doctorate by unravelling “Criminal Behaviours: Learned vs Innate?” In his pursuit, he takes on an ambitious on-field project. The plot in this Arabic film intensifies when Ahmed encounters Rasha, a notorious criminal with a mysterious past, played by Ghada Adel. Undaunted, Ahmed decides to shadow Rasha, immersing himself in her world, leading to an unexpected adventure that reshapes his research and alters the course of his life.

Release date: January 18

Reacher (Season 2 Finale)

Prime Video Reacher S2

In the eight-episode season, exclusive to Prime Video, Reacher and his elite team, portrayed by Alan Ritchson, Maria Sten, Serinda Swan, and Shaun Sipos, delve into a high-stakes mystery that raises questions of betrayal and impending danger. Based on Lee Child’s global best-selling novel, “Bad Luck and Trouble”, the series masterfully combines intelligence, strength, and a relentless pursuit of truth.

Release date: January 19

The Last Round

Prime Video The Last Round

Renowned cinematic sensation, Ahmed El Sakka takes on the role of Yehya, a middle-aged doctor leading a dual life with a concealed identity as a fighter. In addition to Ahmed El Sakka, the stellar cast of this Arabic show also includes Ashraf Abdel Baky, Hanan Motawie, and Asma Abul-Yazid. The plot takes an unexpected turn as Yehya confronts the revelation of Alzheimer’s just before a crucial MMA championship. Determined to fulfil his dream and create a lasting memory with his daughter before memory loss sets in, he channels all his focus into winning the championship.

Release date: January 25

Expats

Prime Video Expats

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Lulu Wang and adapted from Janice Y. K. Lee’s international best-selling novel “The Expatriates”, Expats is a riveting six-part limited series featuring Academy Award- and Emmy-winning actor Nicole Kidman. The ensemble cast, including Sarayu Blue, Ji-young Yoo, Brian Tee, and Jack Huston, intricately explores the lives of three American women, Margaret, Hilary, and Mercy, whose paths intersect after a sudden family tragedy. The narrative skillfully navigates themes of privilege and probes the blurred lines between victimhood and culpability.

Release date: January 26

Warner Bros. Discovery:

Silly Sundays

Silly Sundays

In this feel-good comedy series, Sonia, Hugo, and Mel create full-of-heart memories with Mum, Dad, and Granny on those playful days spent with family and friends.

Release date: January 1, Sun to Fri 9.30am on Cartoonito

Scooby Doo and Guess Who?

Scooby Doo

Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo join forces with some of the biggest names in celebrity and pop culture.

Release date: January 7, Sun to Thurs 4.30pm on Cartoon Network Arabic

Teen Titans Go!

Teen Titans GO

A team of five teenage superheroes save the world from many villains around their city while experiencing things normal teens face today. Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven continue the fun in Teen Titans Go! with all-new comedic adventures, giving viewers a look at what life is really like as a teen superhero… once the cape comes off.

Release date: January 8, Weekdays at 4pm on Cartoon Network

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