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Now, with the frenetic modern day interweb seeming ever more like an endless labyrinth of impossible-to-achieve personal stretch goals — one day I WILL watch the rest of that Ken Burns documentary — it can be nigh-on impossible to actually keep track of where your eye-watching resources would best be employed at any given moment.

Should you finish that video game you keep getting distracted from playing by real life errands, scan Reddit one last time today on the off chance that someone died or pooped themselves on camera, or simply finally — finally — watch that supposedly incredible show on Netflix?

Well, on a normal day, I really can't help you with that decision-making process — other than to suggest watching Ken Burns's Baseball, just because — but today is not an ordinary day. Today, you see, we're going to take a look at everything arriving on (and departing from) Netflix and Amazon Prime — meaning you may finally find out...

What You Need To Watch On Netflix And Amazon Prime This Month

First up?

What You Can Watch Right Now

Which, on Netflix, is, unsurprisingly, a whole, whole lot. New additions that arrived January 1 include...

  • A Picture of You
  • Armageddon
  • Better Call Saul, Season 1
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Collateral Damage
  • Cruel Intentions
  • A Faster Horse
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Game Face
  • Jennifer 8
  • Johnny English
  • The Little Engine That Could
  • The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, Season 1
  • Losing Isaiah
  • Masha’s Tales, Season 1
  • My Side of the Mountain
  • Para Elisa
  • Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
  • Pokemon: XY, Season 1
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • Sin City
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
  • Stardust
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Teen Witch
  • Tin Man: Search for the Emerald
  • The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom

...meaning you can, if so inclined, stay home all day and watch a classic triple-bill of Armageddon, Scooby Doo, and Cruel Intentions, and feel the slow haunting creep of time touch your shoulder as you realize how young you were when you first saw them.

Or, y'know, you could just watch the first half of Full Metal Jacket again.

Meanwhile, On Amazon Prime... can now check out:

  • A Better Life
  • Amy
  • Batman (1989)
  • Deliver Us From Evil
  • How To Steal a Million
  • Kings of Summer
  • Like Sunday, Like Rain
  • Lost in Translation
  • Men in Black
  • Night Watch
  • Nintendo Quest
  • The Fifth Element
  • The Fury
  • The Karate Kid (1984)
  • The Truth About Emanuel
  • To Be Or Not To Be
  • Twelve O’Clock High
  • Waking Ned Devine

Meaning that the 1989 Batman/Men in Black/Lost in Translation marathon no one has ever planned is now all but in your grasp.

What of later in the month, though? Well...

What You'll Be Able To Watch By February 15

...includes, on Netflix:

  • Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave
  • I Love You Phillip Morris
  • Gaspar Noe’s Love
  • Care Bears & Cousins, Season 2
  • Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado
  • Mad Men, season 7: part 2
  • Turbo: F.A.S.T., Season 3
  • Lila & Eve
  • Dope
  • The Girl in the Book
  • The Face of Love
  • Open Season
  • XXY

Which means you can finally check out whatever the hell happened to Don Draper at the end of Mad Men, as well as have your parent or significant other awkwardly walk in while you're watching Gaspar Noe's Love.

And while all of that's happening, Amazon Prime is set to add:

  • Adaline
  • Myanmar: Bridges to Change
  • The Identity Theft Of Mitch Mustain
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
  • Chi-Raq
  • Fire City: End of Days
  • Ouija Exorcism

Of which we should all be watching Chi-Raq, because it sounds incredible.

Busy through the first half of the month, though? Well, never fear. Here's...

What You'll Be Able To Watch By The End Of February

Including, on Netflix:

  • Asthma
  • Atonement
  • The Returned, Season 2
  • Cooked, Season 1
  • Love, Season 1
  • 3rd World Cops 2
  • Bare
  • Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
  • Fuller House, Season 1
  • Theo Von: No Offense
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • Ashes and Embers

Which actually features a whole lot of exciting new stuff — which we're all going to ignore while we just end up watching Fuller House.

Amazon Prime, by contrast, has no houses, full or otherwise, but does have:

  • Solomon Kane
  • Love & Friendship
  • Digging for Fire
  • Inequality for All

Which — though it features the surprisingly fun Solomon Kane — probably suggests we'll all be watching Armageddon for the third time this month come February 26th or so.

The big, final reveal, though?

This Is What Is Leaving Netflix This Month

A.k.a. the section where we all start to panic:

  • Bad Santa
  • Benny & Joon
  • Big Fish
  • Blue Crush
  • Doctor Who
  • Rain Man
  • Ray
  • Terms of Endearment
  • The Firm
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Naked Gun
  • The Terminator

Yes, that's right. Not only are legendary comedies The Naked Gun, Benny & Joon, Bad Santa, and Terms of Endearment (no, wait, that last one isn't right) all leaving Netflix, but we're also fast running out of time to actually watch The Hurt Locker, Ray, and Rain Man, having been told by everyone we know that we should totally watch it some time. Also, The Terminator is leaving, but then again, you already own that on disc, right?

Doctor Who, though? If you're not all caught up, this might be the month to get that done...

The big question now, then?


What are you most worried about missing this Month?

via The Verge


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