The Best Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Streaming in January 2023

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Happy new year! And welcome to io9’s first Nerd’s Watch of 2023. The monthly column where we pare down the enormous lists of new films and television shows arriving on all your favorite streaming services into the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror titles we think you’ll like most.

As always, we’re including the best new films and TV coming to Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max—as well as Paramount+, Shudder, and Peacock. Folks, there may be too many streaming services.

Here’s the best of what’s streaming in January 2023. If you’re only interested in the services you subscribe to, you can jump directly to that page with these links:

  1. What’s coming to Netflix in January 2023?
  2. What’s coming to Prime Video in January 2023?
  3. What’s coming to Hulu in January 2023?
  4. What’s coming to Disney+ in January 2023?
  5. What’s coming to HBO Max in January 2023?
  6. What’s coming to Paramount+ in January 2023?
  7. What’s coming to Shudder in January 2023?
  8. What’s coming to Peacock in January 2023?

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Image: Universal

What’s available on Netflix January 1?

The ‘Burbs

The Conjuring

Forrest Gump

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Grease

I Know What You Did Last Summer

King Kong

Leap Year

Minority Report

The Nutty Professor

The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Road to Perdition

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Twins

What’s available on Netflix January 6?

The Pale Blue Eye

The Walking Dead: Season 11

What’s available on Netflix January 12?

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: Season 2

What’s available on Netflix January 23?

Minions: The Rise of Gru

The Running Man.

The Running Man.
Image: Sony

What’s available on Prime Video January 1?

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

After Earth (2013)

Blankman (1994)

Despicable Me (2010)

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Downsizing (2017)

El Mariachi (1993)

Europa Report (2013)

Friday the 13th (1980)

Gamer (2009)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Mission: Impossible (1996)

Mission: Impossible II (2000)

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol (2011)

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

Paycheck (2003)

Rec (2007)

Rec 2 (2009)

Rec 3: Genesis (2012)

Red Dawn (1984)

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

The Foot Fist Way (2008)

The Running Man (1987)

What’s available on Prime Video January 6?

Jurassic World Dominion (2022)

What’s available on Prime Video January 21?

Hercules (2014)

What’s available on Prime Video January 31?

Orphan: First Kill (2022)

Real Steel.

Real Steel.
Image: Disney

What’s available on Hulu January 1?

A Troll in Central Park (1994)

Dante’s Peak (1997)

Gamer (2009)

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Home Alone 3 (1997)

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

The Mummy (1999)

The Mummy Returns (2001)

The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008)

The Prestige (2006)

Prometheus (2011)

Real Steel (2011)

Take Shelter (2011)

The Triplets Of Belleville (2003)

Zombieland (2009)

The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch
Image: Lucasfilm

What’s available on Disney+ January 4?

Star Wars: The Bad Batch – 2-Episode Season 2 Premiere

What’s available on Disney+ January 20?

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

What’s available on Disney+ January 25?

Mila in the Multiverse

Ghostbusters 2

Ghostbusters 2
Image: Sony

What’s available on HBO Max January 1?

American Ultra, 2015

Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons, 2022

Child’s Play, 2019

Ghostbusters, 1984

Ghostbusters II, 1989

Hereditary, 2018

Insidious: Chapter 2, 2013

John Wick, 2014

John Wick: Chapter 2, 2017

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, 2019

Piranha 3D, 2010

Piranha 3DD, 2012

Planet 51, 2009

Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift, 1990

Stephen King’s Silver Bullet, 1985

Teen Wolf, 1985

Teen Wolf Too, 1987

The Book of Life, 2014

The Cabin in the Woods, 2012

The Haunting, 1999

The Lobster, 2015

The Unborn, 2009

What’s available on HBO Max January 3?

The Menu, 2022

What’s available on HBO Max January 6?

DC’s Stargirl, Season 3

The Nun, 2018

What’s available on HBO Max January 15?

The Last of Us, Series Premiere

The Monster Squad

The Monster Squad
Image: Lionsgate

What’s available on Paramount+ January 1?

Arachnophobia

Bound

Cursed

Grease

Halloween VIII: Resurrection

Hang ‘Em High

Minority Report

Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity 3

Paranormal Activity 4

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

Star Trek Beyond

The Monster Squad

Wes Craven Presents: They

What’s available on Paramount+ January 3?

Clerks

Invasion of the Star Creatures

The Running Man

The Witches

Virtuosity

What’s available on Paramount+ January 9?

Clue

Predators

Showgirls

Sword Of The Conqueror

The Brady Bunch Movie

The Burning

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Underworld

Underworld Awakening

Underworld Evolution

Underworld; Rise of the Lycans

What’s available on Paramount+ January 15?

Carrie

Casino Royale

For Your Eyes Only

Goldeneye

Licence to Kill

Live and Let Die

Octopussy

Quantum of Solace

Return Of The Pink Panther

Robocop

Skyfall

The Living Daylights

The Man with the Golden Gun

The Manchurian Candidate

The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

The Silence of the Lambs

The World is Not Enough

Tomorrow Never Dies

View To A Kill

What’s available on Paramount+ January 21?

Hercules (2014)

Chucky

Chucky
Image: Syfy

What’s available on Shudder January 5?

Possession (1981)

What’s available on Shudder January 12?

Chucky Season 1

What’s available on Shudder January 26?

The Lair (Shudder Exclusive)

Cloudy 2

Cloudy 2
Image: Sony

What’s available on Peacock January 1?

13 Going on 30, 2004

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, 2000

Apollo 13, 1995

Cell, 2016

The Chronicles of Riddick, 2004

Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs, 2009

Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs 2, 2013

Doom, 2005

The Hulk, 2003

Legend, 1986

Liar, Liar, 1997

MacGruber, 2010

Madagascar, 2005

Pitch Black, 2000

Warm Bodies, 2013

What’s available on Peacock January 16?

R.I.P.D, 2013

What’s available on Peacock January 26?

Poker Face, Season 1, Episodes 1-4 (Peacock Original)