Everything on NEON this January, including new Four Weddings and a Funeral


NEON kicks off the new year with a generous helping of brand new shows and fresh movies. See our six highlights for January followed by absolutely everything coming to the streaming service next month.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Mindy Kaling, writer and star of this year’s Late Night, and Matt Warburton (The Mindy Project) adapt the 1994 rom-com into a television series. Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei from Game of Thrones) stars as a young communications director from New York who travels to London for a wedding. As she reconnects with old college friends, old flames (and grudges) are reignited, and before it’s all done, there will be three more weddings and at least one funeral.

Four Weddings and a Funeral: Season One streams from 18 January

Laika's Missing Link

Missing Link

Turns out, bigfoot is quite the gentleman in this adventure comedy from stop-motion animation studio Laika (Kubo and the Two Strings). When discovered by a pompous explorer, the pair travel together to find his long-lost relatives.

“While the film trumpets an array of recognisable messages, it couldn’t be more earnest in doing so, and it’s a tone that suits the story perfectly.” -Sarah Ward, FLICKS

Missing Link streams from 14 January

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

Filmmaker Barry Jenkins follows his Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight with this dramatic love story set in 1970s Harlem. An adaptation of the novel by James Baldwin (subject of Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro), the story follows the romance of a young black couple with a baby on the way. However, with the expecting father falsely accused of rape, the rest of the family search for ways to prove his innocense.

“A stirring, compassionate, beautiful experience.” -Aaron Yap, FLICKS

If Beale Street Could Talk streams from 15 January

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

Director Robert Rodriguez and producer James Cameron turned Yukito Kishiro’s classic manga into a sci-fi blockbuster. Rosa Salazar stars as a female cyborg found in a scrap-heap with no memory of who she is or what she was designed for. Co-stars Christoph Waltz and Mahershala Ali.

“As a spectacle-slathered B movie it’s got some philosophically chewy ideas, and a lot of spunk.” Luke Buckmaster, FLICKS

Alita: Battle Angel streams from 16 January

Mid90s

Jonah Hill made our list of Best Feature Debuts of the Decade with this skater-punk slice-of-life set in—you guessed it—the mid-90s. Shot in 4:3 with hearty doses of camcorder footage, the film follows a troubled young kid who starts to build an identity within the skateboarding scene.

“A believable constructed time machine of a film, shot on 16mm in 4:3, blessed with a great cast and a knack for depicting both hanging out and the strife of growing up. Loved it.” -Steve Newall, FLICKS

Mid90s streams from 17 January

Gloria Bell

Julianne Moore leads this in-search-for-love drama as a middle-aged woman who wants to be more than just a grandmother. When Mr. Right seemingly comes along in the form of John Turturro, romance appears to bloom—until she gets to know him better. From the director of Oscar-winner A Fantastic Woman, remaking his 2013 Spanish-language film Gloria.

“Don’t go expecting a rom-com, or any of the patronising cliches associated with the genre. Just go for a hugely entertaining slice-of-life, delivered by the best in the business.” -STUFF

Gloria Bell streams from 22 January


All January new releases:

Available 4 January

A.R.C.H.I.E.
A.R.C.H.I.E. 2
Griff’s Great Kiwi Road Trip [series]

Available 5 January

Finding the Way Home
K-9 Adventures: Legend Of The Lost Gold
On the Basis of Sex

Available 6 January

Mr. Calazaghe
Race to Win

Available 7 January

Saving Flora
Ben 10 [series]

Available 8 January

Big Love: Seasons 1 – 5
Five Feet Apart
A Mermaid’s Tale
Robin Hood (2010)

Available 9 January

Entanglement
The Karate Kid (2010)
Space Chicken
Surf’s Up
Penguins of Madagascar

Available 10 January

Jellyfish
The Virginian

Available 11 January

Gracie

Available 12 January

The Brawler

Available 13 January

The Outsider [express weekly]
The Hustle
The Flintstones
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Band of Brothers: Season 1
The Pacific: Season 1

Available 14 January

Missing Link
Love Island UK: Season 6

Available 15 January

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 5 [express weekly]
If Beale Street Could Talk

Available 16 January

The New Pope [express weekly]
Alita: Battle Angel

Available 17 January

Lonesome Dove Church
Mid90s
Love Island UK: Aftersun

Available 18 January

Four Weddings and a Funeral [series]
Open Season
The Queen and I

Available 19 January

Who Killed Garrett Phillips?
Riddick

Available 20 January

Public Enemies
A Sunday Horse

Available 21 January

Time Freak

Available 22 January

Gloria Bell

Available 23 January

Avenue 5 [express weekly]
American Hustle
Fighting with My Family
Tyson

Available 24 January

1985
Stagecoach

Available 25 January

Bare Knuckle

Available 29 January

The Secret Life of Pets 2
Demolition NZ: Season 1

Coming Soon

The Baby-sitters Club
Hook
Madeline
The Pirates! Band of Misfits

See what else is available on NEON