With all of the fun and excitement of the holidays set to wear you out in the most cheerful way possible, January is going to be a time of coffee and contemplation. Or, in some cases, tons of water and a lot of available TV time. And with great leisure comes great possibilities, especially when you take a look at Netflix's incoming line-up for the month of January. While December gave us some fantastic movies to watch for the first, or fortieth, time, January is bringing out some big guns. How big, you ask? Well, take a look at our field of 13 big hits being added to the line-up, and prepare to be amazed.

The Godfather Part II Al Pacino Michael in his chair

The Godfather Part II

The Godfather Part II is the holy grail of sequels. Full stop. Francis Ford Coppola somehow captured lightning in a bottle, in a film that not only split off material of its source material for a sequel, but also managed to deliver a sequel that ups the stakes of the plot and performances so high, it's hard to top. The Godfather Part III, even if it turned out to be the film everyone wanted, would never have topped a full tilt Al Pacino trying to keep his family, and his business, in one piece -- all the while still trying to go home a decent human being. If you've never seen these films, the whole trilogy will be available for your viewing. But if you're returning to the franchise, you know where your bread is buttered.

The Shawshank Redemption Andy and Red admire Rita Hayworth

The Shawshank Redemption

In case you'd taken a sabbatical away from going to the movies in 2017, it was a year that mostly made Stephen King fans proud. But no matter which adaptation of the legendary horror writer's work you choose from this year's line up, it still doesn't hold a candle to The Shawshank Redemption. In fact, it's a pretty fair claim to state that Frank Darabont's classic is a perfect movie, period. We wish we could say that we'd dare you to prove us wrong. We wish we could say that there's a chance we're wrong on this one - but film criticism isn't a fairy tale world.

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