In January, Disney+ subscribers in Canada have plenty of great new films to watch, including new documentaries from National Geographic and a brand new film from Searchlight Pictures, plus much more.
Here’s a look at some of the best new films coming to Disney+ in January 2023:
In “The Menu”, a couple, Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult), travel to a coastal island in the Pacific Northwest to eat at an exclusive restaurant, Hawthorn, where the reclusive, globally celebrated Chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish tasting menu for select special guests. Joining the couple are three young, already inebriated tech bros, Bryce (Rob Yang), Soren (Arturo Castro) and Dave (Mark St. Cyr), an older wealthy couple and repeat clients, Anne and Richard (Judith Light and Reed Birney), renowned restaurant critic Lillian Bloom (Janet McTeer) and her slavish magazine editor Ted (Paul Adelstein), and a famous middle-aged movie star (John Leguizamo) with his assistant Felicity (Aimee Carrero). Hosted by the immaculately dressed front of house staff led by general Elsa (Hong Chau), the evening unfolds with increasing tension at each of the guest tables as secrets are revealed and unexpected courses are served. With wild and violent events occurring, Slowik’s motivation begins to rattle the diners as it becomes increasingly apparent that his elaborate menu is designed to catalyse to a shocking finale.
“The Menu” is coming to Disney+ on Wednesday, 4th January 2023
Darby and The Dead
After suffering a near-death experience as a young girl, Darby Harper gains the ability to see dead people. She becomes introverted and recluses from her peers. But all that changes when Capri unexpectedly dies in a freak accident.
“Darby And The Dead” is coming to Disney+ in Canada on Friday, 27th January 2023
When a network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the Amazon rainforest, a young Indigenous leader and his mentor must fight back in defense of the land and an uncontacted group living deep within the forest.
“The Territory” is coming to Disney+ on Friday, 13th January 2023.
If These Walls Could Sing
“If These Walls Could Sing,” a Disney Original Documentary, gives exclusive access to the most famous and longest-running studio in the world, Abbey Road Studios. In this personal film of memory and discovery, director Mary McCartney guides us through nine decades to tell the stories of some of the studio’s most iconic recordings — and the people who made them happen.
“If These Walls Could Sing” is coming to Disney+ on Friday 6th January 2023
Following workers at the country’s largest maker of American flags and flagpoles; the refugees and immigrants who have risked everything to come to the U.S.
“The Flagmakers” is coming to Disney+ on Friday, 13th January 2023.
Meet the Deedles
Laughter is taken to the “X-treme” when Hawaiian surfer dudes Phil and Stew Deedle are mistaken for park ranger recruits. Though these two brothers are ready for any sports challenge from skateboarding to rock-climbing, their daredevil attitude will be put to the test by Frank Slater (Dennis Hopper), a demented ex-park ranger living in an underground grotto…and plotting revenge against the park service that fired him years before. Can these clueless brothers stop Slater from carrying out his plan to steal Yellowstone’s most famous landmark, Old Faithful?
“Meet The Deedles” is coming to Disney+ on Friday, 6th January 2023.
Tells the story of the last months of the 20-year war in Afghanistan through the intimate relationship between American Green Berets and the Afghan officers they trained.
“Retrograde” is coming to Disney+ on Friday, 13th January 2023.
Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?
Beloved Tony Award-winning actress and singer Idina Menzel’s many triumphs include iconic Broadway roles in productions of “Rent” and “Wicked” as well as the legendary voice of Elsa in Disney’s “Frozen.” Yet, one dream goal has evaded her grasp: to perform a concert at the world-famous Madison Square Garden in her hometown of New York City. From Disney Branded Television and Ideal Partners comes the joyous, inspirational and in-depth look at Idina Menzel as you’ve never seen her before. In “Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?,” filmmaker Anne McCabe follows Menzel on a national tour over the course of 16 shows as she juggles the challenges of being a working mom with a grueling travel schedule, all while preparing finally to realize her dream.
This all-new documentary is coming to Disney+ on Friday, 20th January 2023.
Which film are you looking forward to watching in January on Disney+?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.