What to watch on Crave in January 2021

A photo of the cast of season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race, available on Crave in Canada in January 2021
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We examine the January 2021 Crave schedule to identify the most anticipated titles coming to the streaming platform this month.

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13) & RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 2)

Drag Race fans are getting a double dose in January with the premieres of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2. Shot during the pandemic, season 13 will open with 13 contestants squaring off in six lip syncs for their lives. Then, half way through the month, the second season of the British version kicks off. The cast is much bigger than in season one and RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr return as judges. The shot-in-quarantine finale of season 12 was pragmatic but also a creative shakeup the show needed. Here’s hoping pandemic measures lead to similar bouts of creativity in the new seasons. January 1 & January 14

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Los Espookys (season 1)

Crave added the first season of HBO’s eccentric quasi-supernatural comedy without any fanfare, but we think it deserved fireworks: Co-created by Julio Torres (My Favorite Shapes), Ana Fabrega and Fred Armisen – who all appear in the show as well – the half-hour series follows the antics of a group of horror fans in an unspecified Latin American nation who offer a unique service, manufacturing “real” nightmares for the people who need them. Exorcisms, alien abductions, sea monsters, cursed mirrors – it’s all re-created with loving, eccentric care. And the occasional pratfall. Now streaming.

A still from the HBO Max pandemic heist movie Locked Down
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Locked Down

Filmed last fall in London, this HBO Max project from director Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) and screenwriter Steven Knight (Locke) pairs Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anne Hathaway as exes – quarantined just before they could work out their separation – who find themselves in the unique position to carry out a small-stakes, high-yield heist. The circumstances are preposterous, but – as we’re constantly being reminded – these are unprecedented times. Read our full review here. Now streaming.

A photo from Two Weeks To Live, streaming on Crave in January 2021
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Two Weeks To Live

This six-part limited series – a co-production between Sky and HBO Max – stars Maisie Williams as a 21-year-old living with her survivalist mother (Fleabag’s Sian Clifford) in rural Scotland. Convinced that all life on earth will end in two weeks’ time (it’s a long story), she sets out to use her remaining days to find the man who killed her father (which is a longer story). Also, it’s a comedy. January 7

A still from the movie Monkey Beach
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Monkey Beach

Fresh from its Toronto premiere at the imagineNATIVE film festival in October, Loretta S. Todd’s adaptation of Eden Robinson’s novel stars The Revenant’s Grace Dove as a Vancouver woman drawn back home to Kitamaat Village, where she discovers she’s a key player in a supernatural drama that stretches back for generations – and might claim the life of her brother. And said brother is played by Joel Oulette, who stars in 2020’s other big Robinson adaptation, CBC’s Trickster. So there’s a whole synergy thing going on. January 6

A photo from Painting With John Wilson
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Painting With John

Three decades ago, the six-part television series Fishing With John gave indie actor John Lurie the chance to hang out with his pals Jim Jarmusch, Willem Dafoe, Dennis Hopper, Matt Dillon, Tom Waits… and just talk. In this new HBO series, Lurie – who’s been tweeting out his watercolour art for the last few years – invites us to his island home for an unscripted show about his life and his creative process. And right now, that sounds awfully appealing. January 22

A photo from The Sister starring Russell Tovey, streaming on Crave in January 2021
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The Sister

Nobody does moody, brooding, efficient crime shows like the Brits. The latest by Luther creator Neil Cross is The Sister, a four-part miniseries based on his own novel, Burial. Russell Tovey (Being Human, Years And Years) plays a man whose life is suddenly altered when a man from his past (Bertie Carvel) shows up on his doorstep with some unwelcome news. The series already aired in the UK in the fall, making it appropriate Halloween viewing (there are some supernatural thrills and chills). January 29

A photo from the TV show 30 Coins
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30 Coins

Cult director Álex de la Iglesia’s horror series is coming to HBO Max and Crave after winning over both audiences and critics in Spain earlier this year. Expect a mix of dark humour and Catholic terrors in this story of a priest, a veterinarian and a politician who take on the forces of hell. The title is a reference to the amount the apostle Judas reportedly received to betray Jesus. January 4

The full list of new titles available on Crave in January 2021 by date is below. The + symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available on Crave+ . The * symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available with the Starz add-on.

TV shows

January 1

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 1)

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 12)

Teen Mom 2 (season 10)

January 3

Power Book II: Ghost (season 1, episode 10)*

Shameless (season 11, episode 5)+

Your Honor (season 1, episode 5)

January 4

30 Coins (season 1, episodes 1-2)+

January 5

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 69-73)

January 7

Two Weeks To Live (season 1, Episode 1)+

January 8

Catfish (seasons 4-7)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 2)

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 13)

W5 (season 55, episode 11)

January 10

The Circus (season 6, episode 1)

No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 1)*

Shameless (season 11, episode 6)+

Tiger (part 1)+

Your Honor (season 1, episode 6)

January 11

30 Coins (season 1, episode 3)+

January 14

Los Espookys (season 1)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 2, episode 1)

Two Weeks To Live (season 1, episode 2)+

January 15

Catfish (season 8)

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 1)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 3)

Supermarket Sweep (season 1)

January 17

The Circus (season 6, episode 2)

No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 2)*

Shameless (season 11, episode 7)+

Tiger (part 2)+

Your Honor (season 1, episode 7)

January 18

30 Coins (season 1, episode 4)+

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 74-78)

January 19

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 79-83)

January 20

C.B. Strike: Lethal White (season 1, episode 1)+

January 21

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 1, episode 2)

Selena + Chef (season 2)

Two Weeks To Live (season 1, Episode 3)+

January 22

Painting With John (season 1, episode 1)+

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 2)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 4)

January 24

The Circus (season 6, episode 3)

Euphoria Special Part 2: Jules+

No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 3)*

Shameless (season 11, episode 8)+

Your Honor (season 1, episode 8)

January 25

30 Coins (season 1, episode 5)+


January 26

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 84-88)

January 27

C.B. Strike: Lethal White (season 1, episode 2)+

January 28

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 1, episode 3)

Two Weeks To Live (season 1, Episode 4)+

January 29

MTV Cribs International (season 1)

Painting With John (season 1, episode 2)+

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 3)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 5)

The Sister (season 1, episodes 1-2)+

Teen Mom OG (seasons 4-5)

January 31

The Circus (season 6, episode 4)

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 1)

No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 4)*

Shameless (season 11, episode 9)+

Your Honor (season 1, episode 9)


January 1

Akeelah And The Bee*


Crank 2*

The High Note+

Identity Thief*

The King Of Staten Island+

Les Miserables (2012)*


Taken 2*



January 4

I Am Jackie O

January 5

Billy Madison*


Happy Gilmore*

January 6

Field Of Dreams*

Fried Green Tomatoes*

Great Outdoors*

Monkey Beach+

January 7

Career Opportunities*


National Lampoon’s Animal House*

January 8


Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn*

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind*

Gangs Of New York*

In The Name Of The Father*



Scorpion King*

Shaun Of The Dead*

The Turning+

Twelve Monkeys*

January 11

I Am Burt Reynolds

January 13

Maps To The Stars*

January 14

Locked Down+

January 15

3:10 To Yuma*

Bad Words*

The Last Full Measure+


Ride Like A Girl+

Slap Shot*



January 20

Rush: Time Machine Tour*

January 22

Conan The Barbarian*

Earth Girls Are Easy*


Hacksaw Ridge+

Ides Of March*


Martha Marcy May Marlene*


Notting Hill*

January 29

Eastern Promises*

Into The Storm*

Lord Of War*

The Ghost Writer*

The Mechanic*

You Should Have Left+

Last Chance

Movies and TV shows leaving Crave in January 2021.

January 1

U2 Live In London: Director’s Cut

January 2

60 Minutes Sports (season 5, episode 1)

Macho: The Hector Camacho Story

January 3

Batman Returns

Die Hard

Die Hard 2

Edward Scissorhands

The Family Stone


Lethal Weapon  

Little Women

Love Actually

Santa Fake

Santa’s Little Helper


Sleepless In Seattle

You’ve Got Mail

January 4

Underground (seasons 1-2)

January 5

Hard Sun (season 1)

January 6

Escape Room

Long Hot Summers: The Story Of The Style Council

January 10

Silent Night: A Song For The World

January 13



Our Lady Of The Nile

Lina From Lima


The County

Stories From The Chestnut Moods

The Antenna

January 14

Miss Bala

January 17

Howie Mandel Presents Howie Mandel At The Howie Mandel Comedy Club

January 21

The Princess Bride

January 25


January 26

The Wrong Patient

January 28

Awareness, Acceptance, And Action: Bell Let’s Talk

January 31

Cold Water Cowboys (season 3)

The Company Men

Ethel & Ernest

Get Smart

Head Full Of Honey

Killer Joe

Love Jack Ed

Mountain Men

My Best Friend’s Wedding

On The Basis Of Sex


Slaughterhouse Rulez

The Ugly Truth

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Walk The Line

The Whitsleblower  

Woman In Gold  

This story was updated on January 14 to add new titles Locked Down and Los Espookys.


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