If you’re thinking of binge-watching something on New Year’s Day you’re in luck as The Godfather trilogy is coming to Netflix on Jan. 1, 2018. Fans are thrilled for the addition of the Oscar-winning movies that chronicle the lives of the Corleone crime family as the power is passed from one generation to the next. The first movie The Godfather opened in theaters on May 24, 1972, and went on to win three Oscars. The Godfather Part 2 was released on Dec. 12, 1974, and like its predecessor went on to win multiple awards. The Godfather Part 2 won six Oscar awards. The Godfather Part 3 would hit movie theaters more than a decade later, being released on Dec. 25, 2017.
Fans are expressing great enthusiasm that the trilogy is coming to Netflix. Several people have remarked that The Godfather is a series that only improves with time. While many people who plan to watch the series on New Year’s Day have seen the movies previously, there are many who will be watching the movies for the frst time.
Some have stated they are so excited about watching the trilogy that they are signing up for Netfix just in order to watch The Godfather. Many people responded to the news by sharing memes, GIFs, and photos from the movie.
— The Godfather – Mafia (@thegodfatherig) December 21, 2017
The announcement drew responses from fans of the trilogy from around the globe including a discussion from a fan who was confused as they were watching the movie in Canada. That launched a debate over which is the better Netflix service. Apparently, it doesn’t matter what country you’re in, people want to watch The Godfather everywhere.
— Ben ? (@BenKelsey_) December 29, 2017
The Godfather isn’t the only program coming to Netflix that has fans excited. Sense 8 Season 4 just premiered and many fans are using Sense 8 memes and GIFs to celebrate the airing of The Godfather. Some have even suggested they will finish binge-watching Sense 8 in order to start The Godfather on New Year’s Day.
As Netflix has the upcoming movie The Irishman scheduled for 2018, there has been a call for more mafia-related, crime movies and dramas to be added to the network. Some are now hoping Netflix will soon add movies like Goodfellas and Scarface to the lineup.
Whatever plans I had just got canceled. pic.twitter.com/uVIuVdEzkx
— Conversing (@WithOceans) December 29, 2017
Have you watched The Godfather trilogy before? Are you excited that Netflix has added the movies to their streaming service? Will you binge-watch on New Year’s Day or over the year?