Now that we’ve made it out of the polar vortex, what better way to celebrate than with a few stellar new movies and shows on Netflix? While originals sometimes take a back seat to licensed content on these lists, it’s an even split this month, as there were far too many intriguing Netflix films and series to ignore.
For my money, there’s nothing more exciting coming to Netflix in February than Russian Doll, which stars Natasha Lyonne as an unlucky birthday girl who keeps dying and reliving the same night over and over again. Having seen the first episode, I’m already hooked. We’re also getting a new comic book series (The Umbrella Academy), a horror film starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Velvet Buzzsaw), and a new movie from Steven Soderbergh (High Flying Bird).
But there are a few licensed gems on the list as well, including Jaws, Billy Elliot, and the underrated coming-of-age movie The Edge of Seventeen. You can check out the full list for February below:
- As Good as It Gets (February 1st)
- Billy Elliot (February 1st)
- Jaws (February 1st)
- Russian Doll (February 1st)
- The Edge of Seventeen (February 1st)
- Velvet Buzzsaw (February 1st)
- High Flying Bird (February 8th)
- One Day at a Time: Season 3 (February 8th)
- The Umbrella Academy (February 15th)
- The 40-Year-Old Virgin (February 16th)
Now that you’ve seen the best, be sure to take a look at the rest — here’s the full list of everything that will be added to Netflix’s catalog this month. And here’s the full list of everything that will be removed from Netflix in February, in case you want to watch these shows and movies before they expire.