Traditionally, February is a bit quieter than other months when it comes to new Netflix Releases. Thankfully, there are some upcoming new seasons, original series, and movies that you should still look out for. From the limited docu-series The Pharmacist to the highly anticipated second-to-last season of Better Call Saul, February’s shorter release list is bound to be something worthwhile!
This notoriously chilly month is going to have you binge-watching the second season of Altered Carbon right after scaring yourself with A Nightmare on Elm Street! It’s time to stock up on the popcorn and mark your calendar with the release dates of these new Netflix titles.
A Nightmare On Elm Street
If you’re a fan of the creepy rhyme “one two Freddy’s coming for you,” then you’re going to be happy that the 2010 remake of the classic horror story A Nightmare on Elm Street is going to be gracing Netflix in a few short weeks.
Get ready to follow Quentin, Kris, Nancy, Dean, and Jesse as they have the same nightmare about a scarred man with a ripped sweater. The only problem with the nightmare is that whatever happens in the dream world is real. Will the five of them stay awake long enough to stay alive? Find out this February!
Chronically Metropolitan is a comedy-drama that follows the life of a novelist, Fenton, as he tries to win back his lost love, Jesse. Now, we know that the plot sounds a bit overused but bear with us. Fenton enlists his sister and dealer best friend to help him, making it so his not-so-well-thought-out plan is bound to go wrong.
Everything done in the storyline sets off a chain of events that you’re not going to want to miss. Keep your eyes peeled this February because Chronically Metropolitan is coming to Netflix!
Locke & Key
One of the most anticipated original series coming to Netflix in February is Locke & Key. The show is based on a comic book series of the same name. It will follow the story of three siblings who have to move with their mother to their ancestral estate after their father meets an untimely death. They soon discover that their new home is full of magical keys, each harnessing its own unique ability.
The hope is for Lock & Key to have a similar fanbase as The Umbrella Academy (also based on a comic). This is definitely one original series that you’re not going to want to miss!
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
Netflix original movie sequels are few and far between. But with the success of To All The Boys, fans aren’t surprised that To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You was approved. The movie will follow the growing love story between Lara Jean and Peter but with juicy teenage drama thrown into the mix.
Lara Jean rekindles with another one of the boys she sent a love letter to. Now, it’s up to her to figure out who she wants to date or if she is in love with two boys at the same time. Right in time for V-day, this rom-com is going to be a February must-see.
Narcos: Mexico Season 2
After a long wait, we’re finally going to be sent back south of the border in February 2020. According to entertainment.ie, the second season of Narcos: Mexico is going to pick up where the first season ended, with the DEA going to war with the Mexican cartel as a result of the death of Kiki Camarena.
Joining the cast this up-coming season is Scott McNairy, who will be playing the lead DEA agent, Walt Breslin. Hopefully, his character has a better finale than Michael Pena’s! Narcos: Mexico season two is set to be released on the streaming platform on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Cable Girls Season 5
The fifth and final season of Cable Girls is coming to Netflix in February 2020. The period drama is set in the 1920s and revolves around the lives of four girls living in Madrid, working at a new telecommunications company. The foreign series has done exceedingly well in the U.S., streaming on Netflix since 2017.
Season five will take place a few years in the future, between 1936 and 1939, and will show the girls on different paths. But not everything is that simple, and through twists and turns, they find themselves back together in their divided country.
Better Call Saul Season 5
Sorry to everyone in the U.S., but the fifth season of Better Call Saul will be on Netflix everywhere but in the United States. The next-to-last season of the Breaking Bad spin-off will show Jimmy McGill as he transitions into the infamous criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman.
This February, get ready to see actors reprise their roles of Saul, Mike, Gus, Hank, and even Steve Gomez. After everything Jimmy has been through, it’s going to be interesting to see how Vince Gilligan begins to wrap up this series, as well as some of the stories around fan favorites who didn’t make it to Breaking Bad.
All The Bright Places
Elle Fanning and Justice Smith play Violet and Theodore (Finch) in the upcoming romantic-drama All The Bright Places. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven. It tells the story of two teenagers who struggle with both an emotional and physical past and how they come together and change each other’s lives.
The Netflix original is scheduled to be released on February 28, 2020. Emotionally draining, this film is bound to leave you feeling like you just stepped off a roller coaster. Be sure to have tissues nearby as you watch Violet and Finch overcome mental illnesses and realize the deep impact of young love.
Queen Sono is the first Netflix original series from Africa. The story will follow a South African secret agent who busts various crime organizations while dealing with her own life issues. Starring Pearl Thusi as Queen Sono, the series is bound to be action-packed and full of drama.
The series is scheduled to be released by Netflix on February 28, 2020. If you’re a fan of crime dramas showcasing stellar female leads, then you’re not going to want to miss out on Queen Sono‘s opening day!
Cagaster Of An Insect Cage
Thirty years after a horrible disease plagues the world, turning people into murderous insects, a young exterminator and girl begin to search for loved ones. Cagaster of an Insect Cage is a new anime series that will be coming to Netflix at the beginning of February and is sure to be packed with post-apocalyptic “fun.”
Netflix Japan has already been graced with this series for some time, so it’s nice to see that the rest of the world is finally catching up! If you’re an anime fan, then you’re going to want to mark your calendar for Cagaster of an Insect Cage‘s release date!
Followers Season 1
If you’re a fan of Black Mirror, then you’re going to want to check out Followers when it comes to Netflix in February 2020. The series focuses on social networking sites and technology and revolves around an up-and-coming actress who makes an Instagram post, becoming an overnight sensation. What could possibly go wrong with her newfound stardom?
If you’re interested in how technology has the ability to control lives, then you should tune into Followers. The show is bound to give an exaggerated look at what society could possibly become — a terrifying concept.
Tom Papa: You’re So Cool!
Tom Papa has been a radio and television host as well as a standup comic for over 20 years, and now his comedic genius is making its way to Netflix (again). Papa has been in many comedy programs, so we’re interested to see what this special will entail!
Tom Papa: You’re so cool! is a standup special scheduled to be released by Netflix on February 4, 2020. Get ready to laugh until your sides hurt and tears are streaming down your face! Tom Papa: You’re so cool! is one standup special you’re not going to want to miss.
The Pharmacist (Limited Series)
The Pharmacist is a Netflix docu-series that brings the viewer into the world of the opioid addiction issue. The series follows Dan Schnider, a Louisiana pharmacist who goes through extreme measures to uncover the corruption behind the addictive substance after his son’s death.
This limited series is sure to be emotional but with educational factors thrown into an otherwise touchy subject: addiction. The Pharmacist is scheduled to be released by Netflix in early February. We hope you enjoy binge-watching because this is one of those limited series that will have you clicking “next episode.”
My Holo Love
The Korean science-fiction drama My Holo Love is scheduled to release on Netflix in early February 2020. Because she suffers from face blindness disorder, Han So Yun lives a lonely life, not being able to recognize familiar faces, including her own. This changes when she begins to use the AI program Holo, who looks like his developer, So Yun.
As you can imagine, Han So Yun falls for Holo while So Yun falls for Han So Yun. The series is a love-triangle gone wrong, and we are so ready to watch how it unfolds! Mark your calendar because My Holo Love comes out soon!
Gentefied is the upcoming comedy-drama series that follows the story of three Mexican-American siblings as they struggle to chase the American Deam in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California. The series will follow the three as things they hold most dear are threatened — such as the family taco shop, their neighborhood, and their immigrant grandfather.
The series stars Karrie Martin, Joseph Julian Soria, Carlos Santos, and Joaquin Cosio and will be filmed in both English and Spanish. Gentefied is set to premiere on Netflix on February 21, 2020.
Calling all introverts: if you can relate to liking the company of animals rather than humans, you’re not going to want to miss this movie. Horse Girl stars Alison Brie as Sarah, a woman who has a closer relationship to a horse than people and loves supernatural crime shows. Of course, she finds her incredibly vivid dreams creeping into her real life.
There’s also a mysterious figure in a pink-colored suit strutting around her room, a crazy grandma, and a probable alien invasion at some point in time. Grab a bowl of popcorn and keep an open mind, Horse Girl is scheduled to release on Netflix February 7, 2020.
Love Is Blind
In the era of reality dating shows, Netflix is about to bring us the first season of Love is Blind. Hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, the show is for singles that want to be loved for who they are and not what they look like. The twist? The two strangers talk but never see one another.
This less conventional approach to modern dating might give the contestants a chance at a happily ever after. Or are people superficial enough to say no once they see each other’s faces? From February 10, tune in each Thursday to see who finds love and who isn’t as blind as they thought.
I Am Not Okay With This
I Am Not Okay With This is Netflix’s new young adult series that stars Sophia Lillis as Sydney. The series follows the teenage girl as she struggles with high school, her complicated family, and, of course, the mysterious superpowers that have just begun to awaken. With telekinetic abilities, Sydney is about to find herself in some odd and perhaps problematic situations!
The coming-of-age show is based on a graphic novel by Charles Forsman and is said to be a type of origin story for the character of Sydney. I Am Not Okay With This is scheduled to be released by Netflix on February 26, 2020.
Altered Carbon Season 2
Finally, nearly two years after the debut of the first season, the second season of Altered Carbon will make its way to Netflix. The science-fiction series will continue to follow the adventures of Takeshi Kovacs, who will now be portrayed by Anthony Mackie, due to Kovacs’ new “sleeve.” The series takes place in a world where people can move their consciousness between bodies (sleeves).
In late January, Netflix finally announced the upcoming release for the highly anticipated second season. So, get ready, Altered Carbon season two will make its Netflix debut on February 27, 2020.
First Wave Of Studio Ghibli Anime Films
Netflix has acquired the rights to 21 Studio Ghibli films. If you’re not familiar, this is a beloved Japanese studio that specializes in anime. With this new acquisition, the catalog of feature films will be available across the globe in a variety of different languages.
The first wave of movie releases is set to happen on February 1, 2020. The list of films includes Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Tales from Earthsea, Porco Rosso, Ocean Waves, and Only Yesterday. Anime lovers, get ready to call in sick to work and become a couch potato because you’re going to be busy for a while!
Team Kaylie Part 3
Team Kaylie is a comedy series about a 19-year-old billionaire named Kaylie. The live-action series is pioneered by singer-songwriter Bryana Salaz, who previously appeared on The Voice. In the show, the internet-obsessed billionaire changes course by leading a wilderness club at a city middle school.
Although Kaylie and the students are very different, they come together by navigating their way through life. Netflix launched the series in September 2019, and on February 3rd, the streaming service will release the show’s third part. This is great news for fans of Team Kaylie!
Issi & Ossi
If you’re a fan of foreign films, you may want to watch the German romantic comedy Issi & Ossi. According to the plot synopsis, a billionaire’s daughter and a struggling boxer aim to use each other for selfish reasons. The boxer wants money, and the daughter wants to persuade her parents to help her culinary dreams.
Issi & Ossi is one of three German movies that Netflix is including. As with all foreign films and shows, Netflix will provide English subtitles. Catch this romantic comedy before anyone else on February 13th.
On February 1st, the mini-series Beast Legends will leave Netflix. The show follows a team of researchers who explore the globe to learn the history of mythological beasts. As they hear the legends, the researchers hypothesize where these stories may have come from in real life.
Animation and special effects brings the myths to life in this documentary series. If you’re interested in mythology and monsters, watch Beast Legends before it disappears. The show received mixed reviews; what’s your opinion on it?
Dinner For Five
For fascinating interviews with celebrities, watch Dinner for Five before it leaves Netflix on February 4th. In this show, actor and director Jon Favreau sits down with special guests to eat, drink, and talk. Unlike other celebrity interviews, this show is spontaneous and includes audience interaction.
Some of the guests include J. J. Abrams, Seth Green, Stan Lee, Kevin James, Laura Dern, Alec Baldwin, and Will Ferrell. If you miss it, a couple of the show’s DVDs have segments of “Favreau’s Favorites,” all the notable moments from the series.
During World War II, Canada hosted an unofficial Special Training School for spies nicknamed Camp X. The 2014 movie, Camp X, is a historical story about this camp. At the time, North America had little experience in spy missions, and Camp X created real-life James Bonds. It will leave Netflix on February 1st.
The movie uses firsthand accounts from World War II to tell the story of Camp X. If you’re a history buff or spy fan, you’ll love this movie. Catch it before it leaves Netflix!
Hunters Of The South Seas
Everything you need to know about Hunters of the South Seas is neatly encapsulated in the title. This BBC documentary show explores how whale hunters, ocean traders, and fishermen spend their life at sea. Writer Will Millard explores the communities of the Western Pacific and the Coral Triangle.
Reviews for this show were glowing. Ellen Jones, a reviewer for the Independent, wrote, “For once the host actually knew what he was talking about.” If you want to watch Hunters of the South Seas, do so before it leaves on February 1st.
In 2016, a series of short films mirrored the children’s book by Roald Dahl called Revolting Rhymes. All three parts were combined to form a movie by the same name. In 2018, Revolting Rhymes was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film and won the British Academy Children’s Award for Best Animation.
The film takes classic fairytales–including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Snow White–and combines them all to create a clever twist. Revolting Rhymes is a fun movie that kids will enjoy, but it’ll leave Netflix when February rolls around.
The Pyramid Code
The Pyramid Code is a documentary series all about the Egyptian pyramids. Throughout the series’ five episodes, experts explore evidence to learn how the ancients build the pyramids. The construction has baffled scientists for hundreds of years.
At one point, The Pyramid Code rose to number two on the Bestsellers list on Amazon. But on February 8th, it will disappear from Netflix. If you’re interested in the history of the pyramids, turn on The Pyramid Code before it vanishes.
Operation Gold Rush
Despite its name, Operation Gold Rush isn’t about any historical gold rushes. Instead, the host Dan Snow explores the Canadian wilderness for gold. Snow follows the last gold rush of the 19th century from the Alaskan coast to the Canadian arctic. In essence, it’s a real-life gold rush.
The mini-series has one season and only three episodes, but it’s fascinating. Operation Gold Rush only streams on Netflix, and once January leaves, it’ll be gone. If you want to watch it, now is your chance.
Those interested in Ancient Rome may want to watch the show Spartacus before it leaves Netflix. The historical fiction story is based on Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who leads a slave revolt against the Roman Republic. In the show, writers explore the obscure details of Spartacus’s early life as well as the uprising.
As a whole, Spartacus has three seasons totaling 39 episodes. If you miss the show on Netflix, it’ll still be available on Sling TV, Starz, and YouTube. But you may want to start it soon if you’re interested.
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles aired in 2015 as a sequel to the film, Lizzie Borden Took an Ax. The show is a historical fiction story about the gruesome deaths of the Borden father and stepmother. In the show, Lizzie is acquitted of the slayings and joins her sister, Emma, to start a new life.
Lizzie Borden was a real American woman who was tried for murder in August 1892. However, the show is mostly speculative and replaces the unknown pieces of Lizzie’s life with fiction. Still, it’s an interesting show that will leave Netflix in February.
Yoko began as a Russian-Spanish kids’ show, but it now airs in over 60 countries around the world. The story follows a magical creature named Yoko as she plays with her friends outdoors. All 52 episodes will depart from Netflix when January ends.
Yoko takes children’s’ games and turns them into adventures. The show has won many awards since it was released in 2015. Although it is available to stream on other platforms, Netflix will no longer host the show.
The Bomb Squad
The Bomb Squad is a documentary series that follows a British bomb disposal team into the war in Afghanistan. The mini-series only has two episodes that run for 52 minutes each. But if you’re interested in modern warfare and technology, this 2011 series might be worth a look.
On February 1st, The Bomb Squad will no longer be on Netflix. Currently, the show does not appear on any other streaming service, but you can find the episodes on YouTube. It may be an underrated show, but it’s still worth a mention.
The Big Catch
Fishing fans may feel disappointed to know that The Big Catch is leaving Netflix. The BBC series follows a fishing competition, but it isn’t a calm vacation on a lake. Eight professionals travel the world to the most dangerous fishing spots, from the mountains of British Columbia to the Mekong River in China.
The series is quite beautiful in that it shows many destinations with several breeds of fish. It also explores how local fishing techniques can adapt to certain situations. By February, though, The Big Catch will leave Netflix.
Pioneers Of African-American Cinema
Unlike other series, Pioneers of African-American Cinema is a collection of movies. The series collected over 20 films directed by African Americans. Some are short, others are over an hour, but all are cultural films produced between 1915 to 1946. Oscar Micheaux, Richard E. Norman, and Spencer Williams are some of the notable directors featured.
The show has received mixed reviews, which may be why Netflix will remove it in February. Unfortunately, Pioneers of African-American Cinema only streams on Netflix. The black-and-white movies will be hard to find after this show leaves the streaming service.
The Furchester Hotel
If the puppets in The Furchester Hotel look similar to the Sesame Street, it’s because Furchester Hotel is a spin-off series! In this show, a cheerfully chaotic monster family, the Furchesters, run a hotel together. The kids’ cousin, Elmo, joins the family to help them run the hotel for a while.
The show aired between 2014 and 2017, producing three seasons. Now, you can only find Furchester Hotel on Netflix and iTunes. But it’ll leave the streaming service on the first of the month.
World’s Busiest Cities
In the 2017 show, World’s Busiest Cities, BBC journalists dive into the most bustling cities on the planet. This documentary series gives the audience a glimpse into cities around the world, from Mexico City to Hong Kong to Moscow.
World’s Busiest Cities only has four episodes, and it only streams on Netflix. When January ends, so will the show. You might be able to stream it through BBC, but if you’re interested in touring these cities, watch the show now.
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
Metallica fans, heads up! Metallica: Some Kind of Monster will no longer stream on Netflix after February 10th. The documentary movie gives fans an intimate view of the band. In 2001, bassist Jason Newsted quit the group, and the rest of the members realize that they need an intervention.
Throughout the series, therapists work with the band members through 20 years of repressed emotions. It’s raw, powerful, and a must-see for any Metallica fan. Catch it now, because it’s not on any other streaming service.
My Tattoo Addiction
As the name suggests, My Tattoo Addiction dives into the mind of so-called tattoo “addicts.” The documentary series interviews people with tattoos to learn the meaning and mentality behind all of their ink.
Released in 2013, My Tattoo Addiction only has three episodes that span around 45 minutes each. It provides a platform for conversation about tattoos, what they mean, and how far is too far. Netflix is the only platform that offers this show, so have at it before it disappears!
In 2014, the French animated series LoliRock aired. The show became so popular that an English version released in 2016. In LoliRock, a teenage girl named Iris is a singer who learns that she is actually a princess with magical powers.
LoliRock combines a slice-of-life story about passion with a fantasy adventure. Its two seasons span 52 episodes, and only Netflix provides this kids’ show. Since it has great reviews, you (or your child) may want to watch it soon!