Netflix continues to step up to the primetime plate by unleashing a whole host of new and exciting original programming in the month of February.
Proving once again that the streaming service can play with the big boys, Netflix’s latest batch of original programming features big name stars such as Drew Barrymore, Ricky Gervais, Timothy Olyphant, pickups from the Sundance, fascinating new docs set to grab your attention and a game show straight out of The Running Man.
Here is what is on the tap for the month of February:
Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies, and Cyber Attacks (2016)
Docu takes a deep dive into the awful, awful, awful site Ashley Madison and the hacking incident that destroyed more than just their “good name.”
Little piggy discovers a hidden talent for guiding sheep. I promise this is not an euphemism for politics.
Directed by George Miller, who also helmed Mad Max: Fury Road. Yeah. Get your head around that one.
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Same as above, but this time, you get to watch animals slowly starve.
Balto 2: Wolf Quest (2002)
Balto 3: Wings of Change (2004)
The animated adventures of a husky-wolf mix who lives in Alaska.
In the first pic, the woofers saves a bunch of Alaskan youngins from a diphtheria epidemic. Kinda, sorta based on a true story. Sort of.
The others continue the adventure, but with less money invested into story writing and animation.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The original found footage horror pic that launched a thousand ships.
Robert Zemeckis helmed the Carl Sagan-penned sci-fi tale featuring Jodie Foster as a scientist who searches for proof of life in outer space.
Corpse Bride (2005)
Tim Burton (and Mike Johnson) stop-motion pic about a timid man who find himself in a love triangle with an lovely young woman and a lovely rotting corpse. Hijinks and songs ensue.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
Based on the classic kid books from CS Lewis, Disney takes a turn at adapted a beloved fantasy series with this first installment into the Narnia series. Enjoy the Jesus allegory.
Finding Dory (2016)
Dory returns to screens as she embarks on a search for her missing parents.
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans music-laden pic about a fictional R&B group who persevere for three decades.
The Furchester Hotel (seasons 1-2)
Adorable Muppet series for the kids (or very stoned adults) to enjoy. Features Elmo and the Sesame gang.
From This Day Forward: A Trans Love Story
“From This Day Forward is a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations.”
The Girl from Chicago (1932)
A murder mystery caper featuring an all African American cast. An important pic for anyone who deems themselves a film buff.
Gun Runners (2015)
Two former warriors pull a 180 and turn away from violence by becoming marathon runners.
Highly Strung (2016)
Beautiful ballet dancer falls for a street smart musician in New York as the two of them face uncertain odds.
Might be better than Center Stage, but not as funny, but not as good as Step Up because it is Channing-less.
I Am Sun Mu
A North Korean artist creates masterpieces based on his life and his dreams.
Mark Wahlberg plays Vince Papale, the famous Philadelphia Eagle who became the oldest rookie in NFL history.
Magic Mike (2012)
Drama surrounds Channing Tatum dance skills in this Steven Soderbergh pic about a male stripper attempting to make good.
Masha’s Spooky Stories (Season 1)
The Russian version of Dora jumps genres.
Mother with a Gun (2016)
“Enter the disturbing world of Jewish extremism. Once America’s most active terrorist organisation, the Jewish Defense League aims to prevent another Holocaust by any means necessary.”
Paris is Burning (1990)
The iconic and important doc about the culture behind “drag balls,” a phenomena in gay and transgender culture specific to large cities as a way for the community to bond together.
Film was selected from preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 2016.
Project X (2012)
Todd Philips comedy about three teens who attempt to up their status with a legendary party.
Silver Streak (1976)
Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder buddy movie about love, mystery, thrills, chills and mischief galore on a train from Los Angeles to Chicago. A box office smash that group two of the greatest comedians of our time.
The Longest Day (1962)
The classic epic about the D-Day landing at Normandy during World War II.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
AKA The Movie That Build Hot Topic. The Tim Burton masterpiece that endures and endears even until this day. Danny Elfman’s music continues to thrive as a holiday favorite.
The movie that taught young girls everywhere that the importance of life isn’t about being strong and smart and have the ability to endure, but to have a boyfriend. Who is a hundred years older than you. Gross.
Women in Gold (2015)
Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl and Katie Holmes star in this based-on-a-true-story drama about a woman who sues the government of Austria for the return of a family painting stolen by Nazis during World War II.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (2015)
Captivating true crime series about the infamous court case from the point of view of the lawyers who fought it. Featuring top-notch acting turns from Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Schwimmer.
Frequency (Season 1)
The time-traveling series based on the time-traveling sci-fier.
Daniel Sosa: SOSAFADO
The young stand-up takes in Spanish-language act to Netflix
Imperial Dreams (2014)
The Force Awaken’s John Boyega stars in this drama about a gangster attempting to do right by his family after he is released from jail.
Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix original series)
“They’re ordinary husband and wife realtors until she undergoes a dramatic change that sends them down a road of death and destruction. In a good way.”
Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore star in this zombie laffer.
Soon-to-be-classic teen comedy about a high school duo looking to finally feel like the popular kids and get the girl at the last party of the year.
Elvira I Will Give You My Life but I’m Using It (2014)
A recently-abandoned mother of two goes on a hunt for her husband, who went out for a pack of smokes but never came back.
Girls Lost (2016)
A trio of teen girls share a secret of a special flower that allows them to swap genders.
Me, Myself, and Her (2015)
The seemingly perfect relationship of a lesbian couple (Margherita Buy and Sabrina Ferilli) is put to the test in this light-as-a-soufflé romantic comedy.
Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special (Netflix original)
In the style of the old school variety special featuring spotlight songs and tons of celebrities “friends” stopping by, Michael Bolton’s comedy special promises to be a unique experience. Also stars Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, just to name a few.
Tiempos Felices (Happy Times) (2015)
A young man hires a company to help break up with his girlfriend in this Spanish-language comedy.
Girl Asleep (2015)
Aussie coming-of-ager about a teen who must find herself. Literally. ‘Cause she’s lost in a parallel universe.
Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix original)
“Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.”
David Brent: Life on the Road (Netflix original series)
“With The Office long in the past, middling salesman David Brent ditches work and goes on tour with his rock band in a disastrous stab at stardom.”
Cringy goodness at its best.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 2)
The continued meshuga adventures of the unhinged Rebecca, a successful NY lawyer who moves to West Covina to attempt to be with Josh, her boyfriend from camp. And it’s a musical.
Probably some of the best binging you’ll be doing in a while.
Stronger Than The World (2016)
Spanish-lingo biopic about famed MMA champion José Aldo.
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz star in this drama about a veteran actress forced to examine her life after agreeing to partake in play.
Code: Debugging the Gender Gap (2016)
“CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?” – Official site
Magicians: Life in the Impossible (2016)
“Magicians follows four very different professional magicians on stage and off, exploring how and why these characters so passionately dedicate their lives to the artistry and craft of illusion: from the most humbling of road gigs to the grandest performances on the biggest of stages; to finding love to terrible personal loss; and, most dramatically, to the prospect of losing everything for the one constant in their lives: magic.” – Official site
Girlfriend’s Day (2017)
Bob Odenkirk and Amber Tamblyn star in this twisted comedy (penned by Odenkirk) about the cut-throat biz of writing greeting cards.
Katherine Ryan: In Trouble (2016)
The comedian performs a night of stand-up from her Kathbum tour
Project Mc²: Part 4 (Netflix original)
“Teenage spy McKeyla teams up with three other super-smart girls to become secret agents who use their science and tech skills to save the day.”
White Nights (1985)
A Russian dancer (Mikhail Baryshnikov) who defected to the US is captured in Siberia after an emergency landing. He befriends an American ex-pat (Gregory Hines) and the two plot to escape back to the States.
Aram, Aram (2015)
A young boy moves from Armenia to live with his father in the US and immediate falls in with a bad crown.
Before I Go to Sleep (2016)
Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth star in the dramatic thriller version of 50 First Dates as a woman wakes up each morning with no recollection of the last 10 years.
Fire Song (2014)
A gay teen must help his family during a time of crisis after his sister commits suicide.
Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-laden biopic about the first openly gay man ever voted into public office, Harvey Milk. Stars Sean Penn, James Franco, Josh Brolin and Emile Hirsch.
Teens take a page from the Pulp Fiction playbook and work together to reclaim a watch.
Chef’s Table (season 3)
“In this original docu-series, find out what’s inside the kitchens and minds of the international culinary stars who are redefining gourmet food.”
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge (2016)
“From the creators of How to Train Your Dragon comes an all-new Netflix original series that takes Hiccup and Toothless to the edge of adventure!”
Kill Ratio (2016)
This two-star rated actioner follows an American covert agent must fend off militant attackers in Eastern Europe after an attack on the President.
The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 2)
Anime about Princess Elizabeth and her attempt to gain back her kingdom with the help of a mysterious legion of knights.
Girl Meets World (Season 3)
The ongoing adventures of Cory and Topanga’s spawn continues.
When Calls the Heart (Season 3)
Hallmark Channel series about a young, rich teacher who takes a job in a remote coal town. Cue tears and romance.
Sausage Party (2016)
The very, very, very toon comedy about the life of food in the supermarket as a hotdog discovers the awful truth of what happens after checkout.
I Don’t Feel at Home In This World Anymore
“A timid nursing assistant gets a new lease on life when she and a neighborhood loner track down the degenerates who broke into her house.”
Legend Quest (Season 1)
“This fast-paced action-adventure series follows symbologist Ashley Cowie as he travels the world in search of some of history’s greatest and most mysterious artifacts.”
Ultimate Beastmaster Mexico
“A global series hosted by international stars, featuring elite contestants taking on one of the most grueling obstacle courses ever devised: The Beast.”
Sadly, not a rehash of the cheesy ‘80s movie, but a testosterone-laden competition series that is skewed for a global market. Brought to you by Rambo.
VeggieTales in the City (Season 1)
Christ-fearing edibles plants head to the big city.
Just to be clear: evolution doesn’t exist, but God is totally cool with talking tomatoes.
Night Will Fall (2014)
Docu about the making of the 1945 Brit documentary on concentration camps produced by Sidney Bernstein and Alfred Hitchcock.
Brazilian Western (2013)
Crime drama adaptation of the song by Renato Russo on the life and love of outlaw Joao do Santo Cristo.
Be Here Now (2016)
“An inspiring love story between superstar, Andy Whitfield, of Spartacus fame and his charismatic wife, that reminds the audience that the journey is more important than the destination.” – Official site