2023 has barely begun, and Netflix has had some interesting changes. From Reed Hastings stepping down as the co-CEO to the streamer increasingly adding more content and also getting several Oscar nominations, it seems like the upcoming year will be starkly different from 2022 in terms of revenue and quality of content.
Netflix has released lots of new content over the years, delivering great work across all genres. However, after an economic meltdown at the beginning of 2022 – despite having a hugely successful 2021 – Netflix decided to change its model by introducing ad-supported content and barring password sharing, making the latter illegal in the United Kingdom.
Despite this crisis, the streamer has been consistently producing new Originals and adding new films to its shelves.
Grab some popcorn and enjoy the lineup of Netflix Original films set to debut in February 2023:
Five best Netflix Original films to watch this February 2023
True Spirit – Sarah Spillman
Based on Jessica Watson’s book which is about the authors adventures as a sailor, the film is a true story and stars Teagan Croft, Cliff Curtis and Academy Award-winner Anna Paquin in prominent roles.
An incredible tale of adventure, isolation and indomitable spirit, the film will see a 16-year-old attempt to create a new world record as she sets sail on her sailboat on her own for 210 days and braves loneliness and other adversities by dint of sheer courage.
The film is scheduled to release on February 3rd, 2023.
Dear David – Lucky Kuswandi
Starring Shenina Cinnamon, Emir Mahira and Caitlin North Lewis in the lead, the upcoming Indonesian film is a twisted tale of friendship and betrayal.
Set in a high school, a teenager’s social life and promising future is in jeopardy when her secret blog of lust and desire about her crush is revealed to the school and leaves her questioning loyalty and friendships.
This film is scheduled to premiere on February 9th, 2023.
Your Place or Mine – Aline Brush McKenna
Hollywood’s certified rom-com actor, Ashton Kutcher, is set to join Reese Witherspoon in this upcoming Netflix film that will see the actors as two best friends who live on opposite coasts.
After they swap homes and realise their own struggles and obstacles, the week proved to be life-changing for them in terms of their evolving friendship. Kutcher will soon be seen in That ’90s Show while Witherspoon is currently working on Legally Blonde 3 with Mindy Kaling to make a comeback as the iconic Elle Woods.
Your Place or Mine will release on Netflix on February 10th, 2023.
Call Me Chihiro – Rikiya Imaizumi
Starring Kasumi Arimura, Ryuya Wakaba and Keiichi Suzuki among others, this Japanese drama is based on Hiroyuki Yasuda’s manga Chihirosan and promises an interesting slice-of-life film that will stay with the viewers long after the credits stop rolling.
With a crude mouth and bold nature, Chihiro is a former sex worker who now works at a bento stand. The film is a journey into Chihiro’s wondrous and free-spirited life, along with a variety of interesting characters.
The film is slated for a February 23rd, 2023 premiere.
We Have a Ghost – Christopher Landon
Starring Jennifer Coolidge, David Harbour and Anthony Mackie, this upcoming Netflix film is adapted from Geoff Manaugh’s 2017 short story Ernest.
Just like the title suggests, a family moves into a house and meets a host named Ernest whose activities they decide to share on the Internet, leading to other fun yet mind-boggling misadventures. Fun and goofy, the film brings a different perspective to the idea of haunted houses.
We Have a Ghost will premiere on February 24th, 2023.