Netflix is probably the only thing keeping us sane, now that 2021 has arrived and the pandemic still refuses to leave. Locked up in our houses, we are fervently waiting for some exciting releases that are lined up for the month of February Despite being the shortest month, it has a very promising lineup which will keep us entertained and on our toes.
With some new releases and Netflix Originals besides pre-released films, this lineup features certain anime and cartoon series as well which will genuinely delight kids and adults alike. 2021 looks a tad bit better than 2020 with a mixed bag of comedy, romance, thrillers and horror.
While I am personally most excited for Tribes of Europa, I have graciously sought help from the wonderfully comprehensive list with the new arrivals in the month of February.
Let’s get started!
New additions to Netflix in February 2021:
Date: February 2, 2021
Kid Cosmic (S1)
Craig McCracken is well-known for his previous Cartoon Network production The Powerpuff Girls as well as Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. This time he brings to Netflix an animated superhero television series that will follow the journey of a young boy whose dreams of being a superhero possibly comes true.
Produced by Netflix Animations, it features Jack Fisher as the Kid with Amanda C. Miller, Tom Kenny, Keith Ferguson and more among the voice actors.
Date: February 3, 2021
Firefly Lane (S1)
Based on Kristin Hannah’s novel, young girls Tully and Kate become extremely attached to each and the upheavals in the friendships are documented for over thirty years during their life in Firefly Lane.
With Katherine Heigl playing Tully and Sarah Chalke playing Kate, this series is hopefully going to well-resonate with people who enjoy watching beautiful and platonic female friendships.
All My Friends Are Dead
This polish dark comedy had already released in the Polish cinemas and is finally gracing Netflix this February.
It features a group of teenagers who assemble for a New year’s Eve party where a night of debauchery leads to multiple secrets being leaked, heartbreaks and a horrifying ending.
Date: February 5, 2021
Malcolm and Marie
Starring Zendaya and John David Washington, this black and white drama film is written and directed by Sam Levinson. It is set to be released virtually on Netflix in February but will grace selected movie theatres in January itself.
Being one of its kind, its secretive production and filming have taken place during this pandemic and features a filmmaker and his girlfriend who wait at home for the critical response to his newly released film. Soon the evening of conversation turns out to be a test of love when Malcolm and Marie’s feelings emerge to the surface.
Strip Down, Rise Up
Academy Award-winning director Michele Ohayon strikes back with this new documentary after stunning pieces of production such as Colors Straight Up, Cowboy del Amor, Steal a Pencil for Me and Cristina.
With this documentary, she delves into the intrinsically artistic world of the bold and sensual pole dancers and also explains how this dance form has spread body positivity and helped in healing survivors of shaming and trauma.
The Last Paradiso
Rocco Ricciardulli’s The Last Paradiso is one of the most exciting and promising Netflix releases. It follows the spirit of indomitable love that transcends class boundaries when a rebellious farmer falls in love with a wealthy mayor’s daughter.
With Italian cliches like oil tycoons, political rife, struggle, passion and romance, the film stars Riccardo Scamarcio and Gaia Bermani Amaral.
This South Korean space opera directed by Jo Sung-hee will be set in 2092 where the crew onboard a spaceship named The Victory will try desperately to escape the catastrophic apocalypse on Earth.
The film features Song Joon-ki, Kim Tae-ri and Jin Seon-kyu in prominent roles amidst the talented ensemble.
The Yin Yang Master: Dream of Eternity
Written and directed by Jingming Guo, this film stars Mark Chao, Allen Deng and Jessie Li in prominent roles.
It features how the Yin-Yang Master pays heed to his master’s final wish and attends the heaven century, whereby he partners with Boya to solve baffling cases and expose a long-hidden secret to save the world from the clutches of darkness.
This thrilling Spanish drama is once again renewed for season 2 and we are extremely grateful for it. Underrated, this drama series deserve equal recognition as that of Elite or Money Heist.
Set in a drug-fuelled 1960s Barcelona, this new season will propel Helena’s story forward after she infiltrates the drug cartel by aiming to win the leader’s affection to expose them.
Date: February 10, 2021
News of the World
Written, directed by and starring Paul Greengrass, besides Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel, this 2020 film elicited a positive reaction from critics.
Set during the tumultuous Civil War period in the USA, the film follows the dangerous journey undertaken by Captain Kidd along with a young girl, kidnapped by the Natives, to restore her to her family.
The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman
Set in Paris, this crude and sardonic comedy will follow two dysfunctional drug dealers trying to expand their business by using family connections and embarking on a journey of ridiculousness and hilarity.
Featuring Nassim Lyes, Fred Testot, Julie Ferrier and others, it is directed by Julien Hollande.
Date: February 11, 2021
With one of the shortest yet most intense teaser trailers ever released by Netflix, this film teaser will keep the audience yearning for more with its thrilling atmosphere.
Directed by Akain Darborg, this Swedish film revolves around a young pregnant woman who puts in desperate efforts during a romantic getaway to Northern Sweden to reignite the passion in her relationship in a heartbreaking manner.
Date: February 12, 2021
To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean
The third and final instalment to the All the Boys trilogy, sees Lara Jean gearing up for the end of high school which will mark the beginning of a scary yet exciting chapter of her new life.
With the cute on-screen chemistry of the brilliant Lana Condor and the handsome Noah Centino graciously bringing closure to the trilogy, we cannot wait to see what this film has in store for this perfect couple.
Date: February 15, 2021
Starring Kevin James, Jeff Lowell’s 2021 sitcom comedy is sure to leave the audience in splits.
When the owner’s daughter takes over the racing team in a NASCAR garage, the crew’s chief is at loggerheads with her and her new millennial staff who are well-versed in technology.
Date: February 16, 2021
Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie
Tired of sitting at home? Looking for an adventurous escape? Worry not, our homie Bear Grylls is coming to your rescue once again and is counting on your intuition and presence of mind to help him survive against the wild.
This interactive survival film is set to release mid-February and promises more sequels in the near future.
Date: February 19, 2021
I Care A Lot
Headlined by a heavyweight ensemble cast including Peter Dinklage, Rosamund Pike, Eiza Gonzalez among others, this 2020 film has been hand-picked from the TIFF festival last year.
J Blakeson’s film features a legal guardian who dupes her elderly clients and extracts money until she is discovered by the latest victim of her conning who turns out to be a deadly gangster.
Tribes of Europa
German Netflix Originals are reshaping the genre of television series with their extraordinary plotlines, dialogues and visuals. The trailer of Tribes of Europa looks promising and as the audience, we can only keep our fingers crossed to watch it surpass DARK in terms of popularity.
Set in a dystopic future in 2074, the series document the deadly survival tactics employed by the tribes who are fresh survivors of a massive global catastrophe.
Date: February 23, 2021
Kevin Macdonald’s docu-drama is based on the Brazilian soccer legend Pele’s life and upholds the struggles he faced laden with poverty and adversity and how he finally emerged successful with passion and determination as well as highly skilled soccer play.
Inspirational and revolutionary fans are waiting with bated breath to watch the life and journey of the living legend unfold on-screen.
Date: February 25, 2021
Anime weebs and nerds were excited when Netflix announced at their anime festival that this manga-based series would be released.
High school student Yuri is lost in a bizarre land strewn with tall skyscrapers and suspension bridges where brutal and cold-blooded killer masked figures embark on hunts. Survival is difficult yet important as Yuri is the chosen one who is given the task to destroy this merciless and irrational land.
Date: February 26, 2021
The Girl on the Train
The Hindi adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel of the same name is one of the highly anticipated releases on Netflix. Starring Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kirti Kulhari, the thrilling atmosphere of the film is palpable from the teaser trailer itself.
While the film will probably raise controversy in India yet again, it will feature Chopra as Meera, a divorced alcoholic who finds herself entangled in a cat-and-mouse chase of an investigation regarding a missing person. Chopra, who felt like this new role was challenging for her, was quoted saying, “I am super excited to be shooting this film because this is a role that I have never experienced before, read before and I think the audience has never experienced this kind of acting piece from me.”
Loco Por Ella
A whirlwind of romance, Adri, a friend, figures out the only way to spend time with Carla, after a night of passionate rendezvous, is to get admitted as a psychiatric patient at the centre.
The film, which is directed by Dani de la Orden, has a promising premise and is set to be released in Spanish.