As we settle into 2021 and await our turn in the vaccination queue, there’s plenty to keep us entertained on Netflix until we get to the front of the line.
Updated 21-Jan-2021: Behind Her Eyes S1 (17th Feb) - Poldark S5 (27th Feb) - TBC movies moved to correct dates
Updated 26-Jan-2021: The Family Fang (1st Feb) - Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready S2 (2nd Feb) - Black Beach (3rd Feb) - Coming From Insanity (5th Feb) - Hire a Woman (5th Feb) - Namaste Wahala (14th Feb) - The Big Day S1 (14th Feb) - Bird on a Wire (16th Feb) - Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (16th Feb) - The Debt (16th Feb) - The Little Rascals Save the Day (16th Feb) - A.I. Artificial Intelligence (17th Feb) - The Great Communist Bank Robbery (17th Feb) - Thus Spoke Kishibe Riohan S1 - (18th Feb) - Legacy of Lies (19th Feb) - What Men Want (22nd Feb) - Brian Regan: On the Rocks (22nd Feb) - Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (22nd Feb) - High Rise Invasion S1 (25th Feb)
Updated 27-Jan-2021: Crime Scene: The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel (Trailer added)
Updated 01-Feb-2021: Numerous library film titles (1st Feb) - South Park S23 (1st Feb) - The Vampire Diaries S1-8 (1st Feb)
Updated 11-Feb-2021: Amend: The Fight for America (17th Feb), Ginny & Georgia S1 (24th Feb), Capone (24th Feb)
Recently, Netflix released a YouTube trailer that proudly presented around a third of the (so far) announced Netflix Original Films that the world's biggest streaming giant is planning to release throughout 2021.
Along with a parade of titles from a range of genres, the sizzle reel featured some of the biggest movie stars on the planet from Dwayne Johnson to Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence to Amy Adams.
With 70 films announced so far, that equates to at least one new Netflix movie premiere every week for the whole of this year.
February’s selection includes a number of interesting looking international offerings including Swedish thriller Red Dot which may well put you off camping forever as well as big budget Korean sci-fi adventure Space Sweepers.
There’s the final part of the To All The Boys romantic comedy trilogy and the lockdown filmed Malcolm & Marie starring Zendaya and John David Washington.
Elsewhere, viewers can experience some gentle but well observed humour with Parks and Recreation and follow a three decade friendship between two women in Firefly Lane.
As always there’s plenty of library movies, shows and documentaries coming too, so let’s take a closer look at February’s offerings, bearing in mind that although we’ve tried to be as UK specific as possible, streaming dates can change, content can sometimes be territory specific and shows can even get changed by Netflix itself.
Be sure to come back as we continue to update the list.
Pick of the Shows
Parks and Recreation (2009-15, S1-7)
Small town politics provides the backdrop to this mockumentary style comedy show in the vein of The Office (both UK and US versions) and Modern Family, complete with requisite talking heads and glances to camera. Under the wing of Lesley Knope, a committed, enthusiastic and endlessly optimistic public official, the Pawnee, Indiana city hall employees tackle pothole, permit and personal problems to make their city a better place.
The series is probably best known as the launch pad for Chris Pratt who dropped a few pounds, shed the lovable dimwit persona of his Andy Dwyer character and emerged phoenix-like as Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy. However, despite the starry cast (Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe and Aziz Ansari) plus notable cameos including Joe Biden (well, it beats Donald Trump in Home Alone 2), it’s Nick Offerman’s meat consuming, wood carving libertaran Ron Swanson who is the show’s highlight with his bone dry, frequently withering life observations steering his colleagues down the path he believes is best for them.
Firefly Lane (2020, S1, Netflix Original Series)
In 1974, introverted Kate (Sarah Chalke) and coolest girl in school Tully (Katherine Heigl) meet on Firefly Lane and form a connection. So begins a 30 plus year journey between the two who become inseparable, enduring friends as they weather the highs and lows of life .
The series is based on the novel of the same name by Kristin Hannah.
Hache (2021, S2, Netflix Original Series, International: Spain)
Helena is catapulted into the heroin trafficking business in the Barcelona of the 1960s. Noticed by gang leader Malpica, she soon starts to hone the skills she needs to rise up the ranks of the dangerous cartel.
The series is inspired by real events and Hache means 'finely chopped' in Spanish, which could be taken as a reference to either the product itself or the fate of those in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The Crew (2021, S1, Netflix Original Series)
Kevin James stars as the crew chief of a successful NASCAR team. When the owner steps down and passes the running of the team off to his daughter, James has to protect himself and his crew from her attempts to modernize the team.
Andy Fickman, Kevin James’s director from Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and the recent John Cena starring Playing With Fire, helms the series and NASCAR is on board as executive producer, just so you know.
Animals on the Loose: A You vs Wild Movie (2021, Netflix Interactive Special)
The protective fence surrounding a wildlife sanctuary has mysteriously suffered a breach and now animals are on the loose. Bear Grylls has been called in and he needs your help. There’s a mischievous baboon that needs rescuing from sea cliffs, a hungry lion to track down before it reaches the local village and the fence needs fixing before any more animals get out. The three urgent missions await you with only so much time and Bear needs your help. It’s up to you to guide Grylls through this animal emergency.
Animals on the Loose is a 90 minute interactive movie for the whole family with the chance of unlocking a bonus mission for successful decisions.
Tribes of Europa (2021, S1, Netflix Original Series, International: Germany)
Set in 2074, a global catastrophe causes Europe to fracture into dystopian warring tribal micro-states who vie for dominance over each other. Three siblings, Kiano, Liv and Elja get caught up in the middle of this bloody war and are forced to forge their own paths when they come into possession of a mysterious cube.
PELÉ (2021, Netflix Original Documentary)
Produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and directed by Ben Nicolas and David Tryhorn (who was responsible for the Andy Murray documentary Resurfacing), PELÉ tells the story of the iconic footballer, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he attained.
With unprecedented interview access to the man himself, the film looks back at the extraordinary 12-year period in which Pelé became the only man to win three World Cup titles and went from superstar in 1958 to saviour in 1970 during a radical yet turbulent era in Brazil’s history. As well as remarkable archive footage, there are interviews with legendary former team-mates including Zagallo, Jairzinho and Rivellino to throw extra light on the legend.
Pick of the Movies
All My Friends Are Dead (2020, Netflix Original Film, Crime, Comedy, Drama, International: Poland)
During a New Year's Eve party, a bunch of friends and associates mix confused relationships and emotional tensions with drink, drugs and dangerous sex. Before long, it all leads to a series of crazy events, secret revelations and broken hearts for Anastasia and her wannabe rapper partner Dżordan, the older Gloria and the perpetually embarrassed Paweł, Daniel who has big plans to propose to his girlfriend, host Marek, photographer and struggling addict Filip and a neurotic pizza delivery guy.
It’s up to two detectives to work out how it all came to such a bloody and shocking ending.
The Yin Yang Master: Dream of Eternity (2020, Netflix Original Film, Fantasy, Action, Drama, International: China)
Every few hundred years, a powerful, immortal demonic serpent awakens and the four Yin-Yang Masters must come together to summon the guardians of the realm and push back the demon. When one of the Masters is murdered, the other three must find out who is responsible for his death and replace him in order to keep the realm safe from a dark conspiracy at the heart of the royal court.
Malcolm & Marie (2021, Netflix Original Film, Drama, Romance. Zendaya, John David Washington, Dir. Sam Levinson)
A director and his girlfriend's relationship is tested after they return home from his movie premiere. While they await critics' responses, the pair’s problems come to the surface escalating an already tense evening.
Shot in black and white on 35mm film, the film was the first to be entirely written, financed and filmed in secret during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The script was reportedly written in six days by director Sam Levinson who has recently teamed with Zendaya for Euphoria which is also being shown on Netflix. Incidentally, Netflix scooped the distribution rights back in September for $30 million - which seems a lot for a two hander shot during a pandemic in a single location… just sayin’.
Space Sweepers (2021, Netflix Original Film, Sci-Fi, Action, Drama, International: South Korea)
It’s the year 2092 and when the crew of a space junk collection ship called The Victory discover a humanoid robot named Dorothy that's known to be a weapon of mass destruction, they think they’ve finally hit the jackpot and get involved in a risky business deal. But as word gets around the galaxy, it’ll take everything they have to keep their valuable discovery safe for sale.
Regarded as the first Korean space blockbuster, director Jo Sung-hee started writing the project 10 years ago as he contemplated the dangers of the accumulating space junk around Earth and how future travellers might have to deal with it.
News of the World (2020, Period, Adventure, Drama. Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, Dir. Paul Greengrass)
Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a former member of the Confederate Infantry who now makes a living traveling town to town reading newspapers for the populace for ten cents per person. Now he must return a 10 year old girl taken as a young baby to her last remaining family. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.
Bestowed a Christmas Day 2020 theatrical release in the US, News of the World comes to Netflix as Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass's follow up to Captain Philips.
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018, Animation, Action, Musical)
It seems that every superhero is getting their own movie franchise… all except Robin and the Teen Titans that is. The team’s madcap ideas and energetic songs take them to Tinseltown as they try and get into the film industry. However, once there, they are manipulated and split apart by a super villain planning to take over the Earth. Now they must put aside their squabbles, reunite and do what they do best. Teen Titaning!
Cue much meta superhero shenanigans, fanboy/girl references galore and even a cameo by Stan Lee… in a DC movie for goodness sake!
Nic Cage finally gets to play his beloved Kal-El (well, he’s the voice of the Man of Steel at least) alongside Taskmaster’s very own Greg Davies as Balloon Man.
Red Dot (2021, Netflix Original Film, Drama, Thriller, International: Sweden)
David and Nadja, a couple in their late twenties, attempt to rekindle their relationship on discovering Nadja is pregnant and so decide on a romantic hiking trip to the North of Sweden. The trip quickly turns into a nightmare when a red laser dot appears in their tent and they are forced to flee into the unforgiving wilderness pursued by an unknown shooter. Not only do they have to escape their tormentor but the couple’s past comes back to haunt them too.
Crazy About Her aka Call Me Crazy (2021, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Romance, International: Spain)
After a magical one night stand with cryptic and enigmatic Carla, Adri decides to admit himself at the mental institution where Carla resides in order to see her again, but he will soon discover that checking himself out will not be as easy as he thought.
Rest of the TV Shows
The House Arrest of Us (2020, S1, Netflix Original Series, International: Philippines)
Filipino comedy series in which a young couple who’ve been dating for some time decide to make things official and get married. As they follow pre-wedding tradition and get the two families together to make the union official a pandemic strikes and the government instigates an immediate lockdown which forces the two extremely different parties under one roof.
South Park (2019, S23) - Added 01-Feb-2021
Season 23 sees an overarching story line featuring Randy Marsh's Tegridy Farms weed production facility plus episodes that poke fun at China, Trump's immigration policies and there's a timely (ahem) 'jab' at anti-vaccers.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 - 2017, S1-8) - Added 01-Feb-2021
Follow the lives, loves, dangers and disasters of the residents in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.
Zig & Sharko (2019, S3, Animation, International: France)
Animated kids adventure series in which frenemies Zig, a hyena and Sharko, a great white shark are locked in a never ending desert island based conflict centred around Zig’s obsession in eating Sharko’s mermaid girlfriend Marina.
That's some cheese dream scenario right there...
Kid Cosmic (2020, S1, Netflix Animated Series)
Kid Cosmic follows the adventures of an imaginative 9 year old boy who lives with his free-spirited Grandpa in a sparsely populated desert town. The Kid’s dreams of being a hero seem to come true when he discovers 5 Cosmic Stones of Power in a wrecked spaceship. Now Earth is about to be ground zero for an epic battle as aliens seek out these powerful artifacts. The Kid uses the stones to fulfill his dream of forming a team of local heroes in a bid to stop the alien onslaught but soon discovers that the fantasy of being a hero is very different from the reality of what it actually means to become one.
Created by Craig McCracken the originator of Cartoon Network’s popular Powerpuff Girls series and one of the first original projects by in-house producer Netflix Animation,
Tiffany Haddish Presets: They Ready (S2, Netflix Original Standup - Added 26-Jan-2021
Second season of the Emmy-nominated stand-up comedy series in which Tiffany Haddish introduces six of her favorite comedians in a series of stand-up performances.
Invisible City (S1, Netflix Original Series, International: Brazil. English dub)
After finding a strange dead animal on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Eric, a detective from the Environmental Police Station gets involved in a murder investigation and discovers a world inhabited by mythical entities from a deep lineage of Brazilian folklore. usually invisible to humans.
Strip Down, Rise Up (2021, Netflix Original Documentary)
Academy Award Nominated director Michèle Ohayon's verite film follows women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds who heal trauma and body image shame through sensual dance and daring pole dance artistry.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel (2021, S1, Netflix Original Documentary)
For nearly a century the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has been linked to some of the city’s most notorious activity, from untimely deaths to housing serial killers.
This true crime investigation by Tom Scorzone (The Ted Bundy Tapes) looks at the 2013 disappearance of student Elisa Lam and kicks off as a new series that deconstructs the mythology and mystery surrounding infamous locations in contemporary crime. Lam’s disappearance, the latest chapter in the hotel’s complex history, offers a chilling and captivating lens into one of LA’s most nefarious settings.
Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006, Documentary)
Documentary focussing on the end of Jean-Bernard Aristide’s regime in Haiti and which tells the tale of sibling gangsters who live in one of the country’s most notorious slums.
With contributions from Hatian born musician and producer Wyclef Jean.
Capitani (2019, S1, Netflix Original Series, International: Luxembourg)
The body of a teenage girl is found in the forest near the rural village of Manscheid, deep in the north of Luxembourg. Luc Capitani, a detective from the south of the country, is put in charge of the case and has to rely on the help of Elsa Ley, a young and intrepid local policewoman, to navigate the closed, communal and protective mentality of the northerners. The officers quickly find themselves entangled in a web of secrets and lies.
Buried by the Bernards (2021, S1 Netflix Reality Series)
Reality series about a funeral home run by the Bernard clan in Memphis, USA.
Hate by Dani Rovira (2021, Netflix Original Stand up special)
On the stage of the Soho Caixabank Theatre in Malaga, Spanish actor and comedian Dani Rovira offers this sincere and non-filtered vision of the human condition being in these current times. If you're a vegan, you have a dog or a cat, you frequently visit Instagram, you're doing renovations, you're a mother or Antonio Banderas himself, if you use dating apps or you're just quick-tempered... get ready: there's hate for everyone and that could include you!
The Big Day (2020, S1, Netflix Original Reality Series) - Added 26-Jan-2021
For six engaged couples, happily ever after begins on a spectacular note in this eye-popping look at India’s multibillion dollar wedding industry.
Amend: The Fight for America (2020, Netflix Original Documentary) - Added 11-Feb-2021
Six-part docuseries executive produced and hosted by Will Smith that explores the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution - which promised liberty and equal protection for all persons in 1868.
Behind Her Eyes (2021, S1) - Added 21-Jan-2021
Louise, a single mom with a son and a part-time job in a psychiatrist's office begins an affair with her boss and strikes up an unlikely friendship with his wife. What starts as an unconventional love triangle soon becomes a dark, psychological tale of suspense and twisted revelations, as Louise finds herself caught in a dangerous web of secrets where nothing and no-one is what they seem.
Based on Sara Pinborough’s 2017 novel of the same name, Behind Her Eyes the series was created by Steve Lightfoot who worked as showrunner on Netflix’s The Punisher and stars Simona Brown, Eve Hewson and Tom Bateman.
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (S1, Netflix Original Anime) - Added 26-Jan-202
Anime series where a popular manga creator becomes sucked into paranormal events.
Brian Regan: On The Rocks (2021) - Added 26-Jan-2021
Stand-up special with the American comedian who refreshingly refrains from profanity and off-colour topics.
Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (2020, True Crime Documentary) - Added 26-Jan-2021
Made You Look is an American crime documentary about the largest art fraud in American history set in the super rich, super obsessed and super fast art world of New York.
Ginny & Georgia (2021, S1, Netflix Original Series) - Added 11-Feb-2021
Hoping for a fresh start, teenager Ginny and her mother, Georgia, settle in a new town. Often the less mature of the two, it's the irrepressible Georgia whose past may jeopardize their future.
High-Rise Invasion (S1, Netflix Original Anime) - Added 26-Jan-2021
High school student Yuri Honjo finds herself lost in an “abnormal space” where countless skyscrapers are connected by suspension bridges and masked figures mercilessly slaughter their confused and fleeing victims. To survive in this hellish world, she has two choices: kill or be killed.
Poldark (2019, S5 / Final)
Brooding drama set in 18th-century Cornwall. Ross Poldark is passionate about turning round the fortunes of his late father's estate after he returns home from the American Revolutionary War. As he rebuilds his life he makes new enemies and finds new love where he least expects it.
Stars Aidan Turner both with and without his shirt.
There’re plenty of other brand new and older movies arriving on or returning to the service too:
Rest of the Movies
Anna and the Apocalypse (2017, Comedy, Horror, Musical. Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Dir. John McPhail) - Added 01-Feb-2021
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones.
Baywatch (2017, Action, Comedy, Crime. Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Dir. Seth Gordon) - Added 01-Feb-2021
Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.
Glory (1989, True Life, Drama, Period. Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Dir Edward Zwick) - Added 01-Feb-2021
Oscar winning tale of the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company which faced prejudice from both its own Union Army, as well as ferocious battles against the Confederates.
Hostel (2005, Horror. Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Dir. Eli Roth)
A trio of teenagers back packing around Europe are told of a youth hostel in Slovakia where all their wildest dreams will come true. Jumping onto the first train there, the three stumble into a hedonistic travellers' paradise. Soon however, one of the three boys goes missing and the holiday from hell begins to unfold...
Hostel Part III (2011, Horror, Thriller. Kip Pardue, Brian Hallisay, John Hensley, Dir. Scott Spiegel) - Added 01-Feb-2021
Four men attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas fall prey to the Elite Hunting Club, who are hosting a gruesome game show of torture.
In the Line of Fire (1993, Action, Crime, Drama. Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dir. Wolfgang Peterson)
US Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a determined and clever assassin take out the current president.
Magic Mike (2012, Comed, Drama. Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn, Dir. Steven Soderbergh)
Set in the world of male strippers, 'Magic Mike' takes a new dancer under his wing to school him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994, Drama, Horror, Romance. Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Dir. Kenneth Branagh) - Added 01-Feb-2021
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects his lab based creation, the distraught creature escapes and later swears revenge.
Mean Girls (2004, Comedy. Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams)
Homeschooled Cady Heron moves to a new school and is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique that take her under their wing, however Cady makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George and realises there’s a reason the girls have the nickname they do.
Co-scripted by and starring Tina Fey, which elevates the writing somewhat, Mean Girls was a sizeable hit with a dedicated following.
Miracles from Heaven (2016, True Life, Drama, Family. Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Dir. Patricia Riggen) - Added 01-Feb-2021
When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution.
Miss Bala (2019, Action, Crime, Drama, International: Mexico. Gina Rodriguez, Thomas Dekker, Anthony Mackie, Dir. Catherine Hardwicke)
Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength as she transforms into ‘Miss Bullet’.
Moms’ Night Out (2014, Comedy. Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton)
Hardworking mom Allyson has a crazy night out with her friends, while their husbands watch their children.
Next (2007, Action, Sci-Fi Thriller. Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Dir. Lee Tamahori)
A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.
Raising the Bar (2016, Drama Family, Sport. Kelli Berglund, Lili Karamalikis, Tess Fowler, Dir. Clay Glen) - Added 01-Feb-2021
A teenager who gave up her spot in an elite U.S. gymnastics program when her family moved to Australia enters a competition to help a new friend.
Snakes on a Plane (2006, Action, Adventure, Crime. Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies)
An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.
Cult classic which is now more famous for being famous than for any discernible quality in the film making.
The Family Fang (2015, Comedy, Drama, Mystery. Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn, Christopher Walken, Dire. Jason Bateman) - Added 26-Jan-2021
Annie and Baxter Fang are the children of celebrated performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang. When the elder Fangs go missing under mysterious circumstances, the siblings are forced to unpack long-dormant and unresolved issues from their unorthodox childhoods as they search for their parents.
The Hunted (2003, Action, Crime, Drama. Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen, Dir. William Friedkin) - Added 01-Feb-2021
An FBI deep-woods tracker attempts to capture a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.
The Legend of Zorro (2005, Action, Adventure, Romance. Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell, Dir. Martin Campbell) - Added 01-Feb-2021
Sequel to the rip roaring 1998 origin adventure, see stars and director return to save California from nefarious forces on the eve of its statehood.
The Pact (2012, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien)
As Annie struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death and the disappearance of her sister, she reluctantly returns to her childhood home and discovers a room that she has no memory of. Things take a sinister turn and Annie soon realises that she isn't alone in the house…
The Reef (2010,Adventure, Drama, Horror. Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering, Dir Andrew Trauki) - Added 01-Feb-2021
A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
Why Did I Get Married (2007, Comedy, Drama. Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal, Dir. Tyler Perry) - Added 01-Feb-2021
Big screen adaptation of Perry's own stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008, Comedy, Romance. Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Dir. Kevin Smith) - Added 01-Feb-2021
Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
Black Beach (2021, Netflix Original Film, Action, Adventure, Drama, International: Spain) - Added 26-Jan-2021
Spanish action thriller about an aspiring top lawyer gets dragged back into his past when a US engineer in the oil industry is kidnapped.
Coming From Insanity (2019, Crime, Drama. International: Nigeria) - Added 26-Jan-2021
Crime drama based on the true story of “Kossi the Bear”, a notorious currency counterfeiter with genius-level intelligence who begins his journey when he is trafficked as a 12 year and ends up as a house boy in Lagos.
Hire a Woman (2019, Comedy, Romance, International: Nigeria) - Added 26-Jan-2021
Rom-com about a man who brings a fake girlfriend to a reunion to make his ex jealous.
Little Big Women (2020, Drama, International: Taiwan)
On Shoying's 70th birthday, she learns that her long-lost husband Bochang has died. Even worse she discovers that during their estrangement Bochang had another life and it was another woman, Tsai, who stayed by him until his last breath. Shoying's family now has to come to terms with both the sudden loss of their father and the revelation of a second family.
The Last Paradiso (2021, Netflix Original Film, Drama, Romance, International: Italy)
In 1950s Italy, a passionate free spirit dreams of love, justice and a better life until a forbidden affair with an indomitable man who has a sense of rebellion and justice coursing through his veins threatens everything. Based on real events.
The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman (2021, Netflix Original Film, Action, Comedy, Crime, International: France)
Crass comedy involving the exploits of a couple of inept drug dealers as they use family ties to boost their small business.
Kalde føtter (2006, Comedy, International: Norway)
Tough guy Kalle comes back to his hometown after having made his fortune in America with only one thought on his mind: getting Trine, the prettiest girl in town. But her fiancé isn’t going to make this easy.
Layla Majnum (2021, Netflix Original Film, International: Indonesia)
While in Azerbaijan, Layla, an Indonesian scholar, falls for Samir, an admirer of her work - but her arranged marriage stands in the way.
Squared Love (2021, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Romance, International: Poland)
A celebrity journalist and renowned womanizer starts to rethink his life choices after he falls for a mysterious model who leads a double life.
Barbie Princess Adventure (2020, Animation, Musical)
With new friends in a new kingdom, Barbie learns what it means to be herself when she trades places with a royal lookalike in this musical adventure.
To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021, Comedy, Drama, Romance)
As Lara Jean Covey prepares for the end of high school and the start of adulthood, a pair of life-changing trips lead her to reimagine what life with her family, friends, and Peter will look like after graduation.
Third installment in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before teen romance film trilogy, so if you’re invested in the first two movies, here’s where it all comes together… or falls apart, we don’t know, we haven’t seen it.
Xico's Journey (2020, Netflix Original Animation, International: Mexico)
When the mountain next to her village yields up its ancient treasures, a greedy corporation plans to get its hands on the riches. The girl, her dog Xico and her best pal set out to save the mystical mountain and embark on a magical journey. They soon realise that playful pup Xico plays a crucial role in returning things to normal.
Namaste Wahala (2020, Romance, International: Nigeria) - Added 26-Jan-2021
Love story that centres around an Indian man and a Nigerian woman who fall in love despite the difference in their cultural backgrounds.
Along Came Polly (2004, Comedy, Romance. Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing, Dir. John Hamburg)
A buttoned-up newlywed finds his strictly organized life descends into chaos when he falls in love with free spirited Polly Prince.
American Graffiti (1973, Comedy, Drama, Coming of Age. Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Dir. George Lucas)
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Bird on a Wire (1990, Action, Comedy. Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Dir, John Badham) - Added 26-Jan-2021
An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys. The trouble, she’s just blown his cover and now the thugs are only one step behind as the bickering ex lovers hit the road.
Mamma Mia (2008, Comedy, Romance, Musical. Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Dir. Phyllida Lloyd)
Enormously popular jukebox musical based around ABBA's timeless pop classics which sees a bride-to-be trying to discover which of the wedding guests is her real father.
Oh... and Brosnan sings!
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, Adventure, Comedy, Crime. George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
Retelling of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey set in the deep south of the US in the 1930s where three escaped convicts attempt to evade the law while pursuing hidden treasure... but end up in a tight spot.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992, Action, Comedy. Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams, Dir. Roger Spottiswoode) - Added 26-Jan-2021
This actually got made.
The Debt (2010, Drama, Thriller. Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Dir. John Madden, Scr. Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman) - Added 26-Jan-2021
In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.
The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014, Comedy, Family) - Added 26-Jan-2021
The Little Rascals are back with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang trying anything to raise the money needed to save grandma's bakery. However, from botched pet washes to terrible taxi service, they just can't raise a penny. Their only hope is to win prize money from the local talent show.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001, Drama, Sci-Fi. Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Dir, Steven Spielberg) - Added 26-Jan-2021
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
You. Will. Cry.
The Meg (2018, Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Dir. Jon Turteltaub)
The Stathe versus overgrown goldfish… ‘nuff said.
Legacy of Lies (2020, Action, Thriller. Scott Adkins) - Added 26-Jan-2021
An ex-MI6 agent is thrown back into the world of espionage and high stakes to uncover the shocking truth about operations conducted by unknown secret services.
What Men Want (2019, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance) - Added 26-Jan-2021
Taraji P. Henson stars as a woman who can hear men’s thoughts after a blow to the head in this spiritual successor to Mel Gibson’s What Women Want.
Capone (2020, True Life, Crime, Drama. Tom Hardy, Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Dir and Scr. Josh Trank) - Added 11-Feb-2021
After he is released from a decade of incarceration, his health and mind failing, 47 year old Al Capone returns to his Florida estate where he is watched by the FBI for clues as to the whereabouts of the gangster's missing millions. The authorities think he's faking his condition but all the while, Capone's deteriorating mind plagues him with terrible visions of his violent past.
Detroit (2017, Crime, Drama, True Life. John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Will Poulter, Dir. Kathryn Bigelow)
True life incident set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.
Bigfoot Family (2020, Animation, Family)
The follow up to 2017’s Son of Bigfoot sees Bigfoot use his new found fame to fight against an Alaskan oil company but when he disappears his family and companions must head North to rescue him.
The Girl on the Train (2021, Crime. Drama, Mystery, International: India. Parineeti Chopra)
When an alcoholic divorcee fantasises about the lives of a seemingly perfect couple from afar as she commutes, she soon gets embroiled in a missing person mystery that unfolds, revealing truths about her own life.
Hindi language version of British author Paula Hawkins' 2015 novel of the same name which was originally made into a 2016 movie starring Emily Blunt.
Us (2019, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Dir. Jordan Peele)
Adelaide Wilson returns to her beachside childhood home with her husband and family for a chilled vacation which turns terrifying when their doppelgängers appear unleashing past trauma and threatening their very existence.
More thought provoking horror from Jordan Peele looking at the ties that bind.
Let us know what you think of the streamer’s choices for the shortest month of the year! Leave a comment and let us know what you’re planning on watching / missing. We'll keep adding to the list as new shows and movies are announced, so keep an eye out for updates to the article.