The arrival of February has seen many great new movies and TV shows added to the library. Below, we’ve selected some of the best titles that you should be watching on Netflix this weekend.
Please note: This list is primarily for Netflix US – availability in other regions will vary.
Director: Andy Muschietti
Genre: Horror | Runtime: 134 Minutes
Cast: Jaeden Martell, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard
Stephen King’s work has been adapted dozens of times over the decades, but arguably nothing has quite captured the imagination or box office numbers like It. Bill Skarsgård was the perfect person to play Pennywise, with a performance just as iconic as Tim Curry, who played the original killer clown.
When children begin to vanish in the town of Derry, a group of outcasts must fight their biggest fears as they go toe-to-toe against a menacing and terrifying killer clown.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Director: Dean DeBlois
Genre: Animated, Family | Runtime: 102 Minutes
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera
One of the best franchises from Dreamworks, How to Train Your Dragon, is still popular, especially as the fanbase is anticipating the release of the upcoming live-action adaptation. It’s always great to see the return of any of the How to Train Your Dragon movies to the Netflix library.
Hiccup and Toothless must join forces with a mysterious dragon rider when a vicious warrior with an army and dragon of his own threatens all of dragon-kind.
Director: David Ayer
Genre: Action, Drama, Military | Runtime: 135 Minutes
Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal
One of the best war films of the past ten years, Fury is arguably one of the best movies of David Ayer’s career. The film also features one of Shia LaBeouf’s most memorable performances; the actor was rumored to have his tooth pulled out in preparation for the role.
In the final days of the war in Europe, a grizzled and battle-hardened Army sergeant commands a tank crew deep against an overwhelming force as they defend a field hospital from Waffen SS troops.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Genre: Drama, Romance | Runtime: 143 Minutes
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher
As one of the most American novels, The Great Gatsby has been adapted numerous times. However, no director understands the grandeur and scale of the story quite like Baz Luhrmann, whose unique directing style makes Gatsby even more larger than life.
In the roaring twenties, writer and Wall Street trader Nick Carraway becomes the neighbor of Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire who throws lavish and wild parties.
Mary and The Witch’s Flower (2017)
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family | Runtime: 103 Minutes
Cast: Hana Sugisaki, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yuki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hikari Mitsushima
As a studio with a rich history of incredible movies and even more amazing artists, Studio Ghibli’s legacy can be found through Studio Ponoc. The art style seen in Mary and The Witch’s Flower is reminiscent of Ghibli’s iconic look, which won’t surprise anyone to learn that many of the artists of Ponoc, including director Hiromasa Yonebaayashi, worked on multiple Studio Ghibli movies.
When Mary follows a cat into the forest, she discovers an old broomstick and a rare plant that whisks her away to Endor College, a magic school.
Pacific Rim (2013)
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Runtime: 131 Minutes
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than watching giant robots and monsters battle it out in a neon-lit city. Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim brought much-needed love back to the Kaiju franchise.
After a wormhole in the ocean opens a doorway for giant monsters, humanity finds a way to defend itself in the form of Jaegers, giant robotic machines piloted by two whose minds are bound by a neurolink.
Resident Evil (2002)
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Runtime: 100 Minutes
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Colin Salmon, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy
A lot, but fair, criticism has been aimed at the Resident Evil film franchise by Constantin Film. However, the first entry in the series is arguably the best of the bunch. The action that the franchise would eventually be known for is toned down immensely but more than makes up for it with horror.
After a research facility below the Raccoon City goes dark, an elite commando team, Alice, a woman suffering from amnesia, and cop Matt, are sent in. Discovering a viral outbreak that turns the dead into flesh-eating zombies, it’s put to them to contain it.
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Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 11
Genre: Anime, Action, Adventure| Runtime: 25 Minutes
Cast: Shou Komura, Kikunosuke Toya, Aino Shimada, Kanna Nakamura, Koki Uchiyama
Netflix has stepped up its efforts for weekly anime content. Last year, we saw the weekly release of Viking Saga season 2, and this year, we’re now receiving the weekly release of the Seven Deadly Sins sequel series, Four Knights of the Apocalypse.
Purehearted boy Percival is prophecized to be one of four knights fated to destroy the world. Hunted by King Arthur and the nation of Camelot, Percival sets out on an adventure to find the other knights and to change their fate.
Tom and Jerry (2021)
Director: Tim Story
Genre: Comedy, Family | Runtime: 101 Minutes
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Colin Jost, Rob Delaney, Pallavi Sharda
As one of the oldest animated franchises in history, it was only a matter of time before the cartoon would have its live-action adaptation. Kind of. The film is just one of many recently licensed titles from Warner Brothers.
A classy New York City hotel hires Tom to remove mouse Jerry before the arrival of a VIP wedding.
Director: Ti West
Genre: Horror, Thriller | Runtime: 106 Minutes
Cast: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Scott Mescudi, Martin Henderson
Undoubtedly inspired by the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A24 and Ti West’s X has created a new horror franchise. Mia Goth reprised her role as Pearl in its prequel and will reprise her role as Maxine in the upcoming sequel MaXXXine.
The crew of a 1979 pornographic film is in for a bloody night of terror when they rent out the barn of a reclusive elderly Texan couple, Pearl and Howard.
Ready Player One (2018)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Runtime: 140 Minutes
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena White, T.J. Miller
Ernest Cline’s novel was one of the most heavily anticipated to receive an adaptation. Then along comes Steven Spielberg to create one of the biggest easter egg-filled movies in existence.
After the death of the creator of OASIS, a virtual world, he has left a posthumous challenge to all users who, upon finding his “easter egg,” will give them his fortune and control of OASIS.
Young Sheldon (Season 6)
New Episodes: 22
Genre: Comedy | Runtime: 30 Minutes
Cast: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord
The penultimate season of The Big Bang Theory prequel is now available to stream on Netflix US.
The life of Sheldon Cooper before Pasadena, California, and when he was growing up as a boy genius in football-crazy Texas.
What’s your favorite new addition to Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments below!