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10 Best New Movies / Shows on Netflix in February 2023

Whether you’re looking for something intense, informative, or funny, Netflix has got you covered this month.

By Culture Editor

Netflix is serving up some incredible content this February in the form of films and specials that will do everything from take your breath away with immersive action and drama to transport you on an epic international and multi-lingual journey from the comforts of home. Whether you’re looking for something intense, informative, or funny, Netflix has got you covered. Keep reading for the streamer’s best new movies coming in February.

  1. Class

Released February 3

Class takes the Elite formula and layers on commentary about a class system unique to India, shifting the tone of the series just enough to make it distinctive from the original version. If you’ve been okay on recent seasons of Élite, Class recaptures what made the first season of the show so great by, you know, just repeating that whole story.

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  1. Formula 1: Drive to Survive

Released February 24

If you want a title that’s sure rev you up this month, look no further than fast and furious docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive, which returns to Netflix in February for its fifth season. Drivers, managers, and team owners will continue to live life in the fast lane on and off the track in the thrilling 2022 season of Formula 1 racing. Get exclusive access to both the behind-the-scenes and in-race action of the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship and its lead-up by watching Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Season 5.

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  1. We Have a Ghost

Released February 24

If you want to feel your heart pounding this month but romance isn’t really your thing, then look no further than comedy horror film We Have a Ghost. The Netflix Original film follows Kevin Presley (Jahi Di’Allo Winston), a young boy who discovers a ghost named Ernest (David Harbour) haunting their new home, thereby turning the entire Presley family into overnight social media stars. Kevin and Ernest end up forming a friendship that leads them to team up and investigate the mystery of Ernest’s past and actual circumstances behind his death. Their efforts don’t quite go according to plan, however, as the CIA discovers the viral videos and makes it their mission to hunt Ernest down and get in the way of the ghost and his human pal’s quest for the truth.
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  1. The Strays

Released February 22

The Strays is an arresting and chilling drama-thriller film that tracks the complete unraveling of Neve’s (Ashley Madekwe) meticulously-crafted upper-middle-class life as two shadowy figures from her past (Bukky Bakray and Jorden Myrie) arrive to her quaint suburban town in Britain. Will there be anything of Neve’s idyllic life of privilege left standing once the new arrivals skip town? Or will her life as a deputy head of a private school, wife, and mother be shattered beyond repair? Find out by watching The Strays later this month, only on Netflix.

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  1. Gunther's Millions

Released February 1

Gunther’s Millions is a four-part docuseries, directed by Aurelien Leturgie, that documents the life of Gunther IV and his lineage. Gunther IV inherited a nine-figure fortune from Karlotta Leibenstein, a German countess who had no relatives when she died in the 1990s, her only son (not coincidentally also named Gunther) having committed suicide some years earlier. Gunther’s Millions presents an unbelievable story that goes from ridiculous to insane, but in a way that keeps the audience on its toes.

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  1. 10 Days of a Good Man

Released February 10

10 Days of a Good Man follows Sadik (Nejat Isler), a lawyer turned private investigator as he takes on a missing person case that sends him on an unexpected and life-changing journey. The Turkish mystery-thriller film debates what makes a person good or bad, and questions what even is the use of being a “good person” in the first place. When Sadik turns from ordinary person into, eventually, an anti-hero, he grapples with these central issues that, coupled with unforgettable events, will alter him to the core forever. Witness the start of his stunning metamorphosis in 10 Days of a Good Man when it drops this month, only on Netflix.

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  1. Red Rose

Released February 15

Originally broadcasted on BBC Three in the United Kingdom on 15 August 2022, this horror drama series will be available to viewers from all over the world when it hits Netflix towards the middle of this month. Red Rose revolves around a ragtag crew of teens fight to survive a summer of terror after their friendships and lives are infiltrated by the Red Rose app. What initially seems harmless fun swiftly spirals out of control as the app makes dangerous demands with deadly consequences, all while exposing the group to a seemingly supernatural being and the tantalizing, destructive power of the dark web.

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  1. Dear David

Released February 9

Dear David is an Indonesian romantic comedy-drama film that depicts many a modern teen’s worst nightmare, as straight-A high schooler, Laras (Shenina Cinnamon), sees her life completely turned upside down when the risqué fantasy blog she’d been writing about her crush is leaked to everyone at school. Her future, once so promising, is now potentially in jeopardy, as is her reputation as this hidden side of herself is exposed and thrust under a microscope for all her peers and mentors to see.

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  1. 'You': Season 4, Part 1

Released February 9

Based on Caroline Kepnes’s novels series, You: Season 4, Part 1 continues to follow the obsessive stalking antics of charming psycho Joe Goldberg (Badgley), who has spent the past two seasons reinventing himself in Los Angeles, where his attempts to change his ways eventually go awry as Joe continues to leave chaos in his wake. By the end of Season 3, he grew so attached to new “true” love of his life Marienne (Gabrielle) that he decides to pick up and move across the pond to Europe in dogged pursuit of her.

The highly-anticipated fourth season of this psychological thriller picks up from there and promises no shortage of gripping drama and spine-tingling excitement, so be sure to keep an eye out for its exclusive premiere on Netflix this month.

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  1. Squared Love All Over Again

Released February 13

Hitting Netflix just before Valentine’s Day is Squared Love All Over Again, a Netflix Original romantic-comedy film that acts as a sequel to 2021 Polish rom-com Squared Love. This upcoming film picks up with familiar faces as a celebrity journalist and a down-to-earth teacher hit a rough patch in their romantic relationship when a new job gets in the way of their budding life together. For a little dose of love with an international flair, check out Squared Love All Over Again on Netflix in February.

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Source: Decider, Feb 2023

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