Netflix has become the place to go for new movies in recent months. However, this February, there’s only one great-looking movie from it’s eight listed originals, Horse Girl. Regardless, with so much great content on the platform, there’s always something to watch. These are the movies you should add to your watchlist this February.
Horse Girl (Netflix Original)
Horse Girl is the one Netflix Original movie in February that makes it on to this best-of list. We don’t know if it warrants its place yet, but we’re certain that on February 7th, this movie will be watched and reviewed. The trailer starts slow and ends with one big question, mental health issue or alien abduction? Consider us fully invested in finding out the answer. Check out the trailer below.
Dirty Harry (90 percent)
Made in 1971, this movie has a different set of rules to follow, but in terms of vigilante cops, there is no better movie. Starring the legendary Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan, a detective ignoring the law as he chases the psychopathic killer Scorpio through San Francisco. The movie includes one of the most iconic lines in cinema history:
I know what you’re thinking: ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do you, punk?Dirty Harry.
Add it to your watchlist in February, you won’t be disappointed.
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The Irishman (86 percent)
What do Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, digital de-aging, the mob, and the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa have in common? A timeless piece of cinema titled The Irishman. This is easily one of Netflix’s most ambitious movies and the only question remains, how do you plan to watch this 210-minute masterpiece? In one sitting, or in four parts.
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Inception (91 percent)
Some movies make you sit back in awe and Inception is one of those. From the brilliant writer-director Christopher Nolan to stand out performances from Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page, the movie is perfect. The only negative is that the ending leaves you guessing for days and weeks on end. If you’ve not seen Inception, put it on your watchlist now.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (92 percent)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of the most iconic movies of the 80s. Matthew Broderick seemed destined to be a superstar (what happened there?) and writer-director John Hughes was once again making movie magic. The man is a legend and every August 6th the nation should take a day off to celebrate one of the most talented movie-makers ever.
The Dirty Dozen (90 percent)
The original Expendables in all its 1967 glory. A troublesome Major puts a team of military prisoners with death sentences together for a mission behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day. Starring Lee Marvin (Gorky Park) and Charles Bronson (Death Wish) in one of the best classic movies. If you love a war movie, add this to your watchlist.
City of God (97 percent)
Internationally known as Cidade De Deus, City of God is a Brazilian masterpiece that charts the story of two kids on their journey from slums to relevancy. One desperate to escape the insanity and take photographs, the other a madman on his way to becoming a gang kingpin. It’s an epic story that looks beautiful, the only downside is that you’ll need to read its subtitles to enjoy it.
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Starship Troopers (70 percent)
Come February 14th, Netflix adds Starship Troopers, a science fiction action movie that’s as bad as it is good. The movie had a budget of $100 million in 1997, which was huge for the time. With it, Paul Verhoeven delivered a B-movie romp that felt straight out of a graphic novel, and that’s a compliment. If you take it seriously, it’s terrible. Yet if you take it as a popcorn flick with lots of space bugs and over-the-top action, it’s perfect. If you haven’t seen it, add it to your watchlist this February.
The Two Popes (90 percent)
The writer-director of City of God, Fernando Meirelles also directed The Two Popes. The easiest thing to say is that this movie shouldn’t be this intriguing, yet Anthony Hopkins, in the hands of this director, makes this one of the best Netflix movies ever made. Far better than the trainwreck 6 Underground.