On the first Friday of every month, Netflix bolsters its existing library in a bid to retain existing customers. Tonight’s lineup is especially impressive, with 20 new movies and TV shows coming to the service. Notable highlights include a Netflix Original thriller starring Jake Gillynhall, a bunch of classic modern horror movies – including the Conjuring series – and a new sci-show from the creator of Game Of Thrones! Here’s everything you need to binge watch this weekend.
The biggest release this Friday is probably Nightflyers – mainly because it’s an adaptation of a book by George R R Martin (who also wrote Game Of Thrones.) It’s a classic ‘haunted house in space’ story in the mould of Alien or Event Horizon. We recommend checking out Russian Doll and Siempre Bruja too. There’s also a new episode of Star Trek: Discovery to watch and a couple of new cartoons for the kiddies.
Russian Doll (1 February)
Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honour at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.
Nightflyers (1 February)
With humankind’s future at stake, a group of scientists and a powerful telepath venture into the void aboard a spaceship full of secrets.
Siempre Bruja (1 February)
A young 17th-century witch time travels to the future to save the man she loves, but first must adjust to present-day Cartagena and defeat a dark rival.
Gotham Season 4 (1 February)
The story behind Detective James Gordon’s rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman’s arrival.
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2, episode 3 (1 February)
Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.
Free Rein: Valentine’s Day (1 February)
Love is in the air as Zoe and friends go on a quest to find a fabled Maid’s Stone. But when rivalry blinds them to danger, it’s Raven to the rescue!
True: Happy Hearts Day (1 February)
True and the Rainbow Kingdom follows 8-year-old True and her hilarious best friend Bartleby the cat, as they come to the rescue of Rainbow City’s whimsical citizens.
If you don't have anyone to chill with this Valentine's Day, let Dirty John comfort you with the knowledge that it could be much, much worse. Then recover from your romantic nihilism with romantic comedy Isn't It Romantic, check out George R.R. Martin's new sci-fi series Nightflyers, or hang out with superpowered siblings in Umbrella Academy. Here's everything you can look forward to on Netflix in February.Read more
On the movie front, supernatural art thriller Velvet Buzzsaw is the one to watch tonight. As is becoming frequently common for Netflix, the film boasts an all-star cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Collette and John Malkovich. Otherwise, most of the new additions are third-party flicks with an emphasis on crime, thriller and horror genres. And for fuddy-duddy dads – The Hunt for Red October.
Dear Ex (1 February)
When Sanlian’s ex-husband dies, she learns he cut their son from his insurance in favor of a stranger, Jay. Mysteriously, her son moves in with him.
Velvet Buzzsaw (1 February)
Velvet Buzzsaw is a thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.
The Conjuring (1 February)
The Conjuring. 2013R Critically-acclaimed Movies. Based on true events, this spine-chiller tells the story of a New England family who begins having encounters with the supernatural.
The Conjuring 2 (1 February)
The Conjuring 2. 201616+ Supernatural Horror Films. A single mother and her four kids in London are being terrorized by evil spirits.
Enough (1 February)
An abused wife realizes her husband isn’t the wonderful man she once thought he was. When she escapes with her daughter, he pursues them relentlessly.
Takers (1 February)
An intense cop tries to foil a team of professional thieves from pulling off a huge score.
The Hunt for Red October (1 February)
When a Soviet nuclear sub headed toward American waters drops off U.S. scanners, the Yanks and CIA analyst Jack Ryan scramble to respond.
30 Minutes or Less (1 February)
Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery guy, strap a bomb to his chest, and inform him that he has mere hours to rob a bank or else…
It Takes Two (1 February)
The Olsen twins put a cute new spin on Mark Twain’s classic tale “The Prince and the Pauper,” playing identical 9-year-olds from very different backgrounds: orphaned Amanda and wealthy Alyssa.
The Rite (1 February)
In this graphic supernatural thriller, a Catholic priest in training journeys to Rome to attend a special exorcism school at the Vatican.
Jawbreaker (1 February)
In this wicked tale of catfights taken to the max, bossy Courtney convinces Marcie and Julie to kidnap Liz to keep her from becoming prom queen.
Quarantine (1 February)
While on assignment shadowing firemen, a news reporter and her cameraman get trapped in a quarantined apartment complex with a vicious unknown killer.
The Roommate (1 February)
While acclimating to campus life, college freshman Sara begins to realize that her new roommate, Rebecca, is becoming obsessed with her.
The Fate of the Furious (2 February)
A ruthless cyberterrorist forces Dom to turn against Letty and the crew, endangering everything they’ve built. But they won’t let him go so easily.