What To Watch On Netflix This Weekend (February 21)

What To Watch On Netflix This Weekend (February 21)
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Not sure what to watch on Netflix tonight? We’ve got you covered – here’s everything that will be appearing on the servers this Friday and over the weekend. We’ve also included the very best TV shows and movies from the past few weeks. That’s you binge list sorted!

This weekend’s biggest release is undoubtedly The Last Thing He Wanted; a star-studded political thriller based on the book by Joan Didion. It stars Oscar regulars Anne Hathaway and Willem Dafoe as well as Ben Affleck and Rosie Perez.

The Brazilian/Japanese horror flick Spectros also looks pretty interesting if you enjoy seeing teens battling the supernatural. Documentary fans, meanwhile, get to coo over infants in the docu-series Babies. Here’s the full list.

TV shows

Spectros (streaming now)

A horror mystery starts taking place in the district of Liberdade, the Japanese neighborhood of São Paulo. A teenage boy comes together with three other misfit kids, as they become embroiled in the clash amongst Brazilian witchcraft and Japanese Shinto spirits invading their neighborhood.

Gentefied (21/2/2020)

Three Latinx cousins navigate their differences as they work to keep their grandfather’s taco shop afloat in their rapidly gentrifying LA neighborhood.

Puerta 7 (21/2/2020)

A woman (Dolores Fonzi) tries to rid an Argentine soccer club of the organised crime surrounding it. Created by Martín Zimmerman (“Ozark,” “Narcos”).

Hyena: Season 1 (21/2/2020)

To survive in a dog-eat-dog world, two rival lawyers with high-class clientele tear apart anything that stands in the way of their ambitions.


Netflix Originals

The Last Thing He Wanted (22/2/2020)

A veteran D.C. journalist (Anne Hathaway) loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father (Willem Dafoe) thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she’s trying to break. Co-starring Ben Affleck.

Licensed movies

Girl On The Third Floor (22/2/2020)

Don Koch tries to renovate a rundown mansion with a sordid history for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans.

Skyscraper (23/2/2020)

A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals.


Babies (21/2/2020)

From nature to nurture, this docuseries digs into the groundbreaking science that reveals how infants discover life during their very first year.

Kids and Anime

Glitch Techs (21/2/2020)

Glitch Techs is an action-comedy set against a world of video game fantasies come to life. It features two teenage gamers who have the best after-school job ever – capturing escaped video game “glitches”!

Pup Academy (21/2/2020)

A group of talking puppies attend a secret school where pups become dogs and are trained to become man’s best friend.

Recent recommendations

None of the above take your fancy? Here are some titles released in the last couple of months that you may not have got around to watching.

The Irishman (streaming now)

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

The Matrix Trilogy (streaming now)

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Wu Assassins (streaming now)

The last in a line of Chosen Ones, a wannabe chef teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins.

The Family (streaming now)

Investigative journalists expose The Fellowship, a Christian fundamentalist organization quietly operating in the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

Better Than Us (streaming now)

Set in Moscow in a not-so-distant future where human beings coexist with robots, a man finds himself entangled in the first murder committed by an experimental humanoid.

Daybreak (streaming now)

Navigating a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies and Mad Max-style gangs, a teenage outcast searches for his lost love in this humorous drama series.

Dolemite Is My Name (streaming now)

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Love, Death + Robots (streaming now)

An animated anthology series presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher.

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