It seems like there's a new hit series, beloved classic, hilarious comedy special, or blockbuster thriller added to Netflix every day. You could easily spend hours just browsing through the options without ever hitting Play. Or you could just give up and select the first thing on the screen even though you know full well there's something better out there. To avoid that, we comb through the Netflix roster each month to make sure you don’t miss the best picks, both new and classic.
For the Action
New: Ultimate Beastmaster (Avail. 2/24)
There is high demand for competition series, and this new program from Sylvester Stallone raises the bar by taking the race inside a massive structure known as “The Beast” with teams from all over the world.
Classic: The Longest Day (Avail. 2/1)
This epic war film about D-Day boasts an incredible ensemble including John Wayne, Richard Mitchum, Sean Connery, and Henry Fonda – who actually served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
For the Laughs
New: David Brent: Life on the Road (Avail. 2/10)
You may not have heard of the band Forgone Conclusion, but you have heard of their lead singer David Brent. Ricky Gervais reprises his iconic, and hilarious, role from The Office in this music documentary satire.
Classic: Superbad (Avail. 2/4)
Hard to believe it has been a decade since Greg Mottola’s hilarious teen comedy hit the big screens. In the category of comedy casts, this has to be one of the best with Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen, Joe Lo Truglio, and Emma Stone.
For the Drama
New: The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Avail. 2/2)
O.J. Simpson’s fall from fame has been tackled many times before, but this true crime anthology series from Ryan Murphy puts a whole new spin on the drama. Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the events are played out by an all-star cast featuring Cuba Gooding Jr., Sterling K. Brown, Sarah Paulson, and John Travolta.
Classic: Invincible (Avail. 2/1)
Just in time to watch before the Super Bowl, Mark Wahlberg stars as sports legend Vince Papale, the 30-year-old bartender from South Philly who earned a walk-on position for the Eagles.
For the Truth
New: Night Will Fall (Avail. 2/26)
This HBO-produced documentary chronicles the making of a 1945 documentary German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, made with footage shot by the Allied Forces after defeating the Nazis. The title of the film was derived from a line of narration: “Unless the world learns the lesson these pictures teach, night will fall.”
Classic: Growing Up Wild (Avail. 2/19)
This must-see long-running docu-series follows the journey of animals from infancy to adulthood.
For the Family
New: Chef’s Table: Season 3 (Avail. 2/17)
This beautiful docu-series travels across the world to tell the stories of the most inventive chefs in the world. Bring the kids in for this one; it is never too early to open their minds to new cuisines and countries.
Classic: Balto (Avail. 2/1)
Based on a real hero Siberian husky that helped transport medication in the Alaska tundra, this animated adventure movie was produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation, the same company that did An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.
Here's a full list of titles coming to the streaming service this month.
Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies, and Cyber Attacks (2016)
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Balto 2: Wolf Quest (2001)
Balto 3: Wings of Change (2004)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Eleven P.M. (1928)
Finding Dory (2016)
From This Day Forward: A Trans Love Story (2016)
Gun Runners (2015)
Hell-Bound Train (1930)
Highly Strung (2015)
Hot Biskits (1931)
I Am Sun Mu (2016)
Les beaux malaises: Season 1-4 (2014)
Magic Mike (2012)
Masha’s Spooky Stories: Season 1 (2012)
Mother with a Gun (2016)
Paris Is Burning (1990)
Project X (1987)
Silver Streak (1976)
The Blair Witch Project (1990)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe (2005)
The Five Heartbeats (1995)
The Furchester Hotel: Season 1-2 (2014)
The Girl from Chicago (1932)
The Longest Day (1962)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Women in Gold
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (2016)
Frequency: Season 1
Daniel Sosa: Sosafado (Netflix Original)
Imperial Dreams (Netflix Original)
Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix Original)
Elvira I Will Give You My Life but I’m Using It (2014)
Los herederos (2015)
Girls Lost (2015)
Me, Myself and Her (2015)
Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special (Netflix Original)
Tiempos Felices (2014)
Girl Asleep (2015)
Abstract: The Art of Design
David Brent: Life on the Road (Netflix Original)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2 (2016)
Stronger Than The World (Netflix Original)
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Code: Debugging the Gender Gap (2016)
Magicians: Life in the Impossible (2016)
Girlfriend’s Day (Netflix Original)
Katherine Ryan: In Trouble (Netflix Original)
King Cobra (2016)
Project Mc 2: Part 4 (Netflix Original)
White Nights (Netflix Original)
Aram, Aram (2015)
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Fire Song (2015)
Chef’s Table: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
Kill Ratio (2016)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Girl Meets World: Season 3 (2016)
Growing Up Wild (2016)
Tini: El Gran Cambio De Violetta (2016)
When Calls the Heart: Season 3 (2016)
Sausage Party (2016)
I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore (Netflix Original)
Legend Quest: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Ultimate Beastmaster (Netflix Original)
Ultimate Beastmaster Mexico (Netflix Original)
VeggieTales in the City: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Night Will Fall (2016)
Brazilian Western (2013)
Be Here Now (2015)
Michael Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes (Netflix Original)
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