It’s that time of month, Netflix is releasing their list of new shows and movies hitting the platform in February.
Here’s a breakdown of eight new editions to look out for starting on Feb. 1. You can go here to see a full list. Let’s be honest—you weren’t going out in this weather anyway.
Chef’s Table: Season 3
Even if you don’t consider yourself a foodie, Chef’s Table remains one of the most compelling series on TV. It’s about how artistry, place and the passions of truly interesting people can create experiences through meals.
Based on the writings of famed scientists Carl Sagan, Contact remains one of the late ‘90s most underrated sci-fi films. More than a movie about space aliens, Contact is concerned with deep questions: Why are we here? What is the meaning of it all? Is life about more than we understand? The movie’s answers aren’t always clear, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth exploring.
I Am Sun Mu
This stirring documentary tells the story of North Korean defector “Sun Mu” (not his real name) and his harrowing story of fleeing the world’s most repressive country. But, that’s only the beginning of a truly strange and powerful story about the power of art, courage and the most politically charged situation in the world.
Abstract: The Art of Design
This new documentary looks at the power of design and how the work of artists and product designers shapes our lives and how we interact with the world around us.
It sounds cliche to say that Disney Pixar movies are just as much fun for kids as they are for grown-ups, but it’s true. And, Finding Dory may be the studio’s most emotionally rich effort since Toy Story 3.
David Brent: Life on the Road
If you’re a fan of the U.K.’s original Office series—which is immeasurably more awkward and more painful than the American one—than Life on the Road is an intriguing project. It picks back up the story of David Brent (the U.K.’s Michael Scott), as he attempts to make it in the music business. Unlike the American version however, there are rarely happy endings on that side of the pond.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
One of the most surprisingly critically and commercially successful series of the last year, American Crime story looks at one of the infamous crimes in modern American history. Based on the real-life trial of OJ Simpson, the series explores big ideas like race, celebrity, violence and entertainment, with deft production and gripping acting. (The trailer contains some strong language.)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
We’re going to be honest, we mainly included this one just to re-watch the Narnia inspired Digital Short “Lazy Sunday.” Still so good.
Jesse Carey is a mainstay on the weekly RELEVANT Podcast and member of RELEVANT's executive board. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two kids.