Your lockdown survival guide.
Since lockdown’s gonna be going on for a lot longer than we thought, we’re pulling the duvet into the living room permanently and plonking our arses right in front of the tele. And thanks to Netflix, we’ll have plenty to watch – with more new content hitting our screens this February. From classic comedies to new weekly shows to stream, here’s everything new to Netflix UK this February 2021.
Mean Girls, February 1
An absolute classic of a comedy, Mean Girls is officially landing on Netflix next week, and we couldn’t be more excited to dust off our Burn Book. If you haven’t seen it already (and if you haven’t, have you been living under a rock?), the movie stars Lindsay Lohan in her prime as Cady Heron, who finds herself joining the uber popular Plastics as she navigates her first time at public school. The movie quickly found itself become a cult-classic thanks to its quotable lines and clever humour, catapulting the careers of Amanda Seyfried and Rachel McAdams. Streaming February 1.
Parks & Recreation (S1-7), February 1
To this day Parks and Recreation has quite the cult following, and now, fans can watch it all over again from the beginning on Netflix. The show helped Chris Pratt transition from lovable funny man to Marvel hunk, with the likes of Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman and Retta also starring (to name a few). Parks and Recreation follows a woman who wishes to help a local nurse turn an abandoned construction site into a community park. Dropping in full on February 1.
Malcolm & Marie, February 5
Starring John David Washington and Zendaya, Malcolm & Marie follows a couple as they discuss their past relationships after returning home from a movie premiere – a discussion that tests the strength of their relationship. The filming took place last summer when the pandemic was at its first peak, with the production team filming in only one location with just the two cast members. Landing on Netflix February 5.
To All The Boys: Always & Forever, February 12
Returning for a third chapter, fans of To All The Boys will get to say goodbye to Lara Jean and Peter – who’ll be forced to navigate their relationship as they consider their futures at college – with and without each other. The film will mark the third and final instalment for the franchise, taking us right to the end of the pairs time at high school. Watch it from February 12.
Firefly Lane, February 3
Starring Katherine Heigl and Scrubs‘ Sarah Chalke, Firefly Lane follows two friends across thirty years of their lives – documenting the ups, downs and everything in between of their friendship. Adapted from the award-winning book of the same name by Kristin Hannah, the show has been highly anticipated by fans, and is sure to provide drama lovers a new binge-watch this February. Binge-watch from February 3.
Snakes On A Plane, February 1
Featuring that iconic Samuel L Jackson line, Snakes On A Plane is joining Netflix’s vast library of films, and it’s a great way of escaping into a different nightmare instead of the pandemic, for a change. By no means is it a work of art (or because of that, is it??) but it’s sure to provide some light entertainment through the rest of lockdown. Basically, Samuel L Jackson finds himself on a plane full of snakes – and being Samuel L Jackson, he has to save all of the passengers from their venomous ways. Available to stream February 1.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, February 10
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is the latest true crime documentary to join Netflix’s ever-growing roster. The limited series uncovers the notorious disappearance of guest Elisa Lam – attempting to uncover exactly what happened that day. This particular case is shrouded in mystery, and is one of the most talked-about disappearances in decades – mostly down to the fact that the evidence around the case is down-right bizarre. See for yourself from February 10.
I Care A Lot, February 19
Starring Gone Girl‘s Rosamund Pike and Game of Throne‘s Peter Dinklage, I Care A Lot garnered a ton of attention following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, leading to it being picked up by both Netflix and Prime Video. The drama-thriller follows Pike as a nurse/con-woman, who deceives judges into appointing her as legal guardian for vulnerable people, before becoming a trusted friend and stealing from them. Things go awry, however, when her next victim turns out to have ties to a powerful gangster. Watch it from February 19.
Snowpiercer (S2), Every Tuesday
A show a number of our Editors couldn’t recommend enough, Snowpiercer made its small screen debut just last year, and season two is finally here. Airing every Tuesday throughout February and beyond, we’ll finally get to see what happens now that Sean Bean has joined the cast. If you’re yet to watch the show, the story follows the only surviving humans on a train run by an eternal engine – which was built to preserve life before the Earth froze over. It’s dystopian as hell, and unbelievably gripping, to say the least.