11 Best New Movies on NetflixFebruary 2023’s Freshest Films to Watch

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Netflix is serving up some incredible content this February in the form of films and specials that will do everything from take your breath away with immersive action and drama to transport you on an epic international and multi-lingual journey from the comforts of home. Whether you’re looking for something intense, informative, or funny, Netflix has got you covered. Keep reading for the streamer’s best new movies coming in February.

Netflix is starting the month strong, kicking things off with films that depict and celebrate the daring pursuits and accomplishments of inspiring real-life figures, like history making sailor Jessica Watson in biopic True Spirit and NBA icon Bill Russell in sports documentary Bill Russell: Legend.

Moving further into the month, the platform is also debuting completely original titles to beef up their already-stacked catalog of hits. Releases like Your Place or Mine and We Have a Ghost in particular are highly-anticipated releases featuring everyone from big-name stars to fresh faces putting out powerful performances that culminate in stand-out films destined for the Netflix Top 10.

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And we can’t forget all of the heart-pounding titles that will carry you through Valentine’s Day and beyond, including everything from romances like Squared Love All Over Again and A Sunday Affair to spine-tingling horror and thriller titles like The Strays and Re/Member that are sure to elevate your pulse one way or another.

Want to know what other eye-grabbing movies are dropping on Netflix in the next month? Keeping scrolling to check out our full list of what movies to watch on Netflix in February.


Released February 10

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Your Place or Mine is a highly-anticipated new romantic-comedy film out of Netflix that follows long-distance best friends Debbie (Reese Witherspoon) and Peter (Ashton Kutcher), who change each other’s lives when Peter volunteers to keep an eye on Debbie’s son (Wesley Kimmel) so that she can finally chase her lifelong dream. In the span of just one week, their temporary house swap ends up having a greater impact on their lives than they could have ever imagined. See Witherspoon, Kutcher, Kimmel, Jesse Williams, Tig Notaro, Zoë Chao, and Steve Zahn star in this heartwarming love story premiering just in time for Valentine’s Day this February.

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Released February 24

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If you want to feel your heart pounding this month but romance isn’t really your thing, then look no further than comedy horror film We Have a Ghost. The Netflix Original film follows Kevin Presley (Jahi Di’Allo Winston), a young boy who discovers a ghost named Ernest (David Harbour) haunting their new home, thereby turning the entire Presley family into overnight social media stars. Kevin and Ernest end up forming a friendship that leads them to team up and investigate the mystery of Ernest’s past and actual circumstances behind his death. Their efforts don’t quite go according to plan, however, as the CIA discovers the viral videos and makes it their mission to hunt Ernest down and get in the way of the ghost and his human pal’s quest for the truth.

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Released February 3

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This Netflix Original biographical adventure-drama shares the incredible true story of Jessica Watson (Teagan Croft), a 16-year-old Australian girl who dares to dream big as she sets out to become the youngest ever person to sail around the world, non-stop and without any outside assistance. Jessica will be forced to face and overcome her greatest fear as she attempts to find her way through the world’s most difficult and treacherous stretches of the sea all on her own. Relive the inspiring story by catching True Spirit as soon as it docks on Netflix early this month.

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Released February 22

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The Strays is an arresting and chilling drama-thriller film that tracks the complete unraveling of Neve’s (Ashley Madekwe) meticulously-crafted upper-middle-class life as two shadowy figures from her past (Bukky Bakray and Jorden Myrie) arrive to her quaint suburban town in Britain. Will there be anything of Neve’s idyllic life of privilege left standing once the new arrivals skip town? Or will her life as a deputy head of a private school, wife, and mother be shattered beyond repair? Find out by watching The Strays later this month, only on Netflix.


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Released February 13

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Hitting Netflix just before Valentine’s Day is Squared Love All Over Again, a Netflix Original romantic-comedy film that acts as a sequel to 2021 Polish rom-com Squared Love. This upcoming film picks up with familiar faces as a celebrity journalist and a down-to-earth teacher hit a rough patch in their romantic relationship when a new job gets in the way of their budding life together. For a little dose of love with an international flair, check out Squared Love All Over Again on Netflix in February.


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Released February 23

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Later in February, immerse yourself in the unique story of Call Me Chihiro, a Japanese drama film following the titular Chihiro (Kasumi Arimura), an unapologetic former sex worker, as she begins working at a bento stand in a small seaside town. There, she makes it her mission to bring comfort to the lonely souls who come her way, accepting them and their flaws, all while refusing to hide or be ashamed of her own past. This moving foreign-language film is definitely a must-watch when it comes to new titles on Netflix this month.

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Released February 14

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When lifelong best friends Uche (Nse Ikpe-Etim) and Toyin (Dakore Akande) both fall for charming yet flawed eligible bachelor Sunday (Oris Erhuero), their loyalty to one another is tested like never before as they face the heartbreaking that they’re dating the same man. If you’re looking for a romance to spice up your Valentine’s Day, then be sure to consider this Netflix Original film out of Nigeria.

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Released February 14

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If you’d rather say “Boo!” than be wooed this Valentine’s Day, then Japanese horror film Re/Member is sure to give you a solid scare that’ll go straight to your heart. This Netflix Original title revolves around six high schoolers who are stuck in a frightening, murderous time loop that forces them to find the scattered remains of an unknown victim in order to break the curse and live to see a new day. And when failure means eternal death, the stakes truly couldn’t be any higher.

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Released February 8

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Sports fans, this one’s for you! Bill Russell: Legend is a Netflix Original documentary film that takes viewers on a walk down memory lane to celebrate and commemorate the life and legacy of NBA legend and civil rights icon Bill Russell. Featuring an interview recorded prior to his passing last year as well as personal archives, game footage, and additional interviews with those who were close with him, this title will move and inspire viewers from ages and all walks of life, so make sure to give it a watch as soon as it drops early this month, only on Netflix.

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Released February 9

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Dear David is an Indonesian romantic comedy-drama film that depicts many a modern teen’s worst nightmare, as straight-A high schooler, Laras (Shenina Cinnamon), sees her life completely turned upside down when the risqué fantasy blog she’d been writing about her crush is leaked to everyone at school. Her future, once so promising, is now potentially in jeopardy, as is her reputation as this hidden side of herself is exposed and thrust under a microscope for all her peers and mentors to see.

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Released February 10

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10 Days of a Good Man follows Sadik (Nejat Isler), a lawyer turned private investigator as he takes on a missing person case that sends him on an unexpected and life-changing journey. The Turkish mystery-thriller film debates what makes a person good or bad, and questions what even is the use of being a “good person” in the first place. When Sadik turns from ordinary person into, eventually, an anti-hero, he grapples with these central issues that, coupled with unforgettable events, will alter him to the core forever. Witness the start of his stunning metamorphosis in 10 Days of a Good Man when it drops this month, only on Netflix.

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