New on Netflix UK: what to watch February 2019

In which we get excited about Velvet Buzzsaw, Nightflyers, High Flying Bird and Russian Doll

We're deep in winter now, which means, Netflix, we're really counting on you to have our backs. Good news is, the biggest streaming platform in the world has a cracking month in store, so let's dive into the highlights.

Things kick off immediately on Fri 1 Feb with Velvet Buzzsaw (review) from Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy, reuniting with stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo for this genre-defying film. If you haven't already seen the trailer, stop what you're doing and watch now, it's truly something else. John Malkovich, Toni Collette and Natalie Dyer make up a terrific cast.

Actually, you're spoilt for choice on Fri 1 Feb as two new series drop that will no doubt be fast favourites on the platform: black comedy Russian Doll, starring Natasha Lyonne, and sci-fi horror Nightflyers, from the mind of George RR Martin. And, while we're on the subject of new series, you better believe we'll be tuning in to new superheroes show The Umbrella Academy (Fri 15 Feb) (review). Also watch out for Dirty John (Thu 14 Feb), starring Eric Bana (yeah, we've been wondering where he was at too) and Mrs Coach Connie Britton.

Back to the pick of the new films, we are pretty excited about anything Steven Soderbergh is putting out, but basketball film High Flying Bird (Fri 8 Feb) looks especially intriguing and sees him team up again with Andre Holland, who was great in The Knick (vale!). Oh, and he shot the whole thing on an iPhone 7, so there's that too.

We loved The Breaker Upperers (Fri 15 Feb) when we saw it at London Film Festival last year, and Rebel Wilson rom-com send-up Isn't It Romantic (Thu 28 Feb) looks a lot of fun and the film you probably wished I Feel Pretty (Wed 27 Feb) was. And rounding out a great month for romance, Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning Get Out (Sun 24 Feb), which if you still haven't caught, well, we don't even want to know you.

Full February 2019 release slate after these trailers...

1 February
The Bucket List
Clash of the Collectables: Season 1
Dear X
The Descent: Part 2
Edie
Free Rein: Valentine's Day
Ghost Town Gold: Season 1
Have You Seen the Listers?
Heal
License To Drill: Louisiana: Season 1
Madso's War
Nightflyers
Russian Doll
Sammy & Bella's Kitchen Rescue: Season 1
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Siempre Bruja
Space Dealers: Season 1
Step Up: All In
True: Happy Hearts Day
Velvet Buzzsaw

2 February
Bordertown: Season 2
Requiem: Season 1

5 February
47 Meters Down
The Monster
Ray Romano: Right Here, Around The Corner
The Shack
Thinking Big

6 February
Poldark: Season 3

7 February
Behind The Curve

8 February
El Arbol De La Sangre
The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants: Season 2
High Flying Bird
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Kevin Hart's Guide To Black History
Nailed It! Mexico
One Day At A Time Season 3
ReMastered: The Two Killings Of Sam Cooke
Unauthorized Living

9 February
The Break: Season 2

10 February
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Space Between Us

11 February
Flavorful Origins: Chaoshan Cuisine

12 February
I Think We're Alone Now
Welcome Home

14 February
Dating Around
Dirty John
Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho

15 February
American Wedding
Blackadder Series 1–2
Blow
The Breaker Upperers
The Five-Year Engagement
The Dragon Prince: Season 2
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Larry Charles' Dangerous World Of Comedy
Liar Liar
Safe House
The Umbrella Academy
Yucatan

17 February
The Legend of Tarzan
Life

18 February
Homeland: Season 7

19 February
Sherlock Gnomes

22 February
Chef's Table Vol 6
Firebrand
GO! Vive A Tu Manera
Paddleton
Paris Is Us
The Photographer Of Mauthausen
Suburra: Season 2
Twilight in Forks
Workin Moms

24 February
Get Out

25 February
Van Helsing: Season 3

26 February
As Above, So Below
Bert Kreischer: The Machine
Keanu
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3B

27 February
I Feel Pretty

28 February
Apollo 13
Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey
Isn't It Romantic
Jeopardy!: Collection 2
Mamma Mia!
The Other Boleyn Girl
Smurfs: The Lost Village

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