Netflix has become an unbelievable source of entertainment for millions of Canadians. For the relatively cheap monthly subscription, users have access to countless films and television shows from various years, various genres and various cinematic tastes.
The only real problem with Netflix is deciding what to watch.
Luckily we’ve got a new feature to let you know what new programs will be debuting this month and which ones are worth checking out.
Let’s take a look at what’s new on Netflix February 2018!
Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
The dramatic and tense telling of the true story of how one of NASA’s biggest disasters turned into one of their finest moments. On a trip to the moon, three astronauts’ lives are put on the line as their craft begins to fail out in the emptiness of space. With the help of the team back on Earth, these three men struggle to survive and make it back home.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
The long-anticipated cinematic showdown of the two most recognizable heroes in the world. After is introduced to the world, Batman begins to fear the power of this god-like being and what he’s capable of. As the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel square off with one another, a mysterious woman comes into play – Wonder Woman.
Director: John Carney
Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine
A former record producer has hit rock bottom when he stumbles across the untapped talent of a lonely young girl. Together, they attempt to make their mark in the music business while recapturing a part of their life that both have lost.
Being John Malkovich
Director: Spike Jonze
Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener
A bizarre and utterly unique tale of a man who comes across the discovery of a lifetime – a hidden portal that allows him to enter the mind of actor John Malkovich.
Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
After a master chef has a mental breakdown that costs him his job, he seeks to reconnect with his love of food by opening a food truck. Now, along with his young son, he sets out on a cross country road trip to learn new recipes and find out what it means to be a father.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
A bloody revenge film set in the slave-run American South. An abused slave named Django is freed by a friendly bounty hunter and becomes his partner. Now, armed and trained with a new set of deadly skills, Django sets out to reunite with his wife who is the property of a sadistic plantation owner.
Friday Night Lights
Director: Peter Berg
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jay Hernandez, Derek Luke
Fans of the much-loved drama series of the same name might be interested in checking out the film that inspired it. Set in the South, where high school football is like a religion, a struggling team tries to balance the pressures of winning with the uncertainty of their future.
Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Robert De Niro
A struggling writer is given the chance to realise his full potential when he’s given an experimental drug that accesses the dormant areas of the human brain. With dramatically increased intelligence, he becomes a financial wizard as well as the target for some very dangerous people.
Director: Jeff Nichols
Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst
A young boy becomes the target of the FBI and a dangerous cult when it’s discovered he has fantastic, other-worldly abilities. Now his father takes him on the run to avoid those in pursuit while attempting to control his powers.
Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Sam Rockwell
The lone operator of a space facility on the moon is getting ready to head back home to Earth when he makes a shocking discovery that throws his whole existence into question.
Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux
Set in the near-future, a mute bartender is forced to delve into the dangerous underbelly of his city when his partner goes missing.
Director: Dan Gilroy
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
An ambitious but morally corrupt hustler seeks out a career as a crime scene videographer, selling his brutal footage to local news shows. But when he begins to get a taste for success, he starts to go to terrifying extremes to be the best in the business.
Director: Taylor Hackford
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington
Detailing the rise to fame of legendary musician Ray Charles as he struggles with his blindness, racism and drug addiction. Featuring Jaimie Foxx in the Oscar-winning portrayal.
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal
After his son is set up on a drug deal and faces serious prison time, his father makes a deal with the authorities to go undercover in order to take down a dangerous cartel and free his son.
Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
In this widely popular French film a rich quadriplegic man hires an impoverished younger man with a troubled past to become his aid. Through their own struggles, this unlikely pair form a storng bond of friendship.
The Nutty Professor
Director: Tom Shadyac
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn
On overweight but brilliant professor seeks to find love by taking an experimental serum that transforms him into a fit and attractive man. However, things begin to go wrong when this obnoxious alter ego begins to take over his personality.
The Theory of Everything
Director: James Marsh
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
The story of Stephen Hawking and his touching relationship with his first wife. Their unique love story unfolds over Hawking’s early life as he breaks new ground in the field of science while slowly succumbing to his heartbreaking condition.