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Netflix USA: What's New in February 2019

Poster for Velvet Buzzsaw
Angie Maddison Mon, 28/01/2019 - 20:51

One month into 2019 already? Yes, that really just happened! So if you’re feeling a little dazed, maybe you need to curl up on the couch and take a medicinal dose of Netflix goodness to sort you out! And you’re in luck – our friends at Netflix USA are serving up a fresh batch of streaming content to keep you entertained. Let’s take a look at the highlights for the month.

For Australians (or non-USA residents really) that want to access the US version of Netflix, which has if not more content, then at least different content than the local version, the best way to do that is described in our updated guide here. Sure, there are other ways, cheaper ways, but none more reliable than what we have tested (and what we are actually using for ourselves). And sometimes the opposite is true, and if you're in the US, you might also want to check out some of the stuff in the Australian version that you won't get back home - our method works the other way too!

And while Netflix's library is out of sync geographically, there are still a lot of the same additions regardless of where you are, especially when it comes to Netflix originals. And so this article focuses on content that you won't get in Australia or hasn't been covered by our 'Netflix Australia: What's New in February' article, and so a quick glance of that article is recommended as well.


Keen to add some superhero action to your bingeing queue? Then you’ll want to check out ‘The Umbrella Academy.’ It’s a rather complex back story but the basic gist is that a disbanded group of superheroes gets back together following the death of their adoptive father. Angst-filled superhero shenanigans ensue! Coming to Netflix February 15th, this series is based on the comic series written by Gerard Way who – fun fact! – was the lead singer of emo band My Chemical Romance.

Don’t miss Netflix’s docuseries ‘ReMastered’ which examines some of music’s biggest unsolved mysteries. This month it’s ‘The Two Killings of Sam Cooke’ which investigates the murder of the popular American soul singer.

Photo of Ken Jeong doing stand-up comedy

Mr Chow from the Hangover films gets his own Netflix special. Sort of, because Korean American comedian Ken Jeong, who's a real-life doctor if you haven't heard the story, will be talking all about his choice to go from a doctor to a comedian, and all about the Hangover films in his comedy special, 'You Complete Me, Ho' (coming February 14th).

Movies, Documentaries:

A movie gaining quite the buzz (sorry) is ‘Velvet Buzzsaw.’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal (‘Southpaw’) as art gallery owner, Morf Vandewalt, the film is written and directed by Dan Gilroy (‘Nightcrawler’). The trouble starts when Morf acquires some mysterious paintings which, it soon becomes terrifyingly apparent, have supernatural powers that enable them to come to life, making life hell for whoever purchases them. If this sounds like a crazy premise, I would have to agree, and yet the cast boasts impressive talent including Gyllenhaal, Aussie Toni Collette, John Malkovich and Natalia Dyer (‘Stranger Things’). Arrives February 1st.

Still from Jaws

If you’ve never seen the classic movie, ‘Jaws’, now is the time when it joins the Netflix stables on February 1st. Made in 1975, it may lack the cutting edge special effects we’ve become accustomed to, but it was ground-breaking movie-making at the time, earning 3 Oscar wins. Also joining the streamer in Feb is ‘Jaws 2,’ ‘Jaws 3’ and ‘Jaws: The Revenge’ but as is often the way with sequels, if they’re noted in the history books, it’s for all the wrong reasons.

And check out ‘Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History’ which sees the American comedian present re-enactments of the stories of black historical figures you’ve probably never heard of.

Leaving Netflix:

It’s time to bid farewell to cult classic film, ‘Clerks’ (where Jay and Silent Bob began), Angelina Jolie as ‘Lara Croft: Tombraider’ and arguably the best zombie movie in the history of the world, ‘Shaun of the Dead.’ Don’t believe me, just watch!


Still lots of goodies for the shortest month of the year, it seems!

February Schedule:

Here's a list of everything that's coming to the US version of Netflix in February. Content highlighted above shown in bold below.

Available February 1st
About a Boy
American Pie
American Pie 2
American Wedding
As Good as It Gets
Billy Elliot
Dear Ex
Final Destination
Free Rein: Valentine’s Day
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
Personal Shopper
Pretty in Pink
Russian Doll
Siempre bruja
The Edge of Seventeen
True: Happy Hearts Day
Velvet Buzzsaw

February 2nd
Bordertown, season 2
Romance is a Bonus Book

February 3rd
Disney’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua

February 5th
Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner

February 6th
The Soloist

February 8th
¡Nailed It! México
El árbol de la sangre
High Flying Bird
Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History
One Day at a Time, season 3
ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, season 2
Unauthorized Living

February 9th
The Break, season 2

February 10th
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, volume 2

February 11th
Flavorful Origins: Chaoshan Cuisine
Little Women

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

February 15th
Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy
The Breaker Upperers
The Dragon Prince, season 2
The Umbrella Academy

February 16th
Black Sea
Studio 54
The 40-Year-Old Virgin

February 21st
The Drug King

February 22nd
Chef’s Table: Volume 6
GO! Vive a tu manera
Paris is Us (Paris est à nous)
Rebellion, season 2
Suburra, season 2
The Big Family Cooking Showdown, season 2
The Photographer of Mauthausen
Workin’ Moms

February 25th
Dolphin Tale 2

February 26th
Our Idiot Brother

February 27th
Unsolved: Tupac & Biggie

February 28th
Jeopardy!: Collection 2
The Rebound

Leaving Netflix in February:

Leaving February 1st
Black Dynamite
Bride of Chucky
Children of Men
Disney’s The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Ella Enchanted
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Queer as Folk, seasons 1-5
Shaun of the Dead
The Big Lebowski
The Bourne Ultimatum
Woman in Gold

February 2nd
Cabin Fever

February 3rd

February 19th
Disney’s Girl Meets World, seasons 1-3

February 20th


Angie Maddison is a contributor for Streambly. You can follow Angie on Twitter.

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