February is here and it’s time to settle down and cozy up with some great movies on Netflix. With a vast selection of movies, it can be overwhelming to choose what to watch. That’s why we’ve narrowed it down to 5 unmissable Netflix movies that are guaranteed to provide you with a mix of emotions and an enjoyable viewing experience. From heartwarming romance to thrilling action, there’s something for everyone on this list. So grab some popcorn, settle into your couch, and let’s get started.
Your Place or Mine (2023)
In this delightful and charming romantic comedy, Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher bring their talents to the screen as two friends who decide to switch homes for a week. This seemingly simple decision leads to a series of unexpected events that bring out the best and worst in their relationship. The film is directed and written by Aline Brosh McKenna, the talented writer behind the popular series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and offers a lighthearted and humorous take on modern romance. This film is the perfect pick for those who want to add a touch of romance to their viewing this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a timeless story of love and friendship.
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Jesse Williams
Duration: 109 minutes
Bad Trip (2021)
Eric André and Lil Rel Howery play two friends in this hidden camera film, where they embark on a journey so Chris can tell his crush he loves her. Chaos ensues as they’re pursued by Bud’s angry sister, Tiffany Haddish, who’s after her stolen car. The film blends scripted scenes and hidden camera humor, and emphasizes the journey over the destination. This movie is sure to provide a wild and humorous experience.
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Cast: Eric André, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish
Duration: 84 minutes
The Pale Blue Eye (2022)
In 1830, the body of a West Point cadet is found dead with a surgically removed heart. To protect the reputation of the academy, the directors turn to inspector Augustus Landor (Christian Bale) to solve the murder. Struggling to break through the cadets’ code of silence, Landor enlists the help of cadet Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling), a misfit who loves poetry and dislikes military discipline. Together, they navigate the mystery of this gruesome crime.
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Genre: Crime, Terror, Mystery
Cast: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson
Duration: 128 minutes
In this science fiction film written and directed by the creator of Train to Busan, we are taken on a journey that combines intense action with thought-provoking commentary on business and technology. The movie focuses on a scientist who is developing cutting-edge artificial intelligence based on the brain patterns of a renowned mercenary who was left in a coma after a mission gone wrong. However, the twist is that the mercenary is actually the scientist’s mother, leaving him grappling with both her legacy and the control of the company that now holds her fate.
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Cast: Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-soo
Duration: 98 minutes
The Irishman (2019)
The Irishman, although long, is well worth the investment. Unlike other Netflix productions, it made a theatrical debut, indicating a strong bid for recognition at award shows, such as the Oscars. The film’s all-star cast, including Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci, delivers powerhouse performances. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the movie follows Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a truck driver from Philadelphia who becomes entangled with the mafia and rises to become the right-hand man of the legendary union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). The Irishman seamlessly blends elements of gangster epic with a historical examination of the Teamsters union and the mafia’s impact on American politics, solidifying Scorsese’s reputation as a master filmmaker.
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci
Duration: 209 minutes
These five Netflix movies are a must-watch for movie enthusiasts in February. Whether you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy, a hidden camera style film, a science fiction thriller, a historical crime drama or an action-packed movie, this list has got you covered. So, grab your popcorn, sit back, and enjoy some of the best movies available on Netflix this month. Don’t forget to leave your thoughts and reviews in the comments below!