The month of January is ending with the uncertainty of when we will return to live in this world with some normality. Since the earth has turned upside down, art through films and series has been the main antidote against monotony and medicine to maintain our sanity. Fortunately, we have the technology, streaming companies and applications that enable us to let our imagination run free and teleport us to another dimension, through new and classic stories and forget the reality.

February is coming with new and original content to keep us entertained. Check out what Netflix and Hulu have prepared to their viewers.

“Firefly Lane”

Netflix Release Date:  2 February 

Language: English

This Netflix original show captures the unending bond of friendship between childhood best friends, Tully and Kate. The duo, who met at age 14, remain inseparable 30 years later while they navigate adulthood, marriage, and career success. The series, which is is base on Kristin Hannah’s novel by the same name, is a testament to Tully and Kate’s unwavering loyalty. Find comfort in this heartwarming show premiering on 3 February 2021.

“Kid Cosmic” (Season 1)

Netflix Release Date:  2 February 

Language:  English

From the creator of “The Powerpuff Girls”, Craig McCraken, comes a new series from Netflix Animation that follows a young boy who dreams of having superpowers and after coming across cosmic stones, that dream seemingly comes true. Among the voice artists for the series includes Fred Tatasciore, Amanda Céline Miller, and Jack Fisher.

“All My Friends Are Dead”

Netflix Release Date:  3 February

Language: Polish

This Polish thriller is about a New Year’s Eve that goes awry. When a party ends in a massacre, the movie retraces all the steps that led to the horrific event.

“Malcolm & Marie”

Netflix Release Date: 5 February 

Language: English

Starring Euphoria’s Zendaya and John David Washington, “Malcolm & Marie” is a movie that follows a filmmaker and his girlfriend after celebrating the premiere of his latest movie. This excitement evidently mixes with conflict as the couple faces growing tensions. Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the entirety of the film takes place in one location which also alludes to the intimate nature of the subject matter. Watch director Sam Levinson‘s black and white film for yourself on Netflix. 

Strip Down, Rise Up

Netflix Release Date: 5 February 

Language: English

Documentary on the wide-ranging benefits of taking up pole dancing and how it’s helped women deal with trauma and body image issues. Comes from Michèle Ohayon who has directed docs such as “It Was a Wonderful Life” and “Colors Straight Up”.

“Hache” (Season 2)

Netflix Release Date: 5 February

Language: Spanish

“Hache” is one of the best and highly underrated Spanish dramas on Netflix and returns for season 2 in early February. For those not familiar, the series is set back in the 1960s when the drug trade is roaring in Barcelona. Eight new episodes drop on the fifth and continue Helena’s story.

“Invisible City”

Netflix Release Date: 5 February 

Language: Portuguese

Carlos Saldanha is a famed Brazilian movie director and will be making the transition to TV in this new series. “Invisible City” follows a Brazilian police officer who works in the environment office and gets involved in a case involving a river dolphin and the death of his wife.

“Red Dot”

Netflix Release Date: 11 February 

Language: Swedish

Red Dot serves as Netflix’s first full feature film from Sweden. The thriller is about a pregnant woman who tries rekindling her relationship up in Northern Sweden for what was supposed to be a romantic getaway. The movie is directed by Alain Darborg (who also wrote alongside Per Dickson). It stars Johannes Kuhnke and Nanna Blondell.

“To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean”

Netflix Release Date: 12 February 

Language: English

February welcomes the next, and last, instalment of Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. “Always and Forever, Lara Jean” follows love birds Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky as they prepare for life after high school graduation. Of course, they run into some difficulties when Lara Jean is faced with the choice between two coasts, and consequently two lives. Her promise to attend Stanford University with Peter is in jeopardy of being broken as she contemplates going to school in New York City and wonders what her life could be like there.

“Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie”

Netflix Release Date: 16 February 

Language: English

The second (with another promised for the future) interactive special starring survivalist Bear Grylls who is once again counting on your help to survive against the world.


Hulu Release Date: 19 February 

Language: English

The film based on Jessica Bruder’s book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” features Frances McDormand as a Fern, a woman who loses her job and husband during the Great Recession. As a result, she sells all of her belongs and purchases a van which she plans to drive across the country in an effort to find work. Fern ultimately adopts the life of a nomad and makes many connections along the way. This heartwarming film is directed by Chloé Zhao and it’s set to premiere on 19 February on Hulu.

“I Care a Lot”

Netflix Release Date: 19 February 

Language: English

This comedy-thriller stars Rosamund Pike as a conniving legal guardian who steals the money of her older clients. When she targets Jennifer Peterson, however, her hustle doesn’t go as planned. This darkly funny movie is sure to surprise and delight on its 19 February debut on Netflix.

Tribes of Europa” 

Netflix Release Date: 19 February 

Language: German

German Netflix Originals have rightly become hot ticket items and “Tribes of Europa” looks to be continuing that trend. The futuristic series set in 2074 follows the tribes that survived a global disaster.


Netflix Release Date: 23 February 

Language: English / Portuguese

A documentary feature on the world-renowned Brazilian soccer/football player, Pelé from Kevin Macdonald.

“High-Rise Invasion”

Netflix Release Date: 25 February 

Language: Japanese

Announced at Netflix’s Anime Festival, “High-Rise Invasion” was announced for release at some point in February 2021. The anime is based on the manga and created by Tsuina Miura and Takahiro Oba. It follows high school student Yuri who finds herself lost in a weird land where masked figures go on the hunt in tall skyscrapers connected by suspension bridges.

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

Hulu Release Date: 26 February 

“Precious” director Lee Daniels presents Andra Day as jazz icon Billie Holiday in this new drama, that follows the singer as the U.S. Federal Bureau of Narcotics launches a sting operation against her. The operation is led by Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom Holiday had an affair. This music-filled movie comes to Hulu on 26 February.

“Crazy About Her”

Netflix Release Date: 26 February 

Language: Spanish

Directed by Dani de la Orden, the movie stars Álvaro Cervantes, Susana Abaitua, Luis Zahera, and Clara Segura. It’s a romantic movie that is set after a wild night out where one friend figures the only way to spend time with the other is to get admitted to a psychiatric centre.

The Girl on the Train / Mira

Netflix Release Date: 26 February 

Language: Hindi

This Hindi adaptation of the novel “The Girl on the Train” will probably raise a lot of eyebrows for a myriad of reasons when it releases at the tail end of February. The movie is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and stars Kirti Kulhari, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Parineeti Chopra.

I hope you have fun!