New Netflix Instant Releases: February 2016
With each new month, the list of new titles on Netflix is more and more about the list of new titles from Netflix. In February, Netflix has a brand-new sequel to the martial-arts classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (titled Sword of Destiny), plus a standup special from Hannibal Buress, the new series Love from producer Judd Apatow, and the revived version of Full House, Fuller House, which may or may not star a ghost dog.
Here’s the full lineup of everything new on Netflix in February, the good (Talladega Nights!), the bad (Johnny English?), and the ugly (Star Trek V!).
A Picture of You (2014): Estranged siblings travel to rural Pennsylvania to close the home of their recently deceased college professor mother and discover a shocking secret.
Armageddon (1998): As a massive asteroid hurtles toward Earth, NASA's head honcho hatches a plan to split the deadly rock in two before it annihilates the entire planet, calling on the world's finest oil driller to head up the mission.
Better Call Saul Season 1: The prequel spinoff to "Breaking Bad" follows the fateful career of small-time criminal attorney Jimmy McGill, whose questionable choice of clientele eventually leads him to become meth mogul Walter White's morally bankrupt lawyer, Saul Goodman.
Charlie's Angels (2000): Three beautiful women who take on top-secret assignments for a never-seen boss use their looks, charm and martial-arts training to kick butt on the trail of stolen software in this flashy reboot of the classic 1970s television series.
Collateral Damage (2002): Firefighter Gordon Brewer's family is the "collateral damage" of a terrorist bombing in Los Angeles. When the U.S. government turns to peace talks with the perpetrators instead of justice for his family, Brewer heads to Colombia intent on payback.
Cruel Intentions (1999): Quenching a thirst for dangerous games, promiscuous Kathryn Merteuil challenges her stepbrother to deflower their headmaster's daughter before summer ends. If he succeeds, he gets to bed Kathryn. If he fails, she'll win his most prized possession.
A Faster Horse (2015): To celebrate the Ford Mustang’s 5th anniversary, an automotive engineer takes the beloved muscle car into the future while preserving its legacy.
Full Metal Jacket (1987): Vietnam-era Marine recruits endure the grueling ordeal of basic training and later face the unrelenting Viet Cong during the 1968 Tet Offensive in this grim Stanley Kubrick drama based on a novel by Gustav Hasford.
Game Face (2015): This documentary follows the struggle of transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox and gay basketball player Terrence Clemens for acceptance by their sports.
Jennifer 8 (1992): A serial killer is targeting blind women, and a detective works to uncover the mystery with the help of a blind woman who’s the next possible victim.
Johnny English (2003): There's a Frenchman after the crown jewels and the throne itself -- but not to worry, Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) is on the case. Well, actually ... maybe a little worrying isn't out of order, considering how clumsy Johnny can be! Luckily, his zeal more than makes up for his bumbling manner. Let's hope that can help solve the crime of the century; if not, love in the form of double agent Lorna Campbell (Natalie Imbruglia) might.
The Little Engine That Could (2011): A timeless children's classic comes roaring to life in this star-studded animated tale of a train who overcomes every obstacle by repeating the words "I think I can, I think I can." Along the way, he climbs new heights and finds new friends.
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Season 1: Expanding on the bloody and still-fascinating saga of Lizzie Borden, this fictionalized miniseries depicts the accused ax-murderer's life in the years after her exoneration in the killings of her father and stepmother.
Losing Isaiah (1995): After leaving her baby outside a crack house, a drug-addicted woman presumes him to be dead. Devastated, she enters rehab and cleans up her act. When three years later she learns he's alive and has been adopted, she sets out to get him back.
Masha’s Tales Season 1: Fairy tales get a funny twist when Masha retells them, because she tends to get the details just a little jumbled up in this animated kid’s series.
My Side of the Mountain (1969): Embracing the spirit of 19th-century poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, 13-year-old Sam strikes out into a forested wilderness on his own. After finding the right sanctuary and building a shelter, Sam learns to embrace nature on its own terms.
Para Elisa (2012): A recent graduate tries to earn money babysitting, but gets hired by a strange old lady to care for a deranged woman who sees her as a toy.
Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (2014): When Diancie a Pokémon said to create diamond travels to find Xerneas to help her make a heart diamond to save her home, Ash, Serena, Clemont and Bonnie help her to be safe on the way from thieves.
Pokemon: XY Season 1: Join Ash Ketchum, Pikachu, and all his Pokemon pals travel to Kalos to expand the local league to make new friends and evade the clutches of the Gym Leaders.
Scooby-Doo (2002): In this live-action feature, Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred and Velma journey to Spooky Island, where a magical force is awakened that could spell doom for the human race. But the Mystery Inc. gang remains skeptical that there are any ghosts at work.
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004): In this live-action adventure, friends Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and their canine buddy Scooby vow to put an end to a menacing scoundrel who plans to turn their town of Coolsville into the complete opposite.
Sin City (2005): In these intertwined tales, an ex-con avenges a hooker’s death, a gumshoe gets mixed up with dangerous vixens, and a cop saves a dancer from a rapist.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989): Captain Kirk (William Shatner) leads his crew on a mission to free kidnapped diplomats. Arriving at the planet Nimbus III, Kirk and crew come face-to-face with the captor: a smiling Vulcan named Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill) who's Mr. Spock's half-brother. Obsessively searching for God, Sybok hijacks the Enterprise and sets a course for the center of the galaxy. The film marks Shatner's directorial debut.
Stardust (2007): To win his true love's heart, wide-eyed Tristan Thorn journeys to a forbidden realm to retrieve a fallen star that has taken human form. But the star is being pursued by an evil witch and others looking to possess her celestial powers.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006): Lifelong friends Ricky and Cal have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively. But when a rival challenges their records, they'll have to floor it to retain their status.
Teen Witch (1989): Awkward teen Louise Miller dreams of a date with the school football hero but is too shy to do anything about it -- until she learns she's descended from witches and uses her powers to become the most desirable girl at school.
Tin Man: “Search for the Emerald” (2007): In this dark adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic, Midwestern waitress Dorothy is catapulted into the dangerous territory of O.Z., where she joins a band of misfits seeking to overthrow an evil sorceress and reinstate the land's rightful ruler.
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011): Convinced that her birth mother is none other than country singing sensation Dolly Parton, spirited 11-year-old adoptee Elizabeth Gray rides away from home on her bike, hoping to get the truth from the Nashville superstar herself.
Land Before Time: XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016): When Littlefoot’s father doesn’t return from a trip, the brave dinosaur and his pals set off on a rescue mission through strange new lands.
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009): When Texas cop Steven Russell realizes he's gay, he changes his life and pulls con jobs that land him jail, where he meets his one true love. When the man is transferred to another prison, lovesick Steven mounts a series of jailbreaks.
Love (2015): A man in an unsatisfying marriage recalls the details of an intense past relationship with an ex-girlfriend when he gets word that she may be missing.
Care Bears & Cousins Season 2: The whole huggable gang is back, bringing tales of caring and sharing to a new generation. And now the Care Bear Cousins are here to join the fun!
Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado: Amiable comic Hannibal Buress offers his self-assured opinion on subjects from hip-hop to steroid scandals and rock music to yoga pants.
Mad Men Season 7, Part 2: Set in 1960s New York City, this award-winning series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure.
Turbo: F.A.S.T. Season 3: Join Turbo and his posse, the Fast Action Stunt Team. Filled with comedy, action and fun, this series amps it up to the extreme.
Lila & Eve (2015): Two mothers each lost a child to a murderer on the same day. After meeting at a support group, the women join forces to conduct their own investigation of the crimes when law enforcement authorities fail to vigorously pursue either case.
Dope (2015): In the tough neighborhood of the Bottoms, high school senior Malcolm sports his own funky style while working hard to gain admission to a top college. But his clean-cut perspective take an unexpected turn when a local drug dealer befriends him.
The Girl in the Book (2015): As 29-year-old Alice Harvey is working hard to find herself as a writer, a secret she's kept buried in the past resurfaces in the form of aging novelist Milan Daneker -- who seduced Alice 15 years earlier.
The Face of Love (2013): Years after the death of her husband, Garrett, Nikki begins a romance with Tom, a great guy who looks almost exactly like Garrett. As their relationship unfolds, fate seems to be delivering Nikki both a new start and a second chance.
Open Season (2006): After saving a mule deer from a hunter's clutches, a domesticated grizzly finds himself relocated to the wild -- and unprepared for the real world. Can the furry pals make it to safety before open season starts?
XXY (2007): Inés Efron plays Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, in this compelling tale. Though she's living as a girl, Alex and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her gender, she meets both hostility and compassion. Director Lucía Puenzo's sensitive drama co-stars Valeria Bertuccelli, Martín Piroyansky and Ricardo Darín.
Asthma (2015): Trying to find meaning in his life, a despondent young drug addict steals a car and takes his tattoo artist love interest on a roadtrip.
Atonement (2007): When 13-year-old Briony discovers a lustful letter and witnesses a sexual encounter between her older sister and a servant's son, her confusion prompts her to finger the young man for a violent crime. Her half-truth changes their lives forever.
The Returned Season 2: On returning home and finding they're believed to be dead, a collection of near-strangers from the same village try to find a reason for their plight.
Cooked Season 1: As he tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising, acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world.
Love Season 1: They've had plenty of romantic misses. But when a jaded Angeleno meets a nerdy guy, they may figure out this "love" thing. Co-created by Judd Apatow.
3rd World Cops 2 (2015): The lives of Freire and Salinas police are again wrapped problems. This time, they will be accused of a crime they did not comment and will become the most wanted men in the country.
Bare (2015): A free-spirited female drifter leads melancholy Sarah away from small-town boredom toward an enticing world of drugs and danger.
Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight! (2015): The Marvel Heroes unite to try and stop Loki and the frost giant Ymir from conquering the world as the duo try to steal Santa's powers to do so.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016): In this sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," four Martial World heroes must keep the legendary Green Destiny sword from villainous Hades Dai.
Fuller House Season 1: The Full House adventures continue as D.J. Tanner-Fuller calls upon her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy to move in and help raise her three boys.
Theo Von (2016): Known for always saying the unexpected and telling it like it is, even at the expense of offending, Louisiana comedian Theo Von returns home to film his first stand-up comedy special for Netflix at the Civic Theater in New Orleans.
Finding Vivian Maier (2013): When longtime nanny Vivian Maier died in 2009, she left behind thousands of photo negatives that she'd produced over the years. But the now-famous shutterbug's unique body of work lay in storage until an amateur historian uncovered the trove.
Ashes and Embers (1982): A disillusioned, African-American Vietnam vet (Anderson) travels from Washington to Los Angeles to his grandmother’s farm in search of a better life—but is there a place for him? Ethiopian-American filmmaker (and LA Rebellion movement instigator) Haile Gerima’s Afrocentric survey of the American sociopolitical landscape is a potent mix of documentary realism, dreamlike narrative, and Godardian agit-prop.