It’s shaping up to be a good month for binge-watching.
February is almost here, which means we’re about to get another month’s worth of new Netflix titles. Studio Ghibli fans in particular are in for a treat, but there’s also a wide variety of old films, original shows and series returns in the mix. Here’s just a few of the titles you should put on your watchlist next month.
My Neighbour Totoro
In some of the most exciting Netflix news of the year so far, it’s been announced that 21 films from animation legend Hayao Miyazaki will be coming to the viewing platform. The Japanese filmmaker is the master behind iconic movies like My Neighbour Totoro, with the furry rabbit-like creature becoming the global mascot of the Studio Ghibli brand. This title and six other films will hit Netflix on Saturday February 1, with more to come over the following months.
Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End make up Edgar Wright’s hilarious Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, brandishing a dark sense of British humour. As of Friday February 14, you’ll be able to catch the middle title on Netflix, starring comedic duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as police officers solving a series of small-village murders. The first and third films aren’t available yet, but you don’t need to have seen them to get a kick out of this.
Narcos: Mexico (Season Two)
Netflix’s 2015 original show Narcos was a hit with viewers, prompting another two seasons, plus its own spin-off in the form of Narcos: Mexico. While producers Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro had intended for the Mexican edition to be the series’ fourth instalment, it quickly took on a life of its own and was launched as a companion show. Season Two will be available for streaming from Thursday February 13, so now’s a good time to get on board.
Locke & Key
If you’re after something spooky to sink your teeth into, this Netflix newcomer might just be for you. Based on a comic book series of the same name, Locke & Key follows three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after the gruesome murder of their father. Created by Joe Hill with a cast of new faces, it’s too soon to say whether this will be the new Haunting of Hill House or another horror flop, but you can give it a go from Friday February 7.
I Am Not Okay With This
Another graphic novel turned TV show, I Am Not Okay With This follows the story of 15-year-old Syd, as she deals with high-school, family drama, her budding sexuality and some awakening superpowers. Jonathon Entwistle from Stranger Things and The End of the F***ing World is taking the reigns again on this one, which definitely feels like a hybrid of the two. Check it out for yourself from Wednesday February 26.
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