February brings new movies and T.V. to streaming services

Written By Tia Bailey, Co-Features/A&E Editor

A new month is approaching, meaning streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ are preparing to get rid of the old and bring in some new titles to watch. 

Netflix is starting off strong on Feb. 1, releasing “Inception,” a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio about the ability to enter others’ unconscious minds. The 2010 action/sci-fi is one of the best of its kind from the 2010s. Another 2010 Leo movie will be released on the same day: “Shutter Island.” In this film, Leo’s character investigates a missing murderer who escaped from an insane asylum on a remote island. Both of these movies have some pretty crazy plot twists.

Also, on Feb. 1, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and Julia Roberts’ rom-com “My Best Friend’s Wedding” will be available to watch on Netflix. 

Feb. 8 will bring another Nickelodeon favorite from the late 2000s, “iCarly,” but just the first two seasons (for now). 

For those invested in the “To All the Boys” movie series, the third installment, “To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean,” will be released on Feb. 12, just two days before Valentine’s Day.

Hulu also has some exciting releases planned for the upcoming month. Right off the bat on Feb. 1, subscribers will be able to watch “American Psycho,” the thriller starring Christian Bale, as well as the sequel. Keeping with the thriller theme, the 1976 horror/mystery “The Omen” and its sequel will be available on the same day. 

The first season of the 2020 series “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” will also be released. The series explores the infamous property known for UFO sightings and other strange happenings. 

There will also be some more lighthearted titles, “Married At First Sight” season 10, available at the beginning of the month, as well as the 2004 “Garfield” live-action movie. 

The fifth of the month brings The New York Times docu-series about Britney Spears, “Framing Britney Spears,” and will release new episodes onto the platform after the release. 

“The Shape of Water,” the 2017 Guillermo del Toro drama/thriller about a creature at a government laboratory in the 60s, will be available to stream on Hulu on Feb. 15. 

Hulu will also be putting out more seasons of shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Good Trouble” in the middle of the month. 

Disney+ has a few releases planned throughout February, such as “Cheaper by the Dozen” and seasons 1-5 of “The Muppet Show.” The new “WandaVision” series will continue to have new episodes released weekly on the platform as well. 

February will be a great month for entertaining titles. Whether it’s a chill day to stay in during the cold, a movie night with friends via Netflix Party, or a date night, subscribers won’t be bored with all the updated movies and TV shows available to stream.