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What to watch on Netflix in February 2020: the best new films and TV shows coming this month

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From the arrival of hotly-anticipated horror series Locke & Key to the psychological thriller Horse Girl, here’s all the best new shows and films to catch on Netflix this month.

If you’ve looked outside so far today, the chances are the weather isn’t looking great. With Storm Ciara buffering the UK and more dreary, wintery weather sure to come, we want nothing more than to curl up on the sofa with Netflix.

If you too are feeling in the mood to hibernate, you’re in luck: Netflix has been delivering the goods so far this month when it comes to the selection of films and TV shows landing on the platform. 

But before we think too far ahead, there’s plenty to get excited about and look forward to in February, especially when it comes to all the new TV and films arriving on Netflix. Excitingly, February has already seen the arrival of seven Studio Ghibli films on Netflix, including the popular titles My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service. 

With that news aside, we’ve also seen the arrival of Locke & Key – a brand new horror series – as well as brand new psychological thriller Horse Girl which looks completely gripping.

And later on in the month, the sequel of To All The Boys I’ve Loved BeforeTo All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You – will also be gracing our screens.

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Add to that the arrival of a brand-new YA novel adaptation in the form of Jennifer Niven’s All The Bright Places, and you’ve got the recipe for a jam-packed month of entertainment. It’s all very exciting, wouldn’t you say?

So, without further ado, here’s Stylist’s picks of the most exciting new films, documentaries and TV shows to look out for on Netflix this month. 

The Pharmacist

This Netflix Original documentary series follows the story of Dan Schneider, a small town pharmacist who, after losing his son in a drug-related shooting in New Orleans, sets out to find and bring his son’s killer to justice. Months later, when the circumstances of his son’s death came back to haunt him in the form of young, seemingly healthy people visiting his pharmacy with high dose prescriptions for OxyContin, Schneider makes it his mission to take action on the growing opioid epidemic, long before it gained widespread attention. 

Release Date: 5 February

Locke & Key

Cast: Darby Stanchfield, Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Bill Heck, Laysla De Oliveira, Sherri Saum, Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Griffin Gluck, Coby Bird

If you like spending your February evenings scared to death on the sofa, look no further than Netflix’s latest horror series Locke & Key. The series follows the story of three siblings as they move back to their murdered father’s ancestral home in Massachusetts, only to discover a series of magical, reality-bending keys hidden throughout the house – and an evil entity that’s waiting for them.

Release Date: 7 February

Horse Girl

Cast: Alison Brie, Debby Ryan, Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, John Paul Reynolds, John Ortiz.

If there’s one thing we know about Horse Girl, it’s that the trailer was one hell of an experience. This Netflix original film follows the story of Sarah, a socially isolated young woman who works at an arts and crafts store, as she starts to experience surreal dreams and disorientating visions. Described as “a darkly humorous psychological thriller about a woman’s search for the truth, however abstract it may be,” you can count us intrigued.

Release Date: 7 February

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, John Corbett

The hotly-anticipated sequel to All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is finally here, and if the two trailers Netflix have released so far are anything to go by, it’s going to be great. This time, we’ll see Lara Jean navigate a world of firsts as she begins her relationship with Peter – and deal with the repercussions when the recipient of one of her old love letters enters her life once more.

Release Date: 12 February

I Am Not Okay With This

I Am Not Okay With This
New On Netflix February 2020: I Am Not Okay With This.

Cast: Sophia Lillis, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Sofia Bryant, Richard Ellis, Wyatt Oleff, Aidan Wojtak-Hissong

This new series from the director of The End Of The F**ing World and the producers of Stranger Things sounds like the perfect binge-watching material. I Am Not Okay With This follows the story of Sydney, a teenage girl dealing with the complexities of her family, her newfound sexuality, and the mysterious powers that are beginning to awaken deep within her. 

Release Date: 26 February

All The Bright Places

Cast: Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Alexandra Shipp, Virginia Gardner, Luke Wilson, Keegan-Michael Key

Adapted from Jennifer Niven’s incredibly popular YA novel of the same name, All The Bright Places follows the story of Violet Markey and Theodore Finch as they meet and change each other’s lives forever. Struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, the two come together to provide each other with essential support in a drama which provides a “refreshing and human” perspective on the realities of mental illness.

Release Date: 28 February

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