With every start of the new month, it makes me excited for all the new releases on Netflix to watch. Whether it is a new television show, episodes, or bringing nostalgic shows to the platform, there are endless options of content to dive into. There are many spectacular releases and additions to the platform and here are my top recommendations on what to keep your eyes out for on Netflix in February 2021:
Inception (Feb 1)
One of the movies that truly got me hooked from the start to the end. If you have ever been interested in the world of lucid dreaming, you're about to be in for a treat. Starring Leonardo Dicaprio as a thief who goes into the subconscious security of people and takes their secrets and ideas from dreams. You'll see how complex and intricate each dream is and find yourself holding your breath as they try their best to not be discovered by the person whose dream they are incepting.
Featuring an all-star lineup like Joseph Gordon Levitt, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Hardy, this is one movie you do not want to sleep on. Christopher Nolen did a spectacular job directing the movie - from the editing, cinemeography, music tracklist to create an action-packed, suspenseful, and mind-bending movie. There's a reason why this movie has highly rated throughout the years and Netflix is finally adding it to the platform!
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (Feb 10)
I'm sure everyone has heard of the mysterious case of Elisa Lam and her disappearance at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. Her body was later found in a water tank on the hotel roof and there have been many conspiracy theories regarding this case since she was shown to have erratic behavior before locating her body. This documentary will dive into her case and the history of this infamous hotel since there have are also many connections to other serial killers like Richard Ramierez who have stayed before.
There will be four episodes in the season and is produced by Joe Berlinger, who also filmed the other Netflix series, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile featuring Zac Efron. If you're a fan of true crime, this docu-series will be released on February 10th.
To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (Feb 12)
If you love the first and second movies, the final and last installation of this series is coming on February 12. Following Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky and the story of how their relationship developed from an old love letter, you'll fall in love with the actors portrayed by Lana Condor and Noah Centineo. In the upcoming movie, the characters are headed towards their last year of high school and goes through prom proposals, college admissions, a trip to Korea, and their relationship on whether they can make long-distance work as they start thinking about college. If you're a fan of young adult teen romance movies, this would be a great movie to watch, and make sure to watch the first two series before you watch the third one.
What else is on your watchlist on Netflix this month? I would love to hear your recommendations below! Other notable mentions are the Conjuring series as well as Malcolm & Marie, a black and white romance film starring Zendaya and John David Washington on February 5.