Since we began to chart the comings and goings on Netflix a few years back, we’ve noticed the service mirrors Hollywood studios in one respect: February is a lean month. While in the theatrical space, this means dumping low quality product into the market for a modest return, Netflix just offers less content than in just about any other month. Even the films they liscened from others for the coming month is paltry list compared to Janaury. It makes finding a pick for the month tough, but Netflix still delivered thanks to our love of true crime documentaries.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is the premiere season of a recurring program set around infmous locations of murders, disrupute and other sordid things. Its first location is Los Angeles’s infamous Cecil Hotel and the 2013 disappearance of Elisa Lam. One presumes her case will form a spine for other stories about the hotel. While maybe not as innocently entertaining as a season of Locke & Key, it will get us through the slimmer month of Netflix’s calendar.
But that’s just our opinion. Take a look at the list of everything coming to Netflix (and leaving the service) to find something more up your alley.
Made You Look: A True Story about Fake Art (2020)
Sisyphus — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
An unfathomable incident introduces a genius engineer to dangerous secrets of the world — and to a woman from the future who’s come looking for him.
Vincenzo — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A man caught in the middle of an Italian mafia war flees his adopted home for his South Korean birthplace where he finds more than one reason to stay.
Kid Cosmic — NETFLIX FAMILY
In this animated series from the creator of The Powerpuff Girls, an odd, imaginative boy acquires superpowers after finding five cosmic rings.
The mega missions continue for the Mighty Express trains — from hauling giant dinosaur bones and a baby octopus to tracking down a hidden treasure!
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready: Season 2 — NETFLIX COMEDY SERIES
Once again, Tiffany Haddish will introduce six of her favorite comedians to Netflix members around the world with a second season of the Emmy-nominated stand-up comedy series They Ready. Each comedian, all of whom were again personally chosen by Haddish, will perform a 15-20 minute set. The second season features a bold new collection of hilarious stand-up comedians showcasing their raw humor; including Dean Edwards (Saturday Night Live), Kimberly Clark (Last Comic Standing), Tony Woods (Comedy Central Presents), Barbara Carlyle (Def Comedy Jam 25), Godfrey (Our Cartoon President), and Erin Jackson (Late Night with Seth Meyers). Haddish serves as executive producer for She Ready Productions alongside Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz.
All My Friends Are Dead — NETFLIX FILM
A group of friends at a New Year’s Eve party go through a whirlwind of events that expose secrets, break hearts – and leads to a shocking outcome.
Black Beach — NETFLIX FILM
A lawyer with a promising future is forced to deep dive into his past when he agrees to negotiate with an old friend turned kidnapper.
Firefly Lane — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Tully and Kate meet as young girls on Firefly Lane and become inseparable best friends throughout 30 years of ups and downs
Hache: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
One year later, Hache grabs a chance to start up a heroin production lab, but conspiring associates and a troublemaking relative complicate her plans.
Invisible City — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
While investigating a mysterious death, a man is drawn into a battle between the human world and a realm inhabited by mythical creatures.
The Last Paradiso — NETFLIX FILM
In 1950s Italy, a passionate free spirit dreams of love, justice and a better life till a forbidden affair threatens everything. Based on real events.
Little Big Women — NETFLIX FILM
A family grapples with the passing of their estranged father and the remnants of the life he led during his absence.
Malcolm & Marie — NETFLIX FILM
As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from his movie premiere, smoldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning.
Space Sweepers — NETFLIX FILM
Chasing after space debris and faraway dreams in year 2092, four misfits unearth explosive secrets during the attempted trade of a wide-eyed humanoid.
Strip Down, Rise Up — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
In an effort to reclaim their bodies and lives, a group of women explore the intersections of movement and meaning in a powerful pole dancing program.
The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity — NETFLIX FILM
When a demonic serpent reawakens, the Yin-Yang Masters must solve a murder mystery and protect their realms from a dark conspiracy at the royal court.
The Sinner: Jamie
iCarly: Seasons 1-2
War Dogs (2016)
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
From director Joe Berlinger (Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Paradise Lost), Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is the first season in a new documentary series that deconstructs the mythology and mystery surrounding infamous locations in contemporary crime. For nearly a century the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has been linked to some of the city’s most notorious activity, from untimely deaths to housing serial killers. In 2013 college student Elisa Lam was staying at the Cecil when she vanished, igniting a media frenzy and mobilizing a global community of internet sleuths eager to solve the case. Lam’s disappearance, the latest chapter in the hotel’s complex history, offers a chilling and captivating lens into one of LA’s most nefarious settings.
The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman — NETFLIX FILM
In Paris, two dysfunctional dealers use family ties to try to boost their small drug business in this crass comedy based on the webseries.
The World We Make (2019)
Capitani — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Detective Luc Capitani investigates the mysterious death of a teenager after her body is found in the forest near a village in northern Luxembourg.
Layla Majnun — NETFLIX FILM
While in Azerbaijan, Layla, an Indonesian scholar, falls for Samir, an admirer of her work — but her arranged marriage stands in the way.
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Red Dot — NETFLIX FILM
On a hiking trip to rekindle their marriage, a couple find themselves fleeing for their lives in the unforgiving wilderness from an unknown shooter.
Squared Love — NETFLIX FILM
A celebrity journalist and renowned womanizer starts to rethink his life choices after he falls for a mysterious model who leads a double life.
Buried by the Bernards — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In 2017, Ryan Bernard opened the doors to R Bernard Funeral Services, offering complete, yet affordable funeral packages to help his community deal with exponentially high funeral costs. With family dramedy at the center, the family-owned and operated business provides their community top tier care, service and comfort with a side of laughter in the toughest of times. In this line of work, the Bernards can’t neglect supporting each other and have their own special recipe for preserving their relationships — it’s one part understanding, a pinch of sarcasm, and a heaping spoonful of blatant honesty. This unorthodox funeral home is only outmatched by the unconventional Bernard family themselves.
Nadiya Bakes — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Delightful cakes and heavenly breads pop from the oven as Nadiya Hussain returns to baking, her happy place, and spotlights creative kindred spirits.
Hate by Dani Rovira — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
From the Soho Theater in Málaga, actor Dani Rovira presents his most honest, unfiltered and preposterous vision of today’s human being.
To All The Boys: Always And Forever — NETFLIX FILM
It started with an old love letter — and turned into a new romance. What does the future hold for Lara Jean and Peter?
Xico’s Journey — NETFLIX FAMILY
A girl, a dog and her best pal set out to save a mountain from a gold-hungry corporation. But the key lies closer to home, with her sidekick pup, Xico.
The Crew — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The crew chief in a NASCAR garage finds himself at odds with the tech-reliant millennials brought in to modernize the team. Starring Kevin James.
Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie — NETFLIX FAMILY
When a protective fence enclosing a South African animal sanctuary unexpectedly loses power, Bear Grylls gets called in to help. An interactive special.
Good Girls: Season 3
Behind Her Eyes — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A single mom becomes entangled in a twisted mind game when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while bonding with his mysterious wife.
Hello, Me! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Miserable and unsuccessful, a woman thinks she’s lost all her spark — until one day, her spunky younger self appears in front of her demanding change.
MeatEater: Season 9 Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Steve sets his sights on game such as mule deer, duck, wild turkey, bear and moose in travels that take him to hunting hot spots across the US.
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan — NETFLIX ANIME
A popular manga creator becomes enmeshed in paranormal events while conducting research: Stand User Kishibe Rohan visits Italy, goes bankrupt and more.
I Care A Lot — NETFLIX FILM
A professional legal guardian of aging adults discovers that her seemingly perfect client is not who they appear to be.
Tribes of Europa — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In 2074, three siblings set out to change the fate of Europe after a global catastrophe fractures it into countless microstates fighting for dominance.
Classmates Minus — NETFLIX FILM
The plight of middle-aged men is told through the individual yet intertwined stories of four high school classmates dealing with personal struggles.
The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Brian Regan: On The Rocks — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Comedian Brian Regan is trying to understand absurdities around him. In his second Netflix comedy special, Brian Regan: On The Rocks, the legendary comedian confronts his befuddlement with animals, people, dinner parties, Reiki healers, and his recent realization that he has O.C.D.
Pelé — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
This documentary tells the story of world-renowned footballer Pelé, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he has since attained.
Canine Intervention — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Canine Intervention follows renowned Oakland dog trainer, Jas Leverette, as he runs Cali K9, one of the top dog training facilities in California. Using his unique training methods and techniques, each episode will feature Jas as he works with a variety of dogs and their owners to fix their obedience and behavior issues. Jas works with all breeds, he’s never turned a dog away, and he can correct even the most extreme behavior issues.
Ginny & Georgia — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hoping for a fresh start, teenage Ginny and her mother, Georgia, settle in a new town. But the secrets in Georgia’s past jeopardize their endeavor.
Two Sentence Horror Stories: Season 2
Geez & Ann — NETFLIX FILM
A sensitive and independent girl falls for a mysterious dream boy and yearns for the one thing everyone wants in a relationship — commitment and love.
High-Rise Invasion — NETFLIX ANIME
A teen girl is teleported to a high-rise rooftop where she must choose between four dangerous options in a battle for her survival.
Bigfoot Family — NETFLIX FAMILY
Bigfoot’s now a big deal. So when he goes missing, his shy but tech-savvy teen son must take on an evil CEO to save his family and a wildlife preserve.
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Caught by a Wave — NETFLIX FILM
A summer fling born under the Sicilian sun quickly develops into a heartbreaking love story that forces a boy and girl to grow up too quickly.
Crazy About Her — NETFLIX FILM
After spending a wild night together, Adri discovers the only way to see Carla again is to become a patient at the psychiatric center where she resides.
No Escape (2015)
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
Lila & Eve (2015)
Woody Woodpecker (2017)
Don’t Knock Twice (2016)
A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
The Other Guys (2010)
Alone in Berlin (2016)
Brave Miss World: Collection 1
Bates Motel: Seasons 1-5
A Haunted House (2013)
Trespass Against Us (2016)
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
The Frozen Ground (2013)