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The 11 Best Things Coming to Netflix in February

Don’t miss a thing with our critics’ watch list

(Left to right) Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher in "Your Place or Mine."
(Left to right) Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher in "Your Place or Mine."

With Valentine’s Day and its romantic vibe in the air this month, Netflix is offering many different flavors of love for just about everyone — from an Oscar-winning musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone to a rom-com featuring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher to a crush note for professional golf. Break out the popcorn — or the chocolate-covered strawberries — and indulge. Here’s your cheat sheet to what’s coming this month, and when.

Coming Feb. 1

Gunther’s Millions (Netflix original)

This docuseries follows the legend behind a very spoiled German shepherd dog who inherited a childless German countess’s $80 million fortune — which the estate’s managers then grew into a $500 million-plus empire fueled by pricey real estate, bizarre social experiments and audacious tax schemes.

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La La Land (2016)

With an opening number erupting from a traffic jam, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone enchant in director Damien Chazelle’s irresistible Oscar-winning musical.

​​Coming Feb. 3

True Spirit (Netflix original)

In 2009, Australian teenager Jessica Watson set off by herself in a sailboat hoping to break a record for a solo journey around the world. In this fact-based drama, Teagan Croft (Titans) plays the plucky young woman whose boat gets battered over the course of 210 days at sea.

​​Coming Feb. 8

Bill Russell: Legend (Netflix original)

Sam Pollard is a doc filmmaker whose previous films have explored Sammy Davis Jr. and the FBI’s campaign against Martin Luther King Jr. (the latter earning him an Oscar nomination). Now he sets his sights on Bill Russell, the pioneering NBA star in the 1950s and ’60s who led the Boston Celtics to 11 championships over his 13 years in the league.

Coming Feb. 10

Your Place or Mine (Netflix original)

Two Hollywood stars skip the meet-cute in this high-concept rom-com. Reese Witherspoon is a harried single mom in L.A. who agrees to swap apartments for a spell with Ashton Kutcher, her playboyish old pal from New York. (He’s been quietly carrying a torch for her since they hooked up one night 20 years ago.) Sometimes destiny just needs a nudge.

​​Coming Feb. 15

African Queens: Njinga (Netflix original)

​Jada Pinkett Smith executive produces this new docuseries, whose first season is devoted to the 17th-century warrior queen Njinga. Born into the ruling family of Ndongo (in present-day Angola), she expanded her kingdom by conquering neighboring Matamba and holding off the Portuguese empire.

​​Full Swing, Season 1 (Netflix original)

Golf fans will stay putt for this one: a detailed, behind-the-greens look at last year’s PGA men’s tour, including stars like Rory McIlroy, from the producers of Formula 1: Drive to Survive.

The Law According to Lidia Poët (Netflix original)

Turns out that Americans didn’t invent the women’s movement. This series is inspired by the true story of Italian Lidia Poët who received a law degree in 1881 — and then struggled to gain acceptance as a lawyer as she helped pioneer the field of forensic science.


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​​Coming Feb. 16

2 Guns (2013)

This twisty action film features strong performances from stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, two special agents whose separate attempts to bring down a Mexican drug cartel goes horribly, entertainingly wrong.

​​Coming Feb. 18

Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal. (Center) Alex Murdaugh in Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal

Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal (Netflix original)

​The Murdaughs, a wealthy South Carolina clan that produced generations of local prosecutors, are at the center of this three-part docuseries exploring a crime wave that includes a mother-son double homicide, a deadly boat crash and a housekeeper’s fatal fall.

​​Coming Feb. 24

We Have a Ghost (Netflix original)

​Ghost stories aren’t just for Halloween anymore. This family-friendly film, based on a story published on Vice, stars Anthony Mackie as a suburban dad who becomes a viral sensation after recording a ghost (played by Stranger Things star David Harbour) in his house.

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