February is shaping up to be an exciting month for movie lovers, with Netflix set to release a wide variety of highly-anticipated new films. From action-packed blockbusters to critically acclaimed dramas, there are plenty of new movie releases for every taste.
Overview of Upcoming Netflix Movie Releases
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most notable upcoming Netflix original and licensed movie releases set to premiere in February 2023:
- You People – Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy star in this culture-clash comedy about a new couple and their families coming together. Premieres February 3.
- True Spirit – Inspirational biopic about Australian teenager Jessica Watson, who became the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Stars Teagan Croft and Anna Paquin. Premieres February 3.
- Your Place or Mine – Romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher as best friends who swap homes for a week. Premieres February 10.
- We Have a Ghost – Supernatural family film about a ghost who joins a family after haunting their new home. Stars David Harbour, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, and more. Premieres February 24.
- Murder Mystery 2 – Sequel to the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston mystery-comedy, with the duo back to solve a new case. Premieres date TBA.
- Extraction 2 – Chris Hemsworth returns as black ops mercenary Tyler Rake in this action-thriller sequel. Premieres date TBA.
And many more! Keep reading for a complete preview of Netflix’s February 2023 movie lineup.
All New Movie Releases Coming to Netflix in February 2023
- Gunther’s Millions – Documentary about Gunther the German Shepherd who inherited a vast fortune.
- The Panic Room – Thriller about a young girl with a rare immune disorder who moves with her mother to a remote house equipped with a high-tech panic room. Stars Kristen Stewart and Jaden Smith.
- You People – Culture clash comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill. Follows a new couple and their families coming together amid their different backgrounds. Directed by Kenya Barris.
- True Spirit – Australian biopic about teenager Jessica Watson (Teagan Croft), who became the youngest person to sail solo around the world in 2010. Co-stars Anna Paquin.
- Jung_E – Korean sci-fi movie set in a 22nd century dystopian earth. Follows a researcher who creates a clone to find her dead daughter’s memories.
- The Exchange – Kuwaiti drama about a woman investigating her husband’s murder. Directed by Edgard Tenembaum.
- Bill Russell: Legend – Documentary about the life and iconic basketball career of Bill Russell.
- Your Place or Mine – Romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher. Longtime best friends swap homes for a week and complications arise.
- 10 Days of a Good Man – Turkish drama about a lawyer who has 10 days to save an innocent man on death row.
- Love is Blind: After the Altar Season 3 – Reality series catch-up with couples from Love is Blind Season 3.
- You Season 4 Part 1 – First half of the fourth season of the psychological thriller series You. Stars Penn Badgley.
- All the Places – Documentary following chef Evan Funke’s food tour of Italy.
- Perfect Match – Reality dating series hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey. Singles try to find love without seeing each other.
- NoFilter – Indonesian romantic drama about internet-famous influencers.
- African Queens: Yaa Asantewaa – Historical drama about the life of Yaa Asantewaa, Queen Mother of Ejisu in the Asante Empire. Stars Ama K. Abebrese.
- Unlocked – Korean thriller about a woman who loses her memory after being kidnapped. Stars Chun Woo-hee, Im Si-wan, Kim Hee-won.
- The Upshaws Season 3 – Third season return of the Upshaws family multi-cam sitcom.
- Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal – True crime documentary series about the Murdaugh family murders.
- The Strays – Australian horror thriller about a woman who returns home to a strange new family life after an accident.
- We Have a Ghost – Supernatural family film based on a short story. A ghost named Ernest joins a family after haunting their new home. Stars David Harbour, Jahi Di’Allo Winston.
- Outer Banks Season 3 – Third season return of the teen mystery adventure series Outer Banks.
- Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 5 – Fifth installment of the Formula 1 racing docuseries.
- Murder Mystery 2 – Sequel to the Netflix mystery-comedy film starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. They reprise their roles to solve a new case.
- Extraction 2 – Chris Hemsworth returns as black ops mercenary Tyler Rake in this action-thriller sequel. From director Sam Hargrave.
- Luther: The Fallen Sun – Feature film follow-up to the crime series Luther, with Idris Elba back as detective John Luther.
- Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming – Madea returns to welcome her family for a joyous homecoming. Stars Tyler Perry.
Most Exciting Upcoming Netflix Movie Releases
Based on early buzz and premise alone, here are some of the most hotly anticipated Netflix original and licensed movies coming up in February 2023:
This culture clash comedy boasts an amazing cast including Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Nia Long, and more. The film explores what happens when a new couple and their families from very different backgrounds come together. With director Kenya Barris (Black-ish) at the helm, expect sharp laughs and astute cultural commentary.
The incredible true story of Australian teenager Jessica Watson is getting the cinematic treatment. Teen actress Teagan Croft stars as the real-life Watson, who miraculously sailed solo around the world in 2010 at only 16 years old. With Anna Paquin playing her mother, this promises to be an uplifting and inspiring biopic.
Your Place or Mine
Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher make for an engaging comedic pairing as best friends who swap homes and lives for a week. Rom-com veterans Witherspoon and Kutcher should have effortless chemistry. Their opposites-attract dynamic playing out across two contrasting cities gives this familiar premise a fun twist.
We Have a Ghost
Stranger Things’ David Harbour stars in this supernatural family film based on a popular short story. When a ghost named Ernest haunts a family’s new home, he forms a bond with their son Kevin (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) and helps them uncover a mystery. With intriguing paranormal elements and an offbeat combo of horror and humor, this looks to bring genuine scares and laughs.
Murder Mystery 2
The first Murder Mystery became one of Netflix’s most-watched original films ever. Now Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston reprise their roles as Nick and Audrey Spitz, married detectives caught up in another European whodunit. With the easy comedic chemistry between Sandler and Aniston, this sequel promises more goofy mystery hijinks.
Full Breakdown of Every New Netflix Movie in February 2023
Here’s an in-depth preview of all the Netflix original and licensed feature films scheduled to release in the month of February 2023:
This documentary explores the bizarre true story of Gunther the German Shepherd, who inherited a vast multi-million dollar fortune from his owner, German countess Karlotta Leibenstein. Gunther’s eccentric handlers then used the money to buy extravagant mansions, sports cars, and more. A stranger-than-fiction tale providing fascinating insights into wealth and excess.
The Panic Room
In this thriller, young diabetic girl Anna (Kristen Stewart) moves with her mother (Jaden Smith) into a secluded house equipped with a high-tech panic room. When intruders invade, the pair must use the futuristic bunker to survive. With intense cat-and-mouse suspense and underlying mother-daughter drama, The Panic Room presents a riveting take on the home invasion genre.
Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill lead an outstanding ensemble cast including Lauren London, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and David Duchovny in this culture-clash romantic comedy. When Ezra Cohen (Hill) and Amira Mohammed (London) get engaged, their families must set aside their many differences. With sharp commentary on race, religion, and relationships, director Kenya Barris brings his signature wit to this timely and hilarious movie.
Based on the incredible true story, teen actress Teagan Croft stars as Jessica Watson, who at 16 years old became the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Fighting loneliness and perilous conditions, Watson undertakes the arduous seven-month maritime journey to prove her doubters wrong. Anna Paquin plays Watson’s mother, who anxiously waits at home. An uplifting biopic celebrating Watson’s monumental achievement and resilient spirit.
Set in a dystopian 22nd century Earth rendered uninhabitable due to climate change, a researcher creates a clone named Jung_E to try to access memories of her dead daughter stored in an AI. This Korean sci-fi film explores thought-provoking themes of grief, humanity, and technology through slick visuals and intense action sequences. Stars Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-joo, and Ryu Kyung-soo.
In this drama from Kuwait, a woman investigates the circumstances around her husband’s murder, uncovering troubling secrets. As she falls down a rabbit hole of lies and corruption, she struggles to reconcile her anxiety about the conspiracy with her repressed grief. Aided by a rogue journalist, she works to expose the complex truth. Directed by Edgard Tenembaum and starring Tara Abboud, Fatima Al Taei, and Oded Leopold.
Bill Russell: Legend
This documentary chronicles the life and iconic basketball career of the late Bill Russell, one of the greatest NBA players of all time. From leading the Boston Celtics dynasty to becoming the first Black head coach in the NBA, Russell blazed trails on and off the court. Interviews with Steph Curry, Magic Johnson, and more highlight Russell’s activism and enduring legacy.
Your Place or Mine
Longtime best friends Debbie (Reese Witherspoon) and Peter (Ashton Kutcher) have polar opposite lives. She’s a by-the-books single mom in LA, he’s a carefree bachelor in New York. When they swap homes and lives for a week, complications inevitably arise that make them see each other differently. Witherspoon and Kutcher make for a charming duo in this lively rom-com.
10 Days of a Good Man
In this intense Turkish legal thriller, a young idealistic lawyer has just 10 days to overturn the death sentence of a man he believes is innocent. Fighting an indifferent system, he races against time to save the man’s life. Directed by Mehmet Ada Öztekin, it provides a piercing look at capital punishment and corruption. Stars Salih Bademci, Murat Yildirim, Hazar Ergüçlü.
Love is Blind: After the Altar Season 3
This reality series catch-up special checks back in with the couples from Love is Blind Season 3 to see how they are faring after the experiment ended. Which relationships are still going strong? Which ended after the cameras stopped rolling? Hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, this provides a fascinating glimpse into what real-life is like for these couples after the pods.
You Season 4 Part 1
The first half of You’s fourth season drops, picking up with serial killer Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) starting with a clean slate in London under the name Jonathan Moore. Expect the same creepy stalking and dark psychological manipulation as Joe becomes infatuated with new target Kate, played by Charlotte Ritchie. Tati Gabrielle also returns as the cunning Marienne.
All the Places
This documentary series follows internationally renowned chef Evan Funke on a food tour across Italy to explore his passion for handmade pasta. Beautifully filmed, it provides a vicarious culinary journey as Funke collaborates with local chefs, artisans, and families to dive into Italy’s rich regional pasta traditions and culture.
Hosted by real-life married couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey, this dating experiment shakes things up by having singles try to find love without seeing each other. The contestants solely interact in pitch-black pods, creating connections free of preconceived notions based on appearances. An intriguing twist on modern dating shows.
In this Indonesian romantic drama, two internet-famous influencers from very different backgrounds unexpectedly meet and form a connection. Starring Shenina Cinnamon and Aliando Syarief, it explores issues of identity, sexuality, and image in the social media age through their online-offline relationship.
African Queens: Yaa Asantewaa
This historical drama chronicles the fascinating life story of Yaa Asantewaa, the Queen Mother of Ejisu in the Asante Empire who led a fierce rebellion against the British colonizers in 1900s Ghana. Played by Ama K. Abebrese, it depicts Asantewaa’s bravery and military cunning in fighting for her people’s independence and freedom.
In this Korean thriller, a woman wakes up with no memory after being kidnapped and held captive for months. As she tries to piece together her identity and missing memories, she cannot discern what is real. Chun Woo-hee stars as the woman embroiled in this disorienting mystery, with Im Si-wan playing a detective investigating her case.
The Upshaws Season 3
The Upshaws family sitcom returns for a third season of laughs. Centered on a working-class African-American family in Indiana, this multi-cam comedy stars Mike Epps, Kim Fields, Wanda Sykes, and more. As the Upshaws continue to navigate life’s ups and downs with humor and love, expect more relatable comedy and heartwarming family moments.
Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal
This true crime documentary series investigates the bizarre unsolved June 2021 murders of Maggie Murdaugh and her son Paul from the powerful South Carolina legal family, the Murdaughs. It dives into the family’s legacy, allegations of fraud and corruption, and the remaining mystery around the shocking murders that made national headlines.
In this Australian horror thriller, Neve (Ashleigh Cummings) returns from a mysterious accident to find her family changed and haunted by a sinister presence. Suspicious of her two strange new “siblings,” she tries to uncover what menacing force has infiltrated her home. The Strays promises slow-building psychological terror and dread reminiscent of classic horror fare like The Others.
We Have a Ghost
When a ghost named Ernest (David Harbour) haunts a new family’s home, he forms a connection with their son Kevin (Jahi Di’Allo Winston). Ernest soon becomes an unlikely family member who helps them unravel a mystery around Kevin’s missing father. Based on Geoff Manaugh’s short story, this supernatural adventure infuses scares with humor and heart.
Outer Banks Season 3
This coming-of-age mystery series returns, picking up after the cliffhanger ending of Season 2. In Season 3, John B and Sarah remain stranded on a desert island while the rest of the Pogues return home to Outer Banks, where new foes and fresh dangers await. Action, intrigue, and romance will continue as the friends hunt for a legendary lost city connected to John B’s missing father.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 5
The hit behind-the-scenes Formula 1 racing documentary series returns to capture the drama and excitement of the 2022 F1 season. With access to the top drivers and teams like Mercedes and Ferrari, it provides unparalleled insider insight into the triumphs and tribulations faced over another thrilling championship year on the track.
Murder Mystery 2
Nick (Adam Sandler) and Audrey Spitz (Jennifer Aniston) reteam as married detectives caught up in another international whodunit caper in this sequel to the hit Netflix mystery-comedy Murder Mystery. With their easy comedic chemistry, expect more hilarious hijinks as the crime-solving couple jet sets across glamorous European locations to catch criminals and save their own necks once again.
Chris Hemsworth is back as black ops mercenary Tyler Rake, fighting his way through another deadly mission in a sequel to Netflix’s blockbuster action flick Extraction. After narrowly surviving the events of the first film, Rake takes on a new assignment overflowing with perilous stunts and hand-to-hand combat courtesy of director Sam Hargrave’s signature hard-hitting style.
Luther: The Fallen Sun
Idris Elba returns as tormented genius detective John Luther in this feature film follow-up to the hit BBC crime series Luther. After a years-long break from the force, Luther is pulled back into the criminal underworld when a gruesome serial killer emerges. Fighting inner demons, Luther relies on brilliant but unconventional methods to solve the horrific crimes.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming
Writer-director Tyler Perry resurrects the beloved comedic character Mabel “
Madea” Simmons as she welcomes her family back home for a joyous homecoming in this new installment in the popular Madea franchise. Perry once again suits up as the outrageous, tell-it-like-it-is senior citizen for another round of over-the-top family antics and signature Madea humor.
Most Anticipated Netflix Exclusive Movies
Of all the upcoming February Netflix movie premieres, these Netflix original films have garnered the most buzz and have the most potential to be breakout hits:
With its dynamite comedic cast, talented director, and incisive commentary on modern relationships, You People has all the ingredients of a big crowd-pleasing comedy. Kenya Barris has proven he can blend laughs with insightful social observations.
We Have a Ghost
David Harbour is carving out a niche starring in offbeat supernatural films, and We Have a Ghost has the key components to become another beloved and lighthearted horror gem à la Stranger Things.
The first Extraction was one of Netflix’s biggest original movies. Chris Hemsworth’s magnetic action-hero presence and Sam Hargrave’s visceral direction should make the sequel another intense blockbuster.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming
Tyler Perry’s Madea films have built up a devoted fanbase over the years who will surely turn out again for the irreverent matriarch’s latest outrageous family adventure.
Most Exciting Licensed Movie Additions
Along with its originals, Netflix has also acquired exclusive rights to some highly anticipated Hollywood features. Here are the ones that have fans most excited:
The Panic Room
This twisted home invasion thriller boasts A-list talent in Kristen Stewart and Jaden Smith and a truly nerve-wracking premise of a daughter and mother in peril.
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Murder Mystery 2
The first film’s massive popularity makes the return of Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as bumbling detectives solving European crimes a big draw.
Luther: The Fallen Sun
Idris Elba’s gripping performance as the troubled genius cop in the Luther series has garnered a passionate fanbase eagerly awaiting his return.
Bill Russell: Legend
Basketball fans will flock to this definitive documentary spotlighting the pioneering NBA superstar and activist’s incredible life and career.
FAQs About New Netflix Movies in February 2023
How many new movies are coming to Netflix in February 2023?
Netflix is set to release around 18 original movies and acquire 8 licensed movies – so approximately 26 total new feature film additions throughout the month of February 2023.
What days of the week do new Netflix movies premiere?
Netflix tends to release new movies across most days of the week, but Fridays tend to see the biggest film premieres. Other popular release days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. But new movies can drop any day of the week.
What genres are covered in the new Netflix February 2023 movies?
The upcoming slate includes a diverse mix of genres including comedy (You People), drama (True Spirit), thriller (The Panic Room), action (Extraction 2), horror (We Have a Ghost), romance (Your Place or Mine), and more. There is something for all tastes.
How many Netflix original vs. licensed movies are there?
Of the estimated 26 total new movies coming to Netflix in February, around 18 are Netflix originals while 8 are licensed films acquired from major studios and distributors. Originals make up the majority.
Are any sequels or franchises returning?
Yes, February sees the release of several anticipated sequels to popular Netflix films, including Murder Mystery 2 starring Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston, Extraction 2 with Chris Hemsworth, and a new Tyler Perry’s Madea movie. Shows like You and Outer Banks also return with new seasons.
Can I watch these February 2023 Netflix movie releases for free?
No – to watch Netflix’s February movie premieres, as well as its full catalogue of content, you need an active paid Netflix subscription. There is currently no way to access Netflix movies free or for free trials. Monthly plans start at $9.99 for basic, $15.49 for standard, and $19.99 for premium.
How is Netflix adding so many new movies each month?
Netflix spends billions annually developing original movies via its in-house production arms like Netflix Studios. It also reportedly spends over $17 billion a year licensing movies and shows from major Hollywood studios and global distributors. This massive investment enables such a robust monthly pipeline of new releases.
February 2023 is shaping up to deliver an exciting and diverse array of new movies via Netflix. From funny comedies like You People to gripping thrillers like The Panic Room and uplifting dramas like True Spirit, there is something for every taste. Big-budget action flicks like Extraction 2 and family-friendly adventures like We Have a Ghost further expand the slate. Licensed hits like Murder Mystery 2 complement a broad lineup of Netflix original films. For movie fans, February brings much to look forward to. Be sure to catch these newest film additions dropping all month long. With such a variety of genres and star power on offer, Netflix February 2023 movie premieres promise entertainment for all.