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The best new movies on Netflix in February

The streaming service begins a new month with several highly original indies, great for a wintry day on the couch

Paris Is Burning

These days, Netflix is doing an amazing job with original programming—from everyone’s favorite obsession, Stranger Things, to Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary13TH. But what if you just want a good old talking-pig movie? A horror classic? Or the latest, hottest title out of the Sundance Film Festival? Fortunately Netflix has got your back this month. You don’t want to go outside anyway.

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Best new movies on Netflix

Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

Compared to its predecessor, the mild, good-natured Babe, this delirious, underrated fable seems like the darkest of practical jokes. It’s still the superior film, though, and certainly among the more daring kiddie flicks of the two decades.

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The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Not, as advertised, the scariest movie ever made, but certainly among the most deeply unnerving—imagine Jaws without the boat, and you’re frantically treading water, watching for a shark fin that’s content to circle at a distance. The movie works surprisingly well at home (with all the lights off).

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Corpse Bride (2005)

Tim Burton returns to his stop-motion-animation roots with this macabre tale of a reluctant groom (voiced by Johnny Depp) who accidentally brings a jilted bride back from beyond the grave. It’s almost as fun as Burton’s past pet project, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)

Fresh off its Sundance debut last week, this stellar oddball indie—about a decent woman (Melanie Lynskey) who lashes back at the thieves who robbed her home—is the movie of the moment. It feels like early Coens crossed with Wild at Heart and a rage that’s all its own.

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Paris Is Burning (1990)

At the time, Jennie Livingston’s investigation of the gay subculture that embraced voguing was a cultural bulletin and landmark documentary; today it’s a museum piece, but a fascinating and vibrant one. Give it up for the late, great Willi Ninja.

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And here’s everything coming in February, by date:

Available February 1
Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies, and Cyber Attacks (2016)
Babe (1995)
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Balto (1995)
Balto 2: Wolf Quest (2001)
Balto 3: Wings of Change (2004)
Contact (1997)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Finding Dory (2016)
Eleven P.M. (1928)
From This Day Forward: A Trans Love Story (2016)
Gun Runners (2015)
Hell-Bound Train (1930)
Highly Strung (2015)
Hot Biskits (1931)
I Am Sun Mu (2016)
Invincible (2006)
Les beaux malaises: Season 1-4 (2014)
Magic Mike (2012)
Masha's Spooky Stories: Season 1 (2012)
Mother with a Gun (2016)
Paris Is Burning (1990)
Project X (1987)
Silver Streak (1976)
The Blair Witch Project (1990)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (2005)
The Five Heartbeats (1995)
The Furchester Hotel: Season 1-2 (2014)
The Girl from Chicago (1932)
The Longest Day (1962)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Twilight (2008)
Women in Gold

Available February 2
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (2016)
Frequency: Season 1

Available February 3
Daniel Sosa: Sosafado—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available February 4
Superbad (2007)

Available February 5
Elvira I Will Give You My Life but I'm Using It (2014)
Los herederos (2015)

Available February 6
Girls Lost (2015)
Me, Myself and Her (2015)

Available February 7
Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available February 8
Tiempos Felices (2014)
Girl Asleep (2015)

Available February 10
Abstract: The Art of Design
David Brent: Life on the Road—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available February 11
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2 (2016)
Stronger Than The World—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available February 12
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

Available February 13
Code: Debugging the Gender Gap (2016)
Magicians: Life in the Impossible (2016)

Available February 14
Katherine Ryan: In Trouble—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
King Cobra (2016)
Project Mc 2: Part 4—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available February 15
Aram, Aram (2015)
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Fire Song (2015)

Available February 16
Milk (2008)
Sundown (2016)

Available February 17
Chef's Table: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 4—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Kill Ratio (2016)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available February 19
Girl Meets World: Season 3 (2016)
Growing Up Wild (2016)
Tini: El Gran Cambio De Violetta (2016)
When Calls the Heart: Season 3 (2016)

Available February 23
Sausage Party (2016)

Available February 24
I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Legend Quest: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ultimate Beastmaster—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ultimate Beastmaster Mexico—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
VeggieTales in the City: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available February 26
Night Will Fall (2016)

Available February 27
Brazilian Western (2013)

Available February 28
Be Here Now (2015)
Michael Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes—NETFLIX ORIGINAL