What’s new on Netflix Canada in February 2019

New Netflix films and original and returning series dominate the streaming service

Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhaal star in "Velvet Buzzsaw", a mind-bending thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. The Netflix-produced film premieres on Netflix Canada on February 1, 2019. (Photo: Netflix Canada)
Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhaal star in "Velvet Buzzsaw", a mind-bending thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. The Netflix-produced film premieres on Netflix Canada on February 1, 2019. (Photo: Netflix Canada)

There are only 28 days in February, so that may explain why most of the new content on Netflix Canada in February consists of films and series produced by Netflix. Or maybe the streaming service is hoping to justify its recent price increase.

Regardless, if you’re looking for something that’s not produced by Netflix, you’ll have to settle for some older movies — most notably the final four Harry Potter films. The only recent film coming to Netflix Canada in February is Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the critically acclaimed documentary on Fred Rogers.

New Netflix films premiering in February include Dear Ex and Velvet Buzzsaw (Feb. 1), El árbol de la sangre and High Flying Bird (Feb. 8), The Breaker Upperers and Yucatan (Feb. 15), The Drug King (Feb. 21), and Firebrand, Paddleton, Paris Is Us (Paris est à nous), and The Photographer of Mauthausen (Feb. 22).

VIDEO: “Velvet Buzzsaw” Trailer

New Netflix original series include: Free Rein: Valentine’s Day, Nightflyers, Russian Doll, and Siempre bruja (Feb. 1); Romance is a Bonus Book (streaming every Saturday starting Feb. 2); Nailed It! México, ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke, and Unauthorized Living (Feb. 8); Flavorful Origins: Chaoshan Cuisine (Feb. 11); Dating Around and Dirty John (Feb. 14); Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy and The Umbrella Academy (Feb. 15); and GO! Vive a tu manera (Feb. 22).

Returning series include: season two of Bordertown (Feb. 2); season eight of Shameless (Feb. 5); season three of One Day at a Time and season two The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (Feb. 8); season two of The Break (Feb. 9); volume two of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (every Sunday starting Feb. 10); season two of The Dragon Prince (Feb. 15); season two of Gomorrah (Feb. 21); volume six of Chef’s Table, season two of Rebellion, season two of Suburra, and season two of The Big Family Cooking Showdow (all on Feb. 22); season three of Van Helsing (Feb. 25); and season three of PAW Patrol (Feb. 28).

Comedy specials include Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner (Feb. 5), Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History (Feb. 8), and Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho (Feb 14).

VIDEO: New to Netflix Canada in February

The only recent movie premiering on Netflix Canada in February is the Fred Rogers’ documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Feb. 1).

New older movies coming to the streaming platform include the Back to the Future franchise, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the final four Harry Potter films, Schindler’s List, Shrek, The Lego Batman Movie, and U-571 (all on Feb. 1), the Jaws franchise and The 40-Year-Old Vigin (Feb. 6), and The Departed and The Town (Feb. 15), and Kong: Skull Island (Feb. 20).

Here’s the complete list of everything coming to Netflix Canada in February, along with what’s leaving.

Friday, February 1st

  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Dear Ex (Netflix Film) – When Sanlian’s ex-husband passes away, she discovers he has altered his insurance policy, cutting out their son in favor of a stranger named Jay. Outraged, Sanlian decides that she and her son will confront Jay, but Jay proves equal to her scheme. However, when her son unexpectedly moves in with Jay, she is forced to reassess her relationship with them both.
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Free Rein: Valentine’s Day (Netflix Original) – Zoe and the gang plan a girls only Galantine’s adventure. But when they set out to find the mysterious Maid’s Stone it soon becomes clear they’re not the only ones on the trail. As they race against Pin and Marcus, Holloway, and a not-to-be-trusted Mia, the girls’ friendships are tested to the limits. And, with the end of the quest in sight, Zoe wonders if some things might be better left buried …
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Horrible Bosses
  • Nightflyers (Netflix Original) – With humankind’s future at stake, a group of scientists and a powerful telepath venture into the void aboard a spaceship full of secrets.
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Russian Doll (Netflix Original) – Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.
  • Schindler’s List
  • Shrek
  • Siempre bruja (Netflix Original) – Siempre bruja follows 18 year old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century who, in a desperate attempt to save her loved one, travels in time to present day Cartagena. Navigating the waters of this exciting new world, Carmen will soon discover that once a witch, always a witch.
  • Snow White & the Huntsman
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • The Road to El Dorado
  • U-571
  • Velvet Buzzsaw (Netflix Film) – Velvet Buzzsaw is a satirical thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?


Saturday, February 2nd

  • Bordertown: Season 2 (Netflix Original) – Past and present collide in dizzying ways for Kari Sorjonen and his colleague Lena as they investigate murders and other crimes with links to Russia.
  • Romance is a Bonus Book (Netflix Original, streaming every Saturday) – A gifted writer who’s the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job.


Sunday, February 3rd

  • Sing


Tuesday, February 5

  • Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner (Netflix Original) – 23 years after his last stand-up special, comedian, screenwriter, and Emmy Award-winning actor Ray Romano debuts his first Netflix comedy special, Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner. Performing two sets on the same night – one at Manhattan’s Comedy Cellar and the second at the Village Underground, literally around the corner – Romano advises on choosing friends, surviving marriage, and knowing the difference between being old and not being young. The comedy special will launch globally on Netflix February 5th.
  • Shameless: Season 8


Wednesday, February 6th

  • Battleship
  • Jaws
  • Jaws 2
  • Jaws 3
  • Jaws: The Revenge
  • Leap Year
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin


Friday, February 8th

  • Nailed It! México (Netflix Original) – The fun, fondant and hilarious cake fails head to Mexico, where very amateur bakers compete to re-create elaborate sweet treats for a cash prize.
  • El árbol de la sangre (Netflix Film) – Marc (Álvaro Cervantes) and Rebeca (Úrsula Corberó) are a young couple who goes to an old farmhouse belonging to Marc’s family. There, they write the shared story of their roots, creating a large family tree that harbors 25 years of love, heartbreak, sex, madness, jealousy and infidelity… and under which lies a deep mystery that marked their lives. Over their days at the farmhouse, each one will reveal secrets from their past to the other, putting their own love story in danger.
  • High Flying Bird (Netflix Film) – In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but Ray is playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he outmaneuvers all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. The outcome raises questions of who owns the game – and who ought to. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) from a script by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), HIGH FLYING BIRD features an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan and Bill Duke, plus appearances from NBA athletes Reggie Jackson, Karl-Anthony Towns and Donovan Mitchell.
  • Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History (Netflix Original) – In this 1+ hour comedic special, Kevin Hart plays himself while discussing the fascinating contributions of lesser known individuals from Black history through the lens of various educational reenactments.
  • One Day at a Time: Season 3 (Netflix Original) – Penelope studies to become a nurse practitioner, Elena and Syd grow closer, Alex gets punished, Lydia tackles a bucket list, and Schneider falls in love.
  • ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke (Netflix Original) – REMASTERED: A long form documentary series of high profile, in-depth stories about music’s impact on society, as told by critically acclaimed directors, with each episode revealing surprising insight beyond the expected or commonly known. SAM COOKE: Sam Cooke was the most influential black musician of the Civil Rights Movement and advocated for the rights of black musicians, frustrating the white establishment. An investigation into the circumstances and controversy surrounding his shooting death include theories that he had been robbed and “trick-rolled’ by a woman, later revealed to be a prostitute. But many believe in a larger societal set up; namely that he was targeted by music industry moguls with links to the mob who all wanted him dead for emerging as a totem for black musicians’ rights.
  • The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: Season 2 (Netflix Original) – George and Harold have to keep their grades up to go to summer camp. But it’s a tall order with Melvin — and a cyborg Melvin — running the school!
  • Unauthorized Living (Netflix Original) – An influential Galician drug cartel leader must seek out his successor while keeping his degenerative disease a secret.


Saturday, February 9th

  • The Break: Season 2 (Netflix Original) – Yoann Peeters finds himself tangled in another disturbing murder case when his former psychiatrist asks for help proving a patient’s innocence.


Sunday, February 10th

  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 2 (Netflix Original, streaming every Sunday) – Hasan Minhaj’s informative and innovative comedy show returns with more deep dives into global politics and culture.


Monday, February 11th

  • Flavorful Origins: Chaoshan Cuisine (Netflix Original) – Delve into the delectably diverse world of Chinese cuisine and discover its regional variations and unique histories.


Thursday, February 14th

  • Dating Around (Netflix Original) – Every episode, one single goes on five first dates filled with flirty banter, awkward exchanges and moments of true connection. Who will get a second date? Netflix’s first original dating show takes an honest and compelling look at the real world of dating.
  • Dirty John (Netflix Original) – Anthology series’ first season tells the story of how a romance with the charismatic John Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial, manipulation and, ultimately, survival – with horrific consequences for an entire family.
  • Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho (Netflix Original) – Comedian, actor and former physician Ken Jeong returns to his stand-up roots for his first-ever Netflix comedy special, Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho. Filmed at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California, where Jeong first got his start in comedy, You Complete Me, Ho reflects on how Jeong went from being a doctor to a comedy superstar and opens up about how his wife’s courageous battle with breast cancer led to him starring in one of the biggest comedy franchises of all time, The Hangover. The special is directed and executive produced by Jon M. Chu, who also directed Jeong in the groundbreaking box office phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians. Den of Thieves produced the special with Executive Producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, Jared Morell, Jordan Barrow, and Brett Carducci.


Friday, February 15th

  • Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy (Netflix Original) – Legendary comedy writer and director Larry Charles travels the world in search of humor in the most unusual, unexpected and dangerous places.
  • The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Film) – Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels.
  • The Departed
  • The Dragon Prince: Season 2 (Netflix Original) – Rayla and the princes hurry toward Xadia with their precious cargo. But Claudia and Soren are close behind — and determined to stop them.
  • The Town
  • The Umbrella Academy (Netflix Original) – Reunited by their father’s death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity.
  • Yucatan (Netflix Film) – Competing con artists attempt to creatively and ruthlessly swindle a fatherly lottery winner while on a lively cruise from Spain to Mexico.


Wednesday, February 20th

  • Kong: Skull Island


Thursday, February 21st

  • Gomorrah: Season 2
  • The Drug King (Netflix Film)


Friday, February 22nd

  • Chef’s Table: Volume 6 (Netflix Original) – A renowned Italian butcher, an Indian chef in London and two stars of Southern U.S. cuisine share their culinary journeys.
  • Firebrand (Netflix Film) – A contemporary story about relationships and the highs and lows people deal with in their lives
  • GO! Vive a tu manera (Netflix Original) – Fiercely talented Mia receives a scholarship to a prestigious dance academy, where she soon clashes with the owner’s fashionable and popular daughter.
  • Paddleton (Netflix Film) – An unlikely bromance between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
  • Paris Is Us (Paris est à nous) (Netflix Film) – Dreams and reality collide as a young woman navigates a tumultuous relationship amid rising social tensions, protests and tragedies in Paris.
  • Rebellion: Season 2 (Netflix Original) – As the conflict between the British government and the revolutionary Dáil rages, personal connections cloud allegiances for participants on both sides.
  • Suburra: Season 2 (Netflix Original) – As the fight for land, money and power intensifies, young upstarts Aureliano, Spadino and Lele conspire to seize control of Rome’s criminal underworld.
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown: Season 2 (Netflix Original) – The competition continues as 16 more foodie families put their cooking skills to the test to impress new judges Angellica Bell and Tommy Banks.
  • The Photographer of Mauthausen (Netflix Film) – Imprisoned at the concentration camp of Mauthausen during WWII, Catalan photographer Francesc Boix struggles to survive while saving other people and hiding film negatives that will later help incriminate Nazis.


Monday, February 25th

  • Van Helsing: Season 3 (Netflix Original) – Vanessa and Scarlet embark on a search for the four Elders whose totems can raise the Dark One, while the new threat of vampire daywalkers grows.


Tuesday, February 26th

  • Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3B (Netflix Original) – The saga of Clary Fray and her adventures with angels, demons, vampires and werewolves wraps up in a surprising, thrilling series conclusion.


Thursday, February 28th

  • Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey
  • PAW Patrol: Season 3


Leaving Netflix Canada in February

Friday, February 1st

  • 8 Mile
  • Batman vs. Robin
  • The King’s Speech

Tuesday, February 5th

  • Cloverfield

Wednesday, February 6th

  • Sharknado

Friday, February 15th

  • Ella Enchanted
  • Scream 4

All titles and dates are subject to change.