New Netflix Originals

to Watch this February

for Romantic Stay-Home Dates

By Therese Aseoche

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There’s nothing bad about choosing to stay at home and watch Netflix with your beau this Valentine’s Day instead of splurging on a fancy dinner. A day spent snuggled up in bed and eating fast food take-outs can be just as romantic as a night out. So peruse through this list of new Netflix Originals slated to come out this February and find the one (or two) you’ll be binge-watching on that cozy day in!

Altered Carbon

Both sci-fi fans? “Altered Carbon” will definitely excite you both for Valentine’s Date Night. In this series, technology has developed to the point that human minds can be digitized and downloaded from body to body. And when the wealthiest man on Earth had been murdered, he hires an ex-Envoy soldier to investigate his murder in exchange for the chance to live again.

Available on Netflix starting February 2.

 

The Cloverfield Paradox

The surprise debut of “The Cloverfield Paradox” after the Super Bowl has already created a buzz among film buffs and fans of science fiction and the extra-terrestrial. It shines a spotlight on an international space crew who seek to acquire a much-needed energy to feed a starving planet on the brink of war but whose plans are thwarted by a looming threat.

Available on Netflix starting February 4.

 

Everything Sucks!

If you two are a couple of 90s kids, you will not want to miss “Everything Sucks!” as soon as it comes out on Netflix mid-month. It sort of picked-and-chosen what had worked in “Stranger Things” — old pop culture references, a talented cast of pre-teens, and AV club nerds — and created this all-new masterpiece where AV and Drama Club high school misfits do their best to navigate adolescent life.

Available on Netflix starting February 16.

 

Irreplaceable You

Bring out the tissues before watching this. “Irreplaceable You” tackles the story of Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) who is expecting a child with her childhood sweetheart Sam (Michiel Huisman) with whom she is also to be wed, but is diagnosed with terminal cancer in a trip to the doctor instead. She then spends the rest of the film finding her fiancé a new lover with whom he can start life anew after she’s gone.

Available on Netflix starting February 16.

Love Per Square Foot

This Bollywood film is enough to make you and your partner take a trip down memory lane since the infancy of your relationship. Equal parts romance and comedy, “Love Per Square Foot” tells the story of two people forced to be wed in order to afford an apartment in Mumbai.

Available on Netflix starting February 14.

 

The Ritual

A night in that involves watching a horror film may not be the most romantic of ideas, but to horror aficionados, it may very well be a perfect date. Make your Valentine’s celebration a little different by putting on this new Netflix film about four friends who hike up to the woods as an annual tradition, from which they may never return.

Available on Netflix starting February 9.

 

When We First Met

If you liked classic Sandler-Barrymore RomCom “50 First Dates”, then you will definitely love “When We First Met.” It’s almost the same premise where the guy (Adam Devine) tries desperately for a girl to fall in love with him, even using a time machine to do so.

Available on Netflix starting February 9.

 

Fullmetal Alchemist

Okay, we cheated. Live action film “Fullmetal Alchemist” isn’t technically a Netflix Original, but for the sake of the anime geeks we have to give it a quick mention because: 1) it’s Fullmetal Alchemist, and 2) it’s interesting to debate on. Based on the trailer alone, you can expect it to be full of uncensored action and moral questioning which the anime is known for, but as far as the story goes it might not meet existing expectations. Still, it would be fun to watch it with a date and then engage in a discussion after.

Available on Netflix starting February 19.

 

Which ones are you planning on watching with the bae? Share your thoughts with us below!

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