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The Best New Movies and TV Shows to Watch in February 2021

Here are the most anticipated films and TV shows coming to Netflix, Hulu, and more next month.
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During a time when binge-watching shows is what keeps us busy, major streaming platforms are stepping up to the plate and giving the people what they want. From fantasy-horrors to Disney musicals, there is something for everyone this February. Here, L'OFFICIEL rounds up the best new TV shows and movies to come to small and big screens alike next month.

This Netflix original show captures the unending bond of friendship between childhood best friends, Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke). The duo, who met at age 14, remain inseparable 30 years later while they navigate adulthood, marriage, and career success. The series, which is is base on Kristin Hannah's novel by the same name, is a testament to Tully and Kate's unwavering loyalty. Find comfort in this heartwarming show premiering on February 3, 2021.

The much-anticipated film Malcolm & Marie is bound to take the world by storm on its February 5 release date. Starring Euphoria's Zendaya and John David Washington, Malcolm & Marie follows a filmmaker and his girlfriend after celebrating the premiere of his latest movie. This excitement evidently mixes with conflict as the couple faces growing tensions. Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the entirety of the film takes place in one location which also alludes to the intimate nature of the subject matter. Watch director Sam Levinson's black and white film for yourself on Netflix. 

Camila Cabello is a singer turned Disney Princess in the newest rendition of Cinderella, and we couldn’t think of a better role for the chart-topper's first film. Described as a “musical romantic-comedy,” director Kay Cannon’s version of Cinderella is bound to be the best yet. Cabello stars alongside Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan, James Corden, Missy Elliott, and a number of other household names. Seasoned singers, Cabello and Menzel will both premiere original songs in the film. Revisit your favorite childhood movie and watch Cinderella in theaters on February 5, 2021.

The 1991 movie Silence of the Lambs provoked audiences with its introduction to serial killer Hannibal Lecter and FBI Agent Clarice Starling. While Hannibal has received his own TV franchise, now Clarice is in the spotlight. CBS’ new series looks at the “untold personal story” of Clarice (Rebecca Breeds) as she returns to work the year after the events of Silence of the Lambs. Due to rights, viewers won’t even get so much as a mention of Hannibal, but they can still expect a story full of surprises. Clarice premieres on February 11 on CBS.

February welcomes the next, and last, installment of Netflix's To All the Boys I've Loved Before series. Always and Forever, Lara Jean follows love birds Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) as they prepare for life after high school graduation. Of course, they run into some difficulties when Lara Jean is faced with the choice between two coasts, and consequently two lives. Her promise to attend Stanford University with Peter is in jeopardy of being broken as she contemplates going to school in New York City and wonders what her life could be like there. Get ready for the last chapter of this love story, releasing on February 12th, 2021. 

The film based on Jessica Bruder's book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century features Frances McDormand as a Fern, a woman who loses her job and husband during the Great Recession. As a result, she sells all of her belongs and purchases a van which she plans to drive across the country in an effort to find work. Fern ultimately adopts the life of a nomad and makes many connections along the way. Watch this hauntingly realistic yet heartwarming film from director Chloé Zhao on February 19, 2021, in theaters and on Hulu.

This comedy thriller stars Rosamund Pike as a conniving legal guardian who steals the money of her older clients. When she targets Jennifer Peterson (Dianne Wiest), however, her hustle doesn’t go as planned. This darkly funny movie is sure to surprise and delight on its February 19 debut on Netflix.

Precious director Lee Daniels presents Andra Day as jazz icon Billie Holiday in this new drama. The United States vs. Billie Holiday follows the singer as the U.S. Federal Bureau of Narcotics launches a sting operation against her. The operation is led by Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher (Trevante Rhodes), with whom Holiday had an affair. This music-filled movie comes to Hulu on February 26.

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