February 2023’s Most Promising New Movies And Shows To Add to Your Watchlist

A lot to watch in the shortest month of the year.

From Ant-Man 3, You season 4, Ten Little Mistresses, and more, here are some of February’s exciting new movies and shows.

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It’s February, which means it’s the month of love and hearts. But whether you’re taken and in the mood for some quality time with that special someone or single and don’t want to be reminded of your relationship status, the new movies and shows on offer this month will satisfy all. From K-dramas, anime, the first chapter of MCU’s Phase 5, and more, you’ll find a new title to add to your watchlist. Feast your eyes and ears on February’s most exciting new movies and shows.  


La La Land on steroids and cocaine is probably the best way to describe Damien Chazelle’s latest love letter to Hollywood. Starring, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tobey Maguire, and Diego Calva, Babylon follows a group of Hollywood players in the 1920s as the industry begins its transition into the talking age and the fallout as a result of it. Just like the era it is set in; the film is full of excess with a three hour runtime that goes places. You can check it out for yourself as Babylon begins screening in local cinemas on February 1.


The king of twists M. Night Shyamalan is back with his latest film, and it looks equal parts contained and epic. The movie centers on a family who are held hostage by four strangers at their vacation cabin in the woods. The family must choose who among the three of them who should be sacrificed in order to stop the apocalypse. As far-fetched as it sounds, its M. Night we are talking about, so expect the film to get twistier than a pretzel. You can see this in local cinemas on February 1.   


For all the anime fans out there, start off the month with the movie adaptation of a beloved series. This film centers on Hanamichi Sakuragi and the Shohoku team as they take on the Sannoh High basketball team. With series creator Takehiko Inoue on board as the director, this movie is not one to be missed for fans. It screens in local theaters beginning February 1.


Another day, another Filipino adaptation of a K-movie coming to cinemas. This time, it’s Spellbound, the long awaited Filipino remake of My Girlfriend Can See Ghosts. Marco Gumabao and Bela Padilla star as Victor and Yuri respectively in a rom-com with a supernatural twist. Get enchanted by this movie in cinemas beginning February 1.


Add some flavor to your local programming with this K-drama inspired Pinoy series. Universal Records PH’s first digital show sees real-life couple Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz play opposites who both work together in a music label. While initially antagonistic, the two eventually form a romantic bond with the help of their Korean friends. (Fun fact: Alchemy of Souls star Kim Won Shik appears in the series where he says some Tagalog lines.) The series begins streaming on YouTube beginning February 3.


Are you ready to cry your heart out this February? And we aren’t just talking about Valentine’s Day. Set in the UP universe, Dug Days: Carl’s Date follows Carl as he tries to get back into the dating game following the death of his wife. But it’s been a while since he’s been on the scene, which is why his trusty dog Carl is here to give him a helping hand. You can stream this heartwarming tale on Disney+ beginning February 10.  


Love To Hate You is a romantic comedy about a woman who really hates losing to men and a man who harbors a deep mistrust of women, experiencing a warlike love and finding themselves healed through the experience. Kim Ok-vin plays Yeo Mi-ran, a rookie lawyer at the entertainment law firm Gilmu who detests losing to men while Yoo Teo plays the character Nam Kang-ho, a Korean A-list actor who deeply mistrusts women. You can see how this enemies-to-lovers story plays out when it streams on Netflix beginning February 10.


If a classic rom-com is what you’re after, then indulge yourself with this Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher life swap film from Netflix. Debbie and Peter are best friends and total opposites. She craves routine with her son in LA; he thrives on change in NY. When they swap houses and lives for a week they discover what they think they want might not be what they really need. You can stream the movie beginning February 10.


Did somebody say a thriller on Valentine’s Day? A group of high schoolers become trapped in a time loop and must find a way out of it before the “Red Person” comes for them all. Think Groundhog Day but with a dark edge. Get that adrenaline pumping when the series begins streaming on Netflix on February 14.  


Phase 5 of the MCU is finally here. And kicking things off is the latest adventure of Scott Lang that looks to have major repercussions moving forward. When Cassie Lang decides to contact the Quantum Realm, she inadvertently sends herself, Scoot, Hope, and her parents into the realm. There, they encounter all sorts of oddities, but most importantly, the big new baddie of the MCU, Kang, who seems to have less than wholesome intentions. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also be seeing the introduction of M.O.D.O.K into the universe. Enter the Quantum Realm when the film begins screening in local cinemas on February 15.


The poster alone is enough to get us ready for Prime Video’s first original Filipino movies. Jun Lana’s Knives Out meets Pinoy camp and humor film follows a group of mistresses placed under suspicion when their lover dies under mysterious circumstances during a party that so happened to feature all of them. A Filipino whodunit starring Eugene Domingo? What’s not to love about that? Catch the movie exclusively on Prime Video beginning February 15. (And while you’re on Prime, you may also want to catch Triangle of Sadness when it arrives on the service on February 23.)


A new K-drama that somehow manages to meld fighting demons and K-pop idols? And know, we aren’t talking about Island. Business Proposal breakout star Kim Mim-kyu plays Pontifex Lembrary, a priest from the olden times. During a fight against the devil, he gets transferred to a different world and is placed in the body of unpopular idol Woo Yeon-woo of the group Wild Animal. Now, he must learn to adapt to his new life. See how this crazy story unfolds when it premiers on February 15.


We aren’t lacking when it comes to documentaries about the BTS. But we rarely get documentaries related to just specific members. This is why we were more than thrilled when we learned of this special following J-Hope. In The Box follows the BTS member during the past couple of years as he embarked on his solo career. It promises to be a deep dive into how he made his solo work and offer a more intimate portrayal of one of the biggest K-pop idols in the world. The documentary streams on Disney+ beginning February 17.


A phone is an important tool that contains nearly every important detail about a person’s life. So, what happens then when a person uses that information to ruin a life? That’s the premise of this K-thriller that follows a young woman entering a nightmare after her phone is stolen and hacked with its contents being used to destroy her life. It’s already giving shivers just thinking about it. See how this tale ends when Unlocked arrives on Netflix February 17.


2022 saw a few stars receive a much-deserved redemption after falling by the wayside. One of those stars is Brendan Fraser thanks to his career-best and Oscar-nominated performance in The Whale. And Filipinos finally have the chance to see it in cinemas. Darren Aronofsky’s drama centers on Charlie, a recursive and morbidly obese man who tries to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter Ellie (Saddie Sink). The touching and emotional family drama arrives in local cinemas on February 22.


What happens when you have Anthony Mackie, David Harbour, and Jennifer Coolidge in the same cast? Comedy gold, that’s what. When a family discovers that their house is haunted by a friendly ghost named Ernest, they decide to share their discovery online and become viral stars as a result. But when they decide to learn more about Ernest’s past, they become the target of the CIA. The movie arrives on Netflix on February 24.


Aside from new movies and shows, we also have new and returning seasons coming our way this month. Here are some that should be on your radar. The Flash Season 9 (February 8), You Season 4 Part 1 (February 9), Star Trek Picard Season 3 (February 16), Carnival Row Season 2 (February 17), Outer Banks Season 3 (February 23), Formula 1: Drive To Survive Season 5 (February 24)

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