The conundrum of what to watch on Netflix will no doubt continue until the end of time. So much content, so little time – and most of it is pretty damn good, too. With the streaming service rolling out plenty of new, original content on a near-daily basis, deciding what to watch these days is a vital decision.
Every month, T3 will be rounding up what's trending, what's got critics talking and crucially, what films are worth your time. These films are specifically aimed at those in the UK with a Netflix account, however, the majority of them can be found in other regions – mainly any Netflix Originals.
Naturally, you can always get a VPN to unblock your favourite streaming platforms and start enjoying Netflix content from around the world. Anyway, with that out the way, let's jump into the best movies to watch on Netflix in February 2022.
The Invisible Man
Remember the Dark Universe? A series of classic monster movies interconnected like the MCU from Universal Pictures. Yeah, neither do we. As a result of that cinematic universe imploding before it really even got out the gates, The Invisible Man was released as a standalone flick – and the world is much better for it.
Starring Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale, Us), the film follows Cecilia, who receives news that an abusive ex-boyfriend has committed suicide, only to leave her behind his fortune. Not having any of it, Cecilia believes the death was a hoax and she is now being hunted by the man. A tense affair throughout, Moss gives an outstanding performance, proving yet again why she is one of the top talents in Hollywood today.
The Tinder Swindler
How one little swipe can change your life. The Tinder Swindler tells the story of Israeli fraudster Shimon Hayut, who posed as Simon Leviev across dating app Tinder in an attempt to swindle women out of millions of dollars.
From the same director behind Don't F**k with Cats, this is the latest in a long line of true-story documentaries from the streaming platform to spark conversation. The Tinder Swindler quickly rocketed to the top trending film across Netflix not long after release, with the company already in early talks to turn the shocking documentary into its own dramatisation. It offers quite the rollercoaster.
As more and more people have viewed the actions of Leviev, the show has taken the world by storm. Everyone is currently obsessed with the latest happenings and the man himself recently gave his first interview (opens in new tab) since the documentary aired via US news show Inside Edition. This is one story that is unlikely to lose steam for quite some time.
Like many people, The Hunt passed me by upon its initial release as a result of the pandemic closing down theatres a week after its debut. A crying shame as this horror thriller flick – that has a decent amount of action, I might add – is lots of fun.
The setup sees a dozen strangers wake up in the middle of nowhere with no memory of how they got there. It quickly becomes clear that a group of conspiracy theorists are hunting people for sport in what is a straight satire commentary on the right-wing vs left-wing agenda in the US. This does give the film more weight than most horror flicks out there. It's nothing revolutionary by any stretch but it is extremely entertaining, including Betty Gilpin (GLOW, Nurse Jackie) as the badass Crystal May Creasey.
Bonus Movie: Bigbug
A robot uprising in a suburban neighbourhood. Sign me up. BigBug just premiered on Netflix from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, best known for his work on Amélie, Alien Resurrection and The City of Lost Children, with a lot of buzz surrounding it. While films addressing dystopian futures and the dangers of technology are a dime a dozen these days, this looks to be something different altogether.
Set in the year 2045, this French sci-fi flick that sprinkles in a helping of quirky comedy takes place in a world where humans have relinquished the majority of tasks to robots, only to see a group of the machiavellian machines stage a revolution. This consequently sees a group of suburbanites get locked into the home of Alice (Elsa Zylberstein) at the hands of their own household robots. Disruption quickly ensues between the group as they look to make it through the ordeal. The choice of hues alone makes it worth considering.
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