All the Sci-Fi Movies Coming to Netflix in February
The television coming to Netflix in February is slim pickings, with House of Cards as the only truly exciting television announcement (unless you're really into Hawaii Five-O). But there are plenty of exciting movies coming to the streaming service next month, and several anticipated sci-fi films. Here are all the sci-fi movies coming to Netflix in February:
Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead - February 7
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The sequel to the acclaimed Norwegian splatter comedy Dead Snow, Red vs. Dead picks up where the first film left off, Martin has successfully prevented his own zombification by sawing off his infected arm. Unfortunately, that arm has been mistakenly replaced with a devilish Nazi zombie arm that begins to kill people left and right. Both movies are silly, hilarious, and a must-watch for gore fans, zombie movie fans, Nazi parody fans, or just anyone with a soul, really.
Young Ones - February 12
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In a futuristic society in which water is a scarce commodity, a devoted father with inner demons tries to protect his children as he faces off with a local hothead who has his eye on their land. Young Ones didn't fully live up to its potential, but it's definitely still worth seeing. The world-building is impeccable, all the young stars turned in wonderful performances, and Michael Shannon is a veritable revelation.
Earth to Echo
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Four childhood friends discover a kind little alien who is stranded on Earth, and attempt to help their new friend before he's discovered by people who would do him harm. It may be a shameless ET rip-off, but it's well aware of that fact, and as a result is as charming and adorable as its titular alien, although reviews indicate that it might be more for children than for the whole family.
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In a near future dystopic society in which corporate robots serve as law enforcement, a gravely injured policeman is nursed back to health in a groundbreaking experiment in which his human physiology is combined with that of a machine. The Robocop remake was certainly not an unqualified success, and in fact made our list of the ten worst sci-fi movies of 2014, and it's hardly an improvement on the original, but it does boast great performances from a ridiculously talented cast, including Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, and Samuel L. Jackson.
And here are all the sci-fi movies and television shows that are (sadly) leaving Netflix in February:
Batman and Robin
Cocoon: The Return
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
Transformers Prime seasons 1-3
Transformers: Rescue Bots
Note that Doctor Who was saved! All you Whovians out there can live to binge-watch another day.