A comic book like movie poster that includes eight characters. Some appear bigger than others. The title "Blade Runner" is shown across the top of the poster in red.
Movie poster for “Blade Runner: The Final Cut.” This film, along with “Purple Rain” and “The Notebook,” will be featured in Netflix’s February 2020 lineup.

This February, Netflix is bringing another large selection of TV and movies online. Many scheduled releases this month are movies that have already been out for a while, and now it’s time they finally arrived at the site.  However, there are other original productions in place that are less promising.

Classic movies such as “Blade Runner: The Final Cut” and “The Notebook” will provide many with quality older movies. There are also plenty of releases that are now easily available for those who wanted to catch some classic movies that have been hard to track down otherwise.

There’s also a lot to binge as well. One notable addition to Netflix is “Jeopardy.” Near the end of February, Netflix is scheduled to release collections featuring Seth Wilson, Cindy Stowell and Alex Trebek. It may not be a non-stop thrill ride, but having so many episodes gathered into one place is nice to see. 

A variety of anime and anime-style releases are also coming this February. “Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back-Evolution” is a recent 2019 release that is now coming for fans of Pokémon and the animation has a unique look. Anime has been out of rotation, but “Dragon Quest Your Story” does look promising.

There are other returning live-action series that might please fans. “Narcos: Mexico: Season 2” is a follow up to the previous well-received season. Another new season to look out for is “Better Call Saul: Season 4,” whose previous seasons have attained high praise.

There is a lot for kids as well. “Captain Underpants Epic Choice-o-Rama,” and “Dragons: Rescue Riders: Season 2,” will be released in early February. Toward the end of the month, “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” an animated movie geared towards children, will be released.

For those who have some nostalgia for older movies, there are some arrivals that will be a blast from the past. Coming from the 90’s, “Back to the Future Part III” and “Jerry Maguire” are making their appearance. Going back even earlier, 80’s musical drama “Purple Rain” and multiple movies from the comedy series “Police Academy” will arrive.

A few documentaries are getting released at once during February. “Black Hollywood: ‘They’ve Gotta Have Us,’” “#cats_the_mewvie,” and “Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story” are scheduled to release Feb. 5. They cover a variety of topics from black actors in Hollywood to the rise of cats as pop culture icons.

This month, Netflix offers a wide array of media to those who have varying interests. This is to be expected with how the platform presents itself and everything it offers; however, the most exciting releases of this month seem to be filled with other notable movies and television rather than Netflix originals.

With the increasing competitiveness of the online streaming sphere, it will be interesting to follow Netflix over the next few months. With more competition, they will have to innovate to survive, and releasing older films might not be enough to separate them from the pack. For now, Netflix is planning to bring a strong showing for February, and most people will find something to enjoy.

Jayden Perez can be reached at ryleejackson@sagebrush.unr.edu, or on Twitter @Jayden_Perez13.