February’s new releases will be giving audiences plenty to choose from. From reignited horror franchises and suspenseful thrillers to gripping dramas, from charming comedies to fascinating documentaries, Hollywood is gearing up for a big month.
After a series of delays, films like Death on the Nile and Marry Me are finally hitting theaters, while Amazon Prime Video and Netflix continue to give fans new content to watch from the comfort of their homes. Netflix’s Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy will be available to stream in February, as will Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming.
Franchises like Jackass and Texas Chainsaw Massacre are releasing their latest installments, while new adventures await in films like the Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg starrer, Uncharted, and the Foo Fighters’ horror comedy, Studio 666.
Check out these films – plus other releases – hitting theaters and digital platforms in February.
When the moon is knocked off its orbit by an unknown force and put onto a collision course with Earth, two astronauts and a conspiracy theorist, with the clock ticking and impact imminent, embark upon a last-ditch mission into space to save the planet. As they attempt to avoid disaster, the group makes a stunning discovery – that the moon is not what it seems. Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu and Donald Sutherland star in this sci-fi disaster film, directed by Roland Emmerich, who co-wrote the movie with Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen.
Moonfall hits theaters on Feb. 4.
The Worst Person in the World
This modern comedy-drama from filmmaker Joachim Trier tells the story of a young woman, Julie (Renate Reinsve), in the midst of an existential crisis. The Worst Person in the World – which concludes Trier’s Oslo Trilogy about contemporary existence in the Norwegian capital – premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, where Reinsve won Best Actress. The film was selected by Norway as its submission for Best International Feature Film at the upcoming 94th Academy Awards.
The Worst Person in the World hits theaters on Feb. 4.
Twelve years after the release of 2010’s Jackass 3D, Johnny Knoxville and his crew are back with the fourth installment in the Jackass series. Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren and Preston Lacy all return for a new round of ambitious stunts and general tomfoolery in Jackass Forever, alongside a few new cast members and celebrity guests, including Machine Gun Kelly, Tyler, the Creator, and Shaquille O’Neal.
Jackass Forever hits theaters on Feb. 4.
The film follows Zoë Kravitz, who works for a company collecting data from 'KIMI' home devices. Sound familiar? After hearing what sounds like a murder on one customer’s voice stream—and learning that the company might be trying to cover it up—the agoraphobic homebody might just have to leave her apartment and take matters into her own hands.
KIMI will be available to stream on HBOX Max starting Feb. 10.
Death on the Nile
The follow-up film to Murder on the Orient Express (2017) is finally hitting theaters after being delayed from its initial December 2019 release date. Based on the 1937 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile sees Kenneth Branagh’s detective Hercule Poirot try to identify a murderer on the S.S. Karnak – and stop them from killing again. Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright star in the mystery thriller, which Branagh also directed.
Death on the Nile hits theaters on Feb. 11.
Fans have also been forced to sit through delays to see Marry Me, which was initially supposed to be released last year. The movie, based on the webcomic Marry Me, stars Jennifer Lopez as Kat Valdez, a pop star who chooses to marry a stranger (Owen Wilson) after learning that her fiancé and fellow singer Bastian (Maluma) has been having an affair behind her back. John Bradley and Sarah Silverman also star in the film. Lopez and Maluma collaborated on original songs for the Marry Me soundtrack.
Marry Me hits theaters on Feb. 11, and will be available to stream on Peacock the same day.
I Want You Back
Charlie Day and Jenny Slate star in I Want You Back as two thirty-somethings each recently dumped by their respective partners. Unwilling to admit that their relationships are done for good, the pair team up to sabotage their exes’ new relationships and win them back. Gina Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood, Manny Jacinto and Mason Gooding round out the cast of this charming romantic comedy.
I Want You Back will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video starting Feb. 11.
Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy
Kanye West’s rise from up-and-coming hip-hop producer to global superstar is chronicled in Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, a project decades in the making. Coodie & Chike, who worked with the musician on “Through the Wire” in 2003, compiled unseen footage from the last 21 years to tell the story of West’s highs and lows throughout his life and career. The first part of the jeen-yuhs series premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23, while the full trilogy will be available on Netflix.
Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy will be available to stream on Netflix starting Feb. 16.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
One of horror fans’ favorite slasher franchises is back with Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a new film intended to serve as a direct sequel to the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 1974. While the project is the ninth installment in the series, it disregards all of the other films in the franchise, instead telling the story of two sisters (Sarah Yarkin and Elsie Fisher) who accidentally disrupt the remote Texas home of Leatherface – and unleash a waking nightmare.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be available to stream on Netflix starting Feb. 18.
Channing Tatum pulls double duty in Dog, a film in which he stars as a U.S. Army Ranger tasked with bringing a Belgian Malinois dog on a road trip from Joint Base Lewis–McChord in Washington to Nogales, Arizona to attend her handler's funeral. In addition to starring in the comedy alongside Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Q'orianka Kilcher, Ethan Suplee, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Bill Burr, Tatum also makes his directorial debut. He co-directed the comedy alongside Reid Carolin, who co-wrote the script with Brett Rodriguez.
Dog hits theaters on Feb. 18.
Fresh off the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland is back with another action film. In Uncharted – based on the video game series of the same name – the actor plays Nathan Drake, a young fortune hunter attempting to claim “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to his long-lost brother. Mark Wahlberg plays Drake’s mentor Victor Sullivan in the film, which also stars Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle and Antonio Banderas.
Uncharted hits theaters on Feb. 18.
Big Gold Brick
Andy Garcia, Emory Cohen, Megan Fox and Lucy Hale head the cast of Big Gold Brick, a dark comedy from first-time director Brian Petsos, who also wrote the movie. Garcia stars as Floyd Deveraux, an enigmatic father of two who enlists fledgling writer Samuel (Cohen) to pen his biography. Those efforts, however, are soon stymied by ensuing chaos. Oscar Isaac and Kristen Wiig serve as executive producers on Big Gold Brick, in which Isaac appears in a supporting role alongside Shiloh Fernandez and Frederick Schmidt.
Big Gold Brick hits theaters on Feb. 25.
In Gasoline Alley, Devon Sawa plays Jimmy Jayne, a man sucked into the triple murder of three Hollywood starlets drowned in the pool of a luxury hotel. As the prime suspect of two homicide detectives (Bruce Willis and Luke Wilson) and desperate to clear his name, Jimmy takes up his own rogue investigation. With the killer on the loose, Jimmy bands together with the two detectives to dangerously expose a much bigger truth.
Gasoline Alley premieres in theaters, on digital, and on demand on Feb. 25.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl came up with the story for Studio 666, a horror comedy in which the band members play fictional versions of themselves. In the movie, the Foo Fighters move into a mansion in a suburb of Los Angeles to record their much-anticipated 10th album. They soon discover that the mansion, although steeped in rock and roll history, is also a haunted house! The supernatural forces threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band. Studio 666 was written by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes, and directed by BJ McDonnell.
Studio 666 hits theaters on Feb. 25.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming
Tyler Perry’s beloved character comes out of retirement for A Madea Homecoming. This time, the story takes place at the college graduation celebration of Madea’s great-grandson – and she’s not here for the ensuing family drama. In addition to Perry as Madea and Joe, the new film sees the return of all-stars of the Madea franchise, including Tamela J. Mann (Cora), David Mann (Mr. Brown), Cassi Davis (Aunt Bam), Brandon Black (Tim) and Isha Blaaker (Davi).
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming will be available to stream on Netflix starting Feb. 25.
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