Top 10 Releases Coming to/Leaving Netflix in February 2019
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Top 10 Releases Coming to/Leaving Netflix in February 2019

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Michael Wynands
Out with the old and in with the new! Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we're counting down our picks for Top 10 Releases Coming to/Leaving Netflix in February 2019.

For this list, we're looking at 5 of the best properties that Netflix will sadly be dropping come February 2019, as well 5 of the best incoming titles for you to get excited about.
Out with the old and in with the new! Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for Top 10 Releases Coming to/Leaving Netflix in February 2019.

For this list, we’re looking at 5 of the best properties that Netflix will sadly be dropping come February 2019, as well 5 of the best incoming titles for you to get excited about.

#5: “Girl Meets World” (2014-17)
Leaving: February 19th, 2019

For those of us who grew up in the ‘90s watching Cory and the gang, this series was a real shot of nostalgia. Seeing Cory and Topanga all grown up was like running into an old friend and catching up on life. Though we were sad to see it come to an end after just three seasons, it was a relief to have it on Netflix, ready and waiting for us to rewatch at our leisure. Rowan Blanchard made for a great new lead protagonist, and the young characters around her felt genuinely worthy of carrying the torch. Sadly, as of February 19th, 2019, we’ll need to look elsewhere for that nostalgic pick me up.

#5: “One Day at a Time” (2017-) Season 3
Coming: February 8th, 2019

Based on the ‘70s and ‘80s series of the same, “One Day at a Time” is proof that you can in fact create something fresh by looking backwards. The original show centered on a divorced mother of two and her children as they navigate the struggles of everyday life. In this updated version, we follow a Latino family in present day Los Angeles. Though the premise is a simple one and the overall format old-fashioned, it’s an emotionally powerful and consistently funny sitcom with a lot to say - both in its themes and the way it breaks new ground in terms of representation. The show has been met with widespread critical acclaim and we can’t wait to see more.

#4: “Clerks” (1994)
Leaving: February 1st, 2019

This film is the stuff of legends - at least as far as aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters are concerned. Nowadays, writer and director Kevin Smith is a pop culture icon in his own right, but back in 1994, he was practically a nobody. Filmed in black and white on a budget of just $27,575, this movie launched his career, earning over $3 million at the box office and critical acclaim for Smith. Not everything about it has aged well, but the raw performances, now-trademark Kevin Smith style witty dialogue and deeply human comedy makes it mandatory viewing. As of February 1st, 2019, the store’s closed - at least as far as Netflix is concerned.

#4: “Russian Doll” (2019-)
Coming: February 1st, 2019

Once upon a time, Natasha Lyonne was best known as Jessica from “American Pie”. After a bit of a rough patch, the actor has since returned to prominence with her Emmy Award nominated performance in the hit Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black”. Now Lyonne has her very own Netflix Original, “Russian Doll”, which she co-created with Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland. In the series, Lyonne plays Nadia, a woman and guest of honor at a party in New York City that sadly ends in her death. Bummer, right? Even worse however, she seems to be stuck in a “Groundhog Day” style loop. Dark, gritty and clearly thrilled with Netflix’s lack of censorship, “Russian Doll” looks like a must-watch.

#3: “Shaun of the Dead” (2004)
Leaving: February 1st, 2019

Nowadays, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are both instantly recognizable faces, and director Edgar Wright is a widely respected director. But one can’t help but wonder if their careers would have had the same trajectory had they not made this 2004 cult zombie comedy. Written by Pegg and Wright, this hilarious, witty and admittedly heartfelt movie became an immediate hit with not only genre enthusiasts but a wider audience, helping catapult everyone involved to new heights. Pegg plays Shaun, a slacker who gets dumped just as a zombie epidemic breaks out, and Frost plays Ed, his equally unmotivated roommate and best friend; together, the unlikely heroes brave the undead nightmare. We’ll be sad to see these lovable layabouts go!

#3 “Chef's Table” (2015-) Volume 3
Coming: February 22nd, 2019

Netflix is constantly experimenting with different types of programming, offering its subscribers a little bit of everything to encourage cord cutting. One of their most successful forays into unscripted television is “Chef’s Table”, a documentary series that takes viewers into the minds of some of the world’s most celebrated and innovative chefs. Created by David Gelb, the man behind the critically acclaimed documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”, “Chef’s Table” is a veritable feast for the eyes for food-lovers, bringing them into often exclusive culinary spaces. With this, the show’s sixth volume, we’ll be getting up close and personal with chefs Sean Brock, Mashama Bailey, Dario Cecchini and Asma Khan. We can’t wait to see what they’re cooking up!

#2: “Children of Men” (2006)
Leaving: February 1st, 2019

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón has scored Netflix their very first Best Picture nomination at the Oscars with “Roma”. The 2018 drama is a beautiful and moving semi-autobiographical story about growing up in Mexico City. It has resonated with both critics and Netflix subscribers alike. Sadly, Netflix users who enjoy the film and want to further explore Cuarón’s body of work are losing one of his best films - “Children of Men”. Released in 2006, this dystopian thriller stars Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It’s a compelling, tense and masterfully shot film about a near future in which infertility has become a global epidemic. Its departure feels like a real loss for Netflix and its subscribers.

#2 “Velvet Buzzsaw” (2019)

Coming: February 1st, 2019

2014’s “Nightcrawler” brought together filmmaker Dan Gilroy and actor Jake Gyllenhaal to deliver one of the most unique, compelling and unnerving films in recent memory. Now they’ve teamed up once again to bring us the Netflix original film “Velvet Buzzsaw”, and it looks to be another wild ride. Once again written and directed by Gilroy, this film fully embraces the horror genre. When a series of evocative paintings by an unknown artist are found, they make a big splash in the art world. Soon enough however, those who have allowed themselves to be corrupted by greed find themselves at the mercy of the supernatural paintings. The trailers promise a stylish, engrossing and uncompromising film.

#1: “The Big Lebowski” (1998)
Leaving: February 1st, 2019

In his eternally mellow state, the Dude might abide his removal from Netflix, but we’re not happy about it. This beloved 1998 Coen Brothers movie is an enduring cult classic. Endlessly rewatchable and infinitely quotable, “The Big Lebowski” has its very own yearly festival, called “Lebowski Fest”. It has inspired a religion and life philosophy, “Dudeism”, also known as “The Church of the Latter-Day Dude”. That might sound like a joke but there are roughly 450,000 ordained Dudeist Priests out there. All that to say… a lot of Netflix subscribers are going to be sad to not have the movie so easily accessible. That movie really tied the streaming service together.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions

“The Break” (2016) Season 2

Coming: February 9th, 2019

“Dating Around” (2019-)

Coming: February 14th, 2019

“Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho” (2019)

Coming: February 14th, 2019

#1: “The Umbrella Academy” (2019-)
Coming: February 15th, 2019

Comic book adaptations are everywhere these days, but few properties are as odd or unique as “The Umbrella Academy”. Published by Dark Horse comics, “Umbrella Academy” was created and written by My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way, and it tells the story of the Hargreeves, a group of adopted siblings. Born under mysterious circumstances and brought together by the eccentric Sir Reginald Hargreeves to save the world, the children go their separate ways during their adolescence, only to be drawn back together after the passing of their adoptive father. Developed for Netflix by Steve Blackman, who has previously worked on “Fargo”, “Legion” and “Altered Carbon”, and boasting a solid cast, “Umbrella Academy” is definitely worth checking out.