Check out the best movies and TV series to stream in February 2023

News series Freeridge and Dear Edward lead a month jam-packed with big tent events, romantic faves, long-awaited returns and month-long celebrations of Black lives and storytelling.
February 1, 2023 12:00 a.m. EST

Remember when February was a quiet month? With virtually no new movies and definitely no new shows to binge. Those were the days. Now audiences have become spoiled for choice every single month of the year, and February is no exception. Whether you’re a fan of romance, history, sports or reality, you’ll be needing a list and a calendar to stay on top of all this month’s premieres, returning series, and big events.


The one constant in the second month of the year has always been Valentine’s Day, and in 2023, there’s a pair of romantic comedies that make for the perfect date-night double bill. First up is Your Place or Mine, starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher, and then Somebody I Used to Know, starring and co-written by Alison Brie. If neither of those floats your boat, or if you want even more love in your life, Crave has a curated selection of new and old Valentine's favourites to complete your celebrations.


Though discovering and amplifying stories around Black lives and experiences is in no way limited to February, the month has become an annual opportunity to celebrate Black talent, creators and stories, as part of wider Black History Month commemorations. This year, Crave has pulled together a number of special collections based around Black Excellence, including the Black Love Collection (Love & Basketball, The Best Man); #ForTheCulture Collection (ZIWE, INSECURE); Black Movies Matter Collection (42, King Richard); Docs & Historical Drama Collection (Tiger, Woman in Motion); and Strong Female Leads Collection (2 DOPE QUEENS, I MAY DESTROY YOU). Viewers can also tune in to Crave on February 2 for the premiere of Crave and TSN Original hockey doc Black Ice and on February 17 for the premiere of the award-winning The Woman King.


Super Bowl Sunday hits in the middle of the month and makes for appointment viewing if you’re a football fan or a Rihanna stan. Following the 57th annual match-up is the second season return of chef Gordon Ramsay’s latest cooking competition, Next Level Chef. If you prefer your reality shows with a little more music and colour, then there’s The Masked Singer and Drag Race Belgique to keep you happy. And that’s just the beginning!


So though February may be the shortest month of the year, it definitely won’t feel that way if you’re trying to fit in all of the new and returning series on offer. So take a look at our list of what’s coming your way, make your picks, and mark your calendars with as many as you can fit in!





This one is a brand new coming-of-age tale that follows sisters Gloria and Ines, alongside their friends Demi and Cameron, who have all unleashed an unfortunate curse that’s turned all of their lives upside down. A spin-off of On My Block, Freeridge is bringing fans a new core four to follow and a host of new adventures to get caught up in.


The new Netflix series premieres Thursday, February 2.






This one has Emmys written all over it! Dear Edward–a new 10-episode series adapted from Ann Napolitano’s bestselling novel–follows a 12-year-old lone survivor of a major plane crash and the community he finds with others affected by the tragedy. Heartbreaking and uplifting simultaneously, the series examines how to survive, thrive and connect after loss. The ensemble cast includes Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling and newcomer Colin O’Brien as Edward, with Friday Night Lights’ Executive Producer Jason Katims acting as showrunner.


Dead Edward kicks off Friday, February 3 on Apple TV+.






Catch up on this critically acclaimed comedy when its first two seasons drop on Crave at the beginning of the month. The series follows two older siblings, an aspiring actor and a former professional dancer respectively, as they try to deal with their 13-year-old brother’s new and sudden internet fame. Created and written by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, two former SNL co-head writers, and starring Drew Tarver, Heléne Yorke, Case Walker, Wanda Sykes, Ken Marino, and Molly Shannon, this is definitely the funniest show you’re not already watching!


Seasons One and Two of The Other Two hit Crave on Friday, February 3.






The highly-anticipated, genre-busting series is finally landing in Canada! Adapted from Octavia E. Butler’s novel of the same name, Kindred centres on young Black woman Dana James–an aspiring writer who picks up and moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams and to be closer to her only remaining relative. Once there, she finds herself pulled back in time to a plantation in the antebellum South whose secrets are linked to her modern-day family. Though Dana is able to return to her home after her initial trip to the past, she continues to be thrown back, with each foray into the past growing progressively longer than the one before. Though the network announced this week that they’ve not renewed the series, this one is engrossing enough that you’ll absolutely want to check out the first! And given showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is likely to shop the show around to different networks, there may be more seasons yet!


Season One of Kindred premieres on Wednesday, February 8 on Disney+.






At first glance, broke and single self-described disaster Nell Serrano (Gina Rodriguez) seems completely relatable. Her life hasn’t turned out as she thought it would, she has a passive-aggressive roommate that she can barely handle, and even on her best days she feels out of touch with the world around her. But wait, she also sees dead people–a skill she discovers after landing the only job she could find: writing obituaries at her local Pasadena paper. Turns out the dead are an excellent and untapped well of life advice, especially for someone desperately in need of help. The series also stars Canadian fave funny ladies Hannah Simone (New Girl) and Lauren Ash (Superstore).


Not Dead Yet begins on Wednesday, February 8 on





The Netflix series returns for a fourth season early in February. Following in the footsteps of Dexter, You centres around Joe (Penn Badgley), a handsome, charming man who also happens to be a serial killer. When we last saw Joe, he’d just killed his equally unhinged wife and faked his own death. Now he resurfaces in London as Jonathan Moore, a university professor unhappy with the “privileged douchebags” he’s managed to surround himself with. Though still obsessed with Marienne (Tati Gabrielle), he’s also set his sights on art gallery owner Kate (Charlotte Ritchie). This time around though, it seems someone might be onto him but will he find out who it is before it’s too late?


Tune in to find out when You Season Four: Part One returns to Netflix starting Thursday, February 9.






There’s no shortage of movie romances out there this February, but Somebody I Used to Know throws a few surprises into the paint-by-numbers plots often at the centre of the genre. Starring (and co-written by) Alison Brie and directed (and co-written by) her real-life husband Dave Franco, the story follows workaholic Ally on a return trip to her hometown. After encountering her ex Sean (Jay Ellis), and his cool fiance Cassidy (Kiersey Clemons), Ally is forced to question her life choices and figure out how to move forward with her new-found regrets. The far-from-run-of-the-mill rom-com has a stellar supporting cast to recommend it too, including Danny Pudi, Amy Sedaris, Haley Joel Osment, Julie Hagarty, and Zoë Chao (also in this month’s Your Place or Mine). If you can’t choose between this and Your Place, how about making it a Valentine’s Day double bill?


Somebody I Used to Know hits Amazon Prime on Friday, February 10.






Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a romantic comedy starring two seasoned pros of the genre, Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher. The actors portray polar opposite best friends Debbie and Peter. She loves the routine of her life with her son in Los Angeles; he prefers the spontaneity of life in the Big Apple. When they decide to swap homes for a week, they discover what they’ve been missing out on and what they really need and want out of life. Directed by newcomer Aline Brosh McKenna and co-starring Jesse Williams, Steve Zahn, Tig Notaro, Zoe Chao, and Rachel Bloom, this one looks like the perfect choice for a movie night in with your other half.


Your Place or Mine premieres on Friday, February 10 on Netflix.






Put on a pot of chili, prepare those nachos and ribs, and get your drinks on ice, the big day is almost here. The anticipation has been building for weeks, not just for the annual NFL showdown between the last two teams standing from the 2022 season but also for this year’s star-studded Half-Time Show, led by the one and only Rihanna.


The 57th annual NFL championship game kicks off live at 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 12 on CTV.





This year, the coveted post-Super Bowl spot goes to the second season premiere of Gordon Ramsay’s latest reality competition show, Next Level Chef. The famous chef returns to serve as a mentor to a new batch of fifteen cooks alongside Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais. Competitors will once again face off in a series of cooking challenges to determine which of them is truly next level and deserving of the $250,000 prize and a one-year mentorship with Ramsay, Arrington and Blais. Just don’t watch it when you’re hungry!


Tune in to the new season when it premieres on on Sunday, February 12.






Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith narrates this new documentary spotlighting the lives of iconic African Queens. The initial four-episode series is set to focus on the 17th-century warrior queen of Ndongo and Matamba, Njinga. The first woman to rule the nation, which sits within the borders of modern-day Angola, she became an icon of diplomacy, military genius, and colonial resistance. For fans of The Woman King, which premieres on Crave on February 17, this docu-drama further explores the real-life royal heroines who shaped Africa. Stay tuned soon for the second season, which will re-assess the life and legacy of Cleopatra.


African Queens: Njinga premieres on Wednesday, February 15 on Netflix.






It’s hard to believe, but the popular reality series has been around for eight seasons already, with the latest wrapping up this past November. Fans of the incognito music competition won’t have to wait long for more though as the ninth edition premieres this month. Host Nick Cannon is back, as are panellists Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, and Robin Thicke. Let’s be honest though, we’re in it mostly for those costumes! So far the production has announced eight of the upcoming looks from designer Marina Toybina including "Axolotl", "Doll", "French Hen", "Moose", "Mustang", "Dandelion", "Gargoyle", "California Roll", and "Jackalope", and previewed the rooster, voodoo doll, salamander, and moose in their promo posters. Bring on the rest!


Tune in for theme nights, more amazing costumes, and a ton of surprises when the new season kicks off on on Wednesday, February 15.





If you’re experiencing withdrawal due to Canada’s Drag Race (CDR) hiatus between seasons, the Belgian French-language spin-off has arrived just in time. Hosted by CDR and CDR: Canada vs. the World competitor Rita Baga, alongside stars Lufy and Mustii, the series finds a whole new roster of 10 queens competing for the lustrous Drag Race crown. Sashay THIS way, Belgium!


The series premieres Thursday, February 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET on Crave.






Make it so! The popular sci-fi series starring Patrick Stewart returns for a third and final season with 10 brand-new episodes. Jean-Luc reunites with his old mates when the former U.S.S. Enterprise crew is targeted by a mysterious alien captain. For fans of The Next Generation, it’ll be a delightful blast from the past to see Stewart back to explore space’s final frontier alongside castmates LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner.


New episodes drop each week starting Thursday, February 16 on Crave.






Billy Crudup stars and executive produces this new Apple original dramedy about a group of Jetson-like salesmen selling timeshares on the retro-futuristic moon. Jack Billings, one of the most successful of the lot, uses his unshakeable faith in the future to inspire his customers and coworkers but becomes dangerously close to losing himself in his dreams and ignoring reality. Crudup is supported here by a talented ensemble including Haneefah Wood, Alison Pill, Hank Azaria, and Jacki Weaver.


Find out what the future looks like when Hello Tomorrow! premieres on Friday, February 17 on Apple TV+.






Fan favourite Milo Ventimiglia is back on your screens, this time as a suave con man named Charlie. A one-night stand with undercover CIA agent Emma (Catherine Haena Kim) leads him to love, but little does he know that they’re on a collision course professionally. As Charlie ramps up his “family business” with the hopes of getting out for good and going straight, Emma closes in on the criminals who hold his family’s debt in their hands. Once they realize the crash course they’re on, the two are forced to reckon with their lies and subterfuge to save themselves and their families from disaster. Bringing an old-school flavour of ‘80s intrigue, The Company You Keep is based on Korean crime-comedy My Fellow Citizens.


The new series premieres on on Sunday, February 19.






The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning news show returns for an entertaining tenth season of insightful and occasionally bonkers comedy with host John Oliver. Tune in for a satirical perspective on the state of society, weekly signature deep dives, and a host of truly memorable stunts (underwritten by HBO’s deep pockets) that often make a better point than any political pundit ever could. But mostly because where else can you find an in-depth discussion about what types of horses are the hottest and why.


The new season premieres Sunday, February 19 on Crave, with streaming on demand following the next morning.






After a prolonged battle to keep the re-booted series going, Magnum P.I. is back for a fifth season. Everybody’s favourite Detroit Tigers-loving private detective continues to solve cases while Juliet Higgins, her Dobermans, T.C. and Rick try to keep him in line and out of trouble. But if they can’t do that, they’re there as backup! And for a show that’s just as much about the view as it is the mystery, you’ve got those gorgeous Hawaiian locations to keep you tuned in too. So put on your best Hawaiin shirt, don those Aviators and get set for another series of action-packed episodes.


Magnum P.I. returns on on Sundays starting February 19.






Miles Warren’s directorial debut premiered last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), played the festival circuit over the last half of 2022, and is finally getting a streaming release at the end of the month. In a moving look at families, growing up and the effects of fighting, Warren and co-writer Ben Medina focus their story on 14-year-old Darious (Jalyn Hall). The young man has a lot going for him, including parents who care–though each has a very different way of showing it–and work hard to put him through private school. But Darious doesn’t always know how to talk about the things that matter most. After being beaten up, the young man turns to charismatic loner Porter (Trevante Rhodes) for help and advice on how to fight back. The two become fast friends, but Porter is hiding a secret that has the potential to change Darious’s life forever.


Bruiser debuts on Disney+ beginning Friday, February 24.






Christoph Waltz is not necessarily the first name that comes to mind when thinking comedy, Oscar notwithstanding. But a darkly comedic thriller? Now you’re talking. Based on the novel by Bentley Little, the series follows a bow-tie-wearing consultant named Regus Patoff, who comes to the rescue of doomed tech company CompWare after a failed merger. But instead of just consulting, Patoff appears to take over the company completely but just what is his end goal? Frankly, we can’t think of any role better suited to Waltz and we can’t wait to see him in action.


The Consultant drops on Amazon Prime starting Friday, February 24.






The critically acclaimed, cult comedy returns 10 years after its last episode for a limited, six-episode run. The highly-anticipated third season picks up after the same amount of time has passed for the show’s beloved characters. Most of the cater waiters have moved on, including one-hit acting wonder Henry “Are we having fun yet?” Pollard (Adam Scott). After an unexpected team reunion, the team finds themselves together again, serving parties and weird guests all over L.A. Almost the whole cast is back including Ken Marino, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, and Megan Mullally, though original member Lizzy Caplan had to miss out on the fun due to scheduling conflicts. New cast members include Zoë Chao, Tyrel Jackson Williams, and Jennifer Garner while scheduled guest stars include James Marsden, Nick Offerman, and Quinta Brunson.


Party Down episodes hit Crave weekly starting Friday, February 24.






Not your typical travel show, this latest original series from Apple follows Certified National Canadian Treasure (™) Eugene Levy as he explores some of the world’s most gorgeous and thrilling destinations. By his own admission, the comedian is neither adventurous nor worldly, and so agreed to front the series so he could broaden his narrow horizons. From ice floating in Finland to captaining a sailboat in Lisbon, Levy does just that as he makes new friends and confronts old fears with his signature wry sense of humour.


The Reluctant Traveler premieres on Friday, February 24 on Apple TV+.







When you move into a new house, you’re usually occupied with things like “where do we put the couch?” or “what colour do we paint the bedroom?”, not “what do I do with this ghost?” So when Kevin (Jahi Di'Allo Winston) finds a ghost named Ernest (David Harbour) haunting his family’s fresh start in a new home, he’s initially wary. But when the not-so-scary apparition turns into an overnight social sensation, Kevin and his family learn to live with the ghost and begin to investigate Ernest’s mysterious past. But what is it about their search that has the CIA tracking their every move?


Find out when the new comedy arrives on Netflix Friday, February 24.






‘90s nostalgia is all the rage, which is equal parts exciting and depressing for those who lived through the decade. But it also gives us an excuse to revisit some of our favourite shows from the decade, including family comedy Blossom. Starring Mayim Bialik as the delightfully bright and upbeat Blossom Russo, the show follows the youngest of three as she comes of age alongside her divorced dad Nick, her eldest brother and recovering addict Anthony, and her not-so-bright other brother Joey. With the help of bestie Six, Blossom makes it through her teen years and all that comes with it. Though the clothes place this series squarely in the 1990s–hello bucket hats and plaid–the touching and humourous tribulations of its main character truly stand the test of time.


Watch all 5 seasons now on CTV Throwback:

You might also like