Netflix is switching it up this February by adding 50 new titles and dropping 40 titles from their online library.
Throughout the month Netflix will be adding new titles to their catalog on an almost-daily basis. On Feb. 1, Netflix added 20 new titles. According to ABC News, they will be adding seven titles between today and Feb. 8., including “The Little Rascals Save the Day” (2014).
The much-anticipated third season of “House of Cards”, starring Kevin Spacey, will be released on February 27. The series is a successful Netflix original that follows American politics and has won numerous awards. Netflix, however, has added some new TV series to bide your time before the release of “House of Cards”. They have also added seasons one through five of the hit 1972 series, “M*A*S*H” as well as the hit Starz series, “Spartacus”, starring the late Andy Whitfield and Liam McIntyre. Seasons one and two of “Departures” (2008), and seasons one and two of “Magic City” (2012) were added on Feb. 1. “Danger 5” (2011) will be available on Feb. 6 and seasons one through four of the CBS series “Hawaii Five-0” will be available on Feb. 24.
Possibly the most talked about addition came in the form of the new comedy, “The Interview” that was released online-only. The comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen depicts a hilarious story of a TV personality (James Franco) and producer (Seth Rogen) are invited to North Korea to meet dictator Kim Jong Un who is a big fan of Franco’s TV show.
It is rumored that Sony kept the release of “The Interview” online and U.S. only for fear of political backlash.
Hit movies like “Robocop” and “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” will be available for streaming on the 21 and 11 of February. Many more movie titles will be available for streaming throughout the month.
Their addition also includes the new documentary “Now: In the Wings on the World Stage,” a 2014 documentary of Kevin Spacey’s experience of performing Shakespeare’s “Richard III” 200 times across three continents. Another documentary, “Gucci: The Director” (2013), was added on Feb. 1 as well.
Netflix is also supposedly dropping 40 more titles from their online catalog, including hits like the 1994 film “Airheads” starring Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi and Brendan Fraser, and “Jane Eyre.” Older movies such as “Goldfinger” (1964), “From Russia with Love” (1963), and “Live and Let Die” (1973) are no longer available for streaming on their site.
Netflix will also be removing “Batman Returns” (1992), “Batman Forever” (1995) and “Batman and Robin” (1997) from their site along with many lesser-known movie titles. TV series like “Hotel Babylon”, “MI-5” and “Red Dwarf” are being dropped as well.