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New on Netflix: Streaming movies and TV shows coming in February

After a lackluster January, Netflix comes back in full force in February, with at least one high-profile premiere and the arrival of a load of high quality movies and series.

These are the most notable newbies:

'Better Call Saul'

Just in time for the second season of
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Just in time for the second season of the brilliant semi-prequel to "Breaking Bad," Netflix gets the entirety of the debut run, as Bob Odenkirk's hustling lawyer Jimmy McGill begins the journey toward his alter ego of Saul Goodman. Look for it on Feb. 1.

'Cruel Intentions'

The ultimate in
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The ultimate in "edgy" late '90s Hollywood dramas, this transplantation of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" to the world of snooty Manhattan prep schools, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Reese Witherspoon, is best enjoyed for its nostalgia value and self-indulgently prurient qualities. You can find it on Netflix Feb. 1.

'Mad Men' Season 7 Part 2

The final days of Don Draper onscreen, and
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The final days of Don Draper onscreen, and the end of one of the most acclaimed and significant television shows of all time, can be streamed on Netflix beginning Feb. 5.

'Fuller House'

The much-anticipated sequel to
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The much-anticipated sequel to "Full House," with as part of a longstanding pop cultural nostalgia tour, finally becomes ready for streaming on Feb. 26. Most of the Tanners are back, with the notable exception of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's Michele.

'Armageddon'

Some movies are so unbelievably entertaining that you're
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Some movies are so unbelievably entertaining that you're willing to overlook some pretty significant flaws, like scenes of Ben Affleck running animal crackers up Liv Tyler's torso. This hilariously ridiculous Michael Bay epic about rough-and-tumble oil rig folks shooting into space to destroy a world-ending comet, is the ultimate example of that, arriving on Feb. 1.

'Dope'

The darling of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival
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The darling of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has its flaws, but stands out thanks to the vitality in the ways it plays with cultural stereotypes in the portrait of a smart, '90s hip hop-loving inner city who gets swept up in some craziness involving a drug deal gone wrong. It hits Netflix Feb. 10.

'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny'

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Did "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon," Ang Lee's beloved martial arts movie, really need a sequel? Probably not. But here we are, and there's a lot of interest in the next chapter of Michelle Yeoh's Yu Shu Lien, even though Lee has surrendered the directorial reigns to Yuen Woo-ping. The film arrives on Netflix Feb. 26.

'Atonement'

Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and (most notably) Oscar-nominated
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Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and (most notably) Oscar-nominated 12-year-old Saoirse Ronan star in this engaging and beautifully shot adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel about the ripple effects of a single false accusation over generations, hitting Netflix on Feb. 16.

'I Love You Phillip Morris'

The filmmakers behind this black comedy arriving Feb.
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The filmmakers behind this black comedy arriving Feb. 3 successfully juggle complicated tones to tell the story an unhappily married man (Jim Carrey) as he comes out, becomes a con artist and eventually goes to great lengths to repeatedly attempt to free the love of his life, the eponymous Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor), from prison.

'Full Metal Jacket'

Stanley Kubrick took on the Vietnam War in
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Stanley Kubrick took on the Vietnam War in a fascinating movie that plays like two short films in one package: the Paris Island training sequences for Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio and their fellow Marines, where they are subjected to the tyranny of drill sergeant R. Lee Ermey, and the Tet Offensive Vietnam scenes themselves. Find it on Netflix on Feb. 1.

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