New On Netflix This Week: High-Rise Invasion, The Conjuring, And Our Idiot Brother

Here's a look at everything coming to the streaming service this week.

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This final week of February, Netflix is only rolling out a mere 15 titles new to the streaming service by the time the next weekend rolls around. Or to put a more positive slant on that fact, think of it this way: Even if there's nothing on the list below that you've been anxious to kick back and watch, it's only a few days before March rolls around, and there's a whole month of new content awaiting you.

On the anime and manga side of things, February 25 sees the release of High-Rise Invasion. Adapted from the suspense manga by the same name, the series is about a young girl witnessing a masked figure splitting a man's head open with an axe. As the title suggests, this crime takes place on the roof of a high-rise building, and the girl, Yuri, has to make a choice whether to make a hasty escape or fight the criminals. Just think, this show could also double as educational viewing, as these are the sorts of situations we can all look forward to potentially encountering once quarantine ends.

Earlier in the week, on February 21, Netflix is getting both The Conjuring and its sequel, cleverly titled The Conjuring 2. Even if you aren't traditionally a huge horror fan, the series is worth a look--especially if it won't cost you anything extra. The Conjuring is a relatively new supernatural horror franchise from director James Wan, who has the touch and has already helped create two of modern horror's most successful franchises, Saw and Insidious. There is another sequel in the series in the works, which is expected to hit HBO Max on June 4. So, plenty of time to get up to speed and be ready for the upcoming release.

Or, if you're in the mood for something a bit different, on February 26 Netflix will be getting Our Idiot Brother. The 2011 a dramedy stars Paul Rudd as "a seemingly clueless idealist [who] relies on his exasperated sisters for shelter and support after his girlfriend dumps him and his dog is taken away." Rudd's sisters are played by Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games series) and Zooey Deschanel (New Girl).

Below, you'll find everything coming to Netflix this week, and if you're interested in more streaming news, check out the biggest shows that are just over the horizon in 2021. You can also check out what Disney+, Hulu, and Shudder have in store next month.

February 21

  • The Conjuring (2013)
  • The Conjuring 2 (2016)

February 23

  • Brian Regan: On The Rocks
  • Pelé

February 24

  • Canine Intervention
  • Ginny & Georgia
  • Two Sentence Horror Stories: Season 2

February 25

  • Geez & Ann
  • High-Rise Invasion

February 26

  • Bigfoot Family
  • Captain Fantastic (2016)
  • Caught by a Wave
  • Crazy About Her
  • No Escape (2015)
  • Our Idiot Brother (2011)
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