10 Must-See Movies This February

Black Panther, Fifty Shades Freed, Lady Bird, and more!

(SPOT.ph) It’s officially the Love Month, which means you’ll soon be bombarded with sights of lovey-dovey couples, bouquets of roses, and cheesy Facebook posts. Don’t coop yourself up indoors, though! There are plenty of reasons to head to your nearest cinema and treat yourself to a good movie—bae or no bae. Here are all the exciting movies you can’t miss this February!

 

 

Fifty Shades Freed

Release date: February 7

 

The third and final installment of the best-selling novels by E.L. James has Christian (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) embracing married life. Although they think they’ve finally left their past behind, the newlyweds must face new threats that could jeopardize their happy ending.

 

 

Black Panther
Release date: February 14

 

The highly anticipated standalone film of T’Challa a.k.a. Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) is finally here! T’Challa returns to his elusive homeland, Wakanda, to stake his rightful claim to the throne, only to be faced by treachery and danger. Directed by Fruitvale Station and Creed’s Ryan Coogler, the film also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, and Danai Gurira.

 

 

Darkest Hour
Release date: February 14

 

Based on a thrilling true story, this biopic stars Golden Globe winner Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, who is just days away from becoming Prime Minister in a turbulent Great Britain on the cusp of war. The film follows the British statesman as he must negotiate a peace treaty with Nazi Germany while fighting for his ideals.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Release date:
February 14

 

Months after her daughter’s unsolved murder, Mildred (Frances McDormand) decides to put up three billboards with a controversial message for the town’s revered chief of police. The film recently took home Golden Globe trophies for Best Drama, Best Actress in a Drama, and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.

 

 

The Shape of Water
Release date: February 21

 

Director Guillermo Del Toro’s critically acclaimed masterpiece revolves around a mute and lonely cleaning lady named Elisa (Sally Hawkins), who works in a top-secret government laboratory. Her mundane life changes forever when she stumbles upon the lab’s classified secret: A mysterious, scaled creature living in a water tank.

 

 

The Post
Release date: February 21

 

Directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, The Post follows Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, as she exposes the government’s massive cover-up of secrets that span over three decades. The film also stars Tom Hanks, Alison Brie, and Sarah Paulson.

 

 

The 15:17 to Paris
Release date: February 21

 

Director Clint Eastwood returns to the silver screen with the real-life story of three men who must save the lives of over 500 passengers onboard a high-speed railway train. The movie follows the course of their lives from their childhood all the way until the fateful train ride that fascinated the world in 2015.

 

 

Lady Bird

Release date: February 28

 

Written and helmed by Greta Gerwig, this heartfelt, critically acclaimed drama revolves around an outspoken teenager (Saoirse Ronan) and her turbulent and complicated relationship with her strong-willed mother.

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Red Sparrow
Release date: February 28

 

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence stars as Russian prima ballerina Dominika Egorova, whose career comes to a halt after she suffers an injury. She turns to Sparrow School, an elite intelligence service that trains its exceptional recruits to use their minds and bodies as weapons.

 

 

Buy Bust

Release date: February 28

 

Almost two years in the making, Erik Matti’s “first full-on action film” follows two anti-drug enforcement teams tasked to launch a drug bust in the slums of Manila. The highly awaited movie stars Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera, Victor Neri, Joross Gamboa, Mara Lopez, and Nonie Buencamino.

 

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