If you’re thinking of having a night out (romantic or not) at the cinema next month then be sure to check out our list of what films are due to be released in February. From remakes of British classic comedy’s, to Marvel action movies, to true story tearjerkers, and not forgetting some romance, there’s sure to be something here for you.
Dads's Army - Released February 5th
Based on the legendary tv series of the 60's and 70's the film is set during 1944, when World War II was about to reach its end. In Walmington-on-Sea, Captain Mainwaring's (Toby Jones) Home Guard suffers from low morale. This is until a glamorous journalist (Catherine Zeta-Jones) arrives, to report on the platoon's exploits.
Meanwhile, MI5 have discovered a radio signal transmitted from Walmington- on-Sea towards Berlin, apparently the work of a spy, giving the Home Guard a chance to make a real difference in the war.
The film also stars Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gabon, Blake Harrison, Mark Gatiss, amongst others, as well as original cast member Ian Lavender.
Deadpool - Released February 10th
Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Concussion - Released February 12th
Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.
The film also stars Alex Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Pual Riser, and Luke Wilson.
Zoolander 2 - Released February 12th
When the world's most beautiful musical celebrities are systematically assassinated with formerly famous male model Derek Zoolander's iconic "Blue Steel" look on their face, Interpol recruits Derek (Ben Stiller) and his friend Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson) to infiltrate a new and different world of high fashion in order to put a stop to it. Meanwhile, Derek's rival Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell) is set free and is seeking revenge.
The Finest Hours - Released February 19th
Based on a true story in February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members (Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana) of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly- sinking vessel.
Freeheld - Released February 19th
Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) spent 25 years investigating tough cases in Ocean County, New Jersey, protecting the rights of victims and putting her life on the line. She had no reason to expect that in the last year of her life, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, that her final battle for justice would be for the woman she loved.The documentary film "Freeheld" chronicles Laurel's struggle to transfer her earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree Ellen Page). With less than six months to live, Laurel refuses to back down when her elected officials - the Ocean County Freeholders -deny her request to leave her pension to Stacie, an automatic option for heterosexual married couples. The film is structured chronologically, following both the escalation of Laurel's battle with the Freeholders and the decline of her health as cancer spreads to her brain.
As Laurel's plight intensifies, it spurs a media frenzy and a passionate advocacy campaign. At the same time, "Freeheld" captures a quieter, personal story: that of the deep love between Laurel and Stacie as they face the reality of losing each other. Alternating from packed public demonstrations at the county courthouse to quiet, tender moments of Laurel and Stacie at home, "Freeheld" combines tension-filled political drama with personal detail, creating a nuanced study of a grassroots fight for justice.
Triple 9 - Released February 19th
The film follows a group of criminals and corrupt cops who find themselves in serious trouble. The Russian mafia is blackmailing them, and the only way to deal with them is to perform what is believed to be an extremely challenging heist. Impossible as it may seem, however, they eventually hatch a plan: on one side of town, half of the crew will plan the murder of a rookie cop named Chris Allen (Casey Affleck), and while the rest of the force is distracted by a 999 call ("officer down"), the other half of the corrupt cops will pull off the job.
The film also stars Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, and Aaron Paul.
How To Be Single - Released February 19th
Based on the novel of the same name, an author writing a book about bachelorettes becomes entangled in an international affair while conducting hands-on research abroad. The author and her friends are single New Yorkers who would all much rather be in committed relationships. On a whim, Julie, the writer, decides to write a book about the experiences of single women around the world. She takes a leave of absence from her job as a publicist, jets off to France, and encounters a man named Thomas, who is in an open marriage. Even as she continues her travels to other countries, Julie longs for Thomas, who meets up with her again in Bali, jump-starting a torrid affair. While Julie is off seeing the world, her friends are back in New York, growing closer to each other as their lives develop in wild ways.
The film stars amongst others Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, and Leslie Mann.
Grimsby - Released February 24th
The film involves a British black-ops spy (Mark Strong) whose idiotic brother (Sacha Baron Cohen) is a football hooligan. The estranged brother of a football hooligan with a perfect life and perfect girlfriend is one of MI6's deadliest assassins, and the two team up to save the world when they reunite.
The Forest - Released February 26th
A young woman (Natalie Dormer) searches for her twin sister in an infamous Japanese forest beneath Mount Fuji where lost souls go to commit suicide. With the help of an American guide (Taylor Kinney), she treks into the heart of the mysterious woodland.
Hail, Caesar! - Released February 26th
Hail, Caesar! revolves around the production of a film of the same name in 1950s Hollywood with Tinsel Town's biggest name, Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). When he's kidnapped with a ransom request of $100,000 from an organisation calling itself The Future, the film starts to look like it's in trouble, so fixer, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), is brought in to try to smooth over the cracks with the press and hunt down the missing star in time to get the production back on its feet.
With a little support from the studio's leading lady (Scarlett Johansson) to hustle the money for the exchange and a raft of darlings, lovvies and up-and-coming talent to keep sweet, Mannix has got his work cut out for him. It's made all the more problematic when you take into account the fact that it's all going to go down in just a single day and the missing star isn't the only fix he'll need to finesse.