New documentaries on Netflix coming in February 2021

New documentaries on Netflix coming in February 2021
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If you’re looking for new documentaries on Netflix, you’re in luck! At the start of 2021, Netflix announced that they were planning to release at least one movie every week. As part of this initiative, Netflix plans to release four brand new documentaries on its streaming platform. This is fewer compared to January when Netflix released 13 documentaries on its platform. This is what we know about each of the new documentaries on Netflix so far coming in February.

“Strip Down, Rise Up”

Release Date: February 5

Duration: 111 minutes

From Academy Award nominated director Michéle Ohayon comes the new documentary on Netflix which explores the impact of pole dancing on one’s body, mind and soul. The 111-minute film follows women across different age groups and backgrounds, and examines how they have used pole dancing as a way to fight their demons stemming from traumatic events in their lives and come to peace with themselves.

65-year-old actor and director Richard Schiff (“The West Wing”) shared his excitement for the upcoming movie on Twitter.

“Strip Down, Rise Up” will be available on Netflix from February 5 onward.

“Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” (Season 1)

Release Date: February 10

Duration: 4 Episodes

What is regarded as one of the most chilling, unsolved true-crime mysteries to date, the infamous story of the Cecil Hotel and disappearance of Elisa Lam has finally been made into a documentary. Produced by Joe Berlinger, who made the previously successful “The Ted Bundy Tapes” documentary on Netflix, this four-episode docuseries is set to dive deep into the history of Cecil Hotel.

Viewers can expect the film to explore the many deaths and disappearances from the hotel and why the hotel was the go-to spot for serial killers like Richard Ramirez aka “The Night Stalker,” who is profiled in the recently released Netflix documentary series “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer.”

The Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles has seen at least 16 deaths since the 1930s. The most recent case, also regarded as the most disturbing, is the disappearance of Elisa Lam, a Canadian tourist who went missing in 2013.

The trailer, which dropped on Wednesday, has already amassed more than 270,000 views, with audiences thoroughly excited for the upcoming documentary. One YouTube user commented: “Finally, a crime documentary about the VICTIM and not the KILLER.”

“Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” (Season 1) will be available on Netflix from February 10 onward.

“Héroes: Silence and Rock & Roll”

Release Date: February 19

Duration: 94 minutes

Not much is known about this upcoming Spanish documentary. What is known is that this documentary will explore the lives of one of the most famous Spanish rock bands, Héroes del Silencio (Heroes of Silence).

“Héroes: Silence and Rock & Roll” will be available on Netflix from February 19 onward.


Release Date: February 23

Duration: 108 minutes

The Brazilian football legend known as Pelé (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) has partnered with Netflix to tell his life’s story and recount the many successes and failures the 80-year-old icon has gone through. Produced by Pelé himself in collaboration with Netflix, the movie will combine interviews with archival footage to showcase the footballer’s prominent career.

The teaser, which dropped on January 14, has garnered more than 75,000 views. Fans of the football superstar cannot wait to check out this documentary when it drops on February 23 on Netflix.

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