February 2017 Movies: Horror & Thrills This Valentine's With ‘Get Out’, ‘John Wick 2’ and More

By Ann G. | Feb 01, 2017 09:33 AM EST
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It's the month of hearts and a slew of great movies. Here are the February 2017 movies fans should watch with friends and families. The upcoming years will be full of action films from big franchises, reboots, and sequels. This month, though, sees only a few romance movies and a lot of thriller and horror movies. So, prepare for an exciting month with these films.

February 2017 horror/thriller movies

"Rings" (Feb. 3) is the belated but surprisingly interesting third movie in the American version of the Japanese horror flick. This movie adds a new twist to the well-known J-horror. In this movie, the main characters will uncover a hidden recording within the haunted video, which might effectively put an end to the curse.

"John Wick: Chapter 2" (Feb. 10) is the highly anticipated sequel to the action thriller movie "John Wick". This time, he dons a new slick black suit and goes after an international organization.

"XX" (Feb. 17) is an anthology of four horror stories, The Rolling Stone reports. Each short film has different themes. In "The Box", Christmas brings a deadly curse. "Birthday Party" reignites childhood nightmares. "The Fall" is going to explore some demon-in-the-woods tales. "Her Only Living Son" will bring a story that's a nod to the 60s horror.

"A Cure for Wellness" (Feb. 17) strikes fear into the hearts of retreat center enthusiasts. A corporate worker goes to a strange wellness center to retrieve the company's CEO and instead encounters strange and terrifying events.

"Get Out" (Feb. 24) is a horror movie about a black young man who meets his white girlfriend's parents. The ethnic issues are important in this eerie film, which hints at some disturbing hypnotism practices.

Romance February 2017 movies to watch

"The Space Between Us" (Feb. 3) is a cute romance between two teenagers - one from Mars and one from Earth. In the story, a mother dies giving birth to her son on Mars, where she was stationed as an astronaut. The boy grows up on Mars but finds an online penpal on Earth. He eventually visits her on Earth but soon realizes that the new planet's atmosphere poses a threat to his health and life.

"Fifty Shades Darker" (Feb. 10) is the second installment in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy based on EL James' novel of the same name. This time around, lead characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele get back together for a shot at a real relationship. Someone in Christian's past decides to stop that from happening.

Fantasy movies to watch in February 2017

"The Lego Batman Movie" (Feb. 10) came to life after the success of "The Lego Movie". Business Insider doesn't hesitate to say that this could be next best Batman film after Chris Nolan's "The Dark Knight". In this movie, Batman teams up with Robin to fight The Joker and other criminals in Gotham.

"The Great Wall" (Feb. 17) drew a lot of controversy for some of its cast. The film is primarily a Chinese production breaking into Hollywood. Chinese soldiers and European mercenaries defend the Great Wall from monsters on the other side in this fantasy/alternate history story.

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