6 great shows and movies to watch on Netflix for Leap Day 2024

Leap Day only comes around every four years... Here's what to watch on Netflix in honor of 2024's extra day!

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BROOKLYN NINE-NINE -- "Valloweaster" Episode 711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, Andre Braugher as Ray Holt -- (Photo by: John P. Fleenor/NBC) /
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On top of a repeat Super Bowl match up and presidential race from 2020, the current year also shares another striking similarity with 2020: Leap Year. Every four years, February gets an extra day, and on Feb. 29, 2024, we're getting that extra day. What does one do to ring in Leap Day? How about watching some movies and shows on Netflix?

Unfortunately, a number of classic Leap Day titles aren't available on Netflix, including the romantic comedy Leap Year and hilarious episodes from shows like 30 Rock, Modern Family, and Parks and Recreation. But that doesn't mean there aren't amazing shows and movies on Netflix to add to our watch list for 2024's special day.

While we can't watch those sitcoms on Leap Day, one of the most popular comedies on Netflix leading up to Feb. 29 happens to be Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Leap Day also marks the last day to watch Dune on Netflix, and it's just in time for the sequel to release the next day. What else is there to watch on Netflix for Leap Day? Here's three movie and three show recommendations!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Just ahead of Leap Day, Netflix added the first four seasons of the police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The series once called Netflix home but left a while back, making its grand return all the more exciting for fans. Of course, the only downside is it's not the complete series, as the remaining four seasons aren't yet on Netflix. The zany fictional precinct may not have ever celebrated Leap Day, but there are plenty of laughs to go around in their annual heist episodes and other classics, even just in the four seasons currently available to stream on Netflix.

  • Seasons: 4 available on Netflix
  • Cast: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Andre Braugher, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller
  • Watch on Netflix: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Dune

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TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET as Paul Atreides in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Chiabella James /

Of all the titles featured on this list, Dune might be the most pressing Leap Day must-watch. Why? Well, there's two reasons. For starters, Dune: Part Two releases in theaters the very next day on March 1. Also, Leap Day (Feb. 29) is the last day Dune will be available to watch on Netflix. Ahead of the sequel's release, Dune re-entered Netflix's daily top 10 ranking, but the blockbuster movie's time is running out on the streamer. Don't miss your chance to watch the movie on Netflix before diving right into the highly anticipated follow-up in theaters this weekend.

  • Release Year: 2021
  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Mamoa, Javier Bardem
  • Watch on Netflix: Dune

Avatar: The Last Airbender

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Avatar: The Last Airbender. (L to R) Gordon Cormier as Ang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Netflix © 2024 /

It's the new Netflix original series everyone is talking about in February 2024, and it's likely that everyone will still be talking about it in March. The live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender finally premiered on Feb. 22 and instantly became a huge hit with fans of the animated series. Its premiere even outpaced One Piece's debut last year. The show's early success has definitely set the stage for a potential second season, so don't miss out on going on the adventure of a lifetime with latest hit action-fantasy series!

  • Seasons: 1
  • Cast: Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, Dallas Liu, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Ken Leung, Daniel Dae Kim
  • Watch on Netflix: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

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Ruby Gillman (Lana Condor) in DreamWorks Animation’s Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken /

Even though Leap Day isn't a holiday that gives kids a day off from school, it's still nice give the littlest Netflix fans something special to watch on 2024's extra day. The animated family movie Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken landed on Netflix in February 2024 and has been a hit in the daily top 10 ever since its release. It's a stark contrast to its less than stellar performance at the box office. Ruby Gillman features the voice of To All the Boys I've Loved Before star Lana Condor, and it's an action-comedy that's definitely fun for the whole family, especially on Leap Day.

  • Release Year: 2023
  • Director: Kirk DeMicco
  • Cast: Lana Condor, Toni Collette, Annie Murphy, Colman Domingo, Jane Fonda
  • Watch on Netflix: Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

The Tourist season 2

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Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan stars in the thriller series The Tourist, which was originally streaming on Max after airing on BBC One in the UK. However, Max dropped the series, which led to Netflix picking it up. The first season debuted on the first of February and became an overnight success, teeing up the release of season 2 on Leap Day. If you have become obsessed with The Tourist, there's no way you can pass up the opportunity to start watching the second season the minute it's released on Feb. 29. It's by far the biggest Netflix new release on Leap Day.

  • Seasons: 2
  • Cast: Jamie Dornan, Danielle Macdonald, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Genevieve Lemon, Alex Dimitriades, Damon Herriman
  • Watch on Netflix: The Tourist

Everything Everywhere All at Once

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Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once - Cr. Allyson Riggs/A24 /

While Everything Everywhere All at Once hasn't made as big of a splash on Netflix as anticipated, the Academy Award-winning movie began streaming on Feb. 23 and should still be a priority on your watch list. The film picked up seven Oscar wins, including the top honors Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Director and has been highly regarded as one of the best movies of 2023. There's truly no better day than Leap Day, a day that won't exist for another four years, to watch the comedy-drama film and feel all of its impactful feels. There's a reason it won all those awards!

  • Release Year: 2022
  • Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
  • Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Watch on Netflix: Everything Everywhere All at Once

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