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The semester is in full swing, and that means it’s time to turn our attention towards college life’s greatest enigma: how best to avoid our responsibilities. Sure, we’re only a short drive from some of the greatest skiing in the nation, but … ew … going outside. Luckily, Netflix is always gifting us with new reasons to stay indoors, and February is no different. So whether you’re avoiding homework, the cold or the knowledge that you are, yet again, alone on Valentine’s Day, Netflix has your back.

Movies You’ll Love

“Dope” (2015): Malcolm is a bit of a dweeb, especially when compared to his peers. He’s a smart kid in a rough neighborhood — known as “the Bottoms” in Inglewood, California — but he’s managed to make it to his senior year of high school alive. However, a chance encounter leads to an invitation to an underground party, which leads to an adventure in drug-delivery and a correlating quest for acceptance into Harvard. This time last year, “Dope” was one of the darlings of Sundance, and one can see why — it’s both funny and earnest, loud yet subtle, silly yet intelligent. The spirited, break-neck pace will keep you guessing, and the never-ending energy coursing through the film will leave you in awe. (Available February 10)

“Atonement” (2007): When this movie was released nearly a decade ago, it received widespread praise, and for good reason: the story is heart-wrenching, the romance is enthralling, and the cast (which includes Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and a young Saoirse Ronan in one of her first major roles) is in impeccable form. McAvoy plays Robbie, the son of a servant to the family of Knightley’s Cecilia. The two are madly in love with one another, but a handful of lies on the part of Cecilia’s little sister, Briony, tear the two apart. Robbie’s promising future is shattered, and to avoid prison, he is sent to the battlefields of WWII as a soldier in the British Army. Briony, realizing the damage she has done, spends the rest of her life attempting to atone for the problems she has caused. (Available February 16)

Worth Checking Out

“Fuller House” (2016): Is anyone else weirdly pumped for the reboot of the 80s-90s sitcom, “Full House”? Maybe for nostalgia’s sake? Surely that’s what “Fuller House” is attempting to appeal to — our ever-growing attachment to nostalgia-steeped media content. But what’s wrong with that? Is “Full House” not included on every “20 Things You Miss About the 90s” Buzzfeed listicle in existence? Of course it is. For good reason. Its wholesomeness was a delight. (Season one available February 26)

“Stardust” (2007): A charming film in the same vein as “The Princess Bride,” if not quite as good. After sighting a falling star crashing to the earth, Tristan Thorn (Charlie Cox, who’s currently kicking butt as Netflix’s “Daredevil”) sets out to retrieve the star for his beloved. But no one told him the “star” would actually be a beautiful woman. With the star-maiden in tow, Tristan is led on a treacherous question filled with witches, princes and a healthy supply of magic. (Available now)

If You Want a Broken Heart

“Scooby-Doo” (2002) and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (2004): You know, sometimes, things that entertained you at age seven  just don’t hold up well. Back in 2002, “Scooby-Doo” was colorful, boisterous and featured the truly exciting concept of tangible human beings embodying the roles of iconic cartoon characters. (And if we’re being real, the casting for the live-action “Scooby-Doo” was actually pretty solid.) It was a kid’s dream. Now, it’s something of a dull nightmare, full of flat jokes, meandering plotlines and a lot of wondering, “Was this really necessary?” Not even nostalgia can save this one. (Available now)