The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, Disney+, Hulu, Max and More in February

by The Technical Blogs


Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for some of February’s most promising new titles. (Note: Streaming services occasionally change schedules without giving notice. For more recommendations on what to stream, sign up for our Watching newsletter here.)

New to Amazon Prime Video

‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ Season 1
Starts streaming: Feb. 2

Based on the 2005 blockbuster film of the same name, the spy thriller series “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” stars Donald Glover (who also cocreated the show with Francesca Sloane) as a spy code-named John who gets paired with a spy code-named Jane (Maya Erskine) in an operation that has them posing as a married couple. While trying to get a handle on their assignment, the fake spouses also have to get to know each other, and to figure out whether it’s helpful or detrimental to their mission to have actual romantic chemistry. Though there are chase scenes and explosions sprinkled throughout, this take on the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” premise is more grounded. It’s about two attractive single people in New York City, balancing a relationship and a very, very strange job.

Also arriving:

Feb. 8
“The Silent Service”

Feb. 9
“Upgraded”

Feb. 13
“Five Blind Dates”

Feb. 16
“This Is Me … Now: A Love Story”

Feb. 19
“Giannis: The Marvelous Journey”

Feb. 23
“Jenny Slate: Seasoned Professional”
“Poacher”
“The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy” Season 1

‘Dario Argento: Panico’
Starts streaming: Feb. 2

The Italian filmmaker Dario Argento has been a favorite of genre fans and cinephiles since the 1970s, when his stylish, blood-soaked thrillers like “The Bird With the Crystal Plumage” and “Suspiria” introduced a unique cinematic language, halfway between Hitchcockian suspense and Grand Guignol theater. In the Shudder documentary “Dario Argento: Panico,” Argento and some of his collaborators and admirers (including the directors Guillermo del Toro and Nicolas Winding Refn) look back across his long career, discussing his unique vision as well as the controversies surrounding the violence in his movies and the intensity of his working methods. The film is a comprehensive introduction to an artist whose work and personality can come off as aloof and demanding, but who has long appealed to people who don’t mind a challenge.

‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’
Starts streaming: Feb. 25

When “The Walking Dead” star Andrew Lincoln left the series in 2018, the franchise’s creative team announced that his character, Rick Grimes, would return in a trilogy of feature-length movies. After various delays, that project has now been reimagined as a six-episode TV miniseries: “The Ones Who Live.” In the series, Rick is a reluctant inductee in the Civil Republic Military, the deadly force protecting a thriving secret city within the postapocalyptic ruins of Philadelphia. Danai Gurira also returns from “The Walking Dead” as the sword-wielding zombie-slayer Michonne, who has been searching for Rick for years. The two cross paths again in a story that involves the CRM’s unsettling world-dominating ambitions.

Also arriving:

Feb. 9
“Skeletons in the Closet”

Feb. 15
“Far North” Season 1

Feb. 16
“The Dive”

Feb. 19
“The Madame Blanc Mysteries” Season 3

Feb. 23
“History of Evil”

Feb. 26
“Murdoch Mysteries” Season 17

‘The New Look’ Season 1
Starts streaming: Feb. 14

The fashion designers Christian Dior and Coco Chanel had a lasting influence on women’s clothes beyond their mid-20th-century heydays. They also both lived and worked in Paris during the Nazi occupation; and in the decades since their deaths, historians have dug up conflicting reports about the degrees to which each collaborated with the enemy, to keep their friends and families safe and their businesses afloat. The drama series “The New Look” covers those Nazi years and their immediate aftermath, with Ben Mendelsohn playing Dior and Juliette Binoche playing Chanel (plus Maisie Williams as Dior’s sister Catherine, John Malkovich as his boss Lucien Lelong, and Claes Bang as an opportunistic German). The show captures both the chaos of wartime and the struggle to keep creating something beautiful during times of great ugliness.

‘Constellation’
Starts streaming: Feb. 21

Noomi Rapace stars in this science-fiction mystery series, created and written by Peter Harness (“Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell”) and directed by Michelle MacLaren (“Breaking Bad”), Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall”) and Joseph Cedar (“Footnote”). Rapace plays Jo, an astronaut who survives a suspicious accident on the International Space Station and then returns to Earth with some of her memories missing. While suffering from disquieting hallucinations, Jo tries to investigate what seems to be a conspiracy involving multiple national space agencies. This puts her at odds with her bosses and exacerbates some pre-existing troubles between her and her husband Magnus (James D’Arcy). “Constellation” has elements of 1970s-style paranoid thrillers like “Capricorn One” and “The Parallax View,” combined with scenes showing the nuts and bolts of space travel, as in Apple TV’s “For All Mankind.”

Also arriving:

Feb. 16
“The Dynasty: New England Patriots”
“Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin”

Feb. 21
“Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend”

‘Genius: MLK/X’
Starts streaming: Feb. 2

In the previous three seasons of “Genius,” the anthology drama has covered the lives of three influential cultural figures — Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Aretha Franklin — by contrasting different periods in their lives, showing them in their youth and in their prime. Season 4 takes a new approach, following two world-changing activists — the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) and Malcolm X (Aaron Pierre) — as their careers run in parallel. “MLK/X” illustrates how these men, often considered worlds apart in their philosophies toward social change, had more in common in their personal and public lives than just being Black in America in the mid-20th century.

Also arriving:

Feb. 2
“Self”

Feb. 3
“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” Season 2

Feb. 7
“The Marvels”

Feb. 9

“Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends” Season 3

Feb. 21
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season 3

Feb. 28
“Iwájú”

‘Feud: Capote vs. the Swans’
Starts streaming: Feb. 1

The second season of FX’s anthology drama “Feud” delves into a great mystery: What happened to Truman Capote in the 1970s that kept him from completing his long-promised novel “Answered Prayers,” an unsparing satire of American high society? Tom Hollander plays Capote, in a story that jumps between different eras to catch the writer at both his highs (living the good life as an in-demand party guest for the superrich) and lows (drowning in debts and intoxicants after the elites started shunning him). The playwright Jon Robin Baitz wrote the series, most of which is directed by the indie film veteran Gus Van Sant. They dramatize how Capote’s coterie of wealthy women — played by Naomi Watts, Diane Lane, Chloë Sevigny, Molly Ringwald, Calista Flockhart and others — reacted to him trying to turn their scandalous gossip into literature.

‘Shogun’
Starts streaming: Feb. 27

James Clavell’s 1975 novel “Shogun” inspired a 1980 network TV miniseries which won awards, garnered big ratings and helped popularize Japanese culture in America. The book is now being adapted again for cable TV, freeing the remake’s creators, Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks, to add more mature content, while still telling a sweeping story set against the international trade, politics and military conflicts of the early 17th century. Cosmo Jarvis plays John Blackthorne, an English ship’s pilot who reaches Japan in an area controlled by the ambitious Lord Yoshii Toranaga (Hiroyuki Sanada). With the help of the mysterious Lady Toda Mariko (Anna Sawai), Toranaga tries to leverage Blackthorne’s experience with the wider world to gain an advantage against his bitter Japanese rivals.

Also arriving:

Feb. 2
“Love & WWE: Bianca & Montez” Season 1

Feb. 5
“Arctic Ascent with Alex Honnold”

Feb. 7
“50/50 Flip” Season 2

Feb. 9
“The Lost King”
“Suncoast”

Feb. 10
“The Lost City”

Feb. 13
“The Space Race”

Feb. 15
“Joan Baez: I Am a Noise”
“Next Goal Wins”

Feb. 16
“Life + Beth” Season 2

Feb. 22
“Death in the Dorms” Season 2

Feb. 23
“Sacred Soil” The Piney Woods School Story”

Feb. 29
“Everything Is Fine” Season 1
“Me, Hereafter”

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 12
Starts streaming: Feb. 4

The 12th season of the writer and comedian Larry David’s semi-improvised, cringe-filled sitcom is being touted as its last. David could always change his mind; but if this really is the end, he’s wrapping a series that HBO has aired on and off for nearly 24 years. Unlike some past seasons, this run of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” doesn’t have one major central story arc, though David’s antihero Larry — a lightly fictionalized version of himself, a persnickety and privileged showbiz veteran — does again make some social blunders so calamitous that they become national news. For the most part, this is an unsentimental goodbye for this show, with many of the stalwart “Curb” characters returning to be annoyed by Larry yet again.

Also arriving:

Feb. 1
“Chasing Flavor” Season 1
“Clone High” Season 2

Feb. 2
“Dicks: The Musical”

Feb. 8
“They Called Him Mostly Harmless”
“Tokyo Vice” Season 2

Feb. 10
“The Accidental Influencer”

Feb. 15
“Bea’s Block”
“The Truth About Jim”

Feb. 27
“God Save Texas”

‘Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story’
Starts streaming: Feb. 1

Rap music was already popular before Run-DMC released its debut single in 1983; but members of the group were among hip-hop’s first international megastars, helping the genre break into mainstream radio playlists and reach the top of the charts. The director Kirk Fraser’s three-part documentary “Kings From Queens: The Run DMC Story” breaks down what made the trio revolutionary: the hard rock ’n’ roll beats, the non-flashy street outfits, the honest lyrics, and the loud, tightly syncopated rhyming. The series also gets into the problems these three and their support team faced along the way, including personal tragedy, addiction, anxiety and irreconcilable disagreements. Ultimately this is less a cautionary tale and more a story about an act finding longevity within a style of music that at the time was dismissed as a fleeting novelty.

Also arriving:

Feb. 2
“Bosco”

Feb. 8
“Couple to Throuple” Season 1

Feb. 15
“Caillou” Season 1
“Vigil” Season 2

Feb. 16
“Oppenheimer”



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