Streaming Picks: February 2021

FILMS
Top Picks
Coming to America – Prime 2/1
Judas and the Black Messiah – HBO MAX 2/12
Nomadland – Hulu 2/19

First up are two major selections for Black History Month. The former is John Landis’ uproarious fish-out-of-water comedy, which hits Prime to whet your appetite for the Eddie Murphy-led sequel coming next month. The latter is the new film about activist Fred Hampton (played by Daniel Kaluuya), and the FBI counter-intelligence program that murdered him.

Then later in the month you’ll get to see my No. 1 movie of 2020. Chloe Zhao’s miraculous film stars Frances McDormand as Fern, who travels America in her camper van, searching for steady work and community.

Recent Selections
Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story – Hulu 2/1
Hitsville: The Making of Motown – Prime 2/1
Love by Accident – Prime 2/1
Mommy Is a Murderer – Hulu 2/1
Possessor – Hulu 2/1
Rocks – Netflix 2/1
Tempted by Danger – Hulu 2/1
12 Hour Shift – Hulu 2/4
Antebellum – Hulu 2/5
Irresistible – HBO MAX 2/6
We Bare Bears: The Movie – HBO MAX 2/7
The World We Make – Netflix 2/10
Then Came You – Hulu 2/11
2067 – Hulu 2/12
Monsoon – Netflix 2/13
Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President – HBO MAX 2/15
Lost Girls and Love Hotels – Hulu 2/15
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi – Hulu and Prime 2/16
Sonic the Hedgehog – Hulu and Prime 2/18
The Informer – Prime 2/26

Originals
La Deuda – HBO MAX 2/1
Black Boy Joy – HBO MAX 2/2
The Cypher – HBO MAX 2/2
Dolapo Is Fine – HBO MAX 2/2
Fake Famous – HBO MAX 2/2
A Rodeo Film – HBO MAX 2/2
A Storybook Ending – HBO MAX 2/2
All My Friends Are Dead – Netflix 2/3
Black Beach – Netflix 2/3
Bliss – Prime 2/5
Earwig and the Witch – HBO MAX 2/5
In Other Words – HBO MAX 2/5
The Last Paradiso – Netflix 2/5
Little Big Women – Netflix 2/5
Malcolm & Marie – Netflix 2/5
Space Sweepers – Netflix 2/5
The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity – Netflix 2/5
Black Art: In the Absence of Light – HBO MAX 2/9
The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman – Netflix 2/10
One Careful Owner – HBO MAX 2/12
Layla Majnun – Netflix 2/11
Red Dot – Netflix 2/11
Squared Love – Netflix 2/11
Map of Tiny Perfect Things – Prime 2/12
To All the Boys: Always and Forever – Netflix 2/12
Flora & Ulysses – Disney+ 2/19
I Care a Lot – Netflix 2/19
Classmates Minus – Netflix 2/20
Geez & Ann – Netflix 2/25
Caught by a Wave – Netflix 2/26
Crazy About Her – Netflix 2/26
Lupe – HBO MAX 2/26
Tom & Jerry – HBO MAX 2/26
The United States vs. Billie Holiday – Hulu 2/26

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS
Top Picks
The Muppet Show (Complete Series) – Disney+ 2/19
It’s a Sin – HBO MAX 2/18

For years now, it’s been pretty much impossible to see The Muppet Show thanks to rights issues. But Disney is actually doing its subscribers an enormous service by finally making all five seasons available to stream. (They didn’t even release the last two seasons on DVD.)

It’s a Sin takes its name from the great Pet Shop Boys single. Russell Davies (the original Queer as Folk and the Doctor Who revival) created and wrote this series about LGBTQ folks in the UK in the ’80s, as they grow up, hook up and break up as HIV/AIDS ravages their community.

Originals
The Investigation – HBO MAX 2/1
Kid Cosmic – Netflix 2/2
Mighty Express (Season 2) – Netflix 2/2
Firefly Lane – Netflix 2/3
Haute Dog (Season 1, Part 3) – HBO MAX 2/3
My Music Story: Yoshiki – Disney+ 2/5
The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears – Hulu 2/5
Strip Down, Rise Up – Netflix 2/5
Upside-Down – Disney+ 2/5
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel – Netflix 2/10
Capitani – Netflix 2/11
There Is No “I” in Threesome – HBO MAX 2/11
Buried by the Bernards – Netflix 2/12
Clifford the Big Red Dog (Season 1, Part 6) – Prime 2/12
Havana Street Party Presents: Beatriz Luengo – HBO MAX 2/12
Inside Pixar: Portraits – Disney+ 2/12
Into the Dark: Tentacles – Hulu 2/12
Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones (Season 1) – Disney+ 2/12
Marvel’s Behind the Mask – Disney+ 2/12
Nadiya Bakes – Netflix 2/12
Xico’s Journey – Netflix 2/12
Hip Hop Uncovered – Hulu 2/13
Last Week Tonight (Season 8) – HBO MAX 2/14
The Crew – Netflix 2/15
Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie – Netflix 2/16
Behind Her Eyes – Netflix 2/17
Hello, Me! – Netflix 2/17
MeatEater (Season 9, Part 2) – Netflix 2/17
Arthur’s Law – HBO MAX 2/18
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan – Netflix 2/18
The Boarding School: Las Cumbres (Season 1) – Prime 2/19
Tell Me Your Secrets (Season 1) – Prime 2/19
Tribes of Europa – Netflix 2/19
Beartown – HBO MAX 2/22
Pelé – Netflix 2/23
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel – HBO MAX 2/23
Canine Intervention – Netflix 2/24
Ginny & Georgia – Netflix 2/24
Bigfoot Family – Netflix 2/24
High-Rise Invasion – Netflix 2/25
Snowfall (Season 4) – Hulu 2/25
Disneyland Paris – Disney+ 2/26
Okavongo: River of Dreams – Disney+ 2/26
Secrets of Sulphur Springs (Part 1) – Disney+ 2/26
Shanghai Disney Resort Grand Opening Gala – Disney+ 2/26

OLD SHOWS
American Style – HBO MAX 2/1
19-2 (Season 1) – Prime 2/1
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Complete Series) – HBO MAX 2/1
Billions (Seasons 1-3) – Prime 2/1
Chewing Gum (Complete Series) – HBO MAX 2/1
City on a Hill (Season 1) – Prime 2/1
For the Love of Jason (Season 1) – Prime 2/1
The Game (Seasons 1-3) – Prime 2/1
Head of the Class (Complete Series) – HBO MAX 2/1
I Married Joan (Season 1) – Prime 2/1
Justice League (Complete Series) – HBO MAX 2/1
Justice League Unlimited (Complete Series) – HBO MAX 2/1
Love Daily (Season 1) – Netflix 2/1
Mercy Street (Season 1) – Prime 2/1
My Dead Ex (Season 1) – Netflix 2/1
One on One (Complete Series) – Prime 2/1
Raiders of Ghost City – Prime 2/1
Robot Chicken (Season 10, Part 2) – HBO MAX 2/1
Safe House (Season 1) – Prime 2/1
United Shades of America (Season 5) – HBO MAX 2/1
The Unsettling (Season 1) – Netflix 2/1
What’s New, Scooby-Doo? (Season 1) – Prime 2/1
The White Princess (Season 1) – Prime 2/1
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men – Prime 2/1
Zac and Mia (Seasons 1-2) – Netflix 2/1
The School That Tried to End Racism (Season 1) – Hulu 2/2
Tacoma FD (Season 2) – HBO MAX 2/2
Little Coincidences (Season 3) – Prime 2/5
The Windsors: Inside the Royal Family – HBO MAX 2/6
The Sinner (Season 3) – Netflix 2/6
iCarly (Seasons 1-2) – Netflix 2/8
Gen: Lock (Season 1) – HBO MAX 2/9
Very Scary People (Season 2) – HBO MAX 2/12
The Batman (Complete Series) – HBO MAX 2/15
Food Wars! The Fourth Plate – HBO MAX 2/15
Good Girls (Season 3) – Netflix 2/16
Hot Ones (Season 1) – HBO MAX 2/15
Static Shock (Complete Series) – HBO MAX 2/15
Ben 10 (Season 4, Part 2) – HBO MAX 2/18
The Killer Truth (Season 1) – HBO MAX 2/19
Jujutsu Kaisen (Season 1, Part 1) – HBO MAX 2/20
Two Sentence Horror Stories (Season 2) – Netflix 2/24
American Dragon: Jake Long (Complete Series) – Netflix 2/26
The Disney Channel Games – Disney+ 2/26
Mickey Go Local (Season 1) – Disney+ 2/26
Pair of Kings (Complete Series) – Disney+ 2/26
Roll It Back (Season 1) – Disney+ 2/26
How It Really Happened (Season 5) – HBO MAX 2/27

COMEDY SPECIALS
Top Pick
Brian Regan: On the Rocks – Netflix 2/23

Brian Regan has been one of our best (relatively) clean comedians for two decades now, and somehow keeps things lively and hilarious.

Other Specials
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (Season 2) – Netflix 2/2
Hate by Dani Rovira – Netflix 2/12

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