Happy new-things-to-stream Monday, folks. It may not technically be a national day of celebration, but we think a new roster of films and shows to watch on your subscription service is worth breaking out the party poppers.
Netflix rival Amazon Prime is beefing up its programming selection this month, with brand spanking new options set to go online throughout February.
We’ve picked out some of our own particular highlights and shared the rest to help you pick your own.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Part Two)
What is it? Holy influential comic series, Batman! Amazon Prime brings you the second animated movie adaptation of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns series – the graphic novel series which went on to inspire pretty much every good feature in Batman films 1989 onwards.
Part Two sees an older Batman running martial law over Gotham, before Superman is sent in to shut him down. Sound familiar?
When can I watch it? February 10
Microbe & Gasoline
What is it? A recent cinema release which flew under the radar, but could develop into something of a cult classic through word of mouth. Michel Gondry’s 2015 film Microbes et Gasoil is the tale of two misfit French youths, who set off in search of freedom from parents and school-bullies by creating their own ‘house on wheels’ and driving across France. Those familar with Gondry’s quirky and heart-warming style from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Be Kind Rewind will instantly ‘get’ this flick.
When can I watch it? February 12
The New Yorker Presents (Season One)
What is it? The iconic NYC magazine is the latest in a line of print publications now knocking on the door of online television. This pilot season brings the biggest stories from The New Yorker’s pages in front of the camera, incorporating their trademark approach to commentary on social issues, popular culture, politics and everything in between.
The series is in good hands too, with Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney (Going Clear) involved in production.
When can I watch it? February 15
Vikings (Season 4)
What is it? Fantastical bloody drama filmed on Irish shores? No, not Thrones you big silly – this is History’s own original series Vikings. The show following the rise of Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok has been quietly picking up stellar reviews and viewers throughout the last three series – could a strong fourth instalment see it dislodge Game Of Thrones as the fantasy drama of choice? There’s only one way to find out.
When can I watch it? February 19
What is it? Let’s face it. No one is *constantly* watching hard-hitting series or documentaries on the corruption of the justice system. Sometimes, you just want to see cats mucking about on a piano, falling in love and saving each other from jealous evil butlers. Is that too much to ask?
When can I watch it? February 26
Everything else coming to Amazon Prime in February:
- Green Lantern (February 2)
- Tom Clancy’s The Division: Agent Origins (February 3)
- Final Destination 5 (February 4)
- Private Benjamin (February 4)
- Home on the Range (February 5)
- Aferim! (February 6)
- Superman: Unbound (February 10)
- Tuck Everlasting (February 12)
- Underdog (February 12)
- A Perfect Man (February 12)
- The Rite (February 17)
- Dolphin Tale (February 18)
- Batman: Year One (February 19)
- Condorman (February 19)
- The Price of Fame (February 19)
- Divergent (February 20)
- The Good Lie (February 22)
- Necessary Evil: The Super-Villains of DC Comics (February 23)
- Lenny Kravitz Concert (February 23)
- Yogi Bear (February 24)
- Enchanted (February 26)
- Family for Rent (February 26)
- REC 4: Apocalypse (February 26)