February is here and, if we are being honest, not much has changed. Sure, 2020 is in the rear-view mirror but with the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, most of us are still stuck home and relying on streaming services as our main source of entertainment,
From love stories to watch on Valentine’s Day to juicy music documentaries, we picked out the 10 must-see shows and movies to stream this month..
Malcolm & Marie
Say it out loud. Zendaya is a grown ass woman. In her first true adult role, the 24-year-old stars alongside 36-year-old John David Washington in Malcolm & Marie, an intimate black-and-white romantic drama film written and directed by Sam Levinson. As the title characters, the actors play a director and his girlfriend, whose relationship is tested on the night of his latest film’s premiere. The project was the first feature to be entirely written, financed, and produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, with filming taking place in June and July 2020. Zendaya and Washington additionally both produced the project.
Watch now on Netflix
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
The brilliant writing duo behind Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, is back at it with their new comedy, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Also starring in their hilarious movie, the film follows the story of lifelong best friends, Barb and Star, who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in adventure, love, and a villain’s plot to kill everyone in town. Jamie Dornan and Damon Wayans Jr. also co-star.
Watch starting February 12 on Amazon Prime Video
Ginny & Georgia
Gilmore Girls fans, Ginny & Georgia this is your newest binge. The dramedy series follows Ginny Miller, a 15-year-old girl who is more mature than her 30-year-old mother, Georgia, in a New England town where Georgia decided to settle down with her kids to give them the better life that she never had. Watch out for newcomer Antonia Gentry. She’s going to be a star.
WATCH starting February 24 on Netflix
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
Billie Eilish is one of the biggest and most intriguing stars in the music industry today. Now, a new documentary called Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, directed by R.J. Cutler, reveals the behind the scenes creation process of the 18-year-old’s 2019 debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, with the title referencing a lyric from the song “Ilomilo.” The doc just proves why Eilish is so deserving of her five Grammy awards.
Watch starting February 26 on Apple TV+
The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears
Billie Eilish isn’t the only musical artist that has a documentary streaming this month. Framing Britney Spears is new doc series by The New York Times that examines what the public might not know about the pop star’s court battle with her father for control of her estate. Stuck in a court-sanctioned conservatorship for the last 13-years, the 39-year-old finds herself at the center of the #FreeBritney movement and ongoing discussions about mental health, power, and the price of fame, through archival footage.
Grab your BFF. Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke star as best friends of 30+ years in Firefly Lane, a drama series based on the novel of the same name by Kristin Hannah. Produced by Maggie Friedman, who was once a writer producer on Dawson’s Creek and the show runner and executive producer of the Lifetime television fantasy-drama series Witches of East End, Firefly Lane follows these two soulmate sister types through the decades and subsequent life milestones, accomplishments and heartbreaks.
Watch starting February 3 on Netflix
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready
Get ready to laugh. Hard. The second season of Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready drops February 2. Hand-picked by the Like A Boss actress, six diverse comedians showcase their raw humor in a series of specials oozing with energy. This stand-up collection even earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series.
Watch on February 2 on Netflix
I Care A Lot
Already getting rave reviews, I Care A Lot stars Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson, a woman who makes her living stealing from the elderly by deceiving judges into appointing her as their “legal guardian” lands into hot water when her latest victim turns out to have ties to a powerful gangster. The film first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September.
Watch starting February 19 on Netflix
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
The United States vs. Billie Holiday is the highly-anticipated biographical drama film directed by Lee Daniels, based on the book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari. Andra Day stars in the lead role of Billie Holiday, along with Trevante Rhodes, Natasha Lyonne, and Garrett Hedlund. The film examines the history and impact of drug criminalization and how one of the world’s best singers became a scapegoat.
Watch starting February 26 on Hulu
Bliss is an upcoming American sci-fi film, written and directed by Mike Cahill. This mind-bending love story stars Owen Wilson as a man whose life is in disarray after getting divorced and then fired, and meets a beautiful woman, played by Salma Hayek, who tries to convince him he is living in a computer simulation. Looks super weird but totally cool.
Watch starting February 5 on Amazon Prime Video