What to Watch in February? Streaming, TV Picks Revealed!

Which movies to watch on platforms in february 2024 ?

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Say goodbye to endless scrolling through your streaming platforms while your dinner gets cold. Do It In Paris makes your life easier with a carefully curated selection of the best movie releases in February on MyCanal, OCS, Arte, Netflix, and Disney+. Are you comfortably settled? Let's dive in!

 

On Netflix: Crossroads

Crossroads on Netflix

The good film. The Britney generation won't forget Crossroads, featuring the pop star at the height of her success in 2002. The story revolves around three childhood friends, separated by life's twists, who impulsively embark on a road trip in the handsome Ben's Buick towards Los Angeles. Lucy aims to find her mother, Mimi wants to participate in a singing competition, and Kit plans to surprise her fiancé. These three young women, now worlds apart, must rediscover and support each other in the face of the challenges that lie ahead.

Why we loved it: Nearly 22 years ago, Britney Spears fans were on the verge of hysteria (or downright immersed in it) when her first (and last) film as an actress was released. A highly feel-good road movie from the early 2000s, featuring three actresses genuinely impressive in their sincerity: Britney, Zoe Saldana (Avatar), and Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) form an engaging trio we love to follow in the adventure of a lifetime. Special mention to the iconic singing competition scene, where the star performs an unforgettable "We Will Rock You". In short: the perfect excuse for a pajama party with your besties.

Available on Netflix from February 15.

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On MyCanal: Barbie

Barbie on Mycanal

The good film. Every day, Barbie Stereotyped, joyful, and carefree Barbie wakes up in her dream house, dresses with a snap of her fingers, says hello to all her other Barbie friends, has fun in Barbie Land, and organizes parties. Until the day Barbie contemplates death, and everything collapses: her feet are flat, she has bad breath, and cellulite. Following Barbie Bizarre's advice, Barbie enters the real world to make the little girl she belongs to happy again, with the help of Ken, who will find a new meaning in his life by accompanying her.

Why we loved it: A pink wave swept through 2023 with the release of Barbie directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird). The highlights of the year's hit? A soundtrack full of hits, costumes and sets that take us back to childhood, a plethora of supporting roles, each funnier than the last (Kate McKinnon, Will Ferrell), a feminist moral, Ryan Gosling (The Nice Guys) making us laugh as Ken, and a touching and inspiring performance by Margot Robbie (Babylon). Barbie has become THE feel-good movie to watch with family.

Airing on Canal+ and available on MyCanal from February 16.

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On Netflix: Armageddon Time

Armageddon Time on Netflix

The good film. In the early 1980s, Paul Graff (Banks Repeta) enjoys his peaceful childhood with his Jewish family in Queens, New York. When he's not spending time with his beloved grandfather (Anthony Hopkins) reshaping the world, he gets into mischief with his best friend Johnny Davis (Jaylin Webb), a young boy of color. After Paul gets expelled from school after yet another prank, he is enrolled in a private school with no chance of seeing Johnny again.

Why we loved it: With Armageddon Time, James Gray revisits his childhood while portraying a canvas of 1980s Queens marked by social inequalities and racism. James Gray bares himself in this quasi-autobiographical narrative carried by the young and astounding Banks Repeta and his chemistry with Sir Anthony Hopkins. Not to forget the completely neurotic and detestable parents played by Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) and Jeremy Strong (Succession). Heart-wrenching.

Available on Netflix from February 9.

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On Disney+: See how they run

See how they run on Disney +

The good film. In London's West End in the early 1950s, Leo Köpernick (Adrien Brody), a famous Hollywood director, was preparing the film adaptation of a successful play when he is found murdered on stage. For Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell), a jaded, alcoholic, and bored man, suspicion falls on the theater troupe. Could it be Richard Attenborough (Harris Dickinson), the star who fought with the victim before his death? Or Mervyn Cocker-Norris (David Oyelowo), the director a bit too jealous of Köpernick's success? Stoppard and Agent Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) investigate the glamorous and sordid backstage of the theater.

Why we loved it: Directed by Tom George, See how they run captivates with its 100% British humor and a 5-star cast: Sam Rockwell (Jojo Rabbit), Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Ruth Wilson (The Affair), and David Oyelowo (Selma). The icing on the cake? Irish actress Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) playing a quirky and always offbeat policewoman. Jubilant!

Available on Disney+ from February 16.

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On Arte: La Bonne Année

La bonne année on Arte

The good film. Gangster Simon, with his accomplice Charlot (Charles Gérard), plans the "first psychological hold-up in the history of banditry". For this, they devise a daring plan to steal jewelry from the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique on the Croisette in Cannes. Disguised as an old man and staying at the Carlton, Simon meticulously prepares every detail of his heist, but that was without counting on his encounter with Françoise, the beautiful antique dealer working next to the jewelry store.

Why we loved it: Claude Lelouch (A Man and a Woman) has the gift of telling beautiful love stories. In La Bonne Année (1973), he directs Lino Ventura (The Adventure Is the Adventure) and Françoise Fabian (The Name of the Game), who are opposites in every way. He is rough but charming with his slang, she is cultured, refined, and independent. These two take us on this half-police, half-romantic comedy, with the sweet music of Francis Lai in the background. Cult!

Aired on Arte and available on Arte.tv from January 31.

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On OCS: Persepolis

Persepolis on OCS

The good film. Tehran, 1978. While most eight-year-olds dream of becoming a firefighter or a veterinarian, Marjane wants to become a prophet to save the world. Educated by modern and cultured parents and a loving grandmother, she witnesses the start of the Iranian revolution leading to the fall of the Shah and the establishment of the Islamic Republic. Despite oppression, Marjane tries to flourish as a young woman.

Why we loved it: With a special jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival and two Césars, the strength of Persepolis lies in addressing the terrible consequences of the Islamic Republic through the eyes of a child. Almost 20 years after its release, Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical and animated work remains relevant as Iranian women strive for more freedom each day. A must-see and rewatch!

Aired and available on OCS from February 10.

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