Romance and chilly temperatures abound in February, making it the perfect time to snuggle with your significant other or favorite smoking instrument and watch TV. Here are our picks for the best movies and shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime, whether you’re sober, buzzed, coupled, or single.
Best Movies and Shows on Netflix:
We wouldn’t call this an historically accurate portrayal of the life of the notorious French queen, but historical accuracy isn’t the point. Director Sophia Coppola constructs a completely immersive world bursting with pattern and color, towers of pastry, and beautiful aristocrats.
Black Mirror, Season 4
The newest season of Black Mirror continues to instill wonder and anxiety about the ever-more inextricable role of technology in our lives. Fortunately (and just in time for Valentine’s Day), there’s also a romantic reprieve in the season to provide some balance to your buzzed Black Mirror binge.
Despite its name, Love is really just the story of an odd couple and their misadventures. This rom-sitcom wins us over by using only a light touch with romance, making it just as good a choice for singles as those lucky enough to be coupled up this Vday.
Filmed over the course of 12 years, Boyhood achieves brilliance not from its plot but from the incredible amount of intimacy and honesty with which it tells the story of a boy’s evolution into manhood.
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II, like its predecessor Plant Earth, shows you some of the most remote places and rare natural occurrences on the globe. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough with music composed by Hans Zimmer, Planet Earth reminds you to look no further than than our humble rock for your mind to be turned upside down.
Best Movies and Shows on Amazon Prime:
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We find some of the most fun high nights are spent in utter confusion. Which is why we recommend the commendably complex spy flick Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
February doesn’t have to be about coupling up. It can just as easily be about celebrating self-discovery and single-dom. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel does exactly that, while throwing in some clever dirty jokes along the way.
Mozart in the Jungle, Season 4
With the arrival of season 4, we’re certain there will be plenty of goofy romantic gaffes. But will Hailey and Rodrigo ever have beautiful babies together?
The Cutting Edge
Amazon adds the Cutting Edge to its library in February, and it has never felt more timely. You’ll get your fill of overacted 1990s romance for Valentine’s Day and get you in the mood for the Winter Olympics if not inspire you to don your skates and leotard.