13 New TV shows and films to stream in February 2024
With Chinese New Year right around the corner, February represents the season of reunions and gatherings—and what better way to enjoy time with your loved ones than by cosying up with one another to some top-tier entertainment? From the fantastical tales of a cult-favourite animation and a riveting crime-thriller to a heartwarming rom-com, share the tears, spooks and laughs together this month!
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Watch if: Love-hate dynamics are your thing
When and where: 2 February 2024 on Prime Video
Starring: Donald Glover
Taking inspiration from everyone’s favourite assassin couple, Prime Video’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith follows two lonely strangers who land a job working for a spy agency that offers them a glorious life of espionage, wealth and travel. The catch? They must create new identities in an arranged marriage as John and Jane Smith. Follow the husband-wife duo as they navigate high-risk missions every week and the risks of catching feelings.
A Killer Paradox
Watch if: Crime thriller is your favourite genre
When and where: 9 February 2024 on Netflix
Starring: Choi Woo-shik, Son Suk-ku
Based on the popular webtoon of the same name, A Killer Paradox marks Parasite star Choi Woo-shik’s return to the small screen and promises a thrilling plot of morality, justice and personal transformation. When Lee accidentally kills a man, he is haunted by guilt and fear as Detective Jang is close on his heels. However, as he discovers that the victim was a malicious serial killer, the once passive Lee starts down a path of criminal justice that he believes is his calling.
Watch if: You love a lightheart rom-com
When and where: 9 February 2024 on Prime Video
Starring: Camila Mendes, Marisa Tomei, Archie Renaux
What happens when you lie about being the boss of a large art firm when you’re really just an intern? In Upgraded, Ana lands herself in this sticky situation when she meets a charming man during a work trip who mistakes Ana for her boss, Claire. Can this ambitious intern impress her demanding superiors, climb up the social ladder of the art world and get the man of her dreams before her fib is up?
Lover, Stalker, Killer
Watch if: You’re on the hunt for another true crime documentary
When and where: 9 February 2024 on Netflix
Sometimes, you just never know who you’re going to meet on a dating app. In this twisted documentary based on true events, a lonely mechanic who tries out online dating finds himself at the centre of a woman’s romantic obsession who takes it to a deadly extreme.
The New Look
Watch if: You’re a fashion fiend
When and where: 14 February 2024 on Apple TV+
Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Maisie Williams, Juliette Binoche, John Malkovich
Fashion enthusiasts should stream Apple TV+ upcoming limited series, The New Look, which delves into the story of some of fashion’s most iconic brands. Find out how legendary figures such as Christian Dio, Coco Chanel, Pierre Balmain and Cristóbal Balenciaga navigated the horrors of World War II and started a fashion empire.
The Accidental Influencer
Watch if: You like a good glow-up story
When and where: 10 February 2024 on HBO Go
Starring: Kuo Shu Yao, Avilis Zhong, Sun Ke Fang, Ken Lin, Ray Chang, Yao Chun Yao, Yao Yi Ti
If you’re looking for a heartwarming series about how a woman turns her life around after being dumped by her boyfriend on her 30th birthday, this is it! Based on the real-life story of Taiwanese blogger, Showon, The Accidental Influencer follows Red Ho, now single and jobless, who turns to social media to air her grievances and builds a surprising online following that takes her on an unexpected journey of independence and newfound happiness.
House of Ninjas
Watch if: You’re fascinated by the ninja tradition
When and where: 15 February 2024 on Netflix
Starring: Kento Kaku, Yôsuke Eguchi, Tae Kimura, Kengo Kôra
The Tawara family is the last ninja clan in Japan. Known to be formidable fighters and masterful spies, the once-powerful family abandoned their roots after a tragic in exchange for a normal life. However, as a string of looming threats take place across the nation, the Tawaras must take up their weapons again and defend the country they love.
This is Me…Now: A Love Story
Watch if: You’re a big J-Lo fan
When and where: 16 February 2024 on Prime Video
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Sofia Vergara, Post Malone, Keke Palmer, Trevor Noah, Derek Hough
If you’re a long-time fan of Jenny from the block, this is one spectacle you don’t want to miss! For This is Me…Now: A Love Story, Jennifer Lopez bears her heart and soul in this highly visual and musical reimagining of her highly publicised love life and career. Take part in this cinematic odyssey as the star takes audiences on a journey of mythological storytelling and personal healing, together with breathtaking choreography and star-studded cameos.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 3
Watch if: You’ve been counting down to the final season
When and where: 21 February 2024 on Disney+
This fan-favourite series follows a pack of elite clone troopers (known as the Bad Batch) who set out to tackle mercenary missions across the galaxy. In this upcoming epic final season, the Batch will face their biggest threats yet as they attempt to reunite with Omega, embark on dangerous tasks, seek unexpected allies and fight with everything they have to free themselves from the Empire.
Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend
Watch if: You’re Team Messi
When and where: 21 February 2024 on Apple TV+
Starring: Lionel Messi
Football fans, this is what you’ve been waiting for! In this highly-anticipated four-part documentary, Messi’s World Cup will chronicle the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner through his illustrious career, including five FIFA World Cup appearances and his FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 win, in one of the most epic finals in football history. In his own words, Messi tells his story, from his humble time at the Argentina national football team to landing his legacy-defining World Cup victory.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Watch if: You grew up watching the animation
When and where: 22 February 2024 on Netflix
Starring: Gordon Cormier, Dallas James Liu, Kiawentiio Tarbell, Daniel Dae Kim, Ian Ousley, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Arden Cho
Fans who have been waiting for the live-action adaptation of the critically acclaimed animation of the same name won’t have to wait that much longer. In a world of elemental bending, a young Airbender named Aang must master all four elements in order to save the world from the ruthless Fire Nation who threaten total destruction and domination.
Watch if: You enjoy unravelling mysteries
When and where: 23 February 2024 on Prime Video
Starring: Yu Jae Seok, Cha Tae Hyun, Oh Na ra, Yang Se Chan, Jennie, Lee Jung Ha
Travel back in time in this retro reality-variety show, Apartment404! Set in an apartment building where extraordinary events have occurred, the group must trace the truth behind these stories and unravel its mysteries. Each episodes features a new setting and narrative taking place in different time periods. Time to put your thinking caps on!
The Impossible Heir
Watch if: You root for the underdog
When and where: 28 February 2024 on Disney+
Starring: Lee Jae-wook, Lee Jun-young, Hong Su-zu
In this Machieavillian South Korean drama, The Impossible Heir tells the story of Kang Inha, a impoverished young man in a single parent household who is hungry for success and validation. When he finds out that his father is none other than the chairman of South Korea’s largest conglomerate, he hatches a cunning plan with his intellectually gifted friend to take over the company and seize their spots at the top of society.
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