The Very Best Films Added In February To Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu And HBO Max


These are the most highly rated movies coming to streaming services in February according to our combined Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic scores, including Academy Award-winning films and animated favorites.

Key Facts

Streaming platforms are introducing a number of acclaimed movies and Oscar winners to their catalogs this February.

Netflix will soon make available award-winning films La La Land, Call Me By Your Name, and the Lord of the Rings series, alongside a slate of original content.

Animated hits like the Shrek and Shrek 2 (Amazon Prime Video) and How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Hulu) are also set to debut on streaming.

HBO Max is adding a few Best Picture Oscar nominees, Gravity and Taxi Driver, and winners The Silence of the Lambs and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).


1. Call Me By Your Name, February 1 (94% Rotten Tomatoes, 94% Metacritic).

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, February 1 (93% Rotten Tomatoes, 94% Metacritic)

3. La La Land, February 1 (91% Rotten Tomatoes, 94% Metacritic)

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, February 1 (91% Rotten Tomatoes, 92% Metacritic)

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, February 1 (95% Rotten Tomatoes, 87% Metacritic)

6. It, February 1 (86% Rotten Tomatoes, 69% Metacritic)

7. Julie & Julia, February 1 (78% Rotten Tomatoes, 66% Metacritic)

8. The Pursuit of Happyness, February 1 (67% Rotten Tomatoes, 64% Metacritic)

9. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, February 4 (72% Rotten Tomatoes, 51% Metacritic)

10. Operation Finale, February 20 (61% Rotten Tomatoes, 58% Metacritic)


1. Amour, February 1 (93% Rotten Tomatoes, 95% Metacritic)

2. If Beale Street Could Talk, February 1 (95% Rotten Tomatoes, 87% Metacritic)

3. Hold Your Fire, February 18 (95% Rotten Tomatoes, 82% Metacritic)

4. How To Train Your Dragon 2, February 1 (92% Rotten Tomatoes, 77% Metacritic)

5. Something in the Dirt, February 10 (91% Rotten Tomatoes, 76% Metacritic)

6. 50/50, February 1 (93% Rotten Tomatoes, 72% Metacritic)

7. Superbad, February 1 (88% Rotten Tomatoes, 76% Metacritic)

8. Piggy, February 9 (91% Rotten Tomatoes, 72% Metacritic)

9. Arthur Christmas, February 1 (92% Rotten Tomatoes, 69% Metacritic)

10. Blade Of The Immortal, February 15 (86% Rotten Tomatoes, 72% Metacritic)

Amazon Prime Video (all Releasing February 1)

1. (Tie) Almost Famous (89% Rotten Tomatoes, 90% Metacritic)

1. (Tie) Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (97% Rotten Tomatoes, 82% Metacritic)

1. (Tie) Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (97% Rotten Tomatoes, 82% Metacritic)

4. The Breadwinner (95% Rotten Tomatoes, 78% Metacritic)

5. Food, Inc (95% Rotten Tomatoes, 80% Metacritic)

6. (Tie) Downhill Racer (85% Rotten Tomatoes, 89% Metacritic)

6. (Tie) Sugar (92% Rotten Tomatoes, 82% Metacritic)

8. Shrek (88% Rotten Tomatoes, 84% Metacritic)

9. Devil In A Blue Dress (92% Rotten Tomatoes, 78% Metacritic)

10. Tyson (85% Rotten Tomatoes, 83% Metacritic)

Hbo Max

1. Gravity, February 23 (96% Rotten Tomatoes, 96% Metacritic)

2. Taxi Driver, February 1 (96% Rotten Tomatoes, 94% Metacritic)

3. Eighth Grade, February 1 (99% Rotten Tomatoes, 89% Metacritic)

4. All That Breathes, February 7 (100% Rotten Tomatoes, 86% Metacritic)

5. Honeyland, February 1 (100% Rotten Tomatoes, 85% Metacritic)

6. The Terminator, February 1 (100% Rotten Tomatoes, 84% Metacritic)

7. (Tie) Force Majeure, February 1 (94% Rotten Tomatoes, 87% Metacritic)

7. (Tie) Platoon, February 1 (89% Rotten Tomatoes, 92% Metacritic)

9. The Silence of the Lambs, February 1 (95% Rotten Tomatoes, 85% Metacritic)

10. The Miracle Worker, February 1 (96% Rotten Tomatoes, 83% Metacritic)

Key Background

Though scores from Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic can often be similar, each source uses a unique methodology to calculate scores. The Rotten Tomatoes critics score, known as the Tomatometer, is the percentage of critics that have given the film or television show a positive review. A movie or show with at least 60% positive reviews is given a fresh tomato symbol, while those with a score of less than 60% are given a splat symbol. Metacritic calculates a weighted average of critics’ reviews for a film, television show or video game, assigning different weights to each critic and publication depending on importance or quality. Scores are displayed in green, yellow or red — indicating favorable, mixed or unfavorable reviews — and films with a score of at least 81% are designated as “must-see.” Both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic track user ratings, though these are displayed separately from critics scores.

Further Reading

Oscar Nominations 2023: ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Leads Pack (Forbes)

Reed Hastings Steps Down As Netflix Co-CEO After Rocky Year For Streaming Service (Forbes)

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