It’s almost the end of January, which means we’ll soon be receiving a slew of new streaming options in time for Valentine’s Day. Before all that heartbreak happens, though, we’ve rounded up a list of titles, new and old, that just hit some of the biggest streaming services over the past week. Here’s our weekly guide to what to watch and where.
Let’s start with everyone’s favorite streaming service that started by sending DVDs to your parents.
On Netflix: Aziz Ansari, Annabelle and brand new critically acclaimed titles
Ansari is back on Netflix, but not for another season of that show where you can’t understand his issues. No, just a new comedy special where you can’t understand Aziz Ansari’s issues (probably). Also, Netflix has released a slew of new movies of 2022, some of them with buzzing reviews like My Father’s Violin and Munich – The Edge of War. If you’re in a spooky mood, you can also check out Annabelle: Creation, which is also streaming on HBO Max.
- Aziz Ansari: nightclub comedian (2022)
- The royal treatment (2022)
- My Father’s Violin (2022)
- Munich – The Edge of War (2022)
- Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeyman (2021)
- Annabelle: Creation (2017)
On HBO Max: Nobody, Alvin and Annabelle
We’ve got some old favorites and some fairly new ones to look out for on HBO Max right now, including last year’s surprise knockout, Anybody, which stars Bob Odenkirk. And if you wanted to ask yourself why there are so many Alvin and the chipmunk sequels (or squeakquels, since God rules with an iron fist), you finally have your chance.
- Moses Storm: Trash White (2022)
- Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
On Prime Video: New docs, old docs, Noah Baumbach and a trio of 90s throwbacks
Is Prime Video the best place to find documentaries that weren’t released at festivals 9 months ago? May be. Amazon’s streaming service offers titles in all genres, from super size me sequel that came out in 2019 (not really, it’s a real movie) of the 2005 Noah Baumbach movie that you lied to your friends at NYU about seeing. Plus, one of the best international feature film favorites is finally available for your Oscars 2022 scorecard.
- Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019)
- All roads lead to Rome (2016)
- Beneath the Walk: The Monopoly Story (2011)
- The squid and the whale (2005)
For more streaming recommendations, check out our guide from last week.