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The 11 Best Things Coming to Amazon’s Prime Video in February

Don’t miss the best classic movies and Amazon Originals that come with your subscription

Christoph Waltz stars in "The Consultant."
Christoph Waltz stars in "The Consultant."
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Amazon Prime isn’t just about getting free shipping. The service also has a streaming option that delivers a host of movies and TV shows, both classics like Robert Redford’s Downhill Racer and originals like the new Christoph Waltz-led series The Consultant. Here’s a roundup of some of the highlights of what’s coming to Prime this month — mark your watch list calendars now!

Coming Feb. 1

Almost Famous (2000)

“I am a golden god!” Even after two decades, Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical account of his teenage years as a Rolling Stone journalist embedded on tour with a rock band remains an almost perfect film — capturing the innocence of youth as well as the disillusionment that comes with experience.

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Children of Heaven (1997)

Young Ali’s Tehran family is behind in the rent and grocery bills when he accidentally loses his younger sister’s beloved pink shoes. So the siblings hatch a plan to share his sneakers — and then he aims to redeem himself at a footrace where the third prize includes a new pair of shoes. Majid Majidi’s Oscar-nominated film will tug at your heartstrings.

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

Denzel Washington plays Easy Rawlins, a down-on-his-luck WWII veteran in 1948 Los Angeles who’s hired to find a missing woman — and then becomes the chief suspect when the woman’s best friend is murdered. While Washington is solid in Carl Franklin’s film, based on Walter Mosley’s novel, Don Cheadle steals nearly every scene as Easy’s trigger-happy sidekick, Mouse.

Downhill Racer (1969)

Roger Ebert called this movie starring Robert Redford as a cocky, single-minded American skier hell-bent on Olympic gold “the best movie ever made about sports — without really being about sports at all.”

Something Wild (1986)

Melanie Griffith wows in her first starring role as a free-spirited pixie who “kidnaps” a buttoned-down yuppie (Jeff Daniels) and leads him on a wild road trip that includes a liquor store robbery, awkward sex in a cheap motel and a high school reunion — where they encounter her short-fused criminal ex (played to pre-Goodfellas perfection by the late Ray Liotta). Screwball comedies have seldom seemed screwier.

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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Matt Damon delivered one of his very best performances in Anthony Minghella’s drama, playing a charming striver who lusts after his wealthy Princeton classmate, Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law). Ripley also covets Dickie’s lush, trust-funded European lifestyle — before killing him and assuming his identity. You’ll almost want to root for this savvy psychopath.

​​Coming Feb. 10

Somebody I Used to Know (Prime Video Original)

Dave Franco directed and cowrote this brand-new rom-com, starring Alison Brie as a workaholic who returns to her hometown for a visit and gets swept up in what-coulda-been feelings after bumping into her soon-to-be-married ex (Jay Ellis).

​​Coming Feb. 17

Carnival Row, Season 2 (Prime Video Original)

This fantasy series, which debuted in pre-pandemic 2019 and now returns for its second and final season, is a steampunk mash-up of influences. A group of faeries, fauns and other mythical creatures arrive in Victorian London as refugees from their war-torn homeland and — allegory alert! — immediately meet resistance from the locals. A rebel faerie played by Cara Delevingne finds an ally in Orlando Bloom’s human detective.

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The Head of Joaquín Murrieta, Season 1 (Prime Video Original)

Set along the newly drawn U.S.-Mexico border in 1851, this new Spanish-language Western series recounts the adventures of Joaquín Murrieta — a legendary gunslinger considered the Robin Hood of El Dorado (played by Mexican star Juan Manuel Bernal).

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

George Miller, the visionary director of Mad Max: Fury Road, followed that Oscar-winning hit with this imaginative adaptation of an A.S. Byatt story about a British academic (Tilda Swinton) who picks up a curio in a Turkish shop that unleashes an immortal, wish-granting djinni (Idris Elba).

​​Coming Feb. 24

The Consultant, Season 1 (Prime Video Original)

This new limited series, from the creator of Apple TV+’s Servant, is set at a gaming company where employees like Nat Wolff and Brittany O’Grady try to outwit an outside consultant played by the consistently creepy Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (who at one point lines up the firm’s young staffers and sniffs at their necks).

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