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The 10 Best Things Coming to Max in February

Watch classic movies, new seasons of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and John Oliver’s show, plus the biggest-ever Puppy Bowl, live!


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Larry David returns for the final season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
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Whether it’s a tasty new food show with celebrity chef Carla Hall, the final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, two films each from Stanley Kubrick and Tyler Perry, the riveting season finale of True Detective: North Country, or the three-hour live awww-fest that is Puppy Bowl XX, Max is a great place to make the streaming leap this leap-year month. Mark your watch calendars with these, the 10 best things coming to Max in February.

Coming Feb. 1

Chasing Flavor

Scratch your deep-winter comfort food itch with this new six-episode Max Original series that showcases celebrity chef and author Carla Hall, 59, chasing down the historic and global roots of American classic foods like chicken pot pie and ice cream.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968, G)

Whether for a snow day family watch or a trip down memory lane, revisit the musical, colorful world (cowritten by Roald Dahl and based on the Ian Fleming novel) of inventor Caractacus Potts (always-effervescent Dick Van Dyke, now 98), Truly Scrumptious (Sally Anne Howes), Grandpa Potts (Lionel Jeffries), a supporting cast of great English and American character actors including Benny Hill and, of course, the titular flying motorcar. We defy you not to spend the rest of the month singing the title song. Or dancing the Ol’ Bamboo.

A Clockwork Orange (1971, R)

Film buffs may argue over which Stanley Kubrick masterpiece is the Stanley Kubrick masterpiece, but there’s no arguing that his adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ 1962 dystopian novel about an ultraviolent young punk (Malcolm McDowell) lived up to the challenging text brilliantly. Here is a director creating disturbing beauty frame by frame, building a world we’d rather ignore or forget, but cannot. And if this puts you in a Kubrick mood, Max is also streaming his 1987 Vietnam drama Full Metal Jacket starting Feb. 1 as well.

Meet the Browns (2008, PG-13) and The Family That Preys (2008, PG-13)

Completists of Tyler Perry, 54, can mark two 2008 films off their cards this month. While not his biggest hits, both films serve up his always stellar casts (including Angela Bassett, 65, as a single mother in the romantic plotline of Meet the Browns and Alfre Woodard, 71, as a working-class mother in The Family That Preys). And look for multi-hyphenate Perry, 54, as Madea in the former.

​​Coming Feb. 4

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 12

Whether you’ve been following this classic Larry David joint for the length of its run (good for you!) or want to enter the comedic chaos now, the Emmy- and Golden Globe–winning HBO Original series created by, written by and starring the irascible David, 76, wraps it all up with its final season starting this month. (Want to go deeper? Starting Feb. 1, Max will also be streaming The History of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ a video podcast featuring appearances by David and guests like Cheryl Hines, 58, Richard Lewis, 76, and Bob Odenkirk, 61.)

​​Coming Feb. 8

Tokyo Vice, Season 2

Noir fans, this one’s for you: Get a gritty, cinematic look at the criminal underbelly of Japan’s biggest city, based on American journalist Jake Adelstein’s 2009 memoir about embedding — and uncovering corruption — in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. The high-profile cast includes Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, 64, as a detective in the organized crime division and Golden Globe nominee Ansel Elgort as Adelstein.

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​​Coming Feb. 11

Puppy Bowl XX

Oh sure, some other game called the Super Bowl is on Feb. 11, but here’s our choice for putting the awww back in footbawwwl. Join live at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT for this year’s supersized, 20th-anniversary celebration featuring an irresistible roster of 131 puppy players on Team Ruff and Team Fluff, who hail from 73 shelters and rescues across 36 states and territories. Dog mom Miranda Lambert will be on hand for special segments, but let’s face it — this is all about those adorable pups and raising money and awareness for dog adoption. Just stock up on the Kleenex along with the game snacks. (The three-hour special will also be live streaming on Animal Planet and Discovery+.)

​​Coming Feb. 18

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Season 11

Fresh off its 2024 Emmy win for best scripted variety series (beating out SNL), the British comedian’s one-of-a-kind review of the news in both depth and hilarity launches a fresh season, skewering dramatic news makers with ironic aplomb.

​​Coming Feb. 25

True Detective: Night Country, Season 4 Finale

If you’ve been setting aside Sunday nights this winter for this cold, creepy and utterly absorbing six-part thriller set in the ghostly endless night of northern Alaska, starring Jodie Foster, 61, as the crime solver in chief, get ready for everything to come to a wild conclusion. Schedule that watch party with your crime-loving pals now!

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