What's New to Stream on Amazon Prime for February 2019

From 'The Matrix' trilogy to 1950's 'Three Husbands' this month's film selections have all the genres covered.

Thomas Crown Affair

Amazon Prime is the only streaming service with a cost that also gets you free shipping, and that my friends is a deal. They’re in the Original programming game, but their biggest offering remains the ton of films available to watch anytime for Prime members.

The complete list of titles hitting Amazon Prime this month — February 2019 — is below, but first I’m going to shower some affection and point some eyeballs towards a few specific titles.

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Amazon Prime Pick of the Month

Dan Gilroy’s Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) is making a splash this month on a different streaming service, and regardless of the film’s actual quality one of its undeniable highlights is seeing the great and underappreciated Rene Russo. It’s worth a watch, but as we’re here to talk about Prime movies I’m going to insist you watch something else first — John McTiernan’s excellent and superior remake The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). Russo plays opposite Pierce Brosnan as an investigator falling in sync and love with his millionaire art thief. It’s a smart, sexy thriller with one hell of a re-watchable third act set-piece.


You Know, for Teens!

Every Day

Every Day (2018) lands on the 25th, and it’s far better than its quick ride in and out of theaters suggests. It’s about a teen who wakes up each day in the body and life of a completely different person and his effort to stay in contact with the girl he loves, and in addition to avoiding easy answers it also moves effortlessly through bodies both male and female, of different races, and of varying degrees of “traditional” attractiveness. Its message is a pretty great one. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013) arrives on the 28th, and while it lacks an equally engaging theme or narrative it is from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie, 2001) meaning it’s at least worth a watch. I’ve yet to actually see Sisters of Death (1976), but the premise seems promising enough as a sorority initiation goes awry leaving the survivors targeted by a pissed off relative of the girl they left for dead. It’s a super familiar genre premise, but hey, why fix what ain’t broken.


The Highs and Lows of New Adaptations

Last Of The Mohicans

Some novels make their way to the screen once, while others manage the journey several times, and two examples of the latter are hitting Prime this month. First up is Michael Mann’s thrilling and lyrical adaptations of James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans (1992). Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, and Wes Studi star, and it’s an eminently re-watchable experience — seriously, if you can turn off that third act foot chase before it’s done you’re either a stronger person than me or a complete asshole. The other end of the spectrum sees Eli Roth’s Death Wish (2018) shooting up the place starting on the 23rd. I’d say the Brian Garfield novel finds new life on the screen, but Bruce Willis’ performance is so lifeless that the result is as dull and predictable a revenge thriller as you’ve ever seen.


The Complete List

February 1st

Agatha Christie Presents: ABC Murders (Prime Original series), Season 1

In Plain Sight, Season 1-5

Just Add Magic (Prime Original series), Season 3

23 1/2 Hours Leave (1937)

A Romance of Happy Valley (1919)

A Strange Adventure (1932)

Along Came Polly (2004)

Barefoot (2014)

Bounty (2009)

Brand of the Devil (1944)

Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

Chaos (2009)

Delta Farce (2007)

Flesh+Blood (1985)

Foolish (1999)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Gambler’s Choice (1944)

Generation Wealth (2018)

Gorilla Ship (1932)

Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)

Hay Foot (1942)

Headline Crasher (1937)

High Lonesome (1950)

High School Girl (1934)

Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963)

Hunters of the Deep (1954)

Irish Luck (1939)

Jacaré (1942)

Joan the Woman (1916)

Lady from Chungking (1942)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Little Miss Hoover (1918)

Loaded Pistols (1948)

Lost Canyon (1942)

Lucky Ghost (1942)

Lucky Terror (1936)

Lying Lips (1939)

Marathon Man (1976)

Marie Galante (1934)

Men of the Plains (1936)

My Lady of Whims (1925)

Neath Canadian Skies (1946)

Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)

Next Day Air (2009)

No Substitute for Victory (1970)

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Oriental Evil (1951)

Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Outlaw Express (1938)

Outlaws of the Desert (1941)

Paradise Express (1937)

Partners of the Plains (1938)

Pirates on Horseback (1941)

Private Snuffy Smith (1942)

Queen of the Jungle (1935)

Racing Blood (1936)

Raiders of the Border (1944)

Rawhide (1938)

Reckless Decision (1933)

Rogue of the Range (1936)

A Romance of the Redwood (1917)

Round-Up Time in Texas (1937)

Rubber Tires (1927)

Secret of the Wastelands (1941)

Secrets of Three Hungry Wives (1978)

Sepia Cinderella (1947)

Sisters of Death (1976)

Sparrows (1926)

Spirit of Youth (1938)

Star Kid (1997)

Stella Maris (1918)

Swamp Fire (1946)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Texas Jack (1935)

Texas to Bataan (1942)

That Gang of Mine (1940)

The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Border Legion (1940)

The Ghost Walks (1934)

The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1935)

The James Dean Story (1957)

The Jesus Trip (1971)

The Kid (1921)

The Kid Ranger (1936)

The Last of the Clintons (1935)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

The Love of Sunya (1927)

The Married Virgin (1918)

The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

The Money (1976)

The Phantom Broadcast (1933)

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

The Proud and Damned (1972)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

The Quiet Ones (2014)

The Shadow Strikes (1937)

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

The Violent Years (1956)

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Three Husbands (1950)

Three Men from Texas (1940)

Tombstone Canyon (1932)

Tomorrow at Seven (1933)

Tracy the Outlaw (1928)

Unforgettable (2017)

Universal Soldier (1992)

Untamed Heart (1993)

Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947)

Wacky Taxi (1972)

Wagon Trail (1935)

Wagon Wheels (1934)

Water Rustlers (1939)

Wayne’s World (1992)

Wayne’s World 2 (1993)

West of the Law (1942)

Whistling Bullets (1937)

White Pongo (1945)

Wild Country (2005)

Wildfire (1988)

Winning of the West (1953)

Ye Shanghai (1941)

Yodelin’ Kid from Pine Ridge (1937)

Young Dynamite (1937)

February 5th

The Tunnel, Season 3

February 6th

Hillary, Season 1

February 7th

Papillon (2018)

February 8th

The Expanse, Season 3

White Dragon (Prime Original series), Season 1

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (2018)

The Promise (2017)

February 15th

Lorena (Prime Original series), Season 1

February 16th

What They Had (2018)

February 17th

The Party (2017)

February 21st

Odd Squad: Odds and Ends (2018)

February 22nd

This Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy (Prime Original series), Season 1

February 23rd

Death Wish (2018)

February 25th

Every Day (2018)

February 28th

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

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