Hi there! Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Whether you can still taste the chocolate or the whole thing leaves you bitter, we’ve got a full slate of streaming palate-cleansers that bring comedy, drama, thrills—anything but romance. Happy watching! Plus, if you fell for the genius Tubi commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl, check out the best movies streaming free on Tubi!
“Why would I watch a show about golf (except to fall asleep)?” you might be thinking. And that’s fair—if you’re focused on the game itself. But the sport is full of colorful characters, many of them featured in this docuseries. And if Tiger King taught us anything, it’s that Netflix + eccentrics = TV gold.
‘90s kids already know that the Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothing to f**k with. But this bio-series—which follows the (fictionalized) adventures of Staten Island’s most beloved crew of cinema-obsessed rappers—returns for a third season on Hulu.
The Woman King might have been shut out at the Oscars (boo), but Netflix is stepping up with a new drama about a different female monarch. The focus of this series is Queen Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, a 17th-century ruler who led her people in a 30-year war resisting Portuguese rule in Angola.
Hold on to your soccer, er, footballs! Ted Lasso Season 3 kicks off on Apple TV+ on March 15. It's still unclear if season 3 will be the series’ last. Brett Goldstein said last summer the writing team is treating it as the show's sendoff, but Warner Bros. Television declined to comment on that statement at the time.
The Black experience is beautifully diverse. And each of these under-the-radar series—all of them from Black creators—brings a unique and compelling point of view.
Before she became an awards-season darling with the semi-autobiographical limited series I May Destroy You, Michaela Coel mined a different part of her life for her first show. It draws from Coel’s experiences growing up in a strict religious household, getting cringeworthy “WTF?” laughs from her horny-but-repressed character’s obsession with sex.
This sitcom created by two brothers from Chicago (and their buddy from Atlanta) is appointment viewing in the Windy City, but you don’t have to be from Illinois to enjoy it. Fans of Atlanta will especially love the show’s sense of humor, which blends hangout comedy and low-key surrealism as it follows the adventures of two reluctant repo men.
The full title of this show is definitely for adults only. But those who aren’t inclined toward clutching their pearls will find a rich, rewarding tapestry of life at the Pynk, a fictional Mississippi strip joint. Nicco Annan stands out as gender-bending club owner Uncle Clifford, but the whole ensemble shines.
When did every movie become three-and-a-half hours long?! Fight the plague of overlong, overstuffed entertainment with a selection of Netflix films whose creators understand that more isn’t always better. A movie that’ll be half over by the time the pizza arrives? Sounds perfect. Check out the full list of favorites.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
How many quotables can you recite from the British comedy group’s most popular movie outing. (We’ll start you off: “Just a flesh wound!”) It strikes a balance between irreverent and just plain silly as it skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table—and you’ll never look at coconuts the same way again.
Writer-director Mike Flanagan and star Kate Siegel got married one month before the world premiere of this home-invasion thriller. The movie will leave you breathless, coming out of the gate with harrowing suspense and not letting up until the very end of its tight 81-minute run time.
Once upon a time (in 2016), in the magical realm outside of time in which Paul Rudd lives, he played an unemployed writer who takes a job as a caregiver for an 18-year-old living with muscular dystrophy. You can watch the endearing road trip flick and live happily ever after (for the next 93 minutes).