Toward the end of the month, the major streaming services typically release a list of content they’ll be adding the next month. This gives viewers a chance to look ahead and see what they might want to watch (and block out some time for binge-watching as needed). Now, Paramount+ has released a list of everything that is coming to their platform in February, and there is a lot that we are excited to see.
Coming off a packed January, many classic titles from the Paramount collection are making their way to the streamer next month. A fan of classic SNL films? You could spend A Night at the Roxbury. Older romantic dramas more your speed? Have the time of your life with Dirty Dancing? Want to add a touch of fantasy to your romance? Edward Scissorhands is cutting his way into the Paramount+ library. Even 007 himself, James Bond, is stopping by in his classic film Goldfinger.
These are just a few of the classic films making their way to Paramount+. Let’s now take a more detailed look at some of the best and most iconic movies that will be added to the streamer in February.
This film answers the eternal burning question of what is love. Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan bring their Saturday Night Live head-bopping Butabi brothers to the big screen in this quest to party at the Roxbury Club.
The movie expands on the SNL concept, where the Butabis and that week’s host would bop their heads to Haddaway’s What is Love? while failing to pick up women. Critics didn’t think that a five-minute comedy skit translated that well into a feature-length film, but the movie has enjoyed success with SNL fans in the more than two decades since its release.
Thanks to the success of Netflix’s Wednesday, the Addams Family franchise is having a moment. So what better time to add the classic ’90s films to the Paramount+ roster?
Based on the 1960s television series, 1991’s The Addams Family reinvigorated the franchise and brought it to life for a new generation. The film was also a financial hit, grossing nearly $200 million against a $30 million budget. So it’s no surprise that a sequel, Addams Family Values, arrived just two years later. Viewers can enjoy both films on Paramount+ staring February 1.
Be honest: you had the time of your life watching this movie. Even 35 years later, the memorable quotes and pop culture impact still lives on. Of course, we were all rooting for Patrick Swayze’s Johnny and Jennifer Grey’s Baby to find each other at their summer vacation resort.
A staple of 1980s romance films, Dirty Dancing was the first film to sell more than one million copies on the still relatively new format of home video. For those few who’ve heard of the significantly-less-successful 2004 sequel/prequel/unconnected reboot Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, it is also arriving on February 1.
This 1990 fantasy romance film finds Tim Burton and frequent collaborator Johnny Depp at their best. Depp plays a humanoid creature with scissors for hands (as the title implies). When taken in by a new family, Edward falls in love with their teenage daughter and proves there’s more to him than his appearance.
Edward Scissorhands remains a personal favorite of Burton and composer Danny Elfman, a sentiment shared by critics and audiences alike. This likely contributed to its numerous nominations at the 1991 Oscars.
Kick off your Sunday shoes and watch this on February 1. Kevin Bacon leads a talented cast as Ren McCormack, a teenager who moves to a small town and clashes with the dancing-hating minister Shaw Moore (John Lithgow).
Footloose is arguably best known for its music, with Kenny Loggins’ eponymous track Footloose and Deniece Williams’ Let’s Hear It for the Boy each nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Viewers have a chance to cut loose once again next month.
Bond, James Bond. This 1964 classic was only the third James Bond film and the third time 007 was played by Sean Connery. Here, the MI6 agent investigates the gold magnate appropriately named Auric Goldfinger and his plans to attack Fort Knox.
Goldfinger introduced many technological gadgets that would go on to appear in later films. It was also the first Bond film to win an Academy Award (Best Sound Editing). Even today, it is widely regarded as one of the greatest James Bond films, and audiences can check it out on February 1.
In the ’90s, the Scream franchise breathed new life into the slasher genre (ironic, huh). It rode the lines between satire and genuine horror, as the main characters were all aware of horror clichés from Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Featuring the iconic killer Ghostface, the five films in the franchise have collectively grossed nearly $750 million worldwide. With Scream VI set to release on March 10, it’s the perfect time to catch up on the first three installments as they join Paramount+’s iconic horror collection.
At Midnight is Paramount+’s sole original film in February. The story centers on Sophie, an actress visiting Mexico to shoot a new movie. While there, she meets hotel manager Alejandro, and the two try not to fall in love.