February 2021 Streaming Guide: Moulin Rouge!, The Muppet Show, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, More
See what’s coming to Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video this month.
February welcomes a number of TV and film favorites that are a blast from the past. From Moulin Rouge! and 9 to 5 to The Muppet Show and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, there’s plenty to cure that nostalgic yearning while cozied up this winter.
Additionally, a number of new movies featuring theatre favorites are coming to streamers, among them Tony winner Frances McDormand in Nomadland and Dianne Wiest and Peter Dinklage in I Care a Lot. Rounding out the list of new titles is The United States vs. Billie Holiday with a script by Suzan Lori-Parks.
All movies release February 1 unless otherwise noted.
Mercy Street Set during the American Civil War, this series follows a pair of volunteer nurses—one Union and one Confederate—working together at a hospital in Virginia. The two-season run featured a host of stage favorites making appearances, including Norbert Leo Butz, Donna Murphy, Josh Radnor, Patina Miller, Brían F. O’Byrne, and more.
Moulin Rouge! This wildly romantic musical trip to turn-of-the-century Paris stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor and features epic and opulent musical numbers. The soundtrack mashes up a diverse song list that includes tunes made famous by Madonna, Elton John, Nirvana, and more, and theatre fans will even notice some show tunes: “The Sound of Music” and “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Baz Luhrmann’s film was adapted into a Broadway stage musical in 2019, starring Aaron Tveit, Karen Olivo, Danny Burstein, and Tam Mutu.
Notes on a Scandal Stage favorites Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett star in this psychological thriller, based on Zoë Heller’s 2003 novel. Dench plays a veteran teacher who befriends Blanchett, the school’s new art teacher, but an explosive secret threatens everything. The 2006 film has stage pedigree behind the scenes as well, with Richard Eyre directing and Robert Fox and Scott Rudin producing.