Best shows & movies to stream on Netflix, Max, Peacock: February 16, 2024 – Business Insider

If you missed out on seeing “Oppenheimer” in Imax, I’m very sorry. But here’s a silver lining: You can now watch it from the comfort of your own home.
The Christopher Nolan hit is newly available to stream this weekend. Another one of 2023’s biggest theatrical releases, the remake of “The Color Purple,” is streaming now too.
Comedy fans also have plenty to watch over the holiday weekend. Taylor Tomlinson’s latest stand-up special is out on Netflix, actor-rapper Vince Staples’ new show just debuted, and you can catch up on the new season of “The Daily Show” featuring Jon Stewart’s highly anticipated return to the host chair.
Here’s a complete rundown of all the best movies, shows, and documentaries to stream this weekend, broken down by what kind of entertainment you’re looking for.
Millennial women who love relatable humor about therapy and dating, rejoice: Taylor Tomlinson is back with her third Netflix stand-up special, “Have It All.”
Tomlinson first took off with her standup debut on the streamer, “Quarter-Life Crisis,” in 2020, and she’s been skyrocketing ever since. Her late-night show “After Midnight” also recently premiered on CBS in January.
Streaming on: Netflix
If you don’t give “The Vince Staples Show” a watch, you’ll be missing out. Rapper and actor Staples, who’s been compared to Donald Glover, stars as a version of himself in this five-episode Netflix series. It’s surreal and absurd but also very funny. And yes, there are definitely “Atlanta” vibes.
Streaming on: Netflix
Acclaimed filmmaker Skye Borgman, best known for her true-crime hits “Abducted in Plain Sight” and “The Girl in the Picture,” returns with a harrowing new docuseries for Max. Borgman follows Sierra Barter, a young woman digging into her family’s trauma at the hands of her step-grandfather, Jim Mordecai, and investigating the possibility that he may have been a serial killer.
Streaming on: Max
Jennifer Lopez’s hourlong musical movie, described by Business Insider senior music reporter Callie Ahlgrim as an “ambitious spectacle,” ties into her new album of the same name.
The film’s director told Ahlgrim that the idea was to tell an “abstract, Pink Floyd-like story” that functions as a “loose biopic that captures the essence of Jen.”
If you’re still confused about what any of that means, I suggest you stream it, then come back and check out Ahlgrim’s full breakdown of the film’s wildest details with the director here.
Streaming on: Prime Video
Warner Bros.’ “The Color Purple” remake was virtually shut out at the Oscars, barring one nomination for Danielle Brooks in the supporting actress category. (Read more about why that might’ve been the case here.)
But the movie, which was the second film adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel of the same name, is absolutely worth the watch now that it’s streamable — it was well-received by critics and filled with powerhouse performances from the star-studded cast.
Streaming on: Max
“The Color Purple” isn’t the only major 2023 theatrical release newly available on streamers this weekend. Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” one of last year’s box-office juggernauts, leads the 2024 Oscar nominations with 13 total nods, including best picture.
With the Academy Awards still a few weeks away, now is the perfect time to catch up on all the major contenders.
Streaming on: Peacock
Fans of “The Daily Show” were shocked (and mostly thrilled) when Comedy Central announced in January that longtime former host Jon Stewart would be returning to the show for its 29th season. Stewart, who was originally at the helm from 1999 to 2015, is back in the host chair on Monday nights only, amid the network’s ongoing search for a permanent replacement for Trevor Noah, who departed in 2022.
Stewart didn’t spare Trump or Biden in his first monologue back, a move that didn’t sit well with everyone. His return, and the rest of this week’s episodes hosted by “Daily Show” correspondents, are all available to stream now.
Streaming on: Paramount +
Love triangles and tense conversations around the phrase “bean dip” abound in “Love Is Blind” season six. The first six episodes — half of the 12-episode season — dropped this week on Netflix. And if your chief complaint about season five was how few couples the cameras followed, you’re in luck: Season six is packed to the gills with proposals. Whether many (or any) of those couples make it to the altar, however, remains to be seen.
Streaming on: Netflix
This historical drama focuses on the fashion world in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II. Specifically, it centers on the rivalry between two of the most famous designers in history, Coco Chanel (played by Juliette Binoche in the series) and Christian Dior (Ben Mendelsohn). “The New Look” cast includes Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams.
The first three episodes of the show are streaming now.
Streaming on: Apple TV+
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