New Max movies: all of the new films to stream in February 2024

Dani looks shocked as she stands next to some other women in A24 folk horror movie Midsommar, one of February 2024's new Max movies
A24 folk horror movie Midsommar is now available on Max. (Image credit: A24)

It's time to give our new Max movies guide an update. Every month, our entertainment team overhauls this article to reveal all of the new movies that have joined (or are set to join in) the streaming giant.

So, what's new on Max from a film perspective in February? Quite a lot, in fact. There are a number of classic crime thrillers, terrifying horrors, and the odd indie gem to check out this month – and you'll find some of those offerings in our February highlights section, which is where we handpick six movies that we believe every film buff should watch at least once.

If none of our selection takes your fancy, you can read the complete round-up of new films on Max in our full list section below the highlights segment. So, what are you waiting for? Read on to find out what flicks are going to land on one of the globe's best streaming services in the weeks ahead.

New Max movies: the best films to stream in February 2024

A Clockwork Orange

Release date: February 1

An R-rated dystopian crime thriller that shocked the world upon its 1971 debut, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange is here to stun audiences who – perhaps strangle, some might argue – haven’t seen it yet.

Malcolm McDowell plays Alex, a charismatic antisocial delinquent who leads a small violent gang known as the Droogs. However, when the group’s horrific chief is finally caught by the authorities, Alex is subjected to a terrifying experimental psychology-based treatment with the aim of rehabilitating him.

An extremely controversial and divisive film at the time, A Clockwork Orange is now considered a cult classic and easily one of Kubrick’s finest cinematic endeavors in his superb body of work. An outrageous but thematically important film that deserves spotlighting in our new Max movies guide.

Midsommar

Release date: February 1

Want a little bit of borderline-traumatic horror in your movie nights? Try Ari Aster’s Wicker Man-esque horror flick about a backpacking trip to a Swedish village that definitely isn't as lovely it seems. Florence Pugh (Black Widow, Oppenheimer) plays a young woman named Dani who’s in deep mourning, and whose trashy boyfriend and his awful friends offer little comfort as she adjusts to life in this strange place.

Midsommar has no business being two-and-a-half hours long, but this lengthy run time helps to immerse you further in its eerie sunny backdrop. The final image of this film, too, will live with you forever. A worthy contender for inclusion on our best Max movies list.

The Notebook

Release date: February 1

With February labelled the most romantic month of the year, there’s no better time than to watch (for the first or umpteenth time) this weepy romantic drama that turned Ryan Gosling into a hunk in the eyes of many.

The Barbie A-lister stars alongside Rachel McAdams (Doctor Strange) as Noah and Allie, a young couple who fall madly in love in the 1940s. Rather than tell this tale in the era it’s set, though, The Notebook sees an elderly Noah recount their story to a fellow nursing home resident in the present.

A melodrama that’s ripe for repeat viewings at this time of year, The Notebook will have you rolling your eyes at its schlocky romanticized moments, or crying tears of sadness (and occasionally joy) with its sentimental value.

Se7en

Release date: February 1

Movie auteur David Fincher broke into the mainstream with his second feature in 1995 in the form of this pulsating crime thriller. Se7en stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as David William, police detectives at opposite ends of their careers who are paired together to stop a serial killer whose offences are based around the so-called seven deadly sins.

An intelligent, exceedingly well-crafted film that became famous for its infamous and disturbing “What’s in the box!?” scene, Se7en is a powerhouse of a noir-inspired mystery flick that deserved to win more awards than it received. See where we placed it in our best David Fincher movies piece.

Dicks: The Musical

Release date: February 2

Rude musical comedies are fast becoming a subgenre in their own right, with the likes of Hazbin Hotel on Prime Video and stage play Avenue Q giving it a new lease of life in recent times. Dicks: The Musical, a Larry Charles-directed film that’s based on an off-Broadway musical, is the latest to add its name to the growing list of such genre productions.

Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson, who co-wrote the stage play, portray Craigh and Taylor, identical twins (misogynistic ones at that) who plot to reunite their divorced parents in a raunchy Parent Trap-style story. It won’t win any major prizes for originality, but Dicks: The Musical has been lauded by its catchy adult-themed soundtrack, talented cast, and overall provocative humor.

Priscilla

Release date: February 23

A biographical drama that shines a light on Priscilla Presley rather than her legendary rockstar boyfriend Elvis, this Sofia Coppola-directed movie has earned plenty of plaudits for its sensitive but shrewd approach to the duo’s complicated history and marriage. Cailee Spaeny plays the eponymous Priscilla, with Saltburn’s Jacob Elordi following in Austin Butler’s footsteps in the role of the Las Vegas-born artist.

Fans of Coppola’s work will find plenty to enjoy here, with the filmmaker’s keen eye for outstanding visuals and astute thematic exploration of how fame affects individuals on full show. Don’t be surprised if Priscilla joins Midsommar on our best Max movies list when we give that article a much-needed overhaul. 

New Max movies: every film coming in February 2024

Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman's police detectives stare directly into the camera in Se7en

Se7en is one of the new Max movies that's made the leap to the super streamer this month. (Image credit: New Line Cinema)

Here's the full round-up of all of the new Max movies set to join the streamer this month:

February 1

  • Bad Education (2004)
  • Batman vs. Robin (2015)
  • Batman: Bad Blood (2016)
  • The Bling Ring (2013)
  • Brooklyn (2015)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Dying of the Light (2014)
  • Everest (2015)
  • The Family (2013)
  • Friday the 13th (2009)
  • Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  • A Ghost Story (2017)
  • Godzilla (1998)
  • Godzilla 2000 (1999)
  • Gorky Park (1983)
  • The Lego Movie (2014)
  • Leviathan (1989)
  • Life as We Know It (2010)
  • Menashe (2017)
  • Midsommar (2019)
  • Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)
  • Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
  • Music From Another Room (1998)
  • My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
  • The Notebook (2004)
  • Only The Strong (1993)
  • The Peanuts Movie (2015)
  • Rolling Along: Bill Bradley (2024)
  • Save Yourselves! (2020)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • Sex and the City (2008)
  • Shorts (2009)
  • Son of Batman (2014)
  • Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015)
  • Stone (2010)
  • The Trust (2016)
  • Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns (2008)
  • Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (2008)
  • Up In the Air (2009)
  • The Visit (2015)
  • Wedding Crashers (2005)

February 2

  • Dicks: The Musical (2023)

February 15

  • Bleed For This (2016)

February 22

  • San Andreas (2015)

February 23

  • Machete Kills (2014)

For more Max-based coverage, read our guides on the best Max shows and best Max documentaries, or get the lowdown on whether there's a free Max trial available.

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