New To Streaming in February 2017 – For Fans of Romance, Period Dramas, International Shows, & More


Z: The Beginning of Everything. Photo: Amazon
Z: The Beginning of Everything. Photo: Amazon

February is now upon us – which means romance is in the air! Thankfully, there are many fantastic love stories to check out on streaming this month. Beyond romance, there are many other great titles to watch as well. From period dramas to new original series and films to international shows, to fantasy, classics, and more, there is something for everyone.

What Type of Content to Expect

If you’re in search of swoon-worthy love stories and/or good storytelling (both classic and modern) from around the world in Film and TV without the excess of explicit content – then you’ve come to the right place. We embrace romance unabashedly. From the Jane Austen adaptations to the swoon-worthy Korean dramas, to the BBC period productions, the paranormal romance, and more.

RELATED | Learn more about old-fashioned romance with our handy guide.

Besides romance, we’re on the lookout for great stories from around the world that resonate with us! We’re looking to share and bring back the love for what makes stories wonderful. And without all the excess of graphic sexuality, extreme violence, profanity, vulgarity, cynicism, and lack of emotion. We also aim to find stories from all over the world because every culture has stories worth sharing.

RELATED | What is old-fashioned storytelling? Read our Checklist and Recommendations! 

More About This Monthly Feature

If you’re new to this monthly feature on The Silver Petticoat Review, a quick rundown: At the beginning of each month we put up a researched list of some of the best of what’s new to streaming from various popular (and lesser-known) sites including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Acorn TV, Dramafever, Viki, and more.

Per our site’s focus, the list is mostly focused on PG-13 like content or below minus a few exceptions (usually for artistic reasons or genre interest). Also, we have not seen everything we include, so if something more explicit sneaks past us, we apologize in advance! If we are unsure of the content, or if it’s Rated R or TV-MA, you will see a note next to the title.

I have linked every title, so you can learn more about the Film or TV Show to see if it is something of interest to you.

NOTE: The list should not be seen as recommendations! We cannot vouch for the quality of these Films & TV Shows


New To Streaming in February 2017 (U.S.)


New & Coming to Acorn TV (British and Australian Movies & TV)

Richard Armitage in Malice Aforethought. Photo Courtesy of Acorn TV; new to streaming in february
Richard Armitage in Malice Aforethought. Photo Courtesy of Acorn TV
Recently Added

800 Words, Season 2 (Season finale airs February 6); Fans of shows like Everwood might like this Australian/New Zealand series

Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution (New Original Miniseries; Content Unclear)

February 13

Crownies (aka Janet King: The Early Cases; Content Unclear)

Birds of a Feather, Series 12 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)

February 27

Code of a Killer (Exclusive U.S. Premiere) (NR; Content Unclear)

Throughout February (Dates unannounced)

Wild at Heart, Series 1-8

Ladies of Letters, Season 2 (NR; content unclear)

Lord & Master (Dutch drama; NR)

New episodes of Murdoch Mysteries, Season 10

Malice Aforethought


Coming to Amazon Prime Video

The Collection. A 1940s period drama. Photo: Amazon
The Collection. A 1940s period drama. Photo: Amazon
Recently Added

Across the Universe

Maid in Manhattan 

Mercy Street Season 2

She’s All that 

Stardust (2007)

Z: The Beginning of Everything Season 1 (Amazon Original Series; Most episodes are TV-14)

February 1 

Hook (1991)

Forces of Nature (1999)

Hoosiers (1986)

Pretty in Pink (1986)

Sabrina (1954)

Sabrina (1995)

Soapdish (1991)

Untamed Heart (1993)

February 4

Yellowbird (2014)

February 10

The Collection – Season 1 (Amazon Original Series; Content Unclear)

February 24

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)


New and Coming Soon to DramaFever

Recently Added

Bounty Hunters (Chinese/Korean film starring Lee Min-ho); See Sneak Peek Clips Below

General and I (Chinese Historical Romantic Drama Series)

Missing Nine (Korean Drama; Romance) If you’re a fan of Lost, this is a good series to check out!

My Shy Boss (Korean Drama; Romantic Comedy)

Queen In Hyun’s Man (Korean Time Travel Romance)

Rebel: Thief of the People (Korean Historical Drama)

Saimdang: Light’s Diary (Historical Korean Drama; Romance)

February 3

Ten Miles of Peach Blossom (Chinese Romantic Drama)

Tomorrow With You (Romantic Korean Drama)

February 9

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

February 24

The Witness (Chinese Drama Film; Content Unclear)

Coming Soon

Swan (Series Premiere; Chinese/Korean Drama)


Coming to Hulu 

Sabrina featured image

Recently Added Movies

Across the Universe

Amelie (2001)

Annie Hall (1977)

Footloose (1984)

Happily N’Ever After (2006)

Man in the Moon (1991)

Mission Impossible (1996)

Runaway Bride (1999)

Sleepy Hollow (1999; Rated R)

The Choice (2016)

Witness (1985; Rated R)

Recently Added TV

Bones: Season 12 Premiere (FOX)

Nashville: Season 5 Premiere (CMT)

Emerald City: Series Premiere (NBC)

Grimm: Season 6 Premiere (NBC)

Sleepy Hollow: Season 4 Premiere (FOX)

February 1

The American President (1995)

Chocolat (2000)

City of Angels (1998)

Forces of Nature (1999)

Forget Paris (1995)

The Fountain (2006)

Hoosiers (1986)

How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

Pretty in Pink (1986)

Rent (2005)

Sabrina (1954)

Sabrina (1995)

Shakespeare in Love (1998; Rated R)

Soapdish (1991)

Untamed Heart (1993)

February 6

24: Legacy: Series Premiere

Restored Me (2016)

February 8

Devious Maids: Complete Season 4

February 12

K.C. Undercover: Complete Season 2

February 13

Golden Girls: Complete Series

February 14

The Mindy Project: Season 5B Premiere


Coming to Netflix

When Calls the Heart Season 3. Photo: Hallmark
When Calls the Heart Season 3. Photo: Hallmark
Recently Added

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Braveheart (1995)

Cardboard Boxer (2016)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Flash of Genius

Fuller House, season 2

Hugo  (2011)

One Day at a Time: Season 1 (Netflix original; Content Unclear)

Superman: The Movie (1978)

Superman II (1980)

Superman Returns (2006)

The Parent Trap (1961)

Under the Shadow  (2016)

February 1 

Babe (1995)

Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

Balto (1995)

Contact (1997)

Corpse Bride (2005)

Finding Dory (2016)

Eleven P.M. (1928)

Gun Runners (2015)

I Am Sun Mu (2016)

Invincible (2006)

Silver Streak (1976)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (2005)

The Girl from Chicago (1932)

The Longest Day (1962)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Twilight (2008)

Woman in Gold

February 2 

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (2016; TV-MA)

Frequency: Season 1

February 3 

Imperial Dreams – (Netflix Original; Content Unclear)

February 5 

Elvira I Will Give You My Life but I’m Using It (2014; Content Unclear)

February 6 

Girls Lost (2015; Content Unclear)

February 8 

Girl Asleep (2015; Content Unclear)

February 11 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2 (2016)

February 14 

Girlfriend’s Day (Netflix Original; Content Unclear)

February 15 

Aram, Aram (2015; Content Unclear)

Before I Go to Sleep (2014; Rated R)

February 19 

Girl Meets World: Season 3 (2016)

When Calls the Heart: Season 3 (2016)

February 24 

I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore (Content Unclear)

February 26

Night Will Fall


New & Coming Soon to VIKI 

Voice. Photo: OSN
Voice. Photo: OSN/Viki
Recently Added

Candle in the Tomb (Chinese Adventure Drama)

Chief Kim (Korean Drama/Comedy)

Defendant (Korean Drama)

Diamond Lover (Chinese Romance)

Hwarang (Korean Historical Drama)

Pretty Li Hui Zhen (Chinese remake of the Korean hit She was Pretty)

Love & Life & Lie (Romantic Chinese Drama)

Naked Fireman

Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (Korean Historical Drama)

Saimdang, Light’s Diary (Korean Historical Drama)

Solomon’s Perjury

Voice (Korean Drama)

Coming Soon

Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet (Korean Period Drama)

Magic Star (Chinese Fantasy Drama)

The Starry Night, The Starry Sea (Chinese Romance)

Wine Beauty (Chinese Romantic Drama)


Other Streaming Sites to Check Out

(Make sure to research each title before watching if you’re looking for less explicit content.)

  • For CBS shows, check out CBS All Access. The new premiere of The Good Fight (a spinoff of The Good Wife) premieres exclusively on the streaming site, February 19, 2017.
  • If you’re into arty, obscure films then you may enjoy the streaming service Fandor. On the site, you can find classics, international films, and more.
  • Head on over to see what’s new to streaming on FEELN. Everything on Feeln is PG-13 and below OR edited for TV. So, all R-Rated movies are edited. Expect to find period dramas, Hallmark films, romantic comedies, character-driven dramas, and more.
  • If you love international series (French, Italian, etc.), check out the lesser known streaming site MHz Choice for a great selection of mysteries, dramas, and comedies.
  • Mubi: Select titles (30 each month – so content is constantly changing) chosen by experts. Expect to see choices from movies around the world.
  • If you love programs on PBS such as Masterpiece Theater, then head on over to see what’s streaming on PBS. While not available in every city, check your local channel to see if they have streaming services available to you.
  • Find out what’s new on Pixl TV. This Youtube Streaming service includes clean content focused on romantic comedies, love stories, and dramas.
  • Pure Flix: Faith and Family Entertainment.
  • Check out SnagFilms for free indie, obscure, and foreign films to watch. However, make sure to research the movie before watching for the rating and content.
  • Spuul: If you love Bollywood films, then this is a great streaming choice.
  • TubiTV: A free streaming service with many great films and TV shows to check out.
  • Viewster: A large selection of free movies and TV shows to watch. From classics to indie to international, mainstream, and more.
  • Also, check out what’s new at Warner Archive. This new streaming site is for classic film fans!

BONUS – Sneak Peek Clips for Bounty Hunters

 

 

What streaming sites do you use? What are you excited to watch this month? Let us know in the comments!

Amber Topping

CO-FOUNDER & EDITOR

A lover of stories in all forms and from all cultures and time periods, Amber honed her own storytelling skills as a girl by doing Shirley Temple impersonations and putting on plays with her siblings. Eventually, she turned to cheerleading, dance, and finally to writing and video editing. Amber is an empathetic and impassioned person with a strong independent will and an endless amount of creativity. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, and has contributed to various magazines. Her ultimate dream is to be a published author of books, screenplays, and to form a creative village of talented storytellers from around the world who can collaborate together to produce stories celebrating old-fashioned romance and diverse storytelling. She believes stories have the positive power to unite, not divide.

  • Vicki_L_Hale

    I used my PBS passport account to stream the entire first season of “Victoria”. It is a fantastically well-made drama. Only 7 episodes are in the first season, so it’s easy to binge-watch over a weekend. Not all series are available through passport, but so many are that I think it’s well worth the subscription cost ($5 a month).

    • Victoria is a great drama! And yes, $5 a month is a good deal. 🙂

  • Vicki_L_Hale

    This is a list of the dramas available with a PBS Passport account right now:

    http://www.pbs.org/passport/collections/pbsorg-passport-drama-collection/

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