Who knew 20 years ago there would be so many options available to watch at your fingertips? Cable TV has almost become obsolete, and streaming companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have taken over. With so many titles available, it’s hard to narrow down what you should and shouldn’t move to the top of your watchlist.
Here are ten best titles Netflix will release this March, and five to watch before they leave.
15 The Shawshank Redemption (1994): Available March 1st
This 1994 award-winning classic has finally made its way to the streaming giant. The Shawshank Redemption sets itself apart from the typical prison drama, making it to the top of many “best of all time” lists. Starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, The Shawshank Redemption was also written by Stephen King.
14 Space Jam (1996): Available March 1st
This Looney Tunes-Michael Jordan crossover is a classic comedy that brings nostalgia to any ’90s baby. Bill Murray was glad to be a part of Space Jam after he expressed regret for turning down his chance to star in another popular animated live-action film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
13 Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis (2020): Available March 3rd
Netflix has been known for hosting some ripe comedy specials, with March in full swing. The hilarious comedienne Taylor Tomlinson chronicles her struggles of living through the second half of her 20s in the upcoming special Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis. Tomlinson was featured on Last Comic Standing, and guest stars on the TV series The Comedy Lineup.
12 Everybody’s Everything (2019): Available March 4th
Receiving a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, this documentary intimately explores the life of late rapper Lil Peep, who blended multiple cultures to form his identity and music style, from emo to punk to gangster rap. Lil Peep passed away from a drug overdose at just 21 years old, but his legacy of bringing a unique identity to mainstream media lives on through Terrance Malick’s highly regarded tribute, Everybody’s Everything.
11 The Circle: Brazil (2020): Available March 11th
There have already been versions of The Circle in the U.S. and the U.K., which did extremely well after Netlfix premiered the American version at the beginning of this year. This new reality competition series features several contestants who live separated from each other in apartments and only communicate through “the circle”– a voice-activated social media platform where users chat amongst themselves and build profiles to try and be ranked the highest by their opponents, ultimately winning a $100,000 cash prize!
10 100 Humans (2020): Available March 13th
In the upcoming Netflix original series, 100 Humans features one hundred “uniquely diverse” volunteers who participate in surveys and experiments regarding their age, ethnicity, gender, happiness, and other modalities. While there doesn’t seem to be much media coverage as of now, this social experiment could garner attention, whether it be positive or negative, once viewers get a glimpse inside, March 13th.
9 Search Party (2016-): Available March 16th
This neo-noir single-camera TBS show, starring Arrested Development‘s Alia Shawkat, follows the lives of four twenty-somethings after they find themselves involved in the disappearance of their old college acquaintance. Shawkat plays protagonist Dory, who’s searching for something undefinable while becoming a full-grown adult. The third season of Search Party has been renewed and will premiere on HBO’s new platform HBO Max in May 2020.
8 Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy: Available March 17th
Bert Kreischer makes no apologies during his raunchy standup specials, which aren’t for the faint of heart. If you’re offended easily, skip this title. If you like people who make fun of people who are offended easily, check out Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy, on Netflix March 17th.
7 “Ozark” Season 3 (2017-): Available March 27th
This Netflix original series stars Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, a Chicago financial advisor who suddenly moves his family to the Missouri Ozarks after things go amiss during his involvement with a large money laundering scam involving the second biggest Mexican drug cartel. Ozark has gained a ton of popularity since its premiere, and fans are excited to see its return for season three, available March 27th.
6 There’s Something in the Water (2019): Available March 27th
Co-directors Ellen Page (Juno) and Ian Daniel bring There’s Something in the Water, which investigates the disparaging effects of environmental racism in Nova Scotia, Canada, based on the novel by sociologist Ingrid Waldron. “In Canada, your postal code determines your health,” says Waldron during the trailer. This gritty documentary exposes the impact local government has made on marginalized communities who suffer from environmental risks.
5 Zodiac (2007): Leaving March 19th
This psychological thriller became an instant cult classic, revolving around the infamous Zodiac Killer of the San Francisco area during the 1960s and 1970s. Zodiac stars Jake Gyllenhall, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr., and depicts the real-life crime case properly, receiving a 7.7 on IMDb. Catch Zodiac before it leaves Netflix on March 19th.
4 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) & Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004): Leaving March 30th
This pair of Quinten Tarantino classics will also be leaving Netflix on March 30th. Uma Thurman stars as “The Bride” in Kill Bill Vol. 1, who wakes up from a four-year coma with a vengeance, seeking justice against her old allies at the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. Kill Bill Vol. 2 is the continuation of “The Bride” and her journey to, well, kill Bill! Catch these cult classics while you still can!
3 New York Minute (2004): Leaving March 30th
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been famous practically since birth, as the stars of hits like Full House (which turned into the Netflix adaptation Fuller House) and It Takes Two (1995, also available on Netflix). After a string of popular direct-to-video movies like Passport to Paris (1999) and Holiday in the Sun (2001), the Olsen Twins cranked things up a notch with a more PG-13 vibe in the box office hit, New York Minute, available until March 30th.
2 The L Word (2004-2009): Leaving March 19th
This popular LGBTQ+ friendly drama will, unfortunately, be leaving Netflix on March 19th, but you can stream seasons one through six of The L Word in the meantime! The series follows the lives of a close group of queer women managing their Los Angeles lives as their close friends and family manage their acceptance. The L Word was renewed for a second season one day after the pilot aired, and had the green light on season three before they even began to film season two, due to its immediate success.
1 Coraline (2009): Leaving March 15th
This animated Henry Selick film stars Dakota Fanning as Coraline, who moves into a new house with her neglectful parents, only to find a secret passageway to a whole new world of mismatched creatures who adore their children – a seemingly perfect utopia. After the secret world’s “Other Mother” invites Coraline to stay permanently, things go awry and she suddenly must rely on her determination and wit to save her family. Coraline leaves Netflix March 15th.
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