What to Watch on Amazon - March 2021

Here's what's new, what's hot and what you should watch this March on Amazon.

By Matthew Lissauer

Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in "Coming 2 America."

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This month Amazon has you covered with some prime comedies and dramas and nostalgic gems. Here are some of the big premieres that you should pay attention to, along with the full list of debuts below. Happy streaming!

Coming 2 America - March 5th

Eddie Murphy re-teams with his "Dolemite Is My Name" director, Craig Brewer, for this long-awaited sequel to Murphy and Arsineo Hall's 1988 hit comedy "Coming to America." After learning he has a long lost son in America, the once-prince-now-king Akeem heads back to his old NYC stomping grounds to find his heir and build a relationship. Also coming back for a second trip is Akeem's faithful aide and friend Semmi (Hall). As you can imagine, once back in New York, some old familiar characters from the first film show up for the fun.

Coming 2 America

Comedy / 2021 / PG-13

Prince Akeem returns to America to search for his long-lost son.

Words on Bathroom Walls - March 19th

Based on the novel of the same name, "Words on Bathroom Walls" is a teen romance with heart. The focus is on Adam (Charlie Plummer), a pensive high school student who dreams of becoming a chef, but gets diagnosed with a mental illness after some trouble at school. Embarrassed by the disorder, Adam hides his condition as his love blossoms with Maya (Taylor Russell), a brilliant student who soon inspires him to embrace his difference and face it head on.

Words on Bathroom Walls

Drama / 2020 / PG-13

Diagnosed with a mental illness during his senior year of high school, a witty, introspective teen struggles to keep it a secret while falling in love with a brilliant classmate who inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition.

© Screen Gems / Courtesy Everett Collection

Throughout the month Amazon Prime will keep you entertained with a solid selection of bingeable classics. We just featured John Boyega during Black History Month, now here's your chance to watch his breakout role in the indie sci-fi comedy "Attack the Block." Follow that up on March 12th with the streaming debut of Liam Neeson crime thriller "Honest Thief," coming off its successful (for the pandemic) theatrical and VOD run. If you're looking for some nostalgic escapes, Amazon has a bevy of '80s classics to entertain you, from Tom Cruise's bartending romance "Cocktail" and Eddie Murphy's buddy cop comedy "48 Hrs." to Steven Spielberg's kid classic "E.T." (just make sure to bring the Reese's Pieces). You can also head back to summer camp with the '80s set indie comedy "Wet Hot American Summer," featuring some of today's best comedic actors, including Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Poehler, before they were stars.

See below for the full list of debuts.

Everything Premiering on Amazon in March
  • 48 Hrs. (1982) - 3/1
  • 50/50 (2011) - 3/1
  • A Very Brady Sequel (1996) - 3/1
  • Another 48 Hrs. (1990) - 3/1
  • As Good As It Gets (1997) - 3/1
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012) - 3/1
  • Attack the Block (2011) - 3/1
  • Back to the Future (1985) - 3/1
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989) - 3/1
  • Back to the Future Part III (1990) - 3/1
  • Beloved (1998) - 3/1
  • Cocktail (1988) - 3/1
  • Due Date (2010) - 3/1
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - 3/1
  • Extract (2009) - 3/1
  • For Colored Girls (2010) - 3/1
  • I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009) - 3/1
  • In the Line of Fire (1993) - 3/1
  • Meet the Browns (2008) - 3/1
  • Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) - 3/1
  • Patriot Games (1992) - 3/1
  • Patriots Day (2017) - 3/1
  • Priceless (2016) - 3/1
  • Rain Man (1988) - 3/1
  • Religulous (2008) - 3/1
  • Rushmore (1999) - 3/1
  • Shine a Light (2008) - 3/1
  • Silverado (1985) - 3/1
  • Sliver (1993) - 3/1
  • Sydney White (2007) - 3/1
  • The Full Monty (1997) - 3/1
  • The Spirit (2008) - 3/1
  • The Terminal (2004) - 3/1
  • The Whole Nine Yards (2000) - 3/1
  • Tombstone (1993) - 3/1
  • W. (2008) - 3/1
  • Wet Hot American Summer (2001) - 3/1
  • Coming 2 America (2021) - 3/5 - Original
  • Out of Africa (1985) - 3/5
  • Jack and Jill (2011) - 3/10
  • Honest Thief (2020) - 3/12 - Debut
  • Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) - 3/19 - Debut
  • Renegades (1989) - 3/29
  • The Ghost Writer (2010) - 3/30

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