As we await the warmer days ahead this March, stay in and stay safe with some new originals and classic gems on Netflix. Here are some of the big premieres that you should pay attention to, along with the full list of debuts below. Happy streaming!
Moxie - March 3
Writer/comedian Amy Poehler returns to the director's chair with this fem-powered teen dramedy, in which a group of girls, fed up with the toxic culture in their high school, start a revolution. Based on the book of the same name, "Moxie" finds its Gen-Z stars taking a page from Gen-X. Hadley Robinson stars as young Vivian, who grows furious with the status quo. Learning from her rebellious mom's (Poehler) past, Vivian starts a zine that inspires girls school-wide to thumb their nose at the patriarchy.
Comedy Drama / 2021 / PG-13
Inspired by her mom's rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy teenager publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.
The Last Blockbuster - March 15
Take a nostalgic trip back to the '90s, by way of the last remaining Blockbuster Video in Bend, Oregon. Filmmaker Taylor Morden goes behind the scenes as the store, no longer tied to corporate, struggles to stay open amid changing and challenging times. Of course, as you stream this doc, take a moment to revel in the irony of watching "The Last Blockbuster" on Netflix.
The Last Blockbuster
Documentary / 2020
The manager of the last Blockbuster video store struggles to keep the store open.
Bad Trip - March 26
Comedians Eric André, Lil Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish take notes from "Jackass" and "Borat" as they embark on a road trip from Florida to New York and mess with real people along the way. The setup finds friends Bud (Howery) and Chris (André) on a mission to head north so they can catch up with their high school crush Maria (Maria Li), all the while being pursued by Bud's criminal sister (Haddish). Goofy misadventures then play out to the unsuspecting regular citizens in their path. "Bad Trip" was a casualty of COVID, as it was intended to premiere last March at SXSW, with an April theatrical release. After the pandemic cancelled both of those plans, the film's original distributor Orion later sold it to Netflix as a streaming release.
Comedy / 2021 / R
Hidden cameras capture two best friends pulling hilarious and inventive pranks on an unsuspecting public.
With the Golden Globes behind us, and the Oscars a month away, you can get yourself in the awards season mindset with a handful of nostalgic award winners now on Netflix. This includes 1988's Best Picture winner "Rain Man" and 1990's Best Picture winner "Dances with Wolves." You can keep the marathon going with Denzel Washington's intense Oscar winning turn in "Training Day" or Heath Ledger's knockout posthumous winning performance in "The Dark Knight" -- all now streaming. Later in the month you can find Steven Spielberg's Disney adventure "The BFG" (3/15), followed by Judi Dench and Steven Coogan in the 4-time Oscar nominated "Philomena" (3/22). Or, if you're itching for something less heavy and more outlandish, Nic Cage's recent VOD action comedy "Jiu Jitsu" might do the trick, as it makes its Netflix streaming debut on the 20th.
See below for the full list of debuts.
Everything Premiering on Netflix in March
- Batman Begins (2005) - 3/1
- Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (2021) - 3/1 - Original
- Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) - 3/1
- Dances with Wolves (1990) - 3/1
- I Am Legend (2007) - 3/1
- Invictus (2009) - 3/1
- Jason X (2001) - 3/1
- Killing Gunther (2017) - 3/1
- Nights in Rodanthe (2008) - 3/1
- Rain Man (1988) - 3/1
- Seven Souls in the Skull Castle (2013) - 3/1
- Step Up Revolution (2012) - 3/1
- Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (2006) - 3/1
- The Dark Knight (2008) - 3/1
- The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) - 3/1
- Training Day (2001) - 3/1
- Two Weeks Notice (2002) - 3/1
- Year One (2009) - 3/1
- Black or White (2014) - 3/2
- Moxie (2021) - 3/3 - Original
- Parker (2013) - 3/3
- Safe Haven (2013) - 3/3
- Dogwashers (2021) - 3/5 - Original
- Fate of Alakada (2020) - 3/5
- Sentinelle (2021) - 3/5 - Original
- Bombay Rose (2019) - 3/8 - Original
- Coven of Sisters (2020) - 3/11 - Original
- The Block Island Sound (2020) - 3/11
- Paper Lives (2021) - 3/12 - Original
- Yes Day (2021) - 3/12 - Original
- Audrey (2020) - 3/14
- The BFG (2016) - 3/15
- The Last Blockbuster (2020) - 3/15
- Savages (2012) - 3/16
- Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (2021) - 3/17 - Original
- Deadly Illusions (2021) - 3/18
- Get the Goat (Cabras Da Peste) (2021) - 3/18 - Original
- Skylines (2020) - 3/18
- Jiu Jitsu (2020) - 3/20
- Philomena (2013) - 3/22
- Caught by a Wave (2021) - 3/25 - Original
- Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) - 3/25 - Original
- A Week Away (2021) - 3/26 - Original
- Bad Trip (2020) - 3/26 - Original
- Croupier (1998) - 3/26
- Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) - 3/29
- 7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story (2020) - 3/30
- At Eternity’s Gate (2018) - 3/31
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