February is the shortest month, and yet this February seemed extra-long somehow. Maybe that’s just how life is now. But March is almost upon us, and it’s bound to be a weird one, because we’re about to enter a full year of dealing with COVID-19. Feel free to distract yourself from all of this with some movies and TV, folks. To help with that, here are the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2021.
The Dark Knight
It feels slightly basic to be highlighting The Dark Knight, but the fact of the matter is even after all these years, after all the mega-hype has died down, Christopher Nolan‘s superhero pic maintains its strength. It’s a fine-tuned thriller with some truly stunning action set pieces – that chase scene! – and an all-time-great performance from Heath Ledger as the Joker.
Murder Among the Mormons
This three-part docuseries from directors Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and Tyler Measom (An Honest Liar) chronicles a series of pipe bomb attacks in Salt Lake City in 1985, and their connection to the Mormon LDS Church. It’s a fascinating, likely forgotten little story that thankfully doesn’t overstay its welcome like so many other true crime docuseries these days.
I recently rewatched Training Day, and I have to tell you: it doesn’t exactly hold up. There are plot holes galore and several of the decisions the characters make border on ludicrous. And yet! The film survives because it has a killer performance from Denzel Washington, playing the ultimate crooked cop from hell. Washington isn’t just chewing the scenery here, he’s devouring it, and it’s a blast to watch him work.
Lots of people seem to dislike Steven Spielberg‘s The BFG. And the movie is one of Spielberg’s rare box office bombs. But let me tell you – The BFG is charming as hell. I did an entire podcast episode about it, in fact. Admittedly, the project is thin on story, but what it lacks it more than makes up for with charm. Also, this film features Spielberg’s only real fart joke, and it’s a pretty damn great fart joke if I do say so myself.
Jason X is the Friday the 13th movie where Jason Voorhees goes to space. What more do you need to know, really? “Oh, but is it good, Chris?” No, it’s not good. It’s great.
Abla Fahita: Drama Queen — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
An innocent fugitive, Abla Fahita gets separated from her children. The illustrious diva will stop at nothing to clear her name and reunite with them.
ARASHI’s Diary Voyage ep24 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
As the voyage comes to an end, the guys reflect on their final moments as a group before their hiatus, capping off an amazing 21-year run with one last live stream concert. This is the finale episode of this series started in December 2019.
The Yin Yang Master — NETFLIX FILM
A feud erupts between realms, and Yin Yang master Qing Ming teams up with disgraced guard Yuan Boya to vanquish a demonic threat as a conspiracy looms.
Available March 1, 2021
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Featuring rare footage and in-depth interviews, this documentary celebrates the life of The Notorious B.I.G. on his journey from hustler to rap king.
Batman Begins (2005)
Blanche Gardin: Bonne Nuit Blanche (2021)
Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
DC Super Hero Girls: Season 1
I Am Legend (2007)
Jason X (2001)
Killing Gunther (2017)
LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom (2019)
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Power Rangers Beast Morphers: S2
Rain Man (1988)
Step Up: Revolution (2012)
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Training Day (2001)
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Year One (2009)
Available March 2, 2021
Black or White (2014)
Word Party: Season 5 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Party with animal babies Franny, Bailey, Kip, Lulu and Tilly as they learn new words and life lessons in English and Mandarin through song and dance!
Available March 3, 2021
Moxie — NETFLIX FILM
Inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.
Murder Among the Mormons — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Salt Lake City, 1985. A series of pipe bombs kills two people and severely injures another, jolting the epicenter of the LDS Church. The murders send further shockwaves through the community when a trove of early Mormon letters and diaries are found destroyed in the vehicle of the third victim, Mark Hofmann, a renowned collector of rare documents, including the infamous White Salamander Letter — an artifact whose contents threatened to shake the very foundations of Mormonism. As Hofmann fights for his life, investigators race to uncover the truth. Directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and Tyler Measom (An Honest Liar), MURDER AMONG THE MORMONS is the first comprehensive look at one of the most shocking crimes to have ever taken place among the Mormon community and the criminal mastermind behind it all.
Safe Haven (2013)
Available March 4, 2021
Pacific Rim: The Black — NETFLIX ANIME
After Kaiju ravages Australia, two siblings pilot a Jaeger to search for their parents, encountering new creatures, seedy characters and chance allies.
Available March 5, 2021
City of Ghosts — NETFLIX FAMILY
Meet the Ghost Club! Their adventures take them all around Los Angeles as they interview ghosts, solve problems and learn about their city’s history.
Dogwashers — NETFLIX FILM
When a narco past his prime refuses to pay a debt to an upstart, only a secret stash of money can save his men. But guess what the gardener just found?
Nevenka: Breaking the Silence — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
This docuseries examines Spain’s historic 2001 lawsuit, in which city councilor Nevenka Fernández accused Mayor Ismael Álvarez of sexual harassment.
Pokémon Journeys: The Series: Part 4 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Battles and research continue as Ash and Goh travel the world. Along the way they find old friends, Legendary Pokémon, Team Rocket and more.
Sentinelle — NETFLIX FILM
Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.
Available March 8, 2021
Bombay Begums — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
From boardrooms to society’s margins, five ambitious women from various walks of life navigate dreams, desires and disappointments in modern Mumbai.
Bombay Rose — NETFLIX FILM
Escaping from child marriage, a young club dancer living in the streets of Bombay, must choose between fending for her family and finding love with a boy orphaned by the militancy. Painted frame by frame and woven delicately through music, a red rose brings together three tales of impossible loves. Love between two dreamers tested by duty and religious divides. Love between two women. Love of an entire city for its Bollywood stars. Based on true events, the film, in documentary fashion, explores the ruthlessness of a society where the love and life that reigns on the big screen can crush you in its mean streets. Bombay Rose is directed by Gitanjali Rao and produced by Cinestaan Film Company/Les Films d’ici. An award-winning festival favorite, it was the first Indian animated film ever selected to open Venice Critics Week; it was also selected by the Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival, and an award winner at the Chicago and Mumbai Film Festivals.
Available March 9, 2021
The Houseboat — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Musicians and friends Fynn Kliemann and Olli Schulz spend two difficult years trying to restore the home of singer Gunter Gabriel to its former glory.
StarBeam: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
StarBeam is back with her family and favorite sidekicks to defend Somerset from all the wacky villains trying to stir up trouble and spoil the fun!
Available March 10, 2021
Dealer — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Tensions erupt when two filmmakers infiltrate an area ruled by gangs to shoot a music video for a rapper in this gritty found-footage series.
Last Chance U: Basketball — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
From Greg Whiteley (Cheer) and the team behind Emmy-winning Last Chance U comes LAST CHANCE U: BASKETBALL, an honest, gritty look inside the world of community college basketball. Over the course of eight episodes, viewers will follow the East Los Angeles College Huskies (ELAC) in their high stakes chase to an unprecedented California state basketball championship. Led by passionate head coach John Mosley, the ELAC team is made up of former D1 recruits and powerhouse athletes hustling to prove themselves for a last chance to fulfill their dreams of playing at the next level. But the team is tested as the players battle adversity, inner demons, and emotions on and off the court.
Marriage or Mortgage — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A wedding planner and a real estate agent compete to win the hearts and budgets of spouses-to-be. Will they pick fairy-tale nuptials or a dream home?
Available March 11, 2021
The Block Island Sound (2020)
Coven of Sisters — NETFLIX FILM
Basque Country, 1609. To postpone their execution, a group of women accused of witchcraft lure their inquisitor into witnessing the witches’ Sabbath.
Available March 12, 2021
Love Alarm: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Longing for resounding proof of her feelings, Jojo sets out to uninstall the shield and make the app ring for her one true love.
The One — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Love — and lies — spiral when a DNA researcher helps discover a way to find the perfect partner, and creates a bold new matchmaking service.
Paper Lives — NETFLIX FILM
In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood.
Paradise PD: Part 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The not-so-honorable police officers of Paradise engage in dog blackmail, sperm theft, doughnut shop intimidation and many more unspeakable crimes.
YES DAY — NETFLIX FILM
Always feeling like they have to say NO to their kids and co-workers, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a YES DAY — where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little did they know that they’d be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, that would bring the family closer to each other than ever before.
Available March 14, 2021
Available March 15, 2021
Bakugan: Armored Alliance
The BFG (2016)
The Last Blockbuster (2020)
The Lost Pirate Kingdom — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The real-life pirates of the Caribbean violently plunder the world’s riches and form a surprisingly egalitarian republic in this documentary series.
Zero Chill — NETFLIX FAMILY
Talented teen figure skater Kayla is forced to leave everything behind when her family follows her twin brother, Mac, to a prestigious hockey academy.
Available March 16, 2021
RebellComedy: Straight Outta the Zoo — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL ??
The comics of RebellComedy take the stage and tackle topics including mistaken identities, being the “funny” kid and anatomically interesting starfish.
Waffles + Mochi — NETFLIX FAMILY
Curious puppet pals Waffles and Mochi travel the world exploring the wonders of food and culture while learning how to cook with fresh ingredients.
Available March 17, 2021
Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to sneak the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities.
Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This true-crime series follows the high-profile court case of Belgian politician Bernard Wesphael, who was accused of murdering his wife in 2013.
Available March 18, 2021
B: The Beginning Succession — NETFLIX ANIME
When Keith is abducted and a friend from Koku’s past resurfaces, Killer B returns and everyone is pulled into a conspiracy involving the crown.
Cabras da Peste — NETFLIX FILM
Two wildly mismatched cops from different Brazilian states are forced to work together to take on a gang operating in both of their homelands.
Deadly Illusions (2021)
The Fluffy Movie (2014)
Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Tennessee-born comedian, actor, and podcast host Nate Bargatze is back with his second hour-long Netflix original comedy special, Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American. Nate reflects on being part of the Oregon Trail generation, meeting his wife while working at Applebee’s and the hilariously relatable moments of being a father and husband. Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American premieres globally on Netflix on March 18, 2021. The special is directed by Troy Miller, who also serves as Executive Producer alongside Alex Murray, Tim Sarkes and Bargatze.
Available March 19, 2021
Alien TV: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Alien reporters Ixbee, Pixbee and Squee return to Earth, where they learn about more odd human customs and inventions like trains and fashion.
Country Comfort — NETFLIX FAMILY
An aspiring young country singer finds the band she’s been missing when she takes a job as a nanny for a musically talented family.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
During a shortened 2020 season, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and other top drivers pursue checkered flags as COVID-19 turns the world upside down.
Sky Rojo — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
On the run from their pimp and his henchmen, three women embark on a wild and crazy journey in search of freedom. From the creators of “Money Heist.”
Available March 20, 2021
Jiu Jitsu (2020)
Available March 22, 2021
Navillera — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A 70-year-old with a dream and a 23-year-old with a gift lift each other out of harsh realities and rise to the challenge of becoming ballerinos.
Available March 23, 2021
Loyiso Gola: Unlearning — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
South African comedian Loyiso Gola serves up practical philosophy and filter-free humor as he tackles topics like race, identity and world politics.
Available March 24, 2021
Seaspiracy — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers a sinister global conspiracy.
Who Killed Sara? — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
After 18 years in prison, Álex takes his revenge on the Lazcano family, who framed him for the murder of his sister Sara to save their reputation.
Available March 25, 2021
Caught by a Wave — NETFLIX FILM
After falling in love at a beachside summer camp in Sicily, a painful truth inspires two teenage sailing enthusiasts to live their lives to the fullest.
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood — NETFLIX ANIME
After encounters with a dragon and a princess on her own mission, a Dragon Knight becomes embroiled in events larger than he could have ever imagined.
Millennials: Season 3
Secret Magic Control Agency — NETFLIX FAMILY
Hansel and Gretel of fairy tale fame — now acting as secret agents — must use magic, clever thinking and teamwork on a mission to find a missing king.
Available March 26, 2021
A Week Away — NETFLIX FILM (Trailer)
Troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) has a run-in with the law that puts him at an important crossroad: go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. At first a fish-out-of-water, Will opens his heart, discovers love with a camp regular (Bailee Madison), and sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it.
Bad Trip — NETFLIX FILM
In a hidden-camera comedy from the producer of “Bad Grandpa,” two pals embark on a road trip full of funny pranks that pull real people into the mayhem.
Big Time Rush: Seasons 1-4
The Irregulars — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In 19th-century London, a group of misfits works to solve supernatural crimes at the behest of Dr. Watson and his elusive partner, Sherlock Holmes.
Magic for Humans by Mago Pop — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Illusionist Mago Pop takes to the streets of Barcelona, where he amazes folks of all ages and walks of life with tricks that inspire delight and wonder.
Nailed It!: Double Trouble — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When two clueless cake “artists” team up, the reveals are even more ridiculous. From best buds to brothers and sisters, these bakers are twice as bad.
Available March 29, 2021
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Rainbow High: Season 1
Available March 30, 2021
7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story (2020)
Octonauts & the Ring of Fire — NETFLIX FAMILY
When lava-spewing volcanoes start a chain reaction of disasters across the ocean, the Octonauts must work together to save their sea creature friends.
Available March 31, 2021
At Eternity’s Gate (2018)
Haunted: Latin America — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Real people’s terrifying tales of the chilling, unexplained and paranormal come to life with dramatic reenactments in this reality series.
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