March is promising to bring a fantastic slew of new and classic movies to screens everywhere. Out of all the new additions, this hand-picked list will make sure you’re in the know on some of the best movies being made available across the most popular streaming platforms. Happy streaming!
A Clockwork Orange – March 1st
Start the month of March with an absolute classic and viddy well! Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ novel paints a dystopian nightmare picture that raises questions about morality and free will. With a haunting score and a beautiful performance from Malcolm McDowell, you’ll quickly realize why this movie is the icon that it is.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – March 1st
At the start of the millenium, this movie won 4 Academy Awards including Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score. Bringing Kung Fu back to serious business after a string of popular martial arts-based comedy movies in the 90’s, Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh star in this visually stunning and phenomenally choreographed work of art.
Wet Hot American Summer – March 1st
This movie’s been on Netflix a few times, and has been unceremoniously removed just as many times. A star studded classic that has spawned not one, but two Netflix spin-offs, (First Day of Camp and Ten Years Later) is back, and if you haven’t been able to catch this hilarious and absurd flick in the past, now is your moment. All of the cool kids at camp are gonna be talking about this movie.
Doubt – March 7th
This movie has got Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis. An absolute dream team of a cast showed up in 2008, got nominated for 5 Academy Awards and somehow didn’t do all that well at the box office. Based on a play by John Patrick Shanley, the source material is quite heavy as it involves a scandal within the Catholic Church. Now that it’ll be on Netflix, hopefully this film can get the attention it deserved.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – March 1st
Somewhere on the line between gory horror flick and charming musical theater, there’s a pie shop that sells the worst pies in London. Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp practically remodeled Hot Topic themselves when this movie came out. Hot take: Helena Bonham Carter steals the entire movie, and Johnny Depp was there to just brood and murder.
Free Solo – March 13th
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary, this movie will be on Hulu about halfway through March. Alex Honnold scales 3,000 feet of Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan rock formation without so much as a rope. An inspiring tale about overcoming fear is a great way to lift spirits high. No climbing gear required.
Assassination Nation – March 18th
Ultra violence goes back to school in this 2018 black comedy thriller movie. Over-the-top visuals and performances make this movie really stand out. A feminist story about social media that erupts into a violent horror movie would almost feel like satire if the message didn’t ring so loud and true.
Batman Begins – March 1st
Bummed out about Ben Affleck leaving the role of Batman? Let’s jump into the way-back machine and head to 2005 when Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan made the character of Batman come back into the mainstream in a BIG way. Sometimes forgotten in the giant bat-shaped shadow of its sequel, The Dark Knight, this one is a great reminder of all the good things this trilogy brought to Batman and the fans as a whole.
An American Haunting – March 1st
I’m gonna keep it real, I haven’t watched this movie since I was maybe about 13 years old, and all I remember is being REALLY scared of it for a few months. Since my adolescent years, I’ve become much more of a horror fan, and I’m excited to revisit it this month. Shout-out to Hulu for bringing back some not-so-well repressed memories!
Into the Dark – Treehouse – March 1st
If you haven’t heard of what Blumhouse is doing over in Hulu, let me educate you for a moment. Every month’s holiday is getting its own horror movie, and has been since Octobers The Body. Now this is the first one not to be centered around the month’s holiday (St. Patrick’s Day), but rather the Ides of March. Starring Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), this horror anthology movie series has not disappointed and has proven to deliver real nail-biters.
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The Bank Job – March 1st
Nothing like a really good heist movie to liven things up and set the mood for a prosperous month. Jason Statham leads this British thriller about the 1971 Baker Street robbery. Thoroughly entertaining and wicked fun, I maintain that this is one of the best heist movies of all time.
Cold War – March 22nd
Nominated for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards, I was lucky enough to catch this in theaters in late January. It’s a hauntingly real romance story told across several years in post WWII Poland and France. Shot beautifully in black & white, and in 4:3 aspect ratio, the performances stand tall, and the story is sure to captivate.
The Crazies (1973) – March 1st
5 years after Night of the Living Dead, George Romero made The Crazies. What’s crazy is that it wasn’t as popular as the Living Dead series, although it was remade in 2010 starring Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet, Justified). While it’s *technically* not a zombie movie, these infected people go absolutely insane and just start murdering anyone they can get their hands on. A fun nostalgic dive into practical effects in horror and over-the-top gore, be sure to check out this movie.
Death at a Funeral (2007) – March 1st
Another movie that’s been remade since it’s release, although this time, the remake was made only 3 years after the original! Hollywood’s attempt at retelling this British comedy came out in 2010. Funnily enough, both the original and the remake have Peter Dinklage playing the same role. So it’s fun enough to watch both movies and spot the subtle differences as it is to see a very dry British sense of humor come alive (ha) in this pleasantly dark comedy.
City of the Living Dead a.k.a. The Gates of Hell – March 1st
Maybe The Crazies didn’t scratch that zombie itch. If so, my personal favorite Lucio Fulci movie is a full on 80’s horror zombie stomach turner that is absolutely bonkers. With a plotline that involves The Gates of Hell being opened on New York City because of the apparent suicide of a priest, it’s super metal and it’s super fun.