Because nothing beats a good old binge watch.
As Spring finally nears, so does a new month of absolute gems on Netflix, and March is set to be one of the best months yet for brand new shows and movies to stream. From fairly recent Hollywood hits such as the acclaimed IT, to a whole host of new crime documentaries, we’re in for some truly binge-worthy content on Netflix this March 2020.
A Quiet Place – March 13
John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place stunned critics and audiences with its incredibly tense atmosphere during the 2018 premiere – and now the horror movie is coming to Netflix to enjoy all over again. Krasinski directed and wrote the film, casting his wife Emily Blunt in a leading role alongside himself. The movie follows a family in a post-apocalyptic world where out-of-this-world monsters have taken over. Forced to live in silence, the family must learn to survive without making a peep. The movie features almost no dialogue, but don’t be mistaken – you’ll be hooked for the entire duration. Turn down the lights and watch without a single distraction or sound for the best movie experience.
It – March 16
Originally released in 2017, IT stars Bill Skarsgård as predator Pennywise, and will land on Netflix next month. Based on Stephen King’s novel, the movie follows a group of kids who are forced to face their worst nightmares when shape-shifting clown Pennywise returns to town. The adaptation saw huge box office success, spurring on a sequel that was released just last year. Receiving both critic and audience acclaim, this one’s recommended for the horror fans.
Dirty Money, Season 2 – March 11
Netflix’s original documentary, Dirty Money, is set to return for a second season. The first season uncovered the secrets of scandal and corruption in business, with firsthand accounts of the going-ons from both victims and perpetrators. The juicy documentary was extremely popular when it was released back in 2018, even exposing some dirty little secrets about shady deals that allegedly happen in Donald Trump’s business empire. Season 2 is expected to be just as explosive, with even dirtier financial secrets exposed.
Apollo 11 – March 4
Space fans rejoice, because Netflix will be adding award-winning documentary Apollo 11 to its huge library of documentaries. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins are sent on the iconic trip to the moon in the 60s, with never-seen-before footage of NASA’s biggest-ever mission which features the celebrated astronauts. Unlike the traditional documentary format, the film does not include any new interviews or narration, solely using archive footage to illustrate exactly what happened in 1969. Acclaimed by critics, this brand new documentary will make for great Sunday viewing.
Freud – March 23
New from Netflix Austria, Freud is a period murder mystery series following a young psychoanalyst and neurologist, Sigmund Freud, as he investigates a murder conspiracy in the 1880’s. The eight-part drama will narrate Freud’s experiences before becoming the father of modern psychology. While Freud himself was a very real person, the show will have a new take on one of the greatest intellects of the twentieth century. The series will show Freud will team up with a police officer and a medium to track a serial killer in Vienna, and will be the platform’s first original series to come out of Austria.
Spenser Confidential – March 6
Following the success of Netflix’s latest action movie 6 Underground starring Ryan Reynolds, the platform is set to release a brand new film in the genre, this time starring Mark Wahlberg. Produced by Wahlberg himself and the producer behind The Fast and Furious, the original film will see ex-cop Spenser (Wahlberg) return to the Boston police force to help solve the murder of two police officers. Expect Mark Wahlberg kicking some ass, fast cars and even Post Malone.
Tiger King – March 20
A brand new docu-series about Joe Exotic (who kept tigers as pets and even plotted a murder) is set to hit Netflix at the end of March – uncovering his crimes when running a roadside zoo in Oklahoma. Real name Joe Maldonado-Passage, Joe Exotic was convicted for 22 years in prison just last month for plotting to kill Carole Baskin, the founder of Big Cat Rescue Wildlife Sanctuary who frequently complained about how Joe treated the animals he kept. Joe was caught after contacting an undercover FBI agent who was posing as a hitman at the time. The documentary will showcase the horrific crimes Joe Exotic committed, which eventually led to his sentence.
Ozark, Season 3 – March 27
Netflix hit Ozark will return for round three this March, continuing the dark story of the Byrde family who gets wrapped up in a money-laundering operation. Returning for ten episodes, season 3 will follow Marty (Jason Bateman) as he spirals further into darkness, and will continue with the Byrde’s entanglement in a criminal enterprise – tying up some of the bloody loose ends season 2 left us with. Will Marty and Wendy go head-to-head to show each other who’s boss? Will Marty completely lose it and fall further down the rabbit hole? We need answers, and we’re finally about to get some!
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Season 6 – March 28
It’s felt like a long wait for UK fans (because it has been), but Brooklyn Nine-Nine is finally returning on Netflix with its sixth season. Noice. The season is set to bring back some fan-favourite characters, with episodes featuring more Pimento and picking back up right where we left off – finally revealing whether or not Captain Holt got the commissioner job. We can finally rest… Soon.
I, Tonya – March 30
A biopic starring Margot Robbie, I, Tonya tells the story of figure skating icon Tonya Harding, the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. The movie follows Harding throughout her life – from her relationship with her ex-husband, her skating success, to the fateful event that destroyed her legacy in 1994, when her ex-husband attacked Nancy Kerrigan in one of the most infamous scandals in sporting history. Robbie’s performance is exceptional, with fans celebrating her accurate portrayal of the American skater.