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March is almost here, which means one thing: it’s almost time for us to meet the final of Netflix’s Marvel superheroes, Iron Fist. For any normal streaming service, that would be the main talking point for the month, but Netflix is pulling out all the stops for March, with comedy specials from Amy Schumer, explosions from The Expendables 2, crime capering in The Nice Guys, powerful documentary film-making from Notes on Blindness, South Korean horror with The Wailing, and David Fincher’s Dragon Tattoo remake for good measure.
And that’s without mentioning the slew of Netflix originals on the way, from Season 2 of Judd Apatow’s Love and the return of Grace and Frankie to more dinosaur/trucks action in Dinotrux, Robert Redford and Rooney Mara sci-fi drama The Discovery, plus Selena Gomez’s adaptation of 13 Reasons Why.
Here’s what is coming soon to Netflix UK in March 2017:
Note: All dates are subject to change. Bookmark this page: We’ll be keeping it updated throughout the month.
Captain Phillips – 1st March
We’ve never been held captive on a boat by pirates, but after watching Captain Phillips, we can say with confidence that it isn’t very nice. In fact, it’s downright nerve-shredding. But if you’re going to experience the horrific tension of guerilla soldiers invading your freight ship, Paul Greengrass’ thriller is probably the most enjoyable way to do it.
Groundhog Day – 1st March
Harold Ramis’ classic comedy gets better every time you see it.
A Hologram for the King – 1st March
Tom Hanks is typically charismatic in Tom Tykwer’s drama (based on Dave Eggers’ novel) about a washed-up salesman, who looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia.
Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Season 1 – 1st March
This animated sequel to Transformers: Prime sees Bumblebee return to Earth after prison ship Alchemor crash-lands, leaving him taking charge of a new team of Autobots as they hunt down the escaped Decepticon prisoners. Animated by Polygon Pictures, Hasbro’s animated series was nominated for a Daytime Emmy.
Cleverman: Season 1 – 1st March
After premiering on BBC Three last year, this Australian dystopian sci-fi arrives on Netflix UK. The six-episode series is set in the near-future and sees a species from ancient mythology living among humans and battling for survival in a world that wants to silence, exploit and destroy them. At the heart of the story are two estranged brothers, Koen and Waruu West, who are forced together to fight against terrifying enemies, both human and not of this world. But can Koen, a man bestowed with a powerful gift and destined to become the ‘Cleverman’, learn to harness his power before everything around him crumbles?
The show is directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) and Leah Purcell, with an ensemble cast that includes Frances O’Connor, Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Hunter Page-Lochard (The Sapphires), Rob Collins (The Lion King), Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games) and Iain Glen. It also boasts creatures and effects from the Oscar-winning Weta Workshop.
Greenleaf: Season 1 – 3rd March
Although members of the Greenleaf family run a Memphis megachurch, their business and personal lives are tainted with greed, adultery and other sins.
Amy Schumer: The Leather Special – 7th March
The one and only Amy Schumer arrives on Netflix, with this stand-up special at Denver’s Bellco Theater, where the comic riffs on dating, sex and the price of fame.
127 Hours – 9th March
How do you follow up an Oscar for Best Film? Chop James Franco’s arm off is how. 127 Hours is the true story of climber Aron Ralston (James Franco), who enjoyed hopping around Utah canyons in 2003 until he found himself the wrong side of a massive rock. Danny Boyle’s claustrophobic, intense drama is an incredible piece of cinema.
The Expendables 2 – 9th March
A sense of humour and even bigger guns makes this over-the-top action sequel constantly hilarious – and some of time, that’s intentional.
Buddy Thunderstruck: Season 1 – 10th March
Follow the funny, high-octane adventures of Buddy, a semitruck-racing dog who brings guts and good times to Greasepit.
In Season 2, Mickey and Gus face commitment and all that comes with it as they attempt to bring order to their chaotic lives.
One More Time: Season 1 – 10th March
This fantasy drama follows an indie band singer who repeatedly undergoes unwanted time slips and the girlfriend he must save from an unlucky fate.
Burning Sands – 10th March
Promising student Zurich opens his eyes to some hard truths when his fraternity’s violent hazing escalates into a disastrous hell night in this Netflix original film.
The Nice Guys – 15th March
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe make for an entertaining odd couple in Shane Black’s retro crime caper.
Notes on Blindness – 15th March
Directed by first-timers James Spinney and Pete Middleton, this British documentary is based on the work of John M Hull, an Australian-born theologian at the University of Birmingham, whose sight rapidly deteriorated in 1983, when he was in his mid-forties. As a coping strategy, Hull began recording his thoughts, feelings, experiences and observations on audio cassette. This skilfully made, profoundly moving film explores and illuminates the experience of blindness. The result is one of the best films of the last year. (The audio described version is also available.) (Read our full review.)
The Men Who Stare at Goats – 15th March
Jon Ronson’s non-fiction book is adapted by Peter Straughan into a wonderfully entertaining war comedy that follows a journalist (Ewan McGregor) attempting to uncover the bizarre torture tactics – and secret psychic units – within the US military. How much is real and how much is made up? Who knows? And that’s precisely the point.
Quartet – 15th March
Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, adapted by Ronald Harwood from his own play, is exactly what you’d expect from the congenial actor; a warm-hearted ode to the act of performance. Maggie Smith on vocals? Another OAP on piano? This is The Best Exotic Marigold 2: The Musical. Or, Classic FM: The Movie. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing; the talented old farts stop their clarinets getting too full of hot air. Despite cliches and syrupy key changes, Hoffman’s relaxed helming keeps the tempo up – one opening montage is beautifully. The result hits all the right notes – and most of them in the right order.
Brooklyn’s Finest – 15th March
Richard Gere, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke star in this cop thriller.
I Capture the Castle – 15th March
To save the crumbling castle in which he resides, a writer tries to marry off his daughters to two wealthy Americans who’ve arrived to take ownership in this adaptation of Dodie Smith’s classic tale.
Samurai Gourmet: Season 1 – 17th March
Takeshi Kasumi has spent his entire life devoted to his job. Now a retired man, he finds himself with plenty of extra time on his hands. While on an afternoon walk, Kasumi discovers the joys of day time drinking and the realisation that he is now free to eat and drink what he wants, when he wants. This awakens his inner persona – a wandering samurai living life freely in Japan’s age of civil wars. Thus begins his search for blissfully delectable delights to satisfy his stomach and the samurai’s soul. A retired man’s tales of adventure in twelve episodes.
Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 1 – 17th March
The last of Hell’s Kitchen’s Defenders arrives.
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train – 17th March
When their mom goes to jail, two teenage girls have to make ends meet. So they start doing the logical thing: robbing trains.
Julie’s Greenroom: Season 1 – 17th March
Julie Andrews and the Jim Henson Studio steam up for Netflix’s new arts educational show for the very young, which sees seven young friends learn all about dance, singing, performing and painting from Julie herself. Guest on the programme include Idina Menzel, Alec Baldwin, David Hyde Pierce and more.
Love & Friendship – 19th March
“Not just the tale of a widow riding out the rumours of her romantic liaisons, while trying to find a suitor for her young daughter, Frederica (Morfydd Clark), Love and Friendship is also a non-stop string of witty insults and catty shots – and Kate Beckinsale is beautifully brilliant at firing them out… This comedy is Jane Austen like you’ve never seen her before.”
The Divergent Series: Insurgent – 20th March
The Divergent series continues with this sequel, which takes place a few days after the first film and sees Tris (Shailene Woodley) searching for answers in the ruins of Chicago.
Dave Chappelle – 21st March
The comic steps back into the limelight after several years away from it, following a deal last year to stream two never-before-released specials on Netflix. Picked from his personal archive, the first was directed by Stan Lathan at Austin City Limits Live in April 2015 and the second was filmed at the Hollywood Palladium in March 2016. A third special will be filmed exclusively for the streaming giant later this year.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – 22nd March
David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is proof that American adaptations of Scandi tales can not only be brilliant, but can even be better than the original. Rooney Mara is fantastic as hacker Lisbeth Salander, who finds herself caught up in journalist Mikael Blomkvist’s (Daniel Craig) investigation into an old disappearance in a wealthy Swedish family. Dark, disturbing secrets are revealed, with Fincher keeping a crisp, chilled and classy atmosphere throughout.
Jane the Virgin: Season 2 – 23rd March
Missed the show on E4 in the UK? Here’s your chance to catch up.
Grace and Frankie: Season 3 – 24th March
As Grace and Frankie try to get their new business off the ground, they continue to deal with family issues and rifts in their friendship.
Ingobernable: Season 1 – 24th March
The first lady of Mexico is a woman of conviction and ideals. But when she loses faith in her husband, she’ll need all her strength to uncover the truth.
Line of Duty: Season 3 – April TBC
Jed Mercurio is as masterful as ever in constructing a twisting narrative of police corruption and compelling characters. He’s helped by a stunning performance from Daniel Mays, a supporting actor who more than deserves the leading spotlight as a trigger-happy officer. In Mays’ hands, his cop’s ruthless attitude and back-to-front knowledge of the rulebook make him as unpredictable as the script itself.
Line of Duty: Season 3 has now been removed from Netflix, until 16th April (TBC), when the box set is removed from BBC iPlayer.
The Most Hated Woman in America – 24th March
Netflix’s new original film follows the true story of Madalyn Murray O’Hair – iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist – from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.
Voltron 84 – 24th March
12 classic episodes of Voltron have been handpicked by the creators of Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender. Find out the full list here.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9 – 25th March
Saturdays just got fabulous. Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race will arrive on Netflix UK every Saturday, starting on 25th March, shortly after their US broadcast.
Hook – 29th March
Steven Spielberg’s take on Peter Pan, which sees the young boy all grown up, remains as divisive as ever, but if you can embrace your inner child, there is much to admire here. From Robin Williams’ superb performance as the increasingly jovial grown-up to the Goonies-style child-friendly combat, Hook is a sweet blockbuster that has just enough Hollywood clout to avoid being sickly.
The Wailing – 31st March
This stunning South Korean horror film sees a policeman and a shaman team up to solve a mysterious sickness spreading through a village. Furiously weird and unsettlingly unpredictable. Read our full review.
Dinotrux: Season 4 – 31st March
The Dinotrux are back to show off their strengths and smarts as they protect their peaceful crater from D-Structs and his evil horde.
13 Reasons Why – 31st March
After a teenage girl’s suicide, a classmate finds a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice. Based on the best-selling book.
Bordertown – 31st March
Detective Inspector Kari Sorjonen is one of the most respected officers at the National Bureau of Investigation in Finland. When his wife barely survives brain cancer, Sorjonen decides to take his family to an idyllic small town near the border of Russia, to live a quiet peaceful life. But how peaceful is life on the border between two worlds?
The Discovery – 31st March
One year after a scientist verifies the existence of the afterlife, his son falls in love with a woman haunted by a tragic past. Rooney Mara, Riley Keough and Robert Redford star in this sci-fi romance.
Five Came Back – 31st March
This documentary series based on Mark Harris’s book chronicles the contributions of five legendary film directors to World War II propaganda creation. Netflix also adds a host of classic war films featured in the series, including The Memphis Belle, Prelude to War, San Pietro and WWII: Report from the Aleutians.
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s horror/comedy anthology is some of the best British TV of recent years – surprising, gripping, scary and sublime.
Psychoville: Season 1 and 2 – 31st March
Before Inside No.9 and after The League of Gentlemen came this horror/comedy series about a group of strangers united by a mysterious string of threatening letters – including one of the best clowns you’ve ever seen on screen. (If you enjoyed Get Out in cinemas, watch out for Daniel Kaluuya in a small, but brilliant role.)
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in March 2017:
12 Monkeys: Season 1
Badlands, Texas: Season 1
The Beast Within
The Red Thread (El Hilo Rojo)
Best Lover: Season 1
Big Stone Gap
The Edge of Love
Epic Drives: Season 2
Falling Skies: Season 5
Head 2 Head: Season 2
Ignition: Season 1
My Awkward Sexual Adventure
Nise – The Heart of Madness
Roadkill: Season 2
Singing with Angels
Speed 2: Cruise Control
NOVA: Who Killed Lindergh’s Baby
NOVA: Manhunt – Boston Bombers
NOVA: Deadliest Tornadoes
NOVA: Cold Case JFK
NOVA: Building Pharoah’s Chariot
LeapFrog: Phonics Farm
Date with Love
Riverdale: Episode 6
Babies Behind Bars
Murder Files: Season 1
Two by Two
Reign: Season 4, Episode 4
Better Off Single
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 10
Autumn in New York
O Amor no Divã
Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 11
The Sunshine Makers
Love By Chance
Me Before You
The Boss’ Daughter
Riverdale: Episode 7
Kill the Messenger
Peter and the Farm
The Butterfly’s Dream
Romantik Komedi 2: Bekarliga Veda
The Plane Tree
Recep Ivedik 1
Recep Ivedik 2
Recep Ivedik 3
Recep Ivedik 4
Eyyvah Eyyvah 2
Eyyvah Eyyvah 3
Bana Masal Anlatma
Hukumet Kadin 2
Cok Filim Hareketler Bunlar
Celal and Ceren
Dugun Dernek 2: Sunnet
Incir Receli 2
I Saw the Sun
Kocan Kadar Konus 2: Dirilis
Niyazi Gul Dortnala
Kurtulus Son Durak
Angry Indian Goddesses
Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame
O Ultimo Cine Drive-In
Drugs, Inc.: Season 1
Border Wars: Season 1 and 2
Built for the Kill: Season 1 and 2
Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr: Season 1 and 2
Bon Cop, Bad Cop
Untamed Americas: Season 1
Inside Medical Marijuana
Chasing UFOs: Season 1
Inside Russia’s Toughest Prison
Very Bad Men: Season 1 to 3
Hunt for the Abominable Snowman
Inside Pint-Sized Preachers
Inside Muslim Brotherhood
Wild Scene Investigation: Season 1
Night Stalkers: Season 1
Alien Deep with Bob Ballard: Season 1
Compete to Eat: Season 1
Cheer Squad: Season 1
Swamp Men: Season 1
The Witch Doctor Will See You Now: Season 1
Let Us Prey
Inside the Mob’s Bloody Valentine
Les Bleus: Une Autre Histoire de France, 1996-2016
Hunt for the Giant Squid
Inside Twin Town
One 2 Ka 4
The Accidental Husband
House at the End of the Street
Designated Survivor: Season 1, Episode 12
The Littlest Angel’s Easter
The Big Lebowski
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale
Justin and the Knights of Valor
The Right Kind of Wrong
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Odd Mom Out: Season 1
Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
Insidious: Chapter 3
Reign: Season 4, Episode 5
As Good as It Gets
Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 13
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Lockup: First Timers
Highway Thru Hell: Season 3 to 5
Addicted to Food
The Ascent of Woman: Season 1
Designated Survivor: Season 1, Episode 13
Call of Heroes
Felipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense
Miss You Already
Reign: Season 4, Episode 6
White Nights: Season 1
Suits: Season 5
The C Word
Time Sweep (Tiempo muerto)
Cold Water Cowboys: Season 1
Captive for 18 Years: The Jaycee Lee Story
Jo Koy: Live from Seattle
Fried: Season 1
Legends of the Fall
P.S. I Love You
Meat Eater: Season 1 and 2
Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 14
Heir Hunters: Season 5
Designated Survivor: Season 1, Episode 14
Postman Pat: The Movie
Grown Ups 2
Return to Sender
Trailer Park Boys: Season 11
Riverdale: Episode 8
Trailer Park Boys: Season 11
Absolutely Fabulous Specials: Gay
How to Be Absolutely Fabulous
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 1 to 3
Call the Midwife: Season 5
Getting On: Season 1 to 3
Party of Five: Season 1 to 6
Lead Balloon: Season 1 to 4
Hatfields & McCoys
Nazi Concentration Camps
Prelude to War
The Battle of Midway
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
The Negro Soldier
Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines
WWII: Report from the Aleutians
Know Your Enemy – Japan
Bonnie & Clyde (2013)
The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure
Let There Be Light
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
Joe & Caspar Hit the Road
Under the Mountain
Mock the Week
Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
The First Time
Attenborough’s Paradise Birds
The Real Ghostbusters
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Maggie & Bianca: Fashion Friends: Season 1
The House That Made Me
Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth
Wild Alaska: Season 1
Wild Arabia: Season 1
Wild China: Season 1
Wild France: Season 1
Wild Japan: Season 1
Wild Patagonia: Season 1
Wild West: Season 1
Catch and Release
Stomp the Yard
All About Them
A Walk in the Woods
A Christmas Horror Story
The Killings of Tony Blair
Look Who’s Talking Now!
The Man from Nowhere
The Love Punch
Jackie Chan: Drunken Master
Bodyguards and Assassins
Margarita with a Straw
Uncle: Season 1
Miranda: Season 2
Are We Done Yet?
Beverly Hills Ninja
The Bounty Hunter
Did You Hear About the Morgans
The House That Made Me
How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town
Made of Honour
Mock the Week: Season 14
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
The Night Shift
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Prom Night (2008)
Riding in Cars with Boys
Rooney: The Man Behind the Goals
Sleepless in Seattle
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
Intersection: Season 2
Hot Rod Unlimited: Season 1
Locust: Season 1
Method: Season 1
How Are You Bread?: Season 1
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark
Guilt: Season 1
When Calls the Heart: Season 1 and 2
President: Season 1
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