What's New to Stream on Netflix for March 2020, and What's Leaving

Sci-fi fans and socialists of the world unite... with our pick of the month.

Netflix March

Some people spend their days arguing over the merits of Netflix, but the rest of us are too busy enjoying new movies, engaging series, and fun specials. It’s just one more way to re-watch the movies we already love and find new ones to cherish, and this month sees some of both hitting the service.

The complete list of movies and shows hitting (and leaving) Netflix this month — March 2020 — is below, but first I’m going to highlight a few that stand apart from the bunch.


Netflix Pick of the Month

The Platform

The bulk of today’s science fiction films tend to be big studio efforts that are short on ideas and heavy on CG effects, but smart genre efforts still exist and one is hitting Netflix this month. The Platform arrives March 20th from Spain, and it delivers from beginning to end. The setup is simple — a future prison tower exists with one cell per floor, with a hole in the center of each, and once a day a glorious feast is lowered down to feed the inmates. Those at the top eat very well indeed, and each level below is forced to accept the leftovers of those above. The film’s metaphor for society doesn’t try to hide itself, but the scathing commentary comes in the form of a thrilling, funny, brutal, and ultimately thought-provoking tale. You’ll want to see this one, people.


Marky Mark as Robert Urich?!

Spenser Confidential

Robert Parker’s bestselling mystery series saw a successful television series in the 80s with Robert Urich playing the talented and charismatic private eye, Spenser. Mark Wahlberg is hoping to bring his own brand of P.I. shenanigans to the screen with this new feature adaptation of the Spenser novel Wonderland. Can he bring the goods as well as Urich? We’ll find out when Spenser Confidential lands on March 6th as a Netflix Film, but the trailer has me leaning towards a hopeful yes. Peter Berg directs from a script co-written by Brian Helgeland, so my fingers are crossed!


The Best of Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg!

Hugo Article

… aren’t coming to Netflix, but some of their other films are! Okay, I’m messing with you a little there as GoodFellas (1990) is new to Netflix this month and is obviously among Scorsese’s best films. Hugo (2011), though? That was is a dud despite the misguided opinions of some of you out there. Regardless, it’s also streaming this month. And speaking of questionable taste, can you believe there are die-hard defenders of Spielberg’s Hook (1991)? That movie is a bundle of mistakes from casting to script choices, and if you don’t believe me you’ll be happy to know it’s available now on Netflix.


Timely Much?

Outbreak

Sure, 2011’s Contagion is the more accurate and terrifying Hollywood film about a viral pandemic, but that one’s not currently streaming. You know what is? Wolfgang Peterson’s Outbreak (1995). It’s neither accurate nor terrifying, but it does star Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and Cuba Gooding Jr.


The Complete List

March 1st
Always a Bridesmaid (2019)
Beyond the Mat (1999)
Cop Out (2010)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Freedom Writers (2007)
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
The Gift (2015)
GoodFellas (1990)
Haywire (2011)
He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)
Hook (1991)
Hugo (2011)
The Interview (2014)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Life as We Know It (2010)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Outbreak (1995)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Richie Rich (1994)
Semi-Pro (2008)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Sleepover (2004)
Space Jam (1996)
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: S3
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Tootsie (1982)
Valentine’s Day (2010)
Velvet Colección: Grand Finale
ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas

March 3rd
Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

March 4th
Lil Peep: Everybody’s Everything

March 5th
Castlevania: Season 3 — NETFLIX ANIME
Mighty Little Bheem: Festival of Colors — NETFLIX FAMILY

March 6th
Guilty — NETFLIX FILM
I am Jonas — NETFLIX FILM
Paradise PD: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Protector: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spenser Confidential — NETFLIX FILM
Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City — NETFLIX FILM
Ugly Delicious: Season 2 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

March 8th
Sitara: Let Girls Dream — NETFLIX FILM

March 10th
Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal — NETFLIX FAMILY
Marc Maron: End Times Fun — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

March 11th
The Circle Brazil — NETFLIX ORIGINALDirty Money: Season 2 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Last Ferry (2019)
On My Block: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Summer Night (2019)

March 12th
Hospital Playlist — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

March 13th
100 Humans — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
BEASTARS — NETFLIX ANIME
Bloodride — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Elite: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Go Karts — NETFLIX FILM
Kingdom: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Lost Girls — NETFLIX FILM
The Valhalla Murders — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Women of the Night — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

March 15th
Aftermath (2017)

March 16th
The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Search Party (2014)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)
The Young Messiah (2016)

March 17th
All American: Season 2
Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Black Lightning: Season 3
Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom — NETFLIX FAMILY

March 18th
Lu Over the Wall (2017)

March 19th
Altered Carbon: Resleeved — NETFLIX ANIME
Feel Good — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

March 20th
Archibald’s Next Big Thing: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Buddi — NETFLIX FAMILY
Dino Girl Gauko: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Greenhouse Academy: Season 4 — NETFLIX FAMILY
The Letter for the King — NETFLIX FAMILY
A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
The Platform — NETFLIX FILM
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ultras — NETFLIX FILM
Tiger King — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

March 23rd
Sol Levante — NETFLIX ANIME

March 25th
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Curtiz — NETFLIX FILM
The Occupant (Hogar) — NETFLIX FILM
YooHoo to the Rescue: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY

March 26th
7SEEDS: Part 2 — NETFLIX ANIME
Blood Father (2016)
Unorthodox — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

March 27th
Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Decline — NETFLIX FILM
Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon — NETFLIX FAMILY
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Ozark: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
There’s Something in the Water (2019)
True: Wuzzle Wegg Day — NETFLIX FAMILY
Uncorked — NETFLIX FILM


What’s Leaving?

Leaving 3/3/20
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther
The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Notebook

Leaving 3/4/20
F the Prom

Leaving 3/7/20
Blue Jasmine
The Jane Austen Book Club
The Waterboy

Leaving 3/9/20
Eat Pray Love

Leaving 3/14/20
Men in Black
Men in Black II
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection : Classic: Collection 3

Leaving 3/15/20
Coraline

Leaving 3/17/20
Being Mary Jane: The Series: Season 1-4

Leaving 3/19/20
The L Word: Season 1-6
Zodiac

Leaving 3/24/20
Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time

Leaving 3/30/20
Batman Begins
Charlie’s Angels
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Death at a Funeral
Drugs, Inc.: Season 5
Hairspray
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
New York Minute
P.S. I Love You
Paranormal Activity
Small Soldiers
The Dark Knight
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Wild Wild West

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