New on Netflix: Movies & Shows Added in March 2019
Want to know what's new on Netflix? These are the movies and shows that got added to the Netflix library in March 2019
With the Oscars just over and most TV series going into their mid-season hiatus, for vivid cinephiles, the risk of feeling deprived might be at an all-time high this season. Luckily, like every month, Netflix arrives as a knight in shining armor, updating its media library in such dire times with movies and series, old and new alike. We might have just hit the lottery when it comes to the films and shows getting added to Netflix this March, and we are talking big, like 'Apollo 13' and 'A Clockwork Orange' big.
While most of the shows getting added to Netflix in March 2019 are some pretty highly anticipated ones, they are also mostly Netflix originals. Meaning, except 'How to Get Away with Murder', there's no additional blast from the past in terms of TV shows getting added to the streaming platform. Anyway, without further ado, here's a list of the top 10 movies and series getting added to Netflix in the month of March.
1. Saving Mr. Banks, 2013 (March 1)
Starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, this rom-com focuses on the true story behind 'Mary Poppins' author PL Travers and explores her journey through trying to deal with persistent attempts from the Walt Disney company, as they try to buy the rights to her work, and produce their own adaptation of the tale. The period drama is directed by John Lee Hancock, and while the story might not have a cutting-edge factor to it, what really helps it stand out in its genre are the beyond stellar performances by its leads - making it for a perfect weekend somewhat soapy, but also gripping watch.
2. Christopher Robin, 2018 (March 5)
Another Disney movie coming to Netflix all hot and heavy is this contemporary world take on the titular character whose closest friends from his childhood were Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Owl, and Rabbit. After moving out from his childhood home, Robin grows up to live a fulfilling life, and falls short of keeping his promise of staying in touch with Winnie and the rest of them. But the moment he arrives at a low point in his life, Winnie magically reappears to offer him support and comfort, and thereon our story kicks off. Directed by Marc Forster, the film stars Ewan McGregor as Robin, Hayley Atwell as his wife, Eveyn, and Jim Cummings as the voice of Winnie.
3. A Clockwork Orange, 1971 (March 1)
This is the oldest arrival in this slot of films and series on Netflix in March, but every bit striking as the rest, if not more. Dystopia and the concept of "ultraviolence" come together in this Stanley Kubrick masterpiece based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel of the same name. Alex (Malcolm McDowell) - the main character - is a connoisseur of classical music, but also indulges in rape, and other hate crimes unnecessarily as means of expressing his edgy delinquency. "The film chronicles the horrific crime spree of his gang, his capture, and attempted rehabilitation via an experimental psychological conditioning technique (the 'Ludovico Technique') promoted by the Minister of the Interior (Anthony Sharp)," reveals the official synopsis.
4. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, 2008 (March 1)
Michael Cera in his most Michael Cera-esque avatar meets the sullen personality of Kat Dennings' typically Manhattanite avatar and the two are immediately drawn into the most hardcore of attractions, crushing hard on each other right from the start. The plot might not seem all that intense, but the musical capacity of the film, taking the two characters through raw emotion in the emerging hipster indie scene of New York makes this Peter Sollett masterpiece a must watch.
5. How to Get Away with Murder: Season 5 (March 30)
The official synopsis of the fifth installment of the show reads: "As Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Asher Millstone and Laurel Castillo start their third year at law school, Annalise Keating returns to teaching part-time for the Advanced Trial Skills class, selecting twenty four new students to help her retry old cases for her class action suit." Thus, ensues drama and riveting plot twists that take us through mind-boggling sequences of thriller and suspense, as we are once again left marveling at the incomparable personality, that is Viola Davis' Annalise.
6. Apollo 13, 1995 (March 1)
It might seem like Kubrick's month on Netflix, but even for the genius, this film was way beyond the space adventure genre of its times. For starters, it single-handedly launched Hollywood into the genre with cutting edge execution of the plot. Everything about the fateful developments of the spaceship becomes more than just Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton in a tumultuous tryst with destiny. As the lead characters drift through space, viewers are treated to a brilliant portrayal of courage at a time of crisis.
7. Winter’s Bone, 2010 (March 1)
Despite earning four strong nominations in the 2011 Academy Awards, the reason this movie still stands apart is that it was responsible for introducing the iconic talent we know as Jennifer Lawrence today. This film earned the actress her first Oscar nomination, and for good reason too. Lawrence stars as "a teenage girl in the rural Ozarks of Missouri, who - to protect her family from eviction - must locate her missing father," reveals the official synopsis. Directed by Debra Granik, and adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini from the 2006 novel of the same name by Daniel Woodrell, this film focuses on the impact of poverty and gossip on the lead character's life, alongside a struggle with emerging meth labs.
8. A Separation, 2011 (March 15)
Winner of the Golden Bear, the Golden Globe, and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, this Asghar Farhadi drama revolves around the unbreakable bonds and ties of close-knit Iranian communities - all tested by a battle for custody. The simple plot focuses on a woman not wanting to raise her child in the interiors of Iran with limited scope for development, thus calling for a divorce from her husband. It soon gets psychologically complex as emotions keep getting intertwined, and the court fails to see the voice of reason behind the woman's demands.
9. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000 (March 1)
Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, and Chang Chen, star in this out of the world extraordinary Ang Lee creation that's an "epic about star-crossed lovers who trip over their own destinies, but the real star remains martial arts guru Yuen Woo-ping, whose balletic fight choreography is some of the best ever committed to screen," reveals the official synopsis. The heartbreaking film packs enough action sequences to keep you at the edge of your seats as bonds are formed and chopped off, with the two lead women characters engaging in a battle against their own fates by joining forces.
10. The Hurt Locker, 2009 (March 1)
This 2009 American war thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal, brags of a star cast including Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, and Guy Pearce. The striking element of the film is the Iraq War Explosive Ordnance Disposal team that the film revolves around, bringing out the psychological impacts of war and how some are distressed by it, while others are addicted to it.