7 Must-Watch Netflix Releases This March 2024

Spring into entertainment with Netflix's latest offerings

As the snow melts away and spring draws closer, bringing with it longer days and warmer weather, Netflix gears up to enhance our entertainment options. This March, the streaming platform is set to captivate audiences with a mix of movies and shows that promise to cover a wide range of genres.

From Guy Ritchie’s newest crime series to Adam Sandler’s venture into sci-fi and Millie Bobby Brown’s fairy-tale drama, Netflix is ready to fill your Easter weekend with thrilling, heartwarming, and suspenseful stories. Let’s dive into the standout releases Netflix has lined up for this season, ensuring you have plenty to watch during those longer, warmer days.

1. Spaceman

Launched on March 1, “Spaceman” showcases Adam Sandler in what might be his most profound role to date. This sci-fi adventure follows a lone astronaut, Jakub, as he navigates the vastness of space, battling homesickness and the fear of a lost marriage. In his quest for connection, Jakub turns to an alien entity for guidance, making for a poignant tale of isolation and the human condition. Directed by Johan Renck and based on the novel “Spaceman of Bohemia,” this Netflix original explores the depths of loneliness and the lengths one will go to find any form of connection.

2. The Program: Cons, Cults, and Kidnapping

Released on March 6, this true crime documentary delves into the dark realities of The Academy at Ivy Ridge. Marketed as a therapeutic and recreational facility for troubled teens, it instead became a scene of abuse and cult-like manipulation. Through intense interviews and reenactments, “The Program: Cons, Cults, and Kidnapping” uncovers the harrowing experiences of its attendees, shedding light on a deeply troubling chapter of a supposed disciplinary school.

3. The Gentlemen

On March 7, Guy Ritchie expands his cinematic universe with a series spun off from his 2019 movie, “The Gentlemen.” The series stars Theo James as Eddie Horniman, who inherits a vast estate only to find it’s at the heart of a marijuana empire. Navigating the underbelly of British crime, Eddie encounters a cast of characters all vying for their piece of the empire. Ritchie infuses his signature blend of cultural clashes and sharp wit into this gripping drama.

4. Damsel

March 8 brings us “Damsel,” featuring Millie Bobby Brown in a fantasy drama that turns the classic fairy-tale narrative on its head. Elodie (Brown) finds herself betrayed and facing a dragon in a deadly rite of passage, challenging her to become the hero of her own story. This tale reimagines the traditional roles of damsels and dragons, offering a fresh perspective on empowerment and survival.

5. Irish Wish

On March 15, Netflix revives the romantic comedy genre with “Irish Wish,” starring Lindsay Lohan. Playing Maddie, an unlucky-in-love protagonist, Lohan’s character embarks on a whimsical journey to Ireland, where a wish leads her to an alternate reality. This film explores themes of love, destiny, and the true meaning of soulmates, all wrapped up in the charm of Lohan’s comedic talent.

6. 3 Body Problem

Premiering on March 21, “3 Body Problem” is a series that promises to baffle and intrigue. Inspired by the celebrated novel, this show weaves a complex narrative across time and continents, starting in 1960s China. A group of scientists and a detective must prevent catastrophic consequences stemming from a decision that challenges the laws of nature, making for a riveting sci-fi mystery.

7. Shirley

Finally, on March 22, “Shirley” presents Regina King as Shirley Chisholm, the first Black congresswoman in America. This historical drama follows Chisholm’s trailblazing journey in politics, highlighting her impact on American culture and the barriers she broke. Directed by Oscar-winner John Ridley, “Shirley” is a powerful recount of an iconic figure’s quest to change the political landscape.

As we step into spring, Netflix’s March lineup offers a rich tapestry of stories that span genres, eras, and worlds. From the depths of space to the complexities of human relationships, these releases promise to engage, entertain, and provoke thought. Whether you’re in the mood for a gripping crime drama, a sci-fi adventure, or a heartwarming romantic comedy, Netflix has something for everyone this season.

These titles not only provide escapism but also reflect on the human experience, inviting viewers to explore themes of loneliness, love, ambition, and resilience. As the days grow longer and the weather warms, Netflix’s latest offerings are the perfect companions for cozy nights in or lazy weekend binges, ensuring that your spring is filled with endless entertainment possibilities.


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