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What’s coming to and leaving Netflix in March
March 1, 2019
The end of the month is a special time for those of us that subscribe to any of the streaming services. The new influx of films and TV shows is a breath of fresh air.
For Netflix, March is not all that packed with new arrivals. There is also hardly anything leaving the service during the month.
Even with a smaller influx of new content, a lot of what will appear on the service in March is notable.
Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971) will come to the service on the first of the month. While not a film I love, it has certainly been a mainstay in the canon of cinema as a medium.
It is a controversial movie that needs to be watched to even get or argue against the hype, though it is not a film for everyone. It deals with difficult topics in a very blasé manner. Rape and violence are prominent in the movie. It is not a film for the easily offended or upset.
Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) comes to Netflix on the first of the month as well.
An excellent martial arts film, the film won four Oscars in 2000, including best cinematography and best foreign language film. Even if one is not a fan of subtitled films, this film is worth a watch.
The Hurt Locker (2008) by Kathryn Bigelow is another excellent film coming to Netflix. Winner of best picture in 2010, the film is a master class in how to build tension.
Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine (2013) is another film that is worth a watch, no matter how one feels about the director’s other works.
It is hard to believe he directed the film, as it is so different from a lot of his work in the 2000s. Next to Midnight in Paris (2011), it is the best of his modern films.
Doubt (2008) by John Patrick Shanley is the most relevant of the films coming this month. It follows a nun getting to the bottom of abuse allegations brought against the priest of her church.
The film, besides its relevance, is a must watch for its stellar performances. It is one of the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s best performances. It also features knockout performances by Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Viola Davis.
There are also a few noteworthy films leaving the service in March.
Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) are both departing from Netflix. The first movie is an all-time classic and showcases the excellent writing of the late Harold Ramis and the very much alive Dan Aykroyd.
The movie is filled with great jokes and fantastic action. It is a fun ride from start to finish and holds up amazingly well. The second film is nowhere near as good, but it is still a great watch.
While I am not a fan of this film by any means, John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club (1985) is leaving as well.
I see it as a very clichéd and forced film; I am by far in the minority. It is a film that is close to many people’s hearts. If it is a favorite of yours, dear reader, give it a watch before it leaves.
A complete list of what is coming to Netflix is below:
- Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (New episodes streaming every Sunday)
- A Clockwork Orange (1971)
- Apollo 13 (1995)
- Budapest (2019) Netflix Original Movie
- Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
- Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018)
- Emma (1996)
- Junebug (2005)
- Larva Island (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
- Layer Cake (2004)
- Losers Netflix Original
- Music and Lyrics (2007)
- Music and Lyrics (2008)
- Northern Rescue (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
- Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
- Stuart Little (1999)
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) Netflix Original Movie
- The Hurt Locker (2008)
- The Notebook (2004)
- Tyson (1995)
- Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
- Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
- Winter’s Bone (2001)
- Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)
- Rebellion (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
- Disney’s Christopher Robin (2018)
- Secret City (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
- The Order (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
- After Life (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
- Blue Jasmine (2013)
- Doubt (2008)
- Formula 1: Drive to Survive (2019) Netflix Original Documentary
- Hunter X Hunter (Seasons 1-3)
- Immortals (2019) Netflix Original
- The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
- Juanita (2019) Netflix Original Movie
- Lady J (FR) Netflix Original Movie
- Shadow (2019) Netflix Original
- Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
- Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019) Netflix Original Movie
- Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits (2019) Netflix Original Stand-up
- Terrace House: Opening New Doors (Season 6) Netflix Original Series
- Triple Frontier (2019) Netflix Original Movie
- A Separation (2011)
- Arrested Development (Season 5 Part 2) Netflix Original Series
- Burn Out (FR) Netflix Original Movie
- Dry Martina (AR) Netflix Original Movie
- Girl (BE) Netflix Original Movie
- If I Hadn’t Met You Netflix Original Series
- Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
- Las Muñecas de la Mafia (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
- The Lives of Others (2006)
- Love Death + Robots (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
- Queer Eye (Season 3) Netflix Original Series
- Turn Up Charlie (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
- YooHoo to the Rescue Netflix Original Kids
- Green Door Netflix Original Series
- Amy Schumer: Growing (2019) Netflix Original Stand-up Special
- Baki (Season 2) Netflix Original Anime Series
- Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend (2019) Netflix Original Stand-up
- Carlo & Malik Netflix Original
- Charlie’s Colorforms City Netflix Original
- Delhi Crime (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
- Historia de un Crimen: Colosio Netflix Original Series
- Mirage (ES) Netflix Original Movie
- Most Beautiful Thing Netflix Original
- ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre Netflix Original Documentary
- Selling Sunset Netflix Original
- The Dirt Netflix Original Movie
- Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid Netflix Original Stand-up
- Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
- 15 August (IN) Netflix Original Movie
- Bayoneta (MX) Netflix Original Movie
- Osmosis (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
- Santa Clarita Diet (Season 3) Netflix Original Series
- The Highwaymen (2019) Netflix Original Movie
- The Legend of Cocaine Island Netflix Original Documentary
- Traitors Netflix Original Series
- Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011)
- How to Get Away with Murder (Season 5)
- El Sabor de las Margaritas Netflix Original
- The Burial of Kojo
- Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series Netflix Original Series
Below is what is leaving Netflix:
- Bruce Almighty
- Fair Game – Director’s Cut
- Ghostbusters 2
- Pearl Harbor
- The Breakfast Club
- The Cider House Rules
- The Gift
- The Little Rascals
- United 93
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Eighteenth Year
- Drop Dead Diva: Seasons 1-6
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
- Newsies: The Broadway Musical
- Baby Mama
- Charlie St. Cloud
- Role Models
- Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
- Party of Five: Seasons 1-6
- The Real Ghostbusters: Seasons 1-5