Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm steadily serving you new movies, new TV shows and original programming tailored to your binging habits, the streaming service’s firehose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse.
That’s why we break down each month’s additions with a spotlight on what to keep on your radar. Netflix’s own “new releases” category is an info dump. Consider us a picture-in-picture talking head, screaming recommendations at the screen.
Available March 1
A Clockwork Orange
Budapest (FR) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Two friends quit their boring jobs to start a company that plans bachelor parties in Budapest. Their wives, however, have mixed feelings about this.
Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In the world’s toughest cricket league, every game is a battle. Can Mumbai Indians come together and bring home another trophy?
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Ang Lee-directed wuxia film is full of beautifully choreographed martial arts sequences, captivating cinematography, and compelling female leads. Notable for being a box office success in the U.S. despite it being a foreign-language film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the highest for a foreign-language film before being tied with this year’s Roma.
Starring Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians), Chow Yun-Fat (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), and Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha).
Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks
Larva Island: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A new season of hilariously zany adventures for larva pals Red and Yellow includes an invasion of their island!
Losers (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In a “winning is everything” society, how do we handle failure? Using sports as its guide, this documentary series examines the psychology of losing.
Music and Lyrics
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Northern Rescue (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: After the sudden death of his wife, search and rescue commander John West relocates with his three kids to his rural hometown of Turtle Island Bay.
River’s Edge (JP) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: High schooler Haruna befriends loner Yamada, then is drawn into the tangled relationship between him, a model and the girl who loves him unreasonably.
If you’re in the mood for a cozy childhood classic, why not return to Stuart Little? The talking mouse has became a subject of meme fodder, most of them directed in hatred, so let’s see if this little punk mouse deserves the criticism.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.
The Hurt Locker
Wet Hot American Summer
Your Son (ES) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After his son is brutally beaten outside a nightclub, a surgeon takes the law into his own hands and seeks vengeance against the perpetrators.
Available March 2
Romance is a Bonus Book (Korea) (Streaming Every Saturday) (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A gifted writer who’s the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job.
Available March 3
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 2 (Streaming Every Sunday) (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Hasan Minhaj returns with new episodes every Sunday, bringing his unique, unexpected comedic perspective to current global events and culture.
Available March 5
Disney’s Christopher Robin
Disney sure did have quite a few “beloved childhood figure returns to disillusioned adult’s life to remind them about the joys of childhood” films in 2018. This is the one about Winnie the Pooh! He and the rest of the Hundred Acre Wood gang return to remind a grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) about the important things in life.
Available March 6
Secret City: Under the Eagle: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Journalist Harriet Dunkley finds herself enmeshed in a conspiracy while striving to clear the name of a former cellmate accused of murder.
Available March 7
The Order (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Out to avenge his mother’s death, a college student pledges a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.
Available March 8
After Life (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Struggling to come to terms with his wife’s death, a writer for a newspaper adopts a gruff new persona in an effort to push away those trying to help.
Bangkok Love Stories: Hey You! (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A loving couple become rivals when Belle opens a fusion bistro next to her ex-boyfriend Kram’s traditional restaurant in Bangkok’s chic Ari district.
Bangkok Love Stories: Innocence (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: From a teenage parkour enthusiast to a bawdy restaurateur, an eclectic group of characters find romance in Bangkok’s glittering Silom district.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Drivers, managers and team owners live life in the fast lane -- both on and off the track during one cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing.
Hunter X Hunter (2011): Seasons 1-3
Immortals (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Driven by revenge, human-turned-vampire Mia sets out to vanquish Dmitry, a ruthless vampire leader who seeks an artifact that grants immortality.
Juanita (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Fed up with her life, Juanita leaves her grown kids behind and hits the road in search of a fresh start.
Lady J (FR) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When her love affair with a lustful marquis takes a sudden turn, a wealthy widow concocts a scheme to get revenge — with help from a younger woman.
Shadow (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Haunted by a tragic loss, an ex-cop with a rare inability to feel pain strikes out on his own to catch offenders who’ve eluded Johannesburg police.
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
The Spy Kids movies have a specific sort of wackiness, taking place in a world that’s like ours but also not, and the second movie captures this in a more bombastic way than the first. With Steve Buscemi spouting some weirdly philosophical wisdom and the continuing reminder that these films take place in the same world as the Machete series, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams is one heck of a ride.
The Jane Austen Book Club
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: In the wake of an accident that leaves her paralyzed, a champion barrel racer is determined to get back on her horse and ride again.
Available March 12
Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Jimmy Carr has gathered a selection of his very best jokes for the ultimate comedy special. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect gags and brutally brilliant one-liners, Jimmy’s new show distils everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by into one incredible stand-up special. Featuring clever jokes, rude jokes, and a few jokes that are totally unacceptable. Filmed at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, “The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits” launches globally on Netflix, Tuesday, March 12th. Carr is also the host of the Netflix original show, “The Fix.”
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 6 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Kaito and Risako hang out with their housemates while Yui and Aio try to decide their next steps. Nothing is certain except their bonds of friendship.
Available March 13
Triple Frontier (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Struggling to make ends meet, five former U.S. soldiers set out to steal millions from a drug lord’s lair — and end up with a target on their backs.
Available March 15
Arrested Development: Season 5 B (Netflix Original)
As the Bluths continue to make a mess of their personal and professional lives, Michael again can’t quite abandon the family that makes him miserable.
Burn Out (FR) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When his son’s mom runs afoul of Paris’s criminal underworld, a thrill-seeking superbike racer begins moonlighting as a drug courier to clear her debt.
Dry Martina (AR) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: An odd encounter with a fan and a tryst with that fan’s ex-boyfriend leads a sexually adventurous singer on an escapade in Chile.
Girl (BE) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: With the support of her father, a 15-year-old transgender girl pursues her dream of becoming a professional ballerina. Winner of the Camera d’Or for best first film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival as well as the Best Actor Prize for Un Certain Regard, the FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Best Film (Un Certain Regard) and the Queer Palm. The feature directorial debut of Lukas Dhont, the film was written by Dhont and Angelo Tijssens, and produced by Dirk Impens (Menuet). Girl stars Victor Polster and Arieh Worthalter.
If I Hadn’t Met You (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Eduard, a husband and father who loses his family in a tragic accident, travels to parallel universes to seek a better fate for his beloved wife.
Kung Fu Hustle
Las muñecas de la mafia: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Lucrecia, Brenda and Olivia are once again entangled in the world of the drug lords as Janeth and Martha are introduced to its dark dangers.
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix Original)
The long-awaited animated collaboration between Tim Miller (Deadpool) and David Fincher (Fight Club) is comprised of 18 short films, all animated in different styles and telling different stories. From werewolves to robots to sentient dairy, don’t expect anything “normal.”
Paskal (MY) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Naval unit PASKAL is among the most elite special forces in Malaysia. But all bets are off when one of its own stages a hijacking. Based on true events.
Queer Eye: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
The Fab Five stole our hearts in 2018 and this year they’re back in Kansas City, Missouri, ready to change the lives of some lucky people.
Robozuna: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Ariston, Mangle and the Freebot Fighters are back, but protecting their home gets tougher when evil Danuvia unveils a powerful robot named Dominatus.
The Lives of Others
Turn Up Charlie (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A down-and-out DJ plots to rebuild his music career while working as a nanny for his famous best friend’s wild 11-year-old daughter.
YooHoo to the Rescue (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Five cuddly pals from the magical land of YooTopia use teamwork and special gadgets to help animals in trouble and make new friends along the way!
Available March 16
Green Door (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A troubled psychologist returns from the U.S. and sets up a clinic in Taiwan, where mysterious patients and uncanny events shed light on his murky past.
Available March 19
Amy Schumer Growing (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Amy Schumer gives a refreshingly honest and hilarious take on marriage, pregnancy and personal growth in her new Netflix comedy special, Amy Schumer Growing. Filmed in front of a packed house in Chicago, the comedian talks about the joys of womanhood, settling into marital bliss, and yes also you guessed it, sex!
Available March 21
Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: With heart and determination, Antoine Griezmann overcame his small stature to become one of the world’s top soccer players and a World Cup champion.
Available March 22
Carlo & Malik (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A veteran homicide cop is forced to confront his own biases when he’s paired up with an Ivory Coast-born rookie on a string of murder cases in Rome.
Charlie’s Colorforms City (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Loveable, hilarious Charlie leads you on unpredictable and imaginative shape-filled story expeditions alongside a colorful cast of characters.
Delhi Crime (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: As Delhi reels in the aftermath of a gang rape, a female police officer leads an eye-opening search for the culprits in this retelling of true events.
Historia de un crimen: Colosio (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Dramatization of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio’s 1994 assassination. Part of an anthology on unsolved crimes in Latin America.
Mirage (ES) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A space-time continuum glitch allows Vera to save a boy’s life 25 years earlier, but results in the loss of her daughter, whom she fights to get back.
Most Beautiful Thing (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A sheltered woman moves to Rio to start a new life and a journey of self-discovery among the dreamy views of the city’s beaches and hills.
ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Ambushed by Ulster loyalists, three members of the Miami Showband were killed in Northern Ireland in 1975. Was the crime linked to the government?
Selling Sunset (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The elite real estate brokers at the Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA. The drama ramps up when a new agent joins the team.
The Dirt (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: In this dramatization of Mötley Crüe’s no-holds-barred autobiography, the band hits the monster highs and savage lows of heavy metal superstardom.
Available March 26
Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Comedian Nate Bargatze takes aim at the absurdity of everyday life in an approachable and deadpan stand-up set shot in Duluth, Georgia.
Available March 28
Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The love wagon rides again! Seven strangers board the famous van on a journey through Asia in search of a ticket home to Japan with a partner.
Available March 29
15 August (IN) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Veteran Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit turns producer for this lighthearted snapshot of life in the chawls of Mumbai.
Bayoneta (MX) (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A retired Mexican boxer living alone in Finland gets a shot to redeem himself in the ring, forcing him to confront his painful past in the process.
Osmosis (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In a near-future Paris, an app uses personal memories to decode the mysteries of love. But what happens if your memories, like all data, are subject to manipulation?
Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Sheila searches for meaning, Joel investigates a secret society, and Abby struggles with her feelings for Eric. Life and undeath can be so stressful.
The Highwaymen (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. From director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), THE HIGHWAYMEN follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done.
The Legend of Cocaine Island (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A businessman who is down on his luck hatches a plan to retrieve a mythical $2-million stash of cocaine from its reported hiding place in the Caribbean.
Traitors (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: As World War II ends, a young English woman agrees to help an enigmatic American agent root out Russian infiltration of the British government.
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Available March 30
How to Get Away with Murder: Season 5
Available March 31
El sabor de las margaritas (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: While investigating the disappearance of a teen girl in a tight-knit Galician town, a Civil Guard officer uncovers secrets linked to a loss of her own.
The Burial of Kojo
Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The trailer park just got a lot weirder. Picking up where Season 12 left off -- and higher than ever — the entire gang has turned into cartoons.
Coming in March
On My Block: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In the wake of a tragedy and Jamal’s valuable discovery, the friends lean on each other like never before as they deal with the repercussions.