Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm serving you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your viewing habits, the streaming service’s fire hose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse.
That’s why we break down each month’s info dump with a few recommendations for what to keep on your radar. Pacific Rim and DOTA get anime series. A group of plucky teens solve supernatural mysteries for Sherlock Holmes. Amy Poehler is a cool mom, whose daughter leads a revolution at her school in Moxie. From the library, Batman Begins, Dances with Wolves, and I Am Legend arrive.
Available in March
Abla Fahita: Drama Queen (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: An innocent fugitive, Abla Fahita gets separated from her children. The illustrious diva will stop at nothing to clear her name and reunite with them.
ARASHI’s Diary Voyage ep24 (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: As the voyage comes to an end, the guys reflect on their final moments as a group before their hiatus, capping off an amazing 21-year run with one last live stream concert. This is the finale episode of this series started in December 2019.
The Yin Yang Master (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A feud erupts between realms, and Yin Yang master Qing Ming teams up with disgraced guard Yuan Boya to vanquish a demonic threat as a conspiracy looms.
Available March 1
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Featuring rare footage and in-depth interviews, this documentary celebrates the life of The Notorious B.I.G. on his journey from hustler to rap king.
Batman Begins (2005)
Blanche Gardin: Bonne Nuit Blanche (2021)
Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
DC Super Hero Girls: Season 1
I Am Legend (2007)
Jason X (2001)
Killing Gunther (2017)
LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom (2019)
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Power Rangers Beast Morphers: Season 2
Rain Man (1988)
Step Up: Revolution (2012)
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Training Day (2001)
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Year One (2009)
Available March 2
Black or White (2014)
Word Party: Season 5 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Party with animal babies Franny, Bailey, Kip, Lulu and Tilly as they learn new words and life lessons in English and Mandarin through song and dance!
Available March 3
Moxie (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.
Murder Among the Mormons (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Salt Lake City, 1985. A series of pipe bombs kills two people and severely injures another, jolting the epicenter of the LDS Church. The murders send further shockwaves through the community when a trove of early Mormon letters and diaries are found destroyed in the vehicle of the third victim, Mark Hofmann, a renowned collector of rare documents, including the infamous White Salamander Letter — an artifact whose contents threatened to shake the very foundations of Mormonism. As Hofmann fights for his life, investigators race to uncover the truth. Directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and Tyler Measom (An Honest Liar), MURDER AMONG THE MORMONS is the first comprehensive look at one of the most shocking crimes to have ever taken place among the Mormon community and the criminal mastermind behind it all.
Safe Haven (2013)
Available March 4
Pacific Rim: The Black (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: After Kaiju ravages Australia, two siblings pilot a Jaeger to search for their parents, encountering new creatures, seedy characters and chance allies.
Available March 5
City of Ghosts (Netflix Family)
Meet the Ghost Club! Their adventures take them all around Los Angeles as they interview ghosts, solve problems and learn about their city’s history.
Dogwashers (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When a narco past his prime refuses to pay a debt to an upstart, only a secret stash of money can save his men. But guess what the gardener just found?
Nevenka: Breaking the Silence (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: This docuseries examines Spain’s historic 2001 lawsuit, in which city councilor Nevenka Fernández accused Mayor Ismael Álvarez of sexual harassment.
Pokémon Journeys: The Series: Part 4 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Battles and research continue as Ash and Goh travel the world. Along the way they find old friends, Legendary Pokémon, Team Rocket and more.
Sentinelle (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.
Available March 8
Bombay Begums (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: From boardrooms to society’s margins, five ambitious women from various walks of life navigate dreams, desires and disappointments in modern Mumbai.
Bombay Rose (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Escaping from child marriage, a young club dancer living in the streets of Bombay, must choose between fending for her family and finding love with a boy orphaned by the militancy. Painted frame by frame and woven delicately through music, a red rose brings together three tales of impossible loves. Love between two dreamers tested by duty and religious divides. Love between two women. Love of an entire city for its Bollywood stars. Based on true events, the film, in documentary fashion, explores the ruthlessness of a society where the love and life that reigns on the big screen can crush you in its mean streets. Bombay Rose is directed by Gitanjali Rao and produced by Cinestaan Film Company/Les Films d’ici. An award-winning festival favorite, it was the first Indian animated film ever selected to open Venice Critics Week; it was also selected by the Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival, and an award winner at the Chicago and Mumbai Film Festivals.
Available March 9
The Houseboat (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Musicians and friends Fynn Kliemann and Olli Schulz spend two difficult years trying to restore the home of singer Gunter Gabriel to its former glory.
StarBeam: Season 3 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: StarBeam is back with her family and favorite sidekicks to defend Somerset from all the wacky villains trying to stir up trouble and spoil the fun!
Available March 10
Dealer (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Tensions erupt when two filmmakers infiltrate an area ruled by gangs to shoot a music video for a rapper in this gritty found-footage series.
Last Chance U: Basketball (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: From Greg Whiteley (Cheer) and the team behind Emmy-winning Last Chance U comes Last Chance U: Basketball, an honest, gritty look inside the world of community college basketball. Over the course of eight episodes, viewers will follow the East Los Angeles College Huskies (ELAC) in their high stakes chase to an unprecedented California state basketball championship. Led by passionate head coach John Mosley, the ELAC team is made up of former D1 recruits and powerhouse athletes hustling to prove themselves for a last chance to fulfill their dreams of playing at the next level. But the team is tested as the players battle adversity, inner demons, and emotions on and off the court.
Marriage or Mortgage (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A wedding planner and a real estate agent compete to win the hearts and budgets of spouses-to-be. Will they pick fairy-tale nuptials or a dream home?
Available March 11
The Block Island Sound (2020)
Coven of Sisters (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Basque Country, 1609. To postpone their execution, a group of women accused of witchcraft lure their inquisitor into witnessing the witches’ Sabbath.
Available March 12
Love Alarm: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Longing for resounding proof of her feelings, Jojo sets out to uninstall the shield and make the app ring for her one true love.
The One (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Love — and lies — spiral when a DNA researcher helps discover a way to find the perfect partner, and creates a bold new matchmaking service.
Paper Lives (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood.
Paradise PD: Part 3 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The not-so-honorable police officers of Paradise engage in dog blackmail, sperm theft, doughnut shop intimidation and many more unspeakable crimes.
YES DAY (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Always feeling like they have to say NO to their kids and co-workers, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a YES DAY — where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little did they know that they’d be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, that would bring the family closer to each other than ever before.
Available March 14
Available March 15
Bakugan: Armored Alliance
The BFG (2016)
The Last Blockbuster (2020)
The Lost Pirate Kingdom (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The real-life pirates of the Caribbean violently plunder the world’s riches and form a surprisingly egalitarian republic in this documentary series.
Zero Chill (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Talented teen figure skater Kayla is forced to leave everything behind when her family follows her twin brother, Mac, to a prestigious hockey academy.
Available March 16
RebellComedy: Straight Outta the Zoo (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: The comics of RebellComedy take the stage and tackle topics including mistaken identities, being the “funny” kid and anatomically interesting starfish.
Waffles + Mochi (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Curious puppet pals Waffles and Mochi travel the world exploring the wonders of food and culture while learning how to cook with fresh ingredients.
Available March 17
Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to sneak the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities.
Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: This true-crime series follows the high-profile court case of Belgian politician Bernard Wesphael, who was accused of murdering his wife in 2013.
Available March 18
B: The Beginning Succession (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: When Keith is abducted and a friend from Koku’s past resurfaces, Killer B returns and everyone is pulled into a conspiracy involving the crown.
Cabras da Peste (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Two wildly mismatched cops from different Brazilian states are forced to work together to take on a gang operating in both of their homelands.
Deadly Illusions (2021)
The Fluffy Movie (2014)
Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: Tennessee-born comedian, actor, and podcast host Nate Bargatze is back with his second hour-long Netflix original comedy special, Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American. Nate reflects on being part of the Oregon Trail generation, meeting his wife while working at Applebee’s and the hilariously relatable moments of being a father and husband. Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American premieres globally on Netflix on March 18, 2021. The special is directed by Troy Miller, who also serves as Executive Producer alongside Alex Murray, Tim Sarkes and Bargatze.
Available March 19
Alien TV: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Alien reporters Ixbee, Pixbee and Squee return to Earth, where they learn about more odd human customs and inventions like trains and fashion.
Country Comfort (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: An aspiring young country singer finds the band she’s been missing when she takes a job as a nanny for a musically talented family.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: During a shortened 2020 season, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and other top drivers pursue checkered flags as COVID-19 turns the world upside down.
Sky Rojo (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: On the run from their pimp and his henchmen, three women embark on a wild and crazy journey in search of freedom. From the creators of Money Heist.
Available March 20
Jiu Jitsu (2020)
Available March 22
Navillera (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A 70-year-old with a dream and a 23-year-old with a gift lift each other out of harsh realities and rise to the challenge of becoming ballerinos.
Available March 23
Loyiso Gola: Unlearning (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: South African comedian Loyiso Gola serves up practical philosophy and filter-free humor as he tackles topics like race, identity and world politics.
Available March 24
Seaspiracy (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers a sinister global conspiracy.
Who Killed Sara? (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: After 18 years in prison, Álex takes his revenge on the Lazcano family, who framed him for the murder of his sister Sara to save their reputation.
Available March 25
Caught by a Wave (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After falling in love at a beachside summer camp in Sicily, a painful truth inspires two teenage sailing enthusiasts to live their lives to the fullest.
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: After encounters with a dragon and a princess on her own mission, a Dragon Knight becomes embroiled in events larger than he could have ever imagined.
Millennials: Season 3
Secret Magic Control Agency (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Hansel and Gretel of fairy tale fame — now acting as secret agents — must use magic, clever thinking and teamwork on a mission to find a missing king.
Available March 26
A Week Away (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) has a run-in with the law that puts him at an important crossroad: go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. At first a fish-out-of-water, Will opens his heart, discovers love with a camp regular (Bailee Madison), and sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it.
Bad Trip (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: In a hidden-camera comedy from the producer of “Bad Grandpa,” two pals embark on a road trip full of funny pranks that pull real people into the mayhem.
Big Time Rush: Seasons 1-4
The Irregulars (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In 19th-century London, a group of misfits works to solve supernatural crimes at the behest of Dr. Watson and his elusive partner, Sherlock Holmes.
Magic for Humans by Mago Pop (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Illusionist Mago Pop takes to the streets of Barcelona, where he amazes folks of all ages and walks of life with tricks that inspire delight and wonder.
Nailed It!: Double Trouble (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: When two clueless cake “artists” team up, the reveals are even more ridiculous. From best buds to brothers and sisters, these bakers are twice as bad.
Available March 29
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Rainbow High: Season 1
Available March 30
7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story (2020)
Octonauts & the Ring of Fire (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: When lava-spewing volcanoes start a chain reaction of disasters across the ocean, the Octonauts must work together to save their sea creature friends.
Available March 31
At Eternity’s Gate (2018)
Haunted: Latin America (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Real people’s terrifying tales of the chilling, unexplained and paranormal come to life with dramatic reenactments in this reality series.