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All The Best Stuff Coming To Netflix In March 2020

March is almost upon us, and you know what that means: just like every month, an absolute truckload of new offerings will be dropping on Netflix. There's something for everyone coming to the streaming site in March 2020, but if you happen to be a big fan of prestige dramas, romantic comedies, or both, you're really in luck.

Among those dramas are critically acclaimed flicks like The Shawshank Redemption and There Will Be Blood, and the new comedy selections are heavy on rom-coms such as He's Just Not That Into You and Always a Bridesmaid (and if you can't choose between the two genres, you can grab a little from Column A and a little from Column B with Silver Linings Playbook). While the month will be pretty light on new action and horror selections, there are some quality choices to be found in each category — and if you're looking to binge some new TV seasons, Netflix has you covered with new batches of its original drama Ozark and the excellent David Chang-hosted documentary series Ugly Delicious.

Rounding out the new arrivals are a trio of noteworthy new comedy specials, sprinkled evenly throughout the month. It's a smorgasbord of goodness, so let's go ahead and dig into all of the best stuff coming to Netflix in March 2020.

New action and sci-fi on Netflix in March 2020

As we noted, the action-packed offerings arriving on Netflix in March 2020 are just a little bit thin. We've got a great pick for you, though: Haywire, a 2011 actioner directed by Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike, Logan Lucky) which features an absolutely sterling cast. The flick is led by Gina Carano, who you may recognize from her ass-kicking turns in Deadpool and the Disney+ series The Mandalorian; she stars as Mallory Kane, a dangerous government operative who finds herself targeted by her own shady employers. The supporting cast includes Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, and the late, great Bill Paxton.

Also on tap: Cop Out, a buddy cop comedy which stars the intriguingly weird duo of Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan; Hook, a 1991 Steven Spielberg-directed fantasy which focuses on an adult Peter Pan (Robin Williams) and his titular nemesis (Dustin Hoffman); and the 2004 theatrical adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, which stars Jim Carrey as the villainous Count Olaf.

March 1

Cop Out



Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Excellent drama offerings coming to Netflix in March 2020

You want dramas? Netflix has got dramas. March 1 alone brings a wealth of hard-hitting fare including a pair of excellent mob flicks in Donnie Brasco (starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp) and Martin Scorsese's masterpiece GoodFellas; also dropping on that day is the Oscar-nominated Stephen King adaptation The Shawshank Redemption and the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed There Will Be Blood, which earned its star Daniel Day-Lewis an Academy Award for Best Actor.

On March 16, you can check out the aforementioned Silver Linings Playbook (which barely squeaks into this category by virtue of star Bradley Cooper's amazing dramatic performance) and the Cold War drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which sports a ridiculous cast including Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, and John Hurt. Finally, March 27 brings the vastly underrated 2012 neo-noir Killing Them Softly, which centers on a trio of small-time hoods on the run from a pair of mob hit men portrayed by Brad Pitt and the late James Gandolfini.

March 1

Donnie Brasco

Freedom Writers




The Shawshank Redemption

There Will Be Blood

March 15


March 16

Silver Linings Playbook

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

March 27

Killing Them Softly

Plenty of new comedies on Netflix in March 2020

Like we mentioned, rom-com fans have a lot to look forward to in March 2020. Premiering on Netflix on the first of the month alone are Always a Bridesmaid, starring Javicia Leslie; Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, with Matthew McConaughey; He's Just Not That Into You, which features an all-star cast including Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connolly, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, and Justin Long; Life As We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel; Sleepover, which features Alexa Vega, Steve Carell, Evan Peters, and a pre-superstardom Brie Larson; the Garry Marshall-directed Valentine's Day, starring Taylor Swift, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, and Cooper again; and the 1982 Dustin Hoffman classic Tootsie, which co-stars Bill Murray and Geena Davis and was directed by the great Sydney Pollack.

Also in for a treat in March 2020: fans of Bugs Bunny and his pals, as a pair of awesome selections will hit Netflix on March 1. You'll be able to catch the 1996 live-action and animation mashup Space Jam, as well as the underrated, hilarious 2003 Brendan Fraser starrer Looney Tunes: Back in Action.

March 1

Always a Bridesmaid

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

He's Just Not That Into You

Kung Fu Panda 2

Life As We Know It

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Richie Rich



Space Jam

The Interview


Valentine's Day

March 16

Search Party

A handful of new horror/thriller offerings coming to Netflix in March 2020

Netflix will field an absolutely paltry new crop of horror and thriller releases in March 2020; if you dig the Resident Evil series, you'll find 2004's Apocalyspse and 2007's Extinction available for streaming on the first of the month, and they account for two of the three new offerings for the month in total. The third, however, is the very definition of an underrated gem: Sam Raimi's 2000 psychological horror flick The Gift.

The movie stars Cate Blanchett as Annie, a small-town psychic and widow who foresaw her own husband's death. She begins to have similarly disturbing visions involving her best friend Valerie (Hilary Swank), whose abusive husband Donnie is a looming presence in her visions. In the role of Donnie: Keanu Reeves, whom we promise delivers a performance completely unlike anything you have ever seen out of him before.

The Gift was Raimi's last film before tackling the seminal superhero flick Spider-Man, and it's fun to see J.K. Simmons and Rosemary Harris — who portrayed J. Jonah Jameson and Aunt May, respectively — in minor roles here. If you're a fan of tight, tense thrillers, you owe it to yourself to check this flick out. 

March 1

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Resident Evil: Extinction

The Gift

A trio of great comedy specials headed to Netflix in March 2020

As is usually the case, Netflix will be offering up a few intriguing standup sets during March 2020. On March 3, check out Quarter-Life Crisis, the first solo special from Taylor Tomlinson; she may be only 25, but she's seemingly been plying her trade forever, and has been a regular on the late night talk show circuit since making her TV debut on Last Comic Standing in 2015.

March 10 will see the release of End Times Fun, the new special from Marc Maron; you may recognize him as the host of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, or perhaps via his appearances in feature films like Sword of Trust and Joker. He also starred in his own eponymous sitcom Maron for 2013-2016 on the IFC network, and he currently stars as Sam Sylvia on the hit Netflix series GLOW.

Finally, on March 17, you can catch Hey Big Boy, the latest standup set from notorious party dude Bert Kreischer. In case you're not familiar with his comedic aesthetic, just know that in 1997, Kreischer was featured in a Rolling Stone article in which he was designated the "top partyer at the Number One Party School in the country" (Florida State University, because we know you're curious). Kreischer's exploits were the basis for the classic comedy feature Van Wilder, the movie which helped to make Ryan Reynolds a household name.

March 3

Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis

March 10

Marc Maron: End Times Fun

March 17

Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy

New seasons of your favorite TV shows coming to Netflix in March 2020

Last but not least, Netflix will be offering a small but scintillating selection of new television seasons in March 2020. The long-awaited third season of the hit animated series Castlevania will premiere on March 5, followed by a slightly more irreverent animated offering — season 2 of the hilarious Paradise PD — on March 6.

Also dropping that day is season 2 of Ugly Delicious, the fascinating documentary-slash-cooking show-slash-travelogue hosted by the genially charismatic chef David Chang. March 17 will bring us season 2 of the CW sports drama All American and season 3 of that network's superhero series Black Lightning, which has at long last been established to have a connection to the shows of the Arrowverse via the recent, massive crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Finally, March 27 will see the release of season 3 of Ozark, the Jason Bateman-starring crime drama which has kept fans waiting for about a year and a half for new episodes. Bateman portrays Marty Byrde, a crooked financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to Missouri after a money laundering scheme blows up in his face; unfortunately for him, he's indebted to a Mexican drug cartel, and things don't get any less tense after the family's move. If you haven't yet caught Ozark, now would be a good time to catch up on the first two seasons, because it's pretty great.

March 5

Castlevania Season 3

March 6

Paradise PD Season 2

Ugly Delicious Season 2

March 17

All American Season 2

Black Lightning Season 3

March 27

Ozark Season 3