What’s New to Netflix in March 2019, and What’s Leaving the Stream

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Spring may not have sprung quite yet everywhere in the country, but there’s plenty of new things to look forward to on Netflix in March. Spring always heralds the renewal of life, like new seasons to some of our favorite Netflix Original series. Animation fans will also get a few new treats from the streaming service. Drama fans will find inspiration and action fans have several new movies on Netflix in March, as well.

Notable Netflix Originals

Netflix is drawing top talent to their stable thanks to their policy for taking creative risks. Expect a new series from Ricky Gervais. We’ll also get two action-packed Netflix Original movies with big stars like Ben Affleck and Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner on Netflix in March.

‘Triple Frontier’

With headliners like Ben Affleck and a plot premise sure to rivet action fans, “Triple Frontier” follows five friends during their attempt to rob a South American drug cartel. This testosterone-fueled adventure also stars Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal.

Former Special Forces operatives move to steal the fortune from a South American lord. Bitter and broke, they collaborate to use their military skills to steal his $75 million in cash. But events spin out of their control, and they must channel their experience, skills, and loyalty to come out alive.

Along with releasing on Netflix in March, Triple Frontier will also hit a few select theatres on the 13th of the month.

‘After Life’

I really want to like Ricky Gervais, but often, before I can completely warm up to him, he’ll bray with that horribly awkward laugh or make a distasteful joke. “After Life” may change my mind. Gervais, who also created the show, plays a grumpy, abusive widower trying to get on with his life after his wife dies of cancer, ending his previous perfect life.

Protagonist Tony (Gervais) is in grief, a modern-day Oscar Madison in food-smeared sweatpants, wallowing in drink and rewatching home movies of his better days with wife Lisa. To the rest of the world, his apathy and ennui make him unbearable. But spring, remember, is all-renewing. So, we’ll get to watch as Tony learns to live, and maybe even love, again.

‘Love Death + Robots’

The directors of “Deadpool” and “Fight Club,” Tim Miller and David Fincher, respectively, have banded together to create this animated anthology. Featuring short-shorts of under 15 minutes, the series covers a number of genres. These include science fiction, horror, and fantasy and releases on Netflix in March 2019.

Animated or not, this is not kiddie-fare. We’ll get 18 episodes, each from a different director and each featuring a different animation style. This adult animation series is definitely NSFW. Think more “Heavy Metal” than “Adult Swim,” despite the frantic similarity of the trailer.

Notable New Classic Titles

Maybe they’re trying to make up for the recent announcement that they’re canceling “Jessica Jones,” but the streaming service is onboarding some great classic movies. If you haven’t had a chance to see these before — or maybe just haven’t seen them in far too long — you’ll find a few goodies on Netflix in March.

‘A Clockwork Orange’

This dystopian masterpiece from 1971 is a must-see for any sci-fi fan or pop culture aficionado. Based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Anthony Burgess, “A Clockwork Orange” was directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick. It received “best film” nominations from the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and the BAFTA awards. It took home the award for best dramatic presentation during the Hugo awards the year of release.

The movie follows a teenage sociopath named Alex in a not too distant future, where gang violence is the norm. Alex narrates and describes his violent adventures and crimes until he’s caught. To cut his sentence short, he volunteers for a reconditioning program, which he thinks is the easy way out of this corner. But it isn’t as easy as he thinks.

‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’

Originally released in 2000, Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” changed how America watched martial arts movies. If you grew up with B-rated martial arts flicks on UHF as I did (thanks, Mom), you probably think that out-of-sync voiceovers and cheesy plot lines were the extents of the genre.

You’d be wrong.

“Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is the most exhilarating martial arts movie I have seen.” — Roger Ebert

It’s hard to believe that “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” came from the same director as 1995’s “Sense and Sensibility.” You know the one – with Emma Thompsom and Kate Winslet decked out as Jane Austen heroines. But maybe not — they’re both visually beautiful films.

And beauty lies in the eyes of the director — the first person to “behold” a work of art, if only in their mind. And Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is beauty. A work of romantic fantasy and filled with balletic fight scenes, it follows the story of Mu Bai and Shu Lien, two star-crossed lovers, as well as the fate of the sword, Green Destiny. If you loved the fight scenes in “Marco Polo” on Netflix, you’re sure to love “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

New Seasons of Favorite Netflix Shows

Hardcore fans of Netflix Original TV shows can rejoice — you’ll be getting fresh new seasons to binge in March.

‘Queer Eye: Season 3’

The New Fab 5 is back with a new season — this time, they filmed the season in Kansas City. Missouri. Is the Midwest ready? A few changes to look forward to in 2019? More women. According to Variety, they’ll have more ladies to makeover, including their first lesbian contestant.

‘Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3’

Fans of this romantic horror comedy — is that right? — are waiting for March 29 to see the next season of this popular series. Netflix has been pretty discreet about plot details or any planned changes on the show. We’ll just have to wait and see.

New Titles Coming to Netflix for March 2019

Here’s the current list of new movies, shows, documentaries, and more that hits Netflix in March. This list includes those coming to Netflix US subscribers and they date scheduled to appear on the lineup.

March 1

A Clockwork Orange
Apollo 13
Budapest (Netflix Original)
Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians (Netflix Original)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks
Larva Island: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Losers (Netflix Original)
Music and Lyrics
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Northern Rescue (Netflix Original)
River’s Edge (Netflix Original)
Stuart Little
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Netflix Original)
The Hurt Locker
The Notebook
Wet Hot American Summer
Winter’s Bone
Your Son (Netflix Original)

March 2

Romance is a Bonus Book (Korea) (Streaming Every Saturday) (Netflix Original)

March 3

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 2 (Streaming Every Sunday) (Netflix Original)

March 5

Disney’s Christopher Robin

March 6

Secret City: Under the Eagle: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

March 7

The Order (Netflix Original)

March 8

After Life (Netflix Original)
Bangkok Love Stories: Hey You! (Netflix Original)
Bangkok Love Stories: Innocence (Netflix Original)
Blue Jasmine
Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix Original)
Hunter X Hunter (2011): Seasons 1-3
Immortals (Netflix Original)
Juanita (Netflix Original)
Lady J (Netflix Original)
Shadow (Netflix Original)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
The Jane Austen Book Club
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (Netflix Original)

March 12

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (Netflix Original)
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 6 (Netflix Original)

March 13

Triple Frontier (Netflix Original)

March 15

A Separation
Arrested Development: Season 5 B (Netflix Original)
Burn Out (Netflix Original)
Dry Martina (Netflix Original)
Girl (Netflix Original)
If I Hadn’t Met You (Netflix Original)
Kung Fu Hustle
Las muñecas de la mafia: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Love Death + Robots (Netflix Original)
Paskal (Netflix Original)
Queer Eye: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Robozuna: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
The Lives of Others
Turn Up Charlie (Netflix Original)
YooHoo to the Rescue (Netflix Original)

March 16

Green Door (Netflix Original)

March 19

Amy Schumer Growing (Netflix Original)

March 21

Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend (Netflix Original)

March 22

Carlo & Malik (Netflix Original)
Charlie’s Colorforms City (Netflix Original)
Delhi Crime (Netflix Original)
Historia de un crimen: Colosio (Netflix Original)
Mirage (ES) (Netflix Film)
Most Beautiful Thing (Netflix Original)
ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre (Netflix Original)
Selling Sunset (Netflix Original)
The Dirt (Netflix Original)

March 26

Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid (Netflix Original)

March 28

Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

March 29

15 August (Netflix Original)
Bayoneta (Netflix Original)
Osmosis (Netflix Original)
Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
The Highwaymen (Netflix Original)
The Legend of Cocaine Island (Netflix Original)
Traitors (Netflix Original)
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

March 30

How to Get Away with Murder: Season 5

March 31

El sabor de las margaritas (Netflix Original)
The Burial of Kojo
Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series (Netflix Original)

Last Chance to Watch on Netflix

Along with adding new content this month, Netflix will be removing a few titles that may have outstayed their welcome. And some of this March’s flotsam is particularly heartbreaking

Notable Titles Leaving Netflix

Among the movies leaving Netflix in March, we’ll be losing both “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters 2.” “The Breakfast Club” is leaving, along with “Bruce Almighty.” Disney’s live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson leaves Netflix on March 18. Very likely, it’s part of Disney’s plan to set up their own streaming service.

Titles Leaving Netflix in March 2019

The following is a list of titles leaving the lineup for Netflix US subscribers.

March 1

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
March 2
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Eighteenth Year

March 3

Drop Dead Diva: Seasons 1-6

March 4

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

March 5

Newsies: The Broadway Musical

March 8


March 16

Baby Mama
Charlie St. Cloud
Role Models

March 18

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

March 31

Party of Five: Seasons 1-6
The Real Ghostbusters: Seasons 1-5

Check Back for Future Updates

Check back next month in April to see out what Netflix Original shows and movies they’re adding to the service. We’ll also include the list of classic movies, family favorite TV shows, and documentaries. We’ll also list the ones that expire in April, so you’ll have one last chance to watch them before they’re forever gone.

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