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Here’s Everything Coming To UK Netflix In March

Though the most recent government announcements have us feeling like the end of lockdown is nigh, we still have a while to go before we get back to regularly scheduled programming. We still have plenty of evenings left on the sofa, meaning we’re all going to need something to keep us entertained. Thankfully, with the arrival of a new month comes a slew of new Netflix content, including films, thrillers and even a sitcom or two.Last month, audiences binge-watched the time-jumping TV series Firefly Lane, the final instalment of the Lara Jean love story To All The Boys 3 as well as the black and white drama Malcolm & Marie. This month, the big hitters look to be in the documentary category, with a film charting the life of one of hip hop’s biggest stars, a sporting series about college athletes and an in-depth investigation into a news scandal that rocked the entertainment industry. If none of those treats takes your fancy, fear not; Netflix also has a string of reality TV shows, standup comedy specials and family-friendly films to keep you occupied this March. To take a peek at everything landing on the platform this month, click through the slideshow ahead…BBiggie: I Got A Story To Tell (2021)Netflix is home to a string of mega music documentaries including Beyoncé’s Homecoming, Lady Gaga’s Five Foot Two and even Oasis’ Supersonic. This month the Notorious B.I.G enters the fold, with a new doc charting his journey to becoming one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time. Created in collaboration with the late rapper’s estate, the film will stitch together archive footage with new interviews with family and friends, discussing Biggie’s life and death in honour of what would have been the icon’s 50th birthday year. Available 1st MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.MOXIE (2021)From Mean Girls to Parks & Rec, Amy Poehler has provided us with comedy gold over the years. Now she’s heading for the Gen Z space with her new movie, MOXIE. When a shy 16-year-old gets fed up with the behaviour of some of her fellow students, she decides to follow in her mum’s (Poehler) footsteps and publish an underground zine calling for feminist action. Based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu, MOXIE is all about how to inspire a revolution while making friends along the way. Available 3rd MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Sentinelle (2021)If you’re missing seeing a good action movie on the big screen, why not try watching Sentinelle on the small screen? Following an ex-soldier as she returns home after a traumatising mission, this French film keeps things high stakes when she must once again use her lethal skills to track down a man bringing harm to her sister. Available 5th March Photo Courtesy of Netflix.Bombay Rose (2019)The first Indian animation to open at Venice Film Festival’s Critics Week, Bombay Rose is finally available for public viewing thanks to Netflix. Taking over 18 months and 60 artists to create, the film is a vibrant portrait of life in India. Weaving multiple love stories throughout, the film discusses family, romance and religious divides, as well as the countrywide adoration of Bollywood cinema. Available 8th MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Dealer (2021)If you’re after a fast-paced thriller, then Dealer is the film for you. When a music video director attempts to film a drug dealer turned rapper for a documentary project, things soon start to go wrong. Using his camera to document the ongoing gang war in a French neighbourhood, he quickly becomes involved in issues far bigger than he ever expected. Available 10th MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Last Chance U: Basketball (2021)If you loved Cheer or Last Chance U, let us introduce you to Last Chance U: Basketball. Documenting the world of community college sports, the series follows a Los Angeles basketball team as they attempt to win the coveted California state championship. Trying to prove they’ve got what it takes to go to the next level, the series shows the inner workings of athlete life, from the pressure to ‘make it’ to the commitment it takes to succeed. Available 10th MarchMarriage or Mortage (2021)Apparently in some worlds, people spend the same amount of money on a wedding as they do on a house. These people are now getting their own reality TV show in the form of Marriage or Mortage, in which couples decide between spending big bucks on their nuptials or buying bricks and mortar. In the same style as A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away, the show has two judges (one pro-wedding, the other pro-mortgage) battle it out to convince the couples that their way is best. Will practicality or romance win the day?Available 10th MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.YES Day (2021)Starring Jennifer Garner and Édgar Ramírez, YES Day is a family-fun movie all about parents getting to let their hair down. Based on the book of the same name, the film follows a couple as they take on a bet with their children to say only yes for an entire day. Keen to prove they still know how to have fun, they agree to let their children call the shots for 24 hours, leading them to embark on a wild goose chase around Los Angeles.Available 12th MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.The One (2021)The concept of The One might sound very similar to Amazon’s Soulmates but when it comes to romance-filled sci-fi, there can never be enough. Based on the book of the same name, the drama discusses what the world would be like if we could determine our perfect partner through DNA matches. Requiring nothing more than a hair sample to find your one true love, things start to go awry when existing relationships are put to the test.Available 12th MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (2021)In 2019, news of a college admissions scandal ripped through America. Involving high profile names including Full House actress Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives’ Felicity Huffman, the case saw celebrities bribing universities to secure a place for their children. Created by the filmmakers that brought us Fyre and Tiger King, the new documentary aims to dive deep into the scandal, exploring how organiser Rick Singer convinced the wealthy elite to cheat their way into college and how it all ended in jail time. Available 17th MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American (2021)If you need a laugh to get you through the last stretch of lockdown, look no further than The Greatest Average American. In his second hourlong Netflix special, Tennessee-born comedian Nate Bargatze talks through his Southern upbringing, becoming a husband and his life as a father. Available 18th MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Sky Rojo (2021)If you raced through Money Heist during the first part of quarantine, then get ready for the creators’ latest venture, the female-fronted thriller Sky Rojo. The story follows three women – Coral, Wendy and Gina – as they go on the run in an attempt to escape a crew of henchmen hired by pimp and nightclub owner, Romeo. Available 18th MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Country Comfort (2021)For those searching for a canned-laughter comedy, Country Comfort is exactly what the doctor ordered. After an aspiring country singer gets fired from her band, she’s forced to take a job nannying five children for a local cowboy. Lucky for her, the kids seem to have some musical talent up their sleeves – her dreams might just come true after all. Available 19th MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Formula 1: Drive To Survive (2021)The major success of The Last Dance proved that sports documentaries are anything but dull, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes peek at one of the world’s biggest industries. Now in its third season, the new series of Drive To Survive will cover everything from the 2020 season that was halted by a worldwide pandemic, including the restart in Austria later that year and Lewis Hamilton winning his seventh world title.Available 19th MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.The Irregulars (2021)Sherlock fans will want to set a reminder for the start of Netflix’s new teen drama, The Irregulars. Taking place in Victorian London, the series tells the story of a group of youngsters who are forced to solve crimes for the scary Doctor Watson and mysterious Mr Holmes. As dark magic and supernatural events start to take control, it becomes the responsibility of the gang to work together to save the world. Available 26th MarchPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.The Minimalists: Less Is Now (2021)If you are going to release a documentary about decluttering, 1st January is the perfect time to do it. With the excess of Christmas often leaving a sour taste in our mouths come the New Year, a lot of us decide it’s time to get rid of possessions. This documentary aims to show the transformative power of minimalism, following two friends as they go from mass consumers to minimalists. If you liked Marie Kondo, this design documentary is for you.Available 1st JanuaryHeadspace Guide to Meditation (2021)Fans of the Headspace app will be happy to know that the guided meditation tech is now getting its shining moment on the big screen. Developed by Headspace’s cofounder, this animated series has eight episodes in total, each of which delves into the benefits and techniques related to mindfulness and meditation. Touching on subjects such as stress and sleep, each 20-minute episode ends with a guided meditation to help bring some calm and relaxation to your day.Available 1st JanuaryAsphalt Burning (2019)From the looks of it, this Norweigan film is one for the petrolheads. After getting into trouble with his future wife at the wedding, car enthusiast Roy is left at the altar, watching her run off into the night. That is, until he accepts a challenge to win back his fiancée in a car race around one of the world’s longest race tracks in Germany. Running into enemies, dead bodies and the police along the way, this is an off-the-wall comedy made with motorheads in mind.Available 2nd JanuaryPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Pieces of a Woman (2021)Starring Vanessa Kirby as a woman heading into parenthood, Pieces of a Woman delves into the unimaginable pain of losing a child. Following Martha (Kirby) after her home birth ends in tragedy, the film explores grief and the search for justice for a lost child. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Pieces of a Woman looks to be a deeply personal portrait about motherhood, fractious relationships and coming to terms with loss. Available 7th January Photo Courtesy of Netflix.Pretend It’s A City (2021)Martin Scorsese is probably best-known for his Acadamy-Award winning feature films, but this month the famed director is heading to Netflix with a brand new documentary. Teaming up with author and well-known New Yorker Fran Lebowitz, the doc stands a guide to the Big Apple, presented by two of its most famous residents. Available 8th JanuaryPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Cobra Kai (Season 3)If you haven’t started the follow-up series to The Karate Kid by now, what have you been doing? Taking place 30 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, the drama follows Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) as his world collides once again with his old enemy Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) who now runs the famous Cobra Kai karate dojo. After an explosive end to season two, the new season follows Miguel as he embarks on his recovery journey, while Johnny walks away from the dojo.Available 8th JanuaryPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Stuck Apart (2021)Between his sister’s family moving into his house, a job that he hates and an unhappy private life, Aziz is heading for an existential crisis. Missing the freedom of his youth, Aziz decides a change is needed but his decisions soon see him tangled in a big web of lies. Directed by Turkish filmmakers The Taylan Brothers.Available 8th JanuaryPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.The Night Stalker: The Hunt For A Serial Killer (2021)For those who have already worked their way through The Ripper, this new true-crime doc looks to be just as gripping. Taking place in 1985 Los Angeles, the four-part documentary series charts the murders committed by California-killer Richard Ramierz. Piecing together the story through archival footage and interviews, the series delves deep into the famous case that left investigators stumped for over a year. Available 13th JanuaryPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.The White Tiger (2021)Based on the New York Times bestselling book by the same name, The White Tiger follows Balram on his journey from working class servant to successful entrepreneur in India. After landing a job as a driver for a rich businessman and his wife, Balram goes above and beyond to please his employers. However, after an event shows where their loyalties lie, he decides to rebel against the system and rise up beyond the position that has been forced upon him. Starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Adarsh Gourav and Rajkummar Rao.Available 22nd January Photo Courtesy of Netflix.Snowpiercer (Season 2)Based on Academy Award-winning director Bong Joon Ho’s film of the same name, Snowpiercer is a dystopian thriller for the ages. Following Earth’s last surviving humans as they live onboard a giant train, the second series looks to continue its discussion about class inequality, delving into the rising tensions between the uber-rich and working-classes.Available 26th January50M2 (2021)When a hitman decides he wants a second chance at life, he looks to the only photograph he owns from his childhood. Escaping from his boss’ tight grasp, he heads for Güzelce, Istanbul and ends up hiding out in a small, 50-square-metre tailor shop. When the locals assume that he is the son of the recently deceased tailor, he decides to try his luck at a new life. Available 27th JanuaryPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Penguin Bloom (2021)Based on a true story, Penguin Bloom follows Samantha (Naomi Watts) and her husband Cameron (Andrew Lincoln) as they embark on a holiday to Thailand with their young sons. There, a freak accident leaves Sam paralysed from the chest down, leaving her without the ability to walk, surf or live life outdoors. Watching their mum battle with depression, Sam’s children bring home a wounded magpie to aid her recovery. Soon becoming kindred spirits, Penguin the magpie helps Sam rediscover her purpose. Available 27th JanuaryPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.The Dig (2021) Starring Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Lily James and Johnny Flynn, The Dig is perhaps January’s most star-studded film. Based on John Preston’s novel of the same name, the story reimagines the 1939 excavation of an Anglo-Saxon ship at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. Set just as England prepares for war against Germany, the film sees Edith Pretty (Mulligan) hire an amateur archaeologist (Fiennes) to dig up the burial mounds on her property. Once the historic importance of the discovery is determined, the team must consider its ramifications. Available 29th JanuaryPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?R29’s Ranking Of The Best Netflix RomcomsThere’s A New Netflix Hack For You To Try TodayFans Think New Wednesday Addams Show Is A Rip Off

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