The best new Netflix UK series, films, and documentaries to binge in March 2021, courtesy of Secret London.
We’re almost there, friends. But, with a month of strict lockdown measures still ahead of us, there’s still much temptation to remain in the warm embrace of Netflix. Come join us! Plenty of blockbuster films, hot new series, and though-provoking documentaries are also being unleashed this month, so here’s the best of what to watch on Netflix UK in March 2021, as well as some winners available now. Plus, a tantalising glimpse at what lies in store later in 2021! (Don’t forget, you can watch Netflix with pals using this nifty Internet extension.)
New to Netflix UK in March 2021:
Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell (March 1)
Few stars burned so brightly yet so briefly as that of Christopher Wallace, known to millions as The Notorious B.I.G. This documentary includes behind-the-scenes footage and testimony from those who knew him best, to deliver a must-watch portrait of the hip hop legend.
Moxie (March 3)
A Me Too-influenced coming-of-age tale, Moxie sees a young woman begin to upend the patriarchy at her local high school, aided and abetted by her mother (Amy Poehler).
Waffles + Mochi, Season 1 (March 16)
Former First Lady of the USA, author, style icon, and all-around fantastic woman Michelle Obama launches her new Netflix show this month, aiming to teach kids about healthy eating choices and global food cultures.
Sky Rojo, Season 1 (March 18)
From the makers of La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) comes a new crime drama that looks all kind of stylish, sultry, and violent. We’re sold!
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Season 7 (March 26)
Fans have been clamouring for season seven of the cult US comedy even since season six dropped, and we’ll finally get our wish this month. Now, bring on season eight!
The Irregulars (March 26)
A new riff on the Sherlock Holmes legend sees a group of Victorian urchins press-ganged into solving crimes for the mysterious detective, with more than a hint of the supernatural at play.
The best of the rest – coming to Netflix UK in March 2021
I’d argue the best film arriving on Netflix UK this month doesn’t have a streaming date yet: Dirty Dancing. It’s your chance to swap lockdown for Kellerman’s. You can also sink your teeth into family-friendly comedy Yes Day, outlaw drama The Sisters Brothers, and terrifying Stephen King adaptation Pet Sematary (all 12th). Elsewhere, you’ll find the joyous Blinded by the Light (16th) soundtracked by Springsteen songs, brilliant comedy Eight Grade (26th), chilling jump scares in The Nun (14th), and the highly watchable adventures of the extremely wealthy in Crazy Rich Asians (22nd). Meanwhile, classics including Ghostbusters, The Girl on the Train, Steel Magnolias, and Into The Wild are also coming this March, with dates still TBD.
Imagine a world where a simple DNA test could lead you straight to your perfect partner. No need to imagine it when The One drops on March 12, as the sci-fi drama looks to provide twists and turns aplenty. Other new series include Pacific Rim: The Black (4th), an anime series based on the blockbuster film franchise, and season three of animated comedy Paradise PD (12th).
True crime fans are going to love Murder Among The Mormons (3rd), which follows the story of a series of bombings amongst the Mormon community of Salt Lake City in 1985. There’s high-speed thrills from season three of F1: Drive to Survive (19th), and more sports drama in Last Chance U: Basketball on March 10. Finally, the ground-breaking Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, which details the abuses the singer committed against young boys, is set to arrive on Netflix UK this month, though the date is still TBD.
Now streaming – new to Netflix UK in February 2021:
They’re already here, so check ’em out!
Parks & Recreation, Season 1-7
Netflix has served up no end of lockdown saviours since last March, and February saw the arrival of another one. All seven seasons of Parks & Rec are coming to the streaming platform, so that’s a good 100+ hours of TV to while away the time.
Tracking the course of a friendship over three decades, this series (starring Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke) is primed to be your next binge watch.
Malcolm & Marie
Shot during the first lockdown in sultry black-and-white, this intense love story is a two-hander featuring John David Washington and Zendaya, who question their relationship over the course of one night.
News of the World
Thankfully, it’s nothing to do with the disgraced tabloid. Instead, it’s a Western in which affable everyman Tom Hanks stars as an American Civil War veteran trying to find a place to call home.
To All The Boys: Always & Forever
Safe to say I am not Emotionally Prepared For This. Like at all. In the final instalment of Netflix’s sweet coming-of-age trilogy, Lara Jean and Peter are forced to confront life after high school, before their inevitable descent into bitter, jaded adulthood (I may be projecting here).
I Care A Lot
Rosamond Pike is the guardian swindling her ageing clients, Peter Dinklage is the mob boss with a vendetta against her. It’s pitch-black comedy at its finest.
The best of the rest for February 2021
The month began with a pair of films from opposite ends of the spectrum: stone-cold classic Mean Girls, and cult favourite Snakes On A Plane – worth watching for that line alone. You can also catch Stephen Spielberg’s contemplative blockbuster A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Jason Statham battling fookin’ huge sharks in The Meg. Meanwhile, Taraji P. Henson will be reading men’s minds in What Men Want, and there’s further cinematic delights in the form of Magic Mike, American Graffiti, Detroit, Hostel, and Along Came Polly.
For TV addicts, Netflix UK is offering a second season of sketch comedy show Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready, along with a second season of Spanish-language drama Hache. Elsewhere, the biggest remaining arrival in a quieter month was The Crew, in which Kevin James is the leader of NASCAR’s most dysfunctional pit crew.
Footballing great Edson Arantes do Nascimento – better know as Pelé – got a worthy documentary feature this February. But if football’s not your thing, then Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel will satisfy crime nerds; it charts the disappearance of hotel guest Elisa Lam, with mysteries aplenty and downright bizarre happenings.
Coming to Netflix UK later in 2021
Impatient, are we? Fear not, for we’re a forward-thinking bunch too. We’ve sifted through the rumours, hearsay, and snippets of information to take a look forward to Netflix arrivals rumoured to drop later in 2021. They don’t have streaming dates yet, but keep your eyes peeled for the highly-anticipated fourth season of Stranger Things (check out a tantalising teaser trailer here), and the rumoured return for Russian Doll. We’ll of course keep you updated with the new arrivals!
Meanwhile, Netflix has already promised to launch a new original film every week, so there are an embarrassment of riches coming our way in the future. Among the long list of arrivals is political satire/disaster film Don’t Look Up with Leonardo Di Caprio and Jennifer Lawrence, action comedy thriller Red Notice with Gal Gadot, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Ryan Reynolds, and musical adaptation tick tick…BOOM with plenty of input from Lin-Manuel Miranda. You can also look forward to some Netflix Originals sequels, including The Kissing Booth 3 and The Princess Switch 3. What a Christmas present that’ll be!
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