The 10 Best New Movies On Netflix In March 2024 – Forbes

Millie Bobby Brown at the “Damsel” New York Premiere held at The Paris Theater on March 1, 2024 in … [+] New York, New York. (Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/Variety via Getty Images)
A new week means a fresh slate of movie options on Netflix NFLX . Last week saw the new month’s updated lineup of films, and even more options have become available since—including a great new fantasy flick starring Millie Bobby Brown. As we run through Netflix’s intriguing lineup, we are confronted with great movie after great movie. Which makes you wonder…where do you start?
Hopefully I can help guide you with this article. Below, I’ve listed the ten best and most exciting cinematic options available to Netflix subscribers so far in the month of March. Then at the bottom of the article, you’ll find a full list of every single new movie available so far in the month. I believe you’ll find a new favorite in this bunch.
With Netflix’s latest fantasy flick, Damsel, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo aims to upend fairy tale conventions with this vibrant reimagining where the expected path to “happily ever after” is shattered by betrayal. Playing Princess Elodie is Millie Bobby Brown—who stars alongside a stellar cast that includes Angela Bassett, Robin Wright and Nick Robinson—who breathes life into a story where courage, not a prince, is the key to overcoming darkness. Elodie goes on a journey from a sacrificial pawn to a fierce survivor in the face of a dragon’s wrath. With Damsel, Fresnadillo seems to have crafted a world of enchantment, danger, and empowerment, where our heroine stands tall against a backdrop of mythical beasts and royal deceits.
Directed by Unjoo Moon, I Am Woman tells the empowering story of Helen Reddy, the singer behind the anthem that became the soundtrack for the women’s rights movement in the 1970s. Starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Macdonald and Evan Peters, this Australian biopic delves into Reddy’s journey from a single mother in New York to a Grammy-winning artist, highlighting her resilience and impact on the world of music and gender equality. This historical retelling not only celebrates her legacy but also encapsulates the era’s spirit, making it a compelling watch for fans of history and music alike.
Fear, a classic ‘90s thriller directed by James Foley, showcases the talents of Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, and William Petersen in a tale that showcases the dark side of teenage romance when a girl named Nicole character falls for the mysterious David’s charming yet psychopathic persona—which, needless to say, leads to a terrifying sequence of events. All in all, this film ends up being a nail-biting exploration of obsession, love, and the lengths someone will go to claim possession over another. Fear serves as a cautionary tale, skillfully blending elements of romance with the stark, chilling realities of a thriller.
After the success of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (if you don’t count that third one), Marc Webb brought a fresh face to a beloved superhero with The Amazing Spider-Man. Starring Andrew Garfield as the titular character and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, this reboot reimagines the Spider-Man legacy with a focus on Peter Parker’s quest to uncover the truth about his parents’ disappearance. Blending high-flying action with heartfelt moments, this iteration explores themes of identity, responsibility, and young love a fresh tank of modern energy. Garfield and Stone’s chemistry, coupled with Webb’s direction, offers a captivating and contemporary take on the Spider-Man saga.
In Spaceman, an adaptation of Jaroslav Kalfař’s novel, Adam Sandler departs from his comedic roots to play Jakub, a Czech astronaut lost in the infinite expanse of space. Directed by Johan Renck, the story follows Jakub six months into a lonely voyage on the fringes of the solar system. The sci-fi drama delves into themes of isolation, introspection, and the haunting specter of a crumbling marriage back on Earth. Carey Mulligan stars as Lenka, Jakub’s estranged wife, while a fantastical creature voiced by Paul Dano becomes an unlikely ally in his quest for redemption amidst the stars. Sandler’s dramatic chops offer a poignant exploration of love, loss, and the quest for forgiveness.
Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle, presents a whimsical and heartwarming story about a struggling musician, played by Himesh Patel, who discovers he’s the only person on Earth who remembers The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline. With Lily James by his side, Patel’s character seizes the opportunity to bring the iconic band’s forgotten songs back to life—making him an instant overnight sensation. This musical comedy is a love letter to The Beatles and their music, exploring themes of fame, authenticity, and the enduring power of song. It’s a feel-good movie that captivates and delights audiences with its unique premise and charming performances.
Directed by Adam McKay, Step Brothers is a riotously funny tale of two immature, middle-aged men, played to perfection by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, who become stepbrothers when their single parents marry. This comedy classic is an exploration of delayed adolescence, familial bonds, and the absurdity of life. Ferrell and Reilly’s chemistry, combined with a top-notch, ludicrous script that allows their comedic talents to shine, makes Step Brothers an unforgettable journey into the absolutely ridiculous, with a heartwarming message about the importance of family and friendship at its core.
21 Bridges is a fantastic and underrated action thriller directed by Brian Kirk, starring Chadwick Boseman as an NYPD detective thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers. With Manhattan Island completely locked down for the first time in history, Boseman’s character navigates a complex web of conspiracy and betrayal. The film is a tense, fast-paced ride that not only showcases Boseman’s incredible range and intensity but also pays homage to the sacrifices of law enforcement officers. It’s a smart, sophisticated thriller that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Devil in a Blue Dress, a stylish neo-noir film directed by Carl Franklin and set in 1948 Los Angeles, stars Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins, a war veteran turned private detective. When Rawlins is hired to find a missing woman, he’s drawn into a web of murder, corruption, and scandal. The film is a rich tapestry of post-war America, exploring themes of race, politics, and social upheaval. Washington’s compelling performance, coupled with Franklin’s direction, offers a gripping and nuanced exploration of a turbulent time in American history.
Directed by James Franco, The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and heartfelt tribute to one of cinema’s most infamous figures, Tommy Wiseau, and his creation of the cult classic The Room—aka the “worst movie ever made.” Starring Franco as Wiseau and his brother Dave Franco as Greg Sestero, the film chronicles the unlikely friendship between the two and their quest to make a movie despite having no experience. With an entertaining and delightful blend of comedy and drama, The Disaster Artist offers a fascinating look at ambition, friendship, and the art of filmmaking. It’s a testament to the idea that passion and perseverance can turn even the most outrageous dreams that nobody asked for into reality.







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